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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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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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