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2012 ARTICLE & COLUMN ARCHIVE
 

 
   

December 22, 2012
ADAMEK WINS CONTROVERSIAL DECISION OVER CUNNINGHAM
Fight coverage from the Sands
Bethlehem Event Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 20, 2012
REBUTTAL: LUNDY SAYS THE FIGHT WILL HAPPEN
(PLUS UPDATE - IT DIDN'T)

Lundy's reaction to reports that
his title fight is in jeopardy & update
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 19, 2012
CUNNINGHAM READY
FOR REMATCH
A pre-fight interview with
Team Cunningham
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 11, 2012
ADAMEK-CUNNINGHAM II:
TOO LATE, TOO SOON,
OR RIGHT ON TIME?
A preview of the long awaited rematch
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 08, 2012
BRYANT JENNINGS DEFENDS
TURF BY KO
Fight coverage from Temple's
McGonigle Hall
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 08, 2012
ERIC HUNTER FINALLY BLOOMS
Fight coverage from Temple's
McGonigle Hall
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 08, 2012
RISING PHILLY STARS
FILL TEMPLE UNDERCARD
Undercard coverage from
Temple's McGonigle Hall
by John DiSanto

   
         
    December 05, 2012
HUNTER FACES BELMONTES
WITH CAREER AND REPUTATION
ON THE LINE
A preview Eric Hunter's big bout
with Jerry Belmontes
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

December 03, 2012
JENNINGS TO CLOSE OUT
BUSY YEAR AT HOME
A preview Bryant Jennings' main
event with Bowie Tupou
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 26, 2012
TOUCHING GLOVES WITH
STANLEY "KITTEN" HAYWARD
An interview with one of Philly
boxing's all-time greats
by Daniel Hanley

   
         
   

November 25, 2012
INTRODUCING ALTHEA SAUNDERS
A "Mouthpiece" column on rising
female fighter Althea Saunders
by George Hanson

   
         
   

November 17, 2012
FROCH ROLLS OVER MACK
A look at Mack's world title challenge
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 12, 2012
YUSAF MACK: MY TIME IS PAST DUE
A preview of the West Philly fighter's
big opportunity with Carl Froch
by John DiSanto

   
         
    October 28, 2012
HAROLD JOHNSON TO ENTER PHILLY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
NOV. 8
A preview of the former champ's latest honor
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

October 20, 2012
GARCIA'S LEFT HOOK RETAINS TITLE, SENDS MORALES OUT
ON HIS SHIELD
Fight coverage from the Barclays Center
in Brooklyn, NY
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 17, 2012
ADAMEK AND CUNNINGHAM SET TO REMATCH ON NBC
A preview of the long awaited rematch between Adamek and Cunningham
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

October 15, 2012
GARCIA READY TO CONFIRM STATUS IN MORALES REMATCH
A preview of Danny Garcia's big rematch with Erik Morales
by John DiSanto

   
         
    October 12, 2012
CARTAGENA TOPS CHILI RIVERA
IN SPICY GRUDGE MATCH
Fight coverage from the National Guard Armory
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

October 07, 2012
GARCIA WINS BRISCOE AWARD
AS PHILLY FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
Coverage of the 2012 Briscoe Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 21, 2012
ROSADO  OVERPOWERS WHITTAKER; CRUZ PAYS HIS DUES
Fight coverage from Sands Bethlehem
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 18, 2012
GABRIEL ROSADO
GOING FOR THE KILL
A Preview of Gabriel Rosado's upcoming title eliminator against Charles Whittaker
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 17, 2012
RONALD CRUZ TAKING
ADDED PRESSURE IN STRIDE
A Preview of Ronald Cruz' upcoming
fight with Antwone Smith
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 14, 2012
NAIM NELSON RISES TO OCCASION, WINS PA TITLE AGAINST VASQUEZ
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 11, 2012
CROSSROADS FIGHT TO
DETERMINE PA CHAMP
Victor Vasquez vs. Naim Nelson:
A preview of the PA State
Lightweight Championship fight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 08, 2012
CUNNINGHAM & JENNINGS WIN BEFORE ADAMEK'S WAR
Fight coverage from the Prudential Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 04, 2012
WILLIE FOLK PASSES
Boxing trainer, cut man and
Shuler Gym fixture dies at age 72
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 04, 2012
BRYANT JENNINGS IS
LOOKING TO BE SHUT UP
North Philly heavyweight contender will keep talking until somebody shuts him up
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 03, 2012
CUNNINGHAM NOT CONCERNED WITH THE WEIGHT OF EXPECTATIONS
The former two-time cruiserweight champ
is ready to become a heavyweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 18, 2012
DIAZ SCORES QUICK WIN OVER SANCHEZ; DAWEJKO LOSES
FIRST BOUT
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

