by Marlon Bernardino
AFTER hosting numerous local and International billiards tournament, Senator Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao, the former eight-division world champion and an avid billiards benefactor,
is hosting an event at the famous Star Billiard Center in 46 Joy Street, Grace Village, Quezon City.
KUALA LUMPUR – Carlo Biado isn’t taking full credit for his golden performance in the billiards competition of the 29th Southeast Asian Games.
He also owes his mentors – legendary cue artists Efren “Bata” Reyes and Francisco “Django” Bustamante – for teaching him the tricks of the trade.
A champion of the World Games in Poland in July, Biado continued his winning ways when he demolished Nguyen Anh Tuan of Vietnam in the men’s singles 9-balls event to collect his second gold medal in the biennial meet.
Doha Asian Games silver medalist Jeffrey De Luna took home the runner-up honors in the 5th Annual Big Tyme Classic held at the BTB Pool and Billiard Hall in Spring, Texas, USA.
The 33-year-old Filipino cue master suffered a 0-2 loss to American Billy Thorpe in the championship round.
"Boxing is a sport. We allow each other to hit each other, but I'm not treating my opponent like my enemy. We're doing a job to entertain people."
By Alex P. Vidal
WE have no idea if the wishes of Iloilo Governor Arthur "Toto" Defensor Jr. that the proposed Panay-Guimaras-Negros bridge project be specifically mentioned by President Duterte during his State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22 was fulfilled.
“In sport, you only see the fighter, but it’s teamwork. Without a good team, you will never be the best. In boxing, you have to work with the best coach, the best lawyer, the best manager, the best doctor. Exactly the same principle applies in politics.”
By Alex P. Vidal
SENATOR Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao’s (62-7-2, 39 KOs) 12-round split decision win over hitherto WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-1, 22 KOs) on July 20 in Las Vegas was considered to be more glorious and exciting compared to his victories over Lucas Martin Matthysse (TKO7) and Adrien Broner (UD12) combined.Read more ...
By Alex Vidal , Sportsmanila
NEW YORK - 1 Power: Thurman is clearly the bigger man and a better pure power puncher, thus his "One Time" moniker. The problem, however, has been his inability to sit down on his punches and finish opponents the more he has evolved as a boxer. Not counting fights that were stopped due to cuts or injury, Thurman hasn't recorded a true knockout since 2013.Read more ...