JERMELL CHARLO STOPS TONY HARRISON TO RECLAIM WBC SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TITLE IN SENSATIONAL REMATCH ON FOX & FOX DEPORTES FROM TOYOTA ARENA IN ONTARIO, CALIF.
By Diara M. Fowler — Guest Writer, California State University San Bernardino
Ontario, CA — The action-packed re-match drew in thousands of fans and media attention to witness the title match between former reigning champion Tony Harrison vs. Jermell Charlo.
Jermell Charlo reclaimed the WBC Super Welterweight Championship from Tony Harrison with a blistering stoppage at 2:08 of the 11th round in a FOX PBC Fight Night main event and on FOX Deportes from Toyota Arena in Ontario, Calif.
Charlo (33-1, 17 KOs) lost the title to Harrison (28-3, 21 KOs) by unanimous decision last December. In the buildup to the rematch, there was much animosity between the two boxers. The heated atmosphere surrounding the fight made for a much-anticipated grudge match.
As both fighters clearly have vengeance towards one another — Harrison and the battle to defend his WBC Super Welterweight Champion against Charlo fighting to take back the title which was lost during the first time these two met. Winning by TKO, Jermell Charlo did just that by reclaiming the WBC Super Welterweight Champion from Harrison.
As the first bell rang to start the match both fighters came out swinging fast — managing to stay to away from the corners in an all-out squabble. “I like Charlo but he came out of the gate way too aggressive, almost wild,” said a fan during the match.
As all the anticipation from both boxers and fans had the building roaring as Charlo knocks Harrison to the floor. Referees begin to count Harrison out, Harrison bounces back to his feet and continues to connect closing second round.
As the third round was lead by Tony chants, Harrison had backed Charlo into a corner of the ring using a series of combos to connect to Charlo’s face and body.
Followed by a couple of rounds of fighters both using a good sense of technique to dodge and avoid big damaging blows.
Harrison begins to teach Charlo during the sixth round feeling confident. However, Charlo continues to glide around the ring, changing directions, staying away from the corners, and following through on shots.
It’s the beginning of the 7th round and Charlo begins swinging at the sound of the bell. Harrison does a great job of being aware of the opponent to duck and dodge in advance. Charlo gets a couple of hard shots to Harrison’s face when exposed. After a couple of hard jabs connect to Charlo in the eighth round, Harrison begins to taunt Charlo again in the center of the ring. “Aside from the fight, Harrison’s dance moves stood out to me”, said Marcus A.
Tony manages to back Charlo into the corner of the ring and begins to unleash multiple blows to the face and body, closing out the ninth round.
Tenth round switched gears and Charlo began to connect to Tony’s exposed body on the railing of the ring, continuing the same energy and momentum into the 11th round which eventually caused the referee to stop the fight by TKO, making Jermell Charlo the WBC Super Welterweight Champion once again.
“I got the belt back and I didn’t leave it up to the judges,” Charlo said. “Tony is a former champion. He had a lot on the line. I dominated and I knocked him out.”
Two judges had a scorecard of 96/93 for Charlo. One judge scoring 95/94 for Harrison.
During the Post-fight Q&A, champion Jermell Charlo was surrounded by family, friends and twin brother Jamal Charlo who is also a professional boxer. “I know I have to step it up, It was tough. I had a lot to prove and so did he — it’s a different type of war”, said Charlo when asked what were thoughts running through his head during the time of the fight.
The heat of these two rivals was bound to bring up old memories from the first match. When asked about the controversy of the impact of the first fight amongst Charlo and Harrison —
“That was the all-around goal, I wanted to score the knockout, all the sh** he was talking was building up” stated Charlo.
As for Harrison “nothing before this fight mattered, how I felt is how I felt. He fought his heart out and I fought mine”.
When asked about Harrison’s taste in taunting throughout the fight and if it was irresponsible — “That’s what happened man. I felt like I was doing what I wanted. I was catching a lot of his shots but he earned it man, he was the champion before he earned it”, said Harrison.
