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BRING ON BANAL VS CONCEPCION REMATCH!
By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
Little Rock, AR -- AJ Banal is currently training at the Wildcard Gym, perhaps to rediscover his natural talent and revive his confidence in boxing. He just won a very easy fight in Bohol, he beat a Gr. II section Ipil-ipil fr Read Full Story >>>
Happy Valentine?s Day Sa Lahat
By Manny Pacquiao, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
GENERAL SANTOS CITY?Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat. Happy Valentines Day din sa aking mga tagasubaybay, mga kapwa Filipino at mga fans ng boxing sa buong mundo.
Kahit na siguro lumabas na medyo late ang kolum na ito Read Full Story >>>
FREDDIE ROACH AND THE WILD CARD GYM
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
The term ?wild card? in American slang refers to something unpredictable. The name perfectly fits the Wild Card Gym, in Hollywood, the ideal place to train Manny Pacquiao and other prominent fighters. The Gym make Read Full Story >>>
Let?s focus on Hatton first ? Arum
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
All the talk about Manny Pacquiao facing guys like Floyd Mayweather Jr., Shane Mosley or Antonio Margarito is driving Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum nuts.
"It?s silly," Arum told the Bulletin yesterday when asked about recent reports linking Pacquiao?s name to future fights with some of the most Read Full Story >>>
PAC SHOULD SMASH HAT RATHER EASILY
By Brad Cooney, 8countnews, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
So, here we go again. Another training camp soon to begin for the sports number one pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao. The last time we were approaching this sort of thing everybody (me included) in the boxing scribe world was talking as if De La Hoya was going to simply destroy Pacquiao. Well Read Full Story >>>
Rough Sledding For Arum: Miguel Cotto Tired Of One Way Loyalty!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
Bob Arum and Miguel Cotto are not exchanging Hershey?s Kisses today. They are not sending each other Valentine?s Day flowers.
Arum?s brazen, in your face total defense of Antonio Margarito over Handwrapgate may be Read Full Story >>>
Can Ricky Hatton surpass Joe Calzaghe?
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
WHEN Ricky Hatton called Joe Calzaghe (46-0, 32KOs) the greatest fighter Britain has ever produced after the latter announced his retirement last Feb. 5, the Hitman must have done so with a personal caveat that he would in time, probably surpass the talented southpaw.
After all, he is set to char Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao bolsters world No. 1 ranking
By Jun Medina, The Manila Times, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
Manny Pacquiao buttressed his position as the world?s finest boxer pound-for-pound after becoming the unanimous choice of Yahoo! Sports panel of experts.
The four-division world champion collected a perfect No. 1 vote from each of the 30 boxing scribes and boxing experts comprising the world most Read Full Story >>>
MMA, boxing worlds collide for West Coast fighters
By Andy Samuelson, Las Vegas Sun, Sun, 15 Feb 2009
Like many of the fighters taking part in tonight?s unique mixed martial arts and boxing card at Buffalo Bill?s in Primm, Las Vegas native Jorge Molina grew up a boxing fan.
?My dad got me into it at 8 and I?ve been training every since. Boxing is my favorite sport, but MMA is a close second,? Mol Read Full Story >>>
GORRES, MELINDO TO FACE FORMER WORLD CHAMPIONS ON MARCH 14
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
The tandem of ALA Promotions and ABS/CBN, the co untry?s largest TV network, reunite anew to bring to the Queen City of the South, another blockbuster boxing event on March 14, 2007 at the Cebu Waterfront Resort Hot Read Full Story >>>
Southpaw Slickness Going Out of Style
By JD Camacho, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
Joe Calzaghe?s retirement sees another leave a dying breed. The left-handed boxers that prefer the elusive to the abusive are becoming fewer and fewer. And it?s happening at every level.
Victor Ortiz and James Kirkland are two of the hottest prospects in the sport. They aim to please by aiming to Read Full Story >>>
Margarito's punishment illustrates complicated, incomplete system
By Norm Frauenheim, CBS SportsLine.com, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
Neither California's revocation of Antonio Margarito's license nor Bob Arum's outrage at the state's ban of the welterweight for at least a year is a surprise.
The state's athletic commission is doing what it must with a clear and certain message that it won't tolerate any substance with potenti Read Full Story >>>
Florida Farce; Campbell Blows TWO World Titles On Scales!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
Somebody, quick, call Nate Campbell?s insurance company.
A huge rock, no make that a boulder just came crashing through the living room of the glass house that erstwhile FORMER multiple belt world lightweight champion Campbell lives in.
In one of boxing?s most historic ironies, after he viciou Read Full Story >>>
UNDEFEATED: CALZAGHE, MAYWEATHER, MARCIANO, ET AL
By Maloney L. Samaco, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
On February 5, 2009, Joe Calzaghe announced his retirement from professional boxing, winning all 46 professional fights with 32 KO victories. He was rated by Ring Magazine as one of the top 10 pound for pound Read Full Story >>>
Pacman not in mood to trade barbs
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
Manny Pacquiao is not about to be dragged into a verbal war with outspoken members of Ricky Hatton?s team, one of them even reciting poetry predicting Pacquiao?s demise and the other labeling the Filipino pound-for-pound king as a flawed fighter.
"He even asked me for an autograph and posed for a Read Full Story >>>
Donaire dedicates fight to dad
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
MANILA, Philippines - In a major step towards reconciliation, IBF flyweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. said the other day he is dedicating his next defense against unbeaten Mexican Raul (Cobra) Martinez to his estranged father Nonito Sr. from whom he severed ties after a falling out.
Nonito Sr., Read Full Story >>>
Boxing's journey of thousand miles
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
New Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines executive director Ed Picson realizes that he has a long road ahead. Barely having stepped into his new shoes, Picson has already seen the difference in the atmosphere in the sport.
?As we saw in the National Open in Bacolod, people welcome the ch Read Full Story >>>
PAGARA RETURNS TO ACTION ON FEB. 21
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
ALA Promotions in association with Summit Natural Drinking Water unfolds its monthly boxing tour with another slambang event in Cagayan de Oro City, Plaza Lapazan on February 21, 2009.
Heading the cast is the Philippine lightw Read Full Story >>>
ABAP to train new fighters for SEAG
By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines is retiring some of its old boxers and will train new ones for the 2009 Laos Southeast Asian Games this December.
?We?re beginning a new journey now towards that quest of winning the Olympic gold medal and in that journey there would be a lot of e Read Full Story >>>
Old and new for RP boxing team
By Kristel Satumbaga, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 14 Feb 2009
The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) plans to field a team of veterans and neophytes in the Laos Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) in December.
"I believe in the principle that not all that is old is bad and not all that is new is good," ABAP president Ricky Vargas said in the week Read Full Story >>>