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Agrabio Set to Defend Against Melgarejo!
PhilBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2007
RP super-featherweight king Dodie Boy Agrabio will defend his title for the first time against Manny Pacquiao sparmate Aaron Melgarejo on April 8 in Dalaguete, Cebu.
It was in Dalaguete where Agrabio took the title vacated by Jimrex Jaca, when he won via unanimous decision over Wakee Salud fighte Read Full Story >>>
Viloria out to regain WBC crown
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 05 Mar 2007
With new trainer Joe Goosen in his corner, Brian Viloria is confident of beating Mexican Edgar Sosa in their 12-round bout for the vacant WBC lightflyweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on April 14.
Viloria, 26, is out to regain the crown he wrested from Eric Ortiz and lost to O Read Full Story >>>
Gejon Dominates Thai for Lopsided Win
By Rico Navarro, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2007
Manila – Eriberto "Yuka" Gejon relied on his superior skills to score a lopsided unanimous decision win over a tough Visan Sor Suchanya of Thailand Saturday night at the Rambulan Sa Sulaiman at the Rajah Sulaiman Park i Read Full Story >>>
Sayson: A P100,000 bonus for Gerry
Sun.Star Cebu, 05 Mar 2007
CHICAGO—His famous name. His family's winning tradition. The quest for gold and glory. His place in the annals of boxing history. And that fabulous thing called pride.
Since turning pro in May 20, 1989, Gerry Penalosa always had several things to take care of besides the potential victim a Read Full Story >>>
PEÑALOSA READY FOR DE LEON
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 05 Mar 2007
Former world super flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa has looked great in training at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach prompting veteran Macka Foley, a boxing historian who oversees affairs at Roach’s Los Angeles training facility to predict that Penalosa will knock out WBO super bantamweight Read Full Story >>>
Pacman opts to train minus Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 05 Mar 2007
For the first time in so many fights, Manny Pacquiao is busy preparing for a fight without his American trainer, Freddie Roach, in sight.
Pacquiao is scheduled to face Mexico’s Jorge Solis at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on April 14, and is now entering his third week of training in Read Full Story >>>
GBP offer to Pacquiao unethical, says US scribe
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 05 Mar 2007
WHAT Oscar Dela Hoya did in luring Manny Pacquiao to sign up with his Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) was unethical, a top boxing writer wrote in his column that came out yesterday.
In his column titled, "Oscar should have staked HBO, not Pacquiao," Kevin Iole of the Las Vegas Review-Journal said Read Full Story >>>
Heartless Pacquiao KO lands in LA Times
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- What’s the price tag for Filipino valor?
For an idea, read this excerpt on Manny Pacquiao, our national inspiration, straight from the Los Angeles Times:
“I told Oscar that Manny likes cash, he likes to deal in cash, he pays people in cash,” Freddie Roa Read Full Story >>>
The View From China
By Zhenyu Li, BoxingTimes.com, 05 Mar 2007
Editor’s note: Zhenyu Li, is a sportswriter for the People's Daily in China, one of the most influential and authoritative newspaper in that nation with circulation of over 3 million. Zhenyu Li lives and works Beijing, covering the NBA and boxing for his paper online. One of the most popular s Read Full Story >>>
Gomez tops Pacman 10-ball
By Marlon Bernardino, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 Mar 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—Roberto Gomez bested Dondon Razalan, 11-6, in the finals to win the 3rd Manny Pacquiao 10-Ball Open Billiard Tournament at Arthur’s Billiard Hall here Thursday.
The win was worth P300,000 for the Zamboanga City-born Gomez.
“Dondon (Razalan) is good, but I Read Full Story >>>
KEVIN IOLE: Oscar should have staked HBO, not Pacquiao
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, 05 Mar 2007
The self-proclaimed network of champions does so much business with Oscar De La Hoya -- it has essentially propped up his company, Golden Boy Promotions, with all the dates it provides him -- that you think in its time of need HBO could have borrowed his Golden suitcase.
You know the Read Full Story >>>
Rafael Marquez Survives Knockdown, Snatches Crown from Israel Vasquez!
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2007
Carson, California:-Rafael Marquez of Mexico went one notch up in weight to super bantamweight and challenged WBC Super bantamweight champion Israel Vasquez of Los Angeles for the latter’s title. The fight was held at the beautiful Home Depot Center in Carson, California before a crowd of more than Read Full Story >>>
CLASS ACT: 'THIS IS CORPORATE'
By Rico Navarro, PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2007
They say that the level of success or greatness of an event can be measured by how much talk the event is able to generate a day or more after the event takes place. Obviously, the longer the period of talk, the greater the event was. Conversely, no post-event talk means no success or the event was Read Full Story >>>
Marquez breaks Vazquez's nose, captures WBC crown
By Associated Press, ESPN.com, 04 Mar 2007
CARSON, Calif. -- Rafael Marquez took the WBC super bantamweight crown from Israel Vazquez on Saturday night when Vazquez had to quit after seven rounds because of a broken nose.
Marquez landed a straight right in the first round that broke Vazquez's nose and buckled the champion's knees momentar Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Awaits De La Hoya v Mayweather
By Thomas Hauser, SecondsOut.com, 04 Mar 2007
The tagline for the fight (“The World Awaits”) is a bit pretentious. The world hasn’t paid much attention to boxing lately. The days of Louis-Schmeling II and Ali-Frazier I (when the world really awaited a prize fight) are gone. But boxing is waiting for Oscar De La Hoya versus Floyd Mayweather Jr l Read Full Story >>>
Bito Wins WBO Inter-Continental Crown!
PhilBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2007
Ryan Bito took the WBO Inter-continental minimumweight crown with a unanimous decision win last night over Thailand's Saengpetch Sor Sakulphan at the Elorde Sports Complex in Paranaque, Manila.
Judge Tony Comia scored the bout 115-112, while Jonathan Davis penned it 117-110. The third judge Warre Read Full Story >>>
MARAON TO CHALLENGE WBO ASIA PACIFIC CHAMP VORAPIN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, 04 Mar 2007
KIDAPAWAN CITY--A deal has been finalized in principle for undefeated Filipino prospect Jundy 'Pretty Boy' Maraon to challenge reigning WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Ratanachai Sor Vorapin on April 28 here.
The veteran Vorapin is also the former WBO bantamweight champion, and a fight wi Read Full Story >>>
Doghouse Decides Israel Vazquez vs Rafael Marquez
By Benny Henderson Jr, DogHouseBoxing.com, 04 Mar 2007
Coming at yah from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Ca, live only on Showtime boxing 9:00 PM ET/PT a potential fight of the year candidate is at hand when the reigning WBC Super Welterweight champion Israel Vazquez 41 Read Full Story >>>
Pacman to earn at least $ 2M in Solis fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 04 Mar 2007
MANNY PACQUIAO will get at least $ 2 million for his April 14 showdown with Jorge Solis in Texas, but the Filipino’s take-home pay will be much more than that after all expenses are deducted by promotional outfit Top Rank.
"Under the promotional agreement made by Pacquiao’s MP promot Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao heads honorees in Elorde Boxing Awards
The Philippine Star, 04 Mar 2007
Boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao will receive his sixth straight Filipino Boxer of the Year award when he steps on stage during the seventh Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions on March 25 at the grand ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex in Sucat, Paranaque City.
Pacqui Read Full Story >>>