Pacquiao: Matthysse scared of my punches

first_imgADVERTISEMENT Philippines erupts in joy after Pacquiao win Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? KUALA LUMPUR—Manny Pacquiao had Lucas Matthysse all figured out in the first three minutes of the fight.Pacquiao said he already sensed his punching power was too much for Matthysse as early as the opening round.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“I know he cannot handle my punches,” Pacquiao said during the post-fight conference Sunday after he delivered a seventh-round knockout for the WBA welterweight crown.“From the first round, I already felt that he was scared of my punches. I can see it in his eyes and actions.” In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins MOST READ Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 It appeared so.Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao (R) fights Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse during their world welterweight boxing championship bout at Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur on July 15, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Mohd RASFANPacquiao had Matthysse on his heels majority of the bout. A left uppercut knocked Matthysse down in the first round before a crisp jab by Pacquiao hurt him again, forcing him to take a knee before another left uppercut ended it for good.Pacquiao took solid shots from the Argentine fighter but was never in trouble throughout the fight.“From the beginning of the first round I knew in my mind already that I can control the fight, but our strategy is to be patient take time don’t rush and don’t be careless just like before,” he said.The 39-year-old Pacquiao showed no signs of rust despite coming off a one-year layoff since losing to Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia.ADVERTISEMENT The eight-division champion earned his 60th win, 39 via knockouts, and 12th title.RELATED VIDEO View commentslast_img read more

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Tottenham fans will love this – reason to be excited?

first_img DeAndre Yedlin shows his pace 1 Look at him go.DeAndre Yedlin running at full speed is a sight Tottenham fans will have no problems getting used to when he joins in time for the 2015/16 Premier League season.Check out the right-back’s tracking back and the speed at which he travels to make a crucial interception for Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup final.His club beat Philadelphia Union 3-1 to win the trophy where former Tottenham forward Clint Dempsey scored.Would you put him in the Tottenham first team?last_img

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No shame in losing, says embattled PSG coach Emery

first_img0Shares0000Unai Emery refused to discuss his future as PSG coach after the Champions League loss to Real Madrid © AFP / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOUPARIS, France, Mar 7 – Beleaguered Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery insisted there was no shame in losing to Real Madrid after the expensively-assembled French side crashed out of the Champions League at the hands of the holders.“To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not. They deserved to go through. There is no other analysis,” said the Spaniard whose side, shorn of the injured Neymar, lost 2-1 in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo and Casemiro scored the goals for Real in the second half, either side of Edinson Cavani’s scrambled effort for the hosts.The defeat condemned PSG — who had Marco Verratti sent off in the second half — to a 5-2 aggregate loss, the second season running in which they have been knocked out in the last 16 after the humiliating loss against Barcelona a year ago.“The objective was the Champions League. Now is not the time to think about the future,” said Emery, who is out of contract at the end of this season.PSG have still not made it past the quarter-finals of the Champions League since Qatar Sports Investments bought the club in 2011 and started to lavish huge sums of money on players.They took their spending spree to a whole new level last year, spending a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million) to sign Neymar from Barcelona and committing 180 million euros to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.Once again they have fallen short, but despite the crushing nature of another premature exit from Europe, Emery believes the Qatar-backed club will eventually go all the way in the Champions League, even if it is without him at the helm.“We all want it to be quick and fast. But I’m convinced PSG can do it,” he said.“It’s sure that we will continue, as much as patience allows, to build a team which can win in the future. When I came here I said I was sure this team can win the Champions League. But it’s a process.“It could be next year or after that. But PSG fans will see in the future, that the team can win it and then win many times.”– ‘Perfect match’ for Madrid –Emery, like midfielder Adrien Rabiot, said that the 3-1 defeat in the first leg had ultimately left his team with too much to do in the return.Edinson Cavani and Cristiano Ronaldo shake hands after Tuesday’s game in Paris © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONRonaldo was the hero of the tie for Real, once again coming good on the European stage. After his brace in the first leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, his 51st-minute header at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday effectively killed the tie.Madrid march on, still in contention to win the Champions League for the third season running.“We played well right from the beginning, pressing high up the pitch. It was a perfect match. It is not easy to come and win here,” said coach Zinedine Zidane, who had been under pressure just a few weeks ago but has come out of this tie with his position strengthened.The quarter-finals in April await for Real, keeping their season alive given that they are 15 points adrift of leaders Barcelona in La Liga and out of the Copa del Rey.“It is true that we have had difficult moments in the league and the cup, but that’s part of football,” said the Frenchman.“Over the last two years these players have won so much and it is difficult to maintain that level.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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