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Morales is Like Humpty Dumpty
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 07 Feb 2006
Like Humpty Dumpty, Erik Morales has had a great fall. And it’s unlikely that all Arum’s, or anyone’s men can put Erik together again.
When I saw Erik a few days ago, the lumps and bumps and swelling had gone down remarkably well. Only a little blood still flecked the whites of Read Full Story >>>
Borneo Showcase; Chris John vs. Juan Manuel Marquez
By Scott Mallon, The Sweet Science, 07 Feb 2006
“We know Juan Manuel Marquez was not at fault, but the champion has the responsibility to defend. What are we supposed to do? We expect the champion to do his mandatory and would expect his promoter to do the fight.” – Lindsey Tucker/IBF championship committee chairman
The on-ag Read Full Story >>>
US OUTFIT WANTS MORE OF Z, AMONSOT
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Feb 2006
An American boxing outfit has just fallen head over heels with Z "The Dream" Gorres and Czar Amonsot, expressing that it is willing and ready to have the two fighters in their future cards following their big wins last Friday at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas-based Tony Mar Read Full Story >>>
Tagbilaran, Mandaue to fete boxing heroes
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 07 Feb 2006
Tagbilaran City is preparing a hero’s welcome for WBO Asia Pacific Jr. lightweight champion Czar Amonsot tomorrow following his victory over Mexican Christian Favela last Saturday in the US.
In his debut fight in Las Vegas, Amonsot passed his acid test despite fighting against a heavier opp Read Full Story >>>
Clear the way as Z Gorres and Amonsot arrive today
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 07 Feb 2006
They may not get a hero's welcome, but ALA Boxing Gym stars Z "The Dream" Gorres and Czar Amonsot rightfully deserve a warm reception upon their return to Cebu today from a successful conquest in the United States.
Gorres and Amonsot reaffirmed the Filipino boxers' dominance over the Mexicans by Read Full Story >>>
Espinosa Case: Will the Senate step in?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 07 Feb 2006
It’s been a long and excruciating wait for former two-time world boxing champion Luisito Espinosa to find justice in his court case against ex-South Cotabato Gov. Larry De Pedro who owes the retired fighter at least $130,000.
De Pedro signed a promissory note confirming his obligation to pa Read Full Story >>>
WELCOME BACK, CHAIRMAN!
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Feb 2006
I was one of the luckiest men in the agency having the first take at an information coming from the good Chairman of the GAB, Eric R.Buhain upon his arrival today from his two weeks trip to the United States and Cancun, Mexico.
The ever-dynamic Chairman arrives today with his hands full of many Read Full Story >>>
Morales' next trainer in question
By Norm Frauenheim, AZCentral.com, 07 Feb 2006
Swift and somewhat surprising momentum in talks last week for a third Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales bout include a date, Sept. 16, and an agreement on other details, yet leaves an inevitable question about who Read Full Story >>>
Morales' loss gives him clause
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 07 Feb 2006
Erik Morales will not be retiring any time soon, and he will be taking advantage of the rematch clause that was written into the contract for his fight against Manny Pacquiao on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.
The day after Morales was stopped by Pacquiao in the 10th round of that fight, there was speculati Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Filipino ‘Cinderella Man’
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 Feb 2006
ABOUT 15 years ago, a Manila-bound ship was unknowingly carrying with it a priceless national treasure that had yet to be unveiled then: A 12-year-old stowaway with an unusually strong left hand and a head filled with big dreams.
“I wanted to be a world champion,” the now world famous Read Full Story >>>
WORLD TOP 10 - POUND-FOR-POUND
Sportinglife.com (UK), 07 Feb 2006
Manny Pacquiao's enthralling win over Mexican rival Erik Morales in Las
Vegas last month proved once and for all that the perfectly formed favourite son of the Philippines really does belong among the pound for poun Read Full Story >>>
2006 Starts Off Very Strongly in the Boxing World
By Dan Tomasino, RingsideReport.com, 07 Feb 2006
When people say that boxing is dying, point out all the spectacular recent fights and all the great matches coming up. When they say there are no good heavyweights around, tell them to watch the fantastic fighters in the lower weight classes. When critics blast boxing for over-utilizing pay-per-view Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag February 6, 2006
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 07 Feb 2006
We have overloaded the RSR mailings with bulk that came in from Manny Pacquiao fans. A letter from a Roberto Duran fan echoes many sentiments here today, with a another's fond remembrance of James "Hard Rock" Green. One fan asks why promoter Gary Shaw and Co. has to take such huge slices of the pie Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s win: Is it worth all the rejoicing?
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 07 Feb 2006
“WHEREFORE rejoice?” Thus asked a Roman senator of Julius Caesar’s triumphant entry into Rome. At the risk of being called a spoiler or a "kontrabida" [villain], I dare ask the same question of the hysteria over Manny Pacquiao’s return to the Philippines. Mind you, I did not Read Full Story >>>
Gorres, Amonsot arriving tomorrow!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, , 06 Feb 2006
Z "The Dream" Gorres and Czar Amonsot, both fresh from their decision wins in Las Vegas over Mexican opponents, are set to plane in tomorrow from the Los Angeles International Airport.
"Gorres and Amonsot are arriving tomorrow at the Mactan-Cebu International Airport 8:30AM. Presscon will follow, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: ‘No way at 132 lbs.’
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 06 Feb 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO is more than willing to square off with Erik Morales for the third time in September, but it will have to be at the agreed weight of 130 lbs.
Informed about the much-awaited rubber match that Top Rank has already announced, Pacquiao told the Bulletin yesterday that it will have Read Full Story >>>
Cebuano boxers Suico and Tuñacao keep OPBF
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 06 Feb 2006
Cebuano boxers Randy "Kumong Bato" Suico and Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tuñacao retained their respective Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) titles in contrasting fashion yesterday at the International Conference Hall in Nagoya, Japan.
Suico scored a fourth round technical knockout win over Read Full Story >>>
Suico, Malcolm retain crowns
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 06 Feb 2006
CEBU’S “Golden Boys” kept their respective Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) titles via separate routes before a sold-out crowd at the Nagoya International Hall in Nagoya, Japan yesterday.
Super-featherweight champion Randy “Kumo’ng Bato” Suico scor Read Full Story >>>
Gorres impresses in win!
By Mike Sloan, FightNews.com, 06 Feb 2006
Inside the hallowed halls of the Mardi Gras Ballroom in the Orleans Hotel and Casino, fan favorite Guilty Boxing delighted the sold out crowd to another solid night of fistic action. While the event itself wasn't exactly the be-all/end-al Read Full Story >>>
Amonsot gets bloody win
By Albert Jiménez Howell, FightNews.com, 06 Feb 2006
In the wake Manny Pacquiao's knockout victory over Erik Morales, Freddy Roach-trained Filipino fighters Czar Amonsot and Zcy Gorres both won unanimous decision victories over their Mexican opponents this Friday night (February 3, 2006) at Read Full Story >>>