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Boxing Blog

Sunday 12/14/2014
Posted: December 14, 2014 - 6:22 pm
LaManna remains unbeaten

Millville middleweight Thomas LaManna stayed undefeated Saturday night with a six-round, unanimous decision over Camden's Gilbert Sanchez at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia.

Wednesday 12/10/2014
Posted: December 10, 2014 - 7:00 am
Bruce Seldon's not the only N.J. Boxing Hall of Famer from A.C.

When former heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon was inducted into the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame last month, he became the second Atlantic City fighter to receive that prestigious honor.

Wednesday 11/12/2014
Posted: November 12, 2014 - 3:30 pm
Kovalev-Hopkins turns out to be a good bet for casinos

Saturday's Sergey Kovalev-Bernard Hopkins megafight at Boardwalk Hall drew a big crowd.

Tuesday 11/11/2014
Posted: November 11, 2014 - 12:10 pm
Kovalev-Hopkins was a knockout with fans

Saturday's Sergey Kovalev-Bernard Hopkins light-heavyweight unification fight in Atlantic City was a hit with both spectators at Boardwalk Hall and viewers on HBO.

Monday 11/03/2014
Posted: November 03, 2014 - 8:34 am
Instant replay needs some work

The New Jersey Athletic Control Board discovered it has some kinks to work out with instant replay before Saturday's megafight between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall.

Sunday 11/02/2014
Posted: November 02, 2014 - 8:34 am
Millville's Williams wins CFFC title

Millville's Tim Williams is the new Cage Fury Fighting Championships middleweight champion.

Friday 10/31/2014
Posted: October 31, 2014 - 1:10 pm
Millville's Williams fighting for Cage Fury title

Millville middleweight Tim Williams is on the brink of a breakthrough in mixed martial arts.

Tuesday 09/30/2014
Posted: September 30, 2014 - 12:54 pm
Boxing mourns the loss of Ed Derian, Dan Goossen

The boxing community lost two of its good guys recently.

Sunday 05/25/2014
Posted: May 25, 2014 - 5:24 pm
RIP Matthew Saad Muhammad

Boxing lost another legend Sunday.

Sunday 05/04/2014
Posted: May 04, 2014 - 8:36 am
Mayweather-Maidana II should be in A.C.

I forked over the $65 to watch the Mayweather-Maidana fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last night. I couldn't help it. I got caught up in the hype of the fight by spending three days at the MGM while attending the BWAA awards banquet and had to watch.

Thursday 04/17/2014
Posted: April 17, 2014 - 4:39 pm
Thomas LaManna signs with promoter Russell Peltz

Philadelphia-based boxing promoter Russell Peltz was impressed enough with Millville middleweight Thomas LaManna's performance last Saturday to sign him to an exclusive promotional agreement Thursday.

Friday 03/21/2014
Posted: March 21, 2014 - 12:36 pm
Aaron Davis withdraws from Nevada opening

New Jersey Athletic Control Board commissioner Aaron Davis has taken himself out of the running to be the next executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Thursday 02/13/2014
Posted: February 13, 2014 - 8:36 pm
Kovalev hoping to avoid letdown in Atlantic City

WBO light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev is hoping to earn more titles to his boxing resume' by the end of the year.

Sunday 02/09/2014
Posted: February 09, 2014 - 11:59 am
Lacey Township's Lentz comes up short at CFFC 31

Lacey Township featherweight Jeff Lentz came up just short of winning another championship late Saturday night.

Saturday 01/25/2014
Posted: January 25, 2014 - 11:00 pm
Boxing: EHT's Gabriel Pham earns impressive win at Golden Nugget Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY -- Egg Harbor Township light-heavyweight boxer Gabriel Pham began his comeback with an impressive performance at Golden Nugget Atlantic City on Saturday night.

Friday 01/24/2014
Posted: January 24, 2014 - 11:45 pm
Majewski suffers first-round TKO loss

ATLANTIC CITY - Patrick Majewski's bid to become a contender came to a quick and embarrassing end Friday night.

Posted: January 24, 2014 - 9:39 pm
EHT's DeCarlo Perez suffers loss

ATLANTIC CITY - Egg Harbor Township junior-middleweight DeCarlo Perez saw his five-fight winning streak end at Resorts Casino Hotel Friday night.

