Month: January 2020

Almazan downplays hit, childish antics against White

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRain or Shine center Raymond Almazan downplayed his late-game antics against GlobalPort import Malcolm White in a heated duel won by the Elasto Painters on Sunday.Almazan hit White in the mouth with a forearm with 40. 3 seconds left that nearly triggered another scuffle.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “That was nothing,” said Almazan, who had 12 points and eight boards. “I just did that to irk him (White) some more because they were on their way to losing. It’s on him on how we will read that situation.”But Almazan didn’t stop there as he also tried to challenge White to a fistfight at the back tunnel of the Araneta Coliseum.Good thing, GlobalPort guard Stanley Pringle led White to the exit to keep him from getting into trouble.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Curry comes alive to score 35, Warriors rout Rockets by 41 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “That’s just part of the game, of course we can’t just let our teammates get hurt like that, and of course he has to respect our league,” said Almazan, who was called for a flagrant foul, in Filipino Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Almazan’s dirty play was in retaliation for White’s elbow on ROS guard Chris Tiu, who was bloodied with a busted lip.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownREAD: Tiu says ‘intentional’ elbow by White like ‘getting hit by Pacquiao’On his way to the bench, Almazan even resorted to a childish behavior when he put his left index finger under his nose in a gesture towards White. View commentslast_img read more

WATCH: All the spectacular throwdowns in the 2018 PBA Slam Dunk competition

first_imgPERFECT 40! REY GUEVARRA GETS HIS 4TH SLAM DUNK TITLE! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQpic.twitter.com/mXF9XDSoNn— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018Guevarra edged Palma by just one point in their dunk off as they wound up tied at 75 after their first two attempts in the finals.RELATED STORYStill got it: Rey Guevarra bags PBA Slam Dunk title anew  He brought he sweet stuff to the floor, literally, with this attempt:Sweet as ice cream! Chris Newsome with 38 for this dunk! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/u7vHpAXU5p— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018GlobalPort’s Lervin Flores also tried to shake things up by doing some flips before skying high for the dunk, but just fell short…way short.Shaqtin Alert! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/w5qstzJVPj— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball PLAY LIST 02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio 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 Shaqtin Take 2! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/jPMsWObcsA— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018 Every year, the league’s high-flying players go out of their way and bring out all the tricks to give fans a good show during the PBA Slam Dunk competition, one of the most anticipated side events during the All-Star week.This edition was as entertaining as ever as the participants took the dunk-off during the Batangas leg of the All-Stars on Friday to a whole new level—with some somersaulting, motorcycle and ice cream among others.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vintage Rey Guevarra! 39 for him! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/NAiVm9F1i1— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018 Here are some of the memorable and the not-so dunks this year:Blackwater’s Renz Palma was a revelation in this year’s competition, impressing everyone with his mad hops—no props needed.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown — INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018The young star made it to the Finals along with eventual champion Rey Guevarra and he nearly snatched the crown from one of the league’s slam legends:RENZ PALMA CAN FLY! 39 POINTS! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQpic.twitter.com/VyXVIziuqs— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018Meralco’s Chris Newsome, meanwhile, got creative with his throwdowns—really, REALLY creative—in an all-out effort to retain his Slam Dunk crown.Chris Newsome’s tinikling dunk gets him a 34! #PBAAllStar2018 pic.twitter.com/csTwsQmV4k— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 25, 2018 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ NO PROPS NEEDED! 39 for Renz Palma! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQpic.twitter.com/K8JIHeOgr6— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018 LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Renz Palma with 37 points! #PBAAllStar2018 pic.twitter.com/UmdXPHOqEl— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) May 25, 2018 Finally! 31 for Lervin Flores! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/vRh0Sjm37e— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018Phoenix’s Guevarra, meanwhile, showed why he has been lording in this side-event for years and why he deserved a fourth crown, just one short of the record held by KG Canaleta.But this year, he needed to dig deep into his bag of tricks—including jumping over a motorcycle—to beat a younger competitor with fresher legs but Guevarra still managed to wow the crowd with his above the rim magic.Rey Guevarra can’t stop jumping over things! 40 points! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/VcgeJKEJZD— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) May 25, 2018 Renz Palma is putting on a show! 40 points! #PBAAllStar2018 | @RLeongsonINQ pic.twitter.com/YNJ5NY3qiJADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle nears Filoil quarterfinals, downs UE China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film View commentslast_img read more

