Nikki Bascome improved to 9 & 1 in his Professional Career after picking up a unanimous decision over England’s Ryan Oliver inside the Fairmont Southampton as the Fight Night Champions came to an end.
Throughout the fight both fighters landed some heavy body shots and even landed a few quality shot to the head, but in the end all three judges scored the fight 78-74, 78-74, 78-74 to Bascome.
Andre Lambe had a debut to remember when he staggered Matthew Hinchey with the first punch of the fight, with referee Anthony Mouchette giving Hinchey a standing eight count. A minute into the fight and Lambe rocked Hinchey again with the ref giving him another standing eight count, but at the 2:20 mark of the First Round Hinchey staggered back against the ropes after a hard shot to the head from Lambe and referee Mouchette ended the fight, Lambe picking up the win by TKO.
The opener for the Debuts saw Michael Parsons and Daniel Roach take to the ring, Parsons was knocked down in the First Round, but he lasted the round. Roach would dominate the next two rounds and was declared winner by Unanimous Decision 39-36, 39-36, 39-36.
Smythe defeated Matther Munarolo by unanimous decision, which was followed by Ngai Franklin defeating Zaire Williams by Unanimous Decision.
George Cook and Jordan DeShields then took to the ring, with DeShields defeating Cook by Unanimous Decision. The only female fight of the night was next as Willow Morton took on Asnswer Styannes, with Morton winning by Unanimous Decision.
Cyril Whitter then faced off against Alex Navarro, with Navarro winning on a Third Round Knockout. Adrian Roach won his fight against Hamza Zarwari by Unanimous Decision, while Milad Zareian defeated Scott Brown by Unanimous Decision.
Lovintz Toto would face off against Zaheer Ishan, Ishan received a standing eight count in the second round, and then at the 1:57 mark in the Third Round Tota picked up the win with a TKO.
Donovan Samari and Robert Somner were next in the ring with Samari picking up the win by Unanimous Decision and in the final amateur fight, Jaylon Roberts and Michael Sanchez took to the ring, the fight would end with yet another Unanimous Decision as Roberts defeated Sanchez.
Friday, January 17, 2020
BFA Issues Statement on Arbitrator Ruling
The Bermuda Football Association advises that the matter between Southampton Rangers and the Association was decided during the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) hearing on Thursday, January 16th.
The sole arbitrator has ruled that no sanctions be applied to Southampton Rangers.
Southampton Rangers will be entered into the FA Cup First Round and the 1-point deduction imposed on the club by the Association is rescinded.
With respect to the FA Cup, Southampton Rangers will play against Dandy Town at a date and time to be decided by the Competitions Committee but will not be played with the other first round matches taking place on Sunday, January 19th.
The Association has decided that this is in the best interest of being able to complete the FA Cup competition and by extension the remaining schedule of matches this season.
In conclusion, while the decision by the Arbitrator was favorable to Southampton Rangers and as signatories to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process the Association is bound by the decision. However, the Association is mindful of its responsibilities to all its Full Members.
The Association wishes the Southampton Rangers all the best for the remainder of the season.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Olympic & Paralympic Tickets Designs Revealed
Tokyo 2020 have revealed the ticket designs for this year's Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Organizers said the designs are based on the "look" of the Games and the "visual identity" of Tokyo 2020.
There are 59 designs for Olympic tickets and 25 for the Paralympics, with those who have secured seats set to receive them from May.
All of the tickets feature a sport pictogram, a venue pictogram and the Tokyo 2020 Logo.
They are color-coded according to the venue and area hosting the event.
According to Tokyo 2020, the tickets have been inspired by the three types of rectangle used in the Games emblems.
Inspiration has also been taken from the Japanese technique "kasane no irome", a color scheme used in the creation of fabrics for kimonos.
Four "traditional Japanese" colors have been used which are said to reflect the four seasons.
Red, or kurenai, is often used during celebrations while blue, or ai, has been picked as it is "globally known" as a color representing Japan.
Blue is also the prominent color of the Tokyo 2020 logos.
Purple, or Fuji, is the color of Japanese wisteria, regarded as a "beautiful Japanese flower".
A pine needle shade of green, or matsuba, is another color which is used in celebrations.
"We are very proud of the design of the Tokyo 2020 Tickets, embodying as it does Japanese traditions and skills, and we hope they will please both Japanese and international spectators at the Tokyo 2020 Games," said Tokyo 2020 spokesperson Masa Takaya.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
BOA Hold Design Competition for Team Bermuda Logo
The Bermuda Olympic Association (BOA) announced that it is running a design competition for a new Team Bermuda logo that will be featured on athletes’ non-competition and non-ceremonial attire, and on BOA sponsorship materials and merchandise to coincide with the beginning of the Tokyo 2020 Games.
The BOA is inviting Bermudian professional graphic designers and graphic design students (working or studying in Bermuda or abroad) to submit designs for consideration by a Committee of the BOA, which will shortlist three to five to be put to a public vote. The design that gets the most votes from the public will be declared the winner and will become the official Team Bermuda logo used in connection with the island’s participation at major festivals including the Olympics, Pan Am Games and Commonwealth Games.
Design submissions are due by January 29th, 2020. Shortlisted designs will be displayed at the Bermuda National Gallery and online at www.teambermudalogo.com from February 8th to 21st 2020. Members of the public can vote for their favorite design at the Gallery or online. The winning design will be announced on March 10th 2020.
In addition to bragging rights, the winning designer will receive a $1,000 travel voucher, plus the rights to use the design in promoting his or her design services.
Brenda Dale, BOA Vice President said, “The International Olympic Committee is encouraging National Olympic Committees around the world to develop commercial logos that complement their official NOC emblems, and which will be used on sponsorship materials and merchandise as a way to enable the community to show their support for athletes.
“The BOA is a charity, and our resources are committed to the development of our athletes, ensuring their participation in major international sports festivals, and educating our youth on Olympism. Logo design isn’t our forte, so we wanted to come up with a creative way to develop a design for the ‘Team Bermuda’ logo that would involve and be embraced by the public.
“The logo competition is a great opportunity to help showcase Bermuda’s graphic design talent by inviting designers to ‘put their mark’ on Team Bermuda, so to speak. We’re really looking forward to receiving the designs and sharing them with Bermuda.”
Peter Lapsley, Executive Director of the Bermuda National Gallery, where the shortlisted designs will be on display to the public for voting, said, “We are very pleased to partner with the BOA to help get the public involved in selecting a great new logo for Team Bermuda. As an arts organization Bermuda National Gallery is engaged by and in support of great art and great design, and having the opportunity to showcase the work of talented Bermudian artists and works representative of Bermuda, is exciting and very much in line with our mission.”
Additional information about the Team Bermuda logo contest, including submission requirements and competition rules, is available on www.teambermudalogo.com.
Monday, January 13, 2020
Bermuda Inside Sports Talk Radio Live
Inside Sports Talk Radio will air on www.islandstats.com today Monday January 13th at 12:15pm.
This Live Radio Sports Talk Show is hosted weekly by Ian Rawlins and co-hosted by Earl Basden will be in the Studio of Power95.
The show is for a 90 minute period that includes interviews and members of the public calling in.
On today’s show the guest included, Boxers Nikki Bascome and Ryan Oliver, organizers of the Triangle Challenge race weekend, Bermuda National Athletics Association President Donna Raynor and Domico Watson and a representative of Argus.