1. Margarito vs. Cotto 2: Miguel Cotto's Liberating Fight

    It has been three agonizing years since Miguel Cotto tasted his first defeat. His cloak of invincibility disappeared as his body was battered and bloodied by the hands of Antonio Margarito...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 2 years ago 342 reads 0 comments

  2. Manny Pacquiao: Why Floyd Mayweather Jr. Will Be Tougher Than Marquez

    Manny Pacquiao won a majority decision against Juan Manuel Marquez last Saturday night, November 12. However, the fight dubbed as “the decision” still came up short on living up to its name...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 2 years ago 1,333 reads 3 comments

  3. The Wayman Tisdale Story: Legacy of an NBA Great

    "Cancer might've taken my leg, but it can't take my smile," said Wayman Tisdale as he smiled while holding his bass guitar. This is how he approached life—he smiled while playing his music...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 2 years ago 599 reads 2 comments

  4. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Style Comparison

    The yin and yang of boxing, Manny Pacquiao ’s best battle may have been against Juan Manuel Marquez. But so many doubts and questions were left unanswered. Manny took over boxing after his last rematch with Marquez...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about over 2 years ago 1,562 reads 3 comments

  5. Manny Pacquiao and the Rain

    Beyond the comfort of the Cooyesan Hotel in Baguio City as the tiny drops of rain started to pour down gently on Manny Pacquiao ’s shoulder, one imagines a childhood memory ...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 1,228 reads 17 comments

  6. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Marquez' Mind Game

    Juan Manuel Marquez knows that his November fight with Manny Pacquiao will be one of the biggest fights of his career. It won't be like the first encounter, when he salvaged a draw, or like the close split decision he lost three years ago...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 1,683 reads 7 comments

  7. Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather: Will the Super-Fight Finally Happen?

    An exuberant Floyd Mayweather Jr. was shown on HBO 24/7 working hard at 1 a.m. Then someone said, “While everybody is sleeping, we are working...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 2,204 reads 2 comments

  8. Understanding Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    No one really embraces the villain role more than Floyd Mayweather Jr. does. Almost everybody hates him, and people watch him to lose. It’s not the convenient path to go...

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  9. The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya Is Finally Free

    As the dawn reveals the early morning rays of the sun, we are always reminded of chances. The chance to enjoy life to the fullest, correct our mistakes, as well as the chance to forgive and to ask forgiveness...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 405 reads 6 comments

  10. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez Is Just a Vanes Martirosyan Away

    The busy sound of the city streets, the traffic horns and sound of bells ringing, slowly becomes a normal synchronized rhythm...

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  11. David Diaz: The Warrior

    David Diaz was bloodied, battered and motionless in the canvass as the referee hastily waved off the fight...

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  12. Grant Hill: The Legacy of the Phoenix Suns Veteran

    As the sun’s last ray of light touches the land, the majestic eagle soared into the horizon for one last time, for one last glimpse of the day that was...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 1,892 reads 23 comments

  13. Marcos Maidana: King by Default

    Since the Andriy Kotelnik fight, Marcos Maidana has been 0-for-2 in world title bouts. He had fought and won interim belts but couldn’t seem to get past for the real one...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 343 reads 2 comments

  14. Daniel Ponce De Leon's Chances Against Hard-Hitting Yuriorkis Gamboa

    Daniel Ponce de Leon would only close his eyes and remember his four brothers and everything seem to be fine. All of those tiring workouts and failures seemed to be a distant memory in an instant...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about almost 3 years ago 566 reads 5 comments

  15. Zab Judah-Amir Khan: Pernell Whitaker's Redemption

    Pernell Whitaker bit his lips slightly and watched his prized pupil intently. It was a sudden rush, as flashes of not so distant memory re-appeared. It has been 12 years, since he last fought competitively...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 411 reads 0 comments

  16. Brian Viloria Is Now Free from the Carlos Tamara Memory

    Brian Viloria always remembered what happened on that fateful day of Jan. 23, 2010. It was the most devastating loss on his career...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 341 reads 0 comments

  17. Houston Rockets: Yao Ming's Majestic Star

    I knew this would happen. Like the sun that had finished its cycle, welcoming the night where the stars majestically shine ever so brightly… Yao Ming has finally retired...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 592 reads 0 comments

  18. Victor Ortiz vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Victor's Reasons to Succeed

    Victor Ortiz posed his usual stance with Floyd Mayweather Jr. in their first press conference. Everyone thinks Ortiz is a southpaw, but actually, he is a natural right-hander...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 1,096 reads 6 comments

  19. David Haye's Effort Against Wladimir Klitschko Leaves Something to Be Desired

    David Haye failed to unify all the heavyweight titles when Wladimir Klitschko dominated him in a lackluster fight in Hamburg, Germany. It was his last ditched effort on his career...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 265 reads 2 comments

  20. NBA: If David West Wants to Win He Should Sign with the New Orleans Hornets

    David West looked at his left arm with a tattoo of a big “X” with the words “My life, my way”… It has been like that most of the time with his career...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 527 reads 0 comments

  21. Manny Pacquiao Tormentor's Championship Dream

    The sweat dripped on the boxing gym’s tattered canvas. Blood stains around the corners—a reminder of some hotly contested sparring sessions that happened in the past...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 821 reads 6 comments

  22. 2011 NBA Draft: Jeremy Tyler's Lessons

    When Jeremy Tyler decided to forgo his senior year of high school basketball to play professionally overseas, he was pretty sure it was his road to stardom—the stepping stone to big performances in the NBA ...

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  23. Manny Pacquiao and the 10 Best Filipino Athletes

    A group of Australians who visited here in the Philippines went to a garbage disposal place. Small children ran over and greeted them with all smiles. One member of the group broke down and cried...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 9,816 reads 5 comments

  24. NBA Finals 2011: Dirk Nowitzki's Biggest Moment

    With 1.2 seconds left in regulation, some of the Miami crowd had already started to pile out of the American Airlines Arena. Dirk Nowitzki ran off the court and went straight to the locker room...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 481 reads 2 comments

  25. Dirk Nowitzki: Can Dallas Mavericks Star Deliver a Championship?

    Somewhere along the tightly contested NBA 2011 Finals, Dirk Nowitzki still remembers what happened half a decade ago. It wasn’t much about the Dallas Mavericks . It was always about him, how he succumbed to pressure and how he choked up...

    Jess Matthew Beltran Written by Jess Matthew Beltran about 3 years ago 373 reads 1 comments