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BeatsBoxingMayhem is streaming today’s opening press conference for the March 18 middleweight title matchup between Gennady Golovkin and Danny Jacobs. The event starts at noon.

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Watch¬†the debut press conference for the September 10 middleweight title match between Gennady Golovkin and Kell Brook. The fighters and promoters will be on hand to discuss the matchup’s backstory and undercard. The airs live on HBO from London’s O2 Arena.

[Video] Torae ft. Phonte – “Clap Sh*t Up”

Posted: February 10, 2016 by Ismael AbduSalaam in Music News
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Torae continues to drop heath the third video off his latest album Entitled. The Coney Island native pays homage to the city that raised him while Phonte wraps up matters with a very tough verse. The clip is directed by Pixel Motiv Media.

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Watch the opening press conference for the October 18 middleweight unification clash between Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux. The presser takes place live from Chase Square at Madison Square Garden, starting at 12:30 p.m. ET.

Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Weigh-in

Photo Credit: Will Hart/HBO

NEW YORK CITY — The heavyweights take center stage Saturday night with Wladimir Klitschko seeking to continue his heavyweight dominance against undefeated Bryant Jennings. Unlike a lot of heavyweight bouts, this is a contest featuring two guys in peak physical condition. But there’s a few things that makes one of the them the overwhelming favorite.

KLITSCHKO: 241.6

JENNINGS: 226.8

PREDICTION: Aside from Klitschko having a lifetime of more fight experience (Jennings is 19-0 and only started boxing in 2009), the physical attributes remain daunting. Jennings has a longer reach (84), but he is the shorter and overall smaller man. Klitschko has been starting fast recently¬†while Jennings always has the tendency to be slow in the early rounds. That will allow Klitschko to establish distance with that ramrod jab and occasional right hands that will put doubt in Jennings’ head.

Could Jennings land a lucky punch? Sure. But what people fail to realize is that it won’t be one lucky punch that beats Klitschko. The first fights against Samuel Peter and Lamon Brewster show that one punch is not enough to keep Klitschko down. And now that he’s a much better fighter, that makes Jennings’ task even more difficult. He’s not an aggressive pressure fighter that will stay in Klitschko’s chest the entire fight (and that might not even be a good idea considering Wladimir’s clinching ability).

A Jennings win would likely be the biggest upset in heavyweight history since Lewis-Rahman I. KLITSCHKO KO7

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Wladimir Klitschko vs Bryant Jennings Weigh-in

Sadam Ali: 146.8

Francisco Santana: 146.4

PREDICTION: Sadam Ali had his coming out party in his last fight by knocking out Carlos Abregu. This fight serves to further showcase him as Santana isn’t in his class but has proven he can go rounds with bigger men (notably Jermell Charlo in 2011). If an Ali stoppage happens, its likely late. ALI UD

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Miguel Cotto is no longer a free agent with the announcement Thursday morning of a new, multi-year fight deal with Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports.

Cotto, who has not fought since winning the middleweight title from Sergio Martinez in June 2013, expects to return to the ring in early June at Madison Square Garden. Roc Nation Sports, who ran their first boxing event (Throne Boxing) in January, is also based in New York City.

“We bring a lot to the table beyond the world of boxing,” said David Itskowitch, chief operating officer of Roc Nation Sports’ boxing division, to ESPN. “We can bring certain things in boxing that were attractive to him, but there’s a lot that we can help establish for him in his years beyond the ring.”

For the last six months, Cotto’s¬†fight plans have been shrouded in secrecy, prompting immense frustration from his former promoter, Top Rank. Although¬†not under a formal contract, Cotto¬†reunited with Top Rank in 2013 and pledged to end his career with the company that jump-started¬†his career. However, Cotto shocked many by turning down an estimated $10 million dollar purse to face Golden¬†Boy’s¬†Canelo Alvarez¬†on May 2.

Cotto’s Roc Nation alliance has already been derided by Top Rank, but the Puerto Rico star¬†brushes off the criticism and views his new deal as smart and ethical¬†business.

“I am just finishing the last part of my career by doing what is in the best interest for me and my family,” explained Cotto to ESPN. “We had the opportunity to work with and have nice relationships with Top Rank and Golden Boy [for two fights] and now we have an agreement with Roc Nation. That was the best option for us. Just like any other businessman, I am just thinking about the benefits, the money and the opportunity in this deal.”

At press time, Cotto has not confirmed an opponent for June. Potential opponents include Cornelius Bundrage, Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios.

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Boxing is looking like Game of Thrones with all these secret alliances and surprise moves. In less than three months, Roc Nation has added two marquee fighters to their stable in Andre Ward and now Cotto…. but at what price?

Top Rank is furious with this move and probably will cut off Cotto’s¬†options to face Bradley and Rios out of spite. Golden Boy may¬†not want to revisit the Canelo¬†fight either after having their red-headed golden goose embarrassed by Cotto¬†ignoring him for weeks during negotiations and forcing Canelo¬†to settle for James Kirkland (sans Vegas and Cinco¬†de Mayo weekend). And let’s not forget HBO, who’s aligned heavily with both Canelo and Top Rank. Networks are not above clique-ish behavior.

So far in 2015, the out of the ring moves are just as entertaining as the fights.

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The first annual Roc City Classic kicks off tonight with a special live performance from Kanye West and assorted guests. Stream the entire event below starting at 8 p.m. EST