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Terence Crawford vs Jeff Horn: For All for the Glory

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | June 4, 2018 This coming Saturday (June 9, 2018), the former Undisputed Super-Lightweight World Champion Terence “Bud” Crawford will face Jeff “The Hornet” Horn for Horn’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title. The bout is scheduled to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena (Las Vegas) with a start time of 10:00pm (EST). For Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs), this will be his second title defense since defeating future hall of famer Manny Pacquiao by unanimous decision back on July 2, 2017. Horn, from Brisbane, Australia overpowered the eight-division world champion through...

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MMA 360: Weekly Update for 6/1/18

By Patrick DeMoss, 6/1/18–It has been an exciting week in the sport of MMA, and with the weeks ahead, I couldn’t be more excited as a fan to watch. First, we’ll take a look ahead to this weekend and explore cards and see what’s in store for us, then we’ll review last week’s fights and capitalize on the key moments. This Week’s MMA Action Ah, well after a what I’d call sub-par card in Liverpool, the UFC returns to TV action with UFC Utica tonight, airing 10PM ET on FS1 for the main card and 8pm for the prelims....

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Muay Thai vs. Kickboxing: What’s the Difference?

By Adam Haynes, 5/28/18–It is highly likely that even those with a passing interest in MMA will have heard of Muay Thai. Thailand’s national sport – which derives from the ancient Siamese-influenced Muay Boran – is perhaps the most potent of all the striking arts. From the same platform, fight fans will have noticed premier mixed martial artists exhibit the perfect marriage of punches and kicks inside the cage. Muay Thai, also known as the “art of the eight limbs” due to the use of punches, kicks, knees, and elbows, can trace its roots back to ancient Thailand. Having become integrated into the...

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‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas: A Fighter Beyond the Octagon

By Adrien Meehan, 5/27/18– Along with her fighting credentials, current strawweight UFC Champion, ‘Thug’ Rose Namajunas is known for her bold buzzcut and bringing her emotional support dog, Mishka, to the gym. She has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, a black belt in Karate, and a black belt in Taekwondo. However, the media rarely mentions the challenges Namajunas overcame to get where she is today. Namajunas grew up as a small kid of immigrant parents in a violent Milwaukee neighborhood, where being tough was basic self preservation that earned her the nickname of ‘Thug’ Rose. Namajunas faced challenges at...

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Fightnight Live Approaching 1.5 Million Views

For Immediate Release: Posted by Xavier Porter NEW YORK (May 24, 2018) FIGHTNIGHT LIVE APPROACHING 1.5 MILLION VIEWS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL INAUGURAL CAMPAIGN Fan-friendly, interactive series looks to continue momentum in year two FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Founder Mark Fratto joins Michael Woods on this week’s Talk Box Podcast, powered by Everlast: TalkBox Boxing Podcast Ep 114: Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Creator Mark Fratto Recently celebrating its first anniversary and now approaching 1.5 million views for the series, Facebook FIGHTNIGHT LIVE next turns the corner to year two, looking to build upon its meteoric rise after a highly successful inaugural campaign. The fan-friendly...

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MMA 360: Weekly Update

By Patrick DeMoss, 8/24/18–Ah, what an exciting time it is in MMA. Competition between major organizations such as the UFC and Bellator is heating up, with many exciting fights set to take place. Here’s the scoop on what’s coming up this weekend, followed by a quick flashback to last weekend’s action. This Week in MMA This upcoming weekend we have a lot in store. First off, we have UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till, which takes place in Liverpool, England. The card has a few good bouts, but the main event is obviously the biggest attraction. You have a...

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Dayana Cordero Fights Saturday, Eyes World Title Rematch

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 5/18/18–Panama-based women’s boxing champ, Dayana Cordero (16-5-3, 11 KOs) is locked and loaded in her native Colombia for a bout taking place this Saturday at Coliseo Miguel “Happy” Lora, in Monteria, a city of 400,000 inhabitants. The former WBC, WBA and WBO champion is set to face Neisi Torres (13-7, 9 KOs) of Colombia, in an 8-rounder at 126 pounds. Cordero’s fight is the co-feature with Yazmin Rivas (37-10-1, 10 KOs) who is defending her WBA World Female Super Bantamweight strap against Liliana Palmera (28-12-3, 16 KOs). BrooklynFights will keep you posted on the...

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Showtime Boxing Fight Night at 2300 Arena

By Xavier Porter | May 15, 2018 This past Friday night, on May 11, at the 2300 Arena, Showtime Boxing (ShoSports), in association with Hard Hitting Promotions and Greg Cohen Promotions showcased a real good fight card featuring up and coming title contenders and current prospects within their respective divisions. In the main event, it was Lightweight sensation Devin Haney (19-0, 13 knockouts) who dominated heavy-handed title contender Mason Menard (33-3, 24 KOs) to win a TKO stoppage at the end of the ninth round. Haney, fighting out of Las Vegas, NV, showcased superb and spectacular skills, while mesmerizing...

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Vasiliy Lomachenko: Who’s next?

By Xavier Porter | May 12, 2018 | Madison Square Garden Vasiliy Lomanchenko (11-1, 9 KOs) defeated Jorge Linares (44-4, 27 KOs) by tenth-round knockout to claim Linares’ WBA Lightweight title. In doing so, Lomachenko is now a three-division world champion, scoring his knockout victory in sensational and stunning fashion.   WBA Lightweight World Title Vasiliy Lomachenko, Odessa, UKR (10-1, 8 KOs) vs Jorge Linares, Barinas, VEN (44-3, 27 KOs) Lomachenko controlled the pace of the fight from the onset of the first round. His hand-speed, phenomenal footwork, and ring intelligence, while offsetting Linares’ efforts to control the fight...

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MATCHROOM BOXING AND PERFORM GROUP SEAL BOXING’S FIRST BILLION DOLLAR DEAL

Posted by Xavier Porter For Immediate Release: MAJOR BROADCAST DEAL WILL REIGNITE BOXING IN US FOR FANS May 10, 2018, New York: Matchroom Boxing, a world leading boxing promoter, and Perform Group, the digital leader in global sports media, have today announced the creation of a landmark $1billion joint venture and the biggest-ever deal in boxing. The historic eight-year $1billion deal will see the joint venture, Matchroom Boxing USA, stage 16 fights a year featuring some of the sport’s biggest stars at the best venues across America. Perform Group’s live and on-demand streaming service, DAZN, will be the exclusive...

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