By Gary “Digital” Williams
Here are the weights for the Babie Girl Productions card Saturday, August 4 at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC:
Tyrieshia Douglas 109 vs. Ashley Langston 109
Terron Grant 133 vs. Devirous Sanders 135
David Grayton 149 vs. Gregory Joyner 144
Kaelon Hollon 206 vs. Kasondra Hartnett 246
Gregory Newby 172 vs. Orion Bolds 200
Danny Kelly 240 vs. Opponent will weigh in tomorrow
Donnell Holmes 233 vs. Maurice Winslow 223
Jerry Forrest 235 vs. Keon Graham 235
Capitol Heights, MD light heavyweight Henry “Sugar Poo” Buchanan will be on the card but in an exhibition bout against local Charles Burgess. This puts the all-North Carolina bout between Donnell “Real Touch of Sleep” Holmes of Ivanhoe (33-2-2, 29 KO’s) and Maurice Winslow of Wilson (3-16-1, three KO’s) 10-round bout as the main event. However, the feature attraction of the card is that five boxers, four of them from the Washington, DC area, are slated to make their pro debuts.
Flyweight Tyrieshia “Baby Girl” Douglas of DC who trains in Baltimore, was an alternate on the 2012 US Women’s Olympic Boxing Team. DC welterweight David “Day-Day” Grayton IV won the National Golden Gloves championship at 147 pounds in 2010. DC heavyweight Danny Kelly was a former regional Golden Gloves champion and light heavyweight Gregory Newby won a number of local and regional amateur titles. The fifth debuting fighter is Jerry Forrest of Newport News, VA who was also a highly decorated amateur.
Devirous Sanders of Zeflin, GA (0-3) is a late substitute in his bout against Terron “Kid” Grant (2-0, one KO) of White Plains, MD. If they don’t find a late sub for Danny Kelly, there is a possibility that Orion Bolds of Canton, OH may end up fighting him. Bolds, who is a debuting boxer, weighed in at the cruiserweight limit against Newby.
The DC Boxing and Wrestling Commission says this card will make history as two female referees will work this card. The commission says that is a first ever situation in boxing. The referees will be Michelle Myers and Sharon Sands.