Wallace battled the awkward Clark to a six round majority draw PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Greenhill

Wallace battled the awkward Clark to a six round majority draw Friday, May 12
PHOTO CREDIT: Mike Greenhill

A draw. The first blemish on my record. It’s not a loss, but boy does it feel like it to me.

To say I’m disappointed in my performance Friday night is an understatement. I let myself get frustrated and let my emotions take my focus off from the fight. Multiple times my opponent came forward with his head, put his head beneath my waistline and held me. Instead of staying focused and doing what I needed to do, I found myself over and over again complaining to the referee.

There are no excuses. This is a part of the game. Sometimes things aren’t going to go your way in that ring, but I have to do better at staying focused and keeping my composure and handling business. This was definitely a learning experience for me and my hat goes off to my opponent Gregory Clark for being a smart fighter. My story is far from over though. In fact, I think things just got interesting…stay tuned.

Wallace, a surprise standout at the regional Olympic Qualifiers and unbeaten pro,  fights Friday at Michael's Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD

Wallace, a surprise standout at the regional Olympic Qualifiers and unbeaten pro, fights Friday at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD

Some of you may not know me, but you will – I am “Dangerous” Donald Wallace & I am a boxer!

My goal is to be remembered as one of the best boxers ever. I know that road will not be easy, and I will have to work, I will have to put all of my blood, sweat and tears into it and when I have nothing left to give…give more.

People always ask me, why boxing? I always got decent grades in school, I even skipped the second grade in Elementary School. I got accepted into decent colleges, I’m by no means incapable of doing other things. So why boxing? “Boxing is a poor man’s sport,” they say. I tell them, it’s just a love for the fight game.

It’s something about the smell of the fresh leather as you lace your gloves up before a fight, something about the roar of the crowd as your name is called and you approach the ring, something about seeing those bright lights shine down on that ring, something about knowing that everything you’ve worked hard for in that gym is about to come to fruition that is satisfying to me beyond comparison.

See unlike other sports, boxing is different. You can be a freak athlete, like a LeBron James in basketball or an Adrian Peterson in football, but at the end of the day no matter how hard you worked, no matter how much time you put in, the rest of your team can let you down. In boxing it’s all you, if you work hard in that gym, put the time in on the road, you have a good enough chin of course and a will to win, you can.

I fight for the young kids growing up in the city like I did to see that they don’t have to fall victim to the streets. That there is always another way out. Boxing is the sweet science, and I’m just one of many mad scientist to fall in love with it. Follow my journey to be remembered as one of the best ever.

Wallace headlines Baltimore Boxing’s “Mayday Mayday” Friday, at Michael’s Eighth Ave May 12 in Glen Burnie, MD and tickets can be purchased on Baltimoreboxing.com or calling 410-375-9175

Wallace looks to remain unbeaten Friday evening in Glen Burnie, MD

Wallace looks to remain unbeaten Friday evening in Glen Burnie, MD

now headline Baltimore Boxing’s “Mayday Mayday” card when he faces Gregory Clark Friday, May 12 at Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD.

The original main event between NABA Cruiserweight titlist “Slick” Nick Kisner and Alex Guerrero was cancelled after Kisner withdrew.

Tickets from $50 are available at Baltimoreboxing.com or by calling 410-375-9175.

5-time champion Vinny Paz, the subject of 2016 film “Bleed for This” is attending the card and will be available to meet and greet all VIP ticket holders.

Living and fighting out of Baltimore, MD, Wallace has a 2-0 record with 1 knockout. He had a brief but successful amateur career where he beat more experienced foes during the Olympic Trial Qualifiers. In his second pro fight, Wallace defeated previously unbeaten Tahir Thomas via six round unanimous decision. Since the win over Thomas, Wallace has been training hard at the Baltimore Boxing Club and sparred with many of the notable fighters in the talent-rich Maryland, DC, Virginia region.

Clark, 2-1 (1 KO), once again looks to play the roll of spoiler. The 26-year-old Washington, DC native faced undefeated opponents in all three of his bouts and is fresh off a fourth round stoppage of Devin McMaster in April. Against Wallace, Clark looks for his third straight win.

The Wallace-Clark bout is scheduled for six rounds.

“Donald was scheduled to fight in an eight round title fight but his original opponent never signed the contract,” said Baltimore Boxing’s Jake Smith. “I believe Donald is a hidden gem and expect him to impress Friday evening.”

Junior welterweight Drayvontay Speed Rawls of Glenarden, MD risks his 8-0-1 record against Maryland based Bulgarian Evguney Metchenov in a four round contest.

West Virginia’s Matthew “Boogieman” Bowling, 4-0 (4 KO’s), looks to stay perfect when he faces Dwayne Martin of Laurel, MD over four rounds in the lightweight division. Bowling has stopped all four of his foes in the opening round and scored four knockdowns in a 94 second demolition of Brian Otey.

Welterweight Craig Callen, 2-1 (2 KO’s) of Virginia faces North Carolina native Howard Thompson and debuting cruiserweight Desmond Towns faces rugged veteran Martez Williamson. Both fights are scheduled for four rounds and the card will also have three amateur matches.

For more information, visit Baltimoreboxing.com.

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New York, NY (May 3, 2017) – Retired professional boxer, current public speaker, 2003 West Point graduate and Army Public Affairs Officer Boyd Melson announced he’ll run for Congress as a Moderate Democrat in 2018 for New York’s 11th District, covering Staten Island and South Brooklyn.

Born to a Jewish mother & Louisiana Creole father, Melson’s a lifelong New Yorker who’s dedicated most of his adult life to serving the public. The 35-year-old has resided in Manhattan, Brooklyn and White Plains. Melson also has close ties to Staten Island, where he currently runs free boxing clinics for men and women battling or recovering from addiction.

