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    [Video] Freddy Roach: “We Won The Fight, I’d Like A Rematch”

    LAS VEGAS – HOF trainer Freddy Roach (trainer of Miguel Cotto) addresses the media following Cotto’s loss. Cotto opted not to appear. During his address he says he feels Cotto won the fight, they deserve a rematch and his believe that Miguel Cotto will bounce back.

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    [Video] De La Hoya: “Canelo Will Fight In May & September”

    LAS VEGAS – At the conclusion of Saturday night’s Cotto vs Canelo pay-per-view fight, where Canelo Alvarez emerged the victor, promoter Oscar De La Hoya announces that Canelo will fight next in May and again in September. Dates previously held by Floyd Mayweather. Who will he fight?

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    [Video]: Canelo Alvarez: “I’ll Fight Triple G TONIGHT!”

    LAS VEGAS – At the Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez post-fight press conference, when asked about his desire to fight Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez responds he’ll fight Golovkin tonight if that’s what people want. Plus highlights from tonight’s undercard final press conference.

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    Canelo Defeats Cotto To Win Latest Battle Of MEX vs PR

    LAS VEGAS – Looking young, strong andinvincible, Canelo Alvarez handily defeated Miguel Cotto on Saturday night to become the new WBC middleweight champion. With a reported 11,274 on hand, Canelo utilized a full arsenal of weapons to keep Cotto on his heels. The now former champion appeared to have nothing in the way of power to keep Alvarez at bay. Snapping body shots and uppercuts Canelo was an unstoppable force that was able to withstand the signature Cotto body shots and jabs. The judges final scores:  117-111, 119-109, 118-110 for Alvarez. A wide spread that didn’t truly reflect the action that was happening in the ring. While Canelo dominated the rounds, Cotto did find affective use in…

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    [Video] Andre Ward: “Negative Things Written Are Personal”

    LAS VEGAS – On Saturday former WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward took a few minutes to answer questions from the media during the busy Cotto vs Canelo pay-per-view fight. Already in town to support his promotional stable mate Miguel Cotto, Ward spoke candidly on everything from the negativity he receives from certain members of the media, potential (or no potential) fight with Kovalev and Golovkin and his recent injury. In this video, Ward addresses the question, “Why is so much emphasis placed on your personality rather than your ring prowess.

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WSOF: Brian Cobb Released From Promotion

The ever changing landscape of MMA shifted again. Instead of an injury causing shift, it appears this new movie was the result of lack of effort. According to a report by Ariel Helwani, WSOF lightweight challenger Brian Cobb has been released from the promotional outfit. After consecutive withdrawals, with no real reason given, WSOF likely grew tired of his antics and cut the cord. Cobb last fought on June 14, 2013 at WSOF 3 against current WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.


UFC: Holly Holm Ends Rousey Title Reign To Become “The New”

All good things come to an end at some point and for Ronda Rousey her UFC title reign came to a thudding end at UFC 193 at the hands of Holly Holm.   To say Holly Holm’s second round head kick win over Ronda Rousey was an upset is putting it mildly. But what the most shocking is how the fight played out.   Rousey tried, as she has in ever fight, pushing forward and imposing her will on Holm but what she wasn’t ready for was the straight left from Holm that found its target early and possibly broke her nose in the opening round. Using movement and footwork, Holm forced Ronda to chase her…

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[Video] Rousey & Holm Get In Shoving Match At Weigh-In

AUSTRALIA – If there was no love loss between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm, there’s less than zero now. So negative love? Is that such a thing? At Friday’s weigh-in, ahead of UFC 193, the main event combatants engaged in a little scuffle prior to the obligatory pose off. According to Rousey, Holm touched her face, an act of disrespect, inciting her to anger. Once they were separated, Holm appeared to be calm and collected during an interview while Rousey was clearly upset and considerably more vocal with her disgust for her opponent. Hype for the fight or just dislike? You be the judge. Photo courtesy Esther Lin.

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[Video] Erykah Badu Drops By The Breakfast Club

NEW YORK – Erykah Badu never ceases to amaze and entertain. Watch as she drops by The Breakfast Club to talk music, nudity, group think, baby daddies and more. Everyone knows Charlemagne is known to talk mess. Just to ensure he doesn’t get out of pocket, Jay Electronic drops by just to make sure.

