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JENKINS WINS
BY KO

The brand new Tuesday Night Fights Pro-Am boxing series kicked off at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Tuesday night, and North Philly middleweight Fred Jenkins closed the show with a second round KO over Baltimore’s Jeremy Trussell in their scheduled 6-round bout.

A total of three professional and six amateur bouts were contested.

Jenkins looked sharp, winning the first round against his bigger opponent, before unleashing a vicious left hook in round two that decked Trussell flat on his back.  Trussell made it to his feet, but Jenkins immediately jumped on him... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

JENNINGS EDGES PEREZ, EARNS TITLE SHOT

Bryant Jennings accomplished his mission on Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, but the result was uncomfortably close. The now #1 heavyweight in the WBC, won a 12-round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Mike Perez in a highly anticipated title elimination bout. The victory guaranteed Jennings an opportunity to fight for the WBC crown, probably in the first half of 2015, against the winner of the yet-to-be-scheduled Bermane Stiverne and Detonay Wilder.    (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

KARPENCY ROUTS SMITH

Dhafir Smith came up empty on his trip to Western Pennsylvania. The renowned gym fighter could not solve Tommy Karpency's southpaw style, and had to scramble to even win one of the ten rounds. "I was flat," Smith told me by telephone the day after the fight. "I don't like fighting southpaws. It threw me off a little." The loss deflated Smith's record to 27-25-7 with 4 KOs. Before the fight, Smith was hopeful that a win would help him to finally move upward in the ranks. However, the decisive defeat keeps Dhafir firmly stuck in the same old position - a skillful pro unable to shake that gym-fighter/opponent mentality.  

All three judges favored Karpency, 23-4-1, 14 KOs, by wide margins - 100-90, 100-90 and 98-92. It was not the evening Smith was hoping to have.

Boxing scribe Ken Hissner, a regular contributor to Dog House Boxing, made the six-hour trip to the Pittsburgh area on Saturday to cover the fight, and filed the following report of the card's five bouts.  (FULL REPORT by Ken Hissner)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ROAD WARRIOR  READY FOR
NEXT ROAD TRIP

West Philadelphia road warrior, Dhafir Smith, 27-24-7, 4 KOs, heads back out on the road this week to face southpaw Tommy Karpency, 22-4-1, 14 KOs, and another set of officials potentially from Karpency's home-region. 

"I don't worry about the fighter," Smith said.  "I just worry about the judges. That's all I worry about, just getting a fair decision."

It seems to be the story of Smith's career, hitting the road, fighting in hostile... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BRYANT JENNINGS:
MY LIGHT SWITCH
IS NEVER OFF

Many fighters talk confidently about their careers, their upcoming fights and their abilities.  But few sell it like rising heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, 18-0, 10 KOs.  The Philadelphian’s confidence doesn’t just spit from the tip of his tongue, it is thoroughly steeped all the way down to the bones of his 225 pound body.  He is as self-assured as any fighter I’ve ever seen. 

Saturday night at Madison Square Garden, Jennings takes on Mike Perez, 20-0-1, 12 KOs, a promising Cuban who now calls Cork, Ireland home.  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

43 YEARS IN BOXING ABOUT TO PAY OFF FOR FRED JENKINS

Philadelphia’s Fred Jenkins has been training boxers for a long time.  Before that, he was a fighter himself.  The PA Boxing Hall of Famer has been in the sport for 43 years, and after all that time, and after developing countless boxers at the ABC Recreation Center in North Philly, all his hard work just might pay off with his latest pupil, heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, 18-0, 10 KOs.  The pair travel to Madison Square Garden this weekend to take on Mike Perez, 20-0-1, 12 KOs, in a...  (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

JENNINGS HOLDS
BLIND-FOLDED
MEDIA WORKOUT

Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, 18-0, 10 KOs, hosted an open workout for the media Wednesday morning at the ABC Recreation Center in North Philadelphia.  Jennings fielded questions from the press, and went through a light workout, a portion of which he did blindfolded.  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
 
 
   

WITHERSPOON WINS IN WEST DEPTFORD

Chazz Witherspoon returned to the ring for the first time in more than two years Saturday night, and scored a final-round TKO over tough Tyyab Beale in a heavyweight bout which was full of two-way thunder for the nearly eight round distance. In addition to headlining the card at the Riverwinds Community Center in West Deptford, NJ, Witherspoon also promoted the show with the debut of his company, Silver Spoon Promotions. 

With more than thirty professional bouts to his credit, as well...   (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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