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Black In America: Chris Rock Talks Black Success, Larry Holmes And Gerry Cooney

“It’s hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once — when I was poor.” – Larry Holmes Since he came out with Bring the Pain in 1996, Chris Rock has been comedy’s most keen commentator on race in America, matched only — depending on your style — by the immortal Dave Chappelle. […] The post Black In America: Chris Rock Talks Black Success, Larry Holmes...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
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Video: Watch Billy Joe Saunders TKO Emanuele Blandamura

Haven't seen much of Billy Joe Saunders in action? If you're a fight fan in the United States, you probably haven't seen much, if anything, of him. But he's when of the hottest undefeated contenders based in the U.K., and he's looking to come stateside for big fights against some of the middleweight division's big names. Here, you can watch the most recent...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios, Jessie Vargas, Shane Mosley Jr., Jose Ramirez workout photos

Many of the fighters participating in this weekend's HBO Boxing card from Las Vegas held a public workout this afternoon. Included were Brandon Rios, who's in the still-confirmed main event against Diego Chaves, and unbeaten Jessie Vargas, who's in the co-feature. Also at the workout though were some big-name prospects. That includes Shane Mosley Jr., with generations...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Froch and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. are destined to fight

Top Rank CEO Bob Arum told RingTV.com that Carl Froch and former WBC middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. may clash on January 24 at the MGM in Las Vegas. “I don’t want to say anything more about anything until we get it done,” said Arum, 82, whose contract with Chavez is valid until October 2015. The 37-year-old Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) knocked George Groves onto Queer...
Via Sports by Colin
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves still set, after Harry Reid helps out with visa issue

Bob Arum announced today that the visa for Diego "La Joya" Chaves has cleared and that he will be traveling to Las Vegas to face Brandon "Bam Bam" Rios, as scheduled, on Saturday, August 2, at The Chelsea in The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. There was concern that the Rios vs. Chaves fight would have to be cancelled, as an unrelated system-wide delay with the issuing...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook pre-fight quotes

Shawn Porter and Kell Brook held a media conference call to discuss their upcoming clash. Check out all the pre-fight quotes right here. Kell Brook Yeah, it's great to be part of a bigger, stronger team with you, Oscar. It's going to be brilliant fighting for the welterweight world champion at my young age, and we're not too far away now, after finishing some hard training...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Briggs Trolls Klitschko…Again

SOUTH FLORIDA - He’s BACK. Tenacity is a great quality that will get most people closer to attaining a goal. I’m not sure that’s going to happen for Shannon Briggs. Once again, Briggs popped up in the South Florida gym where alphabet champion Wladimir Klitschko is currently training for his upcoming title defense against Kubrat Pulev on September 6th. In this installment of...
Via BadCulture
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Diego Chaves’ visa approved, fight with Brandon Rios is a go

After a few days of uncertainty and reports stating the bout was off earlier today, Diego Chaves ended up getting his visa cleared at the last minute; allowing for his bout with Brandon Rios to be officially on Saturday Aug.2, at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. Boxing Scene even released an interview with Chaves, who said he wasn’t going to make it to the United States for...
Via Fight Hub TV
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carl Froch Eyes HBO PPV Fight vs Chavez Jr; Not GGG

According to promoter Eddie Hearn, Carl Froch has been told that a fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr would be slated as a HBO PPV, while a fight against Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin would  not be a PPV. Froch is coming off of a good win over George Groves but he hasn’t shown huge star potential in the US and Chavez Jr has a decent name but he hasn’t shown the ability to be...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brandon Rios Will Fight Jose Zepeda If Diego Chaves Can’t Get Visa

Brandon Rios is looking to bounce back from losses to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao. He’s scheduled to fight Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KOs) on Saturday but a problem with Chaves’ Visa may cause Rios to find a new challenger. “The issue is not with Chaves but it’s with a worldwide f-up with the state department with their computer going down. There’s backlog now of three...
Via BlackSportsOnline
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Videos: HBO’s Harold Lederman previews weekend fights for Kovalev & Rios

HBO Boxing's Hey Harold series is back, which means so is Harold Lederman. Here, he previews the two headline fights from this weekend's HBO Boxing two-site card. First, he takes a look at Brandon Rios vs. Diego Chaves, and he also examines Sergey Kovalev vs. Blake Caparello. With the Rios vs. Chaves fight, Bam Bam is looking to establish himself as a legitimate contender...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
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Video: Billy Joe Saunders calls out Chris Eubank Jr, support Frankie Gavin; Eubank Sr. says son will be better than Mayweather

The war of wars has continued between British fighters Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. In a pair of videos here, Saunders has some choice words for Eubank Jr. following his latest performance last weekend. Meanwhile, Eubank Jr's famous father, Chris Eubank, believes his son will be better than Floyd Mayweather. Also though, Saunders has a lot to say about close buddy...
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Shannon Briggs tries to start a brawl with Wladimir Klitschko

