Amateur Boxers Battle on the Waterfront
Gary "Digital" Williams | 6/20/2010, 8:12 p.m.
In a restaurant setting that felt more like being in a hot gym, local 165-pounders Demond Nicholson of Cherry Lane Gym in Laurel, MD and Marquis Moore of Keystone Gym of Marlow Heights, MD met for the third time in the main event at the Babie Girl Productions "Boxing Not Bullets" card at Hogate's On The Waterfront in Southwest, DC.
Each man had won a previous bout with Moore coming out victorious just one week ago at Club One Fitness in Millersville, MD. This time it was Nicholson winning on the strength of a solid jab throughout the contest. Moore landed a solid number of body shots but could not pull out the victory.
Also on the card, 151-pounder Michael Reed of Dream Team Boxing continued his winning ways, stopping Ray Milligan of Keystone in the second round. Reed is one of the six-member Potomac Valley contingent heading to the USA Nationals in Colorado Springs, CO in July.
In the 200+ pound bout on the card, Zakki Scott of Sugar Ray Leonard Gym stopped Abdullah Hicks of Old School Boxing Gym.
In other bouts on the card:
60 pounds: Stacey Silky (Langdon) defeated Mekell Lowrey (Kenilworth)
75 pounds: Jahovee Mack (Old School) defeated George Jones (Dunlap)
60 pounds: Salvador Escamilla (Langdon) defeated Donavan Eason (Alexandria Boxing Club)
90 pounds: De'Mario Corley (Kenilworth) defeated Martez Small (Dream Team)
152 pounds: Ronald Fung-Chung (Sugar Ray Leonard) RSC-3 Derrick White (Old School)
141 pounds: Davonn Boone (Keystone) defeated Terry Fung-Chung (Sugar Ray Leonard)
Donavan Eason of the Alexandria Boxing Club and Salvador Escamilla of the Langdon Recreation club trade punches during the "Boxing Not Bullets" card at Hogate's on the Waterfront in DC. Photo by John E de Freitas
Cassandra White's Babie Girl Productions promoted the card. The matchmaker was Julius "Juice" Gatling. A number of youth groups, including a group from the Tuskegee Airmen Youth Program in Newport News, VA attended the event. Babie Girl Productions is planning a black tie pro boxing card at Hogate's in September
Demond Nicholson of Cherry Lane Gym and Marquis Moore of Keystone Gym battle for the third time. This rubber match was won by Nicholson. Photo by John E de Freitas
Heavyweights Zakki Scott (Sugar Ray Leonard Center) and Abdullah Hicks (Old School Boxing Gym) battle in the co-feature won by Scott. Photo by John E de Freitas