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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.
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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 >>>
Bautista to visit RP briefly after victory in USA
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 01 Jan 2006
Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista is scheduled to arrive on Jan. 2 following his successful stint at the Sycuan Resort and Casino in California.
However, it will only be a short visit for Bautista to alleviate his homesickness, as he has to go back and train in the US for his next fight.
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Abapo KOs Marzan anew to retain RP jr welter title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 01 Jan 2006
ALA Boy Bart Abapo created his own fireworks just in time for New Year's Day as he knocked out Cagayan de Oro City's Rex Marzan in the sixth round to retain his RP light welterweight title in the other night's "Rambolan sa Talibon" card at the CPG Multi-Purpose Center in Talibon, Bohol.
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REY BAUTISTA ARRIVING IN CEBU JAN. 2
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2005
Bohol boxing phenom Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista, fresh from his conquest of Mexican veteran Gerardo Espinoza at the Sycuan Casino in San Diego last Dec. 23, will be arriving in Cebu on Jan. 2, 2006 for a quick respite and to spend quality time with his family during the new year.
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2005 "15 Rounds Awards"
15rounds.com, 31 Dec 2005
1) Ricky Hatton- After June 4th Hatton suddenly became one the most feared boxers in the world as he won the IBF Junior Welterweight Championship by dominating Kostya Tszyu over eleven rounds forcing the once invincible champ to quit on his stool before the final round. Before this c Read Full Story >>>
ABAPO RETAINS RP JR WELTER CROWN!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2005
TALIBON, BOHOL--Reigning RP junior welter champ Bart Abapo retained his title Friday evening, stopping challenger Rex Marzan in the sixth round of the "Rambolan sa Talibon" at the jampacked CPG Multi-Purpose Gym here.
Abapo, working behind a crisp left jab and high-precision right straight, befu Read Full Story >>>
2005 - The Year in Review, plus Year- End Awards - Part 3
By Paul Ruby, EastSideBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2005
For the last half decade, the 140 pound division has hosted some of boxing’s most elite talents, as well as some of the true class acts of the sport - guys like Arturo Gatti, Kostya Tszyu, and my pick for Fighter of the Year, Ricky Hatton. The potential arrival of fighters like Acelino Freitas Read Full Story >>>
SULTAN, CATUBAY DEFEND TITLES IN BIG SINULOG CARD
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Dec 2005
Two Philipine national titles will be put at stake in
what will be the biggest Sinulog boxing spectacle on
January 15 at the Gaisano Countrymall carpark in Cebu
The event, to be promoted by premier promoter Sammy
"Don King" Gello-ani, is going to be a blockbuster,
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'PacMan' on full throttle for Morales fight
ABS-CBN News, 31 Dec 2005
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on Friday said he is undergoing rigorous training at Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California, as he braces for the rematch against Mexican Erik Morales next month.
In a telephone interview with DZMM, the boxing icon called "PacMan" by Filipinos and foreign Read Full Story >>>
The good tidings of 2005
By Editorial, The Manila Times, 31 Dec 2005
AS 2005 draws to a close, we look back to see how good the year has been. We get a mixed picture, with the pluses clashing with the minuses.
Auspicious developments have taken place amid the disruptive politics and controversies.
The economic news was basically good during the year. The peso Read Full Story >>>
Abapo defends RP title tonight in Bohol
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 30 Dec 2005
Reigning Philippine Super Lightweight champion and ALA boy Bart Abapo will defend his RP title tonight in a grudge rematch with Cagayan de Oro's Rex Marzan at the CPG Multi-Purpose Center, Talibon, Bohol.
Also in the card is Donnie Nietes who will be back in the ring after suffering a cut on the Read Full Story >>>
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 30 Dec 2005
CHICAGO - From Bohol to Singapore. From the United Kingdom to the rest of the world, Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista’s name is uttered by the sweet lips of every Pinoy boxing fan.
Move over just a little bit, Manny Pacquiao, because the Philippine boxing centerstage just got crowded w Read Full Story >>>
BOXING’S TOP TEN “POUND FOR POUND” LIST
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 30 Dec 2005
A lot has happened since my last top ten “pound for pound” list was published. Jermain Taylor retained his newly won undisputed middleweight championship. Antonio Tarver proved he wasn’t a one-punch wonder, by defeating Roy Jones Jr. a second time, and cementing his legacy in the Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ready for resurgent Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 30 Dec 2005
Manny Pacquiao agrees facing a fighter coming from a defeat is fraught with danger.
That is why he is preparing as hard if not harder than Erik Morales who will be fighting for his boxing life when the two clash on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, 27, believes Morales will come in physically Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive Interview: Manny Pacquiao
By Brad Cooney, BoxingTalk.com, 30 Dec 2005
On January 21, 2006 The Pride of The Philippines, Manny Pacquiao will step back into the ring against Mexican legend, Erik Morales in one of the most eagerly anticipated bouts of the new year. Pacquiao sat down with Boxingtalk and spoke to us about what is in his opinion, the biggest fight of h Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag December 29, 2005
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 30 Dec 2005
This week to spread the Holiday cheer we have mails on Erik Morales, another fan that sounds off as to why Zahir Raheem isn't rated as Lightweight Champion, and questions on The Pocket Rocket Wayne McCullough and Middleweight prospect John Duddy. We've got a handle on the greatest promoter in boxing Read Full Story >>>
Besmanos KOs Estancia in 7th round;
Alcos upsets Janiola
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2005
TAGUM City, Dec. 28 -- Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) junior featherweight king Cris Besmanos of Sultan Kudarat knocked out challenger Rolan Estancia of Compostela Valley in 43 seconds of the seventh round to retain his title last Wednesday night at the University of Mindanao gym here.
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ALCOS UPSETS JANIOLA!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2005
RP no. 4 light-flyweight Julius Alcos scored the biggest win of his young career with a giant-killing effort in beating IBF no. 11 Wyndel Janiola last night in the mainer of the "World Caliber Encounter" card at the UM Gym in Tagum City.
The 21-year-old Alcos, boxing beyond his years, used a hit- Read Full Story >>>
Young Guns Loaded and Ready for 2006
By David A. Avila, MaxBoxing.com, 29 Dec 2005
Young prospects Rey Bautista and Jorge Paez Jr. ended the year like two speeding bullets headed to the future.
Paez, Bautista and a small emerging group of other young pugilists 21 years old and younger represent a new generation of fighters in the Southern California area ready to fill the space Read Full Story >>>