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    Tim Bradley Jr. To Part With Trainer Joel Diaz

    CALIFORNIA — On Wednesday morning rumors swirled around social media regarding a split between interim WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley Jr. and long time trainer Joel Diaz. With the statements appearing to come out of nowhere reached out to the Bradley camp for confirmation. While our requests for information to the Bradley camp have not been returned at the time of this printing, it appears Diaz responded to the report on Instagram. Responding to an inquiry on the”boxingfanatik” instagram page Diaz said the following: “I just found out myself, he sent me a message, basically telling me that his wife/manager has other plans and I’m not in those plans.” @coachjoeldiaz and @timbradleyjr have been…

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    Heavyweight Manuel Charr Shot In German, Gunman Unknown

    ESSEN, GERMANY — Here at, we appreciate when trolls become the victims of their trolling but then there are instances like these where you have to just shake your head in dismay. As with the case of former heavyweight challenger Manuel Charr. On Wednesday in German, while enjoying a meal, Charr was the victim of a shooting allegedly stemming from an exchange with a troll over social media. According to reports from Germany, the suspected shooter was in an apartment near the establishment where Charr was wounded. Reports go on to say that the alleged gunman is still on the run and also a boxer. Boxers shooting other boxers now? To read more courtesy of Bangkok Post,…

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    ICYMI: Cotto vs Canelo Media Day Videos & Photos

    LOS ANGELES, CA — Golden Boy Promotions and Roc Nation Sports joined forces to formally announce their big pay-per-view event that will close out 2015 with a bang. In front of a raucous, pro-Canelo crowd at the Hollywood and Highland Entertainment Center in Hollywood, CA, WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, challenger Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and their respective teams jointly held court for the first time since the announcement of their November 21st showdown at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas for the WBC middleweight title. With Hollywood marking their first stop on a multi-city press tour to promote the pay-per-view event, the combatants promised an exciting match-up that will add another chapter to the storied…

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    Jay Z & Miguel Cotto Team Up For Roc Nation Photo Op

    WBC and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Miguel Cotto (second from right) poses with Shawn ‘JAY Z’ Carter (left), founder of Roc Nation Sports; Juan Perez (second from left), President of Roc Nation Sports; and Shawn ‘Pecas’ Costner (right), Vice President Player Relations Roc Nation Sports, on August 26, 2015 in New York City at a press conference to announce their November 21, 2015 world championship fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada which will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View. Photo courtesy Roc Nation Sports Cover photo: Jeandra LeBeauf/

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    Robin Deaken Snaps 52 Fight Loss Streak To Win

    The modern era of boxing is more about the numbers than the opponents. Who cares you fought the guy down the street on two week’s notice, as long as you got that W. With the next opportunity for stardom hanging precariously by an ‘o’ on the fighter’s record, promoters and managers seek non-viable opponents to pad their guy’s record to justify themselves being the next big thing. Of course every fight isn’t going to be a title fight or a war but with current champions and contenders fighting three times a year at most, the sheer numbers of non-quality opponents can be disappointing for the observer. Losses are just a way of life. I can’t think of anyone…

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UFC Make Cuts To Kick Off September

It’s the first of the month, which means it’s cutting time for the UFC. This time around it appears for the month of September, 13 fighters will be parting ways with the origination. Well nothing has been made totally official, the site “UFCFIGHTERiNFO” did it’s month sweep of the UFC site and seen the following fighters profiles gone. Hans Stringer- Heavyweight 1-2 in the UFC. Currently on 2 fight skid, both losses by KO. Dan Miller-Middleweight 6-7 in the UFC. Loser of 4 of 5 and only fighting once in the past 2 years. Darrell Montague-Flyweight 0-3 in the UFC. Losing 3 straight isn’t a good thing. Royston Wee-Bantamweight 2-1 in the UFC. Surprising cut…


UFC Announces Rousey vs. Holm In Australia

The UFC is looking to outdo themselves this fall and break records in the process. Late Friday night UFC President Dana White made the announcement that on November 14, Ronda Rousey will defend her bantamweight title against  Holly Holm in Australia. The fight will headline UFC 193 in Etihad Stadium which holds around 70,000 and if sold out would break the previous record for attendance at an MMA fight from 2011 UFC 129 which was 55,724. “Ronda Rousey was huge for us in Brazil,” White said, referring to Rousey’s UFC 190 win over Bethe Correia. “She was well received there, and it was just a phenomenal event. It did very well on pay-per-view here in…


UFC: Anderson Silva Out Of Action

Anderson Silva learned his fate today from the Nevada State Athletic Commission and it wasn’t good. Following both pre- and post-fight drug test failures from UFC 183, Silva has been suspended one year with a retro effective date of January 31 of this year. His unanimous decision win over Nick Diaz has now been ruled a no contest. Silva also was handed a fine of 30% of his reported $600,000 fight purse. In addition he will not receive his $200,000 win bonus from the UFC. So in total $380K is gone out the window. Silva will also have to reimburse the state of Nevada the cost of the test in which he failed. Next year…

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[Video] Serena Williams Salutes The Little Mermaid

The seaweed’s always greener in somebody else’s lake…Unless you’re Serena Williams. I’m sure she’s fine with her seaweed. I’m certain she’s pleased with ALL the green in her life. At her recent Delta sponsored karaoke event, the tennis grand mistress belted out the signature song ‘Under the Sea’ from the Disney classic “The Little Mermaid” and she didn’t do too bad a job. Good to see her out there having some fun. No word of Drake on the hook.


