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IBF Strips Jermain Taylor Of Title

Monday, February 9th, 2015


The IBF stripped Jermain Taylor of his middleweight world title Friday, hours before he was originally scheduled to make his first defense.

Taylor is facing numerous felony charges stemming from two gun-related incidents — the alleged shooting of his cousin in August, and an incident last month in which he allegedly discharged a gun and threatened to shoot a family during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade in his hometown of Little Rock, Arkansas.

Following the second incident, his defense against former junior middleweight titleholder Sergio Mora was canceled.

Taylor, who was out on bail following the August incident, scored four knockdowns in a unanimous decision victory against Sam Soliman on Oct. 8 to win the 160-pound belt, nine years after he beat Bernard Hopkins to win the undisputed championship in 2005.

However, after the January incident, Taylor had his bond from August revoked and surrendered to police again. Pulaski County Circuit Judge Leon Johnson then granted a request from Taylor’s attorneys that he be transferred to a mental hospital for evaluation.

Taylor has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges in both incidents, but his behavior has been out of character, which is why the attorneys asked for him to receive a mental evaluation.

Taylor had been out of the ring for more than two years after suffering a small brain bleed in a brutal 12th-round knockout loss to Arthur Abraham in 2009. Since launching his comeback in 2011, Taylor has won five fights in a row, culminating with the title win.

Taylor is due in court for a hearing Tuesday, with results from the mental evaluation to be presented to the court April 27.

In stripping Taylor of its title, the IBF invoked its rule 5.C., which says, in part, “Any boxer who is ill, injured, under a legal impediment which would prevent the bout from taking place, or on suspension at the time the championships chairman and president order a bout under this rule shall be considered unavailable.”

Floyd Mayweather I Am Focused On Manny Pacquiao Asked About Amir Khan

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014


EsNews caught up with Floyd Mayweather recently and spoke to him about his potential opponents for his May 2nd fight.

While Amir Khan just showcased great speed and boxing ability in his unanimous decision victory over Devon Alexander this past weekend (December 13th), Floyd dismissed a fight with Khan next spring. Floyd doesn’t think that Amir’s fanbase is broad enough to earn a fight with him, and at this point, he is solely focused on making a fight happen with Manny Pacquiao. Mayweather spoke about reasons for the fight not happening over the course of the past 6-8 years, and how Manny’s promoter Bob Arum is making an excuse now that he doesn’t want to have Manny fight on May 2nd.

Former Washington D.C. Mayor Marion Berry Dies At Age 78

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014


Marion Barry, the longtime mayor of the District of Columbia who staged a remarkable political comeback after a 1990 FBI sting videotaped him smoking crack cocaine, died early Sunday. He was 78.

The D.C. City Council issued a statement confirming Barry’s death. Barry’s family said the former mayor died shortly after midnight Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital the previous day. No cause of death was immediately specified. Barry had battled kidney problems stemming from diabetes and high blood pressure and underwent a kidney transplant in February 2009.

The statement said Barry’s family requested that their privacy be respected, and further details would be forthcoming.

Barry had served as a member of the city council since 2005, winning re-election twice. He was often still referred to in his Ward 8 constituency as “Mayor Barry” despite not having held the office since 1999.

“Marion was not just a colleague but also was a friend with whom I shared many fond moments about governing the city,” D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said in a statement. “He loved the District of Columbia and so many Washingtonians loved him.”

Barry was first elected mayor in 1978 after building a political career as an official of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee and a local activist in Washington. Re-elected in 1982 and 1986, he was dubbed “Mayor For Life.”

“I want to take the boards off of houses and put people in them,” he said shortly after being sworn in in 1979. “I want to provide minimal care for all people, regardless of their financial situation. And I want to live out (Dr. Martin Luther) King’s legacy of peace, brotherhood and survival.”

But he gained international notoriety when he was filmed smoking crack in a downtown Washington hotel room with a female friend. He was convicted of a single count of drug possession — jurors had deadlocked on most counts — and sentenced to six months in prison.

Despite the embarrassment, Barry’s political career was far from over. In 1992, he made it back to city government, winning a council seat representing the poorest of the city’s eight wards. That victory helped propel him to a fourth, and final, term as mayor in 1994.

“Marion Barry changed America with his unmitigated gall to stand up in the ashes of where he had fallen and come back to win,” poet Maya Angelou said in 1999.

But his 1994 vote was divided sharply along racial lines and his political revival drew criticism from many. Congress moved to strip Barry of much of his mayoral authority in 1995 as the city flirted with bankruptcy.

