Andre “SOG” Ward vs Sergey Kovalev Nov.19 T mobile arena

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The impasse over where to stage the much anticipated light-heavyweight title fight between three-belt champion Sergey Kovalev and unbeaten former super-middleweight champion Andre Ward on Nov. 19 was bridged Wednesday.

The bout is headed for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Following extended talks with Ward’s promoter, rapper Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva said arena operator MGM Grand helped ease tensions between the two sides.

“We are moving ahead quickly and are all focused on doing the fight at T-Mobile Arena,” Duva said.

“We’re just ironing out the details now. I have great optimism all the details will be ironed out in the next day or so, and then hopefully we’ll be making an announcement on tickets.”

The HBO pay-per-view bout was finalized Saturday night in Oakland, after Ward dominated Alexander Brand by unanimous decision in a final tune-up. Continue reading

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Chef Jeff Henderson’s Power Post Yoga Smoothie

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Power Post Yoga Smoothie

Instructions

– Place everything in a blender and puree until smooth

– If smoothie is too thick, add more liquid, if it is not thick enough, add more frozen bananas

Ingredients

1 cup frozen bananas, chopped
2 cup pineapple chunks
2 cups coconut water
1 ginger, peeled cubed
1 tablespoon ground flax seeds

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Moroccan Boxer Held Over Alleged Sex Assault in Rio Olympic Games Village

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A Moroccan boxer has been arrested by Brazilian police over allegations of sexually assaulting two female cleaners in the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Village.

Hassan Saada, a 22-year-old, was held on suspicion of committing the assaults on Wednesday, a police statement said.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the boxer, who fights in the light-heavyweight category, was due to take part in his first bout on Saturday.

Media reports say a Brazilian judge has ordered that Saada be detained for 15 days, pending an investigation.

His detention could mean he is unable to take part in the Games.

The reports also quoted police as saying the boxer had pushed one of the maids against a wall, pressing her with his thighs, and tried to kiss her.

He is accused of squeezing the breast of the second maid and making obscene hand gestures to her.

article courtesy of AllAfrica.com

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Reigning Olympic judo champion Teddy Riner named France’s flag bearer

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Name: Teddy Riner
Country: France
Age: 27
Weight class: Men’s heavyweight (100+kg/220.5+ lbs)

Accolades

2012 Olympic gold medalist
2008 Olympic bronze medalist
Eight-time world champion (2007-2011, 2013-2015)
Has not lost a judo match since September 2010
Ranked No. 1 men’s heavyweight in the world

Olympic history: Riner won medals at both of his previous Olympic appearances, earning bronze in 2008 and gold in 2012.

Olympic outlook: With a winning streak that spans nearly six full years, Riner will be heavily favored to get his second straight gold medal in Rio. Shoulder injuries have limited him to just two tournaments so far in 2016, but he won both of them. There are also several fighters in the Olympic field whom he has never faced – and therefore never beaten – before, including Japan’s Hisayoshi Harasawa and Romania’s Daniel Natea, who could potentially provide a strong challenge.

Judo origins
Riner was born in Guadeloupe, an island in the Caribbean which is a territory of France, while his family was on vacation. He grew up in Paris, France and was enrolled in many sports as a child.

When he was 5 years old, Riner’s older brother got him started in judo. While Riner excelled at a number of sports – soccer, tennis, swimming, golf, basketball and squash were just a few of the ones he participated in – judo ultimately developed from a hobby into a passion. Continue reading

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Four-time NCAA champion Joey Davis signs with Bellator

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Bill Splete knows what it takes to be a great athlete.

The Mentor resident and current Mentor High assistant wrestling coach was a 171-pound state champion for St. Joseph High School (now VASJ) in 1990. He was also an All-Ohio linebacker for the Vikings.

He recently partnered with another individual who reached for greatness and attained it.

Splete and Notre Dame College wrestler Joey Davis, who last winter became the first Division II wrestler, and third overall, to be an undefeated four-time national champion, spent the past few weeks conducting free wrestling clinics throughout Northeast Ohio as part of “Beat The Streets,” a nationwide program to help promote wrestling.

Splete and Davis recently conducted two clinics at Mentor, plus others at VASJ, and in Medina and Elyria.

Wrestling will always be with Davis, but the native of Compton, Calif., now has his sights set on being a mixed martial arts fighter. Davis recently signed a two-year, eight-fight contract with Bellator, regarded as the top MMA organization under the UFC.

Davis isn’t a stranger to MMA. When he was 11, he began working with trainer Antonio McKee, and won all four of his fights as an amateur. Continue reading

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Freedom Fighter and Backyard Brawler Two brothers One Struggle

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First of all hello to All of the readers of Electric Oceans D&A, I know its been a super long time since I have written an article. We all have battles in life and mines was mental health amongst other issues. But lately we as a people have been losing our Icons. Me personally I have always admired and followed Muhammed Ali. I have had a poster of his framed in my home for many years. I think we all expected him to pass away for many years and were glad to see a Strong, Intellectual, Athlete, Man and GodBody. Laid to rest.

As far as Kimbo Slice I used to be very super critical of him as a combat sports athlete, But eventually I became a supporter of his. Not because of his fighting skills, but he saw his opportunities and he took’em. He fought plain and simple, he had a gritty Florida Backyard Brawling style, all Heart, Gold Teeth and a Homey the Clown haircut but yet that never stopped him from performing or the opinions of others define him. Both of these men, these BlackMen of the African Diaspora have inspired us to be willing to sacrifice for the greatness of our people and the other to feed his family. That’s what I saw when I look back on these men’s lives. This is an short article with a 21-gun salute courtesy of the Soul Patrol. Rest in Paradise to both of these Warriors and Pioneers.

