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    Quotes From Final Thurman/Diaz Press Conference

    LOS ANGELES (April 24, 2014) – Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime With Oscar De La Hoya presiding over the festivities, Golden Boy Promotions hosted the final press conference for their exciting, stacked fight card this Saturday, April 26 headlining Keith Thurman vs. Julio Diaz at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT, following the premiere of ALL ACCESS: Mayweather vs. Maidana Episode 2) andSHO EXTREME® (7 p.m. ET/PT) “It’s great to be back,’’ said De La Hoya, President of GBP, at the outset. “Great to be back. “Saturday will be a treat for the fans. This is the real deal here. These are real fighters in real fights and you’re going to get some big-time action on Saturday night. There are still some tickets left, but…

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    Nelson Loses Out On HBO PPV Fight vs. Andy Lee

    ST. LOUIS (April 24, 2014) — World junior middleweight Willie “The Great” Nelson 21-1-1, 12 KOs) has been caught in the middle of a boxing power play, resulting in the loss of his HBO PPV debut fight June 7 against Andy Lee (32-2, 22 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Team Nelson had agreed to the Lee fight, which was supposed to be part of the HBO PPV headlined by Miquel Cotto vs. Sergio Martinez.  However, plans changed yesterday with the announcement that Lee will now face John “Dah Rock” Jackson (18-1, 15 KOs), the same fighter Nelson defeated in 2012. The switch reportedly was the result of a power play led by Jackson’s promoter,…

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    [Video] Thurman/Matthysse Workout Before Triple Header

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Today at the Westside Boxing Gym in Los Angeles, fighters from Showtime’s Triple Header, taking place at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, California, held a light workout for the media on hand and answered questions about their respective upcoming bouts. On hand today: Yamaguchi Falcao, Joseph Diaz, Jermall Charlo, Jerry Belmontes, John Molina, Julio Diaz, Omar Figueroa, Lucas Matthysse and Keith Thurman. While all the fighters took turns in the ring, the focus was placed on Lucas Matthysse who is making his return to the ring since losing by decision to Danny Garcia last May and Keith “One Time” Thurman who continues to stomp his way up the welterweight ladder….

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    [Video] Keith Thurman: I’m A Fighter

    LOS ANGELES, CA – Ahead of his Saturday match-up at the Stub Hub Arena in Carson, CA against Julio Diaz, enjoy the latest installment of Showtime’s “I’m A Fighter” series featuring Keith “One Time” Thurman. Thurman speaks of his roots in the sport and the commitment he has to honoring the memory of his long time late trainer Ben Getty.  

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    [Interview] Andrade: “My Name Isn’t Being Called Out”

    LOS ANGELES, CA Photo credit: HBO/Yahoo Sports On June 14th, appearing as the co-featured match-up of th Ruslan Provodnikov vs. Chris Algieri headlined card, Demetrius Andrade will make his first title defense against Brian Rose of the UK, the WBO mandatory. Since winning the light middleweight title by defeating Vanes Martirosyan in November, Andrade says he is ready to assert what he believes many should know after watching his rise through the amateur ranks, that he is the future of boxing. During our recent conversation, Andrade shares his thoughts on his upcoming fight against Rose, the lack of competitors calling him out, what he would change in boxing, and why he thinks he can take…

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RIP Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

TORONTO – Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter, the boxer wrongly convicted for the murder of three people at a New Jersey tavern in 1966, died on Sunday at the age of 76. Carter’s death with confirmed by Win Wahrer of the Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted. After spending 19 years in prison, Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and public advocacy. In 1999, Denzel Washington starred in the film Hurricane, based on the fighters life, for which he received an Academy Award nomination. Upon release from prison, Carter founded Innocence International in 2004 and lectured about inequities in America’s criminal justice system. “I wouldn’t give…


RIP Ultimate Warrior Aka James Hellwig

According to a report on The Ultimate Warrior, one of professional wrestling’s biggest superstars, has died at 54, just days after being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, WWE officials confirmed in a statement. “WWE is shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the passing of one of the most iconic WWE Superstars ever, The Ultimate Warrior,” a statement reads. Warrior – who was born James Brian Hellwig – began his career in 1987. He defeated Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania VI to become WWE Champion. The wrestler is survived by his wife Dana and two daughters. The news was met with sadness and shock online RIP, you were a stable in my childhood.


