Gervonta Davis vs Ricardo Nunez (Weign-in)

Mayweather Promotions
Showtime

Venue: Royal Farms Arena
201 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Time: 3:00 p.m.

Super Featherweights

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Gervonta “Tank” Davis (21-0,20 KOs) walked out to a roar of screams and shouts as an excited Baltimore crowd welcomed him home. Saturday night, Davis will make history by being the first Baltimore born boxer to defend a world title, in Charm City, since Harry Jeffra in 1940. “Tank” promises to deliver another catastrophic defeat against little known Panamanian (mandatory challenger), Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nunez ( 21-2, 19KOs). Weigh in’s were: Davis 129.5 and Nunez 128.75

 

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Puerto Rican, Roman “Rocky” Martinez (30-3-3,18KOs) came in at 133.5, while his opponent, Cuban Gold Olympic Medalist, Yuriorkis Gamboa (29-2,17 KOs), fared at 134.6. The .06 exceeded the contractual agreement for the bout, forcing Gamboa a 2 hour window to come in at the agreed upon weight limit of 134. Luckily, Gamboa made weight within the contractual two hour window.

Cali’s Davonte McCowen weighed in at 130.6, while his contemporary, Malik Warren tipped the scale 1 pound less, at 129.6

Mexico’s Hector Suarez ( 12-10-2, 6KOs) tipped the scale at 131.6 while, Puerto Rico born Jayson Velez (28-5-1, 20KO) weighed in at 130.2

Lightweights

 

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Panamanian Jezreel “El Invincible” Corrales ( 23-2,9 Kos) weighed in at 134.25. His opponent, Memphis bred, Ladarius “Memphis” Miller(19-1,6KOs) came in at 135.5

Shawn West (3-0,2KOs) weighed in at 139.8. His Staten Island opponent, Kenny Robles (6-1,3KOs) came in at 138.8

Jonathan Steele (9-4-1, 6KOs) weighed in at 139.8. His opponent, Baltimore Native, Malik Hawkins (15-0, 9KOs) scaled at 140.2
Super Flyweights

Samuel Gutierrez (16-23-6, 6KOs) came in at 116.4 on the first weigh in. Gutierrez came in at 116.2 on the reweigh. His opponent, Dylan Price (8-0 6KOs) scales 115.6.

Terrance Harris (0-1) weighed in at an even 134, while his rival, Demichael Harris (0-0) came in at 130.6
Super Lightweight

Mexico’s Luis Avila (8-18, 5KOs) weighed 139.2, while opponent, DC bred, Kareem Martin (12-2-1, 3KOs) topped the scale at 139.8

Super Bantamweight

Houston’s Isau Duenez (1-8-1) came in at 122.2, and Trenton New Jersey’s Jovan Woodard Jr. (0-0) scaled 120.8

Middleweight

Freddy Hernandez (34-11,22KOs) would be weighed 3 times in order to come in at the 160 pound weight limit. First, Hernandez came in at 160.2, the second time at 160.2, then on the 3rd and final scale attempt, he weighed an even 160. His opponent, Immanuel Aleem (18-1-2, 11KOs) came in at 160.2 but, during reached 160 even during the reweigh in.

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Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number: Pacquiao vs. Broner

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MGM Garden Arena, Las Vegas

Eight-division champ, Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) proved age ain’t nothing but a number when he systematically eliminated Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-4-1, 24KOs), retaining his WBA welterweight belt. Pac-man did not disappoint in his return, after a two-year hiatus from fighting within the states. The sellout crowd of 13,025 was left fully satisfied Saturday night, at the starting bell of what would be a make it or break it event for Adrien Broner.

The bout started with both fighters feeling one another out, Broner connected an uppercut to an unsuspecting Pacquiao. Pac-man returned the favor with a stiff jab and body-shots to close out the round. Round 2, Broner received a stiff warning after he delivered a forearm to Manny’s throat. Round 4 would be the most active for Broner when he countered with impressive back to back hooks. Broner ended the round on a high note keeping the counters solid, causing Pacquiao to miss combos and straight lefts.

