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Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican

MANILA, Philippines — Unbeaten featherweight Mark Magsayo hopes to deliver a rousing debut for MP (Manny Pacquiao) Promotions when he faces Rigoberto Hermosillo of Mexico Sunday (Manila time) at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. During Saturday’s weigh-in, Magsayo hit the scale at 127 pounds while Hermosillo came in at 126.6 pounds. Magsayo (20-0, 14 KOs) […] The post Magsayo makes MP Promotions debut vs ‘tough’ Mexican appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 3rd, 2020

No holiday break for Magsayo

There’s still a lot to learn in the gym for WBC/IBF No. 4 featherweight contender Mark Magsayo who’s fresh from a split 10-round decision win over Mexican tough hombre Rigoberto Hermosillo in Los Angeles last weekend......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 6th, 2020

Magnifico survives tough test

Highly-touted featherweight contender Mark Magsayo went through the wringer in pounding out a split 10-round decision over tough Mexican hombre Rigoberto Hermosillo at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles yesterday morning, staying on course for a world title shot as the hard-hitting Filipino boxer staged a late rally to seal the outcome......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 5th, 2020

Mark Magsayo edges Mexican foe in US debut

The scores were 96-94 for Hermosillo, and 100-90 and 96-94 for Magsayo, who was fighting for the first time on US soil......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

KO a bonus for Magsayo

WBC No. 4 featherweight Mark Magsayo may be a win or two away from fighting for a world title and he’s not taking any chances against Mexican tough guy Rigoberto Hermosillo in a scheduled 10-round bout at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this morning (Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsOct 4th, 2020

Mark Magsayo’s MP debut on hold as American foe retires ahead of fight

  BY WAYLON GALVEZ     The much-awaited debut of Filipino boxer Mark Magsayo with MP Promotions is scheduled October 3 but against a different opponent after Magsayo’s original foe, American Jose Haro, opted to retire. Reports circulated that the 33-year-old Haro cited “family matters” as the main reason for his decision.     “My kids […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tempoRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

Arjan Bhullar promises to be tough test for ONE heavyweight king Brandon Vera

When Filipino-American ONE Heavyweight World Champion Brandon "The Truth" Vera finally makes his return to action, it will likely come against top heavyweight contender Arjan "Singh" Bhullar.  The Indian-Canadian heavyweight, who had an impressive run in the UFC before jumping over to Asia-based ONE Championship, was impressive in his promotional debut, dominating former title contender Mauro Cerrilli en route to a unanimous decision win.  The win over Cerrilli was enough to earn Bhullar a title shot, and now, he looks to do for India what Vera did for the Philippines.  “I respect Vera for what he has accomplished in this sport. For how long he has been fighting the best, for how he has represented ONE as a champion, for what he has done for the Philippines and the Filipino people, and for what he has done for himself and his family," said Bhullar. "I want to do all of that and more for myself, for India, for Indians worldwide, and for ONE."  “Vera is a great ambassador for the sport and has treated me with the utmost respect. The feelings are mutual, until we become competitors in the Circle," Bhullar continued. Vera, who has been ONE's heavyweight king since 2015, has yet to lose in the division, and has never gone past the first round against other heavyweights as well.  As far as experience goes, Vera - who also made a name for himself in the UFC - has the distinct advantage.  “His strengths are clear. He has a tremendous amount of experience and has seen all the different looks a fighter can see in the cage. He can fight out of both stances, going forward and backward. He is well-rounded everywhere, and has excellent Muay Thai. That has allowed him to finish every single heavyweight threat he has faced,” said Bhullar. In ONE, Vera holds wins over the likes of Igor Subora, Paul Cheng, Hideki Sekine, and Cerrilli. Bhullar, a former Canadian National Wrestling Team member, is by far the toughest test tha Vera will face in ONE's heavyweight ranks.  “But none of those guys were named Arjan Singh Bhullar, nor bring what I do to the Circle," Bhullar confidently stated.  Compared to Vera, who is widely regarded as one of the faces of ONE, Bhullar is a relative unknown. If he can dethrone Vera however, it's hard to not see the 34-year old become a household name, not just in India, but in the world as well.  “I'm younger. I'm hungrier to get what I haven't yet. I have been pursuing the opportunity to be a world champion since I was in diapers. I am a lifelong athlete who still lives and breathes competition to the fullest. I don't have any other distractions or priorities in my life,” said Bhullar. Bhullar's main motivation is to be able to bring pride to India, and he's highly confident that he can get the job done against ONE's most dominant heavyweight star. “I have an entire nation and people worldwide who are supporting my quest. I have the skills that have proved problematic for Vera in his losses in the past. I have the strongest mindset to get this job done, which will carry me through the most extreme conditions. I am a winner. I am one billion strong.”      .....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Hard-hitting Mexican Julio “Pollito” Ceja is confident that he will knockout Boholano boxing sensation Mark “Magnifico” Magsayo in their much-awaited world title eliminator showdown in the undercard of Pacquiao-Ugas world title bout on Saturday, August 21 (Sunday, August 22 Manila Time) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In their […] The post Mexican slugger vows to send Magsayo to sleep appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 20th, 2021

