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Emerging Fighter Profile: Madeleine Covey

BrooklynFights profiles emerging MMA fighter, Madeleine Covey. We take you behind the scenes with the 23 year old from Northampton, MA who has been practicing martial arts for nearly two decades. Find out why this young contender hears the calling to combat sports and what she’s doing to achieve her aspirations of joining the ranks of elite female MMA...

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USA Metro Qualifier Finals at MSG Kick off Two Weeks of Epic Boxing in NYC

By Nat Wilkins, Brooklyn, NY, 4/19/18–Kicking off an epic couple weeks of boxing in NYC, emerging amateurs are set to fire it up Friday night at Madison Square Garden with USA Boxing Metro Qualifier finals, the feeder for Golden Gloves Nationals. It’s a great opportunity to scout out the sport’s next crop of emerging talent, and tickets are still available at Ticketmaster. Sonya Lamonakis, President of USA Boxing Metro told BrooklynFights, ”USA Boxing Metro has not been in the Garden for a qualifying tournament since 2012. We have had an exciting tournament with 18 qualifying shows to get our...

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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker: Heavyweight Championship Legacy (Chess not Checkers)

By Xavier Porter, Brooklyn, NY, 3/31/18–The stage was set. The 80,000+ fans packed in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium were ready for an all-out battle between undefeated WBA (Super), IBO, IBF Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua (20-0, 20 KOs) vs undefeated WBO Heavyweight Champion Joseph Parker (24-0, 18 KOs). What the fans in attendance and from around the world witnessed was a technical chess match with Joshua controlling the fight from beginning to end, leading to a unanimous decision win (118-110, 118-110, 119-109). With his win, Joshua (21-0, 20 KOs) has achieved another milestone in his career by adding the WBO Heavyweight...

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Jose Ramirez vs Amir Iman: A War of Attrition

Jose Ramirez vs Amir Iman: A War of Attrition By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com March 18, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (The Theater at Madison Square Garden) – Last night, with 4,672 fans in attendance, fight fans were privy to see the action packed, back and forth bout between Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) and Amir Imam (21-2, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC Super Lightweight Title. The bout quickly became a classic “boxer vs puncher” type of affair as Imam utilized a superb jab and fast right hand to try and stabilize the hard charging and relentless attack of Ramirez....

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Star Boxing: “Rockin 30” at the Paramount Theater

Star Boxing: “Rockin 30” at the Paramount Theater By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com March 17, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Paramount Theater, NY) – Last night, Joe DeGuardia’s Star Boxing presented the 30th edition of the popular “Rockin Fights” series at the Paramount in Huntington, NY, and number 30 will go down as one of the most memorable events in the recent history of club shows. From top to bottom every fight had the enthusiastic crowd on their feet and produced fireworks all night. The main event 8 round Jr. Middleweight contest saw the streaking Courtney Pennington of Brooklyn, NY, pull...

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Deontay Wilder: The King of the Heavyweight Division

Deontay Wilder: The King of the Heavyweight Division By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com March 4, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY): Last night, in front of a packed Barclays Center with 14,069 fans in attendance, the world witnessed Deontay Wilder (WBC Heavyweight Champion) defeat Luis “King Kong” Ortiz in stunning fashion, scoring a TKO victory in the tenth round in a back and forth affair. The “Bronze Bromber” withstood the continuous onslaught of punches from the former undefeated Cuban heavyweight title contender in emphatic fashion. In doing so, Wilder once again solidified his dominance in the division while...

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BROADWAY BOXING: BOXING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY

BROADWAY BOXING: BOXING IN THE HEART OF THE CITY By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com January 15, 2018 Brooklyn, NY: DiBella Entertainment’s Broadway Boxing series returns to B.B. Kings Blues Club and Grill with a sensational eight-round welterweight crosstown clash between two undefeated southpaw fighters, both fighting out of New York City. Brooklyn’s Mikkel Lespierre (18-0-1, 8 KOs) will take on Noel Murphy (12-0, 2 KOs) in what is expected to be a bout full of lots of action with tons of fight fans in attendance. The 23-year-old Murphy, a native of County Cork, Ireland, and fighting out of Woodlawn,...

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Showtime Boxing vs HBO Boxing: Network Battle of Championship Fights on March 3

Showtime Boxing vs. HBO Boxing: Network Battle of Championship Fights on March 3 By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com January 15, 2018 Brooklyn, NY: On March 3, 2018, both Showtime Boxing and HBO Boxing will go head to head in broadcasting championship matches to the entire world. For years Showtime Boxing and HBO Boxing have been in competition to provide the best matchups for fight fans to watch from all around the world. This is not the first time in boxing’s history that both networks have broadcasted championship fights on the same date. The fascinating and intriguing part about this...

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HBO Boxing/with Main Events and The Return of “THE KRUSHER”

HBO Boxing/with Main Events and The Return of “THE KRUSHER” By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com January 14, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (The Theater at Madison Square Garden): On March 3, current WBO Light Heavyweight Sergey “The Krusher” Kovalev returns to New York City to face Igor Mikhalkin while current WBA Light Heavyweight Champion Dmitry Bivol is set to defend his title against light heavyweight title contender Sullivan Barrera in the co-feature. Last month, at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Kovalev (31-2-1, 27 KOs), the two-time light heavyweight world champion, dismantled and destroyed Vyacheslav Shabranskyy to score a second round...

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BOARDWALK BOXING LAUNCHES IN ATLANTIC CITY

BOARDWALK BOXING LAUNCHES IN ATLANTIC CITY www.brooklynfights.com January 13, 2018 Brooklyn, NY (ATLANTIC CITY, NJ): FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rising Star Promotions Assembles Dream Team to Elevate Atlantic City to its Former Boxing Glory In its heyday, Atlantic City was home to some of boxing’s most storied fighters, most memorable fights, and an unmatched atmosphere, punctuated by glitz, glamour, sweat and blood. With Rising Star Promotions’ launch of its new boxing series, Boardwalk Boxing, the budding promotional outfit hopes to return the city to its former pugilistic glory. On February 24, the series debuts at The Showboat Atlantic City, and...

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