Filipino fighter Catalan extends ONE streak, stops Chinese foe

first_imgNonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year MOST READ “This victory is so sweet,” said Catalan, who improved his record to 4-2. “I am excited about how the future will unfold as I continue my career in ONE Championship.”“It’s my fourth straight victory and who would’ve thought that I can accomplish this after I went though numerous trials that I encountered in the past. Four straight wins are quite a milestone for me on a global stage.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkCatalan scored a technical knockout victory over Xuewen (1-2), who’s 11 years younger than the Filipino, after raining down his fists 4:22 into the second round of their strawweight bout.Catalan peppered Xuewen, a natural Greco-Roman wrestler, with strikes and all the while matching up with his opponent in the grappling department. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina LATEST STORIES Arellano coach braces for ‘tough’ stretch vs contenders Catalan said his age disparity with Xuewen was enough to motivate him in his training camp.“I was motivated to improve and work on my grappling, he is a former champion of wrestling and much younger than me,” said Catalan.Xuewen won his first fight at ONE Championship through a brutal German suplex that knocked out Phat Soda in the first round back in November.“That was my drive coming into this bout. Indeed, my preparation for this bout was beneficial to my growth as a martial artist.”ADVERTISEMENT FILE – Rene Catalan has his arms raised after a stunning win. Photo from ONE ChampionshipFor a 39-year-old martial artist like Rene Catalan, having lived for almost four decades is already fraught with milestones.And yet Catalan still celebrated like a little kid when he won his fourth straight fight at ONE Championship after he knocked out Chinese Xuewen Peng in ONE: Kings of Courage at Jakarta Convention Center Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hourslast_img read more

Dons and emotions run a little hot

first_img But the game was marred by one penalty after another many for personal fouls and the teams combined for nearly 250 penalty yards. The Dons had 11 penalties for 145 yards in the first half alone. “It was an emotional game,” said Donerson. “We know them, they know us. There was too much talking.” Paramount coach Art Tavizon agreed that the proximity of the schools and intensity of the rivalry led to the penalties. “This is a huge rivalry,” he said. “The kids live right next to each other … and tempers flare.” Paramount (4-3, 0-2 SGVL) took a 3-0 lead on a 25-yard field goal by Jesus Ochoa. But Johnson’s two TDs and a 7-yard run by Elijah Wesson gave the Dons a 21-3 halftime lead. That lead swelled to 34-3 on a 20-yard fumble-rooskie TD by offensive lineman Tovia Utu and a 3-yard pass from Marvin Johnson to Sonny Tevaga. Paramount scored the only TD of the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run by Johnny Tivao. Despite the final score, Tavizon was pleased with the Pirates’ effort. “We played with passion, we blocked hard for four quarters,” he said. “That’s what we asked them to do.” He was also glad to have running backs Clifford Ross and Gaston Wilson healthy. Ross saw limited time last week after returning from injury and Wilson didn’t play at all. Ross had 64 yards on 19 carries Friday and Wilson ran for 47 yards. Tavizon knows his team now faces an uphill battle in the SGVL. “Our backs are against the ball,” he said. “No doubt about it.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Dominguez High got the better of Paramount in Friday night’s San Gabriel Valley League rivalry game. Emotions got the better of both teams. center_img The Dons, behind the first-half running of Brandon Johnson and a strong defense, improved to 2-0 in SGVL play with a 34-11 victory over the host Pirates. Johnson had touchdown runs of 82 and 31 yards in the first half and finished the game with 172 rushing yards. “He had one of his better games tonight,” said Dominguez coach Willie Donerson after his team improved to 6-1 overall. “Hopefully he can do the same thing the rest of the way.” last_img read more