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McCalla defeats Champion

Photo: Mike Greenhill

By Gary “Digital” Williams and Kurt Wolfheimer at ringside

Unbeaten Baltimore junior middleweight Cecil McCalla got off of the canvas to win an eight-round unanimous decision over Suitland, MD’s Jayson Champion during the Baltimore Pro Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD. McCalla was doing well until he got caught by a vicious right hand from Champion that dropped him to the canvas. McCalla beat the count at eight. However, Champion did not follow up on his sudden advantage as he wasn’t nearly as active in the later rounds. McCalla is now 10-0, four KO’s and Champion falls to 4-5, three KO’s.

Photos: Mike Greenhill

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In the co-feature, light heavyweight Scott “Cujo” Sigmon of Bedford, VA won a six-round majority decision over Ariel “Iron” Espinal of Brooklyn, NY. The bout was an action-packed affair where both boxers threw a lot of punches.. Sigmon is now 8-1, three KO’s while Espinal falls to 6-12-3, two KO’s.

DC heavyweight Maurice “Freight Train” Byarm made short work of Maurice “The South Soldier” Winslow of Wilson, NC, scoring a knockout at 1:48 of the first. Byarm us now 6-0, four KO’s while Winslow is now 3-11-1, three KO’s. This is the second time Byarm has defeated Winslow

Ferndale, MD cruiserweight “The American Child” Nick Kisner made a successful pro debut with a four-round majority decision over “The African Warrior” Francois Ambang of Mechanicsville, VA. Ambang falls to 2-5-1.

Springdale, MD heavy Abodurin “Big Bo” Akinyanju remained perfect with a fourth-round TKO over Kevin Howard of Montgomery, AL. Akinyanju is 3-0, three KO’s. Howard is 1-3-1.

Chantilly, VA junior middleweight Zain “The Tiger” Shah scored a first-round TKO over Allen “Pit Bull” Perkins of Frederick, MD. This was Shah’s first bout in two years.

The card was promoted by Baltimore Pro Boxing, headed by Jake Smith. The matchmakers were Smith and Renee Aiken.




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