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  • Watch Terence Crawford Knockdown JoseBenavidez Jr. Before Winning By TKO [Video]

    After trading insults back and forth during fight week, Terence Crawford and Jose Benavidez Jr. met in the ring and let their hands do the talking. In the end, Crawford remained the champion and Benavidez became the latest believer of Crawford’s ability to put body’s on the canvas. After competing for 11 full rounds, Crawford put the cap on a dominant performance by connecting with an uppercut that sent Benavidez Jr. rolling on the canvas. Able to survive the count, Benavidez Jr. got to his feet only to be met with a barrage of punches that forced the referee to jump in and stop the fight. With the win Crawford retains the WBO welterweight title…

  • WBO Statement on Billy Joe Saunders & If They Will Strip His Title

    WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel, Esq reacted on Billy Joe Saunders’ public comments regarding his world title status: “B.J. Saunders has voluntarily vacated the WBO Middleweight Title, and publicly apologized for his violation of the Massachusetts Athletic Commission’s anti-doping regulations”. “Therefore, the clash between Demetrius Andrade and Walter Kautondonkwa scheduled for October 20th will now be for the vacant World Crown”. “Also, I will recommend to the WBO Executive Committee that Saunders receives a six month suspension for his transgression”. Fernando Gaztambide WBO Press

  • Terence Crawford & Jose Benavidez Get Into Heated Exchange at #CrawfordBenavidez Media Day [Video]

    Terence Crawford is excited to be back in Omaha, his beloved hometown and the site of many of his greatest fistic moments. The man nicknamed “Bud” will defend his WBO welterweight world title Saturday evening against Jose Benavidez Jr. at the CHI Health Center Omaha (formerly the CenturyLink Center), live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET. His four CHI Health Center outings have drawn nearly 45,000 fans, and another packed house is expected. The long-simmering animosity between Crawford and Benavidez spilled over into Wednesday’s media day, with the pair and their respective teams exchanging verbal haymakers. The ESPN broadcast will also include 2016 U.S. Olympic silver medalist and top featherweight prospect…

  • Billy Joe Saunders Out of Title Fight, Expected to Be Stripped of Title; What Happens to Demetrius Andrade Now?

    The planned WBO middleweight title fight between Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade on Oct 20 is off ESPN reports that the Massachusetts State Athletic Commission denied Saunders a boxing license after results from a pre-fight drug test revealed the presence of the banned performance-enhancing stimulant oxilofrine in his system. As a result, Saunders is expected to be stripped of the title by the sanctioning body. What happens to Andrade at this point? In the event a replacement opponent is found, and Saunders is stripped, he will have the opporutnity to fight for the vacant belt against the next mandatory challenger Walter Kautondokwo of Namibia.  To see Demetrius Andrade discussing the fight against Billy Joe Saunders during…

  • Tyson Fury Not Enrolled In Drug Testing Reportedly; He Says He Is [Video] #WilderFury

    On the eve of beginning camp for a December 1 showdown against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder, a new report says Fury has yet to enroll in the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program. ESPN’s Dan Rafael reports that as of Sunday Fury had yet to enroll in the drug testing program, which is overseen by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Dopping Agency). ESPN confirmed with enrollment status with president Dr. Margaret Goodman. As of Sunday, Fury, whom the WBC recently rated No. 3, was still not enrolled. “To date, VADA has not received Clean Boxing Program enrollment forms on Mr. Fury,” Dr. Margaret Goodman, the president of VADA, told ESPN. “Mr. Wilder remains enrolled in the Clean Boxing Program.”…

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

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….

