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ADAMS KAYOS WICKETT

RDR Promotions returned to Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, PA for a seven-bout show featuring Philadelphia junior lightweight Rashan Adams in the scheduled six-round main event against Mason Wickett of Florida. It didn't take long for Adams to earn the victory. He won the bout in just 56 seconds. The win improved his record to 6-1, 5 KOs, after suffering his first pro defeat his last time out. Journeyman Wickett, a Milwaukee native fighting out of Lakeland, FL, lost his third in a row and dug his career hole deeper to 1-16-1. The referee was Eric Dali.

In another six-rounder, Jacob Cuevas of Las Vegas, won by unanimous decision over Florida-based Brazilian Marcello Williams... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

BOOTS FULFILLS ENNIS FAMILY DREAM

IBF welterweight champion Jaron “Boots” Ennis makes his Philadelphia homecoming on July 13 at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly. This celebrated return to a local boxing ring comes on the occasion of Jaron’s first defense of his 147-pound world title.

While Errol Spence moved forward with a mega-match with Terrence Crawford last year, Ennis, his mandatory challenger, was named “interim” champion. After Crawford demolished Spence and opted not to face the undefeated and highly touted next-in-line Philadelphian, the IBF elevated Ennis to full IBF champion. These politics robbed Ennis of the chance to win his first world title... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

CARTO WINS IN THIRD ROUND

Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions returned to Live! Casino in South Philly for an eight-bout card headlined by popular puncher Christian Carto. The 27-year old local star took on Miami-based Colombian southpaw Jesus Martinez in the scheduled eight-round main event. Carto won the first two rounds before turning up the heat in round three. His output in the third was too much for the 43-year old journeyman, and after just over one minute in the bout, Carto scored his fifteenth knockout. Referee Eric Dali stopped the fight at 1:06 of round three. Carto won his fifth straight and improved to 22-1, 15 KOs. Martinez added another loss and dropped to 35-21-1, 16 KOs.

Rising Philly light heavyweioght Atif Oberlton... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

QUICK NIGHT
FOR TABITI

Rookie promoter Dominc Walton debuted his Teflon Promotions on Saturday night at the Liacouras Center. His inaugural offering was a stacked, 11-bout card featuring a heavyweight 10-rounder in the main event and an undercard loaded with local and popular ring talent. The bouts were matched by Renee Aiken. This was the first of three events planned by Teflon Promotions, all expected to take place in Philly over the summer. 

In the spotlight bout, Las Vegas heavyweight Andrew Tabiti jumped right out and began firing hard right hands at Junior Wright of Evanston, Il. The fight heated up quickly and before you knew it, a combination by Tabiti - primarily... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

ARIAS & LACY FIGHT TO A DRAW
BROADWAY BOXING DEBUTS IN PHILLY
 
Story by Matthew H. Ward / Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.

DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series made its debut in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Thursday, April 18th. The five-fight card played out in front of a weeknight crowd at the city’s legendary 2300 Arena, a venue that has played an important role in keeping the “City of Brotherly Love’s” boxing scene alive for nearly a decade.  

As is almost always the case, promoter Lou DiBella provided fans with a quality product. Brockton, Massachusetts-based matchmaker Peter Czymbor did the matchmaking for the evening’s spectacle.  (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

OUTLAW HALTS HUBBARD

RDR Promotions returned to Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester, PA for an eight-bout show featuring Greg Outlaw and Rondale Hubbert in the eight-round main event. Outlaw stopped Hubbert at 2:31 of round three. Outlaw dropped Hubbert twice before referee Shawn Clark halted the bout. Outlaw, Bowie, MD,  improved to 14-2, 8 KOs, 2 No contests. Hubbert, Duluth, MN, fell to 16-29-3, 10 KOs, 2 No Contests.

In the semi-windup, Allentown bantamweight LeAnna Cruz beat Josefina Vega of Quito, Ecuador by unanimous six-round decision. All three official scores were 60-53. Cruz extended her undefeated record to 8-0.... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

PA BOXING HALL OF FAME ANNOUNCES THE 2024
INDUCTION CLASS

The Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame announced the latest group to be inducted as part of the 2024 class. The new class includes seventeen members - seven boxers and ten non-boxers - five trainers, along with one promoter, one ring announcer, one referee, one commissioner, and one writer. The new class will be honored and officially inducted on October 13, 2024 at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall in South Philadelphia (1301 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia.... (MORE)

   



 
                 
 
 
   

OYELEYE STOPS BUELVAS

KIPYUM! PRINCE YOMI GARNETT IN THE HOUSE!

Story by George H. Hanson Jr., Esq.
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. & Nicole Ross

The past week has been bittersweet – a melancholy lesson of advancing years. Early morning, Friday, February 9th,  I was ecstatic when John DiSanto, Chairman of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame, gave me the great news that Coach Shar’ron Baker would be inducted in the class of 2024. Coach Shar’ron was nominated last year, but for some inexplicable reason she was not elected with her trainer/mentor – the late, great Sam Hickman who was inducted in the Class of 2023. Nevertheless, a dream deferred for a year was equally gratifying. On... (MORE)

   



 
                 
       

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