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March 6, 1989 | By Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
This town, which bills itself as "The Biggest Little City in the World," is playing host to what might turn out to be the smallest big fight of the year. Tonight's 12-round bout between former lightweight champions Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini (29-3, 23 knockouts) and Hector "Macho" Camacho (34-0, 17 KOs), for the vacant World Boxing Organization junior welterweight title, appears to qualify as a big fight on several counts. It ostensibly is for a world championship, although the fledgling WBO is not as widely accepted as boxing's other three sanctioning bodies.
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July 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Ramey had grown weary of his former boxer sending emissaries to speak for him, so when "Hammerin' " Hank Lundy finally showed up at the Marion Anderson Recreational center at 740 S. 17th St. to speak to him, he was all ears. "I needed to talk with him, I needed to clear the air," said Lundy, 31. "We were really good together. " That they were. Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) won his first 16 professional fights with Ramey as his trainer before they parted ways. They'll reunite this weekend as Lundy takes on Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs)
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May 4, 2007 | By Don Steinberg FOR THE INQUIRER
Late tomorrow night, a little after 11 Eastern time, the super-fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. - finally - will be about the actual sport of boxing. Up until now it's been about everything else. It's been about the paydays the fighters will receive - at least $25 million for De La Hoya and $10 million for Mayweather. It's been about the massive revenue the event will produce. The $19 million in ticket sales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is the biggest live gate in boxing history, and a potential record pay-per-view audience expected to near two million buyers at $54.95 each would add $109 million, for a total that in one night would surpass Spider-Man 3's opening weekend.
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February 12, 1989 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
On good days, Gypsy Joe Harris remembers what it felt like to be a phenomenon. Harris was 21, wild and dapper and armed with the most potent weapon against the despair of the streets - a dream. He was going to be welterweight champion of the world, no doubt about it. "Hey, I'm Gypsy Joe," he would tell his friends, as if the title were his by birthright. "I'm Gypsy Joe. " Harris is 43 now, and the good days do not last very long. The dream of becoming champ died on Oct. 11, 1968.
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October 29, 1995 | By Connie Langland, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wesley McGavock, chief executive officer of Misericordia Hospital in West Philadelphia, yesterday reacted to the proposed federal budget plans as if a scalpel were being waved in his face. "These are tremendously important votes, and I think they will have a tremendous and very negative impact on the ability of this hospital to provide high-quality services in this community," the hospital chief said, estimating cuts of $3 million to $6 million over seven years - as much as 10 percent of the hospital's operating budget.
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February 2, 1998 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was a feel-good Saturday night for Philadelphia. Bernard Hopkins brought his International Boxing Federation middleweight championship back home, staged a one-man coup before he left the arena, and claimed to be the best fighter in the entire middleweight division. "I da man," he declared simply after stopping former world champion Simon Brown a little before 2 a.m. yesterday in the ballroom of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. And everyone tended to agree. Even Roy Jones Jr. Olympic champion David Reid of Philadelphia turned the corner in his career, answered a lot of questions about himself and took a giant step toward the top-10 list of 154-pound professionals.
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November 6, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The two push-button house phones outside the main entrance of the vacant Trump Plaza hotel in Atlantic City remain. A sign outlining access rules concludes with "Trespassers will be prosecuted. " They may as well also take down the "Valet Only" sign. Nobody's allowed in the driveway. There's a big fight next door at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Bernard Hopkins against Sergey Kovalev for the light-heavyweight title. There will be a strong crowd. It just won't be quite like the old days, certainly not next door.
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May 4, 2012 | Jenice Armstrong
Q: I am a 22-year-old college graduate with big dreams. My only problem is this love triangle I have put myself in for the past five years. At the age of 15 I met this young girl who was clean, smart, beyond beautiful, trustworthy – and to top it off, I was her first sex partner. We spent a lot of time together during my teenage years and I started to get bored with her. I put her through a lot of hurt and BS, but she still stood by my side. At age 17, I met another very pretty girl.
NEWS
June 12, 1989 | By Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Thomas Hearns' 22-year-old brother faces a hearing this afternoon on an open charge of murder in the Saturday night shooting death of his girlfriend in the boxer's suburban Detroit home, according to promoter Bob Arum and the brother's attorney. Police in Southfield, Mich., refused to identify either the suspect or the victim. Arum and Detroit television station WDIV-TV both said the suspect was Henry Hearns. Another Detroit television station, WXYZ-TV, identified the victim as his girlfriend, Nancy Barile, 20. Henry Hearns, 22, was scheduled to be arraigned today just hours before Thomas Hearns' scheduled title fight with Sugar Ray Leonard in Las Vegas, Henry Hearns' attorney, Neil Fink, said.
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July 19, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
P HILADELPHIA has always been known as a boxing city. From Bennie Briscoe to Smokin' Joe Frazier to Tim Witherspoon, the City of Brotherly Love has been home to some of the world's best fighters. Today is no different. The Philadelphia area has a handful of boxers in the top-10 in their respective divisions, including light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins. The 48-year-old Hopkins, who will be defending his title on Oct. 19 against Karo Murat, sees Philly as a town in which boxing can continue to flourish.
