Canelo Alvarez intends to start ‘new chapter’ in GGG rematch

first_imgAlvarez and Golovkin fought to a split draw last year in that rarest of boxing matchups: A showdown between two elite fighters near the peak of their powers. Golovkin, who felt he had won, still reached an apex of his late-blooming career after lobbying for years to get a fight with the Mexican superstar.Alvarez knew the fight was close, but he clearly benefited from having a true rival and equal in the ring. The rematch, set for May 5, was a natural for both — but then Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in February.Alvarez withdrew from the bout, which was only rescheduled after months of negotiations and a reconfiguring of the financial terms. All the while, Golovkin and his trainer, Abel Sanchez, lobbed increasingly vicious verbal assaults at Canelo’s camp, believing Alvarez had knowingly cheated.Two fighters who once trained together in Big Bear are no longer friendly enough to stand together on stage at their public workout in Los Angeles last weekend. Alvarez is fed up with the criticism, feeling it goes beyond normal fight promotion theatrics.When asked at the public workout if he would shake Golovkin’s hand in sportsmanship after their bout, Alvarez said: “For me, it’s very difficult, especially after all the things that have been said, all the offensive claims. That’s going to be very hard for me. I don’t know.”In a separate interview a few minutes later, Golovkin said Alvarez is “not a champion” and “a liar.”But while the fight promotion is dominated by bad feelings and verbal fireworks, Alvarez is studiously training in San Diego. Eddy Reynoso wants his fighter to throw more punches in the rematch while still avoiding a slugfest that could make both fighters vulnerable to a knockout.“We’re going to keep the defense, but be more active,” Reynoso said. “He’s going to throw better combinations, and he’s going to think about counterpunching much better. We’ve been working on it every day. When Golovkin throws punches and misses, that’s when Canelo needs to stop him.”Alvarez also got a benefit from his lengthy absence from the ring: He was able to have knee surgery in April to remove a cyst that had annoyed him last year.Not everything in camp is going perfectly: At the training session earlier in August, Eddy Reynoso proudly showed off his custom-made gloves — called “No Boxing No Life” — that he intended to have Alvarez wear in the rematch. The Nevada Athletic Commission on Tuesday refused to allow the new gloves to be worn, saying they hadn’t been adequately tested. Chepo Reynoso, Eddy’s father and the veteran boxing trainer who now manages Alvarez’s career, smiles at the familial vibe, along with the loving interplay between the fighter and his daughter.“When so many (bad) things happen, you become immune,” Reynoso said. “Venom doesn’t kill you. It fortifies you.”After making what he insists was an inadvertent mistake by eating tainted meat in Mexico, Alvarez is determined to reassert his supremacy, and to reclaim his reputation. He acknowledges the correctness of his punishment, but he’s also eager to reach a point when he isn’t talking about it every day.Suspensions end, and fights must go on. The redheaded former teenage prodigy who grew to become a father and a champion is moving forward.“The negativity doesn’t get through to me,” Alvarez said. “I always focus on what I’m doing. I have to think about the fight. If (Golovkin) is thinking about me all the time, he’s not thinking about the fight.”ADVERTISEMENT DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Alvarez’s suspension for failing two drug tests earlier this year is the primary source of this animus. It’s the reason the fight was postponed four months, costing both fighters untold millions, and it’s the reason the Mexican champion has been out of the ring for the longest stretch in his 13-year professional boxing career.But in the tranquility of Alvarez’s training gym in an office park set on the gently rolling hills of suburban San Diego, with only his smiling daughter and his retinue for an audience, Alvarez doesn’t fixate on the caustic words thrown his way constantly by Golovkin’s camp, or ponder the loss of any fans whose faith in him waned.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“This is my biggest fight, and this is starting a new chapter, a second chapter in my career,” Alvarez said. “It’s going to be a big victory for me, and I’m going to come out of it with a new energy.”Alvarez goes through a workout both crisp and familiar, with trainer Eddy Reynoso monitoring each move. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms In this Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018, photo, middleweight Canelo Alvarez appears at a public workout at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Alvarez is eager for his rematch with Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas after the middleweight stars fought to a draw last year. Alvarez is training in San Diego after attributing his failed doping test last March to eating tainted meat in Mexico. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)SAN DIEGO — Canelo Alvarez is getting his hands wrapped for training when he cocks his head and makes a kissing noise. In a stroller across the gym, his baby daughter’s face positively lights up at the sound.Alvarez is deep in the final weeks of work before he meets Gennady Golovkin on Sept. 15 in a middleweight title rematch. It’s the most compelling fight of the year and the possible culmination of a sports rivalry that has turned into a bitter personal grudge.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? But Reynoso and Alvarez are determined to step in the ring in two weeks with a clear focus. The only path to redemption, Canelo feels, is through victory.“Actions speak louder than words,” Alvarez said. “Yeah, it bothers me, but I’m going to use it to energize me and motivate me and inspire me to go harder. They’re going to understand all the fuel they gave me.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegecenter_img Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Nadal passes test after test, beats much younger foe at Open Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:47PH’s Charly Suarez boxing lightweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)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 Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Rise in dengue cases not alarming – Health Minister

