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7-foot Fil-Am hoops prospect Sage Tolentino channels inner-Manny Pacquiao in workout video

7-foot Filipino-American high school prospect Sage Tolentino isn’t a household name yet, but don’t be surprised if he becomes one in the near future.  The 16-year old is currently ranked as the top high school player in Hawaii, and should be a coveted recruit for any university, or eventually follow in the footsteps of fellow towering Pinoy Kai Sotto in the G-League.  Tolentino could also be one of the cornerstones of future Philippine National Teams, with the SBP already reaching out to him.  Always looking for new ways to push himself and improve physically, it looks like Tolentino is keen on taking up another sport as a form of cross-training.  A video posted on East West Private’s Instagram page shows Tolentino trying his hand at boxing, channeling Filipino boxing legend and eight-division world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.          View this post on Instagram                   When training for your future basketball dreams it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court. @mannypacquiao Sage said he LOVED IT! Maybe one day you can come train with @kzsotto and @sagee23_ for some cross training. Show them a few moves. At EWP today our goal for Sage was: - Hand-eye coordination - Understanding time and space - Footwork relative to basketball, positioning, and leverage - Learning how to stay focused through fatigue - Muscular endurance - Controlled aggression A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Jul 2, 2020 at 4:25am PDT “When training for your future basketball dreams, it doesn’t always mean you find yourself daily on the court,” the post’s caption read, before giving a shout out to Pacquiao himself and inviting him to train Tolentino and the G-League-bound Sotto.  Boxing is actually a pretty popular cross-training sport for a lot of NBA players, as it’s a good way to build up cardio and improve footwork.  Stars like Damian Lillard, Joel Embiid, Kyle Kuzma, John Wall, and many others have put on a pair of 16-ounce gloves and hit the mitts to keep themselves in tip-top shape during the off-season.  With Pacquiao being an avid hoops fan himself, what’s the likelihood that he does bite on the offer to help train two of the Philippines’ most promising young stars?.....»»

Category: sportsSource: abscbn abscbnJul 3rd, 2020

LOOK: Anonuevo, Tolentino train with Pelicans Hayes

US training is underway for FEU's Cholo Anonuevo and and Fil-Am big man Sage Tolentino. East-West Private shared a photo of the two getting private runs with Jaxson Hayes.         View this post on Instagram                   Thank you @sideshowjax_ for mentoring these young men! Payton you always know how to host a great run. And @akunk05 you always bring it! #blessed #giveback #sideshowjax #nba #letsgo #griffinboys #ewp A post shared by EWP (@eastwestprivate) on Aug 24, 2020 at 9:17pm PDT Hayes, the no. 8 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, recently wrapped up his rookie season with the New Orleans Pelicans. Anonuevo, FEU-Diliman's 6'4" forward went to the US back in July for training after signing with EWP. Meanwhile, Tolentino is a legit 7-foot teen that played high school ball in Hawaii. The Fil-Am prospect recently received an offer to play for the Kansas Jayhawks. Anonuevo and Tolentino also both received offers to play for Tennessee State.   — Follow this writer on Twitter, @paullintag8.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 25th, 2020

Kai Sotto trains with seven-foot Gilas prospect Sage Tolentino

Apart from participating in a ProAm league in Cincinnati, Sotto is putting in some individual work where he was joined by fellow seven-footer and Gilas propspect Sage Tolentino......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 11th, 2020

Laurente quickly disposes of Magboo in maiden Blow-by-Blow revival show

Undefeated prospect Criztian Pitt Laurente wasted little time in dispatching journeyman JR Magboo, knocking him out in the opening seconds of their main event fight in the Manny Pacquiao-revived Blow-by-Blow boxing show......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 21st, 2022

Manny, Jinkee nagpakilig sa socmed, sabay nagboksing

WALANG kupas pa rin sa pagpapakilig ang mag-asawang Jinkee at Manny Pacquiao. Sa latest Instagram post ni Jinkee noong Oct. 22 ay proud niyang ibinandera ang isang video na ipinapakitang ineensayo siya sa pagboboksing ng “Pambansang Kamao.” In fairness, fit na fit at kayang makipagsabayan ni Jinkee sa kanyang mister. Kalakip ng video ang caption […] The post Manny, Jinkee nagpakilig sa socmed, sabay nagboksing appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2022

Filipino John Dato suffers first loss, falls to Mexican foe

MANILA, Philippines—Filipino prospect John Dato saw his unbeaten run crumble after losing to Mexico’s Angel Antonio Contreras via unanimous decision on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas Sunday (Manila time) at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Dominated throughout the match, Dato touched the canvas in the third round after absorbing a quick right uppercut […] The post Filipino John Dato suffers first loss, falls to Mexican foe appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Filipino prospect Dato absorbs first loss in Pacquiao-Ugas undercard

Filipino fighter John Dato was battered and bloodied by Mexico’s Angel Contreras on his way to his first career loss Saturday in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Yordenis Ugas fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Sunday, Manila time)......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2021

Another US NCAA Division I offer for Gilas prospect Sage Tolentino

The seven-footer, who trains with Kai Sotto's agency East-West Private in the United States, announced on his Instagram that University of Cincinnati expressed interest in the class of 2022 freshman......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 15th, 2020

Anak ni Sen. Pacman, May Gustong Patunayan!

