Sunday, 28 May 2017

What's Hot In Sports

          Any avid sports fan should look forward to some interesting developments in the world of sports both here in Australia and in the whole world. This is one facet of life that never runs out of excitement. Whatever field of sports that you have chosen, there are always some interesting events in the near future, soon or later. 



          In the world of footy, the famous Australian football is now on its mid year season and all the teams are trying their very best to stay in contention. Hence the goal of winning is constantly the primary one in every schedule that they have. As of today, the leading teams are the following: Adelaide Crows, Brisbane Lions, Geelong Cats, Western Bulldog and Melbourne.

          While the rest of the teams are busy preparing their members for the coming schedules, these teams on the lead would never put down their guard so that they can improve or maintain their present standing.

          Meanwhile in the world of boxing, one exciting coming huge boxing event is the scheduled match between the heavily favoured champion Manny Pacquaio against the Brisbane boxer Jeff Horn. While those boxing aficionados have set their eyes on the much known boxer Manny yet the odds are not against the little known Brisbane boxer for nobody exactly knows what will happen inside the ring. So with much excitement, the world is preparing to witness this great fight this coming July 2, 2017.  





                                    

Friday, 17 March 2017

The Heart of a Winner

          The world of sports is composed of so many facets. And one of those is its similarity to a coin- it is composed of two parts- positive and negative. Any sport's goal is constantly achieving the winning side. Hence giving one's 100% performance in any sport is a must. No second level or lopsided performance but rather, everything should be aiming for the best. 


          On the other hand, losing in any competition is the other side of the coin, desolation, downhearted, heartbroken, and others are but the same of the negative consequences of any loss. Sometimes, a player could ask himself, " What went wrong with my performance? How did it happen when in fact, I have given my best shot?" 

         Other questions could come up in one's mind yet at the very end, this unfortunate result could be a blessing in disguise most notably when one says to himself, "I need to see the positive effects of this loss." That instead of blaming oneself or the worse, blaming others,
one will resort to retrospection and assess what needs to be improved or revised in terms of one's approach to the game. 

          "Better luck luck next time" is always a seemed compliment afterwards yet there would be a room for improvement in one's performance. Thus one of the best ways to approach any game is to look at it as a means of emerging as a winner- both in winning or losing the game. It's all in the mind after all. 













Saturday, 21 January 2017

Australian Open 2017

          One of the most awaited sporting events in Australia and in the whole world is the Australian Open. From Wikipedia,  " the 2017 Australian Open is a tennis tournament that is taking place at Melbourne Park between 16-29 January 2017.  It is the 105th edition of the Australian Open, and the first Grand Slam Tournament of the year. The tournament consists of events for professional players in singles, doubles and mixed doubles play. Junior and wheelchair players complete in singles and doubles tournaments."




          And just like in any kind of sports, unknown players stood up while some known ones failed to qualify to the next round. On the other hand, all Australian male players are gone and not a lucky year for the Australians as nobody among the guys stay behind to claim a higher spot for this year's event.



          Some of those who bowed out already are Novak Djokovic, as he was upset by Denis Istomin and the Australian promising players Bernard Tomic and Nick Kyrgios. Then on the positive side, those who marched forward are the following: big names like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Andy Murray, Venus Williams and the like. Thus, continue to watch the ongoing matches at the Australian Open as they unfold each single day. 




Sunday, 25 December 2016

The Boxing World 2016

          One of the most talked sports of all time is the world of boxing. And for 2016, here are some of the most interesting fighters this year has produced and who continued to dominate the sports.

1. Gennady "GGG" Golovkin- he is one of those famous fighters in the middleweight division. All throughout his career, Golovkin has been dominating all his opponents either by scoring on a knockout or scoring a win by points. A few of those names mentioned as his most probable opponents are Canelo Alvarez, Billy Joe Saunders, James Degale, Danny Jacobs, and Sergey Kovalev. 

2. Roman Gonzales- another interesting fighter who has come out as phenomenal this year is Gonzalez. He is considered as a favourite against his next opponent McWilliams Arroyo. His illustrious career is considered as dominating as that of Triple G and much expectations are put on his coming fights.




3. Andre Ward- the top fighter in the light heavyweight division and his success in overpowering such opponents as Sullivan Barrera just proved that he really is a dominant fighter on this division. So much expectations are placed on this fighter and many are excited to witness him on his coming fights. 

4. Sergey Kovalev- his overwhelming victory against opponents such as the recent one, Jean Pascal, for the second time in less than a year. And it was noted that it was just the notable Bernard Hopkins who went the distance with him. His power and technique always dominate his opponents. 

5. Canelo Alvarez- his overwhelming victories over such opponents as Miguel Cotto and Amir Khan just showed his dominance and power. he is still considered as a young and precious fighter and many are hopeful to watch his upcoming events and among those who are eyed to be his opponents are Genady Golovkn and more surprised names.

