Philippines, 23 Nov 2017
  Home >> News >> List of Articles >> Salvador Lopez

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
List of Articles by Salvador Lopez



Pacquiao the Boxer and Anand the Chessplayer – A Fitting Comparison?

By Salvador Lopez
PhilBoxing.com
27 Mar 2014


Anand.
We know that Manny Pacquiao plays chess. But we are not sure whether he knows Viswanathan Anand, whose nickname in the chessworld is “Vishy”, the former world champion from India. However, if Vishy’s ongoing success is to be an indication, things appear to be looking bright for the prospects of the Filipino boxing sensation n his upcoming April 12 rematch with Timothy Bradley.

Both men were regarded “invincible” during their reign of terror but perceived to be “over the hill’ after sufferring major losses. To me, Manny and Vishy equally have a champion’s heart and that they still possess their competitive spirit.
After wresting the world chess title from GM Vladimir Kramnik, conqueror of the legendary Gary Kasparov, Anand reigned the chess world for several years until losing to Norwegian prodigy Magnus Carlsen in their historic world chess championship match in November last year held in Anand’s very hometown in Madras, India.

Following such loss, Anand was quickly brushed off by the so-called “experts” concluding that his time of glory has passed and rightfully destined to oblivion. Not a few people, mostly from the press, opined that he no longer has the ambition to continue playing chess professionally, an observation not shared though by most of his fiercest rivals and contemporaries.
Alas, a month after losing the title to Carlsen, Anand came back to play in the London tournament with a fairly good result. Such proved to be a tune-up tournament for Anand as he is currently dominating the currently ongoing 8-man Candidates Tournament to select the challenger to Carlsen’s world crown. Whether or not Anand goes on to win this challenger tournament, he already proved that he is far from being a has-been.

In Pacquiao’s case, well, too much disregard of his capability had been made following his split decision loss to Timothy and the knock-out defeat to his bete-noire, Juan Manuel Marquez. To the so-called boxing pundits, Pacquiao is considered a” washed-up old man” who longer has the desire nor the ambition of a champion. Even his impressive performance against Brandon Rios failed to alter such thinking.

It should be noted that Pacquiao did display a lot of aggressiveness in his first fight with Bradley, a fight where the latter was thought to be a beneficiary of a gifted decision. Moreover, he was on a vicious mode on the verge of knocking out Marquez when he was caught by that fateful right cross counter by Marquez that totally re-wrote the script of the fight. These performances, as well as that against Rios, would hardly speak of a man lacking in desire and ambition. Rather, they epitomized a man possessing a champion’s heart with a insatiable will to win. It’s a pity that many of these so-called “boxing experts” from the media failed to realize this. The old adage “it takes someone to know one” probably applies in this case. Without a champion’s spirit, they fail to read the champion’s heart.

Barely two weeks remaining of the Pacman’s crossroad fight and we shall be seeing him put his heart into action. In a promotional face to face standoff between the fighters hosted by Max Kellerman, the Desert Storm blatantly told the Pacman that he no longer has the hunger nor the desire to win, perhaps a psychological ploy to shake Manny off.

So, will Manny’s heart bring him to victory? As with Vishy Anand, it is more than likely. Nonetheless, this will be answered come fight-time on April 12. As the Pacman himself said to Bradley, “well see”.


Back to Salvador Lopez's Articles Listing



Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • MAGSAYO IN LINE FOR WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR
    By Dong Secuya, 23 Nov 2017
  • SENATOR PACQUIAO CANNOT SERVE TWO MASTERS AT THE SAME TIME - POLITICS AND BOXING
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 23 Nov 2017
  • GENNADY "GGG" GOLOVKIN RECEIVES HERO'S RECEPTION IN MEXICO
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • Arizona Boxing News & Notes with Don Smith: Ramos Bout Aborted, Masters Tournament & More
    By Don Smith, 23 Nov 2017
  • LaManna wins LBF Intercontinental Welterweight title with decision over Amoako
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • UFC's Frankie Edgar: I Broke My Face & It Frickin' Sucks
    By , 23 Nov 2017
  • WORLD SENIOR VICE CHAMPION GM ANTONIO VYING HONGKONG INTERNATIONAL OPEN
    By Marlon Bernardino, 23 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS' THREE POSSIBLE OPPONENTS FOR STARDOM - YAFAI, SOR RUNGVISAI OR GONZALEZ
    By Maloney L. Samaco, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part II
    By Eric Armit, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weekly Results 21 November 2017 -- Part I
    By Eric Armit, 22 Nov 2017
  • CAN DONAIRE, SR. GUIDE CASEY MORTON TO A WORLD TITLE?
    By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., 22 Nov 2017
  • WELTERWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION ERROL SPENCE JR. TO DEFEND AGAINST FORMER CHAMPION LAMONT PETERSON
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • MORE MIDDLEWEIGHT MAYHEM ON DEC. 16: ANTOINE "ACTION" DOUGLAS AND GARY "SPIKE" O'SULLIVAN TO SQUARE OFF IN CO-MAIN EVENT
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • NBA -- Butler's missed FT dooms Wolves against Piston​s
    By Daniel Quindao Guden, 22 Nov 2017
  • Weights from Bethlehem, PA
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • Citlalli Ortiz Grabs First Win of Women's Youth World Championships
    By , 22 Nov 2017
  • New Pinoy boxing star Ancajas burns bright
    By Recah Trinidad, 22 Nov 2017
  • ANCAJAS MAKES COURTESY CALL ON SEN. PACQUIAO
    By , 21 Nov 2017
  • Hayashi banks on experience over undefeated Magsayo
    By , 21 Nov 2017
  • DABLEO CLAIMS CHESS CROWN ON FINAL DRAW; CEBUANO SEVILLANO SHINES
    By , 21 Nov 2017





  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2017 philboxing.com.