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  • Broner Def. Granados By Split Decision; Peterson Edges Avanesyan

    Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados battled in a close, back-and-forth main event Saturday on SHOWTIME, with the four-division world champion Broner eking out a split decision victory from Cintas Center at Xavier University in his hometown of Cincinnati.     The fight, which was scored 97-93 Broner, 97-93 Granados and 96-94 Broner, was a tale of accuracy vs activity. Granados (18-5-2, 11 KOs), a native of Chicago, was the busier fighter, throwing 683 compared to 403 total punches for Broner (33-2, 24 KOs).  But “The Problem” connected at a 41 percent rate, compared to just 21 percent for his opponent.     The fight was fought largely on the inside, which Broner said was because he hurt his left hand…

  • Jermall Charlo Vacates 154 Title; Looks For New Challenges at 160

    The light middleweight division finds itself with one less titleholder as defending IBF champion Jermall Charlo announced his decision to vacate the strap on Thursday. In a prepared press release, Charlo states there are no other fights that interest him at his current weight class and he’s seeking new challenges at 160. Charlo’s twin brother Jermell, who he’s pledged to never fight, will remain at 154. “If there were a big fight at 154 pounds left for me, I’d stick around and wait for it. But there isn’t anything there that can be made quickly. And I wouldn’t fight my brother or my gym mate and close friend, Erislandy Lara.”   Charlo’s trainer, Ronnie Shields agrees.   “It’s…

  • Lomachenko To Challenge Sosa For Featherweight Title on April 8

    Two-division world champion and two-time Olympic gold medalist VASYL LOMACHENKO and World Boxing Association (WBA) super featherweight world champion JASON “El Canito” SOSA will battle for Lomachenko’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior lightweight world title, Saturday, April 8, at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, MD. The fight between the two world champions will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. The non-televised undercard will feature undefeated No. 1 super middleweight contender JESSE “Hard Work” HART from Philadelphia, PA., and local favorites from the metro Washington, D.C. area, including undefeated prospects MIKE “Yes Indeed” REED and PATRICK HARRIS in separate bouts. Full details on the undercard…

  • Details On Canelo & Chavez Jr.Multi-City Tour To Promote May Fight

    Two-division world champion Canelo Álvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and former WBC World Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) will embark on a four city international press tour beginning Monday, February 20 to engage with fans and the media ahead of their Cinco de Mayo weekend showdown set for Saturday, May 6 at T-Mobile Arena. Canelo vs. Chavez, Jr. will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. Canelo and Chavez, Jr. will kick-off the four city, international press tour in Mexico City on Feb. 20 that will travel to New York on Feb. 21, Houston on Feb. 23, and end with a press event and…

  • Mayweather Promo Inks Deal With Former Champ Layla McCarter

    Former six-time world champion, Layla “Amazing” McCarter (38-13-5, 9 KO’s) looks to further her career under the Mayweather Promotions’ banner. The 37-year old California native is the second female professional boxer to sign with Mayweather Promotions, behind Latondria Jones.    McCarter boasts an impressive resume, having held titles across four different weight classes, and currently ranks #2 in the light welterweight division. Layla has been able to gain exposure by fighting on big stages, most recently, on the Wilder vs. Arreola card in July 2016, when she defeated Melissa Hernandez by unanimous decision. McCarter has fought some of the best pound-for-pound female boxers, including: former WBC champion Alicia Ashley, which ended in a draw, current WBO champion Cindy Serrano, where McCarter earned…

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New Ghost In The Shell Trailer Reveals Few Details

They created her, but they cannot control her… See GHOST IN THE SHELL in theaters nationwide on March 31, 2017 in REALD 3D and IMAX 3D Directed by: Rupert Sanders Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Pilou Asbæk, Takeshi Kitano, Michael Pitt & Juliette Binoche

A Very Pregnant Ciara Jumps & Dances To “I’m Every Woman” (Video)

