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CUNNINGHAM HOLDS
OPEN MEDIA WORKOUT

Heavyweight contender Steve “USS” Cunningham, 28-6, 13 KOs, held an open workout for the media at the Shuler Boxing Gym in West Philadelphia today, in advance of his 12-round IBF elimination fight with Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov, 19-0-1, 12 KOs, scheduled for March 14th.  The two heavyweights clash on March 14th at the Bell Centre in Montreal with a #1 ranking and a mandatory shot at the IBF heavyweight title at stake.  The fight will be broadcast live by HBO. 

Cunningham went through a brisk workout with trainer Brother Naazim Richardson and took questions from the media.  Both fighter and trainer appeared... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

DAWEJKO INTENDS TO KEEP TANK ROLLING TOWARD MANSOUR

Rising Philly heavyweight prospect Joey “The Tank” Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, returns to the ring Friday night when he meets “The Nigerian Gentleman”, Enobong Umohette, 9-2, 8 KOs, in the 8-round co-main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.  Joey will be looking to extend his five bout winning streak that has spanned the last 14 months.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

HAROLD JOHNSON PASSES

We just received the very sad news that former world light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson passed away this morning (Feb. 19) at Nazareth Hospital in Philadelphia. He was 87. Johnson, a stylish technician who fought the very best of his era during his 25-year professional career, won his first share of the title in 1961, unified the crown in 1962, compiled an overall record of 76-11, 32 KOs, and entered the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1993. He was not only one of Philly's very best, he was truly one of the very best boxers of all time. Details regarding his death or funeral services have not been released yet.

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

PA BOXING HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2015

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame released the names of their induction class for 2015. The fifteen new members will be welcomed to the PA Hall at the annual induction ceremony and banquet to be held on May 17, 2015 in Philadelphia. The list of honorees includes nine former boxers and five renowned non-boxers. The fighters are John David Jackson, Roger Russell, Anthony Witherspoon, Jerome Artis, Tony Martin, Wee Willie Davies, Tommy Yarosz, Steve Traitz Jr. and Hank Quinn. The legendary list of non-boxers include a trio of legendary trainers - Sam Solomon, Bouie Fisher, and Slim Jim Robinson, manager Baron Dougherty, and cut men Milt Bailey and Joey Eye.  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

JENNINGS HAPPY ON THE HARDER ROAD TO HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE

When Bryant “BY BY” Jennings, 19-0, 10 KOs, defeated Mike Perez at Madison Square Garden last summer, he earned the right to fight for the WBC heavyweight title.  That is, once Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder fought each other first. Jennings waited patiently for his title shot, only to see the Wilder-Stiverne bout delayed over and over again. 

Of course the fight finally came off a few weeks ago, but by then Bryant Jennings had already moved on.  When Wilder lifted the crown from... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

BABY KID CHOCOLATE PASSES

North Philadelphia bantamweight of the 1970s, Baby Kid Chocolate passed away Friday, January 30th. He was 57 years old.

Chocolate was born Ronnie Walker in 1957, and once told Nigel Collins that he took his ring name because he believed he was a dead ringer for the original "Kid", the great Cuban Bon Bon, Eligio Sardinias. Whatever physical similarities the two may have shared, their boxing styles were quite different.

Philly's Kid Chocolate was a tiny-Joe Frazier or mini-Curtis Parker. Five-feet, five-inches, and 118 pounds of... (MORE)

   














 
 
                 
 
 
   

COLON TROUNCES MUNOZ

Junior middleweight prospect Prichard Colon, Orocovis, Puerto Rico, remained undefeated with a dominant but uninspiring points victory over veteran Hector Munoz of Albuquerque, NM, Saturday night. The six round main event at South Philadelphia's 2300 Arena nearly came to an abrupt halt in round one when a devastating right uppercut by Colon had Munoz on the canvas. However, the young favorite could not finish the seasoned vet, and within a few rounds appeared disinterested in even trying for the KO. Instead Colon settled for a landslide unanimous decision and the extension of his unblemished record, 13-0, 10 KOs.  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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