By the 5th, Pacquiao picked up the action leading with lefts to the body, then moving upstairs to close out the round. The chase begins as Broner tried to duck and dive away from Pac-Man’s body assault. For the championship rounds, Broner’s defense rested on him escaping his opponent. When Pacquiao finally pin down Broner with solid jabs, the expended “Problem” resorted to landing below the belt.

Manny Pacquiao receives the decisive victory, however, never delivers the stoppage he most certainly sought tonight. Scores were: 117-111, and 116-112 x 2. After the fight,  Manny called out Mayweather for a rematch, but the “Money” man, dashed all hopes of that happening, with Leonard Ellerbe, CEO of Mayweather Promotions, saying “He” (Floyd) has nothing else to prove. I’m very happy for him. He’s retired. He has no interest in doing that. It’s not always about the money….what more can the man do?”

Co-Main Event Badou Jack vs Marcus Browne

No one will remember the win. Tonight, the cavernous gape, spewing bright crimson from the center of Badou Jack’s attic, is all that will remain in the memories of onlookers to this most gruesome event.

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The emotions felt as bile rises in complete disgust as Jack’s corner seemingly disregards the internal tissue and muscle  beaming through the canyon now monopolizing his face. One must also not forget the role of the medics and referees. Tony Weeks, in his 698 fight (Boxrec), has stopped fights for much less. So the question is, were those additional 5 rounds worth the health and safety of Badou Jack?

The 2012 Olympian, Marcus Browne (23-0, 16KOs) remains undefeated, securing the WBC (Silver)  light heavyweight title against his Swedish born contemporary, Badou Jack (22-2-3, 13KOs). The bout started slow out the gate with both fighters filling each other out. Browne took advantage of some quick body work in short burst, but nothing spectacular. The middle rounds are more of the same, Jack dashes forward leaving himself open for Browne counters. By the 5th, the bodywork increases for both, with Browne pulling away pointwise as his body contact does the most damage. A clash of heads in the 7th would crack Badou’s middle forehead and become a distraction for the remainder of the fight. Browne would have a point deducted in the 8th round due to a hit after the bell.  Browne outscored and outboxed Jack from the beginning to the end of the fight. Scores were: 117-110, 116-111, and 119-108. After the bout, Jack wrote, “I would like to thank all of the fans for your support! The cut was a nasty one, but I’m fine now, alhamdulillah.”

History repeats itself for Nordine OuBaali (15-0, 11 KOs) as Oubaali extends his Olympic win to a professional title slaughter, over Rau’Shee Warren ( 16-3- 1 NC, 4KOs). Oubaali, 2x Olympian, led with straight penetrating jabs in rapid succession. He would not let his foot off the gas digging to Warren’s middle the entire fight. Warren spent most the fight waiting for an opportunity to set up his jab frustrating his corner and famed trainer Barry Hunter. Oubaali secured the WBC bantamweight title in his 1st US debut, with a unanimous decision win. Score were: 115-123, 116-112, and 117-111

In the nights opening bout, Hugo Ruiz ( 38-4, 31KOs) defeats Alberto Guevara ( 27-4, 12KOs) for the featherweight championship. It should also be noted, Guevara came in on short notice after Jhack Tepora came in overweight and was pulled off the card. Scores were: 100-89, and 99-90 x 2.

Twin Magic: Jermall Charlo secures his WBC interim middleweight title, while Jermell Charlo suffered his 1st lost.

Barclay Center, Brooklyn New York

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WBC interim middleweight world champion Jermall Charlo (28-0, 21 KOs) scored a unanimous decision over Southpaw journeymen Matt Korobov (28-2, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Korobov was a game opponent who relied on angles to confound the champ. The Champ would rely on his jab and stiff right to disrupt Korobov’s rhythm.  Charlo gave Korobov all he could handle for the first eleven rounds. Charlo finally rocked Korobov in the last round. Scores were 119-108, 116-112, 116-112.

