Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields defeats Tori Nelson

first_imgIn a photo provided by Showtime, Claressa Shields is interviewed after he win over Tori Nelson during a boxing bout Friday night, Jan. 12, 2018, in Verona, N.Y. Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision to retain her women’s WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles. (Stephanie Trapp/Showtime via AP)VERONA, N.Y. — Two-time Olympic boxing champion Claressa Shields scored a unanimous 10-round decision over Tori Nelson on Friday night at Turning Stone Casino to retain her women’s WBC and IBF super middleweight world titles.Each of the three judges scored the fight 100-90 for Shields (5-0, 2 KOs), of Flint, Michigan, who was nearly 20 years younger than her opponent. The 41-year-old Nelson (17-1-3, 1 KO), who won a middleweight world title in 2011 but had only fought twice since June 2015, lost for the first time in her career.ADVERTISEMENT Nelson, of Ashburn, Virginia, took the fight to Shields at the outset, but as the bout wore on the young champion proved to be the more skilled boxer, able to avoid Nelson’s big hooks and using her jab to keep her foe at bay.Nelson landed a sharp body shot in the seventh round, putting Shields on the ropes and landing several more punches. But the 22-year-old Shields, who likes to boast she’s the greatest of all-time, dodged most of them and landed a right hand of her own that stunned Nelson and sent her backward.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWBO and WBC middleweight champion Christina Hammer (21-0, 9 KOs) watched the fight from ringside. Shields said after her victory Friday night, which was televised live on Showtime, that she could easily go down in weight to face Hammer, who is from Kazakhstan.“I think she’s pretty scared, to be honest. She’s more worried about me than I am her,” Shields said after her win. “I can’t wait to fight her and show her that she isn’t (better than me).” Shields pummeled Nikki Adler last August to win the two super middleweight titles. That lopsided fight, Adler’s first loss in 17 bouts, was stopped in the fifth round. Shields’ combinations left Adler defenseless in a matchup of previously unbeaten boxers.Shields displayed her dominance in the punching totals on Friday night, connecting on 225 of 632 overall and 186 of 425 power punches to Nelson’s 81 of 400 and 70 of 348.After the fight, Shields donated her gloves to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in nearby Canastota, New York.Shields became the first woman to headline a fight card on premium cable in March and again last August on Showtime. She’s the first American, male or female, to win a boxing gold medal since Andre Ward at the 2004 Athens Olympics.The only other U.S. boxer to win two Olympic gold medals is Oliver Kirk, who took the bantamweight and featherweight titles at the 1904 Olympics in St. Louis.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Wall pushes Wizards over the line in OT win vs Nets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View commentslast_img read more

Theft of Any Kind Is the Business of the Press—A Word to the Official-in-Charge…

first_imgThey say “A stitch in time saves nine.” Today it is 200 plastic chairs which may seem negligible. But tomorrow, it could be library books or laboratory equipment. Next, it could be the college generator.Then where would the African Bible College (ABC) be? In the darkness that it was built to dispel and bring the light of learning and living water to Nimba’s hungry souls and enhance its potential as one of the nation’s most dynamic and progressive political sub-divisions.That is why we believe the college administration should undertake a swift and thorough investigation into the loss of 200 plastic chairs from the ABC auditorium.We are totally surprised at the college’s person in charge, who told our Nimba Correspondent, Ishmael Menkor, that the theft “has nothing to do with the press,” then immediately switched off his phone. This college official fails to realize that by making that remark, he casts suspicion over himself. Was his remark an attempt to cover up the crime? Why? What does he know about the alleged theft of the 200 chairs that went missing from the college auditorium? This so-called college official, whoever he may be, does not realize that everything concerns the press, whether it is the misappropriation of tens of millions of United States dollars from the state enterprise, National Oil Company (NOCAL), or a petty larceny case in a magisterial court. Many of us remember the famous Monrovia Magistrate, His Honor Peter Bonner Jallah who, at the onset of a petty larceny case would ask, “Old rogue or new rogue.” When the prisoner honestly answered, “Old rogue,” the judge would immediately show some leniency and give him a stern warning to stop this evil practice, or face harsher punishment next time. Of course, the press would be there to cover that. You are talking about the theft of goods or property valued at only five or ten dollars.How much more 200 chairs from a college campus: It could be immediately construed as “educational sabotage,” which should be a serious crime in a country nearly 70% of whose people are illiterate.Or does this college official seem to be telling us that the foreign missionaries who invested their precious United States dollars, time, energy and talent to open the ABC were wasting their time in Liberia? No, we insist they were not; they were rather determined to spread the light of learning and evangelism to the Liberian interior lost in darkness, illiteracy, witchcraft, superstition and other demonic forces that include atheism and the denial of the positive force of religion in the lives of a people.And so we say to the so-called college official, yes indeed it is the business of the press, for if the practice of theft continues, soon he would be out of a job, for the missionaries would soon pack up, leave and go someplace else in Liberia or another part of this continent still reeling from the darkness of godlessness, witchcraft and ritualistic killing, under the guise that human blood can bring power and prosperity to people. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more