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Tekashi69 Manager Under Investigation For Shootings Before & During Broner Fight

4/25/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Tekashi69's manager is under criminal investigation for two shootings that went down the day of Adrien Broner's fight ... and the moments leading up to the incident were caught on tape.

Law enforcement sources tell us 6ix9ine's manager, Tr3yway, is a person of interest in two separate gun-related incidents over the weekend -- one that occurred during the Broner fight, and another that went down just hours earlier on the streets of Brooklyn.

We're told police believe Tr3yway might be the person who fired a shot inside the Barclays Center after a fight broke out with Casanova's crew, based on surveillance video. They also think he might've been the guy who fired two shots 4 hours beforehand, when he was allegedly captured on video shooting at a car following Tekashi's SUV.

Cops tell us the suspect in the footage from both incidents resembles Tr3yway.

In the footage from outside the arena, obtained by TMZ, you see what eyewitnesses tell us is Tekashi's SUV presumably heading to Barclays. It stops suddenly, and a guy we're told is Tr3yway hops out and runs in the opposite direction ... at which point he allegedly fired. 

Sources say Tekashi got out in the vid, as well, but you can't make out his face -- or hair -- 'cause he's got a hoodie on. Criminal charges have yet to be brought against Tr3yway. Still ... considering Tekashi's crew has been linked to a THIRD shooting this week ... they might wanna lay low. 

We've reached out to Tekashi's camp multiple times for comment ... so far, no word back. 

Oscar De La Hoya Confirms GGG vs. Canelo In Sept. 'Canelo's Gonna Wail On Him'

4/25/2018 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

We already told you Gennady Golovkin's camp was targeting a rematch with Canelo Alvarez for September ... and now Oscar De La Hoya has confirmed that's the plan.

The Golden Boy touched down in NYC where we asked all about his #1 fighter and the alleged tainted Mexican beef that led to a positive PED test, ruining plans for a May 5 rematch with GGG. 

"Canelo is getting really the short end of the stick here because obviously he's a popular fighter and a lot of people are gonna hate on him," Oscar says.

"But he's been one of the cleanest fighters I've known. He's passed numerous of tests, and you know ... it was very unfortunate."

Oscar is adamant Canelo is NOT a cheater ... and says there's proof Mexican beef has screwed all sorts of pro athletes in the past. 

We also asked Oscar how he felt about GGG's new Jordan Brand ad that mocked Canelo's meat excuse ... and clearly, De La Hoya wasn't laughing! 

"To me it's bulls**t," Oscar said ... "Once they fight in September, I'll tell you one thing -- Canelo's gonna freaking wail on him."

Floyd Mayweather Happy for Meek Mill 'Deserves to Be Home'

4/24/2018 2:11 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

We just broke the news to Floyd Mayweather that Meek Mill is being released from prison ... and Floyd says he's really happy for the rapper. 

Floyd and Meek have supported each other over the years -- Floyd's publicly praised Meek's music and Meek attended the Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight. 

So, when we saw Floyd out in NYC shopping for jewelry, we had to ask what he thought about Meek getting out of prison after 5 months. 

"I'm glad he home," Floyd said ... "He deserves to be home."

We also asked Floyd about the shooting in Atlanta but he didn't really want to talk about it. However, his bodyguard Greg La Rosa who was shot in the leg during the attack says he's recovering nicely and should be okay. 

Floyd Mayweather Bodyguard Reveals Gunshot Wound

4/23/2018 3:28 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Here's a photo of the gunshot wound Floyd Mayweather's bodyguard, Greg La Rosa, sustained during an attack on the boxer's entourage in Atlanta ... and warning -- it's pretty gnarly. 

Greg was a passenger in Floyd's 3-vehicle caravan which had left a nightclub on April 9 and was returning back to Floyd's hotel when a gunman opened fire and sprayed 12 shots

Greg was struck in his lower left leg -- 6 inches above his ankle -- and was immediately rushed to the hospital for treatment. Miraculously, no one else was shot. 

We spoke with Greg on the "TMZ Sports" TV show (airs Monday night on FS1) -- and he walked us through that fateful night and told us about his recovery. 

We told him to hit Floyd up for a raise -- ya gotta see his response. 

Fortunately, Greg says he'll be okay and hopes to resume his regular gig as the protector of The Money Team as soon as possible. 

Check out "TMZ Sports" weeknights on FS1. 