Thursday 01/23/2014
Posted: January 23, 2014 - 4:55 pm
Somers Point's Majewski doesn't buy into trash talking

ATLANTIC CITY - Somers Point middleweight Patrick Majewski refused to be drawn into the trash-talking and taunting that usually crops up during boxing weigh-ins.

Tuesday 01/21/2014
Posted: January 21, 2014 - 9:15 pm
Majewski-Stevens part of a busy fight weekend in Atlantic City

Professional boxing and mixed martial arts will both be kicking off the new year in Atlantic City this weekend.

Monday 12/09/2013
Posted: December 09, 2013 - 8:28 pm
Tapia's corner comes up short

Passaic middleweight Glen Tapia was being billed as the fighter who would pack the stands at Boardwalk Hall the way his idol, Arturo Gatti, used to do.

Saturday 10/26/2013
Posted: October 26, 2013 - 8:47 pm
Hopkins, Wilder, Quillin earn victories

ATLANTIC CITY - Bernard Hopkins earned another big victory at Boardwalk Hall Saturday night.

Friday 10/25/2013
Posted: October 25, 2013 - 6:34 pm
Hopkins-Murat weigh-in features both humor and intensity

ATLANTIC CITY - For some reason, boxing weigh-ins always draw a crowd.

Saturday 10/19/2013
Posted: October 19, 2013 - 4:45 pm
Gatti-Ward documentary premieres tonight on HBO

Atlantic City boxing fans may want to check out HBO tonight for the premiere of "The Tale of Gatti-Ward."

Thursday 10/17/2013
Posted: October 17, 2013 - 12:34 pm
Resorts boxing card postponed to Nov. 2

The boxing card scheduled for Saturday at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City has been postponed.

Sunday 09/29/2013
Posted: September 29, 2013 - 2:47 pm
Millville's LaManna stays unbeaten

Millville junior-middleweight Thomas LaManna (13-0, 7 KOs) remained unbeaten with a six-round, unanimous decision over Joshua Robertson (5-3, 1 KO), of Lynchburg, Va., Saturday night at Bally's Atlantic City.

Saturday 09/21/2013
Posted: September 21, 2013 - 8:30 pm
Boxing referee Earl Morton dies

Boxing lost one of its best referees Friday when Earl Morton died after a battle with cancer at age 58.

Saturday 09/14/2013
Posted: September 14, 2013 - 11:50 pm
Views from my living room on Mayweather vs. Alvarez

Greetings from the couch in my living room, where I watched Floyd Mayweather outclass Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia remain unbeaten with a victory over Lucas Matthysse on Showtime's Pay Per View at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas early Sunday morning.

Posted: September 14, 2013 - 4:13 pm
Local boxing update: Anthony Young stays undefeated

Atlantic City welterweight Anthony Young (9-0, 4 KOs)  remained unbeaten with a four-round, unanimous decision over James Harrison (3-4-1, 1 KO), of Marrero, La., Friday night at the Robert Treat Hotel in Newark.

Saturday 08/24/2013
Posted: August 24, 2013 - 10:50 pm
Perez, Garcia post wins

ATLANTIC CITY - Egg Harbor Township junior-middleweight DeCarlo Perez keep his winning streak intact Saturday night.

Thursday 08/22/2013
Posted: August 22, 2013 - 11:29 am
Hopkins-Murat tickets on sale

Promoters announced that tickets for the Oct. 26 fight at Boardwalk Hall between light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins and Karo Murat are now on sale.

Sunday 08/18/2013
Posted: August 18, 2013 - 12:31 am
Barker, Martinez score upsets in HBO fight card at Revel

ATLANTIC CITY - Two years after suffering a painful defeat here, British middleweight Darren Barker earned a huge victory Saturday night.

Thursday 08/08/2013
Posted: August 08, 2013 - 3:57 pm
Hopkins vs. Murat fight in Atlantic City moved to Oct. 26

Bernard Hopkins' upcoming fight at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall will be held a week later than expected.

Thursday 07/25/2013
Posted: July 25, 2013 - 10:17 am
Bernard Hopkins fires jab at Atlantic City

Light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins picked a strange time to throw a jab at Boardwalk Hall.

