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The heavyweight showdown between unified champion Anthony Joshua and Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller is officially off. Tuesday night, ESPN first reported that Miller tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 during a random VADA drug test. Since that time, the New York State Athletic Commission made the decision to deny Miller a license making the fight officially off. Via LA Times: The New York State Athletic Commission has declined heavyweight Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller’s application for a license to fight Anthony Joshua on June 1 at Madison Square Garden, the Los Angeles Times learned Wednesday. Miller took to Instagram to share his feelings on the positive test reading and reiterated he would “never knowingly” take a banned substance….
A heavyweight showdown featuring unified champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller is in danger. Dan Rafael of ESPN reports that Miller tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead of the June 1 bout in New York. BREAKING: Heavyweight contender Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has tested positive for the banned substance GW1516 ahead his scheduled challenge of unified world titleholder Anthony Joshua, three sources with knowledge of the results told ESPN on Tuesday night. The fight is due to take place on June 1 at New York’s Madison Square Garden and serve as Joshua’s American debut. The results, which came to light on Tuesday, were from a random Voluntary Anti-Doping Association-conducted urine…
It’s safe to say there’s still no love lost between former boxing welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi and ex-UFC competitor Artem Lobov. In case your memory needs refreshing, Malignaggi spent time in training camp with Conor McGregor ahead of the monster pay-per-view fight against Floyd Mayweather. Lobov is a long-time camp member and friend of Conor McGregor. Currently, both Lobov and Malignaggi are signed to the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship platform. Lobov has his debut fight on April 6 against Jason Knight but is expected to face Malignaggi later this year, hence why Malignaggi was at the media day in the first place. During the heated exchange of words, Malignaggi reached out and slapped Lobov in…
Stephen Thompson appeared to be headed to victory against Anthony Pettis at Saturday night’s UFC Nashville headline event. And just like that, things changed. As the seconds, ticked down, Pettis connected with a superman punch so perfectly timed, it sent Thompson to La La land. Somewhere Roman Reigns couldn’t be more proud. To see the super duper lethal landing, scroll down. SUPERMAN PUNCH TO THE SKULL #UFCNashville pic.twitter.com/90M2uUpc4Z — Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) March 24, 2019
Gennady Golovkin is expected to reveal a new fight broadcast deal in the coming days. Mike Coppinger of Ring Magazine reports that Golovkin is set to sign with online streaming platform DAZN. Eddie Hearn and John Skipper meeting with Gennady Golovkin this morning in Los Angeles. Hearn feels he’ll be able to finalize terms with GGG to bring him exclusively to DAZN. Belief is it’s a two-fight offer worth eight figures per bout. The news comes after much speculation to whether Golovin would join DAZN, the Premier Boxing Champions platform (currently broadcasting on Fox & Showtime) or ESPN+ (home to Top Rank Boxing). Golovkin has yet to issue his own public comment on the decision.
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On the heels of the polarizing Lifetime docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, Los Angeles activists are renewing their efforts to have R Kelly removed from local airwaves. Holding a press conference in front of 102.3 KJLH on Monday, Project Islamic Hope President Najee Ali and Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson implored iHeart Radio-owned stations to follow the lead of Stevie Wonder, who owns KJLH, to not play his music in any capacity. “We are here at KJLH radio to commend Stevie Wonder and the owner of the station and station management for banning R. Kelly’s music on the airwaves. Now we want iHeartRadio and Radio One to follow suit,” said Ali. “It…
A couple of centuries ago, a bunch of guys huddled up and decided to contrive a set of rules that would make life seemingly fairer and happier for all parties involved. This became what we know today as the United States Constitution. More than 200 years later, after drastic, almost otherworldly social changes have taken place in society, modern man is expected to abide by this archaic rulebook, and it’s causing disorientation. Confusion. Specifically speaking, we’ve become our own pistol-packin, gat-toting, worst enemy, and this will likely never change. For further illustration; according to a report by the AJM, “Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns” than people in similar countries….
Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the tragic shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas that claimed at least 59 innocent lives and injured more than 500 people: “Like so many across the country, I woke up this morning to the horrific news that our nation had endured yet another act of senseless violence, resulting in the loss of at least 59 innocent lives and leaving more than 500 people injured. This shooting is a painful reminder of just how far we must go to root out acts of mass violence in our…