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Neither Golden nor Pretty, but a buildup to a letdown
By Jason Probst, MaxBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2007
The buildup to the May 5 Floyd Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya is so big I wonder if it’s just boxing’s way of compensating for the fact that there haven’t been any big fights in a while. What’s amazing is how little honest opinions have been given of the possible downside of this bout -- that it could Read Full Story >>>
Boxing - Q&A with promoter Bob Arum
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 01 Apr 2007
At age 75, Bob Arum remains one of boxing's great promoters. This past week, I was able to catch up with him to discuss his April 14 card at the Alamodome.
How are ticket sales going?
Extremely well. It's such an exciting card. I mean, people really want to be entertained and see terrific boxi Read Full Story >>>
An Oscar Preview?
By Bart Barry, 15rounds.com, 01 Apr 2007
There’s never a bad day to write about boxing in the Southwest. Here in Arizona, we have a finicky but dedicated army of aficionados, a target demographic of Mexican fans to make promoters’ mouths water, plenty of intrigue, an excellent local matchmaker and a small community of prizefighters pleasin Read Full Story >>>
Handicapping De La Hoya vs Mayweather
By Ted Sares, EastSideBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2007
Let’s break this super fight down and come up with the odds. Record: During his amateur career, Oscar De La Hoya's record was 223-5 with 163 knockouts and he was a Gold Medal Winner at the Barcelona Olympic Games.
Floyd Mayweather also had a successful amateur career with a record of 84-6. He won Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO FLYING TO TEXAS ON APRIL 8!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 01 Apr 2007
Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will be flying from Los Angeles to San Antonio, Texas on April 8, some six days before his scheduled 12-rounder against Mexican Jorge Solis at the Alamodome.
"It's confirmed, he's flying to Texas on April 8," said a source at the Wild Card Gym, who noted that Read Full Story >>>
Morales on Pacquiao politics!
By Nick Giongco, FightNews.com, 01 Apr 2007
Short of saying that Manny Pacquiao was ill-advised in his move to enter politics, Mexican fighter Erik Morales told a handful of Filipino mediamen on Friday that Pacquiao can lend a hand to his constituents even without going into politi Read Full Story >>>
Morales’ advice to Pacman: Shun politics
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 01 Apr 2007
An unsolicited advice from Erik Morales to Manny Pacquiao: There’s no need to enter politics.
In a rare interview with scribes in a Manila hotel, the legendary Mexican boxer bared that he was once offered a seat in Congress back home, but had to decline for better reasons.
"Some people Read Full Story >>>
¡DE FÁBULA!: AKIHIKO HONDA PRETENDE QUE JUAN MANUEL MÁRQUEZ Y EDWIN VALERO UNIFIQUEN
By Adashi Hisao, BoxNoticias.com, 01 Apr 2007
Akihiko Honda, presidente de Teiken Boxing Gym e influyente promotor japonés, se encuentra intentando una pelea a Edwin Valero, en Estados Unidos, en caso de que el campeón mundial venezolano salga exitoso en l Read Full Story >>>
Jhonny Gonzales Wins Arizona Tiff with Pacheco
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Mar 2007
Tucson, Arizona -- WBO bantamweight champion Jhonny Gonzales, the 26 year old fighter from Pachuca, Mexico just moments ago won via a convincing 9th round TKO over Irene Pacheco, a veteran southpaw from Antioquia, Columbia. Pacheco was a former IBF flyweight champion.
Gonzales therefore, kept a Read Full Story >>>
IN-FORM PACMAN SPARS 12, SURPRISES OBSERVERS!
PhilBoxing.com, 31 Mar 2007
Showing tremendous conditioning and resolve, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao resumed his sparring sessions yesterday, taking on three different sparmates for a total of twelve rounds as he declared himself to be raring and ready to go the full route if needed when he defends his WBC International Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya-Mayweather: First week camp notes
SecondsOut.com, 31 Mar 2007
HBO Press Release] Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr, so much alike and entirely different as the fighters stay home to train using various strategies for their May 5 superfight.
Oscar De La Hoya
Location: San Juan, Puerto Rico
Weather: Average 82-86°, Cool Nights
Trainer: Freddie Roa Read Full Story >>>
Boom Boom Bautista Ready for the Land of Chiqui Boom
Rafael Marquez is the Ultimate Goal
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, 31 Mar 2007
Maybe I am full of self-hate. Maybe I just hate the fact that I am not rollin’ like they are.
Regardless of the underlying psychological dynamic, I truly dislike talking with American fighters. More times than not, if you want to talk to one of them, it is a struggle. You have to call two o Read Full Story >>>
AMONSOT TITLE FIGHT ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 31 Mar 2007
Czar Amonsot’s big comeback fight for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title against undefeated South Korean Daun Chung will be telecast on the top-rated weekly boxing show “The Main Event” on Sunday at 4:00 p.m. over RPN 9.
Sponsored by Tanduay, the No. 1 Rhum and supp Read Full Story >>>
Barrage of punches awaits Pacquiao – Solis
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 31 Mar 2007
THE VOICE on the end of the line was loud, crisp and clear. It even sounded determined.
At the end of the line was Jorge Solis, the Mexican fighter whom Pacquiao will meet on April 14, who was talking from his high-altitude training camp in the Otomi mountains.
And his message for Manny P Read Full Story >>>
Erik The Terrible Calls Pacman Foe Solis "Quitter"
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, 31 Mar 2007
The question must be asked because inquiring minds want to know. Did some furtive operative in the Phillipines put a foreign substance in Erik Morales’ frosty San Miguel beer? Some operator, perhaps in clever disguise, must have because the usually gentlemanly ex-champion has made an incredibl Read Full Story >>>
Morales tells Pacman: Be wary of Solis
By June Navarro, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 31 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- A priceless tip for Manny Pacquiao from a man who had come face to face with Jorge Solis in the ring: Don’t take him for granted.
This advice came from Erik Morales, whom Pacquiao defeated in a thrilling WBC super featherweight fight in Las Vegas last year.
Morales Read Full Story >>>
Morales picks Pacquiao but says Solis is also dangerous
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 31 Mar 2007
VISITING Mexican fighter Erik Morales knows Jorge Solis’ fighting style like the palm of his hand and he expects Filipino Manny Pacquiao to emerge victorious in their April 14 meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
"Solis is good and strong," said Morales, who used to spar with the 27-year-old Read Full Story >>>
Morales won’t predict on Pacquiao bout
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 31 Mar 2007
There’s no prediction coming from Erik Morales regarding the Manny Pacquiao-Jorge Solis fight on April 14 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
"No prediction. No prediction," Morales, who’s in the country for a quick promotional tour for San Miguel Beer, told scribes in a 30-minut Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales in Manila!
By Nick Giongco, FightNews.com, 31 Mar 2007
Take it from someone who knows Jorge Solis. "Solis is good and strong," said Mexican Erik Morales, who used to spar with the 27-year-old Guadalajara native when interviewed by reporters from five major Filipino dailies such as The Manila Read Full Story >>>
Pacman’s supporters tear down his posters
By Joseph Jubelag, Manila Standard Today, 31 Mar 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Political supporters of boxing champion Manny Pacquiao have started tearing down posters with his commercial endorsements around the city to comply with election rules after he was declared a candidate for the First District of South Cotabato.
Members of the People̵ Read Full Story >>>