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Former middleweight champ Taylor changes plea to guilty in 3 incidents

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Tuesday to more than a half-dozen charges stemming from three separate incidents over the past year, including him shooting and wounding his cousin and firing a gun at a Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Taylor appeared in Pulaski County Circuit Court with his attorney...
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Tyson Fury calls Wladimir Klitschko's team 'cheats'

Handing Wladimir Klitschko his first loss in nearly a decade was reportedly no easy feat for Tyson Fury, who claims the former heavy weight champion's team tried to pull a couple fast ones on him.The Associated Press reported Monday that Fury said that Klitschko's people made multiple attempts to derail him, including trying to drug him: "I had good information off good resources...
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More on DeGale vs. Bute results: James DeGale wants Badou Jack in Las Vegas next year

James DeGale says he wants to take the WBC Super Middleweight title from Badou Jack after successfully defending his IBF crown against Lucian Bute in Quebec on Saturday night. DeGale traveled to Bute’s backyard for the first defense of the title he won on the road against Andre Dirrell in Boston in May, with the Romanian-Canadian looking to regain the title he surrendered to Carl...
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50 Cent & Yuriorkis Gamboa Headed To Court For 1.1?

50 Cent’s promotional company SMS Promotions filed for bankruptcy in May 2015 but it looks like the troubles are just beginning. According to reports, former champion Yuriorkis Gamboa is taking the rapper to court for 1.1 million. According to, Gamboa wants to be released of his agreement and  alleges the following: The boxer said that the company has failed...
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QUIZ: Name the heavyweight boxing champions

There have been 115 heavyweight boxing champions since the title was first recognized in 1885. This includes various fighters recognized by the IBF, WBO, WBA and WBC, as well as their preceding organizations, and does not include title defenses. How many can you name?
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Tyson Fury makes Wladimir Klitschko redo hand wraps

    Tyson Fury’s team made Wladimir Klitschko re-do his hand wraps prior to their fight Saturday at ESPRIT Arenas in Germany. Fury’s manager Asif Vali told Sky Sports that the issue was Klitschko’s team began wrapping Wladimir’s hands before a member of Fury’s team was in the room, which is not allowed. Fury’s team made Klitschko take off the wraps and re-do them...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Boxing, 'alphabetically' doomed

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto on November 21, 2015. With the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Cotto, no one worth mentioning thinks any different. But the judges in this fight scored the matter 117-111, 118-110 and 119-109. For the boxing neophyte or those of us who are mathematically challenged, a shutout in a 12 round fight (no knockdowns, 10 to 9 for the winner of...
Via The Queensbury Rules
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James DeGale-Lucian Bute weigh-in results & photos

Tomorrow night, James DeGale defends his super middleweight strap against Lucian Bute, entering Bute’s turf in Canada in what will surely be a hostile crowd. On the undercard, the unbeaten Eleider Alvarez steps up against veteran Isaac Chilemba, and on the separately televised Showtime Extreme portion of the card, Oscar Rivas and Amir Imam see action. Right here, we have the full...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
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Andre Ward: I’m Not For Sale!

LAS VEGAS – During the Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez fight weekend, the now former WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward sat down at length with select media for what he deemed a “real” conversation. In this video, part two of our recording, Ward discusses the decision by media to vilify him for his choice to stand up for what he believes in (the contractual dispute with...
Via BadCulture
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Cotto vs. Alvarez is a fight for superstar supremacy

When Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez face off Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, it won’t be to decide who the pound-for-pound king is. That honor goes to a fella they call “Chocolatito,” Nicaraguan punching machine Roman Gonzalez. But there is something huge at stake — the title of biggest attraction. In the wake of Floyd Mayweather’s retirement, and with Manny Pacquiao...
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Floyd Mayweather buys Mercedes for son's sweet 16

Working out while holding a stack of cash is passé. Floyd Mayweather Jr.  has found a new way to show how much money he has—by spending it on his kid.The  boxing champion’s son turned 16, so he did what all parents do and bought his kid a car. Of course, this is Floyd Mayweather Jr. we are talking about, and the vehicle came with a large price tag. The Washington Post reported...
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Miguel Cotto stripped of WBC middleweight belt

The World Boxing Council has stripped boxer Miguel Cotto of his middleweight championship belt on Tuesday.Cotto, who was scheduled to defend his title next against Canelo Alvarez, was stripped of his championship due to a failure to adhere to unspecified rules."The WBC’s decision is premised on the fact that Miguel Cotto and his camp are not willing to abide by the governing WBC...
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Ken Hershman stepping down as HBO Sports president

A very surprising development from HBO this morning, as the network announced that Ken Hershman is leaving as president of HBO Sports. He’ll stay in his post until the end of the year. Ken Hershman will step down as HBO Sports President at the end of the year. He’s run the division since 2012. — John Ourand (@Ourand_SBJ) October 30, 2015   The news circulated quickly...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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