Following an outstanding amateur boxing career, Melson turned pro in 2010 with the sole intention of raising funds and awareness. Between donating 100% of his fight purses, private donations in his honor and charity galas, Melson, Co-Founder of Team Fight To Walk, helped raise more than $400,000 to help cure Chronic Spinal Cord Injuries, combat Staten Island’s drug epidemic and assist his childhood friend with a son battling brain cancer. He retired from boxing in 2016 with a 15-2-1 record, winning a World Boxing Council (WBC) United States Championship in 2015.

Upon the competition of his final professional fight, Promoter Lou DiBella said he’d never promoted a better man than Boyd Melson.

His unique mission through boxing was chronicled by The Huffington Post, ESPN, Yahoo, Sports Illustrated, HBO Real Sports and The Wall Street Journal among many other media outlets.

As a public and motivational speaker, Melson’s addressed an array of audiences, many of which he spoke to pro bono. His audiences include attendees at New York’s 2017 Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Conference, elementary to college age students, Army Battalions, Army Corps level leadership, college sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and religious organizations. He also served as a mentor at Steve Harvey’s Youth Mentorship Camp in July 2016 and was a special guest at various charitable events in New York.

Currently serving our country through the US Army Reserves, literally fighting to raise funds and having traveled the country to assist and motivate others, Melson epitomizes the meaning of a public servant.

“I need to continue my service to this nation. I have a heavy task in front of me. I am committed. I have a tremendous fight in my spirit for what is right. I was born mixed with African, Irish, Native American, French, Dutch, Spanish, and I am Jewish. Perhaps I am a good example of one of the aspects as to why us American citizens are what makes us great- we the people. We combine our strengths. We are the best of all cultures. We are strong, and we do not allow ourselves to be seduced by fear. I understand that my decisions will hurt people, despite my intentions.”

“I understand that in the American citizens’ eyes, I will be the face in the district I am running in, that will be responsible for anything good or bad our government may cause in any of the constituents lives. This is why I will always be present. I focus on how many I still have hurting, not how many I have helped. I will be in the community, at events, highly visible, and highly accessible. My job will be to answer to you, the constituents I am responsible for. I am built for this, my life has prepared me. I will continue my willingness to be knocked down and get back up to keep fighting. I will inspire you to believe in my spirit. Fighters fight! I am a fighter. District 11 must know that I am ready to fight in their corner.”

Please help Boyd by joining him on this mission to get elected into office by going to https://secure.actblue.com/contribute/page/boyd-melson-for-congress-1.

Kisner-Guerrero title match headlines May 12 in Maryland

Unbeaten Wallace and 2012 Olympian Romero featured on undercard

Fans will enjoy two title fights plus a 2012 Olympian. Tickets from $50 are on sale at Baltimoreboxing.com or by calling 410-375-9175

Fans will enjoy two title fights plus a 2012 Olympian. Tickets from $50 are on sale at Baltimoreboxing.com or by calling 410-375-9175

Baltimore, MD (April 27, 2017) – Baltimore Boxing returns Friday, May 12 to Michael’s Eighth Ave in Glen Burnie, MD for “Mayday Mayday,” a talent rich card featuring top local, national and international talents.

Tickets from $50 are on sale by going to Baltimoreboxing.com or calling 410-375-9175.

Boxing great Vinny Paz, the subject of critically acclaimed Bleed for This, is attending as a special guest of Baltimore Boxing Promotions and will be available to meet and greet all VIP ticket holders.

Topping this outstanding evening of action is a ten round cruiserweight title showdown between NABA champion “Slick” Nick Kisner of Baltimore and former champion Alex Guerrero.

Fighting out of Baltimore, Kisner has an impressive 19-3-1 professional ledger with 6 KO’s. Kisner won his last three bouts including the NABA title winning effort where he traveled to Ohio to outpoint local favorite Brian Holstein. Never afraid of a challenge, the 26-year-old Kisner defeated 8-1 Lamont Singletary March 30 at Michaels Eighth and will have a tough task come May 12.

Representing Salisbury, MD and originally from the Dominican Republic, Guerrero will look to regain the title he captured via 8th round stoppage of Anthony Ferrante in 2014. At 12-1-1 with 6 KO’s, Guerrero lost his last fight but will enter the ring looking not only to win back his title but to prove he’s worthy of fighting the cruiserweight division’s elite.

In just his third professional fight “Dangerous” Donald Wallace looks to capture the vacant East Coast Middleweight Championship when he faces Devin Butcher in an eight round battle of Baltimoreans. On January 13, Wallace, 2-0 (1 KO), won a six round unanimous decision over previously undefeated Tahir Thomas. Prior to his pro career, he generated local buzz by impressing in tournaments as a newcomer to the sport. Butcher is 6-1 with 3 wins by knockout and is coming off a decision victory over Eric Govan.

2012 Dominican Olympian Wellington Romero will face an opponent to be named in a special attraction welterweight contest. Now fighting out of Newburgh, NY, Romero’s 12-0-1 with 6 victories by knockout. He is promoted by Roc Nation Sports.

Welterweight Matthew “Boogieman” Bowling, 4-0 (4 KO’s), and heavyweight Colby Madison, 4-0 (3 KO’s), will both face opponents to be named in four rounders.

“This is an excellent card from top to bottom,” said Jake Smith. “Fans will get to witness two evenly matched title fights, four undefeated fighters and a former Olympian under one roof. May 12 is going to be a great evening of boxing at Michaels Eighth.”

For more information, visit Baltimoreboxing.com.