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    Jean Pascal vs. Roberto Bolonti Set For Dec. 6th

    It’s official: Pascal taking on Bolonti; Hyppolite, Butler & Ulysse on PPVundercard MONTREAL (Nov. 25, 2014) — Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced that the NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre. This decision was taken after careful consideration following long negotiations with Donovan’s team. Boxing fans will also be thrilled by the undercard, which features locals Shiller Hyppolite (13-1-0, 9 K-.O.), Steven Butler (8- 0-0, 7 K-.O) and Ulysse Jr (4-0-0, 3 K-.O), among others. Early on in the re-negotiations, InterBox inquired about Bolonti’s interest in going up against Pascal,…

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    Provodnikov vs Castillo Final Press Conference

    Moscow, Russia (November 26 2014)– Below are images from Tuesday’s press conference in conjunction with Friday’s fight between Former WBO Jr. Welterweight world champion, “The Siberian Rocky” Ruslan Provodnikov (23-3, 16 KO’s) and former two-time world champion Jose Luis Castillo (66-12-1, 57 KO’s) that will take place on this Friday, November 28 at the Luzhniki GCKZ “Russia” Arena in Moscow. Photos by Zhanna Popova

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    Taneal Goyco upsets Dennis Hasson in bloody battle

    Photos by Darryl Cobb King of Prussia, PA (November 22, 2014) – Records can be misleading. Although Taneal Goyco (6-8-1, 3 KOs) was rightfully the underdog against Dennis Hasson (16-1, 6 KOs), a deeper look at their resumes would reveal that this was very much a “pick ‘em” fight. Hasson never fought anyone on a winning streak with a winning record. Goyco fought 8 undefeated fighters and beat 2 of them. He also upset Frankie Filippone (14-2-1 at the time). All things considered, Goyco winning via unanimous decision was not too surprising. The knockdown Taneal scored in round 4 was the difference in the fight as 2 of the 3 official judges scored the bout…

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    Golovkin Holds Fan Tribute Day In Kazakhstan

    GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN HOSTS MASSIVE FAN EVENT IN ASTANA, KAZAKHSTAN Astana, Kazahkstan (November 22, 2014) Boxing Fastest Rising International Star, GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN hosted a greeting for his fans on Friday, November 21st at Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan. Joined by his manager, OLEG HERMANN, Golovkin answered numerous questions from the massive crowd of supporters in attendance. “The turnout was sensational and Gennady was thrilled to meet with his many supporters in Astana”, said Hermann. Golovkin is a native of nearby Karaganda. On Saturday, Golovkin was scheduled to hold a formal press conference in Astana to further discuss with the local media his upcoming world title defense against MARTIN MURRAY slated for Saturday, February 21st…

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    Pacquiao Cancels The ‘Chris Algieri Show’ For Easy Victory

    Photos courtesy RBRBoxing.com MACAU, CHINA – Manny Pacquiao came to town and cancelled ‘The Chris Algieri Show.’ Showing glimmers of the champion of yesteryear, Manny Pacquiao easily dispatched of Algieri by unanimous decision in Macau, China Saturday Night. An easy night for Pacquiao translated into long night for Algieri with the challenger’s bad juju rearing it’s ugly head early (and it wasn’t from Pacquiao’s mother). With Pacquiao outgunning from the opening bell and everything appearing to go his way, the canvas decided to follow suit and conspire against Algieri. Fighting on his heels to evade the Pacquiao onslaught, Algieri slipped in a wet corner (a clear slip) only to have the action ruled a knockdown by…

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Invicta: Andrea Lee Replaces Vanessa Porto at Invicta FC 10

ANDREA LEE REPLACES VANESSA PORTO AT INVICTA FC 10 Roxanne Modafferi Now Faces Andrea Lee on December 5 KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After being notified of an unforeseen delay in visa processing, Invicta Fighting Championships today announced that flyweight title contender Vanessa Porto (17-6) will no longer face veteran Roxanne Modafferi (16-11) at Invicta FC 10 on December 5.Rather than waiting for the visa issue to be resolved, Invicta FC officials have tapped rising prospect Andrea Lee (2-0) to replace Porto. Lee, the 2013 Women’s National Golden Gloves Champion, impressed in her Invicta debut, a victory over Shannon Sinn at Invicta FC 9 in November. Porto is expected to return to the Invicta cage in early 2015 at…

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UFC 184 Pre-Sale Tickets Available Today

Get your tickets before the general public!  Pre-sale Starts: Thursday, November 20 at 2:00 PM Pre-sale Ends: Friday, November 21 at 1:59 PM Pre-sale Password: STAPLES On-sale Starts: Friday, November 21 at 2:00 PM The UFC makes its long-awaited return to STAPLES Center on Saturday, February 28 with two highly-anticipated championship matchups, as current middleweight champ Chris Weidman takes on former titleholder Vitor Belfort in a five-round bout and women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey puts her belt on the line against No. 1 contender Cat Zingano.

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A Night Of Action As Philly Plays Host To XCC

By Darryl Cobb, Special Contributor Photo Credit: Darryl Cobb Normally I lean on the pen of our combat experts, Ryan Bivins and Brandon Stubbs, but since neither was able to attend the Philadelphia National Guard Armory, you’re stuck with me. The good news is, the action was so good t even an amateur like myself is incapable of screwing the report up. I have been proven wrong before. Of the night’s action, one of the more notable fights was the “Advanced Amateur” bout between Karl Robeson and Lex Ludlow for the 205lb Xtreme Cage Combat Belt. During my time around the ring, I’ve gotten used to slow paced chess matches in the form of grappling,…

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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…

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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…