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Shoot the 5, Ep16: Magomedovs Everywhere, PFL MMA Playoffs, Bellator 208, Kabib Wants His $, Crawford Kills and More…

Welcome to the 16th Episode of BrooklynFights’ podcast, Shoot the 5. Host, Xavier Porter welcomes special guest and Shoot the 5 producer, Nat Wilkins to the show. The two discuss this past weekend’s MMA action, with Wilkins attending the second installment of the PFL playoffs in Long Beach, while Porter hit Bellator 208 in New York. The Magomedov brothers loom large on the scene, Chris Wade fans aren’t happy, and the team also discusses drama with UFC, 50 Cent, Connor McGregor and Kabib. Will Bellator pull the UFC down a peg, leaving UFC, Bellator and PFL in an all-out...

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Shoot the 5, Ep15: Kabib Kills It, PFL Playoffs, Fury, Wilder, Big Baby …

Welcome to the 15th episode of BrooklynFights’ combat sports podcast, Shoot the 5. Host, Patrick DeMoss laments Conor’s downfall while co-host, Xavier Porter collects on his winning bet – “Kabib came to kill,” and “I don’t want to see a rematch.” Find out why. The crew also touches on the first and second installments of the PFL MMA playoffs, with Andre Harrison taking the first loss in his career and Lance Palmer moving on to fight for $1MM. BrooklynFIghts will be in the house for the second installment of the playoffs, this Saturday in Long Beach, CA. Porter takes...

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Shoot the 5 Ep10: PEDs in Combat Sports; GGG vs. Canelo, UFC, Joshua vs. Povetkin, Jon Jones and More!

Join hosts Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss as they discuss one of the thorniest issues in combat sports – performance enhancing drugs. They also take a look back and GGG vs. Canelo and discuss what’s next, talk UFC 136 and UFC 137, and mull the return of Jon Jones to UFC. Shoot The 5 is BrooklynFights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from coast-to-coast, boxing to MMA, and everything in-between, always with an empowerment angle. Shoot The 5 features Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss, and is produced by Nat...

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Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez: “I’LL BE BACK”

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | September 17, 2018 Yes, those famous and iconic words spoken by Arnold Schwarzenegger in the first Terminator movie has had a lasting effect throughout the years. With the movie and its other installments selling out venues across the world, so too has the battle between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin for middleweight supremacy. However, it wasn’t Schwarzenegger who spoke these words on Saturday night. Rather, it was Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) who tasted defeat for the first time in his professional career after being served a healthy plate of right hands,...

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The Welterweight Division: A Game of Thrones

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | September 15, 2018 As the world wakes up after last night’s mega fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, this writer remains focused on the current state of the welterweight division. The division is on fire and it appears that boxing will be giving fight fans championship bouts which will define each champion’s personal legacy in the sport. It’sssss Showtime!!! With “Showtime” Shawn Porter’s defeat of Danny “Swift” Garcia last week at the Barclays Center, he has put pressure on the division, with the hopes of networks, promoters, and boxing...

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Daniel Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade: Us against Them

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | September 15, 2018 Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing have pretty much sewed up championship boxing for the month of October as they are delivering us two middleweight championship bouts that are sure to reshape the current state of the division. First up to bat is Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) taking on the current WBO Middleweight Champion, Billy Joe Saunders (26-0, 12 KOs). A battle of slick, skilled, southpaws is sure to bring out the best in both men. The bout is scheduled for October 20 and will be shown on DAZN....

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Canelo vs GGG: Round 13 begins now

By Greg Cirillo | Brooklyn, NY | September 14, 2018 Early fight prediction from The Notorious Boxing Club After a year of excitement, accusations, and negotiations, it’s finally here: Canelo Alvarez vs GGG II. In the first fight, I scored the bout a draw, giving the first three rounds and last three rounds in favor of Alvarez. I’ve watched the fight over thirty times since (not kidding) and I still scored the fight the same way: a draw. I could fish for a round here or there but (6-6) is how I scored the fight. However, I felt that...

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Facebook Fight Night Live: Back with an action-packed Philly Card

Posted by Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | September 11, 2018 FIGHTNIGHT LIVE TO OPEN SEASON II ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, IN ASSOCIATION WITH KINGS BOXING Fan-friendly, interactive FREE series with nearly 1.5 million fans served looks to continue momentum in year two. Online: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/ After a 17-show inaugural campaign that attracted 84,000 views per event and nearly 1.5 million views for the series, Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE next turns the corner to year two, looking to build upon its meteoric rise. Season II of the interactive and free fight series opens in the Fighting City of Philadelphia on Friday,...

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Shoot the 5, Ep. 8: Big Night of Boxing and MMA Tonight; UFC 228 Woodley vs. Till, GGG vs. Canelo and More

Shoot the 5 Ep8: Tonight – UFC 228 Woodley vs. Till, Premier Boxing Champions Porter vs. Garcia; Conor McGregor Keeping Low Profile; Amando Serrano Fights to Become First Women’s 6-division World Champion, Amir Khan Needs a Win; WTF on GGG vs. Canelo; UFC’s Kevin Lee Competing BJJ with Submission Underground and more… Shoot The 5 is BrooklynFights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from coast-to-coast, boxing to MMA, and everything in-between, always with an empowerment angle. Shoot The 5 features Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss, and is produced by Nat...

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Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter: Champion vs Champion “The Stakes Are High”

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 30, 2018 Welterweight Stars Danny Garcia & Shawn Porter Clash for the Vacant WBC Welterweight Championship in the Main Event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING In boxing, there’s comes a point where fighter’s meet each other at the crossroads of their respective careers. Case in point: Leonard vs Duran; Duran vs Hearns; Hearns vs Leonard; Hearns vs Hagler; Leonard vs Hagler; and so on. The WBC Championship fight between Danny Garcia and Shawn Porter is essentially the epitome of and start of this generations greatest of welterweight champions facing off for the...

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