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Fans want Pacman to fight Barrera
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 12 Mar 2006
While Manny Pacquiao doesn’t seem to be taking Marco Antonio Barrera’s offer seriously, die-hard fans of the Filipino boxing superstar certainly are.
Since Barrera, the reigning World Boxing Council super-featherweight champ, challenged Pacquiao to a fight a few days ago, Pacquiao fan Read Full Story >>>
Dougie’s Top 25 Pound-For-Pound List
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, 12 Mar 2006
I hadn’t planned on updating this list until after March 25th, or even April 8th, but with Jesus Chavez having to pullout of his showdown with Marco Antonio Barrera because of a training injury, and the “Battle of Bling” between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Zab Judah losing much of its Read Full Story >>>
Buhain, Paglumotan to grace SCOOP-Bacolod Induction
PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2006
Inspite of the workload at the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) for its scheduled "1st GAB Philippine Annual Boxing Convention" come April 18-21st, 2006 at the Hotel Hyatt and Casino Manila, Chairman Eric R. Buhain and Commissioner Alex A. Paglumotan will be in the "City of Smiles" Bacolod City to b Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS FROM KAWAYAN, MASBATE!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2006
Fast-rising featherweight Michael Farenas, who is managed by Japanese Kosuke Washio and Gerry Penalosa, figures in the main event tomorrow when he goes up against veteran Edwin Gastador in a 10-round rumble in Kawayan, Masbate.
The southpaw Farenas, a native of Sorsogon Province, is hoping to ba Read Full Story >>>
Pacman–Barrera Rematch: Maxwell’s Silver Hammer!
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza, PhilBoxing.com, 11 Mar 2006
Bob Arum and Erik “El Terrible” Morales must get their act together lest they will be left on the sideline with the proverbial empty bag without out even a penny in it.
As what we learned, their option clause for a trilogy with Manny Pacquiao can be invoked within six months after t Read Full Story >>>
Geno's Corner: Juan Manuel Marquez Loses!
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 11 Mar 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez faced the unbeaten WBA Featherweight Champion, Chris John, 37-0-1, 20 KO's, and amazingly lost. JMM is primarily known for his war with the very popular Manny Pacquiao, where he got off of the canvas three times to fight to a draw. A rematch with "The Pacman" never materialized m Read Full Story >>>
Brian to fight Rubillar anytime, anywhere
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 11 Mar 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria said yesterday he’ll leave it up to his manager Gary Gittelsohn and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to decide whether or not to accept the challenge of No. 1 contender Juanito Rubillar for a title fight in Manila on May 6.
" IR Read Full Story >>>
Boom-Boom to explode soon
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
CHICAGO – Echoing the sentiments of an e-mailing reader, I asked here in this column yesterday what happened to Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista, who has been noticeably absent from the boxing limelight where he belongs.
Rey last fought on Dec. 23, 2005, a fistic classic that I had the Read Full Story >>>
‘I’ll fight Rubillar’
By Frank Calapre, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
MANILA – World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria yesterday said he is ready to face compatriot and No.1 contender Juanito Rubillar.
However, the 25-year-old Viloria, known as the “Hawaiian Punch,” said their 12-round title fight planned to be held on M Read Full Story >>>
Viloria may defend against RP’s Rubillar
The Manila Bulletin, 11 Mar 2006
A FILIPINO taking on a fellow Filipino in a world boxing title fight? Sounds unlikely but yesterday, it entered the realm of the possible.
Brian Viloria has made the scenario possible after stating that he’s ready to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight crown against No. Read Full Story >>>
Tuñacao to defend title in undercard of Mayol WBC fight
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
MALCOLM “Eagle Eye” Tuñacao will try to get over the sting of a controversial draw in his last fight when he puts his belt anew to another Japanese challenger, Yasuo Kijima, on May 6 in Tokyo, Japan.
Tuñacao’s defense of his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation bantamweight t Read Full Story >>>
Barrera dare all noise, says Pacquiao
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 11 Mar 2006
Manny Pacquiao yesterday laughed off Marco Antonio Barrera’s offer for a rematch, saying the Mexican world champion is just trying to make some noise after failing to land a big fight since winning the super-featherweight crown two years ago.
"I really think it was against his will to say Read Full Story >>>
Barrera is desperate – Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 11 Mar 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO yesterday belittled Marco Antonio Barrera’s challenge for a rematch and labelled his Mexican rival as “desperate.”
Pacquiao, who arrived from a four-day vacation in Hong Kong late Thursday night, told the Bulletin that Barrera has nowhere to go.
"He wants to Read Full Story >>>
Pacman: Barrera doesn't scare me!
By Nick Giongco, FightNews.com, 10 Mar 2006
Filipino hotshot Manny Pacquiao said on Friday that Marco Antonio Barrera doesn't give him the creeps and that he doesn't have any qualms about facing the Mexican star in a rematch. "I am not scared," said Pacquiao, who arrived in Manila from Hong Kong late Thursday night. "He (Barrera) doesn't have Read Full Story >>>
GAB Chair Buhain to grace Elorde Awards Night
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2006
The grand celebration of the Annual Elorde Awards Night better known as the "Banquet of Champions" this year is scheduled on March 25, 2006 at the five-star Dusit Nikko Hotel in Makati City. This much-awaited yearly affair is in honor of the late boxing legend and former world champion Gabriel 'Flas Read Full Story >>>
TUNACAO DEFENDS OPBF CROWN IN KYOWA-MAYOL CARD
PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2006
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation bantam champ Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tunacao will defend his title for the second time against Japanese Yasuo Kijima on May 6 in Tokyo as an undercard to the WBC minimumweight battle between the undefeated Rodel Mayol and reigning champion Eagle Kyowa.
Both fig Read Full Story >>>
A Flash With Staying Power
By Antonio Santiago, RingsideReport.com, 10 Mar 2006
Think about it. How many times has a person been able to inspire his or her countrymen with their actions? One can name a few, such as Mother Teresa, Lady Di, Mahatma Gandhi and John Lennon. Controversial as these figures may have been to some, they were also the fountain of inspiration and a source Read Full Story >>>
World awaits Pacman-Barrera II
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 10 Mar 2006
A SENIOR member of Marco Antonio Barrera’s entourage said on Thursday that the Mexican is so haunted by his loss to Manny Pacquiao that he plans to do what it takes to fight the Filipino again to gain his revenge.
Barrera adviser Roberto Diaz told boxingtalk.net that Pacquiao "is a thorn Read Full Story >>>
Barrera bent on seeking revenge against Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, 10 Mar 2006
Marco Antonio Barrera wants to make one thing clear: he’s going after the big shark, not the little fish in the sea.
That’s what Barrera’s adviser, Roberto Diaz, told a boxing website Thursda Read Full Story >>>
Barrera wants the ‘big shark’
Malaya, 10 Mar 2006
"We want the big shark, not the little fish."
This was the reaction of Roberto Diaz, adviser of world super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, to Freddie Roach’s suggestion that the Mexican take on Manny Pacquiao’s brother, Bobby, instead.
Diaz said Barrera wants a remat Read Full Story >>>