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DAWSON WINS MAIN EVENT

Rodney Rice’s RDR promotions put on a second consecutive night of fights at the 2300 Arena in South Philly on Saturday. The card featured some hometown favorites, including undefeated Philadelphia welterweight Mark Dawson taking on an undefeated Ivan Pandzic as the main event. West Philadelphia’s own Mark Dawson (9-0-1, 3 KOs) took on California’s Ivan Pandzic (13-1-1, 8 KOs) in the 8-round welterweight main event of the night. Both fighters were unbeaten going in, and eager to keep that “zero” in their record. Dawson was able to get inside his tall opponent and outbox the shifty 6’4” Pandzic. Dawson managed to set up his shots throughout the bout, and counter punched effectively. Dawson separated himself in the third round with a stiff counter straight right as Pandzic dropped his guard after throwing a jab. Dawson then landed an uppercut... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ALBRIGHT WINS NABA BELT

Rodney Rice’s RDR Promotions was back in South Philly on Friday night featuring a seven bout card at the 2300 Arena. The first bell sounded around 6:30 pm with fight fans anxious for action. The event was headlined by a NABA lightweight title showdown between Nahir “Woo” Albright of Sicklerville, NJ (13-1, 6 KOs) and Jeremy Hill of New Orleans, LA (15-2, 10 KOs).  

In the main event, Albright won an 8-round unanimous decision over Hill. Albright showed poise in his victory, setting up big shots up top and displayed high level boxing acumen during the battle.

Albright was the constant aggressor... (MORE)

   

 
                 
 

   

ROSADO ROCKS BEK

Gabriel Rosado scored a crushing, one-punch knockout over undefeated Bektemir Melikuziev Saturday afternoon to win their scheduled 12-round super middleweight fight. The picture-perfect knockout earned Rosado the WBA Continental Americas super middleweight title belt, but more importantly, kept his career going strong and perhaps set him up for another try at a world title. The fight was streamed live on DAZN from the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.

Going into the fight, Rosado was considered the underdog, despite his vast experience edge against the relative neophyte. However, Melikuziev, a two-time Olympian, was there to add warrior Rosado's... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 

   

BERT COOPER TO BE HONORED
WITH STREET DEDICATION

On Saturday, June 12, 2021, a street in Darby Township / Sharon Hill, PA will be dedicated in honor of hometown hero, Bert Cooper, the late great cruiserweight and heavyweight boxer.

Marvin Smith, Commissioner, Darby Township Ward 1, drove the effort to rename Hook Road to BERT COOPER WAY!

Everyone is welcome to attend the dedication event scheduled for this coming Saturday. 

The details are as follows:  Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00 AM... (MORE)

   
 
         
       
                 
 




 

   

PLLANA UPSETS ROBINSON

Story by Frank Bartolini
with Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr.
& Daniel Cork

A day/night doubleheader took place Saturday night in South Philly, but Major League Baseball’s Philadelphia Phillies were not the featured attraction. This doubleheader took place at the 2300 Arena and the participants wore boxing gloves not baseball mitts. Marshall Kauffman's Kings Promotions delivered a six fight appetizer in the mid-afternoon and seven more bouts for an evening entree. The two fight cards were the first since the COVID-19 pandemic that allowed full capacity and liberated vaccinated fans from wearing masks.

In the main event, super middleweights... (MORE)

   
 
                 
       

SAMMY LEVITT ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF HIS BOOK THE WILL OF THE CREATOR
 

FLOURTOWN, PA. – Sammy Levitt knew of a boxer in Philadelphia named Augie Pantellas in the 70s. He was a top fighter in his division in the east. He was involved with drugs and had to quit. He disappeared for six years, found Jesus and made a gallant comeback in his 30s. Levitt also had a stroke and became a writer after he retired. He wanted to talk... (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

LARA KAYOS LAMANNA IN FIRST

Erislandy Lara made quick work of Millville's Thomas "Cornflake" LaManna Saturday night in Carson, CA. The scheduled 12-round bout for the vacant WBA middleweight title was an early preliminary fight in support of the PPV heavyweight clash between Andy Ruiz and Chris Arreola. Southpaw Lara stepped right out in round one and began tagging LaManna with straight left hands. LaManna took the first few shots flush on the face, and the third punch started a trickle of blood to flow from LaManna's nose. A moment later, Lara tossed another left, but this one, slightly arched, slammed against... (MORE)

   





 
                 
 
 
   

GONZALEZ DEFEATS DIXON

Jeter Promotions, of Maryland, came to South Philly Saturday night to stage a marathon, 14-bout card at the 2300 Arena. The show was split into an afternoon session, beginning at 3:00 PM, and evening set of bouts, beginning at 7:30 PM. Although the attendance was limited due to COVID-19 restrictions, both halves of the show sold the maximum number of tickets allowed, about 300.

In the evening's main event, Woodhaven, NY welterweight Daniel Gonzalez won a six-round unanimous decision over Lancaster's Evincii Dixon. Gonzalez won by scores of 59-55 and 60-54 twice. Gonzalez improved to 20-2-1, 7 KOs, while Dixon slid to 10-26-2, 5 KOs.  (MORE)

   





 
                 
       

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