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Los Angeles flyweight Carlos Maldonado came to town Friday night and ruined the homecoming of North Philly’s Miguel Cartagena, who had been on the road for nearly four years.  Maldonado won the dramatic eight-round main event at the Parx Casino Xcite Center in Bensalem, PA, with a rally down the stretch that secured the close split verdict.   

The bout was a hard-fought battle that saw the boxers trade the early rounds before Cartagena began taking control in the middle of the fight.  Perhaps the phrase “taking control” is a bit of an exaggeration.  Because although Cartagena began pulling away on my scorecard by round six, the action in the ring felt... (MORE)





In boxing, nothing beats a rematch.  The pre-fight expectations are especially sky-high when two local fighters are nudged into a second go, because it usually means that their first meeting was either a terrific battle or an upset.  In the case of the first fight between Cherry Hill’s Anthony Prescott, 8-8-2, 2 KOs, and North Philly’s Isaiah Wise, 6-2, 3 KOs, their tussle, three months ago, was both. 

House fighter Wise, was on a three-fight winning streak that included a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate bout against Fred Jenkins Jr., and... (MORE)





On the eve of Evander Holyfield’s induction into the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, The Real Deal Boxing made it’s debut in AC with an exciting night of fights at the Adrian Phillips Theater inside Boardwalk Hall.  

In the main event, Toka Kahn Clary (25-1, 17 KO) looked sensational against the tough as nails Emmanuel Dominguez (22-7-2, 14 KO) in an exciting back and forth 10 round bout which saw Toka retain his NABA featherweight title by unanimous decision with scores of 96-93 and 98-92 twice.  

The Freddie Roach trained Clary, displayed... (MORE)




ATLANTIC CITY - Philadelphia’s Jaron “Boots” Ennis (20-0 18 KO) captured the vacant WBU Welterweight by stopping Veteran “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (26-11-2 13 KO) in the second round of their scheduled 10 round Main Event on the Boardwalk.

“It feels great to have such a meaningful title around my waist, it shows all the hard work we did in camp. Thank you to my team, my father and all my fans who came to Atlantic City to support me.” Ennis commented with huge smile on his... (MORE)





ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - Super Middleweight Derrick Webster pounded his way to a 10-round unanimous decision over Oscar Riojas in the main event of a five-bout card at The Claridge Hotel.  

Mis Downing Promotions promoted the near-capacity show.  

With the win, Webster captured the American Boxing Federation Continental Americas Super Middleweight title.


Webster was pinpoint with his jab, which he followed with a solid body work that reddened the sides of Riojas.  Webster stunned... (MORE)





In Philly, the word on the street is that welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 19-0, 17 KOs, is boxing’s next big star, and some say the best to come along since Meldrick Taylor electrified the City of Brotherly Love by winning an Olympic Gold Medal at age 17, and world championships in two weight divisions as a professional.  Big shoes to fill for sure.  However, Ennis’ rise thus far suggests we should indeed believe the hype. 

Ennis takes the next step in his budding career on Friday night in Atlantic City when he faces veteran “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis, 26-10-2, 13 KOs, in the 10-round main event at the Showboat Hotel & Casino.  The fight is... (MORE)




The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame inducted its 60th annual class on Sunday.  Founded in 1958, the PABHOF is the oldest boxing Hall of Fame in the country and has honored a total of 367 members of the fight fraternity over the years.  The banquet and ceremony, held at Romano’s Catering in Philadelphia, welcomed 16 new members, and was co-hosted by announcer Nino Del Buono and Hall of Fame Promoter J Russell Peltz. 

Included in the 2018 class were two members of the fighting Fletcher family of Southwest Philly, middleweight brawler Frank... (MORE)




This past Friday night (5/11), junior welterweight Mykal Fox remained perfect by winning a eight-round unanimous decision over Anthony Mercado. The bout headlined an eight-fight card at SugarHouse Casino, and was promoted by King's Promotions.

Fox of Forestville, Maryland controlled the action by using his long reach that set up combination punching.  The 22 year-old was solid throughout, and cruised home to the victory by scores of 79-73 twice and 78-74. Fox is now 17-0,  Mercado of Camuy, Puerto Rico is 11-4.

"The Fighting Ring Announcer" Alex Barbosa came back... (MORE)








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