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Pacquiao: ‘This fight is not going the distance’



By Bombo Ponciano \’John\’ Melo Jr -July 11, 2019 | 3:04 PM

LOS ANGELES – Nagpakitang gilas si Sen. Manny Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39 KOs) sa international press kaugnay ng kanyang media day na ginanap sa Wild Card Gym.

Ang aktibidad sa training camp ay ginanap 10 araw bago ang harapan nila ni Keith Thurman (29-0-0, 22 KOs) sa July 21 sa MGM Grand sa Las Vegas.

Kabilang sa ipinakita ni Pacman sa mga mamamahayag ang kanyang tip top condition lalo na ang ilang minutong shadow boxing at work out nila ni coach Freddie Roach sa mitts.

Sa kuwento sa Bombo Radyo ni Mike Quidilla, isa sa mga miyembro ng Team Pacquiao, pinahanga umano ng pambansang kamao ang bumuhos na dayuhang mga mamamahayag na kahit sa edad na 40-anyos ay matindi pa rin ang kanyang ibubuga.

“Kondisyon na kondisyon na siya, ready to rumble na. Napakabilis niya. Excited siya dahil sa na-challenge siya sa mga hamon ni Thurman na magbe-bet ng US$10,000 sa second round ma-knock niya si Manny. Lalo siyang na-challenge kaya nag-ensayo siya ng maigi. Ang ganda ng perfomance niya kanina. Napakagaling. Kaya ‘yang si Thurman mapapahiya ‘yan,” kuwento pa ni Quidilla. “Yong mga punches ni Manny grabe talaga. Parang niyayanig ‘yong building sa sobrang lakas talaga.”

Samantala tulad ng tradisyon, pinaunlakan ni Manny ng interview ang mga mamamahayag kaugnay sa kanyang mga pananaw habang nalalapit ang laban.

Gayunman umiwas pa ring magbigay ng prediksiyon ang fighting senator.

Liban lamang sa pagsasabing, hindi aabot sa 12 rounds ang itatagal ng kanilang bakbakan.

Ang mga naging pahayag ni Pacman ay taliwas naman sa pagyayabang ni Thurman, 30, na kanyang ginawa sa hiwalay nitong media work out sa Florida.

Ani Thurman, hanggang six round lamang daw at tatapusin na niya ang laban.

Sa kabilang dako, iginiit naman ng Pinoy ring icon na mas matinding Thurman ang kanyang makakaharap na iba sa huling laban noong buwan ng Enero.

Inihalintulad pa ni Manny ang undefeated WBA champion sa istilo noon ni Ricky Hatton na pinatulog niya sa pamamagitan ng single punch noong taong 2009.

“Thurman reminds me the most of Ricky Hatton, of fighters that I’ve faced. Will it be the same result? You never know,” wika pa ni Sen. Pacquiao. “It’s going to be another page of my story on Saturday, July 20. There’s a big chance that this fight is not going the distance. I’ll be prepared, but I’m thinking it’s not going 12 rounds.”

Nagsilbi namang sidelight sa media day ni Pacquiao ang agaw atensyon na biglang pagdating ng kilalang Ghanaian-American actor and comedian na si Michael Blackson.

Liban sa picture taking nakipagbiruan pa ito kay Manny.

Si Jackson ay lumabas na rin sa ilang pelikula at noong 2011 naging bahagi siya sa Starz’s Martin Lawrence Presents: 1st Amendment Stand-up at sa Showtime na Shaquille O’Neal Presents All Star Comedy Jam.

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Despite boxing exhibition, Floyd Mayweather firm on retirement



By Ponciano Melo – Floyd Mayweather once again displayed his amazing showmanship in the sports of boxing. An easy money for an easy fight.

Millions of dollars came flowing right into his account as he made an eight-round exhibition boxing against YouTube personality Logan Paul. The fight went to distance and there was no winner.

Fans and star personalities in attendance were hoping for a more action fight but they received a little power punches and thrill.

Although, many commended the toughness of Paul against the fading power of the 44-year old Mayweather.

Now, the questions after the fight was obvious: will Floyd come back and fight professional once again?

The answer was clear from the legendary boxer.

\”I\’m never coming back to boxing. I\’m absolutely not,\” he said during the post press conference.

He only had praise for his opponent and nothing more.

