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WITHERSPOON POUNDS PHELPS

Heavyweight Chazz Witherspoon dropped Cory Phelps twice en route to scoring a second round TKO at the GPG Event Center in Pennsauken, NJ on Saturday night. Witherspoon overwhelmed Phelps with his power shots. The first knockdown came courtesy of a left uppercut. Phelps got right to his feet, but Witherspoon wasted no time once the action resumed. Chazz then landed a booming right uppercut that snapped Phelps' head back and sent him to the canvas for the second time. Cory rose again, but referee Benji Esteves stopped the fight right then and there. The time was 1:30 of round two. The scheduled 10-rounder topped a 6-fight card. A full report with more photos will be posted soon.

   

 
                 
 

   

HUNTER WINS, PEREZ THRILLS
IN SOUTH PHILLY

Philadelphia kicked off its 2015 boxing season with an entertaining seven-bout show on Tuesday night at the 2300 Arena.  In the main event, featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter, 19-3, 9 KOs, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Rene Alvarado, 21-4, 14 KOs.  Before that, junior welterweight Michael Perez, 22-1, 10 KOs, won a grueling and bloody thriller over Miguel Acosta, 29-8-2, 23 KOs, in the 10-round co-feature.  Both fights were nationally televised live by Fox Sports 1. 

Eric Hunter used his speed and superior boxing skills to stay ahead of his tough opponent throughout the fight.  It was a decisive win, but not an easy one. (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

TIME TO PUT UP
OR SHUT UP
FOR ERIC HUNTER

The Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter saga has been a winding road filled with ups and downs.  The great promise that has surrounded him from the beginning has since been tempered with a threat of unfulfilled potential.  Everyone knows that Hunter is talented.  He was an outstanding amateur, an Olympic alternate, and is the current USBA featherweight champion.  But no one, not even his most ardent supporters, know if he can make it to the very top. 

Tomorrow night (January 20), he gets his biggest chance so far to prove himself and take a serious step toward earning a world title fight.  Hunter, 19-3, 10 KOs...   (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

2014 PHILLY BOXING YEAR
IN REVIEW

When we look back on 2014, local boxing fans won’t necessarily be talking about Philly boxing’s two top dogs of the moment.  Champions Bernard Hopkins and Danny Garcia both fought twice and made their share of history, but 2014 was a year that set up numerous Philly boxers for possible future glory.  In addition, last year showed a glimmer of hope that the local fight scene – I’m talking about fights in Philadelphia – was not dead. 

Philadelphia hosted eleven shows within the city limits in 2014, as many as the previous two years combined.  This was still a far cry from...   (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

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)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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