#ImEveryWoman! It's All In Me! 💃🏽👨‍👩‍👧‍👦❤️Choreography by @galenhooks Filmed by @timmilgram pic.twitter.com/kARMm1FjtF — Ciara (@ciara) February 11, 2017 Want to preform when you’re pregnant and due to give birth any day? Clearly not a problem for Ciara. Paying homage to Whitney Houston on the 5th anniversary of her death, a vibrant and happy Mrs. Wilson showed off her baby bump while she danced and jumped on couches (no Tom Cruise) to Houston’s hit ‘I’m Every Woman.’ With son Future and husband Russell making smiled filled cameos, it looks like the Russell household is on cloud 9. A beautiful tribute for the über talented Houston. Rest in piece Whitney and nicely done Ciara.

FIRST LOOK: ‘Girls Trip’ Is Ready To Bring The Big Easy Party

  When four lifelong friends—Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish—travel to New Orleans for the annual Essence Festival, sisterhoods are rekindled, wild sides are rediscovered, and there’s enough dancing, drinking, brawling and romancing to make the Big Easy blush. This comedy also stars Larenz Tate, Kate Walsh, Mike Colter, Kofi Siriboe. It was directed by Malcolm D. Lee from a screenplay by Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver. It is based on a story by Erica Rivinoja and Kenya Barris & Tracy Oliver. Girls Tripserves as an onscreen reunion for Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith, who appeared together in the 1996 crime drama Set It Off, which had a similar storyline, only…

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GLORY 39 Featherweight Contender Tournament Participants Announced

GLORY, the world’s premier kickboxing league, today announced the four featherweight fighters competing on Saturday, March 25 when Forest National in Belgium plays host to GLORY 39 Brussels and GLORY 39 SuperFight Series. Former GLORY featherweight champion Serhiy Adamchuk (33-7, 16 KO), ranked No. 2 in the division, meets Uzbekistan’s Anvar Boynazarov (79-20-2, 45 KO), ranked No. 8, in the first of two tournament seminfinal match-ups. On the other side of the tournament bracket, 21-year-old Petchpanomrung “The Professor” Kiatmookao (152, 34-2, 25 KO) of Thailand matches up with Russian Muay Thai champion Alexei Ulyanov (21-2-1, 7 KO) in his first fight for the organization. The tournament winner will face No. 1 contender Robin van Roosmalen…

Charles Oakley Gets In Fight Then Escorted Out of Knicks Game (Video)

Soooooo Charles Oakley just got into a fight at he Knicks game. pic.twitter.com/klZBD89VI7 — Ian Schafer (@ischafer) February 9, 2017 Charles Oakley may be 53 years old but he still got hands for anyone who wants em. Courtside for Wednesday night’s Knicks game, Oakley engaged in a war of words with someone near him for some unknown reason. In the video Oakley can be seen pointing at the floor before shoving security and punching a man behind him. No word on what the term ramifications will be for Oakley but I bet he won’t say sorry.

Lebron James Sinks CLUTCH Three Pointer Seconds After Traveling (Video)

🐐🐐🐐 pic.twitter.com/aeFkUKtJhd — SB Nation (@SBNation) February 7, 2017 From slander to slam duck…or three pointer rather. At the conclusion of Monday’s game against the Washington Wizards, LeBron James just in time to sink a buzzer beating three pointer to tie the game and send it to overtime. At the time of this writing, the game is still in progress with the Wizards up by 3.

Glory 39 To Feature Cédric Doumbé Defending Against Yoann Kongolo

Nearly five years after GLORY made its sole appearance in the Capital of Europe, the world’s premier kickboxing league returns for GLORY 39 Brussels and GLORY 39 SuperFight Series on Saturday, March 25. Forest National once again plays host to the top strikers on the planet, including many of Western Europe’s best, as they put it all on the line for the Belgian crowd. Newly crowned GLORY welterweight champion Cédric “The Best” Doumbé (65-4-1, 39 KO) of France headlines GLORY 39 Brussels, defending his belt for the first time against Swiss striker and No. 2 ranked welterweight Yoann Kongolo (64-8, 46 KO). The challenger Kongolo holds two victories over the champion Doumbé, earning a unanimous decision in each previous encounter…

