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New Years Boxing Wishes
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 21 Dec 2006
The year 2007 is nearly here and sadly, boxing hasn’t rebounded that much in 2006. So, now I hope for a better year and have come up with a list of wishes that will probably not come true, but I’m an optimist and maybe, just maybe, there will be a chance of some of them actually coming t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao heads contenders for PSA top award
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Dec 2006
(MANILA) FROM Manny Pacquiao, Ronnie Alcano to Leo Oracion, just about everybody who made 2006 a bumper crop for Philippine sport stand as a strong contender for Athlete of the Year honor.
The three, along with eight others, are the frontrunners for the top award to be handed out by the Philippin Read Full Story >>>
Roach Visits ALA Gym! (Updated)
PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
This afternoon, renowned trainer Freddie Roach paid a historic visit to the famed ALA Gym, home of some of Cebu's best fighters.
"Unbelievable! beautiful!," Roach exclaimed as he toured the sprawling, state-of-the-art complex Read Full Story >>>
WAKEE SALUD: I'M NOT TAKING SIDE ON PACQUIAO'S CONTRACTUAL DISPUTE
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
Noted Cebuano promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud quashed away rumors that he is jumping ship from Bob Arum's Top Rank Incorporated to Oscar de la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions regarding his preference as Manny Pacquiao's promoter and that he is not taking side
with any of the contending promotional outfits. Read Full Story >>>
Laurente KO'd in PABA Title Bout!
PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
The Philippines' Pederito Laurente came up short in his bid to winthe regular Pan-Asian Boxing Association (PABA) superbantam title after he was stopped in the second round by Thailand's Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym on Tuesday in Rom Klao, Minburi, Thailand.
The referee halted the fight at 2:34 of Read Full Story >>>
GenSan, Davao Norte in finals of Pacman slugfest
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
GENERAL Santos City – Davao del Norte and host General Santos City are fighting for the over-all crown in the first Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao Cup National Amateur Boxing Championships.
As of press time (Dec. 20), both teams have seven boxers fighting in the finals at the Oval Plaza covered court he Read Full Story >>>
KAMEDA-LANDAETA REMATCH TODAY IN JAPAN
By Joe Koizumi, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
TOKYO, JAPAN -- Unbeaten, flamboyant and sensational WBA light-flyweight champ Koki Kameda (12-0, 10 KOs), Japan, will risk his newly acquired belt against grudge rival Juan Jose Landaeta (20-4-1, 16 KOs), Venezuela, today (Wednesday) at the Ariake Coliseum in Tokyo, Japan.
It is not only a most Read Full Story >>>
DEADLY DOUBLE CHAMPIONSHIP ON DECEMBER 30
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
A deadly double championship will put a fitting end to the year 2006 when two undefeated flyweights clash for the vacant WBO Intercontinental title and world rated Rexon Flores moves down to the light flyweight division to also challenge for the vacant WBO intercontinental crown on December 30 at th Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO LEADING CONTENDER FOR RING FIGHTER OF THE YEAR
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Dec 2006
The respected Editor-on-Chief of the prestigious Ring Magazine, Nigel Collins, says Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao is “a leading candidate for the Ring’s Fighter of the Year award” but that Ring will not finalize matters for a week or so.
The editor of the Ring which is re Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Has Not Been Contacted for 3/11 Bout With Barrera
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, 20 Dec 2006
Los Angeles -- When I call Ignacio Beristain, Hall of Fame Trainer to Juan Manuel Marquez and Rafael Marquez, I settle down and get comfortable, because for whatever the reason maybe, Nacho opens up and gives me an earful.
I never know where the conversation will end up.
When called him on Tu Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather: "De La Hoya in Over His Head"
BoxingScene.com, 20 Dec 2006
LOS ANGELES – It will be an unprecedented super fight between two boxing superstars and former Olympians. It will be an event poised to shatter records many believe would never be broken. Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to announce six-division world champion Oscar De La Hoya will meet unbeaten, Read Full Story >>>
Finkel, Roach prefer Barrera as Manny’s next foe
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 20 Dec 2006
Manny Pacquiao is keeping his options open but manager Shelly Finkel and trainer Freddie Roach are pushing for World Boxing Council (WBC) superfeatherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera as Pacman’s next opponent.
Finkel and Roach flew in to attend the christening of Pacquiao’s daug Read Full Story >>>
FILIPINO GETS ONCE IN A LIFETIME TITLE SHOT & TYPHOON RELIEF HELP NEEDED!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 20 Dec 2006
JOCKEYS TOO BIG TO FIGHT AT 105 LBS!
San Francisco, CA-This Saturday (Friday in the U.S), IBF minimumweight titlist Muhammad Rachman makes his second defense of his belt against Filipino Benjie Sorolla. The bout will take place in Rachman’s backyard of Jakarta, Indonesia. Sorolla currently Read Full Story >>>
Roach confident it’ll be Pacquiao against Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Dec 2006
WHILE he admits that everything remains up in the air, top trainer Freddie Roach expressed the belief that Manny Pacquiao will eventually square off with Marco Antonio Barrera next year.
"We are headed in that direction," said Roach yesterday as the famed cornerman prepared for a flight to Cebu Read Full Story >>>
Arum has no case: finkel
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 20 Dec 2006
BOB Arum and his promotional outfit Top Rank Inc. has no chance of winning the legal battle with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions over Manny Pacquiao, says Shelley Finkel, the American manager of the Filipino ring icon.
Finkel, who arrived in the country last week together with Hal Read Full Story >>>
Sayson: The great Freddie Roach is in town
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 20 Dec 2006
CHICAGO - He is a mere 5-foot-5, but after having hatched 18 world champions from his universally known Wild Card Gym in LA, his stature, recognition and success, is arguably the tallest among today's colorful list of pro boxing trainers.
He is 45 years young, ruggedly handsome and dons a bushel Read Full Story >>>
Unlike Arroyo, Pacman could spur change
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Dec 2006
THIS is not Las Vegas and your credit card is not at stake. But let’s try to place a bet on Manny Pacquiao.
No, not against Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera or that beinte-por-beinte boxing “boy wonder” Edwin Valero.
It should be Manny Pacquiao, 28, against himself.
Or, Read Full Story >>>
“Uno Más” for Barrera and Morales.
By Jim Cawkwell, BoxingScene.com, 20 Dec 2006
It was the mirror image of the moment almost a decade ago when Erik Morales first became a champion by sinking the killing body blow into Daniel Zaragoza, who could manage only a begrudging acknowledgement in response. November 18, 2 Read Full Story >>>
Guzman scores unanimous decision in the Dominican
By Doug Fischer, ESPN.com, 20 Dec 2006
Junior lightweight standout Joan Guzman defended a 130-pound world title in front of more than 11,000 fans at the Palacio Virgilio Travieso Soto in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, on Monday night by scoring a one-sided unanimous decision over game-but-outgunned challenger Antonio Davis in the mai Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao may void both GBP and Top Rank deals!
By Dennis Principe, FightNews.com, 20 Dec 2006
After his successful triple shindig, Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is now about to face another big mess.
Fightnews yesterday gathered that Team Pacquiao is seriously considering the possibility of voiding both promo Read Full Story >>>