A viagra online companion of Camacho who was in the car died in the shooting in which police said gunman opened fire on Camacho’s vehicle in the city of Bayamon.
Doctors reported that Camacho was in serious condition but is expected to survive.
Dr. Ernesto Torres, the director of Centro Medico, the trauma center in San Juan said the boxer was in critical but stable condition.
Dr. Torres said the bullet apparently struck Camacho in the jaw but exited his head and lodged in his right shoulder and fractured two vertebrae. The doctor said the boxer, who was trailed by drug and alcohol problems during a career that included some high-profile bouts, could be paralyzed from the shooting.
“Camacho’s condition is extremely delicate,” he told Telenoticias. “His physical condition will help him but we will see.”
Police said no arrests have been made in the shooting.
Hector “Macho” Camacho’s last fight was against then-welterweight champion Oscar De La Hoya in 1997 inb a fight De La Hoya won by a
Even at the age of 50 Camacho was thinking of a comeback but now that is out of the question.
Camacho won the super lightweight, lightweight and junior welterweight world titles in the 1980s.
Camacho has fought other high-profile bouts in his career against Felix Trinidad, Julio Cesar Chavez and Sugar Ray Leonard. Camacho knocked out Leonard in 1997, ending what was that former champ’s final comeback attempt.
Camacho has a career record of 79-6-3 (38 KOs), with his most recent fight coming in 2010 but drug, alcohol and other problems have trailed Camacho since the prime of his boxing career.]]>
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who gave Gesta the opportunity to fight for the world title said “what he’s got to do is to stay on this guy and pressure him from beginning to end. That’s the only way he can beat somebody like that.”
Shortly afterwards the Manila Standard spoke to Gesta’s trainer and co-manager Vince Parra from his Big Bear training camp in California and Parra told us “we plan on fighting three minutes of
every round. We’re obviously looking for a knockout but that’s not first and foremost, just to win every round and dominate the fight and leave no questions to the judges if it makes it that far.”
Parra said “if we see the opportunity then at every opportunity we will pounce and have the condition to do that, that’s why we are here (at Big Bear).”
The trainer who is assisted by Gesta’s father, a former Muay Thai champion Anecito Gesta said “training is coming along great. He’s responding to the challenge and the elevation (of Big Bear). I couldn’t be happier. His weight is great, his endurance is great, he had great sparring partners and we couldn’t ask for better conditioning.”
The sparring partners are Rances “Kid Blast” Barthelemy from Cuba who stands 5’11” and has a record of 17-0 with 11 knockouts alongside an opponent whom Parra described as “ a real tough welterweight from Tijuana, Mexico , Jorge Silva (19-2-2, 15 KO’s) and Aaron Garcia who has been working well here and provides support for the conditioning and moving around to get the rounds.”
Parra said that in the first week Gesta worked with Joel Diaz “ a real good lightweight prospect who helped with Mercito’s condition and he’s great.”
Gesta wants to make the Philippines proud and according to his trainer “he’s put in 110 percent and he plans on coming in there and making things really difficult for Vazquez and there’ll be nowhere for him to hide.”
Parra said he is “not concerned one bit about how Vazquez’ training is going. I’m sure he’s preparing just as hard as we are so we are preparing for the best Miguel Vazquez. He’s
gonna do what he’s gonna do and we’re gonna do what we’re gonna do. We are not downplaying Vazquez and we respect him until we get in that ring and Mercito is going to handle business.”]]>
Schaefer watched the Azkals beat Singapore 1-0 in a friendly in Cebu City last week and said it would not be easy to overcome the Philippines.
The Bangkok Post quoted the coach who said They are well-prepared for the tournament. They have strong and tall overseas-based players and seem to have a good system and their players understand each other well. So we must not underestimate them. We still have time to prepare for the match against them. But if our key players are fit and play according to our plan, then I’m sure that we will win.”
One of Thailand’s key players is striker Teerasil Dangda who scored a hat-trick in a friendly match against Bangladesh last Saturday.
Schaefer is feeling the pressure in football-crazy Thailand to guide his team to victory in the Suzuki Cup.
Thailand is bracketed in what may well be regarded as “the group of death” with such powerhouse teams as Vietnam, Myanmar and the Philippines while in Group B hosted by Malaysia has Singapore, Indonesia and Laos.
Schaefer told the Bangkok Post “Of course, winning the trophy is important. I have worked as coach in many countries for many years and there is always pressure.”
He said “If you are to become successful, the most important thing is we must be well-prepared and work hard. We will do our best to win the Suzuki Cup.”
The top two teams from each group advance to the semi-finals, which will be played on a home-and-away basis, as will the final.
Schaefer has welcomed back striker Teerasil Dangda and midfielder Datsakorn Thonglao from injuries. Both played in Thailand’s 5-0 win over Bangladesh in a warm-up match on Saturday with Teerasil scoring a hat-trick.
