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June 18, 1993 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It is standard operating procedure in professional boxing to feed up-and- coming fighters a steady diet of cream puffs, making it easier to assemble a glossy record and zoom toward a world rating with a little resistance. By all rights, Ivan "Mighty" Robinson, the near-Olympian from Nicetown, should be chowing down on hapless opponents fresh from the bakery oven at this comparatively early stage of his career. He ought not to have to step up in class to guys who might actually give him a fight until he'd polished off, oh, 15 or 20 empty-calorie snacks.
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May 17, 2013 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
THE BROKEN bones have healed. He no longer is confined to a wheelchair. But the wounds to Rock Allen's mind and spirit aren't quite as visible, and they continue to hurt him in ways that may be beyond absolute repair. Allen, the North Philadelphian who was the 140-pound representative on the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team that competed in Athens, Greece, was 15-0 with seven knockouts as a professional when he was involved in a horrific automobile accident on June 7, 2011, that nearly killed him. He has not fought since he scored a unanimous, six-round decision over Adan Hernandez on April 10, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz., and, although he has not officially announced his retirement from boxing, it seems highly likely that he never again will be seen doing his thing in the ring.
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August 14, 2007
Here is a list of the boxers for the third season of 'The Contenders,' which begins Sept. 4 on ESPN2: Max Alexander (14-1, 2 KOs), 26, Camden David Banks (14-2-1, 2 KOs), 24, Portland, Ore. Saiko Bika (22-3-2, 14 KOs), 28, Cameroon Henry Buchanan (14-1, 11 KOs), 28, Capitol Heights, Md. LaFarrell Bunting (16-3-1, 16 KOs), 27, Las Vegas Jaidon Codrington (16-1, 12 KOs), 23, Queens, N.Y. Miguel Hernandez (20-5, 10 KOs), 32, Chicago Wayne Johnsen (16-1, 9 KOs)
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June 8, 2012
AGENDA Who: Manny Pacquiao (54-3-2, 38 knockouts) vs. Timothy Bradley (28-0-0, 12 KOs) What: WBO welterweight championship fight Where: MGM Grand, Las Vegas When: 9 p.m. Saturday TV: HBO Pay-Per-View Undercard: Three Philadelphia boxers are also fighting that night: Mike Jones (26-0-0, 19 Kos) vs. Randall Bailey (42-7-0, 36 Kos), for vacant IBF welterweight title; Teon Kennedy (17-1-2, 7 KOs) vs. Guillermo Rigondeaux (9-0-0, 7 KOs)
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June 1, 2013
North Philadelphia's Jesse Hart (6-0, 5 KOs) is scheduled to take on Thomas Turner (3-3, 2 KOs) Saturday night at Bally's in Atlantic City in a six-round super-middleweight bout. The card, promoted by J. Russell Peltz, begins at 7:30. Tickets are available at the door. In the main event, Teon Kennedy (17-2-2, 7 KOs) is set to fight Carlos Vinan (10-9-5, 2 KOs) in a 10-round super-featherweight bout. Kennedy, also of North Philadelphia, has not fought since a fifth-round stoppage loss last June to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a WBA super-bantamweight title fight.
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November 1, 1986 | Special to the Daily News
Harold Brazier, of South Bend, Ind., stopped Philadelphia's Brian Baronet at 2:02 of the 10th round to capture the vacant North American Boxing Federation junior welterweight championship at the Sands Hotel and Casino last night. Brazier raised his record to 38-7-1 (26 KOs) while Baronet, who had been rated as the No. 10 contender by the International Boxing Federation, fell to 32-3 (18 KOs).
