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Who Really Won: Malignaggi vs. Diaz?

By Adam Ewing, Shawnee, OK, 6/6/15 – There have been many debated decisions throughout boxing history.  I took a closer look at a fight that happened in 2009. It was twelve rounds of championship boxing, featuring Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi, against Juan Diaz, for the WBO/NABO super lightweight title. That special evening in August 2009, the Toyota Center, located in Houston, Texas, played host to one of the biggest blunders boxing endured during the late 2000’s. At that point in his career, Juan Diaz had been to war with Jose Miguel Cotto, a tough split decision loss to Nate Campbell,...

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Cotto vs. Geale Weekend Kicks off in NYC

The non-stop boxing action continues in New York City this weekend with Freddie Roach’s fighter, Miquel Cotto, facing off against Aussie, Daniel Geale at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center tonight, Saturday, June 6. The fight will be televised on HBO at 10PM tonight. At stake is the WBC Middleweight World Championship. The card comes on the heels of last weekend’s closer than expected showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri, which also took place at Barclays. Once again, Brooklynfights.com’s Adam Ewing will bring you post fight analysis to enjoy with your Sunday cup of joe. Though some had speculated that Geale...

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Brooklyn Boxing Prospect Renan Ruiz Balances Sport with Business

Brooklynfights.com checked in with Brooklyn-based prospect, Renan Ruiz (4-1-1) (3 kos), age 23, this week. Ruiz, who last fought to a draw in November 2014 at Resorts World in Queens, has faced a string of opponents falling out since. The young prospect is eager to get back in the ring to ply his craft. Ruiz, a 5’6” super welterweight southpaw promoted by Mercedes Vasquez’s Pretty Girl Promotions, is currently slated to fight June 27th at the Serbian American Cultural Center in West Virginia. He is once again working to nail down an opponent. “Right now I’m just focused on...

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Last Night at the Fights: Khan vs. Algieri, Fortuna vs. Vasquez

By Adam Ewing It was an action-packed night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The non-televised under card began at 5PM and virtually every bout delivered what fans came to see. Brooklyn favorite Heather Hardy defeated Noemi Bosques in a split decision. Bosques proved herself to be a tough fighter, slick mover and legit contender, but the more experienced, still undefeated Hardy proved unstoppable with her trademark barrage of aggression and ring generalship. In another highlight of the non-televised fights heavyweight Keith Tapia knocked out Leo Pla cold in the 8th and final round. Pla fell to the mat and stayed motionless for perhaps...

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Big Fight Weekend in NYC

With great fights both nights this weekend in Brooklyn and Queens, there’s plenty to keep boxing fans entertained. Friday at Barclays’ Center The action kicks off tomorrow night at Barclays’ Center with the buzzed-about Khan-Algieri fight topping the card. Tomorrow night will tell if Algieri is capable of competing at top levels. Although Brooklyn-favorite champion and commentator, Pauli Malignaggi was originally scheduled to fight on the card, he was forced to bail out a few weeks ago due to an injury sustained in training. Not to fret–the Heather Hardy vs. Noemi Bosques under-card fight should deliver plenty to remember....

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Photo Gallery: Alicia Napoleon

Images from 5/22/15 Alicia Napoleon open media workout at Overthrow New York. Melissa St Vil is also featured in some of the shots. Alicia aka “The Empress” fights 5/30 at Resorts World in Queens. Read interview. Photos Credit: Mike Blea. Alicia Napoleon at Overthrow New York Boxing Club “I’m always one to shake their hand at weigh-ins and give a hug at the end of fight night. I respect any woman that gets in the ring with me.” – Alicia Napoleon (3-0, 3 KO)...

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Boxer Showcase: Mikkel “SlikMikk” LesPierre

Mikkel “SlikMikk” LesPierre is a Brooklyn, New York based boxer training out of the world famous Gleason’s Gym. He was born on March 5, 1985 in Trinidad. He then moved with his family to the United States at the age of six. He is currently fighting in the super lightweight division under renowned trainer Don Saxby. LesPierre’s first amateur bout was in 2006. He had an outstanding amateur career with a record of 49 fights, 36 wins and 13 losses. He was a 2012 Olympic Trials participant, 2011 New York Golden Gloves Semifinalist, 2010 Police Athletic League National Quarterfinalist and 2007 Empire State Games Regional...

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Boxer Showcase: Mike Tyson

Brooklyn-born Mike Tyson is a professional  boxer who fought in the late 80s and early 90s. To this day, he is known as one of the best heavyweight fighters in history. Tyson remains the youngest person to have become heavyweight champion of world, having won the title in 1986 at the age of 20. Tyson was the undisputed heavyweight champion from 1987 to 1990. He is also referred to as The Baddest Man on the Planet, Kid Dynamite and Iron Mike. Tyson’s behavior in and out of the ring gained him notoriety. He served three years in prison on...

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Boxer Showcase: Sadam Ali

Sadam Ali, one of the borough’s best known boxing up-and-comers, is a Brooklyn native of Yemeni descent. He started boxing at 8 years old. By 2007, at age 18, Ali had won 2 Golden Glove titles and was on his way to represent the U.S. at the Junior World Championship. That same year, Ali qualified for the Olympic team and, in 2008, became the first Arab-American to represent the U.S. at the Olympics. Ali made his professional debut on January 17 of 2009. He defeated his opponent, Ricky Thomson by TKO in the first round. Later, in his 2010...

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Boxer Showcase: Shannon Briggs

Growing up on the streets of Brooklyn, Shannon Briggs was no stranger to hard breaks. Before he began training at the famous Jimmy O’Pharrow’s Starrett City Boxing Club at 17, Briggs had a tough childhood and was even homeless for a period of time. As an amateur, he became National P.A.L. Champion and almost became Heavyweight champion in 1991. After starting his professional career in 1992, Briggs wasn’t defeated until his 26th fight, when he was knocked out by the also undefeated Darroll Wilson. The 1996 fight was broadcast on HBO. After this loss, Briggs won four professional fights...

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