The promotional team behind the successful professional boxing series that made its Washington, DC debut in October 2021 and attracted more than 1,400 fans at the second show in May, announced today that Beltway Battles: Round Three is set for Saturday, August 6, 2022, at the Entertainment & Sports Arena (ESA) in the nation’s capital.
Washington, DC lightweight contender Anthony Peterson (39-1-1, 25 KOs) will headline the event with up to ten competitive, entertaining bouts featuring rising prospects and ring veterans from inside and outside the greater Washington region. The DC native scored a KO win over Saul Corral on Beltway Battles: Round Two and will go for his 40th pro win in a scheduled 8-round contest (opponent TBD).
“I did some good things in the ring and would give myself a “C–.” It has been a long time since I’ve been in front of a hometown crowd,” explained Peterson who was fighting in DC for the first time since 2016. “I felt good about my timing and condition and got a second wind in the sixth round. I was a little bit nervous and antsy but am looking forward to getting back in the ring on August 6 and continuing a path towards title contention.”
Now trained by his brother Lamont a former two-time World Champion, Peterson has fought just three times since 2019 but plans to remain active in climbing back to an elite level.
In a battle of Beltways, Demarcus “Chop Chop” Corley (52-33-1, 28 KOs), a native of Washington, DC’s Kenilworth neighborhood and a H.D. Woodson High School graduate, will face Baltimore’s Mack “Papi” Allison IV (14-3-1, 10 KOs) in the eight-round lightweight Co-Main Event.
A former WBO Super Lightweight Champion who has been competing professionally since 1996, Corley has fought a ‘who’s who’ during his career, including Floyd Mayweather Jr., Zab Judah, Miguel Cotto and Randall Bailey, among others. In his last bout, the crafty southpaw scored a win over Leonard Dozier at Beltway Battles: Round One held in DC on October 29, 2021. Making his debut in DC, Allison is riding a five-bout win streak, including a TKO victory over Maynard Allison on May 21 in Springfield, Va.