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VOTE FOR THE BRISCOE AWARDS

It is time to cast your vote for the Briscoe Awards. We need your help to determine the winners in two cate-gories: "2015 Philly Fighter of the Year" and "2015 Philly Fight of the Year". 

The nominees for "2015 Philly Fighter of the Year" are: 1) Julian Williams, 2) Jason Sosa, 3) Tevin Farmer & 4) Danny Garcia. The nominees for "2015 Philly Fight of the Year" are: 1) Michael Perez vs. Miguel Acosta, 2) Amir Mansour vs. Joey Dawejko, & 3) Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker. You may vote for both awards via e-mail or on Facebook. Remember these awards are for the 2015 fight year. See all the details by clicking the following link:   MORE

   

 
                 
 

   

ENNIS & JONES ARE FUTURE PHILLY STARS

By Ken Hissner

Philadelphia has two new potential boxing stars in Jaron “Boots” Ennis and Joshua Jones. Both had fine amateur careers and both recently made their professional debut with knockouts on April 30th in Utah.

Welterweight Jaron Ennis added his second KO on May 14th at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philly. Joshua Jones, a lightweight, was also scheduled to appear on the show, but unfortunately he suffered a training injury and had to pull out of the show. Ennis is keeping busy and returns on June 3rd at the 2300 Arena... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

PA BOXING HOF
INDUCTS 16 NEW MEMBERS

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame held their annual induction ceremony and banquet on Sunday, May 15, 2016. Sixteen new members were inducted at Romano's Catering in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia.

Nino Del Buono was the Master of Ceremonies and Hall of Fame promoter J Russell Peltz served as co-host. HBO judge Harold Lederman was the guest speaker and former three-division world champion Iran Barkley was a special guest.

The inductees included boxers Benny Amparo, Bob Baker (deceased), Johnny Bizzarro (deceased), Harry... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ROBERT "WIZ" HILL
DEAD AT 62

South Philly cruiserweight Robert "The Wiz" Hill passed away on May 7, 2016. He was 62 years old. Hill was born on February 18, 1954 and made his professional boxing debut at 20, on October 2, 1974 in Allentown, PA. Hill won that fight against Bob Hunter by first round knockout. His journeyman career unfolded in three segments that stretched over 22 years. He fought top fighters like Jesse Ferguson, George Chaplin and Carl Williams during his career and posted an overall record of 7-10-2, 4 KOs. Funeral services for Robert Hill will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, at Lovely Baptist Church (728 Snyder Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, 19148). Viewing: 9:00-10:00 AM, Service: 10:00 AM.   RIP.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ENNIS SCORES SECOND STRAIGHT KO

Ret-hot rookie, Jaron "Boots" Ennis, made his local debut Saturday night at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall. Ennis, 18, pushed his two-week old career to the 2-0 mark with a 23-second technical knockout over Luis Ramos (0-2). After a quick switch to the southpaw stance, Ennis crushed Ramos with a sudden right hook that floored the visiting Puerto Rican. The referee stopped the fight immediately, and the crackling punch reportedly broke Ramos' nose. Ennis looked impressive, as he did in his pro debut on April 30 against Cory Muldrew (1-10). Ennis also won that fight in the first round. Jaron returns to the ring on June 3rd at the 2300 Arena on the DeCarlo Perez vs. Dashon Johnson undercard.

   

 

 
                 
       

ROCK WINS DEBUT BY KO

Philly heavyweight Darmani Rock, 20, made a successful pro debut Friday night in Washington, DC, with a speedy knockout of Carlos Black, 1-4, of Rockville, MD. Rock's coming out party was held at the  DC Armory and was televised live on BET. The young heavyweight charged out at the opening bell and appeared dead-set on starting his career with a KO. About halfway through the first round, Rock hurt Black and poured on the pressure until a vicious right staggered him against the ropes. As Black was about to fall, Rock slammed home a left hook that put the 31 year old down hard. No count was necessary, but referee Michelle Myers went through the motions. The end came at the 1:54 mark, and launched Rock's promising pro campaign. Photo: Roc Nation Sports / Tom Hogan Photography.

   



 
                 
       

ENNIS MAKES LOCAL DEBUT ON HARD HITTING SOUTH PHILLY SHOW

by Ken Hissner

Pro boxing returns to South Philly's Sheet Metal Workers Hall Saturday night when Hard Hitting Promotions stages a nine-bout card that is packed with local and visiting talent. Promoters Manny Rivera and Will Ruiz hosted a press conference Thursday night at the Laborers Local Union No. 57 Hall in Center City Philadelphia to publicize the show.

In the main event, North Bergen-based Peruvian... (MORE)

   






 

 
                 
 
 
   

DARMANI ROCK
SET FOR PRO DEBUT

Philadelphia is known for having a rich boxing history. Philly fighters, whether they are champions or not, are known as some of the most memorable warriors to ever lace on the gloves. So it is understandable that the City is buzzing lately, as a new crop of promising boxers embark on their professional careers.

The group includes Jaron Ennis, Joshua Jones, Christian Carto and a few others. All of them have either recently debuted or are on the brink of taking that first step toward their dream of becoming a professional world champion. (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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