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ANOTHER JAPANESE TRAINS AT ALA GYM
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Aug 2005
Japan's national flyweight champ, Daisuke Naito, is the latest of the list of foreign fighters seeking refuge at the famed ALA Gym, as he prepares for a grand rematch with WBC flyweight king and ex-tormentor Pongsaklek Wongjongkam on October 10 at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
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My Mother's Tears
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Aug 2005
Last Saturday, Aug. 20, our family gathered in Nueva Vida, the village of our youth in M'lang, North Cotabato to mark our departed father's birthday. We lighted candles and shared food under the shade of a mango tree that I planted 40 years ago at the back of our ancestral home.
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Parade of Young Stars: The Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Aug 2005
When the Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament unfolds in North Cotabato Aug. 28 to 31 this year, boxing fans will be treated to a dazzling show of young talents in amateur boxing who are expected to figure prominently in the Olympic eliminations two years from now.
Two provinces & Read Full Story >>>
BAUTISTA GETS TOP CONDITIONING FROM FORTUNE
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Aug 2005
Manny Pacquiao's personal conditioning coach, Justin Fortune, is now at the helm of WBO Asia Pacific bantam champ Rey Bautista's physical conditioning as the latter plunges into the remaining two weeks before he takes on Felix Murillo on September 10 at the Staples Center underneath the Erik Morales Read Full Story >>>
WILD AND WACKY NIGHT OF BOXING
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Aug 2005
Boxing returned to South Cotabato last week in a rather wild and wacky way as the night was marked by events that ranged from the hilarious to dangerous.
The crowd that witnessed the event at the air-conditioned South Cotabato Gymnasium was not big. But it was remarkable enough as it was the fir Read Full Story >>>
JACA, DELADA JOIN MURAD CAMP
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Aug 2005
Two more outstanding Filipino boxers are set to join the promotional outfit of American boxing promoter Murad Muhammad, bringing to three the new faces who will soon be seeing action in bigtime boxing in the United States.
Cebuano kingmaker Rex "Wakee" Salud, who has so far produced three world Read Full Story >>>
Raider of Boxing Treasures
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Aug 2005
Michael Koncz was introduced to me by Manny Pacquiao shortly before my birthday December 16 last year when I hosted dinner for the world champion and his trainer, Freddie Roach, in Davao City.
Long-haired and in his 50s, he looks like a member of the cast of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pa Read Full Story >>>
NORTH COTABATO HOSTS WEEK-LONG BOXFEST
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
It will be a week-long boxing festival starting Aug. 27 when North Cotabato hosts the 1st Mindanao Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament and a big professional boxing card on Aug. 31 to mark the 91st foundation anniversary of the booming province in the Southern Philippines.
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Setting It Straight
PhilBoxing.com Exclusive Interview with Justin Fortune
By Victor Perea, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
The members of Team Pacquiao are no strangers to controversy and hearsay. Throughout this past year they have dealt with everything from rumors of throwing the fight versus Erik Morales to the real life fiasco of Murad Muhammad’s suspected extortion from Pacquiao.
With the many problems th Read Full Story >>>
GEJON TO SPAR WITH MAYOL NEXT WEEK
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Aug 2005
World Boxing Association no. 1 minimumweight Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon will start sparring with World Boxing Council no. 1 minifly Rodel Mayol next week as the former prepares for his September 25 challenge of WBA 105-lb champ Yutaka Niida at the 20,000-capacity Yokohama Arena in Japan.
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