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Shelly Finkel: Superstar Update!
By Lisa Scott,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006

When it comes to getting an update on some of the most talented young prospects, world champions and biggest news makers in boxing, all it takes is one phone call to famed fight manager Shelly Finkel. That's because he represents a bulk  
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'Double Trouble' undercard bared!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
The undercard to the big July 25 card in beautiful Dapitan City, home of the world-famous Dakak resort, has been revealed for the first time by matchmaker Willy Flores to The card headlines the RP lightweight tussle between Cebu-based, Camiguin-raised Dexter Delada against the tou  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
Moments ago, unbeaten Alex John Banal came in at 116 lbs, while Indonesia's Ali Rochmad tipped the scales at 114 lbs during official weigh-in held in Tagbilaran City in advance of their 10-round non-title affair tomorrow headlining the 'Battle of the Undefeated' card. The event, presented by SGG   Read Full Story >>>

Weights from Manila!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
Both RP superfly champ Eden Sonsona and Joel Escol tipped the scales at 116 lbs during official weigh-in moments ago in Makati City for their 10-round non-title duel tomorrow in Binangonan, Rizal. The other bouts pit (10 rds) Ariel Delgado versus Bernabe Concepcion Michael Farenas versus Roel M  Read Full Story >>>

'Bakbakan sa Tagaytay' airs tomorrow on PTV-4, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
The much-awaited fight between former RP flyweight champ Edgar Rodrigo and WBO-rated Roy Doliguez will be telecast tomorrow (Saturday) over at PTV-4 from 4 to 5 PM. This was revealed to by promoter Lope Sarreal Jr, who said that the fight was done in coordination with Tagaytay Mayo  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
Following what he construed as a direct challenge from superstar Manny Pacquiao, World Boxing Association lightweight champ Juan "Baby Bull" Diaz made no bones about his desire to take on the Filipino pound for pound great after the latter was quoted as saying he could easily beat Diaz. Diaz had   Read Full Story >>>

Indonesian ready for battle
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
UNBEATEN Indonesian super flyweight champion Ali Rochmad has arrived in Tagbilaran City and is ready for battle against rising young sensation AJ Banal of the famed ALA Gym in a first-class fight card highlighting the Sandugo Festival at the Island City Mall Car Park tomorrow. The Banal-Rochmad   Read Full Story >>>

A ‘scapegoat’ called Ablaca
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
CHICAGO – He probably isn’t as creative as Buddy McGirt, and he definitely isn’t nearly as scientific as the prolific Freddie Roach, the ringmaster credited for turning Manny Pacquiao into The Destroyer. But even with only his modest credentials, Juanito Ablaca is a good traine  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing Looks Back at The Hawaiian Punch, Andrew Ganigan
By Antonio Santiago,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006

Once upon a time, there was a physical area in boxing that encompassed three different weight divisions, with a ten pound difference and enough excitement to wake up the dead. It was during the early 1980's, and the men involved, o  
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Baldomir and Gatti ready for War
By Ryan Songalia,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
Boxing is a sport with a system unlike any other. In boxing, one can win and still lose, and lose but still win. Arturo Gatti personifies this law. Over the last decade, Gatti has thrilled the fans with his heart and fists, and usually his blood as well. Victorious or not, he has retained his fans n  Read Full Story >>>

Singwancha Wins Fair and Square
By Scott Mallon, The Sweet Science, Fri, 21 Jul 2006

It was a rarity; a Filipino, Juanito Rubillar, who could truly fight, was coming to Thailand to face ex-champion Wandee Singwancha. What made it even rarer was the fight was for a title, albeit one of t  
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Teaching boxing in schools? That’s a no-brainer
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
I WAS ASTOUNDED to read a report the other day that top officials of the Department of Education, headed by DepEd officer-in-charge Fe Hidalgo, are considering the inclusion of boxing in the public school curriculum. That’s a no-brainer. Instead of teaching good values to the youth, the   Read Full Story >>>

By Geno McGahee,, Fri, 21 Jul 2006
Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao will take on Erik “El Terrible” Morales in a rubber match that promises to be a great war to settle, once and for all, just who the better fighter is. On November 18th, there will be many questions answered. Does Erik Morales have anything left and  Read Full Story >>>

De La Hoya making the Wright moves
By Robert Morales, Press Telegram, Fri, 21 Jul 2006

Every time we turn around, Oscar De La Hoya the promoter is signing another famous fighter to some kind of contract. De La Hoya, over the past couple of years, has signed fellow fighters   
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
The two undefeated fighters seeing action tomorrow in the main event of the 'Battle of the Undefeated' card arrived in Tagbilaran City yesterday on board Weesam Express, the official seacraft of the boxing event. ALA Boy Alex John Banal and his opponent, Ali Rochmad of Surabaya, Indonesia, togeth  Read Full Story >>>

Mindanao Update: Maraon to take on Apaap!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
Unbeaten Mindanao prospect Jundy Maraon will headline a boxing card on August 12 in Kidapawan City opposite RP no. 3 bantam Edward Apa-ap of Davao in a 10-round tiff sure to test Maraon's worth. Maraon, who is managed by Noli Pinol, was last seen in action underneath the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar Lari  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire to Defend NABF Crown on July 29th
By Ed de la Vega, DDS,, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
The "Filipino Flash" Nonito Donaire (14-1,8 KO's) will have another opportunity to showcase his boxing skills when he defends his NABF superflyweight title on July 29th at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, a gorgeous suburb of the world famous City of Santa Barbara. Donaire wi  Read Full Story >>>

Thai scribe: Rubillar wuz robbed
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
WORLD Boxing Council light flyweight Juanito Rubillar, who was ranked no. 1 but denied a mandatory title shot at Brian Viloria due to the astute maneuverings of Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and Viloria’s manager Gary Gittelsohn was the victim of a bum, hometown decision in an interim title fight  Read Full Story >>>

ABS-CBN eyes TV rights to Pacman tiff
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
GIANT Philippine network ABS-CBN hopes to ride the crest of its highly successful partnership with MP Promotions in staging the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar Larios Mano-A-Mano showdown last July 2 by getting the television rights to the third encounter between the Pacman and legendary Mexican Erik “El  Read Full Story >>>

Morales to pay P.25-M fine for every excess pound
By Gerry Ramos, Journal Group, Thu, 20 Jul 2006
ERIC Morales will have to pay the price, literally, if he fails to make the agreed weight limit in his third bout with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Nevada. Executives of the Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday revealed that a clause in the Pacquiao-Morales fight set Nov. 18 had it that the Mex  Read Full Story >>>

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