The coach is reportedly keen on recalling Chonburi FC forward Pipob Onmo since he has only one accomplished striker in Dangda.
The Nation newspaper reported there is speculation that the 62 year old Schaefer would recall Chonburi captain Pipob, who initially withdrew from the team due to an injury. And the coach did not rule out the possibility of the experienced forward featuring in the team.
He said “He [Pipob] may get a recall. We’ll make the final decision three days before the start of the tournament.
Thailand have won the Southeast Asian championship three times in the last ten years but were shockingly knocked out in the first round in the previous edition which was won by Malaysia.
After his side’s 5-0 thrashing of Bangladesh in the latest warmup game on Saturday, the German trainer gave the players a day off before summoning them to the team’s hotel yesterday evening.
Schaefer warned players that any doubts about their fitness would mean they faced being axed from his final 22-man list.
“We now have 27 players, and
each of them has enough ability to be in the final 22man squad. Unfortunately, five of them will miss out on a place in the team. The physical condition of a player is a very important matter that we need to check carefully. We won’t risk including anyone who is not fit in the squad.”]]>
As part of an action packed undercard leading up to the WBA world light
middleweight title fight between belt holder Austin Trout and Miguel Cotto on December 1, Thompson will go to battle against an opponent to be named as he looks to continue his winning ways and work his way up a stacked division.
About fighting on the grand stage of the Garden, Thompson commented, “This is a big thing for me. A lot of people are going to be there. On a championship fight card, it is a great opportunity to be seen and get my name out there.”
Thompson (9-0, 3 KO) has had a busy year within the squared circle, stepping between the ropes six times within the first six months of the year, but hasn’t fought since June when he won a unanimous decision on a Tomasz Adamek undercard.
But the slick and crafty light middleweight doesn’t feel the inactivity from the ring will present a problem next Saturday night.
“Although I haven’t been active as far as fighting goes, I still have been sparring and working out hard,” said Thompson. “Training never stops.”
Following his last fight, Thompson’s team felt he needed work to make a few adjustments to keep him progressing along in his career and continue his bid to fight for a world championship one day, and so renowned trainer Buddy McGirt was brought on board, and Thompson’s father was made second in charge.
Training out of Elite Heat boxing gym in Newark, NJ, Thompson has established himself as one of the top up-and-coming prospects within the division due to his fast hands and feet, ring smarts and ability to execute during the fight.
In preparation for his upcoming bout next Saturday night, Thompson has been working with stable mate and WBA world light middleweight champion Austin Trout in conjunction with Greg Cohen Promotions and manager William Mielnicki.
With only nine fights under his belt, the young light middleweight already has displayed the poise and ring sense of a veteran of the game, and has shown each trip between the ropes his drive to get better.
“My dad got me in the boxing gym at the age of four, and when I was six I began competing,” said Thompson. “He always told me that you want the last round to look better than the first round. In the first round you’re not supposed to be trying to conserve energy…boxing is 90 percent mental, and 10 percent physical. You have to be strong mentally to be able to last.”
Thompson has the chance to show the boxing world what he has December 1 when he goes to battle at MSG, and an impressive win can easily put him in line to be fighting for one of the belts in early 2013.
“Going forward next year, I plan to have a couple bigger fights, and try to move my way up the ranks. That’s my goal for next year, and I want to win a belt.”
John Thompson has the skills and tools to make a big name for himself in the light middleweight division, and if his first nine fights are indicative of what lies ahead for the young fighter, then it seems he will have a promising future.
Watch John “Apollo Kid” Thompson continue his escalation through the light middleweight ranks at
Madison Square Garden on December 1.]]>
a record of 34-3-4 with 26 knockouts.
In his last fight on July 16 this year against Takashi Uchiyama for the WBA super featherweight title the bout ended in a technical draw in the third round following a clash of heads.
Prior to that Farenas won a ten round split decision over Jason Mitsuyama on April 21 this year after scoring an eight round split decision over fancied Fernando Beltran.
Farenas is no mean fighter
when he is in shape and on his game and scored an eight round majority decision over Daniel Attah on May 21, 2011.
His most impressive win was a 1st round knockout of Walter Estrada of Colombia at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on May 1, 2009.
Penalosa has long kept his faith in Farenas and believes all he needs is a chance to prove his worth against some of the best fighters in the featherweight division.
ALA Promotions president Michael Aldeguer told the Manila Standard that it was decided at the recent convention that the winner of the Viloria-Hernan “Tyson” Marquez fight which Viloria won by a rousing 10th round TKO has to face No.1 contender Milan Melindo.
Aldeguer said they would have to “start the negotiations within 30 days and by next week we will most probably send a letter to the camp of Viloria and see what their plans are.”
