HILTON DOMINATES HERNANDEZ
Undefeated Trenton cruiserweight Mike Hilton (10-0, 7 KOs) shook off almost two years of ring rust with a nearly flawless six round unanimous decision victory over Bladimir Hernandez (20-15, 18 KOs) Saturday night at the Cure Insurance Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Mike Hilton controlled the fight throughout by stepping in and out of the pocket almost at will with short combinations. Hernandez was game, but Hilton was just too fast for the thirty-five year old veteran. All three judges scored the bout 60-54 in favor of Mike “The Beast” Hilton
In the co-feature of the evening Trenton fan favorite... (MORE)
GARCIA & FULTON WIN IN NY
Two of Philly’s best fighters both posted convincing victories in their respective high-profile, nationally televised twelve-round fights on Showtime Saturday night. Former two-time world champion and current welterweight contender Danny Garcia put in twelve strong rounds against southpaw Ivan Redkach Saturday night in Brooklyn, NY. Garcia, fighting for the first time in nine months, dominated most of the action against Redkach and with the win kept himself in the hunt for a major bout later in 2020. The going theory was that Redkach was selected for his left-handedness, a characteristic that would help give Garcia some practice before facing either Errol Spence Jr. or Many Pacquiao, both southpaws. Redkach was over-matched in the fight, but did provide Garcia some sturdy resistance for the full... (MORE)
ROSARIO SHOCKS WILLIAMS
For the second straight year, the first local show of the season ended the very same way - with a massive upset that sent boxing fans home with their mouths gaping and heads shaking. We all remember the stunning KO of Christian Carto last year, and on Saturday night Philly boxing fans watched Julian Williams shockingly lose his world titles in astonishing fashion to a ranked but little known challenger. As it turned out, Williams' first title defense was not a mere homecoming celebration at for our newly minted champ. Jeison Rosario saw to that.
Instead of being a young, plucky, over-matched challenger just happy to be there, Rosario of the Dominican Republic... (MORE)
NORTH PHILLY FIGHT NIGHT
FIGHT NIGHT IN NORTH PHILLY
J-ROCK FOCUSED ON TASK AT HAND
IBF & WBA junior middleweight champion Julian “J-Rock” Williams, 27-1-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC, defends his world titles Saturday night in a homecoming bout against Jeison Rosario, 19-1-1, 13 KOs, at the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. The twelve-bout mega show, promoted by a conglomeration (King’s Promotions, Sampson Boxing, and TGB Promotions) for Premiere Boxing Champions will be broadcast live on Fox, with much of the undercard aired live on Fox Sports 1.
As the fight neared, Williams held an open media workout for the press, but as usual, was rather secretive about the true nature of his preparation for the very first defense of the title. The media was allowed... (MORE)
Top Rank Boxing returned to Atlantic City this evening with a night full of fisticuffs action, headlined by an entertaining fight between Philly’s Jesse Hart (24-3, 20 KOs) and Long Island’s Joe Smith Jr. (27-2, 21 KOs) for the NABO Light Heavyweight Title. The eight-fight card was featured before a near capacity filled Etess Arena at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. The card was televised on ESPN and streamed on the ESPN+ App.
FORMER PHILLY WELTERWEIGHT
On Sunday (January 5, 2020) the sad news came that former Philly welterweight Dick Turner passed away after a few years of declining health. He was just shy of his 83rd birthday. Turner had an eventful boxing career that ended prematurely in 1963 due to an eye injury. After retirement from the ring, he stayed away from the sport for a period, disappointed that the pursuit of his dream had been cut short. However, he later returned to boxing to help guide his talented nephews, the fighting Fletcher brothers (Frank, Anthony and Troy). Turner then became a trainer and worked with numerous Philly kids with the same dream that he once had. (MORE)
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