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Brian ready for 12 rounds
The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
BRIAN VILORIA said he is ready to go 12 hard rounds although he wants his fight against Mexican Jose Antonio Aguirre to be quick. His first defense of the World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight title is set Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Aladdin Hotel and Casino in Las Veg  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria stakes crown today
By Gerry Ramos, Journal Group, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
UNDEFEATED World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight king Brian Viloria and challenger Jose Antonio Aguirre have one common denominator ` both fought former champion Eric Ortiz in the past. But the similarity ends there as their respective fights with Ortiz produced different results. While  Read Full Story >>>

Ilocanos pray for Viloria
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
VIGAN CITY - Relatives of Brian Viloria here have asked all Ilocos Sur residents to pray for the fighter, who defended his World Boxing Council light flyweight title for the first time Saturday night against Mexico’s Jose Antonio Aguirre in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 25-year-old "Hawaiian Punch  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Larios set May 20 in Manila
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
The big tune-up bout for superstar Manny Pacquiao against former WBC superbantam king Oscar "Chololo" Larios has been scheduled to take place on May 20 in Manila. Reports coming out of Mexico have indicated that Rafael Mendoza, the adviser for Larios, has already agreed to the terms and condition  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s fights in the works
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
LAS VEGAS — Negotations are underway for Manny Pacquiao to fight former World Boxing Council (WBC) superbantamweight champion Oscar Larios of Mexico in Manila, possibly on May 21, and Erik Morales in a rubber match at the Sam Boyd football stadium here, tentatively on Sept. 16. PacquiaoR  Read Full Story >>>

The Ultimate Fight for Greed?
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza,, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
Lately, I was disturbed by the pronouncement of Erik Morales's manager Bob Arum, and the agreement in principle by Manny Pacquaio's manager Shelly Finkel and trainer Freddie Roach that the two marquee fighters will clash in a trilogy on September 18, 2006 at 132 lbs. What was most disturbing was   Read Full Story >>>

Manny’s turn behind the mike
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 19 Feb 2006
LAS VEGAS–The people’s champion Manny Pacquiao makes his debut as a TV commentator in the coverage of four fights, including World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria’s first title defense against Jose Antonio Aguirre of Mexico, at the Aladdin Hotel and Casin  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
Filipino fight fans will finally get the chance to see the much-publicized bout between undefeated Rodel Mayol of the Philippines and Lorenzo Trejo of Mexico when 'Main Event' airs the fight starting at 1PM tomorrow over at RPN-9. The event, witnessed no less by WBC president Jose Sulaiman and th  Read Full Story >>>

By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
After more than a year since our appoinment by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as members of the Games and Amusements Board tasked to do competent supervision and regulation in the conduct of all professional sports in the Philippines, our efforts are now gaining ground not only here in the countr  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
MANDAUE CITY--When it comes to putting up a grand welcome for its favorite sons, count on this bustling city to do the job with fanfare and schtick fit only for royalty. Yesterday, this city held a grand motorcade not only for one, not for two, but for four of its top fighters who have just retu  Read Full Story >>>

Boxers touched by Mandaue’s support
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
It was a tearful experience for the four Mandaue City boxers who were greeted warmly on the streets during the parade and by the officials at City Hall during the Awarding Ceremony yesterday. Despite the scorching heat during the one hour and thirty minute motorcade around the city, Oriental Paci  Read Full Story >>>

Brian Viloria: Is he LA's Next Great Filipino-American Star?
By David A. Avila,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
A last-minute change in a major fight card at the Grand Olympic Auditorium provided fans a chance to witness a young Filipino-American fighter named Brian Viloria wake up the crowd with a sizzling two-fisted attack against ranked-contender Angel Priolo. "That's the fight that actually put me on t  Read Full Story >>>

"Real Warriors" Presser!
By Victor Perea,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006

Although 2006 may be year of the dog in China, Top Rank Chairman of the Board, Bob Arum assured everyone present at today’s final press conference for Real Warriors, that 2006 will be Antonio Margarito’s year, not  
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Roach wary of Mexican challenger
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
LAS VEGAS — Trainer Freddie Roach said yesterday Mexican challenger Jose Antonio Aguirre deserves the respect of a former champion and won’t be an easy opponent for World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight titleholder Brian Viloria in their scheduled 12-round bout at the Aladdin Hotel a  Read Full Story >>>

Darchinyan confident of beating RP's Gabi
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan is confident of beating his Filipino challenger Diosdado Gabi in their 12-round match on March 3 (March 4 in the Philippines) at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. "I will beat him," Darchinyan said of Gabi   Read Full Story >>>

Larios has a dream: To KO Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
OSCAR LARIOS dreams of coming to Manila and scoring a victory over Manny Pacquiao. Larios, the former World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight titleholder, told the Mexican media about his desire of traveling to the Philippines and pulling off a win that will undoubtedly resuscitate his ca  Read Full Story >>>

US sports promoter offers $2M purse to Pacquiao
By Isagani Palma, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - An American sports promoter reportedly is willing to offer a guaranteed $2-million (P104 million) purse for Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao to topbill a program featuring seven local fighters against Mexicans in Manila. "It’s really a night to remember for all time   Read Full Story >>>

Grudge fight
By Arden Rod Condez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
I WAS in Mexico when Manny Pacquiao fought Erik Morales for the second time. I had gone there on a month-long vacation so I could be with my mother who is now married to a 70-year-old El Mariachi who can pass for my great-granddad. My mom and Papa Alejandro live in the medieval town of Pastrana,   Read Full Story >>>

Brand Pacquiao
By Kaye Villagomez, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao has signed the biggest endorsement package yet in the history of Philippine advertising when he inked a deal with San Miguel Corporation amounting to more than R100 million, including a ‘’lifetime’’ pact and - don’t look now - a Pacquiao &#  Read Full Story >>>

ATE: Modern fighters overrated, Barrera v Pac-Man debate and more, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
In a second instalment of ATE this week, the 'Barrera fears Pac-Man' debate rages on, we talk British fighters, enquire whether James Toney is for real and assess whether Hatton has a hope against Mayweather. ***** TODAY'S FIGHTERS ARE OVER-RATED First Name: Thor Last Name: Wallbridge   Read Full Story >>>

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