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Who Is Blueface’s Baby Mama? Get to Know the Thotiana Rapper – Distractify08.09.21

Between his baby mama drama, his body count boasts, and his bizarre reality show, Blueface has racked up quite the reputation in the three years that hes been a viral phenomenon.

Now the Thotiana performer is angling to face Tekashi 6ix9ine in the boxing ring amid the two rappers escalating feud, per TMZ Sports.

He aint gonna take that, bro, Blueface told the site this past week. He wouldnt take that if his mom was on her deathbed and it was her last breath and she said, Tekashi, just fight Blueface, and theyll give me a new heart. He still wouldnt do it.

While wait for updates on that front, heres more about Bluefaces headline-making life so far

The mother of Bluefaces son, Jevaughn, is a woman named Jaidyn Alexis, according to HotNewHipHop. On Instagram, Jaidyn identifies herself as the CEO of a business called Babyface Skin & Body.

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A 2019 New York Times profile revealed more about Bluefaces family life. He became a stay-at-home dad after coming home from college, watching over Jevaughn while Jaidyn worked.

His time as a stay-at-home dad also gave him time to work toward his rap career. I would be at home with my son, write lyrics, rap on the Gram, come up with ideas, he told Fader in 2019. When he get tired of me, I get tired of him, I had time to come up with st.

The site AceShowbiz covered some of Bluefaces drama with Jaidyn: In 2020, he filmed her banging on the doors and windows at his place with a metal pooper scooper, and she later claimed that he found her with another woman at his house.

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This April, Blueface made headlines for a video in which he goes around a house, waking up women sleeping in bunk beds women who appear to be his girlfriends, as TMZ observed to tell them theyre going to get tattoos if theyre going to keep living in the house. Tattoo or go home. Which one is it? he said in the clip.

On Twitter, he clarified that the stunt was for an OnlyFans reality show titled Blue Girls Club in an apparent riff on the Oxygen reality show Bad Girls Club, according to XXL.

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For those who are curious, my show is a three-week series, he tweeted. I move women in from all over the [United States], fly them out to Cali, put them under one roof. I own two homes. I dont stay there. I take care of all their financial needs while they are here, I promote their brands, etc. We film all day. Tune in.

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Lady Gaga Steps Out in Dizzying Platforms and Baby Blue Athleisure – MarieClaire.com08.09.21

As the world has started to slowly open up over the past few weeks, many of us have felt conflicteddo we really have to give up our WFH loungewear for a pair of stilettos? But for Lady Gaga, there's no need to choose. The star recently stepped out in a baby blue sports bra and matching bike shorts (so far, so relatable) paired with white lace-up platform boots so high they're basically stilts (so far, so Gaga).

The singer stunned in the bold outfit on her way out of New York City's Radio City Music Hall, per the Daily Mail. She had ostensibly been attending rehearsals for the second night of her show with singer Tony Bennett. The pair also recently announced that they would be releasing an album together, a Cole Porter tribute to be released on Oct. 1, as reported by Variety.

Gaga accessorized the look with gold hoop earrings, cat eye sunglasses and a mini white handbag, and wore her hair in a tight bun. By waving purposefully at the camera, she also showed off the tattoo on her right bicep, which Billboard incidentally dubbed "the Tony Bennett trumpet." That's because Gaga got this tattoo as a tribute to her collaborator, who also just happened to actually design it for her. How touching is that?

Speaking on stage for the first night of their joint show, Gaga reportedly declared, "He's my friend. He's my musical companion. He's the greatest singer in the whole world." Just lovely.

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The Top Tear-Jerking Moments of the Tokyo Games – NBC Connecticut08.09.21

The Olympics are such a happy time. Nations and cultures come together in a festive atmosphere to witness and celebrate the achievements of the worlds greatest athletes.

So, then whats with all this crying?

Tear-jerking moments and the Olympics go together like medals on ribbons. For every moment of jubilation, there are those that stir deep emotions. Maybe its a sense of loss, a farewell or a new beginning. Or sometimes its the realization of a goal, the culmination of a lifes work and an opportunity to share a most special moment with family, friends, teammates and countrymen.

So, grab the tissue box and prepare to bawl with this top tear-jerking moments of the Tokyo Games:

With a chiseled physique and an eagle tattoo across his shoulder and chest, Caeleb Dressel cuts an imposing figure in and out of the pool. But that all melted away when Dressel was greeted via video by the folks back home. During an emotional post-race interview following his 100m gold medal victory, the 6-foot-3 swimmer was brought to tears at the sight of his wife, parents, friends and family. Love you too, an otherwise speechless Dressel managed. Thank you, guys.

SEE MORE: Caeleb Dressel sets Olympic record in 100 free, wins first individual gold

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Unless you speak Spanish, you might not have realized what was happening during an interview with Argentine fencer Mara Beln Prez Maurice. But it didnt take long to figure out. Standing behind BelnPrez Maurice was her coach and partner Lucas Saucedo with a marriage proposal scrawled on a sheet of paper. Saucedo went down on bended knee and, thankfully, she said yes.

SEE MORE: Mara Beln Prez Maurice gets surprise marriage proposal

Something clearly was not right with Simone Biles after she got lost in the air during an uncharacteristically shaky vault to startthe womens team final. After meeting with her coaches and trainers, Biles stunned the Games by withdrawing from the finals with a case of the twisties, and concerns over her mental health. "I love you guys, but you're gonna be just fine," Biles is heard telling her teammates.

SEE MORE: Biles exits women's Olympic team final after vault

So touching was the farewell for Olympic diver Ken Terauchi of Japan, it brought NBCs Cynthia Potter to tears. Making me cry, she said as Terauchi, 40, saluted his well-wishers. Minutes later it was Rommel Pacheco of Mexico who made his final Olympic dive and enjoyed another emotional moment.

SEE MORE: Divers Terauchi, Pacheco get standing ovations in farewell

Seventeen years ago, at the 2004 Games in Athens, Luis Scola helped the Argentina mens basketball team make history with a victory over Team USA en route to a gold medal. In Tokyo, in what is expected to be his last international game, Scola received an emotional and deserving farewell.

