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Brooklyn’s Best: Star Trainers – #5

By Adam Ewing, Shawnee, OK, 6/22/15 – Great boxing trainers are as integral to the sport as the fighters themselves. Not only do they coach on strategy and technique, but oftentimes are mentors for young men in need of guidance. Only with the right team in the corner can a fighter fully realize their full potential. Join us this week as Brooklynfights.com presents the five most influential men currently working the corner, one per day through Friday. The five men on this list have molded world title holders. Think we got it wrong? Hit @adamewingTCB on Twitter with your thoughts....

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Backyard Brawler, Kimbo Slice, Beats Down Shamrock

By Charlie Clark This past weekend, backyard boxing brawler turned MMA fighter, Kimbo Slice (5-2), stepped into the octagon with veteran Ken Shamrock (28-16), in Bellator 138 at Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It didn’t take long for the fearsome Kimbo take down the 51 year old Shamrock, albeit not without some controversy. The fight ended with a first round TKO brought about by Kimbo’s trademark power punching and unrelenting aggression, the same style that made him a YouTube sensation beating people senseless around the neighborhood. I’ve heard a lot of talk about this fight both positive and negative. So here’s my breakdown. There...

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Porter Manhandles Dirty-Fighting Broner

By Adam Ewing Shawn Porter pressed the action early and often, stalking Broner throughout the entire fight as a matter of fact. “Showtime” was just that as he not only dictated the pace, he landed a high percentage of punches while Broner was inactive throughout all twelve rounds. Giving Broner two rounds was extremely generous, and my prediction of a Broner split decision went out the window after round three. Turns out, our readers’ predictions on this one were spot-on. If Broner wasn’t holding he was getting away with elbows. “The Problem” appeared to have his hands full with an...

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Verdict In: Broner Ain’t Gonna Win!

  By Nathaniel Wilkins This was a rough week on Brooklynfights.com for Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-1), who squares off tonight against Shawn Porter (25-1-1)  on Premier Boxing Champions on NBC. The fight is taking place at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. It all started on Tuesday when we posed the simple question: “Will Broner Destroy Porter?” Our readers clearly don’t think so. Although Broner, aka “The Problem”, is the bigger name and has won world titles in three weight divisions (130 pounds, 135 pounds, 147 pounds), only our editor, Adam Ewing called for anything close – a split decision. Things got...

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Brooklyn’s Best: Most Hyped Fighters of the 2000’s

By Adam Ewing Brooklynfights.com debuts its series, Brooklyn’s Best. We start off with a countdown of the five most hyped fighters of the 2000’s. Check back each day this week for a new addition to the countdown. Scroll down for today’s pick! Think we got it wrong? Hit me on Facebook or Twitter @aethefranchise with your picks. #5 Victor Ortiz (30-5-2, 23 KOs)     At one time, Victor Ortiz appeared to be one of his generation’s future champions. After a quick rise through the ranks and grabbing a minor belt, the WBO NABO super lightweight title, he looked...

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Will Broner Destroy Porter?

By Nat Wilkins This coming weekend is set to bring solid action for pro boxing fans when Adrien Broner (30-1-0) faces off against Shawn Porter (25-1-1), Saturday at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena. The bout, brought to you by Premier Boxing Champions, is set to be televised on NBC at 8:30pm ET. Broner, aka “The Problem”, has won world titles in three weight divisions (130 pounds, 135 pounds, 147 pounds). His first title fight came in 2011 when he knocked out Vicente Martin Rodriguez in the third round. Broner maintained the belt with a 4th round TKO of Eloy Perez in February 2012, then lost it on a...

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Beterbiev Feeds Johnson Heavy Dose of Leather: Wins by KO

By Adam Ewing Boxing returned to network television as the Premier Boxing Champions put together yet another stellar card. The first fight of the evening was sure to give those looking for someone to lose consciousness exactly what they craved, as undefeated Artur Beterbiev (8-0, 8 KOs) returned to the ring against Alexander Johnson (16-2, 7 KOs). Beterbiev went to the ole’ breadbasket early and often, giving Johnson a once over. The undefeated light heavyweight put the first nail in the coffin with about a minute left in the first round. Johnson tasted the canvas for the first and...

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Don’t Call it a Comeback: Oscar De La Hoya

By Adam Ewing Oscar De La Hoya has hinted about a possible comeback. He has been posting pictures on social media, and he appears to be in tip-top physical condition. There is a video floating around of Oscar saying, if he does make a comeback, he wants a crack at Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Oscar is a great champion, but his days of fighting champions have passed. Father Time is undefeated, and in Oscar’s last three fights his record is 1-2, with the last fight seven years ago. For a professional boxer, that is an eternity to be out of...

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Boxing Legends: Riddick Bowe

Riddick Bowe is an American heavyweight boxer, born and raised in Brooklyn. Like Shannon Briggs, Bowe came up in the borough’s rough Brownsville section. He became an undisputed heavyweight champion, winning the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1992. Bowe is famous for being the only boxer that knocked out Evander Holyfield–in 1995 during one of the world heavyweight championships. Bowe’s professional boxing record stands at 43 wins,1 loss, and 1 no contest–33 of those wins via knockout. In 2015, he was officially inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Bowe was born twelfth of thirteen children. He lived in a rough neighborhood, losing...

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Showing ‘em the Ropes: Cotto Wins by Knockout

By Adam Ewing (Shout out to my roommate, 3M, for the clever title. Without his contribution, this is an incomplete project.) Miguel Cotto, 39-4, 32 KO’s fought a dried out Daniel Geale, 31-3, 16 KO’s.  This appeared to be a tune-up fight for defending champion, Cotto, as he was looking to for a potential Floyd Mayweather rematch, these two are close to the same weight, it only makes sense. The defending champion, Miguel Cotto, came out with a color scheme straight out the 1980’s.  HBO classified it as a teal, I think it was more of a sea foam, but...

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