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NO EASY COMEBACK FOR RAY ROBINSON

Veteran Philadelphia welterweight, “The New” Ray Robinson, 24-3, 12 KOs, faces another stern test Saturday night, when he takes on undefeated, Lithuanian puncher Egidijus Kavaliauskas, 21-0, 17 KOs, in a scheduled 10-rounder at South Philly’s 2300 Arena. 

The fight is the co-feature bout on a nationally televised double-header headlined by light heavyweight champion Oleksandr Gvozdyk, in his first title defense since taking the title from Adonis Stevenson in December.  The Ukrainian champ fights Doudou Ngumbu in a 12-round WBC championship bout.  These two fights will be telecast by ESPN, beginning at 10 PM.  The rest of the card, will stream live on ESPN+.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

FARMER RETAINS TITLE FOR 3RD TIME
ROSADO THRILLS, SPARROW UPSETS

Championship boxing returned to Philadelphia Friday night when local world champ Tevin Farmer defended his IBF junior lightweight crown against Dublin’s Jono Carroll at the Liacouras Center on the North Philly campus of Temple University. Farmer kept his title with a 12-round unanimous decision, and female world champion Katie Taylor won her third share of the women’s lightweight title with a dominant TKO of Brazilian Rose Volante.   

However, these two bouts were only part of the offering from Matchroom Boxing and promoter Eddie Hearn. The show featured nine total contests, including entertaining wars involving North Philly middleweight Gabriel Rosado... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ROSADO NOT PLAYING IT SAFE AGAINST SULECKI

It’s been more than seven years since Gabriel Rosado last fought in Philadelphia.  Back then, he stopped Jesus Soto Karass in round five, and that fifth round TKO was the victory that began the sweet spot of Rosado’s career, the first chapter of his story.  He’d fight two more times in 2012, and by the time the year ended, he was the #1 contender in the IBF at 154 pounds.  In so many ways, 2012 was the best year of Rosado’s career.  It was Rosado at his most effective – smart pressure galore and a no-nonsense drive to win the fight. 

The following seven years brought many ups and downs for Rosado, including two world title bouts, several raw decisions, a move to...  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

DAWEJKO GETS RAW DEAL IN VERONA

A foot of snow rested on roofs, mountains, and naked corn fields. Ambient wind chill temperatures tap-danced around zero degrees. The Turning Stone Resort and Casino, in Verona, NY, might as well have been in Siberia. It was here, where Philly native Joey Dawejko squared off against Russian Sergei Kuzmin. Stout and fit, Dawejko stepped off the scale at 250 pounds. Massive, from the size of his feet to his oversized cranium, Kuzmin weighed 248.5 pounds.  

Make no doubt, Dawejko was brought here to be a stepping stone, a gauge to evaluate Kuzmin, now and in the future.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

FARMER FIRST PHILLY CHAMP
TO DEFEND AT HOME IN 16 YEARS

When IBF junior lightweight champion Tevin Farmer, 28-4-1, 6 KOs, 1 NC, steps into the ring Friday night at the Liacouras Center to defend his title against Dublin’s Jono Carroll, 16-0-1, 3 KOs, it will be the first time that a Philly-based world champion has done so for sixteen years.  The last time was way back in 2003 when Bernard Hopkins stopped Morrade Hakkar in defense of his undisputed middleweight crown, in one of the last boxing events at the now-deceased Spectrum.  

Since Hopkins, Philly has birthed three world champs, Steve Cunningham, Danny Garcia, and Tevin Farmer.  Farmer is currently...  (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

LUNDY & SPARROW
CONTINUE
PHILLY TRADITION

Philly fight fans are buzzing about the world title bout between local IBF champ Tevin Farmer and Irish import Jono Carroll, scheduled for Friday night (March 15) at the Liacouras Center, promoted by Matchroom Boxing.  It’s been 16 years since a reigning world champion from Philly defended his crown before a hometown audience (Bernard Hopkins was the last in 2003).  So, all the focus on Farmer is understandable.  However perhaps lost in this hoopla, is an even more delectable match up on the undercard that pits two local lightweights in what looks to be the show’s fight of the night.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

HOWARD
SHOCKS WILSON;
CONQUEST WINS

On an explosive, multiple boxing card night in the greater Philadelphia area, professional prizefighting made its triumphant return to the Xcite Center at Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA.

The main event of Joe Hand Promotions Presents Xcite Fight Night III pitted veteran big men, cruiserweights Garrett Wilson (18-16-1, 9 KOs), South Philadelphia, against Brian Howard (14-2, 11 KOs), Philadelphia, in a fight scheduled for eight frames. Unfortunately for Wilson, this fight did not last anywhere near that......

Early in the opening round, Howard landed a big right hand to the side of Wilson's head that sent him crashing to the canvas. Wilson was able... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

BRUNSON
STOPS DAVIS

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, PA state junior middleweight champ Tyrone Brunson, 28-7-2, 25 KOs, stopped Jamaal Davis, 18-13-1, 7 KOs, in round nine to retain his state title belt Friday night. Davis fought tough, but Brunson was bigger and stronger, and controlled most of the exchanges beginning in round one.   

Brunson set a tone for the bout in the opening round. Near a neutral corner, Tyrone landed a hard right that slightly wobbled Davis. He survived the attack, but that punch foreshadowed how the rest of the fight would unfold. (MORE)

   











 

 
                 
       

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