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ANOTHER BIG PHILLY BOXING WEEKEND
 
by Frank Bartolini

Philadelphia will be hosting two straight nights of fight action starting this Friday. Both shows are scheduled on North Broad Street. Showing a commitment to bringing world class boxing to Philly, Bob Arum’s Top Rank is staging a light heavyweight unification bout between Oleksander Gvozdyk and Artur Beterbiev at The Liacouras Center. The showdown in North Philly kicks things off on Friday night.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

LUNDY BEGINS TITLE RUN IN DE
 
by J. R . Jowett

Diane Fisher (Dee Lee Prom’ns) with matchmaker Nick Tiberi kept Delaware boxing going with a show on Saturday night, 10/5, at their usual location, the Hockessin PAL. About 500 fans came out for a fine card, but with some new twists. The show was highlighted not by a particular fighter but the return of the Pennsylvania Commission to run the card. Delaware has none of its own, so various other states have exercised oversight of the local shows. PA Commissioner Greg Sirb held sway over a long and successful program at Dover Downs, only to be replaced. First Virginia and recently Alabama were the supervising commissions. Now Pennsylvania is back, which is good news, as they always do a fine job. Sirb had a kung fu card in Pennsylvania simultaneously... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

PELTZ CELEBRATES 50 YEARS IN BOXING
PADILLA GOES THE DISTANCE

by J. R . Jowett

J. R. Jowett reporting from back against the wall in the dark: The Great J Russell Peltz celebrated 50 years in boxing (this writer was at his first show) with a commemorative card at Philadelphia’s 2300 Arena on October 4th. Titled “Blood, Sweat & 50 Years”, the show was promoted along with Michelle Rosado (Raging Babe Prom’ns), drawing a nearly full house.

This was more than a boxing show. It was a salute to the leading figure in Philly boxing over the last five decades. The official program is... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

PELTZ HONORED AT CITY HALL
 
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA PA -- Members of the Philadelphia City Council presented a resolution honoring J Russell Peltz at this morning's council meeting on behalf of President Darrell Clarke. The resolution recognized Peltz' contribution to the city over 50 years of promoting boxing in Philadelphia.  President Clarke serves as the City Councilman for District 5, where Peltz promoted his first boxing event at the Blue Horizon on September 30, 1969.   

The resolution gave a brief history of Peltz' career before thanking him for the profound impact he had on the city over the last 50 years.  It... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ORTIZ EARNS TOUGH WIN
AT PARX
 
by J.R. Jowett

 
Joe Hand Prom’ns and Brittany Rogers (BAM Boxing) put on a reduced but exciting card at Parx Casino in Bensalem on September 20th. With the usual pullouts and drop-offs, the eight-bout card was reduced to five, but with J Russell Peltz matchmaking, there’s never a bad show.

In the eight-round main event, Steven Ortiz, 132 ˝, Phila., 11-0 (3), faced dangerous spoiler Alejandro Salinas, 131, Youngstown, 10-3 (9). Ortiz is known to local fans as the recent conqueror of Jeremy Cuevas. The first... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

BOXER PROFILE: JOEY DAWEJKO
 
by Jennifer Birch

 
The city of Brotherly Love is synonymous with boxing and has had a long and colorful history of fighting dating back to the late 19th century.  It is home to some of the great boxers of our time who have defined the Philly fighter. Men like Tommy Loughran, Joe Frazier, and Bernard Hopkins are classic examples of fighters who possessed a high boxing IQ, skilled on the finer points of counter punching, inside fighting and old school tactics. It is from Philly’s long and storied tradition of fighters that Joseph Thomas Dawejko’s love of boxing was born. Encouraged by his grandfather, young Joey fell in love with the sport at The Blue Horizon, when he was just 10-years-old.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

UNDERDOG SPARROW:
NO VADA TESTING
IS PAR FOR THE COURSE

By Luis Cortes III
The Weigh In


Avery Sparrow (10-1) (3 KO’s) goes into his fight this Saturday night against Ryan Garcia (18-0) (15 KO’s) (DAZN 7 P.M. ET) in a familiar position, as the underdog.  It’s a position that Sparrow has not only come to expect to be in, but one that he relishes.  One thing that most boxing observers fail to realize about Sparrow and his career is that Sparrow, while being dubbed the underdog or “B side” of his fights thus far, simply does not think of himself as the underdog.  In fact, every time he has taken to the ring as a professional, he... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

FULTON
EXTENDS STREAK

Philadelphian Stephen Fulton continued his breakout year with an impressive sixth round knockout victory over Mexican Isaac Avelar at the Bert Ogden Arena in Edinburg, TX. Both boxers entered the ring as 16-0, undefeated prospects, and going in, the fight appeared to be a competitive match between two of the best rising fighters at 122 pounds. However, Fulton dominated the bout and scored his seventeenth straight victory with an emphatic KO.

Fulton came right out and looked sharp against his southpaw foe. Avelar was aggressive, but could not match either speed or skills with Fulton. "Cool Boy Steph" out-jabbed the hard-charging Avelar, cut him in the third, and... (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
       

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