Baltimore Native Dominique Crowder Headlines The GTD Challenge

By Vince D’Writer: Live boxing returns to Baltimore as BadGurl Promotions in collaboration with GTD Promotions presents The GTD Challenge, which features undefeated prospect Dominique “Dimes” Crowder vs Kenny Demecillo (17-6-2, 10 KOs) for the WBA International bantamweight title live on Saturday August 5th at Coppin State University’s Physical Education Complex.

This night of boxing will represent BadGurl Promotions debut as a promotional company in the fight game. The boxing card is stacked, as it includes amateur fights, pro debuts, and extremely talented prospects from the DMV area who are on the rise.

A vacant title is up for grabs in the GTD Challenge main event, but also on the fight card, Mia “KillerBee” Ellis (6-1, 5 KOs) will face Jessica Emerick for the National Boxing Association title. Ellis grew up in Baltimore’s Upton Boxing Center as she’s the daughter of Gervonta “Tank” Davis’ co-trainer Kenny Ellis.

Mia, who started training at the age of 4, has a sibling type of bond with Tank Davis, and she views being linked to Davis as both a blessing and a curse. The 23-year-old Ellis is excited about her opportunity to fight for a title, and she’s ready to put on a show for her hometown fans.

Representing Washington D.C., Mayweather Promotions top prospect Jalil “Major” Hackett (6-0, 5 KOs) is scheduled to clash with Jorge Rodrigo Sosa (6-7, 6 KOs) in a welterweight bout. Despite the fact that he has a win percentage that is below (.500), Sosa shouldn’t be taken lightly as he is a pressure fighter who has won all of his bouts by way of knockout.

As a youth, Jalil Hackett stop playing other sports at the age of 12 in order to solely focus on boxing.

He would go on to become a decorated amateur, graduate from high school a year early with a 3.5 GPA, and sign a promotional contract with Mayweather Promotions.

Now six fights into his pro career, the 20-year-old Hackett is aware of the fact that due to his affiliation with Mayweather Promotions, he has a target on his back because his opponents know if they’re able to pull off the upset, then it will put them at a different level. However, the word upset is not a part of Jalil Hackett’s vocabulary as he’s looking forward to producing another dominant performance on August 5th.

In the GTD Challenge main event, Baltimore native Dominique “Dimes” Crowder has his eyes set on the WBA International championship belt. Standing nearly 6-feet tall, Crowder is a rangy bantamweight who like to press forward, but he fights at a distance.

His opponent Kenny Demecillo is an aggressive Filipino boxer who has an offensive style that is based on applying pressure. Crowder is confident that he’s capable of dealing with Demecillo’s style because he’s seen it multiple times as a sparring partner to the former WBC featherweight champion Mark Magsayo.

With Crowder’s ability to press forward, and Demecillo’s aggressive offensive style, this bout has the potential to be an action packed fight. Crowder labels his bout with Demecillo as an amazing opportunity, and he’s focused on winning a title in his hometown of Baltimore.

Calvin Ford any Kenny Ellis of GTD Promotions along with Nikki Cobbs and Brandi Murphy of Badgurl Promotions have teamed up to provide a platform that gives these talented prospects the opportunity to showcase their skills.

For boxing fans who want to attend the event, tickets are available on Eventbrite. For fans not in attendance, The GTD Challenge will be streaming live at 6 p.m. on