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The Burden of Being Boom Boom
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
For the past couple of years Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista has been carrying the load of being tagged as Philippine boxing’s next big thing. There has never been a Filipino contender who managed to capture the fans’ imagination and the attention and expectations of the local press Read Full Story >>>
Bautista Opponent is Brazilian Champion
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
Emerging ring sensation Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista's new opponent for his September 16 bout on the undercard of the Marco Antonio Barrera - Rocky Juarez rematch is Brazil's super bantamweight champion Giovanni Andrade, a 36 year old veteran with an impressive record of 51-9 with 41 knockouts.
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Bautista finds new opponent
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
ALA Boy Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista will face an even tougher foe after Chilean boxer Moises Gutierrez failed to acquire a US visa.
The Boholono boxing sensation will fight Brazilian superbantamweight king Giovanni “Bombardeio” Andrade, who hails from the same place where WB Read Full Story >>>
Roach says Morales tougher than Barrera
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
Boxing trainer Freddie Roach is convinced that Erik Morales is a harder fighter to beat than Marco Antonio Barrera and that’s why Manny Pacquiao will train at least 10 weeks for his rubber match against "El Terrible" at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 18.
"It’s easier Read Full Story >>>
Érik y Pacquiao, cara a cara
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
Comienza a elevarse la temperatura para el tercer agarrón entre Érik "El Terrible" Morales y Manny Pacquiao, duelo señalado para el 18 de noviembre en Las Vegas. S Read Full Story >>>
Geno’s Boxing Corner, August 8, 2006
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 09 Aug 2006
The serial killer that has been terrorizing the Phoenix area since May of 2005, has been arrested and this situation has sent a chill through the boxing world. Dale Hausner, a photographer and journalist that worked for Fightnews.com, and has met some of the biggest names in boxing Read Full Story >>>
Rachman vs Nietes on Oct 29!
By Jeffrey Pamungkas, FightNews.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Promoter Ndondo "Aseng Jr." Sugiarto informed Fightnews.com that the IBF strawweight championship between champion Muhammad Rachman and Donny Nietes (Philippines, 13-1-2, 9 KOs) would be done on October 28, in the city of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan Province, Borneo Island, the middle part of I Read Full Story >>>
ANOTHER HOMETOWN DECISION IN JAPAN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Japan, like Thailand , appears to be getting increasingly notorious for hometown decisions that continue to erode the integrity of the sport and raises serious questions about some of the judges picked to officiate, especially in world title and even OPBF title fights.
The latest furor was raised Read Full Story >>>
GAB-ZAMBOANGA OPENS THIS FRIDAY
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
It's virtually striking while the iron is hot! The Games and Amusements Board is knowing no limits for its expansion programs by opening up sub-regional offices in strategic areas where professional sporting communities be catered and served. No let-up as to the implementation of its regulatory and Read Full Story >>>
BAUTISTA FACES BRAZILIAN CHAMP!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Finally, somebody has stepped forward to trade leathers with the undefeated Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista.
The Candijay, Bohol native, acknowledged as the heir-apparent to superstar Manny Pacquiao, will be fighting Brazilian Super Bantamweight champion Giovanni "Bombardero" Andrade on the undercard o Read Full Story >>>
WITH PACQUIAO, BARERRA, & BARRIOS, SHOULD SUSPENDED VALERO FIGHT JUST SO WE CAN WATCH?
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
TENTH ROUND KO BRINGS TITLE TO “HEAD” CASE!
Landover, MD-Long touted as one of boxing brightest prospects, jr. lightweight Edwin Valero (20-0, 20 KOs) earned his first major sanctioning body title (WBA) night Saturday in Venezuela with a reportedly rousing tenth round KO of Vicente Mo Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. - Is He More All-Time Fraud than All-Time Great?
By Anthony Coleman, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Greatness is a very popular word in boxing. Whenever we see a boxer with a ton of ability and a gaudy record, certain spectators will virtually go into delirium and quickly proclaim “this guy is one of the greatest f Read Full Story >>>
Viloria vs Romero on Solar Sports
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Solar Sports, home of Filipino boxing champions, will telecast the fight between Brian "Hawaiian Pinoy Punch" Viloria" versus Omar Ni?o Romero of Mexico starting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 (PI time) with replays at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 12. The fight will be held at the Orleans Hotel a Read Full Story >>>
Will Boom-Boom roll the dice?
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
OPENING ROUND. Pound-for-pound star Manny Pacquiao is contemplating on promoting an event under his MP Promotions, featuring Randy Suico and Rodel Mayol in one card. The Cebu Coliseum is being planned as the venue...Yukka Gejon is set to return to action on August 26 underneath Jun Paderna's PABA de Read Full Story >>>
Bautista now WBC No. 5
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
BOXING sensation Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista is now rated No. 5 World Boxing Council Bantamweight contender in its August ranking release.
The undefeated Boholano climbed two notches from No. 7 in the July rating, which also saw Cebuano boxer Malcolm Tu?acao occupy the No. 4 spot.
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Narvaez defeats Flores in 8th defense of WBO title
By Diego Morilla, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
C?rdoba, Argentina – WBO flyweight champ Omar Narvaez successfully defended his title for the eighth consecutive time against the organization’s top ranked contender, Rexon Flores from the Philippines, by unanimous decision at Orfeo SuperDomo stadium before a sold-out crowd of 9.000 supp Read Full Story >>>
INQUIRER EXCLUSIVE: Mounting a multimillion-dollar sports event
By Bayani San Diego Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
NOW IT CAN BE TOLD.
The way Peter Musngi put it, mounting an international sports event in the Philippines could push even a workaholic over the edge.
Musngi, vice president of ABS-CBN’s Sports and Manila Radio divisions, insisted that he didn’t need to exaggerate in describing the Read Full Story >>>
A piece of Manny Pacquiao
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
AFTER MANNY Pacquiao had beaten Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, a lot of observers thought he had run out of formidable opponents in his class.
Lately though, a whole slew of hungry predators have emerged, all salivating to get their turn at Manny.
Juan Manuel Marquez has been kno Read Full Story >>>
It’s boxing first for Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
BOXING manager and promoter Wakee Salud said yesterday that Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao should concentrate on his boxing career first, before thinking of politics, following persistent reports that he would be Ali Atienza’s running mate in the Manila mayoralty race next year.
Salud, Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez vs. In Jin Chi: Bring it on in November!
By John Way, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 08 Aug 2006
Now ranked as the number one contender for Scott Harrison’s WBO featherweight title, Juan Manuel Marquez seems to have his career back on track following his disappointing loss to Indonesian, Chris John earlier this year. As he showed last Saturday, he is still a force to be reckoned with, eve Read Full Story >>>