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  • GGG Promoter On Wanting To Spend His Own Money To Secure Canelo Rematch

    Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin, the rematch, is booked for September 15 and Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is not only relieved a deal was made but was willing to put up his own money in his fighter’s purse just to make certain he got the percentage he wanted. Catching up with Loeffler in Los Angeles, he says when the time was winding down, he was willing to put up his own money to make certain the fight would happen. Canelo and GGG ultimately agreed to a 55-45 split but when negotiations nearly derailed, he offered up his own money. “I was offering to bridge the gap from my side. GGG said no, it has to…

  • Canelo vs GGG Rematch CONFIRMED; Both Sides Agree To Terms (Video)

    The fight is on!!! Golden Boy Chief Oscar De La Hoya Tweeted on Wednesday that the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is ON for September 15. I’m happy to inform that we have a fight September 15!!!! #CaneloGGG2 Feliz De informar que si tenemos pelea Septiembre 15!!! #CaneloGGG2 pic.twitter.com/gI3QmR0eXe — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018 Details on the location of the bout have yet to be announced with Las Vegas being the overwhelming favorite to host the bout. De La Hoya gave Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler a 12:00 PM PST deadline on Wednesday to respond to the deal after Dan Raphael reported last-minute negotiations on Tuesday. Who wins…

  • Canelo Issues Ultimatum Deal to Gennady Golovkin; Will He Accept? (Video)

    Will Canelo and GGG announce a September rematch today? It’s now or never for Gennady Golovkin and his team. Dan Raphael of ESPN reports that GGG’s team has until 12 PM PT to accept an offer giving Canelo a 57 1/2 share of the purse to GGG’s 42 1/2 split. A larger share than previously negotiated.   In the meantime, Oscar De La Hoya is hosting his own countdown on twitter.   Tic-Toc, Tic-Toc. If any fight freaks see @GGGBoxing in Russia, perhaps you can lend him a pen. #whereisGGG — Oscar De La Hoya (@OscarDeLaHoya) June 13, 2018   Will Golovkin and his team take the offer. Stay tuned. To see Canelo’s latest footage,…

  • David Haye Says Goodbye Boxing in Video Message (Video)

    Former multi-decorated heavyweight & cruiserweight champion David Haye formally announced his retirement from the sport on Tuesday. In a press release, Haye passed on the message below along with a video message. Today (Tuesday, June 12, 2018) I announce my retirement from professional boxing. They say you can’t play boxing. Yet, as I write this retirement statement, and reflect on my time in the sport, I can’t find a better way to describe the ride. Thanks to boxing, I have been able to live my unencumbered childhood dream; a dream my dad, Deron, facilitated the moment he took me to Fitzroy Lodge amateur boxing club as a nervous 10-year-old. From the very start, my parents…

  • Deontay Wilder Agrees to Terms to Face Anthony Joshua (Video)

    Boxing’s most anticipated fight between WBC heavyweight champion and IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion is close to completion after Wilder has reportedly accepted his terms. ESPN.com reports that Deontay Wilder has accepted a 2-fight agreement that will bring him to England to face-off against Joshua. “We have agreed to the terms that Eddie has put out to us for a fight in the U.K. Deontay has accepted his terms to fight in the U.K.,” Finkel said. “Deontay sent an email to Joshua (Sunday) night and I sent one (Monday) to Barry Hearn and Eddie telling them that we officially accept the offer to fight under the terms they gave us and to send us the contract.” “Now we…

SOCIALLY SPEAKING: A Mix Bag of Opinions on Life and Culture

Let’s Keep The Guns and Get Rid of the People

A couple of centuries ago, a bunch of guys huddled up and decided to contrive a set of rules that would make life seemingly fairer and happier for all parties involved. This became what we know today as the United States Constitution. More than 200 years later, after drastic, almost otherworldly social changes have taken place in society, modern man is expected to abide by this archaic rulebook, and it’s causing disorientation. Confusion. Specifically speaking, we’ve become our own pistol-packin, gat-toting, worst enemy, and this will likely never change. For further illustration; according to a report by the AJM, “Americans are 10 times more likely to be killed by guns” than people in similar countries….

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting

Congresswoman Waters’ Statement on Las Vegas Shooting WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), Ranking Member of the House Financial Services Committee, released a statement following the tragic shooting near the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas that claimed at least 59 innocent lives and injured more than 500 people: “Like so many across the country, I woke up this morning to the horrific news that our nation had endured yet another act of senseless violence, resulting in the loss of at least 59 innocent lives and leaving more than 500 people injured. This shooting is a painful reminder of just how far we must go to root out acts of mass violence in our…

