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CNB Boxing: A NIGHT OF WORLD CHAMPIONS

F1 WORLD CHAMPION MAX VERSTAPPEN AND WORLD BOXING CHAMPION SAUL ALVAREZ AKA CANELO SHOW UP FOR AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT ON SEPARATE YACHTS AND CELEBRATE TOGETHER. Miami, FL, January 3rd, 2021 – This Sunday, January 2nd at Miami celebrity hotspot Seaspice, reigning F1 World Champion Max Verstappen made an entrance on a handcrafted Waterdream 52-foot cruiser, the same model owned by Dutch Prince Bernhard Van Oranje. The 24-year-old World Champion race car driver is fresh off his thrilling world championship win in Abu Dhabi on December 12th defeating iconic racer Lewis Hamilton. He began to celebrate as soon as he disembarked. Max sat with his entourage of 12 at a private table, where security worked hard to keep a curious and intrigued crowd at bay. As the night progressed, Boxing Champion Saul Alverez, AKA Canelo arrived on his two-story yacht with his entourage of 25. Seaspice owner Carlos Miranda, introduced the... Read more →


Elias Theodorou First Professional Athlete to Compete in USA with Medical Cannabis Exemption

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada/Denver, Colorado, USA - November 9, 2021 - Elias Theodorou, MMA fighter and medical cannabis advocate, will be the first professional athlete to compete with an exemption for the use of medical cannabis in professional sport in the United States. The first-ever American bout, with an in-competition Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in place for medical cannabis, will occur on December 18, 2021. The State of Colorado granted the TUE to Theodorou in May 2021. “Validating my US Colorado TUE for cannabis with a fight and finish will officially stamp my place in American sporting history as the first sanctioned cannabis athlete,” says Elias Theodorou. “This is a precedent not only for myself, but for other athletes in Colorado and other states, which in turn can create a wave of opportunities for other athletes to apply for the same right to medicate with cannabis in competition.” The event will... Read more →


Like Gambling? Here's The List Of Countries You Should Consider Living In

Gambling is a favorite pastime in countries around the world. The activity is still restricted in many countries across the globe, but many countries have liberal gambling laws. In fact, in some cities and countries, gambling is a main driver of the local economy. United Kingdom From a player’s standpoint, the UK is a great place to gamble. However, UK casinos must adhere to strict rules and regulations to be licensed by the UK’s Gambling Commission (its regulatory body). Gambling is a favorite pastime of those living in the UK, and players enjoy the benefit of not having to pay taxes on their winnings. There are numerous land and online casinos to choose from, and as long as the Gambling Commission licenses the operator, you can be confident that the games are fair, and you won’t be scammed out of your money. If you like gambling, the UK is a... Read more →


COMMUNITY EVENT: Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Unveiling and Community Celebration Event 

A Tribute to the Legendary Champion of Boxing. A Celebration for Camden City Invincible. Wiggins Park Promenade along the Camden City Waterfront, Camden, NJ Saturday, October 16, 2021 (rain date 10/17) – 1:00 pm Presented by: Camden County Board of Commissioners Mayor Vic Carstarphen, City of Camden Chief Gabriel Rodriguez, Camden County Police Department Camden County Historical Society Camden Community Partnership Camden County Jersey Joe Statue Committee The Cream Family And our many community partners Co-Master of Ceremony: Senator Jim Beach, Chairman, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee Grandson Vincent Cream, Member, Jersey Joe Walcott Statue Committee 12:00 pm – Parade through Jersey Joe’s Old Neighborhood Motorcade route to start at The Pub Parking Lot along Kaighn Ave. Jersey Joe Float Camden City Fire Department Apparatus/Truck Camden County Police Department Vehicles 1:00 pm – Unveiling of the Jersey Joe Statue Program and Speakers (Coming Soon) 2:00 pm – Community Concert and... Read more →


Michael “Mikee Whiteshoes” Francis Williamson, of Wildwood; Evangelist, Street Preacher, Lover of Jesus

