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2014 ARTICLE & COLUMN ARCHIVE
 

 
   

December 31, 2014
2014 PHILLY BOXING YEAR
IN REVIEW
A look back at the last 12 months
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 13, 2014
VERDEJO SCORES KO
BEFORE SOLD OUT CROWD
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena
in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

December 05, 2014
HURD UNIMPRESSIVE
AGAINST SANCHEZ
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 25, 2014
WEBSTER DEMOLISHES SAI
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena
in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 21, 2014
ROBINSON KILLS THE BODY, REGISTERS TKO
Fight coverage from the Chase Center
in Wilmington, DE
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 14, 2014
DAWEJKO POUNDS JOHNSON OUT
IN CHESTER
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 13, 2014
MELDRICK TAYLOR ENTERS PSHOF
Coverage from the 2014 Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame banquet
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 08, 2014
KOVALEV DOMINATES HOPKINS
Fight coverage from Boardwalk Hall
in Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 08, 2014
HUNTER SHINES
IN GOLDEN BOY DEBUT
Fight coverage from Boardwalk Hall
in Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

November 06, 2014
FORMER MIDDLEWEIGHT
JOE BONADIES PASSES
An obituary of the South Philly fighter
by John DiSanto

   
         
    November 04, 2014
HUNTER GETS FRESH START
UNDER GOLDEN BOY BANNER
A pre fight preview of Eric Hunter's fight
on the Hopkins-Kovalev undercard.
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

November 03, 2014
HOPKINS SET TO DO IT HIS WAY - AGAIN
A pre fight interview with Bernard Hopkins and Oscar De La Hoya
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 28, 2014
HOPKINS HOLDS COURT
WITH THE MEDIA
Coverage of Hopkins' open media day
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 19, 2014
7TH ANNUAL BRISCOE AWARDS PRESENTED IN SOUTH PHILLY
Coverage of the Philly Boxing History Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 18, 2014
CUNNINGHAM GETS JOB DONE, STOPS VISINIA
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena
in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

October 04, 2014
BELASCO AND NELSON DRAW
Fight coverage from Valley Forge Casino
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 26, 2014
I'VE GOT THE SCORING
AND HERE IT IS
A tribute to ring announcer Ed Derian
by J Russell Peltz

   
         
   

September 26, 2014
ED DERIAN PASSES
A tribute to the great ring announcer
by Bernard Fernandez

   
         
   

September 20, 2014
MCHUNU ROUTS WILSON; DARGAN RISES FOR SPECTACULAR KO
Fight coverage from Foxwoods
in Mashantucket, CT
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 19, 2014
DAWEJKO WINS IN 1ST AGAIN
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 16, 2014
WRIGHT WINS DEBUT
BUT SPARROW STEALS THE SHOW
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena
in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 11, 2014
DYNAMITE DARGAN HOLDS
MEDIA WORKOUT
Coverage of Karl Dargan's open media day
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

September 10, 2014
WILSON READY TO RECLAIM
NABF TITLE ON TV
A preview of Wilson fight with
Thabiso Mchunu
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 23, 2014
HERRERA BATTERS JONES
Fight coverage from Bally's Atlantic City
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 18, 2014
GARCIA WINS 3RD STRAIGHT BRISCOE AWARD
An announcement of the winners of
the 7th Annual Briscoe Awards
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 18, 2014
FOR MIKE JONES
IT'S FINALLY TIME TO FIGHT
A preview of the long-awaited return
of Mike Jones
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 13, 2014
CHARLES BREWER AWARDED CHAMPIONSHIP RING
Coverage of Brewer's IBF championship ring ceremony
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 09, 2014
GARCIA ASSAULTS SALKA
Fight coverage from the Barclays
Center in Brooklyn, NY
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 05, 2014
GARCIA-SALKA: NO WIN SITUATION VS. NOTHING TO LOSE
A preview of Danny Garcia's non-title
bout with Ron Salka
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

August 04, 2014
THE BARON OF LEIPERVILLE
A sample chapter of a new book about
the Life and Times of James Dougherty
by Richard Pagano

   
         
   

August 02, 2014
KOVALEV WINS BY KO -
STAYS ON TRACK FOR HOPKINS
Fight coverage from the Revel Casino
in Atlantic City 
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 30, 2014
GARCIA HOLDS OPEN
MEDIA WORKOUT
Photos & quotes from the
DSG Boxing Gym
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 29, 2014
JENKINS WINS BY KO
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena 
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 26, 2014
JENNINGS EDGES PEREZ,
EARNS TITLE SHOT
Fight coverage from Madison
Square Garden
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 26, 2014
KARPENCY ROUTS SMITH
Fight coverage from the Meadows Racetrack & Casino in Washington, PA
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

July 23, 2014
ROAD WARRIOR READY
FOR NEXT ROAD TRIP
Dhafir Smith prepares for another
chance to break through
by John DiSanto

   
         
    July 21, 2014
JENNINGS: MY LIGHT SWITCH
IS NEVER OFF
An interview with the rising
heavyweight contender
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

July 21, 2014
43 YEARS OF BOXING ABOUT TO
PAY OFF FOR FRED JENKINS
An interview with the trainer of
Bryant Jennings
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 16, 2014
JENNINGS HOLDS BLINDFOLDED MEDIA WORKOUT
Photos & quotes from the
ABC Rec Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

