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The 65th Annual Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame (PABHOF) Induction Ceremony is now just six weeks away. The PABHOF will induct sixteen new members on Sunday, October 15, 2023, 4:00 PM, at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in South Philly (1301 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19147).

The new class includes boxers Willie Gibbs, Randy Griffin, Teon Kennedy, Yusaf Mack, Reddy Moore, Freddy Reyes, and Harry Joe Yorgey, as well as writer Tom Cushman, trainer Al... (MORE)




Press Release by Marc Abrams & Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

For the second time in four months, Joey Dawejko won a unanimous decision over Colby Madison in a heavyweight bout a Live! Casino & Hotel Philadelphia. The eight-round win garnered Dawejko the WBC U.S. Heavyweight title and headlined an eight-bout card that was promoted by King's Promotions. Dawejko dominated the action by landing quick power shots that kept Madison at bay. Dawejko's shots had Madison thinking twice about trying to attack. in round eight, Dawejko scored two knockdowns to sew up the victory. Dawejko, of Philadelphia, won by scores of 80-70 (Dewey LaRosa), 79-71 (Anthony Lundy) and 78-72 (Marc Werlinsky) and is now 26-10-4, 14 KOs. Madison, of Baltimore, is 11-6-2, 7 KOs. The referee was Eric Dali. (MORE)





Jesse Hart returned to the ring after a 20-month layoff and made relatively short work of his opponent Elio Trosch of Argentina. The scheduled 10-rounder opened an ten-bout card promoted by Tom Brown at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD on Saturday night. After winning the first round without seeing much offense from Trosch, Hart stepped up his attack in the second. Trosch careened into the ropes from a Hart left hook, which was the first time Trosch went down in the fight. (MORE)




Rodney Rice's RDR Promotions returned to the Clairon Hotel, a few miles south of Philadelphia, in Essington, PA on Friday night (August 4th), with a slate of eight 4-round bouts. In the spotlight fight, Aston, Pa featherweight David Calabro won his second straight fight with a third round TKO of Philadelphian Nasir Mickens. The win brought Calabro's record to 2-0, with 2 KOs. Mickens lost his third straight and went home 2-3, 1 KO. The referee was Charlie Fitch.

Millville, NJ bantamweight Edwin Cortes remained undefeated with a 4-round unanimous decision over Gorwar Karyah, a Philadelphian originally from Liberia. Cortes won the fight with three perfect.... (MORE)





Story by George H. Hanson Jr., Esq. - The Mouthpiece

I was intrigued from the onset when I read that R&B Promotions - headed by Alex “Macho” Barbosa, Ring Announcer, and former professional boxer was having a show at 2300 Arena that comprised ten bouts- nine four rounders and a six-round main event.   Equally important, three boxers - all southpaws – trained by Philly Legend – Coach Shar’ron Baker and managed by Lando Rosa- Founder & CEO of Pivott Boxing Academy would be on the card in four-rounders. I didn’t want to miss the Philadelphia debut of junior-middleweight Oluwafemi “The Nightmare” Oyeleye (12 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 6 kos) from Lagos Nigeria, the return.... (MORE)



Naoya Inoue moved up to the 122-pound class and impressively wrenched the WBC and WBO titles from West Philly's Stephen Fulton at the Ariake Arena in Tokyo, Japan. The two undefeated boxers met in a highly-anticipated showdown Tuesday night on Inoue's home turf, but home field advantage appeared to have little to do with the new champion's dominant performance. Already a three-division titlist and a well-proven commodity, Inoue somehow bolstered his already pricey stock with a performance that suggests he may be the best fighter in the world today. Inoue scored an eighth-round TKO over Fulton in a clear-cut victory.

Many (myself included) gave Fulton... (MORE)



Ennis Stops Villa in Tenth

Story by George H. Hanson Jr., Esq. -
The Mouthpiece
Photos by Kenny Ludwig & Ray Bailey

Listen, if you are reading this article while standing – go grab your favorite beverage and take a seat. Where do I start? Allow me to lay the foundation of my argument which will allow you to understand how we arrived at Boardwalk Hall on this balmy Saturday. There have always been UFO sightings. However, on Friday, September 16, 1994, at the Ariel School in Ruwa, Zimbabwe – sixty-two students claimed that they witnessed a silver unidentified flying object land in a field with several figures disembark from the craft. Facts, fantasy, or fiction? You must be supremely arrogant or ignorant to believe that we are alone and on the sole inhabited planet in the galaxy. We are not alone! Bear with me because... (MORE)




Interim IBF welterweight champion Jaron "Boots" Ennis made a striking impression Saturday night in the Ballroom of Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, defending his title belt against tough-but-outclassed challenger Roiman Villa of Venezuela. Ennis dominated the action from the start, showcasing his vast skills while carefully breaking down his game opponent. Ennis took a few punches along the way, but the outcome of the fight was never in doubt. As the rounds went by, the only question that remained was if he'd manage to score a knockout. However, Ennis resoundingly answered this question... (MORE)













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