Tuesday, October 20, 2020



“I’ve always been a Ginebra fan. Even though I’m playing for opposing teams but, you know, I’ve been a villain my whole career and I think it’s a perfect fit for my career playing for Ginebra, I want to play in front of their legions of fans. Nothing better than showing up in the arena and play in front of fifteen thousand or twenty five thousand people. You get that motivation, that inspiration to go out there and do whatever it takes to win,” 


" Bata pa lang ako, Ginebra fan na 'ko, ‘yun kasi ‘yun ang kinalakihan ko na team. Halos lahat ng tao sa amin, Ginebra talaga team nila. Everytime may game sila, nakikinood kami ng mga barkada ko,” 


" They're the most popular team , everybody wants to play and be part of Ginebra legacy , maybe not now but if given a chance im pretty sure it would be an amazing experience " 


"Bata pa lang ako, nagkakagulo na sa bahay namin pag umuwi ako galing school. Tapos tatanungin ko, 'Anong pinapanood ninyo?' 'yun pala nasa finals ang Ginebra, So honest lang ako, bata pa lang talaga ako, Ginebra fan talaga ako. Kaya dream come true sa akin na makalaban ang Ginebra sa finals talaga, Kasi hindi naman tayo lahat bumabata sa PBA, so gusto ko bago ako mag-retire o mawala sa PBA, makalaban ko muna 'yung idol ng lahat ng teams." 


GINEBRA is a well coached team, they have lots of good players ,height and adversity. Its going to be a great challenge . And the FANS to be honest , i know ill be on the other side but i love the fans regardless if they hate me or love me , i love the fans because they are passionate about the game " 


" Gusto ko mag - Ginebra , gusto ko talaga si Coach Tim Cone , nung nagpunta ako dito sa sa Manila para mag college lagi ako nanonood kahit nung nasa Purefoods pa siya "


“Big fan ni Jaworski si Calvin noong araw, nung bata pa siya. Na-influence namin ng lola niya, kaya ginagawa ni Calvin nung araw, bumibili siya ng VCD ng mga laro ni Jaworski, pinapanuod niya, Idol niya talaga si Jaworski. Kaya nga napapakamot na lang ako ng ulo na sa Alaska pa siya napunta " ---EVELYN ABUEVA (calvin's mom)  


"Kung wala ako sa PBA , fan ako ng Ginebra.Kung wala kaming laro kunwari kalaban nila Meralco , Ginebra ako. 


" Si Caguioa talaga ang idol ko lumaki ako na sya ang napapanood ko .After ng game nila gagayahin ko yun , yun ang nakalakihan ko whole family ko nagci cheer sa Ginebra noon "

Friday, September 4, 2020

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr.

Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. is an upcoming exhibition boxing match contested between former undisputed heavyweight world champion, Mike Tyson, and former four-division world champion, Roy Jones Jr. The bout is scheduled to take place on November 28, 2020, at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California.

The bout will be officially sanctioned by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC).

It's time for a little bit of nostalgia. After weeks and weeks of posting hype videos of training, Mike Tyson is heading back inside a boxing ring for an exhibition match on PPV. The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, now 54, will take on former four-division champion Roy Jones Jr. on Nov. 28 from California. Jones Jr. himself turned 51 in January.

A year after retiring, Mike Tyson announced in September 2006 that he would embark on a world tour of exhibition fights, billed as "Mike Tyson's World Tour", in a bid to overcome the debt he was in at the time. The first bout took place on October 20, 2006, at the Chevrolet Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, against former professional boxer and sparring partner, Corey Sanders (not to be confused with the South African former world heavyweight champion Corrie Sanders), in a four-round bout. With 6,000 fans in attendance, the fight failed to live up to expectations, with the crowd often booing with displeasure. This would be the only exhibition fight of the tour to take place.

Tyson, of course, was one of the most feared heavyweights in history, dominating the division over the late 1980s, becoming the youngest heavyweight champion in history with brutal punching power that carried him to a 37-0 record before he fell victim to one of the greatest sports upsets in history when he was knocked out by James "Buster" Douglas in Tokyo in July 1990. Tyson remained a star despite years spent in prison after being convicted of rape. Tyson would go on to infamous lows such as twice biting Evander Holyfield in their June 1997 rematch and quitting against Kevin McBride during his final pro bout. He has, in recent years, rehabilitated his image as a kinder, gentler version of himself, appearing in films, hosting a podcast and becoming an outspoken advocate for marijuana.

