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ROBINSON WINS AT FILLMORE

Welterweight southpaw Ray Robinson won his scheduled 8-round main event bout with Brazilian Claudinei Lacerda at The Fillmore Philadelphia Friday night, keeping alive his quest to land a big fight after more than ten years as a pro. The six-bout card, staged by Hard Hitting Promotions, was the first-ever boxing event at the venue.  

Robinson, 23-2, 12 KOs, wore down his opponent while controlling every moment of the fight. Eventually in round seven, with Lacerda taking punches and no longer competitive, the bout was stopped.

The Philadelphian’s victory began to unfold... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

PHILLY'S FILLMORE DEBUTS AS
FIGHT VENUE

The Philly fight scene welcomes another brand new boxing venue Friday night when The Fillmore, a live music club in the Fishtown section of the city, hosts its first-ever boxing show. The six-bout card, promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions, features North Philly junior middleweight Ray Robinson, 22-2, 11 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event against Brazilian Claudinei Lacerda, 18-16-1, 13 KOs. Also on the card are bantamweight knockout artist Cristian Carto, flashy lightweight rookie Branden Pizarro, hard-hitting Jeremy Cuevas, undefeated Camden featherweight Vidal Rivera... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

MANSOUR PREVAILS AGAINST KAUFFMAN

When Amir Mansour stepped out of his corner to answer the opening bell for his fight with Travis Kauffman, it was like he was walking the career plank. At 44 years old, coming off a TKO loss, a draw before that, and not a win on his record since 2015, Friday night’s fight was pretty much do-or-die for the reluctant wrecking machine from South Jersey.  

He could have succumbed to age, or the revolving disappointment of his career, which has left him waiting and waiting, either due to politics or his own professional shortcomings. However against Kauffman... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

KAUFFMAN
& MANSOUR
MEET AT THE CROSSROADS

Friday night, Travis Kauffman, 31-1, 23 KOs, 1 ND, and Amir Mansour, 22-2-1, 16 KOs, square off for the vacant USBA heavyweight title. This a good match is one that has been brewing for quite a while, and one that puts both boxers’ career viability on the line. The scheduled 12-rounder, promoted by Kings Promotions, takes place in Kauffman’s backyard of Reading, PA, at the Santander Arena. For this fight between two solid but underappreciated heavyweights, everything comes down to whose had is raised when it is all over. (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BRUNSON BEATS QUARLES BY SPLIT DECISION

By Ken Hissner

Kings Promotions packed the Sugar House Casino Saturday night, but the two main fights fell short of expectations. Luckily, a solid undercard saved the day sent the many fans home happy. In the main event, North Philly middleweight Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, 24-6-2 (22 KO), took a mauling split decision over Brandon “The Bulldog” Quarles of Alexandria, VA, 18-4-1 (9 KO), over eight dull rounds.

Although there wasn’t much action in the opening round, Quarles did the most work. In the second round, Quarles had Brunson on the ropes, only to be tied up by Tyrone. In the third, it was more of the same. With... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

SPARROW UPSETS BURGIN

Two Philadelphia lightweights faced off for City bragging rights in the main event, Friday night at the 2300 Arena, and the result was a rousing battle. In a mild surprise, Avery Sparrow won an 8-round split decision over Anthony Burgin, in an all too rare Philly vs. Philly match up. The house was packed with 1,247 local boxing fans for the 10-bout show promoted by Peltz Boxing, Joe Hand Promotions, BAM Boxing, and Raging Babe.

Anyone who witnessed the initial rise of Avery Sparrow in his first four fights wouldn't have been shocked to hear that he was on track to upset a more established fighter with twice the number of bouts to his... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

BURGIN AND SPARROW FACE OFF FOR PHILLY BRAGGING RIGHTS

It’s not every day that two Philly fighters opt to face each other in the ring. Crosstown rivalries and bouts pitting local talent against each other were once a rite of passage for rising boxers in Philadelphia. This ritual began way back at the beginning and steadily continued through every decade through the 1980s. After that however, Philly vs. Philly fights began to seriously thin out, and these days, rarely ever happen.

On Friday night, local boxing fans will get a taste of one of these uncommon treats when Philadelphians Anthony Burgin (Kensington), 10-2, 2 KOs, and Avery Sparrow (North Philly), 5-1, 3 KOs, face off... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

THURMAN EDGES GARCIA

In perhaps the most anticipated fight of 2017 so far, Keith Thurman won a close decision over Danny Garcia in a unification bout of the WBA and WBC welterweight titles, Saturday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, before a record-setting  live crowd of 16,553, and millions more watching on CBS network television.

The match was a showdown of two undefeated 147-pound champs in their primes, with a number of high-profile options lying ahead for the winner. So, big expectations were firmly attached to this event. 

The fight started with the bang that was expected... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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