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    Mike Jones: “A Loss Doesn’t Mean I’m Done”

    ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank Saturday night in Atlantic City, Mike Jones returns to the ring against Jamie Herrera, his first fight in over two years. Make the first step in regaining the momentum he lost after losing to Randall Bailey for the IBF welterweight title in June 2012  Jones has a new plan. No longer based in Philadelphia, he now resides in Henderson, NV where he trains with Ismael Salas and Miguel Diaz. During our conversation, Jones speaks of needing time away from the sport that brings him so much joy, what he thinks of the current welterweight landscape and what he would change about boxing, or rather boxing observers…

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    Trout Faces Dawson To Close Season Of FNF

    Trout, Dawson to Meet on ESPN Friday Night Fights and Noche de Combates Season Finale  Noche de Combates In-Studio Guest: Former Three-Division Titlist Abner Mares Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime Former Junior Middleweight titleholder Austin “No Doubt” Trout (26-2, 14 KOs, ESPN.com No. 6 ranked Junior Middleweight) will meet former Junior Middleweight title challenger Daniel “Awesome” Dawson (40-3-1, 26 KOs) Friday, August 22, in the 10-round main event on the season finale of ESPN Friday Night Fights presented by Corona Extra and ESPN Deportes’ Noche de Combates presentado por Corona Extra. Friday’s show from the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Calif., will air live at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2, broadband Spanish-language ESPN Deportes+ and WatchESPN. ESPN Deportes will air the fights on Saturday, August 23, at 5:50 p.m. The card is promoted by Goossen Promotions. Commentators: Todd Grisham  will be ringside…

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    Andre Ward Latest Court Matter Dismissed

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Super middleweight champion Andre Ward finds himself once again on the losing side of the on-going battle he was with  promoter Dan Goossen. His attempt to sever ties has once again been thwarted. According to a report by Kevin Iole: “Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly E. Kendig ruled against Ward’s contention that his contract with Goossen violated Section 2855 of the California Labor Code. Kendig also noted that the athletic commission had twice ruled against Ward on the contention. She has not issued a written ruling.” In recent weeks, Goossen returned the favor by filing a 10 million dollar lawsuit (plus legal fees) against Ward citing defamation. Ward was last seen in…

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    Kell Brook Defeats Porter To Become IBF Champ

    CARSON, CA – Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime After years of trying to make it to the big dance, it finally happened for Kell Brook. Making the trip across the pond, Brook stole the show, kept his undefeated record in tact and defeated Shawn Porter to become the new IBF welterweight champion. While Porter rushed from his corner in the fast and furious fashion he’s known for, it proved to be largely ineffective for the more technical, precision punching Brook. Brook neutralized the Porter onslaught with better speed, movement, and hard punches that left Porter looking confused, out of sorts and bloody. In the end, Brook found his hand raised in victory by majority decision. Judges final scores:…

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    [Video] KOTY: Candidate Linares v Terry

    CARSON, CA – Cover photo credit: Gene Blevins – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions In recent years the Stub Hub Arena has become synonymous with wars. While last night’s card didn’t have any real war-like battles there was an epic knockout that was worth mentioning. On the undercard, Jorge Linares entered the ring against Ira Terry looking for a win to place him back in the lightweight title hunt. With Omar Figueroa moving up to jr. welterweight, a challenge for the vacant title could be in his future. Well last night, the win was indeed his and in spectacular fashion. Click below to see the explosive KO.

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Bellator: Nogueira Added To Women’s Division

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 21, 2014) – Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion will now call Bellator home and is excited about what the future has in store. “Joining Bellator is like a dream come true,” Nogueira said. “Since I began my MMA career I wanted to compete in a promotion like Bellator so I want to thank Scott and Rich for bringing back women’s MMA to Bellator…

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Bellator: Eddie Alvarez Released

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 19, 2014) – Bellator President Scott Coker has released a statement regarding Eddie Alvarez: “We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release. Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights, and we wish him the best in the future. We sat down with Eddie and his team a few times, and it became pretty clear early on that he just wasn’t interested in fighting for Bellator in the future. We want guys in this organization that want to be here, and after the history Eddie and the former regime had here at Bellator, we decided to move on. We wish Eddie the absolute best of luck with whatever…

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Titan FC: Magalhaes vs. Brilz 9/26

CEDAR PARK CENTER – Taking place on September 26th, Titan FC announces their latest event headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Magalhaes vs. Brilz.

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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 ESPN.com, 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 ESPN.com 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: BoxingScene.com 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…

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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    

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[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]