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Pacman-Barrera purse bid deferred
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sun, 24 Dec 2006
The World Boxing Council, citing Manny Pacquiao’s contractual dispute involving rival promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions, decided to suspend the purse bid scheduled early next year for the mandatory title defense of world champion Marco Antonio Barrera against the Filipino boxing ico  Read Full Story >>>

By Lito delos Reyes,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
GENERAL Santos City -- Filipino boxing superstar Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao has made his first formal endorsement of a policital candidate to the coming May elections here Wednesday night. Pacquiao, who is also reportedly being lured to run in the elections, had publicly endorsed his good friend R  Read Full Story >>>

Politics Once Again Take Center Stage in Pacquiao’s Sage. A Lump of Coal for Manny, Golden Boy, Top Rank, and Pacquiao’s Crew
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
LOS ANGELES -- The drama surrounding Manny Pacquiao continues. Today the World Boxing Council announced the cancellation of the purse bid for a bout between the Filipino and the Council’s Super Featherweight Champion Marco Antonio Barrera until the legal confusion surrounding Pacquiao’  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
The World Boxing Council has suspended the purse bid for the mandatory title shot of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao against reigning WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera. The purse bid was scheduled for January 12 should negotiations between the two fighters handlers not succee  Read Full Story >>>

By Cliff Rold,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
KAMEDA RETAINS WITH A CHIP ON HIS SHOULDER! Alexandria, VA – For a thirteen fight upstart, WBA 108 lb. titlist Koki Kameda (13-0, 10 KOs) fights with the mean streak of an aged veteran whose been held back his whole career. The sharper strategy and execution he brought to his Wednesday re  Read Full Story >>>

Rachman, Sorolla Hurdle Final Weigh-in!, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
The final weigh-in for today's IBF minimumweight championship took place this morning, with both reigning champ Muhammad Rachman and Filipino challenger Benjie Sorolla well within the limit. The IBF has ruled that no fighter should weigh more than ten percent of the regulatory weight limit of 105  Read Full Story >>>

King denies Pacquiao bid!, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
Promoter Don King denies media reports this week claiming he has been pursuing representation of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao. "I have not called nor have I spoken with Manny Pacquiao, his trainer or anyone in his camp," King said. "I have no idea where these reports have emanated from, but I can a  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
JAKARTA -- Expect bloodbath when Filipino Benjie Sorolla puts his country's title drought to an end today as he challenges International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight kingpin Muhammad Rachman at the 5,000-capacity Tennis Indoor Senayan Stadium here in Indonesia. It will be a vastly differ  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
WBO No.1 ranked Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and WBO super flyweight mandatory challenger Z "The Dream" Gorres are scheduled to leave for the U.S by mid-January to step up training for their scheduled world title fights on February 25 in a planned Philippines-Mexico World Cup. Respected boxing pat  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao/Barrera Purse Offer Suspended, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
From WBC President Jose Sulaiman: Due to the current legal situation concerning the WBC mandatory super featherweight contender Manny Pacquiao, the WBC has suspended the purse offer that was scheduled for January 12, 2007, for the mandatory title defense of world champion Marco Antonio Barrera..   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Ready To Face Barrera in April
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao says he is ready to fight WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera in a rematch in April next year. In an interview on the evening news program of ABS-CBN, Pacquiao said he had written to the WBC informing the organization that he is ready to accep  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman accepts Barrera challenge
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
Manny Pacquiao has agreed to fight Marco Antonio Barrera next year, preferably in April, to give the Mexican the chance to avenge his loss to the Filipino boxing icon three years ago. "The World Boxing Council sent me a letter and said it will be a mandatory fight for Barrera," said Pacquiao in   Read Full Story >>>

The Final Pound-4-Pound Boxing Ratings Of The Year - For Period Ending December 22nd 2006
By James Slater,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
There is little over one week left in the year. Therefore the following pound-4-pound ratings are probably the last ones you will read before 007. This coming year will hopefully give us plenty to cheer about in terms of boxing action, and the top-ten best fighters on the planet list may well be sub  Read Full Story >>>

Quijano: Season’s beatings
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
IT’S the season to be giving so the Last Round is giving away gifts for our favorite boxers and boxing personalities. You may claim your gifts after you buy me several last rounds. Ho ho ho… Manny Pacquiao—Immunity from suit Brian Viloria—Killer instinct Ray ̶  Read Full Story >>>

Sean Ocampo's Year End Awards
By Sean Ocampo,, Sat, 23 Dec 2006
Controversial Decision of the Year: Chris John UD Juan Manuel Marquez Former WBA/IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez fought WBA Featherweight Champion Chris John in John's native of Indonesia last March. The fight was clearly dictated by the former champion and was taking the Indonesia  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
JAKARTA--Both IBF minimumweight champion Muhammad Rachman and Filipino challenger Benjie Sorolla easily made weight at the official weigh-in held at the Front Row Sports Grill, with IBF officials in attendance. Rachman came in at 104.5 lbs, while Sorolla tipped the scales at 103.5 lbs both in the  Read Full Story >>>

By Reylan Loberternos,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
WBO CHAMPIONSHIP MARATHON IN ONE CARD! Tagbilaran City, RP–In what could be considered as the best Philippine boxing extravaganza in recent memory, respected boxing impresario and sportsman Antonio L. Aldeguer expressed enthusiasm in possibly staging the “World Cup of Boxing” f  Read Full Story >>>

Ponce, Gonz?lez y Montiel arriesgan t?tulos en Filipinas
By Rubén Casanova,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006

Los campeones de la Organizaci?n Mundial de Boxeo, Daniel Ponce, Jhonny Gonz?lez y Fernando Montiel arriesgar?n sus cinturones respectivos en Filipinas con adversarios locales el 25 de febrero venidero. Ponce, titular de peso Superg  
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Rachman defends Saturday!
By Jeffrey Pamungkas,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
IBF strawweight champion Muhammad Rachman (60-5-5, 30 KOs) will defend his title on Saturday against mediocre contender Senjie Sorolla (21-10-3, 6 KOs) of the Phillipines at the Indoor Tennis Senayan Stadium, Jakarta, Indonesia. This will be the second clash of both Southeast Asians after 2002 when   Read Full Story >>>

Is Pacquiao The Only Nominee For Fighter of 2006?
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Fri, 22 Dec 2006

Manny Pacquiao, with two victories against Erik Morales, and one against Oscar Larios, is the year’s top fighter, according to USA Today’s fine fight scribe Chuck Johnson. And for that matter  
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