Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Fighting at 144lbs Juan Manuel Marquez will be at a Disadvantage Against Manny Pacquiao


"I just don't think Marquez holds that weight really well," boxing coach Ron Frazier cited. At a 144 pound catch weight, Juan Manuel Marquez will be at a disadvantage against Manny Pacquiao. Frazier who trained the likes of UFC superstar Randy Couture and MMA heavyweight Gabriel Gonzaga, thinks the added weight will slow down Marquez.

The weight factor, he said, will be important when Marquez fights the lightning quick Pacquiao on November 12. "I think that he could probably make 130 from I've seen when he's come by our gym a couple of times. He's not a big guy at all," he said.

Marquez the reigning WBA and WBO lightweight champion, currently fights at 135 lbs. He agreed to face Pacquiao for the third time at the 144 lb. catch weight. Pacquiao the WBO welterweight title holder fights at 147 lbs.

Frazier thinks the Filipino champion won;t have problems making the catch weight. "Manny is a freak of nature athlete who has carried that weight very well for himself," he said.

I hope Manny finally beats Marquez convincingly to finally shut Marquez up. Marquez always thinks he should have won their matches. I hope Manny silences this guy once and for all. Marquez is gonna need plenty of urine to beat Manny now hahahaha if you forgot about Marquez urine drinking click this link to see. Marquez drinking his urine.

Spanish Basketball Star Ricky Rubio will finally Suit up for Minnesota Timber-Wolves


Finally Ricky Rubio will play for the T-Wolves. The Highly rated Spanish point guard will leave REgal Barcelona to play for the Minnesota Timber-wolves in the NBA next season.

"I have finally decided to go to the NBA. I have a dream that now can become a reality," Rubio told a news conference in Barcelona last Friday. The 20 year old Spain international was selected fifth in the draft by the Timberwolves in June 2009 but at the last minute decided to stay at home for two more seasons to be better prepared for the rigours of the NBA.

Rubio is the latest Spaniard to make the transition to the NBA, following brothers Pau and Marc Gasol, who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies respectively. Rubio has been compared in appearance and style to American former NBA player Pete Maravich, a five time All Star, known as "Pistol Pete" and who died in 1988 aged 40.

I have only seen Rubio play, when US battled Spain, but was able to handle himself good against the NBA powered US team. I hope he can improved more once he will enter the NBA, especially his physique and shooting.

Manny Pacquiao named Richest Boxer by Sports Illustrated


Philippines boxing star Manny Pacquiao is not only the best boxer today but also happens to be the sport's richest fighter. The eight time world champion earned $52.5 million (Php2.250 billion) last year, easily landing him a spot in the Fortunate 50 list of Sports Illustrated's highest earning athletes.

The 32 year old Filipino boxing sensation is ranked fourth behind top golfers Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, and tennis star Roger Federer. He is second behind Federer, owner of 16 grand slam titles, in the list of the highest paid non American athletes.

The earnings represented the prize money and endorsement made by Pacquiao in 2010, the year he collected $20 million each in the two fights he had with Joshua Clottey and Antonio Margarito for the WBO welterweight tittle and WBC super welterweight crown respectively.

Only last month, Pacquiao upped his ante by netting a total of $30 million (almost Php 1.3 billion) for successfully defending his WBO 147 belt opposite Sugar Shane Mosley with a 12 round one sided decision. Pacquiao who is guaranteed a $ 20 million prize purse for the Mosley fight, is the only boxer to make SI list and comes in the wake of a recent Forbes ranking where the reigning pound for pound king placed 24th in the World's 50 highest paid athletes with the net earning of $25 million.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

James, Wade and Bosh too Much for Mavs in Game 1 of NBA Finals 2011

The Trio of Lebron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh was just too much for the Dallas Mavericks in game 1 of their NBA Finals as Miami wins 92-84. James led Miami with 24 points while Wade and Bosh each scored 22 and 19 points respectively. While Dallas was led by Dirk Nowitzki's 27 points.

Although the games was tight on all 3 quarters of the game, the Heats power trio exploded in the 4th quarter and blew the game wide open.

I gotta admit it, I did not expect Miami to reach the NBA finals this year, I thought they can only reach as far as the Eastern Finals. I know that they would be a powerhouse team, but I never thought they would be this dominant this year, maybe the following year, but not this year.

Game 2 is Thursday in Miami.


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