first_imgPublic Health Minister, Dr George Norton on Monday stated that while there appears to be a rise in dengue fever, its manifestation is not alarming for the Ministry.Recently, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) recorded 303 confirmed cases of dengue in Guyana, as of the first week in August – which is a huge increase from the 142 probable cases in 2015.However, when Dr Norton was asked about the rise in the mosquito-borne virus, he stated that one of the reasons for the hike was because patients were either not taking their medications, or not seeking help from healthcare facilities. In many of these cases, he said, the virus is transmitted from the infected person to a mosquito which bites them and it would in turn bite another person and infect them.Public Health Minister, Dr George Norton“CARPHA is a reputable institution and I accept their statistics. But this is not only a Ministry of Public Health problem, the people also have their part to play,” Norton said.“Patients need to take their pills or get themselves tested when they have the signs or the symptoms,” he added, stating that the Ministry has upped its game in educating and creating awareness on the mosquito which carries the virus. He noted that the Ministry, through the Vector Control Services, has continued its fogging exercises and donation of treated bed nets.Of late, reports of dengue have been eclipsed by the emergence of Chikungunya and Zika, all of which are transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. The symptoms of all three of the viruses are identical, making it difficult to differentiate. The symptoms include fever, rash, headache, muscle and joint pain.So far, there have been 5375 reported cases of Chikungunya, with 264 confirmed cases, and 35 confirmed cases of Zika in Guyana.last_img read more

Breaking: Porter dies in Soesdyke/Linden highway accident

first_imgA 46-year-old porter of Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara died on Tuesday evening after he was struck on the Soesdyke/Linden Highway a motorcar, which was overtaking a parked truck.Dead is Dexter Conway.More details in Thursday, February 8th Edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Mayor calls for reformation of Municipal Act

first_imgRecently re-elected Mayor of Georgetown, Ubraj Narine, has called for the reformation of the Municipal and District Councils Act (Chapter 28:01), which speaks to the functioning of council and the operation management in collecting taxes among other matters.Mayor Ubraj NarineOn the sidelines of a recent event, Narine noted that the section, which specifically speaks to building codes is one which needs to be reviewed. They are hoping to ensure that this request is granted in the coming year.“We need to have a reform of [Chapter 28:01] and which carry the building codes and so on. Those things need to be reviewed. I will push for that in 2020,” he said.As it relates to business properties in the capital city, the Council continues to face challenges tax collection. An ongoing process is the revaluation of properties to which the Georgetown Mayor updated that the subject ministry is currently making changes.“It’s something that the Ministry of Communities is presently working on. Because you have three, four and five-storey buildings in the city paying $5000, $12,000 [and] $6000 per year… The business people out there need to consider all of these things”.Just a few months ago, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan has stated that when the revaluation of properties across the country is completed, this data will be provided to municipalities for them to impose taxes and earn revenue.Technical support was ordered previously to conduct the entire process and should be completed in 18 months from the initial date. This means properties and vacant lands would be revalued to determine its current worth and how much the owners should be taxed.As soon as the process is completed, local organs will be previewed to this information and can, therefore, earn revenue for their constituencies via a new method.“This information will be handed over to each council who will use it as they see fit. There will be no dictation or direction from central government as to how this information will be used. This revaluation exercise will help to restore equity to rates, proportionate of values of property but, moreover, immeasurably strengthen the revenue of councils and will enable informed decision making,” Bulkan had said.Concerns were raised about exploitive tactics which might be adopted by these democratic councils to garner revenue but Bulkan reassured that this will not transpire.“Councils will be able to defend the rates applied vis-a-vis the services to be provided. Fundamentally, it is not expected to result in burdensome rates to domestic property owners but the bottom line is that citizens expect efficient services which comes at a cost”.Last year, the Opposition had called out Government for the increases in taxes, which were visibly stifling the working class. It stated that they would not support such projects since citizens are burdened with taxes at the national level.last_img read more

