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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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Shoot the 5, Ep. 9: Special guest, Pat Casey; Predictions on GGG vs. Canelo and More!

Shoot the 5, Ep. 9: Special guest, Pat Casey on Upcoming Bellator Fight; Predictions on GGG vs. Canelo, Reflections on Porter vs. Garcia; UFC; PFL MMA Playoffs and 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 Wilkins....

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Shoot the 5, Ep7: Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent Face off In Run-up to Grudge Rematch

Welcome to the 7th episode of Shoot The 5, 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 Wilkins. This week, Heather Hardy and Shelly Vincent join to discuss their hotly anticipated grudge rematch, capping off one of the longest standing rivalries in women’s...

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Kelvin Tiller: MMA’s “Mama’s Boy,” Going For PFL Gold

Shoot the 5, Ep6: Kelvin Tiller ​ joins Xavier Porter​ and Patrick DeMoss​ to talk about his two regular season wins in the Professional Fighters League, earning him a shot at the MMA league’s $1 million heavyweight purse. Tiller also talks about overcoming adversity in his own life and what family means to “The Mama’s Boy” … Full episode, watch here...

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David Grayton: Gunning for Errol Spence Jr and Clearing Out The Welterweight Division

By Xavier Porter | Brooklyn, NY | August 20, 2018 Appearing on the undercard of the much anticipated welterweight championship bout between Shawn Porter and Danny Garcia is Washington, D.C.’s David Grayton. The highly skilled Grayton has been in training camps with four-division World Champion Adrien Broner, two-division World Champion Gervonta Davis, former IBF Welterweight Champion Devon Alexander, former IBF Lightweight Champion Robert Easter Jr., rising prospect, Olympic Bronze Medalist Shakur Stevenson, and Super Welterweight Title Contender Erickson Lubin. Grayton, the former United States National Champion, holds a record of (15-2-1, 11 KOs) faces undefeated Terrel Williams (16-0, 13...

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