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“EL GRAN COMBATE:” A night of firsts
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 May 2005
In a two-decade span of SGG Sports Promotions in Cebu with over a hundred boxing shows - none seems to equal the hype and magnetism of the forthcoming epic battle between reigning World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion Rey ‘Boom-Boom’ Bautista and the dangerous Mexi Read Full Story >>>
Amateur Champions Debut on Bautista-Bolanos Showdown
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 26 May 2005
Three former Philippine amateur boxing champions will make their pro debut to further spice up the blockbuster fight card featuring WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and Mexican KO artist Gilberto Bonalos at the Mandaue City Sports Center on June 11.
Titled "A Time F Read Full Story >>>
Jaca draws Japan fight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 May 2005
Former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) super bantamweight champion Jimrex Jaca (23-1-1, 9KOs) fought to a majority draw against ex-Japanese titlist Kinji Amano (22-8-5, 12KOs) in their very entertaining fight the other night at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
After the 10-round bra Read Full Story >>>
MURAD FIRES BACK, SUES PACQUIAO'S REPS!
By Jason Aniel, SaddoBoxing.com, 26 May 2005
New York- Not only did promoter Murad Muhammad of M & M Sports file an answer to the suit lodged against him by Manny Pacquiao but he also filed a counter suit against Pacquiao's handlers, Freddie Roach, Shelly Finkel, Keith Davidson, and Nick Kahn. In the countersuit, Murad claims that Manny's new Read Full Story >>>
ROBBIE "BOMBER" PEDEN INTERVIEW
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 26 May 2005
RT: OK, so has your promoter Dan Goosen confirmed that he's in negotiations with you and Manny Pacquiao fighting this September?
PEDEN: He did not really tell me who, but he said he is working on something. I will just leave it up to him. Dan has has been pretty honest to me.
RT: When do you thi Read Full Story >>>
State of the Boxing Union: The Super Featherweights
By Jim Cawkwell, DogHouseBoxing.com, 25 May 2005
Nestled between the classic featherweight and lightweight divisions, we have the 130-pound super featherweight division. If you are a boxing purist, perhaps you do not agree with the creation of such weight classes deviating from the original weights as intended. What you cannot possibly disagree wi Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao could crash in limbo
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 May 2005
HIS ring record shows Manny Pacquiao has been knocked out only twice, in the Philippines and in Thailand.
But the latest twist in his legal tussle against US promoter Murad Muhammad could lead to a more crippling case for Pacquiao.
Murad, armed with an impending injunction, has vowed to preven Read Full Story >>>
CPA joins Pacquiao's corner in bid to settle tax dues
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 May 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines -- Ring sensation Manny Pacquiao has hired an accountant to review his tax liabilities, a revenue official here said yesterday.
Eric Furia, revenue district officer of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) here, said Pacquiao has already pledged to Read Full Story >>>
Jaca Held To Majority Draw in Japan
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, SaddoBoxing.com, 25 May 2005
Former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Jimrex Jaca regarded as one of the Philippines most promising young fighters has been held to a majority draw by former Japanese champion Kinji Amano on Tuesday at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.
Jaca who is currently ran Read Full Story >>>
Suico weighs in today
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SaddoBoxing.com, 25 May 2005
Cebu City: The official weigh-in ahead of tomorrow's Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) title showdown happens at 1PM today at the newly-built Wakee Salud Gym in Labangon.
This was announced by promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud, who said that all protagonists will be present for today's weig Read Full Story >>>
The Hardest Hitting and Best Damn Mailbag in Boxing
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 25 May 2005
The move is complete and the hardest hitting bag in boxing has returned. This week we tackle questions regarding Andrew Golota, Felix Trinidad, Manny Pacquiao, and Diego Corrales.
What happened to Tito's big heart he always claims to have? And Why if his father retires, he follows? Read Full Story >>>
WBC #18 JACA DRAWS WITH AMANO
By Joe Koizumi, Ring-Japan News, 24 May 2005
TOKYO, JAPAN-WBC #18 ranked former OPBF 122-pound champ Jimrex Jaca (23-1-1, 9 KOs), 124.5, Philippines, was held to a majority draw (95-95, 96-96 and 96-95 against him) by ex-Japanese ruler Kinji Amano (22-8-5, 12 KOs), 124.75, over ten see-saw rounds on Tuesday in Tokyo, Japan. The 21-year-old Fil Read Full Story >>>
HEAVYWASTE: Are the Heavyweights headed for the scrap heap?
By Vaughn M. Featherstone, EastSideBoxing.com, 24 May 2005
Big men in big fights usually produces big expectations. However, the big men on Boxing are producing no namke fighters with lesser skill attempting to regain the identity that the division is known for having. What division am I talking about? The Heavyweights. These giants of the fight game have b Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag May 23, 2005
By "Bad" Brad Berkwitt, RingsideReport.com, 24 May 2005
This weeks bag features Manny Pacquiao, James Toney's testing positive for an illegal substance, Winky Wright, Hopkins Vs Taylor, Trinidad's retirement, George's old school stuff, and pick for Brewster Vs Golota.
What can you say about the match-up between Pacman and Peden? Could this Read Full Story >>>
"THE PINOY" ON ROBBIE PEDEN: ANYTHING BUT A TUNE-UP
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 23 May 2005
CLIMBED THE BOXING LADDER THE HARD WAY
By Jason Aniel-After an impressive amateur career, this included a Gold medal in the Commonwealth games, this in addition to better than ten international titles, Robbie "Bomber" Peden achieved the IBF championship the hard way. A 1992 Olympian, who ironically Read Full Story >>>
MAYOL KEEPS OPBF TITLE
Philippine Boxing News, 22 May 2005
CEBUANO WBC rated No.3 Rodel "Batang Mandaue" Mayol of Stonewall Boxing Stable kept his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimumweight title after breezing through a seventh round technical decision win over ex-WBC International titlist Ernesto Rubillar in the headliner of the glitzy "L Read Full Story >>>
New ring blockbuster: It's Taxman vs Pacman
By Armand N. Nocum, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 May 2005
IN A BID to show that its campaign to hunt down tax dodgers packs a wallop, the Bureau of Internal Revenue seems to be angling for a bigger fight- this time with ring sensation Manny Pacquiao.
In an act worthy of a blockbuster, BIR Commissioner Guillermo Parayno last month wrote Pacquiao a letter Read Full Story >>>
Penalosa faces Colombian Hurtado on May 27
By Salven L. Lagumbay, BoxingScene.com, 22 May 2005
Former World Boxing Council superfly king Gerry Penalosa, now trained by Buddy McGirt in Orlando, Florida, is slated to see action on May 27 against former IBF bantam challenger Reynaldo "El Doberman" Hurtado possibly in Pompano, Florida.
Reports from Florida have indicated that the 32-year-ol Read Full Story >>>
Peden: I’m ready to fight Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 22 May 2005
International Boxing Federation super featherweight champion Robbie “Bomber” Peden of Australia said he is looking forward to a big fight against Filipino ring star Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao.
Peden came up with the statement in response to American trainer Freddie Roach Read Full Story >>>
Justice Delayed…Justice Denied for Luisito Espinosa
By Ron Galarpe, RingsideReport.com, 22 May 2005
Freddie Roach at one time jokingly said Manny Pacquiao is the Mexican assassin. It was not actually a personal vendetta towards the Mexican boxers, it was simply more of a call to those top Mexican boxers in the featherweight division. Kidding or not, Roach may have only expressed his pride behind h Read Full Story >>>