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Shoot the 5, Ep. 9: Special guest, Pat Casey; Predictions on GGG vs. Canelo and More!

Shoot the 5, Ep. 9: Special guest, Pat Casey on Upcoming Bellator Fight; Predictions on GGG vs. Canelo, Reflections on Porter vs. Garcia; UFC; PFL MMA Playoffs and More! Shoot The 5 is 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....

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Shoot the 5, Ep7: Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent Face off In Run-up to Grudge Rematch

Welcome to the 7th 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, Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent join to discuss their hotly anticipated grudge rematch, capping off one of the longest standing rivalries in women’s...

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Kelvin Tiller: MMA’s “Mama’s Boy,” Going For PFL Gold

Shoot the 5, Ep6: Kelvin Tiller ​ joins Xavier Porter​ and Patrick DeMoss​ to talk about his two regular season wins in the Professional Fighters League, earning him a shot at the MMA league’s $1 million heavyweight purse. Tiller also talks about overcoming adversity in his own life and what family means to “The Mama’s Boy” … Full episode, watch here...

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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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