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    Russell Jr. Crowned “The New” , Charlo Scores Narrow Win

    LAS VEGAS — If there were any doubts about Gary Russell Jr.’s power going into last night’s bout, he’s hoping at least a few of his detractors were swayed. At the Palm’s Resort and Casino, Russell Jr. defeated defending champion Johnny Gonzalez by forth round technical knockout. An impressive reappearance after suffering his first defeat at the hands of two-time Olympic Gold medalist, and now WBO feather weight champion, Vasyl Lomachenko. By winning in decisive fashion and not leaving the ending to the cards, Russell spoke in the post-fight interview of his preparation for the fight and how he would advise young, up and coming fighters. “We put the work in at the gym; we…

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    KO Of The Year Candidate: Khomitsky KO’s Etches

    SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – In addition to the clear, one-sided victory by Kell Brook over Jo Jo Dan, the undercard delivered a ferocious knockout finish. Middleweight Sergey Khomitsky crushed undefeated Adam Etches in round four of action. Etches found himself on the canvas after eating a crushing overhand right. Watch the devastating KO below.

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    Kell Brook Annilhilates Jo Jo Dan, Sets Sites On Khan

    SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND — Before a lively crowd at the Motorpoint Arena, Kell Brook pummeled mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan to win by forth round TKO. Making his first IBF title defense since defeating Shawn Porter in August, and being brutally attacked by Machete in September, Brook displayed few if any effects of a leg injury as he had his way with the mandatory challenger. Dropping him four times during action, twice in the second round and twice in the forth (the second drop right at the close of the round bell), Brook appeared to barely break a sweat as he cruised to victory. The death blow came by way of combination and left Dan rolling…

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    Video: Shannon Briggs Picks Up 7th Consecutive Win

    PANAMA — Shannon “The Cannon” Briggs continued his #LetsGoChamp campaign by successfully defeating Zoltan Petranyi in Panama City on Friday by 1st round knockout. You won’t remember this Zoltan. Walking Petranyi down, and letting his hands go early, Briggs defeated a guy who was far and beyond below his class level. After body slamming Petranyi and threatening to punch him while he was down early in the round, the referee deducted a point from Briggs before action resumed. Not long after, Pettranyi went down a second time doing his best Tonya Harding impression in a clear slip. The end of action would come with just with over a minute remaining in the first round when Briggs connected…

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    Photo Gallery: Gonzalez v Russell/Charlo v Martirosyan

    LAS VEGAS (March 26, 2015) – Two days before their important fights live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT), this Saturday, March 28, hard-hitting WBC Featherweight World Champion Jhonny Gonzalez, 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title challenger Gary Russell Jr., undefeated super welterweight Jermell Charlo and once-beaten super welterweight Vanes Martirosyan participated in the final press conference at The Pearl Theater at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. In the second half of a SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING® doubleheader, the hard-hitting Gonzalez (57-8, 48 KOs), of Mexico City, will defend his WBC Featherweight World Title against talented once-beaten Russell (25-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md. The telecast opener will match undefeated rising…

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Marcos Galvao Claims Bellator Bantamweight Belt

MARCOS GALVAO CLAIMS BELLATOR BANTAMWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP WITH SECOND-ROUND SUBMISSION VICTORY OVER FORMER CHAMPION JOE WARREN   CREDIT: Bellator / Eric Coleman – Additional photos below THACKERVILLE. Okla. – March 27, 2015 – Joe Warren (12-4) may very well be “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” but Marcos Galvao (17-6-1) is the new Bellator MMA Bantamweight World Champion.   In a rematch of a controversial 2011 affair, Galvao earned a verbal submission win after a kneebar forced Warren to scream out in pain. The two met in the headlining contest of Friday’s “Bellator: Warren vs. Galvao” event at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla.   The action was fast-paced from the opening bell with both fighters finding success. It was Warren’s takedowns that served as…

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UFC: Two Title Fights Headline UFC® 189

TWO TITLE FIGHTS HEADLINE UFC® 189 IN CROWNING EVENT OF INTERNATIONAL FIGHT WEEK UFC FEATHERWEIGHT KING JOSE ALDO CLASHES WITH CONOR McGREGOR AND WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION ROBBIE LAWLER FACES RORY MacDONALD TICKETS FOR UFC® 189: ALDO vs. McGREGOR AT MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA IN LAS VEGAS ON-SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 27 Las Vegas – In one of the most anticipated matchups in UFC® history, reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo goes head-to-head with Irish superstar Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC® 189, Saturday, July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Plus, newly crowned welterweight champion Robbie Lawler makes his first title defense against No. 2 Rory MacDonald in the co-main event.  The two world title fights will be the signature events of UFC’s International Fight Week™, which kicks off July 7 in Las…

