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    Montreal Bell Centre to Host Kovalev vs. Pascal

    Boucherville, Wednesday December 17th 2014 – Main-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala that will feature the reigning unified WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) vs. former WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). Tickets to this megafight, which will also be broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing throughout the United States, go on sale Saturday, December 20th 2014 as of 10 AM. A press conference is scheduled to take place early next week. Three of the 4 major titles on the line Kathy Duva, CEO of Main-Events, received the exception…

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    [Photos/Quotes] Stevenson v Sukhotskiy Press Conference

    ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS “It’s going to be a short night on SHOWTIME.” – Adonis Stevenson “He looked nervous at the podium, like he wasn’t ready to fight.” – Dmitry Sukhotskiy SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION, This Friday, Dec. 19, Live on SHOWTIME® From Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, Canada Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME QUEBEC CITY (Dec. 16, 2014) – WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson and Russian challenger Dmitry “The Hunter” Sukhotskiy held a main event final press conference on Tuesday in Quebec City, Canada, as they prepare for th eir showdown on SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION this Friday, Dec. 19.   Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) and Sukhotskiy (22-2, 16 KOs) will square off in the 12-round main event…

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    Felix Verdejo and Jesse Hart make quick work of experienced opponents

    Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (December 13, 2014) – Topping a 9-bout card at the 2300 Arena, Felix “El Diamante” Verdejo (15-0, 11 KOs) and Jesse “Hard Work” Hart (15-0, 12 KOs) easily dispatched Karim El Ouazghari (16-5-2, 4 KOs) and Samuel Miller (28-9, 25 KOs) respectively inside the distance and in front of an electrifying, sold-out crowd. If you didn’t know any better, you would have sworn Verdejo was from Philly given the ovation he received before and after the fight. Complete results follow (details coming soon). 1) Fred Jenkins Jr (155.75 lbs) UD6 James Robinson (151 lbs) [60-53, 59-54, 59-54] Robinson ruled down once. 10-8 Jenkins 10-9 Jenkins 10-9 Jenkins 10-9 Jenkins…

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    Bradley Denied Decision, Fights To Draw With Chaves

    Photo credit: HBO LAS VEGAS , NV — From the trained, and untrained eye, it appeared Tim Bradley did what he needed to against a fighter known to use less than stellar tactics to procure a win. But the judges didn’t think so. Punctuating a night of debatable results from the judges, Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley and Argentina’s Diego Chaves fought to a draw to close Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan. Through out the fight, Bradley appeared to execute a well thought out game plan that enabled him to connect with a higher rate than the Argentine brawler. Landing big over hand rights and hard left hooks to the body and head, Chaves remained engaged in…

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    Bombs Away: Stiverne vs. Wilder Set for January 17th

    BOMBS AWAY!    BERMANE STIVERNE TO DEFEND WBC HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AGAINST UNBEATEN KNOCKOUT ARTIST DEONTAY WILDER SATURDAY, JAN. 17 LIVE ON SHOWTIME® FROM THE MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS   IBF Bantamweight World Champion Leo Santa Cruz To Defend Title   “ALL ACCESS: Stiverne vs. Wilder” Premieres Friday, Jan. 9 at  10:45 p.m. ET/PT  LAS VEGAS (Dec. 13, 2014)-The most significant heavyweight matchup in the United States in a decade was formally announced on Saturday night.  Hard-hitting WBC Heavyweight World Champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs), of Las Vegas, is set to defend his title against unbeaten knockout specialist and mandatory challenger Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs), of Tuscaloosa, Ala., on Saturday, Jan. 17. The potentially explosive bout between the two…

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Spike TV lineup for “Bellator: Pitbull vs. Straus” Finalized

Spike TV lineup for “Bellator: Pitbull vs. Straus” Finalized With Addition of Virgil Zwicker vs. Houston Alexander, Fernando Gonzales vs. Marius Zaromskis    Virgil Zwicker / Bellator MMA Houston Alexander / Bellator MMA  Fernando Gonzalez / Bellator MMA    Marius Zaromskis / Bellator MMA   SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 9, 2014) – The Spike TV-televised main card for Bellator MMA’s first event of 2015, “Bellator: Pitbull vs. Straus,” is now complete with the addition of a rematch between light heavyweight sluggers Virgil “Rezdog” Zwicker (12-4-1) and Houston “The Assassin” Alexander (16-10-1), as well as a welterweight showdown between Fernando “The Menifee Maniac” Gonzalez (22-13) and Marius “The Whitemare” Zaromskis (20-8).   Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced the new contests on Tuesday’s edition of MMAjunkie…

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Bellator: Manhoef v Shlemenko Headlined SM Center 2/13

