On Saturday night, July 30, 2016, twenty-eight year old professional boxer Mikey Garcia returned to the ring at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, after a two and a half year layoff due to a contract dispute with his former promotional company, Top Rank. On the Showtime televised broadcast, Garcia knocked down former WBC World Featherweight Champion Elio Rojas four times, before referee Eddie Claudio called an end to the fight at 2:02 of Round 5. Following Saturday’s TKO win, Garcia’s record improved to 35-0, with 29 KOs, while Rojas’ record dropped to 24-3, with 14 KOs. Garcia-Rojas was scheduled for ten rounds in the junior welterweight division as the co-main event on the fight card promoted by DiBella Entertainment, in association with Cyclone Promotions, and presented by Premier Boxing Champions. In the main event, Carl Frampton won the WBA Super World Featherweight Title by defeating Leon Santa Cruz by majority decision.
On Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2016, Baltimore’s sixteen year-old amateur boxer, Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson, won his third fight in four days at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center in Dallas, Texas, to win a gold medal in the 2016 Junior Olympics National Boxing Tournament at 165 lbs. More than 900 young boxers from across the United States qualified and registered for the tournament, which was held June 28-July 2, as part of the Dallas Sports Festival.
On Friday night, June 3, 2016, undefeated lightweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 15-0, with 14 KOs) will return to the ring for the second time this year, and face Mario “Huracan” Macias Rorozco (Iztacalco, Distrito Federal, Mexico/pro record: 28-18-0, with 14 KOs).
On Saturday night, June 11, 2016, twenty-three year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, Maryland/pro record: 18-0-0, 10 KOs) will take on Abraham “Bombi” Cordero (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico/pro record: 13-2-1, 7 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Friday night, April 1, 2016, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland/pro record: 14-0, with 13 KOs) returns to the ring at the D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C., televised on Spike TV. Davis will face Guillermo Avila (Tijuana, Mexico/pro record: 16-5, with 13 KOs) in a ten-round bout.
On Saturday night, February 27, 2016, twenty-three year-old Top Rank light welterweight professional boxer, Mike “Yes Indeed” Reed (Washington, D.C./Waldorf, MD/pro record: 17-0-0, 10 KOs) will take on Marco Antonio Lopez (San Luis Potosi, Mexico/pro record: 24-8-0, 15 KOs) in an 8-round fight on the HBO World Championship Boxing card, held at The Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Simpson won three fights in three days at the Ringside Boxing 2016 National Silver Gloves Tournament, held in Independence, Missouri. BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, U.S.A. – On Saturday night, February 6, 2016, … Read more
On Friday night, October 30, 2015, undefeated super featherweight professional boxer, Gervonta “Tank” Davis (Baltimore, Maryland) needed just three rounds to defeat former world champion Cristobal Cruz (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) via TKO at The Venue on The University of Central Florida’s campus (UCF) in Orlando, Florida.