For the Record. I am by no means comparing Kimbo Slice to Muhammad Ali but as a Man going into his 40’s, I can respect and appreciate the struggles and journey of both.

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The Healthy Aspects of Spirulina

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Spirulina is a blue-green algae often added to green juices, smoothies and health shakes to bump up protein and antioxidant content. Wild spirulina grows well in large bodies of water in tropical or subtropical climates, but most of the spirulina consumed in the United States is grown in a laboratory due to the risk of contaminants in the wild. Spirulina is available for safe consumption in dried form, such as powders or flakes or as a supplement in tablets and capsules.

High in Nutrients

At 32 grams per 1/2 cup, spirulina is a great source of protein and contains 22 essential amino acids. Spirulina also has a variety of necessary vitamins and minerals, including B complex vitamins, beta-carotene, vitamin E, manganese, zinc, copper, iron, selenium and essential fatty acids, all of which may contribute to spirulina’s possible health benefits. One-half cup of dried spirulina also provides 89 percent of your recommended dietary allowance of iron for the day. For these reasons, spirulina is often used as a nutritional supplement; however, consuming the large amounts of spirulina needed to obtain a high level of these nutrients is difficult.

Brain Function

In a study published by the “Journal of Experimental Neurology,” spirulina was shown to reduce brain damage and aid in the recovery of neurons after a stroke in rats. A spirulina dose of 180 milligrams per kilogram of weight Continue reading

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What do you know about these Aminos?

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Benefits of L-Arginine and L-Ornithine

L-arginine and L-ornithine, or simply arginine and ornithine, are two amino acids that share a lot in common in spite of one significant difference. Like most amino acids, arginine helps build proteins. Ornithine, on the other hand, doesn’t participate in protein synthesis. Your body relies on both amino acids to function properly, and they work together — as well as separately — to ensure your health.

Detoxify Ammonia

Ammonia is a byproduct formed during the metabolism of protein. Since ammonia is toxic, your body neutralizes and eliminates it through a process called the urea cycle. The cycle follows precise steps, with each one requiring specific substances to complete its part of the cycle. Arginine and ornithine are used in four of the five enzymes essential to these steps. While urea cycle disorders are often caused by genetic diseases, a deficiency of arginine or ornithine triggered by illness or stress can cause a small increase in ammonia levels in the blood, according to the Rare Diseases Clinical Research Network.

Boost Growth Hormone

Arginine and ornithine stimulate the release of human growth hormone, which may help build muscles. When a group of men took 7 grams of arginine prior to exercising, their blood levels of growth hormone increased more than the normal boost caused by exercise alone, according to an article in the September 2006 issue of the “Journal of Applied Physiology.” A similar result was achieved when athletes took a combination of 3,000 milligrams of arginine Continue reading

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Ugandan Boxers Vanish in Holland

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From being stranded after competing in the Eindhoven Boxing Cup last month, the fairytale story of boxers Atanus Mugerwa and Sula Segawa has spilled to being unaccounted for in the Netherlands.

Mugerwa and Segawa were scheduled to have their final shot at qualifying for the Olympic Games due in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, by competing in the Aiba Open Boxing qualifier that starts tomorrow in Baku, Azerbaijan.

However, Uganda Boxing Federation (UBF) publicist Fred Kavuma has disclosed that the two pugilists could not be traced.

“Their phones are off. The person [Andaman Daku] who had offered to host them says the boxers left his house without notice over the weekend,” Kavuma told The Observer yesterday.

Kavuma explained that UBF had secured money for their air tickets to connect to Baku for the qualifier. Continue reading

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MWEKASSA STOPS BOUZIDI IN FIRST ROUND TO WIN INTERIM CROWN

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Zack Mwekassa does not style himself “Africa’s most vicious puncher” for nothing. The former professional boxer was heavyweight champion of Africa and also held an intercontinental championship. His ferocious punching power was confirmed numerous times in the square circle and again when he crossed over into – or rather, returned to – the sport of kickboxing. He starched Pat ‘HD’ Barry in the first round of their GLORY 16 DENVER contest, one of the most brutal finishes ever seen in the GLORY ring.

Bouzidi is a veteran of more than 100 professional fights and has fought a who’s who of kickboxing royalty. At the start of his GLORY career he was at heavyweight and suffering mixed results, hovering around gatekeeper status, but dropping to light-heavyweight rejuvenated him and saw him go on a four-fight winning streak which brought him into title contention.

He was originally intended to face Artem Vakhitov in Amsterdam but the Russian suffered an injury in training and will not be back in action until October. Zack Mwekassa was brought in to replace him and the fight was for an interim light-heavyweight championship, with the winner being guaranteed a title shot on Vakhitov’s return later this year.

Pre-fight build up being what it is, both fighters were encouraged to talk about each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Constant talk of Mwekassa’s boxing background prompted Bouzidi to observe that Mwekassa was a “powerful but not especially slick boxer” and an assertion that he would be happy to match boxing skills with him. Mwekassa expressed surprise, but also said he encouraged this line of thinking and hoped to see Bouzidi follow through. Continue reading

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