Ballroom Boxing Returns September 28th

18.09.06 - Ballroom Boxing at Michael's Eighth Avenue in Glen Burnie, MD kicks off its 12th season on Thursday, September 28 with an interesting cruiserweight main event.Ballroom favorite Darnell "The Ding-A-Ling" Man Wilson of Silver Spring, MD returns to take on Daniel Judah of Brooklyn, NY in a 10-round encounter..

Wilson (18-5-3, 15 KO's) comes into this contest needing a win badly. After winning 15 bouts in a row, Wilson is 2-4-2 in his last eight contests; the four losses coming in his last four bouts, where he faced opponents (Vadim Tokarev, Owen Beck, Felix Cora, Jr. and Andre Purlette) who have a combined won-loss record of 98-4-3 with 77 knockouts. The Beck bout was fought at heavyweight.

A return to the Ballroom may be the medicine Wilson needs, as he is undefeated in Glen Burnie with a record of 11-0-2 with 10 KO's.

But Wilson will be tested again by Judah, the older brother of former world junior welterweight and welterweight champion Zab Judah. Daniel Judah (21-1-3, 10 KO's) started his career unbeaten in his first 23 bouts (20-0-3, 10 KO's) before suffering his first defeat, a 12-round unanimous decision loss to Eric Harding for the NABF Light Heavyweight title in October of 2005. In his last contest, Judah won an eight-round unanimous decision over Dennis McKinney on March 31.

Three of the undercard bouts feature highly-regarded and undefeated Beltway prospects. In an eight-round junior middleweight bout, Baltimore's Ishmail "The Arsenal" Arvin takes on David Toribio of the Dominican Republic.

Arvin (14-0-2, six KO's) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision over David Estrada on June 15 in Glen Burnie. This will be Arvin's 13th appearance in the Ballroom.

Toribio (12-6, seven KO's) is trying to turn his boxing fortunes around. After winning his first 12 bouts, Toribio, who now fights out of Miami, FL, has lost his last six contests including a six-round unanimous decision to Harry Joe Yorgey on September 11 in Philadelphia.

Another Baltimore prospect, featherweight Tyrell Samuel, is also scheduled for action as he takes on Jorge Ruiz of Miami, FL in a six-round bout.

Samuel (7-0, five KO's) is coming off a second-round KO over Margarito Lopez on June 15 in Glen Burnie. Samuel, who is trained by former IBF Junior Middleweight champion Vincent Pettway, has scored knockouts in his last five fights.

In his last bout, Ruiz (4-1-1) fought to a four-round draw with Kermit Gonzalez on August 25 in Tampa, FL.

In a six-round welterweight bout, Tim Coleman of Laurel, MD will take on Carlos Pena of Lowell, MA.

Coleman (5-0, 1 KO) won a six-round unanimous decision over Muhsin Corbbrey in his last outing on June 15 in Glen Burnie. Pena (2-5, two KO's) broke a five-bout losing streak by scoring a second-round TKO over Steven Garcia on August 19 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The win was a measure of revenge for Pena, who was stopped by Garcia in the first round in April of this year.

This card will also feature the pro debut of decorated Baltimore amateur champion Dalemanik Roberson-El. Roberson-El was ranked fifth in the country at light-heavyweight as an amateur. In his first pro outing, Roberson-El will face Corey Washington of Lexington, KY in a four-round bout. Washington won his pro debut by a third-round technical decision over Brandon Ikner on June 30 in Indianapolis, IN.

In another bout on the card, undefeated New York junior middleweight prospect Jose "Silver Boy" Rodriguez will take on veteran Richard "Tiger" Lee Hall in a six-round encounter.

Rodriguez (7-0, one KO) is coming off a six-round unanimous decision victory over Jesse Orta on June 17 in Memphis, TN.

This bout will be the fourth straight undefeated fighter that Hall has faced. Hall (10-16-1, six KO's) lost by fourth-round TKO to Derek Ennis on April 21 in Mount Pleasant, SC and is trying to break a three-bout losing streak.

With this card, Ballroom Boxing returns to television as the card will be taped to air on the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN). Calling the action will be Larry Michael (who also serves as the radio play-by-play voice of the Washington Redskins), USA Today columnist Jon Saraceno and noted boxing and horse racing writer John Scheinman.

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Article posted on 19.09.2006

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