Telli Swift interview November 23, 2019 MGM Las Vegas
Actress, Model, Fashion Designer, Influencer and Philanthropist
Multitalented Swift was born in the Philippines and raised in Japan, and speaks fluent Tagalog. Telli is the fiancée of professional boxer and former WBC World Heavyweight Champion, Deontay Wilder. Her nonprofit Boxing WAGs Association raises funds for various causes benefiting women and children and most recently frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. Her events have included partnerships for/with: Breast Cancer Angels, Spina Bifida Association, Christian Louboutin, World Boxing Cares and the Beverly Hills Food and Wine Festival. As a fempowerist (TM), Telli aims to inspire and empower women both personally and professionally. Recently, she was named as Co-Chair of the World Boxing Council’s Wives Committee. As an actress she started on WAGS ATLANTA on E! and she continues to appear in guest roles on other television shows. In the fall of 2020 her exclusive branded fashion line and accessories will debut. As a social influencer, she acts as a brand ambassador and spokesperson for many fashion, fitness and beauty products.
Professional Pool Player, Co-Founder of Premier Billiard League
Raj “The Hitman” Hundal is an English professional pool player who has played throughout the world and won numerous titles including the 2005 World Pool Masters. British in nationally, Raj is of Indian descent and has represented both countries as a professional player. Hundal has represented Europe at the 2005 Mosconi Cup and India in 2014 & 2018 in the World Cup of Pool. He has played in the prestigious International Billiards Tour as well as the World Professional Billiard League. Hundal is the owner/co-founder of the newly formed Premiere Billiard League set to launch in 2020
Dr. Robert Renteria
Author, TEDx Speaker, Civic and Community Leader, Philanthropist and US Veteran
Dr. Robert Renteria is the author of the books “From the Barrio to the Board Room, Mi Barrio and Little Barrio” which are all teaching tools. The books which are both school based and faith based. The curricula are used as a comprehensive bilingual program that resonates with both youth and adults alike. The series promotes student achievement, aiding teens and at-risk youth with their critical thinking skills and bridging the educational gap. Dr. Renteria received an Honorary Doctorate Degree for humanity in 2019 and is slated to begin production in 2020 on"The Barrio Movie".
Having won numerous awards and accolades for his civic and philanthropic work with children, Dr. Renteria was appointed by the World Boxing Council as a youth ambassador in 2016. In addition, he was recently awarded the “Heroes of Humanity” award by the WBC for his work for his work to help others during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Professional Heavyweight Boxer, Philanthropist and Civic Leader
"Fast Fres" Oquendo has held the WBC & WBO & WBA Latino Heavyweight Belts, and NABF, NABA & USBA Heavyweight Belts, making him the only Heavyweight fighter in history to hold all of these titles. His professional record stands at 37 wins (24 knockouts), 8 losses and 0 draws.
The “Fres Oquendo Boxing Academy, Inc.” (F.O.B.A.) was formed in 2009 with the mission to “Knock Out Youth Violence” by educating underprivileged youth and communities, teaching important skills that pertain to all around health and wellness. The classes concentrate on Boxing, Nutrition, Life, Social Skills and Education. F.O.B.A. is a non-for profit 501(c)(3). Since Hurricane Maria devastated the Atlantic including Fres’ birthplace Puerto Rico in September of 2017, Team Oquendo’s humanitarian efforts are immeasurable. They have collected over 600 pallets of supplies and purchased and delivered over 1000 personal water filtration systems to families, hospitals, churches and schools throughout Puerto Rico. Additionally, Oquendo carried out the humanitarian effort to bring Hall of Fame Puerto Rican boxer Wilfred Benítez stateside for long term medical care after his home was decimated in the hurricane. In 2019 the World Boxing Council (WBC) awarded him the Human Equality Award for his efforts in Puerto Rico and for assisting Benítez.
Professional Boxer, Philanthropist, Civic and Community Leader
Durr was born on the south-side in what is one of the most dangerous areas not only in Chicago but the US. Derrick was introduced to boxing in his twenties. Soon realizing this was his passion, he trained for only 3 months before he had his first knockout at 8 seconds into the first round. He only had two more amateur fights before taking a break from boxing for 5 years. At the time, he was suffering from PTSD from witnessing numerous friends and loved ones getting killed on the streets of Chicago.
As an amateur boxer, Derrick started working with various non-profit organizations to stop crime, all while he went on to become a three-time Golden Glove champion and the runner-up in the 2016 Olympic trial qualifiers in Memphis,Tennessee.
Now as a professional boxer, Derrick has founded a soon to be non-profit organization called D-Champs. The mission of the organization is to provide positive activities for the youth in the crime ridden neighborhoods of Chicago. He specifically wants to affect change in his childhood neighborhood of Englewood. Durr’s first initiative is called “Guns Down, Gloves Up”. With this program, Derrick hopes to inspire Chicagoans to become a part of something constructive and encouraging with the intent of decreasing gun violence while learning the science and skill of boxing.
Professional Football Player & Author
In his eight seasons as a professional football player wearing #85 Mckinnon played both for the Chicago Bears and the Dallas Cowboys. Known as “Silky D”, Mckinnon was a starter on the 1985 Super Bowl XX Chicago Bears championship team. In the fall of 2019, Mckinnon released his autobiography “Chicago Bear #85 Silky D Bares All”.
Professional Football Player & Television Host
Professional Football Player & Television Host