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.
Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™ Opens in Redlands
Asurion® Repair Experts Provide Fast Fixes on Phones, Tablets, Laptops, and More
A new electronics repair shop, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions™, has opened in Redlands at 9980 Alabama St. The store offers professional fixes for most consumer electronics, from smartphones, tablets, and computers to game consoles, smart speakers, drones, and more.
While common repairs include cracked screens, battery issues, and water damage, the company’s repair experts have fixed millions of devices and can help with most any tech mishap, and many basic repairs can be completed in 45 minutes or less.
“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to introduce Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions to Redlands as we continue to serve this region,” said Damon Madison, Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions District Manager. “Our team prioritizes customer satisfaction above all else. By offering free diagnostics on all device issues, matching competitors’ prices, and guaranteeing fast-turnarounds on device repairs, we’re dedicated to making our customers’ experience affordable and convenient.”
The store’s expert repair technicians fix all kinds of technology, regardless of make or model, and the store is an authorized repair provider for Samsung Galaxy and Google Pixel smartphones. Customers can book a repair appointment online or stop by the store for walk-in service. The store offers free, no-obligation diagnostics on all gadgets, as well as a 1-year limited warranty on all repairs. It even offers a price match guarantee on any local competitor’s regularly published price for the same repair.
The new Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions store brings the company’s retail footprint to more than 750 locations across the U.S. Formerly known as uBreakiFix®, all U.S. locations will rebrand as Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions throughout 2022.
“We are excited to serve people in Redlands with fast and affordable tech repair,” said Dave Barbuto, CEO of Asurion Tech Repair & Solutions. “We all rely on our phones and laptops more than ever before, and our mission is bigger than repairing shattered screens and broken charge ports. We fix tech because people depend on it to stay connected to things that are important to them. I look forward to serving this community through our new location.”
The new store is located at:
9980 Alabama St Suite C, Redlands, CA 92374
New Partnership Announced; Stater Bros. Markets joins Entertainment Giant
Toyota Arena has announced a new partnership with Stater Bros. Markets effective July 1, 2022.
Guests of the arena will soon be able to experience the new branding of the North Patio, which will include live concerts featuring local bands and up-and-coming professional talent. “We are thrilled to welcome Stater Bros. Markets as a partner to Toyota Arena,” said Michael K. Krouse, President & CEO. “It’s a natural fit – this is our community’s grocery store of choice and the amazing Stater Bros. Charities provides non-profit organizations in our local region with support. We are on board to help as well.”
The marketing amenities this partnership will provide Stater Bros. will include a presence on several assets including the arena’s Interstate 10 marquee, overhead LED scoreboard, television monitors throughout the facility, website, and more. The relationship created through this agreement will also provide benefits for Toyota Arena guests, including new Stater Bros.-inspired food and beverage options.
The benefits to the community will go beyond lifestyle and entertainment, however. Stater Bros. and Toyota Arena recognize the important role they play in the overall development of the City of Ontario. The city’s vigorous commercial and residential growth, and its status as a destination location will result in economic growth, jobs, and a thriving community. The partnership will also open up new opportunities to support the giving efforts of the market’s non-profit charitable arm, Stater Bros. Charities.
“This really is an exciting day for the entire Stater Bros. team. As a company, we work hard to establish great business relationships, and with Toyota Arena, we’ve found an excellent partner,” said Stater Bros. CEO Pete Van Helden. “I look forward to the new opportunities our partnership will bring and its benefits for the City of Ontario and the Inland Empire as a whole.”
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.
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