Exclusive: Phil Baroni Looks To Fight In September And October

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By Chris Howie

Following three straight losses in the Middleweight division, “The New York Badass” Phil Baroni now finds himself back in the win column, coming off a win three weeks ago in England when he knocked out Scott Jansen and then following it up on August 2nd with a TKO victory over Ron Verdadero at ICON Sport after making a move to the Welterweight division that he felt, was needed to revitalize his career.

Baroni will now look to fight again in September and possibly October and the reason for the quick turnaround is quite simple for the “New York Badass”, “The sooner the better. I want to get my respect back as a contender”.

The move to Welterweight seems to be just what the doctor ordered. With a career mark of 12-10, Baroni isn't getting any younger at 32 and feels now is the time to let everyone know what he has to offer, “I want to show that I'm a force at welterweight and the only way to do that is to fight.”

With a win in early September and barring any injuries it could be possible to see Baroni make his return to CBS just time in for the October 4th card. EliteXC is looking for suitable Welterweights to challenge newly crowned champ Jake Shields and getting a few wins under his belt could possibly lead to a title fight some time down the road. Baroni, with the power and explosiveness he posseses could be a dangerous opponent for anyone he faces.

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