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Jun lauds boxing tourney
By Arthur J. Tariman, Sun.Star General Santos, 22 Aug 2005
THE Palarong Boxing Alang sa Kabataan (PBA sa Kabataan) amateur boxing weekly inter-barangay tournament successfully kicked off at the Oval Plaza covered court here Sunday, August 14 with local pugilists seeing action in 12 initial bouts.
City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr., whose office provided the i Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN ON A SAFETY MISSION
By Edward Thangarajah, Bangkok Post, 22 Aug 2005
WBC president begins seminar in Jakarta today to try and stop all-too-common boxing deaths in Indonesia
For four years, depressing reports of boxing deaths have surfaced regularly from Indonesia.
Each year the World Boxing Council has raised this tragic issue at its annual convention.
WBC Read Full Story >>>
The Best Damn Boxing Mailbag - 8/21/2005
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 21 Aug 2005
In this edition of The Best Damn Boxing Mailbag we tackle questions on Winky Wright, Manny Pacquiao, Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather, and more.
El C. manguilimotan
Does Floyd Mayweather jr. want to fight mi Read Full Story >>>
Raider of Boxing Treasures
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Aug 2005
Michael Koncz was introduced to me by Manny Pacquiao shortly before my birthday December 16 last year when I hosted dinner for the world champion and his trainer, Freddie Roach, in Davao City.
Long-haired and in his 50s, he looks like a member of the cast of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pa Read Full Story >>>
Gejon intensifies training, spars with Mayol
Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Aug 2005
With a month left from his awaited championship fight, mandatory challenger Eriberto “Yukka” Gejon turned to his best friend and current top-ranked WBC contender Rodel Mayol for his final preparations.
Gejon will challenge Japanese champion Yutaka Niida for the WBA minimumweight titl Read Full Story >>>
WBO No.2 Katsidis stops Ganoy
By Paul Upham, SecondsOut.com, 21 Aug 2005
Rising lightweight star Michael "Rocky" Katsidis showed that he is ready to take the next step up in his career after a 5th round TKO win over Filipino Ranee Ganoy on Friday night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on a card promoted by Ringstar. The 25 year-old defended hi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao sparmate says Filipino is unforgiving
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Aug 2005
HERE’S ONE piece of juicy anecdote that took place at the Wild Card Boxing Club last Monday.
Manny Pacquiao and sparmate Israel Vazquez were working out on top of the ring when the Filipino allowed the Mexican to hit him on the body repeatedly. Vazquez did more than strike Pacquiao’ Read Full Story >>>
NORTH COTABATO HOSTS WEEK-LONG BOXFEST
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
It will be a week-long boxing festival starting Aug. 27 when North Cotabato hosts the 1st Mindanao Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament and a big professional boxing card on Aug. 31 to mark the 91st foundation anniversary of the booming province in the Southern Philippines.
North Cotabato Gover Read Full Story >>>
ESPINOSA REFUSES "BRAIN" TEST, FIGHT OFF!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 20 Aug 2005
LAKVA SIM WAS LOOKING TO "HURT" KING LOUIE!
Last Sunday on "Ring Talk Radio," promoter Dan Goossen told host Pedro Fernandez that former two-time WBA (super feather/lightweight) champion Lakva Sim was on the verge of a rematch with undefeated WBA lightweight champion Juan Diaz. It was just 13 mon Read Full Story >>>
Setting It Straight
PhilBoxing.com Exclusive Interview with Justin Fortune
By Victor Perea, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2005
The members of Team Pacquiao are no strangers to controversy and hearsay. Throughout this past year they have dealt with everything from rumors of throwing the fight versus Erik Morales to the real life fiasco of Murad Muhammad’s suspected extortion from Pacquiao.
With the many problems th Read Full Story >>>
As fight nears, Pacquiao has no moment to relax
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Aug 2005
AS MANNY Pacquiao starts to ease back into the groove, his battery of trainers are not about to give the Filipino fighter the luxury of relaxation.
Pacquiao’s adviser Joe Ramos said that Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune will be waiting for Pacquiao to show up at the University Read Full Story >>>
Katsidis stops Ganoy!
By Ray Wheatley, FightNews.com, 20 Aug 2005
IBF#13, WBO#2 lightweight Michael Katsidis (18-0) scored a fifth round stoppage over Ranee Ganoy (17-10-2) of the Philippines to defend the WBO Asia Pacific lightweight title successfully at the Convention & Exhibition Centre Brisbane, Queensland, Australia tonight . Ganoy held his own during the co Read Full Story >>>
Vazquez on Pacquio, Caballero!
By Ralph Gonzalez, FightNews.com, 20 Aug 2005
"I sparred eight rounds with Manny Pacquio today," said IBF super bantamweight champ Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez (38-3, 27 KO) from his home in Los Angeles. "He's the fastest fighter I've ever been in the ring with. He's very unforgiving. You make a mistake and you pay for it. I've learned a lot from Read Full Story >>>
GEJON TO SPAR WITH MAYOL NEXT WEEK
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Aug 2005
World Boxing Association no. 1 minimumweight Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon will start sparring with World Boxing Council no. 1 minifly Rodel Mayol next week as the former prepares for his September 25 challenge of WBA 105-lb champ Yutaka Niida at the 20,000-capacity Yokohama Arena in Japan.
Gejon and M Read Full Story >>>
Katsidis To Face 'Aussie Destroyer' Friday Night
By Tony Nobbs, EastSideBoxing.com, 19 Aug 2005
Filipino knockout merchant Ranee Ganoy has been billed as the ‘Aussie Destroyer’ ahead of his "scheduled" twelve round Asia Pacific lightweight title fight with unbeaten WBO number two Michael 'Rocky' Katsidis in the Great Hall of the Brisbane Convention Centre tomorrow night (Friday).. Read Full Story >>>
Katsidis promises to give Ganoy a war
By Paul Upham, SecondsOut.com, 19 Aug 2005
Rising lightweight star Michael "Rocky" Katsidis defends his WBO Asia Pacific title against Ranee Ganoy on Friday night at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Brisbane, Australia on a card promoter by Ringstar. 25 year-old Katsidis is rated No.2 by the WBO and is looking for another impressive per Read Full Story >>>
Ring Mag lauds Pacquiao for relinquishing feather belt
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, 19 Aug 2005
The prestigious Ring Magazine, considered as "The Bible of Boxing", has nothing but words of respect and praise for Filipino sports hero Manny Pacquiao for relinquishing his Ring Magazine featherweight belt.
Ring Magazine recognized Pacquiao as its featherweight champion after the Filipino boxer Read Full Story >>>
Quickness of Erik’s opponent is main concern
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Aug 2005
If there is one thing Erik Morales is wary of about Zahir Raheem, it’s the quickness factor.
Morales, the Mexican ring legend set to fight Raheem in a blockbuster card, recently told saddoboxing.com that he expects his Philadelphian foe “to be real quick in the ring on Sept. 10, so I Read Full Story >>>
Around the World in 80 Days
By Bobby Jones, DogHouseBoxing.com, 19 Aug 2005
Everybody get your tickets now! If you hop on board now you will get to the majority of the world in just 80 days. The itinerary, so far (this is boxing after all), has us going coast to coast in America and everywhere in between: Australia, England, Germany, and perhaps some non-expected stops on t Read Full Story >>>
FOR MURAD, THE DREAM LIVES ON
By Manny Piņol, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2005
American boxing promoter Murad Muhammad, whose stormy promotional relationship with Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao ended in an out of court settlement two months ago, is still determined to pursue his dream of helping Filipino boxers make it big in the US boxing scene.
"I want to put an end Read Full Story >>>