Salute to Philly Boxers

An annual awards banquet for the boxing community. Click Here To Get Tickets

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.

– 27th annual Banquet will be held January 2025 –

See you there! – Get tickets in advance to ensure the meal. Click Here To Get Tickets
Reserved tickets for tables (8-10 seats), must be ordered in advance!
Your name will be displayed on your table and you get an ad in the souvenir ad book.

Proud to say 2025 will be our 27th banquet and still going strong
The only premier recognized Philly boxing awards banquet

Honoring all our Philly champions, past and present!

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

All the promoters are requested to purchase a table to give seats to their associates, friends and/or family as suggested by Robert Seltzer, the one time boxing writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper.

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 be sure the fan is present. 2005 also started the “Most Tolerant Spouse” award.

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.

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.

2020 we celebrated 50 years promoting boxing for J Russell Peltz of Peltz Boxing Promotions. He was a warded a WilkesPro championship belt.

Please go to the survey/nomination page and submit your nominees.  We expect nominations from you for our awards. Send us the names of the nominees you feel should receive an award from us.
Click Here To Nominate

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.