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BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
CUNNINGHAM-MANSOUR IS 2014 FIGHT OF THE YEAR

2014 was an excellent year for Philadelphia boxing and thus much for this fall's 8th Annual Briscoe Awards to celebrate. The winners for 2014 include a classic fight, a Herculean performance, a monster KO, a big upset and many other outstanding milestones that will be remembered for many years to come. So with no further ado, here are the winners of the 2014 Briscoe Awards.      (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HART & CAPUTO
ON BOXING'S
BIGGEST CARD

While the majority of the boxing world will be laser-focused on the big Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight Saturday night and mostly ignoring the six-bout undercard that immediately precedes the richest fight in boxing history, Philly-area fight fans have two reasons to pay attention to a pair of the supporting bouts at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Local boxers Jesse "Hard Work" Hart, 16-0, 13 KOs, North Philly, and Kennett Square's Anthony Caputo Smith, 15-4, 10 KOs, each have slots on the big card. Both have victory on their minds, but the two fighters are in Vegas to play very different roles.   (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

KLITSCHKO DEFEATS JENNINGS
ON POINTS

Bryant Jennings, 19-1, 10 KOs, suffered the first defeat of his professional career but earned validation and respect from the legions who gave him little chance of lasting a round or two with champion Wladimir Klitschko, 64-3, 54 KOs, on Saturday night. The world heavyweight champion defended his crown for the 18th straight time with a unanimous decision before a packed Madison Square Garden crowd of 17,056.

Although Jennings entered the bout a significant underdog (about 15-1), he showed solid skills, a sturdy chin, and even a blueprint to defeat the dominant...  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

CUNNINGHAM SIGNS WITH
AL HAYMON

Philadelphia (April 21, 2015) -- Former two-time world cruiserweight champion and current Heavyweight contender, Steve "USS" Cunningham has signed with adviser Al Haymon.


Cunningham of Philadelphia is excited about the prospects for his future.


"I'm looking forward to working with Al, he's a genius at what he does.  I've been watching him for several years and seeing all that he accomplishes for his fighters but have always been on the outside looking in due to...  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

JENNINGS READY FOR THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE

Bryant “BY BY” Jennings, 19-0, 10 KOs, gets his big chance to become the world heavyweight champion on Saturday night before a packed house at Madison Square Garden and a big national TV audience on HBO.  The Philly-born-fast-tracker has made it to the biggest fight a boxer could ever dream of - after just five years in the pros and brief one-year amateur career prior to that. 

He’s packed much experience into his fledgling ring run, but most believe that he’s still too green and too small to make a serious challenge on Saturday...  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

DOUGLAS & DAVIS SET FOR ACTION

Rising Delaware prospects Omar Douglas, 13-0, 10 KOs, and Kyrone Davis, 6-0, 4 KOs, are both scheduled to put their undefeated records on the line Saturday night at Harrah's Casino & Racetrack in Chester, PA. Both young stars fight under the Al Haymon banner and are nearing a breakthrough in their respective divisions.

Both fighters held a joint open media workout last week at Wilmington's William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center to help promote the upcoming show on April 25th.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

WEEKEND ROUND UP
IN AND AROUND PHILLY

This past weekend was a busy boxing period that had local fans flipping channels on Friday night and choosing between competing local shows on Saturday night.

On Friday night three different networks presented three different televised bouts plus a little off-TV action all featuring local talent. 

ESPN2 - MOHEGAN SUN
Junior lightweight lefty Tevin Farmer rolled through eight easy rounds on ESPN2, with a landside points win over Angel Luna, 10-1-1, 6 KOs, at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. The bout opened the Friday Night Fights broadcast, and was Farmer's 12th straight victory. Undefeated since 2013, the American Idol...  (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
 
 
   

WRITER STAN HOCHMAN PASSES

Stan Hochman, perhaps the greatest Philadelphia sports columnist ever, passed away on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the ripe old age of 86. Hochman had a huge presence in the daily lives of local sports fans with his 56 year run at the Philadelphia Daily News.

Hochman started at the paper as a writer in 1959 and six years later became a columnist. Over the years, he wrote about every sport, but made a monumental contribution in boxing by covering some of the City's best fighters and events.     (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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