By Gary “Digital” Williams at ringside
Photos: Tri Nguyen/TriNguyenPhotography.com
Fighting before a raucous, partisan crowd at the Smith Gymnasium on the Fort Myer/Henderson Hall Joint Military Base in Arlington, VA, Fairfax, VA junior welterweight Todd “White Lightning” Wilson remained undefeated with a six-round unanimous decision over John Willoughby of Selma, AL. Wilson won despite possibly breaking his left hand in the second round. A clash of heads also forced Wilson to suffer a cut along his right eye in the third. Willoughby, a late sub who fought eight days prior to this bout, proved to be very tough for Wilson, who is now 14-0, four KOs while John Willoughby is now 3-13, two KOs.
Staunton, VA junior welterweight Christian “The Real Deal” Steele won a four-round majority decision over Juan “The Savior” Rodriguez. Steele won by two scores of 39-37 to even his record to 3-3, one KO while Rodriguez loses his second straight bout at Smith Gymnasium and falls to 4-2-1, four KOs.
Upper Marlboro, MD heavyweight Duane Mobley recovered from a first-round knockdown to stop Baltimore, MD’s Kevin “Journeyman” Johnson at 1:36 of the third round. Mobley is now 3-0, two KOs while Johnson is now 3-5, two KOs.
Richmond, VA super middleweight Immanuel Aleem made his pro debut a successful one with a first-round TKO of Lynchburg, VA’s Jess “Thunder” Noriega. Aleem used a punishing body shot to stop Noriega at 2:04 of the first. Noriega is 0-3.
Hillcrest Heights, MD light heavyweight “The Honorable” Mark Baltimore won his pro debut, stopping Fernando “El Matador” Alvarez of Fairfax, VA at 2:43 of the first. Baltimore dropped Alvarez twice, including a vicious left uppercut-right hook combo that stopped the bout. Alvarez is now 1-1.
The card was promoted by RBA Promotions.