Parents fuming over Mae’s 42% school fee hike

first_img…calls for Govt oversight body to regulate private schoolsOver 172 parents of children attending Maes Schools have registered their disapproval with the sudden hike in fees for the Christmas term and are calling on Government to set up an oversight body to regulate the operations of private schools in Guyana.This move comes even as the Government removed the 14 per cent Value Added Tax (VAT) on education in its 2018 Budget.According to the parents, they received notice of the increase just before schoolMae’s Schoolclosed for Easter, indicating school fees for the Christmas term will be increased by up to 42 per cent depending on the grade.For Playgroup, fees raised from $35,000 per term to $50,000; Nursery $45,000 to $60,000; Primary Grades One to Four $60,000 to $75,000; Grade Five, $70,000 ($60,000 + $10,000 lessons fee); Grade Six from $70,000 (60,000 + 10,000 lessons fee) to $80,000 ($60,000 + $20,000 lessons fee). Additionally, this publication was told that fees for the secondary department was also raised from $80,000 to $90,000.“We call for a meeting to be held with the school’s administration and the parents to discuss our concerns and a resuscitated PTA. We call for a decrease in the percentage of the fee raise to under 14 per cent across the board. We call for a regulatory body to be set up by the relevant authority to oversee the operation of private schools in Guyana, since it is a highly unregulated sector with little or no consumer protection or relevant legislation,” the parents said in a statement to the media.The parents have since written to the school’s administrator, Stacey French, asking for justification for the excessive increase in lieu of the removal of VAT on education.The response given was that the school’s costs to do business have increased as well as the challenge of hiring teachers, who are both motivated and experienced, in addition to overall operational costs. However, according to the parents, there is no mention of the direct improvement to the school’s existing facilities such as poor ventilation and washroom facilities.They noted that they are not against a reasonable raise in the fees but are angry at the excessively high percentage. “It may have been better to increase fees incrementally starting below 14 per cent to cushion the effect,” the statement said.According to the parents, ironically, the administration of Maes Schools stood with parents, who were against 14 per cent VAT on education last year but are now adding more than double that burden to the shoulders of parents. “We doubt this is what the Ministry of Finance intended as action by private schools when Minister Jordan announced the removal of VAT on private education, since the challenges faced by parents remain the same,” the statement said.“Yes we can move our children to other schools, whether public or private, but we wish to register our discontent and dissatisfaction with the school’s exploitative and rigid decision without any discussion or regard,” it added.The parents are contemplating their next move since they claim that administration is ignoring their request to meet.last_img read more

Hokies strike again to upset UNC in OT

first_img“Something special brewing around the program,” Dowdell said. Dowdell and Deron Washington combined to stop Ty Lawson cold in the final seconds of overtime and preserve the victory for the Hokies (18-7, 8-3 Atlantic Coast Conference), who gave their NCAA tournament hopes a significant boost with another road victory against a Top-5 team. Virginia Tech topped North Carolina for the second time, after previously upsetting Duke. Maybe the Hokies should push for an extension of Tobacco Road. The Atlantic Coast Conference newcomers are making a habit of upsetting the league’s traditional powers, with Zabian Dowdell scoring a career-high 33 points Tuesday night in an 81-80 overtime victory over No. 4 North Carolina which sealed an improbable season sweep of the Tar Heels. “Probably the understatement of the day is (that) I couldn’t be more proud of our team,” Virginia Tech coach Seth Greenberg said. Markus Sailes gave North Carolina one last chance when he missed two free throws with 7.1 seconds left. Lawson rushed down the court and took a quick shot which was tied up by Dowdell. Lawson got the rebound and shot again from the lane, but Washington swatted it away. Wayne Ellington grabbed the ball and the buzzer sounded just before he released and hit a 3-pointer. “The basketball gods were on our side today,” Dowdell said. Texas Tech 77, No. 6 at Texas A&M 75: Jarrius Jackson hit a jumper at the buzzer to give the Red Raiders a win over the Aggies, ending a five-game losing streak for Texas Tech. center_img Acie Law tied the game with a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 6 seconds left, before Jackson drove the length of the court and pulled up for the winning score. The crowd sat in stunned silence for a few seconds while officials looked at a replay of the basket before declaring it good. At No. 13 Butler 79, Florida Gulf Coast 65: Mike Green scored a career-high 24 points, A.J. Graves added 22 and the Bulldogs won its 22nd straight game at home. The nonconference win by the Bulldogs (24-3) snapped a school-record 14-game winning streak by the Eagles (22-6), who will move up to Division I next season as members of the Atlantic Sun Conference. No. 16 Southern Illinois 51, at Missouri State 47: Randal Falker scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Salukis. Southern Illinois (22-5, 13-3 Missouri Valley) extended its winning streak to eight game while Missouri State (19-8, 10-6) saw its five-game winning streak end. At Tennessee 89, No. 20 Kentucky 85: Chris Lofton scored 23 points and Duke Crews added 18 to help the Volunteers upset the Wildcats. The Volunteers (18-8, 6-5 Southeastern Conference) had plenty of motivation with the school’s big promotion of the game – “Paint the Town Orange” – and a halftime ceremony to retire No. 53 worn by former All-American and NBA All-Star Bernard King. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Inter Milan enter talks with Tottenham over Spurs flop

