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2011 ARTICLE & COLUMN ARCHIVE
 

 
   

December 31, 2011
A YEAR WITHOUT BENNIE -
THE HIGHS AND LOWS OF 2011
A year-end review of the Philly fight scene
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 20, 2011
EDDIE COOL HONORED WITH GRAVESTONE
Headstone placed for the late great
Tacony lightweight is fourth by website
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 17, 2011
DAVE HOLLY:
CHALLENGER OF THE WORLD
An essay on the long-forgotten
Camden fighter who fought the best
of his era and died from a dog bite. 
by Douglas Cavanaugh

   
         
   

December 15, 2011
PHILLY BOXING NOTEBOOK
Miscellaneous notes from the
Philly fight scene (Hopkins, Garcia, Cunningham, and more)
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 14, 2011
ARTHUR KING: 1927-2011
Obituary of the Canadian Lightweight
King who had strong ties to Philly.
by Andrew Furman

   
         
   

December 08, 2011
ALEXANDER DOESN'T WANT TO
BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY
Camden's Max Alexander prepares
for his fight with Roy Jones Jr.
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 03, 2011
JONES EARNS TITLE SHOT
WITH ROUT OF LUJAN
Fight coverage from Madison
Square Garden
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 27, 2011
MIKE JONES TRAINING VIDEOS
Video from Mike Jones' training
camp for Sebastian Lujan
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 23, 2011
JONES FIGHTING FOR HIS
SPOT ON THE WALL
A preview of Mike Jones vs.
Sebastian Lujan
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 19, 2011
COLOSSAL KO!!
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 17, 2011
WILSON READY TO DEFEND BELT
A pre-fight special report and preview
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 15, 2011
RONALD CRUZ IMPRESSIVE
IN & OUT OF THE RING
A pre-fight special interview of the
rising welterweight
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

November 11, 2011
JOE FRAZIER MEMORIAL AT
THE WELLS FARGO CENTER
Photos from Joe Frazier's public memorial
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 09, 2011
SERVICES SET FOR JOE FRAZIER
Funeral and memorial details
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 07, 2011
HEAVYWEIGHT KING
JOE FRAZIER DEAD AT 67
Death announcement
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 07, 2011
PHILLY BOXING'S UNBEATEN
SWEET SIXTEEN
A look at 16 unbeaten
Philadelphia Prospects
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

October 28, 2011
LAWRENCE DISPLAYS POWER & PERSONALITY WITH KO
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 28, 2011
PHILLY BOXING NOTEBOOK
Miscellaneous notes from the
Philly fight scene (Kennedy, Rosado,
Jones, Hopkins and more)
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 24, 2011
CUNNINGHAM GETS HIS REMATCH
An Interview with the Two-time Champ
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

October 15, 2011
HOPKINS LOSES TITLE TO DAWSON,
BUT THE DECISION CAN'T STAND
Coverage of the Dawson-Hopkins fight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 10, 2011
BRISCOE AWARDS HONOR
BEST OF PHILLY FIGHT SCENE
Recap and photos from the Briscoe Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 10, 2011
4th ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS TONIGHT!!
Preview announcement for the Briscoe Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 30, 2011
ROBINSON STOPS GUZMAN,
BAM BOXING DEBUTS
Fight coverage from the
National Guard Armory
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 19, 2011
GEORGE BENTON
BOXING LEGEND PASSES
An obituary of the North Philly Icon
by John DiSanto

   
         
    September 16, 2011
PHILLY BOXING NOTEBOOK
Miscellaneous notes from the
Philly fight scene
(Mtagwa, Dawejko, & No Fear)
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

September 13, 2011
MTAGWA GETS FINAL SHOT
AT DREAM

A preview of the South Philly warrior's last shot at the title
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

September 09, 2011
ROSADO ROMPS, WINS STATE TITLE
Fight coverage from the Asylum Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 08, 2011
WEIGHTS FROM PHILLY
Photos and stats from the weigh-in
for the Rosado-Collins show
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 05, 2011
RONALD CRUZ PREPS FOR FRIDAY
Welterweight prospect Ronald Cruz prepares for Chris Fernandez at his Allentown, PA gym
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

