Articles from October 2009

The other Miguel Cotto

Photo Courtesy: Boxylucha.com
On November 14, we will be watching probably the biggest fight of the year. Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines will go up against Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico.  Obviously, we are referring to Miguel Angel Cotto, the current WBO welterweight champion. However, not so many people know that there is another [...]

Vancouver awaits

On the lower right side of this site, I put a countdown widget for the 2010 Winter Olympics. The games will be from February 12 until 28 in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. Though it might not excite for some especially if their country does not participate in that event. As we know, the [...]

Chico Lanete: Playing his way to the top

One of the most exciting players to watch today in the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) is Chico Lanete. The 6’0 combo guard who currently plays for the Burger King Whoppers is a hard-nosed defender and reliable on the offensive end as well. Now on his third season in the PBA, he provides a quality backcourt [...]

The new season overexcites!

I’m oozing with excitement as the new season of the National Basketball Association (NBA) begins on October 28. The LA Lakers are out to defend their title but off season player movements among the different elite teams may prove to be enough to dethrone them. Another thing that boosts Kobe Bryant and co. is the [...]

The horror of the ‘Margarito fight’

Photo Courtesy: Boxnews.com.ua
As the Pacquiao – Cotto megafight in Las Vegas, Nevada approaches, many boxing gurus express their views regarding this duel. At one time, Nacho Beristain, the legendary trainer who has worked on the opposite corner of Pacquiao for three fights, said that the “Pacman” will prevail over the Puerto Rican boxing hero.
One thing [...]

Dodong Donaire: Molding three champions and counting

‘Filipino Flash’ Nonito Donaire, Jr. first rose to prominence in July 2007 when he upset a highly favored Vic Darchinyan via a stunning 5th round TKO for the WBO 112-pound title. Working for him as his trainer was his father Nonito Sr.
It was the first time that the elder Nonito led his ward to [...]

Pumaren out, Pumaren in

As the basketball season unfolded early this month, build-up for the next campaign in the Universities Athletic Association of the Philippines (UAAP) has already begun this early. Franz Pumaren confirmed that he is indeed passing the torch to his younger brother Dindo the coaching chores for the De La Salle Green Archers basketball team. His [...]

Rey Bautista: Booming for an explosive comeback

It’s been a while since we’ve seen Rey ‘ Boom-boom’ Bautista on the ring.  His last fight was back in November 22, 2008 losing unanimously to Mexican Heriberto Ruiz. During his silence, ‘Boom-boom’ underwent operation to his injured wrist and doing the rehabilitation as well. Now, he is ready to plunge into limelight once again [...]

It’s back to back for Brazil!

In one in a hundred probability, Brazil has secured to host two of the world’s biggest sporting events in a span of two years. On October 30, 2007, Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced that Brazil will stage the 20th FIFA World Cup in June – July 2014. And just this weekend, the International [...]

Drian keeps the winning run

Another young prospect from the Philippines keeps his unbeaten run of victories with an impressive performance over a former world champion from Panama last October 3 at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City, Philippines. Drian Francisco put on an unorthodox boxing clinic against Roberto Vasquez of Panama en route to 10th round TKO for [...]

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