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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 >>>

Moment of Truth pugs gather today
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
THE final press conference of Saturday’s "Moment of Truth" will have the protagonists meet face-to-face for the first time, at the Caspian Hall of the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino in Lahug starting at 12 noon. The World Boxing Organization (WBO) president flying all the way from P  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman passes aptitude test from education dept.
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
PERHAPS TRYING to prove to skeptics that his brain is also as quick as his hands, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao took an aptitude test supervised by the Department of Education – and passed it. He took the test a few weeks ago after his political plans were slowly being firmed up. One of the  Read Full Story >>>

Some Pacman’s fans disagree
By Fidel D. Banzon,, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
I am amused with the reactions of Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s fans on my article “Pacman; no retreat, no surrender”.. Democracy is still alive in this country. Freedom of speech, expression and of the press is widely used by persons interested to contribute for the welfar  Read Full Story >>>

David Diaz vs. Erik Morales in the MERRY, MERRY, Month of May
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
Sources close, and I mean sleeping on the floor of Manny Pacquiao’s floor close, inform Boxing Confidential that the lightweight scrap between boxing icon Erik Morales and WBC lightweight champion David Diaz will take play in Chicago, during the month of May. Chicago is home to approximatel  Read Full Story >>>

Boom Boom has new opponent
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 22 Feb 2007
OWING TO visa problems, Colombian Feider Viloria failed to arrive in the country on Tuesday but the lead promoter of Saturday night’s big bash at the Cebu City Sports Complex succeeded in finding a suitable replacement. Mexican Marino Gonzalez will now take Viloria’s place and will  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
CEBU--World Boxing Organization (WBO) president Francisco 'Paco' Valcarcel of Puerto Rico is set to arrive here in the country's boxing capital as a special guest for this Saturday's 'Moment of Truth' card, the biggest boxing spectacle in Cebu history, at the Cebu City Sports Complex. WBO vice-p  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao has indicated that he will be at ringside for this Saturday's huge 'Moment of Truth' card headlined by the WBO superflyweight battle between reigning champion Fernando Montiel and Cebuano Z 'The Dream' Gorres. A source from the camp of the pound-for-pound superst  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
Emerging ring sensation Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista’s new opponent lined up for his battle for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title cannot be underestimated. Golden Boy Promotions international matchmaker Sampson Lewkowicz who convinced Murad Muhammad to sign up Manny Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao snubbing world fight?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- It’s still boxing over politics; that’s the clear message from national idol Manny Pacquiao after he finally began training for his April 14 fight in Texas, USA. Of course, the Pacman tarried and thereby again allowed himself to be late, meaning he would now be   Read Full Story >>>

Arum: Pacman-Solis Is Solid For San Antonio April 14! Alamodome Tickets On Sale In Next Two Days!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 21 Feb 2007

A somewhat bemused Bob Arum said Tuesday night that there is "zero truth" to rumors circulating around boxing that Manny Pacquiao will not fight April 14 in San Antonio. Skeptics have been legion what w  
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Fernando Montiel: I Love the People in the Philippines, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
CEBU CITY -- The "Moment of Truth" card brings WBO super featherweight champion Fernando "Cochulito" Montiel his first visit to the Philippines. Montiel fights WBO No. 1 super featherweight contender Z "The Dream" on Feb. 24 to retain the crown. But sometimes, somehow some threats bring pleasant sit  Read Full Story >>>

Pugilistic Professor Roach Says Pacman-Solis May Never Happen! Expects Pacquaio At LA Gym Saturday!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
NEW YORK -- Freddie Roach looked at the photo of the baby-faced fighter beaming from a copy of Boxing Scene magazine, 1981, and smiled. "Have you seen this kid, Freddie?" I asked. "Looks like an altar boy, not a prizefighter." The bespectacled Pugilistic Professor smiled, thinking back to his   Read Full Story >>>

I am focused on Solis fight — Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
TOLD THAT he was not probably preparing physically and mentally for his April 14 fight with Jorge Solis of Mexico in San Antonio, Texas, Filipino star Manny Pacquiao yesterday said he is not looking past this latest challenge. "No, I am not taking this guy lightly," said Pacquiao after a worko  Read Full Story >>>

Michael Marley, Unpaid Pacman Political Adviser
Vox Populi Landslide! Stay Out Of Dirty Political Infighting, Pacman!

By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 21 Feb 2007

Vox populi is the Latin term for the voice of the people. And, as Manny Pacquaio's unpaid adviser on politics and any other subject from A (Arum) to Z (Gorres), I must go to my client, who I work for pr  
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Palawan set to launch adopt-a-boxer program; wholistic approach readied
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 21 Feb 2007
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Young Palawe?os who have great potentials in boxing may just be able to realize their dream to follow the footsteps of Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. Noting the wealth of talents among his constituents and the desire that the next Manny Pacquiao would come   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 20 Feb 2007
Emerging ring sensation Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista has a new opponent lined up for his battle for the vacant WBO super bantamweight title after Latino champion Feider Viloria was not allowed to board a plane for Manila via Amsterdam from Bogota, Colombia because he didn’t have a tran  Read Full Story >>>

Feider Viloria Not Coming to Cebu? Will Boom Boom Suffer Another Letdown?
By Dong Secuya,, Tue, 20 Feb 2007
CEBU CITY -- After missing his flight last Saturday, Feider Viloria, Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista's Columbian opponent in this Saturday's 'Moment of Truth' boxing event, again fails to arrive today. Worst, Viloria and his team have not informed and updated SGG Promotions, the promoter of the event,  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 20 Feb 2007
BANILAD, CEBU--WBO superfly champ Fernando Montiel showed up at the Fight Club here just an hour ago for a brief public workout, but refused to hit the mitts and heavy bags in an apparent move to keep his fighting arsenal under wraps as he girds for a titular defense against Cebuano Z 'The Dream' Go  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 20 Feb 2007
WBO super flyweight champion Fernando Montiel says even a hostile crowd won’t prevent him from beating mandatory challenger Z “The Dream” Gorres and retaining his belt in their highly anticipated world title fight at the Cebu City Sports Complex on Saturday. The confident Monti  Read Full Story >>>

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