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    Video: Povetkin vs. Perez Weigh-In Results

    MOSCOW – Heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez hit the scales today in Russia ahead of their Saturday night showdown. The winner of the bout becomes the mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title. Viewers in the states can watch a live stream on WatchESPN and view a same-day tape delay on ESPN2. Weigh-In Results from Moscow: – Alexander Povetkin 105.1 kg vs Mike Perez 109.1 kg – Grigory Drozd 90.6 kg vs Lukasz Janik 90.7 kg – Rakhim Chakhkiev 90.4 kg vs Junior Anthony Wright 89.8 kg – Dmitri Kudryashov 90.7 kg vs Vikapita Meroro 90.8 kg – Svetlana Kulakov 64.1 kg vs Marie Riderer 62.8 kg – Dmitry Bivol 80.7…

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    ND’am vs. Lemieux Still Being Shopped For US Broadcast

    BOXING NEWS – On Tuesday’s call to discuss the June 20th match-up between Hassan N’Dam and David Lemieux for the vacant IBF middleweight title, Golden Boy Chief Oscar De La Hoya informed the media that no US TV broadcast rights have been secured at the current time but he was optimistic and expecting to make an announcement next week. The fight, however, will be shown on Canadian PPV. “I’ve been talking to various networks in the US to carry the fight,” said De La Hoya. “We will have announcement soon. It will be on US TV.” N’Dam’s previous bout against Stevens aired on ESPN 2 while Lemieux fought Gabe Rosado on HBO. Possible options for…

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    Khan vs Algieri: Full Undercard Sans Paulie Malignaggi

    BROOKLYN — The Malignaggi vs. O’Connor fight is off but fret not! There’s still plenty of fight action waiting to be had on the Amir Khan vs. Chris Algieri undercard scheduled for May 29th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. For those of you who missed the announcement of the cancellation of the Malignaggi fight, here’s the quick run down. Malignaggi was scheduled to make a return to the ring after being off for more than a year against Danny O’Connor. Unfortunately Malignaggi suffered a serious cut above his eye during training camp and the bout was called off. As a result, a bout between Javier Fortuna and Bryan Vasquez will kick off the Spike TV…

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    Jorge Linares To Defend WBC Title May 30th In London

    LOS ANGELES (May 19, 2015)  Back on top of the boxing world after winning his third division world championship last December, Venezuela’s Jorge “El Niño De Oro” Linares will travel to London, England to defend his WBC Lightweight title for the first time against top British contender“Mighty” Kevin Mitchell at The O2, live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday, May 30. The WBC Lightweight World Championship is presented by Matchroom Boxing and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Akihiko Honda’s Teiken Boxing Gym and will be featured on the televised undercard of Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin.   “I am excited and honored to be defending my third world championship title in London,” said Jorge Linares. “This third title is something I have worked very…

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    Photos/Quotes: Daniel Geale Media Workout

    New York (May 19, 2015) – Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KO’s), the reigning WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion and the first native of Puerto Rico to become world champion in four different weight classes will defend his titles against former Two-Time World Champion Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KO’s) of Australia on June 6, 2015 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn in a 12-round fight that will be televised live on HBO. Geale hosted a New York City media workout this afternoon at Mendez Boxing Gym in preparation for his title challenge against Cotto. Here’s what Geale, and his American promoter Gary Shaw, had to say:   Daniel Geale – Former Two-Time World Champion   “Cotto has trouble in stages against guys that…

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Rousey: “I Was Not Going To Be A Victim Of My Circumstance”

REAL SPORTS – In case you missed it… Real Sports profiles MMA star Ronda Rousey and sees how she’s become a full-fledged celebrity outside of the octagon. [Jeandra’s Note] For those of you who follow me in social media, you are aware of my focus and commitment to boxing. After watching this profile on Rousey, I have such tremendous respect for her and her use of her platform for good. Positive body image is so critical for our young people.

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Bellator: Halsey Def. Grove By TKO; Vacates Title Due To Weight

TEMECULA, Calif. (May 15, 2015) – While Brandon “Bull” Halsey (9-0) can no longer say he’s Bellator MMA’s Middleweight World Champion, he’s still managed to show his talent with a one-sided destruction of proven veteran Kendall “Da Spyder” Grove (21-15).   The contest served as the feature main event of Friday’s “Bellator: Halsey vs. Grove” card at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif.   Halsey nearly finished the fight in the early going, moving to an arm-triangle choke that would have finished a lesser opponent, but Grove somehow battled through the effort. Still, it was a one-sided round for the former champ.   Grove was able to avoid such a precarious position in the second, but he was still forced…

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UFC: Fight Night Heads To South Korea 11/28

UFC® ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER EVENT IN SOUTH KOREA WITH UFC FIGHT NIGHT SEOUL, NOVEMBER 28, 2015   Singapore – UFC® today announced that it will bring its first ever live event to Seoul, South Korea, on November 28, 2015 at the city’s Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena. This marks the third UFC event in Asia in 2015 and continues to reaffirm the Asian market as a region with explosive growth potential.   With a number of successful fighters in the UFC, South Korea has drawn upon its martial arts legacy to nurture and develop some of the top stars in the sport. Athletes such as Dong Hyun Kim, Chan Sung Jung & Hyun Gyu Lim have proven the quality of mixed martial…

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Suge Update: No Mayweather Bail/Snoop: “No Ill Will”

