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    MIKEY GARCIA MAKES A STATEMENT WITH DOMINANT VICTORY AT BARCLAYS CENTER

    MIKEY GARCIA MAKES A STATEMENT WITH DOMINANT VICTORY AT BARCLAYS CENTER

    Mikey Garcia’s return to the ring continued to pick up speed with his second dominant performance at Barclays Center in the last year.

    The undefeated world lightweight champion was in control from the start against Adrien Broner, handing the former four-division world champ a decisive loss via unanimous decision in a junior welterweight bout.

    Garcia went 30 months without a fight before returning to handle Elio Rojas via a fifth-round TKO in Brooklyn a year ago. In January, he returned to the ranks of world champions when he knocked out Dejan Zlaticanin in the third round to become a three-division titlist.

    Moving up a weight class to meet Broner in a non-title fight, Garcia was the overwhelming aggressor. He took control from the start and ended up throwing nearly twice as many punches as Broner.

    Garcia improved to 37-0 (30 KOs) with the highest-profile win of his career, setting himself up to be a threat and a championship contender at any one of three weight classes.

    Jermall Charlo surrendered his IBF world super welterweight title to move up to middleweight, and quickly earned himself a shot at another title. The undefeated 27-year-old improved to 26-0 with his 20th knockout, finishing off Jorge Sebastian Heiland in the fourth round.

    In the world title eliminator, Charlo took over in the second round and dominated on the way to the fourth-round finish by TKO. Charlo is now the mandatory challenger for Gennady Golovkin’s middleweight title.

    Heavyweight Jarrell Miller and super flyweight Rau’shee Warren also earned victories, as did Irish Olympic champion Katie Taylor in her U.S. debut.

    OMAR FIGUEROA TRIUMPHS IN BOXING'S RETURN TO THE COLISEUM

    OMAR FIGUEROA TRIUMPHS IN BOXING'S RETURN TO THE COLISEUM

    After 19 months out of the ring, Omar Figueroa returned with a dominant performance against Robert Guerrero at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

    It was a night for comebacks. Thirty-one years after its last boxing event and three months after it reopened following an 18-month, $165 million renovation, the Coliseum hosted the debut of BROOKLYN BOXING On Long Island. After 22 fight cards at Barclays Center, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment brought its fight platform to Long Island for its inaugural event.

    Against the former four-division champion Guerrero, Figueroa took his shots in the first round. But Guerrero’s aggressive, in-close approach came with a price. As Figueroa loosened up, he consistently shook Guerrero’s exposed chin with tight uppercuts, repeatedly sending the veteran champion to the mat.

    Figueroa’s fifth knockdown came in the third round, and that was enough for the referee to call the fight. The former world lightweight champion improved to 27-0-1 with the victory, and at just 27 years old, is in fine shape to return to the championship conversation.

    The co-headline bout featured a collision of local, undefeated light heavyweight contenders. But it was a one-sided fight. Staten Island’s Marcus Browne, a 2012 U.S Olympian, registered a second-round TKO over Long Island’s own Seanie Monaghan. It was the first career loss for the rugged Long Beach fighter.

    Since a contested split decision win over Radivoje Kalajdzic at Barclays Center in April 2016, Browne has been on a tear. He dominated former title contender Thomas Williams Jr. in a sixth-round TKO in February, and had no problems with Monaghan.

    The 26-year-old Browne put the veteran on the mat less than a minute into the fight. He kept up the pressure in the second round, pounding Monaghan along the ropes before the fight was stopped. Browne improved to 20-0 with 15 knockouts.

    Returning to the ring for the first time since his heavyweight championship loss to Deontay Wilder, Artur Szpilka received an unpleasant surprise from Adam Kownacki. In the biggest fight of his career, Kownacki was dominant in his fourth-round knockout win.

    With a card filled with local Long Island talent, it was a triumphant return for boxing at the Coliseum.

    CHRIS ALGIERI FINDS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS OUTSIDE THE RING

    CHRIS ALGIERI FINDS RECIPE FOR SUCCESS OUTSIDE THE RING

    Chris Algieri isn’t done boxing. But seeing ahead, laying the foundation for the next chapter, has always been part of his program.

    It’s the kind of thinking that spurred him to transition from kickboxing to boxing, that had him earning his master’s degree while living the life of a pro fighter, cracking open physics textbooks in the car on the ride home from a workout.

    At the moment, the tracks carrying Algieri’s present and future are merging faster than expected. His foray into sports nutrition drew a new spotlight earlier this year for his work with Daniel Jacobs prior to the middleweight’s high-profile fight against Gennady Golovkin.

    The Long Island native Algieri and the Brooklyn-born Jacobs are both local fighters who have won championship belts, and they’re well known to Brooklyn Boxing fans. Jacobs has fought at Barclays Center five times, Algieri four times. There was an easy familiarity that came in handy when Algieri signed on to work with Jacobs during his training camp.

