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GARCIA WINS WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
BECOMES PHILLY'S FOURTH TWO-DIVISION CHAMP

Danny Garcia scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Saturday night to capture the vacant WBC welterweight title, a championship put up for grabs by the retirement of Floyd Mayweather. Garcia overcame a sluggish start, but was in control of the fight by the time the final bell sounded. All three official judges scored the fight 116-112.

A 10-1 favorite going into the bout, Garcia's victory also earned him the distinction of becoming just the fourth champion in Philadelphia boxing... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

BLANCO
BEATS OCASIO
IN SOUTH PHILLY

With an impending blizzard threatening to hit South Philly, the seven-bout boxing show staged by Hard Hitting Promotions in association with Swift Promotions went off without a hitch at the Sheet Metal Workers Hall, and thanks to several quick KOs, even ended early enough to avoid much conflict with the storm.

In the eight round main event, Reynaldo Blanco, 10-2, 4 KOs, Carolina, PR, scored an unanimous decision over Philly's Angel Ocasio, 8-1-2, 2 KOs, to win the NABA-US lightweight title.

The bout was a closely fought contest with the... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FIVE PHILLY BOXERS LIKELY
TO FIGHT FOR TITLE IN 2016

As the 2016 fight year gets going, it appears that at least five Philadelphia boxers are poised to get a crack at world titles before the year is over. Two of them already have title dates marked on the calendar, while three others seem to be on the brink.

DANNY GARCIA
Former junior welterweight champ Danny "Swift" Garcia, 31-0, 18 KOs, will get things going Saturday night against former multi-champ Robert Guerrero, 33-3-1, 18 KOs, in a nationally televised 12-rounder for the vacant WBC... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

LAST BUT NOT LEAST
DOUGLAS TOPS
DEALBA TO CLOSE 2015

After one or two false starts earlier in the year, promoter Marshall Kauffman finally managed to stage his anticipated meeting between the two rising local 130-pounders, Omar Douglas of Wilmington and Frank DeAlba of Reading. Waiting for this showdown, which also turned out to be a spectacular all-action fight, was well worth it. Both fighters performed brilliantly, exceeding the already high expectations.

Omar Douglas, 16-0, 11 KOs, won a 10-round majority decision in a match that, leading up to fight night, many felt he would dominate. However, DeAlba, 17-2-2, 6 KOs, started strong and gave the undefeated Omar... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ORTIZ-JENNINGS
POST FIGHT QUOTES

Moments after Luis Ortiz scored his exciting seventh round TKO of Bryant Jennings, both fighters addressed the press.

LUIS ORTIZ:
”This is a big victory for me. It’s a big victory because of who I fought. I fought a quality heavyweight, a guy with a name. A guy that can fight, and a guy with cojones.”

“Obviously there is a game plan, but when you go up in the ring you have to adapt a little bit. I told my trainers that I saw a lot of flaws. One of the things I noticed was that he likes to lean forward a lot. So I said after the third round that I was going to fight him on the inside, and the uppercuts are going to work.” (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       


LOCAL FIGHTERS GO 1-1-1 IN VERONA,
BUT WHO WAS THE REAL WINNER?

When boxers step into the ring, in addition to the opponent looking back at them, they often must also face the many expectations placed on them by fans, media, experts and broadcasters. Such was the case for three Philly-area fighters this past weekend at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, NY. Heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings, rising 130-pound prospect Jason Sosa, and fading... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

ROSADO NOT YET READY TO GIVE UP
TITLE DREAMS FOR THE SILVER SCREEN

Gabriel Rosado, that old-school Philly fighter who already fought twice for the world title and has been forging a memorable professional boxing career since 2006, surprised many about a year ago by packing his bags and leaving the City of Brotherly Love for the lure of Los Angeles, California. Although the fickle fans criticized this tougher than tough ring warrior for going “Hollywood”, these days Rosado appears to be having the last laugh.

Not only is Rosado’s high-profile boxing career still alive (on Saturday he fights Joshua Clottey at Turning Stone Casino on HBO Latino), his... (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
 
 
   

JENNINGS TAKES ON ORTIZ TO MOVE CLOSER
TO HIS GOAL

Heavyweight contender Bryant “By-By” Jennings, 19-1, 10 KOs, gets the chance to rebound from his first professional defeat on Saturday night at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona, New York. His fight with Luis Ortiz, 23-0, 20 KOs, 1 No Contest, is the main event on a nationally televised HBO card. It is another big fight for Jennings who fought for the world title in his last outing. Ortiz is the current Interim WBA heavyweight champ, and a win by Jennings would earn him that sliver of the title. More importantly, such a victory would put the North Philadelphian in a prime position to perhaps become THE key player in the... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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