Michael “Mikee Whiteshoes” Francis Williamson, 66, of Wildwood, NJ, was welcomed into Heaven on Saturday, September 4, 2021. Born on February 25, 1955 in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of the late John Elijah and Elaine Mae (Ward) Williamson. Michael attended St. Gabriel's High School in Philadelphia and enlisted in the US Navy. Evangelist, Street Preacher, Lover of Jesus, “Mikee Whiteshoes” was a fighter. As hard as he fought against men at the beginning of his life, as a boxer, he fought for the souls of men at the end of his life, as a minister of the Gospel - especially to the forgotten men and women in the nursing homes and shelters of Philadelphia and South Jersey. Mikee was a student and devoted teacher of the Bible who not only hid scripture in his heart, but proclaimed it and put it into action. Mikee was a powerful voice... Read more →


Sports Heroes Who Served: From Boxer to Colonel

Soldier Escapes Gang Violence to Emerge as Army Boxer, Leader May 18, 2021 | BY Thomas Brading , Army News Service Sports Heroes Who Served is a series that highlights the accomplishments of athletes who served in the U.S. military. By 10th grade, Okera Anyabwile had dropped out of high school and was no stranger to street warfare. His mother's tears didn't stop him from being lured into the crime-driven, fast-cash culture that was 1980s South Central Los Angeles. Growing up, he witnessed a spike in drugs and homicides in the "City of Angels" that led to a cycle of violence and countless shootings that claimed the lives of many of his peers. Before long, Anyabwile found a way out through military service. His 35-year journey in the Army led him from amateur boxing as an enlisted infantryman to recently being promoted to colonel. None of his success would have... Read more →


What Is the Best Online Casino: A Fascinating Online Experience

Are you a gambling person? Do you enjoy playing games? Playing casino games is a very exciting experience. But what if we say that there is an online space where you can play casino games online Casino-Alpha easily? Now you can play online and win real quick. You should stop looking for the best online casino because you have already found it. This is the best mobile way to join a new world of online games. Let’s see what you can get by playing slots on the website. Play Casino Games Online and Win Your Money It is such a new experience to play slot games online. These days, the popularity of online services is on the rise. We can hardly visit real casinos as we used to before. Fortunately, we have the alternatives. Now you can play slots online and hit the highest ratings on the website. This is... Read more →


UFC Veteran Elias Theodorou Secures Victory for Medical Cannabis in Professional Sport

March. 15, 2021 /CNW/ - Elias Theodorou, the first professional athlete to compete in North America with a Therapeutic Use Exemption for Medical Cannabis, made history with his victory over fellow UFC veteran Matt Dwyer at the Rise Fighting Championship 6, hosted at the Songhees Wellness Centre in Victoria, British Columbia, March 13. The Mane Event struck a blow against the stigma of medical cannabis use in sports, defeating Matt Dwyer in a third-round decision in the headline fight of the night. The convincing win will help to dispel the notion that professional athletics and medical cannabis use are mutually exclusive. True to his commitment to clean sport, Theodorou did not consume THC for 48h before his bout. Theodorou was able to harness the energy and fire he exhibited during his 8-3 run in the UFC and the winning ways he established in the Ultimate Fighter television competition, where he... Read more →


CNBNews Boxing: Unbeaten Zhang Signs Promotional Deal with Matchroom

Zhang Zhilei (photo)has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom – a deal that sees Eddie Hearn’s promotional outfit appointed as the sole promoter of the Chinese star. The unbeaten China Heavyweight (21-0 16 KOs) has returned to action in November in Monte Carlo, Monaco with a ten-round win over Andriy Rudenko seeing Zhang pick up the WBO Oriental title for the third time – Zhang now sits at #11 with the WBO and #12 with the IBF as he aims to convert his prolific amateur career in the pro game. ‘Big Bang’ is in New Jersey training for his return to the ring Stateside in November, and the 37 year old giant wants to put his career into overdrive and prove that he is ready to challenge for World titles in the paid ranks. The Heavyweight scene couldn’t be any hotter right now, so this is the perfect time for... Read more →


CNB Sports: Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing Announce Upcoming Autumn Schedule