September 03, 2011
BAM BOXING BEGINS
A profile of promoter Brittany Rogers
and her upcoming debut show
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 01, 2011
SOULVILLE
The 6th and Final Installment
of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector

   
         
   

August 29, 2011
PHILLY BOXING NOTEBOOK
Miscellaneous notes from the
Philly fight scene
(Mtagwa, Cunningham, Simon, Witherspoon, Chambers & Aiken)
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 19, 2011
LUNDY WINS ESPN PUNCH OUT
A recap of Hammerin' Hank's
thrilling national TV win
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 16, 2011
BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Cunningham and Ennis-Rosado take
top Philly ring  honors for 2010
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 13, 2011
TEON'S TOUGH NIGHT
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 12, 2011
VASQUEZ DELIVERS ANOTHER THRILLER
Fight coverage from Harrah's Casino & Racetrack in Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 08, 2011
BIG RING WEEKEND AHEAD
A preview of back-to-back boxing
shows in Chester & Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 06, 2011
BOXING JUDGE ROBERT GRASSO PASSES
Death announcement for the former
fighter and ringside fixture
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 05, 2011
JESSE HART WINS
US OLYMPIC TRIALS
A News & Notes recap of the
critical amateur tournament
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 01, 2011
SOULVILLE
Installment #5 of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector

   
         
    July 29, 2011
RODRIGUEZ TOPS HACKETT IN MEMORABLE BRAWL
Fight coverage from the Asylum Arena in South Philly
by John DiSanto
   
         
    July 26, 2011
COY EVANS IN MAIN EVENT FRIDAY / RODRIGUEZ & HACKETT LOOK TO STEAL SHOW
A preview of KEA Boxing's show at the Asylum Arena
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

July 15, 2011
ROSADO STOPS LATE SUB BRUCE
AT BALLY'S
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
    July 12, 2011
VIDEO: TEAM ROSADO
Gabriel Rosado & Billy Briscoe in the Gym
in North Philly
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

July 11, 2011
BRISCOE AWARD NOMINATIONS
2010 Philly Fight of the Year and
2010 Philly Fighter of the Year
Up For Grabs
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 10, 2011
SOULVILLE 
Installment #4 of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector

   
         
   

July 08, 2011
JENKINS WINS AT PALLADIUM
Fight coverage from the New Palladium
in North Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
    July 07, 2011
ROSADO PREPARES FOR
NEXT FIGHT

Photos from training camp
by John DiSanto
   
         
    July 05, 2011
HEROES NEVER DIE:
JAMES "BLACK GOLD" SHULER

A visit to Shuler Gym in West Philly brings back memories of one of Philly's best
by George Hanson
   
         
    July 05, 2011
ED "BOJACK" WILLIAMS DIES
Remembering the Camden light-heavyweight
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

July 01, 2011
CRUZ CONTROL
Fight coverage from
Bethlehem, PA
by John DiSanto

   
         
    June 30, 2011
TRAINER BOUIE FISHER DIES
Remembering the legendary trainer
of Bernard Hopkins
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

June 25, 2011
JONES CLOBBERS MUNOZ,
STAYS ON TRACK

Fight coverage from the
South Philly Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 25, 2011
CLOUD STOPS MACK'S
BID FOR IBF CROWN

Fight coverage of Yusaf Mack
vs. Tavoris Cloud
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 24, 2011
YUSAF MACK TO VIE FOR
LIGHT-HEAVYWEIGHT CROWN

Photos and video from Mack's final
home workout before his big fight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 23, 2011
MIKE JONES READY TO FIGHT
A collection of videos from Mike
Jones' training camp
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 09, 2011
A YEAR WITHOUT THE BLUE
A look at the impact the closing of the
Blue Horizon had on the local fight scene
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 03, 2011
VASQUEZ REBOOTS CAREER
AT HARRAH'S CHESTER

Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
    June 01, 2011
SOULVILLE 
Installment #3 of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector
   
         
   

