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PHILLY vs PHILLY:
SCOTT vs HART
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

Perhaps the definitive all-Philly clash happened in 1959, when Charley Scott met Garnet “Sugar” Hart at Convention Hall in a 12-rounder for the PA State welterweight title. Not only did these two both come from the same Strawberry Mansion neighborhood in North Philly, they trained side-by-side at the legendary Champs Gym.

They say that familiarity breeds contempt, and this fight proved that old saying like no other boxing match had done... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

DAWEJKO VOWS TO GIVE HIS ALL IN DO-OR-DIE FIGHT WITH JENNINGS

Many who have watched Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko ply his trade in the ring know that he’s a bit of a puzzle. Physically, he looks like a pure puncher – short and stocky, with close cropped hair and a fixed smirk on his face that implies he’s hiding something. However when the bell rings, Dawejko is more boxer than puncher, with surprisingly mobile feet and slick defensive moves. Perhaps this is the secret that his smirk keeps.

Or maybe Dawejko’s biggest secret is that his skillset and potential as a fighter have always seemed much greater than the... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

PHILLY vs PHILLY:
GIARDELLO
vs TURNER
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

The best Philly vs. Philly fight in years - Bryant Jennings vs. Joey Dawejko - is just one week away. These days, most feel that two Philly fighters squaring off against each other is a mortal sin committed by the powers that be, who want to see just one boxer move forward while the other falls back. But isn't that the basic recipe of boxing? 

We go to the fights to see combat between well-matched boxers, and we know that only one will have their hand raised at the end. This will... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

PHILLY vs PHILLY:
MONTGOMERY
vs MOUZON
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

As we count down to Bryant Jennings vs. Joey Dawejko on April 28th, the best Philly vs. Philly fight in years, we continue to look at the very best PVP fight of all time…

During the 1940s, Philadelphians Bob Montgomery and Wesley Mouzon had a back-to-back, two-bout, classic series of lightweight fights that illustrate the quality of boxing rivalries of the era. The 1940s were a particularly sensational era of boxing, and the fighters were not timid about facing each other. Montgomery-Mouzon was a typical – and yet extraordinary – example of boxing in the 40s.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

PHILLY vs PHILLY: BASS vs BLITMAN
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

Philadelphia has a long legacy of Philly boxers fighting each other.  Past decades are loaded with such fights and they are the absolute highlights of Philly’s boxing history. However these days, getting two of our own into the same ring isn’t as popular as it once was. 

Current fans and even fighters, resist such fights feeling that no Philly fighter should ever even think about derailing another. I couldn’t disagree more with this theory. Philly vs. Philly (PVP) fights are usually memorable, often classic encounters, and a single defeat – even to another Philly fighter – rarely ends the career of the other.  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

ROBINSON WINS FIRST MAIN EVENT

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson, 10-1, 7 KOs, pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over Mexican southpaw Oscar Riojas, 16-9-1, 5 KOs. This was Robinson's first time as a headliner.

Robinson floored Riojas in the first round, but never came as close to ending the fight again. However, the final result was never in doubt. Round after round, most of the action belonged to Robinson, while Riojas followed him around and took punches.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

HAWKINS BEATS SERRANO AT FILLMORE

Baltimore welterweight Malik Hawkins, 13-0, 9 KOs, won a competitive ten round decision over Philly’s Raymond Serrano, 24-5, 10 KOs, in the main event of an eight-bout card staged by Hard Hitting Promotions and RocNation Sports at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. The fight was a fairly close, give-and-take encounter. However, two of the three official judges scored the fight for Hawkins by surprisingly wide margins.

Hawkins jumped out early and swept the first three rounds. During these nine minutes, the undefeated visitor comfortably controlled the action while Serrano tried to get things going. Serrano did better in the third, an excellent round that featured both fighters trading heavy body attacks.   (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

BRUNSON & SPARROW
BIG WINNERS AT BRISCOE AWARDS

Philadelphia fighters Tyrone Brunson and Avery Sparrow were the big winners at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday. Brunson took home a record three awards while Sparrow left with two.

Brunson was named the "2017 Fighter of the Year" after winning three bouts, the PA State title and the UBF International regional belt last year. The highlight of 2017 was Brunson's rollercoaster clash with for champion Kermit Cintron last June. Brunson came off the floor twice to stop Cintron in round five.     (MORE)

   















 
 
                 
       

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