PHILLY BOXING HISTORY  -  Philly Fights - 1973
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   SHOW #1     JANUARY 15, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 3,500
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Sammy Goss KO2 Raul Cruz (2:50) 126 lbs. (10)  
        Billy Douglas TKO8 Nate Collins (3:00) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Ray Hall W6 Jose Resto 126 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Mike Everett KO1 Ray Davis (2:40) 140 lbs. (6)  
        Jerome Artis TKO Harvey Wilson (0:48) 130 lbs. (4)  
        Roy Ingram W4 Clarence Finney 160 lbs.  
  Press Releases:          
             
        NOTE: This was the first show of the legendary Spectrum
Fights series. 
   
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #2     JANUARY 29, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 5,096
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Bennie Briscoe KO5 Carlos Salinas (2:42) 160 lbs. (10)  
        David Love W10 (U) Perry Abney 154 lbs.  
        Tyrone Everett W8 (U) Jesus Nieves 126 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Obie English W6 Johnny Gause Hvy.  
        Jimmy Savage TKO2 John Saunders (2:21) 147 lbs. (6)  
             
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #3     FEBRUARY 19, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 3,578
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Ernie Terrell TKO1 Bill Drover (2:28) Hvy. (10)  
        Earnie Shavers KO Jimmy Young (2:59) Hvy. (10)  
        Richie Kates W10 (U) Billy Freeman 175 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Eddie Bailey W6 Eugene Bethea 175 lbs.  
        Mike Everett W6 Bernard Almonte 140 lbs.  
        Tyrone Taylor (PD) W4 Billy Early 160 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #4     MARCH 05, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 3,258 / $19,183
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Willie Monroe W10 (U) Don Cobbs 160 lbs.  
        Bobby Watts W10 (U) Willie Warren 160 lbs.  
        Tyrone Everett KO3 Mike Harris 126 lbs. (8)  
  Other Coverage:     William Watson KO2 Bob O'Neil (1:31) 154 lbs. (8)  
        Bobby Grasso TKO3 Curtis Burks (2:33) 147 lbs. (4)  
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #5     MARCH 26, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 5,356 / $32,778
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Bennie Briscoe TKO Art Hernandez (1:19)
(NABF Middleweight Title)
160 lbs. (12)  
        Alfonso Hayman TKO7 Gabe Bowens (1:41) 147 lbs. (8)  
        Mike Everett KO2 Willie Williams 140 lbs. (6)  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Savage W6 Ivelaw Eastman 154 lbs.  
        Leroy Krienbrook W4 Paul Kallai (PD) 112 lbs.  
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #6     APRIL 09, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: ARENA
Area: West Philly
Time:
TV: None
Promoter: Edna Toppi
Tickets: $
Attendance: 2,167 / $10,120 
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Bobby Watts W10 (U) Garry Broughton 160 lbs.  
        Richie Kates W10 Paul Cardoza 175 lbs.  
        Miguel Barreto D10 Vernon Mason 147 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Willie Daniels D6 Jimmy Lopez 135 lbs.  
        Don Vincente (PD) D4 Jack Mercandante Hvy.  
             
        Note: Edna Toppi becomes Philly's 1st female promoter.    
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #7     APRIL 16, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 3,001 / $15,808
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Sammy Goss W10 (U) Jorge Ramos 130 lbs.  
        Tyrone Everett TKO7 Danny Figueroa (2:56) 126 lbs. (8)  
        William Watson W8 Winston Noel 154 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Johnny Simpson TKO1 Johnny Rohland (1:59) 147 lbs. (6)  
        Ray Carrington W4 Terry Harper 130 lbs.  
        Bobby Grasso W4 Luis Carrasquillo 147 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #8     APRIL 23, 1973 (THURSDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: ARENA
Area: West Philly
Time: 8:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: Herman Taylor
Tickets: $
Attendance: 2,366 / $14,720
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Jose Gonzalez TKO9 Cyclone Hart (1:32) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Luis Lopez TKO4 Carlos Zayas (after the 3rd) 126 lbs. (10)  
        Alvin Anderson TKO1 Elwood Townsend (2:30) 154 lbs. (8)  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Young W6 Obie English Hvy.  
        Jerome Artis TKO4 George Sydnor 130 lbs. (6)  
             
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #9     MAY 10, 1973 (THURSDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: ARENA
Area: West Philly
Time: 8:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: Edna Toppi
Tickets: $
Attendance: ?
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Willie Monroe TKO3 Roy McMillan (0:36) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Mario Saurennann W10 (U) Alvin Anderson 147 lbs.  
        Roy Williams TKO3 Edmund Stewart (1:45) Hvy. (8)  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Shedrick KO1 Johnny North (2:32) 135 lbs. (6)  
        Jack Mercandante W4 Jimmy Grahlfs (PD) Hvy.  
             
