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Barrera is going out in a blaze of glory
By Robert Morales, Whittier Daily News, 15 Mar 2007
IT'S no surprise that the last two fights of Marco Antonio Barrera's career could be two of his toughest.
Barrera will put his World Boxing Council super featherweight belt on the line against Juan Manuel Marquez, one of the terrific featherweights of this era, on Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN GIVES BARRERA THE EDGE OVER MARQUEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
WBC president Jose Sulaiman has given legendary super featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera the edge over featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in the “Fearless” battle of the two Mexicans at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel & Casino on Sunday morning Manila Time.
Sulaiman told well- Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather: Commercial To Make World Premier During Barrera/Marquez
EastSideBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
The television commercial for The World Awaits—Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather super fight on May 5 in Las Vegas—will make its world premier this weekend as part of the Barrera vs. Marquez HBO Pay-Per-View telecast live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino airing Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:0 Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez: Playing It by the Book
By Ronan Keenan, BoxingScene.com, 15 Mar 2007
When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press the concept of education changed forever. The arrival of the textbook meant students could now learn a craft by adhering to a set of written instructions.
If ever there was a fi Read Full Story >>>
Watchdog Answers on Margarito, Mayweather Jr, De La Hoya, Cotto and more
By Steve Hudgins, DogHouseBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
This week: HBO Boxing at an all time low…Fans are tired of showcase fights…Barrera vs Marquez…Fighters being matched carefully…Margarito, Mayweather, De La Hoya…and much more!
When will the networks force promoters to give us big action fights instead of the hand picked opponents we get every wee Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ VEGAS PRESSCON PHOTOS
PhilBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera (L) and WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, both of Mexico City, pose during a news conference at Read Full Story >>>
IBF WARNS RACHMAN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
The International Boxing Federation has warned IBF minimum weight champion Muhammad Rachman that he would be stripped of his title if he fails to defend it against mandatory challenger Florante Condes of the Philippines before May 6.
The promoters of Condes, Bobby Bostick, has been given the run Read Full Story >>>
Holy man of boxing
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 15 Mar 2007
It’s unusual for a boxing show to feature an invocation but businessman Tony Aldeguer’s recent Cebu blockbuster, called "The Moment of Truth," brought in three pastors to pray in the ring before the main hostilities got underway.
One of the ministers was Jack Hall, a 78-year-old nati Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Returns In One Month
When Will He Return To Wild Card?
Let The Countdown Begin!
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, 15 Mar 2007
Today is March 14, 2007.
On this day we celebrate the birth of the late Minnesota Twin Kirby Puckett, the still alive and kicking surly hurler Kevin Brown, as well as the rather round reliever Bobby Jenks.
Hey, it is spring training and I had to get Major League Baseball into my writing someh Read Full Story >>>
Too much politics, no rest bad for Manny
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 15 Mar 2007
It’s not the lack of training but the lack of rest that has caused some concern within the Manny Pacquiao camp.
"That’s the only thing I’m worried about – his lack of rest," said Mike Koncz, the Canadian who’s been recently serving as ring adviser to the 28-year-old Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fight could earn over P100 million
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 15 Mar 2007
SOLAR SPORTS is willing to lose a few millions so long as it impresses on Manny Pacquiao that the maverick television station will be there behind him all the way.
A Solar source confirmed that the ballpark figure of P40 million given to Pacquiao for the TV rights for his coming fight with Mex Read Full Story >>>
VALERO HEADS WORLD TRIPLEHEADER IN JAPAN ON MAY 3
By Joe Koizumi, PhilBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2007
TOKYO, JAPAN -- Akihiko Honda's Teiken Promotions has announced a world tripleheader to take place at the Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan, on May 3.
WBC bantam champ Hozumi Hasegawa (21-2, 7 KOs), Japan, will risk his belt against unbeaten South African Simpiwe Vetyeka (16-0, 9 KOs) in the main ev Read Full Story >>>
Gerry underdog vs De Leon
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 15 Mar 2007
SMALLER in physique and appearing on the twilight of his career, Filipino boxer Gerry Peñalosa is the clear underdog when he steps into the ring to challenge Mexican Daniel Ponce de Leon for the latter's World Boxing Organization (WBO) super bantamweight crown this Saturday (Sunday in Manila) at the Read Full Story >>>
Mexican vows KO; Peñalosa unfazed
The Philippine Star, 15 Mar 2007
Unfazed by the credentials of Daniel Ponce De Leon, Gerry Peñalosa vows to unleash his punching power and make the most of what is perhaps to be his last crack at the world title when he goes up against the reigning WBO super bantamweight champion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Saturday (Sunday mo Read Full Story >>>
ERIK ‘TERRIBLE’ MORALES YA TIENE FECHA Y SEDE PARA BUSCAR SU CUARTO TÍTULO DEL MUNDO
By Arturo Contreras, BoxNoticias.com, 15 Mar 2007
EriK Morales ya tiene la fecha ansiada: mayo 26.
También sede para esa búsqueda de una cuarta corona mundial: Las Vegas.
Sí, el sábado 26 de mayo, ahí en la ciudad de sus grandes triunfos (Las Vegas), el “T Read Full Story >>>
Manny and Cesar
By Stephen Capillas, Sun.Star Cebu, 15 Mar 2007
NO MATTER the negative publicity hurled at him, boxer Manny Pacquiao is dead set on pursuing his congressional bet in Cotabato if only to prove his "nay sayers" and staunchest critics wrong.
Whether or not he was egged on by his sponsors, notably Manila Mayor Lito Atienza who is being booed ever Read Full Story >>>
PENALOSA GETS SUPPORT FROM ALA BOYS!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 14 Mar 2007
Gerry Penalosa is getting much-needed moral support from the ALA Boys as he embarks on his biggest assignment to date when he challenges WBO superbantam champ Daniel Ponce De Leon this Sunday.
Penalosa, who is himself an ALA Boy, can count on the prayers of all the current crop of ALA Boys, said Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao could spoil his own Texas picnic
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao came ready to be alarmed.
He instead ended up very amused.
There was not a hint of a yellow light last week after Pacquiao finally agreed to watch a fight video of his next opponent.
The unbeaten Jorge Solis, lanky and slow of feet, also promises to be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Experimenting with Chemistry
By TK Stewart, BoxingScene.com, 14 Mar 2007
Have a look back at the career of any great prizefighter and you’ll see that when they were at their best and in perfect mix, that everybody around them had a purpose and the chemistry surrounding that fighter was one of perfec Read Full Story >>>
Marquez: The Bridge between Anonymity and Icon
By Troy Ondrizek, BoxingScene.com, 14 Mar 2007
For years anonymity is where Juan Manuel Marquez dwelled. A fighter never wants to be in the realm of the unknown, but Marquez can only blame himself for his current popularity residence. Blessed with an abundance of skill and willi Read Full Story >>>