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09/15/2021

I had a really fine time working with Mykal Fox. Fine fine fighter and just as good a person

One. TysonFury said he took ONE of the two recommended vaccine shots, because he didn't want to get sick from the second...
07/16/2021
FALKENTALK: Gayle Keeps It Really Real Re: Tyson Fury Vaccination Fail

One. TysonFury said he took ONE of the two recommended vaccine shots, because he didn't want to get sick from the second shot so close to fight time.

OK, then why didn't he get the shots in February..or March...or April..or May...or June, then? Get second shot, feel crummy for a day, maybe, and then know your immune system is about 95% better suited to deal with a coronavirus infection. But no, Fury did it his way, and effed things up big time.

Gayle Lynn Falkenthal makes a hard point, a great point: That Fury's vaccination fail doesn't impact just him and Deontay Wilder...what about all the people who were going to work and make money to help make ends meet in Las Vegas July 24?

Fury has oodles of money in a vault, it seems like he doesn't care that much. But he should...And, Gayle says, he owes a proper apology to all THOSE people for fu***ng up.

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There is no bigger stage in boxing than a heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas, Nevada. Apologies to Madison Square Garden and Wembley Stadium. One week

Joe Higgins had his heart torn when his fighter Patrick Day died from head trauma sustained in an Oct. 12, 2019 match in...
07/01/2021
Where Are They Now: Boxing Coach Joe Higgins - NY FIGHTS

Joe Higgins had his heart torn when his fighter Patrick Day died from head trauma sustained in an Oct. 12, 2019 match in Chicago. The trainer has had to wrestle with trauma before, he worked the 9/11 World Trade Center dig-out during his stint as a firefighter, and his older brother was found in the rubble two plus weeks after the towers went down in NYC.

Here's how Higgins is working to keep the grief from being completely oppressive.

Joe Higgins has come full circle and returned to the place where it all started for him. Can he now take the Marines to the Nationals?

Benitez has plenty of feats to boast about...But that shouldn't be the case, Wilfred Benitez belongs to be grouped with ...
06/24/2021
There Were Not Just Four Kings-The Case for Wilfred Benitez As The Fifth King - NY FIGHTS

Benitez has plenty of feats to boast about...But that shouldn't be the case, Wilfred Benitez belongs to be grouped with Roberto Duran, Ray Leonard, Tommy Hearns and Marvin Hagler.

He should be in with "The Five Kings."

By Jacob Rodriguez

Wilfred Benitez should be the fifth King, because his resume matches up nicely with Hagler, Hearns, Leonard and Duran.

At least now people are being more honest that the risk aversion and focus on defense is simply not entertaining to the ...
06/13/2021
Tim Bradley Says Portions Of Shakur Stevenson Fight Almost Put Him To Sleep - NY FIGHTS

At least now people are being more honest that the risk aversion and focus on defense is simply not entertaining to the masses....Analyst Tim Bradley twice said on ESPN that at times he had trouble staying awake while watching the Shakur Stevenson fight against Jeremiah Nakathila, who was heavily overmatched.

His record indicated that he’d maybe have a “punchers’ chance” against Shakur Stevenson, the 23 year old New Jersey native who is maybe the best defender in all of boxing. You saw after two minutes or so on Saturday evening from the Virgin Hotel in Vegas and on ESPN that Jeremiah Nakathila w...

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06/12/2021
2+2=5 - NY FIGHTS

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Agit Kabayel fought Kevin Johnson in Magdeburg and then some of his fans got in the act, melted down and threw chairs.

Thank you Robert Mladinich for typing up this story on Keith Mullings, the Jamaica native who moved to Brooklyn, and exc...
05/31/2021
Ten Count For Keith Mullings - NY FIGHTS

Thank you Robert Mladinich for typing up this story on Keith Mullings, the Jamaica native who moved to Brooklyn, and excelled on the football field.

He took up boxing in the armed service and despite the late start and lack of experience, was able to campaign at a world class level.

Keith Mullings didn’t let a so so record drag down his confidence. His upset of Terry Norris gained “Brooklyn” a load of fans.

New effort by the esteemed Robert Mladinich. Jack Dempsey's popularity soared as a champ, and he stayed beloved in the e...
05/12/2021
Jack Dempsey, An Awesome Man and Champion - NY FIGHTS

New effort by the esteemed Robert Mladinich. Jack Dempsey's popularity soared as a champ, and he stayed beloved in the eyes of the public for the rest of his days.

Jack Dempsey enjoyed rock-star level popularity, and he was the most adored and commercially powerful fighter of his era.

The top pound for pound boxer Canelo Alvarez gets the win, as he forces Billy Joe Saunders to stay on his stool after ei...
05/09/2021
Canelo Makes Billy Joe Saunders Quit On His Stool After 8 Rounds - NY FIGHTS

The top pound for pound boxer Canelo Alvarez gets the win, as he forces Billy Joe Saunders to stay on his stool after eight rounds in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium.

