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Ayala vs. Mackey for WBC Middleweight Championship

Attention family and friends; Studio Brow wants to share some support for our champion, Elvin Ayala, who will be defending his title against John Mackey on Saturday, July 21 at @ the Mohegan Sun Arena.

By Gunner Glam

BRANFORD, Conn. – When Elvin Ayala takes a break, it is only between punches to his opponents’ faces.

Ayala said this is the time to build himself up and take it to them.

Since 2010, Studio Brow has sponsored Ayala and backed him in each professional fight since then.

Massimo Ligouri is currently managing Ayala, and the fighter said he will be training with Marshall Kaufman of Reading, PA at the Muhammad Ali training camp in the Pocono Mountains.

As Ayala continues fighting, Studio Brow is building its brand.

“I feel comfortable working with Marshall (Kaufman). It will definitely be a positive experience,” he said.

After his March 30 bout with Eric Mitchell, Ayala said he has been keeping a good diet and running although not as strict as his pre-fight training.

When fighters win a title they have three months to defend it, otherwise it is stripped from them, he said.

“While I was in Florida, I did running and sparred with Demetrius Andrade,” he said.

While not in fight mode, Ayala said he really enjoys spending time with his family and “puts the beast away for a little bit.”

Because it is very demanding, physically and mentally, he said he needs to keep the time training and time spent with his family, such as his children and brothers, separate.

Whether or not he wins the eventual final match of his career, Ayala said what is most important is the experience of a good, strong fight to the finish.

At this point, Ayala said, “It is all or nothing. I am going hard and will make an impact. I want to win these titles and retire happy.”

-More coming soon from Studio Brow-