Tyson first mentioned the idea of returning to exhibition fights in an April 2020 YouTube interview with rapper T.I., saying, "I want to go to the gym and get in shape to be able to box three or four-round exhibitions for some charities and stuff".

He further teased a potential return to the ring in early May 2020, posting two short videos online of himself training via his Instagram account, declaring at the end of the video, "I'm back". He later explained in a Facebook livestream, "Anything's possible. I feel unstoppable now. The gods of war have reawakened me, ignited my ego and want me to go to war again. I feel like I'm [young] again."

Roy Jones' last bout of his 29 year career took place on February 8, 2018, defeating Scott Sigmon via unanimous decision at the Bay Center In Pensacola, Florida. Jones announced his retirement after the bout, but left the door open for a return against UFC fighter Anderson Silva, saying, "Dana, I know you're listening. I know Anderson's suspended. But that's the only other fight Roy Jones will return to the ring for. Other than that, chapter's closed.

Jones was named the best boxer of the 1990s by Ring Magazine. At his best, Jones displayed a dazzling combination of speed, power and defense, while being able to showboat in fantastic and improbable ways. Jones won wold championships at middleweight, super middleweight, light heavyweight, and eventually heavyweight in a historic accomplishment. After a near-flawless first 50 fights of his career -- his lone loss a controversial disqualification against Montell Griffin that was avenged in less than one round in the rematch -- Jones career slowly began to unravel as his style was too dependent on reflexes that diminished over time.

Is the fight safe?

Older boxers have come back for exhibition bouts in the past. Tyson had floated the idea for months before the bout was announced, though many expected his opponent to be Holyfield, who was similarly teasing an exhibition return. There are, of course, safety concerns when it comes to two men in their 50s who have taken full careers of punches to the head. A report by Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole stated, "Tyson-Jones fight will be EXHIBITION bout with bigger gloves, perhaps 12 ounces. They met with Andy Foster of [California State Athletic Commission] on Zoom recently. 

Of course, the fighters have spoken differently about their approach to the fight, not wanting to turn the public off to the idea. But Foster doubled down on the idea that the fighters would not be trying to knock each other out and were expected to "exhibit their boxing abilities" over eight, three-minute rounds, featuring no headgear and large gloves that would typically only be used for in-gym sparring sessions.

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Kobe and Gianna

The famed Tenement basketball court in Metro Manila, which includes the city of Manila and surrounding cities, is turning into a tribute to the late NBA star and his daughter, who died in a helicopter crash Sunday.

Visual artists at Tenement in Taguig quickly went to work, covering the popular basketball court with a mural of Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, who was with him when the helicopter crashed in Los Angeles, locked in an embrace.

The Tenement Visual Artists have been working night and day to finish the mural, and others have stopped by to light candles, write personal messages and pay their respects.

Hundreds of residents and tourists are flocking to this basketball court in the Philippines to pay respects to late basketball star Kobe Bryant.

This small court, in the middle of a condominium block in Taguig City, Manila, has become the focal point of tributes to the LA Lakers legend who died in a helicopter crash on January 26 alongside his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna.

Footage shows how tourists and residents in the basketball-loving country are flocking there to paint tributes on the walls surrounding the court.

Residents are laying flowers and posing and praying at a shrine with several portraits of Bryant in his LA Lakers kit.

''The artwork is a tribute to Kobe Bryant and his daughters and the victims of the accident. It's a form of our prayer, to give love and honour," said Mike Swift who helped create the tributes.

''All over the world, people are coming here to pay respect and show love and to mourn, to mourn Kobe Bryant, mourn Gianna. It's all our loss.''

Bryant was extremely popular across Asia, and especially in the Philippines, where basketball has been popular since the beginning U.S.'s occupation of the country in the 1890s, the Philippine Star points out. American teachers introduced baseball and basketball to Filipinos, and it became the country's most popular sport.

In addition to a painting, people wrote personal messages such as “Gone but never forgotten,” “Born to be super star” and “Legend will be legend.”