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Thai to win fight vs. Z Gorres ‘at all cost’
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 29 Oct 2005
Wisanu Pornobnum looked tough and prepared as he tipped the scales yesterday for his fight against Cebu’s Z Gorres.
After weighing in at 115.5 pounds during the official weigh-in, Pornobnum did not mince his words.
“This is my chance and I’m not going to waste it,” th Read Full Story >>>
Oleydong destroys Sisnorio!
By Damrong Simakajornboon, FightNews.com, 29 Oct 2005
WBC #3 straw Oleydong Sithsamerchai (18-0, 8 KOs) impressively retained his WBC Youth and ABCO 105lb title when he defeated Filipino Angelito Sisnorio on Friday at Chokchai 4 Market Center in Bangkok, Thailand. This was the twelfth title defense of the southpaw Thai fighter who captured his crowns b Read Full Story >>>
Ready for a Fight: Erik Morales
By Patrick Kehoe, The Sweet Science, 29 Oct 2005
Venturing toward a lightweight championship, what would have been his fourth weight division conquered, Tijuana, Mexico’s legend, Erik Morales, found out that in boxing wanting is not the only prerequis Read Full Story >>>
JUST IN: GORRES, PORNOBNOM WEIGH IN RESULTS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Oct 2005
At today's official weigh-in held at the world-class ALA Gym in Cebu, Z "The Dream" Gorres weighed in at 116 lbs, while Thai prospect Wisanu Pornobnom came in at 115.5 lbs minutes ago for their 10-round OPBF eliminator tomorrow at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
For the RP bantamwei Read Full Story >>>
Piņol’s vision for Olympic gold
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 28 Oct 2005
North Cotabato Gov. Manny Piņol has always been known for his fighting heart. He’s a never-say-die crusader for noble causes.
As a sports enthusiast, one of Gov’s dreams is for the country to capture its first Olympic gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. And he’s moving mountains to Read Full Story >>>
Rematches, dream matches on this wish list
By Thomas Gerbasi, ESPN.com, 28 Oct 2005
Well, 12 out of 50 ain't bad.
When a little more than 25 percent of your 50 "wish list" fights for any given year are either made or will take place before the bell tolls midnight on Dec. 31, I guess that's the best you can ask for in this sport.
Usually, boxing's best matchups never take pl Read Full Story >>>
GAB CHAIRMAN ERIC R.BUHAIN: LEADER, SWIMMING GREAT, CUM LAUDE
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Oct 2005
Young and full of dynamism. Genetically brainy. Achiever in so many fields and endeavors. Talented and a real sportsman par excellence. Determined as leader and well-meaning.
These are just but a few ways of the many description Read Full Story >>>
MANNY PACQUIAO’S BIG HEART TO HELP FILIPINO BOXERS
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Oct 2005
The Games and Amusements Board or GAB take its hats off to our distinguished Filipino champion of the ring, Manny “PACMAN” Pacquiao. This writer would like to commend personally Manny for his big heart to his fellow boxers. Just recently in Bacolod City during the Masskara Festival, whi Read Full Story >>>
CATUBAY VIES FOR OPBF CROWN ANEW
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Oct 2005
Lucky breaks are indeed a dime a dozen these days for RP flyweight champ Federico Catubay.
After failed attempts at winning important regional titles, Catubay will once again be in the limelight as he vies for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) flyweight title anew agains Read Full Story >>>
Bautista to stake crown vs. Tanzanian 'Thunder'
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 Oct 2005
Boom Boom versus Thunder.
This explosive match-up will surely rock the entire Boholano community as Bohol's pride Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista defends his World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantamweight title against Tanzanian Obote "Thunder" Ameme headlining the dual WBO AsPac championship bill Read Full Story >>>
Bautista eyes world title fight next year
The Manila Bulletin, 26 Oct 2005
IF PLANS push through, rising Filipino boxing star Rey ‘BoomBoom’ Bautista could be fighting for a world title next year.
The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion along with his manager/promoter Sammy Gello-Ani made the disclosure yesterday whe Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag October 24, 2005
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 26 Oct 2005
This week we salute more fans for voicing their opinions on a number of things. Questions stemming from weight differences that may hold whatever advantages being a few pounds heavier by fight time, to the seemingly diminishing popularity boxing has on one fan. We’ve got some yesteryear Vs tod Read Full Story >>>
BAUTISTA BATTLES TANZANIAN AMEME ON NOV. 19
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Oct 2005
One of the country's most exciting fighters, World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific bantam king Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista will defend his title for the second time when he faces Tanzanian Obote "Thunder" Ameme in a blockbuster twinbill on November 19 at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex in Tagbilar Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales drum up rematch
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 25 Oct 2005
To further boost interest in their much-awaited rematch, boxers Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Erik Morales of Mexico will embark on a whirlwind promotional tour next month.
The two fighters who figured in a classic 12-round battle won by the Mexican last March will visit New York, Las Ve Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao backs Espi benefit card
The Manila Bulletin, 25 Oct 2005
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has pledged P100,000 to the 76-round benefit card organized for former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa.
Pacquiao will shoulder the tickets of the first 1,000 spectators who will watch two Philippine title fights on Nov. 5 at the San Andres sports complex.
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Pacquiao pledge boosts Espinosa benefit card
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Oct 2005
BOXING hero Manny Pacquiao has pledged P100,000 to the 76-round card organized for the benefit of former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa.
Pacquiao will pay for the tickets of the first 1,000 spectators who will watch two Philippine title fights on Nov. 5 at the San Andres sports complex. Read Full Story >>>
2 Argentinians vie for chance to face Penalosa
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Oct 2005
Two Argentinians--Sergio Carlos Santillan and Luis Alberto Lazarte--are on the running to be Gerry Penalosa's December 10 opponent, revealed a source close to Penalosa's camp.
Santillan is 20-5-3, 7 KO's while former WBO and WBC flyweight challenger Lazarte is 27-7-1, 12 KO's.
"The final decis Read Full Story >>>
PHILBOXING BREAKING NEWS: SULTAN LOSES TO PABA CHAMP
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Oct 2005
Minutes ago, RP welterweight champ Dondon Sultan failed anew to win a regional crown as he lost on a unanimous decision to Pan Asian Boxing Association 147-lb king Pakphum Chengphonak yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand.
Promoter Sammy "Don King" Gello-ani, who accompanied Sultan in Thailand, said ye Read Full Story >>>
GAB ACCREDITS NEW BOXING BODY
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Oct 2005
The three-member board of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) had issued a unanimous resolution during the 3rd week of August 2005 approving the application of the WORLD BOXING EMPIRE (WBE), represented by Mr. Dante Almario as commissioner of the said boxing organization in the region of Asia.
C Read Full Story >>>
Can boxing be made safer?
By Steve Kanigher, Las Vegas Sun, 24 Oct 2005
When lightweight boxer Leavander Johnson died last month after taking 409 punches from Jesus Chavez in their bout at the MGM Grand, it was easy for medical examiners to pin his death on brain damage.
Whether anything could have been done to keep Johnson alive -- in or outside the ring, before or Read Full Story >>>