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RAMIREZ EDGES HART IN REMATCH

On Friday night, Jesse Hart fell just a hair short in his rematch with WBO super middleweight champion Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez, dropping a 12-round majority decision to the defending champion, in the main event at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi, TX. The fight was streamed live by ESPN+. 

Hart suffered his first pro loss at the hands of Ramirez fifteen months ago in his first crack at the title. In that bout, Hart had to come off the floor and struggled to get through the early rounds. However, he closed strongly and sent the message that the learning experience would set the stage for victory in the rematch.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND FOR PHILLY

On consecutive nights, two of Philly’s current best will fight in world championship title bouts, with both events “televised” live, not by huge cable networks, but instead by two competing streaming services.  This one-two punch intersection between the sport we love and technology is clearly a first in Philly boxing history and an indication of where our sport is going. 

In Friday night’s offering, North Philly super middleweight Jesse Hart, 25-1, 21 KOs, faces WBO champion Gilberto Ramirez, 38-0, 25 KOs.  The fight will be streamed live on ESPN+.  The following night, Philly’s lone world champion Tevin Farmer 27-4-1, 6 KOs, 1 NC, defends his title... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

HENDERSON UPSETS BLINDED ROBINSON

After a heated weigh in and testy build-up to fight night, Arkansas-based Texan Kalvin Henderson and Upper Darby’s Brandon Robinson waged a memorable war that far exceeded the theatrics that came before opening bell of the fight.  Their scheduled 10-round super middleweight main event at South Philly’s 2300 Arena, Friday night was a dramatic, grueling battle from the very start, and when it was all over, it was a clear contender for the Philly Fight of the Year. 

The bloody and violent battle tested both men, but to the surprise of the noisy Philly crowd, there to root on Robinson, one of the City’s rising prospects, it was Henderson that prevailed, winning by TKO in round seven.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

FORMER BOXER DICK YOUNG PASSES

Former South Philly middleweight Dick Young passed away on September 10th (2018). Born Richard E. Young on May 18, 1939 in South Philadelphia, Dick fought as a professional 160-pounder in a career that spanned eight years (1959-1967). He faced a number of top boxers including George Benton, Henry Hank, Von Clay, and Ike White.   

Young was raised in South Philly along with two brothers and one sister, and loved boxing from an early age. He graduated from Bok... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

SAVE THE DATE!
BRISCOE AWARDS
APRIL 14, 2019

The Briscoe Awards return to South Philly's Xfinity Live! on Sunday, April 14, 2019. Save the date!! The 12th Annual event will once again present awards for the best accomplishments of the current Philly fight scene, including honors for the "Philly Fighter of the Year", the "Philly Fight of the Year", "Amateur of the Year", "Rookie of the Year", "Prospect of the Year", "KO of the Year", "Upset of the Year", "Photo of the Year", and many other categories. Also at the next Briscoe Awards, we will present special honors to Stanley "Kitten" Hayward and J Russell Peltz. Tickets are $10 each and are available now at BriscoeAwards.com or by calling 609-377-6413.

   

 

 
                 
       

ENNIS ROUTS SERRANO

Rising Philly sensation Jaron Ennis scored an overwhelming TKO against fellow-Philadelphian Raymond Serrano, in their scheduled 10-round main event, before a packed house at the 2300 Arena Friday night in South Philly.  Ennis came out strong, winning the first round before closing the show with three knockdowns in round two.  The winner was a huge favorite entering the fight, and left the ring with another spectacular victory which sent the local crowd home, buzzing about his world title prospects.  Additional good news for Ennis was that a national television audience was also watching live on Showtime’s SHOBOX series.  The impressive win sent a message to boxing fans outside of Philadelphia that a new star is on the rise.  (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

ENNIS & SERRANO
MEET AT THE  CROSSROADS

An important all-Philly crossroads fight is set for Friday night at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, with the career momentum of two well-liked local fighters at stake.  In one corner, the surging Jaron Ennis, 21-0, 19 KOs, will look to continue his rapid rise in the welterweight division and secure his position as the young Philly fighter to watch.  Across the ring, Raymond Serrano, 24-5, 10 KOs, 1 NC, will attempt to stand his ground as his career recedes before him, knowing that... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

LAMANNA VIES FOR NJ TITLE

On Friday night, one of the busiest boxing nights of the year for area fight fans, Millville welterweight Thomas “Cornflake” LaManna, 25-2-1, 9 KOs, takes on come-backing vet Mike Arnaoutis, 26-11-2, 13 KOs, in an eight round bout for the vacant New Jersey 147-pound title.  The fight headlines a ten-bout card staged by LaManna’s Rising Star Promotions at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.  This AC boxing show is one of three local events that will pull boxing fans in different directions on the same night.  Additional shows will also take place in Philadelphia and Bethlehem, but the loyal fans of the popular LaManna will have no conflict about where to go to watch boxing this weekend. (MORE)

   















 
 
                 
       

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