Mike Vick: Reviled to Redemption

(The These days when Michael Vick sits down to talk about his life over the past few years, he’s looking back at a series of extremes — from star quarterback, to reviled dogfighter, to comeback kid — and now, mentor. That last role is brand new for him. By his own admission, Vick had… Read more »



Andre Berto: Now or Never

The clock is ticking on Andre Berto. It may seem strange to say that about an athlete just entering his physical and mental prime at 27 years old. But after years of being spotlighted on HBO, Berto’s talent has not quite matched up with his competition. It hasn’t all been his fault. The devastating Haiti… Read more »



Manny Pacquiao: Politics As Usual

He’s not focused in training. He’s gotten lazy and is only at 80%. These are statements Manny Pacquiao has not only had to hear from media, but from members of his own camp going into Saturday’s showdown with the once-feared Antonio Margarito. It wouldn’t be without historical precedent. Fighters ranging from Sugar Ray Robinson to… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Mike Jones Interview, Top 50 KO’s of All-Time, Pacquiao Training Update, Bute, Weekend Fight Schedule

What a difference a year can make in the boxing landscape. In early 2009, the welterweight division was home to many of the big names in boxing: Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto, and Antonio Margarito. Now many of those fighters have moved up to 154, or taken a sabbatical away from the sport. What… Read more »



The Cardigans You Need For Fall 2010

 Did you know the cardigan is named after James Brudenell, the 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British military commander? Although he has been called “unusually stupid,” and “an ass,” the Earl of Cardigan was at least known as quite the snazzy dresser! While cardigans in his day were usually knitted from wool or cotton, you can… Read more »



The Best Boots Of Fall/Winter 2010

Despite what you sneaker die-hards may hold true, a sturdy pair of handsome boots will take you a long way this fall/winter season. Sneakers will do just fine for about 275 days of the year, but come the frigid winter months where snow and sleet cover the streets, you’ll want to have some traction and… Read more »



EXCLUSIVE: Rocawear, Artful Dodger & More Debut Spring 2011 Collections

Iconix—the company who houses brands like Rocawear, Artful Dodger, Candie’s and Zoo York, previewed their spring 2011 collections yesterday. The highlight in menswear is undoubtedly Artful Dodger, whose vibrant designs are inspired by the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. With an artistic 70s rock n’ roll feel, playful colors, prints and fabrics, the… Read more »



The Hoodies & Sweaters You Need Right Now

Last week we hit you with a jacket guide. This week we’re making sure you’re not still rocking that ripped fleece from back in the day. Here are some of the best in hoodies and sweaters, including selections from LRG, AKOO, and Nike Sportswear. As the fall weather turns from pleasant to frigid, you’ll want… Read more »



Don’t Drink the Purple Kool-Aid

It’s pandemonium in Minnesota with Randy Moss, Brett Favre, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, the Noresman and the Minnesota Mulattos in the Twin Cities right now. The Vikings are Super Bowl bound baby! They are the greatest team of the decade.  Yeah right, not so fast. Don’t drink the purple Kool-aid. Do you see how much Favre… Read more »



Michael Vick: Relapse or Recovery

Michael Vick. Has he recovered or will he relapse? Sure he’s the guy you want to watch, but is he the guy you want leading your team? I wrote an article last week in the Washington Post last week ( urging people chill on Mike Vick. I grew up watching Vick. He is “our”  quarterback…. Read more »



Shane Mosley: It’s Not Over

Earlier this month, Sugar Shane Mosley celebrated his 39th birthday. At an age when most fighters are slowly adjusting to life after boxing, Mosley is looking to climb the ladder again after a high-profile loss to Floyd Mayweather back in May. Standing in front of him is a bigger, slick boxer in Sergio Mora, who… Read more »



Sergio Mora: Does the Latin Snake Have the Venom to Finish Shane Mosley’s Career?

When breaking broke down this fight, Shane Mosley trainer Naazim Richardson called Sergio Mora one of the most underrated fighters in boxing.  Ever since appearing on the popular TV show The Contender, the fighter dubbed “The Latin Snake” has struggled to shed his reality series image and show fans that he indeed has the skills… Read more »



Victor Ortiz: Comeback Kid

In a time of limited opportunities, boxers never have the luxury of taking a loss. It can take months or even years for a fighter to reestablish themselves following a bad setback. Take 23 year old Victor Ortiz, who was a highly touted Golden Boy prospect featured heavily on HBO in 2009. But after an… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Don King Expands Dynasty; Steve Marcano Speaks

