PHILADELPHIA – After ten years of celebrating the biggest and best achievements of the Philadelphia-area boxing scene, the Briscoe Awards will change the timing of their annual event, from October to March.

“For a few years now, I’ve considered moving the awards up to the first part of the year,” said John DiSanto, founder of the Briscoe Awards.  “The original Fall time slot caused a lot of confusion, because by the time we gave out the awards, the fights were old news.  Moving to March will allow us to give out the awards shortly after the fight year ends.  I’m a little nervous about making a change, but in the long run, the move will only make the Briscoe Awards better.”

The Briscoe Awards honor the key fights and fighters of the Philly area every year.  A total of eleven awards will be give out  THIS SUNDAY MARCH 25TH AT 1 PM ET,which includes prizes for the “Philly Fight of the Year”, the “Philly Fight of the Year”, the “Knockout of the Year”, “Amateur of the Year”, “Rookie of the Year”, “Prospect of the Year”, “Performance of the Year”, “Photo of the Year”, and more.

The fighters being honored this year include Tyrone Brunson, Jaron Ennis, Kermit Cintron, Dylan Price, Avery Sparrow, Marcel Rivers, Raymond Ford, Jerome Conquest, and others.

Advance tickets for the March 25, 2018 Briscoe Awards cost $20 and are currently available for sale at, or by calling 609-377-6413.  Tickets will not be sold at the door.  The $20 admission includes food, draft beer, wine, soft drinks, and a souvenir program and ticket.  The Briscoe Awards will be held at the VBA Clubhouse, 2733 Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134.

The Briscoe Awards are presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to preserving and honoring the great legacy boxing in and around the city of Philadelphia. For more information, call John DiSanto at 609-377-6413.


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PHILADELPHIA – Twenty year old welterweight boxer Jaron “Boots” Ennis will honored as “The One to Watch” at the 11th Annual Briscoe Awards on March 25, 2018. Ennis, currently 18-0, 16 KOs, has been turning heads ever since he turned professional in 2016. After less than two years as a professional, Boots has convinced local boxing fans that he’s destined to become a world champion.


“Ennis has every Philly boxing fan excited,” said John DiSanto, founder of the Briscoe Awards. “He is the real thing and at the rate he’s going, he’ll be fighting for the title in another year.”


Ennis is no stranger to the Briscoe Awards. He won the “Amateur of the Year” two years ago, and was named the “Rookie of the Year” last year. He returns to the Briscoe stage on March 25th to receive his third acknowledgement by Philly Boxing History.


The Briscoe Awards commemorate the biggest and best accomplishments of the Philly-area boxing scene. A total of eleven prizes will be given out in a variety of categories, including “Philly Fighter of the Year”, “Philly Fight of the Year”, “Knockout of the Year”, “Amateur of the Year”, “Rookie of the Year”, “Prospect of the Year”, and others.


Advance tickets for the March 25, 2018 Briscoe Awards cost $20 and are currently available for sale at, or by calling 609-377-6413. Tickets will not be sold at the door. The $20 admission includes food, draft beer, wine, soft drinks, and a souvenir program and ticket. The Briscoe Awards will be held at the VBA Clubhouse, 2733 Clearfield Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19134.


The Briscoe Awards are presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501c3 Non-Profit organization dedicated to preserving and honoring the great legacy of boxing in and around the city of Philadelphia. For more information, call John DiSanto at 609-377-6413.




January 22, 2018 – Victory and Now Boxing Promotions’ prospects are staying busy in the new year. The promotions’ top prospect, Jaron “Boots” Ennis (17-0, 15KO) is back in action this Friday, January 26th in his hometown of Philadelphia. The 20 year old boxer, widely considered the best prospect in Philadelphia, will appear on the Real Deal Boxing card at Sugarhouse Casino. Brian Norman Jr., son of super middleweight Brian Norman (17-11, 5KO) of Atlanta, won in his professional debut in Houston on Saturday, and Christian Montano advanced to 4-0 (4KO) on the same card. All three fighters are managed by Cameron Dunkin and promoted by Chris Middendorf of Victory Boxing Promotions, and Joseph Dunkin of Now Boxing Promotions.


