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.”
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By Gunner Glam
Mashantucket, Conn. – Elvin Ayala said everyone can expect the beast and this fight was his time to show everyone his real side.
Studio Brow has been a sponsor of Ayala since 2011 and backed him in each professional fight since then.
Ayala took on Philadelphia fighter, Eric Mitchell for the WBC USNBC middleweight title, in the fifth bout of the live ESPN2 event at the MGM Grand theater at Foxwoods on Friday, March 30.
The fight was put on hold due to “an important tennis match airing” before it could begin.
Mitchell came out to the theme song “Indestructible” by Disturbed.
The lights were bright, the crowd was roaring and Ayala made his appearance with rap artist, Nat Turner, singing “Fight Music.”
With the belt held high, Ayala and Mitchell would face each other for eight rounds.
Mitchell was wearing black and gold trunks, Ayala sported black and white.
Ayala was in the blue corner and Mitchell in the red.
Per instructions of referee, Johnny Callas, the opponents touched gloves and began.
Ayala moved steadily and kept the jabs straight.
From a lockup, Mitchell threw a few forward punches, Ayala blocked and maintained his stance.
After few hits to the face from Ayala, round one was over.
Round two began.
Ayala stayed low and Mitchell locked up then threw a few back punches.
Mitchell blocked shots to the stomach as Ayala guarded against head shots.
Delivering a low punch, Ayala kept clear of the red corner.
The two duked it out with a few body punches and round two ended.
Round three began with Mitchell throwing the first punch.
Delivering some low blows, Ayala blocked a shot to the face.
Ayala got Mitchell in the corner almost and stayed on him with face shots.
Mitchell hit back, and Ayala stayed low as round three ended.
Round four began, Ayala stayed low and received a shot to the head.
He punched his opponent in the face and Mitchell had Ayala on the ropes.
Ayala came back with forward punches and turned it around from the corner and round four ended.
Round five began with Ayala blocking several face punches.
Mitchell got Ayala in the corner but he got out real quick.
Ayala delivered a head shot and came back to get Mitchell in the corner and made him bleed.
The round ended.
Round six began and Mitchell danced around.
Staying center, Ayala came back with several direct hits.
Ayala got cut under his right eye by an accidental headbutt.
Round six ended with several blocks and hits from Ayala.
The seventh round started and Ayala hit Mitchell several times and blocked.
Ayala charged Mitchell against the ropes and punched him in the head.
Mitchell delieverd a few low punches and round seven ended.
When round eight began, the two fighters looked to hold nothing back now.
Ayala came in strong and hit low then Mitchell struck back with a stomach punch.
The two battled in the middle of the ring and Ayala had Mitchell on the ropes.
Ayala tied up and hit with several low punches, Mitchell got him near the corner and Ayala blocked.
The match ended.
The final result – Ayala won and retained his title by unanimous decision from judges Tony Paolillo (79-73), Don Trella (79-73) and Glenn Feldman (78-74).
Team Studio Brow was in Ayala’s corner throughout the event and joined him after to celebrate.
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