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FLETCHER BROTHERS LEAD 60th PA BOXING HALL OF FAME CLASS

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame, established in 1958, released the names of their latest group of honorees. Eleven former boxers and five non-boxers comprise the 2018 class. The sixteen new members will be officially welcomed to the PA Hall at the 60th annual induction ceremony and banquet, to be held on May 20, 2018 in Philadelphia. 

Leading the Class of 2018 are the fighting Fletcher Brothers – Frank Fletcher and Anthony Fletcher – two ring stars of the 1980s... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

LUNDY TOPS CORLEY
KEEPS CHASING TITLE

In the main event of a six-bout card at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, local lightweight Hammerin’ Hank Lundy, 29-6-1, 14 KOs, won an eight-round unanimous decision over ancient, but still-dangerous, former world champ DeMarcus “Chop Chop” Corley, 50-29-1, 28 KOs, of DC. The fight featured consistent action, but it was Lundy who did most of the chopping on this night.

Leading into the fight, the match up had the feel of an important test for Lundy, who has been in the chase for a world title... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   


BRUNSON & SPARROW LEAD LIST OF BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS FOR 2017

Philly fighters Tyrone Brunson and Avery Sparrow will be the big... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

SORE LOSER HART WANTS ZURDO AGAIN

In his last outing, Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, 22-1, 18 KOs, the top super middleweight contender in Philadelphia AND the in the world, was knocked down, lost for the first time, and went away from his first world championship fight with a few knocks and bruises on his body and on his ego. However, these trials may just have been some well-needed growing pains. 

In that 12-round decision loss to Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez last September, Hart showed the world that he not only had the guts to fight back, but also an ability to adapt on night that wasn’t going his way. This is the toughest test... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ORTIZ
BATTERS DAVIS

Rising Philly lightweight Steven Ortiz scored an impressive second round TKO of DC prospect Joshua Davis in the main event at the Sugar House Casino Friday night. Ortiz, 8-0, 3 KOs, jumped out to a fast start, and Davis, 11-3, 5 KOs, could not keep pace. By the second round, Ortiz was in high gear and went in for the kill. A left hook by Ortiz dropped Davis for the first time. He got to his feet, but Ortiz was ready and waiting. Steven pounded away until a sharp right hand put Davis down again. The visitor survived, but when the action resumed, Ortiz blasted him with another right than sent him to the canvas for a third and final time. The moment he hit the mat, referee Gary Rosato waved the fight over... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

HOLYFIELD OPENS PHILLY
FIGHT SEASON
AS PROMOTER

Philadelphia’s 2018 boxing season begins Friday night at the Sugar House Casino with a show presented by Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, the promotional company headed by former four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield. The eight-bout card features Philly’s Steven Ortiz, 7-0, 2 KOs, against DC’s Joshua Davis, 11-2, 5 KOs, in the main event. Rising local standouts Jaron Ennis, 17-0, 15 KOs, Brandon Robinson, 8-1, 6 KOs, and Marcel Rivers, 3-0, 2 KOs, among others, highlight Friday’s supporting bouts.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

BRISCOE AWARDS MOVING TO MARCH IN 2018

This year, the Briscoe Awards moves to an all new time slot during the first quarter of the year. Philly Boxing History will present the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018, 1:00 – 4:00 PM.

The reason for the move is to close the time gap that usually occurs between the end of the fight year and the day we honor the winners. In past years, that gap might stretch for more than a year! This delay caused confusion for many and hurt the overall spirit of the Awards.

With our new time frame in March, the celebration...(MORE)

   




 

 
                 
 
 
   

BRISCOE AWARD NOMINATIONS
VOTE FOR THE
BEST OF 2017

The 2017 fight year was another good one in Philadelphia. First of all, when it comes to quantity of boxing shows within the City limits, 2017 was the busiest year in Philly since 2009. A total of seventeen shows took place during the year. Although this may sound like chump change to an old timer, it was a definite improvement. So I’ll take it. The good news is that with at least thirteen events already on the calendar for 2018, it appears that this upswing is a trend.

We watched a number of memorable fights and saw many fine performances by our boxers. There were notable moments...(MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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