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PABHOF WELCOMES
60TH CLASS

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame inducted its 60th annual class on Sunday.  Founded in 1958, the PABHOF is the oldest boxing Hall of Fame in the country and has honored a total of 367 members of the fight fraternity over the years.  The banquet and ceremony, held at Romano’s Catering in Philadelphia, welcomed 16 new members, and was co-hosted by announcer Nino Del Buono and Hall of Fame Promoter J Russell Peltz. 

Included in the 2018 class were two members of the fighting Fletcher family of Southwest Philly, middleweight brawler Frank... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FOX REMAINS UNDEFEATED

This past Friday night (5/11), junior welterweight Mykal Fox remained perfect by winning a eight-round unanimous decision over Anthony Mercado. The bout headlined an eight-fight card at SugarHouse Casino, and was promoted by King's Promotions.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland controlled the action by using his long reach that set up combination punching.  The 22 year-old was solid throughout, and cruised home to the victory by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. Fox is now 17-0,  Mercado of Camuy, Puerto Rico is 11-4.

"The Fighting Ring Announcer" Alex Barbosa came back... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HANEY ROUTS MENARD

In the nationally televised main event at South Philly’s 2300 Arena, Las Vegas lightweight Devin Haney, 19-0, 13 KOs, won the vacant USBA title by overwhelming Mason Menard of Rayne, LA, 33-3, 24 KOs, scoring a TKO after the ninth round of their scheduled 10-rounder. Haney methodically dominated every round of the fight, banking round after round on the scorecards.

There were no knockdowns during the contest, and Haney never went for the kill. He just circled and threw blizzards of punches at his over-matched foe, seemingly content to go the distance, win a decision, and collect his belt.    (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

DOGBOE WINS TITLE IN PHILLY

In the thrilling main event at the Liacouras Center, on the biggest fight card in Philadelphia in years, London-based Ghanaian Isaac Dogboe, 19-0, 13 KOs, won the WBO junior featherweight title with an 11th round TKO of Jessie Magdaleno, 25-1, 18 KOs. The fight was the best of the night, and was loaded with exciting moments, knockdowns by both fighters and a savage ending that capped the night.

In the first round, the southpaw champion dropped Dogboe with a hard left and appeared to be on the brink of quickly defending his title, and ending the angry, confrontational bitterness that preceded the fight. However, these two were just getting started.    (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

WEIGH-IN RESULTS
FOR BIG PHILLY FIGHT CARD

All eighteen participants of Saturday's big boxing weighed in Friday evening at the Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel. Most eyes were watching to see what kind of condition Joey Dawejko would appear to be in once his shirt was off.

Joey stripped down, stepped on the scale and clearly passed the test. As promised, he seems to be in the best condition of his career. His weight was a solid 233 pounds. This is not the lightest he's ever weighed, but that is... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

HART LOOKS TO CARRY FAMILY NAME ON HIS BACK

CARTO'S CAREER ALSO TIED TO FAMILY LEGACY

 

On Saturday night, Philly super middleweight contender Jesse Hart, 23-1, 19 KOs, will fight in his hometown for the first time since his unsuccessful but impressive attempt to wrest the WBO world 168-pound championship from Gilberto Ramirez last September. Hart’s homecoming comes against Laurel, Maryland’s Demond Nicholson, 18-2-1, 17 KOs, in the biggest boxing show to hit the City of Brotherly Love in quite some time.  

The nine-bout card promoted by Top Rank and Peltz... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

THE LIACOURAS CENTER:
 
PHILLY BOXING'S BIGGEST STAGE 
By Matt Ward

For over 100 years, Philadelphia has been a center of American boxing. The city has played host to some of the nation's top fighters and biggest boxing events. Even most casual boxing fans should be familiar with the names of great Philly fighters such as Tommy Loughran, Midget Wolgast, Johnny Jadick, Bob Montgomery, Harold Johnson, Joey Giardello, Joe Frazier, Bennie Briscoe, Matthew Saad Muhammad, Jeff Chandler, Tim Witherspoon, Meldrick Taylor, Bernard Hopkins, Steve Cunningham and Danny Garcia. These fighters are just a few of the big names to come out of the "Fighting City of Philadelphia."

 

Venues such as the Washington Sporting Club, Shibe Park... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

PHILLY VS PHILLY:
ENNIS vs ROSADO
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

Although modern boxing fans have more or less weened themselves away from favoring Philly vs. Philly fights, rest assured that they still occur in this century. One of the best recent PVP fights happened in 2010 when junior middleweights Derek Ennis and Gabriel Rosado met in a 12-round bout with Ennis’ USBA belt on the line. Ennis, of Germantown, was a more skilled boxer and had the better experience.  North Philly’s Rosado was younger, stronger, and had the better punch. Going in, this high-quality match looked like a fight that either man could win.

They met at a jam-packed South Philly Arena... (MORE)

   















 
 
                 
       

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