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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 14 Apr 2007

Classy world-rated Donnie Nietes defends his WBO Asia Pacific light flyweight title against tough Thai challenger Tongthalek Por Vorasing in the main event of an exciting fight card which will serve as the inauguration of the spa  
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Double duty: Pacquiao faces Solis in midst of political campaign
By Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Sat, 14 Apr 2007

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Pre-game distractions are a common obstacle to championships. Then there's the world of Manny Pacquiao. His world is brimming with out-of-the-ring activity as he mounts the late  
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Boxing fans see Pacquiao's win in early rounds
By PNA,, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Majority of boxing fans predicted that Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao will demolish unbeaten but untested Mexican slugger Jorge Solis in early rounds of their scheduled 12-round super featherweight encounter on Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Based on the Pacland poll posted at   Read Full Story >>>

Top Rank looking to liven up cards
By Nancy Gay, San Francisco Chronicle, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Manny Pacquiao will be in the ring Saturday night, which is usually enough of a selling point to attract his worldwide legion of fans. Bob Arum isn't taking any chances. The Top Rank promoter, who won court battles against Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Productions to promote the wildly popular F  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria, One-on-One with Goossen
By Steve Kim,, Sat, 14 Apr 2007

Joe Goossen doesn't just stand by quietly as he watches Brian Viloria - who faces Edgar Sosa for the vacant WBC 108-pound title this Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas - spar at his Van Nuys gym. From his corner ou  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Ramillo Caballes of the Philippines has lost a lopsided ten round decision to Australia’s undefeated Ben Crampton in an IBO Asia Pacific middleweight title fight at the Cessnock Supporters Club in New South Wales. Two of the judges Brian McMahon and Ces Perkins scored the fight a shutout 1  Read Full Story >>>

Judah, Valuev set table for Pacquiao on busy weekend
By Marc Abrams, CBS, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Manny Pacquiao, one of the most exciting fighters in the world, headlines a good weekend of fights that also features the return of Zab Judah and a title defense by 7-foot-2 Nikolai Valuev. Zab Judah (34-4, 25 KOs) vs. Ruben Galvan (27-11-2, 10 KOs) in a 10-round welterweight bout When: Frid  Read Full Story >>>

By Matthew Aguilar,, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Whether it’s good matchmaking, the rabid support of faithful fight fans, or the spirit of the Alamo, San Antonio – like the famous battle itself - has become something of an upset venue in recent boxing history. Or, at least, the near-upset.?? Sure, you have your occasional blowout ̵  Read Full Story >>>

Dean Of Mexican Scribes Camarillo Sees Prime Time Pacquaio As Too Much For Solis!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--PTP, which stands for Prime Time Pacquaio, figures to be too much for this man to my left to withstand for all 12 rounds. Jorge "Coloradito" Solis has a 32-0-2, 23 KOs ring record but he does not strike fear in anyone's heart. Still, he is four inches taller than the Pinoy national i  Read Full Story >>>

Nacho Huizar Says Humberto Surely KOs Pacman But He Fears Guzman!
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--Nacho Huizar doesn't talk in circles. He is not a guy who tosses down a few or 10 top shelf margaritas and then smashes your holiday pinata or dances around with a tie on his head...meaning he's not the life of any party...but he does talk straight. Huizar, here with WBC super flywei  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao says he’s underweight
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The sweat trickled as though from a dripping faucet and formed a damp circle in the ring of the Jesse James Lejia gym here. Manny Pacquiao, perspiring freely after more than two hours of light training, was handed a towel to dry his finely chiseled abdomen on Thursday (Frida  Read Full Story >>>

Of Solis and solace
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
WITH the way the media buildup has been going, one is lulled into believing that Jorge Solis actually has a chance against Manny Pacquiao. Well, not even all the beer here in Dapa, Siargao Island, where this writer is currently based, will make Solis look like a lean and mean Erik Morales in his  Read Full Story >>>

Weight no weighty issue for Pacman
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Manny Pacquiao has finally learned to slow down – three days before the big fight. "It’s been very hard to slow him down the past week," according to Mike Koncz, the Canadian ring adviser of the tireless, energetic Pinoy champ. "But now he’s slowi  Read Full Story >>>

Fortune declares: Manny's 'Manila Ice' to stop Solis cold
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
WHEN Jorge Solis climbs the ring Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to fight Manny Pacquiao, he better watch out for the Filipino boxer's dreaded punch called "Manila Ice." Justin Fortune, who trained Pacquiao for this fight, issued the warning to the Mexican and reminded everyone of this weapon design  Read Full Story >>>

City catches Arum's eye for title fight
By Michael Hirsley, Chicago Tribune, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Promoter Bob Arum said he intends to bring the World Boxing Council lightweight title bout between Chicago champion David Diaz and challenger Erik Morales to the United Center in early August. "It's a `go' and right now I'm concentrating on Chicago Aug. 4 or Aug. 11 for the bout," Arum said in a   Read Full Story >>>

Solis not bothered by lefties
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Jorge Solis has learned to handle left-handers in the ring and shouldn’t be bothered by Manny Pacquiao’s southpaw style when they slug it out for the WBC International superfeatherweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time). The proble  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao 10-1 favorite over Solis
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As fight time nears, the odds continue to swell in favor of Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao. What started as 8-1 odds last week climbed to 10-1 Thursday (Friday in Manila) and are expected to widen further before Pacquiao's showdown with Mexican Jorge Solis on Saturda  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao camp sneers at Solis’ claims
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Australian Justin Fortune, serving as Manny Pacquiao’s main trainer in the United States, belittled the claim of Jorge Solis’ camp that he could throw 250 punches per round on Thursday (Friday in Manila). “If he does 250, then Manny does 500,” said Fortune, who has been ho  Read Full Story >>>

Septuagenarian Arum: Let's Get Rid of Fistic Geezers
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--He will be 76 on his next birthday, if memory serves, but Doctor Bob Arum has a prescription for what ails professional boxing. Arum says what a lot of people in the industry keep saying, that HBO's ratings have been tanking, that MMA has been nicking away at the boxing audience and ste  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman final workout off limits to fans
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Manny Pacquiao’s last day at the gym was off-limits. No fans, no friends, no media. Showing that he means serious business, Pacquiao ordered the front door at the Jesse James Leija Gym outside the city proper closed as he worked out for the last time heading to h  Read Full Story >>>

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