Keystone Boxing kicked of a great weekend of professional boxing in Washington, DC with an exciting card featuring Mike Reed, the decorated amateur and undefeated pro. Fans that attended the Keystone card at the Rosecroft Raceway, can sleep in and then head on over to the DC Armory and watch the legendary Bernard Hopkins try to unify the Light Heavyweight division championship.
The star of the Keystone boxing show was Mike Reed. The stockily built Reed displayed the hardest body punches that he has shown in all of his 8 fights leading up to this fight. He simply chopped down Regino Canales with left and right hand leads to the body that had Canales wincing in pain. At the end of round 4 the ringside Doctor had seen enough and called a halt to the bout, giving Reed a TKO at the end of the 4th round and take his record to 9-0. After siting on his stool after the round, Canales fell out of the stool and started shaking on the canvas, seemingly experiencing some sort of seizure. He was shaking from head to toe and had to be taken out of the ring on a stretcher after several minutes of emergency medical care.
Reed came into this fight with the intent of attacking the body, "My intent was to work the body off of my jab. That's what we worked on in camp. I would give myself a grade of B for this fight. Everything we worked on in training camp paid off...the body shots, the jab...every thing I utilized in this ring tonight and the main thing was staying safe." Other winners on the card were, Gabriel Braxton, Tyrone Wright, trained by the great Adrian Davis, who won a majority decision over Enrique Vargas who was making his pro debut and put on a great performance for his first time out. Other winners were Gerome Allen-Quigley, with 3 time world champion William Joppy working his corner, Mykal Fox, who was making his pro debut and Terron Grant improved his record to 9-0.
Now DC fans will flock to the DC Armory to watch history in the making if Hopkins can unify a professional weight class at the age of 49. Please subscribe and follow the excitement of the professional up and comers and the established pro boxers in the DMV.