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    Stevenson Does The Expected, Knocks Out Sukhotskiy

    QUEBEC CITY, CANADA – With the year coming to a close, lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson did the expected in his return to the ring. In front of a capacity crowd at the Pepsi Coliseum in picturesque Quebec City, Stevenson defeated Dmitry Sukhotskiy by knockout in round 5 of action. After an uneventful opening stanza, Stevenson went to work punishing Sukhotskiy with his signature straight left hand. Settling into a comfortable rhythm, the champion scored his first knockdown at the close of round 2 and reignited a crowd that seemed bored with the feeling out period. (writers note: the knockdown wasn’t pretty and looked more like a a shoulder shot and a push, but…

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    [Video] All Access: Khan vs. Alexander Epilogue – Full Ep

    LAS VEGAS, NV Boxing is now in the aftermath of Amir Khan’s dominate victory over Devon Alexander at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. In this latest installment of the Showtime signature series, watchers get a bird’s eye view into the mind of the boxer from Bolton and his reflections after winning.

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    Photos/Weights: Stevenson vs Sukhotskiy From Quebec City

    ADONIS STEVENSON vs. DMITRY SUKHOTSKIY OFFICIAL WEIGHTS   SHOWTIME BOXING: SPECIAL EDITION, Tomorrow/Friday, Dec. 19, Live on SHOWTIME® From Pepsi Coliseum In Quebec City, Canada Photo Credit: Amanda Kwok/SHOWTIME WBC LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – 12 Rounds Adonis Stevenson – 174 ½ Pounds Dmitry Sukhotskiy – 173 ½ Pounds   IBF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR (No. 1 Spot) – 12 Rounds Jo Jo Dan – 146 ¾ Pounds Kevin Bizier – 146 ¾ Pounds   IBF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT ELIMINATOR (No. 2 Spot) – 12 Rounds Andre Dirrell – 167 ¾ Pounds Derek Edwards – 167 Pounds   LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT – 10 Rounds Artur Beterbiev – 174 ½ Pounds Jeff Page Jr. – 174 ¼ Pounds   #…

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    Russell Jr. To Face Martin Saturday 12/20 On ShoExtreme

    GARY RUSSELL JR. TO FACE CHRISTOPHER MARTIN IN NEW CO-FEATURE THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 20, ON SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME®   Interim WBA Featherweight World Champion Jesus Cuellar Defends Against Ruben Tamayo in Main Event; Unbeaten Prospect Julian Williams Will Now Meet Jamar Freeman at Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Wash.   Quadrupleheader Begins at 10 p.m. ET/PT, Live on SHOWTIME EXTREME   NEW YORK (Dec. 17, 2014) – A 10-round featherweight fight between 2008 U.S. Olympian and former world title contender Gary Russell Jr. (24-1, 14 KOs), of Capitol Heights, Md., and former California State Champion Christopher Martin (28-4-3, 9 KOs) of Chula Vista, Calif., has been elevated to co-feature of this Saturday’s SHOWTIME BOXING on SHOWTIME EXTREME live telecast (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed…

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    Montreal Bell Centre to Host Kovalev vs. Pascal

    Boucherville, Wednesday December 17th 2014 – Main-Events and InterBox announced that the Montréal Bell Centre will host the March 14th 2015 boxing Gala that will feature the reigning unified WBO, IBF and WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (26-0-1, 23 KOs) vs. former WBC, IBO and The Ring Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs). Tickets to this megafight, which will also be broadcast on HBO World Championship Boxing throughout the United States, go on sale Saturday, December 20th 2014 as of 10 AM. A press conference is scheduled to take place early next week. Three of the 4 major titles on the line Kathy Duva, CEO of Main-Events, received the exception…

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UFC: Anti-Trust Lawsuit Details Revealed

  The long rumored UFC-Antitrust-Lawsuit was finally brought to light this week. After reading over the 65 page court document, here are the key points of this class. The UFC violated the “Sherman Antitrust Act”. In doing so the UFC illegally schemed to creature a non-competitive marketplace, which leads to limiting the fighter’s earnings outside the UFC. UFC coerced fighters in to giving up name and likeness rights in perpetuity. The “Class Period” of this suit is 12/16/2010 to current. Any fighter who fought for the UFC in the United States during this “class period”, can include themselves in this suit. Current UFC middleweight Cung Le, World Series of Fighting and former UFC welterweight Jon Fitch…

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UFC: No Title Shot For Rory MacDonald

Things in life are never promised, especially in the sports world. This week UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald learned this first hand. For MacDonald he thought (and had been told) he had done enough to earn his shot at a welterweight world title. His last outing consisted of beating Tarec Saffiedine at UFC Fight Night 54 a few months ago. The powers that be advised that  he was next after the rematch of Lawler-Hendricks and was even told the fight would happen in Canada. That all came tumbling down this week. As reported on this week’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1, Rory will have to wait a little bit longer for his…

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UFC: Jon Jones LIVE on UFC Fight Pass

FIGHTOGRAPHY: JON JONES NOW LIVE ON UFCFIGHTPASS.COM THE 205LBS CHAMP RELIVES THE FIGHT OF HIS LIFE Vs GUSTAFSON   The moment Jon Jones became a professional mixed martial artist in the spring of 2008, it was obvious he would be extremely difficult to defeat. In the years that followed Jones barely lost a single round, even when facing world championship level opposition. That changed on September 21, 2013, when “Bones” faced Alexander Gustafson.   In this month’s Fightography on UFCFIGHTPASS.com, “Bones” admits for the first time that he took the 6ft 5inch Swede lightly and this lack of respect almost cost him the UFC title. Looking back on one of the greatest fights of all time,…

