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CONTO STOPS ROLFE

Popular South Philly heavyweight Sonny Conto devoured the latest meal dished up for him, Friday night at the Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA. Justin Rolfe, of Fairfield, ME, was the victim. The out-of-shape boxer landed a few good shots, but offered little resistance and fell in round three. It was the tenth victory for Conto, and his eighth by knockout. The "Bronco" did what he was supposed to do in the fight, but it is time for a step up... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

WILLIAMS CRUSHES OPPONENT

In his first headlining bout, Philly junior welterweight Thyler Williams made short work of his opponent, Gonzalo Dallera, Saturday night (May 7) at the 2300 Arena. The fight was the top bout on a seriously trimmed card promoted by Jeter Promotions. Suffering from numerous last-minute fallouts during fight week, the show wound up offering only three official bouts and two exhibitions.

Fighting in his first main event, Williams stepped right out and battered Dallera. Just before the telling blow, the fighters clashed heads which produced a slash over Thyler's eye. After the butt, Dallera backed...  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CARTO SCORES ANOTHER QUICK KNOCKOUT

Bantamweight Christian Carto added another quick knockout to his resume Friday night at South Philly's 2300 Arena. The scheduled eight-round bout topped a six-bout show promoted by Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions. The power-punching Carto's first round stoppage over Ernesto Sebastian Franzolini came after a hard body shot put the Argentine on the canvas and the bout was stopped moments later after just 2:31. This was Carto's second straight opening-rounder in a comeback campaign after his after his lone professional defeat back in 2019. 

Carto improved his pro slate to 18-1, 13 KOs, with the victory. (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

COBB WINS BRISCOE
FOR "2021 PHOTO OF THE YEAR"

Photographer Darryl Cobb Jr.'s portrait of Philadelphia fighter Christopher Burgos has been named the "2021 Photo of the Year" by the Briscoe Awards. Cobb will take home a Briscoe Medal at the annual event on July 24, 2022, at Rivers Casino. This is Cobb's third win in this category.

The top photo depicted Burgos after his "2021 Philly Fight of the Year" victory over Gerardo Martinez, at South Philly's... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

WISE DEFEATS KRAEL IN
PHILLY CLASSIC

Isaiah Wise got off the deck, and was in serious trouble, but stormed back to win a six-round split decision over Cameron Krael in one of the best and most exciting bouts in recent memory. The middleweight bout, which took place on Friday night, March 25th, thrilled an enthusiastic crowd at the 2300 Arena. The entertaining show was promoted by RDR Promotions.  

The two fighters came out swinging from the opening bell. Krael landed ripping shots from close range, while Wise chose to keep the fight even closer on the inside. In round two, Krael landed thudding shots to the head of Wise that made the Philadelphia native buckle and stumble until... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

PA BOXING HALL OF FAME & BRISCOE AWARDS JOIN FORCES

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) and the Briscoe Awards announced that the two organizations will collaborate on one big event in 2022. The event will celebrate standouts from both the past and present of the Pennsylvania boxing scene, and is scheduled for Sunday, July 24, 2022, at Rivers Casino in Philadelphia.  

Former multi-champion Bernard Hopkins... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

IKE WHITE
PASSES AT 87

Ike White was a tough middleweight journeyman who fought professionally between 1950 and 1969, waging war with a number of rising boxers during his long and bumpy boxing career. He was also the brother-in-law of light heavyweight champion Harold Johnson. This was a label that often overshadowed anything White ever achieved in the boxing ring. He was a regular sparring partner of Johnson’s and also trained side-by-side with Charley... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

BOARDWALK HALL BACK
IN ACTION SATURDAY

Atlantic City’s legendary Boardwalk Hall hasn’t seen fight action since 2019. However, the venue will be the site for an eleven-bout club show Saturday night in the building’s Adrian Phillips Theater. The card is promoted by Thomas LaManna’s Rising Star Promotions, and features an eight-round junior welterweight bout between Greg Outlaw and Jonathan Montrel in the main event.

“I’m proud of the product we’ve put together,” promoter Thomas LaManna said about the show. “We want to come out with a bang. I haven’t promoted a show in New Jersey since July 21st of 2019, and I’m coming back strong.” (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

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