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Hurricane Season: Exclusive Peter McNeeley Interview

By Adam Ewing Off the top, I want to thank “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley for taking time out of his day to do this interview. Pete is a genuine human being with a heart of gold. “Hurricane” McNeeley is the perfect storm when it comes to character and knowledge of the sport. He traded punches with world class amateur fighters, the best heavyweight in the past 30 years, and in 47 professional fights, won 36 by way of knockout. One half of a fight that was purchased by 1.52 million homes. Peter McNeeley is a trained artist in his craft, a consummate showman, and with...

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Coming Tuesday: “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley

Coming Tuesday, to Brooklynfights.com, an exclusive interview with a man who is part of history, one half of the most-watched non-title fight in boxing history. “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley ducked no opponents, and in this sit down he ducked no questions.  He takes us deep into the thoughts of a man brave enough to step in the ring with Mike Tyson. ” …that one angle where you can see his eyes following me, as I’m rocking back and fourth, trying to stay warm…he’s definitely the baddest man on the planet.” https://youtu.be/Oww5zb0XvHg?t=2m10s You do not want to miss this exclusive interview by brooklynfights.com editor,...

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11 Years Old and Fighting Fierce: Summer Bronco

By Charlie Clark Today, Brooklynfights.com takes you behind the scenes of youth competition in one of the world’s most respected fighting disciplines, Muay Thai. Contributor, Charlie Clark, sat down with 11-year old die-hard competitor out of Virginia Beach, Summer “The Soul Crusher” Bronco. “Don’t ever let anyone tell you can’t fight because you’re a girl.” Summer, in the midst of childhood, but with discipline that far surpasses many adults, reportedly trains two or three hours a day, six days a week, out of Olympus Muay Thai and TAMA (Team Aguirre) in Virginia. The young dynamo is 14-1 in Muay Thai, and the Thai Boxing Association Sanctioned Authority North...

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Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell Announces New Fight

By Nat Wilkins Brooklynfights.com caught up with Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2) who gave us the scoop on an upcoming fight, taking place on July 24th at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. An opponent is still being finalized. Brooklynfights.com will bring you a full pre-fight interview with Burrell as the fight date approaches. Read our last interview with him here. Be sure to watch our sync up with Burrell, filmed Tuesday at Gleason’s Gym where he trains: Also check out this footage of Bang Bang shadowboxing last...

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Canadian Heavyweight, Paul P-Mac MacKenzie

By Charlie Clark Paul “P-Mac” MacKenzie (7-0, 5 KO), currently the sixth ranked Canadian Heavyweight, and the fighting pride of Edmonton, Alberta, sat down with Brooklynfights’ newest contributor, Charlie Clark, for a pro boxing interview before MacKenzie’s June 12 fight. “P-Mac” won by way of a third round knockout. Could a matchup with Donovan “Razor” Ruddock, Canada’s third ranked heavyweight, be on the horizon? “My biggest inspiration is my Father. He has been to every class, every game, and every training session since I started sports.” When did you know you wanted to be a fighter? After getting my black belt...

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Shawn “Killa” Cameron Stalks July 8 Dibella Card

By Nathaniel Wilkins NYC’s own Shawn “Killa” Cameron, training out of the world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, recently announced an upcoming pro boxing fight on Dibella Entertainment’s July 8 card at BB King’s, located in Manhattan’s Times Square area. Southpaw super welterweight Cameron seeks to expand his pro boxing record to 10-0 in a scheduled 8 rounder with Franciso Javier Reza (14-3-0)  of Pantera, Mexico. “I’m fighting a guy by the name of Francisco Reza,” Killa told Brooklynfights.com. “I know he’s tall, Mexican and has been around and has fought a lot of people. I’m just looking to go in there and do what...

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Pro Boxing Prospect Alicia Napoleon Lands Next Fight

By Nathaniel Wilkins Lou Dibella’s Dibella Entertainment has announced a new pro boxing event to take place on July 8, at BB King’s, located in NYC’s Times Square. The card features several up-and-comers boxing fans should keep a close eye on, including fighters actively followed by Brooklynfights.com. As the date approaches, we’ll bring you more updates and new interviews with a number of fighters on the card. For starters, we caught up with NYC pro boxing prospect, Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon, who is quickly climbing the ladder to bigger and better fights. She claimed some $30,000 in ticket sales...

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Pro Boxing Interview: Dean Burrell

By Adam Ewing Brooklynfights.com recently sat down with boxing prospect, Dean “Bad Newz” Burrell (10-1, 7 KOs) to talk shop. The super lightweight of Jamaican heritage grew up in England where he cut his teeth in the amateurs. For the last several years, Burrell has resided in New York, and he  trains out of the historic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. Dean’s identical twin brother, Scott Burrell, is also a pro boxer, and it is he to whom Dean refers in some of the passages below. “In London, for young black kids growing up, there is a high chance to get involved in stuff...

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Becoming a Women’s World Champ with Sonya Lamonakis

Brooklynfights.com gets the inside scoop on women’s boxing and the path to personal achievement from world heavyweight champion, Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis. During a recent morning at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, we explored topics such as how Lamonakis got into boxing and the balance of her professional life as a teacher with sport. Among other topics, Lamonakis also discussed the state of women’s boxing and where she thinks it’s headed. Watch the video now: Presented by Brooklynfights.com Directed by Horatio Baltz & Melanie Hoff Edited by Horatio Baltz Lamonakis was scheduled to compete in a May 30th match...

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Pre-Fight with Prospect Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon

Brooklynfights.com caught up with prospect, Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (1-0) of Lindenhurst, Long Island in the week before her second pro fight, taking place at Resorts World in Queens, New York on May 30th. Having persevered through a string of prospective opponents that fell out in the runup to the fight, Napoleon is now scheduled to face Hungary’s Melinda Lazar, also 1-0. “I feel like I am going to knock her out.” “Originally I was supposed to fight a handful of girls,” she told brooklynfights.com. “We had altogether 4 girls pull out. So I am on my fifth opponent....

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