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    [Photos/Video] Maidana Media Workout

    Photo credit: Jeandra LeBeauf OXNARD, Calif. (Aug. 26, 2014) - Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, the former welterweight world champion who gets his eagerly awaited rematch with Floyd “Money” Mayweatherin the main event of “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2″ on Saturday, Sept. 13 live on SHOWTIME PPV, world champions Leo “El Terremoto” Santa Cruz (WBC Super Bantamweight), Miguel “Títere” Vazquez (IBF Lightweight), junior welterweight contenderJohn Molina, Maidana’s trainer Robert Garcia and Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe participated in a Media Workout Tuesday at Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard. In world title fights on Sept. 13, Santa Cruz(27-0-1, 15 KOs), of Los Angeles,will defend his WBC Super Bantamweight World Championship against Mexico’s Manuel “Suavecito” Roman (17-2, 6 KOs) in the “MAYHEM” co-featured bout and Miguel “Títere” Vazquez(34-3, 13 KOs), of Tijuana,will risk his IBF Lightweight World Championship againstMickey…

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    [Video] Maidana Media Workout At 12PM PT

    OXNARD, CA – Today at the Robert Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, CA, Marcos Maidana holds court for the media by hosting an open media workout. As the time winds down to the rematch against Floyd Mayweather on September 13, all eyes are focused on Maidana and what new attributes he can bring to the ring in a second attempt to dethrone the current pound for pound king. Also on hand to workout Leo Santa Cruz, Miguel Vasquez and John Molina. Watch the media workout LIVE right here at 12PM PT.  

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    Jaime Herrera upsets Mike Jones; Thomas LaManna edges Jamaal Davis

    Photos by Darryl Cobb Atlantic City, NJ (August 23, 2014) – Out of the prize ring for 26 months since his devastating knockout loss to Randall Bailey, former welterweight world title challenger Mike “Machine Gun” Jones (26-1, 19 KOs) had largely fallen out of the public eye. He left Philadelphia (his place of birth and boxing development) for Las Vegas and was out of touch with his management and promotion for years. You could say his career stalled in part due to no lucrative fight offers coming in; but you could also say that Jones wasn’t happy with the amount of hands in his pockets. In any event the impact of the long layoff was ring rust,…

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    KOTY Candidate: Elbiali Crushes Williams

    PECHANGA, CA – As this season of ESPN’s signature series Friday Night Fights come to a close, the fighters have chosen to go out with a bang. And by bang I mean head crushing knockout. This week’s knockout is courtesy Ahmed Elbiali. In round one of action, Elbiali knocked out Dwayne Williams COLD. Watch the blow below.  

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    Trout Overcomes Two KnockDowns To Win On FNF

    PECHANGA,CA – Photo courtesy: Fight News Austin Trout took the first step in his return to prominence by defeating Australia’s Daniel Dawson this week on ESPN’s finale of Friday Night Fights. The return road was an arduous one paved with pot holes for the former middleweight champion, the overwhelming favorite entertaining the bout. While Trout started strong and appeared to control the action, a lapse in defense reared it’s ugly head and allowed Dawson to sneak in a number of big overhand rights that left Trout visibly shaken. As action continued into the third round, Trout found himself on the canvas twice. Escaping the disastrous third round, it was Trout all the way. Shaking out…

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UFC: A Trifecta Of Stars Emerge

The UFC delivered two events from two different countries again this weekend. The first took place in the early hours of Saturday morning from Macao, China and the second from America’s heartland of Tulsa, OK. This weekend, some questions were answered about fighters, the lightweight division proved that is the deepest in the sport, and another guy simply got busted up. Here are the three stars the emerged from this weekend’s UFC “Fight Night” events. Rafael dos Anjos Rafael dos Anjos was considered the underdog leading into his fight with top lightweight contender Benson Henderson. He was coming off of a TKO win over Jason High in June, but was still low on most people’s…

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Bellator: Nogueira Added To Women’s Division

