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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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More Than a Boxing Trainer: The Life and Times of Freddie Roach Part II
By Brad Cooney,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006

“I have a great life, and I just want to be remembered as a good guy.” -- Freddie Roach RSR continues with the candid conversation with one of boxing greatest trainers, Freddie Roach. In Part ll of this interview, he t  
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More Than a Boxing Trainer: The Life and Times of Freddie Roach Part I
By Brad Cooney,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006

“We didn't have a swingset in my backyard growing up, but we had a boxing ring.” --Freddie Roach Born in Dedham, Massachusetts, in 1960, Freddie Roach grew up in the boxing world. Roach's father would have the younger   
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Heavyweights and Pacquiao come up big
By Chuck Johnson, USA Today, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
USA TODAY's Fight and Fighter of the Year acknowledges a pair of heavyweights who produced a throwback power-punching classic and a super featherweight who set the standard for consistent crowd-pleasing excitement. It wasn't an April fool's joke that the much-maligned heavyweight division finally  Read Full Story >>>

A Divisional Preview of 2007 – Part Two
By Marty Mulcahey,, Fri, 22 Dec 2006

In part II of the 2007 preview, we hit a talented but star starved jr. featherweight division, and navigate up through the TV-friendly welterweight division. If HBO is going to re-energize itself and regain lost ground from Showtime,   
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Pacman named best boxer
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
FILIPINO ring idol Manny Pacquiao continues to get recognition from the major sports and boxing authorities worldwide. The latest to pick Pacquiao as Fighter of the Year is the Sports Network. In a story datelined Philadelphia, boxing columnist Julius Stecker named Pacquiao Fighter of the Year,   Read Full Story >>>

Ex-champ says Manny most exciting Pinoy pug
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 22 Dec 2006
Former International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Rolando Bohol, now working two jobs as a bellman in Las Vegas, has never met Manny Pacquiao but said he hopes to shake his hand someday. "When I meet Manny, I will congratulate him and thank him for giving so much honor to our count  Read Full Story >>>

Bugging Out Over Floyd Sr. Replacement Derby: Oscar Will Tap Freddie Roach As New Trainer; Puts GBP In Solid With Pacman
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 21 Dec 2006

NEW YORK CITY -- The drum beat keeps getting louder and louder. The message, although totally unsubstantiated so far, is that Floyd Mayweather Sr. is getting the axe as Oscar de la Hoya  
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Geno’s Boxing Corner, Dec. 21, 2006
By Geno McGahee,, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
I hope that everyone has got their Christmas shopping done and have beaten the crowds. My wife saw two men get into a fist fight at a Walmart over some electronic gadget, and that my friends, is NOT the Christmas spirit. This is my last “Geno’s Boxing Corner” of the year, and it ha  Read Full Story >>>

Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Speak about Each Other, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
In a statement released by Golden Boy Promotions, both Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr expressed their eagerness to fight one another on May 5, 2007. De La Hoya stated: "This is what boxing is all about and fighting Floyd Mayweather is the type of fight that truly gets me motivated to go  Read Full Story >>>

Sorolla Plans To Wreck Rachman's Bday Celebration!, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
Filipino Benjie Sorolla claims he is in the best shape in his life, and plans to show no respect when he battles IBF minimumweight kingpin Muhammad Rachman on the day the latter celebrates his 34th birthday on Saturday. Sorolla arrived in Indonesia with his manager Marty Elorde and trainer Roland  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
JAKARTA -- Filipino Benjie Sorolla of the Marty Elorde Stable arrived in Jakarta last Monday confident of wresting the International Boxing Federation (IBF) minimumweight world title from title-holder Muhammad Rachman when they clash on Saturday at the Indoor Tennis Senayan Stadium. Sorolla lande  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Barrera looms bigger
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
A POSSIBLE Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera rematch looms bigger by the day as other alternative match-ups have either yet to be firmed up or are not altogether possible. The other day, Japan’s Akihiko Honda revealed that his fighter, the undefeated World Boxing Association (WBA) super   Read Full Story >>>

MGM Grand site for De La Hoya-Mayweather bout
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
First, Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. agreed to fight May 5. Now, we know where they will do battle. Although it was one of boxing's worst-kept  
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Pacquiao-Barrera 2 ‘in April’
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
CELEBRATED American boxing trainer Freddie Roach is almost sure of Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in the United States—an April ring date against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera for the latter’s WBC super-featherweight belt. Roach, who arrived in Cebu last Tuesday for a two-day vaca  Read Full Story >>>

2006 wasn't that bad
By Mike Houser, Nevada Appeal, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
Call this The Year That Could Have Been. In putting together the annual year-end boxing awards it's become obvious that 2006 wasn't bad, it just wasn't a banner year. Although the emphasis will be more on what actually happened in the world of boxing this year, it's hard not to look back on what   Read Full Story >>>

The 2006 Year in Review
By Julius Stecker, The Sports Network, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) - Rocky Balboa came back. Oscar De La Hoya came back. What more could boxing have wanted in 2006? Maybe a legitimate heavyweight champion, but that can wait until 2007. In a year highlighted by great fights and the rise of a boxing superstar not named Floyd Mayweath  Read Full Story >>>

New Years Boxing Wishes
By Geno McGahee,, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
The year 2007 is nearly here and sadly, boxing hasn’t rebounded that much in 2006. So, now I hope for a better year and have come up with a list of wishes that will probably not come true, but I’m an optimist and maybe, just maybe, there will be a chance of some of them actually coming t  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao heads contenders for PSA top award
By Marlon Bernardino,, Thu, 21 Dec 2006
(MANILA) FROM Manny Pacquiao, Ronnie Alcano to Leo Oracion, just about everybody who made 2006 a bumper crop for Philippine sport stand as a strong contender for Athlete of the Year honor. The three, along with eight others, are the frontrunners for the top award to be handed out by the Philippin  Read Full Story >>>

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