What do babies and boxing have in common? Don King. The 79-year-old legend of boxing and notoriety is still making power moves these days, and he’s diversifying his business deals in record-breaking and unexpected ways. AllHipHop recently interviewed trailblazer and entrepreneur Steve Marcano, the brains behind many of Don King’s new ventures. We wanted to… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Dawson-Pascal Prediction, Cotto vs. Chavez, Jr. ? Pacquiao-Margarito Coming to Dallas Stadium? Arreola on Friday Night Fights

The WBC and RING light-heavyweight belts will be at stake tomorrow night when Jean Pascal (25-1, 16 KOs) faces Chad Dawson (29-0, 17 KOs) in Montreal, Canada. Aside from titles, the clash will determine who “the man” to beat is at 175 pounds. Chad Dawson became a world-recognized player overnight back on February 2, 2007… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Marquez-Diaz II Prediction, Danny Jacobs Interview, Tyson, Don King-Mayweather

Marquez-Diaz II Weigh-In A few hours ago Juan Diaz and Juan Manuel Marquez completed their final weigh-in preparations for tomorrow night’s championship lightweight fight (July 31). Diaz came in right at the lightweight limit of 135. The Baby Bull had a great camp and looked very lean in missing his usual chunky midsection. Juan Manuel… Read more »



Konnected: Rocawear/RocNation’s Interactive Guru Keeps It Real announces “Konnected” – a tech-centric video column from the “world’s most dangerous site.”  In collaboration with Lauren DeLisa Coleman, CEO of Punch Media Group,  this new addition will be bringing you everything from the hottest digital tips from interviews with Hip-Hop power players in the new media game to tech/mobile reviews with some of… Read more »



Why You Need Chambray In Your Wardrobe

As we previously reported from the Capsule and Agenda trade shows, chambray is the “It” fabric right now and going forward into spring 2011. The cotton fabric is woven with a white weft and colored warp, usually light blue. The term “blue collar” worker stemmed from this, as chambray is often used for typical workwear… Read more »



Live @ Suite 19 Presents: Eric Sosa

Eric Sosa is a Queens MC attempting to bridge the gap between old-school and new-school hip-hop. A previous winner of MTV2’s Sucker Free competition and a growing presence in New York’s live rap scene, Sosa is working on his debut album and promoting his current single “One You” featuring Rocki Evans. Watch Eric Sosa perform… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Pacquiao-Margarito Vegas Bound? The Man Who Can Save Mayweather-Pacquiao, Ronnie Shields Interview, Mayweather & Cotto Discuss Business!

Beats, Boxing and Mayhem Before we begin I just wanted to thank everyone for supporting my new website Beats, Boxing and Mayhem. Continue for stopping by for daily boxing and Hip-Hop news, interviews, fights reports, and album reviews.   Pacquiao-Margarito Top Rank CEO Bob Arum is moving forward with plans for Manny Pacquiao to… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Margarito Denied License, Donaire-Lopez Score TKOs, Muhammmad Ali Gets Golden Boy Banned! Pacquiao-Mayweather Deadline Near

New Website Still crave more boxing news outside of the weekly Knockout Nation column? Beats, Boxing, and Mayhem combines daily up to date news from the worlds of boxing and Hip-Hop. Check it out along with Knockout Nation for comprehensive coverage on the sport and music we love. (   Antonio Margarito Denied License in Nevada Antonio… Read more »



The Hipster Vs. The Hopster

The above illustration pretty much encompasses the characteristics of a hipster. For those not familiar with the term by now, the Urban Dictionary breaks it down: Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence,… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Super Six Green vs.Ward, Mayweather-Pacquiao Imminent? The Punisher Wants Mosley!

Ward Seeks Super Six Lead Against Allan Green Tomorrow night (June 19), undefeated WBA super middleweight champ Andre Ward (21-0, 13 KOs) will defend his title against Super Six alternate Allan Green (29-1, 20 KOs) in Oakland, California. Both men were in great shape at the weigh-in today with Ward coming in at 167 and Green at… Read more »



Five Dope Nautical Sneakers for Summer 2010

The nautical trend has been a winner for countless summer seasons now. We see brands revamping and adding twists to the classic breezy look, making it hot in the streets, not just when you’re chilling at sea. We gathered five sneakers that reflect the classic, outdoorsy yet polished look associated with this trend: Left to… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Cotto KO’s an Injured and Brave Foreman, Mayweather’s Latest Retirement, Khan’s New Fight!