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 21, 2014) – Just days after Bellator President Scott Coker reinstated the women’s division to Bellator by bringing in top featherweights Marloes Coenen and Julia Budd, Bellator has a new addition to the roster as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ace Talita Nogueira (6-0) has joined the promotion. Currently ranked in the Top 10 Featherweight rankings, the multiple-time jiu-jitsu champion will now call Bellator home and is excited about what the future has in store. “Joining Bellator is like a dream come true,” Nogueira said. “Since I began my MMA career I wanted to compete in a promotion like Bellator so I want to thank Scott and Rich for bringing back women’s MMA to Bellator…

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Bellator: Eddie Alvarez Released

Newport Beach, Calif. (August 19, 2014) – Bellator President Scott Coker has released a statement regarding Eddie Alvarez: “We’ve granted Eddie his unconditional release. Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights, and we wish him the best in the future. We sat down with Eddie and his team a few times, and it became pretty clear early on that he just wasn’t interested in fighting for Bellator in the future. We want guys in this organization that want to be here, and after the history Eddie and the former regime had here at Bellator, we decided to move on. We wish Eddie the absolute best of luck with whatever…

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10 Fantasy Football Rules You Need To Follow

By Yorick Hempstead II, Contributing Writer Photo courtesy of therealsportscave.com It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The NBA & NFL season is on the horizon & baseball is already in (corny pun alert) full swing. With Fantasy Football’s National Draft Day (the fantasy sports equivalent of Christmas) approaching, men & women from all walks of life are signing up. If you’re tired of being your league’s unofficial bye week & you believe that you are destined for the Shiva*, you’ve came to the right place. I’m going to give you 10 surefire, drafting techniques to ensure that you are in the running to win it all: 1. Death by draft pick: You can’t…

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Jay-Z Throws Up The Roc In The Boxing Ring

NEW YORK, NY – Move over 50 Cent, the Roc is in the building… According to reports, Jay-Z will be the next rapper throwing his hat in the ring. According to ESPN.com, although the haven’t signed any fighters yet, RocNation already hired David Itskowtich to serve as the chief operating officer of it’s boxing division and has promoters licenses in NY and Washington DC. “There’s no question the sport of boxing needs a new player, someone who can do something different,” Michael Yormark, the president and chief of branding and strategy for parent company Roc Nation, told ESPN.com on Sunday night. “We’re energized, and we’re going to make a difference. This is a huge priority…

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[Video] Rosado Victorious Over Vera By KO At BKB

LAS VEGAS, NV –   In the first ever Big Knockout Boxing pay-per-view event, Gabriel “King” Rosado defeated Brian Vera by 6th round knockout in front of a capacity crowd at Mandalay Bay. Taking control early, Rosado repeatedly peppered Vera’s face with straight right hands while a very game Vera continued to charge forward. Although Vera appeared engaged and ready, his offense never seemed to get started. As the fight continued, when Rosado  wasn’t connecting with the right, he was dismantling Vera with the left hook and slipping the minimal offense Vera did offer. In the third round of action, Vera’s best round, he dropped Rosado out of the ring in what could arguably been…

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[Photos] Vera/Rosado Big Knockout Boxing Weights

LAS VEGAS, NV – Photos courtesy: BoxingScene.com Tonight, Big Knockout Boxing makes it’s grand debut with middleweights Brian Vera and Gabriel Rosado competing in the main event. Taking place at Mandalay Bay and broadcast on DirectTv PPV, the fighters are ready to give fans a night of action. Although boxing fans are familiar with both Vera and Rosado, don’t expect to see the same old thing in the same old ring. Taking place in a pit with no ropes, fighters have no where to run and will brutalize each other in two minute rounds. Engaging in a tense stare down at the conclusion of the weigh-in, the fight between Vera and Rosado is likely to…

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RIP: Robin Williams Dead At 63 (1951 – 2014)

LOS ANGELES, CA – Another one of Hollywood’s most gifted performers departed this world for another. According to CNN, comedian/actor Robin Williams was found dead at his home as a result of suicide by asphyxia. According to representatives, the actor had been battling severe depression. “Robin Williams passed away this morning,” his media representative Mara Buxbaum told CNN. “He has been battling severe depression of late. This is a tragic and sudden loss. The family respectfully asks for their privacy as they grieve during this very difficult time.” The award winning actor best known for starring roles in Mrs Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, One Hour Photo. RIP