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    [Video] Cleverly v Bellew 2 Weigh-In

    San Diego, CA – November 21, 2014 – Below is the weigh in for Saturday’s much anticipated Cruiserweight rematch between former WBO Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly and two-time world title challenger Tony Bellew. The show will be televised live on AWE-A Wealth of Entertainment at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT. The show has a packed undercard that will feature two world title bouts that will pit WBA Super Bantamweight champion Scott Quigg and Hidenori Otake.  Also IBF Bantamweight champion Jamie McDonnell defends his title against Javier Nicolas Chacon.  Also important bouts that will James DeGale against Marco Antonio Periban, Callum Smith battles Nikola Sjekloca as well and Heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua taking on Michael Sprott  as well as…

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    [Photos/Weights] Pacquiao vs. Algieri

    Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank Saturday’s HBO Pay-Per-View® telecast airs live beginning at 9:00 p.m./6:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Saturday’s main feature, a 12-round matchup, showcases Manny Pacquiao as he defends his welterweight crown against Chris Algieri in their highly anticipated showdown. Official Weights from Macao: Manny Pacquiao: 143.8 lbs. Chris Algieri: 143.6 lbs. Join the conversation on Twitter: #PacAlgieri Photo Credit : Chris Farina – Top Rank ****

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    Results from Live At The Lodge – Goossen Boxing

    STUDIO CITY, CA – A full night of boxing was on display at the Sportsman Lodge in Studio City Thursday night as Goossen Promotions revived their signature night of boxing “Live At The Lodge.” Fans were treated to action and the opportunity to gather once more to pay tribute to the man who started it all, the late Dan Goossen. In the main event, Haskell Rhodes defeated Miguel Huerta by unanimous decision with judges final scores 96-94, 100-90, 99-91. After starting slow in the first half of round one, Rhodes settled into the fight landing vicious left hooks behind a piston jab. Huerta made several attempts during the early rounds to cut off the ring and neutralize…

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    [Video] Words Fly At Cleverly – Bellew Press Conference

    San Diego, CA – November 20, 2914 – On Saturday afternoon, November 22, one of the biggest days in boxing will take place as an eagerly anticipated rematch between former Light Heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KO’s) and former two-time championship challenger Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KO’s) airs exclusively and live on AWE. The 12-round Cruiserweight World Title eliminator bout will originate from the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England and will be broadcast LIVE in the United States on AWE-A Wealth of Entertainment at 1 PM ET / 10 PM PT Two co-main events feature two WBA world title bouts. Scott Quigg will make the 5th defense of the WBA Super Bantamweight title against Hidenori Otake of Tokyo, Japan. Also co-featured is two-time Bantamweight champion Jamie…

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    Weights From “LIVE AT THE LODGE”

    WEIGHTS FROM “LIVE AT THE LODGE” “Tomorrow’s Champions, Fighting Today”    Sherman Oaks, CA (November 19, 2014) Below are the weigh-in results for the Goossen Promotions’ “LIVE AT THE LODGE”professional boxing event at The Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City, California set for Thursday, November 20th in honor of DAN GOOSSEN. WEIGH-IN RESULTS Haskell Rhodes, 140.2 vs. Miguel Angel Huerta, 140.6 Ten Rounds Wale Omotoso, 148.8 vs. Abraham Alvarez 149 Eight Rounds Shawn Estrada, 179.2 vs. Alfredo Contreras, 180 Six Rounds Wilky Campfort, 155 vs. Richard Gutierrez, 155.4 Eight Rounds Mario Barrios, 127.6 vs. Juan Sandoval, 126.4 Four Rounds Thomas Hill, 153 vs. Taif Harris, 153 Four Rounds Fabian Maidana, 147.8 vs. Charon Spain, 148.6 Four Rounds Tommy Logan, 133.8 vs. Alejandro Ochoa, 133.8…

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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…