SEE MORE: Argentina's Luis Scola receives standing ovation in Tokyo finale

Oksana Chusovitina got the Olympic farewell she deserved in Tokyo. At 46, the eight-time Olympian from Uzbekistan failed to qualify for the final in the womans vault and said goodbye to the Games to a standing ovation from her fellow competitors, coaches and others in an other empty arena. She formed a heart with her hands and said a simple bye-bye as her Olympic career came to an end.

SEE MORE: Oksana Chusovitina gets farewell standing ovation

In 1920, Karel Capek wrote the ground-breaking play R.U.R. about robots taking over the world and dominating the human race. Fast forward 100 years and heres a robot sinking free throws and three-pointers at the Tokyo Games.

Capek was right the human race is doomed!

SEE MORE: Our robot overlords are better at basketball than we are

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More often than not, Drew Pearson answered the Cowboys prayers – The Dallas Morning News08.09.21

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Drew Pearson sits in a coffee shop and talks about his greatness. Hes wearing a white baseball cap, dark colored sweat suit, a Super Bowl ring on his right hand and a silver chain around his neck.

At 70, the former Cowboys receiver looks like somebodys father or a cool granddad. Pearson has a casual walk about him, like hes the neighbor walking to the mailbox in the late afternoon.

A closer look reveals hes one more thing: a Pro Football Hall of Famer. You would never really know unless you recognized the Super Bowl ring.

Pearsons long, bumpy road to become a Hall of Famer is well documented. However, one of the main reasons hell be inducted with the Class of 2021 this summer is written on his left wrist.

Yep, the 70-year-old wide receiver from the Dallas Cowboys has some tats. Two of them, actually.

On his left hand is a grey tattoo on his brown skin that reads HAIL MARY above the outline of a star with 12 to 88 12/28/75 written inside. Thats the date of the biggest catch in franchise history. Its the catch that symbolizes why Pearson is one of the best clutch performers in Cowboys, and maybe NFL, history.

This is the one, he says proudly of the Hail Mary tattoo. The most famous. My kids freaked out. I got them once I got in. I did this. I was inspired by my quarterback.

His quarterback was Roger Staubach, who wore No. 12. Pearson wore No. 88. Together, they made magic when the game was on the line. Pearson also made clutch catches with quarterback Danny White, who eventually replaced Staubach, and he caught a famous pass from a guy named Clint Longley.

The Hail Mary was it for Pearson.

It occurred on Dec. 28, 1975, in the NFC divisional playoff against the Vikings in Bloomington, Minn., in an old baseball stadium that no longer exists. Dallas trailed 14-10 in the closing moments of the fourth quarter when Pearson caught the 50-yard touchdown pass from Staubach with 32 seconds left to win the game.

Pearson, covered tightly, used a swim move to free himself from a defender. The ball went through his hands and landed on his right hip. Touchdown. An orange came flying from the angry crowd, which was in disbelief. The Vikings wanted a penalty called for offensive pass interference.

There was no deliberate push, Pearson said. You cant see that on any film or anything like that. Actually the only ones that say that are damn Vikings fans. I never had a Cowboys fan say, Did you push off on that Hail Mary?

There were more clutch plays. On the play before the Hail Mary, the Cowboys faced a fourth-and-16 from their 25 with 44 seconds left and no timeouts. Staubach found Pearson for a 25-yard completion to the sideline to keep the drive alive.

After Pearson fell out of bounds a security guard standing on the sideline kicked him in the ribs.

I didnt feel it, Pearson said. I was fired up with emotions.

It was just another clutch play by Pearson. He had more.

In a Thanksgiving Day game in 1974, Staubach was knocked out of the game with an injury. Dallas, which was trailing Washington 16-3, turned to Longley, who rallied the Cowboys to a stunning victory.

Longley threw a 50-yard bomb to Pearson, who beat double coverage then made a subtle move on safety Ken Stone after the catch to give the Cowboys a 24-23 victory.

You get in those kinds of situations, I dont know if anybody caught more clutch passes than I did, Pearson said.

Gil Brandt, who as the Cowboys vice president of player personnel signed Pearson as an undrafted free agent from Tulsa in 1973, had a sense of what he was getting.

When we signed guys, we look for traits that made them great, Brandt said. And Drew is a guy, we look at his traits, he made big plays at the right time.

It continued after Staubach retired.

On Jan. 4, 1981, in the NFC divisional playoff at the Atlanta Falcons, White and Pearson hooked up twice.

With the Cowboys down, 27-17, in the fourth quarter with about seven minutes left, Pearson caught two touchdown passes to seal the victory. He cut Atlantas lead to three when he caught a touchdown pass as White scrambled from pressure with 3:40 left.

When the ball is coming to him, there are six Atlanta Falcons [in the end zone] in the picture and Drew, White said. And you talk about throwing into coverage, that ball should never have been thrown.

White remembers pointing to the corner of the end zone to move Pearson, but with several Falcons defenders running to where White was pointing, it made it easy.

When he pointed, I stayed right there and he put it in there, Pearson said. And I caught it, and Bam! I got hit on that and mobbed.

Before the game-winning play during a timeout, coach Tom Landry told White one thing: Danny, dont do anything stupid, White recalled.

The Cowboys could have settled for a field goal but instead elected to go for the win. When the Falcons blitzed White off the edge, he fired a pass to Pearson in the end zone.

If you look at my entire career and picked out passes, interceptions that I should not have thrown, this one would be right at the top of the list, White said. We were three points down, in field goal range, [wed get] a tie. I go out and made maybe the stupidest throw I made in my career.

Pearson made the catch after taking a hit in the end zone and was again mobbed by his teammates.

It was 88, White said. It was a blitz, and I threw off my back foot and lobbed it up there, and it ended up being a perfect throw right into 88s hands.

There are more.

