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As one of the most exciting punchers in the heavyweight division in the 1990s, Tommy “The Duke” Morrison toppled foes like a tank running over sandcastles. Morrison’s failure to knockout his personal demons though cost him his aura of invincibility and, ultimately, his life. The former World Boxing Organization (WBO)…

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Just weeks ago as Manny Pacquiao started preparing for his comeback fight against Brandon Rios, news came out that conditioning coach Alexander Ariza has left the former top pound-for-pound boxer’s camp. What I read from various boxing websites is Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach showed Ariza the way out. While not…

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The practice of bodyweight calisthenics brings a number of benefits among them functional strength, joint mobility and the pleasure of pushing the limits of human body movements. But there is one more benefit that is rarely explored by its practitioners and that is its connection to energy healing. As a…

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It can be said that Tracy McGrady is one the best players never to win an NBA championship, in the same list as Karl Malone, Charles Barkley, and Dominique Wilkins.T-Mac, as he is fondly called, almost won a ring with the San Antonio Spurs but fell one game short in…

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Mexican Jhonny Gonzalez was supposed to act out the role of a sacrificial lamb against unbeaten countryman Abner Mares during their recent scuffle for the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) featherweight (126 lbs.) championship. While a former two-division champion (bantamweight and featherweight), the popular belief going into the fight was that…

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It is my unwritten policy not to write or discuss the same sports personality in succession, since I don’t want to be accused of promoting that personality. But a certain twist has compelled me to write about Nonito Donaire for the second straight week. Many boxing fans can recall as…

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Ambidexterity is the ability of being equally skilful with each hand. Attaining ambidexterity is crucial to any individual who must depend on a weapon for survival because in real combat, you are doomed if you can’t wield your stick, knife or gun proficiently with your other hand the moment your…

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The Indiana Pacers were one game away from what could have been their 2nd NBA Finals appearance in franchise history last season. However, the defending and eventual champions Miami Heat were simply too much and frustrated the Pacers in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Despite having young and…

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There is no denying that Philippine pro boxing is currently in a state of calamity, what with our marquee fighters (Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire Jr.) in hibernation following disappointing performances and our top prospects (Milan Melindo, AJ Banal) getting fried in their bids to bring home the bacon. Don’t…

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A new Cobra Energy Drink commercial featuring four-time world boxing champion Nonito Donaire is making the rounds of television. In the commercial, Donaire battles a robot in a steel-chained ring, and even if he gets staggered in the initial phase of the fight, he eventually bounces back and dismantles the…

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