    From early-morning runs and conditioning to lights out, Algieri was steady company for Jacobs throughout camp. He’d prepare meals, watch tape and join Jacobs in the gym.

    “I wouldn’t have taken the job if I didn’t know Danny on a personal level and didn’t like him,” said Algieri. “Because you’ve got to spend eight weeks with a guy, day in and day out, you’ve got to get along with him. So we had that background where we were familiar and friendly. But spending that much time with someone, going through an experience like that, and me sharing my experiences in a similar situation, definitely a relationship was created out of that.

    “He’s a great guy. What he’s done is an incredible thing. The training camp was great. The whole team, everybody came together and Danny went out and performed great.”

    Jacobs went the distance with Golovkin, the undefeated champ who had knocked out his last 23 opponents, and drew strong reviews for his performance despite dropping the decision.

    Algieri found himself getting some more attention after being featured with Jacobs on 24/7, the behind-the-scenes preview of the run-up to the fight. The athletes from Long Island’s Stony Brook University that he’d been working with seemed a little more eager for his advice, and other athletes were reaching out to enlist his expertise.

    Algieri’s nutritional strategies focus on hydration and timing, when an athlete should get the right macro-nutrients, carbohydrates, fats and proteins relative to their workouts. The days immediately before a fight are crucial in terms of making weight, and then rehydrating, refeeding and refueling before the fighter gets into the ring.

    “I’ve always known that nutrition was going to be my career after boxing,” said Algieri. “I didn’t think it was going to overlap like that in terms of working with fighters during my own career. But the sky is the limit with that. I’ve been working on a book for a while, so that’s something I think that when it’s ready and the public is ready for it, that would be a great goal in my life to get that out there and get it published. From there, I like to teach. I like to talk to groups. I like public speaking. Being able to share my unique skill-set and experience is something that I think I’d like to do.”

    His interest in the field goes back more than a decade. After graduating from Long Island’s St. Anthony’s HS, Algieri stayed local for college at Stony Brook. He wanted to continue his kickboxing training on familiar ground, but he also had his eye on medical school.

    That plan was delayed as Algieri found success in kickboxing before switching over to boxing in 2008. He picked up his master’s degree from the New York Institute of Technology in 2011 while he was in the midst of winning his first 20 bouts. Unsatisfied with some of the answers he got from doctors over the years, he started doing his own research into the best ways to fuel and recover from a grueling schedule. Along the way, he became a reference for other fighters right in his own gym.

    “A lot of guys saw that I was always in great shape,” said Algieri. “They always said I had an internal gas tank. I would always train really hard. I was always the guy who could spar more rounds, I was always the guy who could run farther and faster. I made weight easier than everybody else. You’re going to notice that. ‘Why am I suffering and this guy’s not? This guy cuts more weight than me, but he looks fine. I’m working so hard and he can go longer than me.’ The guys started to realize that. Also my post-workout protocols and the foods that I brought with me, everyone started to notice that. When they started to ask me about it, I had scientific answers.”

    More and more people are coming to Algieri for those answers these days. While he counsels others, he’s also keeping himself in fighting shape. It’s been over a year since his last bout, but the former WBO world junior welterweight champ is anxious to get back in the ring.

    “I definitely needed some time off,” said Algieri. “That whole whirlwind of experience where I really didn’t get a chance to think back yet, it’s still kind of spinning. But that itch has never left me.”

    FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. CONOR McGREGOR PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH UNPRECEDENTED MONTH FOR BROOKLYN BOXING

    FLOYD MAYWEATHER VS. CONOR McGREGOR PRESS CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH UNPRECEDENTED MONTH FOR BROOKLYN BOXING

    Mayweather and McGregor to Hold Major East Coast Event at Barclays Center on July 13

    BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island Debuts with Premier Boxing Champions at NYCB LIVE’s Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 15

    Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia Face Off in Premier Boxing Champions Event at Barclays Center on July 29

    July will be an unprecedented month of major moments for BROOKLYN BOXING™, beginning on Thursday, July 13 when Barclays Center hosts a press conference with Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated matchup. The press conference, which will be open to the public, will be the only time the two fighters face off in person on the East Coast. 

    BROOKLYN BOXING on Long Island will make its debut at the newly-renovated NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, on Saturday, July 15 with a Premier Boxing Champions event featuring former world champions Omar “El Panterita” Figueroa (26-0-1, 18 KOs) and Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) in the main event, and five Long Island fighters on the undercard, including fan favorite Seanie Monaghan (28-0-0). This marks the first boxing event at the Coliseum since Mike Tyson headlined in 1986.

    Boxing returns to Barclays Center with its fourth fight card of the year on Saturday, July 29, with a Premier Boxing Champions showdown between four-division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 KOs), and three-division world champion Mikey Garcia (36-0, 30 KOs). The card also includes unbeaten former world champion Jermall Charlo (25-0, 19 KOs) facing Jorge Sebastian Heiland (29-4-2, 16 KOs) in a middleweight world title eliminator.

