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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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Kelvin Tiller: MMA’s “Mama’s Boy,” Going For PFL Gold

Shoot the 5, Ep6: Kelvin Tiller ​ joins Xavier Porter​ and Patrick DeMoss​ to talk about his two regular season wins in the Professional Fighters League, earning him a shot at the MMA league’s $1 million heavyweight purse. Tiller also talks about overcoming adversity in his own life and what family means to “The Mama’s Boy” … Full episode, watch here...

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Top Rank Boxing: A New Tide of Boxing in Atlantic City

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 19, 2018 Tonight, in the main-event, fight fans witnessed a thrilling a heavyweight matchup where both fighters rose from canvass, giving it all they had, until the hometown favorite scored a highlight-reel TKO victory. In the co-main event, fight fans were privy to witness another hometown favorite take one step closer towards fighting for a world title. ESPN, 10 p.m. ET Heavyweight – 12 Rounds (Vacant NABO and IBF International Heavyweight Titles) Bryant Jennings, Philadelphia, PA (23-2, 13 KOs) vs. Alexander Dimitrenko, Hamburg, GER (41-3, 26 KOs) When the bout began,...

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Sergey Kovalev: An old lion who succumbed to a mirror of himself

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 5, 2018 Last night, Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) of Montreal, Canada scored a shocking seventh round knockout victory over Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) of Russia to win and become the WBO and IBA World Light Heavyweight Champion. Fight fans who packed the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino’s Etess Arena were amazed and dazzled as Alvarez displaced tremendous punching power in a dominating performance against a fighter who himself had dominated his division as one point in time. The same style that Kovalev used to become a four-time world...

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