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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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PBC’s Guerrero vs. Martinez: Another Questionable Decision?

By Adam Ewing Premier Boxing Champions returned to NBC, and about fifteen people at Carson, California’s Stub Hub Center.  I was surprised nobody in California spent the beautiful afternoon watching boxing.  The main event of PBC card brought yet another questionable decision. Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-3-1, 18 KO’s) was looking to get in the win column after his last outing on Premier Boxing Champions.  Guerrero was fighting another formidable opponent in Aron Martinez (19-3-1, 4 KO’s). “The Ghost” brought his usual game plan, which is always coming forward, looking to bang on the inside.  This did not work...

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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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