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October 20, 1989 | By Robert Seltzer, Inquirer Staff Writer
On a wet, windy night at the shore, the only thing that fell harder than the rain was Anders Eklund. Tim Witherspoon smashed Eklund with an overhand right to the jaw and scored a one-round knockout in a scheduled 10-round heavyweight bout at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino. Referee Tony Orlando stopped the bout 71 seconds into the first round. Eklund, whose head bounced off the canvas, lay on his back for about three minutes longer than he had been up fighting, as paramedics tended to him. He finally got to his feet and left the ring under his own power.
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January 29, 1995 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
After fighting on the same card 24 times, Rafael and Gabriel Ruelas turned their 25th into a joyful but brutal celebration. Joyful for them, brutal for their opponents. With impressive performances that thrilled the crowd of 5,193, they became the first brothers in boxing history to successfully defend their world titles on the same card last night at the MGM Grand. Rafael stopped Billy Schwer in the eighth round to retain his International Boxing Federation lightweight title, while Gabriel defended his World Boxing Council junior-lightweight crown with a second-round technical knockout of Fred Liberatore.
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September 15, 2012 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two fights; a pair of first-round knockouts; and 3 minutes, 11 seconds of combined ring time. All thanks to a little advice from dad. "My dad always said if you leave a guy around long enough, something bad might happen," said North Philadelphia middleweight Jesse Hart. "And we don't want to leave anybody around. " Hart will look for his third straight win since turning pro in June when he meets New York's Lekan Byfield at Harrah's Philadelphia in Chester on Friday night.
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August 20, 1994 | By Robert Seltzer, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Lonny Beasley, who calls himself "The Honeybee," flitted too much and stung too little last night at Trump Plaza. After building an early lead, Beasley had to settle for a draw against Tony Marshall in a 10-round junior-middleweight bout - a decision that left the crowd booing. The draw left Beasley, of Detroit, with a record of 23-2-2, with seven knockouts; Marshall, of Albany, N.Y., is now 16-3-6. Judge Richard Strange scored it 96-94 for Beasley, while Eva Shain had it 98-92 for Marshall, and Frank Brunette had it 95-95.
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October 20, 2012
Danny Garcia Record: 24-0 Knockouts: 15 Age: 24 From: Philadelphia Height: 5-foot-81/2 Weight: 139.8 pounds Turned pro: 2007 Reach: 69 inches Signature: Left hook Erik Morales Record: 52-8 Knockouts: 36 Age: 36 From: Tijuana, Mexico Height: 5-foot-8 Weight: 139.2 pounds Turned pro: 1993 Reach: 72 inches ...
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November 29, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia, of Philadelphia, will fight Zab Judah on Feb. 9 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Garcia announced the fight on his Twitter feed Wednesday night. Garcia, 24, is 25-0 with 16 knockouts. Judah, 35, has a 42-7 record. He has 29 knockouts. The fight originally was scheduled for January.  
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May 1, 1991 | The Inquirer Staff
Unbeaten North Philadelphia welterweight William "The Hammer" Jones picked up his 15th straight professional victory with a first-round technical knockout of New York City's Miguel Rojas last night at the Blue Horizon. Jones floored Rojas with a straight right to the chin for a mandatory eight-count midway into the first round. Shortly after Jones resumed his attack, referee Ray Paquette stopped the bout at 2 minutes, 16 seconds of the first round, and awarded Jones (15-0) his 13th knockout victory, seventh in the first round.
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October 7, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Welterweight Teddy Reid of Baltimore scored a technical knockout against Juan Carlos Rubio of Mexico 52 seconds into the second round of a 10-round fight last night in the main event at Bally's. Reid, who is now 17-4-1 with 12 knockouts, was a replacement for Vivian Harris, who was injured last Friday in an apparent robbery attempt in New York. Rubio's record fell to 25-6-2 with nine knockouts. Featherweight Emanuel Lucero of the Bronx, N.Y., won a 10-rounder over Rogers Mtagwa of Philadelphia in the main undercard attraction to stay unbeaten at 14-0 with nine knockouts.
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April 17, 1992 | By Nigel Collins, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Russian lightweight Sergei Arteniev survived severe eye cuts to score a unanimous 10-round decision over Bryant Paden of Philadelphia in the main event last night at the Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia. The judges' scores were 97-94, 97-95 and 98-96. Arteniev, 23, from St. Petersburg, is 16-1-1 with 11 knockouts. Paden, 31, is now 15-9-3 with six knockouts. This was the Russian's third appearance at the Blue Horizon and his third victory. In the co-feature, British Commonwealth flyweight champion Alfred Kotey scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Francisco Montiel of Los Mochis, Mexico.
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May 16, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
TRAINERS NAAZIM Richardson and Mitch Allen, cut man Leon Tabbs and legendary Daily News' columnist Stan Hochman are among the 10 inductees of the 2014 class of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame. Former boxers Earl Hargrove, Mike Picciotti, Percy Manning, Jimmy Tygh and Ed "Gunboat" Smith will also be inducted. For Hochman, who will mark 55 years with the Daily News next month, it is another in a long list of honors. Other boxing honors include the 1991 Nat Fleischer Memorial Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.