Dell Curry aka Steph Curry’s Dad DRILLS 3-Pointer From Half Court

Steph… to DELL… for THREE!! pic.twitter.com/1W9lroCF4O — CSN Warriors News (@CSNWarriors) February 2, 2017 Life father like son. Dell Curry, aka Steph Curry’s dad aka the O.G. Chef Curry with the pot boy had to remind his son how it’s done. Curry, who is currently a color commentator for the Charlotte Hornets’ television broadcasts, was on the court while his son was warming up. Like every mischievous son, the younger Curry lobbed his sports coat and slacks wearing father a ball and dared him to take a shot. Without missing a beat, the elder Curry tossed up a shot from the sidelines near half court and banked it in like he was still his son…

Watch Conor McGregor’s Best Boxing Moves; Mayweather Possible For Late 2017

It appears a fight may really be on the horizon for Floyd Mayweather and Connor McGregor. According MMAFighting.com is prepared to put his MMA career on hold to face off against Mayweather. “That fight is more than just being explored,” McGregor said from Manchester. “That fight has been in the works awhile now. Look, there’s a lot of steps to get through to get the fight going, but it’s the fight to make. It’s the fight the people want. It’s the fight I want. I know I’m confident going in there. “I’ve got the reach. I’ve got youth. I’ve got the confidence. I’ve got the unpredictable style. You can’t prepare for a style like me. A…

Anthony Joshua: Great At Boxing, Terrible At Dunking A Ball

Don’t expect heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua to turn in the gloves anytime soon. TMZ picked up a video of the charismatic, fan favorite attempting to dunk this week and needless to say he came up a bit short. It’s still far better than most of us can pull off by leaps and bounds. Joshua faces off against former alphabet champion Wladimir Klitschko. He will undoubtedly do better than in the ring than on the court.

Zinedine Hameur-Lain Meets Zack Mwekassa At GLORY 38

DENVER – GLORY today announced the final entrant in its one-night, four-man light heavyweight contender tournament, as the world’s premier kickboxing league returns to Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. for GLORY 38 Chicago and GLORY 38 SuperFight Series on Friday, Feb. 24. Comprising the one-night, four-man light heavyweight contender tournament at GLORY 38 Chicago are two explosive semifinal bouts featuring top 10 talent. In addition to notching two career victories in a single evening, the tournament winner will earn an opportunity to face the reigning GLORY light heavyweight champion at a later date. Former interim GLORY light heavyweight champion Zack “The Black Warrior” Mwekassa (15-4, 13 KO) returns in the night’s first tournament…

GLORY 38 SuperFight Series Gets New Headliner For Feb. 24

DENVER – GLORY today announced several brand new match-ups for its third visit to the Windy City area, as the world’s premier kickboxing league returns to Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Ill. for GLORY 38 Chicago and GLORY 38 SuperFight Series on Friday, Feb. 24. Chicago native Richard “Maximus” Abraham (11-3, 4 KO), currently ranked No. 6 at welterweight and undefeated inside the GLORY ring, welcomes 25-year-old prodigy Antoine Pinto (130-36-1, 77 KO) to the organization in the GLORY 38 Chicago co-headline bout. Pinto, representing France and fighting out of Thailand, makes his promotional debut after earning multiple Muay Thai world titles over a career already spanning 12 years. Comprising the one-night, four-man light…

3 Ways You Can Sound Cool About Soccer

So you are just getting into Soccer and want to be more in touch with the workings of the game.  Maybe your child is playing the sport and you want to seem hip to your kids?  Could be that you are tired of the hipster guy with a full beard who brags about his love of the game.  That same guy scoffs at anyone who he thinks is not as knowledgeable as he is.  Or could it be you want to impress that pretty lady in the Colombia national team jersey who comes to your sports bar.  Or ladies you may want to catch the interest of the fit guy in a Chelsea jersey you…