Take the Dec. 23, 1973, NFC divisional playoff against the Los Angeles Rams. The Cowboys had a 17-16 fourth-quarter lead when Staubach pump-faked and threw to a double-covered Pearson, who made an 83-yard reception and high stepped into the end zone from about 10 yards out.

There are certain guys that make special plays and other guys that dont make special plays, and Drew Pearson made plays, Brandt said.

Sometimes people stopped Pearson from making great plays.

The Catch is the one of the most famous plays in 49ers history. Dwight Clarks leaping grab of a pass thrown by Joe Montana eventually beat the Cowboys in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 10, 1982.

The Clark catch, however, was made with time remaining on the clock, and the Cowboys had two opportunities to win the game.

On first down, White completed a 31-yard pass to Pearson. It was post corner route where Pearson forced two players to run into each other. All that stood between Pearson and a touchdown was cornerback Eric Wright.

I was in the right place, in the right time to grab his collar, Wright said. It was one of those plays that if I didnt make it, it was six. I just reacted, and its one of those plays you teach kids to always go to the end of the whistle. "

Wright grew up a Cowboys fan in St. Louis. He knew about the Hail Mary. He knew about Billy Joe Dupree. He knew about Calvin Hill and Duane Thomas. And he definitely knew Drew Pearson.

We beat the team that I idolized growing up, thats what I got out of it, Wright said.

After the catch, White fumbled on the next play, ending the game and giving the 49ers the 28-27 victory.

Pearson played in an era when the running game was the focal point of the offense. Yet, he was a three-time All-Pro and Pro Bowl performer. He was named to the 1970s All-Decade first team and led the NFL in receiving yards with 870 in 1977.

Pearson was bypassed for the Hall of Fame several times, being voted in earlier this year by the Senior Committee. He waited more than 30 years for his moment, having to watch some of his contemporaries with fewer catches and yards (Lynn Swann of Pittsburgh) or with second-team status on the all-decade squad (Harold Carmichael of Philadelphia) be elected before him.

Drew should have been there a long time ago, said Brandt, who was inducted into the Hall in 2019.

Yet hes here now, with the tattoos reminding everyone of his accomplishments.

On the inside of the right wrist, the tattoo reads DP 88 HOF 2021 Canton, Ohio confirming his Hall of Fame status.

Pearson was a clutch player for one of the most marketable and winning franchises in NFL history. Its something you cant take from him.

You dont go in and say, Im going to be that guy, Pearson said of being clutch. It happens naturally, and it happens getting opportunities to do things in those situations. And then if you have success and perform in those situations, then bam, now youve got confidence of the coach calling your number. If he dont call it, then youve got the confidence of your quarterback, and when youre in the huddle then youve got the confidence of the rest of the team.

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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley: Start, How to Watch, Everything You Need to Know – Illinoisnewstoday.com08.09.21

Jake Paul and Tyron Woodley at a recent press conference.

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Jake Paul Im fighting Tyron Woodley this month. Yeah, it came soon.

This year was a big year for the Paul brothers. Back in June, Logan Paul fought boxing champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.What was it There are few battles of the century.. By the way, August 29, Jake Paul will fight mixed martial arts Tyron Woodley. And if you need a strange reason to see, the loser Need to get a tattoo Declare love for the winner of the battle. Whats happening here in the name of Mike Tysons face tattoo? I will explain.

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Both the Paul brothers Logan and Jake have turned from YouTuber to boxers. This looks like a weird career path, and thats exactly what it is. For one thing, they are young. Jake Paul is only 24 years old and Logan Paul is 26 years old, so they can taste the youth. Plus, with YouTube cash, you can do whatever you want in your free time. And what they want is clearly to hit people and be beaten in return.

These battles are not necessarily for record books, but for bank books. (Logan Pauls June match against 44-year-old Mayweather was just an exhibition.) Jake Paul fought three professional matches and won all, but his opponent was their prime. I wasnt a professional boxer. Paul defeated YouTuber AnEson Gib, former professional basketball player Nate Robinson, and retired MMA fighter Ben Askren. (Or The last one was fast.. And all the battles of Brother Paul draw headlines and chatter, balancing their fame and banking.

Woodley talked about some trash about Jake Paul at the Battle of Asklen, which led to the planned Paul-Woody battle. The easiest fight of my career and the biggest purse of my career are all overnight, Woodley said of Pauls match. According to ESPN.. Basically, they brought me to get rid of the trash.

Mark the calendar for August 29, 8 pm (Pacific Standard Time) / 5 pm (Pacific Standard Time). The big event will take place at Pauls hometown of Clevelands Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse.

The battle is Showtime pay-per-view broadcastThat is, you dont have to be a regular Showtime subscriber to pay and watch the fight.

Showtime Sports President Stephen Espinosa I told MMA fighters on August 2nd The fight will cost viewers $ 59.99. Not cheap.

It reflects a few things, Espinoza said of the price. Its in the stadium where there was a similar fight. Its at the point under many other higher priced PPVs, but especially in this regard, you have a full boxing card for an exciting young fighter. I think it was the key.

Keep an eye on Showtime Battle Page, Eventually need to be updated with how to buy the battle. Once published, Ill add a link here as well.

The Cleveland Arena also has a live audience. Tickets start at $ 10 Released It will be open to the public on July 22nd.

The fighter weighs 190 pounds. This is the weight when Paul managed to defeat Ben Askren in April. Two minutes fight. Woodley fought at the UFC for 170.

Paul stands 6 feet -1 and Woodley stands 5 feet -9. Paul is listed Woodleys 74-inch reach with 76-inch reach.

Fighters wear 10 ounce gloves and fight in 2020 rings, ESPN reports. The battle is scheduled for 8 rounds.

Whatever the outcome, Woodley already believes that one fight is not enough.

To be honest, Im probably going to fight twice. He said..

Paul is not very sure about the second battle.

Im not going to fight Woodley after defeating Woodley, Paul said. According to the LA Times.. It doesnt make sense, you know. There are no two fights because Im going to end him hard.

