|PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - October 10, 2016|
The top achievements of the Philadelphia boxing scene will be recognized at the 9th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday, October 16th, at Xfinity Live! In South Philly, 1-4 pm.
Junior middleweight Julian Williams leads the pack of Briscoe Awards winners as the “2015 Philly Fighter of the Year”. Williams won three fights in 2015 and brought himself to the brink of a world title fight at 154 pounds. He’ll get the chance to become a world champ later this year, but on Sunday he’ll pick up his first Bennie Briscoe Statuette as the top boxer in Philadelphia. Two years ago, Williams won a Briscoe Medal as the “2013 Prospect of the Year.”
Current WBA champion Jason Sosa will be recognized as the “Breakout Fighter of 2015” and his stablemate Tevin Farmer, a streaking junior lightweight contender, will be honored for the “2015 Performance of the Year”. A number of other Philadelphia-area boxers will also be awarded.
The full list of the winners is as follows:
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The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight Bennie Briscoe and the trophies given away – the Briscoe Statue and the Briscoe Medal – all bear the deceased icon’s likeness. The event brings together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people and general sports fans.
This is the ninth year for the Briscoe Awards, which are presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to celebrating and preserving Philadelphia’s great boxing legacy. Past winners at the Briscoe Awards include Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Steve Cunningham, and many others.
The event returns to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, located at 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 609-377-6413. Everyone is welcome.
For more information, please call 609-377-6413 or visit PhillyBoxingHistory.com.