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January 19, 2012
MAIN EVENTS president Kathy Duva and matchmaker J Russell Peltz have come up with late substitutions for Saturday night's featured bout at the Asylum Arena, which was to have paired heavyweight contenders Eddie Chambers (36-2, 18 KOs) and Sergei Liakhovich (25-4, 16 KOs). That fight went by the boards when Chambers suffered cracked ribs in training last week and was forced to withdraw. The new 10-round main event for the debut event of four 2012 cards to be televised by the NBC Sports Network pits Maurice "Freight Train" Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs)
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January 27, 1995 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
While recovering from injuries suffered in a 1993 automobile accident, former welterweight contender Glenwood "The Real Beast" Brown consoled himself by stuffing his face. "The Real Beast" became "The Real Feast" as he gained nearly 100 pounds, topping out at an unseemly 240. George Foreman might feel emaciated at that weight, but you have to consider the built-low-to-the-ground Brown is only 5-7 1/2. "It was very hard trying to get back into it," Brown said of his return to training after a 14-month layoff from the ring.
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September 12, 2003 | By Kevin Tatum INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The first "Law Enforcement Fight Night" at the Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia will take place tonight. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police and the Sentennials of Law Enforcement. The card will include eight bouts. The main event will be a scheduled 10-rounder between junior middleweights Pete Manfredo Jr. (18-0, 8 KOs) of Providence, R.I., and Leonard Townsend (37-15-1, 20 KOs) of Chicago. Tyrone Winkler (12-7-1, 5 KOs), a Philadelphia policeman who fights as a junior middleweight, will step into the ring against Adam Green (6-0, 2 KOs)
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July 1, 1998 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
Tracy Byrd tried to reach back for something extra, but it wasn't there. "In the fifth and sixth rounds, my father said, 'You'd better step it up because you're losing,' " Byrd said of her International Female Boxing Association lightweight championship defense against Russia's Zulfia Koutdussova last night at the Trump Taj Mahal. "But I never could get off. I felt sluggish. " Byrd's 10-round, unanimous-decision loss in the featured bout contributed to a 4-2 edge for foreign fighters in what had been billed "Women at War: USA vs. the World.
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December 1, 2014 | BY DAN GERINGER, Daily News Staff Writer geringd@phillynews.com, 215-854-5961
PAUL "EARTHQUAKE" Moore, a former boxer turned soul-of-Southwest-Philly activist, is a force-of-nature food and toy gatherer during the holidays. He gave turkey-and-trimmings Thanksgiving dinners to 80 needy families - food he collected by sitting outside a big rental truck for 24 hours in the cold, inviting compassionate people to fill it. They did. Afterward, Moore thanked major food donors Barbara Capozzi, a South Philly real estate agent; Pasco Inc., a Southwest Philly scrap metal recycler, and the Island Super Market on Woodland Avenue near Island Avenue, which donated 10 turkeys and fed Moore cheesesteaks and coffee all night long.
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June 26, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE SIXTH title defense by Danny "Swift" Garcia, the undefeated junior welterweight world champion from Juniata Park, will come against "Lightning" Rod Salka on Aug. 9 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. The bout will headline a Showtime tripleheader that also features IBF 140-pound belt titleholder Lamont Peterson. Golden Boy Promotions announced the card's headliners yesterday. "This is my third fight at Barclays Center, and it feels like a second home to me," Garcia, 26, said in a news release.
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April 11, 2014 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
BERNARD HOPKINS walked into Danny Garcia's gym yesterday with the swagger of a champion and the bounce of a much younger man. He hopped on top of the ropes, just above a frenzy of reporters to ask how many athletes could be at the top of their game at age 49, and draw the media that he does. The short answer: nobody. Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KOs), who fights 30-year-old Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KOs) next Saturday in Washington, D.C., is truly a timeless wonder. His trainer, Nazim Richardson, said candidly that he sees a pep in Hopkins' step that he sometimes does not see from guys even half his age a week before a fight.