Following the completion of Fight Camp, Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are pleased to confirm details of their upcoming Autumn schedule that includes the highly-anticipated rematch between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin, as well as the return of Joshua Buatsi and Lewis Ritson as they work towards World Title shots in their respective weight divisions. The long-awaited World Boxing Super Series Cruiserweight Final at the Plazamedia Broadcasting Center in Munich, Germany, between IBF World Champion Yuniel Dorticos (24-1, 22 KOs) Gloucestercitynews.net files and Mairis Briedis (26-1, 19 KOs) lands exclusively on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US as the top two Cruiserweights in boxing finally collide on Saturday September 26 following their semi-final wins in June 2019. Rising Light-Heavyweight star Joshua Buatsi (12-0, 10 KOs) makes his eagerly-awaited return to the ring on Sunday October 4 to face undefeated Croat and former amateur standout Marko Calic... Read more →


The Big Slam Memorial Fundraiser Saturday

Attention Super Fight Wrestling Fans! (Gloucestercitynews.net)(Sept. 18, 2020)--On September 19th live on Twitch.tv at 3pm SFW presents "THE BIG SLAM!", a memorial fundraiser show for the family of Walt McDonald. On July 28th, the wrestling world lost Walt McDonald who was better known as "Big Slam." Big Slam was a well known Pro Wrestler and promoter in the tri state area. His image in and out of the ring will always be remembered as one of the best wrestlers to lace up a pair of boots. We at Super Fight Wrestling invite everyone to tune in on September 19 live on TWITCH.TV at 3PM as we honor the memory of Walt McDonald. During the live stream all donations will go to the family of Walt McDonald to help pay for medical and funeral costs. RELATED: Walt "Big Slam" McDonald, of Gloucester City; Owned Temple of Slam Wrestling School, Main Event... Read more →


Video: The Cashier of the Year or David v Goliath

The video has been circulated over the internet several times since it was first posted in October 2019. A brief summary; people are waiting in line at a store, somewhere in America, when a heavy set man aka Goliath, at the back of the line starts pummeling the person in front of him. Why we don't know. The cashier, aka David, who looks like she weighs about 100 pounds and is about 5 feet tall comes out from behind the counter and ends the one-sided battle with a few well placed punches. ~CNBNewsnet source vaternoster...https://www.youtube.com/user/vaternoster Read more →


Armory Favorites Jamal ‘Shango’ James and David Morrell Jr. to Fight for WBC Saturday

Fans Give James and Morrell a Big Send-Off at the Circle of Discipline Gym in Minneapolis as the Fighters Depart for Los Angeles Minneapolis, Minnesota (August 3, 2020) - Boxing is back and so is Minneapolis welterweight contender Jamal “Shango” James. With the return of live boxing, James is getting his long-awaited shot at a world title Saturday, August 8, as he takes on former world title challenger Thomas Dulorme for the WBA world interim welterweight championship in Los Angeles. No fans will be in attendance, but the bouts will headline the return of FOX PBC Fight Night on FOX, FS1 and FOX Deportes, from the Microsoft Theater. FOX PBC Fight Night begins at 7 p.m. Central Time. James (26-1, 12 knockouts) has been a local fan favorite and a huge draw at the Minneapolis Armory, where he has won four fights in a row against opponents with a combined... Read more →


VIDEO: New York Trained Tiz The Law on Course for US Triple Crown

Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes (Gloucestercitynews.net)(June 30, 2020)--Tiz The Law became the first New York-trained thoroughbred to win the Belmont Stakes since 1882 when he landed the 2020 renewal of the Triple Crown event in June. The Belmont Park contest brought up the first leg of the US Triple Crown in 2020 following the rescheduling of many of the major races this year. Jockey Manuel Franco opted to chase the leaders in the early stages of the race in New York before hitting the front of the field just after the final bend. Once Tiz The Law was ahead of his rivals, he was able to power away, scoring by just under four lengths. It was a strong performance as he justified all the strong hype around the horse at the start of this year. Connections can also be very excited... Read more →


*CNBNews Boxing: Webster v Pham, Super Middleweight Fight at Bally's

ATLANTIC CITY, NJPopular South Jersey based super middleweights, Derrick Webster and Gabriel Pham will meet in the eight-round main event as Hard Hitting Promotions makes it debut at Ballys Atlantic City Hotel and Casino on Saturday night, March 7th. Tickets currently available through Caesars Atlantic City Box Office. RELATED: BOXING Read more →


