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FARMER CONFIDENT HE'S READY FOR REDKACH

Fight fans in Philadelphia have been watching Tevin Farmer closely for the past few years. We’ve seen him grow from what appeared to be an average local fighter into a rising prospect on the verge of a major breakthrough. Farmer has left a few clues for the rest of the fight fans that he is the real thing. However, only those who have seen him from the start and truly appreciate the change this southpaw junior lightweight has made.

His current pro record of 21-4-1, 5 KOs, looks pretty... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

QUICK WIN LANDS BIG FIGHT FOR LAMANNA
YOUNG TOPS FLORES

Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna, 21-1, 9 KOs, made short work of Mexican Engelberto Valenzuela, 10-8, 3 KOs, in a scheduled 6-round junior middleweight bout at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City Friday night. At the opening bell, LaManna jumped right on his opponent, clearly looking to end matters as quickly as possible. With a proposed September bout against Dusty Hernandez Harrison dependent upon a victory on this night, LaManna left nothing to chance against Valenzuela.

LaManna began by jabbing but before long, started to toss optimistic power shots at his opponent. Ninety seconds into the bout, LaManna... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CORNFLAKE ON A MISSION IN AND OUT OF THE RING

Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 20-1, 8 KOs, returns to the ring Friday night at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City. The South Jersey welterweight takes on Mexican Engelberto Valenzuela, 10-7, in a 6-round over-the-weight bout on the fourth boxing show promoted by LaManna’s company, Rising Star Promotions.

“When we did our first show in December, my mission statement was to bring boxing back to Atlantic City.” LaManna said. “I like to consider Atlantic City one of the top big fight cities in the country – Vegas, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, and Atlantic City. That was my mission, and here we are going on... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

SOSA WINS WORLD TITLE WITH TKO

Camden slugger Jason Sosa scored a major upset against Javier Fortuna to win the WBA jr. lightweight world title, Friday in Beijing, China. The bout was not televised in the USA. However, descriptions of the fight paint a thrilling picture of Sosa's title-winning performance. Then-undefeated Fortuna dropped Sosa in round five and was leading on the cards before the fight turned, beginning in round ten. Sosa was closing the scoring gap, but needed to seize his opportunity before it slipped away. Sosa put the champion on the canvas in the tenth, but Fortuna survived the attack. In the eleventh, Sosa picked up where he had left off. He pressed the champion and put him down again. Fortuna got up, but was in no condition to continue. Referee Raul Caiz, Jr. halted the bout at :45, making Jason Sosa the new world champion. It was a major accomplishment for Sosa and his tighter-than-tight Team. Congratulations Jason Sosa!

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

CHANDLER TO ENTER PHILLY SPORTS HALL

The Philly Sports Hall of Fame announced their Induction Class of 2016 at a press conference at the City Line Hilton in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Included in the group of honorees is former WBA bantamweight champion Joltin' Jeff Chandler. Chandler, 59, attended the press conference.

"My whole career, I wanted to stay undefeated," Chandler said. "I did the best I could. My record was 33-2-2. But when my career ended, I wasn't finished yet. I had to stop because I started to have problems with my eyes, cataracts and things like that. I still had more to do, but I had to stop. I'd like to still be fighting today." 

Joining Chandler in the Class of 2016 are Brian Dawkins... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

SOSA NEEDS TO PROVE HE'S NO FLUKE

Heading into his December bout with the well-regarded Nicholas Walters, Camden, NJ’s Jason Sosa was given no chance of winning and just a slightly better chance of being around to hear the final bell. However, Sosa surprised everyone that night when he left the ring with a 10-round majority draw against one of boxing’s top fighters.

The decision was disputed by many, but Sosa’s performance appeared to send the message that the little-known battler belonged in the conversation when it came to the best 130-pounders. However, backlash from that questionable decision (everyone had Walters ahead except the judges) has once again given Sosa the burden of proof to show that his sudden rise in the... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

SOSA HEADS TO CHINA FOR FIRST
WORLD TITLE SHOT AGAINST FORTUNA

Before catching his flight to Beijing, China, junior lightweight title challenger Jason Sosa, 18-1-4, 14 KOs, held one last stateside workout at the Victory Boxing & Fitness Gym in Cherry Hill, NJ on Wednesday. 

Sosa takes on WBA champion Javier Fortuna, 29-0-1, 21 KOs, at the Capital Gym, next Friday, June 24th. The fight will be telecast on Chinese TV, but will not be aired in the USA.             (MORE)

   






 

 
                 
 
 
   

UNDEFEATED PHILLY ROOKIES EXTEND WINNING STREAKS

By Ken Hissner

Three of Philly’s top prospects, Jaron Ennis, Darmani Rock and Joshua Jones, all rookies, fought Saturday night, and all three extended their undefeated winning streaks.

Welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 3-0 (3 KOs), scored his third consecutive first round stoppage, with a KO of Deshawn Debose, 0-5, Milwaukee, WI. The fight at the ABC Sports Complex in Springfield, VA lasted just 20 seconds.   (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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