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Expert picks Manny by close decision
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 24 Dec 2005
Boxing scholar and soothsayer Graham Houston has picked Manny Pacquiao to beat Erik Morales by a close decision in their epic 12-round showdown, called "The Battle," at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Jan. 21.
Houston, writing in his "Previews" column in the Dec. 10 issue of Professio Read Full Story >>>
Bautista on cusp of big fights!
By Dennis Principe, FightNews.com, 23 Dec 2005
Teener Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista of the Philippines aims to continue his winning run in the Unites States today as he faces Mexican toughie Gerardo Espinoza at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California.
The 18-year-old Bautista is on his third fight in the United States and will be faci Read Full Story >>>
2005's Final Pound for Pound List
By David A. Avila, MaxBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2005
Who has made the cut in the final pound for pound list of 2005? Is it Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather or Winky Wright at number one? And where do middleweight standouts Jermain Taylor and Bernard Hopkins fit into the mix? It’s been an interesting year in the fight game, but the cream always rises Read Full Story >>>
ABS-CBN, DZMM to air Pacquiao-Morales rematch
ABS-CBN News, 23 Dec 2005
The much awaited rematch between Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas will be aired live by ABS-CBN Channel 2 and radio DZMM on January 21 (22 in Manila).
ABS-CBN management acquired rights to air the match from Solar Sports.
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WBO sets gift-giving in Thailand, says Panoncillo
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2005
One of the most renowned and prestigious boxing organizations, the World Boxing Organization, and its President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel have coordinated with Fil-Am WBO Asia Pacific Chairman Mr. Leon P. Panoncillo, Jr. concerning an effort to help give back much of its success in Asia by donating Read Full Story >>>
Bautista, Espinoza weigh-in results!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 23 Dec 2005
Undefeated Filipino fighter Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista checked in at 118 3/4 lbs while opponent Gerardo Espinoza of Mexico came in at 120 lbs hours ago at the official weigh-in ahead of their bout tomorrow at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in El Cajon, California.
The 19-year-old Bautista, fighting i Read Full Story >>>
Q&A Rey Bautista!
By Lee Bates, FightNews.com, 23 Dec 2005
WBO #1 ranked bantamweight Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista (18-0, 14 KOs) is just 19 years of age. Yet, he is already a mega star in his homeland of the Philippines. In Bautista´s last fight, 25,000 packed the outdoor venue of los P. Garcia Sports Complex, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines. This number i Read Full Story >>>
For Pacman, Morales it’s a lonely Christmas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Dec 2005
IF YOU think Manny Pacquiao is the only one making a supreme sacrifice, think again.
With exactly a month remaining before they square off in a rematch, Erik Morales told the Mexican media yesterday that it is difficult for him to stay away from his loved ones during the Christmas and New Year Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao 7-5 betting favorite
The Mindanao Daily Mirror, 23 Dec 2005
With boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao close to becoming an overwhelming favorite in his upcoming bout, it will now be all up to the Filipino boxer himself whether he can translate this into victory come fight night.
The 27-year-old Pac-quiao is scheduled to meet Mexican icon Erik Mora-les on Jan. 2 Read Full Story >>>
Gorres, Amonsot set for Las Vegas fights
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 22 Dec 2005
In a showdown that will surely add fuel to the already scathing Filipino-Mexican rivarly, Guilty Promotions has initially tabbed two Mexican fighters as probable opponents for ALA Boxing Club standouts Z "The Dream" Gorres and Czar Amonsot in their February 3 ring date in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Gorres, Amonsot to fight Mexicans in US
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 22 Dec 2005
Z “The Dream” Gorres and Czar Amonsot will see action against top-caliber Mexican fighters on Feb. 3 next year in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guilty Promotions, which tapped the two members of the New Generation ALA Boys for the card, said Gorres, who will make his second appearance in the US Read Full Story >>>
New fight plan worked out by US trainer for Pacquiao
The Philippine Star, 22 Dec 2005
One month into the biggest fight of his career, Manny Pacquiao is looking good, confident of his chances with a new fight plan his handlers hope will help the Filipino ring icon avenge his loss to Erik Morales last March.
No less than noted American trainer Freddie Roach has expressed his elatio Read Full Story >>>
CELEBRATING THE BEST OF BOXING IN 2005
Sportinglife.com (UK), 22 Dec 2005
PA Sport hands out its imaginary, yet considerably coveted gongs to the boxing heroes of 2005...
BRITISH FIGHTER OF THE YEAR:
1. Ricky Hatton. Impossible to look beyond the Manchester 'Hit Man' who timed his march into the big-time to perfection when he outboxed the great Kostya Tszyu, forcing Read Full Story >>>
GORRES, AMONSOT IN VEGAS FIGHT FEB. 3
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2005
Top-ranked OPBF superfly Z "The Dream" Gorres and WBO Asia-Pacific super-featherweight king Czar Amonsot are set to face separate foes on February 3 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Guilty Promotions, the outfit tasked to promote the event, has indicated that they are pitting the southpaw Gorres (21-1-1, 1 Read Full Story >>>
Pinoy Boxers Pacquiao, Viloria and Bautista Gear Up for Upcoming Matches
By Jannelle So, Asian Journal, 21 Dec 2005
LOS ANGELES - There are still a few days to go before Christmas but the 3 "kings" have already been sighted.
Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria and Rey "Boom-Boom" Bautista, kings of the ring who reigned at the Staples Center a few months ago delivering a triple KO victory fo Read Full Story >>>
Q&A: Brian Viloria!
By Victor Perea, FightNews.com, 21 Dec 2005
It was just this past September 10th, inside the Staples Center in Los Angeles that an eager Brian Viloria showed the rest of the world what he already knew. With a more than devastating 1st round KO over Eric Ortiz, Brian “Hawa Read Full Story >>>
Bautista arrives at fight’s venue
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Dec 2005
Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista arrived yesterday at the Sycuan Resort and Casino for his Dec. 23 fight against Mexican hitter Gerardo “Locomotora” Espinoza.
The undefeated WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion, accompanied by his trainer Edito Villamor, manager Antonio Lopez A Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao 7-5 betting favorite
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Dec 2005
WITH BOXING superstar Manny Pacquiao close to becoming an overwhelming favorite in his upcoming bout, it will now be all up to the Filipino boxer himself whether he can translate this into victory come the fight night.
The 27-year-old Pacquiao is scheduled to meet Mexican icon Erik Morales on Read Full Story >>>
Winning is losing: In 'Battle of Gloves' as Morales uses Cleto Reyes brand
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 21 Dec 2005
Filipino sports hero Manny "The Destroyer" Pacquiao somewhat scored an early victory over his Mexican rival Erik "El Terible" Morales after reports came about that Morales is now using Cleto Reyes gloves.
Fightnews.com reported that Morales, who usually wears Winning gloves, has been wearing a p Read Full Story >>>
Morales shifts to Reyes gloves
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 21 Dec 2005
MEXICAN great Erik "El Terrible" Morales is now using Reyes gloves, the same ones used by Manny Pacquiao in knocking out opponents atop the ring.
According to a report by the Fightnews.com, Morales started using Reyes during training under his new trainer, Jose Luis Sr., in Mexico.
Morales a Read Full Story >>>