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    Jacobs vs Quillin Photos/Quotes NYC Press Conference

    NEW YORK, N.Y. (Oct. 7, 2015) -WBA Middleweight World Champion Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs (30-1, 27 KOs)and former world champion Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin (32-0-1, 23 KOs)participated in a kickoff press conference on Wednesday at Planet Hollywood Times Square in New York City to formally announce their highly anticipated Dec. 5 showdown in the main event of SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING live on SHOWTIMEfrom Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The undercard for the Brooklyn showdown will be announced soon. Below is what the fighters and executives had to say today: DANIEL JACOBS “This is a big opportunity for me. This is a big opportunity for Brooklyn. It could not have happened at a better time. I’ve…

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    Gennady Golovkin LA Media Workout Video/Photos

    SANTA MONICA, CA — With his next title defense just under two weeks away, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin hosted an open media workout on Tuesday in Santa Monica, California at the Wild Card West boxing gym before making the long trek across county to New York for the upcoming pay-per-view unification bout against IBF champion David Lemieux. A win against Lemieux, and impressive turnout from fans at Madison Square Garden and on pay-per-view, not only elevates Golovkin’s middleweight standing but inches the Kazakh born hit-man closer to an opportunity to unify all the middleweight titles with the winner of the upcoming Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez bout taking place in November. Joining Golovkin, under card participants…

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    Jason Sosa batters Jorge Pazos; Tyrell Samuel turns tables on Victor Vasquez

    Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (October 2, 2015) – On Friday night, two days before the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia, Peltz Boxing in association with Top Rank, BAM Boxing & Joe Hand Promotions put on a 7-bout card at the 2300 Arena in South Philly, highlighting local Hispanic talent in the area. GFL.TV streamed the fights online. It was an exciting night of action that ran a little over 3 hours. The weather outside was poor but the atmosphere inside was commendable. Ultimately the 1st annual “Puerto Rican Boxing Classic” proved a success. In the main event, Jason Sosa (17-1-3, 12 KOs) brutalized Jorge Pazos (14-8-1, 8 KOs) over 6 rounds before…

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    Video: Road to Golovkin/Lemieux (Full Ep.)

    On October 17th middleweight champions Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux make their respective American pay-per-view debuts  in the highly anticipated middleweight unification showdown at Madison Square Garden in NY. With the fight now less than two weeks away, watchers were granted a glimpse of their behind the scenes lives in Monday night’s episode of HBO’s Road to Golovkin vs. Lemieux. What did we learn? Golovkin is training hard as usual but not as a machine because “machines get broken” (how apropos after this weekend’s Matthysse loss). Northeast of the boarder, David Lemieux is not only training hard but dividing his downtime as Mr. Mom. As always the presentation is narrated by Liev Shreiber. To watch in full,…

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    Viktor Postol Defeats Lucas Matthysse, Wins WBC Strap

    CARSON, CA — In front of a raucous Stub Hub crowd, Viktor Postol entrance into enemy territory resulted in a finale contrary to what oddsmakers predicted. After ten back and forth rounds of action, Postol joined the legion of green belt holders by defeating “The Machine” Lucas Matthysse by 10th round KO. After a slow start, Postol effectively neutralized the Matthysee onslaught with his sizable height and reach advantage. Frustrating the Argentinian to no end with intermittent clinching and successful combination punching, the tide slowly began to turn in this favor. Momentum appeared to shift in his favor once and for all during the seventh round when he and Matthysse knocked heads in what appeared…

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UFC 192: Cormier Goes To War, Returns Victorious

For five rounds Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson went through hell and back at UFC 192 in Houston. Cormier was able to use his striking in the clinch to slow down and bust up Gustafsson. But in the process on winning a split decision and retaining his title belt he may have shaved sometime off of his career. We seen him eat a nasty knee in the third round which dropped him and had the fight in doubt. Gustafsson swarmed him, but to DC’s credit he was able to survive and get out of the round. Nasty cuts and swelling around his right eye hurt his vision he revealed in the post fight interview but…


UFC: Jon Jones Makes Plea Deal

In news that didn’t come as a shock today, Jon Jones makes a plea deal. As part of his plea deal today in New Mexico District Court, Jones plead guilty to a felony charge of fleeing the scene which is only a 4th degree felony. With that he was able to avoid jail time and received 18 month of supervised probation from the court. He is to also make 72 appearances working and speaking to Boys and Girls clubs as apart of the deal. Jones didn’t speak with reports after the court appearance but released a statement through his agent. “With regards to today’s decision made by the court, I am very happy to now…


UFC News: Fedor’s Return

For some time now the rumbling and rumors of former Pride champion and MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko returning to the sport. His return was confirmed in San Jose over the weekend when he announced during Bellator’s “Dynamite” show he would be fighting in Japan on New Years Eve. While he made the announcement at a Bellator event, it is clear he is not signed with the promotion. This honestly shouldn’t come as a shock to most. When talks of Fedor making a return started to spring up, a lot of hope was that he would sign with industry leader UFC. But given their past history of contract negotiations and the UFC stating Fedor’s team was…

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[Video] Jennifer Hudson – “Everything Sounds Better…”

We here at BadCulture (and by we I mean me) are huge fans of Jennifer Hudson. Her personality, her voice, basically all things Jennifer Hudson. Why doesn’t she have her own show? Like an oasis in the desert, this morning I came across Glamour Magazine’s video: “Everything Sounds Better When Jennifer Hudson Sings It” I’m sure you’ve heard the old adage, “She/He could sing the phone book and I’ll still listen.” Well you be the judge and see if Ms. Hudson singing these common, day-to-day problems makes them more palatable.