Congress installed a financial control board, and Barry decided not to seek a fifth term. He held authority over little more than the city’s parks, libraries and community access cable TV station in his last years as mayor.

“Marion Barry sadly turned the capital city into a national joke,” then-Sen. Lauch Faircloth, R-N.C., said in May 1998.

In his later years on the council, Barry played the role of elder statesman, but he sometimes exasperated his colleagues with his wavering attention at meetings and frequent, rambling references to his tenure as mayor.

He also battled legal problems, including tax as well as drug charges. Even as he was fighting kidney disease in early 2009, prosecutors were seeking to revoke probation in a tax case, saying he had not kept a promise to file annual returns. The council also censured him twice for ethical violations.

Barry was born March 6, 1936, to Marion and Mattie Barry, in the small Mississippi delta town of Itta Bena, and was raised in Memphis, Tenn., after the death of his father, a sharecropper.

While an undergraduate at LeMoyne College (now LeMoyne-Owen College), Barry picked up the nickname “Shep” in reference to Soviet propagandist Dmitri Shepilov for his ardent support of the civil rights movement. Barry began using Shepilov as his middle name.

Barry did graduate work in chemistry at Fisk University in Nashville, Tenn., earning a master’s degree. He left school short of a doctorate to work in the civil rights movement.

His political rise began in 1960, when he became the first national chairman of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, which sent young people into the South to register black voters and became known as one of the most militant civil rights groups of that era.

Barry’s work with the committee brought him to Washington, where he became immersed in local issues, joining boycotts of the bus system and leading rallies in support of the city’s fledgling home rule efforts.

In 1970, The Washington Post wrote: “Four years ago widely considered a young Black Power Militant with almost no constituency, (Barry) has become a man who is listened to — if not fully accepted — on all sides.”

Court Awards Strippers $10M

Sunday, November 16th, 2014


(CNN) — More than 2,000 current and former exotic dancers in New York City were awarded $10 million in a class-action lawsuit they brought against their employer, Rick’s Cabaret.

The federal judge’s order came on Friday, four years after the dancers filed their lawsuit alleging the company cheated them out of wages. The award covers unpaid wages from 2005-2012.

For the dancers, the ruling follows a court victory last year when the judge ruled that they were considered hourly employees who deserve to be paid minimum wage. Rick’s Cabaret argued that the dancers worked as independent contractors.

Friday’s ruling was a partial summary judgment, which means a trial over the dispute will take place as planned, and the amount of the award could change. The club says it will appeal.

Tim Bradley: Floyd Won’t Fight Pacman After April 12

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014


Timothy Bradley spoke with VladTV about his upcoming rematch vs Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, April 12th. Even though he won the first fight in the eyes of the judges, he lost in the eyes of the majority of boxing fans, and suffered greatly as a result in terms of the lack of respect he was given for the work he put in. Bradley even received serious death threats sent directly to his home by angry fans. He spoke on taking this fight primarily in order to gain the love and respect he feels he deserved the first time around.

Bradley also addressed the possibility of fighting Mayweather in the future and how he is unsure if that will ever happen because Mayweather is his own boss and picks his fights specifically, so he has no control over that happening. He doesn’t think that Mayweather vs Pacquiao will happen after he puts in work against Pacman on April 12th.

Bradley concluded by addressing the controversial victory awarded to Danny “Swift” Garcia in his title match vs Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico. Bradley, who spars with Herrera, believes that Herrera is a “beast” and was robbed of the victory.

Tune in to watch Tim Bradley throw hands with Manny Pacquiao for a second time on Saturday, April 12th, live on Pay-Per-View. Who do you think will be victorious?

Source Vlad TV


Wednesday, October 16th, 2013


We ain’t got no problem with gettin’ no money,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, who didn’t seem to have any worries during the week leading up to his record-breaking showdown with previously undefeated champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Mayweather was calm, cool, and collected as he handled all of his responsibilities during fight week. So much so, in fact, that he decided to take fellow undefeated welterweight champion Adrien Broner on a two-hour shopping spree at his favorite jewelry store shortly after making his grand arrival at the MGM Grand and prior to another late-night workout just days before his impressive victory.


Saturday, September 28th, 2013


Hours after his dominant victory over the previously undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather decided that he wanted to make a late-night (or should we say early morning) run to grab some breakfast. You don’t want to miss what he had to say as we got into his Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead and made the trip from the Big Boy Mansion down the streets of Las Vegas to our ultimate destination…McDonald’s.