The scrap screened on DAZN, and many watchers accused Saunders of being a "quitter," but he went to the hospital post-fight, to tend to a wounded right eye. His right orbital bone may have been fractured, it was reported.

Alvarez after said he's keen to go after Caleb Plant next, as Plant holds the IBF super middleweight belt, and Canelo has all the other 168 straps.

What did YOU think about this fight?

Canelo beat Billy Joe Saunders by TKO-8, after Saunders refused to come out for round nine in Texas, and on DAZN.

Brooklyn-born Teofimo A. Lopez is pumped to be fighting in Miami, as his family moved to the region when he was 6. The l...
03/16/2021
Teofimo Lopez in brand-building mode, that means fight is looming, and there's tequila to talk about - The Ring

Brooklyn-born Teofimo A. Lopez is pumped to be fighting in Miami, as his family moved to the region when he was 6. The lightweight champ is also happy to be aligned with the #OneWithLifeOrganicTequila brand, along with Larry Holmes, Boom Boom Ray Mancini and Maureen Shea.

Click and read, he tells his plans for what MIGHT come next after Kambosos fight.

Teofimo Lopez, the lightweight champion, is excited to be part of the brand building team for One With Life Organic Tequila.

Our man Abraham Gonzalez takes a deep dive into the man, the myth, the troubled "Can Man," Adrien Broner.
01/22/2021
Is Adrien Broner Still The CAN Man? - NY FIGHTS

Our man Abraham Gonzalez takes a deep dive into the man, the myth, the troubled "Can Man," Adrien Broner.

Adrien Broner has been giving chance after chance to get his boxing career back on track. Question is, Can he do it at age thirty-one?

Something different for youse. Wrestler Danny Limelight, from Brooklyn and the Marines Corps, is on the ascent in that w...
01/14/2021
Danny LimeLight: Brooklyn We Go Hard! - NY FIGHTS

Something different for youse. Wrestler Danny Limelight, from Brooklyn and the Marines Corps, is on the ascent in that world. Abraham Gonzalez did a Q n A with the talented athlete.

The Brooklyn bred Danny LimeLight is heading in the direction of stardom. Abe speaks to him and gets into USMC, wrestling and family.

Joe Winters, a former pro boxer and then promoter, passed away at age 54, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Suffolk Count...
01/06/2021
Rest In Peace, Boxing Fixture Joe Winters, Long Island, NY Business Titan - NY FIGHTS

Joe Winters, a former pro boxer and then promoter, passed away at age 54, on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. The Suffolk County, Long Island resident helped build a waste management business to become an East Coast giant in that space.

Friends, like Lou DiBella, Gerry Cooney and Adam Glenn remember Winters, who was felled by COVID, with heavy praise.

COVID took Long Island businessman and former professional boxer Joe Winters, at age 54, on January 5, 2021.

I added a quite lengthy testimonial from a woman who has known Strawsburg for years, and says he is totally upstanding. ...
01/04/2021
No, I Didn't Pull A Cancer Scam, Says Podcaster Jonathan Leir aka Jonny Straws - NY FIGHTS

I added a quite lengthy testimonial from a woman who has known Strawsburg for years, and says he is totally upstanding.

Also, a few people asked about motivation....How much money was raised, if that was the impetus. Unclear, beyond a few folks on the internets, there isn't a big batch of folks coming out and saying they responded to video pleas. I tried to address that a bit more....

Podcaster/tout Jonathan Leir ex Jonathan Strawsburg ex Jonny Straws denies that he faked having non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Boxing is used to shadiness and bizarro stories, but here's a new one. Podcaster Jonathan Leir stands accused of faking ...
12/30/2020
No, I Didn't Pull A Cancer Scam, Says Podcaster Jonathan Leir aka Jonny Straws - NY FIGHTS

Boxing is used to shadiness and bizarro stories, but here's a new one. Podcaster Jonathan Leir stands accused of faking having end stage cancer, to elicit sympathy, which he allegedly raised funds off of. LEIR, born Jonathan Strawsburg, denies the charge and says he has legal team ready to hit back at people defaming him.

Podcaster/tout Jonathan Leir ex Jonathan Strawsburg ex Jonny Straws denies that he faked having non-Hodgkins lymphoma.

Get to know Asa Stevens, out of Hawaii, signed to SPLIT-T and Golden Boy Boxing. He makes his pro debut Saturday, on the...
12/29/2020
NYF Pro Debut Alert: Asa Stevens - NY FIGHTS

Get to know Asa Stevens, out of Hawaii, signed to SPLIT-T and Golden Boy Boxing. He makes his pro debut Saturday, on the card topped by Ryan Garcia.

Asa Stevens is ready to make his Pro debut on the first major event of 2021. Will this young fighter from Hawaii make an impact next year?