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July 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Charles Ramey had grown weary of his former boxer sending emissaries to speak for him, so when "Hammerin' " Hank Lundy finally showed up at the Marion Anderson Recreational center at 740 S. 17th St. to speak to him, he was all ears. "I needed to talk with him, I needed to clear the air," said Lundy, 31. "We were really good together. " That they were. Lundy (25-4-1, 12 KOs) won his first 16 professional fights with Ramey as his trainer before they parted ways. They'll reunite this weekend as Lundy takes on Mauricio Herrera (21-5, 7 KOs)
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April 12, 2015 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
When Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson enter the ring at the Barclays Center adorned in the three junior-welterweight belts they own, none will be in danger of changing hands. For a little more than a year, pitting North Philadelphia's 27-year-old Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs), the WBA and WBC champion at 140 pounds, against Peterson, the 31-year-old IBF champ (32-2-1, 17 KOs), has been one of the championship fights fans have called for. They'll receive a portion of their wish Saturday when the two square off at a catch weight (143 pounds)
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April 3, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, For the Daily News
A LOUD BELL rang, signaling the end of the 3-minute round Danny Garcia was shadowboxing in the ring at his DSG gym yesterday on Jasper Street in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia. Garcia, who had just finished talking to reporters before his official media workout, had finished three of these rounds already, with a 30-to-40-second break between each. Outside the ring, Danny's father and trainer, Angel Garcia, was still holding court with a throng of pundits. This was the case, too, before Danny had even arrived at the gym. And that's how it usually goes.
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November 6, 2014 | By Mike Jensen, Inquirer Columnist
The two push-button house phones outside the main entrance of the vacant Trump Plaza hotel in Atlantic City remain. A sign outlining access rules concludes with "Trespassers will be prosecuted. " They may as well also take down the "Valet Only" sign. Nobody's allowed in the driveway. There's a big fight next door at Boardwalk Hall on Saturday, Bernard Hopkins against Sergey Kovalev for the light-heavyweight title. There will be a strong crowd. It just won't be quite like the old days, certainly not next door.
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July 19, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
P HILADELPHIA has always been known as a boxing city. From Bennie Briscoe to Smokin' Joe Frazier to Tim Witherspoon, the City of Brotherly Love has been home to some of the world's best fighters. Today is no different. The Philadelphia area has a handful of boxers in the top-10 in their respective divisions, including light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins. The 48-year-old Hopkins, who will be defending his title on Oct. 19 against Karo Murat, sees Philly as a town in which boxing can continue to flourish.
NEWS
September 29, 2012
Promoter J. Russell Peltz is trying to line up an opponent for North Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings, but it apparently will not be the rising star of Golden Boy Promotions. Jennings is set to fight the main event Dec. 8 in Philadelphia on a card that will be televised by NBC Sports Network. Peltz said he offered Golden Boy a match between Jennings (15-0, 7 knockouts) and Deontay Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist who has won all 25 of his pro fights by knockout.
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July 17, 2012 | By Andy Samuelson, For The Inquirer
LAS VEGAS - For undefeated Danny Garcia, there was never any doubt. "I always knew I would win this fight," the Philadelphia native said Saturday night after he stopped heavy favorite Amir Khan in the fourth round of their super-lightweight World Boxing Association World Boxing Council unification bout. "When I dropped him, I thought they probably would have stopped it," said the 24-year-old Garcia, who floored Khan with a left hook in the third round before finishing off the British fighter with the fourth-round TKO in front of 7,061 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
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July 16, 2012 | By Andy Samuelson, FOR THE INQUIRER
LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Danny Garcia needed just one punch Saturday night in Sin City to keep his undefeated record perfect, and provide himself with plenty of potentially big paydays in the future. "When I dropped him I thought they probably would have stopped it," said the 24-year-old Philly native, who floored Amir Khan with a left hook in the third round before finishing the Brit off via a fourth-round TKO in their 140-pound World Boxing Association-World Boxing Council unification bout before 7,061 fans at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
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July 15, 2012 | By Andy Samuelson, For The Inquirer
LAS VEGAS - For the first time all week, there were no words coming out of Danny Garcia's camp Friday afternoon during weigh-ins for his light welterweight title unification bout with Amir Khan on Saturday night at Mandalay Bay. But really, what was left to be said that hadn't already been uttered this week? Garcia's outspoken father and trainer, Angel, shook things up at the prefight news conference when he told Khan - who is British, and of Pakistani descent - that "Pakistanis can't fight.
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June 11, 2012 | By Tim Dahlberg, Associated Press
LAS VEGAS - The outcry in this gambling city was so loud Floyd Mayweather Jr. could have heard it in his jail cell. On the other side of the world, people cried in the streets in Manila, and the presidential palace issued a statement praying for the quick return of their hero's strength and fervor. Through it all, Manny Pacquiao was a model of serenity. "I hope you're not dismayed or discouraged," Pacquiao said. "I can fight. I can still fight. " That much was evident Saturday night in a fight Pacquiao seemed to have under control up until the time the judges' scorecards were announced.
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