Rural doctor and ‘genius grant’ winner nominated as surgeon generalPresident Barack Obama today nominated an Alabama family physician and MacArthur Foundation “genius grant” winner to be surgeon general. Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, founded a health clinic to serve tiny Bayou La Batre, Ala., home to poor, mostly uninsured African-American and immigrant Asian fishermen, and rebuilt it three times after two hurricanes and a fire. She is a faculty member at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.[Reuters story, Macarthur Foundation bio]Viruses of past flu pandemics circulated undetected for yearsThe influenza strains that caused the three pandemics of the 20th century did not emerge suddenly, but circulated for months or years, researchers from Tennessee and China say in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Applying a “molecular clock” calculation to viral isolates from the 1918, 1957, and 1968 pandemics, the researchers estimate that each strain evolved through a series of reassortments that included at least one flu virus contemporaneously circulating in swine or birds. Current surveillance programs will not detect such reassortments, they say.[PNAS abstract]
Since losing to John Thompson via stoppage in May 2015 and proceeding to take a three-year hiatus, Adams (21-2, 13 KOs) has delivered four consecutive wins. Adams last competed in November, defeating Shane Mosley Jr. by unanimous decision.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearWhile regarded as upper echelon middleweights, it has been hard for Charlo to get the top tier opponents such as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Gennadiy Golovkin, Daniel Jacobs and Demetrius Andrade because they fight on DAZN and Charlo is under the PBC banner, and his contests air on either Showtime or Fox.To be recognized amongst the elite, Charlo is going to have cross the street and get those crucial fights made. But his first line of duty is defeating Adams this weekend.(All times Eastern.) When is the Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams fight?Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams commences on Saturday, June 29. The main card begins at 9 p.m. Charlo and Adams are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 11:15 p.m.How do I watch Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams?The Charlo vs. Adams fight can be seen on Showtime and can be streamed on the Showtime app.Where is the Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams fight?Jermall Charlo and Brandon Adams will fight at the NRG Arena in Houston. Charlo competes in Houston for the third time while Adams fights there for the first time.Jermall Charlo record and bioName: Jermall CharloNationality: AmericanBorn: May 19, 1990Height: 6’0″ Reach: 73 ½”Total fights: 28Record: 28-0 with 21 knockouts.Brandon Adams record and bioName: Brandon AdamsNationality: AmericanBorn: July 31, 1989Height: 5’9″Reach: 70″Total fights: 23Record: 21-2 with 13 knockouts.Jermall Charlo vs. Brandon Adams fight cardMatchupClassBeltJermall Charlo vs. Brandon AdamsMiddleweightWBC (Interim)Erickson Lubin vs. Zakaria AttouJr. Middleweight…Eduardo Ramirez vs. Claudio MarreroFeatherweight…Miguel Flores vs. Luis MayJr. Lightweight…Cesar Cantu vs. Chante BowensJr. Lightweight…Raymond Guajardo vs. Jaime MezaMiddleweight…Omar Juarez vs. Seifullah WiseWelterweight…Mycheal Teal vs. Mark BeukeSuper Middleweight…Nelson Hampton vs. Dakota LingerLightweight…Zamy Larry vs. Carlos UmanzorSuper Middleweight… One of boxing’s best fighters at 160 pounds returns on Saturday night to make his 2019 debut, as Jermall Charlo puts his WBC interim middleweight title on the line against Brandon Adams at the NRG Arena in Houston.Charlo, (28-0, 21 KOs), is regarded as one of the most potent punchers not only in the middleweight division, but the entire sport. He won the interim strap by second-round knockout over Hugo Centeno Jr. in April 2018. The twin of former WBC junior middleweight champion, Jermell, successfully defended the belt for the first time, beating late-replacement Matt Korobov by unanimous decision in a tough, gritty affair in December.