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S2E4: March to Victory - The Men Behind the Melee

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Season 2, Episode 4

March to Victory - The Men Behind the Melee

In this episode, our host Mike Nelson interviews Don Walton and Jay Ingleston - former fighters turned promoters at DonnyBrooke Fight Promotions!

On March 30th, Vermont-based Donnybrooke is bringing a premier MMA event to New York state for the first time - Adina Hornstra vs. LG Pannell and Carmen Corchado vs. Oriana Bracho at the March to Victory! How did they go about putting together this action-packed event? What were their motivations behind the matchups? What brings them to New York this time around? You'll have to listen to this episode to find out!

00:21 - Ad: Call RASP Inc. Today!

01:01 - Introductions

01:43 - DonnyBrooke: Origins

03:48 - Vermont-Grown, New York-Raised

06:34 - Two Sides of the Same Coin

08:15 - The Solider’s Son

09:21 - A Brief History of Jay Ingleston: Live from the Beattydome

12:35 - Training Montage

13:51 - A Beatty Beatdown

14:55 - A Roughhouse Renaissance

16:06 - Booking a Massive Event

18:13 - A Fair Fight… More Fun to Watch, AND Helps Fighters Grow

22:25 - Lose at the Bottom… So You Can Win at the Top

25:19 - Close Match is Best Match

28:53 - The Martial Arts Community: Keeping the Fighting in the Ring

32:23 - Daddy’s Pro Fighter

34:31 - The Ingleston Touch

36:00 - Pushing It to the Limit: The Early 2000s Fight Scene

39:57 - The Best Rush There Is

40:56 - More Upcoming Events

41:59 - New York Mucks Things Up (Again)

44:28 - Bare Knuckle Boxing with Matt

46:20 - A Remote-Controlled Fighter… Takes It!

47:48 - How to Get in Touch: Shoutout to the Sponsors!

49:24 - Closing Remarks

PRODUCTION NOTE: The opinions reflected in this podcast are not indicative of the views of Saratoga Business Report, LLC, Saratoga TODAY, Glens Falls TODAY Business Report, or Five Towers Media.


  • Host

    Mike Nelson

  • Guests

    Don Walton & Jay Ingleston

  • Runtime

    50 min, 34 sec

  • Air Date

    March 8th, 2024