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Horn enlists Filipino as sparring partner

MANILA, Philippines - If WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has an Australian strength coach by his side, challenger Jeff Horn has for himself a Filipi.....»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarMay 29th, 2017

Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse

KUALA LUMPUR --- George Kambosos Jr. said the old, deadly version of Manny Pacquiao will finally show up against Lucas Matthysse on July 15. Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon's training camp for his duel with Matthysse. "Come Sunday you'll see a vintage Manny Pacquiao," Kambosos said on Wednesday. "Manny sparred for about 100 rounds. We trained smart and we trained hard so he's ready to go." Pacquiao hasn't fought since yielding the WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn in a controversial decision a year ago in Brisbane, Australia. Kambosos, whose first call-up to join Pacquiao's camp as a sparring pa...Keep on reading: Sparring partner expects to see ‘vintage’ Pacquiao vs Matthysse.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Horn calls Filipino sparmate perfect

BRISBANE, Australia – Jeff Horn was so impressed with his Filipino sparring partner, Czar Amonsot, that he stuck with him throughout his preparation for his.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2017

Manny Pacquiao looking at December fight

Newly-crowned WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion Manny Pacquiao is looking at another fight before the end of 2018. Whether it be a rematch with Jeff Horn, or against other welterweight titans such as former sparring partner Amir Khan, Terence Crawford, or Vasyl Lomachenko, the only eight-division world champion is still unsure of who will he face next in the squared circle. He said in an interview at the ABS-CBN Main Building after his "It's Showtime" appearance that he is looking for another match by December 2. Sen. @mannypacquiao looking at a Dec. 2 fight date, no opponent yet. He also talks about his newly-diagnosed heart condition. @abscbnsports pic.twitter.com/sVB3hoQYZ1 — Philip Martin Matel (@philipptionary) July 24, 2018 Despite a diagnosed 'inborn heart problem' after complaining of breathing difficulties before his championship fight with then title-holder Lucas Matthysse, he assured the public that he just underwent a routine procedure and that there's nothing to be alarmed about his condition. "Nag-ECG kami, may nakita ang doktor. So kailangan magpatingin para sigurado na walang problema. Wala namang problema (kay Jinkee) dahil yung doktor naman pag-check up sa akin tinignan yung puso ko, wala namang problema. Healthy naman," the lawmaker said. The 39-year old was even able to insert a cheesy pick-up line for his wife, joking about the medical procedure. "Maganda rin yun noong tinignan yung puso ko, kung ano talaga nasa puso, si Jinkee talaga." He was also satisfied at his MP Promotions' handling of the fight, calling the event successful in promoting and staging the fight card, which saw four championship bouts, though just like any first-time experience, more needs to be polished. "Marami lang mga pagkukulang pero correctable naman sa susunod." __   Follow this writer on Twitter, @philipptionary. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2018

Sparring partner expects to see vintage Pacquiao vs Matthysse

Kambosos had seen it first hand after sparring with Pacquiao for at least 50 rounds throughout the Filipino ring icon's training camp for his duel with Matthysse.........»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Pacquiao sparring partner: Kambosos reaps rewards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Serving as Manny Pacquiao’s chief sparring partner proved to be very rewarding for George Kambosos Jr. Not only did he become close with the Filipino ring icon and earn some money, he gained ring knowledge and got inserted into the Fight of Champions card on Sunday, July15, here. The ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao 85 percent ready as Matthysse fight draws near

GENERAL SANTOS CITY--With just less than three weeks left before his defining fight with WBA  champion Lucas Matthysse, Manny Pacquiao's handlers were pleased with the work ethic shown by the 39-year-old legend. Just moments after Pacquiao displayed his old and fiery form on Tuesday, staggering sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw, chief trainer Buboy Fernandez and strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune gave high marks for their champion. Pacquiao had to pause for ten seconds to give Chavez a respite, as old timers recalled memories of the Filipino's single knockout punch that took the lights out of Emmanuel Lucero in 2003 in Los Angeles. "I would say he is 85 already percent ready and we don't want him to peak too soon," said Fernandez, who is leaving no stone unturned in their preparation for "Fight of Champions," the biggest boxing event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia slated on July 15 at the Axiata Arena. Fortune concurred with Fernandez. "He is right there where we want him to be right now," said the Australian coach who is seeing a resurgent spirit of the only boxer in history who has won eight world titles in eight different divisions. Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning, testing himself to the limit by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province. "It's a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not. That talks a lot about his warrior spirit," said Fortune. Meanwhile, Matthysse is also doing all he can to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to battle. Under the tutelage of Joel Diaz in Indio, California, Matthysse promised to keep his belt at all costs. Matthysse's promoter Oscar Dela Hoya also dispelled rumors that the fight might be cancelled due to financial problems as alleged by Pacquiao's long-time and former promoter Bob Arum of rival Top Rank Promotions. "I feel very, very confident the fight is going to happen, let's put it that way," said Dela Hoya in an interview with boxing scribe Steve Kim. Matthysse is planning to arrive in Kuala Lumpur ahead of everyone to acclimatize for 10 days prior to the match. "I might be there for about ten days, I want to go out there and help Manny promote and do my rounds in Malaysia. I have my plane tickets already. So we're set to go, we have a fight," De La Hoya insisted. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 26th, 2018