Jayson Castro asks for time to ‘recover,’ skips TNT’s final elims game

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West “If they say, like Troy, he was honest to say, ‘I’m with the second group of Gilas, I wasn’t really that tired’ so it was actually him who told me, ‘I am more ready than the other three guys.’”Roger Pogoy, Rosario and Romeo also took part in the ruckus and were thrown out.READ: Brawl breaks out in Gilas-Australia gameBut Racela cleared that had the game against the Painters was of utmost importance, he would’ve expected Castro to suit up.“Assuming let’s say Alaska lost last night (Friday), I expect Jayson to play. I think he’ll take it upon himself to be available.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ “He just needed time to recover from the incident. Hopefully, he’ll be ready by next round,” Racela said.TNT hardly needed the services of Castro on Saturday as it blew out No. 1 Rain or Shine, 100-85, behind Joshua Smith, Troy Rosario and the steady playmaking of Terrence Romeo.Racela said he had no problems in giving what Castro was asking for.READ: Fans divided over Gilas-Australia brawl “To me as a coach, because they asked for it, it’s my responsibility to give it to them. If they say I cannot play today then I will not play them, that’s my trust,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Ilagan forced to watch from bench as Stags come up short vs Pirates Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team LATEST STORIES MOST READ According to Racela, Castro had to take a time off to “recover” from the brawl between Gilas Pilipinas and Australia in the Fiba World Cup Qualifiers last Monday.“He needed time to recover. Jayson talked to me before the game. He was asking for some rest,” Racela told reporters on Saturday after the game.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’READ: Gilas players say sorry for failing to keep emotions in check leading to brawlCastro played a significant role in the free-for-all as he was seen punching Aussie big man Daniel Kickert in the face. The veteran point guard was among the 13 players ejected. Jayson Castro missed TNT’s final elimination round game in the 2018 PBA Commissioner’s Cup against Rain or Shine to rest, as per his head coach Nash Racela.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Players to blame for TNT’s 1-3 start, says Castro

first_imgBanchero keeps ball moving for ‘on fire’ Aces in win over TNT The KaTropa are 1-3 at the start of the PBA Governors’ Cup after suffering a humiliating 125-96 loss to Alaska Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.For point guard Jayson Castro, the team needs to experience a change in whatever way necessary.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“Something needs to change in us, we have to change our mindset,” said Castro, who had 13 points and three assists, in Filipino. “This kind of slump is in us players and not on the coaches or whoever.”“We’re the ones playing on the floor so there’s no one to blame but us.” TNT has long been considered as one of the top echelon teams of the league but with the way things are going for the KaTropa, they are slowly veering away from that reputation.ADVERTISEMENT “We’re at 1-3 and it seems hard to bounce back from this because every game counts here in the eliminations.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TNT’s 29-point loss to the Aces was its worst loss since it lost to Rain or Shine 105-73 in the 2017 Governors’ Cup.Castro, who’s won six championships all with TNT, said the KaTropa lacked the energy to practically put up a good fight against the Aces.Alaska ran off the gates and built a 35-13 lead after the first quarter off the back of Simon Enciso’s five three-pointers.TNT never recovered and looked sluggish against the fast-paced attack of the Aces.“We played really bad today and the energy wasn’t there even at the start of the game,” said Castro. “I never expected this from us because our expectations coming into the conference was we would be on a high position.”ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Tokyo Olympic organizers conduct security tests with police