Christian Montano

Christian Montano



Welterweight Brian Norman, Jr., who is trained by his father, dropped Kire Lucas (0-3) with a body shot before finishing him with another body shot in one minute, 31 seconds of the first round. Montano also finished his opponent in the first round, stopping the experienced Keith Collins with a hook to the body, and straight right to the head at the 1:06 mark. This Friday, “Boots” will face rugged Mexico City talent Gustavo Garibay (13-9, 5KO), who is the Mexican Super Welterweight Champion, and is a former WBC Latino Super Welterweight Champion. It’s the second fight in the United States for Garibay, his last being a loss to Zhankosh Turarov (22-0, 15KO) in Boca Raton.  Ennis, who trains with his father, former fighter Derrick “Bozy” Ennis in Philadelphia, last fought in December at the 2300 Arena, where he knocked out George Sosa inside of two rounds. The young pugilist is moving quickly, and fought nine times in 2017. Ennis is three months shy of his 21st birthday. Dunkin and Middendorf may not get him to 21 wins by his 21st birthday, but both feel certain that 2018 will be the real ‘coming out’ year for the young talent.


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Jaron Ennis



“We always like to have Boots fight at home,” said Victory Boxing Promotions founder and Promoter Christopher Middendorf. “He’s getting great experience with veterans like Garibay. This is the first champion-caliber fighter he’s faced, and we’ll get to see how he handles that. I’m hoping the Philly boxing fans get out to support him.”   Tickets for Friday’s event are available at Ticketmaster outlets and at, and are priced at $125 and $50. Doors to The Real Deal Showcase Series I open at 6 p.m., and first bell is at 7 p.m.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 28, 2017 – Three of Victory Boxing Promotions’ top prospects return to the ring on October 14th at Eastern Market National Hall in Washington, D.C., after seeing a very busy year to date.  Jaron “Boots” Ennis (15-0, 13KO), Brandun Lee (6-0, 5KO) and Adam Daranyi (12-0, 11KO) all look to keep the momentum moving as they enter the last part of the year.   The trio are managed by Cameron Dunkin.


Ennis and Lee both secured wins in Hammond, Indiana last weekend.  Ennis faced Lionel Jimenez in a scheduled six round bout that didn’t make it past the first round.  At 2:43 into the first round, referee Kurt Spivey called a halt to the action, protecting Jimenez from his formidable opponent.  Fellow welterweight Brandun Lee also made a quick night of it, stopping Anthony Crowder just over one minute into the first round after a fiery exchange of punches caused Crowder to take a knee. The bouts were the seventh and sixth, respectively for the Victory Boxing Promotions prospects.


Daranyi is also coming off a knockout win.  He stopped North Carolina veteran Andre Baker in the sixth round of their bout last July.


“This a great opportunity to catch a few of tomorrow’s champions on one card,” said Victory Boxing Promotions’ Founder and Promoter Chris Middendorf.  “We’ve kept them busy, and next year they will be looking at major TV network appearances.  These three are must-see talent.”


The Washington DC Card, which is promoted by GQ Promotions, is set to take place at Eastern Market National Hall.  Tickets are priced at $80, 60 & 40, and can be purchased by calling (301) 704-2404.


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PHILADELPHIA – Philly Boxing History announced the winners of the 10th Annual Briscoe Awards, which will be presented on October 15, 2017, at Xfinity Live! in Philadelphia. The annual event is a celebration of the best accomplishments of the Philly fight scene.

JASON SOSA, who won the WBA world junior lightweight championship and defended it later in the year, was named the “2016 Philly Fighter of the Year”.
The “2016 Philly Fight of the Year” award will go to JESSE HART and DASHON JOHNSON, for their exciting super middleweight 10-rounder. Hart won the decision, but had to come off the floor to do it.
Other Briscoe Award winners include:

TEVIN FARMER – Prospect of the Year

DAMON ALLEN JR. – The One to Watch

JARON ENNIS – Rookie of the Year

DYLAN PRICE – Amateur of the Year

TEVIN FARMER – Performance of the Year (W10 Ivan Redkach)

TYRONE BRUNSON – Knockout of the Year (KO4 Carlos Hernandez)

TANEAL GOYCO – Upset of the Year (TKO5 Jerry Odom)

BERNARD HOPKINS – Honorary Retirement Award

CHRISTIAN CARTO – Everett Brothers Award

Also one photographer’s individual work will be recognized as the “Photo of the Year” in an exhibit and contest held at the live event on October 15th.

