RESULTS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C.: DUSTY DUSTS ANOTHER ONE
Michael Walters @ ringsige
Boxing returned to Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C. on Saturday September 29th, and the Keystone Promotions card was once again headlined by the “Beltway Boricua” Dusty Hernandez-Harrison. The card also saw the pro-debuts of former U.S. amateur standouts Kevin Rivers Jr. and Jarrett Hurd. In addition, David Grayton, Danny Kelly, Immanuwel Aleem, and Harold Parker were also in action.
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison TKO2 Shane Gierke... In his first fight after suffering a sixth-round knockdown, Washington D.C. teenager Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, scored an emphatic second-round TKO over Shane Gierke of Youngstown, OH. The first round saw Hernandez-Harrison (8-0) bloody the nose of his clearly outmatched opponent with left hooks that he landed at will. In the second round, he really let his hands go and put Gierke (5-27-2) down three times. The first knockdown came as the result of a thudding left hook to the body. The second knockdown occurred after a flurry of left and right hands that overwhelmed Gierke more than anything else. The final knockdown of the fight followed a strong Hernandez-Harrison overhand right to the head of Gierke, the fight was called to a halt at 2:56 of the second round.
Kevin Rivers Jr. W4 David W. Huffman... Kevin Rivers Jr., a former amateur national champion who was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in 2009 and represented his country in international competition, made his pro debut. Rivers took on David Warren Huffman (1-7) of Milwaukee, WI. in a four-round contest. Rivers outboxed his opponent throughout the fight and looked the much more experienced of the two. All three judges saw the fight 40-36 in favor of Rivers who moves to 1 and 0 as a professional.
David Grayton KO1 Anthony Jones... David “Day-Day” Grayton (1-0) who fights out of trainer Barry Hunter's Headbangers Gym in Washinton D.C. scored a demoralizing knockout over Anthony Jones (0-4). Jones was knocked down four times in the bout, and spent nearly three minutes on the ground writhing in agony following a thunderous Grayton body shot that ended the fight at 2:14 of the first round.
David Kelly KO1 Ryan Shay... David Kelly, (1-0) also fighting out Headbangers, scored a first knockout over a seemingly game, but overmatched Ryan Shay (5-15). The bout ended following a Kelly left hand to the body, Shay beat the count, but indicated to referee Malik Waleed that he no longer wanted to continue. Official time of the stoppage was 2:47 of the first-round.
UNDERCARD... James McCallister (11-6 with 3 KOs) scored a six-round unanimous decision over James Denson (5-10 with 2 KOs). Scores where 60-54 (twice) and 59-55... Jarrett Hurd, who was making his pro-debut, scored a first round knockout over Mike Arnold (0-8). Arnold appeared to be down or taking a knee when a final overhand right landed to end the contest. Time of the stoppage was 1:30 of the first.... Harold Parker (2-1) coming off a tough loss in his last fight needed just 48 seconds to put away David Tomlin (0-4)... Immanuwel Aleem (1-1), who is trained by George Peterson, landed the prettiest combination of the night, a double left-hook to the body and chin, that put Marcus Clay (1-2) on the canvas. Clay got up, but the referee stepped in moments later to stop the bought following an Aleem assault at :57 of the first-round.
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