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Jamaine Ortiz: The Fist of the North Star

Jamaine Ortiz: The Fist of the North Star By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com February 22, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Worcester, MA) – Highly skilled, intelligent, and talented Lightweight Jamaine Ortiz has the makings of becoming a future star in boxing. The young man from Worcester, Massachusetts, has been perfecting skills since the age of seven. Now twenty-one, and with a record of 7-0 (4 KOs), he is once again ready to showcase his talent, live, February 23rd, on renowned promoter Jimmy Burchfield Sr. red-hot CES Boxing card to start the boxing year in New England. Fans from across the globe...

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Regis Prograis: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

Regis Prograis: Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf? By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com February 13, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Houston, TX) – With just a few weeks away from his WBC Super Lightweight Title fight against former WBC Super Lightweight Champion Viktor Postol, Regis Prograis was given the sad news in that his opponent has pulled out of the fight due to injuring himself while training for their matchup. For Prograis, the twenty-nine year old rising title contender, who possesses thunderous knockout power, to hear of this injury to his potential opponent didn’t come as a shock. In fact,...

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Jerome Conquest: Ready to Conqueror All

Jerome Conquest: Ready to Conqueror All By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com February 3, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Philadelphia, PA) – The city of Philadelphia is known to produce some of the toughest, skilled, and hardest working boxers in the history of the sport and on March 9, live at the Parx Casino in Philadelphia, PA, Joe Hand Promotions presents Xcite Fight Night. This stacked fight card will surely pack the house with many fans and supporters, while featuring lightweight prospect Jerome Conquest in a co-main event attraction. “The Conqueror” is eager to return to showcase his skills and boxing ability in...

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Interview: Boxer, Jude Franklin – Fights in NYC 2/7

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 1/31/18–One recent morning at Brooklyn’s famed Gleason’s Gym, we checked in with Jude Franklin (6-0). Hear what King Zar has to say about his upcoming bout with Floriano Pagliara (16-7-2) on Dibella Entertainment’s February 7th card at BB...

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Interview: Noemi Bosques – Fights for WBC Title in Juarez 2/10

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 1/24/18—BrooklynFights recently caught up with St Petersburg, Florida based boxer, Noemi Bosques, to find out about her upcoming bout in Juarez, Mexico. It’s going down on February 10th, when Bosques is set to face off against Diana Fernandez (16-2) for a WBC Regional title at 115 pounds, scheduled for 10 rounds. A well known personality in women’s boxing, Bosques (11-10-3) isn’t a stranger to the New York scene either, having twice challenged Heather Hardy at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. About the upcoming fight south of the border, Bosques told us, “We agreed it would be...

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Franchon Crews-Dezurn: Guess Who’s Back

Franchon Crews-Dezurn: Guess Who’s Back By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com January 9, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Baltimore, MD): “I’m following my life journey. I will not finish last.” – Franchon Crews-Dezurn Highly decorated supermiddleweight Franchon Crews-Dezurn (2-1, 1 KO) remains in pursuit of achieving her lifelong goal of becoming a world champion. Formerly retired, Crews-Dezurn, with an everlasting love, passion, and fire to fight has decided to rescind her retirement and join the stable of fighters with Salita Promotions. Having signed an exclusive promotional deal, Crews-Dezurn is eager to get back into the ring and showcase her skills. She’s been...

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Alicia Napoleon – The Empress Awaits her Throne

Alicia Napoleon: Boxing’s Empress Talks 2017 Challenges and 2018 Goals By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com January 6, 2018 Brooklyn, NY – Women’s boxing is on the rise. However, there are still obstacles that remain in the sport, of which need to be tackled and hurdled over. A classic example of this is New York’s Alicia Napoleon. Napoleon, a Long Island native, has continually pushed her boxing career to the highest of heights. The former WBC Silver Super Middleweight Champion has faced many obstacles during her professional career, of which she began in 2014. Napoleon’s challenges aren’t unfamiliar to anyone...

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Promoter Kipp Kollar on Tonight’s MMA/Grappling Action at Mohegan Sun

By Nat Wilkins, Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, CT, 1/6/18—In the run-up to tonight’s mixed MMA and grappling action taking place at Mohegan Sun Casino in Uncasville, Connecticut, BrooklynFights caught up with the event’s promoter and 20+ year industry veteran, Kipp Kollar.  As principal of two major fighting organizations, the Reality Fighting promotion, as well as the North American Grappling Association (NAGA), Kollar is the real deal, running some 65 events in 8 different countries per year. Watch the live stream here and scroll down for the card rosters. Doors open at 6pm and fights begin around 7 with grappling first, followed...

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MIGUEL COTTO vs SADAM ALI: DON’T DARE, JUST BE GREAT

MIGUEL COTTO vs SADAM ALI: DON’T DARE, JUST BE GREAT By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com December 3, 2017 Brooklyn, NY (Madison Square Garden) – Last night, Madison Square Garden was packed with 12,391 fight fans in attendance, to witness the last fight of one of boxing’s best fighters in history. Miguel Cotto, one of the best fighters/boxers in not only the history of the sport, but also in Puerto Rico’s rich boxing history gave his best effort against a young, hungry, talented lion in Sadam Ali. Ali controlled the pace of the fight from the beginning, winning a unanimous...

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DMITRY SALITA – BOXING’S NEXT GREAT PROMOTER

DMITRY SALITA – BOXING’S NEXT GREAT PROMOTER By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com November 11, 2017 Brooklyn, NY – “I love boxing. I love this sport. I’m blessed to do what I love to do.” – Dmitry Salita The sport of boxing is very demanding on anyone who partakes in it. From a fighter’s perspective, the daily regimen and constant grind to condition oneself to box a full three minutes is what makes the boxing the best sport on the planet and most exciting to watch. The wear and tear of getting up every day to run miles for conditioning, then return...

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