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  • Claressa Shields Named BWAA’s 2018 Female Fighter of the Year

    In a pivotal year for women’s boxing that saw the sport reach more people than ever before, two-time United States Olympic gold medal winner Claressa Shields continued to soar, as she successfully defended her two world middleweight titles, then added three super middleweight belts before the end of a campaign that earned her the 2018 Christy Marin Award, which is given to the Boxing Writers Association of America’s Female Fighter of the Year. “I am thrilled and honored to receive the Fighter of the Year award from the Boxing Writers Association of America. It is a dream come true, and it furthers my goal to lift women’s boxing to new levels,” Shields said. “In 2019…

  • Adonis Stevenson Hospitalized After KO loss to Oleksandr Gvozdyk in Round 10 (Video)

    After being on the receiving end of a huge left hook from Stevenson that sent him crashing into the ropes. Gvozdyk recouped and finished the round with a powerful overhand right to end the tenth round. It was in the eleventh round that the fight would come to an end. With less than twenty seconds remaining in the round, Gvozdyk launched an assault that would leave Stevenson folded up and on the canvas. Gvozdyk now becomes the WBC light heavyweight champion on Stevenson’s 10th title defense. In an unfortunate follow-up to the fight, BoxingScene.com reports that Stevenson, who was taken to the hospital immediately following the bout for observation, was placed in a medically induced…

  • Floyd Mayweather Says He Was Tricked Into NYE Fight Announcement (Video)

    Floyd Mayweather says he was tricked and bamboozled into making his recent fight announcement and as a result, the fight isn’t happening. In a message on his Instagram page, Mayweather pens a lengthy message about the announcement and how he was only there to make a personal appearance, not announce a fight. Maybe that’s a good thing considering the reaction from fans after the announcement. To see Mayweather’s full announcement, plus the press conference from Japan, scroll down.   View this post on Instagram   Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in…

  • Floyd Mayweather to Compete in His First MMA Match? Here’s the Breakdown (Video)

    Floyd Mayweather is once again putting a temporary pause on retirement to step back into the ring. Except for this time, he’ll be entering the Octagon. ESPN.com reports that Mayweather will compete in an MMA match on December 31st against kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on December 31st in Japan. Mayweather was on hand with Tenshin to make the formal announcement. Mayweather will exit retirement once again and fight 20-year-old Japanese kickboxing phenom Tenshin Nasukawa on Dec. 31 at the 37,000-seat Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, about a half-hour drive outside of Tokyo. Mayweather and Nasukawa appeared at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday (Sunday night United States time) that was streamed worldwide on YouTube…

  • Manny Pacquiao Says He Will Fight Adrien Broner In January

    First a signing with Al Haymon and now a fight against Adrien Broner on the horizon for Manny Pacquiao? Boxingscene.com reports that Manny Pacquiao says his next trip to the ring will come against “the Problem” during the month of January. The 39-year-old Filipino boxing icon said the fight with Broner could be held either on Jan. 12 or 19, likely in Las Vegas. According to Spin.ph, Pacquiao made the announcement on Wednesday night when he was introduced as the latest ambassador of International Sports Promotion Society at Makati Shangrila Hotel. “Broner, Adrien Broner,” said Pacquiao when asked by Spin on who he’s going to fight next. “I think either January 12 or 19.” Pacquiao…

SOCIALLY SPEAKING: A Mix Bag of Opinions on Life and Culture

Let’s Keep The Guns and Get Rid of the People

A couple of centuries ago, a bunch of guys huddled up and decided to contrive a set of rules that would make life seemingly fairer and happier for all parties involved. This became what we know today as the United States Constitution. More than 200 years later, after drastic, almost otherworldly social changes have taken place in society, modern man is expected to abide by this archaic rulebook, and it’s causing disorientation. Confusion. Specifically speaking, we’ve become our own pistol-packin, gat-toting, worst enemy, and this will likely never change. For further illustration; according to a report by the AJM, “Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns” than people in similar countries….

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the tragic shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas that claimed at least 59 innocent lives and injured more than 500 people: “Like so many across the country, I woke up this morning to the horrific news that our nation had endured yet another act of senseless violence, resulting in the loss of at least 59 innocent lives and leaving more than 500 people injured. This shooting is a painful reminder of just how far we must go to root out acts of mass violence in our…

Is ‘Black Lives Matter’ a Terrorist Group? 906 People Think So

In January of 2017, a petition was created to label the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist organization. To many, especially those that know reality from fiction, this is ridiculous. BLM was engineered as a reaction to the treatment people of color (not just Blacks, because that would be racist) by law enforcement nationwide. Any aggression, theoretically, could be perceived as a reaction to events that transpired before some of us were even born, and could technically be deemed self defense. Black Lives Matter was, and still is, a call to proverbial arms, a social fog horn, a figurative flare launched skyward to illuminate the hate, intolerance, and injustice that exists yet went goes largely…

THE JUNK DRAWER: Music, Entertainment & Other Stuff

Take a First Look at The Intruder; And Prepared to Be Shook! (Video)

On Tuesday Hidden Film Group released the trailer for the soon-to-be-released thriller The Intruder. Scheduled for an April release, The Intruder is a psychological thriller about a young married couple who buys a beautiful Napa Valley house on several acres of land only to find that the man they bought it from refuses to let go of the property. Stars: Dennis Quaid, Michael Ealy, Meagan Good, and Joseph Sikora, The Intruder Without further ado, Scroll down and get scared!