Former welterweight contender GIL TURNER, will be named the sixth honoree of Philly Boxing History’s Gravestone Program.


The Briscoe Awards are named in honor of legendary Philly middleweight Bennie Briscoe and the trophies given away – the Briscoe Statue and the Briscoe Medal – all bear the deceased icon’s likeness. The event brings together the local boxing community, including the award winners, their families, past and present boxers, fight fans, other boxing people, and general sports fans.

This is the tenth year for the Briscoe Awards, which are presented by Philly Boxing History Inc., a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, dedicated to preserving and celebrating Philadelphia’s great boxing legacy. Past winners at the Briscoe Awards include Bernard Hopkins, Danny Garcia, Steve Cunningham, and many others.
The event returns to Xfinity Live! Philadelphia, the central hub of Philly’s sports stadiums, located at 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia. Admission is $5, and tickets can be purchased at or by calling 609-377-6413. Everyone is welcome.

For more information, including sponsorship and advertising opportunities, please call John DiSanto, 609-377-6413 /


The 10th Annual Briscoe Awards will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, 1-4 PM, at Xfinity Live!, 1100 Pattison Avenue in South Philadelphia.





One of boxing’s most exciting prospects, Ennis returns Aug 12 in Washington DC



Philadelphia – June 27, 2017 – Victory Boxing Promotions’ most talked-about prospect, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, has much to celebrate for his 20th birthday today. The Philadelphia welterweight secured his 13th win at the Durham Armory in North Carolina last Thursday, besting Robert Hill over three rounds. Hill, a veteran of forty fights, came to Durham just one fight removed from an impressive upset victory over the Dominican Republic’s Eudy Bernardo (21-2, 15KO). After three rounds that included Ennis’ trademark punishment to the body, Hill’s corner declined to send him back into the ring for the fourth round, handing Ennis his 13th victory, and his 11th by stoppage.

“I only got hit one time during the fight,” said Ennis. “I went in there, and had fun like I always do. He backed up the whole time. When I first came, I was touching him to the body a lot, and that slowed him down. He didn’t come out for the fourth round.” Ennis returns to the ring in the co-main event August 12th at Nations Fight Night at the historic Howard Theatre in Washington DC. Ennis will be the co-feature in what will be his first eight-round bout.

“I’m thankful to have been so busy since my debut,” said Ennis. “It keeps me sharp, and I’m excited for my first eight rounder. I’m ready to show more of my talent, and the results of my hard work.” Tickets for Nations Fight Night are priced $60-2000, and are available through Ticketmaster. Doors for the event open at 6:00 p.m. and the first bell is at 7:00 p.m. on August 12th.

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The Mouthpiece – Shotgun!! Ennis Decisions Winchester Folly Stops Hinojosa (George H. Hanson Jr., Esq.)

The Mouthpiece

Shotgun!!—Ennis Decisions Winchester
Folly Stops Hinojosa

By: George H. Hanson Jr., Esq.

Date: Friday, March 31, 2017
Venue: 2300 Arena – Philadelphia, PA
Promoter: Victory Boxing Promotions
Ring Announcer: Henry “Dis-com-bob-u-lating” Jones
Referee: Shawn Clark & Eric Dali


Thirty-eight year-old James “Shotgun” Winchester (20 wins – 12 losses – 0 draws – 8 kos) rode into Philly from his hometown of Reidsville, North Carolina with much bravado and chutzpah determined not to get gunned down by 19 year-old Philly Phenom Jaron “Boots” Ennis (9 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 8 kos) becoming the ninth victim to be rescued by the referee! Thus, when Ennis opened up with the two Gatlin guns hidden in his gloves at the start of the first stanza of their six-round main event bout—Winchester ducked, took cover, came up with a head-butt simultaneously landing a right to his opponent’s groin letting the audience know “I ain’t going to take this ass-kicking silently!” Despite the rough-house tactics Ennis worked behind a stiff jab landing combinations to the body – changing directions to befuddle Winchester – perpetual motion firing from all angles.



