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MANSOUR PREVAILS AGAINST KAUFFMAN

When Amir Mansour stepped out of his corner to answer the opening bell for his fight with Travis Kauffman, it was like he was walking the career plank. At 44 years old, coming off a TKO loss, a draw before that, and not a win on his record since 2015, Friday night’s fight was pretty much do-or-die for the reluctant wrecking machine from South Jersey.  

He could have succumbed to age, or the revolving disappointment of his career, which has left him waiting and waiting, either due to politics or his own professional shortcomings. However against Kauffman... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

KAUFFMAN
& MANSOUR
MEET AT THE CROSSROADS

Friday night, Travis Kauffman, 31-1, 23 KOs, 1 ND, and Amir Mansour, 22-2-1, 16 KOs, square off for the vacant USBA heavyweight title. This a good match is one that has been brewing for quite a while, and one that puts both boxers’ career viability on the line. The scheduled 12-rounder, promoted by Kings Promotions, takes place in Kauffman’s backyard of Reading, PA, at the Santander Arena. For this fight between two solid but underappreciated heavyweights, everything comes down to whose had is raised when it is all over. (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

BRUNSON BEATS QUARLES BY SPLIT DECISION

By Ken Hissner

Kings Promotions packed the Sugar House Casino Saturday night, but the two main fights fell short of expectations. Luckily, a solid undercard saved the day sent the many fans home happy. In the main event, North Philly middleweight Tyrone “Young Gun” Brunson, 24-6-2 (22 KO), took a mauling split decision over Brandon “The Bulldog” Quarles of Alexandria, VA, 18-4-1 (9 KO), over eight dull rounds.

Although there wasn’t much action in the opening round, Quarles did the most work. In the second round, Quarles had Brunson on the ropes, only to be tied up by Tyrone. In the third, it was more of the same. With... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

SPARROW UPSETS BURGIN

Two Philadelphia lightweights faced off for City bragging rights in the main event, Friday night at the 2300 Arena, and the result was a rousing battle. In a mild surprise, Avery Sparrow won an 8-round split decision over Anthony Burgin, in an all too rare Philly vs. Philly match up. The house was packed with 1,247 local boxing fans for the 10-bout show promoted by Peltz Boxing, Joe Hand Promotions, BAM Boxing, and Raging Babe.

Anyone who witnessed the initial rise of Avery Sparrow in his first four fights wouldn't have been shocked to hear that he was on track to upset a more established fighter with twice the number of bouts to his... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BURGIN AND SPARROW FACE OFF FOR PHILLY BRAGGING RIGHTS

It’s not every day that two Philly fighters opt to face each other in the ring. Crosstown rivalries and bouts pitting local talent against each other were once a rite of passage for rising boxers in Philadelphia. This ritual began way back at the beginning and steadily continued through every decade through the 1980s. After that however, Philly vs. Philly fights began to seriously thin out, and these days, rarely ever happen.

On Friday night, local boxing fans will get a taste of one of these uncommon treats when Philadelphians Anthony Burgin (Kensington), 10-2, 2 KOs, and Avery Sparrow (North Philly), 5-1, 3 KOs, face off... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

THURMAN EDGES GARCIA

In perhaps the most anticipated fight of 2017 so far, Keith Thurman won a close decision over Danny Garcia in a unification bout of the WBA and WBC welterweight titles, Saturday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center, before a record-setting  live crowd of 16,553, and millions more watching on CBS network television.

The match was a showdown of two undefeated 147-pound champs in their primes, with a number of high-profile options lying ahead for the winner. So, big expectations were firmly attached to this event. 

The fight started with the bang that was expected... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

PA BOXING
HALL OF FAME
ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2017

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame released the names of their induction class for 2017.  The fifteen new members will be officially welcomed to the PA Hall at the annual induction ceremony and banquet to be held on May 21, 2017 in Philadelphia. The list of honorees includes twelve former boxers and three non-boxers. 

Former boxers Bert Cooper, David Bey, Richie Bennett, Alfonso Hayman, Wade Hinnant, William “Hammer” Jones... (MORE)

   




 

 
                 
 
 
   

IS GARCIA STILL HUNGRY ENOUGH
FOR THURMAN?

Saturday’s showdown between WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia, 33-0, 19 KOs, and WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman, 27-0, 22 KOs, is generating a lot of buzz with boxing fans. The scheduled 12-round bout, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, is one of those all too rare matches that pits two undefeated champions in their prime. Usually we’re forced to wait until the match loses its luster or is no longer at the peak of its competitiveness. This is not the case with Garcia-Thurman. The timing couldn’t be better on this one.  (MORE)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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