By Gary “Digital” Williams
Stevensville, MD middleweight Tony “Mo Better” Jeter will make the first defense of his WBC Fecarbox Middleweight title on Saturday, August 3 in the main event of his Jeter Promotions card at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. Jeter’s opponent in the scheduled 10-round contest will be the man he won the then-vacant title from — Tyrel Brown of Gibson, OK. Brown is a late substitute for Jeter’s originally scheduled opponent, Victor Hugo Correa of Mexico. Correa is dealing with visa issues.
Jeter (15-3-1, 10 KO’s) is ranked #15 by the WBC and earned that ranking by stopping Brown (7-3, seven KO’s) in the fifth round to win the vacant Fecarbox title. Jeter last fought on June 8 in Washington, DC but his bout with Jimmy LeBlanc lasted less than a round because of LeBlanc being unable to continue because of an unintentional punch to the back of the head . The bout was declared a no contest. Brown has not fought since losing to Jeter.
In the co-feature contest, undefeated Baltimore welterweight James “Keep ‘Em Sleepin'” Stevenson returns to the ring in an eight-round encounter against Joshua Robertson of Lynchburg, VA. Stevenson (18-0, 11 KO’s) has not fought since winning a four-round unanimous decision over Damon Antoine in Cockeysville, MD on November 8. Robertson (5-1, one KO) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over John Terry on June 26 in Ruffin, NC.
In other bouts slated for the card, DC lightweight Joshua Davis will take on the debuting Darus Somieari of Roanoke, VA. Davis (3-0, two KO’s) scored a second-round TKO over Benjamin Burgos on March 2 in Fort Washington, MD.
Rookie Salisbury, MD super middleweight Monreco Goldston, will face Jess “Thunder” Noriega of Lynchburg, VA in another four-rounder. Goldston (1-0, one KO) won his pro debut by second-round TKO over Darryl Fields on June 15 in DC. Noriega (1-4, one KO) lost a six-round unanimous decision to Thomas Brown on May 18 in Charlotte, NC.
In a battle of Beltway veterans, Laurel, MD junior middleweight Norman “The Shadow” Allen will take on Cambridge, MD’s Dontre “Pound For Pound” King in a four-round bout. Allen (6-9, three KO’s) lost a four-round majority decision to Lawrence Jones on June 22 in Frederick, MD. King (6-14-2, two KO’s) has not fought since being stopped in the first round by Ed Brown on December 14 in Cicero, IL. Both men will be trying to stop losing streaks — Allen has lost eight in a row while King has dropped five straight.
Baltimore, MD middleweight Jeremy Trussell will finally get to have his pro debut. Trussell has been waiting for more than a year but bouts have fallen out on him for various reasons. This time, though, it does look like it will happen as he is scheduled to face the equally debuting Nick Ellerbe of Ashburn, VA by way of Clinton, MD.
Also, Arlington, VA cruiserweight Albi Sadikaj will face Damion Reed of Danville, VA in another four-rounder. Sadikaj was slated to have his pro debut on the July 20 card in Baltimore but couldn’t get an opponent. Reed (2-12-1, one KO) will be trying to break a 10-bout winless streak.