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DYNAMITE DARGAN HOLDS MEDIA WORKOUT

Rising lightweight prospect Karl “Dynamite” Dargan, 16-0, 8 KOs, and his trainer Brother Naazim Richardson held an open media workout on Thursday at the James Shuler Memorial Boxing Gym in West Philadelphia.  Dargan is slated to face Angino Perez, 17-5, 15 KOs, September 20th, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT.  The 10-round bout is for the Junior NABF lightweight title and will be nationally televised on network television by NBC. 

Dargan was an outstanding amateur, before beginning his professional... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

WILSON READY TO RECLAIM
NABF TITLE ON TV

Cruiserweight Garrett Wilson, 13-7-1, 7 KOs, held an open workout Wednesday in advance of his nationally televised main event with South African Thabiso Mchunu, 16-1, 11 KOs, scheduled for September 20th, at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, CT.  The 10-round bout will be televised on NBC network TV, in a special Saturday afternoon boxing telecast. 

For Wilson, it will be his first fight in ten months, after an Achilles’ injury forced a cancellation of this same match up, when it was originally... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HERRERA BATTERS JONES

The long awaited comeback of Mike Jones ended in dramatic fashion Saturday night when Jaime Herrera rose from the floor twice to ultimately score a 7th round TKO over the returning world title challenger. It was a grueling and brutal fight that started as most had expected it would, with Jones' punching power all but wrapping up the comeback fight. However, this test didn't end there.

Herrera managed to survive the early storm and went on to administer a beating frightful enough to not only end the fight, but to likely dismantle whatever fighting spirit remains in the already apprehensive Mike Jones. It was a difficult and agonizing lesson to watch be dispensed, but it was riveting boxing and one of the most memorable... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED
GARCIA WINS 3rd STRAIGHT

Junior welterweight world champion Danny Garcia has once again been named the “2013 Philly Fighter of the Year”  by the web site, PhillyBoxingHistory.com.  It is the third consecutive year Garcia has taken the honor. 

In 2013, Garcia defended his world title twice, including a career-best performance against Lucas Matthysse last September. That upset victory will also earn Garcia a second trophy, the Briscoe Medal, for the “2013 Performance of the Year” at this year’s event.

Garcia and all the other winners will receive their awards on October 19... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

FOR MIKE JONES
IT'S FINALLY
TIME TO FIGHT

If anyone asked me a year, or even six months ago, if I ever expected to see Philadelphia welterweight Mike Jones back in the ring again, I would probably have said ‘no’. It’s been more than two years since his last fight, and that fight had the look of a career-killer. Randall Bailey knocked Jones cold with a right uppercut and obliterated his championship dreams in an instant. It was a devastating loss, and he hasn’t fought since. As the months, and years passed by, it seemed more and more certain that Mike Jones was gone for good. 

However this weekend, Jones, 26-1, 19 KOs, will finally reappear... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

CHARLES BREWER AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP RING

Charles “The Hatchet” Brewer picked up a new piece of hardware to go along with his red and gold IBF belt on Wednesday.  IBF president Daryl Peoples made the trip to the City of Brotherly Love to catch up on some old housekeeping that was long overdue.  In a special ceremony at a North Philly hair salon owned by Brewer and his wife Sofia, The Hatchet received a brand new IBF championship ring, an award given to champions who have made three successful title defenses. 

Brewer, who won the IBF crown with a with a 5th round TKO... (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

GARCIA
ASSAULTS SALKA

World junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia brutalized Ron Salka in round two of a scheduled 10-round non-title bout at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.  Garcia put on a stunning display of power-punching that overwhelmed Salka and produced three showy knockdowns.  The 142-pound catch-weight contest was the main event of a nine-bout bout card promoted by Golden Boy and televised live by Showtime. 

The fight started carefully, with the boxers feeling each other out in the opening round.  Garcia, of Philadelphia, tested Pittsburgh's Salka to the body... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
 
 
   

THE BARON OF LEIPERVILLE
The Life and Times
of James F. Dougherty

 A New Book by Richard Pagano

Local author, Rich Pagano has just published a book about legendary fight manager James "Baron" Dougherty. The Baron is one of the biggest figures in Philly boxing history, and now for the first time we can read all the details of his long career and life.

Dougherty was a manager, promoter, trainer, referee, boxer, and fight camp owner. He worked with many of the best fighters during the first half of the 20th Century and was involved in numerous famous bouts. To read a sample chapter (on heavyweight George Godfrey), click the following link.   (READ)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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