Pagkatapos mag-viral ang video ng pag-rap ng anak ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao na si Michael sa Wish 107.5 ay marami ang nagkaroon ng interes sa kanya. Si Michael ay ang pangalawa sa limang anak nina Manny at Jinkee Pacquiao. Ang kinanta ni Michael ay ang rap song na ‘Hate’ na siya mismo ang nagsulat. As […] The post Anak ni Sen. Pacman, May Gustong Patunayan! appeared first on REMATE ONLINE......»»

Category: newsSource:  remateRelated NewsAug 14th, 2020

Chito napa-wow sa anak ni Pacman: Sobrang astig! Nakakabilib! 

PINABILIB ng anak ni Sen. Manny Pacquiao ang Parokya ni Edgar frontman na si Chito Miranda. Napanood ng singer-songwriter ang viral video ni Michael Pacquiao kung saan muli nitong ipinakita ang talento sa pagra-rap. Sobrang astig daw ng performance ng binata. Ang tinutukoy ni Chito ay ang trending ang video ni Michael kung saan kinanta […] The post Chito napa-wow sa anak ni Pacman: Sobrang astig! Nakakabilib!  appeared first on Bandera......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 13th, 2020

Mark Magsayo training for September return to action

Undefeated Filipino boxer Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo is hard at work as he looks a September return to the ring.  The 25-year old, who's 20-0 with 14 KOs in his career, posted a video of himself shadowboxing and working up a sweat in Los Angeles.  (READ ALSO: Pinoy boxing stars John Riel Casimero, Mark Magsayo link up in the US) The Tagbilaran, Bohol-native has been in Los Angeles since the start of July, working with famed boxing coach Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning trainer Justin Fortune, both longtime-members of Manny Paquiao's camp.  According to The Ring Magazine, Magsayo is expected to make a return to boxing on September 23rd, on yet-to-be-announced PBC on Fox card in Los Angeles. Magsayo last fought back in August of 2019, defeating Thailand's Pungluang Sor Singyu by Unanimous Decision.  Earlier this year, Magsayo inked a promotional deal with Pacquiao's MP Promotions, joining fellow young stars such as world champions Jerwin Ancajas, John Riel Casimero, and Pedro Taduran. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 9th, 2020

Sage Tolentino officially a part of East West Private with Kai Sotto

The 7-foot-1 prodigy momentarily left home in Honolulu to bolster EWP’s training camp in Atlanta with the 7-foot-2 Sotto, FEU Guard Cholo Anonuevo and another Fil-Am standout Jayden Harper......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Tinatanggap ko - Conor McGregor posts mysterious Filipino tweet, again teases superfight with Manny Pacquiao

Former two-division UFC world champion and Irish mixed martial arts star Conor "The Notorious" McGregor appears to be once again fanning the flames of a potential superfight against eight-division Filipino boxing world champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao.  Saturday morning, Manila time, McGregor tweeted out "Tinatanggap ko", a Filipino phrase that, when translated into english, means "I accept."  tinatanggap ko — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 31, 2020 This comes just a day after he tweeted the english version of the phrase, which many believed to be directed at surging UFC welterweight Khazmat Chimaev. The undefeated Swedish prospect made history in July after winning back-to-back bouts in just a matter of 10 days.  He would later begin calling McGregor out on social media.  I accept! — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 30, 2020 While many believed that McGregor was indeed responding to Chimaev, veteran MMA journalist Ariel Helwani says he spoke to the man himself and confirmed that it wasn't about the rising UFC star.  Spoke to @TheNotoriousMMA briefly today. He confirmed that his 'I accept' tweet was not about Khamzat Chimaev, despite what was said earlier today. He declined to further elaborate what it was actually referring to, though. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 31, 2020 Pacquiao and McGregor are no strangers to posting mysterious tweets.  Earlier in July, Pacquiao tweeted out a birthday greeting to McGregor, and the Irish star responded accordingly.  .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 1st, 2020

Fil-Kiwi hoops prospect Ken Tuffin still keen on FEU stint

With national team questions surrounding him as of late, the 6-foot-4 swingman said he has his sights locked on coming home to Morayta to finish his studies and final playing year......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 31st, 2020

Sage Tolentino officially a training teammate of Kai Sotto

EWP, agent of Sotto, hosted a sendoff for the seven-foot Tolentino in Hawaii with his friends and family before he buckles down to work with the sports management agency coaches led by Rob Johnson......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