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #10     MAY 14, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 2,387 / $11,726
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Alfonso Hayman D10 (S) Miguel Barreto 147 lbs.  
        Perry Abney KO1 Nick Peoples (2:51) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Tyrone Everett TKO3 Azael Curet (2:58) 126 lbs. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Savage KO5 Johnny Simpson (3:00) 147 lbs. (6)  
        Chickie Mauro (PD) KO4 Tyrone Taylor (1:36) 160 lbs. (4)  
        Joey O'Donnell (PD) W4 Curtis Burks 140 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #11     MAY 24, 1973 (THURSDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: ARENA
Area: West Philly
Time: 8:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: Edna Toppi
Tickets: $
Attendance: ?
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Bobby Watts TKO3 Don Cobbs (2:49) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Luis Lopez TKO6 Terry Rondeau 126 lbs. (10)  
        Jimmy Shedrick W6 Tim Walker 135 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Jack Mercandante W4 Mike Rodgers Hvy.  
        Ray Fields (PD) TKO4 Ronnie Stevens (PD) (1:46) 147 lbs. (4)  
             
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #12     JUNE 11, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 2,541 / $13,137
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Ron Lyle W10 (S) Wendell Newton Hvy.  
        William Watson KO1 Pablo Rodriguez (2:32) 154 lbs. (10)  
        Perry Abney KO5 Ernie Burns (2:18) 154 lbs. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Sonny Cella KO6 Clarence Finney (1:26) 160 lbs. (6)  
        Ray Hart KO1 Terry Harper (0:29) 126 lbs. (4)  
        Gene Smith W4 Luis Carrasquillo 147 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #13     JUNE 25, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 9,122 / $64,565
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 7 BOUTS    
        Bennie Briscoe TKO8 Billy Douglas (2:42)
(NABF Middleweight Title)
160 lbs. (12)  
        Tyrone Everett KO1 Eddie Garces (1:41) 126 lbs. (10)  
        Rochell Norris W6 Don Branch Hvy.  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Savage TKO3 Elwood Townsend (0:39) 160 lbs. (6)  
        Greg Burch TKO4 Ron Brandon 147 lbs. (6)  
        Bobby Grasso W4 Robert Ziegler 147 lbs.  
        Tyrone Taylor D4 Guy Gargan 160 lbs.  
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #14     JULY 23, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: CONVENTION HALL (Civic Center)
Area: West Philly
Time: 8:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: Edna Toppi
Tickets: $10, $7 & $5
Attendance: 2,512 / $19,107
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Bobby Watts W10 (U) Manuel Gonzalez 160 lbs.  
        Richie Kates W10 (U) Eddie Owens 175 lbs.  
        Roy Williams TKO2 Charlie Harris (1:49) Hvy. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Alvin Anderson TKO3 Johnny Taylor (1:19) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Skipper Jones (PD) TKO2 Rudy Donato (PD) (1:22) 160 lbs. (4)  
             
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #15     AUGUST 06, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 4,091 / $22,960
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Tyrone Everett W10 (U) Jose Valdez 126 lbs.  
        Cyclone Hart KO2 Doc Holiday (0:33) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Alfonso Hayman TKO7 Jose Sosa (1:53) 147 lbs. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Billy Freeman W8 Roger Russell 175 lbs.  
        Eddie Murray (PD) W6 Jose Resto 135 lbs.  
        Baby Kid Chocolate (PD) W4 Danny Fryman (PD) 122 lbs.  
             
             
        Note: This was Tyrone Everett's first main event.    
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #16     AUGUST 14, 1973 (TUESDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: CONVENTION HALL
Area: West Philly
Time: 8:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: Herman Taylor
Tickets: $
Attendance: 1,775 / $10,879
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Willie Monroe W10 (U) Jose Gonzalez 160 lbs.  
        Mike Everett D6 Omar Realecio 140 lbs.  
        Jimmy Young W6 Mike Boswell Hvy.  
  Other Coverage:     Hector Diaz W6 Dave Smith 135 lbs.  
        Jasper Brisbane W4 Skipper Jones 160 lbs.  
        Willie Daniels KO1 Angel Lopez (PD) (1:04) 135 lbs. (4)  
             
             
        Note:
The newspapers called the show an "obvious loss" financially.
   