Ennis (R.) blasting Winchester.


In the second round a frustrated Winchester tackled Ennis like an NFL linebacker sacking a quarterback and then proceeded to land a straight right while standing over his fallen foe. Immediately, Ennis’ father/trainer Derek “Bozy” Ennis was on the ring apron apparently ready to enter the ring, Fortunately referee Shawn Clark was able to diffuse the social dynamite that was about to create an explosion by waving the trainer back to the corner. He then proceeded to issue a stern warning reminding Winchester that he was tethering on the brink of disqualification. Ennis kept his composure boxing brilliantly round after round dominating the action – controlling the pace – having Winchester in dire straits in the final round – barely surviving to the final bell. No surprise that all three judges had it 60-53 for Ennis who won by unanimous decision.


To say that Winchester used every dirty trick in the book is the understatement of the year! He “got down and dirty” like a well-fed pig on a mud slide! However, the elder statesman provided Ennis with an invaluable lesson that will serve him well as he continues his march to a world title.


I am never one to follow tradition for tradition’s sake. I am always ready to climb out on the limb whenever popular belief appears to be based on the road most traveled and the fear of being wrong. Thus, I am alone on an island by stating that it is a waste of time and talent for undefeated junior-featherweight Manny “Major Pain” Folly (9 wins – 0 losses – 0 draws – 7 kos) to continue along the same path – at least twelve or more fights before fighting for a world title. Folly is ready now and I see absolutely no reason why he couldn’t be a world champion before the close of 2017.



Folly (R.) lands the straight right.


Tonight in the six-round co-main event Folly – a full-time Philadelphia police officer – needed a mere two minutes and eighteen seconds to dismantle and dispose of Luis Hinojosa (30 wins – 10 losses – 0 draws – 17 kos) of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Folly strolled out of his corner in the first round and connected with a hard left hook that rocked Hinojosa – setting the tone. A few seconds thereafter, a body shot deposited the Dominican to the canvas—referee Dali reaching the count of five before he was upright and ready to continue. The action resumed with Folly working behind a stiff jab keeping Hinojosa—who was trying but never succeeded in landing anything of consequence—off balance. With a little over a minute remaining in the round, Folly connected with a vicious right that sent his opponent to the canvas for the second time. Again, the game but overmatched boxer was up as the referee tolled the count of five, wiped his gloves and signaled for the fight to resume. Wasting no time, Folly walked straight to Hinojosa and blasted him with a stiff jab followed by a laser straight right placing him back in a familiar spot on the canvas— referee Dali immediately calling an end to bout.


I just don’t see the practicality of Folly laboring for the next two years or twelve more bouts before a title fight. He is simply too talented to follow the road most traveled by the “can’t miss” prospects. Basketball superstar LeBron James went straight to the NBA by skipping college. Folly is similarly talented and doesn’t need twenty or more fights to prepare for a world title. He will be more than ready in three more fights.


In a scheduled four-round lightweight bout undefeated Philly prospect Joshua “Hands of Stone” Jones (3 wins – 0 losses – 1 draw – 2 kos) boxed brilliantly resembling a gloved sniper—picking his shots—out-boxing tough Dustin Arnold (1 win – 0 losses – 0 draws – 0 ko) of Coral Springs, Florida almost pitching a shut-out—winning a unanimous decision 40-36 twice and 39-37. The southpaw Jones stalked Arnold at the opening bell connecting with his laser-like straight left hurting his opponent midway through the round. Arnold was able to weather the storm and connected with a right to Jones’ body. However, the Philadelphian controlled the action and won the round handily. And, he put on a boxing clinic for the next three rounds—precision punching—landing with relative ease— appearing as though he was using the rounds to perfect his craft.



Jones (L.) lands the straight left.


Seventeen year-old welterweight prospect Brandun Lee (1 win – 0 losses – 0 draws – 1 ko) of Coachella, California who made his debut here in the same ring on January 28th returned in similar fashion stopping over-matched debuting Seth Basler of Marion, Illinois 2:12 of the opening round of their scheduled four-rounder – winning by technical knockout. Continue reading





Philadelphia – March 30, 2017 – Tomorrow night at 2300 Arena, two of Philadelphia’s most promising prospects top “Philly Strong,” a nine-bout card, and both are expecting their toughest fights to date.


