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  2. Rod Salka was best known as the man who almost had his head seperated from its shoulders in a Brooklyn ring, in 2014, compliments of Danny Garcia. That claim to fame has been superseded, though, by the hubbub the PA-based 130-140 pound fighter caused on April 12. On that night, in Indio, CA, Salka came to the ring for a fight against Mexican-born Francisco Vargas wearing trunks which made clear his stance against illegal immigration. The shorts said “America 1st” on them, and were emblazoned with bricks, making up a wall, an obvious reference to the wall which President Trump has promised to build to keep Mexicans from entering the US illegally. As he made clear on the day he announced his candidacy, Trump believes that too many of those “illegals” are bad actors, who commit rapes and sell drugs and wreak havoc on the saintly citizenry. That message helped bring Trump over the finsh line, past his Democrat rival, and his views on immigration continue to help build a wall between his fans and those on the other wise, who make no secret of their disdain for his character and behavior. When Salka got stopped by Vargas, who battered him hard in round five and six, rendering him unfit to continue into round seven, a nation of anti-Trump fight fans erupted in joyous applause. Down goes the bigot! Mainstream media found the story, and Salka got torched by even casual fight fans and non-boxing fans. But we on the Everlast “Talkbox” podcast wanted to know what he was thinking. Is he actually a bigot? Would he admit that Trump bankrolled this effort? Would he apologize to Vargas, after having time to think about his attire choice? Salka came on “Talkbox,” and explained why he wore the trunks, and what it was that he wanted to accomplish. “I did 10 years in the military, I’m proud to be an American,” the 35 year old man said. “I’m proud to be from here.” He said he realizes that everyone back in the day was an immigrant to these shores, but no, he’s not a racist, Salka told us. He is pro-legal immigration, he said, and further, he said, “I do want to kind of distinguish myself from President Trump personally. Whereas I’m conservative and I hold conservative views, I’m not bigoted or racist towards any group of people. I do think we need to put America first a lot more than we do, in a lot instances.” I pointed out that his trunks acted as an implicit endorsement of the man who kicked off his campaign labeling an outsized portion of Mexicans as rapists, and Salka said he understood that. Did he want to get this sort of reaction? “I knew,” he said. He said that most people don’t think heavily about hot button issues, like the illegal immigration topic, so he knew that there would be a knee-jerk reaction. He’s received messages from “fans” who think he should fall off a cliff…but he also has had many, many discussions with people who started off torching him but came around to engaging in civil discourse. He said he messaged back people who messaged him expletives, and of 50 of those back and forths, maybe 40 of them ended peacefully, with an “agree to disagree” resolution. Bottom line, he knew the trunks would be on surface divisive, but wanted to take it a step further, by getting into some real debate about the issue. And we did just that on the pod. I explained why I found it offensive that the President labels and degrades people, without almost ever offering facts and figures to support a stance. Salka came back to his POV, he maintains, which is that immigration must be done legally. And the millions that are here, and have been here for decades, and are useful and beloved members of their community, should there be round-ups of them? Should they be tossed out? And if yes, why? So millions of high-paying jobs would open up, so the American dream would now be made available to those who’d had the opportunity stolen from them by an “illegal?” These are the specifics we went into... Listen for yourself, and see if maybe you get a better sense of why Salka wore the trunks, and so lived up to his nickname, “Lightning Rod.” Also, see what Salka said when I suggested he seek to secure a fight against Mexican hitter Canelo Alvarez. By Michael Woods
  3. Another Mexican Cheater?

    talk to me when they get to the finito, sanchez, barrera, illity, chavez level....then they'll give mexico a bad name.
  4. Another Mexican Cheater?

    these guys are giving the whole country a bad name with cuadras it's really not a big suprise after seeing his bacne
  5. Another Mexican Cheater?