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Serena Williams pulls plug on China Open, season looks over While Tokyo is considered one of the safest cities in the world, the Japanese capital has had its share of incidents over the years.Officials are also concerned about natural disasters during the games like typhoons and earthquakes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThis month, the strongest typhoon in 25 years hit the western part of the country, killing 11. A few days later, 41 people were killed by a powerful earthquake on the northern island of Hokkaido. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Tokyo Metropolitan Police officers, using a sniffer dog, seize a mock intruder during a security drill for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. Tokyo Olympic organizers conducted a series of drills with the Metropolitan Police Department aimed at boosting security for the 2020 games. The drills included removing an explosive package and subduing a knife-wielding intruder who attempted to breach security. (AP Photo/Jim Armstrong)TOKYO — Tokyo Olympic organizers have conducted a series of drills with the metropolitan police department aimed at boosting security for the 2020 games.The drills included removing an explosive package and subduing a knife-wielding intruder who attempted to breach security. Officials also tested facial recognition technology.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img 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 LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

UAAP: La Salle clobbers UE anew, gains share of no. 3

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES The Green Archers tallied their second straight win and tied Far Eastern University at no. 3 with 5-3 records.Last year’s runner-up also swept its season series against the Red Warriors after its 82-72 win in the first round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissUE mounted a 10-2 run at the start of the third quarter to cut the deficit to three, 49-46, on Alvin Pasaol’s basket but it was all the fight the Red Warriors could muster.La Salle answered with a 17-3 blast with Encho Serrano tipping in his own miss for the 66-49 lead heading into the fourth. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 awardcenter_img View comments “Going into this game I told them that every win counts especially with how the standings look like right now every win counts,” said La Sallle head coach Louie Gonzalez in Filipino. “We need to respect UE because whoever we’ll face we know we have to put in the work.”“This was a big win for us.”Encho Serrano led La Salle’s offense with 18 points and six rebounds while Season 78 rookie of the year Andrei Caracut had his breakout game of the season with 16 points with six boards.Santi Santillan and Justine Baltazar patrolled La Salle’s paint and came away with a combined 25 points and 14 rebounds.Pasaol carried UE’s offense with 22 points on 10-of27 shooting while grabbing 17 boards.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title De La Salle got a share of the third seed after dismantling University of the East, 79-59, in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Warriors get rings, then beat Thunder on NBA opening night Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

Motolite thwarts Pocari gals

first_imgMotolite-Ateneo displayed enough spunk to rout title favorite Pocari Sweat, 27-25, 25-21, 25-21, Saturday night in the Premier Volleyball League Open Conference at Imus Sports Complex.Bea De Leon scored 12 points and provided the leadership for the Lady Eagles, who bounced back from a defeat at the hands of the Creamline Cool Smashers last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No Jaja, no Dindin, no problem Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown It was Motolite-Ateneo’s sixth win in eight games, tying resting BanKo Perlas at second place behind Creamline.May Matulid had 11 points to lead Iriga-Navy over Akari-Adamson, 25-18, 26-24, 25-23, for only its second win in an earlier game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith the victory, Iriga kept the Lady Falcons winless in the tournament. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Kaya lifts first Copa Alcantara plum

first_imgThe ending couldn’t have been written any better for Kaya Iloilo.Homegrown star Joven Bedic knocked in the match winner in the 118th minute as Kaya subdued 10-man Davao Aguilas, 1-0, on Saturday night to lift the first Copa Paulino Alcantara at Rizal Memorial Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES View comments Born and raised in Barotac Nuevo, Bedic popped up inside the area to redirect a low cross from Robert Lopez Mendy as the Iloilo side prevailed in a nip-and-tuck battle for the trophy named after the greatest Filipino player of all time, who incidentally, also hails from Iloilo.“Games against Davao are always tough and last night’s final proved to be no different,” said Kaya coach Chris Greatwich.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissWith the victory, Kaya also clinched the second spot for the Philippines in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup.It was another heartbreaking finish for the Aguilas, particularly skipper Phil Younghusband, who missed out on another major domestic trophy. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plumcenter_img Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scrambling down-the-wire finishlast_img read more