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[Video] Ryan Coogler: “Support and Drive” Key Themes In Creed

On Thanksgiving day director Ryan Coogler looks to to two-for-two when the world sees the next chapter of the iconic Rocky story entitled Creed. Paired for the second time with Fruitvale Station star Michael B. Jordan, Coogler looks rekindle the same emotional factor as Rocky Balboa and John G. Avildsen in 1975. Ahead of the release, Jeandra LeBeauf had the opportunity to sit down with Coogler to discuss the film, making fight scenes look realistic and what the audience will take away. Ryan Coogler (Film Director)

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[Video] Michael B Jordan: “Creed…A Heroic Figure To ID With”

On Thanksgiving day Creed, the next chapter of the iconic Rocky, hits theaters everywhere. Starring Michael B. Jordan (Fruitvale Station, Fantastic Four), and directed by Ryan Coogler (Fruitvale Station), Creed looks to pick up with their original series left off in it’s message of inspiration and perserverence. Ahead of the release, Jeandra LeBeauf had the opportunity to sit down with Jordan to discuss the film, their second pairing and what they hope audiences will take away when they leave the theater. Michael B. Jordan (Adonis Creed)

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[Music Review]: Redman Kicks Up More ‘Mud’ To Close 2015

The Funk Doctor Spock is in. After a nearly five year hiatus, Redman makes his return to the hip hop forefront with a new thirteen track LP entitled Mudface.  Released commercially on Friday the 13th, and taking the ‘if it ain’t broke’ approach, Reggie Noble delivers in his signature style of metaphorical 420 references and humble brags layered over catchy, hip hop beats. While Mud doesn’t produce the same heat as past albums Muddy Waters and Whut? Thee Album, it stands on its own with it’s heavily reggae influenced sound, something the masses and main stream will appreciate. Joined by cohorts Runt Dog, Ready Roc and Stressmatic Mud sounds like festival music that will gets the spliffs burning and the hands waving. Track breakdown…

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[Video] Redman Picks Up The Pace With “N***a Like Me”

When Redman killed the cypher on the recent BET Hip Hop awards, I hoped in earnest that new music would follow and Reggie Noble did not disappoint. Delivering his first album since Pancake and Syrup in 2010 the Funk Doctor Spock is back with Mudface. Hot off the press is his second video single “N***a Like Me.” With its heavy reggae influence and all things green infatuation, Redman picks up right where he left off.

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[Video] Missy Elliott & Pharrel Team Up For “WTF” (Where They From)

After a lengthy hiatus, Ms. Super Duper Fly aka Missy Elliott is back with a new single “WTF” (Where They From). With Pharrell providing the assist Elliott graces the screen in her usual futuristic, creative style. No word of an upcoming album title or release date for the full album. But in the meantime, enjoy the video.

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[Video] Metta World Peace Sets To Release Boxing Documentary

Following in the footsteps of Southpaw, Creed, and Fists of Fury, Laker small forward Metta World Peace (aka Ron Artest) is the latest to toss his hat in the boxing film ring. According to a report published by The Post Game, Peace prepares to release the documentary When The Bell Rings. WTBR is the story of a fighter named Dino Wells, whose boxing career and relationship with his son have both unraveled. The film scheduled to be released on November 24th is available for pre-order on Vimeo. While it may seem like an odd pairing, not only is Peace often seen ringside for boxing’s biggest events but his own father was a former Golden Gloves competitor. Watch…

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[Trailer]: Mike Tyson Takes on Martial Arts in Ip Man 3

Is Mike Tyson ready for Donnie Yen Ji-Dan? In the latest installment of the popular martial arts series Ip Man, based on the life of Bruce Lee’s wing chung teacher, Tyson portrays a street fighter and property developer. Directed by Wilson Yip and starring martial arts icon Donnie Yen along with Mike Tyson, will be released theatrically in the US nationwide on January 22, 2016.


[New Music] Erykah Badu – Phone Down

Not only can you not use her phone, but she’ll make you put yours down too. Ms Badu is a woman of many talents. With a melodic, bass heavy sound providing the pathway, Badu artfully traverse the musical pathway with boasts of her ability to make you put your ‘phone down’, a difficult feat in today’s micro-tech driven society. I wonder exactly what she has in mind?


‘Chasing Tyson’ Gives Fresh Heavyweight Perspective

ESPN’s latest film 30 for 30: Chasing Tyson, directed by Steven Cantor, examines four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield’s career from his heavyweight debut in 1988 until the rematch with Tyson in 1997 that culminated with the ear bite heard around the world. Despite the championship achievements, the prevailing message is Holyfield’s career would continue to be eclipsed by Mike Tyson’s knockout ferocity and excitement, despite winning once by decision and once by Tyson’s disqualification.   Longtime boxing fans are already familiar with the respective legacies of Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson. When Holyfield moved from cruiserweight to heavyweight, Tyson was ringside through it all. In turn, Holyfield was firmly planted ringside for all of Tyson’s…