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    Steve Cunningham Media Day (March 4, 2015)

    Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (March 4, 2015) – Ten days out from what he calls the “biggest fight of his career,” Steve “USS” Cunningham (28-6, 13 KOs) addressed the media at the James Shuler Memorial Gym while winding down a 2-month training camp leading into his USBA heavyweight title defense against Vyacheslav “Czar” Glazkov (19-0-1, 12 KOs). The fight will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on March 14. HBO will televise Cunningham-Glazkov as part of a tripleheader that also features Sergey Kovalev vs Jean Pascal and Vasily Lepikhin vs Isaac Chilemba. Like several times before, Cunningham enters as an underdog against an unbeaten fighter. Overall Cunningham is 4-1…

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    Crawford/Dulorme To Announce April 18th Clash On Thursday

    ARLINGTON, TX – Tomorrow, 2014 BWAA ‘Fighter of The Year’ Terrence Crawford looks to take the next step in his march towards boxing supremacy. At the College Park Center, at the University of Texas, Crawford makes his first appearance along side Puerto Rico’s Thomas Dulorme to announce their April 18th clash for the vacant WBO junior welterweight title. The fight will be Crawford’s first trip to the ring at 140 pounds. (The title was formerly held by Chris Algieri who vacated the belt to fight Manny Pacquiao last November. The fight will be Crawford’s first trip to the ring in his new 140 pound weight division). Speaking to Crawford in December during Bradley vs Chaves fight week, we asked…

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    BKB: Rosado/Stevens Gearing Up For April 4th Showdown

    LAS VEGAS, NV – On April 4th, middleweights Gabe Rosado and Curtis Stevens enter the ring to headline BKB (Big Knockout Boxing) second pay-per-view event. Rosado returns as the defending, and first, middleweight champion while Stevens makes his first foray into ‘The Pit’. Continuing the distinguish itself from traditional boxing with it’s circular pit and lack of ropes, BKB offers pros and cons for boxers transitioning from traditional boxing. During a recent conference call, Rosado spoke of the advantages he brings to the ring not only as the defending champion, but his fight style in general. “I think what suits me well about the pit is that, in a traditional boxing ring, I never really play…

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    [Photos] Canelo vs Kirkland Press Conference (Texas)

    TEXAS- Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland held their first official press conference as a duo in Texas on Tuesday. Fighting at a catch weight of 155 pounds, the clash of styles is expected to draw huge crowds in Texas as well as on HBO. The bout will be aired following the Mayweather/Pacquiao replay. Photos courtesy of Boxingscene.com ***** CANELO ALVAREZ, Former World Champion: “I want to thank everyone for coming out today. As always you guys are very good to me you have always supported me. “First of all I want to thank all the people; I feel like home every time I come to Texas.  “This is the first time that I am anxious to fight here…

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    Training Camp Notes: Premier Boxing Champions – 3/7 Card

    SUPERSTAR FIGHTERS ON THE INAUGURAL PREMIER BOXING CHAMPIONS ON NBC FIGHT CARD OFFER TRAINING CAMP INSIGHTS AHEAD OF THEIR MARCH 7 SHOWDOWNS AT MGM GRAND IN LAS VEGAS   LAS VEGAS (March 3, 2015) – The fan favorites participating on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC fight card on Saturday, March 7 shared their progress today on how training camp is going and the importance of the return of boxing to primetime network television.   Tickets for the live event are priced at $400, $300, $100 and $50, not including applicable service charges and taxes, are on sale now.  To charge by phone with a major credit card, call Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets are also available at www.mgmgrand.com or www.ticketmaster.com….

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Bellator MMA: Halsey Meets Grove May 15th On Spike

Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon Halsey meets Kendall Grove at California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino – Friday, May 15 on Spike TV SANTA MONICA, Calif. (March 3, 2015) – Undefeated Bellator MMA World Middleweight Champion Brandon “Bull” Halsey (8-0) looks to defend his belt for the first time when he takes on towering Hawaiian scrapper Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (21-14). The contest serves as the headlining bout of “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove,” which takes place on Friday, May 15, at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif. The night’s main card airs live and free on Spike TV, while preliminary bouts stream on Spike.com. Tickets for “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove,” which start at just…

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UFC® Announces China Digital Broadcast Partnership

  UFC® ANNOUNCES CHINA DIGITAL BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP Singapore – With the exponential growth of mixed martial arts (MMA) in Asia, a landmark announcement was made today by UFC®, the world’s premier mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, displaying their continued commitment to the region.   The UFC has agreed to a significant new partnership with a leading digital sports platform in China, PPTV.  The deal will allow Chinese UFC fans to access all UFC®events live and in local language in China for the first time, this localized content will be used to support UFC® promotions in the social media and digital marketing environment.  The UFC® has grown its audience engagement across social media channels to the same levels as English…

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UFC 187: Jones vs Johnson; Weidman Collides With Belfort

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 187 AS JONES MEETS JOHNSON AND WEIDMAN COLLIDES WITH BELFORT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND PLUS: (# 2) KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV vs. (# 3) DONALD CERRONE (# 3) TRAVIS BROWNE vs. (# 7) ANDREI ARLOVSKI (# 9) DONG HYUN KIM vs. JOSH BURKMAN (# 2) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ vs. (# 5) JOHN MORAGA   TICKETS FOR UFC® 187: JONES vs. JOHNSON AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 6   Las Vegas – On Memorial Day Weekend, two world title fights headline UFC® 187 as undisputed light heavyweight king Jon “Bones” Jones meets No. 1 contender Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in the five-round main event. Plus, middleweight champion Chris Weidman puts his belt on the line when he faces former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort Saturday,…

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RIP: Leonard Nimoy, 1931–2015

Leonard Nimoy died Friday in Los Angeles, according to CNN. He was 83 years old. According to his granddaughter, Madeleine Nimoy, the cause of death was chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Best known for his role as Dr. Spock, he will remain an icon for generations to come. Live Long And Prosper.

