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Sayson: The tale behind this column’s name
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 20 Jan 2007
CHICAGO - Today’s e-mail session begins with a query about this column’s title. Danilo Maglasang, a “bisdak” now based in New York asked: “What’s the reason behind ‘Second Overtime’? Why not, say, First Overtime or Third Overtime.”
My sportsw Read Full Story >>>
BANAL, JANDAENG MAKE WEIGHT!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2007
Young undefeated prospect, AJ ‘Bazooka’ Banal, faces another test as he fights tough Thai challenger, Terdkiat Jandaeng tomorrow at the Mandaue Sports Complex.
Both fighters made weight at the official weigh-in Read Full Story >>>
BAUTISTA, GORRES LOOK GOOD IN TRAINING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2007
Emerging ring sensation Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista, the No.1 ranked WBO super bantamweight and Z "The Dream" Gorres who is the mandatory WBO super flyweight challenger have looked good in training at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao denies filing certificate of candidacy
ABS-CBN News, 19 Jan 2007
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao on Friday denied filing a certificate of candidacy before the Commission on Elections (COMELEC), DZMM reported.
Pacquiao made the statement following a brief closed-door meeting with COMELEC chairman Benjamin Abalos at the poll body’s head office in M Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Sr: "De La Hoya's Offer is Unacceptable"
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, 19 Jan 2007
It appears that Floyd Mayweather, Sr. could very well be on the sidelines when Oscar de La Hoya challenges his son, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In a recent interview with UK's BBC Sport, Floyd Sr. told the media outlet that he was not going to back down from hi Read Full Story >>>
BREAKING NEWS: BAUTISTA ADDED IN GORRES-MONTIEL WORLD TITLE BOUT!
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Jan 2007
The undefeated Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista, described by Oscar De la Hoya as the "next Manny Pacquiao" from the Philippines, will be seeing action on February 24 as a co-feature to the mammoth World Boxing Organization (WBO) superfly showdown between Filipino Z 'The Dream' Gorres and defending champion Read Full Story >>>
‘Lawsuit outcome will stun Pacman’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 19 Jan 2007
SHELLY Finkel, who both Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao claim is no longer the Filipino champ’s manager, warned that the legal battles are ahead of the Pacman and the results may still surprise him.
Finkel’s management contract with Pacquiao was sched Read Full Story >>>
Roach says Valero could die against Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 19 Jan 2007
UNLESS he gets the green light to fight on American soil, Freddie Roach doesn’t want Manny Pacquiao to square off with unbeaten Venezuelan knockout king Edwin Valero.
"What if Manny hits him right and he dies?" said Roach when asked about the desire of Valero to face the Filipino southpa Read Full Story >>>
Valero unknown entity — Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 19 Jan 2007
Freddie Roach gave a couple of reasons why Edwin Valero, the controversial knockout artist from Venezuela, is not the right opponent for Manny Pacquiao.
Not for now — at least.
"Valero is an attractive fighter. He’s a great puncher and so forth," said Roach, referring to the 25-y Read Full Story >>>
LOS FUTUROS DEL “TERRIBLE”, BARRERA, MÁRQUEZ, PACQUIAO Y NIÑO, EN VOZ DE SULAIMÁN: ALÍ, EL REY
By Arturo Contreras, BoxNoticias.com, 19 Jan 2007
No es un hecho, pero ya don José Sulaimán lo dibuja: En Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Jorge “Travieso” Arce le disputaría el campeonato superrosca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo al lagunense Cristian Mijares.
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Pacquiao-Barrera rematch sure, says WBC chief Sulaiman
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 Jan 2007
A REMATCH between Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and Mexican champion Marco Antonio Barrera will definitely happen because both fighters want the fight.
No date has been set but World Boxing Council (WBC) president Jose Sulaiman told reporters in an interview at his WBC office in Mexico City t Read Full Story >>>
Jose Sulaiman: "Pacquiao-Barrera Will Happen"
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 18 Jan 2007
Even though the much anticipated second clash between wily boxer Marco Antonio Barrera and blockbuster Manny Pacquiao is currently stalled, due to legal problems, World Boxing Council President Jose Sulaiman insists that it will become a “Fall” reality.
Many boxing fans are fretting a Read Full Story >>>
WBO ANNOUNCES YOUTH TITLE!
PhilBoxing.com, 18 Jan 2007
Fil-Am WBO Vice President for the Asia Pacific Mr. Leon Panoncillo who sucessfully guided the regional WBO Asia Pacific organization to its highest level and considered among all regional titles as the most credible regional title in the Asia Pacific Rim, has announced the formation of its Asia-Paci Read Full Story >>>
SHELLY FINKEL: MILD MANNERED MANAGER
By Michael Swann, 15rounds.com, 18 Jan 2007
Shelly Finkel has probably been the premier manager of fighters since he broke into the professional boxing scene in 1980, certainly at least in name recognition. He has represented some of the biggest names in the sport during that time, including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Meldrick Taylor, Per Read Full Story >>>
Movers and Shakers
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 18 Jan 2007
Have fights, will travel.
Don King's February 3rd show, which is to be televised on Showtime and that features an attractive doubleheader of Jesus Chavez-Julio Diaz (for the IBF lightweight crown) and Tomasz Adamek-Chad Dawson (for Read Full Story >>>
A Fan’s Perspective of Pacquiao-Chi
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, 18 Jan 2007
I don’t understand the dissatisfaction upon the announcement of a potential Pacquiao v. Chi confrontation by Bob Arum.
As the saying goes, “styles make fights.”
As a fan of boxing, I was 99 percent sure that Castillo-Corrales was going to be a barn burner. It was evident t Read Full Story >>>
MANNY TAKES ONE STEP BACK TO TAKE TWO STEPS FORWARD, AGAIN?
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 18 Jan 2007
MACAU FIGHT MAKES DOLLARS & SENSE!
Daly City, CA-Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao plans to enter the boxing ring once again this April, facing current WBC featherweight champion, In Jin Chi. The 126 lb. titleholder, a belt once held by Luisito Espinosa (and defended seven times), seems simi Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya Already Picked His Trainer For Floyd?
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, 18 Jan 2007
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer told Robert Morales of the Press Telegram, that he has a pretty good idea on who will be the trainer for De La Hoya's bout with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Schaefer said that he was not at liberty to disclose the name until De La Hoya gave him the thumbs up.
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Team Hatton Speaks On Urango, and Mayweather
By Terry Doodley, BoxingScene.com, 18 Jan 2007
After a prolonged absence from the boxing ring Ricky Hatton prepares to make history this weekend by continuing his impressive run at mayor titles when he challenges Juan Urango for Hatton’s old IBF crown. Perhaps Ricky is overcompensating for his WBU days yet in going for his fifth and sixth title Read Full Story >>>
Happy birthday, Champ
On Ali's 65th, we should let him enjoy golden years
Sports Illustrated, 18 Jan 2007
Happy birthday, Champ. You're still The Greatest, even if it's been a long time since you could float like a butterfly or sting like a bee. We don't expect that of you anymore, espec Read Full Story >>>