Rapper Fabolous’ insult to Adrien Broner in the song “The Hope” is just the latest in a long tradition of intertwining hip hop music with boxing. Hip hop can elevate a boxer and glamorize the sport or it can be used to kick a fighter when he’s down.
Returning former junior middleweight titleholder Yuri Foreman made it an easy night on Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, as he widely outpointed Philadelphia trialhorse Jamaal Davis in their eight-round main event.
Billy Dib rebounded from his recent featherweight title loss with a majority decision over Mike Oliver in a Friday Night Fights main event in Hartford, Conn., on Friday. The hard-fought scrap salvaged the 50 Cent-promoted show that lost it’s original main event.
HBO’s 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year’s average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder’s bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday, according to the network.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Late-replacement Evgeny Gradovich spoiled rapper/promoter 50 Cent’s first solo promotion by outpointing featherweight titleholder Billy Dib via hard-fought split decision in a Friday Night Fights main event at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Billy Dib discusses his Friday Night Fights main event against undefeated Evgeny Gradovich, his promotional deal with rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, possible clashes with WBA titleholder Chris John and RING champ Mikey Garcia, plus his good friend and former champ “Prince” Naseem Hamed.
Billy Dib used to walk out to 50 Cent’s music as an up-and-comer, now the featherweight titleholder will be accompanied by the rapper, who is his promoter, when he walks to the ring to defend his IBF belt against Evgeny Gradovich in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights.
IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib says he is “disappointed and shocked” by the news that Luis Franco has withdrawn from their scheduled March 1 Friday Night Fights main event at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Yuriorkis Gamboa and his promoter, 50 Cent, spoke to the media after Gamboa beat tough Michael Farenas on the Pacquiao-Marquez 4 undercard. 50 Cent, who spoke about Pacquiao-Mayweather, wants Adrien Broner for Gamboa.
Yuriorkis Gamboa rose from a ninth-round knockdown after twice dropping Michael Farenas on the way to Saturday night’s unanimous decision for the WBA’s interim junior lightweight belt.
Yuriorkis Gamboa lost the last 15 months of his career due to promotional strife but the undefeated Cuban standout hasn’t lost any confidence and is motivated to return to his winning ways against Michael Ferenas on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV pay-per-view undercard.
Rapper-turned-promoter 50 Cent envisions a clash between former featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa and lightweight sensation Adrien Broner, and says he’s the man who can make Mayweather-Pacquiao happen.