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Who’s the more durable fighter?

All indicators point to an abbreviated ending in the WBA welterweight title fight between defending champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina and Manny Pacquiao at the Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday......»»

Category: sportsSource: philstar philstarJul 12th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao beats Lucas Matthysse and Father Time in latest win

The fire is back in the eyes and belly of 39 year old Philippine senator Manny Pacquiao who scored an emphatic knockout victory over Lucas Martin Matthysse to win his 11th world title at 2:43 of the seventh round Sunday afternoon at the Axiata Arena here. Proving his critics wrong, Pacquiao put on a clinic of sorts as he showed facets of his ring brilliance that were missing in his previous fights since 2009 where he last won by knockout. Before a screaming horde of fans led by the heads of state of Malaysia and the Philippines, Pacquiao was brilliant, fast and accurate with his timing and combinations, completely frustrating and flustering the former WBA king. "You have to love what you do in order to do what I still do as a 39-year-old fighter," said Pacquiao, who trained hardest despite his age, pushing himself to the limit. But this time around, his new team of mostly Filipinos led by chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, acknowledged his conditions and custom-fit a new training regimen that brought back the power and the speed, however diminished a bit. "Do I look old,?" asked Pacquiao laughing in front of the members of media at the post-fight press conference. Every masterful stroke dealt by Pacquiao befuddled Matthysse who secretly plotted to retire Pacquiao. "Not today," said Pacquiao, who was cheered on by Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte who watched in the presidential suite with new Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad. "Of course, it was an extra motivational tool for me to fight well and careful." Fernandez warned his ward not to be too confident when he knocked down Matthysse for the second round, the Argentine taking a knee at the end of the fifth round. "It might have been a trick. But we were ready for Matthysse," said a beaming Fernandez, who for the first time, acted as chief trainer aided by strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune and assistant Raides "Nonoy" Neri. Cutman Edgardo de la Vega was not much needed as Pacquiao was never in trouble. "We will take a rest for now before we decide what to do next," said Pacquiao, who goes back to work this week as the Philippine Senate opens its sessions. - RELEASE.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Matthysse: I lost to a great fighter

For Lucas Matthysse, it’s back to the drawing board......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Manny Pacquiao KO’s Luccas Matthysse in 7th round to claim WBA welterweight title

By Dan Rafael/ESPN.com – Questions abounded about what Manny Pacquiao had left. After all, the Filipino legend, winner of world titles in a boxing-record eight weight divisions and one of the greatest fighters in history, is 39 now and has been a professional fighter for 23 years. He was also Read more ».....»»

Category: newsSource:  thepinoyRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

The King is back

Manny Pacquiao looked like the young, dominant fighter he once was when he floored Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse three times yesterday en route to a sensational seventh-round stoppage at the Axiata Arena here......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Nothing is impossible : Senators congratulate colleague Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Senators were all praises for their colleague Manny Pacquiao, after the boxing legend-turned-senator defeated  Argentine fighter Lucas Matthysse via technical knockout on Sunday, July 15. With the win, Pacquiao secured the World Boxing Association (WBA) regular welterweight title, and looks set for even more fights ahead. ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Matthysse won’t carry respect for Pacquiao into the ring

KUALA LUMPUR---On the ring, Lucas Matthysse will show no respect for Manny Pacquiao.   Speaking through his feisty trainer Joel Diaz, Matthysse said he will handle Pacquiao's speed with his sheer power.   "I know that Manny is a great fighter. A legend. With speed. But Lucas is stepping to the level of position fighting the legend," said Diaz, who handled Timothy Bradley in two of three fights against Pacquiao.   Unheard of by fans outside the boxing world, the Argentine WBA welterweight champion swore he's in the "best shape of his life" as he takes a shot at history in fighting the global boxing megastar.   Diaz said: "At one point of the...Keep on reading: Matthysse won’t carry respect for Pacquiao into the ring.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pacquiao wants early KO as Matthysse aims to hurt

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – A human versus a mean machine. An aging legend against a champion longing for recognition. Manny Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse should live up to hype when they tangle for the World Boxing Association welterweight crown here on Sunday, July 15. Relishing his dual role as fighter cum promoter of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Pacquiao’s day of reckoning

