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2007 local Philly boxing awards

Local Fighter of the Year

Mike “Machine Gun” Jones

Mike Jones vs Israel Pito Cardona (116)
Every year, one fighter separates themselves from the pack. Last year it was Harry Yorgey, the year before that it was “Fast” Eddie Chambers.

In 2007, Mike Jones took the quick leap from early 4 round prelim fighter to main event status by knocking out all 7 men who stood in front of him in this year.

In every fight he raised the level of competition and by the end of 2008, he could be in a position to put some of the worlds best welterweights on notice. He has become the man they pay to see at The New Alhambra, pretty soon he might be the man they pay to see on TV.

Hand speed, two fisted power, knockout potential, he has it all. There are still a few questions lingering to see what the Mount Airy native can or can not do, he has already done enough to cement his status as the top national prospect fighting in our region.

Catch him while you can because this show might be going on the road really soon.

Rookie of the Year

Teon Kennedy

Teon Kennedy vs Omar Reyes 2007 (61)

Teon “The Technician” turned pro in January of this year and has made the transition from amateur to pro look really easy so far. The former Golden Glover & National Champion has drawn comparisons to another fellow Philly featherweight Jeff Chandler who happens to be in the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

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