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PHILLY vs PHILLY:
MONTGOMERY
vs MOUZON
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

As we count down to Bryant Jennings vs. Joey Dawejko on April 28th, the best Philly vs. Philly fight in years, we continue to look at the very best PVP fight of all time…

During the 1940s, Philadelphians Bob Montgomery and Wesley Mouzon had a back-to-back, two-bout, classic series of lightweight fights that illustrate the quality of boxing rivalries of the era. The 1940s were a particularly sensational era of boxing, and the fighters were not timid about facing each other. Montgomery-Mouzon was a typical – and yet extraordinary – example of boxing in the 40s.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

PHILLY vs PHILLY: BASS vs BLITMAN
 
COUNTDOWN TO
JENNINGS-DAWEJKO

Philadelphia has a long legacy of Philly boxers fighting each other.  Past decades are loaded with such fights and they are the absolute highlights of Philly’s boxing history. However these days, getting two of our own into the same ring isn’t as popular as it once was. 

Current fans and even fighters, resist such fights feeling that no Philly fighter should ever even think about derailing another. I couldn’t disagree more with this theory. Philly vs. Philly (PVP) fights are usually memorable, often classic encounters, and a single defeat – even to another Philly fighter – rarely ends the career of the other.  (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ROBINSON WINS FIRST MAIN EVENT

In the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, Upper Darby super middleweight Brandon Robinson, 10-1, 7 KOs, pounded out an eight round unanimous decision over Mexican southpaw Oscar Riojas, 16-9-1, 5 KOs. This was Robinson's first time as a headliner.

Robinson floored Riojas in the first round, but never came as close to ending the fight again. However, the final result was never in doubt. Round after round, most of the action belonged to Robinson, while Riojas followed him around and took punches.  (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

HAWKINS BEATS SERRANO AT FILLMORE

Baltimore welterweight Malik Hawkins, 13-0, 9 KOs, won a competitive ten round decision over Philly’s Raymond Serrano, 24-5, 10 KOs, in the main event of an eight-bout card staged by Hard Hitting Promotions and RocNation Sports at The Fillmore in Philadelphia. The fight was a fairly close, give-and-take encounter. However, two of the three official judges scored the fight for Hawkins by surprisingly wide margins.

Hawkins jumped out early and swept the first three rounds. During these nine minutes, the undefeated visitor comfortably controlled the action while Serrano tried to get things going. Serrano did better in the third, an excellent round that featured both fighters trading heavy body attacks.   (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

BRUNSON & SPARROW
BIG WINNERS AT BRISCOE AWARDS

Philadelphia fighters Tyrone Brunson and Avery Sparrow were the big winners at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday. Brunson took home a record three awards while Sparrow left with two.

Brunson was named the "2017 Fighter of the Year" after winning three bouts, the PA State title and the UBF International regional belt last year. The highlight of 2017 was Brunson's rollercoaster clash with for champion Kermit Cintron last June. Brunson came off the floor twice to stop Cintron in round five.     (MORE)

   

 

 
                 
       

McCLOSKEY WINS "2017 PHOTO OF
THE YEAR"

Philadelphia photographer Tim McCloskey's photo titled "Stay Down!" won "2017 Photo of the Year" honors at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on Sunday.

"It's an honor to have my name mentioned in the same sentence as the great Bennie Briscoe," said McCloskey. "I feel we are entering into a new golden age of Philly boxing and it's great to be a part of it." 

McCloskey's winning shot depicted rising welterweight star Jaron Ennis waiting in a neutral corner while referee Blair Talmadge counts... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

BRUNSON SETS RECORD WITH THREE BRISCOE AWARDS

PA State junior middleweight champion Tyrone Brunson will be honored with three Briscoe Awards for the eventful year he had in 2017.  During the year, Brunson’s efforts won him three bouts, two belts, and kept his career on track for a big fight in 2018.  For these accomplishments, Brunson will take home three Briscoe Awards on March 25th – “Philly Fighter of the Year”, “Philly Fight of the Year”, and “Performance of the Year”.  This will be the first time a fighter has won three Briscoes in a single year.

“Danny Garcia, Steve Cunningham, Bryant Jennings and... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

SPARROW IMPRESSIVE
AT PARX DEBUT

The Parx Casino’s Xcite Center debuted as a boxing venue Friday night, and headliner Avery Sparrow continued his march toward the big time with an impressive second round TKO of Jesus Serrano of Mexico. The scheduled eight-round junior lightweight main event that topped the seven-bout card promoted by Joe Hand Promotions and BAM Boxing, at the Bensalem, PA casino and horse-racing track, turned out to be a real showcase for the rapidly developing Sparrow.

The prospect wasted no time jumping out to an early lead in round one, using the speedy and grunt-peppered boxing display... (MORE)

   















 
 
                 
       

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