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Croatia as World Cup darling
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 21, 2018 - 12:00am
France captured the World Cup of football in Moscow early this week, beating Croatia, 4-2.
Paing For All Seasons
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Relevant is an appropriate description of Rafael (Paing) Hechanova because at every stage of his life, in whatever era, he made a difference in people’s lives.
Donaires in reunion for Super Series?
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 19, 2018 - 12:00am
There’s a possibility that the father-and-son team of Nonito Donaire, Sr. and Jr. may get together again for the World Boxing Super Series where eight of the world’s top bantamweights will compete in...
Uniting nations through boxing
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao recently made history by assembling the first boxing card ever to feature fighters from 13 different countries on the same bill.
Advice to Pacquiao: Avoid Amir Khan
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 18, 2018 - 12:00am
Former WBO lightwelterweight champion Chris Algieri recently named Amir Khan as an opponent whom newly crowned WBA welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao should avoid in searching for a future challenger.
One more fight in 2018 for Pacquiao
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Manny Pacquiao believes he still has a few more fights left in him, despite an advice from President Duterte that the Filipino boxing champion should consider retirement.
Sleepless nights for Elordes
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 17, 2018 - 12:00am
Not too many know that Johnny and Liza Elorde were behind the logistical and physical arrangements of the weigh-in and the “Fight of Champions” here last weekend.
Matthysse spits out mouthpiece to quit
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Las Vegas-based referee Kenny Bayless said he waved off the fight when defending WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse spat out his mouthpiece and dropped to one knee, indicating he’d had enough and that...
Pacquiao’s 105 uppercut does the trick
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 16, 2018 - 12:00am
Head trainer Buboy Fernandez said yesterday the punch that set the table for Manny Pacquiao’s seventh round disposal of defending WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse was the left uppercut codenamed ...
KL card by the numbers
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
It’s been a year since Manny Pacquiao lost his WBO welterweight title to Jeff Horn under disputed circumstances in Brisbane and the ring icon has a chance to prove himself worthy of another reign when he faces...
Matthysse deemed more dangerous than Horn
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Conditioning coach Justin Fortune considers WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse a more dangerous opponent for Manny Pacquiao than Jeff Horn because of his punching power but the downside is the Argentinian...
Pacquiao won’t initiate, says Buboy Fernandez
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Head trainer Buboy Fernandez has advised Manny Pacquiao not to initiate action against WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse and instead, wait for the Argentinian to make the first move then counterpunch in their...
Algieri says it could be one-sided
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 15, 2018 - 12:00am
Former WBO lightwelterweight champion Chris Algieri is in town to do TV analysis of the WBA welterweight title fight between defending belt-holder Lucas Matthysse of Argentina and Manny Pacquiao for ESPN+ and although...
Claret opens football module
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 13, 2018 - 12:00am
With the World Cup fever in the air, the fabled Claret Football Center opened the first of its four-phase teaching module at the Diliman school grounds last weekend with 7-8:30 morning sessions every Saturday and...
Who’s the more durable fighter?
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
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.
Donaire says Matthysse can’t be taken lightly
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 12, 2018 - 12:00am
Former world flyweight, interim superflyweight, bantamweight, superbantamweight and featherweight champion Nonito Donaire, Jr. warned Manny Pacquiao not to take WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina...
Hall of Fame judge tapped for Pacquiao-Matthysse bout
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 11, 2018 - 12:00am
The cast of judges for WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse’s first title defense against Manny Pacquiao in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday is still being finalized and so far, the only sure official is South African...
Putting brawl in perspective
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Today is the deadline that FIBA gave to both the Philippine and Australian basketball federations to submit their versions of what triggered the brawl between Gilas and the Boomers in the third window of the FIBA...
Marvin Somodio says Pacquiao too quick for Matthysse
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Take it from the man who worked two fights opposite WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.
Pacquiao sharp as ever, says Gibbons
by Joaquin M. Henson - July 9, 2018 - 12:00am
Las Vegas-based international matchmaker Sean Gibbons is convinced Manny Pacquiao will dethrone WBA welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse of Argentina in Kuala Lumpur on July 15 either by a clear decision or a late...
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