By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Mike “Yes, Indeed” Reed of Waldorf, MD won a six-round unanimous decision over “Rebellious” Bilal Mahasin in the junior welterweight main event at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD Friday night. There were no knockdowns in the contest but Reed stuck to his game plan landing shots to the body and head. Reed also stayed calm when Mahasin tried to rush in. Reed won by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55 to raise his record to 8-0, five KO’s. Mahasin loses for the first time in his pro career and he is now 4-1.
In one co-feature, “The Baby-Face Assassin” Yurii Polischuk of Lanham, MD stopped Baltimore, MD’s Kevin “The Scarecrow” Womack, Jr. in a welterweight contest at 1:39 of the third round. Polischuk dropped Womack early in the third and pressured Womack for the stoppage. Polischuk is now 3-1-1, two KO’s. Womack is 4-4-1, two KO’s.
The other co-feature was a great six-round encounter won by Catonsville, MD lightweight Joshua Davis who earned a split decision over a very game Joel Flores of Hart, MI. Davis was able to knock Flores down in the sixth and that may have been the difference in the judges’s scorecards. Davis is now 6-1, three KO’s while Flores is 4-5, three KO’s.
Landover, MD junior middleweight “The Cuban Assassin” Larry Recio scored his second straight knockout win stopping Chicago, IL’s debuting Mike Santiago at the end of the second round. Recio dropped the former MMA competitor twice in the second and ringside doctors would not allow Santiago to come out for the third. Recio remains undefeated at 4-0, three KO’s.
Fort Washington, MD bantamweight Marq “The Monster” Johns stopped Gabriel Braxton of Ellenswood, GA at 1:01 of the second round. Johns landed a solid overhead right to drop Braxton, who beat the count but was unfit to continue. Johns is 2-0-1, two KO’s while Braxton is 0-2.
DC-based junior middleweight “Mr. Hollywood” Charlie Natal won a four-round unanimous decision over Dontre “Pound For Pound” King of Cambridge, MD. Natal won by shutout on all three cards. Natal is 3-0-1. King falls to 7-15-2, three KO’s.
Keystone Boxing, led by Gene Molovinsky, promoted the card. The matchmaker was Ross Molovinsky. The ring announcer was Henry “Discombobulating” Jones.