In what turned out to be one of the biggest events in the history of boxing, Floyd Mayweather came out on top in his highly anticipated bout with MMA champ Conor McGregor.
The 40-year-old is now 50-0 and has surpassed Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record after stopping McGregor with a 10th-round TKO. McGregor, who was making his debut as a boxer, never seemed reckless or overly aggressive in the ring. Instead, the 29-year-old was a worthy opponent for Mayweather, who now must be considered as one of boxing’s all-time greats.
“He’s a lot better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said after the fight was over. “He used different angles. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight.” Floyd also spoke about the level of competition McGregor brought to the table, adding that “we gave the fans what they wanted to see. I chose a hell of a dance partner to dance with. Conor McGregor, you are a hell of a champion.”
After the fight, Mayweather announced his retirement admitting that he played the long game when it came to strategy during his last tour of duty as a boxer. “He’s a tough competitor,” said Floyd. “Our game plan was to take our time, let him shoot all his heavy shots early and then take him out at the end down the stretch.”
Check out some highlights, courtesy of CBS Sports, below.
Cardi B Claims NY Cop Put Her in a Chokehold
Cardi B claimed in a now-deleted Twitter post that an unidentified New York police officer put her in a banned chokehold. Sources close to the rapper tells TMZ the incident took place at Columbus Circle in New York after her Bentley SUV was hit by another driver.
Cardi reportedly wasn’t driving but she and a cousin, who was in the Bentley as well, got out and confronted the other driver before NYPD got involved. TMZ reports that Cardi claims a white officer grabbed her with his arms around her neck and pinned her against her Bentley.
He eventually let her go once the situation calmed down. Moments later she blasted the cops for not knowing “how to do they job F**K.”
“I can’t believe this cop put me on a choke hole just now s— is crazy these NY cops don’t know how to do they job F— 12,” she wrote Tuesday (Sept. 19).
The NYPD says Cardi didn’t file a report about the incident.
Per NY Daily News, “The NYPD was made aware of a tweet made by rapper Cardi B, which was since deleted, and indicated an alleged interaction between the NYPD and her,” an NYPD spokesman said. “The NYPD has no record or any other information to support the validity of this claim.”
Cardi B is having one hell of a 2017 as her breakout hit “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” is slated to reach No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100.
Report: Jay-Z Rejects NFL Offer to Perform at the 2018 Super Bowl
According to The Source Magazine, Jay-Z turned down an offer to perform during the 2018 Super Bowl halftime. The NFL is currently searching for an artist that will top last season’s performance by Lady Gaga, which was watched by as many as 117.5 million TV viewers.
Although no clear indication was given as to why Hov declined, the rapper showed his solidarity with ousted NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick last week by dedicating his record “The Story of O.J.” to him during his stage performance in NYC.
Jay Z dedicates his song to #ColinKaepernick and #DickGregory during performance at #MeadowsMusicFestival #JayZ #Rocnation #LoudGenius #DJ #djlife #entrepreneur #marketing #branding #consultant #lifegoals #achieve #comedy #sports #news #newmusic #tourdates #music #concerts #tours #performances #artist #musicproducer #success #goals
As reported by NBC Sports, the NFL did not directly dispute the report that Jay Z passed on the gig.
“No decisions have been made on the performer(s) and we are not going to speculate on particular artists,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told PFT by email. “Along with Pepsi, we know that we will put on a spectacular show. When it is time to announce her name we will do it. Or his name. Or their names.”
8-Year-Old Illinois Youth Football Team Kneels During National Anthem
A predominately black youth football team in Belleville, Illinois, proved that children are well aware of the social unrest that’s taking place in our communities and around the country. On Monday (Sept. 18), every player on the Cahokia Quarterback Club roster kneeled during the national anthem ahead of their game at Belleville’s Little Devil’s Field.
The team is comprised of 25 players who are all 8-years-old and younger. Head coach Orlando Gooden told Fox News 2 Now that “One of the kids asked me if I saw (people) protesting and rioting in St. Louis. I said yes; I said, ‘Do you know why they are doing it?’”
Coach Gooden, who played football at Mizzou, said his player responded, “Because black people are getting killed and nobody’s going to jail—in reference to the recent acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley.
“I felt like it was a good teaching moment for me to circle the team and have a meeting,” Gooden said.
The coach said he spoke to the children about that and other situations that happened around the country. He also told Fox 2 that he explained to the team why Colin Kaepernick starting kneeling during the anthem.
The coach said he spoke to them about that and other situations that have happened in our country. He then explained why former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick started kneeling during the anthem.
“One of the kids asked, ‘Can we do that?’ I said, ‘As long as we know why we’re doing it, I don’t have a problem with any of it.’”
With the full support of their parents, the Cahokia third graders immediately took a knee where they were standing. Their backs were away from the flag—but not on purpose—according to Gooden.
“What I teach my kids is love, integrity, honesty, fairness, respect, and boundaries,” he said.
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