LOS ANGELES, CA — Just prior to the Mayweather vs Pacquiao super fight, a story circulating around the internet that Mayweather would pay bail for former rap boss/career criminal Marion “Suge” Knight. [In case you missed it, Knight is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges — and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail. Welp, Mayweather won the fight and Suge is still in jail. I guess the friendship is not as tight at they thought it was.] While the rest of the world is waiting for Knight’s conviction like town villagers with torches chasing an ogre, at least one person in the world feels bad…

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[Video] Jay-Z B-Sides Concert (Full Video)

NON-Tidal Land – Unfortunately I am not a TIDAL subscriber. Sorry Jay and Bey, I just can’t afford to be down with the wave right now. I am but a humble blogger trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents (a dime and a nickel). Recently Jay-Z blessed the good folks with a B-sides concert. Alas us non-subscribers got left out in the cold. But to hear tastemakers tell it, a lot of you aren’t either so let us commiserate our non-Tidal subscriber woes together. For those of you, like me, who couldn’t watch the Jay-Z B-sides concert, here it is in it’s entirety.

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[Video] Joseline f/ Stevie J “Stingy w/ My Kutty Kat’

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta fanatics !!! Have you been desperately waiting to see Joseline’s music video? Or at least curious? I know I am. The oversexed, over accented, under clothed Puerto Rican Princess is finally gracing us with the video for the song “Stingy With My Kutty Kat” (the song she was “performing” on last week’s episode.) At any rate, it’s what’s to be expected. Gratuitous body shots with titty tape and lace, thick stallion like dancers and Steebie sangin’ on the hook clad in leather and studs. Real spit, I may add this to my workout mix, her body IS banging. Enjoy.

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Preview: ‘Amy’ The Amy Winehouse Documentary

The family of the late Amy Winehouse are not pleased with the release of an upcoming documentary called Amy but that is not stopping the project from going forward.   Check out a sneak peak right here. Courtesy of Rolling Stone: The clip, we see footage of Winehouse fooling around with a video camera (“I look like a floating head, I’ve got no hair, I’m just on a black screen”) while her former manager Nick Schmansky talks about recording the singer’s first demos. For those early tracks, Winehouse converted some of her poems into song lyrics, which we see handwritten by the singer on yellow lined paper with hearts drawn in the margins. “When I’m…

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at  Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban Theater on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. The show will air on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Spike TV. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

[Video] Eddie Murphy Release New “OH JAH JAH” Video

LOS ANGELES —  I can’t front, I’m feeling Eddie Murphy’s reggae music. I still fully expect him to turn to the camera and give us his signature, big toothy smile to let us know he’s clowning but even if he did, the music is still good. About a month or so ago, we posted his new single “Oh Jah Jah” released by VPAL music. Well the man of many voices is releasing a new video for the single. Watch it below. ***** Eddie Murphy unleashes the brand new video for his reggae single “Oh Jah Jah,” released by VPAL Music (VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm). The critically-acclaimed track, which Huffington Post claims “will…

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Leave Mike Tyson Alone!!!

LAS VEGAS — Why do people insist on antagonizing Mike Tyson? If you are sub-80 years old, specifically in the United States, chances are you are quite familiar with Mike Tyson, his legacy and his temper. At today’s Mayweather vs Pacquiao weigh-in, an aggressive fan figured he’d just jump in with the champ and take a picture. Problem is, he should have asked first. Lucky for him, the former heavyweight champ was in a chill mood because he only got an elbow for his trouble. Old school Mike Tyson would have dropped him with a two-piece. Not lip-synching followed the elbowing.

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Sorry Diddy, Your Tickets Are At Will Call

LAS VEGAS — So tickets were made available today for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and according to reports, tickets sold out in minutes. One twitter user attempted to purchase tickets and was met with the following screen shot “Only credit cards holder to pick up with valid government issued ID and credit card used. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. Will call will be made available.” So, it got me thinking, what if for some reason you’re John Legend and you forget to pick up your tickets ahead of time, do you have to stand in line like regular folk (and by regular I mean people who have north of $1500 to spend on a nosebleed or…

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Celebs Give Their Mayweather/Pacquiao Picks

HBO took time out from their busy production schedule to speak to a few of Hollywood’s elite who will undoubtedly be ringside for the big event. Split down the middle on the outcome and the manner of ending, check it out and see who you agree with most. Look for appearances from Live Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Sean Combs, Michael Strahan, Jamie Foxx, and more. Who you picking?  

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Foot Locker Releases 2nd Pacquiao ‘He Said Yes’ Commercial

Building on the popularity of the commercial, and of course the May 2nd super fight, Foot Locker and Manny Pacquiao have teamed up again for another a continuation of the ‘Week of Greatness’ ad. In this spot, Pacquiao is speaking with a Foot Locker executive regarding the “actual” announcement of the fight.  

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New Music: De La Soul f/ Nas ‘God It’

Hip Hop luminaries De La Soul continue to be fueled by the power of their fan base as evidenced by their recent KickStarter campaign. With 9 days remaining in the campaign, fans of the group have pledged a total of Continuing to express their gratitude, the super group blessed fans with a new single f/ Nas entitled ‘God It’. With a link to download the single, De La included the following message: While busy at work, we also like to play. This song is not on the new album, but an indication of good music to come. The song was produce by G_Force and you may recognize our featured guest. We’re still in Atlanta, GA…