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CHAMPION FARMER READY
TO DO IT BIG OR NOT AT ALL

For years, when Tevin Farmer woke up every morning, the first thought on his mind was his goal to become a world champion. It was like an instinct. It came before breakfast, before he put his feet on the floor, and before he said his first words of the day. It was automatic. In his mind, he visualized that goal and saw himself with a championship belt wrapped around his waist. 

On August 3rd, that goal came to be. Farmer made a trip to Australia and returned home with the IBF junior lightweight title, following a dominant win over Billy Dib. After seven years as a pro, all of his hard work had paid off... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ROCK WINS FIRST MAIN EVENT
BY KO

Philly heavyweight Darmani Rock easily dismantled an experienced but hopeless Pedro Rodriguez in the fourth round at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Saturday night.  It was the local prospect’s first-ever main event, and came before a loud and supportive hometown crowd.

Rock, 13-0, 8 KOs, weighed a career-high of 275.5 for the bout, but his added girth – eleven and a half pounds heavier than in his last outing only three months ago – didn’t prevent him from having his way with Rodriguez, 23-6, 19 KOs.  The reason was probably because the visiting Miami-based Cuban was... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

MITCH ALLEN PASSES

Philly boxing legend Mitchell Allen, born May 11, 1928, passed away on September 24, 2018, at age 90. On June 25, while training fighters at the West Philly Gym named in his honor, Allen suffered a mild stroke. The setback interrupted a decades-long run as a trainer at the Sheppard Recreation Center’s Mitchell Allen Boxing Gym, located in the basement of the neighborhood athletic haven (5700 Haverford Ave.). Allen survived the stroke, but passed away on Monday, while still recovering. 

Before making his name as a trainer, Allen fought as a professional welterweight, fighting in 25 bouts between 1946 and 1950. Allen faced the likes... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ROBINSON
HALTS AMUZU

Rising Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson scored a rousing TKO over Ernest Amuzu in the main event Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. The end came in round three of the scheduled eight-rounder. It was a sloppy brawl, filled with hard punches and aggressive action. Robinson mounted an early body attack which drew the fight into close quarters right off the bat. Amuzu, a heavily muscled Ghanaian fighting out of Prichard, AL, was willing to battle Robinson, but fell short when it came to trading blows.

Robinson appeared more comfortable in the trenches, and won the first two rounds with more activity and a more effective assault. Amuzu... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

PORTER EDGES GARCIA IN BROOKLYN

Shawn Porter scored a 12-round unanimous decision over Danny Garcia Saturday night in Brooklyn to capture the vacant WBC welterweight title in the close and entertaining main event at the Barclays Center.  Porter used a greater work rate, throwing nearly 300 more punches, to nip Garcia at the wire of a close fight. Garcia’s punches were cleaner, more accurate, and harder than Porter’s, but it was not enough to win the fight. 

Porter began the fight in unfamiliar fashion, boxing from the outside instead of his usual crowding and swarming style.  The switch-up gave... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

PHILLY PREMIERE
OF ALI FILM
ON WEDNESDAY

The short film documentary – “Muhammad Ali: Me Whee” makes its Philadelphia premiere on Wednesday, September 12, at the Veteran Boxers Association Clubhouse (VBA-Ring 1).  The 30-minute movie, produced and directed by Arny Stone, features vintage footage of the great boxing champion during his second reign as heavyweight champion in the mid-1970s, and beautifully captures Ali’s persona, his love for kids, and the entertaining ride he took all of us on when he was at the peak of his athletic skills and personal charms.  

Shot at Ali’s Deer Lake training camp, Las Vegas, and... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

GARCIA SEEKS TO REGAIN MISSING
PIECE AGAINST PORTER

Sixteen months ago, the morning after he lost to Keith Thurman, Danny “Swift” Garcia woke up a non-champion for the first time in five years. It was a feeling he thought he might never experience, and it was a situation he was anxious to correct.

However, his hopes of an immediate rematch with Thurman were dashed when Keith – and his pair of 147-pound titles - went on the DL. Garcia took some time off – too much some would say – and rebounded nearly one year later with a TKO of Brandon Rios.

It was a nice win – and a highlight reel KO – but... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

GARCIA READY FOR PORTER SHOWDOWN

Philly’s Danny “Swift” Garcia, 34-1, 20 KOs, held an open workout for the media on Wednesday, in advance of his anticipated clash with Shawn Porter, 28-2-1, 17 KOs, for the vacant WBC welterweight title, scheduled for September 8th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. 

Garcia looked fit and ready for the fight, and the atmosphere at the DSG Boxing Gym felt looser than it has been in many of his previous bouts.  The overall feeling was that Danny was on the brink of regaining a world title, something that has been lacking from his life the past 17 months. 

Garcia’s loss to Keith Thurman in March 2017 left him... (MORE)

   















 
 
                 
       

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