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Manny Pacquiao- Keith Thurman title bout to be aired on SKY Sports PPV

Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao guns for another win in a major boxing bout as he challenges Keith Thurman for the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship this July 21 (Sunday) live via SKY Sports Pay-Per-View. The reigning WBA (regular) Welterweight World Champion faces an opponent ten years his junior after successfully defeating Adrien Broner last January and Lucas Matthysse in the latter part of 2018. Pacquiao currently holds a boxing record of 61-7-2 with 39 wins coming via knockout. On the other hand, Keith Thurman also known by the moniker, “One Time,” is coming from a majority decision win over Josesito Lopez. He owns an unblemished record of 30-0-0 with 22 wins via knockouts and one No Contest. Local boxing analyst Ed Tolentino said in an interview by news.abs-cbn.com that the bout between Thurman and Pacquiao will be a good one, stating that Thurman is better than Broner. One thing he is concerned about Thurman, though, is his health since this fight is only the American fighter’s second after being inactive for almost two years. Don’t miss the eight division world champion as he returns to the MGM Grand this July 21. Subscribe now until June 30 to avail an early bird promo for only PHP 649 instead of Php 949.This promo is available to all digital SKYcable, SKY Fiber, and SKYdirect subscribers nationwide. Subscribers to the fight on SKY Sports Pay-Per-View will have access to its live and commercial-free airing in high definition, including its replays on the same day right after the live event, as well as its livestream with a 7-day catch-up via SKY on Demand. Call 418 0000 or your SKY local office or visit www.mysky.com/pacman to subscribe. SKYcable, SKY Fiber + HD Cable TV Plan and SKYdirectsubscribers can also activate their subscription by texting PPV to 23662. For SKYdirect prepaid subscribers, they can text PPV PACMAN  to 23667 (available to Globe Prepaid, or TM ). .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated News8 hr. 26 min. ago

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman set for July 20th

Eight-division world champion and reigning WBA (Regular) Welterweight World Champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao of the Philippines will be returning to the ring later this year.  Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KO) will be taking on undefeated reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion Keith "One Time" Thurman in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 20th and will be aired on FOX PPV.  The bout was initially announced by boxing insider Mike Coppinger and was later confirmed by Pacquiao himself SOURCES: The welterweight title fight between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman has been finalized for July 20 in Las Vegas on FOX PPV and will be formally announced tonight on the broadcast of Jarrett Hurd-Julian Williams — Mike Coppinger (@MikeCoppinger) May 11, 2019 The summer just got a little hotter! pic.twitter.com/SxcZsEauNq — Manny Pacquiao (@MannyPacquiao) May 12, 2019 The 40-year old boxer-slash-senator is coming off a successful title defense against Adrien Broner back in January, his first defense of the WBA's secondary world title, which he captured with a TKO win over Lucas Matthysse back in 2018.  The 30-year old Thurman (29-0, 22 KO), a native of Clearwater, Florida, is coming off a near-two year absence with a unanimous decision win over Joselito Lopez to retain the WBA crown.  Thurman owns wins over the likes of Danny Garcia, Shawn Porter, and Robert Guerrero......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 12th, 2019

Pacquiao says he still feels young, will fight on

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao is not yet ready to hang up his gloves yet......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 22nd, 2016

Pacman not taking rival for granted

Manny Pacquiao dismissed claims that he is looking beyond his Nov. 5 shot at Jessie Vargas’ world welterweight crown, saying he gives his 100 percent each time he prepares for a fight......»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

Koncz: Pacquiao is 100 percent ready

EIGHT-DIVISION world champion, Fighter of the Decade and Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao is ripped and ready to go after the WBO welterweight title currently held by Jessie Vargas.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsOct 28th, 2016

Fortune says Pacquiao now at 60 percent readiness

Strength and conditioning Coach Justin Fortune said that Manny Pacquiao has reached 60 percent level of readiness for his upcoming fight against Jessie Vargas on November 5, at the Thomas &'38; Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fortune, 50, believes that .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 21st, 2016

