Super middleweight Jesse “Hard Work” Hart, will be in action Saturday evening, Dec. 8, at Pearson/McGonigle Halls on the campus of Temple University. Hart, 23, was a standout amateur and is 4-0, 4 K0s, as a pro since his June 9 debut in Las Vegas. “This being my first pro fight in Philly is huge because my fans, family and friends get to see things,” said Hart. “I’m bringing boxing back to the city so get ready.”
Hart has some big shoes to fill. He is the son of legendary Philadelphia middleweight Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, who terrorized the 160-pound division in the 1970s with his murderous left hook. Cyclone was around at a time when Philly fighters made their reputation by fighting each other. He is best remembered for his 10-round draw with Bennie Briscoe on Nov. 18, 1975 a The Spectrum in front of more than 11,000 fans.
“With me and my dad, when it comes to boxing we are both very passionate,” Jesse said. “We think alike. We disagree on some things, but I know he looks out for my best interest. He knows me inside and out. He is the biggest part in training camp because he keeps me on my job.”
Topping the 10-bout card is a scheduled 12-round USBA Heavyweight title bout, featuring the undefeated champion Bryant “B.Y B.Y” Jennings of Philadelphia, PA and his challenger Bowie Tupou of Tonga. First fight 7:00 pm.