    “We are thrilled to have been chosen as one of the host venues for the Mayweather vs. McGregor press tour,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “The event kicks off a huge month for BROOKLYN BOXING that will see its expansion to Long Island and another world-class fight card in Brooklyn.”

    Complementary tickets to the Mayweather vs. McGregor press conference at Barclays Center are available NOW on Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be offered to fans on a first-come, first-served basis and will be limited to four per customer. Tickets will also be available at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center starting Saturday, July 8 at noon (if tickets are still available). Guests MUST have a ticket to enter the venue.

    JARRELL “BIG BABY’ MILLER RETURNS TO NATIVE BROOKLYN TO FACE FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER GERALD WASHINGTON ON BRONER vs. GARCIA UNDERCARD AT BARCLAYS CENTER ON JULY 29

    JARRELL “BIG BABY’ MILLER RETURNS TO NATIVE BROOKLYN TO FACE FORMER WORLD TITLE CHALLENGER GERALD WASHINGTON ON BRONER vs. GARCIA UNDERCARD AT  BARCLAYS CENTER ON JULY 29

    HOMECOMING MARKS END OF NEARLY ONE-YEAR HIATUS FOR UNDEFEATED CONSENSUS TOP-10 HEAVYWEIGHT

    Miller vs. Washington Highlights Will Be Featured on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®

    NEW YORK (July 6, 2017) – Consensus top-10 heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller will make his hometown debut just down the block from where he was born when he faces former world title challenger Gerald Washington at Barclays Center, the home of BROOKLYN BOXING, after an 11-month hiatus.

     

    The 6-foot-4, 285-pound undefeated Miller (18-0-1, 16 KOs) will meet dangerous heavyweight contender and former college football player, Washington (18-1-1, 12 KOs) in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, July 29. Highlights of Miller vs. Washington will air on SHOWTIME (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT), part of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING doubleheader headlined by Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia.

     

    Jarrell Miller is promoted by Salita Promotions in association with GCP and Big Baby Promotions.

     

    The confident and hard-hitting Miller has knocked out seven consecutive opponents since his pro debut in 2009. Following a voluntary layoff due to contractual disputes, the 28-year-old former professional kickboxer will take a step up in opposition when he faces Washington, a U.S. Navy veteran who challenged heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder earlier this year in a hard-fought bout.

     

    “The day has been set and it can’t come soon enough,” said Miller. “Fighting is my life and being able to make my debut at Barclays Center is beyond monumental. This will be a night to remember for me, my family and for the fans.”

     

    "Jarrell Miller is the heir to the heavyweight championship throne,” said Dmitriy Salita, President of Salita Promotions. “Like the great American heavyweights from Brooklyn, Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe, Jarrell has the skills and charisma to be the face of the heavyweight division.  Following in their footsteps I believe he is the next boxing superstar from the world famous borough."

     

    Ranked No. 5 by the WBO and No. 7 by the WBA and IBF, Miller earned three stoppage victories in 2016, including a third-round TKO over veteran Fred Kassi in his 2016 headlining fight on ShoBox: The New Generation, where he landed 57 percent of his power shots.

     

    “I’m a born, bred fighter,” Miller continued. “I’ve been fighting since Day 1. I’m good at everything – damn good at everything. I can box, I can slug, and I bring the pain. Every time I go into a fight, I look for the knockout. I’m fast, I’m powerful, and I’ve got a big damn mouth.”

     

    Charismatic and eloquent with an outspoken affinity for cheeseburgers, Miller doesn’t hesitate to dole out trash talk, especially when it comes to his opinion on the state of the heavyweight division and its big names.

     

    "The heavyweight division is gaining momentum overseas but it’s still wide open,” Miller continued. “Big Baby Miller has arrived to stay. I will shake up the division by turning it upside down and I will put not just my beloved hometown of Brooklyn on the map, but the entire United States of America.”

     

    The 6-foot-6 Washington, 35, is a well-rounded athlete from Vallejo, Calif. who turned to pro boxing in 2012. He played football under Pete Carroll and Steve Sarkisian at University of Southern California and was part of the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks practice squads before turning to boxing. Washington holds victories over experienced one-time Wladimir Klitschko foe Eddie Chambers and veteran Ray Austin. He will be making his East Coast debut on July 29.

     

    "I'd like to take this opportunity to personally welcome Big Baby Miller to big-time boxing," said Washington. "Big Baby Miller has done a lot of talking, I'll be looking to stop that talking from the moment the bell to start the fight rings."

     

    Tickets to the event are on sale now, and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, barclayscenter.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased at the American Express Box Office at Barclays Center. Group discounts are available by calling 844-BKLYN-GP. The Washington vs. Miller bout is promoted in association with TGB Promotions.

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