Boxing: Jonas Sultan heads to US for historic world title bout against champ Jerwin Ancajas

With a little over two weeks to go before his historic all-Filipino world title bout against reigning and defending IBF Super Flyweight World Champion Jerwin Ancajas, ALA Promotions rising star Jonas Sultan has made his way stateside.  The 26-year old Zamboanga del Norte native arrived touched down in Los Angeles, California earlier this week.  "Nagpapasalamat ako na nakarating na ako dito sa Los Angeles," Sultan told ABS-CBN News' Steve Angeles. "Excited na ako sa darating na laban. Medyo kailangan ko mag-adjust sa weather so I need more practice here." The upcoming title bout at the Selland Arena in Fresno is the biggest opportunity to date for the up-and-coming Sultan, who boasts a 14-3 professional record with nine wins coming via KO. And while he's riding a five-fight winning streak with wins over former world champions Sonny Boy Jaro and Johnriel Casimero, Sultan is coming in as a heavy underdog against Manny Pacquiao protege Ancajas.  Ancajas will be looking for his fifth successful title defense.  To make sure that Sultan will be primed and ready for his first crack at a world championship, he's being joined in training camp by three-division world champion and ALA Promotions stablemate Donnie "Ahas" Nietes.  Nietes, who just recently announced his move up to the super flyweight division, will be the perfect training partner for the young Sultan.  "Tinutulungan ko si Jonas Sultan mag-ensayo dito, baka mag-sparring din kami," said Nietes.  For Sultan, having Donnie in camp is more than just getting an elite-level training partner. "Masaya ako kasi kasama ko si Donnie," said Sultan. "Inspiration ko kasi siya, world champion siya. Alam ko mabibigyan niya ako ng tips kung paano lumaban kay Jerwin." Nietes, the longest-reigning Filipino boxing world champion could have an all-Filipino world title match in his horizon as well, as the WBO has reportedly ordered a title match for the vacant WBO Super Flyweight World Championship between Nietes and fellow Negrense Aston Palicte.  While there is no official announcement yet, Nietes says that it's better to stay ready and in shape.  "Siyempre para sa akin, dapat reding-ready ako anytime, baka biglang mag schedule na." Before jumping up to 115-pounds, Nietes successfully defended his IBF Flyweight World Championship against Juan Carlos Reveco in Los Angeles last February.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 6th, 2018

Horn shows movement, distance in sparring vs Filipino boxer

MANILA, Philippines – Jeff Horn on Monday gave Australian media a preview of what he can bring to the table against Manny Pacquiao......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017

WATCH: Horn spars with Filipino boxer to prepare for Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – While cellphones and cameras are usually prohibited during Manny Pacquiao’s sparring sessions, the same isn’t the case for the camp of.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 5th, 2017

Losing telco bidders lukewarm to Mislatel partnership

Third telco aspirants and losing bidders are lukewarm to Mislatel consortium’s invitation to partner with them to fast-track the rollout of its commitments that will benefit Filipino consumers who have been clamoring for better services......»»

Category: financeSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2018

Wang Yi: Duterte the most respected friend of Xi Jinping

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – The native Filipino barong he wore on Sunday evening, October 28, was in itself the message he wanted to impart. "I know that you have invited me here tonight because you see me as your friend and as your partner," said Chinese State ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Still top draw

The planned January fight between Manny Pacquiao and Adrien Broner is being lined up for the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, and could air as a pay-per-view event, according to US-based sports network ESPN. Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KO) will be defending his World Boxing Association world welterweight title, and making his return to the United States for the first time since his November 2016 win over Jessie Vargas. In his last two outings, the Filipino lawmaker fought in Australia and Malaysia, losing a controversial decision to Jeff Horn and thrashing Lucas Matthysse for his first stoppage win since 2009. Those fights aired on ESPN and ESPN+, and Pacquiao-Broner may be worth enough money to ...Keep on reading: Still top draw.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2018

