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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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Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov- Official for UFC 229

By Patrick DeMoss | 8/4/18 — Ah, yes! MMA fans rejoice as the “Notorious” Conor McGregor is making his long-awaited return to the octagon against the current Lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. The news was broke during the UFC 25 year anniversary, where many other big upcoming fights were previewed, including the return of McGregor’s rival, Nate Diaz, at UFC 230. Diaz will be taking on Dustin Poirier in what is most likely a #1 contenders’ bout to challenge the winner of Conor and Khabib. McGregor has not competed in combat sports since his boxing fight with Floyd Mayweather, back...

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The Iron Lady: Polyana Viana – UFC 227 Saturday

By Adrienne Meehan | 8/3/19 — Polyana “Dama de Ferro” Viana, the Iron Lady, will fight her second UFC bout on Saturday against JJ Aldrich.  The 26-year-old strawweight from Brazil is on a 6 win streak.  Her professional MMA record stands at 10 wins, 1 loss, with 4 of her wins by knockouts and 6 by submission – her only loss was by decision.  She fights for Tata Fight Team and holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.   Viana grew up in a small town in the Brazilian state of Para where she was a gas station attendant...

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MMA 360: PFL 5 – Brooks, Watley, Wade; UFC227 -Dillashaw vs. Garbrandt and More!

By Patrick DeMoss | 8/2/18 — Yes, we’re back! Last week I had some personal stuff I had to sort out, so sorry about missing last week’s edition, but we’re back in full swing! Let’s jump right into it. This Week in MMA For starters we have PFL 5 taking place yet again in New York, starting in just a few hours, and I’m pumped. PFL thus far has delivered a premier quality card everytime and this time around, the stakes are even higher! Fighters now face elimination and have to put everything on the line. Some fights I want...

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Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter: This Town Isn’t Big Enough For the Both of Us

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | July 30, 2018 The Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter New York Press Conference took place today the Dream Hotel in downtown Manhattan where all attendees were given a glimpse of what is scheduled to come full circle on September 8 Live, on SHOWTIME® from Barclays Center. Both former Welterweight champions battled in a war of words with end goal to face each other on fight night. What’s at stake you may ask: the vacant WBC 147-Pound World Title (the green belt), which many feel is the most coveted belt in boxing. Both...

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Dillian Whyte and Derrick Chisora both victorious, possible rematch bout in the future

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | July 28, 2018 Tonight, Matchroom Boxing put together another stellar fight card featuring two thrilling heavyweight matchups. In the co-main event, Dereck Chisora (28-8, 21 KOs) knocked out Carlos Takam (35-5-1, 27 KOs) in the eighth round to capture the vacant World Boxing Association International Heavyweight Title. From the opening bell, both men came out guns blazing. The bout was full of nonstop action as both men traded power punches until they could give no more. In the eighth round, Chisora landed a tremendous right hand that sent Takam to the canvass....

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The Real Deal Boxing returns to Louisville, Kentucky

Posted by Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | July 28, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: THE REAL DEAL BOXING RETURNS TO LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY ON SATURDAY, JULY 28TH FOR A NEW SHOWCASE SERIES! HOMETOWN HERO, CARLOS DIXON TO HEADLINE NEW LOUISVILLE- BASED SHOWCASE SERIES The Real Deal Boxing and Top Knotch Boxing have announced a new showcase series debuting next Saturday, July 28th at the Davis Arena in Louisville, Kentucky. In the main event, The Real Deal Boxing’s own Carlos Dixon (3-0, 1 KO), will look to extend his undefeated record against Florida’s Darel Harris (1-3-1, 1 KO) in a 4...

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