Always Sonny in South Philadelphia

Nov 11, 2021 301

BY: Mark Zimmaro

Sonny Conto’s image is larger than life on the casino’s gigantic LED promotional board, towering over traffic on a busy stretch of Packer Avenue. His feet are fast. His punches are powerful, but the South Philly heavyweight boxer’s personality could light up that board on its own during a power outage.  

Conto is undefeated as a professional boxer (7-0, six knockouts) and he’s due to headline a night of fighting on Nov. 18 at the newly built Live! Casino and Hotel Philadelphia, just a short jog from where he grew up in South Philadelphia. He’s looking forward to pounding his opponent, but mostly enjoys being a mentor to neighborhood kids. 

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SOURCE: https://southphillyreview.com

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