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HERRERA BATTERS JONES

The long awaited comeback of Mike Jones ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when Jaime Herrera rose from the floor twice to ultimately score a 7th round TKO over the returning world title challenger. It was a grueling and brutal fight that started as most had expected it would, with Jones' punching power all but wrapping up the comeback fight. However, this test didn't end there.

Herrera managed to survive the early storm and went on to administer a beating frightful enough to not only end the fight, but to likely dismantle whatever fighting spirit remains in the already apprehensive Mike Jones. It was a difficult and agonizing lesson to watch be dispensed, but it was riveting boxing and one of the most memorable... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
GARCIA WINS 3rd STRAIGHT

Junior welterweight world champion Danny Garcia has once again been named the “2013 Philly Fighter of the Year”  by the web site, PhillyBoxingHistory.com.  It is the third consecutive year Garcia has taken the honor. 

In 2013, Garcia defended his world title twice, including a career-best performance against Lucas Matthysse last September. That upset victory will also earn Garcia a second trophy, the Briscoe Medal, for the “2013 Performance of the Year” at this year’s event.

Garcia and all the other winners will receive their awards on October 19... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FOR MIKE JONES
IT'S FINALLY
TIME TO FIGHT

If anyone asked me a year, or even six months ago, if I ever expected to see Philadelphia welterweight Mike Jones back in the ring again, I would probably have said ‘no’. It’s been more than two years since his last fight, and that fight had the look of a career-killer. Randall Bailey knocked Jones cold with a right uppercut and obliterated his championship dreams in an instant. It was a devastating loss, and he hasn’t fought since. As the months, and years passed by, it seemed more and more certain that Mike Jones was gone for good. 

However this weekend, Jones, 26-1, 19 KOs, will finally reappear... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

CHARLES BREWER AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP RING

Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer picked up a new piece of hardware to go along with his red and gold IBF belt on Wednesday.  IBF president Daryl Peoples made the trip to the City of Brotherly Love to catch up on some old housekeeping that was long overdue.  In a special ceremony at a North Philly hair salon owned by Brewer and his wife Sofia, The Hatchet received a brand new IBF championship ring, an award given to champions who have made three successful title defenses. 

Brewer, who won the IBF crown with a with a 5th round TKO... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

GARCIA
ASSAULTS SALKA

World junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia brutalized Ron Salka in round two of a scheduled 10-round non-title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Garcia put on a stunning display of power-punching that overwhelmed Salka and produced three showy knockdowns.  The 142-pound catch-weight contest was the main event of a nine-bout bout card promoted by Golden Boy and televised live by Showtime. 

The fight started carefully, with the boxers feeling each other out in the opening round.  Garcia, of Philadelphia, tested Pittsburgh's Salka to the body... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

THE BARON OF LEIPERVILLE
The Life and Times
of James F. Dougherty

 A New Book by Richard Pagano

Local author, Rich Pagano has just published a book about legendary fight manager James "Baron" Dougherty. The Baron is one of the biggest figures in Philly boxing history, and now for the first time we can read all the details of his long career and life.

Dougherty was a manager, promoter, trainer, referee, boxer, and fight camp owner. He worked with many of the best fighters during the first half of the 20th Century and was involved in numerous famous bouts. To read a sample chapter (on heavyweight George Godfrey), click the following link.   (READ)

   





 
                 
       

GARCIA VS SALKA
NO WIN SITUATION VS. NOTHING
TO LOSE

When Danny Garcia and Rod Salka face off Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, they couldn’t be in more diverse positions.  One fighter doesn’t figure to win, even though he’s almost guaranteed a victory.  The other isn’t given a snowball’s chance in the fight, but should find himself in a better position, no matter how bad he may lose. 

Since it was announced, the fight, which will be televised live on Showtime, has gone through quite a few growing pains.  What was originally scheduled as a 12-round junior welterweight world title fight, was rejected for...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
 
 
   

KOVALEV
WINS BY KO
STAYS ON TRACK FOR HOPKINS

Sergey Kovalev kept his unification fight with Bernard Hopkins on track with a second round TKO of Blake Caparello at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City Saturday night. The champion retained his WBO light heavyweight title, but had to climb off the deck in round one to do it. Southpaw Caparello landed a straight left hand that toppled Kovalev back onto the seat of his pants, and momentarily put the proposed Hopkins fight in jeopardy...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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