Originally posted on The Queensbury Rules  |  Last updated 1/25/14
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- It's a cold Saturday night in the nation's capital, and the atmosphere is cool in the D.C. Armory while the sparse fans await local hero Lamont Peterson in the main event. We'll find out through the course of the evening (it's about 7 p.m. as of this writing) whether the crowd will pick up, or whether the weather and Peterson's knockout loss has dimmed enthusiasm for his latest outing. Because the first bout was at 4:20 p.m., I decided to show up a little later at a more traditional opening bell of a bit before 6 p.m. This post will regularly update with the bouts leading up to the main Showtime televised card, including some Sho Extreme action with Dominic Wade, Rau'shee Warren, Robert Easter, Jr. and others. It'll go in reverse chronological order. ****** Lightweight Jamel Herring got a baffling split decision win over Antonio Sanchez, baffling because Herring won every round on the two scorecards that were sane. The 58-56 call for Sanchez must've given him too much credit for the stray big right hand he'd land, or else it was a massive tabulation error. (Nope. Just got the scorecard. Judge Wayne Smith thought Sanchez won the last four rounds. Uh.) Herring had no real trouble but also didn't really impress -- he's throw a southpaw 1-2 then back away and wave his left hand around to indicate it landed. The former Olympian is now affiliated with Adrien Broner's band camp, but he's also a former Marine, so that deserves to cancel out any hate he might get for affiliating with the nauseating one. ****** On the parts of the show I missed or missed substantial portions of: super middleweight D'Mitrius Ballard got a 3rd round stoppage win over Marlon "The Best By" Farr (

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