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    [Video] Alexander Povetkin KO’s Carlos Takam In 10

    MOSCOW, RUSSIA – In a fight that was fairly even heading into deep water, Alexander Povetkin pulled out a victory by knocking out Carlos Takam in the 10th round to retain the WBC silver heavyweight title. Over the course of the rounds, Povetkin managed to find his way inside using where he launched and connected with hooks and uppercuts. Takam, on the other hands attempted to command from the outside and found some success with connecting to Povetkin’s body. Ultimately it was those very punches, the hook and the uppercut, utilized by Povetkin that would bring Takam’s demise. After throwing big wild punches, Povetkin went back inside where he found success early in the fight…

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    Hopkins vs. Kovalev Non-Televised Undercard Announced

    TOP CONTENDERS NADJIB MOHAMMEDI AND VYACHESLAV GLAZKOV HEAD UP STACKED NON-TELEVISED UNDERCARD FOR   “HOPKINS VS. KOVALEV” ON  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8 ATLANTIC CITY (October 24, 2014) – History will be made once again on Saturday, November 8 when the ageless wonder Bernard “The Alien” Hopkinsattempts to unify the light heavyweight world title against Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. But before the HBO World Championship Boxing telecast, an array of top contenders and prospects from around the globe enter the ring to showcase their skills on the world stage. Pugilists from the Ukraine, Puerto Rico, France, Nicaragua, Cuba, Russia and the United States will be featured, making November 8 a testament to the worldwide appeal of the sweet science.  …

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    Heavyweight Luis Ortiz Tests Positive for Steroids

    BOXING News – According to reports to ESPN.com, Luis “King Kong” Ortiz tested positive for the anabolic steroid nandrolone, a banned substance. The positive result comes from a sample provided to the Nevada State Athletic Commission before his September 11th fight against Lateef Kayoda. A win that earned Ortiz the interim WBA world heavyweight title. At the current time, Ortiz is on ice per the instructions of the NSAC until a formal hearing is conducted. In light of the positive test result, Ortiz potentially faces fines, additional suspensions, and a portion of his purse from the win turned over.      

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    ESPN To Present Murray vs. Spada

    ESPN3, ESPN Deportes to Present Exclusive Live U.S. Coverage of Murray vs. Spada Middleweight Fight Live on Saturday Card Includes: Caballero vs. Hall IBF Bantamweight Title Fight and Budler vs. Zhong WBA Strawweight Title Fight ESPN3 and ESPN Deportes will present exclusive live coverage in the U.S. of the 12-round Middleweight fight between England’s Martin Murray (28-1-1, 12 KOs) and Domenico Spada (39-5, 19 KOs) of Italy, which will headline a special boxing presentation on Saturday, October 25. The show, from the Salle des Etoiles in Monte Carlo, will start at 1 p.m. ET on ESPN3 and will be joined in progress on ESPN Deportes at 3 p.m. In addition to live exclusive U.S. coverage, ESPN International will also carry the card…

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    Karim Mayfield Returns November 8 in San Francisco

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 21, 2014) – Boxing returns to San Francisco as OPP & MoBetta Entertainment present “Back To Business , War On The Wharf” Saturday November 8, 2014, at the Longshoreman’s Hall.   In the main event, hometown hero, Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (18-2-1, 11 KOs) and Michael Balasi (10-5, 7 KOs) of Honolulu, HI, will battle in an 8-round welterweight bout.  The fight will commence at a catch-weight of 145 lbs.  Women’s heavyweights Martha Salazar(12-4, 3 KOs) of San Francisco and Tanzee Daniel (4-3-1, 1 KO) of New York will clash in the 10-round co-main event.   Mayfield is, who hails from the Fillmore district of San Francisco, is looking to rebound from a couple of close decision losses.  A victory in his hometown will…

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Bellator 130 Weigh-In Results from Kansas Star Casino

    Bellator 130 Weigh-In Results from Kansas Star Casino Wichita, Kan. (October 23, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed Kansas Star Casino. Bellator MMA will take place from the Kansas Star Arena on Friday, October 24th with the first fight taking place at 5:45 p.m. CST and steaming live on Spike.com. The televised portion of the night will air LIVE on Spike TV at 8 p.m. CST. MAIN CARD: Light Heavyweight Title Fight: Emanuel Newton (204.1) vs. Linton Vassell (204.5) Heavyweight Feature Fight: Bobby Lashley (247.1) vs. Karl Etherington (258) Featherweight Feature Fight: Marloes Coenen (145.9) vs. Annalisa Bucci (145.2) Lightweight Feature Fight: Rick Hawn (156) vs. Dave Jansen (156) PRELIMINARY CARD: Featherweight Feature Fight: Ricky Musgrave (145.5) vs. Joe Wilk…

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UFC: Velasquez Out – Won’t Defend Title Against Werdum

MMA News, – According to reports, UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will not be defending the heavyweight title at UFC 180 against Fabricio Werdum. This bout, which was scheduled to take place in Mexico City, was to be the first UFC big splash in the Latino MMA market. Werdum will remain on the card and will now face Mark Hunt in a interim title bout. Hunt is coming off of a KO win over Roy Nelson in September, while Fabricio is a winner of four straight. As for Cain the rumor is he will be sidelined a few months recovering from a meniscus tear in his right knee. This is the second time in his…

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Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned On 12/12

PLUS, JEREMY STEPHENS AND CHARLES OLIVEIRA TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT TICKETS FOR THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER® FINALE AT THE PEARL AT PALMS CASINO RESORT ON SALE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24 Las Vegas – The UFC® announced that the groundbreaking season of The Ultimate Fighter®: A Champion Will Be Crowned will come to an explosive finish in the season finale on Friday, Dec. 12 at Palms Casino Resort. The two finalists will battle it out to become the inaugural UFC 115-pound champion in the five-round main event. As the latest installment of the UFC’s signature reality series, The Ultimate Fighter: A Champion Will Be Crowned launched the UFC women’s strawweight division, and showcased 16 of the…

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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…

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[Photos] Vera/Rosado Big Knockout Boxing Weights

LAS VEGAS, NV – Photos courtesy: BoxingScene.com Tonight, Big Knockout Boxing makes it’s grand debut with middleweights Brian Vera and Gabriel Rosado competing in the main event. Taking place at Mandalay Bay and broadcast on DirectTv PPV, the fighters are ready to give fans a night of action. Although boxing fans are familiar with both Vera and Rosado, don’t expect to see the same old thing in the same old ring. Taking place in a pit with no ropes, fighters have no where to run and will brutalize each other in two minute rounds. Engaging in a tense stare down at the conclusion of the weigh-in, the fight between Vera and Rosado is likely to…