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Toughest opponent

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ang to keep mastery of karting field Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team MOST READ “We are here for glory.”“With all due respect to all fighters, we all know that we are facing one of the greatest fighters the world has known,” Arano said via translator during Thursday’s final press conference. “I ask you to applaud Señor Pacquiao. But I wanna tell you that we are not here for the pay check.”De La Hoya said Matthysse “has a good chin,” and that he will show that he’s the younger fighter. Pacquiao, De La Hoya added, is worn down physically after having faced the best fighters in his prime.His forecast: “If Pacquiao wins it’s gonna be by decision, if Lucas wins it’s gonna be by knockout.”De La Hoya lavished Pacquiao with praises for being “an inspiration for the youth to become warriors, giving them hope and opportunity (now as a promoter) using his fists. Using his heart. He’s doing it because he loves to give back.”De La Hoya said he and Pacquiao were the next generation of promoters, “who got a page from Bob Arum’s playbook.”Arum’s Top Rank’s only involvement here was distributing the fight in the United States, snagging a deal with ESPN+, the livestreaming arm of ESPN network.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “He (Pacquiao) made me get old,” De La Hoya said on Thursday. The Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) chief, who is here for the bout between Pacquiao and Argentine Lucas Matthysse, jokingly added: “I am still in pain from after I fought him.”Pacquiao chased De La Hoya from post-to-post, administering a punching clinic that left the all-time great winded and welded to his seat in the ninth round. It was a beating so sound, De La Hoya never fought after that.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’“With Pacquiao, it is very tricky. Pacquiao has a very unique style. When I fought him, I thought he was gonna get tired,” Dela Hoya told select journalists in his Le Meridien lounge suite. “Well, he never got tired.”And after fighting the likes of Floyd Mayweather, Pernell Whitaker, Bernard Hopkins, Felix Trinidad and Julio Cesar Chavez, it took hardly a pause before De La Hoya answered the question of who gave him the hardest time on the ring. Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins “Toughest? Manny Pacquiao! What separates him was his determination, his conditioning, his skills, his power, his speed and his footwork. He’s one of the fighters I most appreciate.”How he views the 2008 version of Pacquiao is far different from the Pacquiao who will fight GBP ward Matthysse on Sunday. But there are parallels. In one corner is a fighter eager for a shot at glory. In the other? A legend slowly on the fade the way De La Hoya was in 2008.“I hope it won’t happen on Sunday,” he said on the potential of Matthysse doing to Pacquiao what Pacquiao did to De La Hoya a decade ago. “I don’t know maybe how distracted he (Pacquiao) can be. And I do know that Matthysse is fully focused and determined, fighting the fight of his life.”Mario Arano, Matthysse’s manager, agrees with the 45-year-old De La Hoya.When both fighters climb the ring on Sunday, Matthysse will be looking for more than just a paycheck, Arano said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden Boy Promotions chairman and CEO Oscar De La Hoya chats with select members of the Filipino media on Thursday at Le Meridien Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netKUALA LUMPUR—Oscar De La Hoya has fought the sport’s biggest name all the way to his spot in boxing’s pantheon.But no fighter troubled him as much as Manny Pacquiao did. And no one but the Philippine ring icon made the sport’s “Golden Boy” feel the way he felt one night in 2008 in Las Vegas, when Pacquiao emptied De La Hoya of every drop of will with a violently beautiful beating.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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SAE head mounts attack on Αustralian Greek lobby

first_imgThe Australian Hellenic Council should be dismantled and re-established from scratch, according to the Coordinator for the World Council of Hellenes (SAE) of Oceania and Far East, George Angelopoulos. Mr Angelopoulos granted an exclusive interview to Neos Kosmos English Edition, (NKEE), during his recent visit to Melbourne to take part in a meeting for the organising of the upcoming Panhellenic Games. Amongst other things he talked about the Australian Hellenic Council making scathing comments about the way it operates. “The [Australian Hellenic] Council is run by individuals and not by organisations,” Mr Angelopoulos said. “The Council should hold regular meetings and should represent the wider Greek community,” he clarified. Mr Angelopoulos spoke about the controversy that has ensued after a decision by the Australian Hellenic Council to eject SAE from its ranks. NKEE understands that this decision was reached in a recent meeting that took place in Melbourne with the participation of various Council members, although it has not been officially announced. No specific reasons have been provided to NKEE or to Mr Angelopoulos about the decision. “We know that the Australian Hellenic Council held a meeting where it was decided to throw us out, but all this [developments] is up in the air,” Mr Angelopoulos undescored. “Nobody can be spared in the effort to promote Greek national issues,” Mr Angelopoulos added. He criticised the practice perpetrated by what he called small groups within the Council hijacking the agenda while excluding other people.The Coordinator of SAE Oceania did not hesitate to comment on the recent change of power in the Australian Hellenic Council and the subsequent shift of the organisation from Sydney to Melbourne. It should be noted that the new Coordinator of the Australian Hellenic Council is Patricia Drivas. “The transfer of power is not a hereditary matter.These things happen based on decisions from consensus. Such decisions have not been taken,” Mr Angelopoulos pointed out caustically. Meanwhile, he announced that the financial situation regarding the Panhellenic Games has been resolved. NKEE has reported in the past that the Games had run into financial trouble with the Greek government unable to secure funding. Mr Angelopoulos stated that the Greek government has finally earmarked an amount for the organising of the Games but he highlighted that the most substantial contribution will come from a Greek bank. “The Hellenic Postbank has agreed to be the major sponsor,” Mr Angelopoulos said. It is estimated that the sponsorship amount will be around $80,000 without including costs for the athletes’ gear that will be covered by the Hellenic Postbank [Taxydromiko Tamieutirio].Mr Angelopoulos indicated that the budget of the Games has not been finalised but estimated that it will reach at least $150,000. SAE officials believe that 600 athletes from around Australia will come to Melbrourne for the Games that will be held on November 27, 28 and 29. Mr Angelopoulos said that he will be making further announcements regarding the Games as details are finalised and promised that the organisisng efforts will be transaprent, as he invited media scrutiny in each and every meeting. Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

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