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Co-Main event: In what would be the most surprising moment of the evening, Tony Harrison (28-2, 21KOs) was crowned The New Super Welterweight champion, after dethroning former undefeated Jermell “Ironman” Charlo (31-1, 15KOs).  The crowd inside as well as outside Barclays Center was aghast to hear the unanimous decision, given to the clear inevitable loser of the match. The younger Charlo began the bout in an a-typical style, starting as the aggressor, not feeling his opponent out. However, Jermell kept the pressure up chasing his opponent around and landing more shots for most of the night. Harrison did put in some work, ending the 5th with an overhand right to the top of Charlo’s head.  Scores were 116-112, 115-113×2

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The Heavyweights Dominic Breazeale (20-1, 18KOs) and Carlos Negron (20-2, 16KOs)  lit the spark for an exciting night of boxing inside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.  By the 2nd round, Negron took the upper hand literally, landing 11 of 19 shots. The 3rd became overheated when both combatants continued the fight beyond the bell, nearly causing a ruckus inside the arena. Breazeale takes hold of the reigns, catching Negron straight flush to close out the 4th.  Both would display unsportsmanlike conduct and would be warned throughout the match about “fighting dirty”, by referee, Author Mercante. Round 9 in the most power display of heavyweight prowess, Breazeale overhand right sent spit and blood flying from Negron’s unsuspecting left- side, landing his head and body between different ropes, ultimately ending the fight. Time was 1:37 of Round 9 of a scheduled 10 Rd match up.

Whyte stops Chisora in 11th round

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Bitter rivals make a second go at becoming  Britain’s best inside of The O2 Arena in London, England the Saturday before Christmas. Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte (25-1, 18KOs) retains the WBC Silver, and the WBO International titles after defeating Dereck “War” Chisora (29-9, 21KOs).

The first round saw Whyte land a left which buckled the knees of Chisora. However, in Rd 2, Whyte would retreat into a shell which allowed Chisora to stalk his taller opponent with determined precision. In round 3, Chisora played the role of body snatcher. He led the action forcing Whyte to the ropes.  By round 4, the intensity builds as Chisora’s stamina is reawakened. He focuses all of his attention at Whyte’s middle, while Whyte stuck to the counter shot. Chisora closed the round with a mad left hook. Things would descend for Chisora in the 8th after receiving a point deduction for a low blow. Whyte would become the aggressor in the championship rounds landing stiffer shots. Once the 11th round begins, Chisora receives another point deduction when the referee claimed he was throwing his elbows, cementing his defeat on the cards. However, as fate would have it, Whyte would unleash his signature left to end Chisora for the night. The knock out came at 1:56 in the 11th.

Russell Jr. vs. Diaz Jr. Final Press Conference

WBC Featherweight Champion Gary Russell Jr. and Joseph Diaz Jr. held their final press conference Thursday before their May 19, clash, at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon, Maryland.  It will not be only a clash of Juniors but also a clash for former Olympians. Gary Russell Jr. participated in the 2008 Olympics, while Diaz Jr. was part of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team. The two combatants will meet for the WBC Featherweight World Championship.  It’s easy to see how the composure, etiquette and vacillating respect these “juniors” display is rooted in more than mere sportsmanship. The fight will be part of Showtime Championship Boxing telecast. The fighters were joined on stage by their fathers Gary Russell Sr., Joseph Diaz Sr. and Showtime President of Sports & Events Programming, Stephen Espinoza.

