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Steve Rolls: The Fist of the North Star

By Xavier Porter | April 26, 2019 One of the biggest names in the sport of boxing is making his return to ring on June 8, 2019. His name is Gennady Golovkin aka “GGG”. Golovkin, the former WBA, IBF, WBC, IBO Middleweight Champion returns to face “The Fist of the North Star” Toronto, Canada’s Undefeated Steve Rolls. Rolls (19-0, 10 KOs), who in last fight, defeated KeAndrae Leatherwood for the vacant USBA Middleweight title. In facing Golovkin, Rolls admittedly, understands that this is the biggest fight in his professional career. “I feel blessed. I’m excited. This is the biggest opportunity...

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Paul Malignaggi: Fans don’t care about banned substances

By Xavier Porter | April 22, 2019 The world of sports is a mystical, mythical place. In recent years, information related to athletes, their lives, and training was usually delivered through written form, whether boxing articles, newspaper outlets, etc. Nowadays when covering sports media, all you need is a cellphone or some form of video camera, to distribute the footage via YouTube and social media. At times, there’s never a concern whether content that’s being distributed is true or not. It’s simply about who can get it out fastest. That way of thinking has tarnished the phrase: work ethic....

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Jamel Herring: It’s Boxing, It’s Business, and it’s my time

By Xavier Porter | www.brooklynfights.com | April 21, 2019 Jamel Herring, the Marine, 2012 USA Olympic Team Member, and title contender is scheduled to face Japan’s Masayuki Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs) for the WBO Super Featherweight World Championship, on May 25, live on ESPN, at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Florida. Herring (19-2, 10 KOs) fully understands what’s at stake for this fight and what a win can do for his career. In beating Ito (25-1-1, 13 KOs), he will not only have won a world championship, it will make also make him one of the seventh member...

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Raging Babe’s “Philly Special” expected to bring change to a male dominated sport

By Xavier Porter | January 12, 2019 | Brooklyn Michelle Rosado aka Raging Babe will be promoting her first boxing event on February 8 at the 2300 Arena. Billed as “Philly Special”, the fight card includes several talented fighters from within the Philadelphia area. Known as the city of “Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia has produced some of the hardest punching, toughest fighters, with the biggest hearts in the history of boxing. As a woman in boxing, whether from inside or the outside of the ring, it still remains a hard sell for others to respect and pay you the way...

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Abraham Nova: Undefeated Titlist opening ShoBox card on February 1

By Xavier Porter | January 12, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY Undefeated Super Featherweight WBA-NABA titlist is set and ready to take the next step towards becoming a world champion when he opens the next ShoBox card on February 1 at the Main Street Armory, in Rochester, New York. Fighting out of Boston, MA by way of Albany, NY, Nova (14-0, 10 KOs) will be facing fellow undefeated title contender Oluwaseun Joseph Wahab (17-0, 11 KOs) of Accra, Ghana by way of Lago, Nigeria. “This is my first time fighting on Showtime,” said Nova, “I’m excited to be opening the...

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Adam Lopez Promo: Fights Saturday in Vegas for Top Rank

By Nat Wilkins and Patrick Carew | Los Angeles, California | 10/16/18 — BrooklynFights director, Pat Carew, and producer, Nat Wilkins, recently caught up with Adam Lopez at Buddy McGirt’s boxing gym in Northridge California. Check out what the upcoming prospect had to say about fighting for Top Rank this coming Saturday in Las Vegas on the Murata-Brant undercard. Lopez is sponsored by BrooklynFights, managed by Journeyman Management and trained by former world champ, Buddy McGirt. Lopez will be fighting at the MGM Park Theater, with the festivities airing on ESPN+. BrooklynFights will be on the scene. Full details from...

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Shoot the 5, Ep13: PFL Matchmaker, Sugar Ray Sefo

With the PFL MMA playoffs set to begin this Friday, PFL executive, WSOF founder, matchmaker and famed fighter, Sugar Ray Sefo joins Shoot the 5. Get the inside word on what to expect in the playoffs, news on the women’s division, coming in 2019, and...

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Shoot the 5, Ep.12: Guest, Carlos Silva, PFL MMA President

Professional Fighters League President, Carlos Silva, joins Shoot the 5 to talk about the making of a world-class MMA league, PFL playoffs starting in 7 days, the new women’s division, and much more! Shoot The 5 is BrooklynFights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from coast-to-coast, boxing to MMA, and everything in-between, always with an empowerment angle. Shoot The 5 features Xavier Porter and Patrick DeMoss, and is produced by Nat...

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