Former two-time heavyweight titlist Shannon Briggs interrupted Wladimir Klitschko’s open media workout and tried to instigate a brawl with the boxing legend on Tuesday in South Florida. Michael Moorer separated the 42-year-old Briggs (55-6-1-1, 48 KOs) and the 38-year-old Klitschko (62-3, 53 KOs) before fists were thrown. Briggs last vacated the squared circle on June 28 after...
Via Sports by Colin
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Sergey Kovalev, Brandon Rios And Jessie Vargas

I can’t tell you why I find that photo so amusing, I just do. It has absolutely nothing to do with the week’s boxing schedule (though there are fights in Wolverhampton, where that kid’s team is from, this week). There’s a split-site triple header on HBO, featuring Brandon Rios and Sergey Kovalev. At the time of writing, Rios’ opponent Diego Chaves is involved in some kind...
Via The Queensbury Rules
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Mayweather Sr. picks Robert Duran over Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. in fantasy fight

So we all love talking fantasy fights. It is a theme amongst boxing fans in which it allows them to tout how great their favorite fighter was regardless of the era they were in. It makes for some fun and sometimes feisty fodder amongst fans but one thing is for sure, it makes whoever they are talking about relevant against the sands of time. Floyd Mayweather Sr. is no different from...
Via Fight Hub TV
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Bob Arum and the two day orgy he had with Muhammad Ali after the Thrilla in Manilla

Bob Arum is like that kooky grandpa you had growing up as a child. You would never know what would come out of his mouth and you always worried he would say something so outlandish that you would just shake your head. As you got older you would realize grandpa was actually a funny dude to hang out with and his no filter approach to life was something refreshing in a world in which...
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Bobby Green, Jorge Masvidal Set For UFC 178

After both Bobby Green (23-5) and Jorge Masvidal (27-8) both picked up big wins in the octagon last Saturday in San Jose, the two are now scheduled for a head-to-head collision just two months later. The UFC announced Tuesday that Green and Masvidal are scheduled to fight at UFC 178 September 27 at the MGM […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Nelly drops high school dropout crack on Mayweather

Nelly is still dating Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s ex-girlfriend Shantel Jackson, so it is hardly a surprise that the boxing champion and rapper do not get along. During an appearance on Dan Le Batard’s “Highly Questionable” on Monday, Nelly was asked about his beef with Floyd. He said there is no beef, but he was not […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Nelly Says Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Hard To Reason With Because He Didn’t Graduate From High School

Floyd Mayweather jr. and Nelly have been sending subtle shots to each over social media for the past few months. The root of the beef seems to be because Nelly is currently dating Floyd’s ex, Shantel Jackson. Nelly appeared on “Highly Questionable” with Dan LeBartard and Bomani Jones on Monday. When the subject turned to Floyd and their beef, Nelly said he has no beef with...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

WBC Heavyweight Hijinks: Bryant Jennings en route to title shot vs. Stiverne-Wilder winner

No true boxing fan holds any admiration for the alphabet soup organizations that control the title belts: the WBA, WBC, IBF, WBO, and others. I must admit I sometimes find their antics amusing, in the sense that they add the colors of shameless stupidity and corruption to the modern history of the sport. Past that very mixed statement, there is nothing positive to say about them...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What’s next for Golovkin: From Cotto to Canelo; Chavez Jr. to Froch

Saturday night, in front of a crowd of 8,572, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin took care of business against Daniel Geale. From the starting bell the Kazakhstan warrior dictated the tempo. But Daniel Geale looked determined to somehow make this fight go the distance. He landed a decent upper cut early in the round, and later landed a big right hook. In the later portions of the round,...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
2 days ago  |  Discuss

TQBR Radio 7/29: Gennady Golovkin Vs. Daniel Geale Recap

Irony: 2012 was the year that Kazakhstan created The ATOM Project, a nuclear nonproliferation campaign, yet also the year that it sicked Gennady Golovkin’s destructive capabilities upon the U.S. via HBO. Golovkin drawing something like 8,000 to Madison Square Garden against Daniel Geale is a far cry from featherweight Fidel LaBarba doing 22,000 against Kid Chocolate in 1930, but...
Via The Queensbury Rules
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Pacquiao laughed at Drake’s impression of him singing

One of Drake’s more notable bits when he hosted the ESPYs a few weeks ago was the skit he did mocking Manny Pacquiao. Drake dressed like Pac-Man and did a great impression of Manny singing. The bit was funny overall — Drake’s impression of Pacquiao was spot-on — but does that mean it went over […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gennady Golovkin Smashes Geale, Boxing History Might Be Next

After Saturday night’s complete domination of Daniel Geale, the question isn’t whether or not Gennady Golovkin is great, or if he’s as good as the hype. Those questions have been thoroughly answered. After his 17th consecutive knockout (the last 10 in title defenses), what hardcore fans and casual boxing watchers should be asking is: Just […] The post Gennady Golovkin Smashes...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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