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Inside the Philippines: A Local Perspective on the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

After years of anticipation, the mega-fight of the century is upon us. Today, Brooklynfights.com reports on a unique perspective from inside the Philippines via an interview conducted with fight fan, aspiring boxer and fitness trainer, Paul Martin Gabatan. The interview took place in Cebu. “Pacquiao has given so much influence to us, most especially to the poor people. He has shown us that poverty is indeed not a hindrance to success.”   Where will you watch the May-Pac fight, and with whom? Pacquiao fights are always something to look forward to and usually it’s spent with friends over a...

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Exclusive Interview: British Boxing Champ Martin “The Quiet Man” Gethin

Brooklynfights.com goes across the pond to catch up with British pro boxer, Martin “The Quiet Man” Gethin (25-7-1). The 5’6” 31 year old super lightweight has held a number of titles throughout his 11 year career, including the IBF International Lightweight Title, and most recently, the BBofC British Lightweight Title. You held the BBofC British Lightweight Title from January of 2013 until May of 2014, when you lost to Derry Matthews. Just a few months later you challenged Terry Flanagan for it, but weren’t able to reclaim the belt. Tell us about that sequence of events. I won the...

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Exclusive Interview: Frank “Notorious” Galarza aka “The Brooklyn Rocky”

Brooklynfights.com caught up with Frank “Notorious” Galarza, one of the borough’s most promising boxers. Dubbed “The Brooklyn Rocky,” the super welterweight boasts an excellent 17-0-2 pro record. Galarza is among the borough’s most well-known up-and-comers, with three of his fights thus far having been televised on Showtime’s ShoBox. You won the USA NYS Super Welterweight title in September 2013, and have had an impressive string of victories since. On April 10th, with a TV audience on Shobox, you stopped Belgian, Sheldon Moore, with a 3rd round KO. What’s next for Frank Galarza? Hopefully more TV. My plan is to...

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Exclusive Interview: Jonathan “El Conquistador” Cepeda

Brooklyn-based pro boxer, Jonathan “El Conquistador” Cepeda joins Brooklynfights.com for an exclusive interview. Cepeda cites his tenacity, upbringing and faith as the key ingredients in his success in the ring. You have a standout pro record of 17-1, and are ranked 45 in the US, in the middleweight division. At age 30, you’re in your physical prime. What’s your plan to break into the realm of ultra-elite fighters on the national stage? My plan is to get signed with a top promoter and be ready when I get back on the national televised circuit. You’ve talked about learning to...

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Exclusive Interview: Hot Prospect, Ian “Young General” Green

Brooklynfights.com caught up with middleweight prospect Ian “Young General” Green (3-0) in the run-up to his next fight, taking place this Saturday, 4/18 at Paramount Theater in Huntington, Long Island, where he will square off against Marlon Farr (4-8). Green, who has won all three of his professional bouts by early-round TKO, is also scheduled to fight at Madison Square Garden in June. You had a big fight on April 28th against Jess Noriega, in Virginia. It was your third pro fight, and your third consecutive TKO. You took him down with an impressive power punch. Tell us about...

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Exclusive Interview: World Heavyweight Champion, Sonya Lamonakis

Brooklynfights.com joins World Heavyweight Champion, Sonya Lamonakis for an exclusive interview at Gleason’s Gym in Brooklyn. A dedicated NYC public school teacher, Lamonakis speaks of turning crisis into empowerment in her own life, as well as the importance of discipline and respect inside and out of the ring. You’ve achieved world champion status in the women’s heavyweight division and are currently ranked #2 in the US/ 3 Worldwide, according to Boxrec. What’s next for Sonya Lamonakis in boxing? I have a May 30th match coming up which will be my second world title fight for the UBF, which is...

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Exclusive Interview: Prospect, Renan Ruiz

Brooklynfights.com caught up with prospect Renan Ruiz (4-1-1) (3 kos) in Brooklyn this week. Ruiz fights this Saturday, 4/18, at the Main Street Armory in Rochester, NY. The 5’6″ super-welterweight southpaw will go toe-to-toe with Brian Goldsby (2-1) in a 6 round fight. You have a fight coming up Saturday in Rochester. Tell us about your training camp regimen and mindset going into that bout. This is probably the best training camp I ever had. I’ve had many changes including my head trainer and assistant trainer. l am still the same cut person and it has simply just been...

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Exclusive Interview: Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell

Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2) joins Brooklynfights.com for an exclusive interview. Brooklyn-based Burrell fights March 28 at Resorts World Casino in Queens, NY. What’s your training camp regimen? For this fight I’ve been training 6 days a week, twice sometimes 3 times a day. I’m usually in the boxing gym early morning for my regular training which usually on non-sparring days entails 30 minutes of shadow boxing, 12 rounds of heavy bag work, circuits and ab work. Then a 15 minute jump rope to conclude. I have at times hit the heavy bag for an hour non-stop to push...

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Exclusive Pre-Fight Interview: Shawn “Killa” Cameron

Brooklynfights.com caught up with pro boxer, Shawn “Killa” Cameron (8-0), in the run-up to his fight, taking place this Friday at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, NY. We went behind the scenes with the super welterweight southpaw at the world famous Gleason’s Gym, as he prepared to face Aaron Drake (14-7) in Friday’s bout. You have a fight coming up next Friday, 4/10 at Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn. Tells us about your training camp regimen and mindset going into that bout. It’s all mental. What I’ve been doing differently this time, I’ve been going to different gyms to...

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Exclusive: Shelito Vincent Post-Fight Check-In

With her Friday victory against Christina Ruiz, Shelly “Shelito’s Way” Vincent successfully defended the super bantamweight UBF World Title while claiming the vacant IBA belt. Brooklynfights.com caught up with the champ for her take on how the evening unfolded. “Fight night was poppin’. The crowd was large and insane – packed arena to sellout capacity,” said Vincent. “I had a UD decision. It was an easier fight than I expected but she was tough as nails and strong. Once I cracked her she started with the running. I gave her two rounds. The rest were mine.” Shelito added, “Cool...

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