Springfield, VA - Mike Balogun continued his march the Heavyweight prominence in the main event on Saturday night, April 29th at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA.
The show marked the promotional event debut for the Victory Boxing & Management team of Jonathan Davis, Kenny Leonard and Michael Thomas.
Balogun, hailing from Upper Marlboro, MD faced ring journeyman, Grover Young of Memphis, TN. Undefeated Balogun who has won six of his nine fights by KO, looked to step up in experience level, facing a fighter in Young who has had over 30 professional fights.
Balogun's camp had obviously been working on fighting behind the jab, because all of Balogun's early work came off of the jab or jab feints. Young for his part was easy to hit but avoided taking the big shot that might end his night early. He absorbed most of the punishment served up Balogun, fighting with his lead right shoulder as a shield to try to push his way inside. Balogun would find his angles of attack by circling both clockwise and counter clockwise before touching Young up with combinations. On many occasions he would also force Young to the ropes, squaring him up and unleashing some heavy artillery to the body and head of Young.
After the scheduled 6-round contest, Balogun, was declared the winner by the unanimous decision 60-54; 59-55; 59-55. Balogun moves to 10-0 in the early part of what looks to be a promising boxing career.
For more information Victory Boxing & Management, visit their website at www.victoryboxingmgmt.com.
About the Author:
Darryl Keeton is an avid striking, grappling and wrestling fan living in Upper Marlboro, MD. He holds a black belt in ITF Tae Kwon Do with additional training in Combat Jujutsu, Boxing and Muay Thai.