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LOMACHENKO STOPS SOSA

Jason Sosa's dream streak at the top of the junior lightweight division ended Saturday night at the new MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. After establishing himself as a real factor at 130 pounds after three performances

In the main event at the MGM National Harbor, WBO junior lightweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko, 8-1, 6 KOs, stopped Camden, NJ's Jason Sosa, 20-2-4, 15 KOs, at the end of round nine to defend his world title. For Sosa, it was the end of a dream streak of three brilliant performances that began in December 2015 and stretched for almost sixteen months.

Sosa’s run included three fights, all upsets... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

OMAR DOUGLAS ROBBED!
by Ken Hissner

Tuesday night at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, Wilmington's Omar "Super O" Douglas was robbed by the "Three Blind Mice” (aka official judges) in his nationally televised ten-round main event against Edner Cherry. The fight topped a nine-bout Kings Promotions, that featured three fights televised live by Fox Sports 1. 

Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry, a Bahaman boxer now fighting out of Wauchula, FL, received an early Christmas present, when he was awarded a questionable unanimous decision. The official scores were 96-94 (by Steve Weisfeld and Ron McNair), and an even more outlandish 98-92... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

SOSA NAMED
"2016 PHILLY FIGHTER OF
THE YEAR"
AS LOMACHENKO FIGHT LOOMS

With the biggest bout of his career upcoming on Saturday night at the new MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD, Jason Sosa, Camden, NJ, was named the “Philly Fighter of the Year” for 2016. The honor comes after a pair of stellar 2016 performances. Last June, Sosa captured the WBA junior lightweight championship in an upset of Javier Fortuna in China. He also successfully defended his title in Monte Carlo against favored Brit Stephen Smith in a November title bout. This fine stretch for Sosa was preceded by a disputed draw against then-undefeated... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

ENNIS EARNS RUGGED WIN IN SOUTH PHILLY

The education of rising ring star Jaron Ennis continued Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Ennis secured his tenth consecutive victory with a rough and tumble points win over James Winchester, 20-13, 8 KOs. Ennis, 19, was in charge all night, but had to deal with Winchester’s rough-housing tactics intended to ruffle the feathers of the young welterweight. However, Ennis, now 10-0, 8 KOs, managed to keep his head, fight smart, and gather the unanimous decision win over six rounds.  

A switch-hitting Ennis cruised to an early lead in the first round, hitting Winchester from both sides with relative ease.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ROBINSON WINS AT FILLMORE

Welterweight southpaw Ray Robinson won his scheduled 8-round main event bout with Brazilian Claudinei Lacerda at The Fillmore Philadelphia Friday night, keeping alive his quest to land a big fight after more than ten years as a pro. The six-bout card, staged by Hard Hitting Promotions, was the first-ever boxing event at the venue.  

Robinson, 23-2, 12 KOs, wore down his opponent while controlling every moment of the fight. Eventually in round seven, with Lacerda taking punches and no longer competitive, the bout was stopped.

The Philadelphian’s victory began to unfold... (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

PHILLY'S FILLMORE DEBUTS AS
FIGHT VENUE

The Philly fight scene welcomes another brand new boxing venue Friday night when The Fillmore, a live music club in the Fishtown section of the city, hosts its first-ever boxing show. The six-bout card, promoted by Hard Hitting Promotions, features North Philly junior middleweight Ray Robinson, 22-2, 11 KOs, in the scheduled 8-round main event against Brazilian Claudinei Lacerda, 18-16-1, 13 KOs. Also on the card are bantamweight knockout artist Cristian Carto, flashy lightweight rookie Branden Pizarro, hard-hitting Jeremy Cuevas, undefeated Camden featherweight Vidal Rivera... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

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)

   


















 
 
                 
       

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