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  • Manny Pacquiao Announces on Instagram His Independence From Top Rank

    Following his decisive win over Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, newly minted WBA welterweight champion took to social media to clarify who will guide his boxing career from this point forward. In a short, but direct, post on Instagram, Pacquiao says he will be making the decisions. Not long time promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank Boxing. I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my behalf. You know my number, call me. Speaking to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times, Arum will be flying to the Phillippines for a last-ditch effort to salvage the relationship with Pacquiao. Arum said…

  • Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Confirmed For September

    Anthony Joshua has a return to the ring date, but not against Deontay Wilder. Joshua’s promoter Matchroom Boxing announced on Monday that the WBA/IBF/WBO heavyweight champion will defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin of Russia. The bout marks a quick turnaround for Joshua who defeated former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker of New Zealand in March. For Povetkin, this marks his second major title opportunity since being defeated by Wladimir Klitscko in 2013 and testing positive in December 2016 for the banned substance ostarine ahead of a title fight against WBC champion Deontay Wilder. Joshua said this about his opponent. “I can’t wait to get back in the ring – the end of March feels a…

  • Watch Manny Pacquiao KO Lucas Matthysse in the 7th To Win Title (Video)

    Manny Pacquiao dusted off his former dominance to defeat Lucas Matthysse Saturday night in Malaysia. Scoring a knockdown in round 5 before delivering the finishing blow in round 7, Pacquiao not only notches his first knockout win since 2009 against Miguel Cotto, but he also picks up the WBA “regular” welterweight title. What’s next for Pacquiao? Pacquiao failed to name any potential opponents during his post-fight interview and will instead return to his senatorial responsibilities in the Phillippines. Names looming atop the 147 division include Terence Crawford, Errol Spence Jr., and the winner of the upcoming Danny Garcia vs Shawn Porter bout. To see Pacquiao’s knockout win against Lucas Matthysse, click below. .@MannyPacquiao drops Lucas…

  • Manny Pacquiao & Lucas Matthysse Land in Malaysia to Hero’s Welcome

    After speculation and rumors of the bout not coming to fruition reached a fevered pitch in the months leading up to the fight, Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are ready to face each other a mere seven days from now. On Tuesday, future Hall-of-Famer Manny Pacquiao and WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse arrived in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia ahead of their July 15 showdown at the Axiata Arena. Manny Pacquiao: “We are locked and loaded. I am more than ready and excited to show Malaysian fight fans the fruits of hard training and preparation. We had a very great training camp and I cannot wait to fight on Sunday, July 15 (July 14 in the US).” Lucas…

  • Canelo & GGG Hold Joint Press Conference From Separate Locations (Video)

    In what will be their only sorta joint appearance until fight week in September, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin participated a satellite press conference. With no love lost between the combatants, the two took questions from the press from separate locations (Canelo in Mexico and Golovkin in Big Bear, CA) while flanked by their respective teams. To watch the full press conference, courtesy of Golden Boy Boxing, click below.

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

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…

Marshall Mathers for Mayor? Maybe.

When Marshall Mathers (also known as Eminem) decided to take a stand against the tyranny of Mr. Donald Trump by performing a razor sharp acapella battle rap at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, he did three things. The first thing that he did was become the unofficial leader of the Hip Hop revolt against Donald Trump. Other rappers have dropped anti-Donald Trump songs as well, but clearly, none rose to the notoriety of Eminem’s staccato hot take on the president’s performance. The song that immediately comes to mind is Compton rapper YG’s “FDT.” While that song did make noise on the west coast and beyond, it’s controversy was limited because it’s exposure was limited….