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Montiel -170, Gorres +140 in Betting Lines!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
Popular on-line casino Sportsbook.com has tabbed WBO superfly king Fernando Montiel as a favorite to retain his title over Filipino boxing sensation Z Gorres when they collide tomorrow at the Cebu City Sports Complex.
A 100 dollar bet on Gorres will net 140 should the Cebuano star prevail in the Read Full Story >>>
‘Boom Boom’ unfazed by foe
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
Rey (Boom Boom) Bautista said yesterday he’s not bothered by the late switch in his opponent and promised something new in his arsenal to surprise Mexican Marino (Zaino) Montiel in their 12-round bout for the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Intercontinental superbantamweight title at th Read Full Story >>>
MEXICANS INVADE PHILLIPINES FOR FISTIC WAR!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
MONTIEL WILL NOT RECEIVE WARM WELCOME
San Mateo, CA- This Saturday, February 24th, one of the biggest nights in Philippine boxing will take place in the city of Cebu. Mexico’s Fernando Montiel, 32-2-1 (24 KOs), will defend his WBO super flyweight (115lbs) title against #1 contender Z Gorres Read Full Story >>>
Sayson: The Zs in Z Gorres
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
CHICAGO - It's easy to be mad at Fernando Montiel. He seems to have too much vinegar in his mouth, bragging that he will take out Z Gorres in the first round of their WBO super flyweight title fight tomorrow night at the Cebu City Sports Center.
It's also easy to like Montiel, the 27-year old ch Read Full Story >>>
BOXING'S NO. 1 POUND-FOR-POUND MOST EXCITING FIGHTER MANNY PACQUIAO DEFENDS HIS TITLE AGAINST UNDEFEATED MEXICAN CHAMPION JORGE SOLIS
15rounds.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
SAN ANTONIO, TX. (February 22, 2007) - The Manila Iceman cometh! Boxing’s pound-for-pound most exciting fighter MANNY “PAC-MAN” PACQUIAO returns to the international spotlight when he makes his 2007 debut, defending his World Boxing Council International super featherweight title a Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather Jr. proclaims superiority over Pacquiao
By Ryan Songalia, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
In recent months, there has been great speculation as to who was the rightful claimant to the mythical pound for pound throne at the summit of the boxing world. Following Roy Jones' finalizing knockout losses and Bernard Hopkins' tw Read Full Story >>>
The Top-Ten "Snit Fit" Fighters
By Matt Wells, SecondsOut.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
Boxing fans tend to think of themselves as a tough breed, cut from the same cloth as the fighters that they support. Yet bring up certain fighters, and these supposed Clint Eastwod-types will start bickering like Star Trek fans arguing over who was the best Enterprise captain.
We’ve all bee Read Full Story >>>
DULJOMAN INTERVIEW WITH FREDDIE ROACH
By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
I called Freddie Roach two weeks ago and left him a voice message. I was using my desk phone. Yesterday, my desk phone rang, and since it doesn't have a caller I.D., I just answered it and not anticipating Freddie. I cant believe this guy, returning a call after 2 weeks, and told me, Anthony sorry I Read Full Story >>>
The Cebuano boxing fan
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
THE CEBU City Sports Center is part of the Abellana National High School, which is a land mark in Cebu City. I remember passing by it on busy Jones Ave. (now Osmena Blvd?) when I was starting out my broadcasting career as a disc jockey in the Queen City of the South.
It sits on a big chunk of re Read Full Story >>>
School drop-out boxer passes test to enter college
By Barbara Mae Dacanay, GulfNews.com, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
Manila: Popular Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, a school drop-out, passed a special test of the education department that will allow him to realise his dream of finishing a college degree.
In an interview, Pacquiao said that he and his brother Bobby, also a boxer, were happy to pass the qualifyi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao in three-way Congress fight
By Ramil Bajo, The Philippine Star, Fri, 23 Feb 2007
KORONADAL CITY – A three-cornered fight looms in the first congressional district of South Cotabato after a former municipal mayor announced that he is joining world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and Rep. Darlene Antonino Custodio in the race.
In a long-distance interview with The STAR, l Read Full Story >>>
MONTIEL, GORRES PRESSCON QUOTES!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
CEBU, PHILIPPINES--WBO superfly king Fernando Montiel and Z "The Dream" Gorres faced the media together for the first time today a Read Full Story >>>
BREAKING NEWS: MANNY PACQUIAO TO ENROLL IN COLLEGE
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
PASIG CITY, PHILIPPINES -- People's champ Manny Pacquiao is planning to enroll in college after he passed the Accreditation and Equivalency test (A&E) for high school.
In a press conference held at the DepEd office this afte Read Full Story >>>
It's official: Pacquiao returning to Alamodome
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is headed back to the scene of his greatest triumph, the Alamodome, to headline a star-studded pro card April 14.
A little more than three years after he destroyed Marco Antonio Barrera at the dome in a bout that cemented him as one of the sport's top pou Read Full Story >>>
10 Reasons Why You Must Respect Manny Pacquiao The Fighter, Business Wise It Is Another Story…
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
While you might not agree with the way Manny Pacquiao has recently handled his business affairs outside the ring, you must acknowledge the amount of damage that he has done were it counts… in between the ropes.
Can anybody name a fighter in the past 20 years that has left such a massive tra Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather: "I'll Box Circles Around Pacquiao"
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
In a recent interview conducted by BoxingScene scribe Brent Matteo Alderson with Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the pound-for-pound debate was brought up over which fighter should be recognized as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport - Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather unloaded a few verb Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather flexes his mouth
By David Mayo, mlive.com, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
The grueling Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather press tour, hitting Chicago and Detroit -- its fourth and fifth cities on this third day of activity -- has had a little something for everyone, assuming everyone likes one-upsmanship and braggadocio.
Mayweather called De La Hoya a really dirty name Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: FREDDIE ROACH
By Percy Crawford, BoxingTalk.com, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
"I get a little upset when Floyd Mayweather Sr. or Bob Arum says something about me."
Boxingtalk recently caught up with legendary trainer Freddie Roach to talk about the highly anticipated fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Read Full Story >>>
Lessons from Bert Tawa and Nora Aunor for Pacquaio
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
MANNY Pacquiao is idolized by Filipinos, without exception. Even my four-year-old grandson calls himself Pacquiao. Now the boxer climbs into the political arena -- unfamiliar grounds in so far as he is concerned. Doubtless, by this foray of his, he will polarize the people -- not to mention what cou Read Full Story >>>
Gorres laughs off Montiel’s threat, says he will knock out Montiel instead
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
Cebuano boxing sensation Z "The Dream" Gorres dismissed Fernando Montiel’s bold claim that he won’t get past the first round against the Mexican champion.
Gorres is set to challenge Montiel in a scheduled 12-round war for the WBO super flyweight title topbilling the "Moment of Truth" Read Full Story >>>