Fredrick Lawson (24-0, 20 KOs) was upset by Kevin Bizier (24-2, 16 KOs) in an IBF welterweight title eliminator. Lawson’s biggest problem besides not matching Bizier for power or activity was his tendency to lean over his front foot.This subsequently always kept Lawson in punching range whenever he tried to get off. After both fighters went toe-to-toe in the opening round, Lawson’s back was often toward the ropes as Bizier bossed the action around the ring.Lawson was later hurt and dropped by a right hand in round 5 and was never able to turn the momentum around. Lawson’s trainer Abel Sanchez stopped the fight at the conclusion of round 10 because he believed his fighter’s jaw was broken.The announced official time of the stoppage was 2:59, though common sense would dictate 3 full minutes. Bizier now becomes the mandatory challenger for IBF champion Kell Brook. Brook bested the only man to beat Bizier, Jo Jo Dan, with relative ease earlier this year.In the opening bout of the night, Walter Castillo (26-3, 19 KOs) was very lucky to get a draw against Keita Obara (15-1, 14 KOs) in an IBF junior welterweight eliminator.Newly crowned IBF champion Eduard Troyanovsky probably wasn’t sweating a fight with either guy, but Obara arguably pitched a shutout from round 3 onward. Obara showed exceptional footwork and outpunched Castillo with better speed and combinations. Castillo exposed flaws in Obara’s defense but simply did not land enough or more devastatingly. The official scorecards read 115-113 for Obara and 114-114 (x2).
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following is the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar. If you have an event not listed on the calendar below, e-mail us atÂ [email protected], or put in the comment section below. Please take note of the entry deadline for four Christmas events this week:Entry deadlines: â€¢2015 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Contest – Monday, 5 p.m.â€¢Ugly 5K Run preregistration, Tuesday, 5 p.m.â€¢Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade – Tuesday, 5 p.m.â€¢Adopt a downtown light pole or Christmas tree at Heritage Park for Christmas – Thursday, 5 p.m. Decorations of pole, tree – Friday, noon.â€”â€”â€”SUMNER COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS OF THE WEEKWEDESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015Event: Caldwellâ€™s Annual Lighted Christmas ParadeWhere: Downtown Caldwell. When: 6 p.m. – Shopping, Dining, Business open houses, and general merriment on streets of Caldwell. National Honor Society fundraiser at Sugar Sisters.7 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade (still opportunity for an entry).7:15 p.m. – Santa arrives at Gazebo after parade.8 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.Also, Grinchmas Yard of the Week will be awarded.Â Â More information: Click here for more information.THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015Event: Adopt a downtown light pole for ChristmasWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: Entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Decorations must be in place, Friday, Dec. 5 at noon.Details: All businesses, merchants, clubs, non-profits, families, church/youth groups, school groups and teams of all sorts to help get everyone in the spirit of 2015 Christmas Wonderland festivities with friendly competition by decorating a light pole downtown.Photos with the most points will win the grand prize Traveling Peopleâ€™s Choice Award.More information:Â E-mail Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Wanda Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.â€”â€”â€”Event: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Friends for CharityWhere: 109 E. Harvey, St., Wellington.When: 11 a.m.Details: Friends for Charity is under the umbrella of the Wellington Community Foundation. Friends for Charity recently made over 100 quotes for Veterans in the Veteranâ€™s Home in Winfield.More information:Â Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€” Event: Business After hours – Mill Creek LumberWhere: 623 E. 16th St., Wellington.When:Â 5-7 p.m.Details: After hours meeting amongst friends. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:â€”â€”â€” Event: Hobbs Mechanical Holiday Open House.Where: 207 E. Harvey Ave., Wellington.When: 5 – 7 p.m.Details: Enjoy Special discounts, refreshments, samples and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Barbecue grills so good, they canâ€™t afford to advertise them. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015Event: Wellington Area Chamber Christmas Parade and Heritage Park festivitiesWhere: Washington AvenueWhen: 5 p.m.Details: Included with the parade will be Christmas Carolers from Hillside Baptist Church and United Methodist Church Bell Ringing at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Park.Then there will be the tree lighting ceremony.Entry forms are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Christmas Parade entries are free. Only Santa allowed will be on the official Chamber float.More information: For questions call Amanda at 785-658-5930 or the Chamber at 326-7466. For entry form and full set of rules click here.â€”â€”â€” Event: First Friday Art WalkWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: National Glass Museum, Wheatland Services, The Gold Corner and No. 7 Coffee House. Those showing off art include:â€¢Ruth Cooper showing off her “needle work Christmas Decor.”â€¢Kelly Ford – Christmas decorations and other crafts. Kelly’s business is called “The Tarnished Tulip”â€¢Gold Corner â€”Â Mother Nature this month and displaying some of her finer creations.Â The event is organized by downtown business owners and includes live music with restaurants open to the public.More information: For more information, click here.