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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Brooks and Groenteman Update

Mike "Lefty" Brooks is slated to face Joey Arroyo on August 11 at the Plattduetsche Restaurant in his home county of Long Island, New York. Brooks last fought in May, a fight in which he earned his second career KO.

Brooks (7-0, 2 KOs) will be facing his first opponent with a winning record. Arroyo (3-2-1) will have a two and half inch advantage and two year advantage. But Arroyo hasn't fought since January of 2010, a UD loss to Kermit Gonzalez. The lightweight bout is scheduled for eight rounds. Neither man has fought more than six.

Junior welterweight Barry Groenteman has faced some bad luck in 2012. After coming down on the wrong side of a disputed split decision against Andrea Carbonello in March, two of his subsequent fights were cancelled. Groenteman (7-5-1, 2 KOs) will get a rematch against Carbonello (8-1-1, 1 KO) on October 15 at the Theater Carré in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The bout is planned for ten rounds and is for the Dutch light welterweight belt.

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