Colorado Rapids Ahead of a Busy Offseason

Gloucestercitynews.net (December 2, 2019)--Tim Howard retired and coach Robin Fraser was handed the reins on a permanent basis. The squad made a sluggish start to the 2019 season, but in the end, they were unlucky to miss out on a postseason place after delivering a strong rally. Now it is time for a new chapter to begin and these are the top five reasons for Colorado supporters to feel positive about the franchise’s prospects: Improving Results Colorado Rapids endured an 11-game winless streak at the start of the 2019 season. They lost nine and tied two in a dreadful run of form that left them rock bottom of the Western Conference standings. The top-rated sportsbooks made them huge underdogs in every game and they were given no chance of reaching the playoffs. Yet they then secured 12 wins and four draws in their final 23 games of the season and... Read more →


BATTLE ON THE BATTLESHIP

Gloucestercitynews.net--CAMDEN CITY, NJ --Friday, September 27 help the committee in raising funds for a statue honoring boxing legend Jersey Joe Walcott on the Battleship NJ About this Event The funds raised will be used to build a statue honoring boxing legend Jersey Joe Walcott, the Camden City native who held the World Heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952 and broke the record for the oldest man to win the title, at the age of 37. Don’t miss the boxing match-ups of amateur boxers as they battle it out to raise money for this honorary statue to be prominently displayed on the Camden Waterfront. Tickets now on sale Food – Memorabilia – Live Music – Silent Auction – And More For questions or more information contact: Holly Cass, Fundraising Committee Chair. Holly.Cass@camdencounty.com, 856-225-5358 Read more →


VIDEO | Corey Anderson confronts Jon Jones at autograph signing in New Jersey

July 27, 2019 (July 27, 2019)--Current UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones was confronted by surging division contender Corey Anderson during an autograph signing this afternoon in New Jersey. As seen in the video below courtesy of ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Anderson and some friends decided to crash Jones’ autograph signing. That didn’t sit well with ‘Bones‘, as the UFC light heavyweight champ barked back at Anderson and his companions before security eventually stepped in to stop the situation from escalating any further. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani Jon Jones is at a signing in NJ and Corey Anderson and some friends came to greet him. (CLICK ON IMAGES FOR VIDEOS) Another video of the Jon Jones and Corey Anderson altercation surfaced moments later. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani · Jul 27, 2019 Jon Jones is at a signing in NJ and Corey Anderson and some friends came to greet him. Ariel Helwani ✔@arielhelwani More:... Read more →


Philadelphia Heavy Weight Boxer Endorses "Vegan" Lifestyle On Area Radio

Bryant Jennings, a contender for a heavy weight championship with a 23-2 record, including 13 knock outs, was interviewed by Dei Lynam recently on the "Interesting People" radio show on WWDB 860 AM. He spoke on the training and dedication required for success in life. The radio show is produced by Joe Ball, who has been creating interview radio shows in the area for about 30 years. He is founder and owner of phillybizmedia.com. There is no cost for guests to be interviewed. To be interviewed call 484-562-0063. Related articles Hannity Suggests It's Comey's Patriotic Duty To Appear On His Show Trump Had So Much Fun During Unhinged Fox Interview, He Wants To Do One Every Month Donald Trump, Wavering on Immigration, Finds Anger in All Corners Mets' Jose Reyes thinks MLB should retire Roberto Clemente's No. 21 Nintendo: "It's Not That We're Consciously Trying To Innovate; We're Trying To... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS: Celebrity Boxing Promoter Authors Book On Ups and Downs, In And Out of The Ring

PHILADELPHIA PA (May 9, 2018)(CNBNewsnet)--Philadelphia Promoter Celebrity and now author Damon Feldman was a guest interviewee on the WWDB-860 AM show, "Interesting People" recently. He told Dei Lynam of his experiences with celebrities he has put in the ring and his dealing with depression after his dad passed away, as reported in his new book, "The 16 Minute Man". The book is available at www.damonfeldman,com. The radio show is produced by Joe Ball, who has been creating interview radio shows in the area for about 30 years. He is founder and owner of phillybizmedia.com. There is no cost for guests to be interviewed. To be interviewed call 484-562-0063. Related articles 'Uncle Joe' Benson To Host 'Ultimate Classic Rock' A Coca-Cola hiring exec's favorite question to ask in job interviews is an unusual variation of 'What's your biggest weakness?' (KO) Hannity Suggests It's Comey's Patriotic Duty To Appear On His Show... Read more →


