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Congratulations to Jamaica’s Davina Bennett for Finishing 3rd in the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant!

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The Top 3 of the Miss Universe 2017 Pageant after being announced! Miss South Africa, Colombia and Jamaica were selected from the Top 5 Finalists that included Miss Thailand and Miss Venezuela

The Miss Universe 2017 Pageant was held in Las Vegas last night and the beautiful and confident, well poised South Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters took the crown! Congratulations to her. Well deserved.

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Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters takes her walk after being crowned Miss Universe 2017 (Photo: http://www.bustle.com)

The Pageant featured gorgeous gowns, but for Suga, it was our Miss Jamaica, Davina Bennett in Yellow who stood out amongst a sea of nudes and neutrals. Her stunning lemon-yellow gown with caped sleeves was designed by our local,  Uzuri International Designs Ltd. The pop of colour was accentuated by her beautiful dark coloured skin and natural hair. Davina modelled the gown with the necessary charisma and flair.

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Miss Jamaica Universe, Davina Bennett in her Uzuri International Designs Ltd. Gown

Davina reached the top 5 answering a question on how Men and Women can work together to tackle the issue of Sexual Harassment. She started off well but got nervous towards the end, giving an overall mediocre answer. Not to worry though, because the other Top 5 Finalists who were given questions on other major issues gave mediocre answers as well. Miss South Africa, who was a favourite of mine from the beginning, was quite confident and concise with her answer.

After the Top 3 Finalists were announced, all 3 answered the same question this time around, of course using soundproof headphones so they could not hear each others’ answers.

The Question asked which Quality did they have that they were most proud of and how will they apply it to their time as Miss Universe.

Miss Jamaica was announced first in the Top 3, thus called first to answer. It was obvious she was nervous, starting off with a grammatical error, then finished eloquently with an overall good answer. She mentioned her Drive to create awareness about the deaf and how they should be treated as equals to get jobs etc. She even added a bit of sign language that was a nice touch.

Miss Colombia, Laura Gonzales followed with a mediocre answer having to do with her quality of Compassion. At first, I thought Miss Jamaica should have definitely placed before Miss Colombia for the 2nd spot. However, if you watch them answer their questions again, Miss Colombia answered confidently and more fluently without stuttering. I think Davina’s initial blunder and obvious nervousness throughout her answer costed her 2nd place and maybe even the crown. She also seemed a bit rehearsed.

Miss South Africa’s answer was natural, concise and to the point again. Her quality was Confidence, which was no surprise and she expressed herself well.

If you would like to just see Davina’s answer, click on the link to the first video. To see the answers from all 3 Finalists, check the link to the video below it.

Watch “Miss Universe 2017 Miss Jamaica question and answer” on YouTube’s link here:
 

https://youtu.be/37NjZMkYuRs

Watch “Miss Universe 2017 Top 3 finalists – The Final Question And Answer” on YouTube’s link here:

https://youtu.be/Yorb7N2YcEE

I am proud of Davina for representing Jamaica well. She was absolutely stunning and a natural beauty. Congrats Davina!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Mayweather Confirms last Night was his last Fight, 50-0!

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Mayweather will retire undefeated, 50-0

I am sure everyone can agree that last night’s fight exceeded our expectations in terms of how competitive it was.

Conor McGregor started off strong as expected and took the first 3 rounds. The 4th round was close but went to Mayweather.

We all know that if it went beyond 4 rounds for the UFC fighter, he would become vulnerable and was more likely to lose. That was a reality, as it all went downhill for him from the 5th round. There was loss of movement in the legs and obvious signs of fatigue. But he hung in there quite well until the Ref stopped the fight and Mayweather beat him in the 10th round.

Congrats to Mayweather! The Money Man added about £78.5/US$100 million to his pocket. He also co-promoted the event with the UFC, so he is may earn over £230m from the event!

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Photo:  Bleacher Report

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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What you NEED to Know about The MONEY Fight Tomorrow!

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Photo: MX Large

The MONEY Fight is only ONE Day away!

The undefeated, 40 year old Floyd Mayweather that has come out of retirement

vs.

UFC Flag bearer and two-weight Champion, Conor McGregor

aka

DEFENSE VS. POWER

Place, Time and Channel

The multi-million dollar fight will be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Showtime starts at 9pm for local folks on FOX Premium for both DigiPLAY and FLOW. The other channels showing the Fight such as Showtime etc. are likely to be blocked. So if you don’t have it, you need to subscribe or catch it online and stream it to your Tv.

Pre-Fight Drama

The experts do not expect the Fight to be competitive but Irish man, Conor McGregor who has a history of winning by early K.Os, has built up quite the anticipation with a lot of confidence going into the fight. He surely has done his marketing job.

Tempers have been flaring because McGregor expected to do a face-off like the fighters who will be going on before them, but that did not happen. So when McGregor saw Mayweather he asked him if he was afraid. Then there was apparently an exchange of words and a lot of pushing and shoving.

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The Weigh In

Both will do their Weigh In this afternoon at 3pm! Mayweather thinks McGregor will miss the light-middle weight limit of 154. Mayweather chooses his opponents carefully and pays attention to their camp to remain undefeated. So according to him and his sources, McGregor was 10 pounds over the weight limit just 3 or so days ago.  McGregor and his trainers are not worried and think he will hit within the weight limit with regards to their formula and how his weight has been in the past.

Not to worry though. If he misses the weight limit, the fight is still ON! But McGregor will face a hefty fine.