RIP Shirley Temple Black (1928 -2014)

WOODSIDE, CA – Long time Hollywood fixture Shirley Temple Black, who first burst on the scene as a perfectly dimpled, ringlet wearing girl in the 1930′s, died Monday night at her home in Woodside, California at the age of 85 as confirmed by her publicist Cheryl Kagan. According to Wikipedia: Temple began her film career in 1932 at the age of three and, in 1934, found international fame in Bright Eyes, a feature film designed specifically for her talents. She received a special Juvenile Academy Award in February 1935 for her outstanding contribution as a juvenile performer to motion pictures during 1934, and film hits such as Curly Top and Heidi followed year after year during the mid-to-late 1930s. Licensed merchandise that…


[Video] Protestors Spray V.Klitschko With Fire Extinguisher

KIEV, UKRAINE – Former WBC heavyweight champion and now Opposition Leader Vitali Klitschko‘s new role in politics has been a busy one. Thousands of members of the opposition party assembled in Independence Square in Kiev to denounce a new law that strictly curbs protests. The new laws allow the authorities to jail those who blockade public buildings for up to five years and permit the arrest of protesters who wear masks or helmets. Other provisions ban the dissemination of “slander” on the Internet. When the crowd became unruly, Klitschko attempted to address them over a megaphone to calm them down but instead was sprayed with a fire exintinguisher. To read more on the clashes in Kiev, click…


RIP James Avery (1948 – 2013)

LOS ANGELES, CA – is reporting that James Avery, best known as his role as Uncle Phil on the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air, passed away on New Year’s Eve. According to reports, Avery died from complications stemming from recent open heart surgery. RIP Mr. Avery. Enjoy this compilation of some of his funniest moments on the show.


Kobe Returns, Lakers Lose -106-94

LOS ANGELES, CA – Kobe Bryant made his return to the Lakers last night after an eight month lay off … and the streets of Los Angeles rejoiced. Unfortunately the celebration was short lived since the Lakers lost to the Toronto Rapters 106-94. But it was good to see Bryant back in action. A little rusty, and a little overweight, Bryant scored nine points and pulled down eight rebounds to contribute to the Lakers final tally. Asked after the game to access his performance, Vino had this to say, “My rhythm is completely out of sync. But this is a start, and I guess a start is good.” Laker haters, enjoy your night, Laker fans, we…

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[Audio] Judge Joe Brown Arrested For Contempt

SHELBY COUNTY, TN – According to a report on, Judge Joe Brown , who is currently running for D.A. of Shelby County, was arrested and forced to spend 5 days in a Memphis jail after acting a  out of sorts in Shelby County Juvenile Court Protecting womanhood and promoting manhood indeed. Enjoy the Audio courtesy of TMZ Judge Joe Brown — Arrested After Court Meltdown – Watch More Celebrity Videos or Subscribe  


Another L For Ladies, Woman Told To Cover Toned Body

RICHMOND, CA – As most of the world knows, it’s hard out there for Women when it comes to our physical appearance. Too big, too skinny, too tall, too short. Now add, too fit to the equation. Tiffany Austin, a member of Planet Fitness in Richmond, CA alleges the gym told her to put a shirt on over her toned body because it intimidated other members and violated their dress code policy. As reported by KTVU Channel 2, Tiffany Austin was recovering from a car accident and getting back in shape with her first workout at the gym. However, her time exercising was cut short when a Planet Fitness employee stopped her. Austin explained, “She says, you know,…


Da Art of Storytellin: A Musical Tribute to Outkast presents Da Art of Storytellin: A Musical Tribute to Outkast! This Live Music Experience is sure to be a truly amazing, unique tribute to one of hip-hop’s most influential groups of all time. Mike Hicks & the Funk Puncs Band will set the musical backdrop for the stage that will allow various local artist/performers to pay tribute to Outkast through their talents. As we take you on a “Funky Ride” through the 20 year discography of Andre 3000 & Big Boi, we will journey from the classic southern sound of Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik all the way through the timeless tones of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below! In the spirit of’s mission to provide exposure for up and coming…


[Video] Suge Knight Calls out Brian Williams On Arsenio Snub

LOS ANGELES, CA – During a recent stop at the Arsenio Hall show, the always controversial Suge Knight (former Death Row Records co-founder and nearly 20-year CEO) managed to not talk about Diddy and conspiracies but instead chose to discuss today’s record deals. Hall asked about current rappers and current deals to which Knight likened the arrangements to modern day “Slavery.” He also assisted Hall in calling out Brian Williams for his blatant snub in leaving Arsenio Hall out of the “late-night hosts” role call. Enjoy the video. I don’t want Suge Knight calling me for ANY reason.