July 12, 2014
WITHERSPOON WINS
IN WEST DEPTFORD
Fight coverage from the Riverwinds Community Center
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 27, 2014
PHILLY FIGHTERS TAKE LUMPS
IN VEGAS
Fight coverage from the Hard Rock
in Las Vegas
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

June 21, 2014
DARGAN HALTS FLORES
Fight coverage from the Mohegan Sun
in Wilkes-Barre, PA
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 30, 2014
WEBSTER REMAINS UNDEFEATED
Fight coverage from the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 25, 2014
RIP - SAAD MUHAMMAD
Death announcement for the Philly legend
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 16, 2014
NELSON & DAWEJKO WIN
IN SOUTH PHILLY RETURN
Fight coverage from the 2300 Arena
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 12, 2014
PA BOXING HALL OF FAME SET
TO INDUCT CLASS OF 2014
A preview of the upcoming
PABHOF induction banquet
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

May 09, 2014
SMITH DEFEATS DONAHUE
IN CHESTER
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 24, 2014
CARTAGENA STOPPED
IN FIRST LOSS
Fight coverage from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA
by Ken Hissner

   
         
   

April 04, 2014
TRUE GRIT - CUNNINGHAM WEATHERS A HARDCORE TSUNAMI
Fight coverage from the Liacouras Center in North Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

April 01, 2014
CUNNINGHAM: "I'M NOT FINISHED"
A preview of the big heavyweight fight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 31, 2014
MANSOUR: "I REALLY DON'T THINK HE CAN LAST WITH ME"
A preview of the big heavyweight fight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 29, 2014
UNDERCARD FIGHTERS LOOK TO IMPRESS ON BIG PHILLY SHOW
A preview of the April 4th preliminary
bouts featuring local talent
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 21, 2014
MORE PHOTOS FROM CHESTER
Fight photos of the Joey Eye Boxing
show in Chester
by Ray Bailey

   
         
   

March 21, 2014
HUNTER WINS USBA CROWN
WITH WIN OVER VICENTE
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 19, 2014
CUNNINGHAM HOLDS OPEN WORKOUT FOR THE MEDIA
Photos & quotes from the
Rock Ministries Gym
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 18, 2014
HUNTER LOOKS TO SHAKE
HIS BLACK CLOUD
A preview of Eric Hunter's USBA title bout with Yennifel Vicente
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 17, 2014
WILLIAMS CRUSHES HERNANDEZ
Fight coverage of the Fox Sports 1
show from Boston, MA
by John DiSanto

   
         
    March 17, 2014
WILLIAMS ON THE BRINK
OF A BREAKTHROUGH
A preview of Julian Williams' first nationally televised main event
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

March 15, 2014
CINTRON DEFEATS CRUZ
Fight coverage from the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 14, 2014
ENNIS BLANKS GONZALEZ
Fight coverage from the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
    March 14, 2014
POOH ENNIS TO RETURN
IN COOL BOXING SHOW
A preview Cool Boxing Promotions'
second show in South Philly
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

March 13, 2014
CRUZ TO FACE ACID TEST
IN CINTRON
A preview of Ronald Cruz' "must-win"
fight with Kermit Cintron
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 12, 2014
JULIAN WILLIAMS FIGHT
TO BE TELEVISED AT VBA
Info for a J-Rock fight party in Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 10, 2014
GARCIA TO BATTLE HERRERA, HUMAN NATURE & HIMSELF IN PR
A preview of Danny Garcia's latest
title defense
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

March 05, 2014
FORMER BOXER RANDY JENKINS DIES AT 52
An obituary for the former Philly middleweight
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 21, 2014
FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS AT HOME
Lundy shines on Showtime,
Robinson wins on GFL
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 17, 2014
PA BOXING HOF ANNOUNCES
2014 CLASS
A look at the 10 new PABHOF inductees
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

February 07, 2014
SANTIAGO SHINES IN PRO DEBUT
Fight coverage from the National Guard Armory in NE Philly
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 31, 2014
SMITH EDGES FERRANTE
Fight coverage from Harrah's Chester
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 29, 2014
PA CRUISERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT EXPECTED TO BE A WAR
A preview of Tony Ferrante vs.
Anthony Caputo Smith
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 25, 2014
THE UPS & DOWNS OF A BIG
PHILLY BOXING WEEKEND
Jennings, Rosado, Hart, Dawejko, Cartagena, Young and others all saw
action in the busiest fight weekend in years
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 22, 2014
HASAN YOUNG READY FOR FIGHT
Photos from Young's open media workout
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 20, 2014
JENNINGS FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
Jennings prepares for HBO debut and beyond
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 20, 2014
UNFINISHED BUSINESS
AWAITS ROSADO AT 154
It's do or die in DC for Gabriel Rosado
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 17, 2014
HART OUT TO DISTINGUISH HIMSELF AGAINST FINDLEY
Jesse Hart steps up for MSG Debut
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 15, 2014
JENNINGS TRAINS WHILE
SZPILKA BATTLES FOR US VISA
Coverage of Bryant Jennings' open media workout
by John DiSanto

   
         
   

January 14, 2014
FORMER COMMISSIONER & JUDGE RON GREENLEY DIES
An obituary for Ron Greenley, Sr.
by John DiSanto

   
         
    January 10, 2014
ALLEN & FOLLY
OPEN 2014 WITH TKOS
Fight coverage from the Sheet Metal Workers Hall in South Philly
by John DiSanto
   
         
   

January 06, 2014
2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
A look at the highs and lows
of the previous 12 months
by John DiSanto

   
         
         
 


 

 
     
 

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