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KImbo Slice Dead at 42...

MMA Fighter, Kimbo Slice

MMA Fighter, Kimbo Slice

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - Mixed Martial Artist Kimbo Slice, whose real name was Kevin Ferguson, has passed away of undisclosed causes. He was 42.


Ferguson was taken to a Florida hospital yesterday (June 6, 2016) for undisclosed reasons, and later passed away. The announcement was made by his own promotion company.


A popular street fighter, Kimbo Slice immediately won the hearts and adoration it millions, becoming a YouTube sensation. He successfully used that popularity to transition into a career as a Mixed Martial Artist. Just a year ago, Slice returned to the ring after a 5-year break, defeating fellow fighter Ken Shamrock in June 2015. He was now scheduled to fight in just another month in London against opponent James Thompson.


He is survived by six children.

FLOYD 'MONEY' MAYWEATHER JR. STRIPPED OF TITLE

FLOYD 'MONEY' MAYWEATHER JR. STRIPPED OF TITLE

The undisputed world champion, Floyd Mayweather Jr. was recently stripped of his WBO (World Boxing Organization) title because he did not pay a sanction fee, which is necessary for that specific belt.  It is a requirement for any boxer fighting for the WBO title belt to pay 3 percent of their purse.  In this case, Mayweather would have had to pay $200,000, which is extremely high for a sanction fee, but his refusal to pay cost him the WBO title belt.  As a result, Welterweight fighter Timothy Bradley is now the WBO champion following his victory June 27th against Jessie Vargas.  It appears that this really doesn't have much of an affect on Mayweather because he is still the undisputed pound-for-pound champion.

SHADY RECORDS TO RELEASE SOUNDTRACK FOR "SOUTHPAW"...

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July 1, 2015 -- Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture), the soundtrack to The Weinstein Company motion picture Southpaw, will be released on July 24th -- the same day the film hits theaters -- via Shady Records/Interscope Records. Eminem serves as Executive Producer of the album, which includes two tracks from the multi-platinum rapper: the first single, "Phenomenal," and "Kings Never Die," featuring Gwen Stefani.  Eminem also appears on two songs from his side project with Royce Da 5'9", Bad Meets Evil. In addition, the soundtrack includes music from 50 Cent, The Weeknd, Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$, Slaughterhouse and more. In addition, the soundtrack includes two arrangements from the late James Horner, the Academy Award-winning composer (TitanicAvatar) who scored the film and tragically passed away earlier this week.  The complete track-listing for the soundtrack is below.

The film, directed by Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and written by Kurt Sutter (Sons of AnarchyThe Shield), is the riveting story of Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning light heavyweight boxing champion of the world (played by Academy Award nominee Gyllenhaal). Hope seemingly has it all, with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona Laurence) and a lavish lifestyle.  When tragedy strikes and his lifelong manager and friend (Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson) leaves him behind, Hope hits bottom, and turns to an unlikely savior at a local gym, Tick Willis (Forest Whitaker), a retired fighter and trainer to the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future riding on Tick's guidance and tenacity, Billy enters the hardest battle of his life as he struggles with redemption and to win back the trust of those he loves.

Check out the Southpaw trailer HERE
Check out the Beats By Dr. Dre spot featuring "Phenomenal" HERE

The track-listing for Southpaw (Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture) is as follows: 

"Cry For Help (Part 1)" — James Horner 
"Kings Never Die" — Eminem feat. Gwen Stefani 
"Beast (Southpaw Remix)" — Rob Bailey & The Hustle Standard feat. Busta Rhymes, KXNG Crooked & Tech N9ne 
"This Corner" — Denaun 
"What About The Rest Of Us" — Action Bronson & Joey Bada$$ feat. Rico Love 
"Raw" — Bad Meets Evil 
"R.N.S." — "Slaughterhouse" 
"Wicked Games" — The Weeknd 
"All I Think About" — Bad Meets Evil 
"Mode" — Prhyme feat. Logic 
"Notorious Thugs" — The Notorious B.I.G. feat. Bone Thugs N Harmony 
"Phenomenal" — Eminem 
"Cry For Help (Part 2)" — James Horner

 

Source: Interscope Records


Mayweather Claims Victory in Bout Against Manny Pacquiao...

Mayweather Claims Victory in Bout Against Manny Pacquiao...

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With votes from two judges of 116-112, and from a third of 112-110, Mayweather has taken the win against Manny Pacquiao in tonight's fight! With tonight's win, Floyd will retain both his WBA and WBC titles, and now he claims Pacquiao's WBO belt! 

Despite Mayweather having an obvious record of 47-0 with 25 KO's (He's now at 48-0, 26 KO's), there were many, for whatever reason, that we're hoping for a victory in favor of Pacquiao. That notion became evident when Mayweather was announced as the winner, and the crowd burst with a series of boo's. Of course, none of that phased Mayweather.

This was undoubtedly the most lucrative fight of his career, not to mention boxing history, bringing in an estimated $400 million. 

Floyd stated again tonight that following his next fight in September, he would be hanging up his boxing gloves for good.