Brazen Boxing & MMA Assembles Coaching Juggernaut

October 17, 2012 by
Filed under: Boxing News, MMA News 

Philadelphia, PA – October 17, 2012 – “Juggernaut (n): a massive inexorable force, campaign, movement, or object that crushes whatever is in its path.” Though Brazen Boxing & MMA has only been open a mere 18 months, it has indeed already assembled a coaching staff dream team that has been crushing all opposition in its fighters’ paths.

Legendary Philadelphia boxing trainer, Billy Briscoe, heads up Brazen’s boxing coaching staff, grappling and MMA wunderkind Patrick Sabatini heads up the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu program, and Ken Perry of Philadelphia Muay Thai, Philadelphia’s longest running Muay Thai club, leads the Muay Thai program. Co-owner and Head Coach, Jason Sargus, personally oversees not only the wrestling program, but also the entire fight training program and ensures that each discipline is woven seamlessly into a cohesive training plan for every Brazen fighter.

Sargus, a former Division I wrestler and Grapplers Quest champion, stands out as an MMA and wrestling coach with over 29 years of wrestling experience and 13 years of MMA experience. Recently, however, Sargus has garnered a great deal of notice and notoriety for his strength and conditioning methodologies, and in particular, the results they’ve already yielded for fighters he trains through Sargus Strength Systems.

Since Sargus began training Jr. Middleweight “King” Gabriel Rosado using his strength and conditioning methodologies under the wise technical boxing training of Billy Briscoe, Rosado has gone on a 3 fight knockout streak. First, Rosado TKO’d the never-before-stopped Jesus Soto-Karass, then he knocked out #8 world-ranked Sechew Powell, and most recently, knocked out battle-tested Charles “Killah” Whittaker to earn the IBF’s #1 contender spot and a world title shot. With Rosado’s newly established pattern of getting stronger as the rounds go on, Sargus has earned new devotees to Sargus Strength Systems, and has begun training Golden Boy Promotions boxer Michael Angelo “The Artist” Perez in advance of his December 1, 2012 fight at Madison Square Garden on the under card of the Cotto-Trout fight on Showtime.

In the MMA fight scene, the effects of Sargus’s handiwork in strength and conditioning can be seen in the performance of Brazen’s top professional prospects, Paul Felder and Tom Backman. Both have earned undefeated records at 2-0 by dismantling their opponents and finishing fights by KO, TKO, or submission. Felder KO’d Bellator Open Tryout winner Mtume Goodrum and then demolished Judah Ciervo of the Fight Factory in two rounds resulting in the fight being stopped before the third round could begin. Backman ran through Daddis Fight Camps coach Michael Pandolfini in his professional debut before submitting him in the second round by armbar, and then also submitted a very tough James Carrow by triangle choke by the mid-point of the third round. The most recent addition to Brazen’s professional MMA roster, Evan Chmielski will be fighting for the Locked in the Cage title at the next event on November 17, 2012.

Working in a cohesive way with rising stars in both the boxing and MMA scene has created an environment and a skill set at Brazen Boxing & MMA that a great many other schools lack. Two of Brazen’s amateur boxers, Johnson Jajoute and Anthony Terrell Smith, give Rosado good looks during sparring under Briscoe’s watchful eye on days that Sargus doesn’t put him through an MMA-style grueling strength and conditioning session. Professional lightweight boxer, Victor Vasquez, also assists in tuning up the striking of the MMA fight team, particularly pros like Felder and Backman.

Always welcoming to other top practitioners in their fields, on Wednesday, October 17, 2012, Brazen Boxing & MMA hosts Bellator Welterweight Champion, 2008 Olympic Wrestler, and two-time NCAA Division I Champion Ben Askren as he teaches a wrestling seminar at Brazen’s Old City Philadelphia location.

About Brazen Boxing & MMA: Brazen Boxing & MMA is the home of Sargus Strength Systems, where elite athletes take their conditioning, weight cutting, and rehydration to the next level for optimum competitive performance. Located in the historic and arts district of Old City Philadelphia, Brazen Boxing & MMA cultivates an intelligent and holistic approach to the sports of boxing and mixed martial arts, and provides training in all of the individual disciplines that encompass the sport of MMA by providing high level instruction and training from a locally, nationally, and internationally acclaimed coaching staff. Because of this complete vision of the demands of the sport and a cohesive training staff that works together to develop a complete fighting skill set, our program can not only help a beginner wrestler, boxer, or first time martial artist to develop – our program can also build around any particular knowledge base or skill set to help amateur and professional fighters reach their goals of competing at the highest levels of their sport. Be Brazen. Train Like a Pro Where Pro Fighters Train

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