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Manny Pacquiao landed less punches in win over Keith Thurman

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao was once again victorious on the big stage as he edged out erstwhile-undefeated American Keith "One Time" Thurman via split decision to capture the WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship, Saturday evening at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Pacquiao was the more dominant fighter over the course of the 12-round contest, setting the tone with an early knockdown in the first round before landing a solid body shot in the tenth round that visibily had Thurman hurt and backing up.  While Pacquiao landed the more effective punches, according to the stats, it was Thurman who was more active in terms of punches thrown.  Thurman, 30, landed 210 punches out of 571 thrown, compared to Pacquiao's 195 out of 686. It was the most against Pacquiao since Antonio Margarito's 229 punches back in 2010.  Thurman was also more accurate with a 37% clip, which was the most against Pacquiao in more than a decade.  In terms of power punches, Thurman landed 192 out of 443 for an impressive 43.2%. Pacquiao, meanwhile, landed 113 out of 340 for 33.2% Pacquiao, for his part, was also more active compared to his past few outings, with his 195 out of 686 punches landed to thrown being the most he's ever recorded since his 2013 bout against Brandon Rios wherein he threw 790 punches and landed 281.    (stats via CompuBox).....»»

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Manny Pacquiao outpoints Keith Thurman to capture WBA Super World Championshp

Eight-division boxing world champion Manny Pacquiao adds another world title to his collection as he defeats Keith "One Time" Thurman via split decision to become the new WBA (Super) Welterweight World Championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, Saturday evening (Sunday morning, Manila time).  Thurman started off aggressive, but it was Pacquiao who made an impact early, connecting on a solid hook to put the American down in the late moments of the first round.  The two welterweight stars battled back and forth in the succeeding rounds, before Pacquiao again turned the tide with a body shot that hurt Thurman in the tenth frame.  After 12 rounds, two of the three judges saw the bout in favor of Pacquiao, 113-114, 115-112, 115-112 for the split decision victory.  The Filipino boxing icon improves to 62-7-2 in his professional career, while Thurman absorbs the first loss of his professional career. .....»»

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Batiller returns to form for Letran as NCAA Player of the Week

Letran Knights guard Bonbon Batiller had an NCAA Season 95 debut to forget. Playing in just his first two games this year due to a lengthy recovery from shoulder surgery, the graduating guard was a lineup afterthought, averaging 2.0 points and 3.0 turnovers in just 8.4 minutes a game. However, that all changed the very next week as Batiller led the Knights with 14 points in a 55-43 win last Tuesday against JRU.  He then proved his good game was no fluke as he dropped 22 more markers three days later in a thrilling 82-80 overtime squeaker against a Perpetual squad led by former UE backcourt partner Edgar Charcos. Letran benefited well from Batiller’s timely eruption and rose to a 3-1 win-loss slate, good for fourth in the league standings behind undefeated squads San Beda, CSB, and San Sebastian. Because of his resurgence, Batiller earned the season’s second Chooks-to-Go Collegiate Press Corps NCAA Player of the Week award. Even before the season started, Letran head coach Bonnie Tan had always been looking for Batiller’s missing spark. Safe to say, his veteran ward has responded well to the challenge. “Para sa akin, si coach Bonnie, talagang yung mga leaders, china-challenge niya. Talagang kailangan naming mag-step up,” he said. “Kaya para sakin, gagawin ko ang lahat para maabot ko yung expectation niya rin sa akin para makatulong ako sa team as a leader at senior.” The 25-year-old from General Santos City bested Letran teammate Ato Ular, the San Sebastian tandem of RK Ilagan and Allyn Bulanadi, Lyceum’s Jayson David, San Beda’s James Canlas, and JRU’s Agem Miranda for the weekly award handed out by scribes from print and online outlets covering the Grand Old League......»»

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Biz leaders hope for more high-impact projects for Mindanao in last half of Duterte’s term

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /21 July) –Business leaders hope to hear from President Rodrigo Duterte on his 4th State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday that he will launch more high-impact plans and projects for the island in the last remaining half of his administration. Arturo Millan, President of the Davao City Chamber of Commerce […].....»»