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Roddy Piper vs. Hulk Hogan? … It’s 2014 Right?

OLD SCHOOL, NEWS – I’m probably dating myself by posting this story but I couldn’t help but chuckle when I saw it. According to reports, Rowdy Roddy Piper is attempting to initiate talks that would have him squaring off against Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 30. Wait, what year is this? I can’t believe Wrestlemania is now 30. I remember the very first one. I also remember the very first Survivor Series. I’m sure I still have it on VHS in my house. While nothing is confirmed, Piper (who is now 59 years old) posted a series of tweets to his old nemesis Hogan (who is 60) implying he would LOVE to see it happen. Get…


[Audio] KRSOne Threatens Former Protege MC Funky J

Oh my… He’s not the run of the mill so for the mill he don’t RUN. MC Funky J might want to stretch and spring however. MC Funky J, a former protege of legendary rapper KRSOne, secretly taped an argument they had and emailed it to GSC. Lessons learned … 1. Do not leave notes on KRSOne’s door. 2. KRSOne lost 20 G’s 3. It is NEVER on with KRSOne if you leave a note on his door. 4. He loves beating <insert here> 5. MC Funky J should tread lightly in LA I wonder if KRS and Suge Knight ever hung out?


FINALLY! Outkast To Reunite At Coachella

COACHELLA, CA – Yes Big Boi, I am praying to baby Jesus the story is true. If you are a hip hop head, it’s the news you’ve been waiting for…well, it’s some news you’d find interesting. According to Rolling Stone, Atlanta based rappers Outkast (Andre 3000 and Big Boi) will reunite for the annual Coachella music festival. It’s been a while since the “Outkast is reuniting” rumors surfaced so I’m hoping a publication like Rolling Stone would do their due diligence to report this accurately and not toy with our emotions by telling us outright lies. It is Rolling Stone so I’m pretty sure this story is at least some what true. The closest we’ve…


[Video] Ola Ray Pays Tribute to MJ

Remember Ola Ray? In case you don’t, she’s the beautiful brown skinned young lady that appeared alongside Michael Jackson in the ground breaking video-movie for the hit single Thriller. Now, four years after his passing, Ray released a single and video paying tribute to the fallen King of Pop. As a MJ fan, I appreciate any thoughtful tribute but this one should have remained in the vault, or under a rug. Enjoy Ray’s single, “Remember”


First Look: Usher Filming For Sugar Ray Leonard Biopic

PANAMA – Grammy award winning R & B crooner Usher Raymond has been diligently preparing for his role as Sugar Ray Leonard in the upcoming bio-pic, “Hands of Stone.” In a recent interview with Men’s Health magazine, Raymond spoke of the rigors of training to carve his body into shape to closely resemble the iconic 146 pound world champion. “What he did as a boxer is no different from what I do as a dancer…I train like an athlete every day, believe it or not. My commitment to this character demands that I not only physically get ready, but also become him. The hair, the personality, the manner he conducts himself in—all that.” Here are the first…


[Video] Olympic Torch Carrier Sets Self On Fire

ABAKAN, RUSSIA – Before you complain about your day, consider former Olympic bobsledder Pyotr Makarchuk. According to reports, Makarchuck was entrusted with the noble act of carrying the torch through the city of Abakan in route to the final Olympic stadium destination. In the below clip, Makarchuck catches on fire when flames come in contact with his left shoulder and upper arm. Fortunately the fire was put out quickly and he was not injured. Russia will host the 2014 Winter Olympics. The country is conducting a four-month, 40,000 mile journey with the torch, making it the longest torch relay before any Winter Games. The 2014 Winter Games opening ceremony will be held Feb. 7 in Sochi….