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Pacman Bout Eyed; Valero Defends Against Honmo in Triple Header
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 01 Mar 2007
World Boxing Association (WBA) superfeatherweight champion Edwin Valero, eyeing a possible bout with superstar Manny Pacquiao later this year, will defend his world title on May 3 against the talented yet largely unknown Japanese Nobuhito Honmo at Tokyo's Ariake Colosseum. Valero, a Venezuelan no  Read Full Story >>>

Boxer from Philippines voted Fighter of the Year
By Bernard Fernandez, Mercury News, Thu, 01 Mar 2007
PHILADELPHIA - It was a simpler time, at least from a technology standpoint. There weren't 100 channels of television available to cable subscribers, and very little cable for anyone to subscribe to in any case. There wasn't even any ESPN, much less the Internet. When Rico Carty became the first   Read Full Story >>>

Boos and cheers!
By Rene Saguisag, The Manila Times, Thu, 01 Mar 2007
WHEN you are president, you hope not to get booed. But, Herbert Hoover appeared in the 1931 World Series and was heartily booed. Last Saturday Manny Pacquiao went to Cebu City Sports Center and was also lustily booed. One local newsman said “they reacted that way because Manny came with Li  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman, Vi withdraw from fight; are celebs getting the thumbs down?, Thu, 01 Mar 2007
MANILA – The deadline for the filing of certificates of candidacy for local positions is still weeks away, but already some strong candidates have decided to back off. One man considered a sure winner for whatever position he runs for, boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, is reportedly hedging   Read Full Story >>>

COMMENT: On Pacquiao’s HS ‘Graduation’
By Patricio P. Diaz, MindaNews, Thu, 01 Mar 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/27 Feb) – Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao, the boxing idol, should not be questioned for “graduating” from high school, an occasion that Education Secretary Lesli Lapus celebrated as a media event honoring someone of national importance. But   Read Full Story >>>


The country's top promoter, Sammy 'Don King' Gello-ani, yesterday expressed confidence that his group's relationship with the World Boxing Organization (WBO) will remain strong following the hugely successful 'Moment of Truth' card i  
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The Boxing Bookie Interviews Freddie Roach:
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
As I attempted to ?cover? the Oscar De la Hoya-Floyd Mayweather Jr. press conference in San Francisco, I was able to secure a quick interview with the true ?Professor? of boxing, Freddie Roach. Freddie is a true gentleman as he dealt with various garbage ?reporters? asking him nonsensical,   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 28 Feb 2007

Just moments ago, has been informed that undefeated ALA Boys Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista and Alex John 'Bazooka' Banal will train with the legendary Oscar De la Hoya in Puer  
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Column: Mayweathers Make Good Reality TV
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press, Las Vegas Sun, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was sitting on a sofa on the 24th floor of the MGM Grand hotel-casino, killing time before an appearance with Oscar De La Hoya, when a member of his entourage handed him a phone. A video camera was rolling because Mayweather and De La Hoya are going to be the stars of a real  Read Full Story >>>

Gorres eyes vacant IBF title
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
FIGHTING Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel once seems enough for Z “The Dream” Gorres. His camp is mum on talks about a possible rematch with the Mexican WBO super flyweight champion for now, but have opened their doors for a shot at the vacant International Boxing Federation   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's change of mind elates mom, fans
By PNA,, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Manny Pacquiao may not have directly withdrew plan to run in the May election but his statement to concentrate more on his upcoming fight proved enough to inspire his family members and boxing fans. Pacquiao's mother, Dionisia, expressed her elation over the reported withdrawal of her son from th  Read Full Story >>>

Finkel warns Manny of Mexican slugger
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
Shelly Finkel said yesterday a loss to unbeaten Mexican featherweight champion Javier (Coloradito) Solis would be "devastating" for Manny Pacquiao and advised the Filipino boxing icon to train hard for the 12-round bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on April 14. Finkel, whose contract   Read Full Story >>>

Fight fans oppose Pacman plan to run, online poll reveals
Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 28 Feb 2007
IT seems Manny Pacquiao’s less-than-rosy welcome from Cebuano fans last Saturday has jolted the Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year awardee and various media outlets have reported that Pacquiao is either definitely shelving his plan to run for Congress or to have it in the backburner for now.   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
ALA Boy Robert Allanic will arrive in Los Angeles, USA tomorrow, confident that he has what it takes to carve his name in the highly-competitive American fight scene when he tangles with unbeaten Mexican Abner Mares on March 2 at the New Alhambra in Philadelphia. Allanic left tonight with traine  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas-Bound Banal is Fighter of the Month!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
CEBU--Undefeated ALA Boy Alex John 'Bazooka' Banal, fresh from a scintillating performance last Saturday, has been picked by the Games and Amusements Board as its Boxer of the Month following his big wins against foreign oppositions. Banal, unbeaten in 13 fights with 10 KO's, is next going to be  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007

WBO president Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel has predicted that AJ "Bazooka" Banal will become a world champion. Valcarcel who was at special ringside for the celebrated "Moment of Truth" fight card at the Cebu City Sports Comp  
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Mayweather joins son's corner for De La Hoya fight, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
They held a tour stop, and a family reunion broke out. Floyd Mayweather Jr. stood with his arm around his father Tuesday, showing him off to Oscar De La Hoya and making it clear that the senior Mayweather would have a role in preparing him for their May 5 megafight. AP Photo/Jeff Chiu Osc  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd: "You Can Fall on Your Face, Ass or Back"
By Mark Vester,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
The 11-city media tour for Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. continues, and so do the pot shots and constant arguements during the press conferences. "I'm the top dog in boxing!" Mayweather said. "It'll be a toe-to-toe battle. You can fall on your face. You can fall on your ass. You can   Read Full Story >>>

Ghost Guerrero to attend DeLaHoya vs Mayweather press conference in SF, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Fresh off his championship performance in Denmark, Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero wants to greet his newly hired trainer Freddie Roach, who will be in San Francisco on Tuesday February 27th, for the Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather "The World Awaits" press conference. Weeks leading up to the fight, Ro  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
In what must surely go down as an unmitigated travesty, the World Boxing Organization appointed referee – New York based Puerto Rican Samuel Viruet, Los Angeles based Mexican Raul Caiz Jr and Las Vegas judge Chuck Giampa virtually came into our homes, enjoyed the legendary Filipino hospitalit  Read Full Story >>>

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