Donnie Nietes set to face Kazuto Ioka for WBO junior bantamweight title

first_imgWill you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 UFC boss meets with Floyd Mayweather’s team Ioka (23-1), who is seven years the junior of the 36-year-old Nietes, ended a 16-month retirement when he scored a unanimous decision win over McWilliams Arroyo after 10 rounds in his first fight in the junior bantamweight division and in the United States.Nietes and Ioka were actually in the same SuperFly 3 card on Sept. 8, 2018.Both Nietes and Ioka are three-division World champions winning titles in the flyweight, light flyweight, and minimumweight divisions.“It won’t be an easy fight either way but Donnie has always been confident,” said Aldeguer. “Ioka is a bigger name and comes from a respected country like Japan.”“Nietes wants the biggest fights out there and this fight is a step towards it.”ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments If Nietes wins the bout, he will join fellow Filipino IBF World super flyweight champion Jerwin Ancajas as titlists in the 115-lb division.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college As per Ring Magazine, the ruling was brought upon during the WBO Convention in Panama with Nietes’ promoter Michael Aldeguer of ALA Promotions confirming the news.“In principle, the fight is done is a done deal,” said Aldeguer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissRing added that Aldeguer and Ioka’s promoter TLAROCK and manager Taku Nagashima discussed everything and that the contract signing was a mere formality.Nietes (41-1-5) had his first chance at the WBO junior bantamweight belt when he took on fellow Filipino Aston Palicte (24-2) but the judges ruled on a split decision draw in the Sept. 8, 2018 fight that left the sanctioning without a champion in the division. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. FILE – Boxing world champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netFilipino boxing icon Donnie Nietes can get another chance to become a four-division World champion after the World Boxing Organization ordered him to fight Japanese star Kazuto Ioka.The bout will be for the sanctioning body’s vacant World junior bantamweight (the super flyweight division in the WBC, IBF, and WBA) belt.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

Donaire wrests ‘bizarre’ WBA bantam belt from injured irish

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In scoring the win at SSE Hydro Arena, Donaire also made it to the semifinals of the bantamweight division of the unique tournament pitting champions and contenders across all four pro boxing governing bodies—World Boxing Council (WBC), WBA, International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Organization (WBO).The four-division champion will next face WBO titlist Zolani Tete of South Africa early next year.Tete defeated Russian Mikhail Aloyan in their quarterfinals last month.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissEach WBSS division champion will pocket $10 million, the prestigious Muhammad Ali Trophy and the bragging rights as the unified champion.“First off, I want to acknowledge and thank God and my archangels for everything they put before me tonight,” tweeted Donaire who slid back to 118 pounds where he scored many of his most explosive conquests. Nonito Donaire Jr. became a world champion again after he scored a bizarre technical knockout win over Ireland’s Ryan Burnett in the World Boxing Super Series Saturday night in Glasgow, United Kingdom.The 35-year-old Donaire scored a career-extending win after wresting Burnett’s WBA (World Boxing Association) crown after the Belfast-born fighter appeared to have injured his back and retired.ADVERTISEMENT “Next, I would like to send prayers of healing to Ryan Burnett and thank him for sharing the ring with me. I know he’ll heal up and be back in the ring soon,” he added.Donaire and Burnett were engaged in an otherwise thrilling combat in the first four rounds before the Irish suddenly went down on his knees in pain, holding his back just before the end of the fourth round.Burnett, erstwhile undefeated, waved before the fifth round could start and was stretchered out of the ring with Donaire holding the ropes for him, drawing plaudits for his “classy act.”“Burnett is an amazing fighter. Early on he just kept coming at me,” said Donaire after the fight. “A win’s a win and it wasn’t the way I would like to win, but he’s an amazing fighter.” —MARC REYESADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Bolts make it to quarterfinals as No. 7 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MOST READlast_img read more