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Four Brooklyn boxers took over Blue Marble Ice Cream in Cobble Hill to celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day while meeting and posing for pictures with fans.

“My family and I love ice cream, so I was glad that I got to bring them out as well,” said Brownsville boxer Danny “The Miracle Man” Jacobs. “My flavor was my top choice out of all the creative flavors though, so I’m very happy,” he said of “The Miracle Midnight Cookie Man.”

Blue Marble, which concocted a range of new flavors for the local pugilists, was delighted to host the event.

“As Brooklyn entrepreneurs, we are especially proud to take part in honoring these Brooklyn boxers who have achieved international recognition in their field,” said Jennie Dundas, co-founder of Blue Marble Ice Cream.

Jacobs will be defending his Middleweight World Champion title against Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora at Barclays Center on Aug. 1 — the same night that Bensonhurst’s Paulie “The Magic Man” Malignaggi will make his long-awaited return to the ring.

Malignaggi was there showing off his new flavor as well, “Magic Peanut Butter Paulie.”

“Any ice cream in the summer time is great ice cream, so no complaints there,” said Malignaggi. “The ‘Magic Peanut Butter Paulie’ was delicious.”

Gerritsen Beach native Heather “The Heat” Hardy and Brownsville’s Travis “The Notorious” Peterkin also tasted their new flavors.

“ ‘Feel The Heat’ was so good. They put cinnamon in it for me, and I put cinnamon on everything, so it was great,” said Hardy of her flavor.

“ ‘The Notorious Butterpete­rkin’ was definitely my favorite creative flavor. It tastes great, and because of this, I’ll be sparring about 10 rounds today and doing some extra running later tonight,” said Peterkin.

All four fighters will be burning a lot of calories on Aug. 1 since they’re all slated to fight in the Premier Boxing Champions card at Barclays — which is even more special for them since all four are locals.

“Being on this card is a huge deal for me, I was born and raised in Brooklyn,” said Peterkin. “I remember before Barclays Center was even built. I watched everything go up, and then I actually worked at Barclays Center too, so this will be great being part of such a big PBC event.”

Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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