Our man Abraham Gonzalez has a good handle on how the games are changing, how social media and athletes crafting their o...
12/24/2020
Digital Streaming & Social Media: Boxing 2020 & Beyond Part II - NY FIGHTS

Our man Abraham Gonzalez has a good handle on how the games are changing, how social media and athletes crafting their own self marketing plan is not an unwise play.

Abe revisits the hot topic of digital streaming and social media within the boxing sphere.How important is it to a fighter to develop it?

GREAT COLUMN by Abraham Gonzalez.Here is a comprehensive list of fighters you gotta have on your radar NOW, who are like...
12/23/2020
Around the Curve with Abe Presents: Class of 2021 - NY FIGHTS

GREAT COLUMN by Abraham Gonzalez.

Here is a comprehensive list of fighters you gotta have on your radar NOW, who are likely to make big leaps in 2021!

Abe takes a look at who he feels is primed and ready to taker a giant leap in 2021. If you haven't, place these young guns on your radar!

Fine work here from David E Phillips.Boxing had two well known DAVEY MOORES, and they have more in common than not.Boxin...
12/22/2020
The Two Davey Moores - NY FIGHTS

Fine work here from David E Phillips.

Boxing had two well known DAVEY MOORES, and they have more in common than not.

Boxing ain't a game, friends.

One Davey Moore made in into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, the other one rose high and fell fast, within the sweet science sphere.

What has prospect KARLOS BALDERAS been up to? Abe checks in, and gets the scoop on what was going on leading up to his f...
12/22/2020
Training Camp Check-In: Karlos Balderas - NY FIGHTS

What has prospect KARLOS BALDERAS been up to? Abe checks in, and gets the scoop on what was going on leading up to his first loss. Also, Karlos has new management and a new trainer. CLICK n READ

Abe checks in with Super Featherweight Prospect Karlos Balderas as he looks to regain the momentum he had last year. See what he had to say.

Gennadiy Golovkin beats up Polish challenger Kamil Szeremeta, ref pulls the plug after seven rounds. GGG your winner, vi...
12/19/2020
GGG Beats Down Pole Szeremeta, Gets Four Knockdowns, Stoppage Win After 7 Rounds - NY FIGHTS

Gennadiy Golovkin beats up Polish challenger Kamil Szeremeta, ref pulls the plug after seven rounds. GGG your winner, via technical knockout.

IBF having this lad as No. 1 rated middleweight is not to their credit. This man was here for a reason and he succeeded in that way.

That's not to demean Szeremeta; he gets props from me for not looking for a soft spot to nap by round four. Also, he took some body shots that would have dropped many a man.

"The old GGG is back," some will say, and no, that's not the case. He's 38. But this outing helps bang the drums louder for a third Canelo fight, and gets folks thinking plenty more big drama shows are to come. Maybe they are...We shall see.

Middleweight Gennadiy Golovkin beat Kamil Szeremta on Friday, Dec. 18, in Hollywood, Florida, and on DAZN.

Evander Holyfield, age 58, is seeking a third fight with Mike Tyson. They fought in 1996, then again in 1997. This match...
12/11/2020
Evander Holyfield Tells Ak & Barak Tyson Fight Likely Happens - NY FIGHTS

Evander Holyfield, age 58, is seeking a third fight with Mike Tyson.

They fought in 1996, then again in 1997. This match would be an "exhibition," same as the Nov. 28 Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones event.

Holyfield spoke to Ak and Barak on SiriusXM.

Evander Holyfield, age 58, on the SiriusXM Ak and Barak show said that he thinks he will fight Mike Tyson for a third time, in an exhibition.

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LMAO, this dude thinks female Boxers should get Paid like men. Where exactly do you expect to find $30 Million for a female Boxer? Pointing out marketability and free markets does not make someone sexist. Facts might hurt, but AJ,DW, heck, even a flyweight like Chocolatito, bring FAR MORE MONEY into THE GAME than ANY female Boxer on Earth. So again, where are you going to get $30 Million to Pay the women from? I thought so, libby. And you wanted to "Tell" on me to my wife by sending her a copy of what I wrote. And she threw it back in your face and you blocked her. Didn't work out so well, huh? For the record she can't stand seeing women Fighting either. She sure likes Manny Pacquiao though. And Manny is a conservative. Read up on his views on g**s (which we agree with)!
LMAO, this dude thinks female Boxers should get Paid like men. Where exactly do you expect to find $30 Million for a female Boxer? Pointing out marketability and free markets does not make someone sexist. Facts might hurt, but AJ,DW, heck, even a flyweight like Chocolatito, bring FAR MORE MONEY into THE GAME than ANY female Boxer on Earth. So again, where are you going to get $30 Million to Pay the women from? I thought so, libby. And you wanted to "Tell" on me to my wife by sending her a copy of what I wrote. And she threw it back in your face and you blocked her. Didn't work out so well, huh? For the record she can't stand seeing women Fighting either. She sure likes Manny Pacquiao though. And Manny is a conservative. Read up on his views on g**s (which we both agree with)!