Neighborhood rivalries once made Philadelphia a great fight town. Why can’t we return to those days? When junior middleweights Derek Ennis and Gabriel Rosado met July 30, 2010, at the Asylum Arena, it marked the last all-Philadelphia showdown in a major fight. Each fighter brought a strong fan base which added to the intensity of [More…]
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The recent light-heavyweight championship fight in Los Angeles, CA, between Bernard Hopkins and Chad Dawson had a bizarre ending, to say the least. The TK0 victory awarded Dawson left a bad taste. To replay the second round: Hopkins leaned on Dawson’s back; Dawson lifted Hopkins and tossed him to the canvas; Hopkins suffered a separated [More…]
WHO/WHAT: The battle to secure the final spot for the 2013 Rugby League World Cup kicks off Saturday afternoon as the USA Tomahawks, ranked 15th in the world, take on the 23rd ranked South Africa Rhinos in the first game of the week-long round-robin-style tournament that will feature some of the elite talent from around [More…]
Looking back on my debut as a boxing promoter on Sept. 30 at the National Guard Armory, it turned out to be the most important experience of my life. The fights were exciting. Some ended in ways I expected, others did not, and that is what I love about boxing–the unknown. There was a little [More…]
Salings vs Lister is official. Byreville Ohio’s Brandon Salings (4-4) will fight Lamont “The Philly Badass” Lister (7-10) in the co-main event of Locked in the Cage 9 on October 21st. Saling turned pro in February and has banged out 8 pro fights. In August Salings knocked off western PA prospect Elijah Garshnick to level [More…]
When you compare boxing to any of the four major sports—baseball, football, basketball, ice hockey–you will notice there are simply two guys in the ring battling. Yet you rarely to hear a fighter say he did it on his own. Fighters don’t do it alone! The pressure may be on them the night of the [More…]
PHILADELPHIA – Locked in the Cage, Philadelphia’s premier mixed martial arts league, is set to return on October 21st with LITC 9 live from the South Philly Arena. Anchoring a talent laden card is Flyweight prospect and Bellator alum Nick “Killa B” Cottone (7-1) vs Strikeforce veteran Billy Vaughan (10-9) for the vacant LITC Bantamweight [More…]