Did anyone know there was a heavyweight boxing title fight yesterday? Wladamir Klitschko is now the undisputed heavyweight champion after a win over WBA belt holder David Haye. It was roughly 10 years ago when we were buying pay-per-view bouts with Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Lennox Lewis, but now there is almost no interest in the sport. Could it be due to what the UFC has become or is it more related to the lack of characters from previous years. Either way the sport is pretty much dead and it might not ever be revived.
If you didn’t get a chance to catch WWE this past Monday you missed out on Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban as the official guest host of Monday Night Raw. In typical wrestling fashion the WWE guest host got involved in the action and Cuban paid for interrupting the disagreement between John Cena and Shamus. Cuban was eventually sent through a table set up in the ring corner by Seamus and that was the end of Cuban’s stunt. Is there any question after watching this video why the ole codgers who run Major League Baseball won’t allow Mr. Cuban to own a team? I personally don’t think there is anything wrong with it, but MLB wouldn’t even allow spider webs on the bases a few years ago.
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Fedor Emelianenko makes his American debut tomorrow night during the big Strikeforce MMA CBS event in Chicago. Many feel Emelianeko is the best mixed martial arts fighter in the world so this should be a big deal for CBS and Strikeforce, right? It very well may be, but the bigger deal in our mind is the host of the show tomorrow evening on CBS. Her name is Jenn Brown and she is SMOKING!!! If you aren’t familiar with Jenn then no need to worry. We have included a few pictures for you below to become more acquainted.
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It’s well known that Floyd Mayweather Jr. loves to talk smack and has no problems mixing it up with the people who interview him. Check out this video of his post fight interview with Max Kellerman after he dismantled Manuel Marquez Saturday night. I could be wrong, but I think Kellerman got a little cash on the side to promote a potential fight between Money Mayweather and Sugar Shane Mosley.
Kurt Angle a current professional wrester for TNA was arrested over the weekend for breaking a protection order and for possessing steroids. Angle was arrested after he was found circling a coffee shop and staring at his girlfriend who had just hours earlier obtained the protection order against the former Olympic gold wrestler. Police found the growth hormone Hygetropin in Angle’s car and was charged with possession of drugs and paraphernalia, driving with a suspended license and violation his protection order. The 40-year old Angle went on to win his title bout unday night at the TNA pay-per-view event “Hard Justice” so he retained the TNA world title. Justice served!
ABC’s television show sensation “Dancing with the Stars” has released their list of contestants for this year’s show and there seems to be even more athletes than normal this time around. Michael Irvin is the most famous of the athletes and looks to fall in the foot steps of former Cowboy teammate Emmitt Smith who won the show a couple of years back. Other athletes that will compete on the show include Louie Vito a professional snowboarder, former UFC champ Chuck Liddell and another Olympic star in swimmer Natalie Coughlin. Other contestants include singer Aaron Carter, actor Mark Dacascos, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, singer Macy Gray, actor Ashley Hamilton, actress Melissa Joan Hart, model Kathy Ireland, actress Debi Mazar, singer Mya, reality star Kelly Osbourne and singer Donnie Osmond. This is all good and well, but in the end I didn’t plan on watching the show until I also heard our friend Joanna Krupa will also be on the show. I wonder if she will end up blessing out her partner on “Dancing with the Stars” like she previously did to Terrell Owens on “The Superstars”?
A couple of months ago we informed you about Gina Carano signing with Strikeforce. The signing set up the most anticipated female fight ever between Carano and Cris “Cyborg” Santos. Cyborg a Muay Thai striker is 7-1 with five wins by technical knockout. Carano is 7-0 and is also a Muai Thay fighter and has the looks that can kill. Carano will have her hands filled with Cyborg because her power is next to none and is superior to Carano in respect to her ground game. Carano is going to have to really bring it to get past Cyborg this Saturday night on Showtime, but we believe.
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Former boxing champion Alexis Arguello, one of the best junior lightweights to ever step in the ring, was found dead at his home early Wednesday. The La Prensa newspaper reported Arguello was found with a gunshot wound to the chest and the rumors are starting to swirl around whether his death was a suicide attempt. Arguello previously discussed with Sports Illustrated in 1985 that he had considered suicide to escape feelings of betrayal and despair and there have been reports recently he had been battling serious bouts with depression.
Before Arguello no one had ever won the title in three different weight divisions. Arguello even moved up again in weight in 1982 to challenge junior welterweight figther Aaron Pryor in a tilt titled as the “Battle of the Champions.” Over 20,000 fans poured into the Orange Bowl to see an epic brawl that ultimately led to Pryor knocking out Arguello in the 14th round which today would be unheard of for boxers to go so many rounds. Arguello is one of the classiest fighters to ever step foot into the ring due to his upstanding character and demeanor. Rest in peace Alexis!
It seems there might be some merit to the rumors that Shaquille O’Neal wants to take on Korean MMA fighter Hong-Man Choi based on this video of Shaq training. Choi is the 7-foot-2, 330-pound beast that beat the ever living will out of Jose Canseco a few weeks back. I can imagine the Suns would love for O’Neal to step in the ring since I’m sure it is a violation of his contract and we all know Phoenix is doing anything they can to unload his huuuuggggeee contract.
Former EliteXC fighter Gina Carano has announced her signing with the MMA company Strikeforce. Carano is slated to take on Cris Cyborg August 15th on Showtime. This sets up the most anticipated women’s fight ever considering the Carano-Cyborg fight has been talked about since the two became prominent in the EliteXC’s women’s division during 2008. Carano is 7-0 and Cyborg is 7-1 and both are primarily standup fighters so it promises to be an action-packed bout. I have already added this fight to my calendar because I don’t want to miss Carano in action.