PHILLY BOXING HISTORY - November 07, 2020
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Press Release by Marc Abrams
Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. /


Philadelphia, PA - On Saturday night, November 7th, boxing returned to Philadelphia after an eight-month shutdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic with a four-bout card promoted by RDR Promotions. All Covid-19 protocols were followed as a limited, yet capacity crowd was on hand to witness the first card in the city since RDR Promotions staged a sold-out full capacity show eight months to the day. 

In the main event, Mark Dawson Jr. remained undefeated with six-round unanimous decision over cross-town rival Vincent Floyd in a welterweight contest.

Dawson, who was making his first start in twenty months, showed no signs of ring-rust as he landed a some solid over hand lefts and right hooks against the tall southpaw Floyd. Dawson, is managed by Split-T Management, won by scores of 60-54 twice and 59-55, to raise his mark to 7-0-1. Floyd fell to 4-10-1. 

Daiyann Butt of Philadelphia remained perfect with a four-round unanimous decision over Dieumerci Nzau. Butt of Philadelphia is now 6-0. Nzau of Silver Spring, MD is 11-13. 

Dylan Price remained undefeated with a second round stoppage over Jose Rodriguez in their scheduled four-round bantamweight bout. The time was 1:23. Price registered three knockdowns and the Sicklerville, NJ native raised his record to 11-0 with eight-knockouts. Rodriguez, of Beaver Dam, WI, is 4-4. 

In the opening bout, Nafear Charles needed just 85 seconds to take out David Vera Pena in a junior welterweight bout. Charles, of Philadelphia, is 5-0, with five knockouts. Pena, of Annapolis, MD is 0-3-1.   


RDR Promotions will be announcing it's next events in the coming week.




Marc Abrams - South Philly - November 07, 2020