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    ‘USS’ Steve Cunningham Discharges Visinia in 7 Rounds

    Steve Cunningham def. Natu Visinia after 7. Fighting his “biggest” opponent to date, ‘USS’ Steve Cunningham defeated Natu Visinia after 7 rounds. Visinia failed to answer to the call of the bell to start off round 8. Initiating contact early in the fight, Cunningham kept Visinia at bay with a hard snapping jabs while Visinia (who came into the ring 70+ heavier than Cunningham) answered back with heavy, telegraphed punches. Despite the lack of speed, Visinia connected with punches that sent Cunningham off balance and stung from time to time. As in his most recent fights, Cunningham found himself on the canvas first in the 2nd round, as the result of a slip, and again…

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    [Photos/Quotes] Bradley, Herrera vs Benavidez Press Conf.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA – On Monday, inside Avalon Nightclub, Tim Bradley, Mauricio Herrera and Jose Benavidez assembled for the official announcement of their upcoming fight card scheduled for December 13th at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. The Bradley vs. Chaves card represents another boxing event that joins the ranks of Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank Boxing and furthers their efforts in repairing a relationship that’s been fragmented for a number of years. On hand to address the assembled media, Jose Benavidez, Mauricio Herrera, Tim Bradley and their respective teams. Diego Chaves, Bradley’s opponent, did not attend today’s announcement since he is currently in Argentina but relayed his excitement about the fight with Bradley via Bob…

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    Golovkin Claims Another ‘Good Boy,’ KO’s Rubio In 2

    Photos by HBO, Naoki Fukuda CARSON, CA – Gennady Golovkin needed only two stanzas of the “Big drama show” to dispatch his latest opponent. Before an excited, capacity crowd in Southern California, the man known as GGG defeated Marco Antonio Rubio by knock out Saturday night at the Stub Hub Arena. Wearing his signature robe, and showing reverence to the SoCal crowd that came out in groves to embrace him, Golovkin circled the entire arena before entering the ring for battle. Once the opening bell sounded it was serious business with Golovkin active and working off the jab. Taking the fight to Rubio, Golovkin quickly settled in as the aggressor while Rubio connected with his own…

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    [Video] 24/7 Hopkins vs. Kovalev, Full Episode

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – With the fight rapidly approaching, cameras follow ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins and Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev. While Hopkins discusses the uniqueness of being a true champion at 49 years of age, Kovalev shares his humble beginnings and gives viewers insight to his personal life. ***** “Hopkins vs. Kovalev” is a 12-round unification bout for the IBF, WBA and WBO Light Heavyweight World titles, presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events in association with Caesars Atlantic City, Corona Extra, AT&T, Hortitsia Vodka and Mexico, Live it To Believe It!. Ali vs. Abregu is a 10-round welterweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank. The HBO World Championship Boxing telecast begins…

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    Nicholas Walters Chops Down Donaire To Become Champ

    Photos courtesy Top Rank CARSON, CA – Saturday night, Jamaica reigned supreme. The “Axe Man” Nicholas Walters chopped down Nonito Donaire in decisive fashion to win by 6th round knockout and become the new WBA super world featherweight champion. In front of a capacity, crowd at the Stub Hub Arena, action commenced with the combatants spending the greater part of the first stanza feeling each other out. Falling into a rhythm, Walters charged forward opting for a more offensive approach while Donaire took a more subdued road that included feinting with head movement in an attempt to lure the Walters in. Wobbling Donaire with big left hooks Walters took as good as he gave. As…

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Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned On 12/12

PLUS, JEREMY STEPHENS AND CHARLES OLIVEIRA TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT TICKETS FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 Las Vegas – The UFC® announced that the groundbreaking season of The Ultimate Fighter®: A Champion Will Be Crowned will come to an explosive finish in the season finale on Friday, Dec. 12 at Palms Casino Resort. The two finalists will battle it out to become the inaugural UFC 115-pound champion in the five-round main event. As the latest installment of the UFC’s signature reality series, The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned launched the UFC women’s strawweight division, and showcased 16 of the…

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[LIVE Stream] Anderson Silva Press Conference 1PM ET 10/14

Las Vegas, Nev. – Former UFC® middleweight champion Anderson Silva will host a press conference on Tuesday, October 14 at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT at the Copacabana Palace Hotel in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to discuss his highly anticipated return to the Octagon®. After a 13-month layoff due to a fractured leg suffered in his second bout with UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, “The Spider” will defy the odds and return to competition live on pay-per-view January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas in a showdown with the fiery Nick Diaz. The press conference will be streamed live on UFC.com starting at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.  ### About the Ultimate Fighting Championship® Owned and operated by Zuffa, LLC, the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC®) is the…

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UFC Fight Night: Frankie Edgar Meets Cub Swanson 11/22

FORMER CHAMP FRANKIE EDGAR MEETS CUB SWANSON WHEN THE UFC® RETURNS TO AUSTIN’S FRANK ERWIN CENTER ON SATURDAY, NOV. 22 Plus: BOBBY GREEN (#7) vs. EDSON BARBOZA (#12) JOSEPH BENAVIDEZ (#2) vs. DUSTIN ORTIZ (#13) BRAD PICKETT (#11) vs. CHICO CAMUS JARED ROSHOLT vs. OLEKSIY OLIYNYK YVES EDWARDS vs. AKBARH ARREOLA   TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT™: EDGAR vs. SWANSON AT FRANK ERWIN CENTER – AUSTIN, TEXAS ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17   Las Vegas, Nevada – For the first time since 2010, the Octagon® makes its way back to the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, as former UFC® lightweight champ and current No. 3 featherweight contender Frankie “The Answer” Edgar takes on second-ranked Cub Swansonin a five-round main event that could propel the winner…

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[Video] Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah Still Down

In what was easily the highlight of any music awards show I’ve seen in recent years, R&B singer Brandy along with a FLAWLESS MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah reunited to perform the remix of Brandy’s monster hit “I Wanna Be Down.” I could be wrong, and I usually am, but this remix was bigger than the original version of the song. The OG version was pretty damn swell too. At any rate, enjoy. I can’t believe this song is 20 years old. Their performance was so grand I’m up at 5:am posting this. I expect a lot of people to be downloading ‘I Wanna Be Down’ on iTunes today.

