Pacquiao still has it

first_imgArgentina’s Lucas Matthysse reacts after he was knocked down by Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANKUALA Lumpur—Young again, Manny Pacquiao was in ebullient form Sunday after he leapt back into the global boxing spotlight with a seventh round knockout of World Boxing Association welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse.Pacquiao will be 40 in December but was beaming as he told reporters afterwards: “Do I look 39?ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding View comments Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Ginebra whips ROS in Final 4 opener Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs “At 39 years old, I’m still OK, I’m still fine. When you see me in training, you can tell I’m like 28, 27 years old,” Pacquiao said.“You cannot say I’m 39 years old! You can say I’m 28, 27 years old.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Pacquiao certainly seemed to have been drinking from the fountain of youth as his speed, agility, lightning quick movements and punching power magically returned from the first bell to overwhelm the 35-year-old Argentine.It was a stark contrast to the flat, lackluster Pacquiao who had lost his title on points in an ugly brawl with Australian journeyman Jeff Horn a year ago.center_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “This is true,” said Pacquiao. “This training is very special. Because basically my team told me to stop training (too much).”Knocked downPacquiao knocked down the Argentine as early as the third round with a stunning left uppercut that thudded around Axiata Arena here.Matthysse, who came in with a reputation as a big puncher, had no answer to Pacquiao’s blistering speed and he dropped to his knee at the end of the fifth round for a count after being visibly shaken by a barrage, including a left to the temple.And referee Kenny Bayless stopped the fight giving Pacquiao victory by TKO (technical knockout) after two minutes and 43 seconds of the seventh when Matthysse sank to his knees following a fierce right-left combination.It was Pacquiao’s 39th KO win of a fabled 23-year career, but his first since he beat Miguel Cotto in November 2009, almost nine years ago.“He’s a great fighter,” said Matthysse, whose win-loss record fell to 39-5 (36 KOs). “He’s a great champion. You win some, and you lose some.“I lost to a great fighter and a great legend. I lost, but I walk away with my head raised.”   —AFP Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Much of the credit for the 60th victory of his legendary career can be laid at the door of conditioning coach Justin Fortune, who told AFP before the fight that “the old Pacquiao” was back thanks to a new training program.‘A great legend’“We changed things up this time,” said Fortune. “We did a whole bunch of different work. We were shocking his system back into working.“It’s a different style of training—shorter, faster and more intense. So his body reacts differently. So that’s why he looks like the old Pacquiao.”Pacquiao, who Fortune said had been initially stubborn to change his ways, acknowledged that the new training regime had paid off.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

FANAD GAELS TO HOST THEIR FIRST 5K

first_imgCLG Gaeil Fhánada will hold the Clubs first 5k Run/ Walk on Saturday, March 223rd in Kerrykeel.The race will begin at 11.00am with registration taking place in the Kerrykeel FC clubhouse in Rabs Park from 9.30am.The main race will be preceded at 10.15am by a fun run for under 8’s and under 10’s and at 10.30am a mile race will take place for the under 12 to under 16 age group. The 5k will take place at 11.00am and will leave the Kerrykeel clubhouse in the direction of ‘Martin Bans’ junction and back towards Kerrykeel, through the village ending at Rabs park. The cost of the race will be €2 for under 8’s and 10’s, €3 for Under 12’s -Under 16’s and €8 for adults.There will also be a family rate of €10. Pre-registration would be appreciated and can be done by texting your name and category to 0863818634 or by mailing us through our Facebook page. For futher information contact race Co-Ordinator Aidan Mc Ateer on 087 7765540 or check out our Facebook page. FANAD GAELS TO HOST THEIR FIRST 5K was last modified: February 26th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more