Alvarez-Golovkin 2 could be in the cards

first_imgSteam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Judge Don Trella had it 114-114 while Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 in favour of Golovkin.Golovkin got his first taste of Nevada-style judging in his Sin City boxing debut, but despite the kerfuffle he still managed to keep his World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles.Asked about Byrd’s lopsided scorecard, which had Golovkin winning just the fourth and seventh rounds, he replied, “unbelievable”.“Of course I want a rematch. This was a real fight,” Golovkin said.So the stage is set for a Golovkin-Alvarez 2, likely sometime in the first half of 2018.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up “I thought I won the fight,” Alvarez said. “I was superior inside the ring. I won at least seven, eight rounds. I was able to counterpunch and even make Gennady wobble a couple of times. “It is up to the people if we fight again. I felt frustrated over this draw.”Golovkin and Alvarez now look set to rule the resurgent middleweight division for years after their slugfest ended in a stalemate.READ: Golovkin and Alvarez deliver classic middleweight fightThe controversy came via the judges — one of whom scored the nail-biting fight 118-110 in favour of Alvarez. The evenly-matched fight was so close it could have gone either way. Challenger Alvarez fought well enough to win on his own but Adalaide Byrd’s mind-boggling scorecard fuelled conspiracy theories on social media.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I wanted to finish him off, but he was a stong opponent with lot of experience. It didn’t unfold the way I wanted it to,” Alvarez said.Former two-division champion Alvarez connected with a devastating punch series about 30 seconds into the round. A rubbery-legged Golovkin then went into a defensive shell, shook the cobwebs off, and managed to stay on his feet.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogIt was a rare moment of vulnerability for Golovkin who has never been knocked down in his pro career and, before that, in 350 amateur fights.Until his last two fights, which both went the distance, Golovkin had been jackhammering his way through the middleweight division. In March, he showed he could go the distance and win over Daniel Jacobs but their 12-round fight snapped a string of 23 consecutive knockouts for Golovkin.  It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson DAY6 is for everybody Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Gennady Golovkin (R) exchanges blows with Canelo Alvarez (L) during their WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight championship fight at the T-Mobile Arena on September 16, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Gennady Golovkin retained his three world middleweight titles, fighting to a draw with Mexican star Canelo Alvarez in a showdown for middleweight supremacy that lived up the hype./ AFP PHOTO / John GURZINSKIA somber Canelo Alvarez was left wondering what more he could have done to wrest the middleweight world titles away from Gennady Golovkin after their controversial 12-round draw on Saturday in Las Vegas.The 27-year-old Mexican star said he executed his game plan the way he wanted to, but missed his big chance when he failed to knock the champion out in the 10th round.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Kerber exorcises New York demons in Tokyo How to help the Taal evacuees In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide View commentslast_img read more

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first_imgWhere: Sands Bowl, 43323 Sierra Highway, Lancaster Meetings: A.V. Republican Women, Federated meet What: The Antelope Valley Republican Women, Federated, will hold a luncheon meeting, with social time at 11:30 a.m., lunch at noon and the program at 12:30 p.m. Guest speakers are Lancaster City Councilman Ron Smith and Lew Stults, district director representing Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon’s office. Guests are welcome and reservations are required. Call (661) 274-8533. When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Holiday Inn, 38630 Fifth St. W., Palmdale Wednesday Clubs: `Let’s Eat Out’ Dinner What: J & J Social and Travel Club will host a “Let’s Eat Out” Dinner with an optional movie following. For reservations, call (661) 267-2586. When: 5:30 p.m. Where: Red Lobster, 1041 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale Meetings: Weekly grief support meetings What: Hoffmann Hospice offers free weekly grief support meetings in our Palmdale office at 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N, Palmdale. Grief support meetings are open to all in need. The meetings provide the necessary tools to aid individuals throughout the grieving process. For inquiries, please call (661) 272-2355 When: 5:30-7 p.m. Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N, Palmdale Friday General: A.V. Fairground Home Show What: 19th annual Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Home Show sponsored by Hunter Dodge opens its doors just days after the spring equinox, otherwise known as the official start of spring. The three-day affair features more than 200 vendors, a free Home Depot workshop for kids, landscaping and how-to seminars, plant sales, wine tasting, a drawing for free fair tickets and free tomato plant giveaway (while supplies last!). Attendees can also pick up the A.V. Fair & Alfalfa Festival 2007 Exhibit Entry Guide (premium book) at the show. Admission: Adults (ages 12-61) are $5, children (11 and under) free with paid adult, seniors (age 62+) $4. Where: Antelope Valley Fairgrounds, 2551 W. Ave. H (at the 14 Freeway), Lancaster When: Friday, noon-6 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Health: Bereavement support group Posted by: Kaiser Permanente What: Bereavement support groups for adults are available at Lancaster Presbyterian Church. The groups are sponsored by Kaiser Permanente and meet weekly. These groups are open to the community as well as to members of Kaiser Permanente. There is no fee for attending. The groups are facilitated by trained bereavement volunteers provided by the Kaiser Permanente Hospice Department. For more caring support or information, call the Bereavement Line at (818) 375-3528. Registration is not required. When: 10-11:30 a.m. Where: 1661 W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster Clubs: Games Snack Night What: J&J Social and Travel Club will have a Cards, Po-keno and Other Games Snack Night. Bring food and a beverage to share. For information, call (661) 267-2586 or (661) 723-3237. When: 7 p.m. Where: Joanne Marshall’s, 42941 15th St. W., Lancaster Saturday Clubs: 2nd annual Phun Time PT Cruiser Car Show What: 2nd annual Phun Time PT Cruiser Car Show in Lancaster. The PT group Phun Time Cruisers is putting on its second annual car show. Detail flier and registration form found at Click on Phun Time Cruisers then click on schedule. When: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Where: Tom’s 26, 1805 W. Ave. J, Lancaster March 25 Day Activities: Palm Springs Air Museum What: The Palmdale parks and recreation department is offering an excursion to the Palm Springs Air Museum. The bus will depart from the parks and recreation office at 38260 10th St. E. at 7 a.m. and return at 7 p.m. The excursion fee is $23 per person for Palmdale residents and $28 for nonresidents. The fee includes museum admission. For more information, call (661) 267-5611 or log on to When: 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Palm Springs Air Museum 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Where: 1543 E. Palmdale Blvd., Suite N., Palmdale Tuesday Clubs: League Bowling What: J&J Social and Travel Club will hold its weekly league bowling. For information, call (661) 267-2586. When: 6-8 p.m. Sunday Volunteering: Seeking Volunteers What: Hoffmann Hospice, the A.V.’s only nonprofit hospice agency, is seeking volunteers to join our team. Volunteers are key members to our program. Volunteers must be older than 18, flexible according to availability and in good health. Training and ongoing support is available to ensure a rewarding experience. To find out how to become part of our special volunteer program, contact Shannon Thompson, volunteer coordinator, at (661) 272-2355. When: Ongoing last_img