“I have a lot on my shoulders. I got a lot more handling-business to take care of in my weight division”, said Charlo to close out the post-fight press conference.
IECE Presents its Inaugural State of Entrepreneur Report on Dec. 9
The first-ever State of Entrepreneurship Address for the Inland Empire is being held by the Cal State San Bernardino Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 5-8 p.m. at 4th Sector Innovations in Ontario.
IECE’s goal in producing the State of Entrepreneurship research study is to bring the voice of local entrepreneurs to those who need to hear it most – local and state policymakers, community organizations, lenders, and other resource providers.
The Voice of the Entrepreneur survey, on which the address is based, sends powerful feedback on the challenges that entrepreneurs and business owners of the Inland Southern California region face.
Survey results were drawn out earlier this year by reaching out to IECE’s extensive network, consisting of more than 10,000 entrepreneurs and business owners representing a diverse group of industries. The IECE will continue to distribute the Voice of the Entrepreneur survey in the spring of each calendar year to find out what Inland Empire entrepreneurs and business owners are going through.
The report is a potent tool for policymakers, economic impact drivers, and business owners and entrepreneurs to analyze growth potential within the region. Using measurable data, the goal is to identify the challenges and opportunities facing local business owners and obstacles that may be impeding business growth.
The result is a concise report that gives insight into how we can effectively learn and evolve together with a regional focus.
The evening will start and end with networking and food; in between, the SOER report will be presented, which includes examining the indicators of entrepreneurial activity and how the IE measures up as a region; learning of the Voice of the Entrepreneur direct survey results and the common themes, as well as an IE Ecosystem assessment; and regional perspectives from influencers that include:
- Rod Vandenbos, founder and CEO, buzzbox beverages, Indio;
- Mike Napoli, Tech Coast Angels, Palm Springs;
- Edward Ornelas, Jr. President, Inland Empire Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Ana Karina Suchánek, president, Cask Restaurant Group, Inc., Rancho Cucamonga; and
- Pepi Jackson, president and CEO, Riverside Black Chamber of Commerce
Click the following link – Secure Your Spot for the 2021 State of Entrepreneurship Address – to attend, network and learn more about entrepreneurship in the region. Whether you are a seasoned or soon-to-be entrepreneur, there is a perspective for everyone who wants to know more about how to strengthen the Inland Empire economy.
The presentation will unveil breakthrough metrics and perspectives on the State of Entrepreneurship throughout the Inland Empire, including:
- Why a report like this is essential for the collective growth of our region;
- What the report consists of: indicators for entrepreneurship and what real entrepreneurs in our communities are telling us through our Voice of the Entrepreneur survey results; and
- Regional perspectives from influencers and officials that are active in our ecosystem.
The event will also include food and cocktails while networking within an inspirational setting at 4th Sector Innovations Ontario.
To learn more, visit the IECE State of Entrepreneurship Report website.
Southwest Airlines will fly from Ontario International Airport, CA, to Austin in 2022
The announcement from Southwest Airlines that it will fly daily nonstop from Ontario International Airport (ONT) to Austin (AUS) starting in March 2022 is welcome news for the Southern California gateway and the Inland Empire.
The announcement from Southwest Airlines that the low-cost carrier will fly daily nonstop from Ontario International Airport (ONT) to Austin (AUS) starting in March 2022 is welcome news for the Southern California gateway and the Inland Empire.
Southwest will offer flights between ONT and Austin-Bergstrom International Airport daily on the following schedule effective March 10, 2022.
|1204||ONT||AUS||10:55 a.m.||3:35 p.m.||Mon – Fri &|
|474||ONT||AUS||9:50 a.m.||2:30 p.m.||Sat||737-700|
|1739||AUS||ONT||4:35 p.m.||5:55 p.m.||Mon – Fri &|
|257||AUS||ONT||2:55 p.m.||4:10 p.m.||Sat||737-700|
The new flights are available for booking immediately at southwest.com.