Floyd Mayweather Speaks on Weight Problems During Canelo Fight

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013


“I woke up and I weighed 146. I guess my body is operating in a crazy way…so I called my chef over again to cook me pasta, and then I had someone go pick me up a steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, and broccoli again, so, you know, just try to keep the weight on, and actually, when I went over to the arena, I weighed 49,” stated undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather, who gave an exclusive interview at his Big Boy Mansion just hours after his dominant and impressive victory over the previously undefeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Check out what he had to say about the difficulty he had keeping his weight up and the day of the fight!

French breakdancing crew wins Cup in the Braun Battle of the Year

Sunday, November 18th, 2012

French breakdancing crew, Vagabonds, have won the Braun Battle of the Year 2012.

At a packed Park & Suites Arena in the city of Montpellier, France, 19 of the world’s best b-boy crews faced-off on November 17, 2012 for the world championship of breakdancing, the Braun Battle of the Year (BOTY).

After an epic night of b-boy action French crew Vagabonds were crowned the 2012 Braun Battle of the Year champions for the second year in a row, following a memorable electric battle against Flooriorz, a Japanese crew. Vagabonds secured their victory with another signature display of incredible power moves, fast and furious footwork and choreographed routines that left the crowd whooping and screaming in delight.

Judge Niek Traa, said afterwards: “It’s well deserved. You could see the difference in the quality of their show. It really stood out. And they didn’t make any mistakes in the final battle.”

French fans could not have been more pleased with another home victory, even though it spelled disappointment for the Asian and other crews who had traveled from far and wide to compete. A huge congratulations goes out to all who participated in the event.

The finals attracted crews from all over the world. Throughout the year, regional qualifiers took place. The countries represented were: Spain, Israel, Japan, Morroco, Italy, France, South Africa, Germany, Belarus, Algeria, Greece, Tunisia, Taiwan, Belgium, Austria, Korea, Nigeria and Singapore.

The night unfolded with each crew performing a six-minute choreographed routine. The five judges looked at synchronicity, stage-presence, choreography and their choice of music. In contrast to previous years, the six best crews, not four, then went forward to the final battles stage. This, said organizer Thomas Hergenröther, was a concession to the fans who wanted to see more battles.

“Hip-hop is all about the battles. It’s what the guys want to do and what the fans love to watch. Having six makes it much more interesting!”

Being spontaneous, the battles produced some of the wildest action as the crews went head to head in a bid to out perform each other. Last night, the atmosphere reached fever pitch as each crew raised the bar with a succession of dramatic dance sequences including flips, freezes, spins and rehearsed routines.

On top of the main event, there were a series of gigs, workshops, 1 vs 1 and We B*Girlz battles, parties and much more that make Braun BOTY an all-round hip-hop extravaganza! On Friday night, at the Palais des Sports Nagi & Nao from Japan took the We B*Girlz title while Niek from Holland won the 1 vs 1 for the second year in a row. (Results and report here:

The night was hosted by MCs Maleek and Nasty from France while DJs Nobunaga AKA Panic and One Up were on the decks heating up the vibes with their funky breaks and versatility. Comments Thomas Hergenröther: It was a fantastic night and I’d like to congratulate all the crews for taking part and the fans for their support.”

Last night it was announced that after three years in France, the final will return to Germany in 2013. Adds Hergenröther: “The last three years have been the perfect partnership with the city of Montpellier. We’re leaving with a little sadness but also looking forward to returning to Germany where BOTY started.”

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Romney And Obama Face Off

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Mitt Romney and Barack Obama renewed their personal hostilities against each other last night, triggering explosive exchanges over foreign affairs in the final presidential debate.

A sarcastic U.S. president repeatedly patronised his Republican opponent, accusing him of being ‘all over the map’ on how to deal with the world, ‘wrong and reckless’ and in one taunt claimed that Romney thought of the naval forces and military force levels of being ‘like a game of Battleship’, mocking the challenger for wanting to bring back ‘horses and bayonets’ to the military.

But Romney held his own in the face of Obama’s sustained assaults, working hard to establish his credentials as a sober and steady statesman with an obviously well-briefed analysis of world matters, from Iran to Poland to Mali.

Early polling gave Obama the victory, but whether he will go on to win the war remains to be seen as it is still unclear whether he has done enough to stop Romney’s momentum and erode his slight national lead.

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