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Adrien Broner Bowling Alley Accuser Drops Assault Suit

6/11/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0610_adrien-broner_TMZThe man who sued Adrien Broner for beating him up and robbing him outside of a bowling alley has suddenly dropped the lawsuit ... TMZ Sports has learned.

According to docs filed in Cincinnati ... the man is dismissing the suit he brought against Broner, claiming the boxing great beat the crap of him and stole more than $12k. The whole altercation was allegedly over a bowling bet gone bad. 

It's unclear why the alleged victim's had a change of heart, but Broner doesn't care much. His lawyer tells us he's "moving forward" ... and added he couldn't comment on the possibility that a settlement deal had been struck.

Broner's still facing criminal charges -- including felonious assault and aggravated robbery -- for the alleged incident. The trial is set to begin next month.

Floyd Mayweather's Dad Hospitalized In Vegas

6/9/2016 11:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0609-floyd-mayweather-dad-ambulance-las-vegas-sr-TMZ-WM-02Scary moment for Floyd Mayweather Sr. ... who was hospitalized in Vegas early this morning ... but appears to be okay now, TMZ Sports has learned. 

We've confirmed ... emergency personnel responded to a call around 7:30 AM to a coffee shop. The 63-year-old was loaded into an ambulance and transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. 

A rep for the Mayweather camp tells us Floyd Sr. was simply dehydrated and is doing much better now. We're told he's not expected to be held overnight. 

Floyd Sr. was a pretty good boxer in his own right -- and fought Sugar Ray Leonard in 1978 (he lost though). He eventually became one of the biggest trainers in boxing. 

Freddie Roach I'm Sad About Ali 'I Wonder What I Have to Look Forward To'

6/8/2016 8:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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An honest moment from legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach -- who says he's sad about Muhammad Ali's death because it makes him think about "what I maybe have to look forward to."

Just like Ali, Roach has Parkinson's disease -- and while outside of Ecco in NYC, Roach told us the two actually bonded about their conditions when Ali came into his gym about 15 years ago.

"As soon as he started hitting the heavy bag, his tremors went away," Roach said ... "I said we have something in common, because when I do mitts, my tremors go away."

"I think it's more of our comfort zone. We're boxers, we're both very comfortable doing that."

He continued, "I'm a little bit sad that he passed away ... I  wonder what I maybe have to look forward to sometimes."

Roach says he's hopeful ... noting they have made tremendous advancements in medicine and science. 

Ken Shamrock Kimbo Never Got the Respect He Deserved

6/7/2016 7:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ken Shamrock says his heart aches for Kimbo Slice -- saying the guy made a tremendous impact in the world of combat sports ... but never got the respect he truly deserved. 

Shamrock -- who fought Slice (and lost) last year -- says Slice made one helluva splash in MMA and boxing ... but still had to battle extreme negativity from haters -- even when he won his fights.

"Even when he won a fight it seemed like he was never good enough," Shamrock says.

"When you really care about your fans and you really care about what you do then those things that come at you from a negative position ... it hurts ... especially when it comes in thousands of people with negative thoughts. It stings, it hurts."

Shamrock says he never spoke with Slice directly about it -- but says it was obvious Kimbo was affected by the negativity.  

In the end, Shamrock says Slice should be remembered as a warrior. 

Muhammad Ali 'The Greatest' Dead at 74

6/3/2016 9:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0603-launch-Muhammad-Ali-Getty-03Muhammad Ali has died in a Phoenix-area hospital where he was battling respiratory issues ... according to a family spokesman.

The legendary boxer and humanitarian was 74 years old. He had checked into the hospital on Thursday and reps said he was in fair condition, but on Friday his health worsened throughout the day.

The family says his funeral will be held in Ali's hometown of Louisville, although the spokesman didn't specify a date. NBC News first reported his death.

Ali will be remembered as one of the most recognized figures worldwide -- after winning boxing's heavyweight title 3 different times ... with the first coming in a KO of Sonny Liston in 1964.

He was as famous for his boxing matches -- the "Rumble in the Jungle," the "Thrilla in Manila" -- as quotes like, "Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee."

Ali, born Cassius Clay, changed his name and converted to Islam in 1964. He also famously refused to enter the Vietnam War in 1967 as a conscientious objector.

Although he was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1984 ... Ali remained very active at international events in and out of the sporting world. His lighting of the Olympic flame at the 1996 Atlanta games is considered one of the most iconic images in Olympic history.

The champ is survived by his wife Yolanda Williams and 9 children -- 7 daughters, 2 sons -- including Laila Ali, who became an undefeated boxing champ herself.

0603_Muhammad-Ali-and-Laila-Ali_gettyWhen he retired in 1981, Ali had 56 wins, 5 losses and 37 knockouts.

He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 1990 ... and will always hold the title of "The Greatest." 

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Shane Mosley Blasts Amir Khan You Suck Too Hard to Fight at Olympics

6/4/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0602-shane-mosley-amir-khan-TMZ-01Shane Mosley is dashing the hell out of Amir Khan's Olympic dreams -- saying it would be DUMB AS HELL to fight at the '16 Games in Rio after the way he was brutally K.O.'d back in May. 

FYI, Khan has expressed serious interest in fighting for Pakistan at the summer games -- after the International Boxing Association finally voted to allow pros to compete for gold. 

But after watching Khan nearly get decapitated by Canelo Alvarez last month, Mosely tells TMZ Sports, the dude needs to rethink his plan. 

"I don’t think after getting knocked the f*** out Khan should be talking about representing anyone."

Damn.

As for Mosely, the boxer says he WILL be in Rio for the games, but not to fight ...