Boxing around the clock, around the world this weekend

SAN DIEGO, Calif., October 21, 2017 – Boxing is truly an international sport, with national rivalries and regional flavor adding to the sport's attraction for many fans. This weekend's top fights make the case nicely, with action starting in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Stokke, Norway, then moving to the East Coast with action in New York and New Jersey, ending in the early hours Sunday with a live fight from Tokyo. Read more →


Boxing Match Schedule Oct-Dec 2017

Friday, October 13, 2017 Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California ESPN Deportes – Click For More Details Fidel Maldonado, Jr. (24-3-1, 19 KOs) vs Ismael Barroso (19-1-2, 18 KOs) – Saturday, October 14, 2017 SSE Arena, Wembley, London Undetermined – Click For More Details George Groves (26-3, 19 KOs) vs Jamie Cox (23-0, 13 KOs) – Saturday,… Read more →


Where to Watch the Mayweather McGregor Fight In Philadelphia/South Jersey

BY VICTOR FIORILLO / PHILADELPHIA MAGAZINE Scroll to the bottom of this story for a full list of the bars showing the Mayweather-McGregor fight in the Philadelphia area. I love a good fight, but usually when there’s a “big fight” on pay-per-view, it can be hard to find a decent place to watch it. The strip clubs are the only guarantees. But this weekend for the Mayweather-McGregor fight, the rules have changed completely. I don’t remember the last time that people were this excited for a boxing event. It’s sort of like your pals who could care less about the Phillies until they are in the World Series, and all of a sudden, they all want to watch the game. I’ve got friends who’ve never seen a boxing match in their lives calling me to ask me where to go to see the Mayweather-McGregor fight in Philadelphia. If you’re watching... Read more →


Undefeated Philadelphia Boxer Featured on "Lifestyles" Radio

PHILADELPHIA, PA--Noted Philadelphia sports, commentator Dei Lynam (center) interviewed Stephen Fulton Jr. (R), a 22-year-old featherweight Golden Gloves titlist with a current record 11-0 including 5 knock outs along with his trainer Mohammad Hamza (L). The interview will be aired Thursday, August 27 at 1-1:30 pm and repeated the following Sunday noon to 12:30 pm on WWDB 860AM. "Lifestyles" is produced by Joe Ball, who has been creating interview radio shows in the area for about 30 years. He is founder and owner of phillybizmedia.com. To be interviewed call 484-562-0063. Interviews are free. (source press release) Related articles Donald Trump Jr. faces backlash over 'gas chamber' comment Philadelphia judge who presided over Gosnell trial suing filmmakers for defamation Brian Westbrook blasts Eagles' Rueben Randle, questions ex-Giants WR's desire, effort Adam Wells animates Love and Radio's Dan Deacon interview through obtuse vignettes Confusion in the Cage? - The Taz Show (June... Read more →


BOXING: Mayweather, McGregor smack tour only free thing for fans

NEW YORK Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will earn perhaps nine-figure paydays while fight fans will be charged $100 to watch on TV in high def and can't get into the arena for anything less than a $500 face-value ticket if they're lucky. But in New York, where a "Hamilton" seat can cost you a… Read more →


Boxing: Texas style true grit in Britain, Spence defeats Brook by 11th round KO

SAN DIEGO, May 27, 2017 – Kell Brook won his IBF welterweight title on foreign soil, defeating Shawn Porter in California in 2014. Errol Spence, Jr. took Brook's belt away in the same manner, beating the champion on his own turf Saturday and proving up to his nickname, "The Truth." In front of 27,000 screaming fans… Read more →


Boxing: Canelo Alvarez delivers beatdown to Chavez Jr.

