Tag Archives: boxing

AMERICA FIRST: US Boxer In Anti-Immigrant “Border Wall” Trunks Get Pummeled By Mexican Opponent

Deadspin reports: American boxer Rod Salka lost a six-round bout to Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas last night. Salka, who is known for having been brutally knocked out by Danny Garcia in 2014, entered the ring wearing trunks with an anti-immigrant message. The top of Salka’s trunks had “AMERICA 1ST” written on them, and they were patterned like a brick wall. ...

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Sen. Rand Paul Pays Tribute To Muhammad Ali By Naming Bill To End Selective Service After Him

From the Washington Post: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) told reporters in Louisville on Monday that he’d be introducing legislation to end the Selective Service program that replaced the military draft, as a tribute to the late Muhammad Ali. “One of the things I liked about Muhammad Ali is that he would stand on principle even when it was unpopular,” Paul ...

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Obama Praises Muhammad Ali As “The Greatest, Period”

President Obama has issued a heartfelt statement on the passing of Muhammad Ali. He writes: Muhammad Ali was The Greatest. Period. If you just asked him, he’d tell you. He’d tell you he was the double greatest; that he’d “handcuffed lightning, thrown thunder into jail.” But what made The Champ the greatest – what truly separated him from everyone else ...

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Muhammad Ali Dies At Age 74

NBC News reports: Muhammad Ali, the silver-tongued boxer and civil rights champion who famously proclaimed himself “The Greatest” and then spent a lifetime living up to the billing, is dead. Ali died Friday at a Phoenix-area hospital, where he had spent the past few days being treated for respiratory complications, a family spokesman confirmed to NBC News. He was 74. ...

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LOS ANGELES: Shopping Center Bans Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao Over Anti-Gay Comments

The owner of a popular Los Angeles shopping center spotted notoriously anti-gay boxing champion Manny Pacquiao leaving a movie with his entourage yesterday and decided he doesn’t want Pacquiao allowed back on the property. TMZ Sports reports: The battle between The Grove and Pacquiao started in 2012 … when Manny was banned over an interview in which he reportedly quoted ...

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HBO Slams “Deplorable” Manny Pacquiao

HBO has issued a statement denouncing champion boxer Manny Pacquiao as they prepare to air his next bout. Via Outsports: “Next month Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley Jr. are scheduled to meet in a Pay-Per-View bout,” HBO said in a statement. “We have an obligation to both fighters and, therefore, will proceed to produce and distribute that event. However, we ...

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World Net Daily Has The Manny Pacquiao Sadz

World Net Daily readers are vowing to boycott Nike after the sportswear giant yesterday fired boxing champion Manny Pacquiao over his “abhorrent” comments about gay people. From their story: “It’s common sense,” the Christian athlete told TV5 in the the Philippines on Monday. “Do you see animals mating with the same sex? Animals are better because they can distinguish male ...

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Death To Gays

TMZ Sports reports: Manny Pacquiao is doubling down on his anti-gay stance — posting a bible verse that condones putting gays to death … hours after he was fired by Nike. The Filipino news agency ABS-CBN captured an Instagram Manny put up early Thursday morning quoting Leviticus 20.13: “If a man has sexual relations with a man as one does ...

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CONFIRMED: Nike Fires Boxing Champion Manny Pacquaio Over “Abhorrent” Comments About Gays

TMZ Sports confirms their scoop from earlier today: Nike has made it official — Manny Pacquiao has been FIRED over his anti-gay comments. Nike issued a statement saying, “We find Manny Pacquiao’s comments abhorrent.” “Nike strongly opposes discrimination of any kind and has a long history of supporting and standing up for the rights of the LGBT community. We no ...

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TMZ: Nike Is Preparing To Drop Manny Pacquaio

TMZ Sports reports that Nike has pulled its Manny Pacquaio line of branded sportswear from its website in preparation for cutting ties with the anti-LGBT champion boxer. They write: Multiple sources tell TMZ Sports … Nike is preparing to cut ties with boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao after his latest round of anti-gay comments. The two sides have had a relationship ...

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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather Responds To Manny Pacquaio: Stop Trashing Gay People [VIDEO]

Last year Floyd Mayweather whupped Manny Pacquaio in a match billed as the “fight of the century.” Via TMZ: Floyd Mayweather has a message for Manny Pacquiao — stop throwing shade at gay people!!! Mayweather was on a jewelry shopping spree in NYC (per usual) when we asked how he felt about his most famous opponent saying gay people are ...

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Boxer Manny Pacquiao: Gays Are Worse Than Animals

Former worldwide boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who is running for the Philippines Senate, is saying “sorry not sorry” after declaring that gays are worse than animals. The BBC reports: Mr Pacquiao’s original remark, made during a TV interview, drew ire from gay Filipino celebrities and a rights group and sparked heated discussion. Initially he appeared unrepentant, writing in a post ...

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Porn Company Threatens To Sue Retired Boxer Yusaf Mack For Claims He Was Drugged Into Performing

Earlier this week retired pro boxer and father of ten Yusaf Mack, 35, claimed that he has no memory of performing in a gay porn video and therefore must have been drugged against his will. Today the porn site behind the video is threatening to sue. Pink News reports: In response to the accusastions, the company have rubbished Mack’s “patently ...

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PHILADELPHIA: Retired Pro Boxer Yusaf Mack Claims He Was Drugged Into Doing Gay Porn

Philly.com reports: West Philly’s Yusaf Mack is known for his boxing. But it’s his sexual prowess that has people buzzing. He appears in a new porn video that’s caused a bit of a local scandal. And it’s not just any porn video but a particularly graphic one that shows him engaging in a threesome with two other men. Mack, a ...

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Holyfield “Beats” Romney In Two Rounds

Via Fox News: Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in Salt Lake City. Romney, 68, and Holyfield, 52, sparred, if you could call it that, for just two short rounds before Romney ran away from the boxer and threw in the ...

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Romney Vs Holyfield: The Weigh-In

Via NBC News: In this corner, weighing in at 236 pounds: Evander Holyfield, the former heavyweight champion of the world. And in this corner, weighing in at 179 pounds — Mitt Romney? The former Republican presidential nominee? Relax. It’s for a good cause: They’re stepping into the ring Friday night in Salt Lake City to raise money for Charity Vision, ...

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Chess Boxing: It’s A Thing

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Don King Goes Off The Rails On CNN

Boxing promoter Don King appeared on CNN today, ostensibly to talk about newly-released FBI documents which claim that the mafia fixed the famous 1964 bout between Sonny Liston and Muhammad Ali. What the CNN hosts got, however, was a raving flag-waving man who never stopped shouting and who talked incessantly over their attempt to escape to another story. Twitter has ...

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Orlando Cruz Marries In Central Park

Michael Lavers reports at Washington Blade: New York City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is among the frontrunners to succeed outgoing New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn in the position, officiated the ceremony. Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and Shirley Casiano were witnesses. Cruz in Oct. 2012 became the first active professional boxer to ...

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Orlando Cruz KO’d In 7th Round

Boxing Insider reports: Orlando Cruz is a southpaw and he did not make eye contact with Salido during introductions. Salido is a notoriously slow starter but he did not start slow tonight. Salido was warned for the first of multiple times in the first round for low blows. Cruz was sticking and moving early with his jab but Salido did ...

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