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FIGHTNIGHT LIVE TO ECLIPSE FOUR MILLION VIEWS WITH HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Posted by Xavier Porter | Queens, NY | December 5, 2018 For Immediate Release FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Looks to Eclipse Four Million Views with Holiday Special on Friday, Dec.7 in Jamaica, Queens Fan-friendly, interactive FREE platform to close out 2018 at home in New York. Online: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/ At just under four million series views headed into its final show of 2018, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast, will celebrate the Holiday Season at home in New York City this coming Friday. A terrific card featuring an abundance of Five Boroughs-based fighters will be on display to round out the year on...

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Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding: The World Awaits

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | New York, NY “If I can make it here I can make it anywhere. NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK!!!” The famous lyrics sung by the late great Frank Sinatra is synonymous with people coming to the city, looking to accomplish their big dreams and life aspirations. For Canelo Alvarez, the red carpet has been drawn out, courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing, and DAZN. Alvarez, the pay-per view star, will look to cash in early on his 11-fight deal with global sports streaming leader DAZN as he challenges Rocky...

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Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk: No One Beats Father Time

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | Brooklyn, NY Last night, on Showtime Boxing, ahead of the PPV WBC heavyweight championship match-up between Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, 41-year-old WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson stepped back in the ring in the Centre Videotron at Quebec City to make another defense of his title. The Haitian-born Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 knockouts) was making an impressive tenth defense of his title, against a young, hungry lion in the Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk. What took place has drastically reshaped the light heavyweight division and the lives of both men. Gvozdyk dismantled the...

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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Wilder scored a draw, Fury won the people

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | Staple Center, LA For the past few months, I’ve covered and watched countless boxing matches. Some on television and others by being ringside. As an avid writer, sometimes you develop what is known as “writer’s block.” When covering the sport of boxing it can make you feel as though your voice is not being heard. However, last night’s heavyweight championship fight between WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder vs Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury moved me to pick up my pen (keyboard so to speak) and share my thoughts on a fight...

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HBO and Main Events: One Last Walk on the Boardwalk

By Xavier Porter | November 25, 2018 | Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City As mentioned before, HBO has decided to not go forward with producing fight cards. The network’s last broadcast of impactful championship fights is scheduled to take place on December 8. On that night, the world will get to see the top of the top in females boxing as current undisputed welterweight champion Cecelia Braekhus defends her titles and current IBF, WBA, WBC Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields seeks to grab the final piece to middleweight supremacy in fighting for the vacant WBO Middleweight Title. However,...

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Daniel Jacobs wins IBF Middleweight Title | positions for mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez

By Frank Bartolini (Veteran Journalist and Contributor) | Hulu Theater, NY | October 28, 2018 Eddie Hearn and his band at MatchRoom Boxing Promotions are not the Beatles or The Rolling Stones, still his pugilistic British invasion resembles an inaugural rock tour of the USA. Things got started in early October in middle of America (Chicago); a couple weeks later Boston; seven days “The Big Apple” New York City. All these nights featured championship fights and numerous world class boxers. On this fight night, excited boxing fans from around the five boroughs, filled all the fifty six hundred seats...

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Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding: DAZN and Title fight set for DECEMBER 15 at MSG

Posted By Xavier Porter | NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2018 | Press Release Announcement At Madison Square Garden in New York on Wednesday afternoon, Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and Golden Boy Promotions announced an 11-fight deal with global sports streaming leader DAZN. As part of the partnership, Golden Boy Promotions will put on up to 10 high-caliber fight nights per year that will stream live on DAZN beginning in early 2019. The new era will begin Saturday, Dec. 15 when Alvarez challenges Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) for his WBA Super Middleweight World Title. This groundbreaking deal is...

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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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