Pinoy boxing stars John Riel Casimero, Mark Magsayo link up in the US

A pair of rising Pinoy boxing stars in WBO Bantamweight World Champion John Riel "Quadro Alas" Casimero and undefeated prospect Mark "Magnifico" Magsayo got to link up and spend some time together in the United States over the weekend.  Casimero and Magsayo, both members of Manny Pacquiao's MP Promotions stable, spent their rest day fishing, as shared by Magsayo on his Instagram account.        View this post on Instagram                   Went fishing with my bro WBO Champ Quadro Alas @johnrielreponte last night for our weekend rest. @mannypacquiao @knuckleheadsean #fishingtime #resttime #MPpromotions #viva #MMM #teamSeva A post shared by Magnifico (@markmagnificomagsayo) on Jul 26, 2020 at 7:14pm PDT  The 30-year old Casimero has been in the United States since March and was scheduled to face undefeated Japanese boxing star Naoya Inoue, the reigning WBA and IBF Bantamweight king in a unification bout back in April, until the COVID-19 pandemic nixed those plans.  Magsayo, who inked his deal with MP Promotions earlier this year, flew to the US at the start of July to work and train with the likes of long-time Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach and Pacquiao strengh and conditioning coach Justin Fortune. Magsayo's trip to the US was also initially supposed to happen at an earlier date, but the pandemic also prevented that from pushing through.  Both Casimero and Magsayo are hoping to return to the ring later this year. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 27th, 2020

7-foot Fil-Am Sage Tolentino officially offered scholarship by Kansas

Another Filipino-American may very well be making the Philippines proud in the US NCAA sometime soon. Sage Tolentino, a talented teen born and bred in Hawaii to Filipino parents, has formally received a scholarship offer to study and suit up for the Kansas Jayhawks. "Blessed to receive an offer from Kansas," the 7-foot, 16-year-old posted in his Instagram. "Thanks to coach [Bill] Self for believing in me."         View this post on Instagram                   Blessed to receive an offer from Kansas. Thanks to Coach Self and Coach Townsend for believing in me. All glory to God!???????? #jayhawks #dreams #blessed A post shared by Sage Tolentino ???????????? (@sagee23_) on Jul 23, 2020 at 1:06pm PDT Kansas is a three-time national champion in the US NCAA and had been home to NBA stars such as Joel Embiid and Andrew Wiggins. The Jayhawks also produced the likes of Wilt Chamberlain and Paul Pierce. Last year, Tolentino posted per game counts of 13.5 points, 8.3 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks to stand as the pillar in Maryknoll High's back-to-back championships in the Hawaii High School Athletics Association. With that, he was mentioned as a probable piece in the future of Gilas Pilipinas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Gilas prospect Sage Tolentino gets offer from Kansas University

The 16-year-old Tolentino, who led Honolulu's Maryknoll High School to two state championships, received an offer to play for NCAA Division I University of Kansas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 24th, 2020

Kai Sotto receives G-League welcome package

Kai Sotto's journey to the G-League is getting closer and closer to becoming a reality, and the latest sign is a welcome package from the NBA's developmental league.         View this post on Instagram                   Change The Game! #winning #grateful ???????? @nbagleague @eastwestprivate A post shared by Kai Zachary Sotto (Official) (@kzsotto) on Jul 21, 2020 at 7:46pm PDT The care package, which came in a big box, features a personalized digital message from G-League Commissioner Shareef Abdur-Rahim as well as some swag including a Tumi body bag and some G-League merchandise.  The 7-foot-2, 18-year old Pinoy hoops phenom made headlines earlier this year after announcing that he would forego college and jump straight to the G-League's professional pathway program, following in the footsteps of fellow top high school prospect Jalen Green.  Sotto and Green will actually be teammates in the G-League, playing for the Brian Shaw-coached select team alongside Daishen Nix, Isaiah Todd, and 2021 top prospect Jonathan Kuminga. .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 22nd, 2020

Young Pacman: Jimuel Pacquiao looking like a young Manny in training

How serious is Jimuel Pacquiao in following the footsteps of his dad? Pretty serious, it looks like.  The first-born son of eight-division boxing world champion and reigning WBA (Super) Welterweight World Champion Manny Pacquiao, Emmanuel Pacquiao Jr., or Jimuel for short, is looking really sharp in his boxing training, reminiscent of a young Manny.  Now, obviously, there's still ways to go before young Jimuel can compete at a high level, but with the pedigree of people around him to help with his training - especially his dad - it won't be surprising if the 19-year old can carve his own name in the world of boxing soon.  "The most important thing I've learned since training with my dad is positioning and balance," Jimuel shared on the video posted on Manny Pacquiao's social media pages. "He says that's where power comes from, balance, so that's the secret of a fighter."  "So, I'm always trying to apply that everytime. When I throw, I've got to be balanced," he continued.  Jimuel has regularly joined his father in training during fight camps, and appears to be intent in pursuing a career in boxing.  (READ ALSO: Jimuel Pacquiao could be following in father Manny's footsteps)  In early 2019, Jimuel made headlines because he dropped his opponent during an amateur bout.  Will we see a second-generation of Pacquiao making a name for himself inside the boxing ring soon? It sure looks like it.   .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 13th, 2020

Quadruple tower shapes up for Gilas Pilipinas in 2023 World Cup

The 7-foot-2 Sotto, 6-10 Edu and 6-10 Fajardo are virtual shoo-ins, while the 7-foot Tolentino is a prime prospect for Gilas Pilipinas......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 5th, 2020