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Vazquez on Pacquio, Caballero!
By Ralph Gonzalez,, Sat, 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 >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 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,, Fri, 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,, Fri, 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, Fri, 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, Fri, 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 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,, Fri, 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 >>>

By Manny Piñol,, Thu, 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 >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Thu, 18 Aug 2005
ILL-ADVISED LUISITO FACES MONGOLIAN "KILLER!" When I was with the San Francisco Police Dept., I worked in a number of stations, assignments, etc. For better than a year I was assigned to the "Community Relations" unit, this until I went against a cop who had assaulted a 106 lb. boxer at the Poli  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 18 Aug 2005
Pan-Asian Boxing Association interim super-bantam champ Pederito Laurente of the Johnny Elorde Stable makes a major career gamble when he takes on a world-class Toshiaki Nishioka, the WBC no. 1 and WBA no. 3 super-bantam contender, on September 3 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Reports comi  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing Trainer Freddie Roach
By Robert Ecksel, The Sweet Science, Thu, 18 Aug 2005

Freddie Roach is a great trainer. His base of operations is the Wild Card Gym in Hollywood. He is 45 years old and was born in Brockton, Mass. in 1960. His father was a tree surgeon. His mother was a hous  
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Summer Boxing Predictions
By Kyle Raymond, Hard Core Boxing, Thu, 18 Aug 2005
Boxing is usually slow in the summer time, but this summer there are some matches that are being discussed as well as matches that are coming up that seem promiosing. For the rest of August and through September there's enough boxing out there to keep the hardcore fans in on Friday and Saturday nig  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao handler puts conditioning above all else
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 18 Aug 2005
LOS ANGELES—Australian conditioning coach Justin Fortune believes stamina will play a major part on Sept. 10 when Manny Pacquiao slugs it out with Hector Velazquez of Mexico at the Staples Center. "Conditioning will be a big factor," said Fortune whose job is cut out for him as Pacquiao a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao makes heads turn even in Hollywood
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 18 Aug 2005
LOS ANGELES—To say Manny Pacquiao is a head-turner is an understatement. Wherever he goes, whether the supermarket, restaurant, fastfood chain outlet, computer shop, sporting goods store, shopping mall, underground parking area, airport or the streets of Tinseltown, Pacquiao never fails to dra  Read Full Story >>>

Amonsot to challenge for title on Sept 29
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
Another Bohol-raised fighter who is now based in Cebu gets his chance at glory when he vies for a prestigious regional title next month. ALA Boy Caesar Amonsot, the country's top-ranked junior lightweight, is lined up to challenge Indonesian Victor Mausul on September 29 in Jakarta for the latte  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
Philippine superfly champion Eric Barcelona, recently named Boxer of the Month by the Games and Amusements Board, has just joined the stable of American promoter Murad Muhammad and will soon start campaigning in the United States with no less than the World Boxing Association (WBA) 115-lb title of M  Read Full Story >>>

Sim-Espinosa: ex-champs collide!, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
A battle of former two-time world champions will take place under the radar on Thursday at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, on Goossen Tutor's big "Night of the Olympians card. In a non-televised eight round lightweight clash, Lakva Sim (20-4-1, 17KOs) is slated to face Luisito Espinosa (47-  Read Full Story >>>

No more distractions, Pacquiao vows
By Yong B. Chavez,, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
“No more distractions.” That, Manny Pacquiao and his handlers said, is the crucial difference in his current preparations for an upcoming fight against another formidable boxing opponent. On Sept. 10, he will go mano a mano with Hector Velasquez at Staples Center in Los Angeles. Ve  Read Full Story >>>

Failure to stage mandatory bout costs Marquez
By Dan Rafael,, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
Juan Manuel Marquez's featherweight title reign ended with the hum of a fax machine, not the thud of a fist, on Monday. Marquez, who unified the IBF and WBA titles in 2003, was stripped by the IBF because no promoter was willing to spend the minimum $50,000 on a purse bid for his mandatory title  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales rematch a done deal?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 17 Aug 2005
The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales rematch late this year or early in 2006 appears to be already "a done deal " no matter what happens in Pacquiao’s fight against Hector Velazquez on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles. Lawyer Nick Khan, who is part of Pacquiao’s management team, was quoted as sayi  Read Full Story >>>

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