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BRISCOE AWARD NOMINATIONS
VOTE FOR THE
BEST OF 2017

The 2017 fight year was another good one in Philadelphia. First of all, when it comes to quantity of boxing shows within the City limits, 2017 was the busiest year in Philly since 2009. A total of seventeen shows took place during the year. Although this may sound like chump change to an old timer, it was a definite improvement. So I’ll take it. The good news is that with at least thirteen events already on the calendar for 2018, it appears that this upswing is a trend.

We watched a number of memorable fights and saw many fine performances by our boxers. There were notable moments...(MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

A WIN IS NOT ALWAYS A WIN
 
FARMER ROBBED
IN VEGAS

It’s been a difficult year for Tevin Farmer. In April, he tore his right biceps muscle, which required surgery and put him on the bench for a spell. A few months later, while still recuperating from surgery, Tevin was shot in the right hand during a scuffle at a family party. Finally, on Saturday night in Las Vegas, insult was added to these injuries when Farmer was mugged by two of the three official judges after twelve rounds against Kenichi Ogawa, in a fight for the vacant IBF junior lightweight championship. That was Farmer’s 2017.  

Despite generally controlling the action, this was not Tevin's ...(MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

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)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

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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