GGG vs. Canelo set Sept. 16 LAS VEGAS, May 6, 2017 – In front of a sold out T-Mobile Arena filled with 20,510 roaring fans, representing millions more fans glued to their screens in Mexico and throughout the world, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. put pride on the line, not only their own but the pride of the entire… Read more →


“White Devils” and "Crackers"—FBI Records Show Muhammad Ali’s Racist Mosque Tirades

As a Nation of Islam heavyweight, boxing legend Muhammad Ali referred to In 2005 Bush called him "the Greatest of All Time" and "a man of peace," and tied the Presidential Medal of Freedom around the former heavyweight champion's neck. Caucasians as “white devils” and “crackers” and told mosque worshipers that “black women have the best sons and daughters in the world,” according to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) records obtained by Judicial Watch. Known as Cassius Clay before converting to Islam, Ali also said “programs of integration are useless,” that blacks want separation, not integration and that the 1964 Civil Rights Act was a “swindle.” The three-time heavyweight champion also told Muslims during a mosque delivery that “the so-called Negro is the original man and is superior to the white devil” and that he’d rather be with his own people than “blue-eyed devil white people.” The FBI files present... Read more →


Undefeated Light Heavyweight Mike Lee Giving his all to Boxing

SAN DIEGO, February 14, 2017 – Athletes don't pursue boxing because it's the easy path to fame or fortune. Most boxers are driven to escape tough times, whether poverty, crime, or a difficult family life. When there's another option, why work so hard and risk so much? Undefeated light heavyweight Mike Lee is one of those… Read more →


Blood, fan fights, ejection mark Gloucester wrestling's win over Pennsville (PHOTOS) - NJ.com

GLOUCESTER CITY – The Tri-County Conference-Classic Division CNBNEWS FILE IMAGE wrestling match between Gloucester and Pennsville on Wednesday night will be unforgettable for any number of reasons. There were: • A pair of injury defaults • A physical altercation between fans in the stands • A clearing of fans from the gym • Team point deductions • Large quantities of blood • Post-match screaming episodes at the referee • A coach ejection Yet when Gloucester’s Joe Repici held on for a 6-5 decision in the final bout and clinched a 33-29 team victory, the nearly three-hour match took on a completely new significance. After restarting the program just eight years ago, and for the first time in history, the Lions are division champions. Repici scored a five-point takedown at the end of the first period and endured two third-period stalling penalties in a winner-take-all bout at 106 pounds over Pennsville’s... Read more →


BOXING: Berchelt beats Vargas; Miura stops Roman

INDIO, California, January 28, 2017 – Fans saw the first "Fight of the Year" candidate for 2017 Saturday at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. But it was the co-main event that provided the superior fireworks. In the main event, a determined Miguel "The Scorpion" Berchelt of Mexico battered Francisco "El Bandido" Vargas all over… Read more →


Harold “Shadow” Knight joins World Champion Alicia Ashley’s Boxing School

Scotch Plains, New Jersey (PR MediaRelease) December 22, 2016 Alicia Ashley Slick Strike Club at YETI MMA is excited to announce that former co-trainer to World Heavyweight Champion Lennox Lewis, Harold “Shadow” Knight, has joined the boxing and kickboxing academy as a coach and trainer. Harold joins an already illustrious team of world champions at YETI MMA. These include world champion boxer and kickboxer Alicia “Slick” Ashley and world champion MMA and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter Vitor “Shaolin” Riberio. Harold is a fixture in the sport of boxing as a legendary boxer, trainer, and analyst. “To have Harold on board, as part of my coaching staff is magical, especially as I prepare for my title fight on February 3rd in Houston, Texas. All one has to do is look at the magic he brought to World Champion Lennox Lewis’ career to know that he is one of the best in... Read more →


Who is Cassius Clay?

English: Bust portrait of Muhammad Ali, World Journal Tribune photo by Ira Rosenberg (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Late Boxing Champion Muhammad Ali's Life is captured in Art and Photography NEW YORK, Dec 19, 2016: He was born Cassius Clay. Later he became known as Muhammad Ali. He was a three-time heavyweight boxing champion. And, today his life is depicted in art and photography. The ring violence and the kindness of Ali are depicted in simultaneous displays at the New York Historical Society. With remarkable similarity,… Read more →