August 13, 2012
NEW & IMPROVED GABRIEL ROSADO IS ONE FIGHT AWAY
North Philly Jr. Middleweight prepares for his IBF Title Eliminator
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 10, 2012
DANNY GARCIA LEADS PACK OF BRISCOE AWARD WINNERS
A rundown of the results for the 5th Annual Briscoe Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
    August 02, 2012
HAROLD JOHNSON TO ENTER PHILLY SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Former light heavyweight champion honored as fifth boxer inducted
into PSHOF
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

July 27, 2012
BELTRAN UPSETS LUNDY;
ENNIS WINS TV DEBUT
Fight coverage from Resorts
in Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 26, 2012
LUNDY RISKS #1 RANKING
AGAINST BELTRAN FRIDAY
It's Hammer Time in Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 25, 2012
HEAVYWEIGHT CUNNINGHAM
SIGNS WITH MAIN EVENTS
Former cruiserweight champ makes the move to heavyweight with new promoter
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

July 24, 2012
QUIET STORM ROLLS IN
Farah Ennis Gets national TV spot
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 22, 2012
KEEPING MY "O" IS A MUST FOR ME
Miguel Cartagena prepares for his
first 6-rounder
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 19, 2012
WIN TICKETS!!
Answer a trivia question and win
two tickets for Hammer Time in AC
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 14, 2012
GARCIA DELIVERS
WITH KO OF KHAN
Danny Garcia wins big
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 12, 2012
A CHANCE FOR STARDOM
COMES KNOCKING FOR GARCIA
Danny Garcia prepares for Amir Khan
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 10, 2012
AL MASSEY'S 11 SECOND MYSTERY
A look at one of the quickest knockouts
in history
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

July 07, 2012
MACK WEATHERS BALLOGOU
Fight coverage from the
PA Convention Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 07, 2012
MAJEWSKI WINS
NABF TITLE WITH TKO

Fight coverage from Atlantic City
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

July 06, 2012
MOVIN' ON UP
Steve Cunningham is
heading to heavyweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 05, 2012
BOXING SHOW PROVIDES PLATFORM FOR
SHULER GYM FAMILY
A preview of the upcoming fight card
at the PA Convention Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 04, 2012
ERIC HUNTER RETURNS
TO THE RING
A preview of the the local boxing
enigma's plan for a fresh start
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 04, 2012
VOTE FOR THE
2011 BRISCOE AWARDS
A breakdown of all the nominees for
"Philly Fighter of the Year" and
"Philly Fight of the Year"
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 02, 2012
JESSE HART LOOKS
TO STEAL THE SHOW
A preview of the upcoming Peltz Boxing card at Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 16, 2012
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY
Fight coverage from Newark, NJ
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 14, 2012
I HAVE A LOT TO PROVE
IN THIS FIGHT
Eddie Chambers looks ahead to his fight with Tomasz Adamek
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 09, 2012
JONES KO'D IN TITLE FIGHT
Fight coverage from Las Vegas
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 09, 2012
KENNEDY FALLS TO PHENOM
Fight coverage from Las Vegas
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 09, 2012
JESSE HART MAKES
QUICK PRO DEBUT
Fight coverage from Las Vegas
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 08, 2012
WEIGH IN RESULTS
Photos and weights from Las Vegas
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 08, 2012
TWO DAYS OUT -
EVERYONE IS READY

Comments from Jones, Kennedy, Hart
& their camps
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 07, 2012
DOC NOWICKI'S BIG WEEKEND
The manager of Jones, Kennedy & Hart looks forward to fight night
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 06, 2012
JESSE HART GOES FOR THE
(NON-OLYMPIC) GOLD

Hart ready for pro debut
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 04, 2012
VIDEOS: Teon Kennedy, Mike Jones & Jesse Hart
Videos from the training camps of the three Philly fighters as they approach  their big bouts on the Pacquiao-Bradley undercard
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 03, 2012
PHILLY BOXING BOSS
ROB MURRAY PASSES

Death announcement and funeral
service info for the boxing manager
by John DiSanto & Marc Abrams

   
         
   

June 01, 2012
ROSADO CALLS OUT CANELO AFTER SPECTACULAR FINISH OF POWELL
Fight coverage from Bethlehem, PA
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 31, 2012
ROSADO AND CRUZ READY FOR THEIR CLOSE-UP
A preview of the upcoming NBC Sports Network boxing broadcast from Bethlehem
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 20, 2012
PA BOXING HALL OF FAME WELCOMES NINE NEW INDUCTEES
Photos from the annual induction ceremony
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 19, 2012
DAVIS TOPS MEDINA
IN TOUGH REMATCH
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 18, 2012
MAYFIELD CRUSHES SERRANO
Fight coverage of Karim Mayfield
vs. Raymond Serrano
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 12, 2012
ROBINSON WINS PA TITLE
WITH ONE PUNCH KO OF CAUTHEN
Fight coverage from the Newtown
Athletic Club
by John DiSanto

   
         
    May 09, 2012
SOUTHPAWS READY FOR CHESS MATCH
A preview of Ray Robinson vs. Terrance Cauthen
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

