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    Juarez vs Castellanos Face Off January 26

    GOLDEN BOY LIVE! FEATURES RISING TEXAN TALENT ON  JANUARY 26 ROCKY JUAREZ VS. ROBINSON CASTELLANOS UNDERCARD UNBEATEN TEXAS KNOCKOUT ARTIST TRAVELL MAZION GETS  CO-MAIN EVENT LOS ANGELES (Jan. 23) – Before Rocky Juarez (30-10-1, 21 KOs) and Robinson “Robin Hood” Castellanos (20-10, 13 KOs) square off for Juarez’ WBC Silver Featherweight Title and final title elimination bout at Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, the Golden Boy Live! card on Monday, January 26 will feature Austin’s own Travell “Black Magic” Mazion (9-0, 9 KOs) in the biggest fight of his young career when he battles Mexico’s Nestor “Baby” Rosas (11-3, 7 KOs). Also, the undefeated KeAndre Gibson (11-0-1, 5 KOs) will be featured in an eight-round televised-opening bout against Nelson Lara (15-6-5, 8 KOs) on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Deportes.  Also in action will…

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    Golden Boy Signs Brazilian Contender Patrick Teixeira

    TOP BRAZILIAN CONTENDER PATRICK TEIXEIRA SIGNS WITH  GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS     Photo Credit: Golden Boy Promotions   LOS ANGELES (Jan. 26) – Undefeated Brazilian brawler Patrick Teixeira has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. The rising star and WBO Latin Super Welterweight Champion is undefeated with a record of 24 wins and 20 knockouts.  Known to be a heavy hitter in his hometown of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Teixeira is also making a name for himself internationally, having fought and won in his native country of Brazil, Mexico City, Miami, Fl. and Southern California.  He is quickly becoming a feared contender in the hot super welterweight division with the skills and power to conquer the weight class….

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    Rios Clobbers Alvarado To Close Out Trilogy

    DENVER, CO – Photo credit: Naoki Fukuda/Getty Images In front of Mike Alvarado’s home town crowd, a trilogy came to an end, but not in his favor. After a mere three rounds, Brandon ‘Bam  Bam’ Rios thoroughly defeated Mike Alavardo to win by third round stoppage and bring their rubber match to an end. Rios was predicted by most to win the bout but not by the complete and through fashion tit occurred. Going to work early, Rios connected with uppercuts that visibly wobbled Alvarado who offered nothing in return. A stark contras to their previous two meetings. The only effective punch Alvarado offered during the bout was a low blow that sent Rios to his knees…

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    Canelo Alvarez: ‘Canelo vs. Kirkland Is On’. Is It REALLY?

    BREAKING NEWS- After talks with WBC lineal champion Miguel Cotto fell apart, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez found himself without a dance partner. Now into a new TV deal with HBO, Alvarez finds himself in need of a bout that will be explosive in nature, and provide enough name recognition to interest fans and the network powers that be. Here we are once again. Middleweight slugger James Kirkland’s name is rearing it’s head once more. Kirkland, who hasn’t been in the ring December 13, 2013 (when he knocked out Glen Tapia) makes for an exciting foe that can go toe-to-toe with Alvarez and could quite possibly pull off the upset of the year…or at least making betting odds…

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    Photos/Officials Weights: Alvarado vs Rios ‘Rubber Match’

    Photos Copyright Ed Mulholland/HBO Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark doubleheader telecast begins at 9:45 p.m. (ET/PT). The HBO telecast kicks off live from 1STBANK Center, located in the Denver suburb of Broomfield, CO., when light heavyweights Gilberto Ramirez and Maxim Vlasov square off for 10 rounds. The main event of the evening, a 12-round welterweight showdown, features Mike Alvarado against Brandon Rios in the final chapter of their epic trilogy. Official Weights from Broomfield: Mike Alvarado: 146.5 lbs. Brandon Rios: 146.75 lbs. ***** Gilberto Ramirez: 170.5 lbs. Maxim Vlasov: 170 lbs.

