Seanie Monaghan vs Marcus Browne: It’s Business, Never Personal
Seanie Monaghan vs Marcus Browne: It’s Business, Never Personal
By Xavier Porter – www.brooklynfights.com
June 9, 2017,
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Staten Island’s undefeated contender Marcus Browne faces Long Island’s unbeaten favorite Seanie Monaghan in Light Heavyweight Elimination
On Saturday, July 15 in the first boxing event at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Long Island’s Seanie Monaghan (28-0, 17 KOs) will be facing Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) of Staten Island. Both men know each other well, having started their respective careers during the amateur ranks in the New York Daily News Golden Gloves and being former sparring partners, this fight is of immense importance for both of their careers.
Monaghan, ranked number (8) in the U.S. within the light heavyweight division, is a strong, tough Irishman. He’s a bruiser that punches with bad intentions, determined to stop his opponent in their tracks when he lands. Fighting in his own backyard of Nassau, Long Island the former WBC Continental Americas Light Heavyweight Champion has a tremendous opportunity to take his career one step closer towards fighting for a world championship.
Browne himself is at the top of his division, ranked number (3) in the U.S. and number (10) in the world. The Staten Island southpaw, a former New York Daily News Golden Gloves winner, 2012 U.S. Olympian, and current WBC USNBC Light Heavyweight title holder is one of the best young fighters not only in his division, but also in boxing. Browne is quick, slick, elusive, and possesses speed along with power.
Both men are coming off victories from their last fight:
Browne winning in knockout fashion on a PBC (Premier Boxing Champions) televised card on 2/18/17 while Monaghan won a unanimous decision back on 12/10/16.
Both men respect each other but for this fight, there will be no pleasantries as they both have one thing in mind and that’s one day fighting for a world championship.
“It is a dream come true to be fighting at the Coliseum, which is literally right next to the track where I run every day. It is an honor to represent Long Island in the first boxing event held at this venue in 31 years. I’ve been waiting for an opportunity like this for a long time and I feel that this bout will bring a new chapter in my career.”
“I have a lot of respect for Marcus Browne, but let the best man win. On July 15, I am putting everything on the line.” I’ve been chipping away at a title fight for a long time. When they asked me about Marcus, I first was thinking that it wasn’t the fight I wanted. At this point in the game, it’s may the best man win.”
“Marcus does everything well. He’s fast, he’s slick, and he punches pretty hard. I like to fight and come forward and make it that kind of rough style on fight night.
“I’ve mastered the ability to control my emotions on fight night. I’m a professional in my 29th fight so it’s not my first time at the rodeo. This is strictly business and it’s my time. I want to be a world champion and I will be a world champion one day.”
“Everyone knows that we know each other. But the buddy-buddy talk is out of the window. This is a fight. We both have kids to feed. I have a destiny that is already written, and Seanie is in the way of that.”
“Seanie and I came up in the amateurs and won Golden Gloves on the same night. We have history but it means nothing as of today and on July 15. This isn’t sparring; there are no do-overs. Come July 15, my feelings about Seanie won’t mean a thing. I’m going to have to win. I know this guy trains like a dog and he’s no pushover. All that sparring and stuff you’ve heard about doesn’t’ mean a thing, it’s just going to be me and him and I have to win.”
“July 15 is going to be fireworks. These undercard fighters are amazing and it’s a fantastic card for Long Island. I’m just blessed to be able to show my talents in this building. I wish I could wake up tomorrow and it would be fight day. We aren’t friends on July 15. Staten Island is coming out on top over Long Island.”
“I have fought more times at Barclays Center than anyone so it’s exciting to get to fight in a new venue not too far from home This is a dream come true to fight at this venue. This is going to be the biggest night of my life. It’s do-or-die for me. We might be in Seanie’s immediate backyard, but I’m just down the block, so he really isn’t any more at home than I am.”
“I know he’s a hard-nosed fighter with a come-forward style. I’m preparing for a tough opponent. A win won’t come easy, but we have to take care of business. I am just ready to display my talent on national television and continue my climb toward a world title.”
“Boxing’s grand return to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is going to be wall-to-wall action,” – Lou DiBella (President of DiBella Entertainment)
“Seanie has been working his way up and just winning fight after fight. He’s been looking for a title shot for a long time. Marcus came into the pros with a lot of noise, but he’s kept winning at every step. This is going to be a really good fight and I don’t think it’s going the distance. You can bank on the fact that the winner of this fight will get a shot at the light heavyweight championship of the world.”
“The undercard will be very representative of Long Island. It will be consistent with what we’ve always done as far as promoting cards that are exciting from the minute the doors open through the final bell.”
“The Coliseum has a rich history in boxing, having hosted notable fights with the likes of Mike Tyson, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, and Gerry Cooney, among others,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment.
“We are thrilled to build on the sport’s heritage on Long Island, and to bring boxing back to the venue 31 years later with a major event on network television.”
Also being featured on this spectacular fight card:
- Former World Champions Omar “Panteria” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) & Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) meeting in a welterweight brawl
- All-Polish heavyweight brawl featuring a showdown between Artur Szpilka (20-2, 15 KOs)vs Adam Kownacki (15-0, 12 KOs)
- Tommy Rainone (26-7-1, 6 KOs), Alicia Napoleon (7-1, 5 KOs), Patrick Day (13-2-1, 6 KOs), and Vincenzo D’Angelo (2-0)
Televised coverage begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the first boxing event at the Coliseum since Mike Tyson headlined in 1986.
Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by DiBella Entertainment, start at $50 (not including applicable fees) and are on sale. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting www.ticketmaster.com , www.nycblive.com , or by calling 1-800-745-3000. Tickets are also available at the Ticketmaster Box Office at NYCB LIVE. Group discounts are available by calling 516-231-4848.
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