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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)

   

 

 
                 
       

GARCIA TAKING
HIS CAREER ONE FIGHT AT A TIME

North Philly’s Danny Garcia, 29-0, 17 KOs, takes on DC’s Lamont Peterson, 33-2-1, 17 KOs, on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, in a scheduled 12-rounder that will be broadcast live during primetime on NBC broadcast television.  The hotly anticipated bout between the two top junior welterweights is a natural match that should end any discussion (if there still is any discussion) about who the best 140-pounder is in the world today. 

However this clash of junior welterweight champions will be... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

HELP US GET A GRAVESTONE FOR
MATTHEW SAAD MUHAMMAD

Like many heroes of Philadelphia boxing, former light heavyweight champion Matthew Saad Muhammad currently lies in an unmarked grave.  He was perhaps the most exciting fighter ever to come out this great fight town, and the web site PhillyBoxingHistory.com is on a mission to honor the boxing idol, who passed away on May 25, 2014.    

“There will never be another fighter like Saad Muhammad,” said John DiSanto, founder and editor of PhillyBoxingHistory.com.  “His fights were so amazing.  As far as excitement, he was on a completely different level than anyone else I’ve ever seen – in Philly or outside of Philly.”  (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
 
 
   

JENNINGS PREPARING FOR BIG TRANSITIONS
TO COME

With about one month to go before his April 25th world heavyweight title shot against Wladimir Klitschko, Bryant Jennings, 19-0, 10 KOs, is cloistered away at training camp getting ready for the biggest fight of his life.  For Jennings, training is second nature, and is without question one of the hardest workers in the game.  However as he recently told me, training too hard may have hurt him in his last start, the fight that earned him a shot at the WBC belt. 

Of course Jennings went in a different direction and finds himself... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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