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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

Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel”

SINGAPORE — Oscar winner Brie Larson gets embroiled in galactic conflict in Marvel Studios’ first female-led superhero movie “Captain Marvel“, a role she said pushed her beyond her comfort zone during training. The actress, who won the best actress Academy Award for “Room”, plays former U.S. fighter pilot Carol Danvers in the highly anticipated film, set in the 1990s […] The post Brie Larson makes superhero debut in female-led “Captain Marvel” appeared first on Interaksyon......»»

Category: newsSource:  interaksyonRelated NewsFeb 15th, 2019

Spain joins France, Germany on new combat fighter Manila Bulletin News

Spain joins France, Germany on new combat fighter Manila Bulletin By Agence France-Presse. Spain will join a Franco-German project to build a new fighter plane to replace the Eurofighter and Rafale,.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

WATCH: Pacquiao son shows off boxing chops

MANILA, Philippines – There could be another boxer from the Pacquiao family. Emmanuel "Jimuel" Pacquiao Jr, the eldest among Filipino boxing icon Manny's brood of 5, looks to be following his father's footsteps after seeing action in a two-round bout. Battling budding fighter Lucas Carson, the 18-year-old flaunted his boxing chops ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 12th, 2019

Bacolod boxer remains undefeated

USING his powerful punches and aggressiveness in the ring, Bacolod City boxer Rolando Servania maintained his immaculate record after winning his weekend match at the Midas Hotel and Casino in Pasay City, Metro Manila. Servania defeated veteran boxer Arnel Caoctoy via unanimous decision to snatch his second straight victory. To recall, the Negrense fighter also […] The post Bacolod boxer remains undefeated appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsFeb 11th, 2019

Carl Jammes Martin could be next Manny Pacquiao

There’s a 19-year-old Ifugao fighter who could be the next Manny Pacquiao and WBO No. 10 bantamweight Carl Jammes Martin will try to live up to the billing when he makes his Metro Manila debut against Thai veteran Petchchorhae Kokiet-Gym at the SM City North EDSA Skydome on Feb. 16......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Manny Pacquiao s Successor: 5 Fighters Who Could Become The Next Face Of Filipino Combat Sports

Manny Pacquiao's Successor: 5 Fighters Who Could Become The Next Face Of Filipino Combat Sports Forbes Which fighter will succeed Manny Pacquiao as the face of Filipino combat sports, and does it.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2019

