Jadakiss is back in Top 5 Dead or Alive form? D Block’s celebrated spitter links back up with Swizz Beatz for a menacing street banger with appropriate black and white visuals. No word yet on when Jada’s next solo is coming.
Before we get Jeezy’s new album (Church In These Streets) in November, the ATL veteran is getting political with a new EP in honor of the Million Man March 20th anniversary. Jeezy spoke on a panel here in Atlanta a few days back stating that his “Snowman” persona is a thing of the past and he’s now grown into accepting social responsibility in his art. However, Jeezy also promised that his music will remain “hard” and “real.” This project should give us an indicator of what to expect from him going forward.
The A3C Festival got underway last night in downtown Atlanta with a few surprise special guests in Jeezy, Bankroll Fresh and Travis Porter. That was just an appetizer as the festival gets ups the ante today with panels featuring Pete Rock and Jeezy, along with showcases with Lil Boosie and even Adrien Broner (!). Be sure to check back here daily for more updates and on Twitter at @Ismael_BBM_NYK.
SAN ANTONIO – Previously undefeated Julius Jackson (19-1, 15 KOs) experienced a nightmare debut for Premier Boxing Champions by getting dropped three times in the opening round and stopped 45 seconds into round two by Jose Uzcategui (24-1, 20 KOs).
Uzcategui had Jackson measured with overhand rights, scoring the first knockdown less than a minute into the contest.
“It was a pretty fast start and that was about it,” said Jackson. “I just got hit and I don’t remember much after that.”
Jackson tried to brawl his way out of trouble, allowing Uzcategui to score two more knockdowns off devastating combinations of left and right hooks.
The minute break did little to alleviate Jackson’s damage and another barrage of shots, punctuated by a left hook, scored the fourth knockdown and forced referee Tony Weeks to stop the fight.
“This is everything we’ve been working towards for three months,” said an elated Uzcategui.”I want to thank my entire team because they constantly drilled into me that when (Jackson) throws the jab I should immediately shoot the right hand over the top. We knew that the best part of his game was his jab, but we were focused all training camp to throw the right hand and tonight we were able to do so.”
ARGENIS MENDEZ UD10 MIGUEL VAZQUEZ: The opening contest was an ugly, mauling affair that saw Argenis Mendez take a controversial unanimous decision over former lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez. The fight was a typical Vazquez affair with a lot of awkward exchanges, holding and cheap shots. Vazquez was docked a point in the seventh for holding. Final scorecards were 99-90, 97-92 and 95-94, perhaps sending a clear message to Vazquez that his style of fighting is no longer appreciated.
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LOS ANGELES, CA — WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin and Brian Viloria met the media yesterday afternoon for their final media workout ahead of next Saturday’s (October 17) HBO pay-per-view. The card is headlined by Golovkin’s unification matchup with IBF titlist David Lemieux. Viloria will take on undefeated flyweight phenom Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.