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Story by Frank Bartolini at Ringside / Photos by Amanda Westcott / Showtime

No other region on this earth is as ethnically diverse as the five boroughs that encompass New York City. The population of Brooklyn represents that fact. This was truly the case on the evening of July 30 at the Barclays Center when Danny “Swift” Garcia, a Philadelphian who is proud of his Puerto Rican heritage, faced Mexican American Jose Benavidez Jr. in the twelve... (MORE)





For the first time, the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame and Briscoe Awards joined forces to present one big public event to award their respective honorees. Bernard Hopkins and Michael Spinks led the 2022 Class of the PABHOF, while Jaron Ennis, Gabriel Rosado and others, representing the current Philly fight scene, accepted their Briscoe Awards. The event played out before 400 fans at Rivers Casino in Philadelphia, with Nino De Buono and Joey Eye serving as hosts. This was the 64th year of inductions for the PABHOF and the 15th annual Briscoe Awards.

The PABHOF class included Bernard Hopkins... (MORE)




Story by Frank Bartolini
at Ringside
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

On Saturday night, Hard Hitting Promotions delivered a seven-bout fight card filled with young Philadelphia prospects. Headlining in the main event, Avery Sparrow, Philadelphia, PA., dropped a very close eight round decision to William Foster III of New Haven CT. The battle changed tides of momentum throughout, due to Sparrow’s ability to adapt. Foster's four-inch height advantage made it hard for the usually counter punching Sparrow, 129.1 lbs., to score.  

Utilizing his natural physical assets Foster, 128.7 lbs., pumped his left jab while moving forward and sneaking in right hands. (MORE)



Story by Danny Ziccardi
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Hard Hitting Promotions’ Will Ruiz and matchmaker Manny Rivera put on a spectacular night of fights at The Fillmore this past Saturday July 23rd. The seven-bout card featured a main event between William Foster III and Avery Sparrow, along with some other exciting prospects including Juan Davila, Christian Tapia, and Philadelphia favorite Jeremy Cuevas. This report was written after watching the broadcast hosted by Marc Abrams and Stephen “Breadman” Edwards.

The main event of the night featured an... (MORE)





Story by Marc Abrams
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Bantamweight Dylan Price remained undefeated with a scintillating performance in winning a 10-round unanimous decision over tough Drew Correll to capture the NBA bantamweight title at a sold out Elevations Event Center in Chester, Pennsylvania. The six-bout card was promoted by Price Promotions.  

Price came out fast, landing some wicked straight rights against his tall southpaw opponent. Correll looked to establish his long jab, and at times, he was successful. Price was able to land some vicious... (MORE)



Story by Frank Bartolini
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Questionable scoring by the judges dampened Philadelphian Damon Allen’s comeback at the 2300 Arena last Saturday night (7/09). It was Allen’s first fight since the COVID pandemic struck; he had not been in the ring since October of 2019. Tough Oscar Barajas, Zamora, Mexico, fought hard but did not appear to earn the six-round decision.

Looking a bit rusty, Allen, 131.5 lbs., still came out fast and managed to stay on his toes and moved well while landing blows to Barajas' head during round one. Although Allen’s timing may have been off, this pattern... (MORE)




Story by Danny Ziccardi
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

Rodney Rice’s RDR Promotions put on another exciting night of fights at the 2300 Arena this past Saturday night (07/09). The seven-bout card featured a main event with rising featherweight Edward “Kid” Vazquez of Fort Worth, TX, and an undercard stacked with up-and-coming Philadelphia prospects.  

The main event of the card featured an eight-round featherweight scrap between Edward “Kid” Vazquez of Fort Worth, TX (12-1, 3 KOs) and Jose Argel of Puerto Rico (8-4, 2 KOs). Despite a willing opponent in Argel, Vazquez was able to outbox and outpoint the scrappy brawler throughout... (MORE)




The funeral service for South Philly boxing legend Roger Russell has been set for next Monday, July 11, 2022. The former heavyweight boxer passed away on Saturday morning, July 1, 2022. As an amateur, Russell won the 1965 national AAU amateur light heavyweight championship. He turned pro in 1965 as a 175-pounder, but most of his career came at heavyweight. He fought many top names, including Floyd Patterson, George Foreman, Duane Bobick, Richie Kates, Zora Foley, Roy Williams, Bernardo Mercado, James J. Woody, Bunny Johnson, and Billy Freeman. The highlight victory of his professional career was a 1967, ten-round decision over Leotis Martin at the Arena in West Philly. Russell fought between 1965 and 1978 and retired with a pro record of 12-18-2, 4 KOs. He entered the PABHOF in 2015. Russell's funeral service will be held on Monday, July 11, 2022, at The White House of Rick's Funeral & Cremation Services, 109 W Tabor St., Philadelphia, PA 19120. The viewing is from 10:00-11:00 AM, followed by the service at 11:00 AM. Masks are required.










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