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    Amir Mansour Media Day (October 29, 2014)

    Photos by Ryan Bivins Philadelphia, PA (October 29, 2014) – Ten days out from his showdown with “Big” Fred Kassi at Sands Bethlehem, Amir “Hardcore” Mansour put in a brief workout and answered media questions at the Joe Hand Gym. Mansour (20-1, 15 KOs) is coming off his first career defeat to Steve Cunningham while Kassi (18-2, 10 KOs) has regressed in opposition ever since losing to Kendrick Releford in 2010. Needless to say the difference in class between 2-time world champion Cunningham and journeyman Releford is vast. However, Kassi has never been stopped. Therefore, at the very least, it will be interesting to see if a knockout artist like Mansour can put him away….

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    Lemieux/Rosado & Gomez/Ochoa Press Conference

    DAVID LEMIEUX, GABRIEL ROSADO, EDDIE GOMEZ & ZACHARY OCHOA PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES & PHOTOS Photo Credit – Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions DAVID LEMIEUX, NABF Middleweight Champion “Thank you to everybody for being here, it is a great honor and great opportunity for me to be able to fight in Brooklyn at Barclays Center. “I’m very excited. I didn’t sleep much last night just getting excited to talk in front of you all.  “I can’t wait for the fight. Gabriel Rosado is a great fighter. He comes to fight and he’s a very tough opponent. However, I’ve never felt so strong in a camp and trained so well. If you saw my fight against Fernando Guerrero, it…

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    Lemieux vs. Rosado To Headline ‘Brooklyn Brawl’

    BROOKLYN’S BARCLAYS CENTER IN BROOKLYN TO HOST HBO BOXING AFTER DARK® TRIPLEHEADER ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6 DAVID LEMIEUX VS. GABRIEL ROSADO HUGO CENTENO JR. VS. JAMES DE LA ROSA THOMAS DULORME VS. HANK LUNDY PLUS TOP NEW YORK PROSPECTS EDDIE GOMEZ AND ZACHARY OCHOA TO BE FEATURED IN SEPARATE NON-TELEVISED BOUTS Tickets On Sale Today! BROOKLYN (October 29) – Golden Boy Promotions returns to its East Coast home – Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday, December 6 with a special HBO Boxing After Dark tripleheader. In the 12-round main event, rising Canadian star David Lemieux will defend his NABF Middleweight Title against the no nonsense Philadelphian warrior “King” Gabriel Rosado. Plus, unbeaten Californian Hugo “The Boss” Centeno Jr. takes on his toughest challenge…

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    Bernard Hopkins Media Day (October 28, 2014)

    Photos by Ryan Bivins Philadelphia, PA (October 28, 2014) – Eleven days out from his light heavyweight world championship unification with Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev, Bernard “The Alien” Hopkins worked out and fielded questions from a plethora of media, and some that actually follow boxing. Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) is only a few months shy of his 50th birthday and Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) is yet another much younger fighter favored to beat him. The odds favor the unbeaten WBO champion but styles make fights and Hopkins (IBF/WBA champion) probably has the recipe for Kovalev’s undoing. But is he still physically capable of executing what is necessary? Father Time is undefeated, however, rumor has it B-Hop…

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    Verdejo To Debut In Philly Against Ouazhhari Dec. 13

    Philadelphia, PA—Sensational lightweight Felix Verdejo, the latest in a long line of outstanding Puerto Rican boxers, makes his Philadelphia debut Saturday evening, Dec. 13, when he takes on Karim El Ouazghari, of Barcelona, Spain, in the scheduled eight-round main event at the 2300 Arena. The Verdejo-Ouazghari fight, along with an eight-round super middleweight contest featuring Jesse Hart, of Philadelphia, will be televised as part of Top Rank’s Solo BoxeoTecate series on UniMas.  The delayed telecast will begin at 11pm (EST).  First of seven prelims begins at 6.45pm. The 21-year-old Verdejo (left), an outstanding amateur, represented Puerto Rico in the 2012 Olympics.  He lost a 14-9 decision in the quarter-finals to eventual Gold Medalist Vasyl Lomachenko, of the Ukraine, who currently…

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Titan FC Signs Five Fighters To Growing Roster

Pompano Beach, Fla. –Today is a banner day for Titan FC as the promotion has signed a variety of fighters ranging from a few young, up and coming prospects to a UFC veteran whose release came as a shock to many in the mixed martial arts community. Matchmakers Joe Wooster and Scott Cutbirth have been working night and day to fortify every division of the Titan FC roster.  All told, Titan FC signed five fighters including Steven Siler, James Jenkins, Jack May, EJ Brooks and Andre Harrison.   Joining the heavyweight division will be 33-year-old Jack May. Standing 6’8” and weighing in at 253 lbs., May possesses a record of 7-2 with six wins coming…

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Are Newton, Davis, & Aldo The Future Faces Of MMA?

Another weekend of MMA action and another set of “3 Stars”. This weekend we had champions reign and a contender reemerge in fights across the globe. Emanuel Newton In his second title defense, Emanuel Newton went through the toughest test of his career at Bellator 130. In the first three rounds the challenger, Linton Vassell,  had everything working for him. He was able to get takedowns, locked in submissions, and did a good job of avoiding the wild strikes from Newton. But the tide changed in the forth round when Newton was able to get a takedown mid-way through the round and wear him down. At the end of the round Vassell started to break and it took…

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Punch 2 The Face – P4P Rankings (MMA)

Its that time again, a new Pound 4 Pound List will drop on this week’s (10/29) Punch 2 The Face Radio show. Here is the last edition of the rankings from July 16 show, where will your favorite fighter rank now? Jon Jones  (Previous Rank 1) UFC Lt Heavyweight Champion   20-1 Demetrious Johnson (4) UFC Flyweight Champion 21-2-1 Ronda Rousey (9) UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion 10-0 Cain Velasquez (2) UFC Heavyweight Champion   13-1 Jose Aldo (5)   UFC Featherweight Champion   24-1 Chris Weidman (10) UFC Middleweight Champion 12-0 Daniel Cormeir (7) UFC Lt Heavyweight 15-0 Anthony Pettis   (NR) UFC Lightweight Champion 17-2 Cris Cyborg (8) Invicta FC Featherweight 12-1 (NR) WSOF Lightweight Champion 12-0

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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…

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RIP Joan Rivers (1933 – 2014)

NEW YORK, NY – Comedian Joan Rivers, known for her pull no punches sense of humor and her for torturing celebrities on the red carpet, died Thursday at the age of 81. “It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers,” Melissa Rivers said in the statement. “She passed peacefully at 1:17 p.m. surrounded by family and close friends.” Rivers was hospitalized last week after she went into cardiac arrest at a Manhattan doctor’s office following a routine procedure. Daughter Melissa Rivers said she died at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, surrounded by family and close friends. Enjoy this look at Rivers life through pictures courtesy of Hollywood.com 

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Jermain Taylor Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Cousin

MAUMELLE, AR – According to CBS affiliate station THV11 in Arkansas, former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor was arrested Tuesday night after law enforcement was contacted regarding a shooting at his home. According to Lt. Carl Minden with the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, the wife of Jermain Taylor called 911 around 6 p.m. to report a shooting at their home in north Pulaski County. A single shooting victim with multiple gunshot wounds was reportedly found a short time later on Highway 365, about five miles from Taylor’s home. At the time of publication, Taylor is being held without bond at the Pulaski County Detention Center in Little Rock. Taylor, who went through a period of inactivity in…

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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…