Anika Noni Rose to Bring Boxing Champ Ann Wolfe To the Screen in ‘Beast Mode’

Anika Noni Rose will be leading the cast in a new drama that will chronicle the life of esteemed boxing champion. Deadline reports that Rose will portray ex-champion and championship trainer Ann Wolfe in a new drama pilot for TNT entitled Beast Mode. Pulling herself and her two daughters up from poverty, abuse, homelessness, and criminality, Marsha Blackstone (Rose) reached the pinnacle of boxing as a fighter and has become equally as successful a trainer known for unconventional methods and a fiercely combative style. Driven by the belief that any step backward is a slippery slope to her former life, when the boxer Marsha trained to a world title fires her, this complex and inspiring…

Cotto vs. Kirkland OFF – Kirkland Fractures Nose In Camp

The anticipated return of multi-decorated Miguel Cotto against James Kirkland is off. Late Thursday, Cotto’s promoter Roc Nation Sports distributed the following press release advising that the entire fight card had been cancelled. Roc Nation Sports today received notification from James Kirkland’s team that Kirkland has suffered an injury which will force him to withdraw from his match against Five-Time World Champion Miguel Cotto on Saturday, February 25, 2017. The reported injury is a fractured nose. Unfortunately, the entire HBO Pay-Per-View show at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas is cancelled. For customers who purchased through Ticketmaster via phone, online or mobile channels, you will receive a credit to the method of payment…

Wolfe Looking To Visit Boxing Gyms For Documentary

The normally private and reclusive Ann Wolfe is increasing her visibility to close out 2015. Last week the former champion posted pictures with actress Nia Long and hinted at a possible film about her life. This week, according to her personal Facebook page, she will be visiting boxing gyms across the US in the hopes of making a documentary on the sport of boxing. A sport Wolfe says “saved her life.” Wolfe posted the following on her Facebook page Tuesday morning… Local gym owners, reach out to Wolfe, this may be just the exposure you need.

Nia Long/Ann Wolfe In Talks To Bring “Ann Wolfe Story” ?

What does Ann Wolfe and Nia Long have in common? Other than the obvious, it appears they are headed to the studio to bring Wolfe’s story to the screen. According to a post on her Facebook account, Wolfe is in talks with actress Nia Long (The Best Man, Love Jones, Friday) to bring her story to the screen. While nothing has been finalized, Wolfe isn’t the type to put outrageous stories out just to keep her name in the limelight. Regarded by many as greatest female boxer of all time, former four weight class champion Ann Wolfe not only made her mark as a competitor but now as a sought after trainer.

Canelo Alvarez: ‘Canelo vs. Kirkland Is On’. Is It REALLY?

BREAKING NEWS- After talks with WBC lineal champion Miguel Cotto fell apart, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez found himself without a dance partner. Now into a new TV deal with HBO, Alvarez finds himself in need of a bout that will be explosive in nature, and provide enough name recognition to interest fans and the network powers that be. Here we are once again. Middleweight slugger James Kirkland’s name is rearing it’s head once more. Kirkland, who hasn’t been in the ring December 13, 2013 (when he knocked out Glen Tapia) makes for an exciting foe that can go toe-to-toe with Alvarez and could quite possibly pull off the upset of the year…or at least making betting odds…

Kirkland vs Rosado OFF, Rosado Learns On Twitter

LOS ANGELES, CA – Just when you started getting your feet back under you in boxing news, the sport in it’s divine fluidity took another turn. In today’s installment of “As The Ring Turns” Dan Raphael tweets this:               Unbeknownst to Gabe Rosado, he jumps on twitter after what probably amounted to 1746 tweets and 345 texts messages and posts this:             Graphics were released, social media got excited and it looked like we were going to be treated to a PHENOMENAL card by the good folks at HBO. Before we could raise our collective glasses and toast to a good night of boxing,…