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Belt Cred: Elton Dharry Interview

By Adam Ewing Rising star Elton Dharry (19-5-1, 12 KO) has been on a roll since a switch in trainers.  Working with Martin Gonzalez and Don Saxby has started to pay dividends.  Since the switch, Dharry has accumulated the WBC Caribbean Boxing Federation bantamweight title, WBU Americans bantamweight title, Guyanese bantamweight title, and the IBF Intercontinental bantamweight title. Not bad bad for a young man that started his career 4-5-1. Dharry, who hails from the small island of Leguan, Guyana, South America, has been a standout boxer since his amateur days when he represented Guyana in the 2004 Olympic Box-off. He...

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1:1 with Angel Manfredy: A Boxing Clinic

By Adam Ewing Angel Manfredy, who finished with an impressive 43-8-1 record, ending 32 by way of knockout, was one of the more polarizing figures in the sport of boxing. From the drastic name change of “El Diablo” to “Got Jesus”, he always kept people guessing. During the 90’s he held a few minor titles, the WBU super featherweight and WBF Intercontinental super featherweight titles. “Arturo Gatti was the toughest fight I ever had. He was a warrior.” I was able to talk with Angel Manfredy recently, and we reminisced about his 1998 battle with Arturo Gatti. “Thunder” came in...

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Wisconsin’s Uncrowned Jewel

By Adam Ewing Julian “The Jewel” Poole, a super middleweight, fighting out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is set to make his professional debut sometime in September. Like most professional fighters, the struggle of finding the right opponent, especially for the first couple fights, can be rather challenging. Regardless of what is happening behind the scenes, Julian remains on track to debut later this year. “Typical life as far as growing up in the ghetto, just a young black man trying to make it out of poverty. The only thing that I had was boxing.” As a former resident of the...

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Update: Heavyweight Champ, Lamonakis, Goes for 2nd Title

By Nat Wilkins UPDATE: Brooklynfights.com caught up with Sonya Lamonakis this past weekend as she closes in on her July 4th championship fight date. She told us: “After three long postponements we are finally meeting for battle in the squared circle. I am prepared for battle but could also do the war. I am Greek with Spartan blood.  I can’t make any guarantees but I will say I will do my best and leave it all in the ring and if I’m the better fighter I will be victorious.” Women’s world heavyweight champ, Sonya Lamonakis, is getting fired up...

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Update: LaRon Mitchell Gets the Win via TKO

By Adam Ewing June 27 – UPDATE – Brooklynfights.com congratulates LaRon Mitchell on his victory last night. According to Boxrec, he achieved a 3rd round TKO against opponent, Roy McCrary. This brings Mitchell’s pro boxing record to 8-0. Stay tuned for more coverage of Mitchell. June 26 – In just a few hours LaRon Mitchell (7-0, 7 KO) is set to take on Roy McCrary (4-3, 3 KO) in a six round heavyweight contest at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California. Brooklynfights.com was able to catch up with Mitchell before his eighth professional fight. In the 11 total wins between the...

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Update: Renan Ruiz Fight Preview

By Adam Ewing This Saturday, June 27, Brooklyn’s own, Renan Ruiz (4-1-1, 3 KO), is set to square off against Clifford Gregory (1-12-4), at the Serbian American Cultural Center, in Weirton, West Virginia. Brooklynfights.com was fortunate enough to catch up with Ruiz as he is winding down training camp in preparation of the matchup with Gregory. Tell me a little about your opponent. The main thing I have seen other than he is tall, which is usually the case at junior middleweight, again I am a small junior middleweight. He is very physically strong and has a lot of fight.  His...

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Mikkel LesPierre Full Pre-Fight Interview

By Adam Ewing Mikkell LesPierre (8-0-1, 3 KO) tells brooklynfights.com he is ready to get in the ring against his next opponent. Slik Mikk has been one of the more active Brooklyn prospects since the beginning of the year, as this will be his fourth fight of 2015. As he prepares for a tenth pro fight, the slick boxer is a man confident in his pro boxing ability. Watch the tape, Mikkel has some incredibly fast hands, great footwork, and most of all, a hunger for a world title. The goal is to at least get in that top 20, top 10 ranking so that...

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Hurricane Season: Exclusive Peter McNeeley Interview

By Adam Ewing Off the top, I want to thank “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley for taking time out of his day to do this interview. Pete is a genuine human being with a heart of gold. “Hurricane” McNeeley is the perfect storm when it comes to character and knowledge of the sport. He traded punches with world class amateur fighters, the best heavyweight in the past 30 years, and in 47 professional fights, won 36 by way of knockout. One half of a fight that was purchased by 1.52 million homes. Peter McNeeley is a trained artist in his craft, a consummate showman, and with...

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Coming Tuesday: “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley

Coming Tuesday, to Brooklynfights.com, an exclusive interview with a man who is part of history, one half of the most-watched non-title fight in boxing history. “Hurricane” Peter McNeeley ducked no opponents, and in this sit down he ducked no questions.  He takes us deep into the thoughts of a man brave enough to step in the ring with Mike Tyson. ” …that one angle where you can see his eyes following me, as I’m rocking back and fourth, trying to stay warm…he’s definitely the baddest man on the planet.” https://youtu.be/Oww5zb0XvHg?t=2m10s You do not want to miss this exclusive interview by brooklynfights.com editor,...

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11 Years Old and Fighting Fierce: Summer Bronco

By Charlie Clark Today, Brooklynfights.com takes you behind the scenes of youth competition in one of the world’s most respected fighting disciplines, Muay Thai. Contributor, Charlie Clark, sat down with 11-year old die-hard competitor out of Virginia Beach, Summer “The Soul Crusher” Bronco. “Don’t ever let anyone tell you can’t fight because you’re a girl.” Summer, in the midst of childhood, but with discipline that far surpasses many adults, reportedly trains two or three hours a day, six days a week, out of Olympus Muay Thai and TAMA (Team Aguirre) in Virginia. The young dynamo is 14-1 in Muay Thai, and the Thai Boxing Association Sanctioned Authority North...

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