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WBC Gary Russell Jr. is chomping at the bit to get back in the ring after a year off, and eager to defend his title. Russell Sr. stated the long wait was due to politics.  However, Russell Jr.’s main goal is to get a rematch with pound for pound king Vasyl Lomachenko.  The Russells believe in the prestige of the WBC strap.  “As long as I have this strap, nobody is walking in here and taking it.” He knows Diaz will be at his best but Russell is not concerned. “I believed in my ability to make necessary adjustments no matter what my opponent brings to the ring.” Russell Jr also heap praised on his opponent. “Diaz worked his way up the ranks to get this fight. He did everything you have to do to get in position to fight for the world title.”

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Number 1 contender, Joseph Diaz Jr. believes it is his moment.  “I absolutely think Gary is overlooking me.” Diaz Jr. continued to say he was very excited for a chance at the title.  “I trained for this my whole life. This opportunity has been presented to me by my hard work.” Diaz Jr. confidence is sparked by his trainer Diaz Sr. “It’s a blessing to be in this position. I really believe that God didn’t bring us this far only to bring us this far.” Russell Jr. is fast fighter. Joseph’s a little slower but he’s actually faster than most people think.

Russell Jr. stated he thought it was ironic that both are trained by their fathers. “I think that that’s pretty cool because at the end of the day that’s your last line of defense. When you go to your coaching, that’s your last line of defense. When everything goes wrong in the ring, you go to your corners and your corners gives you instructions what’s going wrong and why it’s going wrong, you have to have a level of trust and belief in your corner.”

May 19, 2018, that trust will be on full display when the two combatants enter the ring at the MGM Harbor part of a two-part Showtime Telecast featuring Russell Jr. vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. in the U.S. and Adonis Stevenson vs Badou Jack in Toronto.

Adrien Broner vs. Jessie Vargas

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Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Jessie Vargas (29-2-1, 10 KOs) fought to a Majority Draw, against Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24KOs) in a late action pulsed bout.  Vargas used his height to land jabs which took Broner out of his game. He followed up with several body shots which slowed the already cautious Broner.  Vargas would continue to focus on the body which seemed to bother Broner. Vargas built upon his activity up until round 7. In round 7, Broner would adjust his style and land an over hand right which kept Vargas honest.  He would follow up his right with several body shots which secured him the middle rounds.  As Vargas slowed, Broner became more active landing straight rights which resulted in several bruises and a cut over Vargas’ left eye.  In round 10, Broner landed two consecutive uppercuts to close out the round, nearly sending Vargas down. Vargas would recover in round 11, However, Broner would continue to land 1’s and 2’s never going for the knock out. In round 12, Vargas returned to his old form, landing jabs and an over hand right to keep Broner at bay. Vargas would dance and use Broner’s pension for inactivity to cruise to the end of the 12th round. The fight was then ruled a draw 115-113, 114-114, 114-114.

Unbeaten Middleweight Jermall Charlo (27-0, 21 KOs) knocked out Hugo Centeno (26-2, 14 KOs) with a brutal left hook at :55 of round two, to claim the WBC Interim Middleweight Title.  Charlo started off round 1 establishing his flinching jab. Centeno stormed out in round 2 hoping to smother Charlo with his height. To make a long story short, he did not succeed. Charlo answered with to right’s and a left hook over Centeno’s right- which sent Centeno to sleep. Charlo is now the WBC Interim Middleweight Champion, and the number one contender for Gennady Golovkin’s WBC Title.

Gervonta Davis (20-0, 19 KOs), the undefeated super featherweight scored a 3rd round KO over Jesus Cuellar (28-3, 21 KOs). Davis landed a massive right to Cuellar’s body in the, 1st guiding the hard charging Cuellar into retreat mode.  Davis landed another body shot mid-way in the 2nd, hurling Cuellar to the mat. Cuellar answered the count.  As the round progressed, a distressed Cuellar folded into himself for the remainder of the round.  In round three, Davis closed the show with a flurry of uppercuts and body shots forcing Cuellar to the floor for the 2nd time. Seconds later is a depressed Cuellar is guided down again – causing Referee Estevez to call an end to the bout. Time was 2:55/

Female Featherweight Heather Hardy (21-0, 4 KOs) won an eight round unanimous decision over Paola Torres (10-3-1, 3 KOs). Scores were 78-74, 78-74, 79-73.

