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Too Many Titles, No Real Champ
By Scott Crouse,, Thu, 29 Mar 2007
In the movie "Braveheart," William Wallace entreats a reluctant Robert the Bruce to join him with these words: "Your title gives you right to the throne of Scotland, but men don't follow titles, they follow courage." As much as that might have applied to the quest for leadership in 13th-century  Read Full Story >>>

By G. Leon,, Thu, 29 Mar 2007
GL: Did you happen to catch the Marquez-Barrera fight? Can we expect to see Marquez and Pacquiao matched in the near future should Manny Pacquiao defeat Jorge Solis on April 14? "I didn't see it because I was in Texas with George Foreman at a huge celebration. Let's first wait and see what happens o  Read Full Story >>>

Football Pacman Vs Boxing Pacman, No Contest!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 29 Mar 2007
Hello again, everyone. Howard Cosell here, speaking to you from the Big Broadcast Booth In The Sky. Down below me, always below me, is my former indefatigible producer on ABC "SportsBeat," the bulldog reporter Michael Marley. COSELL; Our format today on "Weird World Of Sports" is the Just For Me  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: "Barerra doesn't want a quick rematch"
By James Blears,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007

Newly crowned WBC Super Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez says Marco Antonio Barrera doesn’t want an immediate re-match. Juan, who was presented with the famous green belt at a Mexico City restaurant alongside beam  
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
A minor cut above the left eyebrow of superstar Manny Pacquiao forced the cancellation of his sparring session today at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. According to GMA-7 in its early morning report, Pacquiao's trainers called the injury a "minor scratch" which measured one-and-a-half inches, a  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Undefeated Alex John 'Bazooka' Banal of the ALA Boxing Gym today had his first workout in Los Angeles, as he did a 40-minute run in the morning with another undefeated ALA boy Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista. "He said he felt like drowning due to the cold weather," reported ALA Gym chief trainer Edito V  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing: De La Hoya, Mayweather turn nasty
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
The verbal blitzkrieg has been under way for weeks now. On Wednesday, more than a month before their May 5 showdown in Las Vegas, they were at it again. Floyd Mayweather Jr. called Oscar De La Hoya greedy and ungrateful. advertisement "He's a brat," said Mayweather, who is 37-0  Read Full Story >>>

Roger Mayweather Not Impressed With Oscar
By Mark Vester,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Now that Roger Mayweather has returned to Floyd Mayweather Jr's corner, he is working his nephew very hard towards the May 5 pay-per-view clash with Oscar De La Hoya at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roger recently told the Las Vegas Review Journal that he is not intimidated, nor is he impressed by De   Read Full Story >>>

Trainer says Floyd Mayweather Jr robbed in comparing to Oscar De La Hoya
By Doghouse Boxing,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Roger Mayweather was recently quoted by Kevin Iole of the Las Vegas Review Journal saying that his nephew and the fighter he trains, Floyd Mayweather Jr has done everything his May 5th opponent Oscar De La Hoya has accomplished, with the exception of winning a Gold Medal. Roger in comparing Mayw  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather/Oscar De La Hoya: Camp Notes, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
CAMPS IN SESSION, TRAINERS IN PLACE: For Oscar De La Hoya and his new trainer Freddie Roach, the honeymoon is over and training camp is down to business. It is Roach's first training camp in three years (last one with Mike Tyson in Phoenix training for the Danny Williams fight) where he had to leave  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya: ?Mayweather needs a humbling experience?
By Paul Upham,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
The ?Golden Boy? Oscar De La Hoya says that the time he has spent with Floyd Mayweather Jr promoting their ?The World Awaits? clash on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on HBO Pay-Per-View has showed him the man that ?Pretty Boy? really is. ?I truly feel that Mayweather Jr needs a humbling expe  Read Full Story >>>

Q&A: Manny Pacquiao!
By Felipe Leon,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Manny Pacquiao (43-3-2, 34KO) has taken the boxing world by storm in the last four years or so. Since his devastating destruction of the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera in the Alamodome in 2003, Pacman has raised to the top of many pound for pound lists. His trail of victims is a virtual who’s  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has asked the World Boxing Council to “enforce Humberto Soto” as the mandatory challenger to newly crowned WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez even though Manny Pacquiao is listed as the mandatory challenger. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Rich  Read Full Story >>>

By Joe Koizumi,, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
TOKYO, JAPAN -- WBC 105-pound champ Eagle Kyowa (17-1, 6 KOs), a Thailander living with a Japanese wife in Tokyo, will put his belt on the line against unbeaten prospect Akira Yaegashi (6-0, 5 KOs), former amateur champ, in Yokohama, Japan, on June 4. It was publicly announced with both contestan  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria to fight in Arum card
Sun.Star Davao, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
BARELY three weeks before the much-anticipated boxing event between People's Champ Manny Pacquiao and Mexican sensation Jorge Solis, Top Rank has finally laid out the complete line-up of fights that will pave the way for the upcoming boxing phenomenon dubbed Blaze of Glory. Fil-Am Brian Viloria,  Read Full Story >>>

Would Pacquiao feast on spoiled tortilla?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- He’s unbeaten in 32 fights but what else do we know of Jorge Solis? His father, no need to wonder, must be one tall, hard-working paisano. But after a couple of no-shows in California last week, Se?or Jorge’s middle name should now be changed to Mystery. T  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao wants Roach to call the shots
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
MANNY PACQUIAO wants a special someone to be in his corner when he makes a return trip to the venue of one of his most storied victories. Not his wife, but his trusted cornerman Freddie Roach. Pacquiao told his lawyer Franklin Gacal that he would like nothing more than to have Roach at the stadi  Read Full Story >>>

Arum sees rematch if Barrera is out of GBP
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
Bob Arum still would love to see Manny Pacquiao taking on Marco Antonio Barrera. "That is still a very attractive fight. Barrera is still a very attractive fighter," Arum, the big boss at Top Rank, told when asked about his next plans for the Filipino superstar. Barrera absorbe  Read Full Story >>>

Larios-Chi, a Los ?ngeles
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, Wed, 28 Mar 2007
?scar "Chololo" Larios disputar? en Los ?ngeles el t?tulo mundial pluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, al coreano In Jin Chi. Se hab?an mencionado varias ciudades para la realizaci?n de este pleito, siempre en Estados Unidos, pero todo indica que ambos gladiadores chocar?n en el estadio Staples Cente  Read Full Story >>>

It’s “Operation Breadbasket” For De La Hoya
By Don Colgan,, Tue, 27 Mar 2007

Expectation is always the driving force that defines a great championship bout. When the contestants are stellar battlers in their own right, the debate simmers for weeks and months preceding the opening bell. In the newspapers, th  
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