Top Rank Boxing for August 12: Raymond Muratalla vs. Diego Torres as Co-Feature to Emanuel Navarrete vs. Oscar Valdez
July 10, 2023
Keys to victory for Bud.
Keys to victory for the Big Fish.
By: Kirk Jackson Some fighters are built, and some are developed. Both types of fighters can reach certain levels of success, of course the success of every fighter is different, as every journey respectively is different. Highly esteemed trainer Derrick James has a philosophy on fighters, on how some are[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson It was a highly competitive, world championship fight, between the two top fighters and champions of the division. On the eve of boxing’s biggest event, perhaps in several years, (Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford), Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada (25-0, 9 KO’s) defended her WBC/WBA minimumweight world[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson USC freshman guard Bronny James has been discharged from the hospital and is resting at home after suffering cardiac arrest Monday, James’ cardiologist, Dr. Merje Chukumerije, said Thursday in a statement. James, the eldest son of Lakers star LeBron James, was hospitalized Monday morning after suffering sudden[Read More…]
Is the best player in the world on the move?
By: Kirk Jackson (Updated July 24, 2023) The goal of the USWNT is simple – win the World Cup. They want to make history and become the first nation to win three straight World Cup trophies. As it stands now, there are two women’s national teams that have won back-to-back[Read More…]
Is money the motivation for Messi in Miami?
By: Kirk Jackson Another addition into The Conjuring universe, as The Nun II is set to release later this year to the anticipation of many who are fans of the supernatural and horror genres of film. Directed by Michael Chaves, with a screenplay written by Ian Goldberg, Richard Naing, and[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson The Street Fighter series continues to fight its way into new eras and establish its footing across the interactive, fighting genre of video gaming. The most recent release, Street Fighter 6, is the seventh main entry in the Street Fighter franchise, and was released for PlayStation 4,[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson Finally, after almost two years of waiting and anticipation, season 3, spanning 10 episodes, Warrior is slated to make its HBO Max debut June 29, 2023. Based on the writings of martial arts legend Bruce Lee, Warrior takes place during the brutal Tong Wars of San Francisco’s Chinatown in[Read More…]
“The King is back baby” – CM Punk…
Undefeated Top Pound-For-Pound Stars Errol Spence Jr. and Terence Crawford Meet for Undisputed Welterweight World Championship Saturday, July 29 Headlining a Premier Boxing Champions Event on SHOWTIME PPV from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Takeover continues… Former undisputed champion falls to the former unified champion from the lower division.
By: Kirk Jackson Two Ohio-born talents have joined the pre-Independence Day celebration as part of the ESPN+-streamed undercard to the heavyweight doubleheader featuring Toledo’s switch-hitting Jared “The Real Big Baby” Anderson (14-0, 14 KO’s) against Kazakhstan’s Zhan Kossobutskiy (19-0, 18 KO’s) in a 10-round main event on Saturday, July 1 at Toledo’s Huntington Center. Cleveland native, outstanding southpaw up[Read More…]
The Queen, the self-proclaimed “GWOAT” returns home this weekend. Shields (13-0, 2 KO’s) will attempt her fifth overall defense of at least two middleweight titles and her first as undisputed champion in the division, as she takes on Los Angeles native Maricela Cornejo (16-5, 6 KO’s), Saturday from Little Caesars[Read More…]
The fight everyone asked for…
By: Kirk Jackson Fighters First Management Chief Executive Officer Adrian Clark announced today it has signed Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (28-0, 22 KO’s), the unified WBC/WBA/IBF World Welterweight champion, to a management agreement. Spence and Clark, both Texas natives, have a personal friendship that dates to 2012, while Spence was preparing for the[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson A former ruling “Emperor” and an emerging prodigy aim to seize the spotlight, as part of an action-packed lightweight doubleheader in one of the sport’s most competitive divisions. Former unified and lineal lightweight world champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-2, 10 KO’s) will compete in a 12-round IBF world title eliminator against[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson The Miami Heat are advancing to the 2023 NBA Finals. After a dramatic defeat in the final seconds at home in Game 6 on Saturday, Miami secured victory early in Monday’s finale, marching to Boston’s TD Garden, and handily defeating the Celtics to reach the NBA Finals[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson The entertainment industry, the music world specifically, lost a beloved icon, as it was reported Tina Turner has died at the age of 83, her rep confirmed on May 24. “It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner,” their statement, posted across[Read More…]
Devin “The Dream” Haney remains undefeated and undisputed.
It has begun!!!… or resumed?…
By: Kirk Jackson Re-upping on his deal, former unified and lineal lightweight world champion George Kambosos Jr. (20-2, 10 KO’s), has signed a multi-fight co-promotional agreement with Top Rank, who will work in conjunction with DiBella Entertainment and Ferocious Promotions to present his fights. “George Kambosos Jr. is an exciting fighter and[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson Undefeated American star Devin “The Dream” Haney (29-0, 15 KO’s) is set to defend his undisputed lightweight championship against Ukraine’s three-division world champion Vasiliy “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (17-2, 11 KO’s) this Saturday, May 20, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This is a highly anticipated match-up, a legacy defining fight for[Read More…]
You can’t run from your past, you must embrace fate head on…
By: Kirk Jackson Fresh off the heels of Netflix’s successful hit show Wednesday, the newest entry into to the Scream movie franchise stars Jenna Ortega, resuming her role as Tara Carpenter, sister to Sam Carpenter (Melissa Barrera). The sixth installment in the Scream film series is a direct sequel to Scream (2022), and this upcoming[Read More…]
Hopes and dreams for the USMNT come crashing down against The Netherlands.