Photo credit: Bellator MMA SANTA MONICA, Calif. (December 5, 2014) – A thrilling middleweight matchup between two of the mostdangerous strikers in all of mixed martial arts will headline a newly-announced Bellator MMA event, as knockout artist Melvin “No Mercy” Manhoef (29-12-1) meets fellow striker and former Bellator MMA middleweight champ Alexander “Storm” Shlemenko (50-9). “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko,” which takes place Feb. 13 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, Calif. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker announced the new matchup on Friday’s edition of AXS TV’s “Inside MMA.” Tickets for “Bellator: Manhoef vs. Shlemenko” go on sale next Friday, Dec. 12 and can be purchased at The Save Mart Center box office, Ticketmaster.com, or Bellator.com. “You take Melvin Manhoef and Alexander…

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UFC News: Punk Moves To MMA After Leaving WWE

In a move that many will question for some time to come, Phil “CM Punk” Brooks signed a multi-fight deal with the UFC. The announcement came during the UFC 181 broadcast in an interview Brooks had with commentator Joe Rogan. Last year Brooks quit pro wrestling after a 15 year career  with WWE. A career that began with him doing independent shows and working for smaller organizations before signing with WWE in 2005. Citing burnout and contractual issues, Brooks walked away earlier this year. It became pretty clear over the past few weeks he had no plans on returning to wrestling after bashing the company, other wrestlers and management. With no formal MMA training of note and…

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Homeless Man Takes Dive For Rourke Win

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Just when you thought the non-sanctioned fight featuring 62 year old Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke couldn’t get any odder. If you saw the bout,  you are well aware of the ridiculous spectacle it was (if you didn’t, see it, click here). An oddly scripted dance routine punctuated by a Rourke faking chest pains then returning his focus to the fight with a left hook that connected with his opponent’s face. In the end, Rourke was awarded the victory and that’s that. So we thought. According to a report by UK based news source, Daily Mail the man across the ring from Rourke, 29 year old Eliott Seymour, is a homeless man with mental…

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[Video] Mickey Rourke Wins By TKO In Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – This lands in the “Junk Drawer” for several reasons … 1. It’s Mickey Rourke 2. It’s a non-sanctioned fight 3. The oddity of the fight performance. In the latest of the onslaught of “mature” fighters entering the ring, actor Mickey Rourke makes his return to the ring after a 20 year absence. Fighting on the undercard of Friday’s Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Jose Luis Castillo bout in Moscow, the 62 year (yes 60 years plus 2 more) Academy Award nominee used some, unorthodox tactics to emerge with a victory over 29 year old Elliot Seymour (No relation to Jane). Rourke ultimately prevailed after connecting with body shots that took the fight out of…

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62 Year Old Mickey Rourke To Fight In Moscow

Photo credit: AFP MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Leave it to ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins the rally the silver haired masses into living their dreams at an advanced age. While he’s a shining example of what you can do at an advanced sports age, he’s a veritable spring chicken compared to Mickey Rourke. According to an article on MSN Sports, actor Mickey Rourke will fight in Moscow this month…and no it’s not for a movie role. “Boxing is a serious part of my life,” the actor was quoted as saying by promoters. “It taught me respect, determination, patience and concentration. I always dreamed of fighting a match in Russia.” To read the full story, click here.  

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[Video] Pacquiao ‘Week Of Greatness’ Ad Is A Hit

Foot Locker unveiled their latest ‘Week of Greatness’ ad this week featuring champion and future Hall of Fame boxer Manny Pacquiao. Capitalizing on the renewed speculation of a mega PPV fight between Pacquiao and pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather, the spot involves two fellow gym rats discussing Foot Locker’s “giving the people what they want” campaign. Pacquiao who’s in the ring overhears part of their discussion and believes they are talking about a fight between him and Mayweather. Although Mayweather’s name is never mentioned, we get the point.

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Wait, What? Quadruple Amputee Sought For Murder

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – When there’s a will there’s a way … Today’s episode of the seemingly impossible comes from Orlando, Florida. Authorities are searching for quadruple amputee Sean Petrozzino in the double murder of his parents Nancy and Michael Petrozzino. The couple were found shot to death in their home. Sean Petrozzino has no arms and no legs. He lost them as a teen due bacterial meningitis. Authorities are considering him “armed and dangerous.” *pause* To read the complete story, click here.

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Suge Knight & Katt Williams Arrested For Robbery?

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today’s edition of ‘What in the hell?’ pairs  two familiar faces to the Junk Drawer. Rap boss Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams. Are they working on a comedy album? No. Are they smoking blunts together? No (well maybe). Well what are they working on you ask? A robbery conviction. According to the LA Times, Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Micah “Katt” Williams were arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills last month, officials said. Yes, two men who are by no means without wealth were arrested for stealing a camera. I’m guessing they were photographed doing God knows what and that’s why…

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[Video] Croatian Boxer Attacks Ring Referee

This despicable person should be banned from the sport for life. In a disgusting display of poor sportsmanship, and judgement, amateur boxer Vido Loncar was losing the bout when the referee stopped the fight and all appeared to calm until the decision was announced. In response, the light-heavyweight then proceeded to viciously attack the referee with a barrage of punches, even when the official was floored by the earlier hits. In order to stop the attack, people assembled on the floor had to literally snatch Loncar out of the ring to halt the attack To read the full story, click here.

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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…