Pacquiao open to fight UFC star Conor McGregor

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao is still ready to take on all comers. That even includes one of the UFC’s biggest names......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 9th, 2016

Pacquiao nears peak fighting form

LOS ANGELES: Not even pelting rains could stop WBA regular welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao from his efforts to be in tip-top shape for his coming fight with “super” belt-owner Keith…READ The post Pacquiao nears peak fighting form appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJun 23rd, 2019

Thurman warned on Pacquiao fight

Keith Thurman better back his words up against Manny Pacquiao when he takes on the Filipino icon exactly one month from now......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 21st, 2019

Thurman out of line with remarks

Keith Thurman isn’t really a bad guy so when he recently mouthed off about his thoughts on Manny Pacquiao and how he intends to crucify the Filipino icon in their WBA welterweight title unification fight in Las Vegas on July 20, long-time boxing expert Sean Gibbons was taken aback......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 18th, 2019

Early rounds to decide Pacquiao fight

MP Promotions head Sean Gibbons is convinced the early rounds will determine the outcome of the WBA welterweight unification title showdown between rival champions Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20 with the expectation that the fight won’t go the distance......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 15th, 2019

Arum warns Pacquiao of huge risk

American promoter Bob Arum has raised the red flag as the 40-year-old Manny Pacquiao gears up for yet another fight against a younger, hungrier foe......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 14th, 2019

Pacquiao extremely motivated for Thurman

Australian strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune said the other day Manny Pacquiao is “extremely motivated” to beat Keith Thurman in their WBA unification welterweight championship fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20 and from what the fighting senator has so far shown in the gym, his prediction is it’ll be a convincing win over the undefeated American......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 13th, 2019

