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CAIZ SR TO REFEREE GORRES VS GUERRERO
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
Veteran referee Raul Caiz Sr has been appointed as third man on the ring for the August 11 IBF superflyweight eliminator between Z 'The Dream' Gorres and Mexican Gerson Guerrero at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California.
The Gorres vs Guerrero 12-rounder is one of the seven bouts included in t Read Full Story >>>
The Many Options for Filipino Sensation Manny Pacquiao
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
On October 6th, the man known as “The Pacman” will be facing off against an old foe in Marco Antonio Barrera, a man that he defeated in 2003 with an eleventh round TKO. It was an upset at the time and many believe t Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO TO END ROACH’S WORRIES
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao appeared ready to end the concern of celebrated trainer Freddie Roach about the delay in his arrival in Los Angeles to begin training at Roach’s Wild Card Gymin in preparation fo Read Full Story >>>
WORLD CUP FIGHTERS TAKE CENTER STAGE THIS WEEK
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
TOP-NOTCH Filipino boxers have expressed their readiness to prove to the world that the Philippines is the newest hotbed of boxing superstars.
And this week, pinoy boxers led by superbantamweight Read Full Story >>>
History Denied: Diaz Takes Decision
By Andres De Los Reyes, TigerBoxing.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
It was billed as the “War for 4” with Erik Morales fighting for his fourth weight class world championship. The fight lived up to its billing as it was a war with Diaz denying Morales his attempt at history by winning a close yet unanimous decision. The official scores were 114-113, 115- Read Full Story >>>
SOLIS RETAINS 108-POUND CHAMPIONSHIP WITH DRAMATIC ENDING
By Matthew Aguilar, BoxingTalk.com, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
In a fight that started slow and escalated into fireworks, Ulises Solis knocked out Rodel Mayol with a picture-perfect left-right combination 1:13 into round eight to retain his IBF light flyweight championship. Two rounds before, it was Solis who found himself on the deck, courtesy of a beautiful M Read Full Story >>>
Mayol couldn’t bring the belt back home
By Dennis Principe, Business Mirror, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
FILIPINO Rodel Mayol failed in his bid to regain for the country the world light-flyweight crown.
The 25-year-old Mayol absorbed a painful eighth-round technical knockout (TKO) loss to defending champion Ulises Solis of Mexico in their 12-round International Boxing Federation (IBF) world light-f Read Full Story >>>
Mayol loses but two Pinoys win
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
Rodel Mayol blew a winning situation, got careless and walked into a vicious right straight to the jaw, crushing his hopes of dethroning IBF lightflyweight champion Ulises (Archie) Solis of Mexico in an eighth round knockout loss at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois, last Saturday night (yest Read Full Story >>>
Mayol epitomizes Filipino spirit
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
CHICAGO - It was already 8:01 p.m. when Rodel Mayol pushed his 108-pound body inside the ropes of the All-State Arena in Rosemont, Illinois last night.
By then, two Filipinos—Mercito Gesta of Labogon, Mandaue City and Bernabe Concepcion of Rizal Province—had vanquished their Mexican Read Full Story >>>
Mayol fails anew in world title bid Knocked out by Solis in round 8
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
Cebuano fighter Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol faltered for the second time in his world championship quest after he was knocked out in the eighth round by Mexican Ulises Solis, who retained his International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight title yesterday at the All-State Arena in Read Full Story >>>
Mayol TKOed in 8; Morales retires
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
RODEL “Magnum Force” Mayol was on his way to become a world champion and showed the world he could dominate Ulises Solis.
However, he got too careless and it caused him his downfall as the Mexican champion connected a solid right to the jaw that ended the scheduled 12-round contest i Read Full Story >>>
A nightmare for RP's Mayol
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Mon, 06 Aug 2007
FILIPINO boxer Rodel Mayol's dream of capturing a world crown ended in a nightmare when he got stopped in the eighth round by title-holder Ulises Solis of Mexico in their International Boxing Federation (IBF) light flyweight encounter Saturday at the All State Arena in Chicago.
Mayol made a mist Read Full Story >>>
CONCEPCION WINS BY 4TH ROUND TKO, GESTA ALSO TRIUMPHS
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
The pain of seeing light flyweight challenger Rodel Mayol lost by an unexpected eighth round knockout was more that eased by the impressive showing of 19 year old super bantamweight Benjie Concepcion who scored a stunning fourth round TKO over highly touted Gabriel Elizondo to win the North American Read Full Story >>>
End of the line for Morales
By Kevin Iole, Yahoo! News, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
ROSEMONT, Ill. ? Erik Morales had meant so much to Top Rank during his boxing career that the company's president, Todd duBoef, couldn't stand to stay inside Allstate Arena on Saturday to watch Morales try to win the WBC lightweight title from David Diaz.
With all his heart, duBoef wanted to see Read Full Story >>>
Ease Yourself Savages! Give Israel Vazquez and Rafel Marquez A Break
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
Boxing is human drama at its best.
The sanctioned violence that is the sweet science is a beautiful art form and Israel Vazquez and Rafael Marquez displayed their true mastery over six savage rounds on Saturday night. In a rematch of their initial outing in March of this year, the duo of fistic Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales Ends His Career Like a Champion
By Sammy Rozenberg, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
The career of Erik Morales came to a close on a high note, but not as high as he wanted. David Diaz (33-1-1, 17 KOs) won a hard fought unanimous decision over Morales (48-5, 34 KOs) to retain his WBC lightweight title at the Allstate Read Full Story >>>
Diaz denies Morales' bid to become first Mexican with titles in 4 classes
By Associated Press, USA Today, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
ROSEMONT, Ill. — WBC lightweight champion David Diaz refused to let Erik Morales make history at his expense, denying his bid to become the first Mexican to win world titles in four weight classes with a thrilling unanimous decision on Saturday night.
Morales, an almost certain Hall of Fame Read Full Story >>>
MAYOL KO’D IN TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
Former world minimum weight challenger Rodel Mayol made one mistake and paid a heavy price when IBF light flyweight champion Ulises Solis nailed him with a cracking right hook that sent him crashing to the canvas to be counted o Read Full Story >>>
Vazquez Gets Revenge, Stops Marquez in Six
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
In a war of blood and guts, Israel Vazquez (42-4, 32 KOs) got revenge by stopping Rafael Marquez (37-4, 33 KOs) in the sixth round to regain his WBC super bantamweight at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas.
Neither man took a step back, throwing power punches without hesitation for the entire six Read Full Story >>>
SOLIS TKO'S MAYOL!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 05 Aug 2007
After a good showing in the early rounds, Rodel Mayol walked into a big right shot by IBF champ Ulises Solis and was stopped in the 8th round and failed in his bid to win the world crown in his second attempt.
Mayol was Read Full Story >>>