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Daily Star (no idea about this site) on JMJr. allegations

This is the only update I can find. Never heard of the site, can't vouch for it. Time will tell.

Hit Maker -- Fight scenes, physical theatre, and "Rocky."

It's currently behind a paywall but I'll draw your attention towards this article in the latest New Yorker anyway. Joan Acocella has a lengthy piece about the upcoming musical 'Rocky', a look behind the fight choreography and a man helping to make it happen, 'movement director' Steven Hoggett. "In Rocky, Hoggett had an additional task. He had to design a fight that, to people not involved in the profession, would look more or less like the real thing. And unlike filmed boxing, where the cameras can do a lot for you, his fight had to look real from right, left, and centre: everywhere the audience would be. Therefore the men did have to hit each other." The whole article is worth seeking out.

Antoine Fuqua Closes Deal To Direct (boxing film) ‘Southpaw,’ Jake Gyllenhaal Set To Star

"Antoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen) has chosen his next film. He will direct Southpaw, a drama set in the boxing world with Jake Gyllenhaal now set to star as welterweight champion who rises in his profession while his personal life falls apart. The picture, financed by The Weinstein Co., will start before the cameras this summer from a script by Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy, The Shield). Fuqua was looking at a number of different projects to helm but decided on Southpaw. His deal closed last night….This is a movie that could include some breakthrough performances as the script plays to cultural diversity."

Testosterone Replacement Therapy banned in combat sports by Nevada State Athletic Commission

TRT exemptions will no longer be given by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, including for users who have already received them in the past.

Diamonds & Rust: Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko Preview

Lomachenko’s formidable amateur credentials are not distinction enough—he need only ask Guillermo Rigondeaux and Andre Ward if people are hypnotized by swaying gold medals before their eyes. No, if Lomachenko is going to maximize his earning potential—and maybe capture an imagination or two in the process—he needs to tuck his medals under his shirt, find the baddest man on the block, and roll him for his gold. To continue reading click the link...

The 50th Anniversary of Liston-Clay Today, Feb. 25th

I thought I'd post this reminder, a very (very) short piece from CBS News. One minor item of note: Back in those days, a fighter who spit out his mouthpiece was quitting. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cassius-clay-defeated-sonny-liston-50-years-ago-dubbed-moment-when-1960s-began/

ErisLandy's TWITTER FUN

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Did you see check out the string of fun images Lara posted trying to get a fight with Alvarez, Mayweather Jr. and GGG?

Magomed Abdusalamov Update

"The family of brain-damaged Russian heavyweight boxer Magomed Abdusalamov has filed court documents that state its intent to file a $100 million lawsuit against the state of New York and its athletic commission, alleging negligence and medical malpractice."

Ukraine

Obviously, the only reason for me or anyone to post a fanshot like this is because Vitali Klitschko is in the middle of this mess, and he's been a fairly prominent front-line figure. Interestingly, and perhaps not surprisingly, some Western observers are not all that optimistic about how well Klitschko would fare if he were elected to a lead position of political power. Now, a "truce of sorts has been announced ahead of talks between Yanukovych and the opposition. So, here is a very in-depth summary from "The Monkey Cage" (part of The Washington Post, with embedded links to previous stories) summarizing just what this chaos is all about. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/02/18/what-you-need-to-know-about-ukraine/

My top 5 boxing matchups

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