Thursday 29th June 2017,
Sports Alchemist
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Marvin Sonsona’s stone

I picked up a small stone along the way to the office. I threw the stone as high as I could and saw how it transcends above the small trees but in just a couple of seconds the stone was whirling down from the ground it made me wonder how it was to be airborne but like they say the higher you flew the harder you fall.

Marvin Sonsona became the second youngest boxer in the Philippines to be crowned a world champion but he also has the shortest reign with barely two months as a Super Flyweight champ. Still undefeated after escaping a split draw against the determined Mexican Alejandro Hernandez but no matter what the outcome is Marvin already lost his title in the scales coming to the fight two and a half pounds overweight against the 115 pound limit. He may outgrown the flyweight division in two months but still there are no excuses for failing to dispose an opponent who he thinks he will knockout in the early rounds. He said he injured his hands going to the third round then there was one lame excuse that he didn’t trained hard for that fight. He fought brilliantly in the first two rounds but when Alejandro changed shoes and got better tracking he gave Sonsona some neat lesson in boxing. As a boxer it is every fighter’s duty to tip on the scale for the contracted weight much would be expected for the defending champion. He fought mostly as a flyweight and won his belt against Jose “Carita” Lopez as a super flyweight and now he will be campaigning as a bantamweight he is still 19 years old and there is no substitute for discipline and hard work. He can train hard and get into the super flyweight limit easily because I don’t think he can take a bantamweight punch for now. I won’t put Fernando Montiel or even Gorres tormentor Melendez in front of him he would be eaten easily. Forget about all the hype and all the talks about how great you are or you are the next Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines. Those words or compliments don’t make you a better fighter but training, discipline and hard work makes you one. Marvin has still a bright future ahead of him. But I hope he remembers about the stone… the higher you throw it the harder it falls.

Jess Matthew Beltran

Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]

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Jess has contributed a thousand plus articles to various international and local sports sites. He is still finishing up an e-book which talks about basketball and life. Message him at [email protected]