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    Video: Avalos Shoves Frampton At Friday’s Weigh-In

    Belfast, Ireland – With a large crowd on hand, Carl Frampton and Chris Avalos took the scales on Friday in Belfast ahead of their Saturday night clash for the super bantamweight title. On the scales first, the challenger Chris Avalos weighed in slightly over the 122 pound weight limit. Making his second attempt immediately in his birthday suit he successfully made the limit. The champion Frampton easily made 122 pound weight limit. As the two posed for the stare down, the tension from the previous day’s press conference re-surfaced leading to a heated verbal exchange and Avalos to shoving Frampton. Watch it below  

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    Avalos Confident He Will Return Title To America

    Confident Avalos ready to bring Super Bantamweight title back to America this Saturday afternoon on AWE San Diego, CA – February 26, 2014- This Saturday afternoon, February 28, Carl Frampton (19-0, 13 KO’s) will make the 1st defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title when he takes on mandatory challenger Chris Avalos (25-2, 19 KO’s) in a bout that can be seen live and exclusively in the United States on AWE–A Wealth of Entertainment.   The show begins on AWE at 3:00 PM ET / 12:00 PT The card will originate from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland and is promoted by Cyclone Promotions Avalos sounded like a champion on Wednesday when he was reached after his media workout in…

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    Quotes & Photos from Kovalev Media Workout in Miami

       Quotes & Photos from Kovalev Media Workout in Miami, FL Krusher Photo Credits: Jose A Pineda/Main Events Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev “This fight preparation was totally hard, it’s hot because it is Miami. It’s hard work in the gym and obviously it’s hot outside. Every day is good. Every fight preparation for me is very important whether it is title fight or not. [About being favored to win] “I am not worried at all about this because if favorite or not favorite, underdog or not underdog, it doesn’t matter. I don’t care about it.   “I have to focus for all fight and getting prepared for all 12 rounds because who knows what will be…

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    Six Boxers Risk Unblemished Records On ShoBox

      SIX BOXERS RISK UNBLEMISHED RECORDS ON SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION QUADRUPLEHEADER  Unbeatens Antoine Douglas & Thomas LaManna Meet in The Main Event Live on SHOWTIME at 10 p.m. ET/PT                                                                                    NEW YORK (Feb. 25, 2015) – Six unbeaten boxers, eight total with a combined record of 105-3-3, will highlight a ShoBox: The New Generation quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME® (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) on Friday, March 13, from The Space at Westbury in Westbury, N.Y.   Two of the fights will feature undefeated boxers…

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    Kovalev/Pascal Undercard Luncheon LA

    Photo gallery: Jeandra LeBeauf/  Quotes & Photos From CA Media Lunch     Mikhaylenko, Mohammedi, Glazkov, Chilemba & Lepikhin Photo Credits: Craig Bennett/Main Events   Czar Glazkov Photo Credits: Craig Bennett/Main Events Czar Glazkov   “Preparation is going very good. Training is two to three times a day. I can’t predict what is going to happen. I think Steve Cunningham is going to be 100% ready. I am preparing very seriously for every single fight. Every single fight gives me more experience. And every single fight gives me something new to work on. This is boxing and I don’t like to predict things. Right now it is 100% concentration on Steve Cunningham. I don’t know…

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Invicta FC 11 Weigh-in Results, Photographs

INVICTA FC 11 WEIGH-IN RESULTS, PHOTOGRAPHS On Thursday, Feb. 26, Invicta Fighting Championships hosted the weigh-ins for Invicta FC 11: Cyborg vs. Tweet, which takes place Friday, Feb. 27 in Los Angeles.The night’s main card will stream live and exclusively on from the Shrine Expo Hall. In the headline bout, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cristiane ‘Cyborg’ Justino (12-1, 1 NC) will return to action and defend her title against Canadian challenger Charmaine ‘Not So Sweet’ Tweet (6-4). The four-fight preliminary card will stream live and free, with the action kicking off at 10 p.m. ET. Below are the results of the event’s weigh-ins which were held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel. INVICTA FC 11 WEIGH-IN RESULTS MAIN CARD Featherweight Title: Cristiane…


UFC: Machida vs. Rockhold In Play For April 18

MIDDLEWEIGHTS COLLIDE AS FORMER CHAMP LYOTO MACHIDA FACES LUKE ROCKHOLD WHEN THE UFC® RETURNS TO PRUDENTIAL CENTER ON SATURDAY, APRIL 18 Plus: ‘JACARE’ SOUZA (#2) vs. YOEL ROMERO (#6) FELICE HERRIG (#8) vs. PAIGE VANZANT (#10) CUB SWANSON (#5) vs. MAX HOLLOWAY (#13) JIM MILLER (#11) vs. PAUL FELDER   TICKETS FOR UFC FIGHT NIGHT®: MACHIDA vs. ROCKHOLD AT PRUDENTIAL CENTER – NEWARK, NEW JERSEY ON SALE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 20   Las Vegas, Nevada – The UFC® returns to Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. on Saturday, April 18with an exciting main event pitting former UFC champ Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida against former STRIKEFORCE® titleholder and fifth-ranked contender Luke Rockhold in a pivotal bout for the middleweight division.   Machida (22-5, fighting out of Los Angeles, Calif. by way…


World Series Of Fighting 21 Comes Out Swinging

WORLD SERIES OF FIGHTING  COMES OUT SWINGING  TWO MORE LIVE NBCSN TELEVISED, STAR-STUDDED EVENTS ANNOUNCED FOR APRIL 10 AND JUNE 5 WSOF 20: Four-man tourney continues with Matt Hamill vs. Vinny Magalhaes at Foxwoods Resort Casino on Friday, April 10; Plus: Melvin Guillard vs. Ozzy DugulubgovWSOF 21:  Yushin Okami battles Ryan Ford at the Edmonton Expo Centre on Friday, June 5 Plus: Smealinho Rama defends world heavyweight title against Fedor conqueror Blagoi IvanovAll tickets go on sale Friday, February 13 LAS VEGAS (February 12, 2015) – World championship Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion World Series of Fighting ( is set to roll out two more mega-fight cards with WSOF 20 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket,…

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Heavyweight Composer Hans Zimmer Scores PBC

LOS ANGELES, CA – With the anticipation growing for the inaugural broadcast of Premier Boxing Champions, another heavyweight has been added to the series…and it’s not a fighter. According to the Premier Boxing website, Oscar and Grammy winning composer Hans Zimer (Gladiator, The Lion King, Inception) will score the series. “There was a time when everyone—European as well as American—knew whom the champion of the world was,” Zimmer said. “I wanted to give a musical voice to honor these real-life heroes and athletes. “When I heard what PBC was doing to bring boxing back to its proper status in the world of sports, I was very passionate about getting involved.” Musicians lending their expertise for the score…


[Trailer] Straight Outta Compton Movie

Straight Outta Compton – The Story of N.W.A. hits theaters August 14th. The highly anticipated film, directed by F. Gary Grey, documents the rise and and fall of rappers Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and DJ Yella collectively known as N.W.A. The trailer includes a brief intro by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube


[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 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.  


[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. ***


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, 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.  


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.


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

  Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf/ 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…


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…


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…


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…