Monday 07/22/2013
Posted: July 22, 2013 - 7:32 pm
Bernard Hopkins to fight in A.C. on Oct. 19

Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall will be the site of at least one more big fight this year.

Posted: July 22, 2013 - 4:54 pm
Patrick Majewski to fight in Denmark

Somers Point middleweight Patrick Majewski (21-1, 13 KOs) will be going to Denmark to challenge Danish prospect Patrick Nielson (19-0, 9 KOs) for the WBA Inter-Continental crown.

Thursday 06/27/2013
Posted: June 27, 2013 - 10:55 pm
Somers Point boxer Seldon suffers first loss

Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon is no longer undefeated.

Wednesday 06/26/2013
Posted: June 26, 2013 - 5:50 pm
Somers Point's Isiah Seldon to fight Thursday

Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon returns to the ring on Thursday at The Deck in Essington, Pa.

Sunday 06/16/2013
Updated: June 16, 2013 - 12:50 pm
Lavarn Harvell wins decision

Atlantic City light-heavyweight Lavarn Harvell stayed undefeated with a six-round, unanimous decision over Paul Vasquez at South Mountain Arena in West Orange Friday night.

Thursday 06/13/2013
Updated: June 14, 2013 - 12:18 am
Somers Point's Majewski closing in on title shot

Somers Point middleweight Patrick Majewski is close to getting a title shot.

Saturday 06/01/2013
Updated: June 01, 2013 - 11:35 pm
Millville's Garcia earns KO victory

Millville middleweight Ismael Garcia is still undefeated.

Saturday 05/25/2013
Updated: May 25, 2013 - 5:51 pm
Antoywan Aikens stays unbeaten

Atlantic City's Antowyan Aikens (7-0, 1 KO) stayed unbeaten late Friday with a six-round, unanimous decision over Yasin Rashid (7-4, 2 KOs), of New York, in White Plains, N.Y.

Friday 05/17/2013
Updated: May 17, 2013 - 9:20 pm
Lee Purdy fails to make weight for Saturday's fight at Boardwalk Hall

ATLANTIC CITY - Lee Purdy lost his chance to become IBF welterweight champion on the scale Friday afternoon.

Friday 04/26/2013
Updated: April 26, 2013 - 9:39 pm
Isiah Seldon stays unbeaten

Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon is still undefeated.

Thursday 04/25/2013
Updated: April 25, 2013 - 6:11 pm
Somers Point boxer Isiah Seldon to end 14-month layoff Friday

Somers Point super-middleweight Isiah Seldon will end a 14-month layoff Friday when he opposes Philadelphia native Tommie Speller at the National Guard Armory in Philadelphia.

Saturday 04/20/2013
Updated: April 20, 2013 - 12:42 am
Fortuna posts dramatic first-round KO in main event of Tropicana card

ATLANTIC CITY - Javier Fortuna took out his frustration about losing his WBA interim featherweight championship on Miguel Zamudio at Tropicana Casino and Resort on Friday night.

Thursday 04/18/2013
Updated: April 18, 2013 - 6:20 pm
Fortuna fails to make weight

ATLANTIC CITY - Javier Fortuna became the former WBA interim featherweight champion on Thursday at Tropicana Casino and Resort.

Tuesday 04/09/2013
Posted: April 09, 2013 - 2:13 pm
Peterson-Matthysse, Alexander-Brook tickets on sale Wednesday

Tickets for the May 18 doubleheader at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall go on sale today at 12 p.m.

Friday 04/05/2013
Updated: April 05, 2013 - 8:09 am
Pat Curran defends Bellator featherweight mixed martial arts title

ATLANTIC CITY - As soon as Pat Curran saw an opening, he pounced Thursday night.

Sunday 03/24/2013
Updated: March 24, 2013 - 12:00 am
Peterson to fight Matthysse at Boardwalk Hall on May 18

Two of the year’s most anticipated fights will be held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on May 18.

Friday 03/22/2013
Updated: March 23, 2013 - 2:18 am
Despite some glitches, World Series of Fighting set for Saturday at Revel

ATLANTIC CITY - The World Series of Fighting, the newest professional organization in mixed martial arts, will be staging its second-ever card on Saturday at Revel.

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