Danny Garcia to face Lamont Peterson on NBC April 11, 2015

March 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

What a difference a year made in the career of Philly’s #1 pound-for-pound fighter Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 ko’s). It seems as fast as the industry fell in love with him was just as fast as they turned on him. In 2013 he was the apple of their eye. They couldn’t get enough of the young, hungry fighter who was punching his way through a fiercely competitive 140 lb division. He beat prospects and journeymen with ease and looked good in the process. Many “experts” felt [...]

Bryant Jennings will challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the The Ring Magazine Heavyweight title on April 25, 2015 at Madison Square Garden.

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s official – North Philly native Bryant By-By Jennings (19-0, 10 ko’s) will challenge undisputed Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 ko’s) for the The Ring Magazine title on April 25, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. The bout will be televised around the world on HBO Boxing. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Jennings who becomes only the 4th local born Heavyweight to challenge for the most important crown in boxing. Out of all who tried, [...]

Al Haymon’s PBC on ESPN to replace Friday Night Fights series

March 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Al Haymon boxing take over continues. Today it was announced that the most powerful man in boxing has struck a multi year deal to broadcast his Premier Boxing Champions series Friday nights on ESPN. The deal calls for PBC to televise 12 two-hour live shows annually on ESPN and ABC. This will effectively end the ESPN Friday Night Fights series as we know it which will conclude on May 22, 2015 with the ending of the Boxcino tournament. PBC on ESPN will kickoff July 11, 2015. ESPN FNF ran for [...]

MANSOUR VS. DAWEJKO – Official for May 8, 2015 at the 2300 Arena

March 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

PELTZ BOXING PRESS RELEASE: IT’S OFFICIAL:  MANSOUR VS. DAWEJKO ON MAY 8 AT 2300 ARENA IN PHILLY; ESPN2 WILL TELEVISE Mansour vs DaWejko all set for May 8, 2015 Philadelphia, PA—Amir “Hard Core” Mansour, of Wilmington, DE, and Joey “The Tank” Dawejko, of Philadelphia, will collide in the most anticipated local showdown in years when they battle over 10 rounds—or less—for the vacant Pennsylvania State Heavyweight Title on Friday evening, May 8, at the 2300 Arena. The [...]

Steve Cunningham vs. Czar Glazkov on HBO March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Tonight on HBO, West Philly’s Steve Cunningham (28-6, 13 ko’s) takes on the Ring Magazines #7 rated heavyweight Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (19-0-1, 12 ko’s) of Lugansk, Ukraine in a fight with IBF title implications.  It’s a true pick ‘em bout where you have two skilled fighters who are considered small for the division, relying more on smarts and activity rather than pure power. The winner is in line for a World title shot against the winner of the [...]

Historical Commission unanimously votes in favor of demolition to the inside of the Blue Horizon.

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s “Hasta la vista, baby” for the inside of The Legendary Blue Horizon as we know it. This morning the Historical Commission unanimously voted in favor of the motion to allow demolition to the inside of the Blue Horizon. The outside of the building will the preserved. The overall feel was that the inside of the building was damaged beyond reasonable repair to continue in its previous capacity. The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia Director of Advocacy Ben Leech [...]

Thomas LaManna takes on Antoine Douglas in a battle of undefeated middleweights on ShoBox.

March 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

PK Sports is on location at The Space in Westbury, NY. It’s a matter of respect for Thomas LaManna (16-0, 7 ko’s) tonight when he takes on Antoine MrEasy Douglas (16-0-1, 10 ko’s) in a battle of undefeated middleweights. Both have an 0 but many are calling Douglas a sizable favorite. Word is that Cornflake is prepared for battle – so may the best man win. LaManna of Millville, NJ checked in at 157.8 lbs. Douglas, of Burke Virginia, is a tad heftier at 159.8 lbs. This [...]

DaWejko dispatches Umohette in a mere :27 seconds. Now expected to face Mansour on ESPN in May

March 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

Well that was quick! Going into the fight no one was giving Nigeria’s Enobong Umohette a chance to beat Joey DaWeko in Joey’s backyard. He didn’t last half a minute as a quick left hook ended the bout :27 seconds after the opening bell sounded. Crazy, right? A Video of the fight can be seen here  courtesy of Susan Magaziner’s Facebook page. The victory marks “The Tank’s” 6th consecutive win and 4th consecutive 1st round knockout. The fight [...]

The final vote on the Blue Horizon’s future will take place this Friday, March 13th

March 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Judgement Day has arrived for The Legendary Blue Horizon. The final vote on the buildings future will take place this Friday, March 13th, 9:00 am at 1515 Arch Street, 18th Floor. Developers want to convert the shuttered building into a high end hotel. The local boxing community wants the building reopened to host fights again. The Blue’s hopes took a massive blow two weeks ago when the Philadelphia Historic Society recommended to only preserve the building exterior – paving the way [...]
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