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Boxing and Combat Sports Philippines : Manny Pacquiao ‘brain damage’ fears are ridiculous – he might be past his prime but he’s hardly finished

  • Promoter Bob Arum’s assertion the Filipino boxing icon might suffer brain damage against Keith Thurman is unfounded
  • ‘Pacman’ is still healthy at the age of 40 and would give Crawford or Spence a run for their money

Boxing and Combat Sports Philippines : Manny coy on Floyd but eyes Broner bout

October 22, 2018

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Philippine boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said a January fight in the US with American Adrien Broner is almost certain, but he dodged the mounting speculation of a possible rematch with rival Floyd Mayweather.

Pacquiao, 39, pumped new life into his storied but slowing ring career in July when he delivered his first knockout in nine years in a bout against Lucas Matthysse of Argentina.

Since then Pacquiao has defied calls to retire and promised to fight again, which has prompted unclear reports about a range of possible contenders.

But at a charity function in Manila this week, Pacquiao told reporters his next opponent will likely be Adrien Broner.

Boxing and Combat Sports Philippines :Arum confident about the resolution after Pacquiao lawsuit threat – Combat Sports

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Manny Pacquiao and Bob Arum Photo Credit: Phil Star

Dino Maragay ( – September 12, 2018 – 3:48pm

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank Inc. chief Bob Arum is aware of Manny Pacquiao’s plan to sue his company over what the boxer claims as non-payment of broadcast fees in his fight with Lucas Matthysse last July.

And the veteran promoter is confident that they can sort things out with his former fighter.

Pacquiao had written on Instagram the other day that he seeks to take Top Rank to court for not giving him his share of the revenue for the live streaming of his fight with Matthysse on ESPN plus.

“Congratulations and good luck to Top Rank Boxing and ESPN on your 7-year partnership agreement,” Pacquiao wrote in the caption of a photo of him and Matthysse during their fight.


MMA: Teammates see Joshua Pacio winning vs Japanese champion ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 12 2018 11:23 PM

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On the biggest fight of his career on September 22, Joshua Pacio is quite fortunate to have a strong support group in Team Lakay.

The squad projects Pacio to win not just because he’s a member of the group, but because his teammates believe he’s truly capable of upsetting reigning ONE strawweight champion Yoshitaka Naito.

Pacio and Naito will collide in the main event of ONE: Conquest of Heroes at Jakarta Convention Center.

“Joshua is a diligent kid who has chased his dreams and built his career with his bare hands. Everything he has achieved today has come through hard work and dedication. You do not see that in many kids in their 20s today. It is rare,”


said former lightweight champion Eduard Folayang in an article posted on ONE Championship’s official website.


ONE Strawweight World Champion Yoshitaka “Nobita” Naito wants to prove himself as the most dominant athlete in his weight class, starting with his first title defense since reclaiming the belt.

The Japanese star defeated the man who beat him to take the title, Brazilian Alex “Little Rock” Silva, to become a two-time ONE Championship World Champion, and now faces the prospect of fending off all-comers once again.

Chuck Liddell vs. Tito Ortiz 3 poster released

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The trilogy bout between Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz inches closer and closer to reality.

For anyone still doubting that this third meeting between the two Cagefighting legends is actually happening, Golden Boy Promotions has released an official poster for its first MMA event that will be headlined by Liddell vs. Ortiz 3.


Boxing and Combat Sports Philippines Asian Games Boxing Medalists

Men’s events

Light flyweight
(49 kg) details
Amit Panghal
Hasanboy Dusmatov
Wu Zhonglin
Carlo Paalam
(52 kg) details
Jasurbek Latipov
Rogen Ladon
Azat Usenaliev
Yuttapong Tongdee
(56 kg) details
Mirazizbek Mirzakhalilov
Jo Hyo-nam
 North Korea
Xu Boxiang
Sunan Agung Amoragam
(60 kg) details
Erdenebatyn Tsendbaatar
Shunkor Abdurasulov
Rujakran Juntrong
Shan Jun
Light welterweight
(64 kg) details
Ikboljon Kholdarov
Baatarsükh Chinzorig
Daisuke Narimatsu
Wuttichai Masuk
(69 kg) details
Bobo Usmon Baturov
Aslanbek Shymbergenov
Zeyad Eashash
Saylom Ardee
(75 kg) details
Israil Madrimov
Abilkhan Amankul
Vikas Krishan Yadav
Eumir Felix Marcial

