University holds luncheon to honor King’s legacy

first_imgKat Robinson Sophomore and president of the Muslim Student Association, Hosnia Somadi, read two verses from Quranic surahs in Arabic at a luncheon honoring the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., which took place in the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center on Monday.Ann Firth, chief of staff to University President Fr. John Jenkins, welcomed attendees to the luncheon with a description of the goal Walk the Walk Week hopes to attain.“As you know, this luncheon and the numerous campus events planned during Walk the Walk Week … are all designed to be occasions when we come together to reflect more deeply on who we are as a community,” Firth said. “These are also critically important opportunities to participate in the national and global conversations about diversity and inclusion. Conversations that are as important now as ever.”After reading a quote from King emphasizing love, community and reconciliation, Firth said Notre Dame aims to achieve King’s vision of an inclusive community.“Dr. King is describing the kind of community we seek to be at Notre Dame: one that recognizes the dignity of every member, welcomes each person fully, treasures their gifts as a reflection of God, supports them and shares their struggles,” Firth said. “As an academic community, we strive to explore, discuss and celebrate differences, as well as commonalities, thus enriching our grasp of truth and understanding.”Sophomore and president of the Muslim Student Association, Hosnia Somadi, offered the invocation. She read two verses from Quranic surahs in Arabic before explaining their significance. She said both verses related to justice, particularly the idea that all of humans, regardless of belief, can be united through God. Somadi said she encourages the audience to find peace.“I am very honored to be here today. I would like to end off asking of you all to keep in mind Islam, among all faiths, is one that encompasses peace and love,” Somadi said. “And I ask of you all today to keep this peace and love in all of your hearts, for we are all the children of God.”After a pause in programming for lunch, the ceremony continued with a video in which various members of the community, including students, faculty, administrators and staff, were asked, “What are you doing to advance Dr. King’s legacy on campus?”In the video, director of campus ministry Fr. Pete McCormick said King’s work certainly possessed a spiritual dimension.“He was a man who clearly had reflected on the scriptures, a man who deeply cared about what those scriptures led him to,” McCormick said. “As a priest certainly, as someone who is tasked with preaching on this campus, thinking about ‘How can I bring those very same words to life?’ But more practical for us all, ‘How is it that we can be invited into those same words, into those same texts that are so sacred, that led Dr. King to imagine a world that could be?’”During another segment of the video, director of admissions Bob Mundy discussed King’s legacy as it related to universities and higher education. Because he was the first in his family to attend college, Mundy said higher education is a great avenue for “social change and social opportunity” that King helped expand access to education.“Dr. King reminds us that that access is not always equally available” Mundy said. “An exciting part of my work at Notre Dame is I get to help students find that opportunity … and have them come here and enjoy the benefits of a terrific education.”The final segment of the luncheon then began as Fr. Jenkins took the stage to introduce Corey and David Robinson, the two keynote speakers. However, before he did so he took a few moments to offer his own remarks on King. Referring to quote from King in which the civil rights leader warned against the dangers of “social stagnation,” Jenkins said the purpose of the luncheon involves unity.