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FUNERAL SERVICE DETAILS FOR ROGER RUSSELL SET

The funeral service for South Philly boxing legend Roger Russell has been set for next Monday, July 11, 2022. The former heavyweight boxer passed away on Saturday morning, July 1, 2022. As an amateur, Russell won the 1965 national AAU amateur light heavyweight championship. He turned pro in 1965 as a 175-pounder, but most of his career came at heavyweight. He fought many top names, including Floyd Patterson, George Foreman, Duane Bobick, Richie Kates, Zora Foley, Roy Williams, Bernardo Mercado, James J. Woody, Bunny Johnson, and Billy Freeman. The highlight victory of his professional career was a 1967, ten-round decision over Leotis Martin at the Arena in West Philly. Russell fought between 1965 and 1978 and retired with a pro record of 12-18-2, 4 KOs. He entered the PABHOF in 2015. Russell's funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, at The White House of Rick's Funeral & Cremation Services, 109 W Tabor St., Philadelphia, PA 19120. The viewing is from 10:00-11:00 AM, followed by the service at 11:00 AM. Masks are required.

   

 
                 
 

   

KRAEL STOPS PHILLY'S FLOYD

Rodney Rice's RDR Promotions staged a ten-bout professional show at the 2300 Arena on Friday night in South Philly. Originally, a staggering fourteen bouts were scheduled, but typical fight-week attrition winnowed the bill by four fights.

In the main event, Las Vegas-based middleweight Caneron Krael made his second straight start in Philly, after thrilling local fans with a narrow defeat to Isaiah Wise in March. However, on this night, Krael turned back Philly journeyman Vincent Floyd in a scheduled six rounder. Krael scored a TKO in round four to earn his nineteenth career win. The time was 2:51 of round four. The referee was Harvey Dock.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

IMPRESSIVE FULTON RETAINS TITLE

Stephen Fulton dominated former champion Daniel Roman to remain undefeated and retain his WBC and WBO junior featherweight titles by unanimous 12-round decision. The fight headlined an 11-bout card at the Minneapolis Armory promoted by Marshall Kauffman, Tom Brown, Leon Margules, and PBC. Heading into the bout, some believed Roman, once the IBF and WBA belt-holder, would be a stiff test for the 27-year-old Fulton. However, the champion made the bout look easy, winning every round of the fight.

Fulton controlled the action his jab, but also landed with power throughout the fight. He was far too quick for Roman... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

BERNADIN DOMINATES ROBLES

Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions staged a four-bout card on Friday night at South Philly's the 2300 Arena. In the feature bout, James Bernadin of Lancaster annihilated Kenny Robles of Staten Island, to obtain a unanimous 8-round decision. Approximately 750 fans came to watch fights that showed how quality, instead of quantity, will always send the consumer home satisfied.

The main event showcased Bernadin, an undefeated fighter with less than ten fights and Robles, a ticket-selling prospect. Robles, 138.8 lbs., started fast and took it to Bernadin in the first two minutes of round one. However, from... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

CONTO STOPS ROLFE

Popular South Philly heavyweight Sonny Conto devoured the latest meal dished up for him, Friday night at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA. Justin Rolfe, of Fairfield, ME, was the victim. The out-of-shape boxer landed a few good shots, but offered little resistance and fell in round three. It was the tenth victory for Conto, and his eighth by knockout. The "Bronco" did what he was supposed to do in the fight, but it is time for a step up... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

WILLIAMS CRUSHES OPPONENT

In his first headlining bout, Philly junior welterweight Thyler Williams made short work of his opponent, Gonzalo Dallera, Saturday night (May 7) at the 2300 Arena. The fight was the top bout on a seriously trimmed card promoted by Jeter Promotions. Suffering from numerous last-minute fallouts during fight week, the show wound up offering only three official bouts and two exhibitions.

Fighting in his first main event, Williams stepped right out and battered Dallera. Just before the telling blow, the fighters clashed heads which produced a slash over Thyler's eye. After the butt, Dallera backed...  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

COBB WINS BRISCOE
FOR "2021 PHOTO OF THE YEAR"

Photographer Darryl Cobb Jr.'s portrait of Philadelphia fighter Christopher Burgos has been named the "2021 Photo of the Year" by the Briscoe Awards. Cobb will take home a Briscoe Medal at the annual event on July 24, 2022, at Rivers Casino. This is Cobb's third win in this category.

The top photo depicted Burgos after his "2021 Philly Fight of the Year" victory over Gerardo Martinez, at South Philly's... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

PA BOXING HALL OF FAME & BRISCOE AWARDS JOIN FORCES

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) and the Briscoe Awards announced that the two organizations will collaborate on one big event in 2022. The event will celebrate standouts from both the past and present of the Pennsylvania boxing scene, and is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Rivers Casino in Philadelphia.  

Former multi-champion Bernard Hopkins... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

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