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WITHERSPOON WINS IN THREE

The Playground in Atlantic City debuted as a boxing venue Saturday night, and in the main event, heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon, 34-3, 26 KOs, trounced Nick Guivas, 11-3-2, 9 KOs, for a third round stoppage.  Witherspoon had all the advantages in the scheduled 10-rounder, so there were no fun and games for Guivas at this playground.  Seven of the ten bouts on the new seaside facility’s inaugural show ended early, but the action was entertaining and well worth watching. 

Witherspoon began the fight with a dose of caution, but by the second round began opening up against his bullish foe.  Chazz established his jab and started working Guivas’ body effectively.  As the round heated up and the aggressive... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CUNNINGHAM & TARVER DRAW

Leading up to their nationally televised 12-round main event fight, Steve Cunningham and Antonio Tarver participated in a feisty and entertaining war of words to promote their intriguing match-up. Both former champions went at each other without hesitation and both scored sharp blows on the other in the press, on social media, on a teleconference, and the mouthy battle added spice to a fight that both fighters called a "must win". However, after 12 long rounds, neither boxer scored that must win, and had to settle for split decision draw.

The fight not only fell short of its pre-fight build up, it also had the misfortune of happening in the wake of the evening's co-feature... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FARMER SCORCHES ON HBO LATINO

Philadelphian Tevin Farmer made his HBO Latino debut Saturday night in the triple-header show-opener and could not have made a better or bigger impression. Farmer faced Daulis Prescott in a scheduled 10-round junior lightweight bout at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, CA, and Tevin won by impressive 8th round KO. The fight was meant to warm up the TV audience, but Farmer's performance not only warmed viewers, it threatened to burn a hole right through their television screens.   (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

BRISCOE AWARDS MOVE TO XFINITY LIVE! OCT 18th
Bryant Jennings,
Cunningham vs. Mansour,
& Others to be Honored

PhillyBoxingHistory.com announced today that the 8th Annual Briscoe Awards, an annual celebration of the Philadelphia fight scene, will move to an exciting new venue this year. XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, becomes the new home of the Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 18, 2015, 1-4pm.

The Briscoe Awards, named after legendary middleweight... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

CUNNINGHAM
HAS FAITH
IN HIS CHANCES AGAINST TARVER

Anyone who follows Steve “USS” Cunningham knows that he is a fighter who has seen it all in the ring. In his 15-year run as a pro, he has had numerous highs and just as many lows along the way.  Cunningham has won titles, lost titles, been put on the shelf by more than one promoter, has often lost the political game to more powerful players, and suffered more robberies than a bank without a security guard.  He has also endured more challenges in his personal life than most of us could ever imagine.  With all this drama, many, at point or another, have figured Cunningham’s career had come to an end.  However, if you know the career of Steve Cunningham, you know that he is a fighter who seems to have nine lives.     (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

SILKY JACKSON
DIES AT 55

His nickname said it all. Jerome Jackson was known throughout his career as "Silky". The smooth-boxing North Philadelphia middleweight fought as a professional between 1977 and 1982, and faced a number of significant opponents. He came from a fighting family; his younger brother Ernest was also a professional fighter.

On Wednesday, August 5, 2015, Silky Jackson died at just 55 years of age.

Jackson, a product of North Philly's ABC Recreation Center (26th & Master Streets), turned pro on August 23, 1977, on the big platform of the Hagler-Monroe III undercard at the Spectrum. Jackson was 17 years old. He was... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

DAWEJKO, LAMANNA & BURGIN ALL WIN
AC COMEBACKS

Joey Dawejko, Thomas LaManna and Anthony Burgin all returned to their winning ways Friday night at Bally's Atlantic City. All three had lost their previous fight and all three were looking to bounce back on the non-televised undercard of a nationally televised ShoBox triple feature on Showtime. It was a good boxing show filled with five exciting knockouts and three grinding full-limit, 8-rounders.  Although nationally this was a... (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
 
 
   

LOCALS LOOK TO BOUNCE BACK
FRIDAY IN ATLANTIC CITY

Long before the trio of featured bouts that top the nationally televised ShoBox broadcast gets underway at Bally’s Atlantic City on Friday night, three Philly-area locals will step into the ring for important comeback fights that will set the stage for the next chapter of their respective careers.      (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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