Philly’s Hunter plays “disrespected card”; set to tangle for Selby’s IBF crown

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – As Philadelphia featherweight Eric “The Outlaw” Hunter gets set to take on Lee Selby for Selby’s IBF featherweight title Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, he not only will be carrying a big chip on his shoulder but also the notion that once again he has been disrespected as a boxer, a sentiment he believes has followed him around his entire career. The slated…

April 5, 2016

Hart avoids major upset; escapes a gritty Johnson

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Rising prospect Jesse Hart earned a 10-round hard-fought and gritty win Friday night against Dashon Johnson in the main event at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia and in the process retained his USBA and WBO NABO regional super middleweight titles. Hart (20-0, 16ko’s) battled all night long against the upset-minded Johnson, who made the long trek from California with the hopes off pulling out the…

March 21, 2016

Rodriguez dominates Philly’s Cartagena to claim vacant WBO Latino title

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philadelphia’s Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena did not have any answers against the hard-charging Ricardo Rodriguez, as he dropped their 10-round vacant WBO Latino super flyweight title Friday night at the Community Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Rodriguez (13-3, 4ko’s) dominated Cartagena for the majority of the bout en route to the unanimous decision, dropping him early on in the bout. The 23-year-old Cartagena (14-3, 5ko’s)…

February 29, 2016

Philly’s Cartagena eyes WBO Latino title; tangles with Rodriguez

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philadelphia rising prospect Miguel “No Fear” Cartagena is set to tangle against Ricardo Rodriguez over a scheduled 10 rounds for the vacant WBO Latino super flyweight title Friday night at the Community Center in Palm Beach, Florida. Cartagena (14-2, 5ko’s) had a quiet 2015, as he only had one bout, which was an unanimous decision win over Javier Franco en route to claiming the then…

February 26, 2016

Philly amateur standout Rock to turn pro; inks deal with Roc Nation

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) – Philadelphia amateur heavyweight standout Darmani Rock has announced he will turn pro and after inking a promotional deal with Roc Nation last week. The 19-year-old is an opposing figure at 6″4 and is really broke through during his 2014 amateur campaign, as he won the USA Boxing Junior and Youth Open titles, as well as Youth Continental and Youth World super heavyweight titles. Rock also…

February 24, 2016

Ocasio to headline Philly card; Bosques off card

January 5, 2016

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing)  Philly lightweight Angel Luis Ocasio will take on Renaldo Blanco over 10 rounds to decide the vacant NABA lightweight, Friday January 22nd at the Sheet Metal Works Hall in South Philly. Ocasio (8-0-2, 2ko’s) made his return to the ring after a three-year layoff back in October, when he defeated Bryne Green in a six-round affair. Prior to that, his last notable fights were back in 2012…


Douglas remains undefeated; outpoints De Alba

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Omar Douglas closed out the year in style, winning a 10-round majority decision over Frank Santos De Alba Tuesday night at the Sands Event Center in Bethlehem, PA in a battle of 130-pound prospects. The 24-year-old Douglas (16-0, 11 ko’s) started off slow, but then took control of the fight around the fourth round or so against the gritty De Alba. De Alba (17-2-2, 6ko’s) took control of…

January 2, 2016

Arreola rebounds from early knockdown; outpoints Kauffman

            Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola was knocked down early, but recovered to outpoint friend and old sparring partner Travis Kauffman Saturday night at the A T & T Center in San Antonio, Texas in a 12-round affair. Arreola (37-4-1, 31ko’s) has now won two of three but this once could have went either way for the 34-year-old and he showed some guts…

December 14, 2015

Veteran Martinez replaces Ferrante; tangles against Wilson

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Veteran Pedro Martinez will step in to the ring Friday night against Garrett Wilson in a slated eight-round heavyweight affair at the PA Sheet Metal Workers Hall. Wilson (15-9-1, 9ko’s) was originally slated to take on Anthony “Boom Boom” Ferrante, but Ferrante pulled out of the card. The 33-year-old Wilson has won two straight — both via knockouts and has pulled off several upsets during his career, including…

October 30, 2015

Sosa makes it 13 straight KO’s; Belasco loses rematch to Gonzales

Richard Quiñones (Journeymen Boxing) Camden, New Jersey junior lightweight Jason Sosa extended his KO streak to 13 on Friday night when he stopped a very tough Mexican in Jorge Pazos in the six-round of the eight-round main event in the first-ever Philadelphia Puerto Rican Classic at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia. Sosa (18-1-3, 14ko’s) was coming off a brilliant first-round KO over a fading Jerry Belmontes back in August. He…

October 3, 2015