Boxing: Aston Palicte and camp waiting for title rematch with Donnie Nietes

After starching previously-undefeated Puerto Rican Jose Martinez in just two rounds back in late January, Filipino super flyweight contener Aston "Mighty" Palicte is back in the title picture.  The 28-year olf native of Bago, Negros earned a mandatory challenger spot after knocking out Martinez in the second round of their WBO super flyweight title eliminator, and now he's ready to challenge for the belt once more.  Fittingly, the man holding the WBO's 115-pound title is a familiar face in four-division titleholder Donnie "Ahas" Nietes, who Palicte already faced back in 2018 for the then-vacant WBO title.  Of course, the bout ended in a controversial split draw. Nietes would fight for and caputure the title just months later, defeatign Japan's Kazuto Ioka via split decision in Macau on New Year's Eve.  For Palicte, the prospect of once again challenging his fellow Negrense is all about doing his job and achieving his ultimate goal of becoming a world champion. "Sa akin naman, unang-una, ayaw ko din sana na Pinoy yung kalaban ko, kasi dalawang Pinoy, pero sabi ko nga, wala eh, trabaho ‘to eh," Palicte told ABS-CBN Sports. "Eto yung trabaho ko, alam din naman nila Donnie yun eh. Siyempre, sports lang, trabaho lang." In a perfect world, Palicte would rather find a way to capture a world championship without having to challenge Nietes, which could mean even more world championships for the Philippines.  "Kung may ibang paraan na hindi kami mag-lalaban [pero makakapag-champion ako], mas maganda yun," he explained. "Para yung may isa na Pinoy na champion, tapos kung manalo yung isa pang Pinoy na, kunyari ako, sa iba, world championship sa iba, at least dadagdag na naman yung Pinoy [na world champion] diba?" How it stands however, Palicte is the next in line for the WBO title, which means that to become a champion himself, he'll have to go through Nietes. For the Roy Jones Jr-promoted talent, he's just waiting to see what materializes in the next few days or weeks.  "Ang sakin, gaya ng sinasabi ko sa kanila, hindi ko iniisip kumbaga, sana kaming dalawa ni Nietes [yung maglaban], una hindi ko gusto yun, pero kung mangyari yun, kung gusto talaga ng promoter ko at promoter niya, manager niya at manager ko, wala naman ako magagawa kasi boxer ako. Kailangan ko sundin kung ano yung desisyon nila, nung promoter ko at ng manager ko." "Talagang nag-hihintay lang ako sa kung ano gusto nila," he continued.  While the WBO has ordered a rematch between the two Negros-born pugilists, Dennis Gasgonia of ABS-CBN News reports that Nietes' promoter ALA Promotions will be looking at the options, which could include a unification bout with the other 115-pound titleholders.  Palicte's long-time manager Jason Soong knows full well that a do-over with Nietes is far from set in stone, and he says that he understands the Cebu-based stable's desire to go after the division's bigger stars.  "I understand where they’re coming from, especially with Donnie being an older boxer, I guess he’s going towards the later part of his career, so I understand where they’re coming from, but walang personalan, it’s boxing, but there’s a reason why we’re the mandatory challenger," Soong elaborated. "If they don’t want to fight us, they’ll have to probably vacate the belt, because I don’t think the WBO is going…just the way the WBO is addressing this, the fact that they’re coming out with statements right away, and then the official letters are being circulated, I think the WBO is very serious that when it’s a mandatory, it’s a mandatory." "I don’t think they’re playing around with that," he added. Much like Palicte, Soong reiterated that the desire to go after Nietes stems from the simple fact that he is the one holding the belt.  "I understand them, but kami, we’re happy because we feel like we earned it, bottomline. It’s not like we chose him as an opponent, nagkataon lang na he holds the belt. Even that for me, them fighting for that belt, for me it’s also, that’s what I’m questioning, because [Donnie and Aston are] one and two, and they leapfrog us and then they fight for the belt and we’re left with the eliminator, but for me, sige, we took it. We took it and we’re here now." While the next step for Palicte remains unclear at this point, Soong is confident that his ward's next fight will be one for a major world championship.  "I’m excited, because I think no matter what happens, Aston’s next fight will be for a world championship, whether it’s with Donnie or with someone else. I’m excited." Should Nietes end up vacating the WBO title, Soong sees a scenario wherein Palicte could end up facing Mexican star Juan Francisco Estrada for the title in what he considers a 'dream fight'.  "Well, if he vacates it and we’re in the championship, the one next ranked is Estrada," Soong said. "That would be, ever since Aston was a contender, [Estrada] was actually our dream match, and I think their styles, Estrada was the main event in the last SuperFly 3, and it was always our dream matchup, one because he’s a big name and we think it would be a very good, very entertaining fight, and I think we would do well against a fighter like that.".....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsFeb 8th, 2019

MMA Fighter Who Killed Multiple People Finally Captured After Escaping Van

CONROE, Texas (AP) --- An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said. Cedric Marks was taken into custody after a nine-hour manhunt involving multiple law enforcement agencies, Montgomery County sheriff's Lt. Scott Spencer said in a tweet Sunday evening. Marks was found hiding in a trash can and surrendered without incident, Conroe police said on their Facebook page. Marks escaped Sunday morning from the private prison transport van during a stop at a McDonald's in Conroe about 40 miles (65 kilometers) north of Houston, Conroe police Lt. Dorcy McGinnis said duri...Keep on reading: MMA Fighter Who Killed Multiple People Finally Captured After Escaping Van.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Kingad looks to make most in ONE Grand Prix

HAVING QUALIFIED for ONE Championship’s Flyweight World Grand Prix with a convincing victory in his last outing, Filipino mixed martial arts fighter Danny “The King” Kingad looks to make the most out of it as he sets his sight on another title shot......»»

