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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 12 Aug 2007

SACRAMENTO, Calif.--A multitude of fans were waiting for Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao to show up at yesterday's World Cup official weigh-in here, but were disappointed when the Filipino icon did not show up with not eve  
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D-Day has come for Rey
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
SACRAMENTO - It was 4:08 p.m. when Rey ?BoomBoom? Bautista steppedonthe official scales to be weighed for today?s title quest at the Arco Arena here in Sacramento. By then, the Nordstrom side of the Arden Fair Mall was teeming with people, young and old. They shrieked with wild approval when Boo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao changes mind, flies back to Manila
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
For whatever reason, Manny Pacquiao has reportedly decided to fly back to Manila barely three days after he arrived in Los Angeles and reported for training for his Oct. 6 rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera. There was no actual confirmation that Pacquiao will be back in Manila this morning althou  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao headed to Manila?
By Dennis Principe,, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
Fightnews moments ago learned that Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao left the United States and is now on his way back to Manila. The 28-year-old Pacquiao is supposed to start his rigid preparations at the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood for his upcoming rematch against Mexican boxing superstar  Read Full Story >>>

Go Team Philippines! RP goes to war vs. Mexico for $500K World Cup
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
There are four main reasons why a country goes to war - for territorial expansion, for religious freedom, for ideological supremacy, and for economic wealth. A few years ago, peace-loving nations have had declared a global war on terrorism. Overall from the ancient times up to the modern era, the  Read Full Story >>>

Pinoys shoot for World Cup sweep
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
ALA stable owner Tony Aldeguer said yesterday it?s not a mission impossible for six Filipino fighters to sweep their assignments against Mexican opponents in Golden Boy?s World Cup at the Arco Arena in Sacramento this morning (Manila time). But whatever the final tally, Aldeguer predicted a rousi  Read Full Story >>>

Here?s Jhonny!
By Matthew Sanderson,, Sun, 12 Aug 2007

It looked good for Jhonny Gonzalez after six rounds against Israel Vazquez a year ago in their WBC super bantamweight title fight. Well ahead, with two knockdowns scored, all Jhonny had to do   
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World cup diary: Of fogs and cocktails
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
SACRAMENTO - Like the previous days, this one began with breakfast. Only this time, Salven Lagumbay and I were joined by boxing benefactor and Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Lim. Wary of too much sweets, I avoided the syrupy pancakes. Instead, I toasted some wheat bread and nearly choked with a corn   Read Full Story >>>

GIANT Pacquiao-Barrera Presser Photo Gallery!
By Francisco Salazar,, Sun, 12 Aug 2007

As two of the greatest 130 pound fighters took to the dais to announce their rematch in October, two of boxing's biggest personalities garnered the attention as well, putting aside differences and hoping to work together to promote t  
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Battle for the Cup
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 12 Aug 2007
THE Philippines? boxing rivalry with Mexico, kickstarted by Manny Pacquiao?s conquest of two Mexican legends, reaches new heights today when six of the promising boxers in each country battle it out for the World Cup in Sacramento, California. And if the Philippines emerges triumphant, the count  Read Full Story >>>

Can You Find the Unhappy Person in This Photo?
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
Luckily I?ve attended the self-touted highly accredited school of silent deciphering in order to delve into the minds of unspoken thoughts. They say a picture is worth a thousand words but in this case right here, it?s worth millions. Can anybody spot the unhappy person in this photograph?   Read Full Story >>>

Since losing by unanimous decision to Celestino Caballero in May of 2005, Daniel Ponce De Leon reeled off seven straight wins, captured and defended four times the WBO 122-pound title. Of those seven wins, five have come by knockout for the hard-hitting Mexican. In a rematch against Sod Looknongyan  Read Full Story >>>

By Darren Nichols,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
At today's press conference in Beverly Hills, California, Manny Pacquiao sat down with Boxingtalk's Darren Nichols to give his thoughts about facing Marco Antonio Barrera in their rematch battle on October 6th. The Pac-Man talks about why this fight is important to him, how he is going to make adjus  Read Full Story >>>

Ageing Pe?alosa takes crack at world title
Visayan Daily Star, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
San Carlos City's Gerry Penalosa may be the oldest boxer on Sunday's (Saturday night in the US) team-styled boxing card in Sacramento between the Philippines and Mexico but he could also turn out to be the showstopper. According to internet reports, the Philippines' American trainer, Freddie Roa  Read Full Story >>>

By Darren Nichols,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
BoxingTalk's own Darren Nichols caught up with Marco Antonio Barrera at today's press conference in Beverly Hills to get his thoughts on facing Manny Pacquiao on October 6th, how he feels this rematch and training for it will be different, and what his prediction is once the bell rings. Don't miss   Read Full Story >>>

Rey Bautista, Gerry Penalosa, Freddie Roach Carry Pinoy Battle Flag Into World Cup Versus Mexico!
By Francis Walker, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 11 Aug 2007

Oscar De La Hoya?s Golden Boy Promotions will present the first ever ?2007 Boxing World Cup ? Mexico vs. The Philippines.? The event will occur on Saturday, August 11, at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, CA, and it p  
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Q&A: Gerry Penalosa!
By Ramon Hough,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007

Almost four years ago Filipino icon, Manny Pacquiao, burst onto the international boxing scene with an upset win over future hall-of-famer Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico. Since then, Pacquiao has solidified his status as one of the top  
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Despite sudden change, De La Hoya has a plan
If the Philippines and Mexico split, he has a tiebreaker in mind

By Jim Jenkins,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
When not in the ring himself, Oscar De La Hoya wants to be known as a hands-on promoter. True to his word, he came to Sacramento early so he could get personally involved with activities leading up to tonight's championship card at Arco Arena. What boxing's biggest attraction and the president  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
Rodel Mayol who had IBF light flyweight champion Ulises Solis on the verge of a knockout but couldn?t finish him and in the end lost by an eighth round knockout has at long last been paid. Mayol initially disputed the claim of Aljoe Jaro that he was paid by check after Viva Sports/Manila Standar  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya, Arum make up
By Jim Jenkins,, Sat, 11 Aug 2007
Now that they have patched up their differences, maybe Oscar De La Hoya finally will get back his 1992 Olympic boxing gold medal from Bob Arum. Their reunion -- and the end of a feud -- took place Friday in Beverly Hills, where Arum and De La Hoya, rival promoters, officially announced a junior-l  Read Full Story >>>

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