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GEORGE JAMES - TEACHER OF BOXING
DIES AT 79

Local boxing trainer George James passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017. He was two days shy of his 80th birthday. James dedicated much of his life to the sport of boxing, and his efforts impacted many young lives along the way. Through the years, he worked with many prominent fighters and countless unknowns. However despite logging sixty years in the business, he remained a well-kept Philadelphia secret outside the City of Brotherly Love. Within Philly however, James was a well-respected figure and a constant on the boxing scene. His primary job description was that of a boxing trainer, but he resisted that limited classification.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

JONES STOPS GUNN

Delaware boxing fans came out in force Friday Night to get a glimpse of former multi-champion Roy Jones Jr. in the twilight of his career, and the 48-year old ring legend thrilled his many supporters by coming out victorious at Wilmington’s Chase Center. Adding to the excitement was the fact that this was the first boxing show in Delaware in three years. The event was promoted by David Feldman Promotions in association with Kings Promotions and Nelson Promotions.  

Jones, 65-9, 47 KOs, scored an 8th round TKO of traveling tough guy Bobby Gunn, 21-7-1, 18 KOs, in the evening’s main event. Hopes were quickly dashed that Gunn’s pedigree as a professional boxer and a... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ROBINSON STOPS PALACIOS
AT SUGAR HOUSE

Quick knockouts abounded on a Friday night slate of fights at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia. Only one of the seven contests went the distance, while four never went past the opening round. The two main bouts, one featuring Ray Robinson and another spotlighting Christian Carto, fell in between these two extremes - but not by much. 

“The New” Ray Robinson, 31, returned to action in the same Sugar House ring as his comeback fight last Fall. This time, he scored a second round TKO of Nicaraguan Edwin Palacios, 12-5-1, 8 KOs, in a scheduled... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

DYLAN PRICE
TO TURN PRO SATURDAY

The wave of brand new Philly-area professional boxers continues Saturday when local junior bantamweight Dylan Price turns pro at the Bill Ellis Convention Center in Wilson, NC. Price, 18, takes on Wilson native Malcolm Speight, 0-2, in a four round bout. 

Price, born in Philadelphia but now living in Sicklerville, NJ, posted a fine amateur record of 112-13, and was the USA’s top-ranked boxer in his weight class for the past two years. He wrapped up the unpaid chapter of his boxing story last November after competing in the Youth World Championships in St. Petersburg, Russia. Price, a vet of big tournaments and international experience, took the Bronze Medal in the competition, dropping a controversial decision... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ENNIS & FOLLY DEMOLISH FOES

Jaron Ennis and Manny Folly, two of Philly’s top rising young fighters both destroyed their opponents in separate bouts at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia, Saturday night. In the main event, Ennis, 9-0, 8 KOs, knocked out Elvin Perez, 28-17-4, 19 KOs, in just 35 seconds of a scheduled six-round bout. Folly, 9-0, 7 KOs, ended his six-round co-feature bout after just 2:28, knocking out Carlos Morgan, 13-5, 6 KOs. The quick victories cemented both fighter’s place as key figures of Philly’s new generation of fighters. 

Ennis, a welterweight fighting in his first main event, came directly out at the opening bell and began backing up Perez with his flashy punches. Before you knew it, Ennis maneuvered Perez to the ropes... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

ENNIS FIGHTS
FIRST MAIN EVENT SATURDAY

In Philadelphia boxing circles, 2016 will be known as the “Year of the Rookie”.  With more than twenty new Philly-area fighters turning pro during the year - newbies ranging from the average to the elite - our local pool of talent was infused with new blood like never before.    

Leading this pack was switch-hitting welterweight, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, a boxer-puncher from one of Philly’s royal fighting families, who, in his first eight fights (8-0, 7 KOs), has exceeded the high... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

ELLIS BEATS BROOKER;
JUICE SURVIVES;
ROCK AND SMITH WIN IN AC

While two out-of-towners slugged it out in the entertaining main event, four local fighters bolstered the undercard of Saturday night’s nationally televised fight card from Bally’s Atlantic City. The show was promoted by GH3 Promotions and Kings Promotions and represented the beginning of the 2017 fight year for Philly-area fighters. The three top bouts were broadcast live on Showtime. 

Philly super middleweight Christopher Brooker, 11-3, 5 KOs, got some TV time when he faced unbeaten prospect Ronald Ellis... (MORE)

   






 

 
                 
 
 
   

THE RULES DO APPLY - HOPKINS KNOCKED OUT
IN SWAN SONG

Leading up to his fight with Joe Smith Jr., Bernard Hopkins made it clear that he believed that the rules of boxing, the rules of aging, and the rules of life in general, did not apply to him. The plan for his career swan song was to defeat Smith, a ranked fighter 25 years his junior, and at age 51 years and 11 months prove to everyone on the planet that Bernard Hopkins was so special that he would avoid the traditional fate of many past ring legends who had challenged those very same rules and failed.   

Most believed that Hopkins would succeed in his quest... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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