Damn, we lost another one of the greats. Anyone familiar with the world of boxing knows this dude is one of the preeminent pugilists who epitomized the creed of “never giving up.” Bloody, battered and all Arturro Gatti always fought with every last inch of his fiber to make his presence felt. The gigantic spirit of this small man will be never forgotten to the world of boxing.
via Cage Potato
As you’ve surely noticed, Kimbo Slice has been laying low since his embarassing loss to Seth Petruzelli at EliteXC: Heat. And though he would have been an excellent addition to DREAM’s Super Hulk Tournament, Kimbo’s days as an MMA fighter might be over for good. Last week, MMA Fanhouse reported that the YouTube-brawler-turned-MMA-sideshow is no longer contractually tied to Strikeforce, and now the Sun Sentinel is passing along this bit of news about Slice’s athletic future:
Streetfighter Kimbo Slice of Coral Springs is stepping out of the cage and into the ring, according to promoter Gary Shaw, who gave the YouTube streetfighting sensation his 15 minutes of fame on CBS in the now-defunct EliteXC league. Slice is training in a private Fort Lauderdale gym and could return to the same venue where Seth Petruzelli ended Slice’s rapid rise in mixed martial arts in 14 seconds. Shaw and Don King have a pro card scheduled for July 11 at the BankAtlantic Center.
The date is tentative because it conflicts with the July 8-11 Women’s National Golden Gloves Tournament at the Fort Lauderdale Airport Hilton, and King said he doesn’t like to conflict with local boxing shows.Be careful, Kimbo: Don King is a wretched, slimy, reptilian mothafucka. But at least the sport of boxing will allow Kimbo to rebuild his confidence against “opponents” who are all but paid to lose.
Was Kimbo’s TKO loss to Petruzelli proof that he has no chin under that beard? Will Ferg flourish in a combat environment that prohibits takedowns and kicks? Or have you already decided that you’re not going to care about Kimbo Slice, no matter what happens to him?
A fantastic new trailer for a documentary about legendary boxer Muhammad Ali called Facing Ali has debuted on Apple today.
Sugar Shane walks away with a sweet victory, redeeming himself beautifully this historic week of REDEMPTION. He dismantled his opponent in a most calculated fashion, classic ass whuppin!
Source : Sandra Rose
Floyd Mayweather presence in the media has certainly risen over the last couple of months. After a decisive win over Brit Ricky Hatton and a much hyped WWE match with Big Show and tabloid stories of his love life, we know a lot more about today’s best pound for pound fighter. In a recent interview on ATL radio station Hot 107.9 he speaks on possibly retiring, NFL star Reggie Bush, and handing out thousands of dollars at Club Pure in Atlanta.
Now after his appearance at the club, Sandra Rose is reporting that he made it rain with fake 100 hundred dollar bills. Read the scoop below:
My photographer Freddy O was almost arrested at a gas station this morning after trying to pay for gas with one of the counterfeit $100 bills that boxer Floyd Mayweather tossed in the air at Club PURE last night.
According to Fred (and several others in attendance) Mayweather’s “boys” were handing him the stacks of hundreds.
There is speculation that one of his “boys” switched out the real hundreds for the counterfeit hundreds and kept the real cash for himself. I would be inclined to believe that maybe Floyd didn’t know what his boys were doing, except that this has happened before!
Some club patrons in Las Vegas also complained about Mayweather tossing counterfeit bills earlier this year. We’re not talking fake bills of the copy machine variety – we’re talking print shop quality counterfeit bills.
This BS could have jeopardized Fred’s chances for a good job later on if the gas station owner called the police on him today. So BEWARE if you catch a hundred bill in the clubs – it just might be fake!
Mike Tyson’s Bentley Continental SC is for sale. The fighter’s former ride was spotted by Maghogany Girl(who is also about to drop a book) at the Auto Trader site. Man it seems this a new trend, cause I know I saw Scott Storch’s yacht for sale somewhere on the net. Anyway don’t know when the last time Mike actually drove this but it obviously is a collector’s item. Somebody get 50 on the phone!!
In what is being called a possible freak show, Evander Holyfield and Mike Tyson might lace up the boxing gloves for another fight. Now if this comes to fruition, it would be the biggest spectacle boxing has seen since their last meeting when Mike bit off some of Holyfield’s ear. Mike is supposedly training so this might just happen. Honestly with all the negativity boxing has seen in recent years do we really need to see these guys fight again? I think they may hurt boxing more than anything else.