Carmelo Anthony visited the Smart Araneta Coliseum officially as the ambassador for the FIBA World Cup. The world championship is in August and he joined Spain's Pau Gasol and Argentina's Luis Scola in promoting the event which will be held in Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia.
According to Inquirier.net, Anthony shares, “It’s a full circle. I’ve been a part of FIBA basketball since the early 2000s and to come back full circle now and be the ambassador for the World Cup. This is definitely an honor, it’s a blessing. It’s been a long time coming. But for me is just about being able to build nations together.”
He also shares how now he's glad to be sharing the game of basketball globally. “I’m glad we’re not competing no more. We’re actually on the same side. We’re on the same team now. We are representing the global game of basketball. So I don’t have to worry about going up against Pau and then thinking about him and the gold medal game... I don’t have to think about that now we can come together we could band together like brothers and really grow this game of basketball the way that it needs to be.” While on his trip to Manila, he caught the Gilas-Lebanon game at Philippine Arena to present the Naismith trophy.
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This past weekend the SSE Arena, Wembley, housed the biggest Influencer Boxing event of 2022 presented by Showstar Boxing. The UK vs. USA event took place on March 5th and was streamed globally to fans all over the world. Fil-am Creator and Actor Alex Wassabi took the ring alongside fellow creator Deji in the main event and came out on top as the winner. Check out Alex's vlog below that takes you behind the scenes of that night.
The last two rounds are where the action really took place with Alex and Deji, both landing hits that played critical roles in the final judges' decision. Alex's training and stamina really pulled through as he capitalized on an exhausted Deji in those final rounds. As the fight came to a close, Alex was announced the winner by split decision.
You can catch Alex later this year in a new episode of our MYX Original Series, Making it in America. Learn about his Youtube and Creator Journey and see the last bits of his training right before he left for London for this fight. Stay tuned here on MYX for more updates on new episodes of the series coming out soon.
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Asa Miller will be representing the Philippines in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The 21-year-old skier was born in Oregon with family roots in Sta. Cruz, Manila, and this will be his second Olympic appearance. Miller took to Instagram to announce that he will be competing in the Slalom and Giant Slalom events.
Miller was 8 years old when he participated in his first race as a skier. His hard work and dedication led him to his Olympic debut back in 2018, also representing the Philippines as a dual-citizen. In 2018 Miller was the country's flag bearer and will do so again in the 2022 Winter Games.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Asa Miller Instagram
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao has officially announced his retirement from the world of Boxing at 42 years old. He's had an incredible 26 year run in the ring with twelve world title wins in 8 weight classes. He's been praised as one of the greatest boxers of all time and has definitely left a legendary stamp on the sport. Manny posted a video to the Team Pacquiao Youtube Channel highlighting his career and giving his thanks. Check out his video below.
"You gave me the chance to find a way out of poverty. Because of you, I was able to inspire people all over the world. Because of you, I have been given the courage to change more life."Manny Pacquiao on how Boxing changed his life
A genuinely inspiring rags to riches story that all came about from all the hard work, sacrifice, energy, and dedication Pacquiao placed into his passion for the sport of boxing. As he switches gears to his not-so-new venture in Politics, Pacquiao announced last week he is declaring a Presidential bid in the Philippines for 2022.
Cover Photo Courtesy of Manny Pacquiao Instagram