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Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury are making heavyweight boxing lit again

Set to take place on Saturday, December 1, 2018, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, undefeated Deontay Wilder will defend his WBC heavyweight championship against former WBA, WBO, IBF, AND IBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.

These two heavy hitters have very different fighting styles and boxing records that bring much excitement to this well-awaited match. Former 2x World Champion and current Showtime boxing commentator Paulie Malignaggi says,

“It’s a trash talking contest as well as a contest of who is going to be the better fighter.”

The two faced off in a heated and chaotic final press conference, where the intensity between both men began building.

33-year-old American Deontay Wilder has held his WBC Heavyweight championship since 2015 and holds an astonishingly polished record of 40-0, 39 KO, and defending his title seven times.

With a heavy right hand and otherwise formidable punching power, Wilder continues to finish fights with a spectacular display.

An orthodox fighter, Wilder will be going up against Fury’s switch between orthodox and southpaw and lends curiosity to all boxing speculations and predictions.

From the other side of the pond hails British heavyweight boxer, 30-year-old Tyson Fury. He brings an unorthodox fighting style, from orthodox to southpaw, but is also one of the most lively, exciting, and characterful heavyweight fighters to date.

With a strong record of 27-0, 19 KO paired, and his dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury stands as a formidable challenger and worthy opponent of Deontay Wilder.

Most predictions are leaning towards Wilder via KO, while others say Fury will stick in there for a decision victory. Boxing icon Mike Tyson is leaning towards the man who was named after him saying,

“Although Wilder’s punch is strong, nothing can compare to the mental strength Fury has shown both in and out of the ring. It’ll be a close call, but I think Fury’s got a true fighting chance.”

On the other hand, former heavyweight legend George Foreman is going for Wilder saying,

“I think Wilder wins a close decision.”

Upon all of the odds and speculation, one thing is for sure — until fight time Tyson Fury will continue to antagonize and attempt to get into the head of Wilder. Tyson Fury says,

“No one forced me to fight Deontay Wilder, I picked Deontay Wilder because I believe he’s an easy touch.”

Wilder isn’t backing down either and will continue to smother Fury’s growing confidence with trash talk of his own. He said,

“Every time I said I’d knock someone out I did it, how I said I was going to do it, I did it. I can’t wait to see your body shaking.”

This is a battle of the words as much as it is of boxing. But come round 1 tomorrow, all of the trash talking will be put to rest and we’ll have a unified heavyweight champ.

This battle of giants will be one you don’t want to miss. Tune in December 1, 2018, 9pm ET/6pm PT live on Pay-Per-View via Showtime.

Hip-hop OG Vinnie Paz drops new project ‘The Pain Collector’ for the culture

Hip-hop sound and culture have long been sealed since the days of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, Big L, and DJ Kool Herc.

With his new album, The Pain Collector, Vinnie Paz pushes us to look deeper than sound and culture. This album greatly chronicles and reflects the malevolence of contemporary society. The depths of this work will bring analysis of music & aesthetic perception to a new level. In a quote in The Hip-Hop Wars by Rose Tricia:

“Hip-hop is not dead, but it is gravely ill. The beauty and life force of hip-hop have been squeezed out, wrung nearly dry by the compounding factors of commercialism, distorted racial and sexual fantasy, oppression, and alienation. It has been a sad thing to witness. I am not prone to nostalgia but will admit, with self-conscious wistfulness, that I remember when hip-hop was a locally inspired explosion of exuberance and political energy tethered to the idea of rehabilitating community.”

The rhythm of the album is up and down, fast and slow, malevolent and benevolent, inspiring and candid, mimicking the life of an average person in America. Far from the headlines are the wrongdoings of the government brought by sinister political reigns.


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From travel bans, racial & religious discrimination, to walls being built to divide us & children being separated from their families, we all feel the exacerbating tight grip.

From The Pain Collector:

“One of the things we might learn from history is that the government’s interest are not necessarily the same as ours, in fact are rarely the same as ours. Because if you think that government’s interests are the same as yours then you think,’well if something’s going wrong it must be that they made a mistake because they really care about us.’ They don’t care about us.”

Setting a steady theme of corruption in the song “Tongan Death Grip” the Pazmanian Damian warns, “Everything’s dirty money, even the soap.”

