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Jamel Herring: I’m Coming Home

By Xavier Porter | May 4, 2018 | Brooklyn, N.Y. While most fighters hope and pray to fight at Madison Square Garden (the Mecca of Sports Entertainment), Long Island native Jamel Herring is finally getting his chance to fight in front of his hometown friends and family. After beginning his professional career under the Premier Boxing Champions banner, Herring has recently changed his promotion team and is now a member of the Top Rank Boxing. His next fight is scheduled to take place on May 12, on the undercard of the championship bout between current WBA Lightweight Champion Jorge...

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Fredrick Lawson: Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal from Ghana

Interview by Xavier Porter, 4/25/18, Bronx, NY–BrooklynFights’ Xavier Porter catches up with pro boxer, Fredrick Lawson (26-1, 21 KOs). Filmed at John’s Boxing Gym in the Bronx, Lawson talks about getting signed to Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Promotions, his upcoming fight (Friday in Louisville, KY), growing up boxing in Ghana, West Africa, and...

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Issouf Kinda: Fighting for Burkina Faso

Interview by Xavier Porter, Brooklyn, NY, 4/24/18–BrooklynFights’ Xavier Porter heads up to John’s Boxing Gym in the Bronx, where he meets pro boxer and Burkina Faso former Olympiad, Issouf Kinda (18-4, 7 KOs). Now residing in New York, Kinda is determined to use his platform to revitalize the boxing scene back home, providing hope and boxing supplies to kids in need, while on his own quest to become the country’s next world champion....

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Heather Hardy Boxing in Brooklyn Saturday without Broadcast Support

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 4/19/18 — The wait for Heather Hardy’s (20-0-0, 4 KOs) return to the ring from her nascent MMA career is almost over. Heat squares off against Iranda Paolo Torres (12-2-1, 5 KOs) this Saturday, April 21st, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, where Hardy made history back in 2014 as the first woman to box at the venue. Unfortunately, Hardy’s bout on the Broner vs. Vargas undercard will neither be televised nor live streamed by Showtime Boxing, which is sure to be a big disappointment for fans who can’t make it to the venue that...

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Pat Casey – Second Pro Fight 4/6 for CES MMA

By Nat Wilkins, Ludlow MA, 4/3/18 – BrooklynFights caught up with rising MMA prospect Pat Casey in the run-up to his second pro fight, taking place this Friday at Twin River Casino in Rhode Island, on a card by well-respected promoter, CES MMA. Pat tells us about what to expect from the “Gorilla Ninja” this time around, and talks about his fan base, “The Jungle,” among other things. Casey, who trains out of Team Link in Ludlow, MA, had his first pro fight in January, where he impressively debuted on Bellator, winning via a decisive UD. It’s pretty clear...

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Wes Hall: Fighting Runs in the Family

By Nat Wilkins, West Springfield, Mass, 3/16/18–He fights tomorrow night at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Combat sports run in the family blood and this prospect is ready to step up. His name is Wes Hall and BrooklynFights caught up with him this week in the run-up to his pro MMA debut on a card put on by New England regional mixed martial arts and grappling promoter, AMMO. On Saturday night, Hall steps into the octagon to face a potentially formidable opponent, William Knight, who is also pro debuting. “I’ve heard he’s a great guy, a real...

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Destiny Quinones: The Caged Cutie of MMA

Destiny Quinones: The Caged Cutie of MMA By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com March 7, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Queens, NY) – “I’m a fighter and a young woman living my dream.” – Destiny Quinones On March 10, 2018, live at the Chez Josef in Agawam, MA fight fans are sure to be attendance for Premier Fighting Championship 25, a mixed-martial arts fight card, to witness the professional debut of amateur sensation Destiny Quinones. Nicknamed the “The Caged Cutie” Quinones is scheduled to take on Lisa Blaine, an opponent that she knows very well. “I was supposed to have my first...

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Avery Sparrow: Fly Sparrow Fly

Avery Sparrow: Fly Sparrow Fly By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com March 2, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Philadelphia, PA) – Rising featherweight prospect Avery Sparrow is steadily racking up wins and working towards accomplishing his goal of becoming the next world champion from the city of Philadelphia. Just like his hometown football team (The Eagles) who won this year’s Super Bowl championship, the twenty-four old Sparrow is “Flying High”, after dominating each of his last five opponents to improve his record to (9-1, 3 KOs). In doing so, he has secured a number fourteen ranking within the WBO in the featherweight...

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