BAD Promotions “Only The Strong Survive” Thrills Boxing Fans at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach,
January 17, 2020
BAD Promotions’ inaugural event, dubbed “Only The Strong Survive” provided an electric night of high-class boxing and entertainment in front of a packed house in Hallandale Beach Florida.
The Gulfstream Park’s Sport of Kings Theater was beautifully decorated in black and pink, in honor of promoter Blake Davis’ mother, a breast cancer survivor, and proceeds from the event were to be donated to the cause. There was a video game arcade area set up with retro-boxing video games, a neon red LED lit robot Predator like creature walking out the fighters, and luxurious ringside VIP couches and tables. VIPs included former two-time heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, UFC fighter Jessica Aguilar, and former light-heavyweight champion Glen Johnson. The event was completely sold out with fans still trying to gain admission well into the night.
The undercard featured the debut of Maxi Mussio, who scored a 3rd round TKO win in a dominant performance over Javan Ross. Maxi punished his opponent for those three rounds with combinations until referee Sam Burgos called the action to a halt.
In the main bout of the undercard, Miami’s own Anthony “White Chocolate” Martinez improved to 7-1(6KO), with an impressive TKO win over tough and rugged Milton Nunez 37-23 (32KO) in a cruiserweight bout.
The main card featured ring veteran “King” David Estrada’s return to the squared circle after a three-year layoff to defeat Javier Frazier in six rounds via unanimous decision. This bout, filled with lively exchanges, with both fighters having an equal share of supporters in the audience, was highly anticipated by boxing fans. In the end, Estrada won every round on each scorecard and his record now stands at 30-6.
Crowd favorite and two-time World Champion Maureen “The Real Million Dollar Baby” Shea (now 29-2-1) dazzled her fans tonight at the Sport of Kings Theater in her matchup with Martina Horgasz (5-5-0). Shea, a relatively recent arrival to South Florida, has quickly built up a fan base, one that she did not disappoint this evening. Entering the ring in a black and red salsa inspired outfit, Shea appeared confident and in top shape. For just a little over six rounds, Shea put on a boxing clinic that showcased superior footwork, strength, head movement, and punching ability that Horgasz could not keep up with. Referee James Warring had seen enough at one minute and thirty-two seconds into round six when Shea had Horgasz pinned in the corner, landing vicious body shots and uppercuts.
In an exciting Heavyweight matchup featuring two former outstanding college athletes, Raphael Akpejiori former University of Miami Basketball star knocked out the highly accomplished SFU running back Mike Ford (6-1-0) in the second round and racked up another KO victory. His record stands at a perfect 6-0 with 6 KOs.
The main attraction featured local star Blake “BAD” Davis, the young founder of BAD Promotions, who doubled as promotor and fighter. With the crowd in a frenzy, Davis squared off with tough as nails Luis Iniquez (2-3-1), working behind his long jab and launching missile rights and huge uppercuts snapping Iniguez’s head back like a PEZ dispenser. Davis’ reach and power advantage had him scoring and pushing the action throughout the fight.
Credit Iniquez for showing resilience and a steel chin by taking huge shots from Davis all night his face totally bloodied but remained on his feet.