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DAWEJKO & CARTO WIN AT SUGAR HOUSE

By Fred Druding Jr.

Philly fight fans were treated to an action packed professional boxing card Friday night at the Sugar House Casino. With several fan favorites on the six bout card, the show presented by Hard Hitting Promotions was completely sold out.

In the main event, Philly heavyweight Joey "The Tank" Dawejko, 19-4-4, 11 KOs, continued his winning ways, taking an eight round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten Kelvin Nunez of Puerto Rico, 15-1, 13 KOs, and claiming the WBC FECARBOX Heavyweight Championship in the process.   (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

BRUNSON STOPS WOODS AT
2300 ARENA

On Friday night, the local boxing scene reached a recent crescendo, offering two separate ring shows - one at the Sugar House and one at the 2300 Arena – both on the same night, at the same time, and just a few miles of Columbus Boulevard apart. Loyal boxing fans packed into both venues, giving the two competing promoters – Hard Hitting Promotions (at the Sugar House) and Kings Promotions (at the 2300 Arena) – sellout nights and a fine cap to the 2017 boxing season – a year that offered more in-Philly fight shows in a single twelve months (17 cards in all) than any year since 2009.

King Promotions’ show at the 2300 Arena, was a marathon... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   


THE 10TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS

On Sunday, October 15th, the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards were presented at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia. Former two-time champion Steve "USS" Cunningham served as the celebrity host, and the event was attended by the most of winners, their families and teams, former and current boxing stars, other boxing people and boxing fans. Everyone crammed into the venue to... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

CARTO GOES DISTANCE,
WINS LANDSLIDE

Rising bantamweight star Christian Carto was extended to the full limit for the first time in his young career, but won every round of his fight with Mexican Alonso Melendez, 14-2, 11 KOs, and took a shutout unanimous decision at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. The landslide victory pushed Carto’s pro record to 12-0, 11 KOs.  

Carto peppered away at his southpaw foe. This was the local fighter’s first scheduled 8-rounder, but he kept his punches flying throughout. Carto consistently attached the body and showed a good jab. However, it was... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

"PHILLY PHOTO OF THE YEAR"
TO BE CHOSEN
AT THE BRISCOE AWARDS SUNDAY

The art of boxing photography will be celebrated by Philly Boxing History, at the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, on Sunday for the first time. Ten photographers submitted one shot each from their 2016 body of work to compete for the best boxing “Photo of the Year”. The winning photograph will be chosen by popular vote by all those attending the annual awards ceremony at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 1:00 PM. Tickets will be available at the door ($5).   (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

JASON SOSA NAMED "2016 PHILLY FIGHTER OF THE YEAR"
 

Camden, NJ junior lightweight Jason Sosa, takes home the Briscoe Award as the “2016 Philly Fighter of the Year”, on Sunday at the annual awards event presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and celebrating the Philadelphia fight scene – past and present.

Sosa upended the boxing world in 2016 by raising his game to the championship level and pulling off two upsets that few experts gave him...(MORE)

   



 
                 
       

JARON "BOOTS" ENNIS IS PHILLY'S TOP ROOKIE

Undefeated welterweight, Jaron “Boots” Ennis will take home “2016 Rookie of the Year” honors at Sunday’s 10th Annual Briscoe Awards. In perhaps the best season for rookies in Philly’s long ring history, Ennis led a talented pack of newbies that included Christain Carto, Darmani Rock, Branden Pizarro, and several others.

Ennis turned pro in April of 2016 and reeled off eight impressive victories, seven by knockout, before the year had ended. Throughout his rookie season, Ennis displayed enough skill, killer instinct, and star power to excite even the most skeptical of boxing fans. Currently zipping through his.... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

PHILLY LEGEND GIL TURNER TO
BE HONORED
WITH GRAVESTONE

Crowd-pleasing welterweight of the 1950s, Gil Turner will become the sixth recipient of a gravestone by the Philly Boxing History Gravestone Program. A fundraising campaign to pay for the Turner monument will be launched as part of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards event, on Sunday, October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, beginning at 1:00 PM. Turner’s children and other family members will attend the event on Sunday.

Philly Boxing History Inc. is a non-profit organization....(MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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