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The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will host a launch party for the new book Boxing in Atlantic City on Friday, December 03, 2021, 4-7 PM, at the Flagship Resort's Sixty Cafe - Bar - Lounge (60 North Maine Street, Atlantic City, NJ 08401). Co-authors John DiSanto and Matthew H. Ward will be signing and selling copies of their new book at the event.

Two-division world champion Michael Spinks will be attending the party. Spinks was one of the essential participants during AC's boxing heyday, with 13 appearances in the city between 1980 and 1988... (MORE)





Philadelphian Stephen Fulton Jr. unified two shares of the junior featherweight title on Saturday night in Las Vegas. Fulton, who entered the fight as the WBO 122-pound world champion, won a 12-round majority decision over Texan Brandon Figueroa, then the WBC champ. After 12 extremely close and competitive rounds, Fulton emerged as the two-belt champion. The fight, held at the Park Theater in Las Vegas, was promoted by TGB Promotions and broadcast live on Showtime. 

The fight was very high level contest, with both boxers clearly the two very best in the division. The boxers began swapping rounds early on and as the fight entered the final leg, the match was basically even. Fulton... (MORE)





Betting favorite Paul Kroll emerged the winner in his main event showdown against Mark Dawson Saturday night at the 2300 Arena. However, what started as a would-be walkover, ended up a tougher than expected, full-distance victory for Kroll that somehow revealed weaknesses in the winner and strengths in the loser. The eight-round welterweight fight topped a six-bout card promoted by RDR Promotions.

The anticipated match-up almost ended before it got started thanks to Kroll's punching power. Paul the "Punisher" cracked Dawson with a hard right to the jaw that slammed him against the ropes and sent him crumbling down each strand until he hit the canvas. It was a crushing punch and... (MORE)




Atif Oberlton stopped Brent Oren in round two of a scheduled six-round light heavyweight main event bout in front of a large audience at the 2300 Arena, Saturday night. The seven bout card was promoted by Marshal Kauffman's Kings Promotions.

Oberlton was patient early as he landed some power punches. At the end of round one, Oberlton landed a hard left hand at the bell that was a precursor of things to come in round two. In the second, Oberlton ramped up his offense and dropped Oren twice. After the second knockdown, referee Shawn Clark stopped the fight at 1:38. Oberlton, of Philadelphia, made his hometown debut and the heralded prospect stretched his undefeated record to 4-0, with four knockouts.  (MORE)





The brand new Live! Casino in South Philadelphia held their first-ever boxing event Thursday night with a six-bout show promoted by Joe Hand Promotions in association with BAM Boxing and Peltz Boxing. Popular local rising heavyweight prospect Sonny Conto was featured in the main event. Thanks to Conto's ravenous fan base, the show was completely sold out with about 1,000 in attendance. To their delight, Conto did not disappoint his loyal followers.

Conto scored a hard-earned third round TKO over Joel Caudle of Raleigh, NC to improve his spotless record to 8-0 with 7 KOs. Although he had scored seven previous victories, this battle, scheduled... (MORE)



Gabriel Rosado clocked in Saturday night and turned in one of his typical exciting, blood and guts performances. Although he fell short of the victory on all three judges' scorecards, his fight against Jamie Munguia was another memorable, thrilling, and at times, brutal battle. Such fights have become Rosado's trademark. Whether he wins or loses, Rosado's fights have become must-see events for fight fans. The November 13th fight for the WBO Intercontinental middleweight title belt, from the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA was no different. Streamed live by DAZN and promoted by Golden Boy, the fight went the full 12-round distance with Munguia winning the unanimous decision.  (MORE)




(UPDATE: Funeral Services for Jerry Martin will be held on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, 10:00 AM. They will also be carried virtually ZOOM. (Click the "MORE" link below and see the full service details at the end of the article.)

When the news came that former Philadelphia fighter Jerry "The Bull" Martin had died on Thursday (11/04/21), it was a shock. Martin was 67 years old, just a few weeks shy of his 68th birthday. Those who watched him fight remember him as a tall and tough, strong and powerful contender who came very close to reaching the very top. From the late... (MORE)




During the early years of Atlantic City boxing, the fight game was bustling. An array of ring talent, from club fighters to champions, came to the shore to compete at thriving venues like the Northside’s Waltz Dream Arena and Convention Hall on the Boardwalk. Although ring action was plentiful, the biggest fights were still happening elsewhere. However, everything changed once gambling came to town. As casinos popped up along the Boardwalk, Atlantic City fights got bigger and bigger. By the late 1970s, boxing was on the rise, and within a few years, business was booming. Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson ushered in the city’s peak era in the late 1980s, a time when more than just... (MORE)












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