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WITH MOTORBIKE IN TOW, BAUTISTA ARRIVES IN BOHOL!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2006
Moments ago, WBO Asia-Pacific bantam champ Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista arrived in Candijay, Bohol to the warm reception of adoring Boholanos who all take pride in the province's most famous son's recent conquest in California, USA.
Bautista, who was accompanied by promoter Sammy "Don King" Gello-an Read Full Story >>>
Tunacao foe taps Pinoy sparmate!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2006
Undefeated Japanese prospect Kohei Ohba, who will challenge Malcolm Tunacao for the latter's OPBF bantam title on February 5, has tapped Filipino southpaw Roselito Campana as sparmate.
Campana, who is a southpaw like Tunacao, is set to depart on January 9 to Nagoya, Japan, where he will start wor Read Full Story >>>
COLD AND STORMY WEATHER WELCOMES GORRES AND AMONSOT
PhilBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2006
Since their arrival in Los Angeles, Gorres and Amonsot have not done much training except jog in the morning and skip rope and shadow-box in the afternoon.
Both have not yet reported to the Wild Card Gym but have kept themselves in good shape by doing the regular roadwork and light calesthenics Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao holds press conference tomorrow
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, 03 Jan 2006
Manny Pacquiao is holding a media teleconference call from the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) to discuss his fast-approaching Jan. 21 clash with Erik "El Terrible" Morales of Mexico.
Pacquiao will be joined by his trainer Freddie Roach, manager Shelly Finkel Read Full Story >>>
Sultan, Catubay to fight rematch on January 15
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 03 Jan 2006
International promoter Sammy Gello-ani will open 2006 with a double championship match on Jan. 15 at Gaisano Country Mall.
SGG fighters Dondon Sultan and Federico Catubay will headline the free-to-the-public Sinulog Boxing event.
“It is our commitment and we will continu Read Full Story >>>
The Ring Says: It's Morales by decision
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 03 Jan 2006
IT IS going to be Erik Morales by decision again.
Thus said The Ring magazine as it predicted another Morales victory against Manny Pacquiao in their January 21 rematch in Las Vegas.
"It's the ultimate boxing cliché, but it's true: Styles make fights. Morales will be more focused than he was Read Full Story >>>
Champagne co-hosts sports program
Tempo, 03 Jan 2006
THE last time we saw Champagne Morales, she was a very young-looking 16-year-old who wore sweet dresses in pastel colors, with her hair in China-doll bangs and the rest of it hanging down her back, just like in a shampoo commercial.
Thus, one might be surprised to discover that today, Champag Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – January Preview: Career-Defining Fights Jump-Start 2006
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 02 Jan 2006
From New York City to New South Wales, in each and every time zone spanning the globe, celebrations have ceased, as the ball has dropped to commemorate the end of one long haul and to signal another year begun anew.
January – named for Janus, the Roman god of doors and doorways – has Read Full Story >>>
Of betting odds
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 02 Jan 2006
GENERAL Santos City boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is again a slight favorite when he meets arch nemesis Erik "El Terrible" Morales for their highly anticipated rematch on January 21 (January 22 Manila time).
Odds makers in Las Vegas are putting Manny a 7-5 favorite even though he lost a close Read Full Story >>>
BARDON VIES FOR PABA TITLE
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 02 Jan 2006
San Carlos City's Jojo Bardon, a protege of Rex "Wakee" Salud, will challenge for the Pan-Asian Boxing Association (PABA) flyweight crown against reigning champion Denkaosan Kaovichit on January 10 in Thailand.
Bardon, who once tried and failed to win the RP junior fly title against Sonny Boy Ja Read Full Story >>>
Preview & Analysis: MORALES VS. PACQUIAO II
By Eric Raskin, The Ring, 02 Jan 2006
Naseem Hamed may be long gone, but his legacy lives on in the form of fighters like Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. Hamed ushered in the era of million-dollar featherweights, and since he faded from the scene early in the current millennium, megabucks pay-per-view showdowns at or around 126 have be Read Full Story >>>
Quietly saving the best of Pinoy
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 Jan 2006
YOUNG ARTIST RONALD BOHLANDER, visiting again from Dusseldorf, Germany, fretted on the holiday table, wondering.
His ears didn't ring or hurt from all the varied, multi-colored explosions. No soot, unlike last year, in his German nostrils.
The pyrotechnics were there, okay. But there seemed to Read Full Story >>>
It’s Morales over Pacquiao – The Ring
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Jan 2006
ERIK MORALES will repeat over Manny Pacquiao. This is what The Ring magazine said in its analysis of the highly-anticipated rematch set to explode on Jan. 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Eric Raskin, managing editor of the publication dubbed The Bible of Boxing, wrote that "style Read Full Story >>>
The Best of 2005: Morales vs. Pacquiao
By Teddy Molina, 15rounds.com, 01 Jan 2006
The buildup was truly magnificent. Sparring partners maimed during sparring sessions. A secret weapon called “Manila Ice.” One of the gutsiest “Mexican fighters” sent by his country to salvage the legacy of “Mexican boxing” ... this was going to be a good one.
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Pacquiao looking to fight Barrera within year
ABS-CBN News, 01 Jan 2006
Win or lose in a rematch against Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao is looking toward a rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera this year.
"I will fight him (Barrera) anytime," Pacquiao told popular American boxing reporter Brad Cooney of Boxingtalk.com.
Pacquiao has earned superstardom after he gave Bar Read Full Story >>>
Zahir Raheem: the missing man when Jan. 21 rolls around at Thomas & Mack
By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, 01 Jan 2006
The new year's first big boxing event takes place Jan. 21, when Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao square off in a rematch of their sensational fight last March.
But there will be a man mysteriously missing from the main event at the Thomas & Mack Center that night: unheralded Zahir Raheem, whose up Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao leads Morales in poll
The Philippine Star, 01 Jan 2006
With exactly three weeks left before the first big fight of 2006, Manny Pacquiao is way ahead of Erik Morales in the "unofficial scorecards" of fight fans visiting the Filipino boxer’s official website.
An on-line voting at www.mannypacquiao.ph shows the Filipino super featherweight as the Read Full Story >>>
It's a KO for Manny
Sun.Star Davao, 01 Jan 2006
AS THE much-anticipated rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales is getting nearer and nearer, more and more boxing observers are predicting a knockout victory for the Filipino champion.
Based on the latest online poll being conducted by HBO, some 39 percent say Pacquiao will put Morales Read Full Story >>>
Morales shifts to speed training; Pacman ready
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 01 Jan 2006
MEXICAN superstar Erik Morales, now done with the strength aspect of his training at the Queretaro Mountains off Mexico City, shifts to speed training as he steps up his buildup for his Jan. 21 rematch with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Reports comin Read Full Story >>>
Morales goes fast, furious
The Manila Bulletin, 01 Jan 2006
Mexican taps youthful sparmate
IN ANTICIPATION of a fast and furious exchange of punches with Manny Pacquiao on Jan. 21, Erik Morales has tapped the services of a youthful and promising sparmate who he believes will aid him in coping with the high-octane phase that the Filipino will bring to the Read Full Story >>>