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Manny Pacquiao Signs Exclusive Deal with Gary Shaw Productions
EastSideBoxing.com, 23 Aug 2005
WAYNE, NJ (August 22, 2005) - “ GARY SHAW, CEO of Gary Shaw Productions, LLC, announced today he has signed an exclusive promotional agreement with three-time world champion MANNY PACQUIAO. "As a promoter, you always hope to sign a 'blue chip' athlete who will win a world title. Today, I have Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag August 22, 2005
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 23 Aug 2005
Publisher note) Effective as of this email bag our Lead Writer, George Diaz Smith has taken over the RSR Email Bag. As I have always done and will continue to do, I will answer stuff that readers email into me as well to my account. I figured with the amount each week growing and growing for George Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Velazquez stats nearly even
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Aug 2005
Manny Pacquiao and Hector Velazquez are about even when pitted against each other head-to-head.
Booked to face each other on Sept. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Pacquiao, 26, and Velazquez, 30, are almost of the same height with the Mexican enjoying just a one-inch advantage. Their w Read Full Story >>>
WILD AND WACKY NIGHT OF BOXING
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Aug 2005
Boxing returned to South Cotabato last week in a rather wild and wacky way as the night was marked by events that ranged from the hilarious to dangerous.
The crowd that witnessed the event at the air-conditioned South Cotabato Gymnasium was not big. But it was remarkable enough as it was the fir Read Full Story >>>
JACA, DELADA JOIN MURAD CAMP
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Aug 2005
Two more outstanding Filipino boxers are set to join the promotional outfit of American boxing promoter Murad Muhammad, bringing to three the new faces who will soon be seeing action in bigtime boxing in the United States.
Cebuano kingmaker Rex "Wakee" Salud, who has so far produced three world Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach One on One
By Kenny Nam, BoxingTalk.com, 22 Aug 2005
Boxingtalk's Kenny Nam recently caught up with world renowned trainer Freddie Roach to check in on some of his fighters. You don't want to miss what he had to say about Manny Pacquiao and James Toney as both men prepare for their upcoming matches. Plus, Freddie talks about the possibility of a Kar Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag August 21, 2005
By "Bad" Brad Berkwitt and George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 22 Aug 2005
Manny Pacquiao fans have now for two straight weeks, taken over the RSR email bag. At this rate, we may have to do a special one just for Manny questions. There are some other questions thrown into the mix such as questions about our signed glove giveaway sponsored by Ken Norton, Edwin Valero makes Read Full Story >>>
Jun lauds boxing tourney
By Arthur J. Tariman, Sun.Star General Santos, 22 Aug 2005
THE Palarong Boxing Alang sa Kabataan (PBA sa Kabataan) amateur boxing weekly inter-barangay tournament successfully kicked off at the Oval Plaza covered court here Sunday, August 14 with local pugilists seeing action in 12 initial bouts.
City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr., whose office provided the i Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN ON A SAFETY MISSION
By Edward Thangarajah, Bangkok Post, 22 Aug 2005
WBC president begins seminar in Jakarta today to try and stop all-too-common boxing deaths in Indonesia
For four years, depressing reports of boxing deaths have surfaced regularly from Indonesia.
Each year the World Boxing Council has raised this tragic issue at its annual convention.
WBC Read Full Story >>>
The Best Damn Boxing Mailbag - 8/21/2005
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 21 Aug 2005
In this edition of The Best Damn Boxing Mailbag we tackle questions on Winky Wright, Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather, and more.
El C. manguilimotan
Does Floyd Mayweather jr. want to fight mi Read Full Story >>>
Raider of Boxing Treasures
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Aug 2005
Michael Koncz was introduced to me by Manny Pacquiao shortly before my birthday December 16 last year when I hosted dinner for the world champion and his trainer, Freddie Roach, in Davao City.
Long-haired and in his 50s, he looks like a member of the cast of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pa Read Full Story >>>
Gejon intensifies training, spars with Mayol
Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Aug 2005
With a month left from his awaited championship fight, mandatory challenger Eriberto “Yukka” Gejon turned to his best friend and current top-ranked WBC contender Rodel Mayol for his final preparations.
Gejon will challenge Japanese champion Yutaka Niida for the WBA minimumweight titl Read Full Story >>>
WBO No.2 Katsidis stops Ganoy
By Paul Upham, SecondsOut.com, 21 Aug 2005
Rising lightweight star Michael "Rocky" Katsidis showed that he is ready to take the next step up in his career after a 5th round TKO win over Filipino Ranee Ganoy on Friday night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on a card promoted by Ringstar. The 25 year-old defended hi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao sparmate says Filipino is unforgiving
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Aug 2005
HERE’S ONE piece of juicy anecdote that took place at the Wild Card Boxing Club last Monday.
Manny Pacquiao and sparmate Israel Vazquez were working out on top of the ring when the Filipino allowed the Mexican to hit him on the body repeatedly. Vazquez did more than strike Pacquiao’ Read Full Story >>>
NORTH COTABATO HOSTS WEEK-LONG BOXFEST
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
It will be a week-long boxing festival starting Aug. 27 when North Cotabato hosts the 1st Mindanao Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament and a big professional boxing card on Aug. 31 to mark the 91st foundation anniversary of the booming province in the Southern Philippines.
North Cotabato Gover Read Full Story >>>
ESPINOSA REFUSES "BRAIN" TEST, FIGHT OFF!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 20 Aug 2005
LAKVA SIM WAS LOOKING TO "HURT" KING LOUIE!
Last Sunday on "Ring Talk Radio," promoter Dan Goossen told host Pedro Fernandez that former two-time WBA (super feather/lightweight) champion Lakva Sim was on the verge of a rematch with undefeated WBA lightweight champion Juan Diaz. It was just 13 mon Read Full Story >>>
Setting It Straight
PhilBoxing.com Exclusive Interview with Justin Fortune
By Victor Perea, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
The members of Team Pacquiao are no strangers to controversy and hearsay. Throughout this past year they have dealt with everything from rumors of throwing the fight versus Erik Morales to the real life fiasco of Murad Muhammad’s suspected extortion from Pacquiao.
With the many problems th Read Full Story >>>
As fight nears, Pacquiao has no moment to relax
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Aug 2005
AS MANNY Pacquiao starts to ease back into the groove, his battery of trainers are not about to give the Filipino fighter the luxury of relaxation.
Pacquiao’s adviser Joe Ramos said that Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune will be waiting for Pacquiao to show up at the University Read Full Story >>>
Katsidis stops Ganoy!
By Ray Wheatley, FightNews.com, 20 Aug 2005
IBF#13, WBO#2 lightweight Michael Katsidis (18-0) scored a fifth round stoppage over Ranee Ganoy (17-10-2) of the Philippines to defend the WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title successfully at the Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia tonight . Ganoy held his own during the co Read Full Story >>>
Vazquez on Pacquio, Caballero!
By Ralph Gonzalez, FightNews.com, 20 Aug 2005
"I sparred eight rounds with Manny Pacquio today," said IBF super bantamweight champ Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez (38-3, 27 KO) from his home in Los Angeles. "He's the fastest fighter I've ever been in the ring with. He's very unforgiving. You make a mistake and you pay for it. I've learned a lot from Read Full Story >>>