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: The 2020-2021 Indigenous People’s Agenda

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) — If the members of the Episcopal Commission on Indigenous Peoples (ECIP)  will have their way, the next two years will highlight the current situation of our IP sisters and brothers throughout the country towards challenging all Filipinos to seek ways to reverse their tragic and sad narrative.  The […].....»»

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Mindanawon boxer wins in Pacquiao-Thurman prelim fight

A Mindanawon boxer eked out a technical knockout in the fourth round of a flyweight bout in Las Vegas on Sunday (Manila Time). Genisis Libranza, of Bayugan in Agusan del Sur, unleashed a flurry of punches against Carlos Maldonado halfway through the eight-round fight, forcing the referee to stop the contest. The bout served as […].....»»

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Pacquiao-Thurman PPV in Tagum

Pacquiao-Thurman PPV in Tagum.....»»

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On the day of Duterte’s SONA, Marawi residents mount State of Marawi Bakwit

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 21 July) – On the day of President Rodrigo Duterte’s fourth State of the Nation Address (SONA) on Monday, displaced Marawi residents will hand down their verdict on the Duterte administration’s efforts to rehabilitate Marawi r through their own State of Marawi Bakwit (Sombak). The Sombak’s theme is “Two years after, […].....»»

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LATE BLOOMS: Unheeded Signs

The signs are there to see for those who care to see but, no, you do not see as you want not to see, want not to listen to what they’re telling that you want not to happen and dread with all your being. And when the end shall come, please don’t say you were […].....»»

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Split decision: Pacquiao defeats Thurman

    DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/21 July) – Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao won via a split decision in his fight Sunday (Manila time) against erstwhile undefeated Keith Thurman for the WBA super welterweight championship at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. The judges scored it 115-113, 115-112 and 113-114 in favor of Pacquiao. The […].....»»

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‘Professor’ Pacquiao eyes KO vs Thurman

Manny Pacquiao plans to teach WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman a painful lesson when the two face off in Las Vegas today......»»

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Where was Pacquiao’s belt?

Something was missing up on stage Friday during the official weigh-in for Saturday’s big event between Manny Pacquiao and Keith Thurman......»»

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Pacquiao sons see KO win

Jinkee Pacquiao kept her cards close to her chest and declined to make any prediction for Saturday’s title fight......»»

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Right hook could lead to Thurman’s undoing

Manny Pacquiao demonstrated how Keith Thurman could be vulnerable to a right hook and said it may be the weapon to break the American’s unbeaten record when they meet in a scheduled 12-round bout for the WBA welterweight unified championship at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here this morning (Manila time)......»»

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Pacquiao to Thurman: Prepare for class

It will be “Exam Day” for Keith Thurman......»»

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E-Painters, Gin Kings close in on Final Four

Rey Nambatac drilled in a booming trey with 2.3 seconds left as Rain or Shine snatched victory from the jaws of defeat via an 83-80 thriller over higher-ranked Blackwater in their PBA Commissioner’s Cup quarterfinal match-up and moved close to a semifinal berth last night at the MOA Arena......»»

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HD Spikers blow past Realtors

Cignal added to the piling woes of slumping Sta. Lucia following an easy 25-8, 25-16, 25-22 sweep to get back on track in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference yesterday at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan......»»

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Winky’s right: Father Time is undefeated

Manny Pacquiao will be paid $10 million, and will get much more when everything else comes in, to fight Keith “One Time” Thurman and Father Time......»»

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Pinoy boxer Dato stops foe in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Filipino flyweight John Leo Dato knocked out Mexico's Juan Antonio Lopez in the fifth round in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Keith Thurman fight......»»

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Another Pinoy scores stoppage in Pacquiao-Thurman undercard

Flyweight Genesis Libranza overwhelmed American Carlos Maldonado with several shots in the closing seconds of the fourth round to post a TKO win......»»

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