Welcome to the first Going Postal Mailbag! While it's still the summer, we have nothing better to do than talk basketball and speculate what is going to happen during the upcoming season.
The news that the Warriors have switched from KNBR to 95.7 The Game, (first reported on GSOM by bilfor) came somewhat as a surprise to the Bay Area sports community. In hindsight, the writing seems to have been on the wall for at least a year, due to conflicting schedules and contract priority issues with the San Francisco Giants.
The absence of Ronda Rousey has certainly been felt by Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Outside of Conor McGregor, and Brock Lesnar every five years, the former women's Bantamweight champion is the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) draw in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Hate her or love her, fans tune in to see Rousey step inside of the Octagon.
British fighter Matthew Macklin says he wants to give some helpful tips to Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) to help him get ready for his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) in a little over two weeks from now on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
D ' Dean Henson
Sen. Manny Pacquiao made a surprise appearance at the Smart Araneta Coliseum and inspired Mahindra to score a 105-103 win over San Miguel Beer
By Sportsmanila Staff
What was expected to be a heavyweight bout between the last two Governors' Cup champions turned out to be a dud.
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has been one of the single most influential figures in Boxing for decades. He has had run-ins inside and outside of ring.
THIS is a match-up of the highest calibre. After winning a world title at lightweight against Ricky Burns, and subsequently defending in style against Yuriorkis Gamboa and Ray Beltran, Terence Crawford stepped up to super-lightweight to win the WBO title there.
SISMUNDO READY FOR THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE ON JULY 30
AT SMART ARANETA COLISEUM
ONE LUCKY TICKET HOLDER ON JULY 30 WILL WIN ONE MILLION PESOS
TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT TICKETNET.COM.PH
19 July 2016 - MANILA: Mario Sismundo, who will fight on July 30 for the World Series of Fighting Global Championship 3: Philippines vs. the World card at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.
Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.
The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.
Sismundo says, “Sobrang na inspire ako na kamukha ko si Manny Pacquiao kasi yung kamukha ko o kahawig ko ay di ordinaryong tao, kungdi, sikat sa buong mundo dahil sa kanyang galing sa boxing, at isa pa siyang Senador ngayon. Baka sa pagtiyatiyaga at sipag sa mga laban ko, isang araw, masundan ko rin ang yapak ng idolo ko.”
Sismundo continues, “Malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa ganitong kalaking organization, na galing pating Amerika. Tulad sa akin, na galing sa General Santos City na matagal nang naghintay ng pagkakataon makalaban sa malaking audience, malaking bagay po talaga. Matagal ko po itong pinangarap at dinasal.”
This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City, alongside fighters from all over the world.
Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.
It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago.
“Sa pinakamalaking laban ng buhay ko, na matagal niyang hinintay, wala na siya…pero hindi iyon hadlang para ako manghina o mawalan ng gana lumaban, bagkos, lalo ko pang pag-iigihan ang training ko para manalo sa laban na ito, dahil inaalay ko sa kanya ang laban na ito”, Sismundo says.
“At alam ko kahit wala na ang aking ama, manonood siya kahit nasa ibang mundo na siya”, adds Sismundo.
WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2988982/wsof-global-championship-3philippines-quezon-city-smart-araneta-coliseum. Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.
Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum recently took a handful of swipes at the UFC, claiming not only that the promotion is paying off lobbyists to avoid added government regulation but also that drug use in the sport far outweighed that of boxing.
The Philippines' Blu Girls Softball Team beat strong opponent Czech Republic to remain in the top 16.
The team is in Surrey, BC to compete against 30 other counties.
Ni Daniel Quindao Guden
Maple Grove City, Minnesota - DUHA ka mga NBA players ang gipili-an si Jimmy Butler o si D'Angelo Russell, kini ang gitutokan karon pag-ayo ni Tom "Thibs" Thibodeau ang bag-ong head coach ug president sa Basketball Operations sa Minnesota Timberwolves.
Sa ni-aging semana nagbansiwag sa mga Mantalaan sa Minnesota State ug Online news ang taho nga si Chicago Bulls guard/forward Butler ang gitinguha sa Timberwolves management nga mahitapo sa Land of Ten Thousand Lakes Minnesota team bugti sa no. 5 overall pick sa rookie drafting sunod semana.
The month-long festivities capped off with the inauguration and oathtaking of Mayor-elect Cristina Gonzales-Romualdez and the members of the local city government on June 30.
By Robbie Pangilinan
Robert Gerard Nazal II, president of YSA Skin Care Corporation, is the new President of Rotary Club of Sta. Mesa, Quezon City. He will assume leadership following the awards night at the One Shangri-la Place, Ortigas on July 27.
Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz of Zamboanga City makes history as she becomes the first woman to bag an Olympic medal for the Philippines
The first full day of competition at the 2016 Rio Olympics was a good one for the U.S. -- the Americans won five medals total, tying Japan and China for the most so far.
By Sportsmanila Staff
RIO DE JANEIRO – The seven Filipino athletes from five different sports plunged into training Tuesday, most of them doing morning and afternoon sessions, as the 2016 Rio Olympics moved just six days away from its opening ceremony.
RIO DE JANEIRO: Former Asian Games gold medallist Vikas Krishan (75kg) gave a perfect start to India's boxing campaign in the Olympics, beating American greenhorn Charles Conwell to enter the pre-quarterfinals here on Tuesday.
By Sportsmanila Staff
SAN JOSE — After making her first Olympic team, Simone Biles was happy and relieved. Both are to be expected, but it’s the latter emotion that reveals most about a gymnast who has been the best in the world for the last three years.
RIO DE JANEIRO—Kirstie Elaine Alora, the country’s lone taekwondo bet in the Rio Olympics, can’t find a better coach than Roberto “Kitoy” Cruz.
It is with a very heavy heart that we share some sad news about our dear friends Lee and Mary Samuels. Lee is the PR Chief of Top Rank. Their beloved son Eddie, 30, passed away suddenly on Saturday.Read more ...
RIO DE JANEIRO- Like a thief in the night, when no one was looking, Hidilyn Diaz made history for the Philippines.
The Zamboanga City native won the silver medal of the women's 53kg weightlifting with a total of 210kg at the Rio Olympic Games here on Sunday, ending the country's 20-year Olympic medal drought and becoming the first ever Filipina medalist in the games.Read more ...
After securing the biggest win of her mixed martial arts (MMA) career by taking out Holly Holm in the main event of UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago Illinois (highlights), Valentina Shevchenko wants her ticket to the big dance.Read more ...