“It is in the spirit of resisting social stagnation that we suspend classes today and come together to reflect on the King legacy and on the ways we continue to make progress in our community and in our world,” Jenkins said.The conversation between the Robinsons then commenced, and David Robinson said his father, who grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas in the 1950s, had the opportunity to be a member of the “Little Rock Nine,” who integrated the city’s schools, but declined the offer. Corey Robinson said David’s father, his grandfather, also had the opportunity to play basketball at the University of Arkansas but ultimately decided against it because of the school’s segregated facilities. David Robinson said his mother grew up in segregated Columbia, South Carolina, and had to be bused every day to an African American school on the other side of town.David Robinson, a graduate of the Naval Academy and community icon in San Antonio — where he played for the San Antonio Spurs — said he views grace and mercy as the most important parts of King’s legacy.“Martin Luther King is really an icon. For me, he is the perfect picture of a man who, motivated by his faith, stepped out into the world and moved and made a difference,” David Robinson said. “And he practiced grace and mercy. And that’s my challenge to my boys, to myself every day. Practice grace and mercy. Those are two things I think we’re having trouble with now in this country.”Asked by his son to offer a more specific definition of both “grace” and “mercy,” David Robinson said it was important to break expected behaviors in the two concepts.“To me, grace … is giving kindness to people even though they don’t deserve it,” David Robinson said. “And then mercy is not punishing someone for something that they actually do deserve. That’s obviously another concept that’s a challenge … Those two things I think are really key.”David Robinson said the difficulties his parents faced during their upbringings paved the way for grace and mercy to become critical parts of his life growing up. After David Robinson related the story of his own grandfather — who worked in a post office for decades but was never promoted because of the color of his skin and who ultimately sued over the issue — Corey Robinson reflected on the progress that has been made over the ensuing generations.“Within a couple generations, I went to Notre Dame and got this opportunity,” Corey Robinson said. “It’s just an unbelievable turnaround over three generations … and I think it has to do in part with my parents, my grandparents, my great-grandparents in choosing mercy and grace over hate and choosing to see the opportunity and building that environment.”David Robinson said he founded a private school in San Antonio, Texas, Carver Academy, with the goal of helping underprivileged students get into and enroll in college. Currently, after partnering with IDEA Public Schools, David has helped open 61 charter schools across Texas. He said he recently attended an event where graduates of these schools announced where they were going to college. He said watching the students, half of whom are first generation college students, was an “amazing deal.”As the talk drew to a close, David Robinson evaluated the progress American society as a whole has made on these issues.“America is an ideal — we’re not even close to what we say we are, ‘the home of the free’ and ‘the land of the brave,’” David Robinson said. “We’re not even close. But we’re getting there. We’re changing. We’re practicing. We’re getting better. We’re treating each other a little bit better. Over the years, we’ve grown up as a country. And we continue to grow up and we have a system that allows change. That allows us to grow into being America, being the bastion of the world. And we have the potential to be, but we’re not who we say we are. We have to continue to grow. So, for me it’s all about just day by day just … practicing grace.”David Robinson closed he believes this generation has the potential to change the world.“The world is changing so fast,” David Robinson said. “You guys have an incredible access to information and opportunity. I think your generation will impact this world more than all the generations past. And you have an opportunity to do some amazing, positive things. Or not.”Tags: Corey Robinson, David Robinson, Fr. John Jenkins, Martin Luther King, Walk the Walk Week Community members gathered Monday in the Joyce Athletic and Convocation Center for a luncheon celebrating the legacy Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Serving as a culmination of the University’s third annual Walk the Walk Week — which promotes diversity and inclusion on campus — the event featured thoughts and insights from a handful of community members. The keynote address was a conversation between former student body president and 2017 alumni Corey Robinson and his father, former NBA basketball player David Robinson, about King’s impact on the world.last_img read more