Welterweight Fabian Maidana (15-0, 11 KOs), younger brother of Marcos Maidana, won by a third round corner stoppage against Justin Savi (31-16-2, 21 KOs).

 

Mikey Garcia vs Sergey Lipinets

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On Saturday, March 10, 2018, in front of a raucous crowd, Mikey Garcia (38-0, 30 KOs) defeated Sergey Lipinets (13-1, 10 KOs) by unanimous decision- at the Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio Texas.  In round 1, Lipinets landed solid shots which bloodied Garcia. Lipinets had one philosophy throughout the fight- throw punches and charge forward. Garcia would rely on his technical skills and experience to hold off the Russian champion. The usually effective Garcia, landed 169 of 679 total punches thrown; which totaled 25%.  In round 7, Garcia sent Lipinets to the canvas with a left hook. This would be the first time Lipinets tasted the canvas in his professional career.  Lipinets would answer the referee’s count and continue to advance a choking and exhausted Garcia. Lipinets landed 144 of 509 punches, 28%.  Garcia and Lipinets would continue to exchange shots in the later rounds, each refusing to give an inch.

In round 12, Lipinets continued a steady pace- throwing bombs until the final bell.  The judges would award Garcia the victory, by unanimous decision: 116-111, and 117-110 2x. Garcia joins Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez who also won titles at 126, 130, 135 and 140 pounds.  Garcia praised Lipinets after the fight, “He came in exactly as I expected –very tough, very determined and very hungry.” The new IBF Junior Welterweight titlist goes on to say, “He’s a strong fighter and we had to work with angles, footwork and behind the jab because he knew he was going to be there for a long night. He was very determined and dangerous with those overhand rights and left hooks. We had to be very careful but we had a great game plan and were very prepared.”

Kiryl Relikh (22-2, 19 KOs) defeated Rances Barthelemy (26-1, 13 KOs) by unanimous decision.  Avenging a controversial fight, he lost to Barthelemy last year Scores were 117-110, 118-109, 118-109

Gary Russell JR. Weigh In

May 19, 2017

MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, Maryland

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Gary Russell Jr. (27-1, 16KOs) 125 ½ pounds vs. Oscar Escandon (25-2, 17KOs) 125 ¾ pounds for the featherweight world Championship.

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Andre Dirrell (25-2, 16KOs) weighed 167 ½ pounds and his opponent Jose Uzcategui (26-1, 22KOs) weighed 166 ½ pounds for the IBF interim super middleweight title.

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Rances Barthelemy (25-0, 13KOs) and his opponent Kiryl Relikh (21-1, 19KOs) weighed 139 ½ pounds.

 

Undercard

Alexandru Marin (12-0, 9KOs) vs German Meraz (55-43, 32KOs) 120.8

Cobia Breedy (9-0, 4KOs) 133 pounds vs. Wilfredo Garriga (4-6, 3KOs) 133.24

Antonio Russell (7-0, 5KOs) 119.6 vs. Jovany Fuentes (7-8, 6KOs) 120.6

Gary “The Last” Russell 137.6 (0-0) vs Joshua Ross (2-3-4) 139.2

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Golden Gloves DC

2017 Semifinal of Washington Golden Gloves – Result

A night of burgeoning champions cooked off on March 11, 2017 at the Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD.  Amateur boxing talent was the highlight of this event.  Washington Golden Gloves Semifinal brought out the DMVs best and brightest.

The results are as follows:

Novice Division:

123 Pounds: 
Brient Rodriguez (Champions) over Jeremiah Duckett (Last Round)
 

Brent Rodriquez of Champion gym beat out Jeremiah Duckett of Last Round Gym

132 Pounds:   Dajuan Concepcion (Headbangers) over Isaiah Harris (Dog Pound) 

DuJuan Conception

Dejuan Concepcion rep’n Headbangers Gym seemed to confuse opponent Isaiah Harris, by switching between fighting stances.  The effective strategy garnered the blue corner a definitive win, and another shot at becoming a Golden Gloves champ.

