Vergil Ortiz, the prospect of the year , returns to the ring Friday for his first fight of Ortiz scored stoppage victories in all four of his fights in , and this year was supposed to be when he made the jump to title contender in a stacked welterweight division In putting together a list of the best 25 fighters under the age of 25, Ortiz was an obvious selection. The list, composed by a panel of ESPN boxing contributors, shines a spotlight on the best prospects in the sport as well as some promising up-and-comers, title contenders and a few fighters who are already world champions, including Teofimo Lopez Jr. It wasn't an easy task to rank them, but this incredible collection of talent shows that boxing is in good hands in the years to come. The fighter: Lopez is rated No. From the time he turned professional in , Lopez consistently showed he was the Top Rank prospect with the highest ceiling. He has great counterpunching skills, incredible timing, accuracy and power. Sometimes it's not if you win a title, but how you do so.
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The series chronicles the story of a sheikh's prized stallion after he comes into Alec's possession, although later books furnish the Black's backstory. Shaytan under various transliterations is the Arabic word for "devil". The first book in the series, published in , is titled The Black Stallion. The subsequent novels are about the stallion's three main offspring: his firstborn colt, Satan; his second colt, Bonfire; and his firstborn filly, Black Minx; as well as about the Black himself. Along with the Black, the series introduces a second stallion that is considered the Black's only equal - The Island Stallion, Flame. However, news of Flame's win in an international race in Cuba, and his mysterious disappearance, are mentioned at the end of The Black Stallion Mystery , which serves as the first introduction of this rival for the later books in which they meet.
A flower quite like no other. Appearing in all her glory in the morning, and then fading as the evening sun casts long shadows amongst the trees. I remember this flower well, from my childhood home, a bougainvillea-clad house on the coast of East Africa, with fragrant frangipani and the bright red of the hibiscus.
Amateur rocketry , sometimes known as experimental rocketry or amateur experimental rocketry , is a hobby in which participants experiment with fuels and make their own rocket motors, launching a wide variety of types and sizes of rockets. Amateur rocketeers have been responsible for significant research into hybrid rocket motors, and have built and flown a variety of solid, liquid, and hybrid propellant motors. Amateur rocketry was an especially popular hobby in the late s and early s following the launch of Sputnik , as described in Homer Hickam 's memoir Rocket Boys.