first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe last time Eduard Folayang got knocked out, he bounced back and became a world champion.It’s hard not to bet on the Filipino MMA star to redeem himself after suffering a KO at the hands of Martin Nguyen on Friday night in the main event of ONE: Legends of the World.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES It was a brutal loss for Folayang, who laid flat on his back after walking into a crushing right hand by Nguyen in the second round.Folayang, who relinquished his lightweight title, vowed to make his way back.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogREAD: Nguyen knocks out Folayang for ONE lightweight title “I assure my followers and the fans of Team Lakay that I am alright and there is nothing to be anxious about. I am still in good physical condition,” said Folayang, who commended his foe and good friend Nguyen. Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson 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 OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “I tip my hat off to Martin Nguyen. He did his homework well and came very prepared,” he said. “Because of this, my hunger for improvement remains unsatiated. This is a big lesson learned. I believe challenges inside and outside the cage always bring out the best in us. I assure you that the journey doesn’t end here.”In December of 2014, Folayang was dealt with a devastating defeat when he took a flying knee and soccer kicks to the head from Russian Timofey Nastyukhin.READ: Folayang preparing for Nguyen’s speed The 32-year-old Folayang went on a four-fight streak since then, including a stunning stoppage of Japanese legen Shinya Aoki in 2016 to earn the lightweight belt.“The odds were not in my favor last Friday. Nevertheless, Team Lakay and I will exert our best efforts to wave our Philippine flag more triumphantly in 2018.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Magic Johnson on why he won’t ask Lonzo Ball to change his shot MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set View commentslast_img read more

first_imgSouth Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test, Brief Scores: Pakistan 177 & 294 all out (Asad Shafiq 88, Babar Azam 72, Shan Masood 61, Kagiso Rabada 4 for 61, Dale Steyn 4 for 85). South Africa 431 (Faf du Plessis 103) & 43 for 1 (Dean Elgar 24 not out, Mohammad Abbas 1 for 14). South Africa win by 9 wickets. Full ScorecardSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been suspended for one Test and fined 20 per cent of his match fee after his side were charged with a slow over rate in the nine-wicket second Test victory over Pakistan at Newlands.Du Plessis will sit out the final match of the series starting in Johannesburg on Friday after match referee David Boon imposed the suspension having found South Africa to be one over short of their required number in the Test.It is the second time in 12 months that Du Plessis and his side have been found guilty of a slow over rate after a Test against India in Johannesburg that ended on Jan. 17. The rest of the side have also been fined 10 percent of their match fee.”In accordance with Article 2.22.1 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel… players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount,” the International Cricket Council said in a statement on Sunday.South Africa have an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three matches series, but could field a much-changed batting line-up in the third Test with the absence of Du Plessis, and injury concerns over opener Aiden Markram and number three Hashim Amla.advertisementAlso Watch:last_img read more