“The addition of the Texas state capital to our route map is welcomed news and further indication of confidence by ONT’s largest air carrier,” said Alan D. Wapner, President of the OIAA Board of Commissioners. “It is also another sign that ONT’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is well underway and gaining momentum.”
The announcement of the new Southwest flights comes as ONT continues to experience an impressive pandemic recovery. In August, ONT reported passenger traffic was within 7% of pre-COVID levels.
Family Fun Month of Rides, Slides & Glides
Alpine Slide Big Bear Observes Family Fun Month with a Variety of Delights
August is Family Fun Month, and Alpine Slide Big Bear (Alpine Slide) is the premier spot in Big Bear that gives families an opportunity to soak up the joys of summertime fun together. Alpine Slide provides guests of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents, a variety of family-fun offerings, which includes a double waterslide, a mountain coaster thrill ride, a zipline-style flight, the Alpine Slide bobsled experience, go-karts and miniature golf.
“The great thing about having a variety of attractions is it gives families a chance to pick and choose what best appeals to them,” said Alpine Slide Big Bear General Manager Julie Eubanks.
Family Fun Month occurs every August, and undoubtedly August happens to be one of the hottest months that many Southern California communities have to face each year. However, Big Bear is a great place to escape the daunting heat. Not only is Big Bear 20 to 30 degrees cooler than most of Southern California’s hot zones, but Alpine Slide’s double waterslide gives families who seek refuge from the heat an extra bonus to cool off. Kids can splash all day on two flumes of cascading water, turning and banking on the way to a 3 ½ – ft. deep, heated splash pool. Parents can spread a blanket out on the grass, or relax on the shaded, wrap-around deck at the base of the double waterslide.
“Alpine Slide is also home to three attractions that are the first and only in California, which includes the Mineshaft Coaster, the Soaring Eagle, and the Alpine Slide,” added Eubanks. “Each of these rides offers something unique and suitable for all ages.”
Mineshaft Coaster, which is the first and only mountain coaster in California, is an amusement-style, thrill ride that stretches over one mile long on a stainless-steel-tube track. It has all the bells and whistles of a roller coaster such as steep descents, hairpin turns, tunnels, bridges and 360-degree corkscrews. Here’s the kicker…the rider actually controls the speed of the coaster cart, which can reach max speeds of 30 mph.
The Soaring Eagle is a one-of-a-kind ride not seen anywhere else in California either. The Soaring Eagle has dual seats so a parent and child can ride side-by-side. It starts by lifting riders backwards on a zipline cable to a 70-foot tall launch tower. Once it reaches the top, it then catapults forward at 26 mph, on a 100-foot long vertical drop, that travels 500 feet back to the base. The Soaring Eagle not only offers folks an opportunity to experience the sensation of flying, but they are treated to a bird’s eye view of Big Bear Lake and surrounding mountain vistas, too.
Another distinctive attraction on site is the Alpine Slide, which is the only authentic bobsled /luge experience in California. Riders navigate their own individually controlled sleds down a quarter-mile long concrete track with high-banked turns and long straight-aways. Each sled is equipped with Teflon runners, ball bearing wheels, control handle and brakes. Youngsters who meet the height requirements can ride with their parents on this fun-filled feature ride.
Rounding off the family-fun activities at Alpine Slide is a go-kart track, putt-putt golf and video arcade. When it’s time for a break, head inside for an ice-cream cone. An ice-cream bar located at the snack bar offers 12 different tasty flavors to choose from, such as Banana Split, Cotton Candy or Birthday Cake!
Alpine Slide, located at 800 Wildrose Lane (just off Big Bear Blvd.), is open daily. The Summer hours of operation are Sunday through Thursday from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. For general information, height requirements, pricing and specific hours for each attraction, please visit AlpineSlideBigBear.com or call 909-866-4626.
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