Pacquiao floors sparmate

first_imgManny Pacquiao is nearing peak form less than three weeks before he tries to dethrone Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse as World Boxing Association welterweight king.On Tuesday in General Santos City, the world’s only eight-division world champion staggered sparring partner Gherich Chavez with a single solid straight to the jaw.ADVERTISEMENT The 39-year-old Pacquiao then paused briefly to give Chavez a respite.“I would say he is already 85 percent ready but we don’t want him to peak too soon,” said chief trainer Buboy Fernandez, echoing the observations of strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune.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“He is right there where we want him to be right now,” said Fortune.Pacquiao challenged himself Monday morning by climbing the steepest route in Maasim, Sarangani province.“It’s a sign that Manny is trying to ask himself questions whether he still has it or not,” said Fortune. “That talks a lot about his warrior spirit.” MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Matthysse, under the tutelage of Joel Diaz, is also in deep training to match whatever firepower Pacquiao will be bringing to the “Fight of Champions” on July 15 at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The 35-year-old Matthysse is planning to arrive in Malaysia 10 days before the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Jobim eyes back-to-back In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_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 Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

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Boxing: Roy Jones Jr partners with MTK Global

first_imgAdvertisementFormer four-weight, six-time world champion Roy Jones Jr. has partnered with MTK Global. This marks another major deal for Jones following the establishment of his Las Vegas-based RJJ Boxing Promotions and the signing of a multi-card deal with TV giant beIN Sports merely two years ago.Jones brings a creditable name from inside the boxing community to MTK Global. He understands the business side of boxing and could help MTK broaden their audience base.Lately, boxing has witnessed an influx of deals and globalization contract signings. Moves like this can only help promote the sport and generate excitement for for the future. Fans of boxing would do well to appreciate efforts such as this because they improve the sport and increase its worldwide visibility.MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: “Having a boxing legend like Roy Jones Jr as a partner is a huge moment for this company and we’re so proud to be working with one of the greatest fighters of all-time.”MTK Global Head of Business Development Dr. Mirko Wolf said: “Roy Jones Jr is a name that everyone in boxing knows for his achievements in the ring and he’s already achieving great things out of the ring so we’re in no doubt the alliance will yield big things – not just Stateside but globally.”Jones Jr said: “I’m delighted to have MTK Global as a partner. With the way things are going with boxing, globalisation is key and everyone needs to be equipped to operate everywhere – not in isolated places.“Joining forces with MTK Global means two forces are joining together to make one even stronger force. The boxing world better look out.”Advertisementlast_img read more

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