Bernard Hopkins faces Father Time in "The Final 1," HBO Boxing Saturday Night

English: Bernard Hopkins at the Fight Night Club event. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Boxing preview: SAN DIEGO – December 16, 2016 – When you get to be older, any compliment that ends with "for your age" carries a sting no matter how sincere. Examples: "You look good for your age," or "You're in good shape for your age." Future Hall of Fame boxer Bernard "The Executioner" Hopkins (55-7-2, 32 KOs) surely… Read more →


Heavyweight boxing shuffle: Ortiz vs. Scott, HBO Saturday

SAN DIEGO, November 12, 2016 – The heavyweight division was thrown into disarray over a month ago when lineal champion Tyson Fury was stripped of his titles for failing to defend them, a situation due to Fury's apparent mental health issues and drug abuse. Now the rest of the serious contenders are part of a shuffle… Read more →


CNB BUSINESS:

Rise of the Hackers-for Online Gambling Rights

(CNBNewsnet)(November 9, 2016)--A group of activists blocked the work of the Governmental Internet resources in the Czech Republic. The most powerful DDoS-attack was recorded in the Czech Republic at the end of the last week. Activists of a cyber-communities have joined forces to block the activity of the government website of the Senate, which is the upper house of Parliament of the country. Hackers explained their action by excessively rigid, in their view, policy towards unlicensed gambling sites. Recently in the Czech Republic, most of such resources were blocked, regardless of the jurisdiction of the gambling house and the country of registration of the domain name. Hackers threaten with new attacks if the state does not cease to put obstacles for gamblers. This tense situation was provoked by the fact that at the end of May the Czech Senate accepted an amendment that allows blocking any sites bodies of internal... Read more →


CNB BUSINESS:

The Advantages of Live Casinos and Online Slots

(CNBNewsnet)(November 9, 2016)--Mankind for many years, has an affinity for easy money and, in particular, to their winnings via gambling. Previously, people who wanted to play gathered together and that’s how casinos appeared. But virtual slot machines have been created with the development of technological advances and the advent of the Internet. In compare to real gambling institutions, live online casinos have a number of advantages, which makes them more popular and in demand. One of the positive qualities of virtual casinos - to help the beginners. The casino live dealer can answer to some of the questions of a novice player, but he will not go into the details. And on the sites of this area, there are always sections that are laid out in detail and smallest nuances about each type of live game that is sure to help you understand it. Another advantage of online live gambling... Read more →


North Jersey Casino Proposal Crumples

TRENTON -- New Jersey voters Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a controversial proposal to expand casino gambling to the northern part of the state, meaning Atlantic City will retain its four-decade monopoly on gaming. The ballot question failed in what could likely be one of the largest margins of defeat for any referendum in New Jersey history. The… Read more →


CNB Boxing: Manny Pacquiao proves he's still a champion with solid victory over Vargas

SAN DIEGO, November 5, 2016 – A full house of 16,132 fans at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas saw a refreshed, renewed 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao looking a decade younger than his calendar age thoroughly dominate opponent Jessie Vargas, age 27, scoring an early knockdown on the way to a definitive 12-round unanimous decision. Pacquiao wins the… Read more →


CNB Boxing News: Andrade, Molina, Zlaticanin impress with boxing wins in New York

Boxing gloves (Photo credit: Wikipedia) SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2016 – California's John Molina Jr. used a volume attack behind a solid jab to take the starch out of Ruslan Provodnikov of Russia, scoring one of his most meaningful victories to date with a unanimous decision. Judges scored it 117-111, 116-112, and 115-113. It wasn't the wild brawl many fans expected… Read more →


BOXING: Manny Pacquiao says he's retiring after his victory over Timothy Bradley

LAS VEGAS — Manny Pacquiao joined Floyd Mayweather Jr. in retirement Saturday night, less than a year after they produced the best-selling prizefight in history. In beating Timothy Bradley by unanimous decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Pacquiao accomplished most of what he wanted in his return to the ring since saying he underwent right… Read more →


BOXING ON THE BIG SCREEN! Fight Fans Going Ringside for Alvarez vs. “King” Khan Title Match

