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Mikkel “Slikk Mikk” LesPierre: The Return of the Cool

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 19, 2018 — On Thursday, June 21, DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns with another stacked fight card, featuring undefeated super-lightweight prospect Mikkel LesPierre, scheduled to appear in the main event in a ten-round bout. LesPierre, in his last fight, defeated then-undefeated Noel Murphy on February 7, in New York City. The matchup of local NYC fighters showed the skill and toughness of both men. In the end, it was LesPierre who came away with the hard-fought victory to claim the WBC USNBC Super Lightweight title.    For continued support, you follow...

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Claressa Shields: On the Championship Path to Greatness

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 18, 2018 Women’s boxing is on a steady rise. At the forefront in bridging the gap between fans of both men’s and women’s boxing is undefeated IBF and WBC Super Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields, who in her last two outings, has dominated each opponent with supreme boxing skill. Shields possesses tremendous hand speed and can land rapid-fire combinations at the blink of an eye. What truly separates her from other female fighters is her ability to remain calm while skillfully dissecting her opponent with each punch landed. “I’m very experienced, strong,...

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Chris Nino Almestica Talks Upcoming MMA Fight, Road to Pros

By Nat Wilkins, Springfield, MA, 6/13/18–BrooklynFights caught up with ammy MMA’er, Chris Nino Almestica on a recent afternoon at Team Link in Ludlow, Massachusetts, where he trains. Almestica is set to fight in Springfield this weekend, 6/16/18, on a card by regional promoter, Premier Fighting Championship. Check out what Almestica had to say about his upcoming ammy title fight, his road to the pros and...

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PFL MMA League Debut Thursday, Exclusive with League President, Carlos Silva

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 6/5/18–This Thursday night, BrooklynFights will be on hand for the Professional Fighters League inaugural season debut at the Theater at MSG in New York City. It’s a significant event in the world of MMA and more broadly, combat sports, because PFL’s approach is different and arguably purer than the usual. First and foremost, PFL takes the politics out of advancement with a recurring-season league format where 72 fighters compete head-to-head for a $1 million purse in each of six weight classes. Second, PFL may quickly achieve considerable scale – it’s free for fans to...

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Duke Micah: The Return of the Baby Faced Terminator

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 4, 2018 On June 9, Real Deal Boxing heads to Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York where they will stream their next fight, free of charge, on the SportsLive OTT service. The fight card will be available online, via mobile and Roku apps, starting at 7pm Eastern Time. “We’re excited to be working with CBS Sports Digital once again for a back to back weekend of Real Deal Boxing events,” said Evander Holyfield, the former four-time heavyweight world champion turned successful boxing promoter. “With the SportsLive OTT service, we can make...

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Pat Casey: MMA’s “Gorilla Ninja” Fights 6/9 – Full Interview

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 6/1/18—Fighting out of Springfield, Massachusetts, MMA prospect, Pat Casey, returns to the cage June 9th for his third pro fight. The action is set to take place at Foxwoods casino in Connecticut on a card by Nevada-based promoter, WFC. Casey (3-0-0), aka “The Gorilla Ninja” will be looking to put the hurt on Chicago fighter, Darrius “Beast Mode” Flowers (3-2-1) when the cage door closes. Casey’s third pro fight, scheduled as a 175 pound catchweight, will mark the third weight he’s fought at as a pro, with the upcoming bout being the first not...

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Bali MMA: Training on The Island Of Gods

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 5/25/18—Today, BrooklynFights takes you to the sunny shores of Bali, an Indonesian island in the South Pacific, a few hours’ plane ride from Australia. Travelers from all over the world are drawn here by white sand beaches, world-class surfing and active nightlife. A culturally rich island referred to as The Island of Gods, Bali is primarily Hindu, boasting more than 20,000 temples packed into its 2,000 square miles of land. A great vacation in the making, but if you’re into combat sports tourism, there’s more. That’s where Bali MMA comes in. We caught up...

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“Big Baby” Jarrell Miller on Boxing Business, Next Fight Date

“Big Baby” Jarrell Miller Talks Boxing Business Brooklyn, NY, 5/16/18–Brooklyn Heavyweight boxer, “Big Baby” Jarrell Miller talks to BrooklynFights’ Xavier Porter about his career and the boxing business. Miller, who is his own promoter, discusses partnership with Matchroom Boxing and more. Watch now: Miller Pegs Late Summer for Next Fight The heavyweight Brooklyn boxing champ talks about his recent UD victory over Johann Duhaupas at Barclays Center and pegs late summer for his next fight. Watch...

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Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson – The Future of American Boxing

By Xavier Porter, Brooklyn, NY, 5/15/18–Baltimore, MD has within its city a young, heralded future world champion, who’s on the cusp of achieving greatness in the sport of boxing. His name is Lorenzo Simpson and if you haven’t heard about him by now, then hopefully you’ll Google all information and watch every piece of video on file regarding this young man. The self-described “humble young man”, has a smile that can light up the room. Inside the ring, he’s a different person. Inside the ring is where Simpson has taken his talents and skills to a level that has...

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Ronica Jeffries: Fights 5/18 in Queens

BrooklynFights’ Xavier Porter catches up with Ronica Jeffries (15-1, 1 KO), former WBC, IBA, WBF and NABF title holder. Jeffries fights May 18th at Club Amazura in Queens, in her first match in two years. She is set to face Jasmine Clarkson (4-11) of Texas. Get the scoop on what to expect when it goes...

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