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Tuñacao wins OPBF title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 21 Nov 2005
Malcolm Tuñacao's bid to regain lost glory took off on higher grounds after the former Cebuano WBC flyweight champion dethroned Kumarnthong Por Pluemkamol of Thailand via lopsided unanimous decision to come out as the new Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation bantamweight champion the other night a Read Full Story >>>
"THE PINOY" ON THE RISK OF LUISITO ESPINOSA
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 21 Nov 2005
COMMISSIONER CONCERNED ABOUT “KING LOUIE”
Sacramento, CA-Former two-time world champion, Luisito Espinosa, will have an opportunity to be reinstated at an upcoming hearing of the California Athletic Commission, most likely in December. Now 38, Espinosa, was suspended by the same Commi Read Full Story >>>
An open letter to Manny Pacquiao
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2005
LAST TUESDAY I came out with information I got regarding certain members of Manny Pacquiao’s party who have apparently been responsible Manny’s easygoing ways and late night habits (The Scene Around, Nov. 15, 2005).
I received various reactions to that piece. Most were concerned, b Read Full Story >>>
Glorious night for Boholanos: Bautista and Amonsot knock out foes in historic "Binakbakay sa Tagbilaran" card
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 20 Nov 2005
In a brilliant performance that will surely be engraved in the hearts of the Boholanos, Bohol's prized boxer Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista knocked out Tanzanian challenger Obote "The Thunder" Ameme in the second round to retain his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific bantamweight title in last n Read Full Story >>>
TUÑACAO CAPTURES OPBF CROWN!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Nov 2005
TOKYO--In a brilliant display of power and skills, Malcolm `Eagle Eye` Tuñacao completely established himself as a force to reckon with in the bantamweight division, dethroning Thailand`s Kumarnthong Por Pluemkamol on a one-sided, unanimous decision verdict in their 12-round battle at the Korakuen H Read Full Story >>>
Bautista toys with foe
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Nov 2005
TAGBILARAN, Bohol – Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista bludgeoned a soft and overmatched Obote Ameme with blazing blows to the body to score a second round knockout and retain his WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title here last night.
Bautista, 18, initiated a sorry mismatch midway in the opening round by do Read Full Story >>>
Bautista retains crown
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 20 Nov 2005
TAGBILARAN City – It was a fiesta atmosphere at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex here following championship-clinching wins by two Boholanos in the “Bakbakan sa Tag-bilaran.”
Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista kept his World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific bantamweight title after a second-round Read Full Story >>>
Clearing the air
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 20 Nov 2005
Manny Pacquiao’s consultant Jake Joson and business agent Eric Pineda reacted strongly to certain issues raised by sources in a recent column about the three-time world boxing champion.
While they said the column had well-meaning intentions, there were items that had to be clarified, corrected a Read Full Story >>>
Boom Boom TKO's Obote in the 2nd round!
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2005
Pandemonium broke loose in the city of Tagbilaran after its most famous son Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista TKO'd Tanzanian Ohote "Thunder" Ameme at 1:57 in the 2nd round to successfully defend for the second time his WBO Asia-Pacific bantam belt.
Throwing a barrage of body shots which effectively neutr Read Full Story >>>
African vows to KO Bautista
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 Nov 2005
TAGBILIRAN, Bohol -- There’s practically no chance for the championship fight to go the 12-round distance.
Hometown fans and a scramble of local scribes, in fact, wanted to know from Rey “BoomBoom” Bautista, their youthful idol, at what exact point he plans to dispose of his mys Read Full Story >>>
Boom Boom fever hits Boholanos
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, 19 Nov 2005
TAGBILARAN CITY–Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista has stirred up excitement and enthusiasm among Boholanos as he takes center stage in what is considered the biggest and grandest boxing show so far in the history of Bohol.
The ALA ring phenomenon from Candijay, Bohol will make the second defense of Read Full Story >>>
Bautista fights in historic bout tonite
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 19 Nov 2005
It won’t be just a fight when World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion Rey (Boom Boom) Bautista stakes his crown against Tanzanian challenger Obete (Thunder) Ameme in a scheduled 12-round bout at the Carlos P. Garcia Stadium in Tagbilaran City tonight.
Tagbilaran Read Full Story >>>
Bautista defends title today
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Nov 2005
TAGBILARAN CITY – The CPG Sports Complex will be painted red when local heroes Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista and Czar Amonsot fight for international boxing titles today.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim has asked the Boholanos who will watch the card to wear red as a sign of supp Read Full Story >>>
Bautista defends Aspac crown vs. Ameme!
By Dennis Principe, FightNews.com, 19 Nov 2005
Getting a call on the carpet for loathly accepting a red carpet saunter with two legitimate Filipino boxing champions won't deter Boholano phenom Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista from moving on with his rosy boxing career.
And tonight, Bautista stakes his World Boxing Organization (WBO) bantamweight reg Read Full Story >>>
Morales to train in Queretaro!
FightNews.com, 19 Nov 2005
Three-time world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales will set up his training in Queretaro, Mexico a city located some 90 miles north of Mexico City a change the was made due to the bad weather -rain, snow and cold- that prevails in the Otomi Mountains during the winter months. "Over the last eight Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS FROM TOKYO, JAPAN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, , 18 Nov 2005
Malcolm Tunacao, the former WBC flyweight boss, came in at an exact 118 lbs while reigning OPBF bantam boss Kumarnthong also weighed in 118 lbs ahead of their much-anticipated 12-round OPBF battle tomorrow at the famed Korakuen Hall here.
Tunacao, a talented southpaw, is aiming to snatch the OPBF Read Full Story >>>
Weights from Tagbilaran, Bohol
By Salven L. Lagumbay, , 18 Nov 2005
Moments ago, the official weigh-in for tomorrow`s WBO twinbill took place in Tagbilaran City, Bohol.
According to ALA chief trainer Edito `Ala` Villamor, WBO Asia Pacific bantam champ Rey `Boom Boom` Bautista came in at a trim 117 lbs, while his opponent, Tanzania`s Obote Ameme barely met the reg Read Full Story >>>
Mayol may skip holidays for Mexico war
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Nov 2005
Tokyo, Japan--Reigning Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation minimumweight kingpin and WBC no. 1 Rodel Mayol revealed in an interview here yesterday that he may have to forego a planned Christmas vacation in the Philippines in order to pursue an all-out war preparation for his January 28 eliminator Read Full Story >>>
Bautista bout: No profit, but history
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 18 Nov 2005
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol -- Once again, they’re telling Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista he would be fighting his toughest fight.
Nothing really new here. The youthful fighter had been given this false warning several times in the past.
In fact, his last “toughest fight” tu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Stop All Silly Distractions
By Winchell Campos, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Nov 2005
LOS ANGELES—Manny Pacquiao once again appealed to some members of Philippine media to stop peddling lies and keep unverified reports to themselves first before writing to cut down on added distractions before he plunges Read Full Story >>>