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February 19, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Angel Manfredy stopped Sean Fletcher midway through the fourth round of their scheduled 10-round lightweight bout at Bally's Park Place Casino last night. Manfredy drove Fletcher into the ropes with a left, then followed with a right and a left before the referee stopped the fight at 1 minute, 26 seconds of the round. Manfredy had knocked down Fletcher in the second and staggered him just before the bell ending the third. Manfredy, from Gary, Ind., raised his record to 29-4-1.
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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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December 21, 2004
THREE NFC championship losses flashed before our eyes as we saw Terell Owens get yanked backward to the turf Sunday. Looks like that painful contortion could keep him out of post-season play until the Super Bowl if the Eagles can get there. It would take almost a medical miracle to literally screw the bones in his leg together and get him ready for even a reduced role by Super Sunday. Still, contrary to the broadcast whines we've been hearing since he hobbled off the field, T.O. was doing just what he was supposed to be doing - playing football.
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December 19, 1994 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
It has been a long time since Tim Witherspoon surprised anyone with his quickness. But Witherspoon, a two-time former heavyweight champion from Philadelphia, caught Nathaniel Fitch off guard with a fairly fast-paced body attack en route to a sixth-round technical knockout victory Saturday night at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Witherspoon (40-4, 26 knockouts) dropped Fitch (10-8, 6 KOs) four times in the bout, including three knockdowns in the sixth round. "I was a little intimidated," said Fitch, a journeyman from Spring Lake, N.C. "I didn't expect him to be that busy, that aggressive.
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June 11, 2006 | By Don Steinberg INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rock Allen waited a full year to get his professional career started after fighting in the 2004 Olympics. His pro career has been a whirlwind since it began in August, the latest of his eight fights in 10 months ending last night in just one round. The North Philadelphian improved to 8-0, scoring a TKO over Ken Humphrey (2-2) of Ripley, Tenn., in a junior-welterweight preliminary before the Antonio Tarver-Bernard Hopkins fight. Allen, 24, reddened Humphrey's face early and moved in with hard rights over the top, then barrages of left and right uppercuts.
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September 26, 1998 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Little Zahir Raheem, the 118-pounder from Philadelphia's Germantown section who wept when he was eliminated from the 1996 Olympic Games, has grown up. Now 21 and muscled up to 130 pounds, the Z-Man hammered out a fifth-round technical knockout over Shawn Powell (11-12-1) of Schenectady, N.Y., last night before a full house of about 1,500 at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. It was the 12th victory and sixth stoppage for Raheem, fighting on the undercard of the Terry Norris-Dana Rosenblatt middleweight bout for the International Boxing Association crown.
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November 9, 1996 | By Stephen A. Smith, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A little more than three months ago, Segundo Mercado backed out of his super-middleweight fight against Joseph Kiwanuka. Last night, we found out why. Without the "flu" as an excuse, Mercado stepped into the ring and lasted a little more than three rounds. Kiwanuka ended up beating him mercilessly before dropping him with a right hand at 2 minutes, 50 seconds of the fourth round and capturing the vacant North American Boxing Federation championship with a TKO at the Blue Horizon.
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November 18, 1992 | by Bernard Fernandez, Daily News Sports Writer
On a night of upsets, North Philadelphia's "Rockin' " Rodney Moore was determined that his name not be added to the list of fallen favorites. "Knowing what happened in some of the earlier fights pumped me up even more," Moore said of his scheduled 10-round junior welterweight bout with Louie Lomeli last night at the Blue Horizon. "People were saying, 'Hammer (Jones) lost, (Alfred) Kotey lost, Rodney Moore's next,' " Moore said. "I wasn't about to let that happen. " Perhaps the knowledge that Jones and Kotey each lost for the first time contributed to Moore's second-round technical knockout of Lomeli (33-4, 25 KOs)
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January 9, 1990 | By Kevin L. Carter, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last year was a disappointing one for local junior-lightweight Anthony Boyle, and he hoped to find better fortunes in 1990. On Thursday night, 1990 was less than a week old, but things couldn't have been much worse for Boyle, a Kensington resident and 1983 graduate of North Catholic. Boyle, whose nickname is TKO, suffered a TKO against Puerto Rico's Julian Solis without even being allowed to rise from his stool at the beginning of the seventh round. Referee Tommy Reed stopped the scheduled 10-round bout before the beginning of the round.
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June 14, 2010
Aaron Pryor Jr. continued his winning ways with a sixth-round technical knockout of Willis Lockett in a super middleweight main event at the Hyatt Regency on Columbus Boulevard yesterday. Pryor, the son of Hall of Fame junior welterweight Aaron Pryor Sr., improved to 13-3 (10 KOs) in a six-bout event that featured three fighters from Philadelphia on the undercard. Kamarah Pasley earned a decision over Patrick Farrell in a cruiserweight contest; Garrett Wilson lost by decision to Julio Ceasar Matthews in a cruiserweight bout; and heavyweight Pedro Martinez suffered a second-round knockout to Andreas Gustafsson.
