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PACQUIAO CONFIRMS ELIGIBILITY AS MANDATORY CONTENDER TO MARQUEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao has confirmed his acceptance as mandatory challenger to newly crowned WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez.
Close friend and confidant Rex “Wakee” Salud said he had consulted with Pacquiao who is in Los Angeles training for his showdo Read Full Story >>>
LAURENTE RETAINS PABA CROWN!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
PARANAQUE CITY--Dennis Laurente of the Philippines retained his Pan Asian Boxing Association (PABA) lightweight crown with a 12th-round technical knockout win over interim champ Hero Katili last night at the Elorde Sports Center's Flash Grand Ballroom here.
Laurente was dominant all throughout, a Read Full Story >>>
“De Nuevo” -- Solis Again a No Show at Today's Announced Press Meeting
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Canoga Park, CA-Yesterday, I asked the staff to re-schedule my patients so I can be at the Wildcard Gym today to take photos of Jorge Solis, the April 14th Mexican foe of Manny Pacquiao.
Modesty aside, in my dental practice, re-scheduling patients is not an easy task as we book patients two t Read Full Story >>>
Viloria gets another chance
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
BRIAN VILORIA gets another opportunity to prove that he is not a one-shot wonder when he squares off with Mexican Edgar Sosa for the vacant World Boxing Council light flyweight throne in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Jorge Solis super featherweight tussle on April 14 in San Antonio, Texas.
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'Spar with the Pros' Today at FightClub in Banilad
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Boxing is not only a professional sport but a fun-filled fitness sport. With an experienced hand to guide the moves, fitness boxing provides the physical fitness of a professional boxer and the chance to exchange punches with the professionals.
Ala Boxing Gym presents a public show that will show Read Full Story >>>
DRAKULICH IS THIRD MAN FOR PACQUIAO-SOLIS TIFF
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Veteran referee Vic Drakulich has been appointed by WBC President Jose Sulaiman to be the third man on the ring when superstar Manny Pacquiao defends his WBC International super-featherweight crown on April 14 against Mexico's Jorge Solis.
Drakulich was also the same refereee who worked Pacquiao' Read Full Story >>>
Promoter Bob Arum says Manny is key to big money fights
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
MANNY PACQUIAO “is the one who brings money on the table” and not Marco Antonio Barrera nor Juan Manuel Marquez, Top Rank chief Bob Arum said yesterday from Las Vegas.
Arum had earlier revealed to the Bulletin that the combined purses of Barrera and Marquez in their recent slambang s Read Full Story >>>
Will Marquez fight the Pacman?
By Ricardo V. Puno Jr., ABS-CBN News, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Supporters of Manny Pacquiao were heartened by the media statement of World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman that newly crowned WBC super featherweight champion Juan Miguel Marquez must first defend his title against the Pacman before staging a rematch with the vanquished Marco Antonio Barrera Read Full Story >>>
The problem with being Pacman
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
"Adversity introduces a man to himself."
It seems that controversy, poor advice or questionable decision-making continues to hound Manny Pacquiao. First, he was in the middle of a tug-of-war between Top Rank Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions. Then, there was the question of whether or not Jor Read Full Story >>>
Arum hopes lightning won’t strike twice at Alamodome
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
A lot of things, most of them negative, have already been said about Jorge Solis. Some even insinuating that the undefeated Mexican warrior is not a worthy challenger for Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao.
But for Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, Solis is no pushover. Not the type of boxer that Read Full Story >>>
Salita, Chin Checkers, and Gato Back with Wins
By Ryan Songalia, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
It was graduation night at The Manhattan Center as two of it's shining stars, Dmitriy Salita and Curtis Stevens, sang their prospect swan songs in front of an adoring hometown crowd. Neither man would make the Dean's List however, both showing signs that graduate school will necessitate a lot more h Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao mom to mayor: Don’t let politics spoil relationship
By Arden Rod Condez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Manny Pacquiao's mother said Friday she hoped that Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. would not let politics ruin their relationship.
Dionisia Pacquiao made the statement in an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer after a local television station reported Acharon as saying tha Read Full Story >>>
Why counterpunchers seldom get a fair shake
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
THAT wasn’t too bad for someone who was expected, by even some of our local boxing experts to just roll over and die. Gerry Penalosa gave it his all and executed his game plan well.
The fight itself was closer than the scores would seem to suggest. Three inept and myopic judges somehow sco Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales update!
FightNews.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Plans are in the works for former three-division world champion Erik Morales to try to add a world title in a fourth division to cap his illustrious career. Morales will likely face WBC lightweight champion David Diaz on July 15 in an HBO-PPV bout in either Chicago or San Antonio. Morales said he wi Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Chatter: Manny Pacquiao, Chavez Jr. and more
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
Southern California has become a hotbed for prizefighting with its sunny weather, beaches, mountains and luxury cars, so it’s no surprise when a fighter like Manny Pacquiao arrives at a press conference in a gleaming black SL500 Mercedes Benz in swanky West Hollywood restaurant.
Pacquiao is Read Full Story >>>
$5M for Manny: Arum
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
TOP Rank president Bob Arum pronounced that Manny Pacquiao will earn almost $5 million dollars against Jorge Solis of Mexico on April 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The figure he said, is much bigger than what Mexicans Marco Antonio Barrera’s and Juan Manuel Marquez’s com Read Full Story >>>
JASON 'THE PINOY' ANIEL IN PHILIPPINES FOR AWARD NIGHT & PACMAN RUNNING FOR CONGRESS TOO
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Sat, 24 Mar 2007
RING TALK GRABS SOME MORE HONORS!
San Mateo, CA- There is nothing quite as rewarding as when one of your prot?g?s is toasted for being supreme! Jason Aniel, the son of ex-boxing manager Boots Aniel, is on a flight to the Philippines from San Francisco as I write. And while I?m sure he?ll enjoy th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has his hat in ring, too
By Jerry Magee, SignOnSanDiego.com, Fri, 23 Mar 2007
Name a fighter whose name is recognizable in this country. All right, Oscar De La Hoya. Name another. Many cannot, which promoter Bob Arum concedes.
“As far as fighters are concerned, there is only one guy who really is known outside of boxing,” Arum said, referring to De La Hoya. Read Full Story >>>
ARUM IS RIGHT -- AND WRONG!
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 23 Mar 2007
Top Rank Promotions Bob Arum is right when he says that Manny Pacquiao who he claims will earn close to $5 million for his April 14 fight against undefeated but unknown Mexican Jorge Solis will earn more than the combined earnings of Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez in their “Fear Read Full Story >>>
Oscar De La Hoya vs Floyd Mayweather Jr New Update
By Doghouse Boxing, DogHouseBoxing.com, Fri, 23 Mar 2007
The Countdown clock is ticking with six weeks remaining before the highly anticipated 'The World Awaits' super fight between Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather, Saturday, May 5 from MGM Grand in Las Vegas live on HBO Pay-Per-View. Golden Boy Promotions is pleased to offer media members a schedule Read Full Story >>>