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Donaire to end RP jinx?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 08 Oct 2006
No Filipino reigns as a world boxing champion today — not even Manny Pacquiao although he's considered to be among the top three fighters in the planet, pound-for-pound.
This year, four Filipinos have so far tried to win a world title — with no success. Diosdado Gabi, Rodel Mayol, Ra Read Full Story >>>
ALA boys Gorres, Banal to wage 'War in the Ring' Battle tough Indonesian foes in explosive Mandaue card on Oct. 21
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 08 Oct 2006
ALA Stable stalwarts Z "The Dream" Gorres and AJ "Bazooka" Banal both gear up for crucial fights and they will definitely wage "War in the Ring" when they slug it out with Indonesian foes on October 21 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
Gorres (24-1-1, 12KOs) will trade mitts with Read Full Story >>>
Bautista returns to the ring on Dec. 2
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 08 Oct 2006
BOHOLANO sensation Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista will return to the ring on Dec. 2 in the US.
ALA Boys manager Antonio Lopez Aldeguer announced that Bautista, who has started his light training last week, has been booked by the Golden Boy Promotions to fight in the US, likely in an underc Read Full Story >>>
Moment of truth for Donaire
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 08 Oct 2006
HE IS virtually an unknown fighter even in his own country but make no mistake about it, a Filipino is climbing the ring this morning (Manila time) to take a shot at world boxing glory.
Glenn Donaire, a 26-year-old boxer from General Santos City -- yes, the beloved hometown of boxing superstar M Read Full Story >>>
Gorres vacates OPBF throne
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 08 Oct 2006
Cebuano ring star Z "The Dream" Gorres of the ALA Stable has formally relinquished his Oriental and Boxing Federation (OPBF) super flyweight crown to concentrate on his campaign in the United States as well as his impending shot at the WBO super flyweight title currently held by Mexican Fernando Mon Read Full Story >>>
Morales bares secret how to beat Pacman
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Oct 2006
AFTER playing it mysteriously out in Mexico’s Otami Mountains, Erik Morales yesterday came out in the open to bare he would beat Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
The Mexican boxing idol said Pacquiao would be meeting a totally differen Read Full Story >>>
An up and down day at the Wildcard
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Oct 2006
Talk about a frustrating day for a boxing photo buff like myself!
I usually go to the Wildcard Gym on Wednesdays which is my day-off, but today, I had a patient who called to re-schedule his appointment. I ask my reception Read Full Story >>>
I know I can make the weight — Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 08 Oct 2006
OLD SCHOOL training and scientific technique will propel Erik Morales to a victory over Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 18 in Las Vegas.
An article in the daily Mexican sports paper Esto reported that the Mexican is convinced that the team-up between his father and long-time trainer Jose " Read Full Story >>>
Morales training like never before
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 08 Oct 2006
While Manny Pacquiao has logged close to a dozen rounds in sparring, Erik Morales has remained focused on conditioning his 30-year-old body exactly 42 days before their much-awaited showdown in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao had his first sparring session at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles last Monday or Read Full Story >>>
Geno’s Boxing Mailbag, October 7, 2006
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 08 Oct 2006
This has been a week from hell people. It was Murphy’s Law: Whatever could go wrong, did go wrong. I even got shortchanged at the grocery store. I bought 2 packages of turkey burger, and when I got home, only 1 package was in the bag. That moron that was bagging my groceries is now having turk Read Full Story >>>
Gabi Faces Rivas in Larios Undercard
By Winchell Campos, PhilBoxing.com, 07 Oct 2006
TUCSON, Arizona--Diosdado "Prince" Gabi Jr. gets to show his wares on national US television when he takes on young local boy Felipe Rivas in the undercard of Oscar Larios' comeback fight Friday night (Saturday in Manila) at the Desert Diamond Casino in this border city here.
After hurdling Thur Read Full Story >>>
Doing it right the left-handed way
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 07 Oct 2006
The majority of fighters today fight out of an orthodox stance, which means fighting right-handed. However, it cannot be denied that their southpaw counterparts have also gained much success, mainly due to their being difficult to figure out, stance-wise.
In fact, it is common knowledge in boxin Read Full Story >>>
The Trials and Tribulations of Manny Pacquiao, Part 2
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 07 Oct 2006
WHEN Manny Pacquiao signed a seven-fight deal with Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, the latter himself first denied the story and then turned around and admitted that he had signed the Filipino by “basically out-thinking the competition.” It was clearly a dig at bitter riv Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Pacquiao: My Thoughts...
By Lee Purchase, EastSideBoxing.com, 06 Oct 2006
Unfortunately for boxers, each great fighters' career inevitably has to encompass a 'crossroads' fight, and what used to be just winning or losing now becomes do or die, win or bust, sink or swim. Erik Morales, after a long, illustr Read Full Story >>>
Meeting Don King
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 06 Oct 2006
CHICAGO - If I had any doubts about Don King being the greatest salesman in the history of the world, it all vanished when I met him yesterday at the Skyline Room of the All-State Arena, where the final press conference for the Big Red October event was held.
The 75-year old boxing promoter was Read Full Story >>>
In the numbers game, boxing comes up short
By Matt Wells, SecondsOut.com, 06 Oct 2006
Unlike nearly every other professional sport in North America, boxing runs year-round. Therefore, you might think it would have an easier time holding the attention of its fans. However, an old but increasingly popular pastime has emerged to keep all those baseball and football nuts busy even in the Read Full Story >>>
Can Erik Morales Avenge His Worst Defeat Against Boxing Superstar Manny Pacquiao?
By Jason Tremble, RingsideReport.com, 05 Oct 2006
With a stellar career and in his twilight years, having won major titles in Super Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Super Featherweight, you could say that Erik Morales has pretty much seen and done it all? He has fought and won over many future hall of famers, had a trilogy with current WBC Super Fe Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya wants Pacquiao not to worry
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Fox Sports, 04 Oct 2006
Oscar De La Hoya, in a surprise call late Monday night, said he had a message for "everyone in the Philippines and especially to Manny Pacquiao."
De La Hoya's message was simple.
"Do not worry about anything. Everything is OK," De La Hoya said. "We have a legal contract with Manny Pacquiao. And Read Full Story >>>
Geno’s Boxing Mailbag, October 2, 2006
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 03 Oct 2006
What would you do for a Klondike bar? Have you ever really thought of that? Do you remember those old advertisements where people would bark like a dog for that ice cream treat? Imagine what they would do for a gallon of ice cream? I have to get the contact information on these guys. I don’t k Read Full Story >>>
A baby girl for the Pacquiaos
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 03 Oct 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- It's a baby girl for Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao.
Jinky, Pacquiao's wife, delivered a healthy baby girl through normal procedure at around 4:31 p.m. on Sunday at the General Santos Doctor's Hospital.
This is the third child and the first girl for the Pacquia Read Full Story >>>