Ma Dukes Yancey to Host J Dilla Apparel Pop-Up Shop in Los Angeles

For Los Angeles-based JDilla fans, Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey is keeping the Dilla legacy alive with the launch of new J Dilla inspired apparel. On December 14, Delicious Vinyl will host a JDilla Apparel pop-up shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on December 14th. Shoppers will be able to pick up exclusive, first in the series designs. For further information, check out the info below.   Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, Vintage Vibe Music Group and Delicious Vinyl proudly announces the launch of the new JDilla Apparel Collection. On December 14, 2018, Delicious Vinyl will host the The JDilla Apparel Collection Pop-Up Shop at Delicious Pizza Cafe on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood. Four new & exclusive, limited…

First Look at WWE Paige’s Film ‘FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY’ (Video)

Just in time for Sunday’s WWE pay-per-view event Survivor Series, writer and director Stephen Merchant is giving a first look at the feature film that recounts the story of WWE superstar Paige. Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues. When Paige and Zak get the opportunity to try out for WWE, the family grabs a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their wildest dreams into a dazzling future. However, brother and sister quickly discover that to become superstars, both their talent and their relationship will be put to the test. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY…

Adrian Broner Enters Not Guilty Plea at Felony Gross Sexual Imposition Hearing; Is Pacquaio Fight Still On? #boxing (Video)

Adrien Broner is pleading not guilty to a string of felony sex charges. Cleveland.org reports that Broner appeared in court on Tuesday to enter his plea following an alleged incident between the former champion and a 29-year old woman at Ohio nightclub. Broner, 29, of Cincinnati, is charged with gross sexual imposition, a fourth-degree felony, misdemeanor sexual imposition and abduction, a third-degree felony, all related to a June incident at Anatomy Nightclub + Ultralounge in the city’s Warehouse District neighborhood, according to court records. A grand jury handed up an Oct. 29 indictment that says the 29-year-old forcibly kissed the mouth and neck of a woman at the West 9th Street club. Broner’s attorney Ian…

Watch the Teaser Trailer For Pixar’s Toy Story 4 (Video)

To infinity and beyond … 3 films. Beloved Pixar franchise Toy Story returns in Summer 2019 with a new tale featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear and new friends Ducky and Bunny. Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called “Forky” to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy. Woody’s journey in “Toy Story 4” includes a visit to a carnival where he meets Ducky and Bunny, two carnival prizes who are eager to be won. But when their…

Anika Noni Rose to Bring Boxing Champ Ann Wolfe To the Screen in ‘Beast Mode’

Anika Noni Rose will be leading the cast in a new drama that will chronicle the life of esteemed boxing champion. Deadline reports that Rose will portray ex-champion and championship trainer Ann Wolfe in a new drama pilot for TNT entitled Beast Mode. Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness, and criminality, Marsha Blackstone (Rose) reached the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and has become equally as successful a trainer known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Driven by the belief that any step backward is a slippery slope to her former life, when the boxer Marsha trained to a world title fires her, this complex and inspiring…

Pusha T Reveals Drake’s People Leaked Info On His Secret Baby; NOT Kanye 😱

Just when you thought the Pusha T vs Drake was over, the flames are back burning hot. During a recent appearance on the LeBron James/Maverick Carter led HBO show, The Shop, Drake addressed the beef and how Pusha T broke the rules when he brought up the illness of his producer Noah “40” Shebib. Rap purists and people who love confrontation, they love to say, “There’s no rules to this shit!” There are fucking rules to this shit. I’m gonna tell you something, I knew something was gonna come up about my kid. They had to add the deadbeat dad thing to make it more appealing, which is fine. The mom and dad thing… Whatever….

Color Me Badd Show Ends With 1 Bandmate Arrested & The Other Hospitalized

A Color Me Badd ended badly after a bandmate scuffle landed one member in jail and the other in the hospital. After performing their hit single ‘I Wanna Sex You Up’ at del Lago Casino in New York, Bryan K. Abrams stormed on stage and shoved Mark Calderon with so much force he hit some sound equipment and had to be taken to the hospital for injuries. Abrams was arrested for misdemeanor assault and booked. To see the full performance and end of song assault, scroll down.   . . . . .

WWE Superstars The New Day React to Hulk Hogan Returning to WWE

As the WWE Universe continues to react to Hulk Hogan’s reinstatement to the Hall-of-Fame, superstars The New Day have issued their own statement. After being inundated by requests from fans and media to share their thoughts on the reinstatement, Xavier Wood, Kofi Kingston, and Big E issued one joint statement stating this will be the one time they address Hogan’s return. To read their full statement, courtesy of Kofi Kingston, scroll down. To the WWE Universe and whoever else it may concern: This will be the only statement we will make regarding Hogan’s reinstatement into WWE’s Hall of Fame. We do not wish to spend the energy debating the point, because between our kids, our…

WWE Reinstates Hulk Hogan After N-Word Suspension

On the eve of the Extreme Rules PPV event, WWE is ready to let bygones be bygones with wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan and reinstate him back into the Hall-Of-Fame. On Sunday, WWE released the following statement regarding Hogan’s return. After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame. Hogan, aka Terry Bollea, was released by the company after a recording surfaced of him using racial slurs….