    another? get in line.....we are born cheaters. no sweat off my balls.
  6. Carlos Cuadras Suspended By WBC For Refusing Doping Test By Miguel Rivera According to World Boxing Council (WBC) President Mauricio Sulaiman, his organization maintains zero tolerance for banned substances. Sulaiman announced that the WBC has suspended former world champion Carlos Cuadras of Mexico, because he violated the rules of his last fight by refusing an anti-doping test in connection with the WBC's Clean Boxing Program. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) mandates that any fighter who refuses to take a drug test is in violation of their rules. He says Cuadras has been removed from all of their world rankings. "Carlos Cuadras is suspended for faults to the banned substances protocol, he is out of the world classifications and this topic is being addressed," explained Sulaiman. He added that "discipline must exist in boxing, the fighter must have the highest priority of a clean sport, it is something that we will take to the maximum with important efforts." The last few months have not been easy for Cuadras, who on February 24, in Los Angeles, California, lost an upset decision to comebacking Puerto Rican contender McWilliams Arroyo, in a bout for the silver title of the WBC. IN OTHER NEWS: This past weekend, WBC silver lightweight champion Marcos Villasana TKO`d Jose Felix and is planning to go for the absolute crown...but not quite yet. Marcos, who returned from a year of inactivity, was sharp minus some ring rust and in superb shape, and revealed that the key to his victory was the unstinting work in the gym. But also carefully following the sage and astute indications plus advice of his corner. Aware that this is a crucially important step, Villasana acknowledged that he still needs to iron out some details, before plotting the title fight, but he trusts that his discipline and dedication will lead him to achieve his goal. His trainer Ruben Lira confirmed that Marcos is an intelligent boxer, who`s maturing.
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  8. that makes sense. if they regularly allowed normal boxers to participate i'm sure people would be lining up to get a chance to KO a cop. Especially in these times jaja
  9. Police, fire, military, emergency medical services etc. Sometimes regular boxers get to fill vacant slots as well.
  10. so it is not just police who fight at these events? I always thought these things were for cops only.
  11. This is a video I made after we went with 2 of our fighters to Central California Battle Of The Badges last weekend. We went 1-1. The guys fought well and it was a pretty cool event :-)
  12. RIP Austin Trout but he's got balls thats for sure
  13. khan v lo greco??? IM BUYING THIS SHIT!!
  14. somebodys gonna get this dude one day
  15. ESPN and Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International today announced today an extensive line up of exclusive boxing programming for ESPN+, the new direct-to-consumer sports streaming service launching April 12. Additionally, through an expansion of ESPN’s agreement with Top Rank, ESPN+ will add 12 exclusive world-class Top Rank on ESPN cards to the annual line up. The monthly live ESPN+ events start Saturday, June 9, with a world championship bout showcasing pound-for-pound superstar Terence “Bud” Crawford as he seeks to win a world title in a third weight class when he challenges welterweight world champion Jeff “The Hornet” Horn at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. ESPN+ will also exclusively stream six international Top Rank on ESPN cards per year, giving subscribers access to some of the sport’s best international fights. The first international live event to stream on ESPN+ will be Saturday, April 21, when former unified junior welterweight world champion Amir Khan faces Phil Lo Greco in a welterweight battle, live from Liverpool, England. The agreement sets the table for an integrated alliance between Top Rank and ESPN’s industry-leading networks and platforms to allow all forms of Top Rank content, including additional original programming and library content, to reach more fans in a variety of new ways. The 12 additional Top Rank on ESPN cards and six international live events are exclusive to ESPN+. Subscribers of ESPN+ will also have access to a variety of new and existing boxing content throughout the year, including: · A consistent studio show covering all the latest news, results and storylines · The unmatched, on-demand treasure chest of the greatest fights of all time, including hundreds of fights from the ESPN Big Fights Library and the Top Rank archive, including Ali vs. Frazier I-III, Ali vs. Foreman, Leonard vs. Duran I-III, Hagler vs. Hearns and Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, among many, many more All Top Rank on ESPN undercard fights · Re-airs of all Top Rank on ESPN and Top Rank on ESPN PPV bouts · Weigh-ins, post-fight interviews and press conferences · News, information and opinion across ESPN platforms “ESPN is thrilled to take our relationship with Top Rank to a new level via this innovative and exclusive distribution on ESPN+,” said Burke Magnus, ESPN Executive Vice President of Programming and Scheduling. “By distributing more Top Rank events and boxing content than ever before, we are showing fans our commitment to boxing through a more personalized and targeted manner.” “Top Rank is thrilled to extend our agreement to include these additional world-class events for ESPN+,” said Todd duBoef, Top Rank President. “This addition offers a 360 approach to the entire boxing vertical, including live world class events, unparalleled coverage, as well as access to historical moments in the sport.” Launching April 12, ESPN+ will be an integrated part of a completely redesigned ESPN App. Already the leading sports app, the new ESPN App will be the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans and is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation. With a richer, increasingly more personalized experience, the new ESPN App will curate all of ESPN’s incredible content into an experience unique to each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ will also be available through ESPN+ is the first-ever multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International in partnership with ESPN and featuring ESPN branded content. It will offer fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. This includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, Grand Slam tennis, Top Rank boxing, PGA Tour golf, college sports, international rugby, cricket, the full library of ESPN Films (including 30 for 30) and more. Fans can subscribe to ESPN+ for just $4.99 a month (or a discounted annual price of $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. Last August, ESPN and Top Rank announced a vast and exclusive, multimedia agreement to make ESPN the home of Top Rank in the U.S. and Canada. Under the agreement, ESPN currently televises live fights on ESPN and ESPN Deportes and streams them on the ESPN App. It also airs all Top Rank content in English and in French on Canadian sister networks TSN and RDS.
