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Luis Collazo dedicates fight to LI girl

Boxer Luis Collazo attends GQ Barber Shop Grand

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Luis Collazo will be fighting for many things when he takes on Victor Ortiz on Jan. 30 at Barclays Center.

In addition to setting himself up for big money bout in the near future, the former WBA welterweight champion from Brooklyn will be fighting to impress Brookville 15-year-old Allie Genatt.

Genatt suffers from Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a disease that damages kidney...

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Broner: I'm the next Floyd Mayweather

Adrien Broner poses during press conference for Marcos

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Adrien Broner promised that Marcos Maidana will “bring something else” out of him.

Broner (27-0) a rising star, will be making second appearance in the ring as a welterweight when he takes on Maidana at the Alamodome on Saturday night on SHOWTIME.

The 24-year-old, in his most recent fight at Barclays Center last June, scored a split-decision win over Paulie Malignaggi.

It was his...

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Win over Judah energizes Malignaggi

Paulie Malignaggi.

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Isn’t it funny how one win can rejuvenate a boxer?

Paulie Malignaggi’s unanimous-decision win over Zab Judah on Saturday at Barclays Center apparently lit a fire under the “Magic Man”.

"This is an emotional win for me. It definitely allows me to continue boxing. If I had lost, I don't know that I would have wanted to continue,” Malignaggi said. “But this big win puts me in the right...

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Lara and Trout to fight for WBA title

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 03: Erislandy Lara

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Arguably two of the most avoided boxers in the sport, Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara will square off for the vacant WBA junior middleweight title this at Barclays Center, Saturday live on Showtime. Trout (26-1), fresh off a loss to Canelo Alvarez hopes to eventually get a rematch. Lara (18-1), meanwhile, who made is name off a controversial loss to Paul Williams in 2011, could soon find...

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Malignaggi shows respect for Judah

Paul Malignaggi, left, reacts after losing the WBA

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The respect that Brooklyn natives Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah have for each other has always been there. That fact was made even more evident during the Thursday press conference for their Saturday night fight at Barclays Center.

Both fighters, normally brash and cocky during press conferences, were complimentary and respectful toward each other in the Barclays Center main entrance on...

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Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi battle for Brooklyn

Zab Judah arrives at Mandalay Bay Resort during

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The battle for Brooklyn is on. Brooklyn boxers Paulie "Magic Man" Malignaggi (32-5) and Zab "Super" Judah (42-8) will square off on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center live on Showtime.

This is probably a fight that should've taken place a few years ago, but fans are likely to enjoy the matchup regardless.

Judah lost to Danny Garcia by unanimous decision at Barclays Center...

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Boxers impressed with Nets new trio

Boxers Danny Jacobs, Paulie Malignaggi and Peter Quillin

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Everyone seemed to be impressed with the Brooklyn Nets newest trio of Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Jason Terry.

Even fellow athletes were in awe as Brooklyn boxers Danny Jacobs, Paulie Malignaggi and Peter Quillin were on hand for the introductory press conference held at the Barclays Center on Thursday.

The three boxers posed with Garnett....

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Neutral Corner top 10: Floyd No. 1

Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, reacts toward his father

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1. Floyd Mayweather Jr., welterweight (44-0): Floyd is back in the top spot. Truth be told, it was an easy decision since Andre Ward has been inactive for so long. His win over Robert Guerrero on Cinco de Mayo proved he still has it. His September 14 bout against Canelo Alvarez is more proof that Mayweather is finally ready to put everything on the line.

2. Canelo Alvarez, junior middleweight...

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Broner and Malignaggi talk a good game

Adrien Broner celebrates after beating Gavin Rees of

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Maybe WBA welterweight champ Paulie Malignaggi and Adrien Broner don’t need to fight at the Barclays Center on June 22. The two talk such a good game that they should go on tour with Mike Tyson. Their opening press conference was a lesson in how to promote a show and how to keep people fully engaged. Neither fighter is a stranger to critiquing his opponent in a comical way.

Paulie Malignaggi:...

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Garcia, Quillin, big winners

Super middleweight contender Peter Quillin poses. July 6,

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Danny Garcia: Garcia stayed undefeated after holding off a game Zab Judah at the Barclays Center on Saturday night. Garcia still isn’t a huge draw, so getting a fight against the elite fighters at 140 and 147 would still be an uphill climb. That notwithstanding, Garcia (26-0) proved he’s ready for the big time. Some would like to see a Garcia-Juan Manuel Marquez or even a Garcia-Tim...

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