ONE Championship to hold four fight cards in Manila in 2018

first_img“Eduard’s personality is very much like Manny Pacquiao, he’s very gentle and kind,” said Sityodtong.“But he’s a fierce tiger, a fierce lion in the cage but outside of it you’d never know he’s a fighter because he’s so kind and humble and his life story is so inspirational.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano ONE’s last event in Manila was in March with lightweight champion Eduard Folayang successfully defending his belt against Ev Ting.Sityodtong said part of their affinity to the Philippines is how similar Folayang and boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s life stories are.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“I think it resonated because when you look at Eduard his life story is pretty much like Manny Pacquiao,” said Sityodtong.Folayang and Pacquiao both grew up poor but both found a greater calling in combat sports. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite MOST READcenter_img ONE Championship Chairman Chatri Sityodtong talks to members of the media during his press scrum Friday at Holiday Inn in Macau.MACAU—ONE Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong said Friday the Asian promotion is set to schedule four fight cards in Manila come 2018.“It’s massive,” said Sityodtong of the growth of ONE in the Philippine market during his media scrum at Holiday Inn here. “We’ve always done one or two events in Manila in the previous years, next year we’ll have a record number of events in the Philippines.”ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Slow start can’t stop Bolt in debut at last worlds View comments End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Surlast_img read more


first_imgA CO Donegal man who admitted a vicious attack at his own brother’s wedding ‘After Party’ has been given Community Service.Darren Kelly, from New Bungalow, Carrigans, but who now lives in Newtowncunningham, was remanded in custody at Letterkenny Circuit Court earlier this week after admitting the violent attack.Judge John O’Hagan (pictured right) sentenced Kelly today to 240 hours community service in lieu of a two year prison sentence. The judge said he had read probation reports which had recommended community service in the case.“It is recommended that he is suitable for community service. I am told there is a low likelihood of his reoffending so I believe a custodial sentence should not be imposed,” said Judge O’Hagan.He added that he had remanded Kelly in custody earlier this week to give him time to think of an appropriate sentence.“I hope you have learned your lesson,” he told Kelly.Kelly pleaded guilty to assault causing harm arising out of the incident at the Fisherman’s Inn in St Johnston on the night of Sunday, May 9, 2010.Prosecuting barrister Patricia McLaughlin, outlining the case earlier this week, said Kelly had attended his brother Anthony’s wedding the day before.Kelly, 28, had been drinking heavily until 6am on Sunday morning before going to bed.When he got up later that day, he started drinking again before going to the local pub for a so-called ‘After Party’ with close family and friends that Sunday evening.It was while he was at this party, he became involved in two altercations with another local man – lorry driver Leonard French.“Mr French said he was subjected to an attack by Kelly and that he was hit with a bottle and as he fell to the ground he was kicked on the face. While Mr French was lying on the ground, Kelly jumped on his head,” said Ms McLaughlin.She said Mr French, who is 52, was later admitted to Altnagelvin hospital where he was seen by a consultant at 4.40am in the early hours of Monday.He had to receive five staples to treat a deep head wound and also suffered cuts and bruises to an eyelid, his jaw cheek and lips.Pictures of the injuries were handed to Judge O’Hagan by Gda Peter Smith-Shankey who investigated the case.In his statement to Gardai, said Ms McLaughlin, Kelly had denied using a bottle in the attack.He said there had been a minor altercation in the smoking area of the bar with Mr French earlier in the evening.Later in the night, he claimed, Mr French had approached him again about the disagreement and had thrown a punch at him. He claimed to have punched him back.He did however plead guilty to assault causing harm.Judge O’Hagan then spoke to Mr French who was in court for the hearing and asked him if he wanted to add to the Victim Impact Statement which he had read.Mr French said he didn’t, however he told the judge that he still found it difficult to go out socialising, especially in the Carrigans and St Johnston areas.Barrister Peter Nolan, for Kelly, said the whole event was “an unfortunate local row on what was supposed to be a happy family occasion.”He said his client deeply regretted what had happened and was a man who was responsible when he did not drink.Mr Nolan said Kelly was in a stable relationship.Kelly then approached the bench, sat in the dock and apologised to Mr French for the attack.At hearing. Copyrighted.COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR GROOM’S BROTHER WHO BATTERED MAN AT WEDDING AFTER PARTY was last modified: February 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:assaultCarriganscommunity service orderdarren kellyJUdge John O’HaganLetterkenny Circuit CourtNewtowncunninghamSt Johnstonlast_img read more