The two fighters Creepy bet Riding on the result. If Paul loses, he must have a tattoo of I love Tyron Woodley somewhere, and if Woodley loses, he must have a tattoo of I love Jake Paul. Hmm. (Both fighters are already tattooed, so the other isnt a whole new concept.)

Anyone who has a tattoo knows that there is a lot of publicity about the actual tattoo itself, not to mention the final embarrassing product photo. (Paul-Woodley Circle smart tattoo artists are probably already thinking about ways to ultimately hide or disguise their messages.)

That nights Showtime card has another big battle and three small battles. Featherweight World Champion Amanda Serrano (40-1-1) will face 18-2-0 Super Bantamweight World Champion Yamileth Mercado.

Not many people want to fight me. It will be a great fight, Serrano said. According to World Boxing News..

Mercado said he was excited to start his career in featherweight before turning to bantamweight and fight again in the old weight class.

Well leave it all in the ring and women will steal the show, she said, according to a World Boxing News report.

The Serrano-Mercado battle is billed as a joint main event, but there are also three battles on the undercard. Ivan Barancyhk fights Montana Love, Daniel Dubois fights Juiseppe Cusumano, Tommy Fury fights Anthony Taylor.

Jake Paul is the youngest of two Paul brothers, and in addition to his internet video, he is known to play Darkman at the Disney Channel show. Bizaardvark.. He started his boxing career in 2018 and won all three professional matches.

Like his brother, he is controversial. In July 2020, he Throw a huge party It is in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic in Calabasas, California.Asked about the party, he I told The Daily Beast reporter that COVID-19 is a hoax, see you later Denied to say that, Leaded to a reporter posting a voice proving that Paul made a hoax comment.In that same interview, Paul also insisted 98% of the news is fake, misleadingly claiming that medical professionals do nothing to protect the mask from the virus.

He doesnt just make headlines at his events. Jake Pauls brother, Logan, fought Floyd Mayweather Jr. in June, and in May, at a promotional event for the fight, Jake Paul spoke to fighters. Snatch Mayweathers hat..He then Sales start A black baseball cap with the words Gotcha hat printed on it.

Woodley, 39, started in MMA in 2009, became the UFC Welterweight Champion in 2016, lost four titles in 2019 and defended the title.

Like Paul, he also has an entertainment career. He has appeared in many films in a small role and Host a podcast When TMZ web show..

Woodley says this may be his first boxing match, but its not his last.

At the end of the day, Im boxing now, he said. According to ESPN.. My first opponent (of Paul). This is your first and the first chance everyone else sees my box.

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5 Surprising Facts About ‘Bosch’ Star Titus Welliver That Will Floor You – Showbiz Cheat Sheet08.09.21

If youre among the dedicated Bosch fan base, it shouldnt surprise you that star Titus Welliver is as multi-layered as his character Harry Bosch. The Amazon Prime video series follows an unshakable Hollywood homicide detective as he tries to solve some of Los Angeless grittiest, most disturbing crimes including that of his mother. In real life, Welliver has a story just as interesting. Heres a fast-five rundown before the Bosch spinoff arrives.

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As the star of Bosch, it makes sense that Welliver also narrates the audiobooks by Michael Connelly. Thats not the only one of Connellys projects Welliver can be heard on. Hes also narrated The Crossing, The Burning Room, and The Wrong Side of Goodbye for the author.

As for other books, Welliver narrated Robert B. Parkers American Western novels, Appaloosa, Brimstone, Blue-Eyed Devil, and Ironhorse. That said, if youre missing Harry Bosch and his smooth-as-butter voice, download one of these to get your fix.

Much like his Bosch character, Wellivers relationship department had a few dings. The star has been married a total of five times. Three of those to Heather Wielandt, Dani Sexton, and Joanna Heimbold (with whom he shares two sons) ended in divorce. Wellivers fourth wife, Elizabeth Alexander, died from breast cancer. The two share a daughter.

Two years after losing Alexander, Welliver wed Jose Stemkens. The two made it to 2019 before that, too, ended in divorce. They share one daughter together.

RELATED: Bosch Season 7: Natalia Castellanos Talks Playing the Mayor of LA in Final Season of Amazon Series

NBCs Good Girls utilized faux tattoos for cartel member Rio (Manny Montana) but all that ink on Welliver is real. The star has more than 30 pieces of art on his body with his latest in early July. Welliver also added that hes been going to Sunset Strip Tattoo since 1990.

Each one represents something personal, he told Inked in 2018. Some of them are the names and birth dates of my children, and others relate to my Irish and Native American background.

Harry Bosch carries a lot of weight. Its something viewers can feel through his mannerisms and conversations without having to explain in explicit detail whats bothering him. Welliver can relate as hes been dealt plenty of tough cards throughout his life.

Seven months later my stepmother, who I loved dearly, and my younger brother, Eli, was killed in Thailand at the age of 21, and my older brother, Silas, died from a form of muscular dystrophy, Welliver told the Toledo Blade in 2015. He died at 45. When one sustains that kind of loss I think its very difficult to trust happiness. So I think in many ways it formed not always the best parts of myself.

After the death of Eli, Wellivers father Neil a famed landscape painter hired private investigators to look into it, but received death threats and had to go into hiding.

RELATED: Bosch Spinoff: Michael Connelly Has Revealed Some Major Details About the New Show

If youre a Bosch fan and think Welliver looks familiar, its likely because the star has appeared in a ton of projects over the years. Aside from some of his more famous projects like Sons of Anarchy and The Good Wife, hes also appeared in every Ben Affleck-directed movie between 2007 and 2016. Those films include Gone Baby Gone, The Town, Argo, and Live by Night.

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What To Watch This Week For Boxing August 6th-7th, 2021) – Inside the Ropes08.09.21

Your one-stop guide to all the boxing and MMA that is on television this weekend, with times, networks, and realistic breakdowns of fights.

Instead of sending a detailed schedule of the Olympic matches in boxing, I will simply say the Olympic bouts are in full swing, and next week I will have bios on the gold medal winners, and fighters who might be under the radar.