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Brock Lesnar To Remain With WWE

The question of “will he or wont he” has been answered. On this evening edition of ESPN Sport Center, Brock Lesnar made his career decision. “I’m officially closing the door on MMA,” Lesnar said. “It was hard. I re-signed last night with the WWE.” On Monday evening Brock reached a new deal with the WWE to remain a pro wrestler & on their roster. This comes after months and months of rumors, secret meetings and theories from media, fans, promoters and fighters. While many will question his legacy in MMA, few can question his impact made on UFC pocket books. Lesnar was a huge pay per view draw, with some of the cards he was…

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Concert Review: ‘The People’s Champion’ Tour Remains Undefeated

HOLLYWOOD — “The People’s Champion” Tour starring Talib Kweli, Immortal Technique and guests made their latest stop on Wednesday night at the House of Blues in Hollywood. Performing in front of a capacity crowd, the collective gave thanks and respect to their fans, and all the hardworking people that made the evening possible while aficionados and fans cheered them on. If LA was starved for Hip Hop, TBCT offered a buffet of sounds that included Talib Kweli and Immortal Technique but Poison Pen, Chino XL, Hasan Salaam, Constant Flow and others. With each performance fans were transported on a musical journey that made stops along the road of revolution, rhythm and enlightenment. Kicking off the show, Hasan Salaam…

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[Video] Rousey: “I Can Beat Leila Ali In Boxing”

NEW YORK — Does Leila Ali want to return to the ring? Is Ronda Rousey bored with MMA? Either way, these two appear to have each other in their respective cross hairs. The face of the UFC, MMA bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey once again speaks her piece on former champion Leila Ali. After Ali called her out, Rosey was spotted in NYC and asked about taking on Ali in a straight boxing match. In this video, obtained by TMZ Sports, Rousey says she can beat Ali in a straight boxing match, she just needs some time to train. As for Ali, I’m still waiting for that fight with Ann Wolfe.

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[Extended Trailer] Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation

The latest installment of the Mission Impossible franchise entitled “Rogue” is scheduled to hit theaters sometime in July. With Tom Cruise reprises his role as Ethan Hunt, he and the team take on their most impossible mission yet, eradicating the Syndicate – an International rogue organization as highly skilled as they are, committed to destroying the IMF. Watch the “Rogue Nation” maxi-trailer right here.

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Mexican Wrestler ‘Lucha Libre’ Dies From Hit In The Ring

MEXICO CITY  — The world of combat sports was hit with another tragedy on Saturday. Mexican wrestler ‘Lucha Libre” died following a stunt that went wrong in the ring. According to reports, Pedro Aguayo Ramirez (better known as Hijo del Perro Aguayo) became unconscious against the ropes after receiving a flying kick from wrestler Rey Mystery Jr. (Oscar Gutierrez). Not realizing he was seriously injured, action continued for a few minutes before his demeanor caught the attention of others in and around the ring. From there he was rushed to a hospital in Tijuana and pronounced dead.  Via PWTorch.com: According to news reports, El Hijo took the 619 in the trachea trying to avoid the move,…

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Future – 56 NIGHTS (PROD. 808 MAFIA) [MIXTAPE]

Looking for some new music this Saturday? Look no further than Future…again. Continuing his prolific winter streak, he shows no signs of stopping. Back this week with a new mixtape entitled 56 Nights (and produced by 808 Mafia), it’s more trap music for the trap music lover in year.

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Chris Tucker & Ice Cube Celebrate ‘Friday’ 20th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES — For those of us who are LA hood natives (and those who aren’t), the movie ‘Friday’ will always hold a place near and dear to our hearts. For me especially since I live less than a mile from Ice Cube’s child hood home (I’ve passed it on one of my HoodRunner.com routes. #HoodRunner on instagram, shameless plug). In celebration of this milestone, the 1995 film will screen for one night only in nearly 400 theaters on Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. local time. If you click here, you can buy tickets a day before they are made available to the general public.On April 14, the Friday soundtrack, which was the No. 1 album…

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Burger King To Release Whopper Scented Cologne

