July 29, 2015 |
BOXING, LIKE EVERY sport, is about numbers. And, for now-former WBA/WBC super lightweight champion Danny "Swift" Garcia, the most important number concerning his career remains impressive at first glance. It's hard to argue with a 30-0 record that includes 17 victories inside the distance. Garcia, 27, is still undefeated, still widely considered an elite fighter, and he and his trainer-father, Angel, still believe the Philadelphia-born fighter with Puerto Rican roots can be as good or better than he ever was. Yet . . . Garcia, who faces former two-division world titlist Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs)
April 11, 2015 |
IBF junior-welterweight champion Lamont Peterson knows that he and Danny Garcia had vastly different outcomes against a common opponent, Lucas Matthyesse. Don't read anything into it heading into Saturday's non-title fight with Garcia, Peterson said. "At the end of the day it makes no difference," said Peterson (33-2-1, 17 knockouts). "You can match it up many different ways, different fighters - it never makes any sense. There are so many situations and incidents throughout boxing history that tell you that makes no sense.
March 29, 2014 |
SWEDESBORO Logan Township Mayor Frank Minor entered the race for South Jersey's First Congressional District seat Thursday, challenging the party establishment-backed candidate, State Sen. Donald Norcross (D., Camden). At a small gathering at the Holiday Inn in Swedesboro, Minor said he was running for the seat vacated by U.S. Rep. Robert E. Andrews (D., N.J.) "to change the status quo. " "I think that it is fair to say that most of us are frustrated with what has been happening in our government," he said.
November 7, 2013 |
Mayor Dana L. Redd claimed victory Tuesday in her bid for a second term, easily overcoming four underfunded and lesser-known challengers. "Tomorrow I look forward to going back to work for Camden," Redd told an exuberant rally at the Victor Pub on the waterfront, thanking voters for giving her "four more years to finish what we started. " Huddled on the small stage with her were fellow Democrats State Sen. Donald Norcross; Assemblymen Gilbert "Whip" Wilson and Angel Fuentes; and Council members Marilyn Torres, Curtis Jenkins, and newcomer Arthur Barclay, all celebrating unofficial results showing them far ahead of their challengers.
November 3, 2013 |
Four challengers took aim Friday at Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd in a debate that at times took on the appearance of a sporting event in front of a partisan and raucous audience. Redd, seeking a second four-year term, stoutly defended herself from accusations of being an insider who has bent to political pressures and taken power away from residents. Jobs, public safety, and leadership style were among the issues raised by the audience, which submitted questions for Redd and her challengers, Republican Arnold Davis and independents Amir Khan, Clyde Cook, and City Councilman Brian Coleman.
October 19, 2013 |
CAMDEN More than 600 people who preregistered for a combined job fair and political rally hosted by Camden mayoral candidate Amir Khan received e-mails telling them they would get priority hiring if they volunteered for his campaign. The e-mail, provided to The Inquirer, told job applicants who filled out a preapplication form online that they would be "first in line for receiving a position" based on agreement to volunteer for the event Monday, and "for election work" on Wednesday and Nov. 5. The event was a ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular housing units, which says it will employ as many as 1,000 people in assembly-line work at $15 an hour, with the first 300 to 400 hired in the next three to four months, owners say. Khan, who knows Acts owner Irv Richter and helped arrange bringing the business to Camden, hosted the event, which drew thousands.
October 16, 2013 |
The news that a company coming to Camden would be accepting applications for as many as 1,000 positions brought double that number of people to a job fair whose organizers combined it with a political rally Monday afternoon. Amir Khan, a Camden mayoral candidate, hosted the ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular temporary housing units that is leasing a former factory building at East State Street and River Avenue. Khan, who said he has no financial stake in the company, said he was a friend of Acts owner Irv Richter, who is also chairman and chief executive of the Evesham-based construction management company Hill International.
September 14, 2013 |
LAS VEGAS - Juniata Park's Danny Garcia, wearing his designer sunglasses indoors, chewed on a stick of gum and stared into the crowd at the MGM Grand auditorium. His opponent, Argentina's Lucas Matthysse, kept his eyes on the ceiling. Garcia's father and trainer, Angel Garcia, was in the midst of a nearly nine-minute rant that has become his routine at events like Thursday's news conference. And the fighters, who meet Saturday for Garcia's unified light-welterweight titles, were not surprised.
June 6, 2013 |
Camden Mayor Dana L. Redd will run again in November under her "Moving Camden Forward" slogan. The first-term mayor beat her Democratic opponent, Theo Spencer, 37, in Tuesday's primary, which drew only about 2,300 voters. Redd will face Republican challenger Arnold Davis, a tax adviser and Burlington County College public-safety union grievance officer, and a couple of recognizable names running as independents in the general election. City Councilman Brian Coleman, who won his seat in 2011 as the party-backed candidate, has decided to run against Redd, his former Camden County Democratic Committee running mate.
April 29, 2013 |
NEW YORK - His legs were fine, Danny Garcia said, but his arms were tight. The unified light-welterweight world champion was burned out in the later rounds of his bout Saturday night. But he had to go on. And he did. The 25-year-old from Juniata Park turned in an inspiring performance en route to a unanimous 12-round decision over Zab Judah at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Garcia (26-0, 16 knockouts) scored a crucial eighth-round knockdown and held on as the 35-year-old Judah desperately sought a knockout.