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SPARROW AND WISE WIN IN SOUTH PHILLY

Friday night’s ten-bout fight card staged at the 2300 Arena played out like two different shows rolled into one. Part one was loaded with a series of bone-crushing quickies, and at least two of the five fast kayos should vie for honors as the best knockout of 2017. The second half of the evening consisted of five bouts that went the full limit, but were still full of entertainment value.

In the main event, junior lightweight Avery Sparrow continued to develop as a prospect, winning his third straight fight, this time against Canadian Joey Laviolette of Nova Scotia. Sparrow started strongly, winning the first three rounds with relative ease. He landed a hard left hook in the third and seemed in total control of the bout.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

USS CUNNINGHAM TO
HOST 10TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS

Philly Boxing History announced today that former two-time cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham will be the celebrity guest host of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards at Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, on October 15, 2017.

“It’s an honor,” Cunningham said of being named the guest host. “I’m happy and proud. I’m going to do my best.”

Cunningham was the very first recipient of the “Philly Fighter of the Year” Briscoe Award in 2007, and won the same award three years later. Overall, Cunningham has won a total of five Briscoe Awards through the years, also winning... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CORNFLAKE LAMANNA FIGHTING
WITH A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER

South Jersey welterweight boxer Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 23-2, 9 KOs, approaches his next fight, a self-promoted, ten round bout with George Sosa, 15-9, 15 KOs, on Saturday night, for the WBC Silver Latino welterweight title, at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City, with a new testy attitude and a clearer view of his career.

Usually happy-go-lucky, even as a fight nears, the Cornflake 2.0 that is prepping for Sosa is an edgier, angrier, and slightly disillusioned, all new Thomas LaManna. Perhaps this fighter, who’s always felt like... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

CARTO SCORES 11TH KO IN FIRST MAIN EVENT

Rising local bantamweight slugger Christian Carto extended his perfect ring record to eleven straight and kept his knockout streak going (11-0, 11 KOs), in a scheduled six rounder at the Sugar House Casino in Philadelphia. The fight was the main event of a ten-bout show promoted by Marshall Kauffman’s King Promotions.

Carto faced St. Paul’s Philip Adyaka, and handled the somewhat soft touch with ease. After warming up and controlling round one, Carto came out for the second in high gear, looking to add another knockout to his collection. After tagging Adyaka a few times with a steady jab, the rising star turned up the heat... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Philly Boxing History announced the winners of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, which will be presented on October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. The annual event is a celebration of the best accomplishments of the Philly fight scene.

JASON SOSA, who won the WBA world junior lightweight championship and defended it later in the year, was named the “2016 Philly Fighter of the Year”.

The “2016 Philly Fight of the Year” award will go to JESSE HART and DASHON JOHNSON, for their exciting super middleweight 10-rounder. Hart won the decision, but had to come off the floor to do it.   (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

WEBSTER BEATS DOWN HARRIS

Story by Frank Bartolini
Photos by Kenny Ludwig

Beloved local favorite, southpaw, Derrick “TAKE IT TO THE BANK” Webster, Glassboro, NJ, deposited right hooks and straight lefts directly  into Lamar Harris’s, ST Louis, MO,  mug, earning a second round technical knockout, Saturday night.  

Bedecked in camouflage trunks with a matching zippered warm up vest Webster, 167.8, was accompanied into the arena by all-time great Roy Jones Jr.. Ascending the stairs and climbing through the strands, Jones literally was busting a rap about his career. Not an impromptu spur of the moment by Jones, this verse had... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS

To celebrate the tenth annual Briscoe Awards, Philly Boxing History has added a new category to their prestigious boxing awards. For the first time, the upcoming awards event on October 15, 2017, will include a contest to determine the “2016 Philly Boxing Photo of the Year”.

Photographers are asked to submit their photos prior to the event, where they will be exhibited. Fans and everyone attending the Briscoe Awards will be asked to vote on the shots to determine the 2016 Photo of the Year. The photographer of the winning pic will receive a Briscoe Medal at the annual event held at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

ROBINSON WINS TECHNICAL DECISION AFTER HEAD BUTT

North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson won a thrilling fifth round technical knockout victory over former world champion Kermit Cintron Saturday night in the main event of a lively Kings Promotions show at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Brunson had to twice climb off the canvas before securing victory, in a fight for the vacant PA State junior middleweight championship that was must-win for both boxers. With sky-high stakes and big expectations, the fight played out even better than anyone could have hoped for.  

In the main event at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City Friday night, Philly welterweight Ray Robinson won his thirteenth... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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