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Ashley to fight for vacant title October 29

first_imgFormer World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley will get the opportunity to regain her title on Thursday, October 29 at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, when she takes on Republic of Ireland’s Christina ‘Lightning’ McMahon over 10 rounds. The fight had been originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed because of some concerns of the New York State Athletic Commission, with the supporting fights on the card. The word out of New York yesterday was “all is set, and we are ready to go”. The fight will be for the title left vacant by Jackie Nava, who defeated Ashley on September 6 last year in Mexico. Since then, Nava also won the World Boxing Association title in the same weight class, and has been declared a Super champion. She, therefore, vacated the WBC title, and this is what Ashley and McMahon will be fighting for on October 29. Anxious to get in the ring Ashley told The Gleaner yesterday that she was very disappointed when the fight was postponed last month, but “very happy that it is going to take place now”. She then added, ” I have even more of an incentive to put on a good fight now, and I am enjoying every minute of training for this fight. It is a year since I have fought and I am really anxious to get back into the ring and regain my title. I love being world champion.” Ashley goes into the ring with a 22-10-1 record with four knockouts while her opponent has a 7-0 record with three knockouts. Both boxers are known for their speed, and indications are that it will be a classic boxing match between two smart fighters, who are blessed with exceptional boxing skills.last_img read more

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Pessumal on Ravena shove: I’m not here to make friends

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Players turn up the heat on Australian Open weather policy Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netKiefer Ravena and Von Pessumal go way back, winning three titles during their high school days in Ateneo then teaming up again to steer the senior’s team to two more crowns.But on Friday, it seemed like they were never on the same side when the two former teammates surprisingly clashed as NLEX and San Miguel faced off in the 2018 PBA Philippine Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Pessumal said that he doesn’t pay much attention on who is defending him during the games.“It’s just like any other game. When I play, I don’t see who’s guarding me. I just play and I play to win all the time,” he said as the 6-foot-2 guard has been making the most of the opportunities given to him and the bench crew by coach Leo Austria.“We know that our starting five is probably the best in the PBA. I don’t wanna say ever, but it’s up there. So when we come in, us bench guys have to sustain the level of excellence that they have. Our job is when we get in, we should bring the level higher so when the starters come back, the game will be easier for them.”Consider this a fair warning from Pessumal though. Whether or not he shares a past with any other player, once that ball tips on the court, his goal is one thing only: to help San Miguel win.“I’m a professional basketball player. I’m not here to make any friends,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Early in the fourth quarter, Ravena blocked Pessumal’s fastbreak layup and left his ex-Blue Eagle comrade with a staredown as he slowly got back on his feet.Seemingly irate, the Beermen gunslinger waited as his teammates recovered for the possession, and when Marcio Lassiter heaved a three-pointer, Pessumal rushed to get a rebound and gave Ravena a hard shove at the 9:50 mark of the fourth frame.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe 24-year-old swingman, however, downplayed the scuffle which merited him a flagrant foul penalty one.“It’s part of the game. I don’t wanna say anything. It’s not a big deal,” he said after finishing with 10 points in San Miguel’s 109-98 win over NLEX. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View commentslast_img read more

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Government approves plan for multistate underground Hyperloop Elon Musk says

first_img(WSVN) — Elon Musk’s proposed plan to build a multi-state underground Hyperloop that would propel commuters from New York City to Washington D.C. in under 30 minutes has been approved.Musk tweeted Thursday that he has recived “verbal approval” from government officials for the Boring Company to construct the Hyperloop, which would run through New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C. Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Just received verbal govt approval for The Boring Company to build an underground NY-Phil-Balt-DC Hyperloop. NY-DC in 29 mins.— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 20, 2017A Miami-Orlando route is one of 11 proposed finalists vying to compete for the rights to build the ultra-fast transportation system in the U.S. The 257-mile route normally takes about 3 hours by car, but would reduce travel time to about 26 minutes, the company says.Hyperloop transportation uses a magnetically-levitated train inside of a low-pressure tube, giving the train the ability to potentially travel as fast as an airplane.On an average day, a car ride from New York City to Washington D.C. takes just more than four hours and about 3 hours by train. The Hyperloop would take 29 minutes, according to Musk. last_img read more

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