Undefeated Laurel, MD middleweight Demond "D Best At It" Nicholson will take the biggest risk to his perfect record (8-0, eight KO's) of his young career when he takes on Taneal Goyco of Philadelphia, PA in a six-round bout on the Hardwork Promotions card on August 23 at the Patapsco Arena in Baltimore, MD.
Nicholson has another streak that will be tested -- his last seven bouts have all ended in the first round. This includes a stoppage of Jess Noriega on July 18 in Fort Washington, MD.
Goyco (6-7-1, three KO's) has won two of his last three contests including a six-round knockout victory over Jeremy Trussell on the last Patapsco card on April 12. The loss was the first for Trussell and he has not won a bout since, going 0-1-1 in his next two contests.
In other scheduled bouts on the card, Baltimore cruiserweight Travis Reeves takes on "Wildman" Brian Donahue of Philadelphia in a six-round contest. Reeves (5-2-1, two KO's) won a six-round unanimous decision over Lamont Capers on June 28 at Du Burns Arena in Baltimore. Donahue (3-9-2) will try to keep positive momentum going after winning a four-round unanimous decision over Derek Brent on June 20 in Scranton, PA.
Also in what should be an interesting four-round contest, undefeated Laurel, MD lightweight Edwin Reyes (3-0, three KO's) will take on Benjamin "Wildcat" Olinga of DC (1-7). Reyes scored a first-round TKO over Christopher Haney on the April 12 card at the Patapsco Arena.
Olinga has fought a growing list of Beltway prospects in his young career -- this will be the seventh Beltway Boxer he has faced. In his last outing, Olinga lost a tough four-round majority decision to Seth Billups on June 28 at Du Burns.
Olinga has also competed against Mykal Fox, Yurii Polischuk, Cornelius Whitlock, Tyrone Wright, Kevin Womack, Jr. and Dontre King. Olinga's lone out-of-town opponent was Rolando Chinea of Lancaster, PA whom Olinga lost to by fourth-round TKO at Patapsco on November 23.
Also scheduled to be on this card are Beltway Boxers Nuwan Jayakody, Shaborn Ryals, Alexandru Marin and the debuting Jeffrey McCalla, the brother of undefeated middleweight Cecil McCalla.