Before & After: The Incredible
Rebirth Of Mikey Faragon
The incredible rebirth of Albany, New York’s Mikey “Baby
Face” Faragon (19-1, 9 KOs) is complete and he will return
to action in a six-rounder tonight, Friday, August 9, at a
GCP and Rapacz Boxing show at the Grand Casino in Hinckley,
Minnesota against Missouri’s Demetrius Wilson.
Faragon was once a super lightweight prospect touted as one
of the most promising young fighters to ever come out of the
Capital Region, but a severe foot injury forced him out of
boxing five years ago.
During his extended recovery, which included several painful
surgeries, 32-year-old Faragon fell into depression and
unhealthy living and gained a great deal of weight.
With his mobility now restored, Faragon challenged himself
to get back in shape and said he would fight again if he
could. Pictured above, right, Faragon is back in fighting
shape and, against Wilson, will be looking to gauge how much
of that immense potential he still has.