Pacquiao plans ‘to finish the fight early’ vs Matthysse

first_imgPhilippine senator and boxing hero Manny Pacquiao poses after weigh-in in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Saturday, July 14, 2018. Matthysse and Pacquiao are scheduled to fight on July 15, for the World Boxing Association welterweight title in Malaysia. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun)KUALA LUMPUR — There was no beating around the bush for Manny Pacquiao as far as his plans against Lucas Matthysse on Sunday is concerned.Pacquiao said he doesn’t intend to go the distance with Matthysse, unlike 12 of his last 13 fights.ADVERTISEMENT “Our plan is to move side-to-side, throw a lot of punches and of course, if given a chance, finish the fight early,” said Pacquiao after the official weigh-in at Malaysia International Trade & Exhibition Centre here.The 39-year-old Pacquiao won’t force anything but he is determined to finally end his knockout drought that started in March 2010 against Antonio Margarito.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The last opponent who didn’t last long against Pacquiao was Miguel Cotto, who was stopped 55 seconds into the 12th round.The eight-division champion is gunning for his 60th win and 12th title overall against Matthysse, who is defending his WBA welterweight title for the first time.Beating the Argentine champion, however, won’t be an easy task for Pacquiao.Matthysse possesses knockout power in either hand with the record to back it up as 36 out of 39 fights have ended in KOs.ADVERTISEMENT Report: Disney dropping the ‘Fox’ from movie studio names Part of Pacquiao’s plan vs Matthysse is “to finish the fight early.” #PacquiaoMatthysse | @MarkGiongcoINQ pic.twitter.com/tiO4pTyMBt— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) July 14, 2018 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ LATEST STORIES Trump assembles a made-for-TV impeachment defense team Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWscenter_img Nets acquire Faried, Arthur from Nuggets ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Putin’s, Xi’s ruler-for-life moves pose challenges to West 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 Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Doing the Business: Opportunities bloom for gardener Damien

first_imgDOING THE BUSINESS: Donegal Daily in conjunction with the ETB will be profiling a number of individuals and businesses who have successfully graduated from one of the many training programmes ETB has to offer.As the ETB launch their latest diverse range of courses, Donegal Daily spoke with Damien Egan, who successfully completed a Horticulture course at the ETB Letterkenny Training Centre this year. The Ardara native finished his course in July, and took on a part-time role at Oakfield Park just days after finishing the programme.Damien had been retired from a career working in catering for the health service when he decided to see what courses were on offer at the Donegal ETB. Horticulture appealed directly to his interests in home gardening and brought him on a journey of discovery through the landscapes of Donegal, he told Donegal Daily. The 41-week Level 5 course initially presented a tough challenge for Damien, he said. “I found it very hard as I hadn’t been in school for more than 30 years. It was tough but I got there in the end,” he said.His course involved four days of classes per week and one day per week of on-the-job training. Damien worked at Oakfield Park in Raphoe, where he had the chance to sharpen his skills among the vast parkland and rich variety of plants.The Horticulture programme was an intense learning experience, said Damien. “I soon realised that I knew very little about the subject as I was a home gardener. I knew nothing about soil science, about planting and where to plant. Then at Oakfield Park, it was very hands-on. No two days are the same and there is variety all the time.” Damien’s class learned their trade while working on a greenfield site outside their training centre in Letterkenny. They had classes focused on developing the site, including the installation of a polytunnel and raised beds.The course was intensive for a short period of time, Damien said. He would advise anyone considering taking the course to do plenty of research to make sure it’s a path that will suit them.Looking back, he realised that his gardening knowledge was very basic for taking on the horticulture training. However, the opportunities it presented him with were worth the hard work, he said.“If it’s what you want, go for it. It is very intense, but the rewards are good. I’m now in a part-time job and enjoying working out in the fresh air. It’s a healthy job,” he said.Damien’s course led him to discover beautiful gardens around Donegal he didn’t know had existed before. His training brought him to Oakfield Park for the first time, where he is happily working today.For further information on these programs and others contact Sarah on 074-9120542: Visit www.donegaletb.iehttp://www.donegaletb.ie/lang/en-uk/further-education-training/course-finder/course-detail/?CourseId=2850&course_name=HorticultureDoing the Business: Opportunities bloom for gardener Damien was last modified: October 27th, 2016 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more