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UFC: Fight Night (Stockholm) Recap

In front of the second largest crowd in UFC history, UFC Fight Night from Stockholm, Sweden lived up to the hype. In the night’s main event, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson cemented himself as the number one contender in the light-heavyweight division by defeating host country native Alexander Gustafsson. After an early pause in action due to an accidental eye poke, Johnson went to work and applied the pressure. An angry flurry of punches from Johnson clipped Gustafsson and finally landed him on the ground and on all fours. “Rumble” then poured on a heavy dose of punches before the referee had seen enough and called for an end at the 2:15 mark of round one. After years of…

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Bellator’s British Invasion Has A New King

Bellator’s British Invasion Has A New King “King Mo” Lawal vs. Cheick Kongo replaces Bobby Lashley vs. James Thompson and Andre Santos steps in for Douglas Lima to battle Paul Daley at “Bellator: The British Invasion”    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (January 21, 2015) – Injury has forced the delay of a heavily anticipated matchup between Bobby Lashley (12-2) and James Thompson (20-14) but Bellator MMA officials have announced a blockbuster fight to replace it in Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal (14-4) vs. Cheick Kongo (22-9-2).  Also Andre Santos (37-9) has stepped in for the injured welterweight champion Douglas Lima (26-5), and will now face the always-dangerous Paul Daley (35-13).   The new contest is scheduled for the…

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Titan FC: Dave Herman Arrested Tuesday After Chase

Current Titan FC heavyweight Dave Herman was arrested early Tuesday morning, after being in high speed chase with cops. Dekalb County (Indiana) Sheriff Dept. first tried to stop Herman after encountering him speeding on the highway with no taillights on. After a brief chase he finally pulled over in a gas station, but refused to comply to police officer’s orders. Subsequently he was tased and arrested. Dave is facing three felony charges, including resisting law enforcement and battery against law enforcement.

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[Video] Madeline Herman “We Weren’t Running”

INDIANA – Yesterday, Dave Herman was arrested in Indiana during a high speed chase with police. Since then, new details are emerging from the arrest. In a video provided to  TMZsports.com by Herman’s wife Madeline, she states they (she was in the car at the time of the stoppage) were in fact not running from the police but instead were looking for a place to stop that was well lit.  

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[Video] Jermain Taylor Speaks Post Gun Incident

LITTLE ROCK, AR- IBF middleweight champion turned himself in to law enforcement and pled not guilty to charges that he pointed a gun at a man’s head and threatened to shoot three small children at a Martin Luther King parade in his hometown of Little Rock. Taylor has already been released after posting a $50,000 bond. Prior to turning himself in, Taylor posted the below video where he asks the City (or organizing body) to do better with the Martin Luther King Day parade by furnishing the children candy. I’m not sure what to make of this video so I will simply say, please keep Jermain Taylor in your prayers. ***

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IBF Champ Taylor Charged With Discharging Firearm, Endangerment

LITTLE ROCK, AR – IBF middleweight champion Jermain Taylor finds himself in hot water with the law again. According to KATV.com, Taylor was questioned by police in Little Rock Monday afternoon for discharging a firearm. Additional charges of endangering the welfare of a minor and possession of marijuana are also expected to be handed down. Taylor is currently awaiting trial for shooting his cousin Tyrone Hinton inside his home in August. Taylor entered a plea of not guilty. Following that incident, Taylor was questioned after a call was placed by an woman to 911 stating he threw a brick through car window. No charges were filed.  

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Jah Eddie? Eddie Murphy Releases Reggae Song

At the risk of aging myself, all I could think was “Put Your Mouth On Me” Keeping himself busy, Eddie Murphy makes a return to music with his latest reggae offering entitled ‘Oh Jah Jah’. This follows the 2013 Snoop Lion-featuring reggae single “Red Light.” The track, which is set for release on January 27th, will be distributed by VP records, the world’s biggest reggae record label. Sounds good, honestly. If this is an indicator of the entire album I’ll have to pick it up. To listen to the song, click below.