â€”â€”â€” Event: Cornerbank Holiday Open House. Where: 119 S. Washington.When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Christmas Carolers: 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Buckâ€™s and Mrs. Ewingâ€™s 4th grade class; 10:30 a.m. – Mrs. Whiteâ€™s first grade class; 1:30 p.m. – WHS Choir students. More information: More information can be found here:â€”â€”â€”SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015Event: Ugly Sweater 5K runWhere: Registrations forms at Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1st United Methodist Church.When: Event is Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Chili feed 11:30 – 1 p.m.Details: 5K run while wearing an ugly sweater. Donations go to Sumner Meals for Wheels for Kids Program and Wellington FFA. Chili feed included.More information: Click hereÂ for more information.â€”â€”â€” Event: Santa SaturdayWhere: Wellington Rec Commission.When: Santa arrives from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for Keepsake photos. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.Details: For children 10 years and younger at the WRC. Visit and keepsake photo with Santa â€œHoliday treat bag, breakfast (French Toast and Sausage) and Christmas Craft. Registration fee is $10 – $5 late fee applies Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. More information: Click here for more information.Â Call the WRC at 326-3323.â€”â€”â€”Event: Wellington High School Choirs present â€œA Crusader Carolâ€ Where: Wellington High School.When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: The choirâ€™s version of the classic â€œChristmas Carolâ€ classic.More information: Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the high school office.â€”â€”â€”Event: South Havenâ€™s Spectacular Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Where: South Haven Outdoor Market.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Handmade crafts, repurposed Vintage and many other vendors. Special guest: Santa Claus!Â More information: Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€”SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015Event: Wellington First United Methodist Church â€œA Christmas Concertâ€ Where: 202 W. Harvey St.When: 4 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: This is an annual celebration of Christmas music played by the Bell Choir with special guests. Reception follows the concert. More information: Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€”Event: Beta Sigma Phi â€” Christmas around the TownWhere: Tour around some of Wellingtonâ€™s holiday homes.When: 1 to 4 p.m.Details: Tour locations: Dr. Joel and Carol Weiland – 21 Crestway; Cash Rusk, 504 High Drive; Tyler and Stephanie Ryan, 16 W. Crestview. Brookdale Wellington – family Sterling House – 500 N. Plum (will be serving snacks, beverages and a make and take craft). $10 tickets available at The Edit and State Farm insurance. More information: Click here for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Sumner County Moms · 245 weeks ago Sumner County Moms is having a FREE Santa and Mrs. Claus event that is taking place immediately after the Christmas Tree Lighting in Heritage Park on December 6th. We will write letters to Santa, take FREE pictures with Santa, and provide candy and magical reindeer food for the kids to take home with them. Mrs. Claus will also be reading Christmas stories to the children inside Memorial Auditorium. Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 245 weeks ago “out do(sic) your neighbors” Decry Black Friday, but promote this? How about – put up a modest, tasteful, beautiful, meaningful celebration of Christmas? Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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IN DEMAND Huddersfield are hoping to tempt former Chelsea midfielder Gael Kakuta back to England.The 27-year-old impressed on loan at Amiens last season, scoring six goals in 36 Ligue 1 outings, and they want to sign him permanently from Hebei China Fortune. moving on TOP WORK Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star However, according to RMC, the midfielder is yet to agree personal terms on the £3million switch and it hangs in the balance.Now there is a chance to it could fall through altogether, and reports in France have suggested that Huddersfield are hoping to snap Kakuta up.L’Equipe has suggested the Premier League club are currently in talks about a move, while Leganes want him to join them in Spain too. Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? REVEALED 2 Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January three-way race 2 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Latest transfer news Kakuta impressed while playing for Amiens on loan Now it will be up to Kakuta to decide whether or not he wants to have another crack at English football following six mixed years at Chelsea, which included loans to Fulham and Bolton.The DR Congo international arrived at Stamford Bridge back in 2007, described as a teenage phenomenom who drew comparisons to Zinedine Zidane.However the switch would become a controversial one as, in 2009, FIFA imposed sanctions on Chelsea and Kakuta for an apparent breach of contract with his former club Lens. RANKED targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Kakuta has never reached the potential he showed at Chelsea LATEST LIVING THE DREAM In the end, the move barely seemed worth the hassle as he was released in 2015 having started just one Premier League game for the club.But he could be about to try his hand in English football once again should Huddersfield win the race to sign him this summer.