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A 1:1 With WIBF World Champion, Oregonian Molly McConnell

When I started exploring this topic I knew I had to reach out to the boxers if I wanted the real story from inside. Of course as with any writer in order to do that, you have to knock on doors and hope for one to open up. If the door you knocked opens, the feeling of fortune embraces you right away. But when the door opens and you get champion Molly McConnell, well that’s just...
Via Oregon Sports News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Andrew Hines, Jason Line, John Force and Doug Kalitta discuss the NHRA Mello Yello Countdown to the Championship

THE MODERATOR: Andrew, what is your mindset going into the six-race championship playoffs with that No. 1 position in the Countdown?   ANDREW HINES: Right now my mindset's just to maintain what we've been doing all year long, and that's just going out there, getting round wins on Sunday. The biggest thing is trying to keep your head calm and have faith in your team and...
Via Speedway Digest - Home for NASCAR News
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh, Johnny and The BASW: While We’re Waiting…

So, how ’bout the Tribe? Plenty more on them in a bit. But first… Welcome to Josh Gordon Appeal Part Deux. Having spent almost all of Friday discussing the merits of inconclusive specimens and an NFL taking a pin to their very own public relations bubble, all parties will reportedly reconvene on Monday.  By now, you’ve likely read nearly every thought we have on the matter...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 04, 2014  |  Discuss

5 Boxing retirements that need to happen in 2014

Hanging up the gloves is always a touchy subject in boxing, but even so every year sees a number of high profile retirements. This year has already seen more than most, with the likes of Erik Morales, Yuri Foreman and Vitali Klitschko bidding adieu. And even so, there should have been even more retirements. David Haye unofficially retired late last year only to (shockingly) spend...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: The Best of Hot Dog Eating Contest emcee George Shea

Imagine Don King and Ray Hudson fused into a single human being. That’s what we have in George Shea, who serves as the host and comic relief for the annual Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest. Shea’s over-the-top introductions are as much a Fourth of July tradition as the contest itself. He was at it again on Friday, bringing his usual verbal flourish and tongue-in-cheek...
Via Awful Announcing
July 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Don King Says He Loves Bieber Because He’s American (Video)

You have to excuse Don because he is getting old, even though this sounds like something he would have said when he was younger too. King was at the Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arreola fight (Stiverne won by TKO) and here is what he had to say about Da Biebs and Lil Wayne. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames. Don King — I Love Justin Bieber … He’s Great for Boxing...
Via BlackSportsOnline
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Things Heat Up At Stiverne/Arreola Final Press

LOS ANGELES, CA - With two days remaining before the heavyweight showdown to decide the heir apparently to the WBC crown (vacated by Vitali Klitschko) tensions flared and Starting off calm and collected, with Don King cheering him on, Stiverne spoke first thanking his team, all the parties who made the fight possible, and the Mayweather boxing club for giving him full access to the...
Via BadCulture
May 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Undefeated Amir Imam takes on Yordenis Ugas May 10th

On Saturday, May 10 at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California Amir "Young Master" Imam of Albany, New York takes on hotshot Yordenis Ugas of Miami, Florida via Santiago, Cuba on the undercard of the Stiverne vs. Arreola II event. Sporting an undefeated record of 13-0-0 and 12 KO's and known for his show stopping knockouts, the all...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Don King goes on a epic rant at the Stiverne vs. Arrerola press conference

So yesterday, we mentioned that Don King pretty much hijacked the Stiverne vs. Arrerola press conference which was held on the campus of USC. For the better part of two hours King was the center of attention, jiving and jabbing like only he can. You can see some of this verbal flexing here , but the best part of the day is in this clip we are going to share with you below. King goes...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Bermane Stiverne vs. Chris Arrerola press conference and face off video

Today marked one of the most memorable and totally awesome day’s I have ever been apart of in boxing. I’m chuckling right now just thinking about it and really came away with a different view on Don King. Yes, that Don King. The one that Mike Tyson has accused of time and time again of stealing millions from him. Now in his twilight years, the boxing world doesn’t see much...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Stiverne-Arreola II press conference photos from LA

The kick off press conference for the WBC heavyweight title fight was held today at the famed Heritage Hall on the campus of the University of Southern California. Joining Bermane "B. Ware" Stiverne and Chris "The Nightmare" Arreola were their promoters, Hall of Famer Don King and longtime California promoter Dan Goossen. Stiverne, 23-1-1 (20 KO's), of...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Stiverne vs. Arreola Press Conference 10AM PT

Los Angeles, California (March 26, 2014) - The USC Galen Center Los Angeles News Conference to announce “FIGHT FOR PEACE HEAVYWEIGHT HISTORY” The World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship fight between top-rated heavyweight contenders BERMANE “B. Ware” STIVERNE and CHRIS “The Nightmare” ARREOLA will be streamed  LIVE today starting at  1:00 p.m. ET/10:00...
Via BadCulture
March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

TC2 Interview: WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev made his pro debut in 2009 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The guy went unnoticed by both Golden Boy and Top Rank, and nobody seemed particularly interested in Kovalev.   He fought in the mid-Atlantic and mid-south region through much of his early career,  as a virtual unknown until a chance meeting with the legendary boxing promoter Don King. Kovalev and manager...
Via Thacover2
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

BSO Interview: WBO Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev

Sergey Kovalev made his pro debut in 2009 in Greensboro, North Carolina.  The guy went unnoticed by both Golden Boy and Top Rank, and nobody seemed particularly interested in Kovalev.   He fought in the mid-Atlantic and mid-south region through much of his early career,  as a virtual unknown until a chance meeting with the legendary boxing promoter Don King. Kovalev and manager...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN televising heavyweight title fight… wait, what?

