Articles from January 2010

Gilas on the right track

It has been a while since I did my last post. That was January 12 when I wrote about Marcio Lassiter. I became preoccupied with lots of concerns the last couple of weeks that I even missed to follow every game of the Gilas stint in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Nevertheless, I’m glad [...]

Marcio Lassiter: Marching for flag and country

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It’s good to hear that new recruit Marcio Lassiter has been playing well with the Smart Gilas team in 3 games so far. At first, I was not agreeable to the addition of Lassiter because the team has already been loaded with quality guards and also the anticipated arrival of Chris Lutz might [...]

Star Snippets: Yao Ming, JC Intal, Shin Yong-rok …..

China’s basketball superstar Yao Ming has hinted that he won’t play for the FIBA-World Championship in Turkey this year. The 7-foot-6 Center who also plays for the Houston Rockets in the NBA said that he can not play competitive basketball until July, the time when the teams are on their crucial preparations. 2010 FIBA-Worlds will [...]

How’s Juan Manuel Marquez?

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I am concerned with the mental state of Juan Manuel Marquez after reading the reports yesterday about a proposed third bout with Manny Pacquiao. As reported, Marquez would agree to take on Pacquiao on two conditions: Olympic-style drug testing and a 50-50 Purse split. Whew! What do you think?

Star Snippets: Manny Pacquiao, Seok Hyun-jun, Ken Takahashi …..

Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao has already agreed in principle to face Joshua Clottey of Ghana on March 13. This came after the negotiations between the camps of Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fail to agree on the drug testing protocol. Pacquiao and Clottey will most likely fight in Dallas Cowboys stadium in Texas.

Smart – RP 5 and Qatar had one apiece

As scheduled, RP developmental team Smart Gilas played against the Qatari National Team for two games in two days last January 8 and 9 in Doha, Qatar. I could not find any live streaming video of the games so I just went through with the forums to keep abreast with it. As reported, Smart Gilas [...]

My Boxing wish list for 2010

It’s January 10 already. I may be a bit late writing this post. But I just feel like doing it especially that this is my 100th post. Ok, here’s my list of fights that I’d like to happen in 2010.
1. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez III
Manny Pacquiao has been [...]

Too early, too late

A couple of young Filipino boxers with bright future and a seasoned veteran who is clearly past his prime are taking on separate opponents next month. Ciso Morales, the promising 22-year old from Cagayan de Oro City whose record currently stands at 14-0-0 with 8 KOs will take on veteran Eric Montiel of Mexico on [...]

Star Snippets: Bernabe Concepcion, Zhang Kai, Choi Jin-soo …..

Highly touted Filipino featherweight Bernabe Concepcion is scheduled to face Mario Santiago of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Concepcion, who turns 22 on January 20 is coming off a Disqualification loss to Steven Luevano last August 15. He took this bout as a spring board to a title fight in the featherweight division possibly in the [...]

Star Snippets: Park Ji-sung, Jiang Chen, Marvin Sonsona …..

South Korea’s Park Ji-sung was named one among the CNN Football Heroes of the Decade. Park was cited for his role of leading the Asians in the prestigious football leagues across the globe. He was the first Asian to play in the Champions League. Therein after, Asians have been starting to invade the premier leagues.

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