Manny Pacquiao decides two to three years left to quit

Manny Pacquiao, the Filipino professional boxer and eight division world champion believes that he has still two to three years fighting left before he plans to quit the sport but still retaining the hopes of securing a bout with Foud Mayweather Jr. who is an American professional boxer currently undefeated as a professional and holding a five division world champion. The two straight defeats, the second one a brutal sixth round knock out by old foe Juan Manuel Marquez in December, prompted sport enthusiasts and critics to suggest retirement for this 34-year old Filipino.

Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to take on Brandon Rios at the 147 lbs in November at Macau in China. In his 61 professional contests, Pacquiao has lost five times apart from the knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez and to the Bradley loss. Manny was knocked out in his 12th and 28th fight as well as unanimous decision loss to Erik Morales in 2005. The 27 years old Brandon Rios is an aggressive former lightweight world champion well known, as “Bam Bam” will provide a stern test for Pacquiao even though he lacks the box office numbers that a fifth bout with Marquez or a first with Mayweather could bring in.

Pacquiao informed that his mother, three years ago had given her blessing for him to fight once more and now he may continue to fight for two to three years more. Pacquiao amassed a 54-5-2 record with 38 knockouts. Pacquiao whose power punching from both hands and lightening speed helped him to win titles from flyweight through to light middleweight said he had trained everyday ever since Marquez defeated him and that his body was addicted to exercise. Pacquiao has experienced the set back of being knocked out earlier in his career and this is not a new entity for him as he had overcome one of the boxing disasters before, to consummately lose and then to start again.

Triathlon training for the fastest growing sporting event

Triathlon is now one of the fastest growing sporting events in the United States of America with nearly two million participants during the year-2011. The race for Triathlon event is heating up with triathlon coaches rushing in for giving training for those interested in triathlon events. The main arena for triathlon event remains the New York Triathlons that includes a one mile swim, a 25 mile bike ride and a six mile run.

There are also sprint triathlons that are a good way to start before jumping into traditional triathlon events. The sprint triathlons involve a sprint that is usually is half a mile swimming, a 15-mile bike riding and a 3-mile run. A little bit of training will help in getting through this sprint. The start of New York City Triathlon events on July-8 near the Manhattan’s 96th street makes Timothy Fallon quiet nervous even though he participated in about 75 triathlons including the past seven New York Triathlons.

The triathlon race organizer John Korff – President of the Korff Enterprises Inc. has implemented changes this year keeping in view the concerns of last years accident when two competitors died during the swim portion of the event. This time Korff, whose firm has staged race since the year-2000 has taken certain precautions by making all the new entrants commit to completing an open water swim of at least half a mile within eighteen months of the event in an effort to better prepare them for what they will encounter in the Hudson River.


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