Remember I have daily recaps of each day of Olympic Boxing on ITRBoxing.com, which will also be a good resource for history and context.

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Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley PPV Undercard announced.

Showtime announced three additional bouts on the Paul-Woodley PPV undercard.

The card is scheduled for SundayAugust, 29th for Showtime PPV, at 5 PM PST at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse, and will see Ivan Baranchyk coming off his fight of the year performance against Jose Pedraza in a fight he lost via a brutal knockout, taking on Clevelands own, undefeated Montana Love in a super lightweight bout.

Heavyweight Daniel Dubois, a heavyweight who recently lost via TKO to 2016 Olympic silver medalist Joe Joyce, will look to march towards the WBA heavyweight title as he faces regional talent, Joe Cusumano. If Dubois wins look for a bout between himself and Trevor Bryan in the future.

Rounding out the card is Tommy Fury, the half-brother of Tyson Fury, who will face Anthony Taylor, out of the Bay Area, who is originally an MMA fighter, who spent time sparring Jake Paul in a six-round bout.

The co-main event will see undisputed featherweight world champion Amanda Serrano taking on Yamileth Mercado.

Not featured on the PPV will be junior middleweight and 2016 U.S. Olympian Charles Conwell (15-0, 11 KOs), a Cleveland Heights resident who trains in Toledo, Ohio, at Soul City Boxing Gym, who will face Lucas Bastida in a 10-round fight. Conwells original opponent Mark DeLuca couldnt make it to the fight date as an injury forced him out of the bout.

Saturday, August 7th, 5 PM PST | FOX

2016 Lithuania Olympian Eimantas Stanionis will headline the FOX card facing former world champion, Luis Collazo. Stanionis, the Freddie Roach-trained fighter, should be heavily favored.

I want to prove that Im going to be the next great welterweight champion, so I know that I have to look impressive and come out victorious against Luis Collazo on August 7, said Stanionis. Collazo has faced the best of the best, so this will be a great chance for me to show where I stack up. I always like to bring an exciting fight for the fans, and this fight on FOX is going to be no different.

Undercard

Venezuelan Gabriel Maestre, a man who wouldve been favored to medal at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, decided to turn pro at the age of 34-year-old, and in only, his fourth pro fight will fight for WBA interim welterweight title, against Mykal Fox, a very good fighter who has already beaten one unbeaten prospect in his career, thus far, and was in camp with Gervonta Davis.

Maestre is a big-puncher with a great pedigree, who is training in Las Vegas, Nevada, with Ismael Salas. Maestre is a two-time Olympian.

Maestres original opponent, Cody Crowley was unable to make the bout due to a positive COVID-19 test, so a longtime friend of ITRBoxing.com, Myke Fox will take the fight on short notice.

I am very happy to make my U.S. debut on August 7, said Maestre. This is a wonderful opportunity for me, said Maestre. I have the chance to show the whole world what class Im in and that Im a great boxer. Im excited to begin this journey in the U.S. on my way to becoming a world champion.

Devon Alexander vs. Lucas Santamaria

Devon Alexander is training in Cincinnati with coach Mike Stafford, as Alexander has lost his last two bouts with his very last one being a KO loss to Ivan Redkach, and needs a win badly. Santamaria is a high-volume fighter, who gave 2016 Olympian Paul Kroll an honest fight and beat very good fighter Mykal Fox, who now fights in the co-main event. Santamaria is a very dangerous fighter, who always comes to win. This is a crossroads bout for both fighters.

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Michael Conlan, the 2016 Olympian, is looking to land his first world title, and in order to do that, he has to beat the former world champion, TJ Doheny. Conlans career has never really got going as a pro, as he is struggling to adapt to the pro-style, thus far, which was seen in his last bout against Ionut Baluta, which was a majority decision.

Doheny lost to Ionut Baluta in March of 2020, but even with that loss, Doheny has the most pedigree of any Conlan opponent.

As Conlan is in his fourth year as a professional fighter, it is about that time he starts his climb to a world title, and this will tell us a lot about what he can do at the super bantamweight division.

notable undercard bout Lee McGregor vs. Vincent Legrand

Scottish boxer Lee McGregor, a training partner of Josh Taylor, is a 24-year-old bantamweight who is 10-0 with 8 knockouts. McGregor is being fast-tracked and has beaten good fighters like Ukashir Farooq and Ryan Walker. Vincent Legrand is currently 32-0, and the biggest test of his career, with a win here, McGregor should have a massive 2022.

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Kid Galahad vs. Jazza Dickens

A rematch of the 2013 bout that saw Galahad stop Dickens in the tenth round. A lot has changed since, as in 2015 Galahad was suspended for PEDs, with Galahads only career loss being a split decision to Josh Warrington in 2019. Dickens has since been stopped by Guillermo Rigondeaux and regional act Thomas Patrick Ward. Dickens is undefeated since 2018 and has a win over current featherweight world champion, Leigh Wood.

A solid bout, but not anything to stop plans for either.

Fabio Wardley vs. Nick Webb

Heavyweight Wardley is a decent heavyweight contender who might get a crack at a world title one day, but doesnt stand out to me as Capital G Guy. Wardley is a work-in-progress being properly promoted as a domestic fighter, most notable about Wardley is he is managed by Dillian Whyte, a current heavyweight world title contender.

Ebanie Bridges vs. Bec Connolly

Ebanie Bridges is a popular female fighter, who was once a ring card girl, and now is a prizefighter earning her respect in her last fight against Shannon Courtenay. Bridges should do well in this one in a bout against Connolly, who has a record of 3-9 as a pro.

Sacramento, Friday night, DoubleTree

The card will feature local favorite, David Melgoza, who is a big ticket-seller who is facing undefeated Elias Diaz, who had an amateur career. 2019 Olympic Trials participant, featherweight Kevin Montano will make his pro debut in his adopted hometown of Sacramento, Ca, Sacramento local Will Villa, who trains with pro boxer Brandon Gonzales, will be back in action, David Minter will be on the card. The best bout of the evening will be Dreamlands Mark Salgado versus Cmaje C.J. Ramseur in a battle of undefeated fighters, and Joeshon James will be fighting for the first time in America.

