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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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UFC Vet Eddie Gordon Returns to Cage in PFL 3 Thursday Night on NBCSN

By Patrick DeMoss | July 4th, 2018 | This week, I had a chance to catch up with former UFC veteran and 2-time Ultimate Fighter competitor, Eddie Gordon. Eddie is now signed to the PFL (Professional Fighters League, formerly World Series of Fighting) banner, which is set to put on its third event of the regular season tomorrow night, in Washington, DC. Fight fans can tune into the NBCSN broadcast starting at 9PM ET to catch Eddie, while earlier bouts begin at 5PM ET on Facebook. I asked Eddie exactly what he thinks about the new promotion, and of...

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Hasim Rahman Jr.: It’s a Family Affair

By Xavier Porter | June 28, 2018 | Brooklyn, NY Friday, June 29, 2018, it’s the return of Hasim Rahman, Jr. The young heavyweight prospect, alongside his (brother) Sharif Rahman (2-0, 2 KOs), (uncle) Mushin “The Spartan” Cason (1-0), and (cousin) Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson headline a fight card that is sure to have many fans, in attendance, cheering on their hometown fighters. The son of former Lineal, WBC, IBO, and IBF Heavyweight Champion Hasim Rahman, Rahman Jr. understands the importance of winning his next fight. “I’ve been training hard, receiving, and taking all my blessings. This fight is very...

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2x Gold Medalist, Kayla Harrison: Pro MMA Debut Tonight on PFL

By Nat Wilkins | June 21, 2018–The Professional Fighters League featuring 72 MMA fighters from 13 countries, will hold PFL 2—the league’s second regular season event of its 2018 season—on today, Thursday, June 21, at the Chicago Theatre in the Windy City. Tonight’s action will include a fight featuring Kayla Harrison’s MMA debut. Harrison is a two-time Olympic gold medalist, and the only American to ever win a gold medal in Judo. Watch the full video to learn about Harrison’s empowering story of overcoming childhood abuse by her coach, her Fearless Foundation, preparations for the octagon, Ronda Rousey’s influence, and more. If you...

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