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Andre Ward In Talks To Appear in ‘Rocky’ Spin-off Film

  Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/BadCulture.net According to the Hollywood Reporter, super middleweight champion Andre Ward and WBO cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew are in talks to appear in the movie Creed, a spinoff of the popular Rocky series that focuses on the Rocky’s first foe Apollo Creed’s grandson. The film, which has been in development for quite some time, will be directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Michael B. Jordan. This is the duo’s second consecutive foray since making their mark with the film Fruitvale Station. The storyline surrounds Creed’s grandson, an up and coming fighter, who seeks out Rocky for help. What roles for Ward and Bellew would have in the film have not been specified at…

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RIP: ESPN Sports Reporter Stuart Scott (1965-2015)

Long time ESPN fixture Stuart Scott, died Sunday morning at the age of 49. Scott joined ESPN2 at the network’s launch in 1993 as the host of SportsNight. He worked for ESPN as an anchor for SportsCenter episodes as well as National Football League and National Basketball Association programming. Scott appeared in each issue of ESPN the Magazine, with his ‘Holla’ column.  He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech communication. Following graduation, Scott worked as a reporter at WPDE-TV in Florence, South Carolina, from 1988–1990 and at WRAL-TV 5 in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1990–1993. He worked at WESH, an NBC affiliate in Orlando, Florida, from 1993–1995. It is with heavy hearts here at BadCulture that we publish this information. Stuart Scott always made me laugh while he educated on topical…

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More Trouble For IBF Champ Jermain Taylor

It’s never a dull moment for “THE NEW” IBF Middleweight champion Jermain Taylor… As he awaits the outcome of his current shooting case (Taylor has finally been hit with charges for SHOOTING his cousin at his Arkansas mansion back in August — and if convicted, could face up to 26 years behind bars) he finds himself in the hot seat again. This time, Taylor is accused of throwing a BRICK at a woman near his home in Arkansas. According to a report by TMZ… According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept., a 30-year-old woman claims Taylor launched a brick through her car window … and she was bleeding.  Cops say Taylor ADMITTED to launching the brick, but claims…

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Homeless Man Takes Dive For Rourke Win

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Just when you thought the non-sanctioned fight featuring 62 year old Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke couldn’t get any odder. If you saw the bout,  you are well aware of the ridiculous spectacle it was (if you didn’t, see it, click here). An oddly scripted dance routine punctuated by a Rourke faking chest pains then returning his focus to the fight with a left hook that connected with his opponent’s face. In the end, Rourke was awarded the victory and that’s that. So we thought. According to a report by UK based news source, Daily Mail the man across the ring from Rourke, 29 year old Eliott Seymour, is a homeless man with mental…

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[Video] Mickey Rourke Wins By TKO In Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – This lands in the “Junk Drawer” for several reasons … 1. It’s Mickey Rourke 2. It’s a non-sanctioned fight 3. The oddity of the fight performance. In the latest of the onslaught of “mature” fighters entering the ring, actor Mickey Rourke makes his return to the ring after a 20 year absence. Fighting on the undercard of Friday’s Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Jose Luis Castillo bout in Moscow, the 62 year (yes 60 years plus 2 more) Academy Award nominee used some, unorthodox tactics to emerge with a victory over 29 year old Elliot Seymour (No relation to Jane). Rourke ultimately prevailed after connecting with body shots that took the fight out of…

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62 Year Old Mickey Rourke To Fight In Moscow

Photo credit: AFP MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Leave it to ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins the rally the silver haired masses into living their dreams at an advanced age. While he’s a shining example of what you can do at an advanced sports age, he’s a veritable spring chicken compared to Mickey Rourke. According to an article on MSN Sports, actor Mickey Rourke will fight in Moscow this month…and no it’s not for a movie role. “Boxing is a serious part of my life,” the actor was quoted as saying by promoters. “It taught me respect, determination, patience and concentration. I always dreamed of fighting a match in Russia.” To read the full story, click here.