I am really looking forward to make my pro debut in Sacramento, said Montano earlier this week. I cant wait to put on a great performance.

One of my favorites from the Olympic Trials 2019, Brandon Moore, will fight for the WBC United States (USNBC) Silver heavyweight title in Verite Social Venue, Monterrey, Nuevo Len, Mexico on Friday. Moore will be fighting for the ninth time as a professional and is currently undefeated.

Former world title challenger Sharif Bogere will fight in a stay-busy fight in Mexico on Friday, on a different card.

Vacaville, CAs Ivan Vergara is listed as fighting this week, though no venue is set per BoxRec, so we will update you if he fights. Vergara only has one loss, hed be facing undefeated Luis Reynaldo Nunez.

Logan Holler returns to action against a very experienced opponent. Holler will be fighting for the first time in 2021 as her opponent fell out on the Claressa Shields PPV, which she was booked on earlier this year. Also on this Florida card is Valle Brothers, Marques, who fought at the Olympic Trials in 2019, and Dominic.

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Derrick Lewis, who is a Houston native, where the card is taking place at will face Ciryl Gane, a lesser-known UFC heavyweight, for the UFC interim title, as current UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou is currently trying to come to terms with a financial agreement with the organization, the main event fighter will fight for a form of the title.

Lewis is a big-puncher, known for his funny one-liners, and use of humor that has made him a social media star. Gane has a notable win over former UFC champ Junior Dos Santos, and former Bellator heavyweight champ Alexander Volkov.

Former featherweight champion Jose Aldo will face Pedro Muhnoz in a battle of two good strikers who are capable of getting a knockout with one strike.

Womens strawweight Tecia Torres and Angela Hill will do battle in a battle of not just talented fighters, but two fighters who have grown big social media platforms. Interesting bout.

On ESPN, you will see Bobby Green, who is sporting a Bam Bam Bigalow head tattoo, who is one of the fighters in the UFC you should always watch if you get a chance as you never know what will happen, as well as popular Polish strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz will face former world title contender Jessica Penne. The two are both notable fighters, though Kowalkiewicz should have the edge starting in size, and skills. This bout will be on regular ESPN

Triller Fight Club Results from Tuesday night on FITE.TV

Hunter, Algieri win

Michael Hunter picked up a brutal fourth-round KO of former Olympic Trials rival, Mike Wilson in a bout he controlled from start to finish. Hunter, a 2008 Olympian, now holds the WBA Continental Americas heavyweight title, which should give him a high world ranking in the WBA, which currently and laughably has four world champions, Anthony Joshua (super), Trevor Bryan (world), Robert Helenius (gold), and Mahmoud Charr (regular). It is not unreasonable to think Hunter should fight one of these four fighters in his next bout with the odds being Charr or Bryan.

Chris Algieri returned to the ring after a two-year layoff with his last fight being a win over Tommy Coyle. Algieri had a vintage performance against fellow New Yorker, Mikkel LesPierre, as Algieri just outworked him en route to a ten-round decision. I would like to see Algieri face the winner of Montana Love & Ivan Baranchykin in his next fight.

Undercard Results

Observations

The event sold well as the TrillerVerz set for Tuesday, August 3 in the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden, between popular rap groups, Dipset and The Lox was the talk of New York.

The event feels like DiBellas Entertainments beloved Broadway Boxing series, with a bit more marquee fighters at the top of the program. I hope to see these cards continue as it could fill the void that has been left in this space since 360 Promotions stopped having high-level club show bouts, that bring exposure, as well as dignity and respect to fighters looking for a big fight in the near future.

Obviously, the rap battle-concert thing brought people to the dance, but fighters having an ability to build their record is never a bad thing, as it gives them a chance to grow, and get a chance to compete at the top of the sport.

My only problem was I had trouble finding the undercard bouts to revisit them.

Undercard

Decorated amateur boxer Christina Cruz made her pro debut at womens flyweight winning her fight by way of a dominant decision, Ivan Golub dropped Eric Walker twice in rounds five and nine to win a ten-round decision at welterweight,in a mild shocker junior middleweight Guido Emmanuel Schramm picked up a six-round decision over Nikoloz Sekhniashvili, unbeaten super lightweight prospect Aaron Aponte stopped undefeated Gerardo Contreras Gonzalez in two rounds, as a over the top right and over Gonzalez guard was his weapon of choice. Joseph Ward got a six-round decision as well.

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Bank Of America’s Malfeasant Treatment Of Small Businesses Brian Moynihan, Pick Up The Damn Phone And Call Ember! – Forbes08.09.21

Loan financing.

Let me tell you about Ember, a small business owner. Her PPP loan through Bank BAC of America was approved for $76,773. A year later, BofA sent her an email that they were retroactively qualifying her for just $4,377! Is this really how Bank of America chooses to treat their best customers?

I wrote in April of 2021 and again in July of 2021 about Bank of America's horrendous treatment of its customers andabysmal customer support. But it now appears that the treatment was even worse than I described and that the Bank is taking no responsibility for its business-destroying incompetence in handling PPP.

Let me tell you about Ember Seaman, a small business owner of Mad Ethel's Tattoo, LLC located at 711-B North Person Street, Raleigh, North Carolina 27604. Ember's a single mom with two small children. She's also a two-decade-long client of Bank of America. When COVID struck, Ember received an email from BofA with the exciting news that a loan with full future forgiveness was available provided the business use 75 percent of the loan to cover payroll.

She applied right away through Bank of Americas Intralinks portal, on which there were two modes of entry: W2 businesses and 1099 Independent Contractor businesses. She went the 1099 route. There were no live persons to talk to; no chat options. Emails specified that you could not reply. If you did not have the correct documentation, the system simply kicked back your application with no explanation until you got it right

Ember submitted her application on April 13. On April 30, BofA sent her an email confirming that all her documentation, including the 1099 documents they required, had been uploaded correctly.

