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

June 28, 2015 // 2 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 [...]

Andre Ward returns after an 18 month layoff against unknown Paul Smith

June 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tonight marks the return of former pound-for-pound stalwart Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) who reappears after 18 months on the bench due to injury and promotional issues. “S.O.G” is signed on for a 12 round non-title fight against England’s Paul Smith (who weighed in a whopping 4.4 pounds over the 172 lb contract limit) in his home base of the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This return has been a long-time coming for Ward, and people are wondering – can [...]

Contest! Send your predictions on Wilson vs. Caputo Smith for a chance to win this collectors edition “Bring it Home for Jerome” tape

June 19, 2015 // 28 Comments

Contest Time – Pick the winner of tonight’s PA State Cruiserweight title bout between Anthony Caputo Smith and Garrett Wilson GQ for a chance to win this collectors edition “Bring it Home for Jerome” tape. 23 years ago this week Philadelphia Eagles rising star Jerome Brown suddenly died in a tragic car accident. His teammates used the passing as motivation – recording this Philly classic in honor of their fallen friend. To win this limited edition cassette, choose [...]

Throwback Thursday to Milton Santiago Jr.

June 18, 2015 // 1 Comment

On this throwback Thursday we rewind 5 years to the day we introduced the world to a talented young amateur from the outskirts of Philly who went by the name of “The Saint”. During that time, young Milton Santiago Jr. was in the process of compiling one of the best amateur records we’ve seen in recent years. He traveled between the USA and Puerto Rico to compile a record of 184-12, which included invitations to compete in the 2009-10 Ringside World Championships and the [...]

Garrett Wilson vs. Anthony Caputo Smith for the State Cruiserweight Title on June 20 in Valley Forge

June 13, 2015 // 16 Comments

On June 20, boxing returns to the Valley Forge Casino Resort in King of Prussia with the areas premier casino resort featuring a main event that is a true pick ’em fight. The 10 round feature attraction will pit two “hungry for a win” local boxers against each other. The man who leaves victorious will be crowned the Pennsylvania State Cruiserweight champion. There have been many parallels in the careers of Philadelphia’s Garrett Wilson (13-9-1, 7 ko’s) and Anthony [...]

Where do you feel Freddie Roach stands in the line of all-time great trainers?

June 8, 2015 // 89 Comments

I’d like to get a feel for the public opinion of Freddie Roach’s skill as a boxing trainer. I’ve seen a lot of mixed commentary over the years. You will be hard pressed to find a fighter he took from scratch and led to a title, yet he has gotten many good fighters over the hump to win championship gold. Overall his resume shows that he has worked with 27 World Champions in his career all while suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Where do you feel he stands in the line [...]

Danny Garcia vs. Paulie Malignaggi being discussed for August 1. What do you think?

June 5, 2015 // 25 Comments

There is a lot of chatter that Danny Swift Garcia vs. Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi is a strong possibility to headline a Premier Boxing ChampionsESPN show on August 1, 2015 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Here is a little food for thought. Swift (30-0 17 KOs) is recognized as the Ring Magazine #1 rated 140 pound fighter, yet has caught a lot of flack from the public in recent times. The Philly native is likely to test the waters as a full fledged 147 lb fighter. Paulie, a [...]

One Night Only showing of “Boogaloo: The Life and Times of a Middleweight Contender” on June 6 at the Jersey Shore

May 28, 2015 // 10 Comments

After years of production – the Bobby Watts movie titled “Boogaloo: The Life and Times of a Middleweight Contender” is ready for screening at theLighthouse International Film Festival in Beach Haven, NJ on Saturday June 6, 2015. It is a 3:15 pm showtime at the Island Baptist Church which is located at 215 3rd street in the heart of the Jersey Shore. Director Liam Mulvey details Boogaloo’s journey from the time he was a kid in South Carolina to his career as a [...]

Hank Lundy heads to Hollywood for a fight with Mauricio Herrera on July 11

May 27, 2015 // 35 Comments

Golden Boy Boxing has announced that Hammerin’ Hank Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KO) will head to Hollywood on July 11 to face Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KO) for an HBO Latino Boxing Main Event at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. It is an important fight for the two well-traveled veterans. The war of words has begun. Hammer says he is coming to “El Maestro’s” backyard on a seek and destroy mission. Lundy is currently in Vegas banging out 8.5 mile runs and training hard for [...]

ESPN Friday Night Fights goes out of business tonight. Artie Pelullo’s Boxcino tournament finals conclude the series 17 year run.

May 22, 2015 // 3 Comments

Tonight marks the final episode in the 17 year run of ESPN Friday Night Fights, which will be stepping aside to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions series that begins in the fall. Leading the FNF grand finale is South Philly based promoter Artie Pelullo, who as head of Banner Promotions leads one of the most successful boxing outfits of the 21st century. Pelullo has televised shows on all major networks and has found World Championship talent in the depths of the Earth. From Rio, to [...]
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