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BAUTISTA FACES BRAZILIAN CHAMP!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
Finally, somebody has stepped forward to trade leathers with the undefeated Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista.
The Candijay, Bohol native, acknowledged as the heir-apparent to superstar Manny Pacquiao, will be fighting Brazilian Super Bantamweight champion Giovanni "Bombardero" Andrade on the undercard o Read Full Story >>>
WITH PACQUIAO, BARERRA, & BARRIOS, SHOULD SUSPENDED VALERO FIGHT JUST SO WE CAN WATCH?
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, 08 Aug 2006
TENTH ROUND KO BRINGS TITLE TO “HEAD” CASE!
Landover, MD-Long touted as one of boxing brightest prospects, jr. lightweight Edwin Valero (20-0, 20 KOs) earned his first major sanctioning body title (WBA) night Saturday in Venezuela with a reportedly rousing tenth round KO of Vicente Mo Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Is He More All-Time Fraud than All-Time Great?
By Anthony Coleman, EastSideBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
Greatness is a very popular word in boxing. Whenever we see a boxer with a ton of ability and a gaudy record, certain spectators will virtually go into delirium and quickly proclaim “this guy is one of the greatest f Read Full Story >>>
Viloria vs Romero on Solar Sports
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
Solar Sports, home of Filipino boxing champions, will telecast the fight between Brian "Hawaiian Pinoy Punch" Viloria" versus Omar Niño Romero of Mexico starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 (PI time) with replays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 12. The fight will be held at the Orleans Hotel a Read Full Story >>>
Will Boom-Boom roll the dice?
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
OPENING ROUND. Pound-for-pound star Manny Pacquiao is contemplating on promoting an event under his MP Promotions, featuring Randy Suico and Rodel Mayol in one card. The Cebu Coliseum is being planned as the venue...Yukka Gejon is set to return to action on August 26 underneath Jun Paderna's PABA de Read Full Story >>>
Bautista now WBC No. 5
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 08 Aug 2006
BOXING sensation Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista is now rated No. 5 World Boxing Council Bantamweight contender in its August ranking release.
The undefeated Boholano climbed two notches from No. 7 in the July rating, which also saw Cebuano boxer Malcolm Tuñacao occupy the No. 4 spot.
T Read Full Story >>>
Narvaez defeats Flores in 8th defense of WBO title
By Diego Morilla, MaxBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
Córdoba, Argentina – WBO flyweight champ Omar Narvaez successfully defended his title for the eighth consecutive time against the organization’s top ranked contender, Rexon Flores from the Philippines, by unanimous decision at Orfeo SuperDomo stadium before a sold-out crowd of 9.000 supp Read Full Story >>>
INQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: Mounting a multimillion-dollar sports event
By Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Aug 2006
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD.
The way Peter Musngi put it, mounting an international sports event in the Philippines could push even a workaholic over the edge.
Musngi, vice president of ABS-CBN’s Sports and Manila Radio divisions, insisted that he didn’t need to exaggerate in describing the Read Full Story >>>
A piece of Manny Pacquiao
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, 08 Aug 2006
AFTER MANNY Pacquiao had beaten Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, a lot of observers thought he had run out of formidable opponents in his class.
Lately though, a whole slew of hungry predators have emerged, all salivating to get their turn at Manny.
Juan Manuel Marquez has been kno Read Full Story >>>
It’s boxing first for Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 08 Aug 2006
BOXING manager and promoter Wakee Salud said yesterday that Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao should concentrate on his boxing career first, before thinking of politics, following persistent reports that he would be Ali Atienza’s running mate in the Manila mayoralty race next year.
Salud, Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. In Jin Chi: Bring it on in November!
By John Way, EastSideBoxing.com, 08 Aug 2006
Now ranked as the number one contender for Scott Harrison’s WBO featherweight title, Juan Manuel Marquez seems to have his career back on track following his disappointing loss to Indonesian, Chris John earlier this year. As he showed last Saturday, he is still a force to be reckoned with, eve Read Full Story >>>
Ask the Champ Boxing Bag, Aug. 7, 2006
By Jose Antonio Rivera, RingsideReport.com, 08 Aug 2006
Hello, my dearest RSR readers. I am happy to say that I am back and ready to answer your wonderful questions. First I want to say that my trip to Puerto Rico was wonderful and refreshing. The USANA presentation was very good and everything went well. To make matters even better while I was in Puerto Read Full Story >>>
Atienza denies pushing Pacman for 2007 polls
By Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, 08 Aug 2006
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza yesterday denied reports that he is endorsing boxing hero Manny Pacquiao as the Liberal Party vice mayoral candidate in Manila for next year’s local elections.
Atienza, a close friend of Pacquiao, clarified that they haven’t discussed the fighter’s pos Read Full Story >>>
Atienza denies endorsing ‘PacMan’
By Jesse Edep, ABS-CBN News, 08 Aug 2006
Mayor Lito Atienza denied allegations that he is endorsing World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao for vice-mayor of Manila in the 2007 election. But, he hastened to add, there Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao merely offered to help, says Atienza
By Tina Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Aug 2006
BOXING idol Manny Pacquiao merely offered to help Manila Mayor Lito Atienza in carrying out his development projects out of gratitude for the support given to him by the city government since he started his boxing career.
Atienza issued the statement on Monday amid talks about Pacquiao's possible Read Full Story >>>
Education KOs plan on boxing in schools
Manila Standard Today, 08 Aug 2006
ALTHOUGH boxing is one of the favorite sports of Filipinos, the Department of Education may not include the sport in the national physical education curriculum because it does not have the technical expertise or personnel to teach the sport to students.
“The DepEd doesn’t have the pr Read Full Story >>>
Narvaez keeps WBO flyweight title
By Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, 07 Aug 2006
CORDOBA, Argentina (AP) -- WBO flyweight champion Omar Narvaez beat Rexon Flores of the Philippines by unanimous decision before a home crowd early Sunday to successfully defend his title for the eighth time.
Narvaez started cautiously before stepping up the attack. From the ninth round, Narvaez Read Full Story >>>
Viloria fights for Filipino pride
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 07 Aug 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria of Narvacan, Ilocos Sur, and Waipahu, Hawaii, vowed yesterday to make the Philippines proud when he stakes his crown against Mexican challenger Omar Nino Romero at the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Aug. 10.
It will be Vi Read Full Story >>>
Pacman-Barrera in Manila?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 07 Aug 2006
GIANT Philippine broadcast network ABS-CBN dreams of staging the much-awaited rematch between Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and reigning super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera in Manila sometime next year.
Of course, the plans will depend on the outcome of Barrera’s rematch Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Brothers Each Score Knockouts
DogHouseBoxing.com, 07 Aug 2006
STATELINE, Nev. (Aug. 5, 2006) - The Marquez brothers of Mexico City took center stage in front of more than 3,000 cheering fans Saturday and millions more watching on SHOWTIME, and each were victorious in impressive Read Full Story >>>