A "resort-style" boxing card featuring seven Washington-area professionals is slated at 7:30 Friday night in the main ballroom at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.
The card features Derrik Holmes, mounting a comeback attempt after the thrashing he took two years ago in a world featherweight title fight loss to champion Wilfredo Gomez, and welterweight Lloyd (Honeyboy) Taylor, undefeated with nine knockouts in 10 pro fights.
Holmes will take on Emilio Rodriguez of New Jersey in an eight-rounder.
Taylor faces his toughest opponent to date, Manning Galloway of Columbus, Ohio, ranked 14th in the nation by the U.S. Boxing Association.
Also on the card is Washingtonian Mike James, who meets Tony Stern of Harrisburg, Pa., for the second time. Stern won a four-round decision when they fought in April at the Armory.
Two Washington-area women, Glenda Buckley and Doreen Lefeged, face each other in a rare women's boxing match. Also, Kenny Baysmore of Washington fights Paul Rutledge of Columbus, Ohio, and Thomas Baker of Washington faces Ken Corbitt of Harrisburg, Pa.
Rock Newman Productions, whose slogan is "bringing big-time boxing back to the Nation's Capital," is running the show.