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Golden Boy Productions Takes A Jab At Trump In A New Canelo Vs. Chavez Jr. Ad

Amazing commercial by @goldenboyboxing for ?? #CaneloChavezJr ! #SupremeBoxing #BoxeoMexicano #Canelo #ChavezJr #Mexico #NoWall Canelo Alvarez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. http://supremeboxinginc.com/2017/04/13/new-commercial-canelo-alvarez-vs-julio-cesar-chavez-jr-mega-fight-shows-mexicans-wont-held-back-trumps-wall/

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Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions is putting on a massive fight on Cinco de Mayo. In honor of the Mexican holiday, he decided to promote the match between Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez and Julio César Chávez Jr. by taking a jab at Donald Trump.

The commercial, which can be seen on DirecTV and the Dish Network, shows Álvarez and Chávez Jr. standing tall and proud while overlooking Mexico City. The two men then run fiercely towards each other and break down a large concrete wall protected with barbed wire.

De La Hoya — who’s expressed dissent about Trump since the election — told The New York Times that the ad was not meant to be subtle in any way.

“The idea of a wall was a direct hit to Donald Trump,” De La Hoya told The Times. “Obviously, given what’s taking place, and given the comments that Trump has made had really impacted many people and have rubbed many people the wrong way.” He went on to say that this commercial would let him know that “every Mexican is what he’s stated they are. Mexicans are hard workers.”

Last year, Golden Boy Promotions put together a fight between Canelo and Amir Khan partly because De La Hoya was angry over Trump’s comments about Mexicans and Muslims.

In an interview with the For The Win podcast, De la Hoya said: “Here we have an opportunity to put the most recognized Mexican champion in the ring with one of the most popular Muslim fighters in boxing, and guess what? Let’s make this happen in one of the most celebrated places in the country — Las Vegas.”

De la Hoya even invited Trump to attend the fight, and Trump said yes! However, Trump got wind of De la Hoya’s comments — he said that Trump cheats at golf –and backed out.

On that same podcast, De la Hoya was asked who’d win a fight between him and Trump. He responded by saying “Oh no. Let’s see, how long would it take me to run across the ring and punch him? And by the time they count 10, we’re talking about 20 seconds.”

READ: Can Canelo Álvarez Overtake Julio César Chávez as Mexico’s Favorite Boxer?

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Serena Williams Twinning With Her Daughter On The Tennis Court Will Make Your Cheeks Hurt

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Serena Williams Twinning With Her Daughter On The Tennis Court Will Make Your Cheeks Hurt

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Serena Williams’s daughter someday might feel as if she has big shoes to fill but currently the 3-year-old seems to be doing it in stride.

Serena Williams and her daughter Alexis Olympia have been taking part in quite a bit of mommy/ daughter girl time. 

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In a series of  Instagram photos shared over the weekend, the sports athlete showed off Alexis’s tennis court skills. In what has to be the world’s cutest Instagram post, Williams and her daughter wear purple Nike bodysuits while striking poses with their tennis rackets. In the last image of the series, the mother/ daughter duo do a sweet high five.

More photos of the day were shared on Alexis’s official Instagram page which is run by her parents.

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In the photo, Serena and Alexis wear their long-sleeve bodysuits with skirts. Serena posted the photo with the caption “Caption this.” Of course, it didn’t take long for Alexis’s photo to receive tons of Instagram love. Dwyane Wade commented on the image saying “If this isn’t the cutest thing I’ve seen” Chloe x Halle awwed over the image as well.

It’s not the first time Alexis has stolen the limelight from her mother.

Earlier this year, Alexis stole more awws when her mother posted a photo of her holding her daughter while she was sleeping. In a post to Instagram, Serena wrote “I am not sure who took this picture but Working and being a mom is not easy. I am often exhausted, stressed, and then I go play a professional tennis match. We keep going. I am so proud and inspired by the women who do it day in and day out. I’m proud to be this baby’s mama @olympiaohanian#nofilter#nomakeup#nohairbursh lol #justme.”

The General Manager Of A Pro Softball Team Used Players To Promote Trump’s Anti-Black Lives Matter Message So The Entire Team Walked

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The General Manager Of A Pro Softball Team Used Players To Promote Trump’s Anti-Black Lives Matter Message So The Entire Team Walked

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This week, the pro women’s softball league held its first game in Melbourne, Florida. Soon after the game finished, every member of the Texas-based team called the Scrap Yard Fast Pitch, quit. The reason? The team’s general manager Connie May tweeted a picture of the players standing during the national anthem and tagged Donald Trump.

The women players decided that they’d had it.

In a post shared with Donald Trump on Twitter, May indicated that the members of his softball team are opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement.

According to the New York Times, the team received numerous texts and notifications of the post once they’d finished their game and returned to their locker room. The image was posted without their knowledge or consent and clearly used by May to promote a political message. The woman say that their standing for the flag has nothing to do with their political views.

Speaking about the incident, The Undefeated reports that “When May was brought into the locker room following the game, players expected an explanation.” May instead attempted to justify her post and at some point said “All Lives Matter.” Having heard enough one of the team’s members Kiki Stokes walked out. Soon after the rest of the team (which has only two Black members) followed. Kelsey Stewart, one of the Black players, was not at the game as wrote her teammates with a screenshot of the tweet saying “I am not going to ever be a part of this organization whatsoever.”

Fortunately, the softball team backed Stewart and Stokes.

“Moments later, her teammates took off their jerseys and followed her,” The Undefeated reports. “Every player in the locker room was done after that moment. They would no longer play for May or the Scrap Yard organization.”

Speaking to the New York Times, Cat Osterman a member the team said “The more we talked about it, the angrier I got, and I finally just said, ‘I’m done, I’m not going to wear this jersey. We were used as pawns in a political post, and that’s not OK.”

In a show of solidarity, USSSA Pride (who played against Scrap Yard Dawgs in Monday’s game) suspended the rest of their planned games.

The two teams were on each other’s schedules which means USSSA is likely refusing to win by default.

No doubt it’s pretty powerful these women decided to quit their jobs to stand with Black Lives Matter and their Black teammates. Speaking about the incident Natasha Watley, the first Black player to play with USA Softball at the Olympics called the move “powerful.” “Not one of them stood back and said this doesn’t really affect me, I’d rather play,” she said adding “We’re already getting paid pennies and now we’re going to get paid nothing to stand up for this. That’s how much it matters.”