Watch If/Then Star Idina Menzel Talk Men Being a ‘Mess’

first_imgIdina Menzel just received a Tony nom, is prepping for Radio City, takes her son to school in the morning, and she still has time to do talk shows? Maybe it’s easier when you can lead two lives simultaneously. The If/Then star stopped by Live on May 2 to chat with Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan about how lucky she is to be “embraced by a beautiful show” and how men react when they see the new musical. Also watch her blush as Ripa calls her “Broadway royalty.” Did you hear that cackle? Was that Elphaba?! Take a look below! View Comments Idina Menzel Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on March 22, 2015 If/Then Related Showslast_img

The seven largest wine producers in Moslavina presented a joint wine – Škrlet

first_imgPhoto: Marko Colic / Association PO “Skrlet” Out of a total of 227 ha of vineyards in the Sisak-Moslavina County, 76 ha are under the Škrlet variety, of which 68 ha are located in Moslavina. Marko Miklaužić, Moslavina winemaker and president of the newly established Bregovita Hrvatska Association of Winemakers, pointed out that the most important thing in the organization of Bregovita Hrvatska is a common approach to marketing, marketing and co-financing of wine by the state. “Each of the counties has one representative, and he should act through local chambers of commerce and industry to local associations, which then transmit information to their members. Eg. the organization of events will no longer go through the associations that are the organizers, but will be financed through the budget of the Association of Winemakers Bregovita Croatia. This will reduce the number of organizing committees and commissions, and will bring order to the system of organization, production and placement, and prevent the so-called. gray market. Members need to understand that without organizing into such associations there is no future”Said Miklauzic. PREMIERE TASTING OF YOUNG SCARLETS AT ADVENT IN ZAGREB  Visitors will have the opportunity to taste 8 young škrlets and of course the above-mentioned common wine Škrlet, a blend obtained from selected grapes from the best positions produced in a limited edition of 5000 bottles. As the president of PO “Škrlet” points out Tomislav Trdenić, they teach customers a certain standard, because the presented Škrlet is the same in each bottle and under the same label and logo (yellow ram) ” The logo, ie the yellow ram, is a synonym for škrlet, and the logo is a cluster of škrlet, ie one large cluster in the middle and two small ones, one on each side. Škrlet with a new outfit designed by Marin Šubašić, under a common brand, and we will place it on the market in a limited edition of 5000 bottles. We were the first to establish a wine production organization in Croatia in this way and we hope to be successful because otherwise we will not be competitive on the market in the future. We have a great trump card for success, and that is the autochthonous grape and wine variety “Škrlet” Trdenić pointed out and added that they have been working on branding the variety of the same name for 20 years, but also on recognizing it in the wider area of ​​Lijepa naša. That škrlet, one of over 120 autochthonous Croatian wine varieties, unstoppably finds its deserved position on the wine list of Croatia and the world, proves as many as five medals this year from the world’s most prestigious wine evaluation Decanter, as well as numerous other awards.  The seven largest wine producers in Moslavina: Ilovčak, Jaram, Florijanović, Miklaužić, Mikša, Trdenić and Voštinić-Klasnić, gathered in the Association of Production Organizations “Škrlet”, premiered a unique project in Croatia – common wine Škrlet. This is the first such wine project in Croatia, which is proof of the unity of Moslavina winemakers and is a projection of the future of Croatian viticulture and winemaking.  Namely, the joint wine from the autochthonous grape variety of the same name, a blend obtained from selected grapes from the best positions they produce, was presented under a joint label in a limited edition of 5000 bottles. The best Moslavina škrlet producers gathered in the Škrlet Moslavina Association will premiere their škrlet harvest, ie the young škrlet in 2019, and the promotion will take place on December 06.12.2019, 16. in Zagreb (Forum Gallery, Teslina 17.00) starting at XNUMX:XNUMX p.m. last_img read more

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate sells main river mansion

first_img124 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate and wife Ruth have sold the main river mansion they picked up at a bargain price on one of the city’s elite streets. A local family splashed just under $4.5 million to secure the Paradise Waters mansion at 124 Commodore Drive.The Tates purchased the point position property in August, 2018 for $3.55 million, in what was widely considered to be a good deal. RELATED: Top end buyers splash their cash on main river Life inside a floating island palace Tech-savvy southern buyers bypass the border The two-level residence at 124 Commodore Drive enjoys a wide water position.The property changed hands in 2007 for $4 million and again in 2015 for $4.1 million.The Tates first put the holding to market in January for $4.55 million in a move designed to cash in on the $9.4 million sale of an adjoining three-lot riverfront site. Amir Prestige principal Amir Mian said a local family signed a contract for just under the asking price a month ago. “The family, who are from the Gold Coast, are looking forward to moving in,” he said. Improvements have been made on the property, pictured here in 2018.The Tates, who had freshened up the interior with new paint, carpet, window furnishings and kitchen benchtops, are on the hunt for a smaller home, Mr Mian added. More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe five bedroom house sits on a 1105sqm site at the end of elite Commodore Drive. Facing northeast, the plot boasts 50m of wide water frontage with a pool, manicured gardens, and a sandy beach where a jetty and pontoon cater for boat owners. Commodore Drive is regarded as one of the city’s elite streets.The main river residence is the ninth the Tates have owned at Paradise Waters since 2002, with an apartment on Commodore Drive still in their portfolio.The sale is the latest in a string of deals along main river during the COVID-19 period as buyers at the top end of town show confidence in prestige property.Mr Mian said there was a lot of movement among locals looking to upgrade their lifestyle and buy to better match their needs. “People are spending more time at home and thinking hard about where they want to live which is triggering the market,” he said.last_img read more

