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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)

   





 
                 
       

FORMER MIDDLEWEIGHT JOE BONADIES PASSES

Former South Philly middleweight boxer, Joe Bonadies passed away in the early morning hours of November 6th after a prolonged illness. He was 83.

After a brief amateur run that peaked with Joe winning the 1948 Open Class welterweight Diamond Belt, Bonadies fought professionally between 1948 and 1951, posting an overall pro record of 13-8-3, with 5 KOs. He fought a number of notable local opponents including Joe Aurillo, Honeychile Johnson, Harold Moore and Mitch Allen. 

Bonadies made his pro debut with a 4-round decision over Johnny Brown at the Cambria, and went on to perform at most of the legendary...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
 
 
   

HUNTER GETS FRESH START UNDER GOLDEN BOY BANNER

Everyone in Philadelphia knows that Eric “Outlaw” Hunter is one of the most talented fighters in the City.  He was an outstanding amateur, an Olympic alternate, and has compiled a professional record of 18-3, with 9 KOs.  In his last fight, he won the USBA featherweight title with a gritty but comfortable 10-round decision over Yenifel Vicente. 

But despite all this success, Philly fans don’t know if Hunter will ever make it to the elite level.  The enigmatic Outlaw has wasted a lot of time, failed to capitalize on big victories, stumbled through the political game, and...  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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