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Friday, October 12, 2012

Brooks Has Two Fights Scheduled

Undefeated lightweight Mike "Lefty" Brooks has two fights upcoming before the close of 2012. On November 1, Brooks is expected to fight Bryan Acaba at Plattduetsche Restaurant in Long Island, New York. On December 13, Brooks is slated to fight Edward Valdez in New York. A venue for the latter fight has not been selected as of yet.

Brooks (8-0, 2 KOs) has fought twice this year. Lefty has the ability to box or stalk his opponent. He is especially adept at working over his opponent's body. In his last fight, he defeated Joey Arroyo by unanimous decision in an eight round affair at Plattduetsche. That bout was fought outdoors in sweltering humidity, but Brooks had no problems fighting eight rounds for the first time in his career.

Bryan Acaba (3-1, 2 KOs) is a 25 year old Brooklyn resident originally from Puerto Rico. He has two wins over Jamell Tyson, a fighter Brooks has also defeated. In his last fight on August 31, Acaba was knocked out in the first round against Tyrone Luckey. The win made Luckey 5-2-1 against nondescript opposition. The fight with Acaba, Lefty's fourth at Plattduetsche, is marked down for six rounds.

Edward Valdez (11-8-2, 8 KOs) is a 33 year old native of the Dominican Republic. Valdez has won six fights in a row and eight of his previous nine clashes. However, only one of those wins came against a fighter with a winning record. In his eight losses, his opponents had a combined two losses at the time they fought Valdez. Valdez is in tough again against Brooks. That match is penciled in for eight rounds.

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