Category: newsSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

MMA fighter wanted in killings captured after escaping van - Inquirer Sports

CONROE, Texas An MMA fighter suspected of killing two people, including an ex-girlfriend, was captured Sunday after escaping from a prisoner transport van in Texas, authorities said. Cedric Marks was.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsFeb 5th, 2019

Construct durable structures for evacuation Duterte Manila Bulletin News

Construct durable structures for evacuation Duterte Manila Bulletin President Duterte tasked the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) to look into the construction of durable s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

Trapped in shrinking Syria holdout, ISIS turns to human shields

BAGHOUZ, Syria –  On a rooftop near the front line with the Islamic State group's collapsing caliphate in eastern Syria, a US-backed fighter and his comrades sip tea as they await orders to restart the battle. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) halted their ground assault on ISIS's final shreds of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 3rd, 2019

[ANALYSIS] Despite Duterte rhetoric, US military gains forward base in PH

The United States has gained a forward base for its Pacific Air Force in the Philippines despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s rhetoric against the country’s oldest security ally and former colonial master and his pivot to China. In mid-January, US Air Force F-16 “Fighting Falcon” fighter planes deployed ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 31st, 2019

Sayyaf ransom used to fund Jolo cathedral bombings

SULU – A former fighter of the Indonesian militant group, Jemaah Islamiya, said the deadly twin bombings on a cathedral […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsJan 30th, 2019

‘Refuse fear to take root,’ CHR urges public after Jolo cathedral bombings

“Such violence has no place in the country, especially that concerned areas are in the midst of forging durable peace...”.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 28th, 2019

ONE Championship: Kevin Belingon vs. Bibiano Fernandes 3 added to massive ONE card in Tokyo

ONE Championship's maiden trip to Japan just got a lot bigger, as chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong announced the addition of another blockbuster world championship bout to the already massive fight card.  Just days after the first trilogy match in ONE Championship between Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes went down, Sityodtong announced that reigning ONE Bantamweight World Champion Kevin "The Silencer" Belingon of Team Lakay will be putting his title up for grabs against the promotion's longest-reigning bantamweight king, Brazilian mixed martial arts star Bibiano "The Flash" Fernandes in what will be part three of their storied rivalry.  2016 was the first time that Belingon and Fernandes shared the cage, with then-ONE Bantamweight World Champion Fernandes successfully defending his title against the Filipino striker via first-round submission.  In November of 2018, Belingon exacted revenge as he edged out Fernandes via split decision to become the undisputed ruler of the bantamweight division and end the Brazilian icon's near-seven year winning streak and five-year reign as ONE Bantamweight World Champion.  On March 31st in Tokyo, Belingon and Fernandes clash once more with the title on the line again.  The Belingon-Fernandes rubber becomes the fourth world championshp match at ONE: A New Era, with the main event being a highly-anticipated rematch for the ONE Lightweight World Championship between Team Lakay's Eduard "Landslide" Folayang and Japan's own former ONE champion Shinya Aoki.  The other world title bouts on the card are Xiong Jing Nan of China defending her ONE Women's Strawweight World Championship against ONE Women's Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee of Singapore, and Aung La N Sang of Myanmar defending his ONE Middleweight World Championship against Japan's Ken Hasegawa.  Also on the card, two of ONE's biggest acquisitions to date finally make their debuts, as former UFC and Bellator Lightweight Champion Eddie "The Underground King" Alvarez faces hard-hitting Russian Timofey Nastyukhin in a ONE Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up, while former long-time UFC Flyweight World Champion and top-ranked pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson meets Japanese striker Yuya Wakamatsu in a ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix quarterfinals match up.  ONE: A New Era is set to take place at the Ryogoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

