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Espinosa barred from fighting in the U.S.
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 27 Aug 2005
FORMER WORLD bantamweight and featherweight champion Luisito Espinosa has been barred from fighting on American soil unless he passes a battery of medical tests, sources said. Espinosa, 38, was prevented from going up the ring last week against ex-world champion Lakva Sim of Mongolia in an eigh  Read Full Story >>>

The Enduring Erik Morales
By Patrick Kehoe,, Sat, 27 Aug 2005
In the fall of 2002, many boxing insiders were picking southpaw jr. featherweight champion Paulie Ayala to beat Erik Morales, then 26, the collective assessment mainly keying off of Ayala's victory over the technical Bones Adams by decision and Morales having lost on the scorecards to career rival M  Read Full Story >>>

In Rusty’s Corner; Random Boxing Thoughts
By Rusty Rubin,, Sat, 27 Aug 2005
I often get asked who my top 10 pound-for-pound fighters are. In truth it’s something that I don’t think about, as styles make fights, and someone I rate on top can be beaten by number 7 or even someone that isn’t in my top 10. But to answer the question, I’ll make the eff  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Japan's national flyweight champ, Daisuke Naito, is the latest of the list of foreign fighters seeking refuge at the famed ALA Gym, as he prepares for a grand rematch with WBC flyweight king and ex-tormentor Pongsaklek Wongjongkam on October 10 at the famed Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Naito w  Read Full Story >>>

My Mother's Tears
By Manny Piñol,, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Last Saturday, Aug. 20, our family gathered in Nueva Vida, the village of our youth in M'lang, North Cotabato to mark our departed father's birthday. We lighted candles and shared food under the shade of a mango tree that I planted 40 years ago at the back of our ancestral home. Our father, Bern  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
PACQUIAO MAKES COMEBACK FIGHT Three-time world champion Manny Pacquiao will attempt to get back into the win column September 10 when he faces unheralded Mexican Hector Velazquez, underneath the Erik Morales-Zahir Raheem co-main event. Recently Top Rank held a press conference in Glendale, CA to  Read Full Story >>>

California Boxing & Luisito Espinosa "Banned" From Ring: Pedro Fernandez
By Pedro Fernandez,, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
POWERBROKER DENKIN KO’D AT PUBLIC MEETING At a recent meeting of the California State Athletic Commission, former referee and current judge Marty Denkin, long one of the (if not the) most powerful man in state boxing, Denkin was KO’d after the three-knockdown rule saved the now impote  Read Full Story >>>

Luisito Espinosa suspended from US boxing
By Ging Reyes, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Filipino boxer Luisito Espinosa was suspended by the California Athletic Commission on Thursday (Friday in Manila) from boxing in the United States until he undergoes a comprehensive medical examination, an ABS-CBN North America News Bureau report said. "Luisito right now is on suspension nation  Read Full Story >>>

Rev raring to reclaim OPBF title
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Cebu-bred Ilongo power-hitter Rev “The Gentle Giant” Santillan takes another chance to reclaim lost glory as he is set for a grudge rematch with defending champion Kazuhiko Hidaka of Japan in a 12-round bout for the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) welterweight title on Dece  Read Full Story >>>

North Cotabato hosts big ring festival tomorrow
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
NORTH Cotabato will host a week-long boxing festival starting Saturday to mark the 91st foundation anniversary of the province. Dubbed as the first Mindanao Invitational Amateur Boxing Tournament, the slugfest will feature fighters from amateur clubs from all over Mindanao and some provinces from  Read Full Story >>>

By Brad Cooney,, Fri, 26 Aug 2005 just sat down with the pride of The Philippines, Manny Pacquaio and discussed his upcoming fight against Hector Velazquez ( 42-10-2) his rematch with Erik Morales, and his thoughts on his new promoter, and manager. Pacquaio also gives us his thoughts on his last performance against Mo  Read Full Story >>>

Joan Guzman: King to a Republic
By David Payne, The Sweet Science, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Boxing is filled with stories of troubled, rebellious kids finding hope and opportunity at obscure, dilapidated gymnasiums. The history books regale us with the triumphs of hungry young men driven to escape the slums and the poverty that created them. Typically, these wilful, often irresistible f  Read Full Story >>>

Promoter Shaw will ‘simplify’ Manny’s life
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO’S new promoter Gary Shaw has vowed “to make life simple” for the Filipino prizefighter in all of his future matches, a report on the Internet said on Thursday. “He’s no longer going to have to worry about tickets and rooms and gloves and who picks the  Read Full Story >>>

Calling Pacquiao? Sorry, wrong number
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
THE PHONE just wouldn’t stop ringing. It rings as soon as he wakes up to prepare for his morning jog. It rings while he jogs. It rings while he eats and also while he rests. Worse, it rattles him in the middle of the night. So what did Manny Pacquiao do? No, he did not destroy his expensi  Read Full Story >>>

Ex-pug slain in stick-up
By Joel Zurbano, Manila Standard Today, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Former Philippine welterweight boxer Pablo Pucay was gunned down by two suspected holdup men in Malate, Manila early yesterday morning. The victim, a native of Benguet, died while undergoing treatment at the Ospital ng Maynila for a lone gunshot wound in the body. Senior Insp. Dominador Reva  Read Full Story >>>

Remillard preparing for takeoff
By Sherman Cain, Journal Inquirer, Fri, 26 Aug 2005
If Matt Remillard can pick up his fifth victory Friday night in Providence, his manager Jackie Kallen is expected to reward the Manchester featherweight with a trip to Los Angeles. Jackie wants to fly Matt to Los Angeles on Saturday so he can begin sparring with Manny Pacquiao,'' Paul Cichon, Re  Read Full Story >>>

Parade of Young Stars: The Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament
By Manny Piñol,, Thu, 25 Aug 2005
When the Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament unfolds in North Cotabato Aug. 28 to 31 this year, boxing fans will be treated to a dazzling show of young talents in amateur boxing who are expected to figure prominently in the Olympic eliminations two years from now. Two provinces &  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing in Asia
By Scott Mallon, The Sweet Science, Thu, 25 Aug 2005
Welcome to the premiere edition of Boxing in Asia, where each month The Sweet Science will preview, review and examine the oft-forgotten Asian boxing scene. The lighter weight categories are chockfull of outstanding fighters from Thailand, Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines, and while you may not   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Needs to Remain Focused
By Brian Wilbur,, Thu, 25 Aug 2005
An HBO double header is set to take place on September 10th that will feature the two warriors who took part in a classic battle last March; Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales. This card will act as a promotional tool to set up the lucrative and anticipated rematch between the two super featherweights.  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao rival gets inside help
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 25 Aug 2005
DESPITE being labeled a heavy underdog for his Sept. 10 showdown with pound-for-pound icon Manny Pacquiao, Mexican Hector Velazquez may have found a way to even up the odds with the Filipino superstar. Velazquez will be leaning on a little inside information when he takes on Pacquiao in a 12-roun  Read Full Story >>>

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