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January 8, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer
CHRIS BING didn't waste time making his presence felt against Mastery Charter North. Less than 2 minutes into the game, the 6-7, 190-pound Central High senior center stood beneath his own basket as a 6-foot Pumas guard barreled down the lane. It wasn't a fair fight. The result: A volleyball-spike blocked shot pummeled straight into the floor that, of course, drew thunderous cheers from the Lancers' faithful. "I was excited!" Bing said with a chuckle. "I got that one. " Bing's 18 points, eight rebounds and seven blocks helped Central hold off Mastery North, 72-55, at home yesterday afternoon.
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September 17, 2013 | BY JOSEPH SANTOLIQUITO, For the Daily News
LAS VEGAS - Angel Garcia knew the vacant look in his son's eyes. He had seen it before, back when Danny Garcia was a kid in the amateurs. Danny wasn't working to his father-trainer's satisfaction in the early rounds of his WBC, WBA and Ring magazine light-welterweight title defenses against power-punching Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night. So Angel did what he did back when his son was an amateur. He gave Danny a brutal jolt of reality with a slap in the face between rounds.
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June 24, 2013 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
A N OLYMPIC medal winner and the sons of two former heavyweight champions highlight a boxing card at the Deck in Essington on Thursday. Yordenis Ugas (13-1, six knockouts), who won bronze in 2008, will take on Adan Hernandez in a 10-round welterweight bout. Hernandez is 15-7, with six KOs. Tim Witherspoon Jr., son of the former heavyweight champ from Philadelphia, will take on Josh Beeman, of Providence, R.I., in a four-round welterweight bout. Witherspoon is 9-3-1 with two KOs, and Beeman is 4-11-4 with two KOs. Isiah Seldon (7-0, three KO)
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June 1, 2013
North Philadelphia's Jesse Hart (6-0, 5 KOs) is scheduled to take on Thomas Turner (3-3, 2 KOs) Saturday night at Bally's in Atlantic City in a six-round super-middleweight bout. The card, promoted by J. Russell Peltz, begins at 7:30. Tickets are available at the door. In the main event, Teon Kennedy (17-2-2, 7 KOs) is set to fight Carlos Vinan (10-9-5, 2 KOs) in a 10-round super-featherweight bout. Kennedy, also of North Philadelphia, has not fought since a fifth-round stoppage loss last June to Guillermo Rigondeaux in a WBA super-bantamweight title fight.
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May 17, 2013 | By BERNARD FERNANDEZ, For the Daily News
THE BROKEN bones have healed. He no longer is confined to a wheelchair. But the wounds to Rock Allen's mind and spirit aren't quite as visible, and they continue to hurt him in ways that may be beyond absolute repair. Allen, the North Philadelphian who was the 140-pound representative on the 2004 U.S. Olympic boxing team that competed in Athens, Greece, was 15-0 with seven knockouts as a professional when he was involved in a horrific automobile accident on June 7, 2011, that nearly killed him. He has not fought since he scored a unanimous, six-round decision over Adan Hernandez on April 10, 2009, in Tucson, Ariz., and, although he has not officially announced his retirement from boxing, it seems highly likely that he never again will be seen doing his thing in the ring.
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March 15, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Tyson Fury, Britain's heavyweight boxing star, had finished his brief remarks on Thursday afternoon and sat down at Jack Demsey's Pub in Manhattan before he said he had one more thought: Has anyone sponsored the bottom of Steve Cunningham's boots? If not, Fury said he would like to put his Twitter handle on the bottom so he can gain more followers after he knocks out the West Philadelphian on April 20 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden in a match televised on NBC. Cunningham dismissed Fury and said he had no interest in talking.
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March 11, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Bernard Hopkins traded in his ski mask for a brown knit hat at his postfight news conference shortly after midnight on Sunday morning. His alter ego, the Executioner, was gone, Hopkins explained. Still, it was the rediscovery of his old Executioner attitude that had allowed the 48-year-old Hopkins to dismantle 31-year-old Tavoris Cloud by unanimous decision on Saturday night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Hopkins captured Cloud's IBF light-heavyweight title and surpassed his own mark as the oldest boxer ever to win a world title.
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