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Shoot the 5: Season 2, Ep1

Welcome to the second season of Shoot the 5, Brooklyn Fights’ podcast that takes you inside the world of combat sports, from ring to cage. Host Xavier Porter and co-host, Patrick DeMoss, catch us up on recent events in boxing and...

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DAZN and Matchroom Boxing begin 2019 with a huge bang in the heart of NYC

By Xavier Porter | January 12, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY In the sport and business of boxing, nothing remains the same. There’s constant movement between the fighters, their trainers, and promoters. Added to the mix of these variables, fight fans need to take into consideration of how venues are selected to showcase these cards as well as the actual networks that the fights will be televised. In the year of 2018, DAZN added boxing to its streaming platform to make things simpler for the fans of the sport to view their favorite fighters. In addition to this fantastic marketing...

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Terence Crawford vs Amir Khan: Huge, career-defining fight for both men

By Xavier Porter | January 12, 2019 | Brooklyn, NY The press tour to officially announce the WBO Welterweight Championship fight between current undefeated champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (34-0, 25 KOs) vs former 2x World Champion Amir “King” Khan (33-4, 20 KOs) will kick off on Tuesday, January 15 at The Landmark London Hotel’s The Drawing Room in the United Kingdom. The fight was slated to take place on 4/20 at Madison Square Garden. A news conference is due to take place early next week to announce the venue as to whether if the fight will take place in...

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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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FIGHTNIGHT LIVE TO ECLIPSE FOUR MILLION VIEWS WITH HOLIDAY SPECIAL

Posted by Xavier Porter | Queens, NY | December 5, 2018 For Immediate Release FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Looks to Eclipse Four Million Views with Holiday Special on Friday, Dec.7 in Jamaica, Queens Fan-friendly, interactive FREE platform to close out 2018 at home in New York. Online: https://www.facebook.com/FaceFIGHTNIGHTLIVE/ At just under four million series views headed into its final show of 2018, FIGHTNIGHT LIVE Powered by Everlast, will celebrate the Holiday Season at home in New York City this coming Friday. A terrific card featuring an abundance of Five Boroughs-based fighters will be on display to round out the year on...

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Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding: The World Awaits

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | New York, NY “If I can make it here I can make it anywhere. NEW YORK NEW YORK NEW YORK!!!” The famous lyrics sung by the late great Frank Sinatra is synonymous with people coming to the city, looking to accomplish their big dreams and life aspirations. For Canelo Alvarez, the red carpet has been drawn out, courtesy of Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing, and DAZN. Alvarez, the pay-per view star, will look to cash in early on his 11-fight deal with global sports streaming leader DAZN as he challenges Rocky...

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Adonis Stevenson vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk: No One Beats Father Time

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | Brooklyn, NY Last night, on Showtime Boxing, ahead of the PPV WBC heavyweight championship match-up between Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury, 41-year-old WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson stepped back in the ring in the Centre Videotron at Quebec City to make another defense of his title. The Haitian-born Stevenson (29-2-1, 24 knockouts) was making an impressive tenth defense of his title, against a young, hungry lion in the Ukraine’s Oleksandr Gvozdyk. What took place has drastically reshaped the light heavyweight division and the lives of both men. Gvozdyk dismantled the...

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Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury: Wilder scored a draw, Fury won the people

By Xavier Porter | December 2, 2018 | Staple Center, LA For the past few months, I’ve covered and watched countless boxing matches. Some on television and others by being ringside. As an avid writer, sometimes you develop what is known as “writer’s block.” When covering the sport of boxing it can make you feel as though your voice is not being heard. However, last night’s heavyweight championship fight between WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder vs Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury moved me to pick up my pen (keyboard so to speak) and share my thoughts on a fight...

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HBO and Main Events: One Last Walk on the Boardwalk

By Xavier Porter | November 25, 2018 | Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City As mentioned before, HBO has decided to not go forward with producing fight cards. The network’s last broadcast of impactful championship fights is scheduled to take place on December 8. On that night, the world will get to see the top of the top in females boxing as current undisputed welterweight champion Cecelia Braekhus defends her titles and current IBF, WBA, WBC Middleweight Champion Claressa Shields seeks to grab the final piece to middleweight supremacy in fighting for the vacant WBO Middleweight Title. However,...

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Daniel Jacobs wins IBF Middleweight Title | positions for mega-fight with Canelo Alvarez

By Frank Bartolini (Veteran Journalist and Contributor) | Hulu Theater, NY | October 28, 2018 Eddie Hearn and his band at MatchRoom Boxing Promotions are not the Beatles or The Rolling Stones, still his pugilistic British invasion resembles an inaugural rock tour of the USA. Things got started in early October in middle of America (Chicago); a couple weeks later Boston; seven days “The Big Apple” New York City. All these nights featured championship fights and numerous world class boxers. On this fight night, excited boxing fans from around the five boroughs, filled all the fifty six hundred seats...

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