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Malignaggi vs. Garcia: 8/1 Brooklyn Fight Preview

By Adam Ewing Saturday, August 1, Brooklyn’s own Paulie Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KO) returns to the ring against the undefeated Danny Garcia (30-0, 17 KO). This is will be Malignaggi’s first fight since the majority decision loss to Shawn Porter in April of 2014. A career behind the mic already belongs to Paulie–this fight is a way for him to cement a legacy he feels comfortable looking back on. Editor’s Note: All week, we’ll be bringing you coverage of the August 1st fights at Barclay’s Center. Be sure to check back daily. With a win Danny Garcia becomes the crowned prince...

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Nikita Miroshinchenko Pro Debut: A Heat Wave Rolls in from Siberia

By Nat Wilkins Every once in a while in boxing, you catch a young prospect in one of their first pro fights, and you feel you’re seeing something special. That was the case with Nikita Miroshinchenko’s pro debut last Friday at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn on the Uprising Promotions card. Nikita (I’m gonna call him that from here on out so I don’t mangle the spelling of this last name), now 1-0, faced off against Sean Nurse, now 0-2, in a battle that Nikita absolutely dominated. From the opening bell, to the 3rd round stoppage, Nikita landed punch...

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PBC on NBCSN: Flores vs Shumenov – Post Fight Analysis

By Adam Ewing The Premier Boxing Champions series returned this weekend. NBC Sports Network played host to another solid night of boxing. With more fights than on NBC, CBS, or ESPN broadcast, one could spend an entire evening watching boxing.  For the real fans, it was a decent night of action. The main event was a better fight than most people will admit.  BJ Flores (31-1-1, 20 KO) took a break from his announcing duties and fought Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KO). This was supposed to be a cake walk for Flores, but Shumenov didn’t receive that message, and did just...

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Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell Wins Via 2nd Round TKO in Brooklyn

By Nat Wilkins – Brooklyn, NY, 7/25/15 – Last night at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, Scott “Bang Bang” Burrell advanced his pro boxing record to 10-2, 7 KO in a dominant showing that earned the NYC-based prospect a second round TKO. The fight tarnished challenger, Moris Rodriquez’ record with a fresh loss, bringing the Californian’s digits to 5-7-1. Burrell stuck to the basics in the first round, concentrating his efforts on straight punches while feeling out Rodriquez. In the second frame, Burrell settled into the fight and stepped up his ring generalship, turning up the stalk. It wasn’t long before Burrell pinned...

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Catch Weights: Love ‘Em or Leave ‘Em?

By Mark Hampton (Twitter @calmopinto92) Editor’s Note: Today, contributor Mark Hampton shares his thoughts on catch weights and what they mean for boxing, love ’em or leave ’em. Curious to know how the fighters feel about catch weights, we checked in with a few of our regular contacts. You’ll find their input towards the end of Mark’s column. Every sport has purists–the fan that only feels the need for the black and white aspect of the game and becomes enraged with the natural evolution of the gray. Even if it is proven to benefit the spectator like the playoff system...

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Vote Now: Mayweather vs. Berto – Hot or Not?

By Nat Wilkins TMZ broke the news yesterday that Floyd Mayweather will face off against Andre Berto in the champ’s 49th fight. Although the news was met with some skepticism last night by boxing fans on social media, other outlets, including Washington Post, are now confirming the story, likely signalling its veracity. The fight is also rumored to be aired on free network TV–power to the people! Vote below to tell us what you think about the new match-up. Below the the voting module, you’ll also find the results from yesterday’s brooklynfights.com poll where we asked who Mayweather should fight. And don’t...

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Chavez Jr. Wins in Texas, Go Figure

By Adam Ewing Yet another head scratcher of a decision comes out of the state of Texas (See my piece on Malignaggi vs Diaz). Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. who came in over the contracted weight of 170 lbs., laid yet another egg as he was, in my opinion, thoroughly out-boxed by Marcos Reyes. This was basically a mismatch from the beginning as Chavez Jr., a light heavyweight, was facing a beefed up junior middleweight in Reyes. First it was the scale at home was off, then Chavez Jr. claimed he injured the left hand during the fight. This kid is...

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PBC on CBS: A Nightmare for Chris Arreola

By Adam Ewing A fight that was supposed to be a relatively easy win for Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola turned out to be one of the most underwhelming performances of his career. Frederick “Big Fred” Kassi came to fight, and constantly brought the business to Arreola. The fight ended in a draw, and should be considered highway robbery, as my scorecard read 96-94 in favor of “Big Fred” Kassi. This fight was supposed to be a tuneup before Arreola took one last shot at a world title. As it turns out, he needs another crack at Kassi before stepping...

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Move on Manny, Just Smile and Move On

By Mark Hampton Follow Mark on Twitter @calmopinto92, and visit his blog.    Throughout the career of Manny Pacquiao it has been easy to see him as the young Filipino boy who overcame poverty to achieve a life of abundance. His personality has embodied the wonderment of an individual who has beaten tremendous odds and knows he is blessed–until recently. Life in a third world country requires a positive outlook. The everyday items that are taken for granted in an advanced country are precious objects to poverty stricken nations. Still, after a courageous performance in May, his outlook has seemingly turned from ever...

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Boxing Returns to Coney Island Boardwalk After 14 Years

By Nat Wilkins Salita Promotions yesterday announced that it will bring boxing back to the Coney Island boardwalk for the first time in 14 years. Boxer Dmitriy Salita’s Brooklyn Brawl promotion will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with tickets available starting at just $15, making it a great opportunity to bring the whole family out for a fun evening, the likes of which New York City boxing fans haven’t seen since 2001. The event, dubbed “Boxing at the Beach” will take place at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball outfit. Gates open at 6 pm with the first bout kicking...

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