Boxer Keith Thurman to defend title after nearly 2 years away

NEW YORK --- Keith Thurman has been limited to fight fan instead of fighter for nearly two years, going to bouts but looking up at someone else's name in lights. He's ready to be the star of the show again. The undefeated Thurman returns from a lengthy layoff caused by injuries, defending the one welterweight title he still holds against Josesito Lopez at Barclays Center on Saturday night. "Last several times that I was in here, it was spectating other cards and other shows," Thurman said. "And it's just a whole other atmosphere and whole other energy. Twenty-two months since I've been in here. I almost forgot what it's like when it's your fight week and when you're the head...Keep on reading: Boxer Keith Thurman to defend title after nearly 2 years away.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 27th, 2019

ONE Championship: Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes share moment of respect

When it was all said and done, Geje Eustaquio and Adriano Moraes shared a moment of respect after their five-round war at ONE: Hero's Ascent, Friday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila.  For the third time in their careers, Eustaquio and Moraes battled for the ONE Flyweight World Championship, and for the second time, it was Moraes who came away the victory, taking the trilogy match via unanimous decision.  After the belt was awarded to Moraes, he and Eustaquio kneeled in front of each other shook hands and embraced. In between them was the gold strap that will forever keep their legacies intertwined.  Geje Eustaquio versus Adriano Moraes is ONE Championship's first real rivalry, with their history going back to 2014 when they first met.  Three world title matches later, nothing remains between the two aside from utmost respect.  "I’m thanking him for bringing the best version of Geje Eustaquio," the Filipino former champion said when asked what he told Moraes during that touching moment. "Because I have to admit, without Adriano, I am not as skilled as I am right now, I am not as good as I am right now, it’s all because of him." "He has been in the flyweight division for four years, and if you are the champion, the rest of the division is looking forward to every move you have, every angle you move, they always study you. I got the chance to thank him for making me a better Geje Eustaquio." Moraes shared the same sentiments, saying that he considers Eustaquio more than just an opponent, but rather a friend and a 'ONE Championship teammate'.  "Me and Geje, we worked together about six years ago. When I signed with ONE Championship, Geje Eustaquio was here already. I respect him a lot. We fought for the first flyweight world championship, me and Geje, we have history together, like opponents but like friends too. We are like ONE Championship teammates." Moraes emphasized on how much it meant to be able to share some ONE Championship history with the Team Lakay star.  "If I’m not the champion, I was happy that Geje was the champion. When this history was finished, the first trilogy of ONE Championship, we just embraced each other and said ‘Thank you, for helping me to be a better person, better fighter, everyday. Thank you for this match, because if you don’t have a good opponent, you don’t have a good fight, and for those fighters who love to fight, you love to fight against a good fighter. Geje is a good fighter and I loved to have this history against him. It’s against him, but it’s like together with him." While for now, it appears that the Eustaquio-Moraes trilogy has reached its end, down the road there's always a chance that the two top flyweights will cross paths once again......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJan 26th, 2019

ONE: Adriano Moraes unfazed by Manila crowd, thinks pressure is on Geje Eustaquio | Inquirer Sports

MANILA, PhilippinesHaving the crowd against him on Friday is not a concern at all for veteran Brazillian fighter Adriano Moraes. If anything, he thinks it could affect hometown best Geje Eustaquio mor.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 25th, 2019

Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized

LOS ANGELES (AP) --- A spokesman for boxer Manny Pacquiao says the famed fighter's Los Angeles home was robbed at about the time he was in the ring with rival Adrien Broner in Las Vegas. Spokesman Mike Quinn confirmed the burglary to NBC News. Los Angeles Police Department public information officer Tony Im said a burglary occurred around 4:15 p.m. Saturday. He said suspects ransacked the location and took property, and that nobody was home at the time. Im declined to specify the address or name of the property owner. The 40-year-old Pacquiao dominated over Broner, who is at least a decade younger, shutting down talk of possible retirement for the native of the Philippines. ...Keep on reading: Boxer Manny Pacquiao’s Los Angeles Home Burglarized.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 23rd, 2019