Here is the recap from the "Redemption" card from the DC Armory in Washington, DC:
(photo by Mike Greenhill)
Lamont Peterson of DC successfully defended his IBF Junior Welterweight title with an eight-round TKO over former WBO champion Kendall "Rated R" Holt of Paterson, NJ. Peterson knocked down Holt twice en route to the win. The end came at 1:42 of the eighth. Peterson is now 31-1-1, 16 KO's. Holt falls to 28-6, 16 KO's.
The co-feature saw super bantamweight Roman Morales of San Ardo, CA stop Huntington Park, CA's Jesus Hernandez with a brutal body shot in the fifth round. The time of the stoppage was 2:59. Morales remains undefeated with a record of 15-0, eight KO's. Hernandez loses for the first time as a pro and he is now 10-1-3, two KO's.
Suitland, MD cruiserweight Venroy "Hardwork" July lost for the first time as a pro as he was stopped by Elvin "Koko" Sanchez of Paterson, NJ at 2:55 of the second round. July knocked down Sanchez in the second but Sanchez recovered and dropped July in the third. July beat the count but was ruled unfit to continue. July falls to 13-1-2, six KO's while Sanchez is 5-3-1, four KO's.
DC welterweight David "Day-Day" Grayton scored a second-round knockout over Greg Coverson, Jr. of Detroit, MI. Grayton battered Coverson all over the ring before the bout was stopped at 2:59 of the second. Grayton is 3-0, three KO's while Coverson is 3-5, one KO.
DC super middleweight Dominic Wade made a successful return after a more than two-year absence and scored a second-round knockout of Marcus Brooks of Atlanta, GA. Wade stopped his opponent at 2:46 of the second round. Wade remains undefeated at 12-0, seven KO's while Brooks falls to 7-12.
Baltimore, MD featherweight Gervonta "Rambo" Davis made a successful pro debut with a first-round TKO over Desi Williams of Wilson, NC. Davis scored the knockout at 1:29 of the first. Williams is 0-5.
DC heavyweight Danny "Smooth" Kelly scored a brutal first-round knockout over Schyuler Marshall of South Carolina. Kelly dropped Marshall for the count at 2:11 of the first. Kelly is 3-0, three KO's while Marshall is 1-3.
In the opening contest of the night, featherweight Raul Lopez of Bronx, NY won a six-round unanimous decision over DeWayne Wisdom of Indianapolis, IN. Scores were 59-55 (twice) and 58-56. Lopez is 9-1-1, four KO's while Wisdom falls to 2-10, one KO.
In amateur bouts on the card, Lorenzo Simpson of Upton Gym won over Amir Brown of Sugar Ray Leonard Center. Demetrius Martin of D-Block won over Malik Hawkins of Upton and, in what his handlers say will definitely was his final amateur bout, Yurii Polischuk of Raw Assassin Gym defeated Michael Peoples of Old School.
The card was a co-promotion of Gary Shaw Promotions and Headbangers Promotions. The attendance was 3,221.
Here is the BATB Post-Fight Wrap-Up that includes an interview with Barry Hunter.