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    Monday Rounds: Rosado/Kirkland, Saunders/Eubanks

    WORLDWIDE – As we move past the PPV weekend and return to normalcy, new match-ups, no wars, and new cards are shaping up to continue to whet your pugilistic appetite. Here’s what’s buzzing around the ring this Monday morning … Gabriel Rosado vs. James Kirkland to take place on the Hopkin/Kovalev Undercard. There’s a war brewing on the undercard of the upcoming Bernard Hopkins vs. Sergey Kovalev scheduled for November 8th. Just announced, big-punching, battle tested sluggers Gabe Rosado and James Kirkland will reportedly collide at a negotiated catch weight of 156 pounds. Rosado has been keep busy fighting not only in the traditional boxing ring but in the BKB arena style while Kirkland hasn’t fought…

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    Mayweather Remains Undefeated In Rematch

    Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/ Photo credit: Stephanie Trapp/Mayweather Promotions Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime LAS VEGAS (Sept. 13, 2014) – After 24 rounds of boxing with Marcos Maidana, Floyd Mayweather is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion. Mayweather (47-0, 26 KOs) successfully defended his WBC and WBA Welterweight and WBC Super Welterweight World Championships with a unanimous 12-round decision victory in a rematch with Argentine slugger Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) on Saturday in front of 16,144 fans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on SHOWTIME PPV®. “Money” strategically fought the fight that he wanted, effectively avoiding the looping punches against the ropes that “El Chino” was able to land in their first bout and pivoting back to…

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    Santa Cruz KO’s Roman, Early Christmas For Bey

    LAS VEGAS, NV – In what should have been called the Mayhem exhibition match-up, fan favorite and WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz crushed one-time sparring partner Manuel Roman in the second round by knockout. A fight Santa Cruz was expected to dominate culminated in the type of finish he needed to elevate his rising stardom. Santa Cruz controlled Roman with ease by doing something most experienced fighters forget to do. From the opening bell, Santa Cruz applied a simplistic, fundamental approach that included measuring his distance with a light jab that invited Roman in. Roman circled looking for a way to initiate his own offensive but had zero success getting around the guard of Santa Cruz….

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    [Photos] Mayhem Weigh-In Results & Final Purses

    Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/ LAS VEGAS, NV – With all the particulars complete, and no real controversy on the scales,  the participants of Saturday night’s pay-per-view “Mayhem” are locked in and ready to go. Before the combatants weighed in, fans on hand at the MGM Garden Arena were treated to a concert by hip hop artist Rick Ross and a parade of current champions, contenders (and one recent former champion who took the stage), and winners from Thursday night’s Golden Boy Live card. Once the parade was complete, it was time to hit the scales. Final weights were as follows: WBC & WBA Welterweight & WBC Super Welterweight title Floyd Mayweather: 146.5 pounds Marcos Maidana:…

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    Karl Dargan Media Day (September 11, 2014)

    Photos by Darryl Cobb Philadelphia, PA (September 11, 2014) – Nine days out from his afternoon fight on NBC, Karl “Dynamite” Dargan (16-0, 8 KOs) answered questions and put in a light workout at Shuler’s Gym in West Philly. Dargan prepares for a Junior NABF lightweight title defense against Angino Perez (17-5, 15 KOs). A knockout artist on paper, Perez hasn’t defeated someone with a winning record since 2009 and has lost to all of his notable opposition (Ashley Theophane, Carlos Molina, Richar Abril). Be that as it may, Dargan and the Concrete Jungle Boxing Tribe are treating Perez as a threat and aren’t concerned about criticisms. Dargan’s trainer, recent Pennsylvania Boxing Hall of Fame…

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WSOF: Moraes Taps Out Bollinger In Main Event

Photo Credit: Lucas Noonan/World Series of Fighting BETHLEHEM, Pa. (Sept. 13, 2014) – Reigning bantamweight (135 pounds) championMarlon Moraes (14-4-1) of Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. continued his tear, notching his eighth consecutive victory with a second round submission (rear-naked choke) of fellow superstar Cody Bollinger (16-3-1) of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. in the 147-pound catchweight main event and non-title affair at the World Series of Fighting Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event at Sands Bethlehem Event Center in Bethlehem, Pa. on Saturday, Sept. 13, live on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN). The 26-year-old Moraes nearly finished Bollinger in the first round with a storm of punches after sending Bollinger to the canvas.  Bollinger made it back to his feet, only to be…


UFC: Joe Rogan Riffs On Bigfoot vs Pitbull

Las Vegas, Nevada – Two of the biggest punchers in the heavyweight division collide at UFC® FIGHT NIGHT BRASILIA this Saturday, and fans around the world can catch the action live and on-demand on, the UFC’s digital streaming service. UFC No.4 ranked heavyweight and former title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva returns to action after his fight of the year performance vs Mark Hunt last December, getting the chance to fight in his native Brazil for the very first time as a professional. Standing in the way of a storybook return for the giant is former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, who remains one of the most accomplished strikers in the division. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan believes this rematch of a…


WSOF 14: Rama vs. Mehmen In Featured Bout

LIVE on NBCSN from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Oct. 11 Complete Main Card Set for Star-Studded Event LAS VEGAS (Sept. 10, 2014) — World Series of Fighting’s return to Canadian soil just became more of a must-see event as the organization is excited to announce the entire fight card for the live NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) televised event at the EXPO Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 11, including the inaugural World Series of Fighting heavyweight championship bout and co-main event between fast-rising stars Smealinho “The Prince” Rama (8-1) of Calgary, Alberta Canada and Derrick “Caveman” Mehmen (18-5) of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In the highly-anticipated main event, superstars Jake Shields (29-7-1) of San Francisco, Calif. and Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford (22-4) of Edmonton…

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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…


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…


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 


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…


10 Fantasy Football Rules You Need To Follow

By Yorick Hempstead II, Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of 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…


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, 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 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: 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…


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    


[Video]: Janelle Monae’s Electric Lady

The queen of black and white clothing and the world’s most perfect pompadour (sorry Bruno) is back with new music. Janelle Monáe – Electric Lady [Official Video]