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Errol Spence Jr.: Ocampo was an appetizer, now what’s the main course?

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 17, 2018 First Round – Man Down That’s exactly what took place last night on Showtime Boxing as Errol Spence Jr. made a second defense of his IBF Welterweight title against a rather unknown, previously undefeated Mexican welterweight Carlos Ocampo (22-1, 13 KOs). In the blink of an eye, the fight was called off at the end of the first round after Spence Jr. landed a thudding one-two punch combination to the body against his mandatory challenger, who quickly fell to canvass writhing in pain. For Ocampo, the power behind the...

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Five Inspiring Women in Combat Sports

By Adrienne Meehan | 6/17/18–While there are many lists of the sexiest female fighters, there are few of the most inspirational fighters. This list is by no means exhaustive but it is a chance to recognize these women for their accomplishments and the challenges they have overcome. Scroll down to VOTE now. 5. Jackie Tonawanda Jackie “Lady Ali” was a trailblazer for women’s boxing. In 1975 she sued to get a license to fight professionally in the state of New York. The judge ruled that women should not be barred from boxing professionally just because of their gender. During...

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MMA 360: Whittaker, Romero, Covington, Holm, Punk, UFC 226, CES MMA and PFC

By Patrick DeMoss, 6/14/18–Well, what a rollercoaster week it was for the sport of MMA. Fans all across the world are at awe that Colby Covington has actually captured gold. Robert Whittaker slightly edged Yoel Romero in a potential fight-of-the-year candidate, Holly Holm won, and unfortunately–CM Punk is 0-2 in MMA. This is MMA 360. This Week’s MMA Action Not a whole lot of notable national action this week, but not to fret, BrooklynFights is keeping an eye on east coast regional fights. CES MMA, operating out of Providence, Rhode Island, is putting on a card at Twin River Casino, on Friday. The...

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The Real Deal Boxing National Puerto Rican Weekend Showcase Results

Posted by Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 11, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: EDGAR BERLANGA CONTINUES 1ST ROUND KNOCKOUT STREAK IN FRONT OF NEAR CAPACITY HOMETOWN CROWD DUKE MICAH DEFENDS WBC INTERNATIONAL TITLE AND CALLS OUT BANTAMWEIGHT DIVISION CHAMPIONS It was an absolutely rocking night at The Real Deal Boxing’s Puerto Rican Day Parade Showcase as a near capacity crowd in Brooklyn watched hometown hero, Edgar Berlanga (8-0, 8 KO), continue his Tyson-esque first round knockout streak with another brutal KO, this time over Mexican veteran fighter Aaron Garcia (16-9-1, 11 KO). A little over one minute into...

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The Evolution of Holly Holm’s Fighting Style

By Adrienne Meehan, 6/11/18–Holly Holm defeated Megan Anderson Saturday night at UFC 225 by unanimous decision.  Holm is well known for being the first person, male or female, to win championships in both MMA and boxing.  She is considered one of the best female welterweight boxers in the world.  However, during her bout with Anderson, Holm demonstrated skills in wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, which she used to nullify Anderson’s 4 inch height and 2.5 inch reach advantage.   To prepare for her bout with Megan Anderson, Holm focused on studying her own game and patching any holes rather than...

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Showtime Boxing: Leo Santa Cruz and Jermell Charlo retain their championship titles

Posted by Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 10, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: LEO SANTA CRUZ OUTPOINTS ABNER MARES IN REMATCH TO RETAIN WBA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BY UNANIMOUS DECISION WBC 154-POUND CHAMPION JERMELL CHARLO RECORDS MAJORITY DECISION VICTORY OVER AUSTIN TROUT ON SHOWTIME® FROM STAPLES CENTER IN LOS ANGELES In an electrifying war that had the STAPLES Center crowd on its feet chanting for more, Leo Santa Cruz defended his WBA Featherweight World Championship by winning a unanimous decision against four-division world champion Abner Mares in their rematch Saturday night on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®. In almost an exact...

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Terence Crawford vs Jeff Horn: The Takeover Has Begun

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 10, 2018 They say three is the magic number. Well in the case of Terence Crawford, that slogan is held to be true as the former Undisputed Super Lightweight Champion outsmarted, out boxed, and simply dominated previous WBO Welterweight Champion Jeff Horn via a ninth round TKO stoppage. With his victory, Crawford (33-0, 24 KOs) is now a three-division world champion, ascending to the number one ranked welterweight in the world. What Crawford accomplished is amazing but how he did it was spectacular. Horn (18-1-1, 12 KOs) was completely overmatched by...

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PFL MMA League Week 1 Brings Excitement, Suspense

By Patrick DeMoss, 6/9/18–Well, the first PFL event in my opinion, was a great success. It displayed some fantastic fights and has brought some intriguing factors into the MMA world that I think many will tune into just to see how it plays out. The point system introduced encourages fighter to seek a finish as fast as they can, and it really made for pretty much every fight be entertaining to watch, even to a casual fan. RECAP: Main Card The first fight on NBCSN certainly didn’t disappoint. Alex Nicholson (12-5, MMA) didn’t leave the crowd displeasured, scoring a...

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Star Boxing: Rockin 31 Lights up Long Island

Posted by Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 9, 2018 Star Boxing’s “Rockin’ Fights” lit up The Paramount Friday night featuring an impressive TKO stoppage in the main event by rising super lightweight Danny Gonzalez and a spectacular first round knockout by the highly regarded, skilled, and talented welterweight prospect Tyrone James. 8-ROUND – JR. WELTERWEIGHT Gonzalez did not wait long to show his dominance in the Friday night main event against Savi. The first round saw exchanges from both men, attempting to find their distances. However in the second, Gonzalez took over and began landing hard combinations...

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MMA 360: Weekly Update for 6/8/18

By Patrick DeMoss, 6/8/18–The UFC is headed to Chicago for perhaps the best card of the year, Jimmie Rivera gets derailed in 33 seconds, and oh yeah–CM Punk is back this weekend. This is MMA 360. Not to mention, last night marked the debut of PFL — Professional Fighters League — league-based MMA that delivered action upon action at MSG in New York City last night. More to come on that in a separate article, or check out the interview we did league president, Carlos Silva, last week. This Week in MMA Action Finally, finally! The MMA Gods have...

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