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THE 12TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS

Photos by Darryl Cobb, Jr.

Philly Boxing History presented the 12th Annual Briscoe Awards Sunday, April 14th, at Xfinity Live! in South Philly. Check out the photos taken by photographer Darryl Cobb. This year, special awards went to legends Stanley "Kitten" Hayward and J Russell Peltz, while the top local boxers of the day took home awards in a variety of categories including Fighter of the Year, Fight of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Amateur of the Year, and several others. Also in attendance were Tim Witherspoon, Marvis Frazier, Bert Cooper, Charles Brewer, Nate Miller, Garrett Wilson, Sidney "Sweet Pea" Adams, Marvin Mack, Lionel Byarm, Rodney Frazier, Buster Custus, Damon Feldman, and many others.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

VOTE FOR "PHOTO OF
THE YEAR"
AT BRISCOE AWARDS

One of four local photographers will take home a solid bronze Briscoe Medal on Sunday, April 14th, when fans attending the 12th Annual Briscoe Awards cast their vote to determine the best shot of the year.  The Briscoe Awards take place this Sunday, April 14, 2019, 1:00 PM, at Xfinity Live! in South Philly.

The four photographers, Darryl Cobb Jr., Jano Cohen, Kenny Ludwig, and Tim McCloskey, submitted their work for the competition, and their photos include both action shots and portraits which highlight... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HAND SPONSORS
GOLDEN GLOVES IN PHILLY

By Jeff Jowett

On April 6, 2019, the Golden Gloves Eastern Regional Championships were conducted at Philadelphia’s most active boxing venue, the 2300 Arena. It was the culmination of a month-long tournament of events at four locations, and pitted winners of the Philadelphia tournament against those from Central Pennsylvania. One of the bulwarks of Philly boxing since the Joe Frazier days, Joe Hand - actually two of them, Sr. and Jr. - hosted the Gloves for the 23rd consecutive year. Without these tournaments, where would professional boxing be? Yet amateurs yield little or no money, and are largely shunned by promoters big and... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ALEX BARBOSA ANNOUNCER
FOR  BRISCOE AWARDS

Former professional boxer and current ring announcer, Alex Barbosa will be the announcer at the 12th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday.  Over the past several years, Barbosa, a busy ring announcer these days, has worked numerous boxing matches in the Philadelphia area, including events at the Sugar House Casino, the 2300 Arena, and others. 

On Sunday, April 14, 2019, Barbosa will take the mic and host the 12the Annual Briscoe Awards, which recognizes the biggest... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

SAMUEL TEAH UPSETS ODDS,
WINS BRISCOE AWARD

Samuel Teah pulled an upset last November at the 2300 Arena that outshined any other during 2018.  Teah defeated the favored Kenneth Sims, Jr. of Chicago (13-1-1, 4 KOs) with a convincing unanimous decision, and he did it on the nationally televised SHOBOX TV series to boot.

Although going into the fight, their records were in the same ballpark (Teah was 14-2-1), Sam was still rebounding from an earlier so-so performance on SHOBOX that had some - certainly Team Sims - thinking that Teah couldn't perform at the next level.  However, Teah surprised everyone and scored the best... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

PAUL KROLL SELECTED AS
ROOKIE OF
THE YEAR

Junior middleweight boxer Paul Kroll, a 2016 Olympian, made a great start to his professional boxing career in 2018, and was voted by fans as the best rookie in Philadelphia.  Paul will receive his Briscoe Award at a public event on Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Xfinity Live! in South Philly. 

Kroll made his debut in Philadelphia last August, blasting out DeAngelo Alcorn in the first round.  He followed that with another stoppage (TKO2), this time against Antonio Wattell in Oklahoma City.  Now that his delayed pro career is on track, he appears poised to make his move in 2019.  The next... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

50 YEARS IN BOXING EARNS PELTZ THE BRISCOE AWARD

J Russell Peltz will celebrate his 50th anniversary as a boxing promoter later this year. To celebrate this important career milestone, Peltz will receive a special honorary Briscoe Award for Lifetime Achievement, on April 14, 2019, at Xfinity Live! in South Philly. 

Peltz began his career as a 22 year old boy wonder in 1969, staging his first boxing show at the Blue Horizon, with Bennie Briscoe in the main event. Legends Cyclone Hart and Boogaloo Watts also fought on his first card. 

Peltz went on to promote numerous shows at the Blue Horizon and Arena, before becoming the promoter at the Spectrum... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

LEGEND KITTEN HAYWARD
TO BE HONORED
AT BRISCOES

Stanley “Kitten” Hayward is a legendary fighter from one of the best eras of Philly Boxing.  Hayward campaigned between 1959 and 1977, and faced some of the very best boxers of his time.  On April 14, 2019, on the brink of his 80th birthday, Hayward will receive a special honorary Briscoe Award for Lifetime Achievement.

Hayward fought for the world junior middleweight title in 1969, after earning the shot with a defeat of all-time great Emile Griffith at the Spectrum.  Other key victories in Hayward’s career included an impressive six-bout winning streak over the likes of Bennie Briscoe, Curtis Cokes, Dick Turner, Percy Manning and others. Hayward... (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
       

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