  16. In what has become a major news story in Atlanta, multiple outlets are reporting that former five division world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and members of his entourage were driving in three vehicles to the Buckhead hotel, and when the vehicles pulled in to the establishment - another vehicle pulled up and one or more individuals in that car opened fire at the Mayweather vehicles - and one of the boxer's bodyguards was shot in the leg. Several officers responded to the scene at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta just after 3 a.m. Monday. “We believe that Mr. Mayweather may have been in one of the other vehicles in the caravan and was not injured,” Atlanta police spokesman Donald Hannah confirmed to several outlets. “At this time, it appears that this was not a random shooting and the shooter was targeting the victim’s vehicle.” According to Atlanta police, all three of the Mayweather vehicles drove away and were followed temporarily by the shooters. Mayweather's bodyguard was driven to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg. He is in stable condition. “We are working to confirm the suspect vehicle description,” Hannah said to the Atlanta Journal. As stated, Mayweather was not injured in the attack, and police have not ruled out the possibility that he was the actual target. "Another vehicle pulled up beside them at the intersection of Peachtree Road and Highland Drive and fired several times at one of the vehicles. All three vehicles fled and reported being followed for a distance," a police source told TMZ. "After losing the vehicle that was following them, the victim's vehicle drove to Grady Hospital where the victim was treated for a gunshot wound to the leg and is in stable condition." Mayweather was ringside this past Saturday night at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, where his promotional company staged a Showtime televised tripleheader.
  17. By Keith Idec Jarrett Hurd is the man Jermell Charlo really wants to fight. For now, the unbeaten WBC super welterweight champion will settle for facing an opponent Hurd has beaten. reported Tuesday that Houston’s Charlo (30-0, 15 KOs) likely will make an optional defense of his 154-pound championship against Austin Trout on June 9 in Los Angeles. The Charlo-Trout fight will be broadcast by Showtime as part of a doubleheader that’ll feature a featherweight championship rematch between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares at Staples Center. A press conference took place Tuesday for the Santa Cruz-Mares rematch, but Trout wasn’t announced as Charlo’s opponent as part of that event. The 32-year-old Trout (31-4, 17 KOs), a former WBA super welterweight champion from Las Cruces, New Mexico, has lost two of his past three fights. The 27-year-old Hurd (22-0, 15 KOs) became the first fighter to beat Trout by knockout or technical knockout when the veteran southpaw declined to leave his corner for the start of the 11th round October 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. In his previous fight, Trout lost a 12-round unanimous decision to Jermall Charlo (26-0, 20 KOs), Jermell’s twin brother. Jermall Charlo, now a middleweight contender, was the IBF junior middleweight champion when he out-pointed Trout in May 2016. Trout won his last fight, an eight-rounder against Colombia’s Juan De Angel (20-8-1, 18 KOs), by unanimous decision February 17 in El Paso, Texas. If Jermell Charlo beats Trout, too, he is expected to fight Hurd in a 154-pound title unification fight later this year. Hurd, of Accokeek, Maryland, added the WBA and IBO super welterweight titles to his IBF junior middleweight crown by defeating Erislandy Lara (25-3-2, 14 KOs) by split decision Saturday night in Las Vegas. Jermell Charlo, 27, has scored sensational knockouts in each of his past two title defenses. He knocked out Dallas’ Charles Hatley (26-2-1, 18 KOs) in the sixth round last April 22 at Barclays Center. Then he knocked out Erickson Lubin (18-1, 13 KOs) in the first round October 14 at Barclays Center. Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.
  18. Amir Khan says that the personal attack from Phil Lo Greco in the build-up to their clash on April 21 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, has fuelled his fire in training camp. Khan is back in England from training in San Francisco and is ready to lace them up for the first time in nearly two years – and in his first fight at home since April 2013 – against the Canadian. ESPN+ will televise in the U.S. “He got personal at the press conference and that’s not right,” said Khan. “He’s going to pay for that. Talk about boxing, talk about me getting KO’d or getting beat – but going into my personal life is disrespectful and that’s made me angry. “I want to show him who’s boss and put it on him, he needs to watch what he says. He’s an idiot and he’s going to be put in his place on April 21. “The fans hate him now and he’s going to be in for a hostile night from the fans in Liverpool. British fans are the best in the world and he should’ve come here wanting to getting them on his side, but there’s no chance that will happen. “There’s pressure in every fight and I know that lose and it’s game over for getting those huge fights. I cannot make any mistake and what he’s said in the press conference has only added more fuel to the fire. “I’ve felt great in camp and I know that I need to be at my sharpest as I’ve been out for a while and I know that he’s going to think he can take advantage of that and upset the odds – but that’s not happening. “Welterweight is where I want to be winning world titles at. The next two fights are going to be huge marquee names that make me a two-weight world champion. Eddie knows what I want and he’s got the plans down, I know I can win that World title this year but I cannot look past Phil, he’s coming to smash my dreams.”
  19. Broner vs Vargas 144lb Catchweight

