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Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell Announces New Fight

By Nat Wilkins Brooklynfights.com caught up with Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2) who gave us the scoop on an upcoming fight, taking place on July 24th at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, New York. An opponent is still being finalized. Brooklynfights.com will bring you a full pre-fight interview with Burrell as the fight date approaches. Read our last interview with him here. Be sure to watch our sync up with Burrell, filmed Tuesday at Gleason’s Gym where he trains: Also check out this footage of Bang Bang shadowboxing last...

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Canadian Heavyweight, Paul P-Mac MacKenzie

By Charlie Clark Paul “P-Mac” MacKenzie (7-0, 5 KO), currently the sixth ranked Canadian Heavyweight, and the fighting pride of Edmonton, Alberta, sat down with Brooklynfights’ newest contributor, Charlie Clark, for a pro boxing interview before MacKenzie’s June 12 fight. “P-Mac” won by way of a third round knockout. Could a matchup with Donovan “Razor” Ruddock, Canada’s third ranked heavyweight, be on the horizon? “My biggest inspiration is my Father. He has been to every class, every game, and every training session since I started sports.” When did you know you wanted to be a fighter? After getting my black belt...

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Shawn “Killa” Cameron Stalks July 8 Dibella Card

By Nathaniel Wilkins NYC’s own Shawn “Killa” Cameron, training out of the world famous Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn, recently announced an upcoming pro boxing fight on Dibella Entertainment’s July 8 card at BB King’s, located in Manhattan’s Times Square area. Southpaw super welterweight Cameron seeks to expand his pro boxing record to 10-0 in a scheduled 8 rounder with Franciso Javier Reza (14-3-0)  of Pantera, Mexico. “I’m fighting a guy by the name of Francisco Reza,” Killa told Brooklynfights.com. “I know he’s tall, Mexican and has been around and has fought a lot of people. I’m just looking to go in there and do what...

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Pro Boxing Prospect Alicia Napoleon Lands Next Fight

By Nathaniel Wilkins Lou Dibella’s Dibella Entertainment has announced a new pro boxing event to take place on July 8, at BB King’s, located in NYC’s Times Square. The card features several up-and-comers boxing fans should keep a close eye on, including fighters actively followed by Brooklynfights.com. As the date approaches, we’ll bring you more updates and new interviews with a number of fighters on the card. For starters, we caught up with NYC pro boxing prospect, Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon, who is quickly climbing the ladder to bigger and better fights. She claimed some $30,000 in ticket sales...

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Pro Boxing Interview: Dean Burrell

By Adam Ewing Brooklynfights.com recently sat down with boxing prospect, Dean “Bad Newz” Burrell (10-1, 7 KOs) to talk shop. The super lightweight of Jamaican heritage grew up in England where he cut his teeth in the amateurs. For the last several years, Burrell has resided in New York, and he  trains out of the historic Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. Dean’s identical twin brother, Scott Burrell, is also a pro boxer, and it is he to whom Dean refers in some of the passages below. “In London, for young black kids growing up, there is a high chance to get involved in stuff...

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Becoming a Women’s World Champ with Sonya Lamonakis

Brooklynfights.com gets the inside scoop on women’s boxing and the path to personal achievement from world heavyweight champion, Sonya “The Scholar” Lamonakis. During a recent morning at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, we explored topics such as how Lamonakis got into boxing and the balance of her professional life as a teacher with sport. Among other topics, Lamonakis also discussed the state of women’s boxing and where she thinks it’s headed. Watch the video now: Presented by Brooklynfights.com Directed by Horatio Baltz & Melanie Hoff Edited by Horatio Baltz Lamonakis was scheduled to compete in a May 30th match...

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Pre-Fight with Prospect Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon

Brooklynfights.com caught up with prospect, Alicia “The Empress” Napoleon (1-0) of Lindenhurst, Long Island in the week before her second pro fight, taking place at Resorts World in Queens, New York on May 30th. Having persevered through a string of prospective opponents that fell out in the runup to the fight, Napoleon is now scheduled to face Hungary’s Melinda Lazar, also 1-0. “I feel like I am going to knock her out.” “Originally I was supposed to fight a handful of girls,” she told brooklynfights.com. “We had altogether 4 girls pull out. So I am on my fifth opponent....

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Exclusive Interview: Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells

Brooklynfights.com sat down with Keisher “Fire” McLeod-Wells (7-2) at Brooklyn’s Gleason’s Gym before her 5/30 title fight taking place at Resorts World Casino in Queens. Fire will face Particia Alcivar (8-3) in a rematch having defeated Alcivar via split decision in 2012.The upcoming bout is for the vacant USA New York State Flyweight title. You have a fight coming up for the USA New York State Flyweight title and currently hold the IBA World Flyweight Title. Your opponent, Particia Alcivar lost in a couple recent contentions before winning her last bout. What expectations do you have of her as a...

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Exclusive Interview: Noemi “NoNo” Bosques – Fights in Brooklyn 5/29

Brooklynfights.com interviewed Noemi “NoNo” Bosques (8-2-2) in the run-up to her bout against Brooklyn’s own Heather “The Heat” Hardy (12-0). The women are set to battle May 29th at Barclay’s Center on the Khan/Algieri under-card. Fans can expect fireworks in the ring as two decidedly aggressive and determined fighters go toe-to-toe. Bosques, who hails from Tampa, Florida, says she’s ready for Hardy, and not leaving anything to chance. “I realize that I have to bring it all. I have one chance and this is it. I am training kill or nothing.” Tell us about your training camp regimen in...

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Exclusive Interview: Boxing Champ, Heather “The Heat” Hardy

Brooklynfights.com caught up with WBC International Super Bantamweight title holder, Heather “The Heat” Hardy (12-0-0), at Brooklyn’s Gleason’s Gym, for an exclusive training camp interview. Hardy is preparing for a May 29th bout where she will face off against Florida’s Noemi “NoNo” Bosques (8-2-2) at Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, on the Khan-Algieri undercard. The fight will be streamed live on SpikeTV, and promises the trademark action-packed excitement for which The Heat is known. “I never get nervous if I am going to win or lose, because I know if I am going to die, I am going to die...

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