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ENNIS KAYOS LIPINETS

Philly's hottest rising contender Jaron "Boots" Ennis took another step toward a world welterweight title shot when he scored an impressive sixth-round TKO over experienced Sergey Lipinets, Saturday night at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. The scheduled 12-rounder was nationally televised live by Showtime.

Lipinets, a former IBF junior welterweight champion, was Ennis' most seasoned opponent thus far and figured to be Jaron's toughest test to date. However, you'd never know this while watching the fight. Ennis dominated the entire bout, displaying his speed, power, and killer instinct from the opening bell.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CONTO SCORES FIRST ROUND KO,
NOW 7-0

South Philly heavyweight Sonny Conto returned to the ring after a fifteen-month layoff, Saturday night at the Osage Casino in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The scheduled four-rounder was the opening fight of a nine-bout card presented by Top Rank. Conto only needed one minute and forty-one seconds to claim his seventh professional victim. Conto landed a big right hand to the head of Waldo Cortes that folded the Arizonian to the canvas for the ten count by referee Gary Ritter.

Cortes' record slid to 6-4, 3 KOs. Conto improved to 7-0, with 6 KOs. This was Conto's third straight first rounder... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

DAWEJKO RETURNS
WITH KO

On Saturday night at the 2300 Arena, Philly heavyweight Joey Dawejko returned to the ring after more than one year off, and scored a two-knockdown, first-round TKO over Joe Jones of Lynchburg, VA. The fight was the scheduled eight-round main event of an eight-bout card staged by RDR Promotions. The fighters started quickly. Both landed shots before a clash of heads temporarily halted the action. Moments later, Jones slipped to the canvas, which paused the fight again. However, once the action resumed, the bout shifted into another gear.

Dawejko landed a good right to the head and... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

LEE KAYOS TEAH
ORTIZ WINS

California junior welterweight Brandun Lee knocked out Philadelphian Samuel Teah with a thunderous right hand midway through the third round of their scheduled ten round main event at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, CT. The bout was competitive in the first two rounds, but Lee's dynamic punching power was the difference in round three.

A previous right hand by Lee dropped Teah earlier in the third. Teah took an eight count on one knee, but returned to the fight dutifully. Lee poured on the pressure, landing several more blows, while Teah held on and tried to weather the onslaught. However, when the final punch landed squarely on Teah's jaw, the fight was clearly over before he hit the canvas. The moment... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BUNCH BATTLES TO DECISION

Trenton junior welterweight Shinard Bunch won an 8-round unanimous decision over Cameron Krael of Las Vegas in the main event at the Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA, on Saturday night. The fight topped a five-bout card promoted by Rodney Rice's RDR Promotions.

The tough two-way battle was full of action with Bunch edging enough of the many of the close rounds to secure victory. However, Krael, kept the fight close, landing punches and marking Bunch's face.

According to correspondent Marc Abrams, Bunch's work... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

PA BOXING HALL OF FAME
ANNOUNCES CLASS OF 2021

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) will induct five new members at their annual ceremony tentatively scheduled for October 2021. This year's class is comprised of five excellent boxers, all of whom won PA state titles during their careers. Bantamweight Troy Fletcher, lightweight Marvin Garris, light heavyweight Kelvin Kelly, light heavyweight Julian Letterlough and featherweight Fernando Rodriguez. Fletcher, Garris and Kelly are Philadelphians. Rodriguez hails... (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

FOSTER UPSETS SMITH 
Story by Danny Ziccardi

Philadelphian Donald “No Love” Smith was surprised in his six-round main event against Connecticut’s William “The Silent Assassin” Foster III, Saturday night at the 2300 Arena. In a highly anticipated clash between the two undefeated junior featherweights, both boxers came to fight from the opening bell, but it was Foster who established control and ultimately won the bout by unanimous decision.  

In the opening round, Foster landed a solid straight right after slipping Smith’s jab. “No Love” returned the favor by landing a hook of his own. The action continued in the second, with Smith aggressively... (MORE)

   





 
                 
 
 
   

GEORGE HILL DIES IN FIRE

On Friday morning, the tragic news came that Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Famer, George Hill passed away in his West Philly home after an early morning house fire. A former boxer, referee and judge, Hill worked in boxing for decades and was a major part of the local amateur boxing scene. Hill, born November 25, 1947, was 73 years old.

George Hill had a brief professional boxing career, fighting six times between 1969 and 1971, and then once more in 1975. He fought in Baltimore one... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

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