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Pacquiao brod eyed vs. Barrera
ABS-CBN News, 27 Feb 2006
Bobby Pacquiao is being considered as probable opponent of Mexico’s Marco Antonio Barrera as substitute to reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) lightweight champion Jesus "Matador" Chave Read Full Story >>>
Is Manny Pacquiao worthy of hero worship?
By William Esposo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Feb 2006
We commemorated heroes and icons of People Power last week. While we’re at it, maybe we ought to also discuss and reexamine our definition of what makes a hero.
I had not wanted to minimize the euphoria immediately after Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao’s victory over Eric R Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Started for His Pacman Basketball Team in MVBA Tourney Opening
PhilBoxing.com, 27 Feb 2006
ILIGAN CITY -- Montana Pawnshop-Davao eked out a 79-78 overtime thriller over PacMan-General Santos in a fitting start to the inaugural season of the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA) at the packed Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym Saturday (February 25).
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Pacman bags Battle of Champions title
By Rico Biliran, MindaNews, 27 Feb 2006
DAVAO CITY -- Philippine ring icon Manny Pacquiao's Pacman basketball team won the 2nd Emperador Bandy Battle of Champions Wednesday night over the Duterte Agilas 82 – 66 at the Davao City Recreation Center here.
Both teams finished the single-round robin with 3-1 slates but Pacman prevaile Read Full Story >>>
SOLAR TO AIR GABI-DARCHINYAN CHAMPIONSHIP
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2006
Filipino fight fans will now get the chance to see for themselves whether the Prince has what it takes to become the King when Solar Sports airs the world title bout featuring Davao's Diosdado "Prince" Gabi going up against International Boxing Federation flyweight king Vic Darchinyan in a 12-round Read Full Story >>>
Masbate hosts Farenas-Gastador duel
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2006
Fast-rising featherweight Michael Farenas, who is managed by Japanese Kosuke Washio and Gerry Penalosa, takes centerstage when he goes up against veteran Edwin Gastador in a 10-round rumble on March 12 in Kawayan, Masbate.
The southpaw Farenas, a native of Sorsogon Province, is hoping to barge i Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barrera and Morales Should Fight in One Card in September
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2006
As what I've told you in my previous column “Graceful Exit for this Hogwash Rubber Match”, it seems the Manny Pacquaio-Erik Morales trilogy will go to the trashcan for good.
Tom Thompson e-mailed me the other day and informed me about the scoop he got from Pacman’s promoter Gary Read Full Story >>>
GAB TO HONOR PRO BOXING CHAMPS,OTHER UPDATES
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Feb 2006
It's almost all set for the upcoming 1st GAB Philippine Annual Boxing Convention this coming April 18-21st, 2006 to be held at the Hotel Hyatt and Casino Manila in cooperation with the City Government of Manila under the able leadership of Mayor Lito Atienza.
The big task involves day to day meet Read Full Story >>>
“RING TALK” DROPPED BOMB ON NASTY BLOGGERS!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 26 Feb 2006
“SOME” PACMAN FANS NEED RESTRAINT & RESPECT!
San Francisco, CA-Earlier this week, I penned a piece on a vast number of foul-mouthed Manny Pacquiao fans. They say malicious things like, Erik Morales’ mother is no good, Marco Antonio Barrera is, among other things, gay, and so on! Read Full Story >>>
Cream of RP boxers to get Elorde awards
The Manila Bulletin, 26 Feb 2006
THE COUNTRY’S top boxers, whose exploits in the international scene have made headlines the year past, will be honored in the Banquet of Champions during the sixth annual Gabriel "Flash’’ Elorde Memorial Awards on March 25 at the Dusit-Nikko Hotel in Makati.
Johnny Elorde Man Read Full Story >>>
Darchinyan's preparation worries Fenech
National Nine News (AU), 25 Feb 2006
Jeff Fenech is concerned about the lack of preparation time for flyweight boxing world champion Vic Darchinyan's title defence against Filipino Diosdado Gabi in California next weekend.
IBF and IBO champion Darchinyan on Friday headed to the United States, where he will fight Gabi at the Chumash Read Full Story >>>
It's power v. skills in Darchinyan-Gabi fight
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 25 Feb 2006
THE coming championship fight between International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan and Filipino challenger Diosdado Gabi is expected to be a showdown of power against skills.
Mike Koncz, Gabi's manager, said although they acknowledge that Darchinyan is a powerful punch Read Full Story >>>
From Vegas to Mandaue, Z and Czar ready for war
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2006
A homecoming appearance from their much-publicized Las Vegas stints last February 3 awaits the Cebuano boxing fans when two of the country’s young world-title hopefuls, Z Gorres and Czar Amonsot, get to display their wares anew at the Mandaue City Sports Complex on March 18, 2006.
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Z, Czar to fight Thais in March
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 25 Feb 2006
ALA Boys Z “The Dream” Gorres and Czar Amonsot will take on Thai opponents at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex on March 18.
“This will be Gorres’ crowning glory against Thai puncher Waengpetch Chuwatana for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation 115 Read Full Story >>>
Austin's Chavez pulls out of March fight
By Cedric Golden, Statesman.com, 25 Feb 2006
Austin's Jesus Chavez has pulled out of his March 25 IBF lightweight title defense with Marco Antonio Barrera in Las Vegas because of partial tears in his left rotator cuff and his left biceps.
Both injuries will require surgery, said Chavez's manager, Lou Mesorano.
The 33-year-old Chavez sa Read Full Story >>>
The Tiger's Muse with Tom Thompson
By Tom Thompson, TigerBoxing.com, 25 Feb 2006
TWO POUNDS OF RAGE IN THE PHILIPPINES
There seems to be quite a buzz in the Philippines over reports that national hero Manny Pacquiao's September rubber match with Erik Morales will be fought at 132 pounds. The belief among Manny's fans is that Pacquiao's handlers have given an advantage to Mora Read Full Story >>>
NOT ALL FILIPINOS ARE CLASSLESS BOOBS!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 25 Feb 2006
SITE OVERWELMED BY FOUL-MOUTHED FILIPINOS!
Manila, PI-Having blocked over 3,500 Filipinos from posting comments here at www.RingTalk.com has become a huge problem. I’m not saying that other “ethnic” groups are not guilty of acting foolish, just not in the magnitude that the Fili Read Full Story >>>
Win or lose: Pacquiao film closed
Tempo, 25 Feb 2006
MARCH SHOOT – Learned from director Joel Lamangan that the shoot of the Manny Paquiao filmbio will start sometime in March. In the meantime, Roy Iglesias is fine-tuning the script, while pre-production work is going full blast. The project, titled “Pacquiao,” promises to be one of Read Full Story >>>
PacMan guests in opening
Sun.Star Cebu, 25 Feb 2006
ILIGAN City – Manny Pacquiao will be the special guest of honor today in the opening of the country’s newest league, the Mindanao Visayas Basketball Association (MVBA), at the Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology Gym.
A huge crowd is expected to watch the opening Read Full Story >>>
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 24 Feb 2006
IBF lightweight champion Jesus Chavez has been forced to pull out of his March 25 title defense against WBC 130lb champion Marco Antonio Barrera. Chavez suffered a torn muscle in his left bicep that will require surgery. "It'll take him about six months to recuperate," Chavez' manager Lou Mesorano t Read Full Story >>>