Watch Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan in First Look at Last Five Years Movie

first_imgIt’s what we’ve been waiting for! Hot on the heels of the news that Jason Robert Brown’s The Last Five Years will be released to movie theaters on Valentine’s Day 2015, we now have our first look at stars Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan in action. Check out below as Kendrick sings her heart out to Jordan while he somehow maintains enough concentration to keep the car he’s driving on the road. Trust us, the experience of eating prosciutto will never be the same again. The Richard LaGravenese-helmed film premiered at the Toronto film festival on September 7. View Commentslast_img read more

Kathy Duva puts urgency on Sergey Kovalev getting redemption against Eleider Alvarez

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearOn that night, Duva, her head in hands, could not bring herself to witness the rapid decline of Kovalev, who two years earlier had enough in his arsenal to be considered one of the finest fighters in the world. His ascent up the light-heavyweight rankings with wins over Nathan Cleverly, Bernard Hopkins, and twice Jean Pascal, were all victories obtained with brutality and simplicity, but two consecutive losses, both controversial, to Andre Ward have impacted Kovalev’s aura of invincibility, and Duva claims it was the result in the first bout with the Oakland stylist that has likely caused the damage.“Sometimes it’s the actions of the judges or referees rather than the actual punches that damage fighters,” Duva says. “I saw this with Meldrick Taylor after he lost to Julio Cesar Chavez in the final round, and he was never the same again. OK, he took some punishment in that fight, but it was the way he lost that hurt him most and he could never recover from that. It was the same for Sergey in that first fight with Andre. Everyone knows that Sergey won that fight. The fact he didn’t get the decision hurt him for a very long time and I’m not sure he’s even over it now. He has to try and move on because this is everything for him in his next fight. He has no choice, but to win.”Taking time to analyze Kovalev’s predicament, Duva is able to pinpoint one fight that best compares to this weekend’s highly-anticipated rematch.Although an ardent supporter for all her fighters throughout her run in boxing, significance can often be a factor in just how bad Duva wants her charge to win and the importance surrounding Saturday’s event in Texas is as crucial as any event she can recall.“I’ve only seen it a few times where a fighter just simply had to win at any cost, but Sergey against Alvarez could be the biggest for me,” she continued. “The one fight that sticks out is Evander Holyfield’s rematch with Riddick Bowe. After the first fight when Evander lost, people were saying he had to retire and that he had reached the end, so that talk would’ve only increased if he had lost the rematch to Bowe. It was a fight that he had to win and you can see that in the performance because not many people thought he was capable of putting in such an effort after a hard career.”Another fighter from Duva’s stable who always seemed one fight from disaster was the late Arturo Gatti. The tortured darling of Atlantic City, the boy from Canada who became an east coast marvel, Gatti was every bit the focus of Duva’s affection, mirroring the adulation she has shown to Kovalev for a number of years.After Gatti lost to Oscar De La Hoya in 2001, Duva was insistent that he made key amendments to his training team and Buddy McGirt was brought in to install some sort of defense to Gatti’s makeup. The wise Floridian is now poisoned with the responsibility of improving a 35-year-old Kovalev, but Duva believes that the man who extended Gatti’s run in the spotlight can do the same for Kovalev. Kathy Duva seldom sits in a state of comfort when watching stars from her roster perform.A permanent fixture at ringside for the best part of three decades, the New Jersey promoter has experienced triumph and tragedy in equal measure as the leading lady of Main Events. This Saturday, Duva will go through those unbearable motions that she still can’t get accustomed to as Sergey Kovalev, one of Duva’s favorite ever fighters, goes all out to salvage his decaying career against Eleider Alvarez, who destroyed the Russian last August. “Sergey needs to become a 12-round fighter and he needs to do it immediately,” Duva said. “Against Alvarez people were talking to me at ringside commenting on how good he looked in the first six rounds, but it’s never the first half of the fight when I worry about Sergey. He has to fight smarter and learn that he might not always knock people out, and that’s why we brought Buddy in so he can fix the faults that Sergey has and make him an even better fighter than what he was before.”Join DAZN and watch Tevin Farmer vs. Jono Carroll on March 15She added: “If Buddy isn’t able to do that then it’s going to be another hard night for Sergey and I don’t really know how many of those he can take at this point. We’ve tried all we can to give him the best possible chance of victory and now he has to do it for himself.”last_img read more