Warriors play final game at Oracle trying to force Game 7

By Janie McCauley, Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry offered a long list of things motivating the Golden State Warriors to extend their season once more and keep alive the chase for a third straight championship. Winning for injured teammate Kevin Durant certainly ranks No. 1 heading into Game 6 of the NBA Finals. A victory in the last game at Oracle Arena is right up there, too. “I don’t think much needs to be said about the motivation that we have or are going to have tomorrow,” Curry said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). ”... To protect our home court, feed off our crowd’s energy, play for ‘K’ and try to keep our season alive. There are a lot of things that you can kind of tap into for energy tomorrow. We’ll be ready.” Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and the Raptors are playing for Canada’s first NBA crown, not to mention the country’s first major title since the Toronto Blue Jays won the World Series in 1993. Toronto lead the series 3-2 series and are 3-0 on the Warriors’ home floor this season. “For some reason I think both teams are really good road teams and have been all season,” Raptors coach Nick Nurse said. “That’s one thing. Two, two really tough-minded teams playing and you’ve got to be a little more tough-minded on the road. And I think a lot of those games probably could have went either way.” The Warriors might have to overcome being both emotionally and physically spent after watching two-time reigning Finals MVP Durant go down again. Durant had returned from a monthlong absence with a strained right calf to start Game 5 only to rupture his right Achilles tendon in the second quarter. Durant announced Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) on Instagram the severity of his injury and that he had undergone surgery. The Warriors also lost reserve big man Kevon Looney as he re-aggravated a cartilage fracture in his right collarbone area. Klay Thompson expects more energy than ever given the Warriors have recently gone through, not to mention all of the highs and lows during 47 seasons at Oracle. “We’re just thinking about enjoying this last show at Oracle we’re about to give our fans. And I expect our fans to be the loudest they have ever been, especially in the name of Kevin and bringing his type of spirit he would bring to the fight and the competitiveness,” Thompson said. “I know our fans will do that because we deserve it, but more importantly Kevin does for what he gave this team, this organization. There wouldn’t be banners if it wasn’t for his presence.” Here are some other things to watch for going into Game 6: SPLASH AWAY Splash Brothers Curry and Thompson will be looking to repeat their hot shooting from Game 5, when they combined to go 19-for-44 from the field and 12-of-27 from deep. “We don’t want to give up that many to those guys,” Nurse said. “I think you got to guard them, got to find them in transition. They get a good chunk of them in that.” Momentum maybe? “It’s definitely a real thing,” Curry said. SUPPORTING DURANT Some well-intentioned Raptors fans, meanwhile, started a campaign to support Durant’s foundation as a way to offer their care and concern after some fans at Game 5 cheered the injury. “Sorry KD. That’s not what Canada is about. We want to make it up to you!” the post read. GREEN’S TECHS Draymond Green has six technicals during this postseason, and one more draws an automatic suspension. Green needs to control is emotions in Game 6 because should the Warriors win he would not want to sit out Game 7 in Toronto on Sunday (next Monday, PHL time). Green had 10 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in Game 5. MOVIN’ ON UP Leonard goes into Game 6 with 710 points this postseason, 14 shy of passing Allen Iverson (723) for fourth place on the NBA’s single-postseason scoring list and 16 from moving past Hakeem Olajuwon (725) for third. LeBron James is second with 748 last year behind Michael Jordan’s 759 points in 1992. “He’s a gamer. He’s shown that. He’s a Finals MVP back in the San Antonio Spurs days for a reason,” Curry said of Leonard. “He just makes winning plays. He’s obviously expanded his game since then and shown offensively how dynamic he is. He requires attention at all times.” END OF AN ERA Game 6 will be the final hurrah for Oracle. Golden State’s players have said all season the want to leave a legacy on this special home court — and winning a Game 6 would be the ideal outcome for Warriors fans. The Warriors already watched LeBron James and the Cavaliers clinch a Game 7 finals win in Oakland three years ago — it’s not something the home team wants to repeat. “This has been just an incredible environment in which to coach and play back in the day,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Even when the Warriors weren’t any good, to come in here as a visitor and feel the energy in this building, you could tell that the fans loved the game. This was a basketball hotbed. And just the atmosphere out there, the energy, the noise, over the last five years with our team’s rise, combined with that organic energy that this place has always had, it’s just been an incredible experience to coach here.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 12th, 2019