Woman Who Scaled Statue of Liberty Protesting Immigrant Family Separation Charged (Video)

An immigrant from the Democratic Republic of Congo protested Donald Trump’s family separation policy by scaling the Statue of Liberty on the 4th of July. TMZ reports that 44-year-old Therese Okoumou scaled as far as the base of the monument on America’s historical day without the aide of a harness. The NYPD emergency service unit removed her from the base at roughly 2 PM EST. Okomou appeared in court on Thursday to answer to federal misdemeanors charges of trespassing, interference with government agency functions, and disorderly conduct. To see her heroic climb, plus her post court press conference, click below. #BREAKING #exclusive video of woman who’s scaled the Statue Of Liberty. ESU officers trying to…

Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg & The Game Celebrate LeBron’s LA Move on Instagram (Video)

As LeBron James makes his transition to life as a Laker, a few of the West Coast’s greatest rappers are posting “welcome to LA” messages of encouragement on social media. Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and the Game are more than happy to welcome King James to the west and are dropping videos showing exactly why he belongs out here. First came The Game with his special edition marijuana called ‘LA bron James.’ Then Ice Cube posted an old edition of James Corbin’s carpool karaoke where he, James and Corbin rapped his hit song ‘Today Was a Good Day’ together. Then Snoop Dogg posted a throwback video of LeBron crip walking through the arena Maybe an…

LeBron James To Join Lakers; Makes Announcement Short and Sweet

LeBron watch is over and the decision has been made. Making the announcement with a short and to the point press release, Klutch Sports Group announced on Sunday that LeBron James will be joining the Los Angeles Lakers for the next four years.   According to ESPN, James’ fourth year is a player option. It’s the longest deal he has signed since inking a six-year deal with the Heat in 2010. His previous three deals were all three years or shorter. James will be joined by Kentavious Caldwell-Pope who agreed to a one-year, $12 million deal reports ESPN’s Chris Haynes. UPDATE: LeBron James ear blower Lance Stephenson agrees a one year deal with the Lakers for $4.5 million.  

Watch Dame Dash Pull Up on Lee Daniels To Demand the $2M He’s Owed (Video)

Damon Dash wants his money, and he’s willing to buy tickets to a Diana Ross concert just to get in the same room with Lee Daniels and talk it out. Sharing the video in social media, Dash purchased tickets to a recent Diana Ross concert just so he could confront Lee Daniels, also in attendance, over the $2 million loan he extended to Daniels so that he could make the movies. The audio is hard to decipher since Ross is performing in the background but thankfully there are subtitles. On an unrelated note, it’s pretty funny Dianna Ross is talking about her ankle and wants the audience to sing, “Reach Out and Touch.” Dame looked…

Creed 2 Trailer Released and Michael B Jordan Looks Like a Whole Meal (Video)

Ready for Creed vs Drago 2? Set to hit theaters in November, just in time for Thanksgiving, the trailer for Creed 2 appeared on the internet on Wednesday and Michael B. Jordan looks great. Here’s the quick synopsis of the sequel. Life has become a balancing act for Adonis Creed. Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight, he is up against the challenge of his life. Facing an opponent with ties to his family’s past only intensifies his impending battle in the ring. Rocky Balboa is there by his side through it all and, together, Rocky and Adonis will confront their shared legacy, question what’s worth fighting for, and discover that nothing’s…

The Game Creates New Strain of Weed Called LA Bron James To Welcome LeBron to LA

The Game wants LeBron to Los Angeles. So much so he’s created a special strain of weed in his honor. In a video posted on his IG stories, Game debuted the purplish, flurry herb that he’s calling “LA Bron James.” James, of course, has been keeping a tight lip on his plans and is enjoying the summer after he and the Cavs were swept in the NBA finals by the Golden State Warriors. To see Game’s new strain, click below and inhale.

How Cardi B & Offset are a Love Alternative in the Trump Era

On October 27th, Migos frontman Offset popped the golden question to the current queen of the Hip Hop charts — stripper turned reality star turned rapper — Cardi B. And of course, she said, “Yes.” Offset and his squad have had a great year, despite the bruhaha with DJ Akademics, while Cardi’s Bodak Yellow instantly made her a hot commodity in 2017. This weekend, at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia, the two officially joined forces and the Hip Hop world has been gushing ever since. ( I believe he proposed because she’s pregnant. Stay tuned…) Having been married for 15 years myself, I wish them all his success and blessings in the world. What…