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #17     AUGUST 31, 1973 (FRIDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 7:30 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights / Joe Hand
Tickets: $8 & $6
Attendance: 3,324 / $17,400
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 4 BOUTS    
        Alfonso Hayman KO6 Papo Villa (2:57) 147 lbs. (10)  
        William Watson ND6 Bobby Haymon 147 lbs. (10)  
        Perry Abney KO2 Tony Gay (1:56) 154 lbs. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Jimmy Savage W8 Greg Burch 147 lbs.  
             
             
        Notes:
The No Decision in the Watson-Haymon bout happened when Haymon tripped and fell out of the ring and hit his head on the press table.  He was carried out by stretcher.  Up to that point, Watson was in control of the fight. 

A closed circuit broadcast of George Forman vs. Jose King Roman followed the four live fights. 
 
   
             
             
             
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   SHOW #18     SEPTEMBER 24, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 2,022 / $10,176
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Richie Kates W10 (U) Don Fullmer 175 lbs.  
        Mario Saurennann D10 (S) Art Kettles 147 lbs.  
        Eddie Gregory (Muhammad) KO1 Elwood Townsend 160 lbs. (6)  
  Other Coverage:     Skipper Jones D4 Tyrone Freeman 160 lbs.  
        Mike Rossman TKO3 Robert Ziegler 154 lbs. (4)  
        Camden Mike Williams (PD) W4 Eddie Everett (PD) 140 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #19     OCTOBER 08, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 2,307 / $11,367
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 7 BOUTS    
        Bobby Watts TKO8 Carlos Salinas 160 lbs. (10)  
        Tyrone Everett TKO9 Natalio Jimenez (2:20) 126 lbs. (10)  
        Jimmy Savage W8 Juan Cantres 147 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Ray Hart W6 Ray Carrington 130 lbs.  
        Baby Kid Chocolate KO1 Leroy Krienbrook (2:31) 118 lbs. (4)  
        Leroy Jefferson D4 Robert Adams (PD) 147 lbs.  
        Jasper Brisbane TKO3 Chickie Mauro (0:48) 160 lbs. (4)  
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #20     OCTOBER 22, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 3,194 / $17,245
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Bennie Briscoe KO3 Ruben Arocha (1:24) 160 lbs. (10)  
        William Watson TKO7 Roy Barrientos (1:55) 154 lbs. (10)  
        Obie English TKO4 Rochell Norris (0:46) Hvy. (6)  
  Other Coverage:     Mike Everett TKO4 Rat Fields (1:04) 140 lbs. (6)  
        Mike Rossman KO1 Herman Nance (2:03) 154 lbs. (4)  
        Tyrone Taylor TKO1 John Martino (1:24) 160 lbs. (4)  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #21     NOVEMBER 12, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: 2,599 / $11,736
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 6 BOUTS    
        Cyclone Hart KO2 Al Quinney (2:01) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Alfonso Hayman W10 (U) Eddie Davis 147 lbs.  
        Perry Abney TKO4 James Caffey (2:26) 160 lbs. (10)  
  Other Coverage:     Tim Walker W6 (S) Willie Daniels 140 lbs.  
        Leroy Jefferson W4 James Phoenix (PD) 147 lbs.  
        Tyrone Taylor D4 Skipper Jones 160 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
  Press Releases:          
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
             
   SHOW #22     DECEMBER 03, 1973 (MONDAY) RELICS:  
      Venue: SPECTRUM
Area: South Philly
Time: 8:00 PM
TV: None
Promoter: J Russell Peltz / Spectrum Fights
Tickets: $8, $6 & $4
Attendance: ? / $9,585
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  PBH Coverage / Photos:     CARD: 5 BOUTS    
        Tyrone Everett TKO9 Richie Villanueva (1:20) 130 lbs. (10)  
        Kitten Hayward KO3 Jose Anglada (2:53) 160 lbs. (10)  
        Baby Kid Chocolate W6 Billy White 126 lbs.  
  Other Coverage:     Greg Burch W6 Randy Benson 147 lbs.  
        Jasper Brisbane W4 Roy Ingram 147 lbs.  
             
             
             
             
             
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