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Pi?ol sets record straight on Gabi issue, hits Mahipus
By Ben O. Tesiorna, Sun.Star Davao, Fri, 31 Aug 2007
NORTH Cotabato Vice Governor Emmanuel Pi?ol is finally setting the record straight over the controversy between him and Dabawenyo boxing champ Diosdado "Prince" Gabi. In a statement posted at dated August 27, Pi?ol said he decided to come out after series of news stories o  Read Full Story >>>

By Manny Pacquiao,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
Kumusta na mga kababayan ko? Siguro’y maraming nagtatanong kung ano na ang kalagayan ko at pakiramdam ko matapos akong matalo sa election, ‘wag po kayong mag-alala sa ‘kin, dahil tanggap ko naman at charge-to-experience ‘ika nga ng marami. At eto ako ngayon, nagkukunsentr  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
CEBU CITY -- Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao finished a killer run up the steep and occasionally winding road in the heart of the new Alta Vista subdivision next to a picturesque golf course here in Cebu and when the gruelling morning workout was over smiled and said "I feel good." Those aroun  Read Full Story >>>

Super fight or Super hype: An Analysis of the Boxing Matches the Fans are Waiting For
By Geno McGahee,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
There are so many “superfights” on the horizon but how much is hype? A lot of these fights seem great on paper, but the names might not tell the tale. Many of the upcoming bouts that the boxing public is talking about will probably not live up to the hype and really don’t give the   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
The much-awaited September 1 rematch between Filipino Eriberto 'Yukka' Gejon and WBA minimumweight champ Yutaka Niida will be telecast by Solar Sports. This was bared by Gejon's manager Rex 'Wakee' Salud yesterday, although the date and time has yet to be set for the airing. According to Sal  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007

A worried WBC president Jose Sulaiman, concerned over reports of disruptions and distractions during Manny Pacquiao’s training at the RWS Gym of Rex "Wakee" Salud in Cebu City for his October 6 re  
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‘Yukka’ Gejon shoots for world title
By Dennis Principe, Business Mirror, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
FILIPINO world title challenger Eriberto “Yukka” Gejon will try to duplicate a feat two other current Filipino world champions did this year. And that is to bring back a world crown once held by a Filipino. The 28–year-old Gejon will battle World Boxing Association (WBA) minimu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao taking a risk, say Wild Card people
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
LOS ANGELES -- The theater-like set-up at the Cebu training site is perfect for Manny Pacquiao, who loves to play to the crowd, but a top deputy to trainer Freddie Roach says his boss did right in threatening to bolt and come home over a question of crowd control. Roach on Sunday gave managers at  Read Full Story >>>

By G. Leon,, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
GL: We're on the record with the Golden Matchmaker. You've been extremely busy and you've got quite a few promotions lined up, starting with September 15th. That is a promotion in which the main event fell through and a lot of scrambling had to get done. Give us your thoughts on that show. EG  Read Full Story >>>

Aldeguer: Boom-Boom to fight before year ends
Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
AFTER his embarrassing first round knockout loss to WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, ALA boy Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista is set to get into the ring again before the year ends. This is the news of noted Cebu boxing patron Antonio L. Aldeguer in an interview with S  Read Full Story >>>

Ferocious anemic
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 30 Aug 2007
LOOKS like my ultimate bully vs. bully dream match up will have to wait - for now. The much-anticipated “Ferocious” Fernando Vargas-Ricardo “Matador” Mayorga bout has reportedly been postponed indefinitely as Vargas was found to be suffering from anemia. In an e-mail   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 29 Aug 2007

WBF president Mick Croucher says the uproar over mismatches in Australia largely featuring Filipino boxers against Australians will be taken up by the Australian Boxing Federation in a meeting on October 13 in Melbourne.   
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
Reigning IBF/IBO and Ring Magazine flyweight king Nonito Donaire Jr has returned to serious training in anticipation of a possible title defense in December. In a long-distance conversation with this writer, Donaire said he started training yesterday at a gym near his home in San Leandro, Califor  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 29 Aug 2007

CEBU CITY--It was a complete turnaround from last Monday's helter-skelter scenario at the Rex 'Wakee' Salud gym. Yesterday, not even a single soul who was not part of Team Pacquiao was to be found inside the gym when Fil  
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No way to treat visitors
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
It’s not often that Japanese fighters see action beyond their home shores. That’s because there are more than enough Japanese promoters with the money to stage bouts in their backyards. The situation is unlike in the Philippines where only in Cebu are there regular big cards. Boxing p  Read Full Story >>>

HBO films Pacquiao training
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
A television crew from giant cable network HBO will be arriving in Cebu today to film the training of Manny Pacquiao and his fans as the Filipino sports hero girds for his keenly-awaited rematch with Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera. American trainer Freddie Roach, said the HBO crew will star  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera sees a different outcome
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera sees the Oct. 6 rematch with Manny Pacquiao as a personal battle. During a recent private meeting with a former scribe in Guadalajara, Barrera said "I am not going to leave anything behind in preparation for this fight." Barrera even added an expletive to stress his  Read Full Story >>>

Roach clamps down on Cebu fans
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
It’s now Freddie Roach who makes the call on who stays in or out of the gym while Manny Pacquiao is training. “From now on it’s Freddie’s call,” said Rex “Wakee” Salud, owner of the Cebu City gym being used by Pacquiao as his training ground for an Oct. 6  Read Full Story >>>

With doors now shut, it’s strictly boxing
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
FREDDIE Roach got his wish—total privacy for Manny Pacquiao’s daily training at the RWS International gym in Punta Princesa. Last Monday, Roach expressed disgust after seeing too many people watching Pacquiao’s sparring sessions with Mexican David Rodel and Raymundo Beltran Jr.  Read Full Story >>>

A fighter without a foe
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 29 Aug 2007
CHICAGO - He is not Japanese, and he never practiced the art of ninjutsu. But they call him a Ninja, anyway. His name is Bert Batawang. He is 35, a father of six who hails from Sanciangko St, Cebu. And he likes Maki better than Sake. Still, the Ninja nickname isn’t totally misplaced. A  Read Full Story >>>

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