Welsh marine test site gets funding boost

first_imgWelsh government has awarded £1.2 million for the development of a Marine Energy Test Area (META) project in the Milford Haven Waterway.The funding will support the work of Marine Energy Wales in developing a network of pre-consented areas of seabed that will support research, component testing, innovation, deployment techniques and scaled device deployment.The £1.9 million META project is set to contribute towards Wales’ plans to play a key role in a growing global market and will add to the UK’s network of test sites.David Jones, Project Director of Marine Energy Wales, said: “Marine energy has already had a positive impact upon our peripheral economies in Wales, supported local supply chain clustering and diversification, and we see META contributing to the continued cost reduction being delivered by the sector at the moment.”Stephen Wyatt, ORE Catapult’s Director of Research & Disruptive Innovation, said: “Its [META’s] pre-consented areas of waterway, will provide for quick and efficient testing of components, sub-assemblies and complete devices, and allow developers to practice installation and O&M methodologies, within easy reach of an extensive, and supportive, engineering supply chain.“META fits well with ORE Catapult’s emerging plans for engagement with the region, and we look forward to working closely with the team.”META forms part of Pembroke Dock Marine, a £76 million project to develop a world class center for marine energy development, fabrication, testing and deployment in Pembrokeshire.The project has also received funding through the Coastal Communities Fund earlier this year.The next steps of the project will build on previous work to select the most appropriate sites within the Waterway, continue to engage with stakeholders and formally begin the leasing and licensing process.last_img read more

Caribbean-Cuba summit very successful, says CARICOM chairman

first_imgNewsRegional Caribbean-Cuba summit very successful, says CARICOM chairman by: – December 12, 2011 Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar (right) and President of Cuba Raul Castro (centre) exchange greetings during the opening ceremony of the CARICOM-Cuba Summit in Port-of-Spain. At left is Prime Minister of St Kitts and Nevis and chairman of CARICOM, Dr Denzil Douglas. Photo: Shirley BahadurBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CUOPM) — Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuba leaders ended their summit in Trinidad and Tobago on Thursday night describing the deliberations as “very successful.”CARICOM chairman and prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, Dr Denzil Douglas told an end of summit news conference that CARICOM had expressed its gratitude to Havana over its assistance in various areas including health and education.But he said the regional leaders had expressed to their Cuban counterpart, the need for a Havana to “ease the restrictions” that would allow for CARICOM nationals to travel to Cuba for medical treatment.“At a time when there is so much challenge from the global economic situation…here is a relatively small country still extending its hand of friendship in a number of critical areas,” he told reporters.Douglas said that Cuba has also offered to assist the region deal with the small arms trade adding that Cuba’s President Raul Castro, who attended the talks in Port of Spain “was willing to ensure that we learn from their experiences”.The “Declaration of Port of Spain” issued after the summit, noted with “deep concern the continued threats posed by the illegal trade in narcotics and small arms and light weapons, the growing phenomenon of trafficking in persons and the consequent impact that these phenomena have on development efforts and social welfare of the people of the region.”They have pledged to “cooperate in the international struggle against these phenomena in accordance with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations as well as other principles adopted by the UN General Assembly and contained in the provisions of the international conventions and agreements to guide cooperation in this matter.“We therefore pledge to take all necessary measures to ensure full compliance with the 2001 Programme of Action to Combat and Eradicate the illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons, including through the development and implementation of national action plans to combat the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons.“To this end we look forward to the convening of the 2012 Review Conference on the UN Programme of Action which will seek to further strengthen the Instrument with a view to buttressing our efforts to combat this scourge.”The leaders said that despite their “strongest commitment” to fight the illegal drugs and arms trade, their efforts are being “frustrated by the increasing demand of illegal drugs in major consuming countries and by the failure in those countries to also control the supply of small arms and light weapons”.The declaration also noted that the countries have renewed their commitment to “south-south cooperation and regional cooperation specifically as one of the central strategies for confronting the challenges to the sustainable development and welfare of our peoples posed by the volatility of the current international environment particularly in the areas of food security, nutrition and energy”They have also re-affirmed their “strong rejection of the unjust and cruel economic, commercial and financial embargo against the Republic of Cuba and the extraterritorial measures aimed at extending the reach of the embargo to include third countries”.The CARICOM and Cuban leaders say they also view the lack of “real progress in the conclusion of the Doha Development Agenda and the attendant challenges faced by developing countries of the Caribbean in their efforts to participate fully and effectively in the process geared to the establishment of a rules-based fair trading system which takes full account of their special development needs”.Regarding climate change, the CARICOM and Cuban leaders have reaffirmed their support for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) as the primary intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to the issue of climate change.But they said that “an appropriate response to this challenge should address mainly the roots of the problem and not only the consequences, as well as respect the principles of the Convention, in particular the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities and the states respective capacities.“In this sense, underline the importance of mitigation as part of a balanced and ambitious outcome of international negotiations on climate change, including a decision on establishing the second commitment period under the Kyoto Protocol.”They said they were also looking towards a favourable outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20 to be held in Brazil in June next year and urged the international community to “fully address the special development concerns of low lying coastal and Small Islands Developing States” at the conference.The leaders have also warned that the global financial and economic crisis “:is not over” and that recovery is “uneven and uncertain” and have reiterated that “the systematic problems facing the global economy have to be resolved, including through the full accomplishment of a fundamental reform of the global financial system and architecture”.The summit also rejected recent comments by French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s characterisation of three regional countries as “tax havens.”“This indiscriminate characterization was at variance with the spirit conveyed in the Official Declaration of the G20, which had applauded the efforts made by the CARICOM states identified to ensure that their legal and regulatory framework was in compliance with the global standard.“It has had the further effect of undermining access to banking and finance as well as the competitive advantage of Caribbean countries in the area of financial services,” the Declaration added.The next summit, which is held every three years, will take place in Havana.Caribbean News Now 12 Views   no discussions Share Sharing is caring!center_img Tweet Share Sharelast_img read more

