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SPITTING OTHER NIGGA’S SHIT, BUT YOU CLAIMING KING, THOUGH?

Meek Mill has finally broken his silence with an official diss answer to Drake called “Wanna Know.” Starting off with the Undertaker’s ominous theme, Meek also incorporates the reference bars from Quentin Miller’s reference on “Know Yourself.” You can’t say Meek didn’t come back swinging. Is it enough to kill the “Back to Back” jokes? You decide.

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With the reigning #1 album in the country, Future heads to confession to atone for his sins in “Kno the Meaning.” The tracks also gives insight into the real life situation of Future’s DJ being held in a Dubai jail for nearly two months.

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A new champion will be crowned October 3 when top contenders Lucas Matthysse and Viktor Postol clash for the vacant WBC light welterweight title.

Postol comes into the bout undefeated (27-0, 11 KOs) with an impressive HBO performance in being the first man to knock out Selchuk Aydin last year. Postol followed up with an eight-round unanimous decision over Jake Giuriceo. Matthysse, who’s on a three-fight win/KO streak since losing to Danny Garcia in September 2013, believes Postol to be one-dimensional.

“Postol isn’t anything big; he boxes well but that’s it,” said Matthysse. “I saw part of his fight against Selcuk Aydin but other than that there aren’t very many videos of him on the Internet. I’m not taking him lightly though, because he’s at the top of the rankings for a reason.”

Out of his recent opponents, Matthysse sees Postol having physical similarities to John Molina, the fighter that Matthysse knocked out in 2014’s consensus Fight of the Year.

“Postol is tall like John Molina, but Molina came to fight,” Matthyysse reflected. “Postol, I don’t think so. He moves his left very well, fights at a distance, seems fast on his feet, and has excellent head movement. Against Aydin he got off to a slow start but then dominated and got the knockout. He’s good, but I’m confident that I’ll be the WBC World Champion.”

Matthysse is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ruslan Provodnikov. The 31-year-old Postol will be receiving the first title shot of his eight year career.

“I am glad that I am finally getting my chance to fight for the WBC world title after all those hurdles and delays,” said Viktor Postol. “To get to this fight I had to go through 6 years of hard work and dedication in the gym and in the ring. I am ready mentally and physically to win this fight and bring the world title back to the Ukraine!”

Matthysse vs. Postol will air on HBO’s Boxing After Dark live from Carson, California’s StubHub Center at 10:15 p.m. ET.

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BROOKLYN — The fighters for this Saturday’s Premier Boxing Champions card were on hand at Gleason’s Gym for the event’s final media workout.

The card is headlined by Danny Garcia making his welterweight debut against a comeback-minded Paulie Malignaggi. The co-feature is Danny Jacobs defending his WBA title against Sergio Mora.

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DANNY GARCIA

[On going up to 147 pounds] You’re going to see a lot more energy in the ring. You’ll see a smarter fighter. I’ll have more agility and we’re going to go in there to get the job done.

We’re just working hard. At the end of the day it’s about being 100 percent prepared. I did everything right this camp and I’m ready.

The game plan is to go in there and be Danny Garcia and be spectacular. I don’t know which Paulie to expect but I’m prepared for any version of him we see. I’m sparring a lot of guys who move and guys who come forward so I’m ready for anything.

If we’re both at 100 percent then I’ll take my 100 percent over his without a doubt. My style is made to beat any fighter in the game. I’m sure he trained hard but we’re going to get this victory.

I’m only focused on being a fighter. I don’t think anybody can beat a 110 percent Danny Garcia. At the end of the day, I know I beat a lot of good fighters and I’m going to show my heart in the ring.

There’s no pressure but I’m looking forward to an excellent performance. I’m ready to fight today if the fight was today. I feel faster at 147. I won’t be flat-footed in there. You’re going to see it all on Saturday.

I feel like I’m one of the most versatile fighters in the sport. I’m going to feel strong for 12 rounds on Saturday. I’ve felt strong all camp.

 

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PAULIE MALIGNAGGI

I feel great at 147 pounds. I’ve always felt very strong at this weight and it’s where I should be. I still had to make sacrifices in training but I’ve never made weight so easily. I’m coming off back-to-back camps and I feel like I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been.

To be a two-time world champion you need to be able to do more than just jab and move. My IQ and my overall boxing ability and skillset make me the fighter that I am today.  