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August 3, 2015 | By Jesse Dougherty, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - They stepped into the ring at 10:09 p.m. Saturday, Danny Garcia with a career ahead of him, and Paulie Malignaggi with a career to save. Their contrasting styles, personalities, and career arcs clashed at the Barclays Center, and Garcia won by technical knockout in the ninth round. Garcia, the undefeated 27-year-old, was looking to punch his way closer to superstardom. Malignaggi, 34, was looking to, if for just for one night, disprove the prevailing opinion that he should have retired 16 months ago. Garcia (31-0, 18 KOs)
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January 8, 2015
MICHELE ELBERTSON, a 28-year-old Tabernacle, N.J., native is making a lot of waves as she continues on her personal quest to inspire and generate awareness about how she lost a jaw-dropping 260 pounds. In the past three years, this wonder woman has run over 38 half-marathons, seven full marathons, one 50-mile ultramarathon and two triathlons. "I hope to motivate others who have given up on life and a quest for better heath," Elbertson said. Although she has taken a moment with me, to revel in triumphant glory, the journey has not been without thorns.
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January 28, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - A Polish television reporter and cameraman cornered Bryant Jennings outside his locker room late Saturday night, and the North Philadelphia heavyweight saw his chance to tap into a more global audience. He had broken the spirit of a pro-Polish crowd 20 minutes earlier with a dominant 10th-round technical knockout of Artur Szpilka at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Jennings floored the Pole in the final round. But Jennings said the performance was not the best he had to offer.
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January 27, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - It was the hardest punch Bryant Jennings had thrown up to that point on Saturday night. He delivered a cracking left to Artur Szpilka's chin, and the Madison Square Garden crowd - which was pro-Szpilka - gasped. But the Polish heavyweight stepped backward and shrugged. If that couldn't hurt him, what could? North Philadelphia's Jennings provided the answer as he controlled the rest of the fifth round and almost the rest of the fight with his right hook. The next round he scored a knockdown with a thudding body shot to Szpilka's chest.
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October 28, 2013 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
ATLANTIC CITY - Gabriel Rosado backed himself into his corner as the Boardwalk Hall crowd began to boo. Blood was trickling out of his left eye, and a ringside doctor was called by referee Allen Huggins to look at the North Philadelphian after the ninth round. The doctor shook his head, Huggins waved off the fight, and Rosado was left stunned as Peter Quillin dropped to his knees to celebrate retaining the WBO middleweight championship on a technical knockout. "I felt like that was B.S.," said Rosado, who got 12 stitches after the fight in his dressing room.
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September 22, 2012
Gabriel Rosado's game plan worked, as he secured his first light-middleweight world-title shot with a 10th-round stoppage of Charles Whittaker on Friday night at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, Pa. Before the fight, Rosado said he'd score a knockout. He was off by four rounds, as he said he would win by the sixth. The North Philadelphia native relied on his usual aggressive style to wear out the 38-year-old Whittaker. He staggered Whittaker before knocking him down in the 10th.
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September 9, 2012 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
North Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings scored a 35-second technical knockout to stay undefeated with a win over 30-year-old Chris Koval at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J., on Saturday afternoon. The 27-year-old Jennings (15-0, 7 KOs) scored two quick knockdowns of Koval (25-10), which prompted the referee to stop the bout. Jennings connected with a left for his first knockdown and followed up with a right hook for the winner. West Philadelphia's Steve Cunningham, 36, made his heavyweight debut with a 10-round unanimous decision over Jason Gavern.
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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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June 12, 2012 | By John Smallwood and Daily News Staff Writer
LAS VEGAS — It is one thing to be on the undercard of a pay-per-view megafight card. It's another to be an undercard fighter. Technically, North Philadelphia's Jesse Hart made his professional debut on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao/Timothy Bradley fight that was on HBO pay-per-view Saturday. But Hart's super-middleweight fight with Manuel Eastman, of New Mexico, was the first bout of the evening — about 2 1/2 hours before the telecast began. Hart was surrounded by all the glitz and glamour of a big Vegas boxing card.
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January 23, 2012 | BY BERNARD FERNANDEZ, fernanb@phillynews.com
GABRIEL ROSADO has seen enough football games on television to know when a coach is trying to "ice" the opposing kicker by calling a timeout just before a potential game-winning field-goal attempt. So when the corner crew for Rosado's bloodied and battered opponent, Mexico's Jesus Soto-Karass, dumped what seemed to be a full bucket of ice into their fighter's trunks before the start of the fifth round - much of which found its way onto the canvas - Rosado and his trainer, Billy Briscoe, knew exactly what was going on. The maneuver wasn't done so much to revive Soto-Karass within the allowable 60 seconds between rounds as to grant him additional time to recuperate.
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