He said they have “another 90 days to make the fight happen.”
Aldeguer said he doesn’t know what Viloria’s plans are but the fight has been mandated by the WBO.
Aldeguer said that while the clash with “Tyson” Marquez was a hard fight for Viloria “he fought a terrific fight and has developed a lot. He’s got the experience and also the speed and power.”
With talk about a big fight against light flyweight champion Roman “Chocalatito” Gonzalez, there is a feeling that Viloria may give
up his WBO title instead of defending it against a fellow Filipino and instead retain his WBA title.
Aldeguer said that at Brian’s age (31)
“I’m sure he wants the biggest fight out there.”]]>
The self-proclaimed “Pinoy Pilgrim” was all smiles as he distributed the gifts at the Westside Shepherd of the Hills Church in Los Angeles assisted by his adviser Michael Koncz and other members of Team Pacquiao and those who received the thanksgiving gift shook his hands and smiled as they thanked him for his thoughtfulness..
Pacquiao rested on Saturday in preparation for a hard grind in his final weeks of training at the Wild Card Gym of trainer Freddie Roach who reportedly wants him to spar ten rounds on Tuesday.
He didn’t do the TV commentary of the flyweight unification title fight between WBO champion Brian Viloria and WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez as previously announced and instead decided cialis online to rest as he continues his preparation for a fourth showdown with Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand on December 9, Manila Time.
Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza told the Manila Standard it was cold outside and Pacquiao thought “it would be better since this is the flu season to go home and rest” commending Pacquiao for showing how seriously he is taking his fourth fight with Marquez.]]>
Sulaiman told the Manila Standard that Pacquiao should win “if he takes the fight seriously” and all indications
point to the fact that the southpaw from General Santos City is doing
He skipped being a commentator on the unification title fight between WBO champion Brian Viloria and WBA champion Hernan “Tyson” Marquez for GMA 7 which telecast the fight in the Philippines on Sunday afternoon because he wanted to rest after weeks of tough sparring and hard work in the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach.
Pacquiao’s strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza who was at the fights along with Filipino trainer Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez told the Manila Standard that “its cold outside and Manny just thought it would be better since this is the flu season, to go home and rest.”
While some TV viewers in the Philippines and fans at the venue may have been disappointed GMA picked super bantamweight Drian Francisco who had earlier won a smashing 5th round TKO over Mexico’s solid Javier Gallo to work the Viloria-Marquez fight with Chino Trinidad and he did a fine job.
Ariza was pleased with Pacquiao’s decision to skip going to the fights pointing out that “this just goes to show you that Manny is taking this fourth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez very seriously. You know in the past he would have shown up for something like this and this time he’s just playing it safe.”
Sulaiman said that the 39 year old Marquez “didn’t look good at all in his last fight in Mexico City months ago against a mediocre fighter.”
That fight was against Ukraine’s Serhiy Fedchenko on April 14 this year when Marquez won the WBO interim light welterweight title with a twelve round unanimous decision.]]>
In an overseas telephone conversation with the Manila Standard, Viloria said “he came on strong but I wasn’t hurt. I wasn’t down, I wasn’t dazed, I was coherent and knew where I was. He wasn’t hurting me with the barrages because a lot of it was just landing on my arms and I noticed that after that whole barrage I could see him breathing really hard and I knew he was getting tired and slowed down.”
Viloria said “I caught him with a good right hand and I said
to myself okay I could sit down on my punches right now and just try to land really hard punches and when I caught him with that right hand down the middle and he fell, I said okay I’ve got him.”
The three-time, two division champion said “I just did a rope-a-dope on him and he tired out. He almost punched himself out kind of like the Alfredo Angulo-James Kirkland type of fight.”
Boxingscene showed exclusive video of Viloria and trainer Ruben Gomez going to the dressing room of Marquez to congratulate him on a great fight.
Viloria told us “after all is said and done we have to pay our respects.
He is a great champion and you have to give him a lot of credit for coming out here and to do what he had to do. He had to go away from his family and train in the US with Robert Garcia. I know how hard it is to be away from your family for a long time. A lot of fighters don’t do it, they don’t go out of their ‘comfort zone’. I understood how serious he was for this fight and how well he wanted to prepare himself.”
Viloria said for Marquez “to go as far as looking for a coach who knew how my style was I understood how much he wanted it and that kind of motivated me a lot to train really hard and prepare myself also.”
The newly crowned unified champion plans to take a rest and leave the negotiations for a possible fight with Nicaragua’s light flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua who won an action-packed round battle against Juan Francisco Estrada on the undercard, to his manager Gary Gittelsohn.
Viloria said he would discuss plans to visit the Philippines with Gittelsohn and Solar Sports CEO Peter Chanliong “when our schedule frees up.”]]>