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May 4, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kellie Woll administered a few squirts of clear liquid to a dish full of wriggling tadpoles and within minutes, the creatures became completely still. A few minutes after that, they started to move again. No surprise, as the liquid contained propofol, a widely used anesthetic. With it and most other anesthetics, however, there is not much difference between the amount needed to put someone to sleep and the amount that will knock one out permanently. Woll works in the University of Pennsylvania lab of Roderic G. Eckenhoff, who is on a long-term quest for better alternatives.
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August 12, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Danny Garcia stood in the center of his locker room as his manager snipped away the fighter's white wrappings, freeing the fists that dealt one of the most potent knockouts of his career. Saturday's second-round knockout at the Barclays Center was Garcia's shortest fight in three years. He earned $700,000 for dispatching heavy underdog Rod Salka in 4 minutes, 30 seconds. The final flurry was a righthanded body shot matched with a blindsided left hook. The referee ended the nontitle fight immediately and medics rushed into the ring as Salka lay flat on his back.
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July 2, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
U.S. NATIONAL team coach Jurgen Klinsmann took some heat when he made the honest assessment that it was not reasonable to think the USA could win the 2014 World Cup. But that was before the tournament started and his squad faced the daunting task of moving out of a "Group of Death" that included Germany, Portugal and Ghana. Klinsmann, however, also said that once a team gets to the knockout stage of the competition, anything can happen. The United States is in the Round of 16. It finished second to Germany to move out of Group G, and today will play Group H winner Belgium in the last match for a spot into the quarterfinals.
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June 20, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
ON VIDEO, Trent Epps seemed awfully proud of himself for punching an unarmed, lonely man square in the jaw, but when Epps turned himself in to police Tuesday night, he didn't have a word to say, according to Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood. "He is like a hard-core criminal. . . . He's not telling us nothing," Chitwood said. "It's almost like he's a prisoner of war. " But Epps, 18, isn't a hard-core criminal, at least not on paper. Police said he has a clean record and a mother who loved him enough to urge him to turn himself in after a video surfaced on Facebook last week of him allegedly coldcocking a 58-year-old man at the Aronimink trolley stop.
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June 19, 2014 | BY STEPHANIE FARR, Daily News Staff Writer farrs@phillynews.com, 215-854-4225
THE PUNCH was so hard you can hear it on videotape. It was posted to Facebook, a video of teens laughing as one of them goes up to an unarmed 58-year-old man sitting at the Aronimink trolley stop in Upper Darby and punches him square in the jaw. "It was a violent, vicious, cowardly, punk act," Upper Darby police Superintendent Michael Chitwood said. "He's lucky he didn't kill him. " Chitwood said the unprovoked violence was part of the "knockout game. " "They were conspiring to go in and do the knockout-game thing on this guy," he said.
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May 16, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
TRAINERS NAAZIM Richardson and Mitch Allen, cut man Leon Tabbs and legendary Daily News' columnist Stan Hochman are among the 10 inductees of the 2014 class of the Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame. Former boxers Earl Hargrove, Mike Picciotti, Percy Manning, Jimmy Tygh and Ed "Gunboat" Smith will also be inducted. For Hochman, who will mark 55 years with the Daily News next month, it is another in a long list of honors. Other boxing honors include the 1991 Nat Fleischer Memorial Award from the Boxing Writers Association of America.
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January 17, 2014 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
FIGHTING DURING an era of unbelievable middleweight talent in the 1970s, Eugene "Cyclone" Hart was well known in Philadelphia for his ability to knock out opponents and shorten fights. Four decades later, Eugene's son, Jesse, is hoping to work his way to the top of the sport and put Philadelphia back on the boxing map - with a little guidance from his father. Super middleweight Jesse "Hard Work" Hart (11-0, 10 KOs) will continue his path on Jan. 25 against Derrick Findley at Madison Square Garden on the undercard of the Mikey Garcia-Juan Carlos Burgos WBO junior lightweight title fight.
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December 24, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THE SHORTHAND for "Grudge Match" is "Rocky" versus "Raging Bull," and the movie does indeed unite Sylvester Stallone and Robert De Niro as boxers. And there is Stallone, still drinking egg yolks, intent on practicing his punches on sides of meat - all played for laughs. De Niro, though, is less of an obvious self-referential in-joke. He's playing an Irish-American boxer named Billy McDonnen, now retired and running a saloon, still smarting over a fight he lost to Henry "Razor" Sharp (Stallone)
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November 26, 2013 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
PEOPLE HAVE been getting punched in the face for no reason since the dawn of man. This year in Philadelphia alone, there have been approximately 5,000 aggravated assaults that didn't involve a gun, according to police data, and some of them surely involved a fist or two coming out of nowhere. But lately, some have questioned whether some seemingly random acts of violence are something a little more: an assault in which a thug tries to knock someone out with one punch. The "knockout game" has caused police departments across the country to both scratch and shake their heads, wondering whether the phenomenon is real, widespread, or an Internet myth being hyped through social and mainstream media.
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November 24, 2013 | By Aubrey Whelan, Inquirer Staff Writer
Police say a recent assault in Fox Chase was an instance of the "knockout game" - a recently publicized phenomenon in which teenagers approach strangers and attempt to knock them unconscious with a single blow. It was the latest in a series of area incidents that share similarities, although police had shied away from characterizing them as "knockout games" until now. The crime has also been reported in New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Washington. On Thursday, Philadelphia police arrested a 15-year-old boy in connection with the Nov. 11 attack, in which a 29-year-old man was walking into a pizza store on the 7900 block of Verree Road when he was approached by another man, who asked for a cigarette.
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