Adrien Broner Won't Accept Draw Against Vargas ... Slams Tekashi69, Too

4/22/2018 10:33 AM PDT

Adrien Broner wouldn't let the judges in his boxing match against Jessie Vargas declare a draw without giving them a piece of his mind ... and not without bashing Tekashi69 either.

Adrien's fight against Vargars Saturday night was announced as a tie after 12 rounds of going at it -- which Adrien seemed disappointed with at first ... and then downright defiant.

The former world champ tried grabbing from announcer Jim Gray to give his two cents on the decision -- Gray wasn't having any of that, though. Adrien did speak his peace, though ... telling Vargas that he clearly beat his ass ... and that his 6ix9ine-looking face proved it.

As we've reported ... Broner and Tekashi have been trading barbs in the week leading up to his fight against Vargas. Broner even threw down a $300k check to counter Tekashi's hypothetical bet that he'd lose this weekend. 

Considering how things turned out  in the end ... we're guessing he's glad he didn't actually go all in on himself.

Jermell Charlo Vows to Sue Gym Over Alleged Racial Incident

4/21/2018 12:40 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Boxing champ Jermell Charlo is convinced he was banned from working out at a fancy NYC gym because he's black -- and now he's threatening to sue the hell out of them. 

TMZ Sports spoke with Charlo who's still VERY pissed over what went down at Life Time Athletic Fitness in Manhattan on Thursday night ... when he and his crew were told they would NOT be allowed inside. 

Charlo says they showed up to work out with his brother, boxing star Jermall Charlo -- who was already inside the building -- but the gym staff refused to let the crew purchase a day pass. 

Charlo claims his crew was falsely accused of smelling like weed. He believes the real reason they were turned away is because he's "a black man."

Cops were called to the gym but no arrests were made. 

Jermell says he doesn't want an apology -- he wants revenge in court -- because he wants the whole world to see what happened to him. 

As for the gym, a rep denies Charlo was racially profiled but apologized for the "misunderstanding concerning our guest policy."

NY Gym Apologizes to Jermell Charlo Insists They're Not Racist

4/20/2018 2:30 PM PDT
Exclusive Details

Jermell Charlo has gotten an apology from the upscale NY gym he was kicked out of on Thursday night -- but the gym insists he was NOT racially profiled. 

As we previously reported, Charlo -- a world champion boxer -- was turned away from Life Time Athletic in Manhattan. He claims front desk told him that his crew smelled like weed and they wouldn't be allowed inside. Charlo denied the weed allegations and said it all came down to race. 

Now, a rep for Life Time tells TMZ Sports, "Upon our immediate review of the matter, this is not an issue of discrimination, as has been alleged."

"In fact, on both April 18 and 19, Life Time extended guest access to Mr. Jermall Charlo and Mr. Jermell Charlo, along with their group. As this matter escalated, staff felt unsafe given an ensuing verbal altercation."

"To be clear, we apologize for what appears to be a misunderstanding concerning our guest policy. Ultimately, we always welcome all individuals and the opportunity to serve them in a safe and respectful manner."

For his part, Jermell is not buying Life Time's explanation and told us,"I'm a black man and they didn't let me in."

Boxing Champ Jermell Charlo Denied Gym Entry ... Claims Racism

4/20/2018 7:23 AM PDT
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Boxing champ Jermell Charlo claims he and his crew were denied entry to a fancy NYC gym Thursday night because he's black ... and he captured the standoff with the front desk staffers on video. 

Charlo (the light middleweight champion of the world) and 5 people hit up Life Time Athletic gym in Manhattan to see his brother Jermall Charlo (who's fighting at Barclays Center in Brooklyn this weekend).

Problem is ... Charlo claims he was stopped at the front desk because staffers claimed he "smelled like weed."

Charlo insists neither he nor anyone in his crew had smoked and the allegation was just a bogus excuse to keep a group of black guys out of the gym. 

During the exchange, Charlo continued to challenge the front desk staff about why they're turning him away -- and at one point, a staffer tells the group she's calling 911. 

Charlo eventually left -- but shot video of police cars in the parking lot. Sources tells us police were called and did respond to the gym, but no report was taken.  

We called Life Time Athletic for their side of the story -- but they refused to comment and then hung up the phone on us.

Adrien Broner Matches Tekashi's $300k Fight Bet ... Says He's 'Pulling Up'

4/18/2018 6:47 AM PDT
Breaking News

The beef between Adrien Broner and Tekashi69 keeps getting crazier ... with Broner now saying he'll take Tekashi's $300k bet on his fight this weekend.

And he's got the check to prove it. 

