Salute to Philly Boxers

An annual awards banquet for the boxing community.

Philadelphia has a boxing tradition that is famous throughout the world of professional sports.

Wilkes Productions honors that tradition by celebrating every year with the entire boxing community. We give awards to people that have done something exceptional for boxing in the past year. With our most important award being the boxer of the year.

Awards are presented to people in a number of categories from the Philadelphia and surrounding area boxing community: managers, trainers, referees, judges, promoters, etc. We have dinner, entertainment and an all around good time as we honor the Philadelphia and surrounding area boxing community.

Mission Statement

We started the “Salute to Philly Boxers” awards banquet to give the boxing community and the general public a chance to socialize, have dinner and enjoy entertainment as we present awards and give recognition to persons other than just the fighters.


- 24th year Banquet scheduled for January 5, 2020 -

See you there! - Get tickets in advance to ensure the meal.
Reserved tickets are for tables only (10 seats), must be in advance!
Your name will be displayed on your table and you get a ad in the souvenir ad book.

Proud to say 2020 will be our 24th year and still going strong
The only premier recognized Philly boxing awards banquet

Honoring all our Philly champions, past and present!

Started 2014 the cut-man of the year award was named the "Joey Eye" award.

Started 2017 the promoter award was named the "J. Russell Peltz" award.

The legend lives on
Bernard "The Alien" Hopkins

January 2012 banquet was dedicated to
another legend that passed on
"Smokin' Joe Frazier"
The first annual "Smokin' Joe Frazier"
Memorial Spirit Award was presented
Join us to see who gets it each year

A new legend
Our present Warrior/Champion
Danny "Swift" Garcia

On behalf of the Philadelphia boxing community, we thank you in advance for your anticipated and/or continued support and involvement.

Awards presented for outstanding amateurs, per the suggestion of Robert Seltzer, the one time boxing writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.

Send us the names of the nominees you feel should receive an award from us.

Boxer of the year, referee, judge, manager, trainer, promoter, cut-man, up-coming boxer, blast from the past, etc.

Started 2005 is the "Outstanding Fan" award. Send us the name and contact info of the fan you feel should receive an award. Also the "Most Tolerant Spouse" award. NEW: "Smokin' Joe Frazier Memorial Spirit Award"

Please go to the survey/nomination page and submit your nominees.  We expect nominations from you for our awards.

You are also welcome to use this platform to give awards or acknowledgement to anyone of your choice.  Let us know so we can schedule you in the program.


Robert Sadler
Boxing Writer
Always supported this event.

My interview with "The Mouthpiece" George Hanson

Aray of people speaking about the banquet, taken from the documentary.


This year's banquet we will celebrate 50 years promoting boxing for J. Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing Promotions.