Lazio turn Serie A into three-horse race

first_img Promoted ContentWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Ever Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show YouWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared12 Countries With Higest Technology In The WorldWhat Happens When You Eat Eggs Every Single Day?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them Loading… Last year, they won the Coppa Italia although they could manage only a modest eighth place in Serie A. This season they have found a consistency that was previously lacking, helped by an uncanny ability to grind out late and dramatic wins. During their winning run, they scored twice in stoppage time as they came from behind to beat Cagliari 2-1 away and they also beat Sassuolo by thesame score thanks to a stoppage-time winner. The run began when an 89th-minute goal from Ciro Immobile – Serie A’s leading scorer with 17 goals – gave them a 2-1 win at Fiorentina and an 83rd-minute goal brought them their first away win at AC Milan for 31 years. Their surprising group stage exit in the Europa League, where they finished behind Celtic and Cluj in their group, could also be a blessingin disguise. Inzaghi, however, is under no illusions. “We know that there will be more attention on us from now on,” he said during an event in Dubai last month. Read Also:Ronaldo responds to Messi chant from Lazio fans with rude gesture “We know that in football you can never take your foot off the pedal. We know that we have done well but we need to start the new year better than we finished the old one.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Third-placed Lazio have moved six points off the leading pair of Inter Milan and Juventus with a game in hand but, more importantly, have exposed chinks in Juve’s armour by beating the Turin side twice in the space of just over two weeks. They handed Juventus a first defeat of the season, beating them 3-1 at home in Serie A, then they overcame them by the same score in the annual Supercup match played in Riyadh. Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri was surprisingly generous in his praise of Lazio, who he said were experiencing a “magical moment”. “If they carry on like this, there’s not much for anyone else to do,” said Sarri, who coaches a team with far superior spending power to Lazio. “For me, right now, physically and mentally, they are the best team in Europe.” Juventus, chasing a ninth successive title, host Cagliari, the season’s other surprise package, on Monday as Serie A resumes after the two-week Christmas break while Inter are away to Gennaro Gattuso’s Napoli. Simone Inzaghi’s Lazio have always been a dangerous side. Two seasons ago, they played some of the best football in the league but their small squad ran out of steam towards the end of the season and they missed out on the Champions League in their final match. Lazio will attempt to chalk up their ninth consecutive league win when they visit lowly Brescia on Sunday as they threaten to turn Serie A into a three-horse race.last_img read more