Sugod Malaya working to promote diversity in Football

Football has yet to shed its image of being a rich kid’s sport in the country, but Allianz Philippines and Sugod Malaya are showing that “the most beautiful sport in the world” is best played in an equal playing field. It doesn’t matter what your background or social standing is, as long as you are committed and dedicated to playing the game. “Globally, Allianz is known to be a staunch supporter of football, and we want to promote that same passion here in the Philippines. When Sugod Malaya came to us for help, we immediately saw that they are an organization that represents our goals and ideals for the sport—that it’s not just a game to be played by a few, but by all,” said Gae Martinez, Chief Marketing Officer of Allianz Philippines. Established six years ago, Sugod Malaya is a nonprofit football club that has close to 300 active members today—from the well-to-do to the poorest of the poor. “When we started, our dream was to establish a club that is really free, regardless of whatever the player’s background is,” said Mark Duane Angos, Secretary General and one of the founders of Sugod Malaya. He acknowledged that football in the Philippines suffered the reputation of being a game that is only played in gated communities and Sugod Malaya seeks to change that. “We were forming a team back then and realized that it lacked diversity. At that time, I was doing a community outreach program for San Beda and got in touch with folks in Tondo,” Angos said. The club eventually got four kids from the area to play with their team in Bacolod which, along with Iloilo, are considered the “Meccas” of football. “When they played in Bacolod, they really played well together,” Angos shared. From the 11 kids they had back then, the club has grown significantly. More than half of its members come from impoverished backgrounds, with 30-40 percent coming from the poorest of the poor. “At first, we were only relying on the generous donations of our club’s parents until we wanted to expand and solidify the program. In the end, it became more than just a football club; it also became a tool for community development. It is now a club that provides an opportunity for kids from all backgrounds to play and, at the same time, have their talent seen and discovered by the global community,” Angos said. While they consider their games in Iloilo and Bacolod to be memorable ones, nothing could beat their excitement in playing for international leagues. Sugod Malaya has played in the Borneo Cup in Malaysia and the Singa Cup in Singapore, and has likewise done well in their stints in other Asian countries. Most recently, Sugod Malaya experienced how it is to play European football when they played in Barcelona, Spain. They played in the Mediterranean Cup and competed against Barcelona FC’s famed La Masia squad, the youth team that produced global football megastars Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta. Angos said they almost gave up the idea of joining while they were in their planning stage. “We knew, from the perspective of cost, that Barcelona would be too much even though its organizers were nice enough to give us partial subsidy. At some point, we thought of backing out because we felt that participating in one tournament might affect our entire program—we have a team playing in Europe and getting that experience, but then the other scholars would be suffering because we’d run out of funds and resources. So when Allianz and like-minded individuals came in, we saw the light at the end of the tunnel,” he revealed, adding that they knew of Allianz’ dedication to football. “When we heard that they were willing to help us, we were excited. We are very thankful and, at the same time, excited to see that we have represented Allianz well,” he pointed out. Even though the much stronger Barcelona team defeated Sugod Malaya, the kids remain determined. “You can see that it (playing against Barcelona) reinforced their determination,” Angos said. In playing in Barcelona, the kids realized how different football is being played in Europe. “In the Philippines, they would cheer for you when you make a goal. In Spain and the rest of Europe, the crowd will clap and appreciate your good pass, even if you don’t score, and when you make a good save. They can appreciate the strengths of the whole team,” Angos shared. He added that because of Allianz’ support in getting the kids to play in Spain, many other opportunities for the club came up. They were invited to play in Colombia (a team that they won over during the friendly competition), Ireland, and Portugal, among others. “The Colombian coach said that our play is unpolished, which is not a bad thing because it makes it unpredictable and exciting,” Angos said, adding that the other clubs have compared their style to that of Manny Pacquiao’s. In the end, what Mark and the rest of Sugod Malaya wants to achieve for the sport in the country, is to make Filipinos realize that “Football is a sport for the Filipinos.”.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJun 11th, 2019

Pacquiao vows to thrash loudmouth Thurman

    MANILA, Philippines – Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao has vowed to silence Keith Thurman at their World Boxing Association title bout next month, calling him a "loudmouth" as their war of words escalates.  The run-up to the fight has been full of flying insults, with Thurman saying he will beat the ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJun 7th, 2019

Keith Thurman, nangakong tapusin ang career ni Manny Pacquiao

SMNI NEWS SINABI ng American professional boxer na Si Keith Thurman na tatapusin nito ang legendary boxing career ng Filipino south paw na si Senator Manny Pacquiao. Pagkakataon na aniya ipadala si Pacquiao sa full-time politics sa nalalapit na fight nila nga­yong Hulyo 20. Kagaya rin aniya ito sa ginawa ng Filipino senator kay De […] The post Keith Thurman, nangakong tapusin ang career ni Manny Pacquiao appeared first on PINAS......»»

Category: newsSource:  pinasglobalRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2019

Buboy Fernandez says Manny Pacquiao will peak on time

Regular WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s chief trainer Buboy Fernandez said yesterday the fighting senator is now 60 percent of what he’ll be when the bell rings for his unification showdown against super WBA titlist Keith Thurman at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on July 20......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 2nd, 2019

Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao

BEVERLY HILLS, United States: Keith Thurman vowed to retire Philippine boxing legend Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) as the two fighters traded verbal jabs ahead of the World…READ The post Thurman says ready to ‘crucify’ Pacquiao appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsMay 24th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao relishes underdog tag vs undefeated Keith Thurman - Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesOddsmakers have undefeated American Keith Thurman as the favorite over Manny Pacquiao ahead of their welterweight world title fight on July 21 (Manila time) at MGM Grand Garden Aren.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsMay 21st, 2019