Women’s events[edit]

(51 kg) details
Chang Yuan
Pang Chol-mi
 North Korea
Lin Yu-ting
 Chinese Taipei
Nguyen Thi Tam
(57 kg) details
Yin Junhua
Jo Son-hwa
 North Korea
Huang Hsiao-wen
 Chinese Taipei
Nilawan Techasuep
(60 kg) details
Oh Yeon-ji
 South Korea
Sudaporn Seesondee
Huswatun Hasanah
Choi Hye-song
 North Korea



Pencak Silat

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The 2018 Asian Games begin on Saturday in Jakarta with a busy schedule of 40 events that go some way to representing the diversity that exists in the world’s biggest continent. Alongside the usual Olympic sports well-known to a global audience, medals will also be handed out for climbing and skateboarding – which will be included in the Olympics for the first time in 2020 – and other, perhaps less familiar disciplines. Here is a guide to some of them:

Pencak silat

One origin story of this ancient Indonesian martial art – making its Asian Games debut in Indonesia – has a woman, perhaps in Sumatra, witnessing a fight between a tiger and a giant hawk and then using the same techniques to fend off a group of drunks.

However it started, it soon spread throughout the country and to other parts of southeast Asia. And now, Pencak silat – an umbrella term used to describe a variety of related disciplines that sometimes features knives and take in 800 different styles – has begun to be noticed elsewhere. In some parts of Indonesia, it is performed during wedding ceremonies and public holidays and will be familiar to local audiences.


Filipino judokas get major backer in Presidential Adviser for Sports Dennis Uy

PHILIPPINE judo got a shot in the arm as Phoenix Petroleum has agreed to become a ’godfather’ of the sport.

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Philippine Judo Federation president Dave Carter said Phoenix president and chief executive officer Dennis Uy has agreed to become the chairman of the federation where he will support the four national athletes through the Siklab Atleta Pilipinas Sports Foundation.

The four athletes are Southeast Asian Games gold medalists Kiyomi Watanabe and Mariya Takahashi, Sugen Nakano, and Kessei Nakano. The Fil-Japanese judokas are training in Japan.

Carter said Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) chairman William Ramirez initiated the move to have Uy, who is also the presidential adviser for sports, onboard even before the formal launching of the foundation recently.

“We are very thankful for the kind of support that we are getting. It’s overwhelming,” said Carter during the Philippine Sports Commission-Philippine Olympic Committee Media Group sports chat.

The four judokas are part of the 29 athletes identified by Sikab Atleta Pilipinas Foundation to be financed through the help of private funds in its bid to produce the country’s first gold medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Popular Judo President David Carter Re-elected

MANILA, Philippines — David Carter was re-elected for a fresh term as Philippine Judo Federation president during the federation’s recent elections.

Carter, who first took over in 2006-07 and was reinstalled to the top post in subsequent voting in 2008 and 2012, was given another mandate by 74 clubs representing Davao, NCR, Visayas, and Southern Tagalog during the PJF polls. His latest term will end in 2020.

Also elected were Vicente Fernandez (EVP), Luleo Panganiban (general secretary), Lyn Versoza (general treasurer), Rochelle Baclagan (referees director), CJ Lariosa (Sports director), Irene Divina (education, coach, Kata director), Jane Lapuz (marketing director) and Brian Jay Llamas (auditor).


“Our missions are to get at least five golds in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and send two Olympians (to the 2020 Games) while praying we get at least a medal in Tokyo,” said Carter.

To get the ball rolling, Carter said the federation is planning to form “a stronger coaching staff before the end of March and a stronger national team line-up by April and May.”


The PJF elections were supposed to be conducted in 2016 but according to Carter, was delayed “due to SEA Games preparations, etc.” Voting, he said, was witnessed by the Philippine Olympic Committee, which sent Robert Mananquil as an observer.


Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

By Andrew Pirie

Andrew is an ATFS Statiscian in Athletics with a wide range of knowledge in measurable sports. He has worked as a PSC Consultant and Research Assistant from 2013-2015, Consultant and Sprint Coach at Zamboanga Sports Academy from 2015-2017. And is current editor and chief of, and has recently done consultancy work for Ayala Corp evaluating the Track and Field Program.

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