By Gary “Digital” Williams
Undefeated Alexandria, VA prospect Todd “White Lightning” Wilson returned to the ring after a 15-month absence and won a four-round unanimous decision over Reggie “Two-Gun” Nash of Grand Rapids, MI Saturday night at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
Wilson, normally a junior welterweight, fought the bout as a welterweight. The bout was Wilson’s first since June of 2012 as Wilson was recovering from hand surgery and recently became a newlywed. The bout was not a pretty one as there were head clashes throughout. Wilson dropped Nash with a right hand in the second round and wasn’t really challenged the rest of the way. The scores were 40-35 across the board.
Wilson is now 15-0, four KO’s while Nash falls to 10-34-1, two KO’s. Wilson later told Fightnews that he will drop back to 140 pounds with the possibility of later competing as a lightweight.
In the co-feature, undefeated Burke, VA middleweight Antoine “Action” Douglas won by six-round unanimous decision over a very game Marcus Brooks of Fort Benning, GA. Douglas landed some hard shots in the first two round despite suffering a cut along his left eye in the first round. However, Brooks seemed to take them very well. In the third round, Douglas caught Brooks with a right hand that sent him to the canvas. Brooks got up at six.
From there, Douglas went on to win rather easily with scores of 60-53 across the board. Douglas is now 10-0, six KO’s. Brooks is 7-16, three KO’s.
In other bouts on the card, Springfield, VA welterweight Edgar “The Tiger” Torres remained undefeated with a second round TKO of the debuting Greg Thomas of Philadelphia, PA.
Torres never knocked Thomas down but battered him with solid body and head shots until referee Billy Johnson said that was enough. The bout was stopped at 47 seconds of the second round. Torres is now 4-0-1, three KO’s.
The opening bout saw welterweight Sukhrab Shidaev of Hollywood, CA stop Kevin “Dog Pound” Carter of Winston-Salem, NC at 38 seconds of the third round.
After a slow start, Shidaev, a native of Grozny, Russia who trains at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym, unleashed a quick right-left combo in the second round that dropped Carter. Shidaev would drop Carter again later in the round but would last to the end.
Early in the third, Carter took another hard combo that forced referee Fred Corritone to stop the contest. Shidaev remains perfect at 5-0, five KO’s. Carter is now 11-69-1, three KO’s.
The card was promoted by Sugar Han Promotions, led by Han Kim, who also served as matchmaker. Noted boxing writer Jack Obermayer served as ring announcer.