Cotto’s Wins Title in 3rd Weight Class Miguel Cotto (35-2, 28 KOs) made a successful comeback last night at Yankee Stadium by finishing off a hobbled Yuri Foreman (28-1, 8 KOs) with a patented left hook body shot in the 9th round. Early on, a disciplined Cotto had little problems with Foreman’s darting lateral movement…. Read more »



Knockout Nation: Cotto-Foreman Preview, Malignaggi at Welterweight? Vitali-Haye, Marciano vs. Holyfield Mythical Matchup!

Cotto-Foreman for WBA 154 Title June 5 Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto (34-2, 27 KOs) will strive to prove to critics and fans that he is still a force when he faces junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (28-0, 8 KOs) this Saturday (June 5) at Madison Square Garden. The fight is intriguing as it serves… Read more »



Fashion: Juelz’ Fitted Collection

In today’s edition of “Five Days of Fresh” Guest Style Editor Juelz Santana breaks down the science of “Fitteds” (the commonly used term for caps) and why they’re an integral piece to your complete outfit. “A fitted is always a great thing to have,” Juelz says in the video below. “It’s like a candle on… Read more »



Fashion: What’s Juelz Santana Rockin on his Feet?

This week’s Celebrity Style Editor Juelz Santana continues to get you prepared for summer with his “How to Get Fresh” guide. First up was shirts and shorts, now for “Hump Day” we’re on to “Footwear” (sneakers, kicks, trainers, runners—whatever you have in mind). As Juelz says, “As long as your kicks are right, you can… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Khan Breaks Down Malignaggi, Ortiz Outboxes Campbell, Hopkins Wants Calzaghe and Bute, Mayweather-Pacquiao Update

Malignaggi Has No Answers for Khan Before his hometown NYC crowd last night (May 15), Paulie Malignaggi (27-4, 5 KOs) was thoroughly beaten by a well prepared Amir Khan (23-1, 17 KOs), who took out his Brooklyn foe with a dominant 11th round TKO. From the outset, Malignaggi had no answers for Khan’s superior speed… Read more »



Who’s Making Moves: Jen Yu of AKOO

Name: Jennifer Yu Title: Director of Marketing, AKOO Clothing Neighborhood: New York City’s East Village…”but I still miss the westside (California).” How she got here: “I originally got my start in the entertainment/fashion industry by launching Nelly‘s women’s apparel line, Apple Bottoms in 2003 at MAGIC in Las Vegas. From there I continued to consult… Read more »



10 Gadgets You Need This Summer

May is here! And you know what that means: Less than 30 days left until Memorial Day Weekend, the unofficial start to the summer season. So this month, aside from upgrading your wardrobe, detailing your ride and telling your girl that you think you need to spend a little bit of time apart to reevaluate… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Williams-Cintron Tomorrow, Margarito Comeback Leads to Pacquiao? Diaz-Marquez II, Mosley-Mayweather Fallout

Williams-Cintron Battle on HBO Tomorrow night (May 8), avoided contender Paul “The Punisher” Williams (38-1, 27 KOs) faces dangerous power-puncher Kermit “The Killer” Cintron (32-2-1, 28 KOs). The bout, which will be contested at junior-middleweight (154 pounds), will establish the premier fighter at the weight, and also the next logical opponent for newly crowned middleweight… Read more »



FIRST LOOK: Rocawear Introduces Singer Alexis Jordan

Rocawear shot their Fall 2010 lookbook today with Star Roc/Roc Nation’s new teenage sensation, Alexis Jordan. The fresh-faced young artist follows a strong tradition of artists with Jay-Z‘s seal of approval who star in his clothing brand’s promotions, including Memphis Bleek to Tru Life to Jay himself. Eighteen-year-old Alexis, whose stunning looks can be attributed… Read more »



Splinter Cell Conviction Game Review

Developer / Publisher: UbisoftPlatform: XBOX 360Players: 1 – 2 (Multiplayer)Rating: AIn a world of replicators and imitators, the Splinter Cell series has remained one of the most original and progressive video games in recent history. It’s innovation within the stealth genre is legendary and has never faltered with bringing intense espionage storylines to life. Now on its… Read more »



Knockout Nation: Mayweather-Mosley Round By Round Coverage Tonight, Weigh-In, Leonard-Hearns Give Their Thoughts, Prediction for Tonight!

Less than an hour ago, Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley faced off one last time before they’ll engage in battle tomorrow night (May 1) in the MGM Grand for the welterweight title. Fans at the weigh-in slightly favored Mosley, who looked great coming right in at 147 despite his last fight being in January 2009…. Read more »