Warfare is another steady theme of this album. However, bringing focus to things we’d rather turn our heads to is nothing new for this hip-hop veteran. From his “Sundae Bloody Sundae” to “A Power Governments Cannot Suppress” the Philadelphia native chronicles warfare on both a large and small scale.


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Unrelenting quotes such as, “It doesn’t matter the party, homie, they’re all devils,” and unforgiving statements like “wartime presidents can suck my dick” Vinnie Paz gives a voice to our frustrations, making us feel connected to him individually.

“The truth is, we’re faced with evil.”

Much like Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s The Cry of the Children, and The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim’s Point, Vinnie Paz’s The Pain Collector gives future generations an intricate look into our volatile, destructive society on an emotional & individual level.

And much like classic literature, it will be analyzed, quoted, duplicated, plagiarized, romanticized, and put into the history books.

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Why kids who do combat sports at a young age are better prepared for life

Children partaking in combat sports has been a hot debate for a long time now due to the aggressive nature involved. Many parents believe combat sports such as boxing, Jiu-Jitsu, kickboxing, and karate promote violence and lead to a violent temperament.

Combat sports, boxing, in particular, has been plagued over many years by medical controversy, in particular, head/brain injuries. It’s important to remember while spectating, that these fighters are trained to not get hit.

The goal of getting in the ring with another boxer is not to get punched in the face, but rather to dodge those blows defensively and prevent the opponent from gaining points.

Unfortunately, not all fights happen in the ring, and at some point, your child will find him/herself in a disadvantageous situation. Truth is these sports have many health benefits for kids and teenagers of all ages.


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In a recent study done at the Transilvania University of Brasov,

“Findings suggest, engaging in boxing activity does not directly reduce violent inclinations, but it does so indirectly. This is due to the fact that individuals involved, compared to other sports athletes, exhibit a lower stress predisposition, which relates to two factors of aggressiveness: wrath/anger and enmity.”

Stress release is just one of the many benefits of combat sports.

No matter which way you slice it, physical activity will always trump video games when it comes to keeping healthy at any age. Physical activity helps release stress that growing kids take on from school, growing/changing bodies, and social lives.

Let’s be honest, contemporary society is technology-focused and it can be hard to peel your child away from their cell phone. All of that attention they are giving to a screen can’t be healthy. In sports, such as Jiu-Jitsu, kids are boosting their social skills by grappling with other kids while simultaneously increasing their focus.

Per the Jiu-Jitsu Times via PR Newswire,

“Jiu-Jitsu will give your child mental clarity and improve on their mental mind-state. The physical part plays a big role, but the mental aspect is just as important. Your child will develop a sense of discipline which results from the “never give up” attitude that Jiu Jitsu instills in people.”

Gaining self-confidence is yet another characteristic children take on as a result of participating in combat sports. As grown-ups, we all know the trials and tribulations of being a kid and growing up.

Peer pressure and falling in with the “wrong crowd” is just one of the many obstacles children face today. Fitting in is dangerous nowadays from the opioid epidemic to street gangs. Combat sports gives children something to work toward.

Not only do they help to keep kids off the streets, but it also gives them something to be excited about and learn self-discipline in order to succeed. These sports are grueling, make no mistake about it. But they teach kids to keep going, persevere, and never give up.

In addition, kids will learn to eat better as they’re surrounded by people that have the same goals as them, wake up earlier and take initiative to get to bed on time and get rest, do their homework in order to make training, and realize their potential.

In a world full of threats it’s important kids know self-defense. If nothing else, this is the most important point in kids being active in combat sports in case they are ever in the wrong place at the wrong time.

It’s easy to close your eyes and imagine how you will handle yourself if ever put in a bad situation. Truth be told: it’s a lot different when it actually happens.

Muscle memory and reflex is something that everyone gains from experience training. After a while, you won’t need to think much about countering because your body will do it for you.

If a child that trains in combat sports is ever put in a bad situation, no matter how emotionally shocked they are, the time they spent training will have their back.

The lessons children learn in combat sports will stay with them for a lifetime. As adults, they will find that the lessons learned in combat can be applied to any and all situations they encounter in life.