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    [Video] Miguel Cotto Media Day In Los Angeles

    WBC middleweight champion and his HOF trainer Freddie Roach opened the doors to the Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles to give the media a chance to see the Puerto Rican star at work ahead of his June 6th title fight against Daniel Geale at Madison Square Garden. Making his first title defense since winning the belt from Sergio Martinez in June 2014, and signing with new promoter Roc Nation Sports, Cotto looks to continue winning as he transitions into the final stages of his long, storied career. In addition to the workout, Cotto took time to answer questions from the media on his new home at Roc Nation Sports, a possible collision course…

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    PBC: DeGale Def. Dirrell For Title; Full Televised Card Recap

    Photo credit: Andrew Couldridge/Action Images BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS — Britain’s 2008 Olympic Gold Medalist James “Chunky” DeGale (21-1 14 KO’s) scored two knockdowns against the American Andre Dirrell (24-2, 16 KO’s) en route to a UD to capture the vacant IBF Super Middleweight World title, the score cards read 114-112 twice and a head-scratching 117-109 card. DeGale made British history by becoming the first ever Gold medalist to follow it up with a World title. The fight started off how many believed it would start, with Dirrell and DeGale in an early chess match. In the first round it saw both fighters picking and choosing their spots, but it was clear from the start that Dirrell…

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    Hype Or Fluff? Dirrell & DeGale Flare Up At Weigh-In

    BOSTON, MA — On Saturday, super middleweights Andre Dirrell and James DeGale take center stage when they compete for the IBF super middleweight title on the latest installment of Premier Boxing Champions at Boston’s Agganis Arena. The build up and promotion has been par for the course for the most part but at today’s weigh-in under the Bean City skies, the combatants turned up the volume another few notches. After both made weighed in under the 168 pound with ease, (DeGale at 167.2 pounds, Dirrell at 167.8 pounds) thing got headed when the fighters met for their final stare down. Watch the weigh-in below. Since returning to the ring in 2013 after a nearly two…

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    [Video] No Luck In Russia. Povetkin KO’s Perez In 1

    MOSCOW — And now the mandatory challenger to the WBC heavyweight title… But will it come to fruition? I digress. Needing less than one complete round, WBC silver heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin defeated Mike Perez by technical knockout. After thirty seconds of feinting and feeling each other out, Perez attempted to engage action using a misplaced jab while Povetkin watched the exercise in futility.  As the south paw Perez tossed out a slow jab, Povetkin countered with an right on the button right hook that put the man from Cork flat on his back. Perez managed the survive the count but looked dead on his feet, when action resumed. Smelling blood like a shark circling in…

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    Video: Povetkin vs. Perez Weigh-In Results

    MOSCOW – Heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez hit the scales today in Russia ahead of their Saturday night showdown. The winner of the bout becomes the mandatory challenger to Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title. Viewers in the states can watch a live stream on WatchESPN and view a same-day tape delay on ESPN2. Weigh-In Results from Moscow: – Alexander Povetkin 105.1 kg vs Mike Perez 109.1 kg – Grigory Drozd 90.6 kg vs Lukasz Janik 90.7 kg – Rakhim Chakhkiev 90.4 kg vs Junior Anthony Wright 89.8 kg – Dmitri Kudryashov 90.7 kg vs Vikapita Meroro 90.8 kg – Svetlana Kulakov 64.1 kg vs Marie Riderer 62.8 kg – Dmitry Bivol 80.7…

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UFC187: Cormier Wins But I Refuse To Call Him Champ

Daniel Cormier won at UFC 187 but I refuse to label him as the UFC Light-Heavyweight champion. I’m not hating or throwing shade to Cormier. He looked awesome at UFC 187 against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Early in the fight Cormier took some shots that we’ve seen snatch the souls of other fighters while displaying an iron-like chin. A chin tested for the first time at this point in his career. After surviving a scary first round, Cormier was able to lock in and find his rhythm. As action went on, he used his take down skills to wear down and gas out a game Johnson. In the end, it was a choke out in the third…

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UFC: Welterweights Highlight Ultimate Figher 7/12

Las Vegas – One of the most intense rivalries in the history of The Ultimate Fighter® will be settled once and for all as powerhouse gyms American Top Team (ATT) and the Blackzilians battle it out for South Florida bragging rights. The Ultimate Fighter: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians finale will take place Sunday, July 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to close out the 2015 International Fight Week activities.   The main event will feature two of the welterweight division’s top strikers as ninth-ranked Jake Ellenberger(30-9, fighting out of Lake Forest, Calif.) clashes with standup sensation Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson(10-1, fighting out of Simpsonville, S.C.). Ellenberger has 20 knockouts including 13 first-round finishes on his resume, in addition to a stellar…

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WSOF: The Russian Take Over Continues In MMA

The influx of Russian MMA talent coming to the US continues. This time around a trio of fighters has sign on with the World Series of Fighting.   First is undefeated middleweight Vagab Vagabov. The 29 year old Makhachkala, Dagestan, Russia native holds a mark of 15-0 with 7 KO wins.   Magomed “Gladiator” Bibulatov of Grozny, Chechnya, Russia is another undefeated fighter. He is 26 year old flyweight with a 9-0 record. His main claim to fame is winning three fights in one night in a tournament in Portugal in 2013.   The last signing is bantamweight Magomed “Tiger” Magomedov. He is 10-1 and currently riding nine fight winning streak.   “We are excited…

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Suge Update: No Mayweather Bail/Snoop: “No Ill Will”

