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EFFENDI ARRIVES TODAY
PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
ALA Promotions Secretariat announced today that PB No. 2 Sofyan ?Cobra? Effendi arrives today at 6 in the morning for his upcoming non-title fight with WBO Asia Pacific champion Milan ?Milenyo? Melindo. The Indonesian warrior and hi Read Full Story >>>
Q&A: Manny Pacquiao!
By Ryan Macalua, FightNews.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
On March 15, two of the top super featherweights collide in a long awaited rematch entitled "Unfinished Business." Fittingly titled, the first bout between Manny Pacquiao (45-3-2, 35 KOs) and Juan Manuel Marquez (48-3, 35 KOs) was an all out action packed fight in which Pacquiao was able to knock do Read Full Story >>>
Marquez No Match for Pacquiao's Barrage
By Hermie Rivera, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
San Francisco, CA. -- "The best conditioned Manny Pacquiao will face Juan Manuel Marquez on March 15" the Filipino boxing hero crowed as he met the press on his first Bay Area visit since his torturous draw with Agapito Sanchez at Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Computer Simulator Picks Juan Manuel Marquez
By Marvin Langer, Boxing Confidential, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
Over the years I have developed my own home brewed computer simulator which predicts the outcomes of fights. Not to bore you with the details since the simulator is powered by some hefty statistical computations, bouts are simulated based on the following empirical and assumed data:
Each fighter Read Full Story >>>
Marquez is dangerous ? Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
While counter-punching expert Juan Manuel Marquez doesn?t give Manny Pacquiao the creeps, the Filipino hotshot insists he is not taking his Mexican rival lightly.
"I am not underestimating Marquez," Pacquiao said in a radio interview from Los Angeles yesterday.
"I know for a fact that Ma Read Full Story >>>
NO WEIGHING GAME
By Dennis Principe, SportsNews.ph, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
ONCE a boxer, always a boxer.
This may well be a paraphrased clich? that will describe the attitude of Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao with regards to his boxing career.
In an exclusive telephone interview with the daily morning radio program ?Sports Chat? Monday morning, Pacquiao sa Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO TELLS FANS NOT TO WORRY ABOUT HIS WEIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has told his Filipino fans not to worry about his weight claiming that stories that he was almost 140 pounds and may have to reduce in a hurry to make the 130 pound limit when he battles WB Read Full Story >>>
Now I'm Humbled
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
I think it was during the hellacious ninth round of the first encounter between Micky Ward and Arturo Gatti in 2002 that Larry Merchant, calling the action for HBO, would say that he was 'humbled' by what was taking place Read Full Story >>>
No Manny in Hatton?s horizon
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
LONDON ? Although Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says it could happen before the year ends, a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton doesn?t seem to be in the Englishman?s agenda.
Hatton, 29, is booked to stake his IBO lightwelterweight title against Juan Lazcano in Manchester on May 24 or at Read Full Story >>>
Erap to root for Pacman at ringside?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
Is Erap coming, too?
A reliable source has said that if the opportunity comes, former President Joseph Estrada will be around to watch Manny Pacquiao?s coming fight in Las Vegas.
Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, the ex-President?s son, was in Los Angeles recently, and reportedly dropped by at the Wild Ca Read Full Story >>>
Smaller Fighters Can't Fascinate Public Like Ali, Louis, Dempsey, Tyson Did!
By Jeff Meyers, Boxing Confidential, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
In the 1940s and 1950s, when the New York Yankees consistently mde it to the World Series, it was often said that ?rooting for the Yankees was like rooting for U.S. Steel.? The phrase embodied the sentiment that the Yankees seemed destined to reach the Fall Classic each year and were hardly underdog Read Full Story >>>
Ask the Champ, Mar. 3, 2008
By Kermit Cintron, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 04 Mar 2008
Ok great, this weekend I can finally say that we had some very exciting boxing. The third fight between Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez was very exciting and more deserving of being a PPV than some pay fights we have already seen this year. These guys both fought with everything they had. Take a l Read Full Story >>>
GARCIA EARNS TITLE SHOT AT CONDES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Raul ?Rayito? Garcia of Mexico has earned a title shot at IBF minimumweight champion Florante Condes of the Philippines with a twelve round unanimous decision over Ronald Barrera of Colombia in a title e Read Full Story >>>
Will Juan Manuel Use Rafael's Loss As Mental Rocket Fuel Against Megamanny?
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Along about the fourth or fifth round of Israel Vazquez-Rafael Marquez III, I began to think about the ramifications, if any, this wicked bout would have on the March 15 rematch between Rafa?s brother, Juan Manuel Marquez and Megamanny Pacquiao.
At this point in the triology fight, which now seem Read Full Story >>>
THE BEST OF ALL TIME
By Bill Velasco, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
One of the most common questions I've been asked is what makes a great boxer. Of the thousands of pugs from all over the country, why do some continue to toil in anonymity, barely making enough to buy fish and rice for breakfast, while Read Full Story >>>
MANNY PACQUIAO TRIVIA (Part 3)
By Alex P. Vidal, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
At the end of 2006, HBO named Manny Pacquiao as the:
a. Most popular fighter of the year
b. Most exciting fighter of the year
c. Most charismatic fighter of the year
d. Fighter of the year
On November 13, 2007 during its 45th Annual World Convention in Manila, the World Boxing Coun Read Full Story >>>
GAB SETS MEETING TO RESOLVE CONDES CONTROVERSY
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain, determined to resolve the contractual dispute involving IBF minimum weight champion Florante Condes, has called for a meeting with the champion?s family and lawyers as well as boxing manager Aljoe Jaro whose wife is the registered manager of Condes.
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Bayless, not Cortez, named ref
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez should both be satisfied that Kenny Bayless is going to be the third man on the ring during their March 15 contest in Las Vegas.
Bayless, for one, is a top-notch referee often described as a ?decent? one. He had worked 363 fights over the last 15 years, and Read Full Story >>>
Filipina Competing for USA AAU Team in Germany
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 03 Mar 2008
Rachel Marcial of San Leandro, California is traveling to Germany with the USA National AAU Team to compete in a world meet for taekwondo starting March 8, 2008.
The USA Team consisting of 16 seniors and 22 junior members is headed by Mike Friello and managed by Skip Valle.
The meet will be Read Full Story >>>
ISRAEL VAZQUEZ WINS TRILOGY WITH RAFAEL MARQUEZ
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 02 Mar 2008
Carson, CA -- On a cold dreary night at the Home Depot Center in this city before a packed arena and on ShowtimeTV, Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez met for the third time to determine who really is ?quien el mas macho.? Read Full Story >>>