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VERDEJO
THRILLS SOLD OUT CROWD;
 
JESSE HART &
CORNFLAKE LAMANNA
ALSO WIN IN S. PHILLY

Budding Puerto Rican superstar Felix Verdejo thrilled his legion of supporters Saturday night in South Philly by scoring a fourth round TKO of Karim El Ouazghari of Barcelona. The packed house at the 2300 Arena seemed happy enough to watch the rising lightweight's ring walk, so you can imagine their reaction when the undefeated Verdejo pounded his opponent into submission midway through their scheduled 8-round main event. Philadelphian Jesse Hart also won by TKO on the nine-bout fight card, and like Verdejo, stretched his undefeated streak to 16-0.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HURD UNIMPRESSIVE,
ROOKIES RULE & DOUGLAS STEALS SHOW

Maryland middleweight Jarrett Hurd won an uninspiring majority decision over Texan Emmanuel Sanchez in the 6-round main at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA Friday night. The lackluster bout topped a showcase parade of Al Haymon fighters, and included a sprinkling of local boxers mixed with several out-of-towners. Although going in, there was little doubt about the outcome of all six fights scheduled, some of the favorites managed to make an impression with strong showings. However, Hurd, 14-0, 8 KOs, was not one them. 

Hurd had his hands full with Sanchez, a southpaw... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

WEBSTER
DEMOLISHES SAI

Derrick Webster, Glassboro, NJ, brought an abrupt halt to a very long evening of boxing at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia Tuesday night, when he finished his main event bout against Obodai Sai in just 22 seconds.  The scheduled 6-round super middleweight fight was the final attraction in 13-bout pro & amateur show put on by Joe Hand Promotions and D&D Management. 

Webster, a six-foot-four-inch southpaw, came out in round one and before you knew it, landed an unassuming right hook to the head of Sai.  The Ghanaian fighter absorbed the punch, took two steps back, and then collapsed in his own corner, partially held... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ROBINSON KILLS THE BODY, REGISTERS TKO

Philly southpaw Ray Robinson continued his impressive climb up the welterweight rankings with a sharp and emphatic TKO victory over Daniel Sostre Friday night in the main event at the Chase Center in Wilmington, DE. Robinson used an aggressive body attack to set up the win that earned him the WBO-NABO regional welterweight crown after Sostre retired in his corner after round six.   

Robinson won every round of the fight, mixing his pointed right jab, lashing left hands and that ever-constant body abuse to chip away... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

DAWEJKO POUNDS JOHNSON OUT
IN CHESTER

Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko, 13-3-2, 6 KOs, made short work of Rayford Johnson of Longview, TX, 10-16, 6 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event at Harrah’s Casino and Racetrack in Chester, PA Friday night.  Dawejko stormed out of his corner in the opening round, dropped Johnson twice and registered his third consecutive first-round knockout victory.  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

MELDRICK TAYLOR ENTERS PHILADELPHIA SPORTS HALL OF FAME

Meldrick Taylor entered the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame Thursday night at the annual banquet honoring outstanding athletes in a variety of sports. The event was held at the Sheraton Society Hill in Philadelphia.

Taylor is the sixth boxer to be honored in the PSHOF's eleven year history, joining Joe Frazier, Tommy Loughran, Joey Giardello, Jersey Joe Walcott, and Harold Johnson in the Hall's boxing wing.

"I started boxing when I was eight years old," Taylor told...  (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

KOVALEV DOMINATES HOPKINS

When Saturday night's light heavyweight championship fight was over, the winning formula seemed quite simple. Sergey Kovalev resisted falling into the trap that Bernard Hopkins had set for so many others, and just kept punching his way to the biggest victory of his career, a one-sided unanimous decision over the 49 year old living legend.

Instead of allowing Hopkins to turn the fight into one of his near-stalemate masterpieces, Kovalev used his size, power, activity and...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
 
 
   

HUNTER SHINES
IN GOLDEN BOY DEBUT

Lost in the shuffle of Sergey Kovalev's dominant win over legend Bernard Hopkins Saturday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, was an impressive showing by West Philly's Eric "Outlaw" Hunter, in a fight that easily was the best of the eight undercard bouts. Fighting for the first time under the Golden Boy promotional banner, Hunter looked sharp in his sixth round stoppage of Daniel Ramirez of Los Angeles, 11-2, 5 KOs.

Although he started slowly after his 6-month layoff, Hunter...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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