Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather Taking The Heat

Floyd Mayweather isn’t your average man, he isn’t your average celebrity and he sure isn’t your average basketball fan. Mayweather has been able to capture the hearts of millions all around the world and he has proven that any fighter, regardless of their age, can stand up and fight for another day. He is the role model for famous boxers today and he will continue to be a role model for boxers in the future generations to come.

Floyd Mayweather

The boxer is also a massive fan of Basketball and his preferred team is the Miami Heat. The reason for this is because some of the biggest stars from Hollywood attend the Miami Heat games. Recently Mayweather openly showed his support for the Miami Heat, saying that they are by far the best team in the National Basketball Association. Jamie Foxx, one of his long-time friends from Hollywood recently avoided him at the most recent Miami Heat game on Tuesday Night. This came as a shock to as Foxx has never missed a game with him before.

It turned out that Jamie Foxx had gotten into a small fender bender several blocks away from the Miami Heat Stadium. Mr. Foxx had to deal with cops for nearly an hour and a half, having to wait thirty minutes previous to that before he could go to the game. At that time he decided he just would rather go home.

Chad Dawson

Dawson Returning

Chad Dawson, a famous and longtime boxer in the world revealed earlier on this month that he will be returning to the ring for the first time in two years. This came as a shock to many as the last time he boxed he was defeated brutally by Andre Ward, a middleweight champion who destroyed Dawson in a matter of ten rounds.

Chad Dawson

Mr. Dawson originally won the light heavyweight championship world title back in April, 2012. Five months later he was posed for a match with Andre Ward and after losing he didn’t enter the ring ever again. At least not until now, it is unknown he Chad Dawson will be fighting when he returns to the ring come three weeks time. You can be ensured though that whoever it is they will be a formidable foe that will pose a challenge for Chad Dawson.

Chad Dawson stated the following to reporters, “It has been a long time since I have been in the ring. During the first year of my retirement I just enjoyed myself, vacationed around the world and didn’t have anyone bother me. The last year I have been training on and off again as I get bored, I know I still have my edge and I want to prove to everyone that I can still fight. People keep on saying that after I left and never returned to the ring that I was a weakling, I am one of the best boxers in the world and I plan to show everyone that.”

Welcome to decaturboxing.com

Boxing has been around for many years as a combat battle between two fighters in a demonstration of speed, agility, strength and determination. In earlier times, it had different styles and connotations and today, fighting has grown to incorporate a number of different genres including Ultimate Fighting and such that are all derivatives of boxing. Classic boxing still exists, although the other genres tend to focus more intently on their entertainment style and generally attract a much younger demographic than the traditional boxing match.

Certainly, there is far more violence attached to the newer iterations of fighting and that may very well have a greater appeal to those in the Nintendo generations that have desensitized to the more regulated style of battle that boxing maintains. That bloodthirsty hunger may also simply be represented in the North and South American sides of the hemisphere as well since boxing is a sport that is banned in some European countries such as Norway and Iceland and up until a short time ago, Sweden as well.

The sport is fought in three minute rounds and each round is judged as to who had the upper hand and then the round victories are added up to determine that match winner unless a fighter is disqualified or knocks his opponent out, either literally or technically, or a fighter calls a fight on his own.

Boxing originated in the Greek Olympics, which makes it one of the oldest sports in existence. It evolved over time to become the modern version currently being carried out in rings but prior to today’s match, it also existed in arenas in Ancient Rome and at that time, was often fought to the death. They were a vicious bunch, those Romans. Slave fighting might also have been a precursor to boxing based on the fact that it was fighting for entertainment value although the regulated component was likely not in place through those events. Once weapons entered the picture, these “boxing” events took a back seat to sword and armed battles as spectator sports and did not really come back into vogue into late in the 17th century. The events returned as bare-knuckled fights until the wrapping of the hands became an element and this would later morph into the prizefighting events that would follow about a century later.

Today, boxing enjoys a rather dedicated following and the sport has become an industry with prize fights scheduled as elite events in the urbane halls of some of the most renowned luxury hotels in Las Vegas. The sport also draws in the billions for pay-per-view events that are sold to viewing outlets all over the world for those that cannot be at the big event at the MGM Grand or one of its competing venues.

Fighters, as well, are now making in the millions of dollars over their career, accumulating their purse for the fight, getting proceeds from viewing sales and being used as spokesman to endorse products at whopping contract rates. And they are approaching the sport with a more intelligent plan as well. Many have developed their own promotions companies that sponsor and market not only their own fights but also fights for up and comers. Floyd Mayweather has earned the nickname Money not only for his ability to earn in the ring but also for his overall income from promotions and endorsements.

Overall, boxing, though now competing with numerous other fighting genres, is still alive and kicking….err, punching…and over the years it has birthed many a great fighter. This site hosts the stories of just a few of those.

Activision

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare To Earn $1 Billion

Call of Duty stands as the most profitable entertainment series ever known in the world of video games. Each time Activision releases a new call of duty it brings in more than one billion on its opening week. There aren’t any other video game series that remotely come close to this kind of revenue or movie franchises for that matter.

Activision

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare, the newest COD to be announced for the franchise is said to be the first call of duty game to earn one billion dollars on opening day. Every other COD games has been able to bring in $500 Million or more on opening day but never $1 Billion. The reason analysts believe that Call of Duty Advanced Warfare will do so well is because it is running on an entirely new engine, it boasts new gameplay mechanics and an entire new story line that follows up the events of the Modern Warfare series.

When looking at the trailer for Advanced Warfare you see that you are placed into the role of a male character who resembles the son you play in “Ghosts”. You will use Mechanic Warrior Suits to either break through walls, tanks, jump from bridge to bridge or just simply be a bad ass in multiplayer.

Call of Duty Advanced Warfare already has a release date and you can enjoy the next gen Call of Duty experience on November 8th, 2014.