Beltway Battles Announces Summer Series of Three Shows

03/06/2023 - No comments

Beltway Battles is back!

The Washington, DC-based professional boxing series will return as promoters announced the dates for three upcoming shows as part of its Summer Series led by Beltway Battles: Round 4 (#BBR4) scheduled for Saturday, May 6, 7 pm (doors at 6 pm) at the Entertainment & Sports Arena (ESA). The official weigh-in will be held on Friday, May 5 (time TBD) at Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen & Bar located at Capital One Arena. Tickets, priced at $245 (VIP Table Club), $200 (Ringside), $111 (Outer Floor), $78 (Lower Bowl) and $49 (Upper Bowl), are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations and the ESA Box Office. Ticket prices exclude fees.

Fans can mark their calendars for other two shows: Beltway Battles: Round 5 on Saturday, June 24, 2023 (official weigh-in on Friday, June 23) and Beltway Battles: Round 6 on Saturday, August 5, 2023 (official weigh-in on Friday, August 4). Promoters are Rising Star Promotions, DHH Promotions and Blue Cork Strategies, LLC, in association with Events DC.

The eight-bout BBR4 card will once again showcase top boxers ranging from promising up-and-comers to talented veterans, including a pair of popular local fighters. Lightweight contender Greg “Sharp Shooter” Outlaw, Jr. (@sharpshooteroutlaw), a Bowie State graduate from Glenarden, Maryland with a record of 12-1, 6 KOs, 1 NC, is known for his hard-charging style and passionate, loyal team of supporters. Meanwhile, Sulaiman Segawa (@segawasulaiman), a former Ugandan Olympian now fighting out of Silver Spring, Maryland, is a southpaw featherweight boasting a record of 14-3-1, 5 KOs, 1 NC. Both fighters are making their third Beltway Battles appearances.

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Since the event is being held over the Cinco de Mayo weekend, organizers will pay homage by featuring several Latino fighters on the card led by the debut of the Beltway Battle’s first female boxer, Rianna Rios (@riannarios), an undefeated bantamweight and former two-time Elite National, National PAL and Golden Gloves Champion, who chose turning pro over pursuing an opportunity to fight in the Olympics. A former U.S. Army sergeant born in Alice, Texas to Mexican parents, Rios lived and trained in Upper Marlboro, Maryland since 2017 before recently moving to San Antonio.

Other fighters scheduled to compete are Washington, DC cruiserweight Mario “Bazooka” Flores (8-4-2, 4 KOs) and Northern Virginia welterweight Juan de la Cruz Rodriguez (10-18-1, 7 KOs), both of Salvadoran heritage. Card subject to change.

Organizers are introducing some, new interactive features sure to help ramp up the energy and provide further electricity to boxing’s best fan-friendly, environment. Noted personality, Britt Waters (@itsbrittwaters), a lifestyle and traffic anchor on ABC 7 WJLA, who also serves as in-game host for the Washington Wizards and XFL DC Defenders, is bringing her talents to Beltway Battles by serving as ringside emcee. The University of Maryland grad will keep fans entertained with special guest interviews, contests and promotional giveaways onsite throughout the evening.

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Comedian Terry “Goofy” Jones (@goofyssss) and rapper 3ohBlack @3ohblack) are a pair of talented DC performing artists and big boxing enthusiasts, who will provide their very own special fight commentary after each bout live from ringside. Dubbed from the “Post-Bout Couch,” expect a raw and spontaneous experience from this dynamic duo. Known for his trademark slogans such as “We’re Ready to Do This … So Let’s Step to This!,” DC Hall of Famer Henry “Discombobulating” Jones (@ringannouncerjones) will once again handle ring announcer duties, while Stylus Chris Music Group (@StylusChris), who DJs for the Washington Nationals, DC United and NASCAR, will help keep the crowd moving all night long in his boxing debut.

Fans looking for an elevated VIP experience can sign up for the brand new VIP Table Club offering limited-edition, seated table seats right next to the fighter’s ring entrance that come with a complimentary bottle of spirits, light snacks and table service.

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Beltway Battles: Round Four is supported by Events DC (@eventsdc), Guy Fieri’s DC Kitchen & Bar (@guysdckitchen), Urban Boxing (@urban.boxing), City Renewables (@cityrenewables), La Tingeria (@latingeriatruck), Weezzzkutz (@Weezzzkutz), El Paso Mexican Restaurant, City-State Brewing (@citystatebrewing) and Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (@gwhcc_dc).

To learn about sponsorship, promotional and VIP ticket packages including the ultimate VIP Dream Seats, contact Emily Thornell of Blue Cork Strategies at 202.345.5525 or