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[Video] Mike Tyson Blasts Canadian Reporter

TORONTO – Former heavyweight champion, now promoter, Mike Tyson has been doing wonderful things with his career as of late. He’s off to a strong start with his young promotional outlet ‘Iron Mike Productions’ and has received wide spread acclaim for his one man stage show ‘The Undisputed Truth’ and the book by the same name. Gone are the days of ear biting, drug using, and other assorted forms of criminal behavior he’s been convicted of. These days, he’s clearly a man redeemed and working hard to promote and maintain a positive image. Well none of that mattered to the host of Canadian based network show CP24. Today Tyson appeared on the show as part of…

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Ray Rice Terminated After Full Video Surfaces

BALTIMORE, MD – As if the Ray Rice on-going saga wasn’t vile and disgusting enough, it took a turn for the worse. Today Rice was released from his contract with the Baltimore Ravens after a a video of him striking his then-fiancee Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious was leaked by TMZ. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Ray Rice had been serving a two-game suspension handed down earlier this year by the NFL as a result from the initial video that showed rice dragging his then fiancee (and now wife) out of the elevator. The outcry from the public regarding the length of sentence was so overwhelming, Commission Gooddell admitted he made a mistake and…

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RIP Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014)

NEW YORK, NY – Comedian Joan Rivers, known for her pull no punches sense of humor and her for torturing celebrities on the red carpet, died Thursday at the age of 81. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” Melissa Rivers said in the statement. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.” Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. Enjoy this look at Rivers life through pictures courtesy of Hollywood.com 

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Jermain Taylor Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Cousin

MAUMELLE, AR – According to CBS affiliate station THV11 in Arkansas, former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was arrested Tuesday night after law enforcement was contacted regarding a shooting at his home. According to Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the wife of Jermain Taylor called 911 around 6 p.m. to report a shooting at their home in north Pulaski County. A single shooting victim with multiple gunshot wounds was reportedly found a short time later on Highway 365, about five miles from Taylor’s home. At the time of publication, Taylor is being held without bond at the Pulaski County Detention Center in Little Rock. Taylor, who went through a period of inactivity in…

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10 Fantasy Football Rules You Need To Follow

By Yorick Hempstead II, Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of therealsportscave.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NBA & NFL season is on the horizon & baseball is already in (corny pun alert) full swing. With Fantasy Football’s National Draft Day (the fantasy sports equivalent of Christmas) approaching, men & women from all walks of life are signing up. If you’re tired of being your league’s unofficial bye week & you believe that you are destined for the Shiva*, you’ve came to the right place. I’m going to give you 10 surefire, drafting techniques to ensure that you are in the running to win it all: 1. Death by draft pick: You can’t…

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Jay-Z Throws Up The Roc In The Boxing Ring

NEW YORK, NY – Move over 50 Cent, the Roc is in the building… According to reports, Jay-Z will be the next rapper throwing his hat in the ring. According to ESPN.com, although the haven’t signed any fighters yet, RocNation already hired David Itskowtich to serve as the chief operating officer of it’s boxing division and has promoters licenses in NY and Washington DC. “There’s no question the sport of boxing needs a new player, someone who can do something different,” Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy for parent company Roc Nation, told ESPN.com on Sunday night. “We’re energized, and we’re going to make a difference. This is a huge priority…

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[Video] Rosado Victorious Over Vera By KO At BKB

LAS VEGAS, NV –   In the first ever Big Knockout Boxing pay-per-view event, Gabriel “King” Rosado defeated Brian Vera by 6th round knockout in front of a capacity crowd at Mandalay Bay. Taking control early, Rosado repeatedly peppered Vera’s face with straight right hands while a very game Vera continued to charge forward. Although Vera appeared engaged and ready, his offense never seemed to get started. As the fight continued, when Rosado  wasn’t connecting with the right, he was dismantling Vera with the left hook and slipping the minimal offense Vera did offer. In the third round of action, Vera’s best round, he dropped Rosado out of the ring in what could arguably been…

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[Photos] Vera/Rosado Big Knockout Boxing Weights

LAS VEGAS, NV – Photos courtesy: BoxingScene.com Tonight, Big Knockout Boxing makes it’s grand debut with middleweights Brian Vera and Gabriel Rosado competing in the main event. Taking place at Mandalay Bay and broadcast on DirectTv PPV, the fighters are ready to give fans a night of action. Although boxing fans are familiar with both Vera and Rosado, don’t expect to see the same old thing in the same old ring. Taking place in a pit with no ropes, fighters have no where to run and will brutalize each other in two minute rounds. Engaging in a tense stare down at the conclusion of the weigh-in, the fight between Vera and Rosado is likely to…

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RIP: Robin Williams Dead At 63 (1951 – 2014)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Another one of Hollywood’s most gifted performers departed this world for another. According to CNN, comedian/actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home as a result of suicide by asphyxia. According to representatives, the actor had been battling severe depression. “Robin Williams passed away this morning,” his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” The award winning actor best known for starring roles in Mrs Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo. RIP