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Brian to fight Rubillar anytime, anywhere
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 11 Mar 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria said yesterday he’ll leave it up to his manager Gary Gittelsohn and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to decide whether or not to accept the challenge of No. 1 contender Juanito Rubillar for a title fight in Manila on May 6.
" IR Read Full Story >>>
Boom-Boom to explode soon
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
CHICAGO – Echoing the sentiments of an e-mailing reader, I asked here in this column yesterday what happened to Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista, who has been noticeably absent from the boxing limelight where he belongs.
Rey last fought on Dec. 23, 2005, a fistic classic that I had the Read Full Story >>>
‘I’ll fight Rubillar’
By Frank Calapre, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
MANILA – World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria yesterday said he is ready to face compatriot and No.1 contender Juanito Rubillar.
However, the 25-year-old Viloria, known as the “Hawaiian Punch,” said their 12-round title fight planned to be held on M Read Full Story >>>
Viloria may defend against RP’s Rubillar
The Manila Bulletin, 11 Mar 2006
A FILIPINO taking on a fellow Filipino in a world boxing title fight? Sounds unlikely but yesterday, it entered the realm of the possible.
Brian Viloria has made the scenario possible after stating that he’s ready to defend his World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight crown against No. Read Full Story >>>
Tuñacao to defend title in undercard of Mayol WBC fight
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 11 Mar 2006
MALCOLM “Eagle Eye” Tuñacao will try to get over the sting of a controversial draw in his last fight when he puts his belt anew to another Japanese challenger, Yasuo Kijima, on May 6 in Tokyo, Japan.
Tuñacao’s defense of his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation bantamweight t Read Full Story >>>
Barrera dare all noise, says Pacquiao
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 11 Mar 2006
Manny Pacquiao yesterday laughed off Marco Antonio Barrera’s offer for a rematch, saying the Mexican world champion is just trying to make some noise after failing to land a big fight since winning the super-featherweight crown two years ago.
"I really think it was against his will to say Read Full Story >>>
Barrera is desperate – Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 11 Mar 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO yesterday belittled Marco Antonio Barrera’s challenge for a rematch and labelled his Mexican rival as “desperate.”
Pacquiao, who arrived from a four-day vacation in Hong Kong late Thursday night, told the Bulletin that Barrera has nowhere to go.
"He wants to Read Full Story >>>
Pacman: Barrera doesn't scare me!
By Nick Giongco, FightNews.com, 10 Mar 2006
Filipino hotshot Manny Pacquiao said on Friday that Marco Antonio Barrera doesn't give him the creeps and that he doesn't have any qualms about facing the Mexican star in a rematch. "I am not scared," said Pacquiao, who arrived in Manila from Hong Kong late Thursday night. "He (Barrera) doesn't have Read Full Story >>>
GAB Chair Buhain to grace Elorde Awards Night
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2006
The grand celebration of the Annual Elorde Awards Night better known as the "Banquet of Champions" this year is scheduled on March 25, 2006 at the five-star Dusit Nikko Hotel in Makati City. This much-awaited yearly affair is in honor of the late boxing legend and former world champion Gabriel 'Flas Read Full Story >>>
TUNACAO DEFENDS OPBF CROWN IN KYOWA-MAYOL CARD
PhilBoxing.com, 10 Mar 2006
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation bantam champ Malcolm "Eagle Eye" Tunacao will defend his title for the second time against Japanese Yasuo Kijima on May 6 in Tokyo as an undercard to the WBC minimumweight battle between the undefeated Rodel Mayol and reigning champion Eagle Kyowa.
Both fig Read Full Story >>>
A Flash With Staying Power
By Antonio Santiago, RingsideReport.com, 10 Mar 2006
Think about it. How many times has a person been able to inspire his or her countrymen with their actions? One can name a few, such as Mother Teresa, Lady Di, Mahatma Gandhi and John Lennon. Controversial as these figures may have been to some, they were also the fountain of inspiration and a source Read Full Story >>>
World awaits Pacman-Barrera II
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 10 Mar 2006
A SENIOR member of Marco Antonio Barrera’s entourage said on Thursday that the Mexican is so haunted by his loss to Manny Pacquiao that he plans to do what it takes to fight the Filipino again to gain his revenge.
Barrera adviser Roberto Diaz told boxingtalk.net that Pacquiao "is a thorn Read Full Story >>>
Barrera bent on seeking revenge against Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, 10 Mar 2006
Marco Antonio Barrera wants to make one thing clear: he’s going after the big shark, not the little fish in the sea.
That’s what Barrera’s adviser, Roberto Diaz, told a boxing website Thursda Read Full Story >>>
Barrera wants the ‘big shark’
Malaya, 10 Mar 2006
"We want the big shark, not the little fish."
This was the reaction of Roberto Diaz, adviser of world super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, to Freddie Roach’s suggestion that the Mexican take on Manny Pacquiao’s brother, Bobby, instead.
Diaz said Barrera wants a remat Read Full Story >>>
Diaz: We want the big shark not the little fish
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 10 Mar 2006
"We're going to fish out the big shark and not the little fish."
This was the hardline rhetoric of Marco Antonio Barrera's chief adviser Roberto Diaz in rejecting the suggestion of American trainer Freddie Roach that the Mexican ring icon should fight first Bobby Pacquiao before calling on a rem Read Full Story >>>
Barrera insists on Pacman rematch
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 10 Mar 2006
Unlike the first time out, Marco Antonio Barrera vows to be ready and guarantees a different result if ever he gets to fight Manny Pacquiao the second time round.
In an interview with Boxingtalk.com, Barrera’s adviser Roberto Diaz reiterated their call for Pacquiao to agree to a rematch wi Read Full Story >>>
MAYOL BATTLES KYOWA FOR WBC CROWN MAY 6
PhilBoxing.com, 09 Mar 2006
The battle is on!
Undefeated Filipino Rodel "Batang Mandaue" Mayol will challenge World Boxing Council minimumweight kingpin Eagle Kyowa on May 6 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
This was posted recently by Boxrec.com, the internet keeper of boxing records.
This will be an int Read Full Story >>>
Bontilao schooled by Terdsak!
PhilBoxing.com, 09 Mar 2006
Cebu's Danny Boy Bontilao failed in his attempt to wrest the WBO Asia Pacific featherweight title after he lost on a unanimous decision to the Thai champ in their 12-round fight last Tuesday in Bangkok, Thailand.
There were no knockdowns in the fight. Read Full Story >>>
Condes versus De la Cruz shapes up!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Mar 2006
An interesting showdown between two small men with heavyweight fists is fast shaping up as RP minimumweight kingpin Florante Condes defends his title against ex-WBC International champ Armand De la Cruz on May 6 somewhere inside the world-class resort of Dakak in Dapitan City.
Sources say the bou Read Full Story >>>
GAB BOXING CONVENTION UPDATES
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 09 Mar 2006
Everybody at the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) from the Office of the Chairman, the two Commissioners and the rank and file are now in the thick of things this early just to ensure a smooth and trouble-free holding of the first GAB Annual Boxing Convention.
The untiring Chairman of this agency Read Full Story >>>