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Exclusive Interview: Hot Prospect, Ian “Young General” Green

Brooklynfights.com caught up with middleweight prospect Ian “Young General” Green (3-0) in the run-up to his next fight, taking place this Saturday, 4/18 at Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, where he will square off against Marlon Farr (4-8). Green, who has won all three of his professional bouts by early-round TKO, is also scheduled to fight at Madison Square Garden in June. You had a big fight on April 28th against Jess Noriega, in Virginia. It was your third pro fight, and your third consecutive TKO. You took him down with an impressive power punch. Tell us about...

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Exclusive Interview: World Heavyweight Champion, Sonya Lamonakis

Brooklynfights.com joins World Heavyweight Champion, Sonya Lamonakis for an exclusive interview at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. A dedicated NYC public school teacher, Lamonakis speaks of turning crisis into empowerment in her own life, as well as the importance of discipline and respect inside and out of the ring. You’ve achieved world champion status in the women’s heavyweight division and are currently ranked #2 in the US/ 3 Worldwide, according to Boxrec. What’s next for Sonya Lamonakis in boxing? I have a May 30th match coming up which will be my second world title fight for the UBF, which is...

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Exclusive Interview: Prospect, Renan Ruiz

Brooklynfights.com caught up with prospect Renan Ruiz (4-1-1) (3 kos) in Brooklyn this week. Ruiz fights this Saturday, 4/18, at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. The 5’6″ super-welterweight southpaw will go toe-to-toe with Brian Goldsby (2-1) in a 6 round fight. You have a fight coming up Saturday in Rochester. Tell us about your training camp regimen and mindset going into that bout. This is probably the best training camp I ever had. I’ve had many changes including my head trainer and assistant trainer. l am still the same cut person and it has simply just been...

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Exclusive Interview: Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell

Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2) joins Brooklynfights.com for an exclusive interview. Brooklyn-based Burrell fights March 28 at Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. What’s your training camp regimen? For this fight I’ve been training 6 days a week, twice sometimes 3 times a day. I’m usually in the boxing gym early morning for my regular training which usually on non-sparring days entails 30 minutes of shadow boxing, 12 rounds of heavy bag work, circuits and ab work. Then a 15 minute jump rope to conclude. I have at times hit the heavy bag for an hour non-stop to push...

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Exclusive Pre-Fight Interview: Shawn “Killa” Cameron

Brooklynfights.com caught up with pro boxer, Shawn “Killa” Cameron (8-0), in the run-up to his fight, taking place this Friday at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. We went behind the scenes with the super welterweight southpaw at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, as he prepared to face Aaron Drake (14-7) in Friday’s bout. You have a fight coming up next Friday, 4/10 at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Tells us about your training camp regimen and mindset going into that bout. It’s all mental. What I’ve been doing differently this time, I’ve been going to different gyms to...

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Exclusive: Shelito Vincent Post-Fight Check-In

With her Friday victory against Christina Ruiz, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent successfully defended the super bantamweight UBF World Title while claiming the vacant IBA belt. Brooklynfights.com caught up with the champ for her take on how the evening unfolded. “Fight night was poppin’. The crowd was large and insane – packed arena to sellout capacity,” said Vincent. “I had a UD decision. It was an easier fight than I expected but she was tough as nails and strong. Once I cracked her she started with the running. I gave her two rounds. The rest were mine.” Shelito added, “Cool...

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Pre-Fight Exclusive Interview: Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent

Brooklynfights.com caught up with undefeated Shelly Vincent (13-0) in the run-up to her bout this Friday, April 3. At stake is her defense of the UBF World Female Super Bantamweight Title and the vacant IBA World Title. Vincent will go toe-to-toe with Christina Ruiz (7-7). The action will take place at the Twin River Event Center in Lincoln, Rhode Island. You have an unblemished pro record, are ranked #1 in the US and #6 in the world in your division, according to Boxrec. As an elite fighter, what’s your mindset in the run-up to Friday’s fight? My mindset is...

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Expertboxing’s Johnny Nguyen, King of Online Boxing Training

Brooklynfights.com caught up with leading online boxing coach, Johnny Nguyen, of Expertboxing.com. Nguyen’s sites does over 1MM minutes of YouTube views per month on topics ranging from footwork to defense and punching technique. Tell us about what ExpertBoxing is, when you started it and why. I started boxing in 2004 becoming really passionate about the sport, training and watching fights. Around 2008, I decided to take a break and do some other things but in my fear of forgetting all the great tips I had picked up over the years, I wrote them down on a notepad on my...

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