\”I had fun. You\’ve got to realize I\’m not 21 anymore. He was strong, tough and better than I thought he was. I was surprised by him tonight. Good work. Good little guy,\” he added.

He also insisted that he already made his mark in boxing and he has enough wealth.

\”When the money comes, we\’ll see who is the real winner.”

\”At the end of the day, I\’m going into the Hall of Fame for boxing. I have nothing to prove.\”

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Manny Pacquiao is back in training!



By Ponciano Melo – With over two months of staying until his profoundly expected battle against Errol Spence Jr, Manny Pacquaio began preparing.

Generally viewed as perhaps the best fighter ever, the Filipino southpaw has had a renowned lifetime, winning 12 world titles and being the solitary eight-division best on the planet in the game.

He has a severe excellent expert record of 62 successes out of 71 battles with just seven losses up until this point.

Pacquaio\’s last battle was against Keith Thurman in Nevada just about two years prior. In this manner, he won the session through split choice, turning into the most established welterweight champion at 40 years old years and 216 days.

The 42-year-old will next take on Errol Spence Jr at the same scene on August 21, and he\’s as of now began his preparation as the new film demonstrates.

The battle in August is something boxing fans everywhere in the world will be excited about watching. Pacquaio will undoubtedly confront perhaps the most challenging episode of his vocation. On the other hand, Spence, the current IBF and WBC welterweight champion has yet to lose any of his 27 battles and will be excited about keeping up that record.

The 31-year-old\’s last battle was against Danny Garcia, which he won, and that is presumably why he is viewed as the top pick against Pacquaio in August. Nonetheless, the 42-year-old will be a long way from willing to tap out.

Not long back, Floyd Mayweather, who beat Pacquaio in 2015, said, via BoxingNews24: \”He [Pacquiao] is very dangerous still.\”

Spence, who is currently at the peak of his powers, might be the favorite to win the fight in August, but someone of Pacquaio\’s quality should not be written off. With a sea of experience under his belt, the Filipino is more than capable of giving his opponent a run for his money.

Nevertheless, it is a highly-anticipated fight, one which fans can hardly wait for.

It will be interesting to see who comes out on top in Nevada.

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Heavyweight champs: UFC’s Ngannouvs. boxing\’s Fury



By Ponciano Melo – Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou have prodded a super heavyweight battle after the UFC champion reacted to the Gypsy King\’s case that he would be \’simple work\’ after he beats Anthony Joshua.

Ngannou was delegated heavyweight champion a month ago after avenging his 2018 loss to Stipe Miocic in Las Vegas, finishing a fantastic excursion from the sand mines of Cameroon to the UFC culmination.

The 34-year-old\’s essential aspiration was to turn into an expert fighter. He disclosed to Mike Tyson\’s Hotboxin webcast that he wants to contend in the ring and get down on the Gypsy King for cash turning confrontation.

\’I don\’t want to fight Mike Tyson, but I would like to fight another heavyweight boxer such as Tyson Fury,\’ Ngannou said.

\’Absolutely. I\’m open to that. Remember boxing was my primary dream, and I still have the fire, the dream inside me, and I believe at some point, I\’m going to take a step.\’

Fury, 32, reacted to Ngannou\’s remarks via Twitter, tweeting a picture of the knockout craftsman close by Tyson with the inscription: \’

.@MikeTyson after I smash @anthonyjoshua, I\’ll roast that guy also.

\’@francis_ngannou easy work.\’

The UFC star reacted to Fury\’s correspondence, posting a picture of the Gypsy King gravely cut during his 2019 battle with Otto Wallin, composing: \’If this person did this to you, what do you figure I would do?\’

Rage calm worries about the cut over his right eye during his resentment rematch with Deontay Wilder, sidestepping any genuine harm while walloped the Bronze Bomber to win the WBC heavyweight title.

The Wythenshawe-conceived heavyweight has concurred a two-battle arrangement to take on rival Joshua in unification. The primary session is expected to occur this mid-year as the pair intentionally out on the town and setting.

\’I\’ve not spoken to [UFC president] Dana White,\’ he said via talkSPORT. \’To be honest with you, I\’ve got bigger fish to fry than going in an octagon at the moment and fighting some UFC fighters for peanuts.

\’I\’m fighting the biggest fights in the world. World boxing is the biggest fight.

\’When I get my boxing career finished, I\’m gonna go over there and set about all those UFC fighters.\’

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