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BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS ANNOUNCED

Philly Boxing History announced the winners of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, which will be presented on October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. The annual event is a celebration of the best accomplishments of the Philly fight scene.

JASON SOSA, who won the WBA world junior lightweight championship and defended it later in the year, was named the “2016 Philly Fighter of the Year”.

The “2016 Philly Fight of the Year” award will go to JESSE HART and DASHON JOHNSON, for their exciting super middleweight 10-rounder. Hart won the decision, but had to come off the floor to do it.   (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

WEBSTER BEATS DOWN HARRIS

Story by Frank Bartolini
Photos by Kenny Ludwig

Beloved local favorite, southpaw, Derrick “TAKE IT TO THE BANK” Webster, Glassboro, NJ, deposited right hooks and straight lefts directly  into Lamar Harris’s, ST Louis, MO,  mug, earning a second round technical knockout, Saturday night.  

Bedecked in camouflage trunks with a matching zippered warm up vest Webster, 167.8, was accompanied into the arena by all-time great Roy Jones Jr.. Ascending the stairs and climbing through the strands, Jones literally was busting a rap about his career. Not an impromptu spur of the moment by Jones, this verse had... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CALLING ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS

To celebrate the tenth annual Briscoe Awards, Philly Boxing History has added a new category to their prestigious boxing awards. For the first time, the upcoming awards event on October 15, 2017, will include a contest to determine the “2016 Philly Boxing Photo of the Year”.

Photographers are asked to submit their photos prior to the event, where they will be exhibited. Fans and everyone attending the Briscoe Awards will be asked to vote on the shots to determine the 2016 Photo of the Year. The photographer of the winning pic will receive a Briscoe Medal at the annual event held at Xfinity Live! in South Philadelphia.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ROBINSON WINS TECHNICAL DECISION AFTER HEAD BUTT

North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson won a thrilling fifth round technical knockout victory over former world champion Kermit Cintron Saturday night in the main event of a lively Kings Promotions show at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Brunson had to twice climb off the canvas before securing victory, in a fight for the vacant PA State junior middleweight championship that was must-win for both boxers. With sky-high stakes and big expectations, the fight played out even better than anyone could have hoped for.  

In the main event at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City Friday night, Philly welterweight Ray Robinson won his thirteenth... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BRUNSON STOPS CINTRON; WINS
PA STATE TITLE

North Philly’s Tyrone Brunson won a thrilling fifth round technical knockout victory over former world champion Kermit Cintron Saturday night in the main event of a lively Kings Promotions show at the 2300 Arena in South Philly. Brunson had to twice climb off the canvas before securing victory, in a fight for the vacant PA State junior middleweight championship that was must-win for both boxers. With sky-high stakes and big expectations, the fight played out even better than anyone could have hoped for.  

Cintron, Reading, PA, took control at the opening bell with his longer reach and deeper ring experience. Common opinion believed that Brunson needed to get busy early and press the action to allow for... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

GIARDELLO:
THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MIDDLEWEIGHT GREAT

Although Joey Giardello never marched on SELMA, he helped financially more black middleweights of his era than anybody else (including Ray Robinson) by NEVER ducking a deserving black opponent, no matter how tough, risking his rating and enabling many of them to “earn” the largest purse of their career by opposing him, including: Dick Tiger (4x), Willie Troy, Bobby Boyd, Sugar Ray Robinson, Gil Turner, Georgie Benton, Rory Calhoun (2), Holly Mims, Spider Webb, Otis Graham... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

CINTRON & BRUNSON FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL

When Kermit Cintron, 39-5-3, 30 KOs, and Tyrone Brunson, 25-6-2, 22 KOs, step into to the boxing ring to face off in the main event of a stacked Kings Boxing show at South Philly’s 2300 Arena on Saturday night, they will have their very survival in the sport weighing heavily on their muscular shoulders.  Both fighters have been campaigning for quite a while and have exactly one more chance to move up to bigger fights. It is do-or-die for both boxers, and that means this 10-rounder should be a good one.    

Cintron, Reading, PA, a 17-year vet, has already been to the top. He held the IBF world welterweight belt between 2006 and 2008, and has had a fine pro career. He’s scored wins over Mark Suarez, Walter Matthysse... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

LUNDY RETURNS HOME FOR KO

Hammerin’ Hank Lundy made good on his promise to score a knockout in his homecoming bout in the scheduled eight-round main event at the 2300 Arena Friday night. Lundy, on the road for the past seven-plus years, came back to South Philly to rout Daniel Evangelista of Mexico City. The brash lightweight stormed out at the opening bell and took control of the contest immediately.  

Hammerin’ Hank swept the first four rounds fairly easily. Lundy took a handful of shots, but spent most of the time on the offense. He scored numerous blows and bullied Evangelista around the ring. The Mexican stayed calm and looked for a chance to turn the fight with a single shot. That opportunity... (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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