Manny Pacquiao is fighting Lucas Matthysse for the WBA welterweight title. Hooray. But is it the beginning of a farewell tour, or the end of an era? Is it the perfect time to set up a glorious climax to a once-in-a-lifetime career, or is it the depressing stage of a fighter holding on too long? I can’t help but envision a 40-year old Muhammad Ali unable to answer the bell against a bigger, younger Larry Holmes. I hope a glorious ending punctuates this astounding boxer’s career......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 14th, 2018

Matthysse out to cement ring legacy vs Pacquiao

  KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Lucas Matthysse isn’t at all intimidated by Manny Pacquiao’s stature as a boxing legend. Fact is, the Argentine sounded certain of beating the Fighter of the Decade in the 2000s and cementing his ring legacy. “He is a great champion, but he still hasn’t ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter

Top Rank Promotion chief Bob Arum warned Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao on the perils of being a fighter and at the same time being the promoter of his own fights. Pacquiao, following the footsteps of former world champions Oscar Dela Hoya, Roy Jones Jr., and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr., is promoting his world title [...] The post Arum cautions Pacquiao on being a fighter/promoter appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Amy Adams on doing sex scenes, getting pushed hard

LOS ANGELES---Add Amy Adams' portrayal of a self-loathing, alcoholic reporter in HBO's "Sharp Objects" to her list of masterful performances that were previously limited to cinema: "American Hustle," "The Fighter," "Doubt," "Junebug," "The Master," "Arrival" and "Big Eyes." In her first major television role, Amy is unforgettable in director Jean-Marc Valle's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's novel about journalist Camille Preaker (Amy) who, after a short stay in a psychiatric hospital (for self-harm---her pain is literally cut in words on her skin), must return to her small hometown to cover the murders of two preteen girls. Back in Wind Gap, Missouri, Camille interacts with chara...Keep on reading: Amy Adams on doing sex scenes, getting pushed hard.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Toughest opponent

  KUALA LUMPUR---Oscar De La Hoya has fought the sport's biggest name all the way to his spot in boxing's pantheon. But no fighter troubled him as much as Manny Pacquiao did. And no one but the Philippine ring icon made the sport's "Golden Boy" feel the way he felt one night in 2008 in Las Vegas, when Pacquiao emptied De La Hoya of every drop of will with a violently beautiful beating. "He (Pacquiao) made me get old," De La Hoya said on Thursday. The Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) chief, who is here for the bout between Pacquiao and Argentine Lucas Matthysse, jokingly added: "I am still in pain from after I fought him." Pacquiao chased De La Hoya from post-to-post, admi...Keep on reading: Toughest opponent.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Cebuano tries luck in KL undercard

By Gabriel G. Malagar CEBU CITY— Undefeated Cebuano fighter Jhack Tepora, one of the country’s most promising boxers, will get his first crack at a world title on July 15 when he figures in an undercard for the Pacquiao-Matthysse brawl on Sunday. Tepora, a 23-year old southpaw from Liloan, Cebu, will be fighting against Edivaldo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Dela Hoya recalls the fighter who sent him to retirement

Boxing legend Oscar Dela Hoya has fought some of the best fighters of his era. He defeated many of them. He lost to only a few......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Finished with a hug: Nadal edges del Potro in 5 at Wimbledon