They will be playing with lighter gloves and McGregor thinks it will be to his advantage. He says he will knock Mayweather out in 2 Rounds now instead of 4!

What are the ODDS?!

Vegas Experts have Mayweather to win by Decision since it is likely he will follow his usual strategy of boxing defensively early. Once he takes the fight deep, McGregor normally becomes vulnerable as he tires.

The ODDS ranging in Vegas for McGregor to win are 33-40/1 and 20-25 for Mayweather to win.

Who’s your MONEY on?!

Enjoy and Please Drink Responsibly.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Mayweather wins the lamest fight of the century

Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) vs Emmanuel Pacquiao (R) last Saturday, May 2, 2015
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (L) vs Emmanuel Pacquiao (R) last Saturday, May 2, 2015

Former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson tweeted, ‘We waited 5 years for that… #underwhelmed #MayPac.’ My sentiments exactly. This was the most overhyped and marketed fight in history. But that is how Mayweather Promotions operates. Mayweather promotes his own fights. He said he is a greater fighter than Mohammed Ali. Anyone who hears someone say that is going to watch his fight. But that is why he is the Money Man. He has no education, he is not a heavyweight but he has grossed half a billion US dollars in his career and topped the Forbes list as the highest-paid athlete of the year up to last year, so he must be doing something right. In his post fight interviews he talks about all the cars and money he has and how he can retire right now. He doesn’t want to wait until he is 40. He wants to retire with all his faculties in tact. Was this why he was running from Pac-Man in the ring or giving hugs? Ok so he did what he had to do to win the fight. Fact is he won the fight. He fought smart round for round, only allowing Pacquiao to win about 3 of the 12 rounds. The truth of the matter is there is no other fighter as good or as tactical as him in his generation at the moment and he knows it. He knows why he ran from this fight for 5 years. Timing, fear and a bigger pay day. About $100 million US in under 60 minutes. Why would he care if persons accused him of running from the fight. Money! Red cars for Las Vegas, White for LA, Yellow for another place. Whatever colour is for where, Money! He’s the Money Man. He claimed Manny was doping, which put the pressure on Manny to get or stay clean even if he was not doping in the first place, as he was being watched closely. Coincidentally, Manny had a high rate of knock outs, which has been no more since Mayweather’s accusation. However Pacquiao has never failed a drug test. Mayweather is also going for a record before he retires. Perhaps 50-0? His win over Pacquiao last Saturday night brought him to 48 wins. There are talks that he may have one more fight this September, maybe his last fight. So let’s say he retires at 49-0 or 50-0. Great. He is a good boxer. The best? Hell no. Even though Mayweather is undefeated, let us remind ourselves of the stats. The Greatest, Ali had 56 wins, 5 losses and 37 wins by KO. The Baddest Man on the Planet, Mike Tyson had 50 wins, 6 losses (2 no contests) and 44 wins by KO! Remember people used to pray Mike’s fight would go past the 2nd round when they paid their money to watch it. Mayfeather, oops Mayweather, who is not even close to a heavyweight has only 26 wins by KO.

Mayweather won the contest by a unanimous decision, with two judges scoring it 116–112 and the other 118–110. However, Pacquiao received more crowd reaction as he threw way more punches than Mayweather, but hardly any of them landed. So Pac-Man was not a sore loser when interviewed immediately after the fight saying he thought he won, he was really convinced he won most of those rounds hence why he was grinning off his face at the end of some of the earlier rounds. Of course, after review at his hotel he reported that he saw there is no way he won the fight.

Why did Beyonce leave Solange? Should have put her in the ring. Not even an uppercut from Mayweather?! If Mayweather is so hype, he should have knocked out Pacquiao by the 5th or even the 8th round. Give us some excitement. There were probably only 2 or 3 moments that Mayweather landed hard punches, which stimulated any kind of reaction from viewers. Any time Pac-Man had him against the ropes or got any kind of rhythm with landing punches he literally started to run or hug him. What a coward. Pay-Per-Snooze according to USA Today. At the end of the day people will not remember or rate an athlete for the cars they drive or money they made, but by their performance and how we were entertained. Personality also plays a big part and the majority of the public dislikes Mayweather’s arrogance. In this day and age with the use of heavy social media, persons that had no interest in boxing and did not watch the fight will also see that the fight was disappointing. Mayweather won, but it was boring. He surely didn’t impress Suga. Let us see if he can quit competing with Barney for free hugs and win by KO before retirement.

Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight is tomorrow!

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Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao will fight tomorrow night, live on Pay-Per-View at around 8pm Jamaican time (So they say but there will be fights before. Be prepared for a long night!). It has been promoted as ‘The Fight of the Century’ between eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao and UNDEFEATED (except for the 1996 Olympics), five-division world champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Mayweather has a 47-0 record! He has been avoiding Pacquiao for years claiming enough money wasn’t offered. But now is the time. The highest paying fight in history. He cannot end his career without fighting someone considered to be his biggest challenge. So there will be a lot at stake.

CBA will be showing the fight for $500JMD and is a good venue. Get there early if CBA is your choice. Forget about Tracks and Records due to poor logistics and inadequate seating. Their service is also poor on a regular basis much less with a crowd. The Regency will be showing the match, offering a complimentary stacked slider with every Appleton Reserve Q purchase. Group reservations recommended. Then of course, there is Ribbiz. Guaranteed to have a good vibe. Head there suuuuuper early though if you want a good seat and can tolerate loudness. Don’t forget the home-watching party, which sometimes works out to be the best option.

Where will you be watching the Big Fight and who is your money on?