In the main event, Jaron “Boots” Ennis (9-0, 8KO) will seek his tenth victory when he faces veteran James “Shotgun” Winchester (20-12, 8KO) of Reidsville, North Carolina.  The six round, welterweight matchup will be Ennis’ toughest to date.  Winchester is coming off three consecutive wins, and steps into the ring having faced world class competition throughout his career.   Winchester went the distance with Matt Korobov (27-1, 14KO), Glen Tapia (23-4, 15KO), Eddie Gomez (19-2, 11KO), and Terrell Gausha (20-0, 9KO) and others. Ennis was victorious in his last outing at 2300 Arena, knocking out Elvin Perez in under a minute.


In the co-main event, Manny “Major Pain” Folly (9-0, 7KO) takes on Dominican Republic’s Luis Hinijosa (30-10, 17KO) in a six round bout at super bantamweight.  Hinijosa enters the ring the more experienced fighter, and fought Claudio Marrero (21-1, 15KO) prior to his last two fights, which were both decision wins.  Folly had an impressive showing in his last fight, knocking out Mexico’s Carlos Morgan (13-5, 6KO) in the first round in January.


Local Philadelphia fighters Keenan Smith (10-0, 4KO) and Joshua Jones (3-0-1, 2KO) will be featured in separate bouts on Friday, along with New Jersey’s Darren Goodall (4-0, 3KO) and Coachella welterweight sensation Brandun Lee (1-0, 1KO), who made his debut at Victory Boxing’s January card in Philadelphia.


Tickets for Philly Strong start at $40, and are available at or by calling (267) 273-0945. Doors at 2300 Arena open at 6:00 p.m. and first bell is at 7:00.



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Philadelphia – March 16, 2017 – Victory Boxing Promotions returns to the City of Brotherly Love March 31st with a professional boxing card stacked with top Philadelphia prospects, and elite talent from across the country. 


In the main event, Jaron “Boots” Ennis (9-0, 8KO) seeks to secure his 10th straight win since his professional debut just ten months ago. One of boxing’s busiest and most highly-touted prospects, Ennis knocked out the more experienced Elvin Perez (28-17-4, 19KO) inside of a minute in his January outing, also at 2300 Arena.

In the co-main event, boxer and Philadelphia Police Officer Manny Folly (9-0, 7KO) will return in the featherweight division. Folly, who was seemingly in tough when he faced Mexico’s Carlos Morgan (13-5, 6KO), made quick work of his opponent in January, stopping Morgan with a sensational knockout punch in the first round.

Also on the card, Philadelphia super bantamweight Angel Pizarro (2-0, 1KO) looks for his third win. Pizarro, who has a large following in Philadelphia, is stepping into the ring for the first time this year. He last fought in October, scoring a technical knockout win over Maurice Adams, Jr.

Junior Welterweight Keenan “Killer” Smith (10-0, 4KO) will fight on the card, along with his cousin, Donald Smith (4-0, 3KO) in separate bouts. Donald Smith’s last outing, on Victory Boxing’s January card at 2300 Arena, ended with a fourth round TKO knockout over Christopher Nelson.

Joshua Jones ( 3-0-1, 2KO) returns at lightweight, along with super welterweight Elijah Vines (3-0, 3KO), also of Philadelphia. Fan favorite, light heavyweight Darren Goodall, whose New Jersey crowd had the walls of 2300 arena shaking in January, will join the Philadelphia contingent on the card, and Baltimore’s Mack Allison (7-0, 7KO) will look to keep his perfect record intact.

Victory Boxing Promotions super-prospect Adam Daranyi (10-0, 10KO), of Canada, made quick work of Lenwood Dozier in January, and he returns at welterweight on the 31st. Fellow Victory Boxing prospect Brandun Lee will also see welterweight action in his second professional bout.

Top amateur Christian Montano, who made headlines earlier this month when he signed with top manager Cameron Dunkin, will make his anticipated professional debut at light heavyweight. The young fighter is expected to stay busy in the coming months.

Tickets for Philly Strong begin at $40 and are available at or by calling 602-540-5075. Doors to 2300 Arena open at 6:00 and first bell is at 7:00 p.m.

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