May 04, 2012
DHAFIR SCHOOLS FERRANTE
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 28, 2012
DAWSON KEEPS HIS HEAD
AND TOPS B-HOP
Fight coverage of Dawson-Hopkins II in Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 27, 2012
HE'S STILL GOT IT
Fight coverage of Yusaf Mack's
defeat of Omar Sheika at Resorts
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 23, 2012
TOMMY MARCIANO DIES
Death announcement and obituary
for the Phoenixville welterweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 20, 2012
OCASIO & SOSA BRAWL TO ANOTHER DRAW
Fight coverage from the
National Guard Armory
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 19, 2012
OCASIO & SOSA IN
ARMORY REMATCH
A preview of the upcoming
Power Productions fight card
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 14, 2012
WILSON FLATTENS TAYLOR
Fight coverage from Bally's
Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 09, 2012
KITTEN HAYWARD TO ENTER
PA SPORTS HALL OF FAME
Pre and post coverage of Hayward's
(and Jimmy Wilson's) HOF Induction
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 30, 2012
LUNDY DEFENDS NABF TITLE
Coverage of Hank Lundy's fight
with Dannie Williams
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 28, 2012
VIDEO: HAMMERIN' HANK LUNDY
Lundy at the Marian Anderson Rec Center prior to his fight with Dannie Williams
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 26, 2012
MONTGOMERY-MOUZON:
THE REMATCH

A look back at one of the greatest rematches in Philly boxing history
by Andrew Fruman

   
         
   

March 24, 2012
GARCIA WINS WORLD TITLE
Coverage of Danny Garcia's title-winning victory over Erik Morales
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 24, 2012
BEYOND EXPECTATIONS - JENNINGS DELIVERS AGAINST LIAKHOVICH
Coverage of Bryant Jennings victory
over Sergei Liakhovich
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 23, 2012
GARCIA GOES FOR THE GOLD AGAINST MORALES
A preview of Danny Garcia's title bout
with Erik Morales
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 23, 2012
SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO TEST YOURSELF
A preview of Bryant Jennings' test
with Sergei Liakhovich
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 17, 2012
ENNIS DEFEATS SAVAGE
AT BALLY'S
Fight coverage from
Bally's Atlantic City
by Ken Hissner

   
         
    March 16, 2012
PA BOXING HALL OF FAME
CLASS OF 2012 ANNOUNCED
A run-down of all nine new
PA HOF inductees
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

March 03, 2012
WILL "STRETCH" TAYLOR
DEAD AT 46
Death announcement at obituary
for the Philly light-heavyweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 25, 2012
CRUZ OUT DUELS CONYERS IN 10
Fight coverage from the Bally's
Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 24, 2012
SHEIKA TOPS FERRANTE IN
CLUB FIGHT CLASSIC
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 22, 2012
CRUZIN' THE ROAD LESS TAKEN
A preview of Ronald Cruz' big fight
with Allen Conyers
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

February 16, 2012
BRYANT JENNINGS DOUBLES DOWN
North Philly heavyweight signs to face former champ Liakhovich
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 03, 2012
VIDEOS: VICTOR VASQUEZ PREPARES FOR NABA TITLE SHOT
Prefight training videos from the
Rivera Rec Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 28, 2012
SOUTHPAW PROBLEMS
Fight coverage from the
First District Plaza
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 26, 2012
ANYWHERE, ANYTIME, ANYPLACE
Prefight coverage of a rare hometown
fight for road warrior Dhafir Smith
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

January 22, 2012
CRAZY HORSE JESSE SMITH
Death announcement and obituary
for the legendary middleweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 21, 2012
JENNINGS WINS PA STATE TITLE
Fight coverage from the Asylum Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 21, 2012
GRADUATION DAY FOR GABY
Coverage of Gabriel Rosado's
career-best win over Jesus Soto
Karass at the Asylum Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 19, 2012
OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS
A preview of the big Main Events
fight card at the Asylum Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 18, 2012
ROSADO OUT TO MAKE A STATEMENT ON NBC SPORTS
A preview of Gabriel Rosado's fight with Jesus Soto Karass
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

January 12, 2012
ENNIS RETURNS WITH
PREDICTABLE KO

Fight coverage from the National Guard Armory
by John DiSanto

 

   
         
   

January 12, 2012
ENNIS & POWER TO RETURN
AT ARMORY
A preview of Power Productions fight card featuring Farah Ennis
by John DiSanto
 

   
         
   

January 11, 2012
TEON KENNEDY IS BACK,
RELAXED AND READY

A Q&A with the come-backing
Philly prospect
by Gary Purfield

   
         
   

January 10, 2012
CHAMBERS TOPS BIG PHILLY CARD
Coverage of the Main Events press conference to announce this nationally televised fight card
by John DiSanto
  

   
         
   

January 03, 2012
OPEN THE FLOODGATES!
A preview of the start of the 2012
Philly fight year
by John DiSanto
 

   
         
 


 

 
     
 

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