Inclusive or unfair? Transgender weightlifter sparks Olympic debate

Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes her Olympic debut in Tokyo on Monday, with the New Zealander's historic appearance igniting heated debate on one of sport's most divisive issues......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Inclusive or unfair? Transgender weightlifter sparks Olympic debate

TOKYO, Japan  – Transgender weightlifter Laurel Hubbard makes her Olympic debut in Tokyo on Monday, with the New Zealander’s historic appearance igniting heated debate on one of sport’s most divisive issues. Hubbard was born male and competed as a man before transitioning to become a woman in her 30s, taking up the sport again after […] The post Inclusive or unfair? Transgender weightlifter sparks Olympic debate appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 1st, 2021

Top TNT rookie to finally make PBA debut

Highly touted freshman Mikey Williams finally makes his debut as TNT Tropang Giga return to action against Rain or Shine in the 46th PBA Philippine Cup at the Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 29th, 2021

PLDT-Chery Tiggo tiff kicks off PVL hostilities

After a long silence due to COVID-19, Philippine volleyball action makes a much-anticipated return with the professional debut of the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) today in nearby Bacarra of this northern province......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2021

‘Machete’ Bernaldez KOs Mexican foe in non-title fight

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Mark “Machete” Bernaldez scored a seventh round technical knockout victory against Mexican Juan Kantun in their non-title showdown at the Airport Hilton in Miami, Florida last Saturday, July 10, 2021. The Miami-based Butuan City native who fights under Sanman Promotions banner extended his winning streak to three since last year.  It is […] The post ‘Machete’ Bernaldez KOs Mexican foe in non-title fight appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2021

Jalisco makes history for the Tokyo Olympics – Occidental

The opening day of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020+1 is approaching, Jalisco made history, being the entity that contributes the most athletes to the Mexican.....»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsJul 8th, 2021

Eala faces familiar field in Wimbledon

Tough opponents including world juniors No. 1 Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva of Andorra stand in the way of Filipina ace Alex Eala in her anticipated Wimbledon debut......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 30th, 2021

Knott vows to go faster, stronger in Tokyo

Fil-Am sprinter Kristina Knott has trained her sights on breaching the 23-second mark in the women’s 200 meters when she makes her Olympics debut in Tokyo next month......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJun 26th, 2021

SailGP arrives in Italy and the F50 Victoria makes its European debut

eThe SailGP circuit has jumped into Europe with the celebration on June 5 and 6 of the Italian Grand Prix in the waters of Taranto.....»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 3rd, 2021

P-Pop act BGYO makes strong debut in Billboard

Star Music act BGYO has broken into the international music arena as it debuted on the second spot of the Next Big Sound chart of international music charting site Billboard......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsMay 17th, 2021

Former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum makes weight, all set for PFL debut

Heavyweight mixed martial arts icon Fabricio Werdum is all set to make his Professional Fighters League debut after he successfully made weight during the official weigh-ins of PFL 3, Wednesday (Thursday, Manila time). Werdum came in at 241.4 pounds, and will take on dangerous up-and-comer Renan Ferreira, who weighed-in at 252 pounds. Werdum, a former […] The post Former UFC champ Fabricio Werdum makes weight, all set for PFL debut appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsMay 6th, 2021

Ancajas ready for bigger game

It took IBF superflyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas nine title defenses to finally gain the respect of the boxing cognoscenti but the recognition came richly deserved as the Panabo, Davao del Norte, native known as “Pretty Boy” floored tough Mexican challenger Jonathan Javier Rodriguez once in the eighth round then held off a late surge to score a unanimous 12-round decision at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, last Saturday night (yesterday morning, Manila time)......»»

Category: sportsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 11th, 2021

Loman tries to avenge Belingon& rsquo;s loss

When five-time mixed martial arts champion Stephen “The Sniper” Loman makes his ONE Championship debut against John Lineker, he wants to avenge the loss suffered by his Team Lakay teammate to the veteran fighter......»»

Category: sportsSource:  thestandardRelated NewsApr 6th, 2021