I don’t think Danny is overlooking me but I feel that the fans and the media are. I love challenges and I love things that motivate me. I wake up in the morning saying this is hard, but I know I can do it.

The bigger the challenge the more excited I am. It brings the best out of me. I have fought some of the greatest fighters of our time. There’s no reason I would stop now.

Fighting at home at Barclays Center against Danny Garcia, one of the biggest fights in boxing, I couldn’t ask for more.

 

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DANIEL JACOBS

Sergio Mora is a slick fighter. He can slip punches well and he’s defensively minded. He’s a cagey fighter but he lacks power. He has a lot of defensive flaws and I just have to be patient and take advantage of them.

We have a game plan in store, but in a pro fight anything can happen. You have to be able to adjust on the fly.

I have a great team that helps me take care of things so that I can focus on training. I avoid all distractions that would take me away from being at my best.

Fighting on the PBC cards has been outstanding. I love the intro and coming out on that stage. I felt like a superstar.

This training camp has been a pleasure, hard work but a pleasure. It was difficult because Sergio is so hard to prepare for. You can’t prepare for it with sparring or just one thing. I’m looking forward to showing my true skills and showing what a true champion is.

 

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SERGIO MORA

I’m thrilled about this opportunity. I’ve had two huge letdowns before with world title shots falling through. Now that this is here, there is no way I’m going to let it pass me by.

I’m happy to be here. I’m happy to be at Barclays and happy to be on PBC. I love being the underdog and I’m going to shock the world on Saturday night.

I’m in the second phase of my career now, DiBella and PBC have saved my career and my life.

PBC is great, it’s free TV and we’re putting out heart, blood, sweat and tears into this and the fans get to see it on free TV. This is great for the fans, for the fighters and for the entire sport as a whole; it’s what boxing needed.

 

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HEATHER HARDY

It’s really important to me that I stay relevant and that I’m a part of the conversation so when I saw this fight coming up in August I made sure that I was on this card.

There really is extra motivation going up against Renata Domsodi again. I felt like when the two of us faced off last time and the bout was ruled a no contest that we owed it to every other female boxer to show that we belong there and I thought she quit.

Renata was coming in with her face down swinging her arms and I charged her while she was coming in and that caused the cut. We’ve been working on stepping to the side when she does that and being a little bit more patient.

If all goes well Saturday I’ll be ready to get back in the ring in September. I’m in shape and I live in the gym. This is what I do. You have to stay a part of the conversation. I want to see a higher level of competition every time I step into the ring.

This is probably the hardest I’ve ever worked, out of all of my camps. Not for any other reason than just putting in extra work. Honestly I’m in the best shape of my life.

 

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Drake is back on the offensive with a second diss aimed at Meek Mill entitled “Back to Back.” Although I prefer the “Charged Up” beat, Drake has some sharper lines here. For an emcee that’s in touch with his feminine side, Drake has some hard-hitting lines regarding Meek’s masculinity:

Trigger fingers turn to Twitter fingers/You getting bodied by a singing nigga…”

Is it a world tour or your girl’s tour?

Shout out to all my boss bitches wifin’ niggas

If Meek loses despite having “ghostwriter” ammo, this goes down as the biggest on wax battle choke in Hip-Hop history.

Writer’s Note: What’s the deal with the cover? That is Toronto Blue Jays player Joe Carter right after hitting a home run to win the 1993 World Series. What team did he do it against? The Philadelphia Phillies.

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Yesterday’s “All Eyes On You” video must have been the last straw for Safaree, who officially took his grievances to the booth with “Lifeline.” Despite cringing with that opening chorus, the song improves as it goes along and Safaree definitely went in on that closing verse. This isn’t going to change the narrative since Nicki and Meek have legions of fans, but I respect Safaree for attempting to defend himself from the heapings of social media slander those two have inflicted on him.

Now the bigger question — buy or sell on the belief that Safaree was a ghostwriter for Nicki? Dude sounds exactly like her on this. Maybe he was doing it for effect, but this raises a few more interesting questions in light of the ongoing Drake fiasco.

Speaking of Drake, he should’ve given that “Charged Up” beat to Safaree.

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Love ballads in the midst of a brewing battle? Timing aside, Nicki Minaj is looking lovely in this clip for the Omeeka duet “All Eyes On You.” That scooter shot is unintentional comedy. Meek latest set, Dreams Worth More Than Money, is in stores now.