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New Site Helps You Find Sparring Partners: Introducing SparGym

By Nat Wilkins When Oleksiy Shevchukevych, the founder of SparGym.com, reached out to us last week, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard of the new site. Just a few days earlier, it had streamed through our @bkfights Twitter feed, and caught my attention. “This fills a real need, if it works out,” I thought to myself. I’d dare to venture that most boxers, either amateur or pro, have at times struggled to find equally matched sparring partners, or perhaps wanted more variety than they’ve been able to source. After all, it’s good training to get in the ring with people bringing as many...

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New York City’s Top Boxing Gyms

The heart of boxing thrives in the New York metropolitan area. Whether you’re an aspiring Ali or a regular working stiff who wants to take your fitness to the ultimate level, there are several gyms throughout the city that will do the trick. You do not need to be experienced before stepping foot in a facility, as many gyms offer training for those looking to learn the ropes. Brooklynfights.com is here to help you find the right spot. Gleason’s Gym – 77 Front St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Ph: (718) 797-2872 This is perhaps the most famous boxing gym in...

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A Night of Fights in Winston-Salem: Ruiz/Miller Win – Post Fight Interview

By Adam Ewing and Nat Wilkins Brooklyn’s own Renan Ruiz did his talking in the ring, and improved to 6-1-1, outboxing Kevin Cooper (1-2) for another unanimous decision victory (60-54, 60-54, 59-55). Early Sunday morning brooklynfights.com caught up with Renan, and he was gracious enough to take us through his second win of the month. “I made every punch count.” “I just outboxed him with counter-punches and by circling the ring. Occasionally we would trade, and I would get the better of him. I think I was the bigger puncher. He did get hurt a couple times. I hit him with one body shot that I...

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Scotty Burrell Fights 7/24 in NYC: Get Tickets Now

By Nat Wilkins Brooklynfights.com has confirmed that Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2, 6 KO) will be fighting July 24th at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY. Doors open at 6:30, with fights starting at 7. Show some support for a promising Brooklyn prospect by getting your tickets directly from Scott ($60/$100)–hit him up at 718-510-5473. “My goal is to become a world champion. This is one step closer for me now.” The show is being put on by Uprising Promotions, and it looks to be a choc full night of boxing with some 13 bouts scheduled. View the card at boxrec. Burrell...

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Boxing and Booze at Overthrow New York: Fitness with an Edge

By Nat Wilkins It was a steamy summer night in New York City – the kind of evening where just stepping out into the stew makes you break a sweat. After a hard day of work, my wife and I converged on 9 Bleeker Street in Manhattan, where the new Overthrow New York boxing club resides in a typical, old Greenwich Village tenement-style building. Editor’s Note: Look for our interview with Ronica Jeffrey next week, who teaches at Overthrow when she’s not in the ring with other pros. With pride, owner Joey Goodwin tells us the space was once...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and His Final Fight?

By Mark Hampton Editors note: Brooklynfights.com welcomes new contributor, Mark Hampton, a true boxing fan and skilled wordsmith. We look forward his contributions and the fresh perspective he brings to the site. Follow Mark on Twitter @calmopinto92, and visit his blog.    With September on the boxing world’s front step, the eyes and ears of most fans are now fixated upon Floyd Mayweather Jr. awaiting the decision of who will be his final foe under the lucrative Showtime contract. We know it will be in Vegas and it will happen Sept 12, that has already been decided. The only...

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Big Night of Boxing at BB’s: Cameron, LesPierre and Napoleon Win

By Nat Wilkins Last night, Brooklynfights.com was in the house at BB King’s in Times Square for Lou Dibella’s Broadway Boxing card. It was a lengthy card with some 11 fights capping the night, but there was plenty of action in the ring to keep fans engaged – even the earlier fights were slug-fests for the most part. All three of the fighters closely covered by brooklynfights.com won their matches with relative ease, albeit not without some drama. Stay tuned for our follow-up with AJ from AJKnowzBoxing, coming soon. Shawn Cameron vs. Francisco Javier Reza Shawn “Killa” Cameron who...

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Fight Night at BB King’s; Slik Mikk Weighs In

By Nat Wilkins and Adam Ewing UPDATE: 7/8/15 Lou Dibella’s Dibella Entertainment card gets fired up tonight at BB King’s in Times Square, NYC. The card features several up-and-comers boxing fans should keep a close eye on, including fighters actively followed by Brooklynfights.com. We will be in the house with commentator and social media personality, AJ Knowz Boxing, so stay tuned for a post fight night wrap. Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell, who trains out of Gleason’s gym alongside Shawn Cameron and Mikkel LesPierre sent his well wishes to the duo via brooklynfights: “Do your thing. You’ve worked hard, go get what’s...

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Breaking News: Commission Orders Oct. Rematch in Lamonakis SD Loss

By Nat Wilkins UPDATE 2 7/6/15: This evening, brooklynfights.com received notification that the St Maarten boxing commission has ordered a mandatory October rematch with neutral judges not from Guyana, in wake of  the 7/4 UBF title fight between Sonya Lamonakis and Gwendolyn O’neal. The fight resulted in a split decision loss for Lamonakis who called it a “robbery.” Stay tuned for more. UPDATE 7/6/15: Brooklynfights.com caught up with World Heavyweight Champ, Sonya Lamonakis, on Facebook yesterday to get a direct perspective on her split decision loss to Gwendolyn O’neal on July 4, in St Maarten. The match ended with a local...

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Happy 4th Of July from Brooklynfights.com

Brooklynfights.com wishes its boxing fans a happy and safe 4th of July holiday. Special shout to World Heavyweight Champ, Sonya Lamonakis, who fights for a second title today in St Maarten. “I am prepared for battle but could also do the war. I am Greek with Spartan blood. I can’t make any guarantees but I will say I will do my best and leave it all in the ring and if I’m the better fighter I will be victorious.” – Sonya Lamonakis (10-2-2) “My most memorable moment would probably be my second pro fight where I caught a draw....

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