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Fox Batters Brinson in D.C. Main Event

Forestville, Md., super middleweight Alantez “SlyAza” Fox scored a sixth-round TKO over a game but overmatched Nick “Machine Gun” Brinson of Geneva, N.Y., in the main event of the Tricky Entertainment card at the Entertainment and Sports Arena in southeast D.C.

Fox established his left jab very early, keeping Brinson off balance and knocking him down in the first round. Brinson tried to rough Fox up inside but Fox was able to stick to his game plan.

By the fifth round, Brinson could not sustain any offensive attack, and his corner asked referee Kenny Chevalier to stop the bout in the following round at the 2:46 mark.

Fox raises his record to 25-1-1, 12 KOs. Brinson’s record drops to 19-5-2, nine KOs.

In the co-feature bout, D.C. super featherweight “The Dark Menace” Tiara Brown put on a dominant performance en route to stopping Angel “Non-Stop” Gladney of Columbia, S.C., in the sixth round.

The win gives Brown her first regional title, the NABO super featherweight title.

Brown was in complete control in the contest. She landed shots from outside and inside. Gladney tried to compete from the outside, then she tried to work inside on Brown. Neither plan worked due to Brown’s accurate output.

Brown didn’t knock Gladney down but she battered her enough to force Kenny Chevalier to stop the contest at 34 seconds of the sixth round.

Brown remains undefeated at 8-0, six KOs. Gladney is 10-15-1, six KOs.

D.C. featherweight Jordan “Shortdog” White won a six-round unanimous decision over former world title contender Christian Esquivel of Temoya, Mexico.

White had the upper hand, landing solid shots. Esquivel returned some shots in kind but could not stay with White’s output of punches. White won by scores of 60-54 (twice) and 59-55.

White is now 8-1, six KOs while Esquivel fell to 30-18-1, 23 KOs.

Hyattsville, Md., junior welterweight Patrick “YG Pat” Harris won his bout by third-round disqualification over Anthony “Psycho” Woods of Nassau, Bahamas.

Harris was in complete control of the bout, battering Woods with punches from all angles. Woods could do little more than clench his opponent, resulting in a three-point deduction for excessive holding and, ultimately, his disqualification.

Harris remains undefeated at 16-0, eight KOs. Woods is now 10-23, 3 KOs.

In other bouts, junior lightweight Renaldo “Misunderstood” Gaines of District Heights, Md., won a four-round unanimous decision over journeyman Eduardo Melendez of Ponce, Puerto Rico.

The men traded blows all throughout the contest. Gaines was a little more accurate and won the contest by scores of 39-37 (twice) and 40-36.

Gaines is now 10-2, three KOs, while Melendez falls to 5-26, one KO.

Silver Spring, Md., heavyweight George “G3” Harris remained perfect in his young pro career, scoring a second-round knockout over Antwaun Taylor of Cincinnati.

Harris battered Taylor all over the ring, knocking him down three times before referee Sharon Sands stopped the bout at 1:08 of the second.

Harris is now 4-0, all by knockout, and Taylor is 4-11, one KO.

The opening contest featured the debut of D.C. junior welterweight Taurean “Untouchable Tip” Venable. Unfortunately, the debut did not go well as Venable was stopped in the first round by Jonathan Conde of Miami.

Conde landed solid straight right hands that sent Venable to the canvas twice before referee Billy Johnson halted the bout at 1:31.

Conde scored his first career win, bringing his record to 1-2.

The matchmaker for the card was Chris Middendorf. Henry “Discombobulating” Jones and Mark Fratto shared the announcing duties.

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