Ear Candy: Hotline Bling – Erykah Badu RMX

Few can put the funk on a hit like Erykah Badu aka DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown. This go round, Badu put her signature soulful song singing skills on Drake’s hit “Hotline Bling.” Switching up the lyrics and adding her own touches. (“he used to call me on my cellular device at night,” and adds a new verse, including an entire interlude on the appropriate times to make Erykah’s hotline bling. Example: “If you’re calling to wish her a Happy Birthday, Kwanzaa, MLK, Black History Month, Juneteenth, or Hanukkah, press 2.” “If you’re calling to beg for some shit in general, press 4.” “If you’re calling to ask for some free tickets in a city…

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Video: Teen Selfie Queens Annoy Baseball Commentators

Tired of the selfie generation? Well, so are the FOX Sports announcers. During a recent Colorado vs. Arizona baseball game, a bevy of young teens were so engrossed in their selfie taking they caught the attention of the camera crew and the announcers. Highly amusing and highly indicative of today’s youth. So self-absorbed they can’t see anything, like the game. I mean, I love a good selfie too but I’m not going to miss the game trying to take it.   But first… let us take (lots and lots and LOTS) of selfies. Posted by 120 Sports on Wednesday, September 30, 2015


[Video] X-Files Is Coming…New Extended TV Trailer

X-Files fans are waiting with baited breath for the triumphant return of Mulder and Skully. With the new, six episode installment of the popular series kicking off on January 24th on FOX, the powers that be have released a new maxi-trailer. Original creator Chris Carter returns along with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson


Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Hit Show ‘Empire’ With ‘Jimpire’

When Jimmy Fallon does a parody, he goes ALL THE WAY in. Known for his vast arsenal of impressions and talent, Fallon took his talents to another level with his latest spoof. In honor of the Fox smash hit ‘Empire’ returning for it’s second season on Wednesday, Fallon and crew spoofed the show and it was perfection. Look for appearances from Taraji P. Henson, Terrence Howard and of course the Roots crew. Jimmy as Lucious Lyon is a thing of beauty. Is there ANY impression this man can’t do?


“Rick James” & “Supa Fly” Rob Indianapolis Bank

Because wearing a stocking or a ski mask is just FAR too easy. According a story by two men, one dressed like Rick James Bitch and one dressed as Supa Fly robbed an Indianapolis bank. According to ABC 6, the two men reportedly robbed the Indiana Members Credit Union around 12:38 p.m. dressed all in black. Indianapolis police and bank tellers must not be familiar with Rick James or Super Fly, since the descriptions of the men read standard but the photos prove otherwise. Police are still searching for both men. SMH


Main Events Trolls Adonis Stevenson For His Bday

It’s no secret in boxing that Main Events (run by Kathy Duva) wants to see their champion, light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev fight WBC champion Adonis Stevenson (managed by power manager/advisor Al Haymon). After year long talks of Stevenson ducking Kovalev, the fight reached a turning point and was headed to purse bid. But, negotiations soon fell apart. Well today is Stevenson’s birthday and the folks over at Main Events sent him the following wishes.

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Longtime West L.A. Martial Arts Staple Launches Empowering Crowdfunding Campaign

September 15, 2015 (Los Angeles) – Longtime West L.A. martial arts and fitness landmark, HwaRangDo West L.A. Academy, launches an empowering Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in a mission to continue to serve and empower the Greater Los Angeles area through martial arts and community service. For more than 20 years, HwaRangDo West L.A. Academy has stood as the beacon and standard of martial arts training and community outreach. Now, they are expanding the martial arts training and outreach into the South Los Angeles and Inglewood communities and they need a little help from the public. Branch owner and head instructor of HwaRangDo West L.A. Academy, Antonio D. Goodwin, is a California native who has lived in…


Creed Releases Second Trailer Ahead Of Release

With the November release date approaching, Creed continues to build up publics anticipation with the release of a new trailer. Your legacy is more than a name. Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan star in CREED – in theaters November 25th, 2015.


RIP: NBA Legend, Moses Malone (1955 – 2015)

NBA icon Moses Malone, “the Chairman of the Boards”, passed away during the weekend Norfolk, VA. He was 60 years old. In honor of Malone, who lead the Philadelphia 76ers to NBA championship in 1983, enjoy some of his career highlights. RIP