ESS Kalev Jahtklubi

navigare nescesse est

Sa ei ole sisse loginud.

  • Avaleht
  •  » Talvehoid
  •  » Juan Manuel Lopez stopped Aldimar Silva Santos in the ninth

#1 2013-12-02 10:14:32

Registreeritud: 2013-12-02
Postitus: 67

Juan Manuel Lopez stopped Aldimar Silva Santos in the ninth

BAYAMON, Puerto Rico -- Juan Manuel Lopez stopped Aldimar Silva Santos in the ninth round Saturday night in his first fight following a suspension for accusing a referee of having a gambling problem. Known for his brawling style, Lopez waited for the right moment and knocked Santos down with an impressive flurry with 1:04 left. The Brazilian fighter was unable to continue. "I wont deny that I went through a period of frustration but you have to pay attention to your corner," Lopez said. "What I was used to doing is hitting them high but in this case what weve been working on in the gym is not to fight like that. More calm, take it round per round, three or four combos at most." Lopez, a former junior featherweight titleholder, was in the ring for the first time since losing his featherweight belt to Orlando Salido in March 2010, an epic slugfest that saw Salido go down in the fifth round and Lopez knocked down in the 10th round. It was what happened after the fight that generated controversy, though. The fight, close on all three scorecards, was appropriately stopped by referee Roberto Ramirez Sr. when Lopez was clearly dazed in the 10th round. Moments later, Lopez was interviewed in the ring by Showtimes Jim Gray and, still appearing confused, accused Ramirez of having a gambling problem. In a sport with a long history of murky characters and questionable decisions, the accusation was not well received by the Puerto Rican Boxing Professional Boxing Commission. So despite an apology from Lopez and his promoter, Bob Arum, revealing that the fighter had sustained a concussion in the fight, the commission suspended the popular Lopez for a year and fined him $10,000. Arum called the suspension "outrageous," and it was widely panned for being overly harsh. The decision ultimately meant Lopez was shelved for a year because most commissions, including those in the United States, generally recognize suspensions handed down by other governing bodies. Santos proved to be a good opportunity to shake off the rust. The 31-year-old from Sao Paulo, Brazil, is not considered a hard puncher, which meant Lopez could stand toe-to-toe -- the way he prefers to fight -- with little risk of getting hit flush. Santos also was one fight removed from a lopsided, second-round stoppage loss to rising star Jesse Magdaleno. Lopez improved to 32-2 with 29 knockouts, while Santos dropped to 18-4. The victory should set up a bigger fight later this summer. One of the names thats been floated by promoter Top Rank is Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia, who beat Salido two weeks ago by technical decision to claim the featherweight belt Lopez once owned. Another possibility is Wilfredo Vazquez Jr., the son of one of Puerto Ricos greatest fighters and the brother of Israel Vasquez. He rebounded from a hard-fought, split-decision loss to Nonito Donaire last February with a solid, seventh-round knockout of Jonathan Oquendo in October. . The final on Sunday will be the first for Champions League winner Chelsea and Copa Libertadores champ Corinthians, which edged Egypts Al-Ahly 1-0 in the other semifinal on Wednesday. Mike Nugent Jersey . For a team thats already lost two key pitchers to injuries for the season, the news could have been worse. It was bad enough even before Andy Pettitte fractured his fibula near his left ankle on the same day the Yankees put CC Sabathia on the 15-day disabled list with a strained groin. … ill-Jersey . The veteran goalie was simply speaking from the heart, he said, pointing to his chest as he sat in front of his locker on Monday after a morning skate. Taylor Mays Jersey .J. -- There is a reason the New Jersey Devils are leading the Eastern Conference. . Hamilton tallied twice in the second period, including the game-winner on a penalty shot, and MacIntyre stopped 27 of 28 shots to lead the Marlies to a 2-1 victory over the visiting Rochester Americans in American Hockey League action on Wednesday.DUBLIN, Ohio -- The Presidents Cup is a lot like The Players Championship. No one really talks about it until its time to play. And too much time is spent comparing it with something it will never be instead of enjoying it for what it is. At least no one can joke the Presidents Cup is match play between the United States and Florida. This year, only four players on this