In Select Carmike Cinemas – LIVE on Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 PM (ET) Fathom Events and Golden Boy Promotions present the Canelo Alvarez v Amir “King” Khan title fight. WBC, Ring Magazine and Lineal Middleweight World Champion Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) makes his first title defense of 2016 against former two-time world champion and resurgent contender "King" Khan (31-3, 19 KOs). The widely anticipated match-up is set for Saturday, May 7 at 9:00 pm ET. Boxing fans will be able to celebrate Cinco de Mayo weekend in style, enjoying this match-up of two of the sport’s biggest stars. FATHOM EVENTS ARTWORK & TRAILERS -https://www.youtube.com/user/FathomEvents PRESS PASS REQUESTS - Please email Katherine Schwappach kschwappach@fathomevents.com with your full name, media outlet, number of passes requested (1-2) and desired theater location. Carmike Theater Locations Screening – Alvarez v. ‘King’ Kahn: Boxing Title Fight Patton Creek 15 4450 Creekside Avenue Hoover AL 35244... Read more →


Boxing News: Cancellations, Changes, Reshuffle Spring Bouts

SAN DIEGO, March 11, 2016 – A slew of big boxing names won't step in the ring this weekend as expected due to a wide array of problems, some of their own making. The most disappointing was the last minute cancellation of Canadian middleweight David Lemieux's (34-3, 31 KOs) return to the ring on Saturday in… Read more →


CNB BOXING NEWS: LA Fight Club showcases boxing stars of the future

SAN DIEGO, February 19, 2016 – Baseball has its minor leagues. The National Football League and National Basketball Association have the NCAA system. In boxing, the equivalent of the minor leagues are local events featuring regional prospects. This is where boxing fans can see the potential stars of tomorrow, frequently in small venues where they can… Read more →


CNB BOXING: Kovalev KOs Pascal in seven rounds

SAN DIEGO, January 30, 2016 – If Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev established anything with his beatdown of Canadian Jean Pascal in Montreal on Saturday, it was this: his punching skills are exceeded only by his mean streak. Kovalev (29-0-1, 26 KOs) could have ended his fight with Pascal (30-4-1, 17 KOs) several rounds earlier with a clean… Read more →


BOXING TOP FIGHTS OF 2015: Vargas vs. Miura is FIGHT OF THE YEAR

SAN DIEGO, January 1, 2016 – The past 12 months in boxing brought fans a "Fight of the Century" which simply couldn't live up to expectations. But when the noise died down from Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, there were plenty of terrific fights and impressive performances worth remembering and calling out as we look back on the… Read more →


HBO Boxing's Best of 2015 series kicks off Sunday with tripleheader

SAN DIEGO – December 27, 2015 – In the return of a holiday tradition for fight fans, HBO Boxing airs its best fights from the 2015 for fans to enjoy again, or perhaps catch up with for the first time. Starting Sunday and for four consecutive nights, HBO will air two top bouts back to back… Read more →


Rocky's Leather Jacket Sold at Auction for Mega Bucks

A black leather jacket that Sylvester Stallone said he bought in Philadelphia and wore for "many, many years" before donning it on screen in "Rocky" sold at auction recently for nearly twice the amount it was expected to fetch. Though the 1976 movie about a struggling Philadelphia fighter who gets a rare opportunity to fight the… Read more →


Boyd "The Rainmaker" Melson aims to knock out paralysis

English: U.S. Army Capt. Boyd Melson, right, throws a right hook while boxing against H. Rawshan, from Uzbekistan, during the Conseil Internationale du Sport Militaires Military World Games at Gachibowli Stadium in Hyderabad, India, Oct. 15, 2007. The games is the largest international, military, Olympic-style event in the world, with 103 countries and more than 5,000 athletes scheduled to compete. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo) www.army.mil (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Boyd “the Rainmaker” Melson wants to deliver a knockout blow to paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. The current World Boxing Council United States Junior Middleweight champion, who donates all his prize winnings to spinal cord research, is many things: the grandson of Holocaust survivors, a West Point graduate who remains a captain in the Army reserves, and the founder of Team Fight to Walk. Read more →


Newark boxer Shakur Stevenson punches his ticket for the Rio Olympics

When the referee lifted his arm to declare him the winner, Shakur Stevenson fell to one knee and pointed at sky. He had realized his lifelong dream to become an Olympic athlete -- which, considering he is the ripe old age of 18, is an impressive feat. Stevenson, a Newark native who started mimicking the boxers… Read more →