May 21, 2011
GIARDELLO STATUE UNVEILED
IN SOUTH PHILLY

Photos and coverage of the
statue dedication event
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 21, 2011
HOPKINS DOES IT AGAIN
Fight coverage from Hopkins'
record-setting win over Pascal
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 19, 2011
GIARDELLO STATUE SET
FOR UNVEILING SATURDAY

Install photos and dedication
event information
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 17, 2011
HOPKINS OFF TO MONTREAL
FOR HISTORIC REMATCH

Preview of Hopkins-Pascal II
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 15, 2011
KATES AND MARTIN LEAD
2011 CLASS INTO PA BOXING
HALL OF FAME

Event coverage and photos
from the annual ceremony
by John DiSanto

   
         
    May 09, 2011
GIARDELLO STATUE TO BE UNVEILED MAY 21 AT 1:00 PM
Announcement of long-awaited
statue dedication date
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

May 01, 2011
SOULVILLE 
Installment #2 of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector

   
         
   

April 23, 2011
WILSON CLAIMS USBA CROWN
IN SHEIKA REMATCH

Fight coverage from Caesars
Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 22, 2011
ULTIMATE WARRIOR
OUT TO GET IT RIGHT
IN SHEIKA REMATCH

A preview of Wilson-Sheika II
by John DiSanto

   
         
    April 11, 2011
SOULVILLE 
Installment #1 of the new boxing novel
by Mike Spector
   
         
   

April 07, 2011
PA BOXING HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2011

A recap of the nine men to be
inducted this year
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 02, 2011
FARAH ENNIS UPSET
IN ATLANTIC CITY

Fight coverage from Bally's AC
by John DiSanto

   
         
    April 01, 2011
LUNDY WINS NABF BELT
ON NATIONAL TV

News & Notes result recap
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

April 01, 2011
SERRANO HALTS FOE
IN PHILLY RETURN

Fight coverage from the South Philly Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 26, 2011
KENNEDY RETAINS USBA BELT
IN 12 ROUND BRAWL

Fight coverage from Boardwalk Hall
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 18, 2011
EYE SERVES UP CHESTER
BOXING CARD

A preview of the second boxing show at Harrah's Chester Casino & Racetrack
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 04, 2011
ENNIS SHOCKED IN AC
Fight coverage from Resorts
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 26, 2011
ROSADO STOPS DAVIS
Fight coverage from Bally's
Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 25, 2011
PHILLY VS PHILLY IN AC
Preview of the Rosado vs. Davis
12-rounder
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 19, 2011
JONES SILENCES CRITICS
Fight coverage of Jones' big rematch
with Soto-Karass
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 12, 2011
CUNNINGHAM KEEPS CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE
News & Notes recap of Cunningham's latest defense
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 12, 2011
VIDEO: JONES READY
FOR REMATCH

Training video and interviews from
Joe Hand Boxing Gym
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 11, 2011
CHAMBERS TOPS ROSSY
Fight coverage from Bally's
Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 11, 2011
TWO PHILLY TOP DOGS IN ACTION
Preview of important weekend for Cunningham and Chambers
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 10, 2011
REPUTATION REDUX
Mike Jones prepares for return
match with Soto-Karass
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 28, 2011
PHILLY PHIASCO!
Fight coverage from the National Guard Armory in Northeast Philadelphia
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 25, 2011
BOXING RETURNS TO
PHILLY FRIDAY NIGHT
Preview of Philly's first boxing
show in almost four months
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 22, 2011
HARRAH'S CHESTER
BOWS AS BOXING VENUE
Fight coverage from Harrah's
in Chester, PA
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 17, 2011
NEW BOXING GYM OPENS
IN SOUTH PHILLY
Liz Sherman & Joey Eye set up
shop on Passyunk Avenue
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 13, 2011
WELTERWEIGHT
MAYON PADLO DIES
Death announcement
for 1940s boxer
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 10, 2011
BRISCOE PACKS THEM IN AGAIN
A large turnout for Briscoe's funeral
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 10, 2011
BYE-BYE BENNIE
An obituary and funeral coverage
by George Hanson
  

   
         
   

January 05, 2011
BRISCOE VIDEO CLIP
Footage from Briscoe's 2007
PA HOF induction
Video shot by Alex DiSanto
 

   
         
 


 

 
     
 

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