*Concepcion is thinking of switching to Southpaw in the near future

141 Pounds (Female): 
Destiny Day-Owens (Time 2 Grind) over Ladasia Lewis (Tony’s Gym) 

Destiny Day- Owens from Time to Grind Gym showed her medal against Ladasia Lewis, if Tony’s Gym. Ladasia would come off the bell with lightning speed, however she would lose her feet several times, resulting in 2 slips and 3 knockdowns. Owens, the sharper, crisper, more leveled fighter of the two advances to the semi- finals. The bout was called at 1:49 of the 3rd round.


141 Pounds: 
Seung Moon (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Isaac Allen (Deanwood)

The future of boxing:

In what could easily be called the fight of the night, Seung Moon of Sugar Ray Gym brought the Rosecroft crowd to their feet with explosive back and forth action, with opponent, Isaac Allen. The deliberate, face planting punches drew blood from both contenders, however, Moon’s caliber of fight prowess, far excelled those of his rival. Once the Southpaw, took the advice of his corner and ” let go of that right!”, the rest was history. Moon moves onto the Semi-finals next week.


152 Pounds: 
Darnell Pittman (Knowledge Boxing) over Quenten Stevens (Headbangers)
 

Be on the lookout for these two names

Darnell Pittman of Knowledge Boxing and Quentin Stevens of Headbangers gym, beat the breaks off one another in a 3 round battle of wills. The action inside the ring stopped many in their tracks as eyes were glued to the two prospects. Quentin would begin by using his length and reach to distance the point spread, but not to be outdone, Darnell Pittman, relied on his steady hands, pinpoint delivery and overall better conditioning to close out the match. Stevens would receive an 8-count in the final round. We will see Pittman once again during the Golden Gloves semi- final performances.

152 Pounds:  Victor Williams (Raw Assassin) over Salvador Jovel (Sugar Ray Leonard)

Victor Williams of Raw Assassins stopped Salvador Jovel of Sugar Ray Gym. Williams would be checked out by a doctor, but was given the green-light to continue. Williams is making a name for himself as a Balboa type contender who doesn’t quit.

165 Pounds: 
Stefon Jordon (Champions) won by walkover


165 Pounds: 
Elan Trombley (Headbangers) over Leon Tsai (Sugar Ray Leonard)

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Elam Trombley of Headbangers beat out Leon Tsai for a chance at winning the 2017 Golden Gloves. Tsai would lead with straight jabs while Trombley would load his over-hand punches, resulting in better offensive measures.

178 Pounds: 
Victor DeFreitas, Jr. (Sugar Ray Leonard) won by walkover


Open Division:


123 Pounds: 
Marcus Wright (Keystone) over Chris Glenn (Hagerstown)

 Marcus Wright of Keystone Gym outwitted opponent, Chris Glenn of Hagerstown. Wright’s nickname “Almighty” proved true when he went head to head against fellow Pugilist, Chris Glenn of Hagerstown. Both brought the business!

132 Pounds: 
Embrima Jawara (Laurel) over Ahmad Jones (UMAR)


141 Pounds: 
Donnell Poe (Old School) over Reco Todd (Upton)

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141 Pounds:  
Wilfredo Avelar (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Emmanuel Rodriguez (Down Under) 

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152 Pounds: 
 Keeshawn Williams (Next-Up) over Michael Peoples (Tony’s Gym) 


152 Pounds: 
Brian Avelar (Sugar Ray Leonard) over Deonte’ Washington (Diamonds N The Ruff) 


178 Pounds: Keon Burroughs (Headbangers) over Milton Williams (Dream Team)


201+ Pounds: 
Nathaniel Copeland (Tony’s Gym) over Cortez Dunston (UMAR)