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    Badou Jack Defeats Dirrell to Becomes WBC champ

    CHICAGO — During the Premier Boxing Champion broadcast on Spike, the middleweight title shifted hands once again… Friday night, in Chicago at the UIC Pavilion, Badou Jack defeated Anthony Dirrell by majority decision to become the new WBC super middleweight champion. This was Dirrell’s first defense of the title since defeating Sakio Bika for the title. “I was in great shape and I believed in myself,” Jack said. “All that talk don’t matter. I knew they couldn’t rob me. I thought I clearly won. It was a tough start to my career, but now I’m a world champ.” In the co-feature event, Danny Jacobs successfully defeated Caleb Truax to retain his version of the WBA…

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    Klitschko v Jennings: Photos/Weights From New York

    Photo credit: BoxingScene.com Saturday’s HBO World Championship Boxing doubleheader telecast begins at 10:00 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off from Madison Square Garden in New York City with an exciting 10-round welterweight showdown between Sadam Ali and Francisco Santana. The main event pits Wladimir Klitschko defending his heavyweight championship against Bryant Jennings. Official Weights from New York: Wladimir Klitschko: 241.6 lbs. Bryant Jennings: 226.8 lbs. Sadam Ali: 146.8 lbs. Francisco Santana: 146.4 lbs. Join the conversation on Twitter: #KlitschkoJennings #

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    Photo Gallery: PBC on Spike – Dirrell/Jack; Jacobs/Truax

    CHICAGO — This week, Premier Boxing Champions take the show to Chicago for a double header featuring super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell vs Badou Jack. In the co-feature event, WBA welterweight champion Danny Jacobs is challenged by Caleb Truax. The card will broadcast on Spike TV and airs beginning at 6PM PT.

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    MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV to Debut 5/1

    MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV to Debut Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET  New Primetime Series to Include First-Ever Use of “Spidercam” for Live Boxing Telecast Kevin Kugler to Provide Play-by-Play with World Class Welterweight Timothy Bradley & Reporter Crystina Poncher   truTV and Top Rank will partner to exclusively present the MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout on truTV, a live primetime boxing series set to debut Friday, May 1, at 10 p.m. ET.  The new boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, will launch on the eve of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view fight with a card featuring two title bouts inside The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.  …

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    Andre Ward Returns 6/20 Against Paul Smith On BET

    BET NETWORKS ANNOUNCES EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST PARTNERSHIP TO TELECAST ROC NATION SPORTS throne boxing EVENTS LIVE WITH PREMIERE MAIN EVENT TO FEATURE WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ANDRE WARD ————- WARD TO FACE PAUL SMITH ON JUNE 20, 2015 AT ORACLE ARENA IN OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA LIVE ON BET   NEW YORK — April 23, 2015 — BET Networks is pleased to announce that it is stepping into the ring with Roc Nation Sports as their exclusive broadcast partner to air live throne boxing events on the network. The partnership between BET Networks and Roc Nation Sports is the first of its kind for the network and includes airing up to nine live, two-hour telecasts of Roc Nation Sports throne boxing events over the next 18…

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INVICTA FC 12 Post-Fight Photographs

On Friday, April 25, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The nine-fight card streamed live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com.

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Invicta FC 12 Weigh-in Results, Photographs

On Thursday, April 23, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 12: Kankaanpaa vs. Souza, which takes place tomorrow, April 24 from Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. The nine-fight card will stream live and exclusively on UFCFIGHTPASS.com at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which were held at the Holiday Inn Kansas City Downtown – Aladdin Hotel. INVICTA FC 12 WEIGH-IN RESULTS Strawweight Title: Katja Kankaanpaa (114.6 lb) vs. Livia Renata Souza (113.9 lb) Flyweight: Roxanne Modafferi (125.7 lb) vs. Vanessa Porto (126.5 lb)1 Featherweight: Amanda Bell (146 lb) vs. Faith Van Duin (145.6 lb) Bantamweight: Ediane Gomes (134.8 lb) vs. Raquel Pa’aluhi (135.9 lb) 2 Featherweight: Peggy Morgan (145.7 lb) vs. Latoya Walker…