CAF Awards: Ikpeba reveals why Eagles stars are missing out

first_img The last time a Nigerian player won the African Footballer of the YearAward was in 1999 by Nwankwo Kanu. Loading… Ex-Super Eagles forward Victor Ikpeba insists Nigerian players must play in big clubs to get back into reckoning for CAF Awards.Advertisement Read Also: Iheanacho opens up on goalscoring secret“When I mean the big clubs in Europe, I’m talking about those clubs that are winning titles in their respective leagues as well as doing very well in the Champions League.”“Good individual performances for club and national team is important, but without a big club in Europe to back up such performances, it will be difficult for Nigerian players to win it,” Ikpeba summed up.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Ikpeba won the award himself in 1997 after helping Monaco win the French Ligue 1 title that same year.He however admitted that Nigerian players must take up the challenge of playing in big clubs in Europe to be in contention for CAF Awards.“Nigerian players must play at the top level in Europe. They have to take up the challenge themselves,”The former Borussia Dortmund player went further by revealing why Eagles’ stars have failed to win the award in recent years.“Our players have found it difficult to win the African footballer of the year award because most of them are no longer playing for big clubs in Europe. Promoted Content7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsUse Your Zodiac Signs To Find A Perfect JobThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldAmazing Ceilings From All Around The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkslast_img read more

Allen captures Dirt Dominator at Heart O’ Texas

first_imgChase Allen was the $1,000 IMCA Modified Dirt Dominator winner Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speed­way. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography)By Mike SpiekerWACO, Texas (May 25) – Chase Allen of Midlothian punched his ticket into the IMCA Modified Dirt Dominator finale with his qualifying win Friday at Heart O’ Texas Speedway.Allen was paired with Abilene driver Chris Elliott in the final round.Allen took the lead at the drop of the green flag for the two and a half lap shootout. Elliott re­mained within striking distance while running patiently around the low side of the speedway as the white flag flew.Allen kept his no. 130 machine up on the high side around the smooth and slick high-banked quar­ter-mile dirt oval. Allen had little pressure entering the final set of corners as he cruised to the win and the $1,000 payday.With the win, Allen is now locked into the $10,000-to-win Dirt Dominator finale at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Oct. 25.Sweet 16Eric Tomlinson defeated Riley Simmons; Cory Davis defeated Chris Bragg; Justin McCoy de­feated Garrett Higgins; Chris Elliott defeated Jeff Hoegh; Ryan Williams defeated Danny Turner; Clay Money defeated Colin Deming; Justin Radcliff defeated Brandon Hood; and Chase Allen defeated Chris Morris.Elite 8Davis defeated Tomlinson; Elliott defeated McCoy; Money defeated Williams; and Allen defeated Radcliff.Final FourElliott defeated Davis; and Allen defeated Money.FinalAllen defeated Elliott.last_img read more

Wilder: Andy Ruiz will floor Joshua again

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua, Okolie plot world title double Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Deontay Wilder has revealed that he is backing Andy Ruiz Jr to beat Anthony Joshua for a second time.The Mexican is sporting a much trimmer figure just shy of eight weeks before he takes on Joshua for in a world heavyweight title fight in Saudi Arabia in December.A much stockier Ruiz stopped a sluggish Joshua at Madison Square Garden in June and Wilder thinks he now has that winning mentality.Asked whether he is backing the 30-year-old, the WBC title holder told Sky Sports: “I am. Ruiz Jr has all the motivation and confidence that he needs from the first fight.“I don’t think he is one to dwell after obtaining a little taste of success. This is just the beginning, especially when you become a champion.“You’ve got to stay hungry. My man Marvin Hagler said you can’t get out of bed in silk pyjamas, but with the win, it was a big boost, and he has the Mexican people around him.”Ruiz has previously stated he would welcome an undisputed title fight against Wilder if he does see off Joshua for a second time.Firstly though, he’d need to achieve that and hope that Wilder can overcome Luis Ortiz in his own rematch saga, before seeing the outcome of a February bout with Tyson Fury.“Of course, I’m just missing one belt,” said Ruiz Jr. “One belt to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that’s the goal, but I don’t want to look past Anthony Joshua.” Tags: Andy RuizAnthony JoshuaDeontay Wilderlast_img read more