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Pacquiao may cut back on sparring
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 26 Mar 2007
EXACTLY THREE weeks before the fight, Manny Pacquiao is so juiced up in training at the Wild Card in Hollywood that his trainers are seriously considering to cut back on his sparring sessions. Even after going 10 rounds with three sparmates on Saturday afternoon (Sunday morning in Manila), Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao still PPV ‘king’
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao remains the king of pay-per-view in the lighter weight division of world boxing. The only bigger pay-per-view attraction is Oscar De La Hoya who fights in the bigger light middleweight class. According to the figures released by HBO PPV   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing needs to hype-ventilate
Pacquiao's meeting with the press provides a lot of noise, little information

By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Against a backdrop of chaos found in boxing and on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Manny Pacquiao met the press in Los Angeles last week. He is a 130-pounder, a super-featherweight who Bob Arum says is "the most beloved fighter in the world today." Arum sells tickets and pay-per-view sh  Read Full Story >>>

?I Agree, the Odds are OFF for Floyd-Oscar?
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
I just want to reiterate that my character name, ?The Boxing Bookie? was something given to me by my esteemed colleague Ricardo Lois. It?s not the type of thing were I labeled myself or came up with my own gimmick. It?s just a name that stuck along with a lot more rather, unprofessional and vul  Read Full Story >>>

The Gerrymandering of Gerry Penalosa
By Thomas Gerbasi,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Sam Soliman whipped Winky Wright; Carlos Baldomir outhustled Floyd Mayweather Jr.; Oscar De La Hoya wisely danced the last four rounds against Felix Trinidad. And Evander Holyfield was jobbed when he drew with Lennox Lewis in their first match. If anyone agrees with these statements, they probably a  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Undefeated ALA Boys Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista and Alex John 'Bazooka' Banal, together with their trainer Edito Villamor, have landed in Manila for their trip to Los Angeles tomorrow evening. The trio will train for one week at the Wild Card Gym in LA, before flying out to Puerto Rico where they wi  Read Full Story >>>

USA Boxing vows to right ship
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
ohn Stavros, the acting executive director for USA Boxing, says the governing body for amateur boxing in the United States has turned the corner. That it is leaner, more stable and headed in the right direction. The problem, of course, is that we've heard it all before. Seven times, to be exact,   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007

Bai Elorde PARANAQUE CITY, PHILIPPINES--The grandson of the great Gabriel 'Flash' Elorde continues to show great promise in only his second pro fight. At Friday night's 'Boxing Kontra Droga,' Juan Martin 'Bai' Elor  
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Bring on Marquez vs. Pacquiao
By Michael Hirsley, Chicago Tribune, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Before Juan Manuel Marquez outslugged Marco Antonio Barrera in an action-filled bout last Saturday, neither of them could afford to look past that confrontation. But if either or both had another fighter in mind, it was likely Manny Pacquiao. After all, he was the major opponent they had in commo  Read Full Story >>>

By Rico Navarro,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
One of the most stressful moments of a boxing match is when the fight goes the full route. When the final bell is heard, you can hear TV commentators say, "Well that's it fight fans. The boxers have given it their all, and it's all now in the hands of the judges. 'In the hands of the judges.' Why d  Read Full Story >>>

By Joe Koizumi,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
TOKYO, JAPAN -- Unbeaten ex-WBA light-fly champ, WBA#1/WBC#3 flyweight Koki Kameda (14-0, 10 KOs), 112, decked his first bout since renouncing his WBA 108-pound belt to move up to the 112-pound category, as he dropped WBC#12 Mexican Everardo Morales (28-12-3, 20 KOs), 112.5, in the fifth and pounded  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao challenges Marquez
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Manny Pacquiao, raring to re-stake his claim as the world’s best fighter in the 130-lb division, on Friday confirmed his acceptance as mandatory challenger to newly crowned WBC (World Boxing Council) super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Rex "Wakee" Salud, Pacquiao’s long  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez-Barrera pulls in $10.1 million in TV revenue
By Dan Rafael,, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Juan Manuel Marquez's stirring junior lightweight championship victory last Saturday night against Marco Antonio Barrera generated 225,000 pay-per-view buys and $10.1 million in television revenue, according to figures released by HBO PPV. The total is expected to rise slightly once all cable sy  Read Full Story >>>

Who’s the Realest, “El Terrible” or the “Baby Face Assasin”?
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
After reflecting on what occurred this past weekend at the post-fight press conference I started to think. Imagine that, I used my brain. From speaking with those in attendance, either they were Marco Antonio Barrera fans or Erik Morales supporters. Sure there was Juan Manuel Marquez fans suppor  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman worth P1M/minute
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
How much is Manny Pacquiao worth these days? Well, just by looking at his reported deal with Solar Entertainment, which will air his April 14 fight over GMA-7, the former construction and bakery worker from Gen. Santos is easily worth P1 million per minute. While top Solar officials refused   Read Full Story >>>

Lawyer to file Pacman candidacy
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
FRANKLIN GACAL, lawyer of Manny Pacquiao, disclosed yesterday that he will hand-carry and file Pacquiao’s certificate of candidacy (COC) for congressman for the first district of South Cotabato either on March 28 or 29. "Everything is all set," Gacal said yesterday from General Santos City  Read Full Story >>>

Top boxers feted tonight in Elorde Awards
The Philippine Star, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Twenty-one international champions, led by boxing great Manny Pacquiao, and 15 national titleholders will receive the highest honor in professional boxing tonight during the seventh Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Boxing Awards and Banquet of Champions at the grand ballroom of the Elorde Sports Center in Suc  Read Full Story >>>

Smitty's Corner!, Sun, 25 Mar 2007
Last Saturday night’s battle between Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez fulfilled its expectations. It was an excellent match-up that produced plenty of drama and skill. We don’t always get that combination, however when we do, it is what makes this great sport truly like no o  Read Full Story >>>

By Reylan Loberternos,, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
PACMAN TAKES A TERRIBLE BEATING! Tagbilaran City, RP ? Two-time world champion (three if you count his KO of Barrera) Manny ?Pacman? Pacquiao, arguably boxing?s hottest commodity, has been subjected to numerous denigrations as of late. These criticisms, sometimes reasonable, but at times not, lit  Read Full Story >>>

Juarez to take on Hernandez on De La Hoya-Mayweather undercard
By Marc Abrams,, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Rocky Juarez will take on Jose Hernandez on the undercard of the much anticipated fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather on May 5th in Las Vegas. Juarez, 26-3 with nineteen knockouts will be making his second appearance under the Golden Boy Promoti  Read Full Story >>>

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