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Calzaghe to present Pacquiao with "Fighter of the Year" Award
EastSideBoxing.com, 21 May 2007
NEW YORK, NY (May 20, 2007) -- Boxing's current longest-reigning world champion, JOE CALZAGHE, will present the Edward J. Neil Trophy as the "Fighter of 2006" to three-division world champion MANNY PACQUIAO at the Boxing Writers Association of America's 82nd Annual Awards Dinner, the BWAA announced Read Full Story >>>
Finally, Pacquiao throws in the towel
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 21 May 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Reeling from his first foray into local politics, Manny Pacquiao yesterday finally accepted defeat in the May 14 elections, vowing to concentrate on his boxing career and recover lost time with his wife and children.
The boxing champion said it was time to give up Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo helps KO Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 May 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Correction please, it was not a knockout that Manny Pacquiao had suffered at the polls.
Well, it had looked every inch exactly like a cold-blooded stoppage.
But take it from Darlene Custodio, the wispy charmer who dealt Pacquiao the resounding defeat in their race for a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao concedes as Custodio scores KO
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 May 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao has conceded to incumbent General Santos Representative Darlene Antonino-Custodio, who is set to be proclaimed by the Commission on Elections a few hours from now.
"Tinatanggap ko ang naging resulta ng Comelec counting," Pacquioa said in an interview with ABS Read Full Story >>>
Fans won't be falling for rope-a-dope again
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 20 May 2007
P.T. Barnum must have had people like me in mind when he coined the phrase, "There's a sucker born every minute."
That's because no one was more of a sucker when it came to the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather fight than me.
I bought into the whole shtick about "The World Awaits," epic showdo Read Full Story >>>
ELORDE NO. 1 AMONG FILIPINO BOXING GREATS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2007
The late world junior lightweight champion Gabriel "Flash" Elorde has emerged No. 1 in a poll conducted among a select group of boxing writers and commentators by QTV Channel 11 for a special that was telecast at 6:00 p.m. last Saturday Read Full Story >>>
KOREANS OPTIMISTIC IN REGAINING BOXING GLORY!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2007
SEOUL, KOREA--The local boxing authorities and personalities here have expressed renewed optimism that Korean boxing will soon regain its lost glory, as they now turn their attention to the new talents they are nurturing for the future.
Avid boxing benefactor and marketing man Lee Dong Gyu, who r Read Full Story >>>
Nonito Donaire Gets a New Mouthguard for the Darchinyan Fight
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2007
Donaire (R) with Dr. de la Vega.
Nonito Donaire, the “Filipino Flash” from San Leandro, California has a big job ahead on July 7 to accomplish what his younger brother Glenn failed to do last Oc Read Full Story >>>
Amonsot vs. Da in WBO rematch on June 7 in Cebu
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 20 May 2007
WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific lightweight champion Czar Amonsot will face the same opponent he defeated for the erstwhile vacant title when he headlined the boxing promotion co-produced by Cebu’s SGG Sports Promotion and ALA Gym and Korea’s Boxing Plaza Entertainment on Ju Read Full Story >>>
KOBORI WINS OPBF 130LB BELT
By Joe Koizumi, PhilBoxing.com, 20 May 2007
TOKYO, JAPAN -- Hard-punching WBC#9/WBA#9 Japanese super-feather champ Yusuke Kobori (20-2-1, 11 KOs), 130, acquired the vacant OPBF 130-pound belt as he dropped taller southpaw Junji Murakami (15-5-2, 7 KOs), 129.5, four times and finally halted him at 1:52 of the seventh round on Saturday in Tokyo Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao plans bout in September
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 20 May 2007
Manny Pacquiao is now planning to return to the ring sooner than expected.
The 28-year-old boxer, who ran for a congressional seat in the May 14 elections, yesterday said he might schedule his next fight in September and not October as he and his promoter Bob Arum announced recently.
“He Read Full Story >>>
Philippine Election Sees Reversal of Fortune for Some Celebrity Candidates
By Douglas Bakshian, Voice of America, 20 May 2007
International boxing champion Manny Pacquiao can deliver a knockout in the ring, but in the Philippine political arena the super featherweight appears headed for a loss. Preliminary returns from national elections Read Full Story >>>
Winds of change
By Editorial, The Philippine Star, 20 May 2007
Despite the usual violence, the slow count, vote-buying and accusations of vote manipulation, there are some refreshing developments in the midterm elections. The most notable is that the Filipino voter no longer lo Read Full Story >>>
ALA Gym's Robert Allanic Captures WBO Asia Crown In Seoul Bout!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, 19 May 2007
SEOUL, KOREA--ALA Boy Robert Allanic captured the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific bantamweight interim title with an impressive seventh-round technical knockout victory yesterday over Korean Chang Jae Kwon at the Shin Heung University at Uijeongbu City here.
Korean referee Wan Soo Yu Read Full Story >>>
NIETES IS NOW WBO NO. 1
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 May 2007
SEOUL, KOREA--WBO Asia-Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo has informed that Filipino fighter Donnie Nietes has just moved up into the top spot of the WBO minimumweight rankings for May, thus solidifying his chances of getting a crack at the world title this year.
Nietes, who holds the WBO Asia Paci Read Full Story >>>
ALA Boys Allanic, Otik gun for WBO regional titles today in Korea
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, 19 May 2007
ALA Boys Robert Allanic and Fernando Otik will both shoot for World Boxing Organization (WBO) regional belts against Korean foes today at the Shinheung University Gym in Uijeongbu City, Seoul, South Korea.
Allanic (15-3, 7KOs) will take in Chang-Jae Kwon (14-2, 10KOs) for the WBO Asia-Pacific int Read Full Story >>>
Arum: Oscar's Fight Good For Boxing
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 19 May 2007
Top Rank’s Bob Arum said Oscar De La Hoya’s mega fight with Floyd Mayweather was good for the sport and seeks to speak with Golden Boy Promotions about possible match ups in the very near future.
“It put the focus back on boxing,” said Arum by telephone on Thursday afterno Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Marquez II
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 19 May 2007
THE WORLD Boxing Council (WBC) will hold a purse briefing on June 18 in case the camps of Manny Pacquiao and super-featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez fail to reach an agreement in the next 30 days for the two to set up their much-awaited duel.
From its headquarters in Mexico City, WBC Read Full Story >>>
Of Heinkens and Gayweather
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 May 2007
MY LAST column elicited interesting responses from our readers.
Digital Bedouin (digital_bedouin @hotmail.com.) writes:
“I read you artical and no offence but how many beers did u guzzle down before you reached this amazing conclution that de la hoya won and that in fact the compu stat Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN PUSHES FOR PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 18 May 2007
WBC president Jose Sulaiman is pushing for a title fight between Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and reigning WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez who won the title from legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera Read Full Story >>>