By Howard Fendrich, Associated Press LONDON (AP) — When the 4 hours, 48 minutes of diving across the grass and leaping into the stands, of slipping and sliding, of so many moments of great tension — and, above all, great tennis — were done, when Rafael Nadal had sealed his Wimbledon quarterfinal victory, the man he edged, Juan Martin del Potro, was face-down at a Centre Court baseline. "I wanted to stay there," del Potro said afterward, "all night long." He did hold that pose, a mixture of full-on despair and utter exhaustion, for a bit, which felt appropriate. So, too, did what happened next after Nadal won 7-5, 6-7 (7), 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 Wednesday and earned a trip to the semifinals at the All England Club for the first time since 2011: He went over to give del Potro a lengthy hug. Then they walked to the sideline together, arms draped across each other's shoulders. "Emotional match for both of us," said Nadal, who is ranked No. 1 and seeded No. 2 and won two of his 17 major championships at Wimbledon. "And for the fans, too." Now Nadal will face longtime rival Novak Djokovic in the semifinals Friday. It will be their 52nd career meeting; Djokovic leads 26-25. Djokovic, a 12-time major champ whose resume includes three trophies at the All England Club, advanced earlier Wednesday with a four-set victory over Kei Nishikori that didn't require nearly as much energy or effort as what followed on Centre Court. And Nadal rued failing to take control against del Potro much earlier. Nadal could have gone up two sets to none after leading 6-3 in the tiebreaker. But he blew those three set points, the last with a double-fault he later called "a big mistake." Nadal wasted a fourth chance at 7-6, before letting 2009 U.S. Open champion del Potro grab three points in a row for that set. After del Potro also took the third, repeatedly taking points with his thunderclap of a forehand, Nadal knew he needed to make some adjustments. The most important was pushing forward: The Spaniard went to the net a total of 23 times over the first three sets, and upped that to 24 over the last two, winning the point on 19 of those. At 1-all in the fifth, del Potro jumped to his right, rolling along the turf and losing his racket, for a volley winner, and then celebrated by raising both arms. Later in that 14-point, four-deuce game, Nadal chased a ball to no avail, sprinting so hard he was carried all the way over to the seats. He stepped on the short wall and landed in the lap of a female spectator. Soon, Nadal gained the upper hand, shaking off a hard fall onto his back on one point by whipping a cross-court backhand winner on the next to break for a 3-2 lead. That never really felt like much of a cushion, though. In the next game, Nadal staved off two break points, the first when he used his never-give-up-on-a-ball defense to stretch a point and del Potro pushed a forehand way long. Del Potro put both hands on his head. "Against Rafa," del Potro said, "you must go for winners all the time." Then, at 4-3, they played an epic 18-point game that featured six deuces and another trio of break points for del Potro, none of which he managed to convert. Soon enough, del Potro was down on his belly after one last slip, as Nadal finished off the victory with a volley. "Rafa is a fighter," del Potro said. "Also, he has a fantastic game.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Matthysse tames trash talk this time

KUALA LUMPUR---Lucas Matthysse is no longer going on the record to say he'll beat Manny Pacquiao into retirement. After whipping up verbal storms previously, the 35-year-old Argentine WBA welterweight champion, a knockout artist with 36 stoppages in 39 wins, was calmer when he faced the media during Wednesday's workout. "It's (retirement) all up to him," he said through his head trainer Joel Diaz, who also serves as his interpreter. "But for me, I'm just enjoying everything I'm doing. All the hard work has been done." Even Diaz showed more restraint this time around. "When you see Manny, he's very intense fighter, he breaks you down if not physically, mentally," Diaz said...Keep on reading: Matthysse tames trash talk this time.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Pacquiao strategy: Throw lefts, rights

Manny Pacquiao faced the press Wednesday afternoon and had things to say – from his dual role as fighter and promoter to the 2018 World Cup in Russia......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

The Mindanao Experience: Transforming Local-Global Partnerships in Pursuit of Durable Peace

The Archdiocese of Cagayan de Oro will host a “Conversations” on Transforming Local-Global Partnerships in Pursuit of Durable Peace: The Mindanao Experience on Thursday, 12 July 2018 at the Dynasty Court Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City. The day-long event will be conducted through ACDO’s Peacebuilding Program and the Institute for Peace and Justice Kroc School of Peace at the University of San Diego, California, USA......»»

Category: newsSource:  kagay_anRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

ONE Championship Fighter aids in Thai cave rescue

ONE Championship mixed martial arts star Pongsiri Mitsatit isn’t just one of Thailand’s most decorated athletes, he is also a member of the Pingnakorn Rescue Chiang Mai volunteer group, where he offers his spare time to help out in situations when duty calls. ONE Championship Fighter aids in Thai cave rescue ONE Championship mixed martial… link: ONE Championship Fighter aids in Thai cave rescue.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

Matthysse raring to defeat ‘legendary fighter’ like Pacquiao

More than a week before Lucas Matthysse squares off against Manny Pacquiao, the WBA World welterweight champion had a simple message to the sport's most illustrious champion. "Manny Pacquiao, I want to defeat a legendary fighter like Manny," said Matthysse Friday when he arrived in Kuala Lumpur ahead of his July 15 title defense against Pacquiao at Axiata Arena. "This is not [Zab] Judah, [Devon] Alexander, [Victor] Postol, or [Danny] Garcia," said Matthysse (39-4, 36KOs) referring to the four people who have beaten him in his professional career. Matthysse arrived in Malaysia with manager Mario Arano, trainer Joel Diaz, Golden Boy Promotions PR man Ramiro Gonzalez, and three...Keep on reading: Matthysse raring to defeat ‘legendary fighter’ like Pacquiao.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018