Youth Olympics: Pinay archer reaches quarterfinals

        BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Filipino archer Nicole Tagle got a consistent partner in Hendrik Oun of Estonia to advance to the quarterfinals of the mixed international team event in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. The pair of Tagle and Oun defeated the lower-ranked duo of Isabela Bassi of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 14th, 2018

PSA: Husband, partner most common perpetrator of violence against Filipino women

The most common perpetrator of physical violence against Filipino women who were ever married is their current or most recent husband or partner, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2018

PH s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns

Filipino Junior Davis Cup Team Member Matthew Castillejo Garcia and his partner Tanapatt Nirundorn of Thailand stamped their class in the ITF Junior Tennis Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka, winn.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsSep 30th, 2018

PH’s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns

Filipino Junior Davis Cup Team Member Matthew Castillejo Garcia and his partner Tanapatt Nirundorn of Thailand stamped their class in the ITF Junior Tennis Championships in Colombo, Sri Lanka, winning back to back championships recently. Garcia, 16, and Nirundorn, 15, went on an eight-game winning streak to take two crowns in the 18-under tournaments. They capped a four-win spell with a final victory over Indian tandem of Subash Paramasivam and Arjun Sriram, 6-2, 6-1. Garcia and Nirundorn, were seeded fourth in the tournament. The duo followed this up with another four-game run that kicked off with an upset over the top-seeded pair of Prasanna Bagade and Kushan Shah of I...Keep on reading: PH’s Garcia, partner win back-to-back ITF juniors crowns.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 29th, 2018

Aussie, Pinay live-in partner nabbed for cybersex racket

AN AUSTRALIAN national and his Filipino live-in partner were arrested after authorities swooped down on an alleged cyberporn hub in Pavia, Iloilo, morning of Sept 15, 2018. Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba, Iloilo police director, said that John Laffler, 69, and Gladys Degala, 21, of Brgy. Bakhaw, Mandurriao, Iloilo City, were collared in a raid on […] The post Aussie, Pinay live-in partner nabbed for cybersex racket appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Diaz gets help from Mexican boxing stars for world title fight vs Sor Rungvisai

BANGKOK---Mexican challenger Iran Diaz is getting all the help he can get ahead of his world title fight against Thai boxing champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai less than two months from now. After Mexican ring legend Juan Manuel Marquez took the role of adviser, Diaz tapped another one of Mexico's boxing stars in Juan Francisco Estrada to be his sparring partner. "Like what I said before, we will need all the help that we can get to win in Bangkok this coming October," Ernesto Salgado, Diaz's trainer, said. We are happy thatJuanFranciscoEstradareached out to us and spared a little of his time to work withIran." The odds are stacked against Diaz, who will be fighting in his first world...Keep on reading: Diaz gets help from Mexican boxing stars for world title fight vs Sor Rungvisai.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 27th, 2018

Fil-Am’s gift cake pops sweeten patients’ maternity ward stay

LOS ANGELES -- Giving birth is life's greatest phenomenon, and not just for the parents welcoming a new, little bundle of joy into their family. For many hospital maternity ward staff, the great pleasure of being an important part of each family's delivery of a new family member never fades. That's why Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center decided to partner with Filipino-American sugar artist and chocolatier Albert Daniel of Albert's Petite Sweets to make and deliver cake pops as a parting gift to all the families in the maternity ward. "We are very pleased and humbled that they are sharing this unique moment and this joy with us and letting us be a part of thei...Keep on reading: Fil-Am’s gift cake pops sweeten patients’ maternity ward stay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Bangledeshi man gets 8 months in jail, caning for molesting Filipino maid

A Bangladeshi man in Singapore has been sentenced to eight months in prison and will get three strokes of the cane for molesting a 29-year-old Filipino maid on Wednesday. In the early hours of May 27, unemployed migrant Hosan Daluar intended to go to a casino at the Marina Bay Sands. But court documents say he did not go there to gamble, reports Channel News Asia. After leaving the establishment, he saw the maid sleeping on a bench outside. Her boyfriend had his arms wrapped around her. While the Filipina and her partner were sleeping, Daluar then inserted his hands into her shorts and molestef her over her underwear. The suspect then tried to run awaybut was caught by th...Keep on reading: Bangledeshi man gets 8 months in jail, caning for molesting Filipino maid.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 3rd, 2018