Vargas surprises Roach, says he’ll be back stronger

first_imgMOST READ View comments Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mayweather invite stirs speculation of second fight We are young Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capascenter_img BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town EDITORS’ PICK But Vargas had his moments and went on to go the distance against the eight-division champion.Vargas didn’t get the result he wanted, but he was able to make a statement.“Without a doubt I belonged there. This is where I belong,” he said. “To have Manny Pacquiao think two, three four times before coming in, he wasn’t coming in comfortably which made it a chess match.”“I belong here. I’m sorry that I let my fans down with this fight. I plan to use it as experience, comeback stronger and capture another world title. This is only the beginning of my career. Manny Pacquiao has more world title fights than I have fights. I’m going to be stronger.”ADVERTISEMENT LAS VEGAS, NV – NOVEMBER 05: Jessie Vargas (R) hits Manny Pacquiao in the fourth round of their WBO welterweight championship fight at the Thomas & Mack Center on November 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao won by unanimous decision. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPMany wrote Jessie Vargas off heading into the biggest fight of his boxing career against Manny Pacquiao.Vargas lost, yielding his WBO welterweight title, but not after putting up a gutsy showing against the Filipino legend that left even Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach surprised.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “He (Pacquiao) pretty much fought a good fight. The opponent was a little bit better than I thought he was, he had a lot of heart,” Roach told reporters in the post-fight press conference.“He hung in there, maybe he hurt [Manny] more than a couple times. He kept coming, he has a lot of heart, a lot of balls and I like watching him. He’s a great kid.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentREAD: Pacquiao victorious in fight vs Vargas as Mayweather watchesThe 27-year-old Vargas lost by unanimous decision and even tasted the canvass in the second round after getting hit with a left straight that felled many of Pacquiao’s previous opponents over the years.last_img read more

Abueva sizzles in return as Aces beat Batang Pier

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “It’s great to have all those guys back. And all of the guys who contributed in their absence still contributed. They played with the same enthusiasm,” said Alaska head coach Alex Compton.“I thought defensively in the first half we were solid, We had some breakdowns where we gave them some shots but Terrence and Stanley are the most dangerous 1-2 in the league,” he added. “I’m just really disappointed with our ball movement. We just took quick and bad shots.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliApart from Abueva, the Aces also got Vic Manuel, Ping Exciminiano and Rome dela Rosa back.Abueva, who unleashed 15 points in the fourth quarter, couldn’t have returned at a better time for Alaska, which is in dire need of a victory against the top team in the league in GlobalPort after dropping its first two games. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus La Salle sweeps Ateneo to capture UAAP Season 79 crown Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK PBA IMAGESAlaska welcomed back four of its key players and took down GlobalPort, 95-84, for its first win in the 2017 PBA Philippine Cup Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Calvin Abueva chalked up a double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds in his first game back from an injury on his quadriceps.ADVERTISEMENT Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town The Aces rallied from a nine-point fourth quarter deficit behind Abueva and JVee Casio as both outscored the Batang Pier in the final 12 minutes, 25-19.A short jumper by Casio, who added 15 points, put Alaska ahead, 79-78, and his 3-pointer sealed the game, 91-82, with 44.2 seconds left.Terrence Romeo came off the bench and led all scorers with 26 points that went with four assists and four steals while his backcourt mate Stanley Pringle had 23 points, five rebounds and four assists to lead GlobalPort, which absorbed its first loss after a 2-0 start.ADVERTISEMENT Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 We are youngcenter_img Senators to proceed with review of VFA As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more