‘No love scenes’ for Marvin Hagler as boxing legend eyes more silver screen action

first_imgMikaela Shiffrin prevails despite distractions over her choices Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Its another game in the sense you can get lost and become another character.“I got to live it same as I did it in boxing — walk it, talk it, live it, sleep it just try not to look like it afterwards!”‘Brings back respect’Hagler, who retired with a record of 62 wins, including 52 inside the distance, two draws and three defeats, shakes his head at the amount of titles that are on offer in his former sport today compared to his heyday.  “Now they have so much they throw them (titles) away like candy,” he said.“It was a long hard road in my day. I said you have to kill me to take it (the title).”Hagler says there is one boxer who he believes represents the good old days and that is Kazakhstan’s former unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.“I saw ‘Triple G’ (Golovkin’s nickname) and I told him I am glad that you became champion because it brings back respect into my division, you look like a champion who will be there for a while.“Most champions these days, they come and they go, they confuse the public, who do not know who the real champion is.“Right now they think Mike Tyson is the champion,” he adds, chuckling. LATEST STORIES Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “I love to do that, that is what I have been doing, action and adventure.”However, light-heartedly suggesting that his wife may not be happy, he added: “You always get the girl in adventure films, but I cannot do any love scenes.”Hagler, who retired from the ring after a controversial loss to bitter rival Sugar Ray Leonard in 1987, says he found himself as immersed in films as he had once been in boxing.  “It is not real; it is all fake, a fantasy,” said Hagler, who is in Monaco for the annual Laureus Awards.“You can die and come back the next day, you know what that stuff cracks me up.ADVERTISEMENT Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebracenter_img The undisputed middleweight world champion from 1980-87 has made four films in Italy where he lives with his second wife Kay.His most recent silver screen appearances were in 1997 in movies Notti di Paura and Virtual Weapon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsHowever, Hagler says while he enjoys commentating and carrying out charity work, the chance to lose himself playing someone else in movies has its attractions.“Hopefully for me to land another film,” he told AFP of his future plans. Ex proffessional boxer Marvin Hagler of the US reacts to the crowd before the Gennady Golovkin of Kazakhtan versus Japan’s Nobuhiro Ishida middleweight WBA boxing match, on March 30, 2013 in Monaco. AFP PHOTO / VALERY HACHE (Photo by VALERY HACHE / AFP)American boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler may be 64 but he told AFP that age won’t stop him hunting down more roles in action adventure movies.However, there is one condition — he will not do love scenes.ADVERTISEMENT Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ View comments Hagler, though, derives great pleasure in his work with disadvantaged youngsters in his role as an academy member of Laureus, a global movement that aims to use the power of sport to tackle social challenges in the world.“I like to give them hope and direction and put a smile on their faces,” he said.“I went to Brazil before the Olympics to see some of these kids who had bad habits.“I had to step in there but my wife says ‘Marvin, what are you doing?’. However it gets into your blood and you get carried away. “The coach (at the gym) says I am not going to stop you going in there.“It is important to catch them when they are young. It was exciting and they responded.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California collegelast_img read more

Handball Association Clarifies Pressing Issues

first_imgStarted at the campus of University of Liberia, the National Handball Association, NHA, has made a stride that many of his players, mostly students from the various schools are proud of. When Professor J. Mayson Saweler thought of the need to encourage the formation of the sport, he was aware of the challenges ahead.As a professor of physical education, Saweler realized that a healthy body is a happy person, and therefore he went ahead, with support from sports lovers to get the organization off the ground.“I proceeded nonetheless,” Saweler, who is also president of the Liberia National Handball Association, told the Daily Observer last Tuesday in Monrovia, “because I knew there was more that the sport can do for Liberian youths.”That was four years ago. Fast forward it to the year 2014 and after successful handling of the sport’s affairs, several schools in Monsterrado County, Grand Bassa, and Margibi County are part of it.“Liberia is not Monrovia,” Saweler said, “so we decided to take the sport to other counties.” And his administration is considering further expansion, after the successful defeat of the Ebola outbreak in the country. Regular leagues are organized and awareness about discipline has also been encouraged.In the organization’s first ever international assistance, Olympic Solidarity of the International Olympic Committee, through the Liberia National Olympic Committee, LNOC, provided sponsorship, along with a foreign expert that took participants through the sport’s fundamentals.“It was that support that moved our sport to another level,” Saweler said. He now pleads for more Liberian government’s support.He said, “We completed Ebola awareness for student athletes in Monrovia and we had hoped to extend it outside Montserrado County,” which could not continue due to lack of material support.Meanwhile, at the end of its successful leagues before the outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease, “We have six schools to award prizes at a convenient period,” he said.The schools, he said are Sarah Barclay in both male and female categories, (senior high); Melvin Sonnii (junior high) female division and Newport (male).“Slipway won both male and female versions in the elementary division,” he said.He said the six schools would receive a total amount of Ld30, 000.00, along with one set of jersey.One of the major setbacks for handball, he said, was the recent cancellation of both male and female teams to have participated in the Lome, Togo youth tournament.“Despite the disappointment,” Saweler said, “the grant of U$11,400.00 from the International Handball Federation is being spent for the development of handball, with the blessing of the International Handball Federation.”“It was good news for us,” he said. During the preparation for the abortive trip to Togo, the Ministry of Youth and Sports could not honor a budgeted U$16,000.00, since the ministry did not have money for the trip; a source told the Daily Observer.Among other activities, Saweler said his administration has purchased a vehicle for the organization to ease transportation difficulties. Needed support, he said was provided for three students, recently quarantined in West Point, and another is planned for three players in Dolo Town, in Margibi County who are also quarantined as a result of the fight of Ebola.Said head Coach Arthur N. Dormoh, “We are excited about the progress of handball so far because we can now travel to other counties and make deliveries of 100 handballs.”Coach Dormoh has been with handball from its formation. His colleague is (coach) Phillip Mansaray, who handles the male team.President Saweler meanwhile noted his appreciation to the LNOC for providing an office space for the association. “We have a contact point on By-Pass in Monrovia and we thank LNOC and its president Phillibert Browne for their support,” he said.He meanwhile expressed further appreciation to a foreign national who has been financially supportive to the development of handball in Liberia.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more