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David Grayton: Gunning for Errol Spence Jr and Clearing Out The Welterweight Division

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 20, 2018 Appearing on the undercard of the much anticipated welterweight championship bout between Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia is Washington, D.C.’s David Grayton. The highly skilled Grayton has been in training camps with four-division World Champion Adrien Broner, two-division World Champion Gervonta Davis, former IBF Welterweight Champion Devon Alexander, former IBF Lightweight Champion Robert Easter Jr., rising prospect, Olympic Bronze Medalist Shakur Stevenson, and Super Welterweight Title Contender Erickson Lubin. Grayton, the former United States National Champion, holds a record of (15-2-1, 11 KOs) faces undefeated Terrel Williams (16-0, 13...

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Britain Hart’s story of Boxer vs Bare Knuckle Fighter: The World Will Know My Name

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 20, 2018 On August 25, from the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi and live on Pay-Per-View, female boxer Britain Hart steps inside the ring to face former UFC fighter Bec Rawlings at Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship 2. Hart, with a boxing record of (2-3, 2 KOs), possesses a “never quit attitude,” both inside and outside of the ring. In speaking with  Hart, she shared her reasons for putting down the gloves and using her bare fists for this fight. “Before I agreed to take this fight, I was contacted about...

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Shoot the 5, Ep 5: Guest Shelly Vincent, Conor McGregor, Fury vs. Wilder, PFL 6, UFC 230 and More!

Welcome to the 5th episode of Shoot The 5, BrooklynFights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from coast-to-coast, boxing to MMA, and everything in-between, always with an empowerment angle. Shoot The 5 features Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss, and is produced by Nat Wilkins. This week, we bring you special guest, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent, who just announced a grudge rematch in one of women’s boxing’s longest standing rivalries with Heather “The Heat” Hardy. The title fight was announced just a few days ago. You heard from Shelito here first. And be sure to check...

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DeMarcus Corley: Legends Never Die

At forty-four years old and with a record of (51-31-1, 28 KOs) DeMarcus Corley has faced the best of the best in his career. The former WBO Super Lightweight World Champion continues to fight, both inside and outside and of the ring. On Saturday, August 18, live at the Maryland Live Casino in Hanover, Maryland, he steps back inside the ring to face an up and coming fighter, who himself is ready to take his next step forward in his career. On fight night, Corley is facing none other than “The Professor” Mykal Fox (17-0, 4 KOs). In facing...

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James “Crunch Time” Wilkins: The Best of Both Worlds

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 12, 2018 Young men need mentors as they grow in life. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word mentor as being a trusted adviser, a guide, a confidante in the sense. For James Wilkins, the young featherweight has two great mentors that are helping him to make the right choices and decision regarding his career. Working with Wilkins are two of boxing’s best minds, two former champions, who are well respected, both inside and outside of the ring: Roy Jones Jr. and Paul Malignaggi. For Wilkins, he has “the Best of Both...

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Shoot the 5, EP4: Heather Hardy on Her MMA and Boxing Career, Possible Fight Date Coming Soon

Welcome to the 4th episode of Shoot The 5, BrooklynFights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from coast-to-coast, boxing to MMA, and everything in-between, always with an empowerment angle. Shoot The 5 features Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss, and is produced by Nat Wilkins. Heather Hardy​ joins to talk about her career in boxing and MMA, what it means to be a woman in combat sports and what’s next for her, with a possible fight (maybe) on the near horizon … Full episode, watch here now...

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Tonight in LA – Hollywood Fight Nights by Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions

By Nat Wilkins | Los Angeles, CA | 8/8/18 –Tonight, Tom Loeffler’s 360 Promotions brings us Hollywood Fight Nights at the Avalon in LA – see you there #boxing fans! Tickets are still available and if you can’t go, it’s also on the livestream service. Check out what Loeffler has to say about tonight’s festivities and scroll down for a couple off-the-cuff interviews from yesterday’s weigh-ins. Brian Ceballo, 3-0 boxing prospect hailing from Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, fights tonight. Check out the video to find out what Ceballo has to say about tonight’s scheduled 6-round Welterweight contest vs. Tavorus Teague....

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Deedra Chestnut: The Boxing Lioness of Canada

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | July 28, 2018 The country of Canada has produced some of the best fighters in the history of boxing. The list of great fighters and champions from this great nation is endless: Former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis; current WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson; “The Ultimate Blood Guts Warrior” and three-division World Champion Arturo Gatti; former World Colored Heavyweight Champion and considered the greatest Canadian boxer of all-time Sam Langford; former Canadian Heavyweight and WBC World Heavyweight Champion Trevor Berbick; former WBC World Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne; heavyweight title contender Donovan...

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Chris Wade Interview: Fights 8/2 in PFL 5 MMA

By Patrick DeMoss | July 25, 2018 —I recently talked with PFL lightweight fighter, Chris Wade, to discuss his upcoming fight at PFL 5. Wade, although receiving no points in his last outing after dropping a decision to Natan Schulte, feels like he knows what went wrong and has fixed those issues. With that out the way, he’s ready to perform in front of his hometown crowd in Long Island. Wade also discussed how he is being treated at the PFL, how he feels about the tournament style, and overall, why he chose the PFL over other promotions. He...

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Andre Harrison: Winning isn’t everything, It’s the only thing

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn Fights | July 13, 2018–The Professional Fighters League fourth regular season event is set to take place at NYCB, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum. This exciting fight card is scheduled to take place on July 19 and will feature hometown favorite, Long Island’s own Andre “The Bull” Harrison. Harrison, of Valley Stream, NY holds a perfect mixed-martial arts record of (18-0, 3 KOs, 2 Subs). The former Ring of Combat (ROC), Titan Fighting, and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) featherweight champion continues to dominate each and every time he steps into the...

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