first_img Erik Lamela in action for Tottenham 1 Inter Milan have entered talks with Tottenham over Erik Lamela again, according to reports in Italy.The Argentine winger has still not settled at Spurs, since he was brought in during Andre Villas-Boas’ short reign and his future has been complicated by the two managerial changes.The wideman suffered with injuries during Tim Sherwood’s spell and new coach Mauricio Pochettino now has a packed squad to juggle or trim down after the Gareth Bale money was reinvested on a number of midfielders.Mediaset claims today that talks between the clubs have begun again after previous discussions over possible loan and permanent moves fell flat.Spurs paid Roma around £30m for the 22-year-old who had a growing reputation in Italy which has dipped severely since his move to north London.The Italian broadcaster claims the player and Pochettino will sit down soon and discuss what the best options are for all parties.last_img read more

Man United step up Ronaldo pursuit, Akinfenwa would ‘snooze’ Costa and Liverpool latest – Paper review

first_imgHere are the top transfer-related stories in Tuesday’s newspapers…Manchester United are on red alert amid claims Cristiano Ronaldo could be set to leave Real Madrid next summer. The Red Devils are facing competition from French moneybags Paris Saint-Germain, while Real would demand a new world record fee of £90m for the superstar forward. (Daily Mirror)?Centre-back Phil Jones is on course for a return to the United first-team against Sunderland on Saturday after ending his month-long battle against a blood clot in his calf. (Daily Telegraph)The Red Devils are also showing an interest in promising 18-year-old defender Jerry St Juste. The young Dutchman has caught the eye of club scouts in action for PSV Eindhoven. (Daily Mail)Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is thinking about sending 20-year-old Belgium striker Divock Origi out on loan in the January transfer window. (Het Laatste Nieuws)AC Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has admitted the club settled for signing Reds flop Mario Balotelli on loan when they failed to capture Swedish frontman Zlatan Ibrahimovic from PSG. (Daily Star)AFC Wimbledon man mountain forward Adebayo Akinfenwa has claimed he would ‘snooze’ Diego Costa if the pair ever squared up on the pitch. (Daily Express)Tottenham are keeping a keen eye on Red Star Belgrade teenage sensation Luka Jovic, with Spurs scouts making regular checks on the 17-year-old striker since last season. (Daily Mail)Bournemouth manager boss Eddie Howe believes Cherries’ star striker Callum Wilson is ready for the international stage and will recommend him for an England call-up. (Bournemouth Echo)Sheffield Wednesday want to sign Sunderland striker Danny Graham, 30, on loan and are prepared to cover his wages as part of the deal. (Sunderland Echo)And here are some of the top stories on talkSPORT.comLiverpool transfer report: Barcelona tipped to make move for star man Philippe CoutinhoExclusive – David Seaman: ‘I feel embarrassed as a footballer’ about Arsenal’s Gabriel’s sending offRennes star speaks out about reported Arsenal and Liverpool interestRonny Deila confirms former Chelsea and West Ham striker Carlton Cole in line to join CelticDavid De Gea will not receive compensation from Real Madrid over failed Man United exit, insists president PerezLeeds United transfer news: Will Buckley to join on loan from Sunderlandlast_img read more


first_imgRural Ireland in decline: The recent closure of the Seaview Hotel in Gaoth Dobhair was a hammer blow to the local economy.Údarás na gaeltachta will launch findings and proposals for job creation and attracting investment to Gaoth Dobhair and the surrounding gaeltacht area it has been announced. A Task force was set up in April following Largo Foods closure notice – a report was expected in October but no report has yet been published.The closure of the popular Seaview Hotel was another hammer blow to the local economy and that has prompted Údarás na gaeltachta to act. Since Largo’s closure jobs have also been lost in Sioen and also jobs in Seaview Hotel.The Bonner report in 2002 was the last task force on job creation carried out in the Gaeltacht.   ÚDARÁS NA GAELTACHTA TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS ON JOB CREATION AND INVESTMENT PROBLEMS IN GAOTH DOBHAIR was last modified: January 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Businessnewslast_img read more


first_imgTRUCK FEST COMES TO DONEGAL – PICTURE SPECIAL was last modified: August 26th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:clanree hotelletterkennyTruck Festlast_img read more