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Father, son have history with De La Hoya, Mayweather
By David Mayo,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
In some ways, a Michigan family with unique ties to Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather would just as soon forget them. Mike Grable went the distance with De La Hoya in a 1993 lightweight fight, the first to do so as a pro. But it was a hard eight-round journey. "Do you know what that's li  Read Full Story >>>

New trainer not reinventing De La Hoya
By David Mayo,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
If the name Freddie Roach triggers something deep in the sports memory, you probably were an early ESPN junkie. Crammed between such sports as Australian Rules Football and professional wrestling, ESPN Top Rank Boxing helped elevate the network -- the promotional company for which the show was n  Read Full Story >>>

Cinco de Mayo weekend good to De La Hoya
By David Mayo,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
It has become almost as closely associated with Cinco de Mayo weekend as fun-filled pinatas, colorful sarapes, backyard cookouts and the Mexican flag: Oscar De La Hoya, as featured attraction to end the Saturday celebrations. A fiesta for De La Hoya and a siesta for the other guy has been the co  Read Full Story >>>

How De La Hoya and Arum cooked a Golden goose
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
Oscar De La Hoya was once so happy with fight promoter Bob Arum that the young boxer presented him with his prized Olympic gold medal during Arum's 65th birthday celebration at a Reno hotel ballroom. The gesture wowed the crowd. "It was a stunner, it made the night, and Bob was very emotional," s  Read Full Story >>>

Stormy Mayweather
By Tim Smith,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
Floyd Mayweather Jr. stood toe-to-toe with Sugar Ray Leonard. Twenty years ago and in a boxing ring, this would have been one of the greatest matches in boxing history. But on this night two years ago at the annual boxing writers' dinner in Las Vegas with the two men dressed in suits, it was merely   Read Full Story >>>

Pacman and Salud Differ on Oscar-Floyd Outcome
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007

Pacquiao (R) gestures as Wakee listens. Pac made a quick trip to Cebu yesterday. Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao and his confidant Rex "Wakee" Salud offered contrasting opinions with regards to the outcome of   
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Diaz Wants to Make a Statement Tonight
By Matthew Sanderson,, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
Juan Diaz hopes to make himself the future of the lightweight division as he takes on old master Acelino Freitas in a WBA/WBO unifier on HBO tonight. It’s an excellent matchup that will hopefully answer questions surrounding both men. Can Diaz, 23, take the power of a top-level operator? D  Read Full Story >>>

Bobby vows fight of his life
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
Former WBC Continental Americas superfeatherweight champion Bobby Pacquiao said yesterday he will be 100 percent ready to upset highly favored Humberto Soto of Mexico in their 10-round bout at Madison Square Garden in New York on June 9. Pacquiao said he won’t let his older brother Manny d  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista, Banal fly to Las Vegas
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
ALA Boys Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista and AJ “Bazooka” Banal will be arriving in Las Vegas on Sunday (Monday RP time) in preparation for their appearance in “The World Awaits” boxing card on May 5 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. The two Filipino ring gladiators  Read Full Story >>>

Anthem with an attitude
By Editorial, The Manila Times, Sun, 29 Apr 2007
IN the 1960s, the rising singer Berlin Meneses recorded a very stylized and unconventional version of “Silent Night” that caught popular fancy. Meneses’s interpretation was so popular that one could hear it sung any week and any month of the year. You can monkey with a well-l  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
When Floyd Mayweather Jr. enters the ring for his mammoth bout with Golden Boy Oscar De la Hoya, his close buddy and well-known rapper 50 Cent will walk him down to the ring with a cool $1 Million cash on his hands to bet on the Pretty Boy, said top music website The rap mogul will pe  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
The Philippines' Nonoy Gonzales who had lost his last eight fights has scored a stunning upset to win the vacant Pan Asia Boxing Association middleweight title by forcing Australian Gavin Topp to retire at the end of the sixth round in a fight card at the Magic Millions Complex in the Gold Coast in  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007

Bautista (L) with Oscar's brod Joel de la Hoya. Boholano ring sensation Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista, speaking from Puerto Rico where he is about to wrap up his training, declared that he is ready and superbly  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
WBC founding secretary general and eminent lawyer Rudy Salud says he has to ?regrettably decline? the invitation of Oscar De La Hoya to be his guest at special ringside for ?The World Awaits? epic against undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 5. Salud told Viva Spor  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
The manager of outstanding flyweight Benedict Suico, well known promoter and manager Rex ?Wakee? Salud has flatly denied reports that Suico will battle unedefeated Thai Pungluang Sor Singyu for the WBC Youth bantamweight title on May 10 in Chumporn, Thailand. In a long distance telephone convers  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
The Golden Boy Oscar De la Hoya has extended a special invitation to the highly-respected founding WBC secretary-general Atty. Rudy Salud for the latter to be at ringside on May 5 for his super-bout with the other-worldly Floyd Mayweather Jr. at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "On May 5th the whole w  Read Full Story >>>

WEIGHTS WITH 1 WEEK TO GO: OSCAR 158; FLOYD 150, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
Press Release: Both Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather took part in the mandatory WBC 7-day safety weight check-ins from their respective training camps. Stepping on the scale in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and overseen by the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission President, Jose Penagaricano, De La Hoya wei  Read Full Story >>>

More Of Floyd Mayweather's Verbal Assualt on Oscar De La Hoya
By Robert W. DeOcampo, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
Robert W. DeOcampo's video coverage of Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather Junior continues. More footage from the infamous Los Angeles Press Conference.   Read Full Story >>>

Oscar & Floyd on Weight!!, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
Oscar, Floyd on weight! Both Oscar de la Hoya and Floyd Mayweather took part in the mandatory WBC 7-day safety weight check-ins from their respective training camps. Stepping on the scale in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico and overseen by the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission President, Jose Penagaricano, De La   Read Full Story >>>

Column: Buzz for De La Hoya-Mayweather
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 28 Apr 2007
LAS VEGAS -- There's a buzz in this gambling town, where the events of next weekend are making some remember boxing's better times. The city is sold out, the beautiful people are on their way, and Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are acting as if it's 1985 all over again. The conventiona  Read Full Story >>>

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