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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…

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[Video] Mickey Rourke Wins By TKO In Moscow

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – This lands in the “Junk Drawer” for several reasons … 1. It’s Mickey Rourke 2. It’s a non-sanctioned fight 3. The oddity of the fight performance. In the latest of the onslaught of “mature” fighters entering the ring, actor Mickey Rourke makes his return to the ring after a 20 year absence. Fighting on the undercard of Friday’s Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Jose Luis Castillo bout in Moscow, the 62 year (yes 60 years plus 2 more) Academy Award nominee used some, unorthodox tactics to emerge with a victory over 29 year old Elliot Seymour (No relation to Jane). Rourke ultimately prevailed after connecting with body shots that took the fight out of…

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62 Year Old Mickey Rourke To Fight In Moscow

Photo credit: AFP MOSCOW, RUSSIA – Leave it to ‘The Alien’ Bernard Hopkins the rally the silver haired masses into living their dreams at an advanced age. While he’s a shining example of what you can do at an advanced sports age, he’s a veritable spring chicken compared to Mickey Rourke. According to an article on MSN Sports, actor Mickey Rourke will fight in Moscow this month…and no it’s not for a movie role. “Boxing is a serious part of my life,” the actor was quoted as saying by promoters. “It taught me respect, determination, patience and concentration. I always dreamed of fighting a match in Russia.” To read the full story, click here.  

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[Video] Pacquiao ‘Week Of Greatness’ Ad Is A Hit

Foot Locker unveiled their latest ‘Week of Greatness’ ad this week featuring champion and future Hall of Fame boxer Manny Pacquiao. Capitalizing on the renewed speculation of a mega PPV fight between Pacquiao and pound-for-pound champion Floyd Mayweather, the spot involves two fellow gym rats discussing Foot Locker’s “giving the people what they want” campaign. Pacquiao who’s in the ring overhears part of their discussion and believes they are talking about a fight between him and Mayweather. Although Mayweather’s name is never mentioned, we get the point.

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Wait, What? Quadruple Amputee Sought For Murder

ORLANDO, FLORIDA – When there’s a will there’s a way … Today’s episode of the seemingly impossible comes from Orlando, Florida. Authorities are searching for quadruple amputee Sean Petrozzino in the double murder of his parents Nancy and Michael Petrozzino. The couple were found shot to death in their home. Sean Petrozzino has no arms and no legs. He lost them as a teen due bacterial meningitis. Authorities are considering him “armed and dangerous.” *pause* To read the complete story, click here.

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Suge Knight & Katt Williams Arrested For Robbery?

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today’s edition of ‘What in the hell?’ pairs  two familiar faces to the Junk Drawer. Rap boss Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams. Are they working on a comedy album? No. Are they smoking blunts together? No (well maybe). Well what are they working on you ask? A robbery conviction. According to the LA Times, Marion “Suge” Knight and comedian Micah “Katt” Williams were arrested and charged Wednesday after allegedly stealing a camera from a photographer in Beverly Hills last month, officials said. Yes, two men who are by no means without wealth were arrested for stealing a camera. I’m guessing they were photographed doing God knows what and that’s why…

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[Video] Croatian Boxer Attacks Ring Referee

This despicable person should be banned from the sport for life. In a disgusting display of poor sportsmanship, and judgement, amateur boxer Vido Loncar was losing the bout when the referee stopped the fight and all appeared to calm until the decision was announced. In response, the light-heavyweight then proceeded to viciously attack the referee with a barrage of punches, even when the official was floored by the earlier hits. In order to stop the attack, people assembled on the floor had to literally snatch Loncar out of the ring to halt the attack To read the full story, click here.

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[Video] Brandy, MC Lyte, Yo-Yo & Queen Latifah Still Down

In what was easily the highlight of any music awards show I’ve seen in recent years, R&B singer Brandy along with a FLAWLESS MC Lyte, Yo-Yo and Queen Latifah reunited to perform the remix of Brandy’s monster hit “I Wanna Be Down.” I could be wrong, and I usually am, but this remix was bigger than the original version of the song. The OG version was pretty damn swell too. At any rate, enjoy. I can’t believe this song is 20 years old. Their performance was so grand I’m up at 5:am posting this. I expect a lot of people to be downloading ‘I Wanna Be Down’ on iTunes today.

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[Video] Mike Tyson Blasts Canadian Reporter

TORONTO – Former heavyweight champion, now promoter, Mike Tyson has been doing wonderful things with his career as of late. He’s off to a strong start with his young promotional outlet ‘Iron Mike Productions’ and has received wide spread acclaim for his one man stage show ‘The Undisputed Truth’ and the book by the same name. Gone are the days of ear biting, drug using, and other assorted forms of criminal behavior he’s been convicted of. These days, he’s clearly a man redeemed and working hard to promote and maintain a positive image. Well none of that mattered to the host of Canadian based network show CP24. Today Tyson appeared on the show as part of…

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Ray Rice Terminated After Full Video Surfaces

BALTIMORE, MD – As if the Ray Rice on-going saga wasn’t vile and disgusting enough, it took a turn for the worse. Today Rice was released from his contract with the Baltimore Ravens after a a video of him striking his then-fiancee Janay Palmer and knocking her unconscious was leaked by TMZ. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Ray Rice had been serving a two-game suspension handed down earlier this year by the NFL as a result from the initial video that showed rice dragging his then fiancee (and now wife) out of the elevator. The outcry from the public regarding the length of sentence was so overwhelming, Commission Gooddell admitted he made a mistake and…