    odds are actually pretty even for this fight, i might make a wager
  20. Hearn has apparently offered Wilder a flat fee of $12.5 mil for the Joshua fight, a bit of a lowball considering how big this fight would be no?
  21. Canelo Withdraws From Golovkin Rematch on May 5

    GGG fight moved to StubHub…against Vanes? By Miguel Maravilla Undisputed WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO middleweight world champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) looks to be fighting at a new venue for his Cinco De Mayo (May 5th) fight. On Monday, it was reported that the StubHub Center in Carson, California would host Golovkin’s next fight opposed to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Golovkin was originally scheduled to take on Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. However, with all the latest surrounding Canelo and his two positive test for the banned substance Clenbuterol last month, Canelo withdrew from the fight. Now the question remains who will be Golovkin’s next opponent. Ireland’s Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (27-2, 19 KOs) was penciled in to headline May 4th on what was supposed to be the eve of the rematch. IBF undefeated mandatory Sergiy Derevyanchenko (12-0, 10 KOs) has also been mentioned. Unbeaten Mexican Jaime Munguia (28-0, 24 KOs) was offered the fight but was denied by the Nevada State Commission. Other names mentioned were WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Sanders (26-0, 12 KOs) and Demetrius Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) who have been calling out “GGG”. However, a source confirmed Monday afternoon that Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) has emerged as a potential opponent. Martirosyan, a 2004 U.S. Olympian is from Glendale, California by way of Armenia, and has a strong Armenian fans base. The Armenian community is loyal to their fighters as there has been a great turnout of Armenians from local club shows to championship prize fights in Southern California. Martirosyan also signed a promotional contract with Hall of Fame Promoter Don King last year as the legendary promoter will look to strike a huge deal. Golovkin, on the other hand, has proven to be a major draw in Southern California, having already fought and sold out the StubHub Center, extra bleachers were added up in the concourse as he knocked out Marco Antonio Rubio in two rounds. Another venue in which he sold out is the Forum as he fought a pair of times scoring knockouts over Willie Monroe and Dominic Wade. More info to come
  22. Connor McGreggor and Friends attack UFC bus

    Cuz mayweather is coming to MMA , best way to duck him get kicked outta ufc all together
  23. why did he do this?
  24. Canelo Withdraws From Golovkin Rematch on May 5

    Buzz is Spike's got the gig. Yaaaawn
  25. Bad decision, why risk jail when you are loaded? " New York police are seeking to question UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor after he and members of his entourage allegedly attacked a bus and left fighter Michael Chiesa injured, a police spokesman told USA TODAY Sports on Thursday. No warrant has been issued for McGregor's arrest – something that UFC President Dana White told reporters had taken place – after an incident occurred as McGregor made an unscheduled appearance as part of UFC 223 media day at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to Lt. Tarik Sheppard of New York Police Department's Deputy Commissioner Public Information office. "We don't even have a report (filed) where we could obtain a warrant," Sheppard told USA TODAY Sports. White told reporters that there "is a warrant out for Conor McGregor's arrest and they are looking for him right now." Chiesa, who is scheduled to fight Anthony Pettis, suffered cuts to his face when objects were tossed at a bus that was at Barclays to transport UFC 223 fighters back to the hotel, White said. " USA Today story
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