International team have homes in Florida. One lives in North Carolina, one in Virginia, another in Idaho. And its a home game for Jason Day of Australia, who lives about 10 miles away in Westerville and is an honorary member at Muirfield Village. But it has nothing to do with where these guys live or where they play. Remember, the most recent Ryder Cup at Medinah was a home game for Luke Donald of England. And only two players from Europes team are not PGA Tour members. The Presidents Cup can never equal the passion, pride and excessive hype of the Ryder Cup, just like The Players Championship can have all the trappings of a major championship without ever being considered one. Those vested in the Presidents Cup -- mainly anyone who works for the PGA Tour -- will argue that its only a matter of time. No one paid that much attention to the Ryder Cup when it was first starting out. Now it rivals the Masters as must-see TV. Thats missing the point. Europe has a real flag, not one that someone designed exclusively for a golf tournament. More than playing for a flag, Europe plays for its tour. Padraig Harrington said it best a decade ago when he referred to the European Tour as the "country cousin" of the PGA Tour. Its not as big, not as rich, not as popular. They have something to prove one week every two years. Its the success of the Ryder Cup -- and that success comes from beating up on the Americans every other year -- that pumps much-needed money into the European Tour. Golf fans from European countries build their year-round travel to the Ryder Cup, home and away. The International team comes from Argentina and Japan, South Africa and Australia. The biggest draw this week in Ohio might be Graham DeLaet of Canada, a proud golf nation and not terribly far away from central Ohio. "We are going to have a lot of support from the Canadians, and I think were going to have a lot of people down here from Canada in the next four or five days, so good for him," International captain Nick Price said. Safe to say there hasnt been a big rush for tickets from Ziimbabwe.dddddddddddd Or Argentina. So why bother with the Presidents Cup? Mainly because its an opportunity, and that should be enough. "When we started out with the Presidents Cup, the initial guys -- myself, Greg (Norman) and Ernie (Els) -- we so enjoyed watching the Ryder Cup and so wanted to be a part of the Ryder Cup-type format," Price said. "And then the Presidents Cup came along, and that was fantastic." Go back two decades to the start of these matches, and it might explain the value of the Presidents Cup -- and perhaps why it has lost some steam in recent years. The biggest stars outside of America in the mid-1990s werent from Europe, but from other parts of the globe. Norman was the biggest draw in golf. Price won three majors and was No. 1 in the world. Els won his first U.S. Open at 24 and was referred to by Curtis Strange as "the next guy." International players not eligible for the Ryder Cup won majors in all but two seasons during the 1990s. The only big stars from Europe when the Presidents Cup began in 1994 were Jose Maria Olazabal (when healthy) and Colin Montgomerie. Yes, Nick Faldo won his sixth major in 1996, but that was his last big moment. Europe got its due at the Ryder Cup. And these days, Europe has the best of both -- the Ryder Cup and some of the top stars. Just two years ago, the season ended with Europeans occupying the top four spots in the world ranking. Maybe thats why its hard to get worked up over this Presidents Cup. Masters champion Adam Scott has emerged as a global star. No other player on the International team is ranked among the top 15. It wouldnt hurt if the International team won the Presidents Cup this year to at least make it look like a contest. The last three have been blowouts, and the Americans only loss in this "competition" was in 1998 at Royal Melbourne. It certainly would help for the matches to be close. "We dont like getting beaten," Price said. "This is -- to all of us, I think -- its a really big week." Would it change the interest level worldwide? Not much as people might think. Its still an exhibition between the best players in the world outside of Europe. Its team match play, the most engaging format in golf. It can be fun. It can be intense -- Price once snapped a putter over his knee after losing a match on the 18th hole. Its still a great week of golf. And thats all it needs to be worth playing. ' ' '


  • Avaleht
  •  » Talvehoid
  •  » Juan Manuel Lopez stopped Aldimar Silva Santos in the ninth

Foorumi jalus

Powered by PunBB
© Copyright 2002–2008 PunBB