She’s creaky and she’s kooky, mysterious and spooky…
By: Kirk Jackson Conroy, considered by many fans to be the definitive voice of Batman, portraying the Dark Knight in the memorable ’90s animated series, various cameo appearances and the Arkham video games. The iconic actor died at 66, after a short battle with cancer, his representatives confirmed. After starting[Read More…]
Not all heroes wear capes, but this one has a caddie…
By: Kirk Jackson Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, better known as Takeoff from the hip-hop, family connected group Migos, is dead at the age of 28, according to TMZ and other news outlets. The hip-hop star was reportedly shot and killed at 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas. Cops were called shortly after 2:30 in[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson Former three-weight world champion “Hi-Tech” Vasiliy Lomachenko (16-2, 11 KO’s) and undefeated contender Jamaine Ortiz (16-0-1, 8 KO’s) will engage in battle of great importance in lightweight division this weekend. The one-time sparring partners will clash in the 12-round lightweight main event Saturday evening at Hulu Theater at Madison Square[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson WBA (Regular) Super Middleweight Champion and Minneapolis fan-favorite, David Morrell Jr. (7-0, 6 KO’s) takes on unbeaten mandatory challenger Aidos Yerbossynuly (16-0, 11 KO’s) Saturday, November 5, from The Armory in Minneapolis. This event featured in Minneapolis, is part of a Premier Boxing Champions promotion and broadcasted through[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson Unbeaten WBA (Regular) Super Middleweight Champion and David Morrell Jr. and undefeated mandatory challenger Aidos Yerbossynuly previewed their 12-round duel during a virtual press conference Wednesday, before they headline action live on SHOWTIME Saturday, November 5 in a Premier Boxing Champions event, from The Armory, in Minneapolis. Here is what the fighters had to[Read More…]
The Gwoat defends her crown.
Budding rivalry and the battle for Super featherweight supremacy.
By: Kirk Jackson Elite UFC Striker Uriah Hall, and NFL Star, perennial All-Pro Le’Veon Bell, are scheduled to make their professional boxing debuts on Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva Undercard October 29. Questions from The Scope Network: Quotes from Uriah Hall: “I love mixed martial arts and I love to compete. I’m a[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson Unbeaten super welterweight Sebastian “The Towering Inferno’’ Fundora (19-0-1, 13 KO’s) and former title challenger Carlos Ocampo (34-1, 22 KO’s) previewed their showdown for Fundora’s Interim WBC super welterweight title during a virtual press conference before they meet live on SHOWTIME on Saturday, October 8 from Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson This past week, Paramount+ and Showtime potentially elevated their respective brands, combining powers and merging content, by making both services available all in one app. Now, Paramount+ can be upgraded to offer Showtime all within the same app, adding convenience and additional access, while updating and opening your streaming service. Paramount+[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson On Sept. 3, it’s all movies, all formats, all day for only three dollars. The Cinema Foundation is welcoming moviegoers to celebrate a day at the movies with discounted admissions to kick off National Cinema Day on Saturday, Sept. 3. This one-day event will be held at more than[Read More…]
The imminent return of Vasiliy Lomachenko.
Is Takeover 2.0 now in session? The audience in regards to viewership agrees.
The main event featuring Lopez and Campa peaked at 913,000 viewers from an average televised audience of 890,000 according to Nielsen Media Research.
An overall average audience of 790,000 viewers tuned in for the two-fight, 102-minute telecast from Resorts World Casino in Las Vegas.
The show pulled a 0.26 rating among home viewers aged 18-49, ranking sixth among all cable telecasts on the night and retaining nearly all of the lead-in audience from the preceding UFC Fight Night telecast (797,000 average viewership/0.27 P18-49), which ran ten minutes late and causing the Top Rank show to begin at 10:10 p.m. ET.
Revenge of the Ninja Master!!!
By: Kirk Jackson For most people outside of Julianna Peña (11-4 MMA, 7-2 UFC) and her camp, she completed one of the greatest upsets in UFC history at UFC 269 last December. Listed as a +700 underdog on BetMGM, Peña defeated double-champ Amanda Nunes (21-5 MMA, 14-2 UFC), who up at[Read More…]
By: Kirk Jackson We’re steadily approaching a boxing card that promises to be a battle in Brooklyn, headlined by two exciting pugilists, aiming to make a splash in what is arguably the deepest division in sport at junior middleweight (154 lbs.). Listed below are the final weights for the Danny[Read More…]
The coronation of the young King.
Two crowns at stake but there can only be one King.
Known as “The Truth,” he’s also “The Big Fish” and he cleaned and cleared out his side of the street. It’s only fitting that he be addressed as “The Streetsweeper.”
By: Kirk Jackson For additional perspective, please read Part 1, of the Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford Series. Part 1 The top pound-for-pound fighter of the sport is facing a predicament. Current WBO welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s) is itching for a fight, but is experiencing[Read More…]
The Story of Errol Spence Jr. vs. Terence Crawford. Chapter 1.
By: Kirk Jackson Is it now the trend, for superhero movies to not live up to expectations? Maybe not all superhero themed movies, but many of the highly anticipated, heavily advertised, blockbuster-esque projected movies have missed the mark in recent attempts, and that trend continued with the recent summer release[Read More…]