Saturday, November 13, 2010

Pacquiao clobbers Margarito for eighth title

ARLINGTON, Texas – Manny Pacquiao was once again masterful, beating Antonio Margarito so frightfully that Margarito’s face looked as it had been pounded repeatedly by a club.

Pacquiao won a unanimous one-sided decision in a blowout from the opening seconds of the fight to capture the World Boxing Council super welterweight title before 41,734 in-awe fans at Cowboys Stadium.

Pacquiao’s title belt, coming against an opponent who had a 17-pound weight advantage when the bell rang, 165-148, was the eighth in his illustrious career. Pacquiao has won world titles at 112, 122, 126, 130, 135, 140, 147 and now 154 pounds.

Judges Jurgen Langos had it 120-109, Glen Crocker had it 118-110 and Oren Schellenberger had it 119-109 for Pacquiao. Yahoo! Sports scored it 120-107 for Pacquiao, giving Pacquiao a 10-8 edge in the 10th round when he dominated tremendously.

Margarito, fighting for the first time in the U.S. since Jan. 24, 2009, when he was caught with an illegal knuckle pad in his gloves before a loss to Shane Mosley, was never in the fight. Pacquiao’s speed was blinding and was the difference in the fight.

Pacquiao was hurt when Margarito landed a combination to the ribs, but he spun off the ropes and landed a three-punch combination to the head. Margarito’s right eye was swollen grotesquely, beginning in the fourth. By the 10th round, the left eye was a slit, too.

Pacquiao was looking at referee Laurence Cole late in the fight, asking him to stop it. Pacquiao said he eased off in the 12th round. “I did my best,” Pacquiao said. “He’s strong. He’s a very tough fighter. I can’t believe [he took those punches].”

Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, added, “We didn’t lose a round. I wish they had stopped the fight. They probably ruined his career by not stopping the fight.”

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ladies in BJJ/Grapling

Not much ladies from South East Asia(local) train and compete in BJJ or submission grappling. One of the main reason is because most of them worry they will take advantage by men while they roll with men. Besides, the culture around this region also make ladies rather train in other self defence discipline such like Taekwondo, Karate, Wushu, Kickboxing or Muay Thai (less clinching?hugging on floor?)
Well, the situation here is getting better since we can see more ladies compete in FTB BJJ/Submission tournament in Bangkok this September. I do hope more and more ladies start to learn and love this sport. Here is some of the ladies BJJ competator i like much.

Kyra Gracie vs. Erica Montoya

The best Female Grappler in SEA---Melvynna Tambunan

Kyra Gracie show us some skill

Sunday, August 23, 2009

MMA/ BJJ Workshop

On 28-30 our gym will organizing a MMA/ BJJ workshop. It is FOC for all gym members and for non members you only have to pay RM20 per days(not include accommodation). A guest from Singapore will also come to share his knowledge with us. This guy had participated in severals BJJ/submission grapling tournament in South East Asia region.
Guest Profile
Name : Ben Liu
Event participated : -Lord of the Pain
-Singapore International BJJ 2008 Gi Bronze medalist
-Djarum Java Super Submission championship 2008
-2008 FBT Thailand BJJ/Grappling Heavyweight Gi
Bronze medlist

Out Of The Gym---Steamboat!

Its was a cold day recently in JB due to rainy days. And not much people attended the Sunday training session(5-7.30pm) so after training we decided to go for steamboat since Mr. Kimi from Anggola haven try any steamboat in Malaysia before. You can take whatever you want and as many as you can but you must make sure you finish all the food if not you will get penalty(RM5 for 100 gram!) so here is how the story go:

It started with Mr Kimi: Uhhhh~~~Steamboat! Yummy! (and we took a lots of food , especially prawns, we took around 60 prawns!!)

After 3 hours......we have to force our self eat all the food we had taken since we don want to get penalty. Mr Kimi: Steamboat! No.........!

Just look at how many we had ate. Only 4 of us went for the steamboat but we ate 6 people meal! It was a fun and unforgettable day for all of us.

Roger Gracie MMA fights

Roger Gracie is head coach of Gracie academy in London. He is also world BJJ Champion. One day i really need to travel to London to train with him since there are a lots of famous fighters who trained in his gym before. To see his BJJ world championship 2009 fights click here.

1st fight vs Ron Waterman

2nd mma fight in Japan

Friday, August 21, 2009

Anderson Silva Training

Just to share this:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PENN vs Florion + Anderson Silva vs Forrest

U guys gotta watch this 2 match especially Anderson Silva vs Forrest! Anderson make Forrest looks like beginner!

BJ Penn Vs Kenny Florion

Anderson Silva VS Forrest Griffin