Guyana’s Lake, Bahamas’ Woods in Contender battle

first_imgRevlon Lake from Guyana and Anthony Woods from The Bahamas clash tonight in the fourth week of the preliminary round of the Wray and Nephew Contender boxing series for welterweights at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium, beginning at 9 p.m.Lake, who is 37 years old, has a record of eight wins, 13 losses and two draws and has fought in the series before. On March 19, 2014, he went up against Jamaica’s Sakima Mullings, who eventually went on to win the title. Lake was knocked out in the fourth round. He did show some resilience during the encounter, but eventually succumbed to the superior punching power of Mullings.Woods, who is 31, hail from Nassau but is representing the USA team in the series. He will be making his Jamaican debut. He also has a negative wins versus losses record, with eight victories and 19 losses. What is clear, however, is that both men will take a lot of experience into the ring tonight and this could lead to a very keen encounter.Lake has been boxing as a professional since 2005 and has fought for several Caribbean titles. In 2009, he challenged Miguel Antoine for the CABOFE super lightweight title but lost; and suffered a similar fate when he challenged Kevin Placide for the CABOFE super welterweight title in 2010.continuing carrerAnother bid for a title in 2014 against Prince Lee Isidore also went up in flames, but these setbacks have not dissuaded him from continuing his career.He last fought on February 27 and scored a victory on points against Miguel Antoine in Guyana.Tonight he will make a bold effort to move into the quarter-finals and earn himself a shot at the Contender 2016 title, by getting past his first hurdle. It will not be an easy task, however, as Woods has also been around for some time and has his eyes firmly set on the main prize of $2 million.Woods has also been in the professional ranks since 2005 and he too has had some interesting encounters along the way, campaigning in Florida, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas. He has been inactive for a few years, but his connections have stated that since being selected for the USA team, he has been training hard and is in great condition.Neither boxer is known for punching power, so boxing skills will determine the winner. It is a fight that can go either way and has all the earmarks of a close encounter.The action will be broadcast live on Television Jamaica.last_img read more

Gruden not yet satisfied with year

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Thanks in no small part to an infusion of young talent on offense, the Bucs (11-5) went from 5-11 in 2004 to winning the NFC South title this season. They will end a two-year hiatus from the playoffs when they host Washington (10-6) today in the NFC wild-card round. The game also marks the Redskins’ postseason return under Joe Gibbs, the three-time Super Bowl winner who came out of retirement two years ago to resuscitate a team that made the playoffs once during his 11 seasons away from the NFL. TAMPA, Fla. – Jon Gruden rejects the notion that his surprising Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already had a successful season. “We don’t want to have that loser’s mentality about, `Gee, we over-achieved in some people’s eyes,’ or `Hey, we’ve had a good year.’ Baloney,” Gruden said. “You’re not playing in this organization for any other reason than to compete for championships and we want to make the most of our opportunities.” center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonBoth clubs are excited about their prospects in what’s generally regarded as a wide-open bracket in the NFC. “I think every year there are dark horses that jump onto the scene. It’s just fact,” Gruden said. “I don’t really think that anybody thought New England, in their first Super Bowl season, was going to go from 5-11 to 11-5 and win the Super Bowl with a backup quarterback. I don’t think anybody thought we were going to do it either. There are some interesting teams in the field.” One of the keys for Tampa Bay will be containing Clinton Portis, who rushed for 144 yards in the mid-season meeting. Washington also is concerned about not letting rookie running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams have a big day on the ground for the Bucs. Gibbs noted Williams, voted NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year this week, was not healthy the first time the teams played and was limited to 20 yards on 10 carries. last_img

Rep Bellinos credit freeze bill signed into law

first_img20Mar Rep. Bellino’s credit freeze bill signed into law State Rep. Joseph Bellino’s plan to better protect Michigan residents from fraud by providing free credit freezes has been signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder. ÂWhen a security freeze is placed on a credit report through a consumer credit-reporting agency, those looking to engage in fraud are unable to open a credit card, mortgage or other form of credit in the name of the individual they are trying to impersonate. Lenders typically require access to credit information before approving a loan and are shut off from pulling needed data with a freeze in place.“Consumers in Michigan can now feel better protected from individuals who are out there looking to use personal information for fraudulent purposes,” said Bellino, of Monroe. “This measure was about increased security when dealing with a reporting agency, in light of news over the past year.”Nearly 700,000 people had private information stolen during a breach that affected reporting agency Equifax last year. Customers supplied a database with personal information to verify their identities when disputing credit reports, including their driver’s license, Social Security number, address and bank information.House Bill 5094, which previously advanced overwhelmingly through the Michigan House and Senate before becoming Public Act 76 of 2018, addresses the fees often charged by reporting agencies for actions that a consumer takes related to secure their credit. Examples include one charge for imposing a freeze, another to discontinue it and additional fees if a freeze is needed to be put back in place.“I took issue with the fact that individuals are charged fees to put a freeze on their credit and those same individuals have no control as to where their information has been shared previously or who has looked at it,” Bellino said. “Data breaches are unfortunately a part of today’s technological world. This is a service that better protects people financially and should be a free service offered by businesses to protect the customer.” Categories: Bellino News,Newslast_img read more