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KO artist lined up for Pacquiao?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 28 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — World Boxing Association (WBA) superfeatherweight champion Edwin (Dinamita) Valero of Venezuela looms as one of Manny Pacquiao’s next opponents and the prospect of an explosive fight with a major title on the line has experts along cauliflower row drooling in anticipation.
Valero’s m Read Full Story >>>
The Grand Finale
By Vikram Birring, DogHouseBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2006
If one took all the positive aspects of the sport of boxing and put them into two words, they would read ‘Manny Pacquiao.’ Since bursting on the American boxing scene five years ago, he has accumulated an appeal beyond his millions of adoring fans in the Philippines. His fiery style keeps fans stand Read Full Story >>>
Standing by Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 28 Nov 2006
YOU don’t have to be a lawyer to realize that Golden Boy Promotions—based on all available information—has the promotional rights to Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and not Bob Arum’s Top Rank despite Arum’s claims to the contrary and his façade of confidence.
To begin with, Pacquiao signed wi Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – Give Juan Manuel Marquez Blood Now, Manny Pacquiao Later
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 28 Nov 2006
For a fighter whose nickname is “Dinamita,” it took Juan Manuel Marquez a surprising 13 years for the featherweight titlist to finally explode onto the scene.
Unlike younger brother Rafael – who has sustained his bantamweight reign by blasting opponents away – Juan Manuel was best known as a ski Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez Remains in the Running for a Manny Pacquiao Showdown With KO of Jimrex Jaca
By David Bitar, RingsideReport.com, 28 Nov 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez retained his WBO Interim Featherweight Title with tough, bloody victory over challenger, Jimrex Jaca, Saturday night on HBO’s Boxing After Dark.
The champion from Mexico City, Districto Federal, Mexico, overcome a determined effort from his opponent and a severe cut due to acc Read Full Story >>>
The great trilogies in boxing
By Philip Ella Juico, The Philippine Star, 28 Nov 2006
The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales rubber match that ended with the Filipino boxing idol giving the Mexican legend the worst beating of his long and illustrious boxing career on Nov. 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, has to be one of professional boxing’s most exciting trilogies.
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Pro boxing is immoral
By Teodoro Bacani Jr., Manila Standard Today, 28 Nov 2006
I was participating as a resource person at the Second Asian Convention on the Divine Mercy in the Diocese of Keningau, Sabah, Malaysia, when Bishop Jose Oliveros of Malolos, another participant, informed me that he had received a text message from a Filipino in Los Angeles, California. The message Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: Is It Time For Him To Move Up In Weight?
By Onur Tezucar, EastSideBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2006
After watching Juan Manuel Marquez systematically break down Pilipino Jimrex Jaca, a fighter who I personally consider to be a poor man’s Pacquiao, a question arose in my head that I feel deserves more attention, namely, is it time that Manny Pacquiao move up in weight-class? To me, the answer unequ Read Full Story >>>
Barrera: "I Hope I Get Pacquiao in March"
By Mark Vester, BoxinScene.com, 28 Nov 2006
WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera is waiting on the sidelines while his promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, is figuring out who will challenge him on March 11, 2007, in the main event on an HBO pay-per-view broadcast.
Overseas publication Tempo, noted that Barrera is hoping that Read Full Story >>>
Roach takes side with Golden Boy
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 28 Nov 2006
If he is to decide, celebrated American trainer Freddie Roach prefers Golden Boy Promotions over Top Rank Inc. as promoter for Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao mainly because Golden Boy has all the opponents they want for the Filipino ring icon.
"I'm not a lawyer but I believe Golden Boy Promotions owns Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez makes a statement
By Geoffrey Ciani, EastSideBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez made a strong claim that he deserves a rematch with Manny Pacquiao rematch by knocking out Jimrex Jaca in the ninth round of their scheduled twelve rounder. With victory, Marquez successfully defended the WBO interim featherweight crown, and he did so with more flare and drama th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fever still runs high in San Francisco
ABS-CBN News, 28 Nov 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, California - The weekend of November 17 saw thousands of Filipinos flocking to Las Vegas for the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales super featherweight world boxing fight. Well, not everybody got tickets to the Thomas and Mack Auditorium, but private homes, hotels, bars and restaurants with Read Full Story >>>
GALLANT JACA FALLS IN NINE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
Gallant Jimrex Jaca battled classy WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez often engaging the champion in furious exchange before a predominantly pro-Mexican crowd but in the end Marquez proved too good and scored a ninth round knockout at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, yesterday.
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Sultan reigns as WBF king
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 27 Nov 2006
One week after Manny Pacquiao's masterful conquest of Erik Morales, another Filipino boxer gave his fellow countrymen something to proud of.
Dondon "Supremo" Sultan of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte defeated Australian champion Eddie Delic by unanimous decision over 12 rounds to win the World Boxi Read Full Story >>>
Montiel ready for Gorres
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 27 Nov 2006
A purse bid for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) superflyweight title fight between defending champion Fernando Montiel of Mexico and Filipino challenger Z Gorres is set today in Puerto Rico with a starting price of $100,000.
Under WBO rules, the champion’s share of the total bid is 75 percen Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez stops Jaca in bloodbath
By Shawn Krest, TigerBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
It was the fight we thought we’d see last week. In a featherweight war, a Mexican fighter wore a mask of blood and traded punches in center ring against a Filipino southpaw.
The setting was Hidalgo, Texas, not Las Vegas, and HBO gave luminaries Jim Lampley and Michael Buffer the night off. Whi Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Knocks Jaca Out in 9!
By Sean Ocampo, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
In front of a massive Pro-Mexican crowd at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, former WBA/IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez scored a scintillating 9th round knockout victory over Jimrex Jaca of the Philippines in their 12 round WBO Interim Featherweight title affair. With the win, Marque Read Full Story >>>
MARQUEZ LIGHTS UP HBO’S BOXING AFTER DARK
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 27 Nov 2006
EX-CHAMP SCORES ONE PUNCH KO
Hidalgo, TX-Juan Manuel Marquez continued his streak of exciting wins with his second knockout in a row. This time the victim was top Filipino prospect, Jimrex Jaca, knocking out the youngster in the ninth round with one left hand. Jaca, now 27-3-1 (12 KOs), did sur Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Fights Through A Bloody Mask To KO Jaca In Nine
By German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs) knocked out Jimrex Jaca (27-3-1, 12 KOs) in the ninth round of a grueling and bloody, but fast-paced, battle Saturday night at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas to retain his interim WBO featherweight title and keep his hopes of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao aliv Read Full Story >>>
Barrera to fight Pacquiao or Marquez
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 27 Nov 2006
LOS ANGELES — Marco Antonio Barrera reiterated his desire to slug it out with Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao on March 11, 2007, but the Mexican expressed concern over the legal battle that is being faced by his promoter Oscar dela Hoya and Pacquiao opposite Top Rank.
Barrera told the sports Read Full Story >>>