Swift retires Paulie with a 9th round stoppage at the Barclays Center

August 1, 2015 // 0 Comments

All he does is win! Like it or not – Philly’s Danny Swift Garcia‘s test run at 147 lbs went according to plan as he out muscled and eventually stopped Paulie Malignaggi in the 9th round of their Barclays Center main event on ESPN. After the fight the former 2x world champ Paulie announced his retirement. Now it is on to bigger fish for Swift (31-0, 18 ko’s) to fry – who has his eyes on the likes of Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter for future fights. More to come soon [...]

Juan Samuel – a Phillies Wall of Famer?

July 31, 2015 // 32 Comments

I’m home watching this Phillies Wall of Fame intro for Pat Burrell. So far this intro is great as the team brought out the legends like Schmidty, Carlton, Dutch etc. I have to say though… How the hell did Juan Samuel get on the wall? To me the best thing he ever did was getting traded for Lenny Dykstra – who BTW is the biggest omission! Please correct me if I am wrong… [...]

R.I.P. Rowdy Roddy Piper

July 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

It has been reported that “Hot Rod” died today at the age of 61 from Cardiac Arrest. Rest in Peace! Take a moment to relive one of the greatest moments in pro wrestling history when he whacked Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka with a [...]

#TBT – Derek Ennis vs. Gabriel Rosado – one of the last great Philly vs. Philly fights

July 30, 2015 // 20 Comments

Five years ago today, one of the last All-Philly boxing classics took place when Derek Ennis and King Gabriel Rosado met at the old ECW Arena to fight for the USBA 154 lb title. When the bout was first signed by J Russell Peltz, it was viewed as a high stakes fight for the two standouts in a deep local Jr. Middleweight talent pool. Some felt that it could be a career ender for the loser. Germantown’s Ennis was fresh off of back-to-back local fight of the year candidates at The Blue [...]

Happy Trails David Price

July 18, 2015 // 11 Comments

Happy trails to Liverpool’s David Price, as this week likely marks the end of the road for one of the most decorated amateur Heavyweights the sport has seen in some time. His name always reminds me of one of the best days I ever spent in a boxing gym. On a random summer afternoon in 2007, I was invited down to James Shuler Gym. On this particular day Tim Witherspoon brought a group of European Olympic hopefuls in from overseas “to get these kids some good sparring”. I [...]

Steve “USS” Cunningham vs. Antonio Tarver set for August 14 on Spike TV

July 16, 2015 // 26 Comments

Who said that boxing was a young man’s game? On August 14, 2015, longtime contenders Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-7, 13 KOs) and Antonio Tarver (31-6, 22 KOs) of Orlando will face off in a 12-round Heavyweight contest that could launch the winner in to the title conversation. Yes, both fighters have been around for a long time, but like the saying goes “age ain’t nothin’ but a number”. This is especially true in the Heavyweight division where [...]

Hammerin’ Hank gets hosed by the judges in Los Angeles

July 13, 2015 // 63 Comments

On July 12, 2015 at the L.A. Sports Arena, Mauricio Herrera won a 5th round technical decision over Hank Lundy to claim the NABF 140 lb title. Do you think The Hammer got hosed on the scorecards or did Herrera deserve the nod? Final scores were 48-47 x 2 and an even card at 48-48. Hank was kicking that ass early but Herrera did storm back after being nailed by a questionable head butt that caused a nasty meat flap above his eye.   Early blow back from this controversy include a [...]

Garrett Wilson wins the State Cruiserweight title with a knockout at Valley Forge Casino

June 28, 2015 // 3 Comments

June 20, 2015 marked the last day of the Spring season and the City of Philadelphia was offering great entertainment all across town. On the Northwest end, one had the option of spending the day at the Manayunk Arts Festival which shut down a two-mile stretch of Main street, replacing traffic with food trucks and art exhibits. Drive a little bit further up the road and one would have run into the Gorgas Park Solstice Festival hosted by my friends at the Roxborough Development Corporation. In [...]
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