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Irish Boxing Show 2016

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Jason McKay VS Jonathan Torres - 123LBS


Irish Boxing Show 2016: Katie Olszewski VS Kate Heyse - 126 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: T.J. Waite VS Adolpho Serrano - 122 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Niall McAlinden VS Ricardo Ortiz - 142 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Jason McKay VS Jonathan Torres - 123LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Carl McKevnan VS Anthony Ramirez - 142 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Aidan Walsh VS Dan Mullarky - 142 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Miguel Rodriguez VS Adam Esdale - 165 LBS

Irish Boxing Show 2016: Fergus Quinn VS Raheem Pagan - 165 LBS

Full Court 21 Philly - 2016 Recap

Bobbito Garcia brings Full Court 21 to Philly, at the Hank Gathers Center for the 2nd year in a row. Congratulations to Stanley Alston for winning the Philly qualifiers.

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Higher Than 7 presents The Irish Boxing Show

Higher Than 7 presents The Irish Boxing Show 2016. 10 Bouts sanctioned by the MAA/USA Boxing this Friday, September 9th at 7:30pm at the Canstatter's: 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia,PA.

Tickets are available online at or you can get tickets at the door.

Make sure to tune in every Friday at 8pm in September and October for Higher Than 7 Boxing, on PhillyCAM on Comcast Channel 66/966 and Verizon Fios Channel 29/30. 

Stanley Alston Wins 2016 Full Court 21 Philly Qualifiers

Congratulations to Stanley Alston for winning the 2016 Full Court 21 Philly qualifiers. Stanley will represent Philadelphia in Bobbito Garcia's 2016 Full Court 21 All World Final on August 23 at the legendary Goat Park in NYC.


Full Court 21: Philadelphia Qualifier July 6

Compete for a chance to play in the  FULL COURT 21™ World Championship. The Philly qualifiers are at the Hank Gathers Center on Wednesday, July 6, at 6pm. 

The first player to score 21 points wears the crown. Hip-Hop legend Bobbito Garcia's FULL COURT 21™ tournament pins every man against one another in an individual test of skill, strategy, and endurance.

Big Apple Basketball Invitational 2016

Big Apple Basketball (BAB) will host the 13th Annual Big Apple Basketball Invitational on Saturday, January 16 and Monday, January 18, 2016 at Baruch College in New York City. The invitational features 16 top high school and prep school teams from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia and North Carolina.

The invitational will feature New York schools, Benjamin Cardozo, Iona Prep, Archbishop Stepinac, Long Island Lutheran, and Queens High School of Teaching; along with Sacred Heart (Connecticut), Friendship Charter (Washington, DC), Bullis (Maryland), Gilman (Maryland), Friends (Maryland), Word of God (North Carolina), South Kent (Connecticut), Genesis (Virginia), Virginia Episcopal (Virginia), Northfield Mount Hermon (Massachusetts), and Notre Dame Prep (MA).

Notable players include Rawle Alkins (Word of God – Top 10 Nationally Ranked Senior), Mustapha Heron (Sacred Heart – Auburn), Sacha Killeya-Jones (Virginia Episcopal - Kentucky), Ty Jerome (Iona Prep – Virginia), Matthew Moyer (South Kent – Syracuse), Josh Hall (Genesis Academy – Nevada), Alani Moore (Friendship Collegiate – Temple), Jordan Tucker (Archbishop Stepinac – Top 40 Junior Nationally), Tremont Waters (South Kent – Top 40 Junior Nationally), and Tomas Murphy (Northfield Mt. Hermon – Top 80 Junior Nationally).

Locally, Benjamin Cardozo has advanced to the public school city championship the past two seasons, winning it all in 2014. The Judges are aiming for the third straight appearance in the city title game. Iona Prep is expected to be a contender for the catholic league title.

NBA players who have participated in the BAB Invitational include: Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons); Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets); Brandon Knight (Phoenix Suns); Danny Green (San Antonio Spurs); Isaiah Thomas (Boston Celtics); and Lance Stephenson (Los Angeles Clippers).

Since 2004, the Big Apple Basketball Invitational event has helped over 2,500 student-athletes gain exposure for college scholarships.

Founded in 1999, Big Apple Basketball provides exposure and assists young people in their athletic, educational, professional, and life skill development, while providing family and community focused programs and events.


*Word of God senior star, Rawle Alkins played his previous three seasons at Christ The King High School in Queens. He helped lead them to three consecutive city championships, including MVP in 2015.

*Benjamin Cardozo coach, Ron Naclerio is the all-time winningest coach in the Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL). On December 1, 2015 he earned his 723rd career win.

*Long Island Lutheran standout, Devonte Green, is the younger brother of San Antonio Spurs guard, Danny Green, who was also a participant in the 2005 BAB Invitational.

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Higher Than 7 Presents: Irish Boxing Show on PhillyCAM

We are excited to help promote the best up and coming fighters in Philadelphia and around the world.

Higher Than 7 is proud to announce that the Irish Boxing Show will air on PhillyCAM EVERY Friday night @ 8pm. For those in the Philly area with Comcast tune in on channel 66 and 966 and those with Verizon Fios tune in on channel 29 and 30. 

Harrowgate Boxing Club's John Gallagher and Charley Sgrillo founded the Irish Boxing Show 15 years ago, which matches top amateur fighters from Belfast, Northern Ireland against top amateur fighters from Philadelphia, USA. With the support of legendary boxing trainer Gerry Storey out of Holy Family Boxing Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the Irish Boxing Show has become one of the best organized amateur fighting events in the world.

Featured Fights:

  1. Harrowgate - Katie Olszewski VS. Holy Family - Shannon Mc Kenna
  2. Harrowgate - Javier Oquedo VS. Holy Family - Pat Faloon 
  3. Harrowgate - Romuel Cruz VS. Holy Family - Carl McKevnan
  4. Harrowgate - Ricardo Ortiz VS. Holy Family - Niall McAlinden 
  5. Harrowgate - Jeremy Cuevas VS. Holy Family - John Hale
  6. Harrowgate - Francis Oran VS. Holy Family - Martin Stokes
  7. Harrowgate - Sammy Allay VS. Holy Family - Michael Matthews
  8. Harrowgate - Ray Garcia VS. Holy Family - Corrie Stewart
  9. Harrowgate - Rasheed Johnson VS. Holy Family - Fergus Quinn

Big Apple Basketball Challenge 2015 Highlights

Below is a video of the 9th Annual Big Apple Basketball Challenge featuring NYC's top boys public and catholic teams.

Directed By: AT SoundZ
Music By: Dappolis

Big Apple Basketball Challenge

After a four year absence, Big Apple Basketball hosted it's ninth annual Big Apple Basketball Challenge at Baruch College. This event was New York City Basketball at its best, showcasing some of the best upcoming talent out of NYC. 

In the day's match ups: 

  • Archbishop Molloy defeated Boys and Girls: 65 - 57
  • Monsignor Scallon defeated Thurgood Marshall: 78 - 61
  • Thomas Jefferson defeated Cardinal Hayes: 74 - 75
  • Iona Prep defeated Wings: 78 - 65

Notable players include: Thomas Jefferson senior, Shamorie Ponds (St. John’s); Iona Prep senior, Ty Jerome (Virginia); Cardinal Hayes senior, Clive Allen; Wings senior, Jose Perez; and Archbishop Molloy freshman, Cole Anthony (son of former NBA player, Greg Anthony).

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