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No. 6 Lt Heavyweight Phil Davis joins Bellator MMA

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (April 15, 2015) – Bellator MMA is pleased to announce the signing of the sixth* ranked Light Heavyweight in the world, Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis (13-3, 1 NC), to an exclusive, multi-fight deal. “I can’t wait to be fighting in Bellator and wreck shop on everyone,” said Davis. “I am the absolute best and most dominant grappler to ever fight in MMA and I’m excited to get in there and compete at my new home.” Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Phil attended college close to home at Penn State University, where he became a four-time NCAA Division I All-American wrestler for the Nittany Lions. Davis had his first professional MMA fight in…

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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…

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Why Celebrity Endorsement Is Here To Stay

  by  Gnaphron  There is no denying that ours is a culture where celebrity rules and filters into almost every aspect of our lives. What we wear, what we do with our spare time or how we choose to diet, is often influenced by what we see our favourite celebs doing. So, it is no surprise that celebs are often employed to advertise or promote different companies. For example, many of the online gaming operators have their chosen celebrity ambassadors. Ex-Spice Girl and X Factor judge Mel B is the new face of Costa Bingo while Shane Warne, the former cricket star, has been associated with 888poker for years. At bgo, the celebrity ambassador is Verne…

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Ex-Champ Riddick Bowe Will Promote YOU – For $20 Bucks

Got something to promote? Have no fear, the champ and his legion of followers (450K) got you covered. I’m not sure how many of them are real live people though. Former heavyweight world champion Riddick Bowe, one of boxing’s more prolific tweeters, is a man of the people. Got a business you’d like to promote? Let Bowe know. For the whopping price of $20.00, via paypal, Bowe will tweet whatever you like to his 450,000 followers. Yesterday he tweeted: “I will tweet anything to anyone just paypal me $20 bowe@riddickbowe.com. That’s what’s up. Bowe” While twitter took a few moments to digest, retweet, favorite and determine if he was really serious, the champ sent out a…

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Extreme Midget Wrestling: When Boxing/MMA Is Too Big

RIVERSIDE, CA — If boxing and MMA are a little bit to big for you to handle, we may another combat sport in the market place that may be more your size. Extreme Midget Wrestling. Going down at the Riverside Municipal Auditorium on May 14th, “The Baddest Little Show On Earth” is offering general admission seats for the whopping price of $13.00. You can’t beat that with a bat, but you maybe able to beat it with a chair. A favored weapon of choice for the competitors.

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[Video] Oregon Runner Loses Race Celebrating To Early

TRACK SEASON — This Oregon duck is learning not to count his eggs before they hatch. Celebrating prematurely, a University of Oregon runner held up his arms in victory in anticipation of big finish only to get edged out at the tape. I know his family would like nothing more than to choke him.

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Elderly Man Fends Off Assailants With Samarui Sword NSFW

I’m all for defending what’s yours, but this takes it to another level. As a recent victim of a burglary, I’m not mad, but my squeamish heart couldn’t take the gore. In Cordoba, Argentina a lovely, elderly couple were at home relaxing (aka having a siesta) when a few less than scrupulous gentlemen decided to break into their home. I assume the robbers targeted the couple due to their advanced age. Grandpa and Grandma should be pretty harmless as we rummage through their homes and relieve them of their hard earned possessions. Wrong. Grandpa was waiting for them as soon as they hit the door. He grabs his samurai sword and went Kill Bill on…

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Plies Disses Fan, Fan Goes Ultimate Warrior

TALLAHASSE — Sometimes it just gets too real out in these rap streets and rapper Plies found out in Florida. Videos are surfacing online from a recent concert where an enthusiastic fan didn’t take to kindly to the rapper shunning his desire to shake his hand, dap him up, show respect, insert your favorite colloquialism here. As a result the fan, fresh off of an apparent Wrestlemania tour, proceeded to suplex Mr. “Bust It Baby” into the crowd causing a melee to erupt. Wait, it gets better. Said fan then filmed a follow up video to explain his actions. I have both. Meek Mill you are safe for now.