On Saturday May 10th ESPN will televise a heavyweight title fight for the first time since… since, I don’t even know when.  The bout between Bermane “B. Ware” Stiverne and Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola from Los Angeles will be shown in primetime at 8 ET to a nationwide audience. Stiverne and Arreola will be fighting for Vitali Klitschko’s vacated WBC World Heavyweight...
Via Awful Announcing
March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Don King Has Hilarious Rant on CNN (Video)

Don King has managed to make CNN relevant. Thanks to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart we have learned that last week King appeared on the show @ThisHour. After his segment was over, King managed to stay through another segment ranting and raving about absolutely nothing. The funniest part of the whole episode is that the CNN hosts did nothing but laugh, and no one behind the scenes...
Via BlackSportsOnline
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Starting Lineups: Hey Guys, We’re Screening The Lenny Cooke Movie In Oakland Today!

If you follow me on any of my social media channels then you may have seen me acting like a Don King impostor. The reason I’ve turned quasi-promoter for the last month is because on Thursday night in the Bay Area, TSFJ and friends will be screening our second sports documentary film “Lenny Cooke“. This film, […]The post Starting Lineups: Hey Guys, We’re Screening The Lenny...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
February 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Lundy vs. Angelo Santana Shobox presser photos & quotes

Don King and Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson held a press conference in the Rotunda of Cleveland City Hall on Wednesday to introduce the fighters that will compete on ShoBox: The New Generation this Friday, Feb. 21 from the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University in Cleveland, Ohio. In the main event, heavy-handed lightweight slugger Angelo “La Cobra” Santana (14-1, 11...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Hank Lundy headlines Shobox this Friday in Cleveland

Light welterweight "Hammerin'" Hank Lundy is in action this weekend, headlining ShoBox on Friday, Feb. 21 "Most boxing fans already know what 'Hammerin'' Hank is all about," CES president Jimmy Burchfield Sr. said. He grew up on ESPN, fighting on the road against some of the best in the world, and now he'll bring his talents to ShoBox where...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

A love affair at Scottrade: Blues fans and singer Charles Glenn

ST. LOUIS -- He could be considered a franchise MVP, delivering one of the top performances for the St. Louis Blues night in and night out. "They used to call me the secret weapon," he says. Many call him a St. Louis treasure. Charles Glenn has been singing the national anthem and "When the Blues Go Marching In" for the Gateway City's hockey team for more...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Angelo Santana vs. Hank Lundy on Shobox Feb 21 from Cleveland

The first time Angelo Santana appeared on ShoBox: The New Generation he scored one of the most memorable knockouts of 2012. The second time, he suffered the only loss of his career in a shocking upset. Now, in his third consecutive ShoBox appearance, Santana (14-1, 11 KOs) will look to regain his status as one of the most promising – and feared – boxing prospects of today. But...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Braehmer beats Oliveira to grab WBA light heavyweight belt

Germany's Juergen Braehmer unanimously outpointed Marcus Oliveira to take the vacant WBA world light heavyweight title on Saturday night. The judges scored it 115-112, 117-110, 117-110 in favor of the 35-year-old Braehmer, a former WBO champion, who withstood a late barrage from the previously undefeated American in the last round to claim his second world title. The title...
Via AP on Fox
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Biggest Fan? Man Names Child After Keegan Bradley

Keegan Bradley has a lot of fans. More than 267,000 followers on Twitter. More than 34k on Instagram. And we’re fond of the guy, too, here at Back9.But naming a child after the New Englander? If that were ever our intention, we got beat to the punch. Craig King of the U.K. named his son Keegan Bradley King on Wednesday.@Keegan_Bradley can I get a re-tweet for my son Keegan Bradley...
Via Back9Network
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Braehmer vs. Oliveira head-to-head graphic

Juergen Braehmer and Marcus Oliveira clash this weekend, for the vacant WBA light heavyweight title strap. Right here, you can take a look at a special Braehmer vs. Oliveira head to head graphic, breaking down the two fighters and all of their stats. Sorry stateside fans, this ain't in English, and it's with metric measurements, but you get the idea, and it's a cool graphic...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Braehmer vs. Oliveira presser quotes & photos, Don King in attendance

Here are the quotes and photos from the final press conference in Germany for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship between leading contenders Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) and Marcus Oliveira (24-2-1, 20 KOs). Don King even made a rare appearance at a fight promotion, something which happens less and less these days. Oliveira is promoted by King, whose stable has...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss
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