Monday 01st September 2014,
Sports Alchemist

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao wants a sensational knockout against Timothy Bradley

Manny Pacquiao wants a sensational knockout against Timothy Bradley

For most of Manny’s fight, he tried to keep mummed about scoring a knockout, but this time it’s different. Two losses with one of that loss coming from a stunning knockout against Juan Manuel Marquez, it seemed that he is out to get redemption. [...]

April 9, 2014 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Will we see the last of Manny Pacquiao?

Will we see the last of Manny Pacquiao?

Brandon Rios would be Manny’s ticket back to his former status. But still, this would be an uphill climb for the 34 year old Pacquiao. [...]

August 12, 2013 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 0

My 2013 Sports Alchemist Boxing wish list

My 2013 Sports Alchemist Boxing wish list

Manny Pacquiao – with his recent knockout loss it’s really not a lucky punch but maybe a friendly reminder that his time is up. [...]

December 31, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

Nonito Donaire Jr.’s New Burden

The time has come, and beyond all the praises and adoration, Nonito will carry a different burden ─“National icon” a label that pays a very hefty price. [...]

December 20, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 0

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

Pacquiao-Marquez IV Aftermath: Pac will bounce back

It wasn’t quite a surprise, when the 33-year-old fighter lost to Timothy Bradley last June in a controversial decision. Although it was clearly a Pacquiao victory, however, Manny’s aura of invincibility has slowly diminished. He wanted to know if he still got it, and decided to fight Juan Manuel Marquez, and got a bold answer [...]

December 9, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao, Pinoy sports 2

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV: Bigger Marquez aims one thing…

Juan Manuel Marquez is busy preparing for their fourth and final battle against his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao. His added weight and muscle are not a surprise. Marquez is aiming for a win…, and that means no judges will ever get to show their cards. [...]

November 26, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, boxing download, Pacquiao 0

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez is just another wasted opportunity

When you are the number-one fighter in the world, you know your days are short lived. The harsh reality of boxing is that the champion necessarily gets beaten by a hungry and young fighter. It wasn’t the case of Manny Pacquiao; he was still the alpha male, but it was having more alpha males rooting [...]

October 1, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

Amir Khan: The Anatomy of a Glass Jaw

Amir Khan: The Anatomy of a Glass Jaw

Garcia was bruised and battered for the entirety of the fight until Danny landed a timed left hook that wobbled Khan’s legs onward to a fourth-round TKO win. So you have to wonder, with Khan’s boxing prowess would this be an untimely end to his dominance? [...]

July 21, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0

On Athletes losing Weight: Advantage or Disadvantage?

On Athletes losing Weight: Advantage or Disadvantage?

If you are an athlete and has 14% body fat, losing weight might not be a good idea. Coaches and players need to understand that limiting weights can cause loss of muscle mass, eating disorder, bone loss and increase the risk of injuries. [...]

July 3, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran Basketball, boxing, MMA, NBA, Pacquiao, sports 0

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley: Let’s just sleep it over

Ernest Hemmingway said, “Man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.” However, the fight against Timothy Bradley wasn’t even close to being destroyed [...]

June 13, 2012 Jess Matthew Beltran boxing, Pacquiao 0