"I think there are better people than me to represent the USA. I will be in Rio for the games though. And having a lot of sex on the beach."

Good plan. 

Muhammad Ali Hospitalized for Respiratory Issues ... 'Fair Condition'

6/2/2016 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0602-muhammad-ali-gettyMuhammad Ali has been hospitalized for a respiratory issue ... and he's currently in fair condition, this according to the boxer's spokesperson. 

The rep says Ali is being tended to by a team of doctors and is expected to remain in the hospital for a short while. 

74-year-old Ali was last seen out in public back in April -- when he attended the Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Arizona ... along with huge stars like Carrie Underwood and Rob Gronkowski. 

Ali was last hospitalized back in January 2015 for follow-up care after a severe infection. 

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Ex-NFL Defensive End I'm a Heavyweight Boxer Now ... And I'm 10-0

6/1/2016 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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He spent 7 seasons in the NFL, but now, ex-Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards is thriving in a different sport -- BOXING ... where he's already racked up an impressive 10-0 record. 

The 31-year-old has been fighting as a heavyweight ever since he left the NFL in 2012 -- since, you know, he's massive ... 6'5", 268 lbs. 

But Ray's new career ain't some hobby -- he's sparred with heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder and says he has his sights set on a a real deal title fight. He even has some opponents in mind. 

Tyson Fury I'll Sexually Assault Deontay Wilder ... 'Gonna Be My Bitch'

5/31/2016 11:56 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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** WARNING -- VIDEO CONTAINS GRAPHIC LANGUAGE ** 

More verbal diarrhea from boxing champ Tyson Fury ... this time he's threatening to sexually assault heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder if the two ever step in the ring. 

The homophobic, sexist, anti-semite was talking with iFLTV about possible fights with WBC heavyweight champ Deontay Wilder and IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua when things got vulgar. (starts around 3:40) 

"I don't want their belts, but I'll let 'em fight me," Fury said ... "I'll bend 'em over and BOOM -- split them down the middle with this long d***."

He then specifically went after Wilder ... saying, "Wilder's my man, 'til I get hold of him. Then he's gonna be my bitch."

#StayClassy

Mr. T Muhammad Ali Was Hood Superman ... Stopped Real Crime

5/30/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Forget Iron Man and Captain America ... Mr. T says there's a real life superhero among us ... Muhammad Ali ... 'cause T claims he witnessed Ali actually stop crimes in rough neighborhoods.

Mr T. was out in NYC when we asked about his old bodyguarding days with Ali ... yes, the greatest heavyweight in history had a bodyguard ... who rocked gold chains and a mohawk. 

That's when T started an awesome reminiscing sesh ... telling our camera guy about how he personally watched The Greatest stop a violent crime from going down in the hood back in the day. 

Listen ... we could tell you more ... but T tells it so much better ... so check it out the clip.

Sly Stallone I'd Pay to See Floyd vs. Conor ... Here's Why

5/28/2016 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Sylvester Stallone says he'd definitely pay good money to see Floyd Mayweather fight Conor McGregor -- though he's pretty sure Floyd would beat that ass!

 "In boxing, you gotta go with the boxer," Sly told us ... but noted "anything is possible" if Conor can land one good clean shot. 

As we previously reported, Floyd's trying like hell to get a deal done ... but we're told it's nowhere near close at this point. 

Floyd Mayweather Backs Break Dancing Family ... Here's $10k, Bust a Move!

5/21/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0520-mayweather-kids-instagram-01Floyd Mayweather just came up HUGE for a crazy talented family of break dancers in desperate need of cash -- shelling out $10,000 to help them make it big, TMZ Sports has learned. 

The dance group is called "The Finest Family" -- comprised of 6 adorable siblings from Chicago ... led by their dad, Henry. 

They're incredible dancers -- but they've struggled financially for years. Henry says the family spent 6 months living out of their van in Chicago. 

That was before Floyd came into the picture roughly 4 years ago ... saw them dance, became an instant fan and vowed to be a mentor for life. They've since been featured on shows like "Steve Harvey." 

But earlier this month, with the family in serious need of cash (they wash cars to make ends meet), Mayweather contacted the crew and flew them out to Vegas to check in. 

Get this ... during the trip, Mayweather pulled out $10,000 IN CASH and gave it to the family ... telling them, "Whatever you need, let me know."

"He's been a blessing," Henry said of Floyd ... "He's amazing."

The better news ... we're told "The Finest Family" recently got an audition with "America's Got Talent" and Henry says it's going well.

Boxer Jermain Taylor Dodges Prison ... In Violent Gun Cases

5/20/2016 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0520-jermain-taylor-getty-01Ex-boxing champ Jermain Taylor just caught a HUUUGE break -- he will NOT go to prison for his role in multiple frightening and violent incidents ... as long as he keeps his nose clean. 

Taylor appeared in court for 3 different cases: 

1) The time he shot his cousin in 2014

2) The time he pulled out a gun at an MLK Day parade and fired shots in the air 

3) The time he beat up a fellow patient at the rehab facility where he was being treated 

Taylor had previously pled guilty to 2 counts of battery, 2 counts of terroristic threats, 5 counts of aggravated assault and possesion of a controlled substance. 

On Friday, the former champ was back in an Arkansas courtroom -- where the judge gave him a 19 year suspended prison sentence. 

Which means ... as long as Taylor completes 120 hours of community service, pays fines and court costs and passes regular drug screening tests, he will NOT serve the 19 year sentence. 

But one screwup ... and the judge could force him to serve the entire term behind bars. 

Considering the allegations against him, Taylor caught a huge break. 

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