As a stellar amateur competitor, 26-year-old D’Mitrius Ballard has won five Ringside World Championship titles, a 2012 National Golden Gloves crown, and four National PAL titles, among many other accolades.
The talented contender from Temple Hills, Maryland began his professional journey on February 23, 2013 with a 66-second technical knockout of Kelly Henderson in Detroit, and he scored many more victories since, stopping Marcus Clay in two rounds, decisioning Lekan Byfield over four rounds, and stopping Marlon Farr in three rounds on January 25, 2014, before tearing through the rest of 2014 with knockouts against Quincy Miner, Barry Trotter and Tylon Burris.
In 2015, Ballard did not slow down, stopping unbeaten Jason Zabokrtsky in 70 seconds and decisioning Josue Ovando over six rounds to keep his “0” intact. On October 3, Ballard earned a convincing unanimous decision victory over Juan Carlos Rojas in six rounds, and he notched the same result against Fabiano Pena to close out the year on December 19.
In 2016, Ballard took on four more opponents—Leosvy Mayedo, Victor Fonseca, Ernesto Berrospe and Gergo Horvath, with four consecutive knockouts.
In 2017, Ballard continued his streak with a fourth-round knockout of Zoltan Sera. He then challenged Adrian Luna Flores and Jaime Solorio, in which he won by unanimous decision. Following, in 2018, Ballard went up against Alan Campa, where he gained momentum in round five and won his third straight unanimous decision victory.
In 2019, Ballard defeated Victor Fonseca via fifth round technical knockout before fighting Elias Espadas in a tough battle that ended in a no decision. He then finished the year off fighting to a majority draw against Yamaguchi Falcao.
Balllard is anxious to return to the ring and fight the best of the middleweight division to fulfill his dream of becoming a world champion.