6. Manny Pacquiao- back from his recent triumph over the known flashy fighter Jesse Vargas, Pacquiao is said to be back in timing and power. His recent retirement did not last long and now he is back on the ring again. 

There are those other names worthy to mention but I would just limit my names on these following fighters above. The world of boxing is waiting for more interesting fights for year 2017. 


Monday, 4 January 2016

The Australian Open 2016

          January 18- 31, 2016- mark those dates as they usher the start of the grand slam of tennis among others are the Roland Garros, Wimbledon and US Open- the most prestigious tennis tournaments in the whole world and the events that every tennis player should wish to participate into.

         Some interesting activities are being lined up as early as last year to make this yearly event another amazing one. On the sidelines, famous Melbourne restaurants are set to put up shop on the annual Australian Open Festival to be held at Birrarung Marr from  from 18 to 31 of January. 


          Exciting names to take note for this year's event are those of Lleyton Hewitt who will be playing for his last Australian Open appearance, Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Andy Murray. This year's initial offering of Grand Slam is proudly sponsored by KIA, ANZ, Jacob's Creek and IBM. 


Source: http://www.ausopen.com/en_AU/news/articles/2016-01-02/chasing_history_milestones_on_the_line_in_2016.html


                                   

Thursday, 31 December 2015

The Year That Has Been in Sports

          Nearing to the end of this year, several spectacular events have happened in the world of sports both positive and negative. Young guns have emerged and old great ones have ended their reign of their thrones held for such a long time.


           Sharing with you then some of those memorable milestones on this sporting world. One of the scandals that rocked the world of sports is in the game of soccer when FIFA suspended seven of its officials on the charge of bribery by taking some illegal money to favour certain people that went back as far as 1990s.

         On the lighter side, victors  emerged and sweeter at this time especially for the Kansas City Royals for winning the World Series and what made it so sweet for all of them and their fans is the fact that this is their first time in 30 years. In the world of boxing, the biggest name and winner is Floyd Mayweather who recently won his mega fight with the equally popular Manny Pacquiao in a unanimous decision bout. 



          In the world of tennis, Novak Djokovic continued his dominance of this sports at this stage as he gathered wins in various tournaments this year. On the distaff side, it is Serena Williams who emerged as the most triumphant among the players as she gathered wins in the Australian Open, French Open, and Wimbledon that allows her to gather as her achievement 21 majors and still counting.





                                             

Sunday, 29 November 2015

Promising Young Boxers

          Philippines will continue to be one of those countries which will be known due to its list of hard hitting and excellent boxers. To name some famous ones, you can hear the names of the most popular during this era, the world known slugger Manny Pacquiao, Nonito Donaire, Brian Villoria etc.. However, looking forward to the present young batch of Philippine boxers, there are some names worthy to mention. Among this batch, I would like to share with you three names which came out as very promising and hopeful of also becoming great in the near future.

          These three boxers are still on their prime and if given the right direction as well as the opportunity to hit big time, I believe that they have a big chance to make it. These three are the Pagara brothers, known for their hard hitting and aggressive stances and the well rounded young boxer Mark Magsayo. 



source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pC5QI3xY0Jc


1. Jason Pagara- he is the older brother between the Pagara brothers. With his father, Reynaldo, as his source of encouragement and with his strong following of the likes of Manny Pacquaio and older ALA Stable boxers AJ Banal and Boom Boom Bautista, he started boxing at an early age, 8 yrs. old. He prided himself with his record of 37 wins with 23 knock outs and 2 defeats at the hands of Filipino boxer Rey Anton Olarte in 2007 and Mexican boxer Rosbel Montoya. His defeat with Montoya was vindicated when he demolished him in their return fight winning the bout  in the 6th round. His latest triumph was just last month on their first US debut (ALA Boxing stable). In front of a huge US crowd and Pinoy fans, he showed his brilliance in the ring by sending his opponent, Nicaraguan Santos Buenavides, to the canvass several times. 

2. Albert Pagara- nicknamed as the Prince, Albert is the second of the popular Pagara boxers in ALA Boxing Stables. His present record of 25 wins (18 by knockouts) with 0 defeat is indeed a very promising one. He is well known for his very powerful right hand though his left hand is also touted as equally powerful. His latest stint was in Dubai World Trade Center when he masterfully defeated Mexican opponent, Jesus Rios on the very first round. 




source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHoFxhB8FNA



3. Mark Magsayo- although considered by many as still a novice on the professional level of boxing but he already made some news with his outstanding stoppages with the likes of John Rey Melligen, Ernesto Tata Fontanilla, and the visiting Korean boxer Moon Sun Jung. He won all his fights in such a masterful fashion that many are predicting a bright future ahead of him. 

Philippines would never run out of promising and talented fighters and it is such a pleasure to know a few of them through those mentioned beforehand. Still, as they continue to search for that big time glory, there is still a long way to go for these three talented ALA Stable boxers.