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Sacramento Fury: Bautista vs. Ponce de Leon - Part One
By Ted Sares,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
When undefeated Rey "Boom-Boom" Bautista (23 -0 -with 17KOs) and Daniel Ponce De Leon (31-1-with 28 KOs), the WBO Super Bantamweight Champion, face off this coming Saturday in Sacramento, you just know there is a good possibility of it being another Meza-Garza, Benn-Barkley or Marquez-Vazquez type s  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

Celebrated trainer Freddie Roach says "we're gonna take the World Cup to the Philippines" in what he predicted would be a ?great battle" when the pride of the Philippines battle the warriors from Mexico at t  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
IBF light flyweight challenger Rodel Mayol who suffered a stunning eighth round knockout at the hands of champion Ulises Solis last Saturday in Chicago has been paid contrary to his earlier claims that both he and Bernabe Concepcion who won the NABF title with a smashing fourth round KO of Gabriel E  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing support will be tested
By Jim Jenkins,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
Sacramento has always been known as a good boxing town. But does it have a fan base large enough to support two cards held on consecutive nights? Maybe. First up is a six-bout card at Raley Field tonight that doesn't have one fighter with name recognition or local connection. That is, unle  Read Full Story >>>

Boom Boom, Gerry fights to decide World Cup duel
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
SACRAMENTO, California -- Competing fighters from the Philippines and Mexico are super ready for the supremacy duels but organizers were at a loss Wednesday night on how to score and award the World Cup of Boxing that will be disputed at the Arco Arena here on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manil  Read Full Story >>>

Ponce De Leon risks title vs. unbeaten Filipino
By Bob Velin, USA Today, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
Daniel Ponce De Leon is just 5-5 and barely 120 pounds soaking wet, but his fierce demeanor in the ring belies his diminutive size. Ponce De Leon's aggressiveness between the ropes will be on display Saturday night when he puts his WBO junior featherweight title on the line against unbeaten 20-ye  Read Full Story >>>

'World Cup' Shirts Wow 'Em!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

SACRAMENTO -- Beautiful black 'World Cup' shirts have been catching the fancy of boxing fans and organizers here alike, and they came all the way from the Philippines. "Go Philippines!" is the battlecry pri  
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Mexico vs. Philippines in Boxing?s World Cup
By Mario Ortega, Jr.,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
On Saturday, at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, Golden Boy Promotions hosts the second Boxing World Cup, as teams of fighters from Mexico and the Philippines will do battle over six bouts. Golden Boy promoted the first World Cup event on October 29, 2005 between Mexico and Thailand on the   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

SACRAMENTO -- A final press conference for the World Cup was held 1PM today at the Arco Arena here, with no less than the legendary Oscar De la Hoya doing the hosting chores for the event. Here's what Oscar and the figh  
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Geronimo Penalosa
By Rory Dowd,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

Gerry Penalosa (51-6-2, 34 KOs) shares his name with another great warrior. If you think Gerry is short for Geraldo or Gerald, you are mistaken. His full name is Geronimo. Whether his parents named   
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

Banal (L) takes on Cardenas (R). SACRAMENTO--Unbeaten southpaw AJ 'Bazooka' Banal will face a new opponent in Jorge Cardenas in a six-round bout i  
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Mexico vs. Philippines in Boxing?s World Cup
By Mario Ortega, Jr.,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
On Saturday, at the ARCO Arena in Sacramento, California, Golden Boy Promotions hosts the second Boxing World Cup, as teams of fighters from Mexico and the Philippines will do battle over six bouts. Golden Boy promoted the first World Cup event on October 29, 2005 b  Read Full Story >>>

Introducing the Yahoo! Sports boxing Top 10 poll
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! News, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
The inaugural Yahoo! Sports boxing pound-for-pound top 10 poll is out, with no surprises at the top. Floyd Mayweather Jr. was a near-unanimous choice of the elite 10-member panel, getting nine first place votes to top the list. Manny Pacquiao, who was the 2006 Fighter of the Year, was a clear   Read Full Story >>>

The Best Divisions in Boxing, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
No doubt about it, boxing is having a great year. A lot of exciting fights have already taken place in 2007, and several more are slated for the remaining five months. It?s time to take a look at which divisions are contributing towards this great year boxing is having, and which division continues   Read Full Story >>>

Mexico Vs Philippines: HBO?s Boxing After Dark Goes Back To Its Roots
By Brian Wilbur,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
This Saturday, August 11th, from Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, HBO?s Boxing After Dark will showcase a card that will remind viewers of the beginning of the show?s series. The theme of the night is Boxing World Cup, Mexico vs. the Philippines. The seven-fight lineup will feature seven Filipi  Read Full Story >>>

Batawang?s fight axed
Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
BERT Batawang was a fight away from completing his dream of a world championship bout. And he was four days away from arranging a titular showdown against IBF light flyweight champion Ulisses Solis when the nightmare came. Making matters worse, he didn?t do anything wrong and all the blame lie  Read Full Story >>>

World Cup attention anchored on Bautista
Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 10 Aug 2007
HE Boxing World Cup may have six fights that highlight the rivalry of the Philippines and Mexico but most of the attention will be focused on the fight between Rey ?Boom-Boom? Bautista and Daniel Ponce de Leon. Six fighters from each nation will determine who will win the cup made by Icelink that  Read Full Story >>>

Cornered: A Look at Five of the Best Boxing Trainers in the Game
By Greg Rowe,, Fri, 10 Aug 2007

The sport of Boxing isn?t just about the fighters, the promoters or the money. What is sometimes overlooked by those watching closely are the trainers of the fighters. While I truly believe that as a veteran fighter  
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Burying the old hatchet
Press Telegram, Thu, 09 Aug 2007
Getting a sports figure to admit wrongdoing in this day and age is rare. It was therefore refreshing to hear Oscar De La Hoya on Wednesday say that he regrets the role he played in his feud with Bob Arum, and that if he could he would take back every bad thing he said about his former promoter the p  Read Full Story >>>

DeLeon Hopes to Equal Marquez-Vazquez II Vs. Bautista
By German Villasenor,, Thu, 09 Aug 2007

It?s been nearly two years since Chihuahua-born southpaw power puncher Daniel Ponce DeLeon captured the WBO super bantamweight title in Golden Boy Promotion?s first World Cup of Boxing tournament that featured ?Team Mexico vs. Tea  
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