When I was a kid in the late 1990s, I loved to ask my dad what boxing was like when he was a kid in the 1970s and early 1980s. I listened as he told me about living with Stan “The Cutman” Maliszewski, running under the El with light-heavyweight Jimmy McClain, stories about Hall-of-Fame bantamweight champion Jeff Chandler and much more. It seemed like the gyms were busy, the fights were the talk of the … Read Article
Fred Jenkins Jr., who has labored in anonymity for six years as a pro, and Roque Zapata, a virtual unknown who upset the apple cart two months ago in Philadelphia, collide March 10 at the 2300 Arena in a six-round junior middleweight fight with career implications for each man.
Topping the nine-bout card is an eight-round all-Philadelphia lightweight contest between Anthony Burgin and Avery Sparrow. First fight begins at 7.30 pm.… Read Article
It will be another old fashioned all-Philly rumble when lightweights Anthony Burgin and Avery Sparrow collide over eight rounds or less on Friday evening, March 10, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First fight is 7.30 p.m.
“It may not be Bennie Briscoe vs. Cyclone Hart or Joey Giardello vs. George Benton, but it’s a start and Philly vs. Philly is what put our city on the boxing map years and years ago,” said … Read Article
When Tevin Farmer and Dardan Zenunaj square off Friday, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena, it will mark the 38th anniversary of Peltz Boxing’s first world champion.
The title was brought home by Marvin Johnson, of Indianapolis, IN, who knocked out Mate Parlov, of Yugoslavia, to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) light-heavyweight title in Marsala, Sicily.
Johnson (right) went on to become the first three-time world light-heavyweight champion, winning the World Boxing Association (WBA) … Read Article
A pair of cruiserweights hoping to make some noise in the division—Lamont Capers and Garrett Wilson—collide in a six-round fight Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philly.
Topping the eight-fight card is a 10-round junior lightweight fight with Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, defending his NABF junior lightweight title against Dardan Zenunaj, of Albania. First fight is 7 pm.… Read Article
Junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, considered by many to be among the best in the world at 130 pounds, makes the first defense of his North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title when he faces Dardan Zenunaj on Friday evening, Dec. 2, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia.
The Farmer-Zenunaj 10-rounder tops another Philly Fight Night eight-bout card which begins at 7pm.… Read Article
Away from the spotlight and the glamour and in a move as rare as a 15-round fight, area lightweight favorites Osnel Charles and Victor Vasquez will meet for the fourth time in less than six years when they square off Friday evening Oct. 14 at the 2300 Arena.… Read Article
Philadelphia, PA–Junior welterweight Mike Reed, one of the best prospects in the world at 140 pounds, has been added to the Friday evening, Oct. 14 boxing card at the 2300 Arena.
Reed, of Waldorf, MD, goes against Jose Aaron Herrera, of Mexico, in one of three eight-round attractions on the eight-fight card.… Read Article
Philadelphia, PA—Streaking junior lightweight contender Tevin Farmer, of North Philadelphia, and Orlando Rizo, of Managua, Nicaragua, will meet in a scheduled eight-round contest Friday evening, Oct. 14, at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. First of eight fights is at 7 p.m.
The Farmer-Rizo bout is a major added attraction to the card which already features junior middleweight Tyrone Brunson, of North Philadelphia, against Ismael “Tito” Garcia, of Vineland, NJ, in an eight-round match.… Read Article
Philadelphia, PA – Former NFL defensive end Ray Edwards will box Dan Pasciolla in a six-round contest between southpaw heavyweights on Thursday, Sept.15, at the 2300 Arena.
In the main event, Thomas LaManna, of Millville, NJ, and Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, of Washington, DC, meet in a scheduled 10-round bout for the vacant USBA Welterweight title. The card is promoted by Final Forum Boxing, Peltz Boxing Promotions & GH3 Promotions and will be broadcast live on the … Read Article