The Sports Spectacular organization presented the 28th Anniversary Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating the greatest names in sports and entertainment.
This year’s event benefited the groundbreaking work of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Each year, Sports Spectacular partners with top athletes and world-class health professionals to improve lives through research, prevention and education. raising millions for charity.
According to a recent report in Tuscaloosanews, Deontay Wilder will now have one of the most influential people in boxing as part of Team Wilder, and that person is no other than Al Haymon.
“The heavyweight champion is the man in the sport. He sees Deontay as a guy who can win the heavyweight championship of the world. He thinks he can help him get there. We do too. That’s the main interest. He has some of the best fighters in all of boxing, and that gives him a lot of influence with television networks,” Deas said. “His guys seem to be on TV all the time. His guys seem to be in big, important fights all the time. That’s what he brings to the table. He’s the final piece of the puzzle. With the combination of me, Al and Shelly, Deontay has every opportunity to make it to the top,” stated Wilder’s co-manager Jay Deas.
I happen to agree that knowing the right people is by far the most important thing in any kind of business, especially in sports. Of course having the right team is not everything, it’s the winning of the fights that get’s a fighter to the top. But winning the right fights is something that the team can help with.
Haymon is well known in the boxing community, and all know that he is capable of turning things around and negotiating fights that others would not be able to. Deontay has shown that he is a formidable opponent and that he has the potential to go all the way to the top, and with Haymon on his side, I believe this route will be accelerated if all goes according to plan.
Now that Alexander Povetkin has knocked out Andrzej Wawrzyk, his bout against Wladimir Klitschko is secured. As a matter of fact, via numerous reports as well as Boxrec.com, the fight has been scheduled for October 5th of this year at the Olympiyskiy (Olympic) stadium in Moscow, Russia.
This is going to be the biggest fight in Povetkin’s career If he is able to pull of a victory, he will instantly become the center of attention, being targeted for most financially healthy fights. Dethroning one of the most dominant heavyweight boxers in our time is would be an achievement of a lifetime, and there are a lot of Russian boxing fans who believe that this will be the case come fight night.
While I can see why Povetkin is well respected, and I enjoy watching him fight, I do not think that his style will be effective again Wladimir and his thundering jab. Aggression used to work against him, but Wlad has learned a lot since, and uses his jab in the most masterful way I have ever seen a heavyweight boxer use this punch.
This will be one of the more exciting match-ups of the heavyweight division in a very long time, and I am looking forward to this fight. This being said, I am expecting roadblocks along the way, but hoping that the money being pumped into this fight will fix everything and push the fight through.
This week the Sports Spectacular organization presented the 28th Anniversary Sports Spectacular Gala at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles, celebrating the greatest names in sports and entertainment. This year’s event benefited the groundbreaking work of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Each year, Sports Spectacular partners with top athletes and world-class health professionals to improve lives through research, prevention and education.
Presenters and honorees included:
· Jason Collins – honored with the Inspirational Athlete of the Year award. Presented by Baron Davis.
· Hope Solo – received the Female Athlete of the Year award. Presented by Casey Wasserman.
· Colin Kaepernick – received the Breakout Player of the Year award. Presented by Jim Hill and John Salley.
· Chris Paul – honored with the Spirit Award. Presented by Gary Payton.
· Special tribute to Dr. Jerry Buss – presented by Jerry West. Award accepted by Johnny Buss.
· Beth Moskowitz (Sports Spectacular Executive Director) – honored with the Achievement Award.
The event was hosted by John Salley, Jim Hill and Kevin Frazier. Additional attendees included, Evan Lysacek, Holly Robertson Peete, DeAndre Jordan, Al Joyner, Elgin Baylor, Jessica Hardy, Larry Fitzgerald, Jim Everett, Chris Mann, Jarron Collins, Benji Weatherly and more.
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