On May 3, her loan was approved for $76,773, based on her business's 1099. On May 4, her loan was issued. On May 6, the SBA changed its guidelines to disallow 1099-based payments as qualified PPP wages. Ember learned nothing of the May 6 change of guidelines for an entire year. But the SBA states clearly on its website that its rules as of the time a loan is funded are determinative.

Bank of Americas email stated that 75 percent of the lent funds needed to be paid out in eight weeks. At some point, this requirement morphed into paying 60 percent in 24 weeks. Rumors surfaced about other amounts and time frames. In any case, Ember paid out all the PPP funds within eight weeks to be safe.

Months later, Ember received a call from an excited Bank of America representative stating that forgiveness has become simpler, and only consisted of answering a few questions on an online questionnaire that would take just 15 minutes to complete. Ember provided the answers.

There was no place to upload documents or proof of payments. Ember waited patiently, week after week, to receive news that her loan had been forgiven. Instead of such a notice, she repeatedly received an identical email from BofAstating that they were reviewing her request before submitting it to the SBA.

A year after Bank of America decided Ember had qualified for small business relief money, it sent her an email that they wereretroactively qualifying her for just $4,377! Confused and panicked, Ember called the phone number in Bank of Americas email, an answering system that consistently hangs up on callers. Nine out of 10 calls get dropped.

After finally getting through, she was informed by BofA reps that BofA had made changes based on SBA rule changes that disqualified independent contractors. The BofA rep told Ember that "independent contractors could have applied for themselves" because they qualify as their own businesses.

Other than that, the reps as well as the senior manager who Ember got on the phone said they a) were "sorry," b) did not know why BofA requested proof of Ember's businesss 1099s, and c) did not know why BofA based its loan amount on the 1099s she was asked to upload.

She was also told that BofA was, at the time, giving out money as quickly as possible, so it was really hard for the bank to carefully consider all provided information. Ember searched BofA's behavior online, learning that the bank may have required proof of independent contractors' pay in order to qualify her business as a legitimate business

Fine if it did. But it gave Ember and millions of other small business owners who hire independent contractors the impression that they would receive a forgivable loan to keep hiring their contractors, Instead, they were duped into borrowing far more money from BofA than they could possibly afford. The story gets worse. None of Ember's subs had employees or 1099 subcontractors, so no one was in a position to apply on their own for PPP funds.

I asked Ember to sum up her mistreatment that is driving her out of business.

As far as I can see, in asking for documents and approving a loan based on documents that did qualify and then disallowing the rules and regulations to protect my loan and rights, Bank of America operated in a fraudulent and negligent manner and now expects small business owners to pay for their mistakes if not intentional entrapment

Since Ember can't get anywhere with Bank of America, she's called her local SBA chapter. They informed her that BofA is wrong and that the SBA has seen numerous cases of this so far. The culprit in all cases is the Bank of America.

Again, here's Ember

The SBA rep emails me and Bank of America, pleading that Bank of America stop their pre-screening, as lenders are not allowed to prescreen forgiveness. This is solely the authority of the SBA itself even though BofA persists in prescreening. In the email he includes the SBA guidelines that state that "Borrowers and lenders may rely on laws, rules, and guidance available at the time of the relevant application." (PPP FAQ Question #17.)

I called Bank of America with this information, and the person I talk to seems to not know what to do with the information and states that I am not allowed to talk to anyone else.

I have now had dozens of calls with Bank of America and SBA representatives, had two escalations, and submitted two complaints against Bank of America with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I received one phone call resulting from the first complaint from a lady saying that she was looking into the case and would get back to me.

Thus far I have received no responses to my emails to Bank of America, received no calls back from anyone working on the case, and have not heard back from the lady looking into it. I asked what company she works for, and her answer was no surprise; Bank of America.

Clearly, Bank of America has found a way to pocket millions of SBA dollars while conducting fraudulent or negligent business with their clients

I cant speak for how many other small businesses are being affected in this way. As for myself, I was given money that was based on the documents I was asked for and provided correctly

Forgiveness was dangled in front of me if I paid it out correctly. Now, Bank of America is going against SBA guidelines, ignoring the SBA's pleas, and essentially trying to force me to have given away tens of thousands of dollars from my own pocket, while my business was closed for months, made no income, and accrued expenses while I survived on credit.

This relief money has become a way to effectively put me and similar small businesses under. It has been 15 months since I was awarded my loan. I have nine months to make full repayment if forgiveness is not awarded.

For me, repaying $77,000 over nine months means not paying rent or bills in full. It means no Christmases, Easters, birthdays, or vacations with the kids. It means no college savings, no retirement, and no unforeseen expenses

Is this really how Bank of America chooses to treat their best customers

Ember now has less than one month to receive forgiveness. She is now trapped in a vicious cycle where she needs to unapply for forgiveness due to BofA's specifying the $4K amount, but also needs to apply in order to have the option to receive the appropriate full forgiveness.

There may be one competent person in this incredibly incompetent company. His name is Brian Monyihan. He's the CEO of Bank of America. Brian, let me urge you to pick up your phone and call Ember and help her and the thousands if not tens of thousands of other BofA victims get the forgiveness they are due.

Otherwise, you will be personally responsible for your company's ongoing malfeasance. Whether that's a legal matter is beyond my pay grade. But it's surely a matter of morality and whether you will be able to sleep at night.

