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Michael Faragon Joins The Empire!

Co-Founders Greg Cohen and Barry Honig of The Empire Sports and Entertainment proudly announce the signing of Schenectady, New York’s Michael “Baby Face” Faragon (10-0, 4 KOs) to a promotional agreement.

For good reason, the undefeated 22-year-old Faragon has been called “the most promising young fighter to come out of the Capital Region in a long time.”

Before his 10-fight winning streak as a professional, Faragon compiled and 85-15 amateur boxing record and won the state Golden Glove Championships twice, the Western Olympic trials and a junior national championship. He was also the number one ranked light welterweight in the United States in 2007.

“Michael is an exceptionally gifted young man with enormous talent and we’re extremely pleased to be working with him,” revealed Cohen. “He’s a good looking kid with all the right tools to become a world champion.”

Since making his pro debut in November 2007 on the undercard of Cotto vs. Mosely, Faragon has been extremely impressive while tearing through his first 10 professional opponents. He fights with power in either hand, but is best-known for his agility and poise, especially on the inside.

Faragon is managed by Stan Hoffman, who has guided the careers of over 31 world champions including The Empire’s Hasim “The Rock” Rahman.

“With The Empire as his promoters and Stan Hoffman for his manager, Michael now has a team in place that will definitely give him a leg up on the competition,” said Cohen. “He’s a fan favorite in New York and that will quickly spread to the rest of the world, as we guide him to the top of boxing. We’re looking forward to helping him build himself into one of The Empire’s next generation of champions.”

For more information, visit The Empire’s online headquarters at

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