I love a good hamburger as much as the next person (who isn’t vegetarian) but that doesn’t mean I want to smell like one. In WTF news today, the popular burger chain Burger King announced as part of a new ad campaign in Japan’s they will release a new body fragrance called ‘Flame-Grilled’. Before you plan your trip to Macy’s, it will be sold at Burger King stores for just one day: April 1. In addition, Burger King Japan has also registered April 1 as “Whopper Day” with the Japan Anniversary Association, making it an official holiday. Mmmm baby, you smell delicious. Can I have a bite? I don’t want any lettuce but that tomato is…

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[Video] Snoop & Charlie Wilson Team Up For ‘Peaches N Cream’

“Peaches N Cream” featuring Charlie Wilson taken from Snoop Dogg’s new album BUSH produced by Pharrell Williams.

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ICS: Man Paints Face Black To Hide From Police

MADERA — Today’s ICS (idiot crime story) news comes from none other than California. According to reports, suspect Jose Espinoza spray painted his face black “in an effort to camouflage himself and evade police.” Needless to say it didn’t work. Espinoza is facing charges of possession of stolen property and theft of a vehicle. Read the full story here:

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Braydon Smith Dies 10 Days After Featherweight Bought

BRISBANE — The ring claimed another fighter on Monday. 23 year old featherweight prospect Braydon Smith passed away a mere two days after losing a 10 round WBC asian boxing council title bout against John Moralde. According to reports, Smith congratulated his opponent then returned to his dressing room. Within the next hour and a half, he collapsed and was transported to the hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma. To read more of this sad story, click here. RIP Braydon. We will have a 10 count for you on The Ruckus podcast Tuesday night.

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New Music: Kendrick Lamar “To Pimp A Butterfly”

LOS ANGELES — LA’s newest favorite son Kendrick Lamar snuck in like a thief in the night and dropped new music. He’s latest offering “To Pimp A Butterfly” features guest appearances by Pharrell, Snoop Dogg, Bilal and more. To listen to it’s entirety, use the link below. 1. “Wesley’s Theory” (Feat. George Clinton & Thundercat) (prod. by Flying Lotus & Flippa) 2. “For Free? (Interlude)” (prod. by Terrace Martin) 3. “King Kunta” (prod. by Sounwave) 4. “Institutionalized” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Snoop Dogg) (prod. by Rahki & Tommy Black) 5. “These Walls” (Feat. Bilal, Anna Wise & Thundercat) (prod. by Terrace Martin & Larrance Dopson of 1500 Or Nothin) 6. “U” (prod. by Taz…

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[Video] How Pacquiao Wins…By Mike Tyson

The always colorful Mike Tyson is the latest to share his opinion on the May 2nd super fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao. In this video, Tyson calls Pacquiao “perpetual motion” and demonstrates (in his comical Mike Tyson way) what needs to be done to pull out the win. ,

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Adrien Broner Fighting Charge For Refusing Breath Test

OHIO — It’s never a dull moment in the life of Adrien Broner. After winning against John Molina on Premier Boxing Champions first nationally televised event, he must now answer to a January arrest. Cincinnati.com reported that Broner was arrested in January for refusing a breath test when Sharonville police officers stopped him. According to state law: Ohio law requires you to take a blood, breath, or urine test if you are arrested for an OVI. Ohio’s “implied consent” law says that if you are lawfully arrested by an officer who has probable cause to believe that you have been operating under the influence, then you consent to taking a chemical test of your blood, breath, or urine for…

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[Audio] Dame Dash Tense During Breakfast Club Interview

NEW YORK — Dame Dash is on the media grind to promote his new projects and immediately becomes upset when he’s asked about Jay-Z. When asked how they met since Jay is from Brooklyn and he is from Harlem he immediately gets upset. Oh he compares himself to Jesus too. “I don’t wanna answer no more Jay-Z questions!I’m sick of answering that question.” “I haven’t seen him but two times in 15 years. I told you I don’t wanna talk about it no more. This the kinda thing to get people killed!” Guess he’s still upset. Needless to say the rest of the conversation is rather tense. Breakfast Club Interview Part 1 Breakfast Club Interview…

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[Video] BEST Kanye West Dancing Memes

I’m sure by now you’ve seen the video of Kanye oddly dancing at Foundation Louis Vuitton in Paris in khaki colored clothing. Well the good folks of the internet, in all their infinite wisdom, have set Kanye’s groove to a variety of songs from 90’s TV shows. If you are somewhere quiet, don’t watch this video. You will laugh. Post by Launa Lynn Wood.