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Heavyweight Composer Hans Zimmer Scores PBC

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the anticipation growing for the inaugural broadcast of Premier Boxing Champions, another heavyweight has been added to the series…and it’s not a fighter. According to the Premier Boxing website, Oscar and Grammy winning composer Hans Zimer (Gladiator, The Lion King, Inception) will score the series. “There was a time when everyone—European as well as American—knew whom the champion of the world was,” Zimmer said. “I wanted to give a musical voice to honor these real-life heroes and athletes. “When I heard what PBC was doing to bring boxing back to its proper status in the world of sports, I was very passionate about getting involved.” Musicians lending their expertise for the score…

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[Trailer] Straight Outta Compton Movie

Straight Outta Compton – The Story of N.W.A. hits theaters August 14th. The highly anticipated film, directed by F. Gary Grey, documents the rise and and fall of rappers Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella collectively known as N.W.A. The trailer includes a brief intro by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube

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[Video] Madeline Herman “We Weren’t Running”

INDIANA – Yesterday, Dave Herman was arrested in Indiana during a high speed chase with police. Since then, new details are emerging from the arrest. In a video provided to  TMZsports.com by Herman’s wife Madeline, she states they (she was in the car at the time of the stoppage) were in fact not running from the police but instead were looking for a place to stop that was well lit.  

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[Video] Jermain Taylor Speaks Post Gun Incident

LITTLE ROCK, AR- IBF middleweight champion turned himself in to law enforcement and pled not guilty to charges that he pointed a gun at a man’s head and threatened to shoot three small children at a Martin Luther King parade in his hometown of Little Rock. Taylor has already been released after posting a $50,000 bond. Prior to turning himself in, Taylor posted the below video where he asks the City (or organizing body) to do better with the Martin Luther King Day parade by furnishing the children candy. I’m not sure what to make of this video so I will simply say, please keep Jermain Taylor in your prayers. ***

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IBF Champ Taylor Charged With Discharging Firearm, Endangerment

LITTLE ROCK, AR – IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor finds himself in hot water with the law again. According to KATV.com, Taylor was questioned by police in Little Rock Monday afternoon for discharging a firearm. Additional charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana are also expected to be handed down. Taylor is currently awaiting trial for shooting his cousin Tyrone Hinton inside his home in August. Taylor entered a plea of not guilty. Following that incident, Taylor was questioned after a call was placed by an woman to 911 stating he threw a brick through car window. No charges were filed.  

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Jah Eddie? Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song

At the risk of aging myself, all I could think was “Put Your Mouth On Me” Keeping himself busy, Eddie Murphy makes a return to music with his latest reggae offering entitled ‘Oh Jah Jah’. This follows the 2013 Snoop Lion-featuring reggae single “Red Light.” The track, which is set for release on January 27th, will be distributed by VP records, the world’s biggest reggae record label. Sounds good, honestly. If this is an indicator of the entire album I’ll have to pick it up. To listen to the song, click below.

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Andre Ward In Talks To Appear in ‘Rocky’ Spin-off Film

  Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net According to the Hollywood Reporter, super middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBO cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew are in talks to appear in the movie Creed, a spinoff of the popular Rocky series that focuses on the Rocky’s first foe Apollo Creed’s grandson. The film, which has been in development for quite some time, will be directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan. This is the duo’s second consecutive foray since making their mark with the film Fruitvale Station. The storyline surrounds Creed’s grandson, an up and coming fighter, who seeks out Rocky for help. What roles for Ward and Bellew would have in the film have not been specified at…

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RIP: ESPN Sports Reporter Stuart Scott (1965-2015)

Long time ESPN fixture Stuart Scott, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Scott joined ESPN2 at the network’s launch in 1993 as the host of SportsNight. He worked for ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter episodes as well as National Football League and National Basketball Association programming. Scott appeared in each issue of ESPN the Magazine, with his ‘Holla’ column.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication. Following graduation, Scott worked as a reporter at WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina, from 1988–1990 and at WRAL-TV 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1990–1993. He worked at WESH, an NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, from 1993–1995. It is with heavy hearts here at BadCulture that we publish this information. Stuart Scott always made me laugh while he educated on topical…

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More Trouble For IBF Champ Jermain Taylor

It’s never a dull moment for “THE NEW” IBF Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor… As he awaits the outcome of his current shooting case (Taylor has finally been hit with charges for SHOOTING his cousin at his Arkansas mansion back in August — and if convicted, could face up to 26 years behind bars) he finds himself in the hot seat again. This time, Taylor is accused of throwing a BRICK at a woman near his home in Arkansas. According to a report by TMZ… According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept., a 30-year-old woman claims Taylor launched a brick through her car window … and she was bleeding.  Cops say Taylor ADMITTED to launching the brick, but claims…