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Boxing Returns to Coney Island Boardwalk After 14 Years

By Nat Wilkins Salita Promotions yesterday announced that it will bring boxing back to the Coney Island boardwalk for the first time in 14 years. Boxer Dmitriy Salita’s Brooklyn Brawl promotion will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, with tickets available starting at just $15, making it a great opportunity to bring the whole family out for a fun evening, the likes of which New York City boxing fans haven’t seen since 2001. The event, dubbed “Boxing at the Beach” will take place at MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones baseball outfit. Gates open at 6 pm with the first bout kicking...

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Godzilla Cotto vs. Mothra Alvarez and King Kong Golovkin

By Mark Hampton   Follow Mark on Twitter @calmopinto92, and visit his blog.      In June, when Miguel Cotto knocked Daniel Geale out in the 4th round during a dominant performance at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the stage was set for boxing world to turn into a Japanese sci-fi flick. It stars Cotto as Godzilla, Canelo Alvarez as Mothra, and Gennady Golovkin as King Kong. Mothra Alvarez and King Kong Golovkin are causing chaos in the boxing world and Godzilla Cotto has just reestablished himself in NYC and is looking to balance the powers. The potential for epic ring clashes between these...

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Tyson, Holyfield and Hopkins Featured in “Champs” Documentary

By Nat Wilkins This weekend, my wife happened upon the new boxing documentary, Champs, on Netflix. Released in March of this year, it tells the story of coming up in poverty with boxing as the only escape route. The cast alone makes it worth watching – Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and personal favorite, Bernard Hopkins–are all prominently featured. New York City promoter, Lou Dibella brings in a business perspective that ties it all together nicely. As a boxing fan, I found the documentary to be fascinating and well done. It talks about how each of the three fighters came...

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New Site Helps You Find Sparring Partners: Introducing SparGym

By Nat Wilkins When Oleksiy Shevchukevych, the founder of SparGym.com, reached out to us last week, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard of the new site. Just a few days earlier, it had streamed through our @bkfights Twitter feed, and caught my attention. “This fills a real need, if it works out,” I thought to myself. I’d dare to venture that most boxers, either amateur or pro, have at times struggled to find equally matched sparring partners, or perhaps wanted more variety than they’ve been able to source. After all, it’s good training to get in the ring with people bringing as many...

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New York City’s Top Boxing Gyms

The heart of boxing thrives in the New York metropolitan area. Whether you’re an aspiring Ali or a regular working stiff who wants to take your fitness to the ultimate level, there are several gyms throughout the city that will do the trick. You do not need to be experienced before stepping foot in a facility, as many gyms offer training for those looking to learn the ropes. Brooklynfights.com is here to help you find the right spot. Gleason’s Gym – 77 Front St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 Ph: (718) 797-2872 This is perhaps the most famous boxing gym in...

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A Night of Fights in Winston-Salem: Ruiz/Miller Win – Post Fight Interview

By Adam Ewing and Nat Wilkins Brooklyn’s own Renan Ruiz did his talking in the ring, and improved to 6-1-1, outboxing Kevin Cooper (1-2) for another unanimous decision victory (60-54, 60-54, 59-55). Early Sunday morning brooklynfights.com caught up with Renan, and he was gracious enough to take us through his second win of the month. “I made every punch count.” “I just outboxed him with counter-punches and by circling the ring. Occasionally we would trade, and I would get the better of him. I think I was the bigger puncher. He did get hurt a couple times. I hit him with one body shot that I...

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Scotty Burrell Fights 7/24 in NYC: Get Tickets Now

By Nat Wilkins Brooklynfights.com has confirmed that Scotty “Bang Bang” Burrell (9-2, 6 KO) will be fighting July 24th at the Masonic Temple in Brooklyn, NY. Doors open at 6:30, with fights starting at 7. Show some support for a promising Brooklyn prospect by getting your tickets directly from Scott ($60/$100)–hit him up at 718-510-5473. “My goal is to become a world champion. This is one step closer for me now.” The show is being put on by Uprising Promotions, and it looks to be a choc full night of boxing with some 13 bouts scheduled. View the card at boxrec. Burrell...

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Boxing and Booze at Overthrow New York: Fitness with an Edge

By Nat Wilkins It was a steamy summer night in New York City – the kind of evening where just stepping out into the stew makes you break a sweat. After a hard day of work, my wife and I converged on 9 Bleeker Street in Manhattan, where the new Overthrow New York boxing club resides in a typical, old Greenwich Village tenement-style building. Editor’s Note: Look for our interview with Ronica Jeffrey next week, who teaches at Overthrow when she’s not in the ring with other pros. With pride, owner Joey Goodwin tells us the space was once...

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. and His Final Fight?

By Mark Hampton Editors note: Brooklynfights.com welcomes new contributor, Mark Hampton, a true boxing fan and skilled wordsmith. We look forward his contributions and the fresh perspective he brings to the site. Follow Mark on Twitter @calmopinto92, and visit his blog.    With September on the boxing world’s front step, the eyes and ears of most fans are now fixated upon Floyd Mayweather Jr. awaiting the decision of who will be his final foe under the lucrative Showtime contract. We know it will be in Vegas and it will happen Sept 12, that has already been decided. The only...

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Big Night of Boxing at BB’s: Cameron, LesPierre and Napoleon Win

By Nat Wilkins Last night, Brooklynfights.com was in the house at BB King’s in Times Square for Lou Dibella’s Broadway Boxing card. It was a lengthy card with some 11 fights capping the night, but there was plenty of action in the ring to keep fans engaged – even the earlier fights were slug-fests for the most part. All three of the fighters closely covered by brooklynfights.com won their matches with relative ease, albeit not without some drama. Stay tuned for our follow-up with AJ from AJKnowzBoxing, coming soon. Shawn Cameron vs. Francisco Javier Reza Shawn “Killa” Cameron who...

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