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GEORGE HILL MEMORIAL SERVICE
TO BE HELD FEBRUARY 27
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PA BOXING HALL OF FAME
ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2021

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) will induct five new members at their annual ceremony tentatively scheduled for October 2021. This year's class is comprised of five excellent boxers, all of whom won PA state titles during their careers. Bantamweight Troy Fletcher, lightweight Marvin Garris, light heavyweight Kelvin Kelly, light heavyweight Julian Letterlough and featherweight Fernando Rodriguez. Fletcher, Garris and Kelly are Philadelphians. Rodriguez hails... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FOSTER UPSETS SMITH 
Story by Danny Ziccardi

Philadelphian Donald “No Love” Smith was surprised in his six-round main event against Connecticut’s William “The Silent Assassin” Foster III, Saturday night at the 2300 Arena. In a highly anticipated clash between the two undefeated junior featherweights, both boxers came to fight from the opening bell, but it was Foster who established control and ultimately won the bout by unanimous decision.  

In the opening round, Foster landed a solid straight right after slipping Smith’s jab. “No Love” returned the favor by landing a hook of his own. The action continued in the second, with Smith aggressively... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

GEORGE HILL DIES IN FIRE

On Friday morning, the tragic news came that Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Famer, George Hill passed away in his West Philly home after an early morning house fire. A former boxer, referee and judge, Hill worked in boxing for decades and was a major part of the local amateur boxing scene. Hill, born November 25, 1947, was 73 years old.

George Hill had a brief professional boxing career, fighting six times between 1969 and 1971, and then once more in 1975. He fought in Baltimore one... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

CHAMP'S SON PREPARED TO ROCK IN PHILLY DEBUT
 
by Danny Ziccardi

Sharif Rahman (3-0, 2 KOs) relocated from Baltimore to Las Vegas after his father, Hasim Rahman, won the heavyweight title with a 2001 knockout of Lennox Lewis. On Saturday night, February 6th, the young Rahman will make his Philadelphia debut at the 2300 Arena. He’ll seek his fourth professional victory in devastating fashion against Gladimir Jacinto (0-2). The elusive counter punching Rahman is coming into the bout with a goal to dominate opponents on his way to the top. 

“On the way up, you need to not only beat these guys but look sensational doing it,” Rahman said. “That is what I plan on doing... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

MARK DAWSON STRIVES TO
STAY UNBEATEN

by Danny Ziccardi

West Philadelphia’s Mark Dawson (7-0-1, 3 KOs) will take on Derrick Whitley Jr. (6-1-1, with 1 ND) on Saturday, February 6th at 2300 Arena. This will be the first bump up in competition for Dawson as he takes on a formidable opponent in Whitley for his first professional eight rounder.

“This is my first 8 round fight,” Dawson said. “I’m not worried about it, I’ve been fighting my whole life, and have been training for eight-rounders. I train twice a day. I am hungry and ready.” (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

RASHIEM JEFFERSON LOOKING
TO CLIMB
RANKS IN 2021

by Danny Ziccardi

North Philadelphia’s up-and-coming featherweight phenom Rashiem Jefferson Jr. (3-0) will take on James Early (5-6) on Saturday, February 6th at 2300 Arena, on the Rodney Rice promoted card at South Philly’s 2300 Arena. Despite the losing record of Early, he is coming off a win over an 11-0 opponent. So Jefferson is not taking his opponent lightly.  

“He beat some good fighters,” Jefferson said. “He beat an 11-0... (MORE)

   





 
                 
 
 
   

OBERLTON DEBUTS;
ROCK KO'D

On Saturday night, light heavyweight Atif Oberlton, made his long-awaited professional debut in a nationally televised fight against Nathan Sharp, at the Shrine Exposition Center in Los Angeles. The decorated amateur from Philly, looked strong in his one-sided victory against Sharp. Oberlton dominated the action with a vicious body attack and a lashing southpaw jab that slowly wore down his opponent.

Finally in round three, Oberlton landed a series of hard body shots that pinned Sharp in the corner. As Atif's body shots hammered home... (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

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