Sabado, Abril 25, 2015

Pacquiao will lose to Mayweather: ANALYSIS


                                                       


By MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

Many boxing aficionados predicted that Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao’s haymakers would dominate Welterweight pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 2 (U.S dateline) mega tussle of the century.
Since a boxer is as good as his last six fights, let’s dissect if Pacquiao whirling dervish southpaw attack has still the superiority or pop to deck out Mayweather.

Manny Pacquiao versus Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
When Pacquiao fought the “Walking Punching Bag” Brandon Rios and the “Run Away Bride”, er, Boxer Cris Algieri compobox bared Pacquiao unleashes a total punch rates of 790 for Rios and 669 for Algieri in the entire 12 Rounds.
In these two lopsided match ups, Pacquiao looks superb as based on his total punches  just like during those exploding years where he TKO’d (technical knocked out) and KO’d (knocked out) the bigger but dehydrated or struggling in weight Oscar dela Hoya, Antonio Margarito, and Miguel Cotto.
When Manny however fought Juan Manuel Marquez in 2011 and 2012, he unleashes only a total punch of 578
and 256 (before he was knocked out cold at the 6th Round) or an average punches of 48 and 42 per round on their 2011 and 2013  tussles, respectively.
Why the bone lazy punches from the Filipino to the Mexican compared to his bunches of punches on Rios and Algieri?
My Answer: Because aside from their being a ploughing punching bag and Runaway Bride, er, Pug, Marquez superb counter punching skills deterred Pacquiao to whimsically shoot his punches.
He became tentative if not cautious because he became vulnerable to the 1-2 or 1-2-3 of the Mexican every time he dropped a jab or a straight.
The Mexican fought intelligently by exploiting the weaknesses of the predictable style of the Filipino
 (Pacquiao’s right jabs then plunge his chin or set his legs for inertia to trigger his left power punch) by just turning clockwise to avoid the Filipino’s left power punch.
The last time I saw Pacquiao set his predictable left power punch by feinting first two supposed right jabs were in the 6th round of their 2013 match. Marquez made him pay for that blunder as Pacquiao allowed an opening of his chin as a knocked out target of the Mexican looping right punch.
Thanks to his chopping of woods or thanks to controversial conditioning coach Angel "Momo"Heredia?
Pssst, I heard Mayweather, for the first time, chops woods too!

Biyernes, Abril 24, 2015

Q & A: Kissinger Endorses JDV’s China Sea’s Conflict Formula



Northern Watch newspaper correspondent Mortz C. Ortigoza sat with former five- time House Speaker Jose de Venecia, a renowned geo-politics connoisseur, to discuss the disturbing Mainland China's reclamation at many of the eight reefs and islets in the Spratly Archipelago, the United States military pivot from Europe to Asia, the probability of the Philippines hosting again the U.S military bases to deter the Chinese. Excerpts:
SOUTH CHINA SEA'S TALK. The interviewer schmoozes with Former 5-Time
 Philippines House Speaker Joe de Venecia during his interview  with the former Speaker on the brewing conflict at the Spratly group of islets and reefs.




  NORTHERN WATCH (NW): Mischief Reef has been encroached by Mainland China and it has done reclamation there by building an aircraft landing strip liked structure and others. What’s your take on this?
JOSE DE VENECIA (JDV): You know my (North Sea) formula which (Former U.S State Secretary Henry) Kissinger endorsed recently. We should shelve or post phone....
(You can read his North Sea Formula* by accessing at https://northwatch.wordpress.com/2011/08/11/q-a-jdvs-solutions-on-the-spratlys-problem/

NW: For the next generation....
JDV: For the next generation and have a joined exploration and joint development of the South China Sea.
NW: But the problem is China is the one that is aggressively intruding on those eight islets and reefs at the Spratly's Archipelago?
JDV: No! But somebody had proposed that! I proposed that! (China’s Former Paramount Leader) Deng Xiaoping  proposed that! I proposed that, Kissinger endorsed it (recently).
NW: How can we stop the sabre rattling and incursions of the Chinese?
JDV: That’s why this formula will stop all the encroachments.
NW: (Davao City Mayor and presidential hopeful) Rodrigo Duterte said he is going to invite the U.S Bases here as quoted from his Q&A at the Graphic Magazine. He is going to put bases in Palawan to deter the Chinese.

Miyerkules, Abril 8, 2015

U.S Military Rescue Operation: Things Filipinos Could Learn



By MORTZ C. ORTIGOZA

Here is an event that could make the rescue mission in the U.S's Vietnam War amateur and the Mamapasano Incident revolting. This military rescue mission could make Senators Merriam Santiago and Alan Peter Cayetano run amok and died with envy after they compared it to our manifestly incompetent Army and police generals who did not even flew a kite from the Army 6th Infantry Division, which is only 3 kilometers away to Mamasapano, Maguindanao, to scare away the operatives of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and the Bangsa Moro Islamic Liberation Front who were routing like crazy a company of the British inspired commandos' Special Action Force.
U.S Rangers rescued by CH-47 Chinook transport helicopter in nigh time.
 Unlike in the Vietnam War,
superior and infrared equipped aerial rescue of U.S troops in  Afghanistan 

and Iraq have been done in
 pitch darkness to avoid vulnerability from the attacks of the 

enemy on the ground.

I drooled reading a portion of the book entitled “Two Wars” written by U.S Ranger Captain Nate Self -- a 1998 graduate of the United States Military Academy
Here’s the synopsis:
Command radio report at the Joint Operation Center (JOC) Ranger’s base in Bagram, Afghanistan in the Hindu Kush Mountains ordered Shift and his platoon (composed of  21 men) to fly and looked for a CH-47 Chinook helicopter that crash landed and rescue a member of the commando SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Team who fell from the window of the transport chopper.
As they near the landing zone (LZ) in Takur Ghar one of the two Chinooks that carried the Rangers were shot by the rebels with their rifle propelled grenades (RPG), but luckily the Chinook landed safety on the summit.
Just like what happened to the SAF troops in Maguindanao, the rangers were caught by gunfire as they were not able to exploit the BMNT (before morning nautical twilight).
The sunlight became a factor on their vulnerability as they could no longer move in stealth.
Three of Captain Self’s men were hit by the RPG from the Al Queda’s supported Afghan rebels whose bunker was just 100 meters in the hill near the crash site of their Chinook.
They did not know that in that bunkers the rebels held hostage the SEAL guy and another U.S Air Force’s combat controller (CCT) personnel.
 The mission of the CCT, for those tricycle drivers and carpenters who read this article, is to establish assault zones for aircraft, and provide air traffic control, command and control communications, and terminal control (CCA).
The Afghan rebels were snipping them, firing machine guns, lobbing grenades, hitting them with RPG, and firing mortars.

Aside from the wounded pilot who was holding his limp hand suspended by tendons, the Chinook carries a CCT named Gabe – who would play a major role in saving the lives of the beleaguered soldiers.
To neutralize the rebels hiding in the bunkers at the North West sides of the hill and the South side of the hill who were shooting the U.S troops, Gabe had been frantically calling a pair of F-15s, F-16s, F-18s, and F-14s multi role jets, Predator, and AC-130 gunships, B-52 bomber to fire 20 millimetre canons and machine guns and to drop 400 pounds, 500 pounds, 1000 JDAM (Joint Direct Attack Munitions – a GPS guided bomb), and hell fires (for the drone) not only to the location of the rebels in the bunker but on the 250 Afghan militiamen crawling  at the south side of the mountain’s slope.