Here is an update on the Friday, August 3 Keystone Boxing card at Rosecroft Raceway in Fort Washington, MD:
Bowie, MD heavyweight Horace "The Reason" Grant (5-1, four KO's) will battle Mujaheed Moore of Shaker Heights, OH (4-1, three KO's) in a six-round encounter.
This will be Grant's first bout since March 10 when he won a six-round unanimous decision over Chris Riley at the Pikesville National Guard Armory. Grant hurt his hand during that contest, but is in good shape for this encounter.
Moore has not fought since March 31 when he won a four-round majority decision over Dan Whetzel in Warren, OH. This is Moore's first scheduled six-round bout.
Also returning to action on this card will be undefeated Capitol Heights featherweight Thomas "KO" Snow. Snow (8-0, six KO's) will make his first appearance in 2007. Snow has not fought since December 9, 2006 when he scored a ninth-round TKO over Mike Salyers at the Lincoln Theatre.
Snow will take on Markel Muhammad of Columbus, OH (2-4) in a six-round bout. Muhammad is coming off a first-round TKO loss to Juan Carlos Velasquez on May 2 in Miami, FL.
In what could be a very interesting four-round bout, Capitol Heights junior middleweight Jason Champion will battle Damon "The Mailman" Antoine of Akron, OH.
Champion has a record of 4-3, three KO's and is coming off a first-round TKO win over Kenneth Meeks on the last Rosecroft show on May 18. Two of Champion's losses have come by decision to undefeated Beltway prospects Jessie Nicklow and Tim Coleman.
Antoine comes into this bout with a record of 6-15, three KO's, but don't let his record fool you. Antoine's last two victories have been against undefeated fighters. This includes a second-round TKO over Mike Carrigan on May 12 at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, VA. Antoine's last bout was a four-round majority decision win over previously undefeated Gerry Grealish on June 20 in Mashantucket, CT. Antoine also lost a six-round unanimous decision on June 1 to Jose Angel Rodriguez , who was 10-0 at the time of the bout.
Three Beltway Boxers will make pro debuts on the card including Laurel, MD junior middleweight Norman Allen, Alexandria, VA junior welterweight Michael Custodia and DC heavyweight Alexander Johnson.
Also on the card will be undefeated, 7'0" heavyweight Ernest "Zeus" Mazyck of Columbia, SC (5-0, one KO). Reportedly, Mazyck has local management now, so this may not be the last time we see him here.
There are five amateur bouts slated for this card, including Brandywine, MD heavyweight Seth "Mayhem" Mitchell, who is looking to keep his stoppage streak alive. (6-0, six bouts won by stoppage.)
Matchmaking the pro portion of the August 3 card is Chris Middendorf, who, according to Boxrec.com, is the most prolific matchmaker in the world today. With this card, Middendorf will have worked more than 30 cards since January of 2006. The second-place person in this ranking has just 11 cards.
Most recently, Middendorf served as matchmaker for the July 14 card in Biloxi, MS that included the main event between Roy Jones, Jr and Anthony Hanshaw.