Before he hopped on a plane for New York on Tuesday, Broner shared a photo of a signed check for "Daniel Hernandez" (Tekashi's legal name) ... that came with a serious message for the NYC rapper. 

"Just heard (6ix9ine) wanna make a small bet for my fight April 21st... well look your check is made bro just have my money when I beat the sh*t out Jessie Vargas."

"See you soon I’m pulling up to New York right now."

It's the same threat Broner made on Monday -- after he says Tekashi called him a "clown" on IG. Tekashi immediately clapped back, saying he'd throw 300 racks on "this p***y ass n**ga" losing to Vargas.

FYI, Broner vs. Vargas is this Saturday on Showtime ... but we wouldn't be surprised if we saw these 2 duke it out first.

Adrien Broner Didn't Cancel Event Over Tekashi69 Threat ... Showtime Says

4/17/2018 12:38 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Adrien Broner did not back out of an NYC event to promote his fight over threats made by East Coast rapper Tekashi69 ... at least that's what Showtime tells TMZ Sports

Broner was supposed to attend an open workout on Wednesday to drum up publicity for his fight with Jessie Vargas ... but those plans were abruptly scrapped earlier this week.

And since Broner and Tekashi have been at war on social media, some people wondered if Broner feared the feud was about to turn violent since Tekashi claims to be a well-connected Blood ... especially in NYC.

But a rep for Showtime Sports tells us that's simply not the case ... Broner didn't back out of anything -- instead, Showtime's team changed the publicity strategy and canceled the workout for other media events.

Still, don't expect the feud to die down anytime soon ... these guys HATE each other. 

Floyd Mayweather Shooting Photos of Bullet-Riddled Van

4/17/2018 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The shooter who ambushed Floyd Mayweather's entourage in Atlanta fired at least 12 shots -- with 8 bullets striking the car carrying Floyd's bodyguards ... and TMZ Sports has the pics. 

As we previously reported, Floyd's bodyguard Greg La Rosa was struck in the leg -- but now we've learned there were 6 other people in the car ... and it's a miracle no one else was hit. 

You can see the bullet holes all over the vehicle -- one on the hood and several along the side. 

According to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports, police recovered 12 shell casings at the crime scene ... located right next to the hotel where Floyd was staying. 

We're told Floyd was in another vehicle which had just entered the valet area of the hotel when the shots rang out.  

So far, cops have made no arrests -- and wouldn't tell us if they have any leads. 

As for Greg, we're told he's back home and recovering. 

Scary stuff. 

Tekashi69 Adrien Broner Is a 'P***y' Responds to Violent Threat

4/16/2018 2:35 PM PDT
Breaking News

Tekashi69 ain't backin' down after Adrien Broner said he'd "pull up" on the rapper ... daring the boxing star to come see him when he touches down in Brooklyn.

Broner says 6ix9ine started the beef by calling him a "clown" over Instagram -- which set A.B. off. 

"Ey 6ix9ine, don’t be commenting no f*ck sh*t under my pictures, boy. Talkin’ bout clown, n**ga ... I’m about to pull up on you, n**ga," Broner said.

"I ain’t one of these rap n**gas you be trollin’ with n**ga, quit playin’ with me, n**ga."

As soon as Tekashi got wind of his call-out, he clapped back -- calling A.B. a "P***Y" and saying he would bet AT LEAST $100K on him losing to Jessie Vargas this Saturday at the Barclays Center.

"CHECK IN WHEN YOU GET TO BROOKLYN TOO. KING OF MY CITY," he added.

Can't say we're too surprised 6ix9ine's steppin' to a trained killer ... remember his crazy brawl at LAX?!

Real talk, though -- hope these guys can squash it before things escalate. Broner's got a hell of a rap sheet, too. 

Dr. J Sorry, 'Rocky' ... My Statues Are King in Philly

4/15/2018 12:01 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

In a super-fight between the Rocky Balboa and Dr. J statues in Philly, it's a KNOCKOUT win for the doc -- so says Julius Erving himself. 

You might've heard ... Erving just got a 2nd statue in The City of Brotherly Love decades after his 1st one was unveiled -- a slam-dunkin' sculpture on the 76ers' Legends Walk.

So when we saw doc at LAX, we had to ask who's effigy gets more love -- his, or Sylvester Stallone's?

Julius told TMZ Sports he gets the nod 'cause he's got 2 ... and 'cause his are "a real person, engaged in real battles."

DOWN GOES ROCKY!!!

Erving also said Sly's an "amazing guy" who reps Philly like a boss ... so don't expect these Philly legends to throw hands over it. 

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