Dallasblack.com: You Won't Believe What Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander Is Doing Now 12 Years After ‘Flavor Of Love’ — Video


Saturday, November 10, 2018 11:41 AM

You Won't Believe What Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander Is Doing Now 12 Years After ‘Flavor Of Love’ — Video

By: Elliah Dash-Stell

You Won't Believe What Nicole "Hoopz" Alexander Is Doing Now 12 Years After ‘Flavor Of Love’ — Video
Nicole Deannae Alexander, better known as Hoopz, become famous after being the initial winner of the VH1 show Flavor of Love.  

After dating and later breaking up with Flavor Flav, the 5’2” beauty started acting and modeling.  She’s made a few other reality show appearances and also dated NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal. 

12 years after Flavor of Love, Hoopz is getting ready for a celebrity boxing match and seriously thinking about pursuing a professional boxing career. 

Alexander was supposed to box against a particular MTV star but she backed out. No worries, a replacement has been identified.  

“This isn't the first time that it has happened in the boxing world,” Hoopz told BET.com, of former Teen Mom OG Farrah Abrahams dropping from their upcoming celebrity boxing match just days beforehand. 

Farrah is claiming that blame for her departure should be pinned on promoters, Boom Cups Celebrity Boxing Showdown. But the company actually filed a cease and desist letter after she backed out, for her slanderous comments.

“Listen, she wasn't a challenge. At the end of the day, I got to see how she was moving and grooving and then you work on a fighting strategy and I had that,” Hoopz admits.

Now, the former Flavor of Love contestant will be facing off against Mob Wives’ Natalie DiDonato, who stepped in last minute to replace Farrah. Natalie and Hoopz have never ever met, by the way. 

Hoopz has been training for the past three or so months, regardless of its non-professional status because, not only is boxing something that she may start to take seriously (yup), but the cause—anti-bullying—which the event is raising awareness for, is something that she is very passionate about.

“[Farrah]’s the one pretending to bullied, and it's like nah, you're the bully. Everybody was excited to see the bully get beat, and that’s just the real. And when she dropped out I was just frustrated because you kind of just played everyone, including me. So yeah, that’s personal because you knew what you were doing. And now your using this platform to promote a show, whether we believe that true or not. So you know her tactics, they are shady.” 

“Was she scared? Absolutely. What is crazy is that some of the ‘Teen Moms’ and dads from MTV are coming. They wanted to see me really lay hands on this girl, but they are going to be there to support.” 

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“I’m excited to step in the ring, I can't believe [Natalie] stepped up last minute for this,” Hoopz then dished. “The strategy completed has to change. I mean, Farrah’s no athlete or boxer. I love the fact I have real competition now. I don't know her background. I know she's into fitness and she likes to stay in shape. So to not see anything she's done or know who she is or have a pattern to follow or something to go off of, but it just makes me have to train harder now. You have to expect anything. In my mind I'm going into it like a street fight.” 

“Workouts are crazy!,” she explained of her ring preparation routine. “So you wake up, I have a fitness trainer here in Michigan. He kicks my butt for 2 1/2 hours. And that is strength conditioning, cardio, and circuit training. So that starts the day off and then you have your couple meals. Then you get ready to go to the boxing gym.”

Already way too grueling for us.

“And then you got your boxing working routine which is more cardio and endurance, and then you got your speed bag and everything that has to do with shoulders up. Then after that which takes about an hour, you have to get into the ring and do ring movements. That takes about 25 minutes, and then you hit the pads and then you hit the bits, and then you spar. Never ending, that’s how it feels like. It’s so much. I love sports and I respect the sports so I want to follow what a real professional fighter would do, and it's no joke.”

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Wow. That sounds really intense. Good for her! Her diet is equally impressive too.

“I do all chicken, fish, vegetables. The only starches that I can eat that work for me, and everybody is different on how they cut weight, is potatoes. And portion sizes are very controlled.”

“I think I'm going to be addicted after this,” she explained, upon being asked if she’d sign up to box again, regardless of the results of this one.

“I don't think it would be a celebrity boxing match, I think this would be a little different. It would have to be more serious. I have already been asked to go professional and there is a belt available and it’s something I'm considering. We'll see how I feel but I got like a little knack for it [laughs].”

@boomcups So Who’s Next? 🥊

Will you be tuning into FITE TV to see Hoopz vs. Natalie DiDonato in Boom Cups Celebrity Boxing Showdown in the Showboat in Atlantic City, NJ live on Saturday November 10?

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