How about a little Monday morning sports post to get your week started? In cyberspace we have another JM's BBM published and ready to send to all the faithful readers of BakitWhy.com. Let's see what the past week has brought to us in the world of Pilipino-American athletes.
-It looks like the headline fight everyone in the world has been waiting for will have to wait until 2011 at the earliest as Floyd "Money" Mayweather Jr. didn't respond to Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao's deadline to accept a headline fight. After months of deliberation, Pacquiao finally gave into Mayweather's demands for urine testing but when the tables were turned Mayweather ending up not responding at all. Accusations were set that Mayweather was never contacted regarding that fight, but overall it is one person's word against another. Due to the fallout, Pacquiao is now set to face Antonio Margarito on November 13 in a still yet to be determined location. If anything, this will serve as a warm up for Pacquiao before Mayweather Jr, assuming of course that he gets through the former welterweight champion.
-In his most recent outing, San Francisco Giants’ Tim Lincecum seems to be gaining ground on front runner Ubaldo Jimenez and a 3rd straight Cy Young award with a another successful outing against the Arizona Diamondbacks yesterday. Lincecum masterfully pitched 8 innings while allowing only 2 earned runs and 1 walk en route to a 3-2 Giants victory. The next outing for "the Freak" will be at home against the Los Angeles Dodgers in a battle of Southern California against Northern California.
-Coach Erik Spoelstra appears to have a full roster to work with now as the Miami Heat have filled out their roster to officially compete for the NBA title. With a mixture of proven role players, gritty veterans, and returning roster players, coach Spo is ready to lead his team into hopefully the first of many championships for the Miami Heat.
-In less than a week, a rising Pilipino-American UFC fighter will step into the octagon once again to show the world he belongs in the upper echelon of fighters in the middleweight divison. Mark "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" Munoz (8-1) will be in the co-main event of the event on UFC on Versus 2 as he faces an international sensation in Yushin "Thunder" Okami (25-5). Munoz is just finishing up his fight camp preparation at his gym in Lake Forest in time for fight week. Still feeding off his come-from-behind victory over Kendal Grove, if Munoz can achieve a 4th straight victory there will be no disputing the fact that Munoz is a top contender for the middleweight title. The headliner for this fight card is Jon "Bones" Jones versus Vladimir "the Janitor" Matyushenko.
As the month of July is ending and the beginning of August is upon us, summertime is still in full effect and the action is always heating up.
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