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People Who Have Competed In Or Worked On Game Shows Are Spilling Their Behind-The-Scenes Secrets, And It’s Really Freakin’ Cool – BuzzFeed08.09.21

"The day of taping, we were bussed from the hotel to Sony Pictures Studios at 6 a.m. There were 18 contestants plus two LA-based alternates in case anyone needed to drop out last minute. The entire morning was spent touring the studio, going over rules, practicing with the buzzer and the wheel, and going over our intros.EVERYTHING was explained every category and every game show law. Then, they split us into groups of three, and we went to set to start taping. The lady I lost to was FREAKING AMAZING at the game. While playing, I won a trip to London and Paris, and spun a 'bankrupt,' so I experienced a full range of emotions from the wheel. They were super accommodating when it came to my trip and made sure I could work around my schedule to go. You do have to pay taxes on the prizes, so I refer to it as my '85%-off trip.' My then-boyfriend and I decided to add Ireland to our itinerary, and they even paid for our flights to London and home from Ireland, even though the trip I won was just to go to London and Paris. Overall, it was a really positive experience!"

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Atomic, the nationally acclaimed cocktail bar in downtown Birmingham, will close its doors in the fall – AL.com08.09.21

Atomic Bar & Lounge, the award-winning cocktail bar in downtown Birmingham, will close its doors in October.

Feizal Valli, who owns Atomic with his wife Rachael Roberts, made the announcement Thursday evening in a Facebook post on his personal profile.

As some of you may have already heard, the Atomic Lounge will be closing its doors soon. Its been a tumultuous year, both for this industry and for us personally. Its been our pleasure to have had so many of you here, to make so many new and lifelong friends. From the first day the Atomic has exceeded our expectations; Best in Birmingham, Best in the state, 3 (!) James Beard nominations. All from a little bar that dressed you up as a squirrel, slapped a Sex Panther tattoo on you and every now and then, made a decent cocktail. We still have some time together, the last day will be October 9. So lets have a few more of those Panthers, shoot some questionable whiskey and put on a costume one last time in the next few weeks. Thank you Birmingham, for everything.

Valli and Roberts opened the Atomic in 2017, and the bar quickly became famous for its mid-century modern decor and signature cocktails. The pair, who met while working at the Collins on second avenue, wanted the bar to feel like home. They outfitted the interior with cozy nods to their lives, from a wall lined with 1960s-style photographs of their relatives, to a mantel filled with trophies from the sports Roberts and her brother played growing up. But above all, Atomic was meant to be their love letter to Birmingham. The bar would illustrate the next step of their lives. Valli moved to the city after Hurricane Katrina forced him to leave New Orleans. He took a job at the Collins, where he met Roberts who was working there as a waitress. They started dating soon after he walked her home one night. In 2017 Valli and Roberts got married in Las Vegas. The day before their honeymoon, they announced they were opening a bar in downtown Birmingham

At the Collins, Valli designed the bars interior pice de rsistance-- a periodic table that, in lieu of chemical elements, represented significant people and places in Birmingham.

While Valli and Roberts loved the Collins, they wanted the Atomics brand to be their own. They set out to create a new tribute to Birmingham with nods to the citys culture throughout the interior. One room would be named after political activist, scholar, and Birmingham native, Angela Davis. The wall behind the bar would house the Atomics artistic center point-- a recreation of the front cover of Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, the 1967 album from the Beatles. The mural featured cutouts of Alabamas cultural icons-- from Birminghams native son and legendary bandleader SunRa to University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban.

As alumni of the Collins, the bar that would usher in much of Birminghams modern cocktail culture, Valli and Roberts wanted to continue driving the momentum for the citys emerging appreciation of craft cocktails, and they crafted a beverage program that was playful and unique. Theyd name the bars signature drink the Sex Panther-- a more aggressive play on the old fashioned, served with a panther temporary tattoo.

The Atomic quickly rose to prominence as a city favorite, garnering attention not only for its cocktail menu, but also its selection of costumes for patrons to wear inside. It wouldnt be long before the Atomic started receiving national acclaim. Over the years, the accolades would keep rolling in, from multiple semifinalist nominations for the James Beard Foundation Awards Outstanding Bar Program, to nominations for the Spirited Awards from Tales of the Cocktail, the nations longest running cocktail conference recognizing the craft of the best bars, bartenders, and industry luminaries around the world.

Last April was a particular crowning moment for the Atomic. Tales of the Cocktail named the Atomic to its list of regional nominees for Best American Cocktail Bar, an award honoring a bar for setting the highest standards in the industry and influencing cocktail trends with its menu, staff, and atmosphere. The honor came during a tumultuous time as the culinary and bar industry reeled from shutdowns and job losses amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nomination was welcome news for Valli and Roberts, who considered the honor a sign of hope during a period of uncertainty and decreased morale in both the city and national restaurant and bar scene. While many drinking and dining establishments in the city had to lay off staff during the mandated shutdowns, Valli and Roberts were able to keep paying their small team of employees from an emergency savings account. And while the state Alcohol Control Board issued an emergency authorization allowing bars to sell bottles of alcohol through curbside service while their interiors were shuttered, Valli and Roberts opted not to pursue that model. For Valli, not only did offering curbside alcohol during the mandatory shutdowns defeat the statewide health orders, the service also felt impersonal.

To me, the bar has always been more than just about the spirits. Not to sound silly, but its more about the spirit of the bar, Valli told AL.com last year. The bubbles rain from the ceiling. The music. The cocktails. The costumes. The vibe of the bar.

Despite opting out of curbside bottle service, Valli, like many other professionals in the culinary industry, saw the emergency order as proof that rigid laws and regulations in the state and around the country can be adapted, especially to help bars and restaurants survive.

When the Atomic reopened its doors to guests after Alabamas Safer at Home order allowed restaurants and bars to resume on-premise dining, the bar added a number of features to navigate health and social distancing guidelines, including an expanded patio. For New Years Eve, the Atomic offered regular service for five hours before hosting a reservations-only, limited seating party.

Early this year, the bar advertised an open server position. In a February interview with USA TODAY, Valli recounted the difficulties of running a bar in 2020. One of the biggest challenges, he said, was ensuring customers wore their masks while inside of the bar. He also expressed hopes that the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines would eventually allow patrons to enjoy their favorite watering holes the way they did before the pandemic.

If the vaccine allows us to be social again, thats the most important thing, said Valli. Because at the end of the day, a bar is about being social.

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