‘Not our night’: Folayang admits careless mistake cost him ONE lightweight crown

first_imgView comments 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 Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MANILA, Philippines—One crucial mistake was all it took for Eduard Folayang to lose his ONE lightweight world title to Shinya Aoki.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “It’s his night. It’s a lesson for me not to be complacent in anything, though we all know that the ground game is his area of expertise.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart MOST READ Folayang said the home crowd also played a factor in the match as it served as a boost for Aoki.“He got his confidence from the Tokyo crowd,” he said.READ: Back to zero as Team Lakay loses all ONE world titlesThe 34-year-old Folayang added his strategy was working as planned until Aoki took him to the ground.“Actually, I had a good game plan. I was baiting him, and I can feel like he was getting comfortable with his striking. However, he immediately went for the takedown when he got clipped,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT That lapse resulted in a first round loss to Aoki, who put him to sleep with an arm-triangle choke in the main event of ONE: A New Era in Tokyo, Japan.“It was not our night. I made a huge mistake on my part. Although I know that when Shinya gets the opportunity for the takedown, he won’t be wasting it,” said Folayang, who scored a third-round TKO over Aoki in their first bout in 2016.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsREAD: Shinya Aoki puts Eduard Folayang to sleep to take back ONE lightweight belt“I think my main fault was trying to escape his side mount carelessly and that’s when he capitalized and applied the choke,” he recalled. “It was really tight, and he had a good grip in it. He wasn’t going to let it go as he sunk it deep.” Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ UAAP men’s volleyball: Adamson stuns FEU, UST eliminates UP from Final 4 racelast_img read more

Ellen Accepts G. Bassa Supt. Cooper’s Resignation

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has accepted the resignation of the Superintendent of Grand Bassa County, Madam Etweda Cooper.Madam Cooper tendered her resignation to the President on September 3, expressing the hope that her resignation will foster the spirit of unity among the residents of the county, and thereby, promote development which they all desire.According to an Executive Mansion release, President Sirleaf thanked Madam Cooper for the services she rendered the people of the county under difficult circumstances as well as her commitment to continue to serve Liberia.In her resignation letter, Madam Cooper indicated that her action was the best way forward for her home county in “the current atmosphere of calumny, invective, intense acrimony, and deliberately circulated falsehoods that currently typify political and societal exchanges in the county.”She expressed thanks to President Sirleaf for the confidence reposed in her over the three years she served the county and availed herself to serve this administration and people of Liberia when called upon.Madam Cooper’s resignation, she said, was largely due to the continued confrontation of her office with the county’s Legislative caucus.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

‘A Step in the Right Direction’

first_imgThe President of the Liberia National Olympic Committee, Philipbert Browne, says the assessment visit of the new Youth and Sports Minister Charles Saah N’tow at the Olympic Village is a step in the right direction.Mr. Browne stated that it’s unprecedented since the erection of the Olympic Village in 2007 for a Youth and Sports Minister to tour the facilities.He made the remarks on Thursday, March 17, at the end of the Sports Minister’s exclusive tour of the Olympic Village.The Olympic Village is on 10 acres of lands in Kemah Town, Soul Clinic Community, Paynesville.The LNOC boss thanked the Minister and his entourage and expressed the LNOC’s cordial relationship with the Minister.“I can say we can assure you of 110% relationship with the Ministry,” Mr. Browne said.He reminded the Minister that the LNOC still wants the government, through the Ministry to take over the Olympic Village.Browne said the only precondition is for the LNOC to provide the Deputy Director to promote the programs of the OIC and the Olymp Africa Foundation.He added that the Caretaker which has been in the employ of the LNOC must be transferred to the Ministry.The LNOC President stated that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) provided US$120,000, while the government gave US$30,000 for the erection of the Olympic Village. He stressed that the original deed of the Olympic Village is in Dakar, Senegal at the headquarters of the Olymp Africa Foundation.The LNOC’s Vice President for Administration, Cllr. Sylvester Rennie; the Secretary General and Assistant Secretary General, Joseph Willie and Fred Pratt, the Director of the Olympic Village, Ahmed Tukpa, Treasurer Boie Korvah and other executive members including the presidents of boxing, cycling, taekwondo, tennis and a representative from the YMCA were in attendance. Meanwhile, Minister N’tow hailed the LNOC for the Olympic Village and said it’s comprised of lots of opportunities.The Minister said the Village can probably be turned into a sports haven where accommodations can be erected to have high school Olympics and other national sporting events.The Minister also said the Village can also be a business hub to generate income.He stressed that the Ministry and the LNOC would have lots of discussions about the facilities, including the ownership and improvement of the Village.His entourage was comprised of Assistant Sports Minister V. Murvee Gray; Bryant Mcgill, the Chief of Office Staff of the Deputy Sports Minister Henry B. Yonton and the Sports Technical Director Kelvin Sebwe, amongst others.The construction of the Village began in 2005 and was completed and dedicated in 2007. The Village comprised of athletics’ track, multipurpose courts, football field and an administrative building.Since then several programs have hosted by the LNOC sponsored by Olymp Africa Foundation, the OIC or ANOCA. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more