Is ‘Black Lives Matter’ a Terrorist Group? 906 People Think So

In January of 2017, a petition was created to label the Black Lives Matter movement a terrorist organization. To many, especially those that know reality from fiction, this is ridiculous. BLM was engineered as a reaction to the treatment people of color (not just Blacks, because that would be racist) by law enforcement nationwide. Any aggression, theoretically, could be perceived as a reaction to events that transpired before some of us were even born, and could technically be deemed self defense. Black Lives Matter was, and still is, a call to proverbial arms, a social fog horn, a figurative flare launched skyward to illuminate the hate, intolerance, and injustice that exists yet went goes largely…

THE JUNK DRAWER: Music, Entertainment & Other Stuff

The Game Creates New Strain of Weed Called LA Bron James To Welcome LeBron to LA

The Game wants LeBron to Los Angeles. So much so he’s created a special strain of weed in his honor. In a video posted on his IG stories, Game debuted the purplish, flurry herb that he’s calling “LA Bron James.” James, of course, has been keeping a tight lip on his plans and is enjoying the summer after he and the Cavs were swept in the NBA finals by the Golden State Warriors. To see Game’s new strain, click below and inhale.

How Cardi B & Offset are a Love Alternative in the Trump Era

On October 27th, Migos frontman Offset popped the golden question to the current queen of the Hip Hop charts — stripper turned reality star turned rapper — Cardi B. And of course, she said, “Yes.” Offset and his squad have had a great year, despite the bruhaha with DJ Akademics, while Cardi’s Bodak Yellow instantly made her a hot commodity in 2017. This weekend, at Power 99’s Powerhouse concert in Philadelphia, the two officially joined forces and the Hip Hop world has been gushing ever since. ( I believe he proposed because she’s pregnant. Stay tuned…) Having been married for 15 years myself, I wish them all his success and blessings in the world. What…

Marshall Mathers for Mayor? Maybe.

When Marshall Mathers (also known as Eminem) decided to take a stand against the tyranny of Mr. Donald Trump by performing a razor sharp acapella battle rap at this year’s BET Hip Hop Awards, he did three things. The first thing that he did was become the unofficial leader of the Hip Hop revolt against Donald Trump. Other rappers have dropped anti-Donald Trump songs as well, but clearly, none rose to the notoriety of Eminem’s staccato hot take on the president’s performance. The song that immediately comes to mind is Compton rapper YG’s “FDT.” While that song did make noise on the west coast and beyond, it’s controversy was limited because it’s exposure was limited….

Lena Waithe Show “The Chi” to Premier in January on @Showtime (Video)

Emmy award winner Lena Waithe’s new Showtime series “The Chi” will premiere Sunday, Jan. 7, at 9 p.m., the cable network has announced in a press release distributed on Wednesday. Produced entirely in its namesake city, THE CHI is a timely coming-of-age story centering on a group of residents who become linked by coincidence but bonded by the need for connection and redemption. The ensemble cast includes Jason Mitchell (Straight Outta Compton), Jacob Latimore (Sleight), Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine (Queen of Katwe), Alex Hibbert (Moonlight), Yolonda Ross (Treme, The Get Down), Armando Riesco (Bull) and Tiffany Boone (The Following). Kevin (Hibbert) is the pre-teen who must step past shattered illusions and embrace the normal rites…

“You Know You’re A Smartphone Addict If”

Nomophobia isn’t the fear of not getting any more of something. It’s the scientific term for the fear of not having your smartphone. Sufferers of nomophobia are easy to spot because they appear unable to free their hand from their mobile device. According to scientists and experts, mankind is currently experiencing a mass volume mobile device addiction crisis. (Global warming, however, is still a myth.) For a hundred logical reasons, smartphones have become America’s third hand. (Or fourth leg.) Men, women, privileged children, and some really fortunate animals have lent so much of their souls to their digital companions that it seems we can literally no longer live without them. I’ve no data on the…

Opinion: Tell Jay-Z To Keep His “Old Man Raps”

Change is good, evolution is necessary. However not all things need reassignment. Some stuff in life is just fine the way it is. About a month ago, everybody’s favorite drug dealing rapper, Jay-Z, released his 4:44 album. Though the album was scrutinized and highly criticized by the female listeners, for a lot of different reasons, it is still regarded as a milestone in rap music. To most people, it marked Jay-Z’s attempt at ushering in a more mature attitude towards the music. And let’s be honest; what Jay-Z does we all follow. Overall, the album was Shawn Carter’s admission of having flaws and making his way through life as a man. 75% of Hiphopolis praised…

Why Mumble Rap Really Isn’t That Bad (Video)

Without giving specifics, I am probably just as old or a little bit older than most of you. I can remember telephones with chords, smoking sections in restaurants, cars with tape decks, and life before cable television and the glorious internet. And I’ve been a part of Hip Hop for as long as Hip Hop has been Hip Hop, if that makes any sense. *Insert old man emoji* I’ve digested tons of music, mostly rap, over my lifetime. And one thing that I’ve always heralded as an important aspect of any musical genre is its lyricism. Seriously. What’s the point of having a song if the words don’t mean anything? Well, that’s what I used…

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.