[Video] Usain Bolt Gets Tripped By Camera Man Post Win

Moments after another spectacular victory at the World Championships, Bolt took his customary victory lap soaking in the admiration of fans. While the cheers and applause rained down, “the fastest man in the world” had nothing to fear… Except a Camera Man. In what could have resulted in disaster for Bolt, a camera man traveling along side him on a segway lost control and tripped up the champion. It doesn’t appear to be a planned “Nancy Kerrigan” like attack but it does look like a dumb mistake.

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‘The Martian’ Prepares For Landing With New Trailer

Matt Damon makes his return to the big screen as Matt Watney, an astronaut left behind by his crew in the soon to be released movie The Martian. An adaptation of the New York Times Best Selling Novel by Andy Weir, Damon must survive on the red planet after being left behind by his crew until a team can extract him. The problem is, that’s 4 years into the future. Enjoy newly released maxi trailer of the movie which is scheduled for release in October and remember, Help is only 140 million miles away…  

LeBron James, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, addresses children at the Boys & Girls Club at the Frederick Douglas Center, Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, in New York. James, who is in town for Sunday's NBA All-Star basketball game, gave a contribution to the center under his LeBron James Family Foundation. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

LeBron James Set To Send 1000 Kids To College

OHIO — Whether you love LeBron James or hate LeBron James it doesn’t matter. His recent announcement sets him WAY beyond the pack. In a move of complete generosity and kindness, LeBron is clearly for the kids and you have to give the man his props. According to ESPN, King James’ foundation The LeBron James Family Foundation will partner with the University of Akron to establish 1000 scholarships for children currently in his I Promise program. 1000 SCHOLARSHIPS!?!? That is beyond incredible. From James via ESPN: “I think it’s probably one of the best things I’ve ever been apart of, this is very special to me. As a kid growing up in the inner city and as an…


Talib Kweli Offers New Album “F**k The Money” 4 Free

Like a ship passing silently through the night, long time hip hop fixture Talib Kweli has new music for the fans and you can download it absolutely FREE. His latest offering entitled Fuck The Money is a 17-track offering where Kweli offers rhymes and his viewpoint on political corruption, capitalism and greed. Fans were for warned of the album on Thursday when Kweli posted on instagram: “I’m dropping a free album tomorrow. Join I will send it to you directly. #fuckthemoney.” To download the album, go HERE


LIVE from the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 3

LOS ANGELES, CA -In order to give Straight Outta Compton an authentic fill, costuming, soundtrack and acting are integral parts of the creative process. On Monday night’s black carpet, BadCulture caught up with costume designer Kelli Jones, known for her work on the hit TV show Sons of Anarchy, Sheldon Smith who plays Warren G in the film and singer Asia Brown who is featured on the Compton soundtrack song ‘Just Another Day’. Listen in as they describe their own respective creative processes including a little melody from Asia on the spot. Sheldon Smith – “Warren G” – Straight Outta Compton Kelli Jones – Costume Designer, Straight Outta Compton Asia Brown – Singer, Compton Soundtrack


LIVE From the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 2

As the celebrities continued to walk the black carpet at tonight’s premier of the N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton, they took time to share their thoughts on the group’s influence on music, culture and their own lives. DJ Yella – Founding Member Shaunie O’Neal – Basketball Wives Luenelle – Comedienne (Borat, Californication, Think Like A Man Too)


LIVE From the Straight Outta Compton Black Carpet Part 1

LOS ANGELES,CA – LA. Live was the place to be on Monday as fans and celebrities alike anxiously awaited the premier of the N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Directed by F. Gary Grey (Be Cool, The Negotiator, Law Abiding Citizen), the film chronicles the rise of rap innovators N.W.A and their groundbreaking music album Straight Outta Compton; an album that carved in it’s place in music history for it’s poignant lyrics describing real life happenings in South Central LA in the late 80’s. Tonight’s black carpet was a star studded affair with luminaries from the world of music and pop culture. With everyone Snoop Dogg to Tom Arnold to Shaunie O’Neal to Tyrese, the atmosphere was…


[Video] Foreign Exchange – “Asking For A Friend”

It’s Tuesday and no better time for new music to wet your parched, rhythmic whistle. As creativity and authenticity continue to operate at all time lows on the radio, here swoops the Foreign Exchange to cape for the masses with their latest offering “Asking For A Friend.” “Asking For A Friend” is the first single from the upcoming album, Tales From The Land Of Milk And Honey. Capitalizing on the popularity of the social media method of asking something without asking, the collective add a fun sexy groove while giving voice to the many ways we passively want to know the answer. If you think the single is great, the video is even better.   The full single…


[Video] WWE Honors Late Roddy Piper

Before tonight’s episode of Raw, the WWE joined forces to honor life and career of one of the most iconic Superstars in history, WWE Hall of Famer “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. Piper died from cardiac arrest in his sleep at his home in Hollywood last week. Roddy is survived by his wife Kitty and their 4 kids — including 3 daughters and son Colton who’s pursuing a career in professional wrestling. RIP Mr. Piper