LOS ANGELES, CA — Just prior to the Mayweather vs Pacquiao super fight, a story circulating around the internet that Mayweather would pay bail for former rap boss/career criminal Marion “Suge” Knight. [In case you missed it, Knight is currently locked up in L.A. on murder charges — and his attorney Matthew Fletcher reportedly said Knight was counting on Floyd to cover his bail. Welp, Mayweather won the fight and Suge is still in jail. I guess the friendship is not as tight at they thought it was.] While the rest of the world is waiting for Knight’s conviction like town villagers with torches chasing an ogre, at least one person in the world feels bad…

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[Video] Jay-Z B-Sides Concert (Full Video)

NON-Tidal Land – Unfortunately I am not a TIDAL subscriber. Sorry Jay and Bey, I just can’t afford to be down with the wave right now. I am but a humble blogger trying to make a dollar out of fifteen cents (a dime and a nickel). Recently Jay-Z blessed the good folks with a B-sides concert. Alas us non-subscribers got left out in the cold. But to hear tastemakers tell it, a lot of you aren’t either so let us commiserate our non-Tidal subscriber woes together. For those of you, like me, who couldn’t watch the Jay-Z B-sides concert, here it is in it’s entirety.

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[Video] Joseline f/ Stevie J “Stingy w/ My Kutty Kat’

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta fanatics !!! Have you been desperately waiting to see Joseline’s music video? Or at least curious? I know I am. The oversexed, over accented, under clothed Puerto Rican Princess is finally gracing us with the video for the song “Stingy With My Kutty Kat” (the song she was “performing” on last week’s episode.) At any rate, it’s what’s to be expected. Gratuitous body shots with titty tape and lace, thick stallion like dancers and Steebie sangin’ on the hook clad in leather and studs. Real spit, I may add this to my workout mix, her body IS banging. Enjoy.

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Preview: ‘Amy’ The Amy Winehouse Documentary

The family of the late Amy Winehouse are not pleased with the release of an upcoming documentary called Amy but that is not stopping the project from going forward.   Check out a sneak peak right here. Courtesy of Rolling Stone: The clip, we see footage of Winehouse fooling around with a video camera (“I look like a floating head, I’ve got no hair, I’m just on a black screen”) while her former manager Nick Schmansky talks about recording the singer’s first demos. For those early tracks, Winehouse converted some of her poems into song lyrics, which we see handwritten by the singer on yellow lined paper with hearts drawn in the margins. “When I’m…

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 3: Eddie Murphy speaks onstage at  Spike TV's "Eddie Murphy: One Night Only" at the Saban Theater on November 3, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. The show will air on Wednesday, November 14 at 10:00PM ET/PT on Spike TV. (Photo by Frank Micelotta/PictureGroup)

[Video] Eddie Murphy Release New “OH JAH JAH” Video

LOS ANGELES —  I can’t front, I’m feeling Eddie Murphy’s reggae music. I still fully expect him to turn to the camera and give us his signature, big toothy smile to let us know he’s clowning but even if he did, the music is still good. About a month or so ago, we posted his new single “Oh Jah Jah” released by VPAL music. Well the man of many voices is releasing a new video for the single. Watch it below. ***** Eddie Murphy unleashes the brand new video for his reggae single “Oh Jah Jah,” released by VPAL Music (VP Records’ subsidiary label and distribution arm). The critically-acclaimed track, which Huffington Post claims “will…

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Leave Mike Tyson Alone!!!

LAS VEGAS — Why do people insist on antagonizing Mike Tyson? If you are sub-80 years old, specifically in the United States, chances are you are quite familiar with Mike Tyson, his legacy and his temper. At today’s Mayweather vs Pacquiao weigh-in, an aggressive fan figured he’d just jump in with the champ and take a picture. Problem is, he should have asked first. Lucky for him, the former heavyweight champ was in a chill mood because he only got an elbow for his trouble. Old school Mike Tyson would have dropped him with a two-piece. Not lip-synching followed the elbowing.

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Sorry Diddy, Your Tickets Are At Will Call

LAS VEGAS — So tickets were made available today for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao and according to reports, tickets sold out in minutes. One twitter user attempted to purchase tickets and was met with the following screen shot “Only credit cards holder to pick up with valid government issued ID and credit card used. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made. Will call will be made available.” So, it got me thinking, what if for some reason you’re John Legend and you forget to pick up your tickets ahead of time, do you have to stand in line like regular folk (and by regular I mean people who have north of $1500 to spend on a nosebleed or…

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Celebs Give Their Mayweather/Pacquiao Picks

HBO took time out from their busy production schedule to speak to a few of Hollywood’s elite who will undoubtedly be ringside for the big event. Split down the middle on the outcome and the manner of ending, check it out and see who you agree with most. Look for appearances from Live Schreiber (Showtime’s Ray Donovan), Sean Combs, Michael Strahan, Jamie Foxx, and more. Who you picking?  

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Foot Locker Releases 2nd Pacquiao ‘He Said Yes’ Commercial

Building on the popularity of the commercial, and of course the May 2nd super fight, Foot Locker and Manny Pacquiao have teamed up again for another a continuation of the ‘Week of Greatness’ ad. In this spot, Pacquiao is speaking with a Foot Locker executive regarding the “actual” announcement of the fight.  

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New Music: De La Soul f/ Nas ‘God It’

Hip Hop luminaries De La Soul continue to be fueled by the power of their fan base as evidenced by their recent KickStarter campaign. With 9 days remaining in the campaign, fans of the group have pledged a total of Continuing to express their gratitude, the super group blessed fans with a new single f/ Nas entitled ‘God It’. With a link to download the single, De La included the following message: While busy at work, we also like to play. This song is not on the new album, but an indication of good music to come. The song was produce by G_Force and you may recognize our featured guest. We’re still in Atlanta, GA…