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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 26 Oct 2005
Lucky breaks are indeed a dime a dozen these days for RP flyweight champ Federico Catubay. After failed attempts at winning important regional titles, Catubay will once again be in the limelight as he vies for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) flyweight title anew agains  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista to stake crown vs. Tanzanian 'Thunder'
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 26 Oct 2005
Boom Boom versus Thunder. This explosive match-up will surely rock the entire Boholano community as Bohol's pride Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista defends his World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantamweight title against Tanzanian Obote "Thunder" Ameme headlining the dual WBO AsPac championship bill  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista eyes world title fight next year
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 26 Oct 2005
IF PLANS push through, rising Filipino boxing star Rey ‘BoomBoom’ Bautista could be fighting for a world title next year. The reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion along with his manager/promoter Sammy Gello-Ani made the disclosure yesterday whe  Read Full Story >>>

RSR Mail Bag October 24, 2005
By George Diaz Smith,, Wed, 26 Oct 2005
This week we salute more fans for voicing their opinions on a number of things. Questions stemming from weight differences that may hold whatever advantages being a few pounds heavier by fight time, to the seemingly diminishing popularity boxing has on one fan. We’ve got some yesteryear Vs tod  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 25 Oct 2005
One of the country's most exciting fighters, World Boxing Organization Asia Pacific bantam king Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista will defend his title for the second time when he faces Tanzanian Obote "Thunder" Ameme in a blockbuster twinbill on November 19 at the Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex in Tagbilar  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Morales drum up rematch
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 25 Oct 2005
To further boost interest in their much-awaited rematch, boxers Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Erik Morales of Mexico will embark on a whirlwind promotional tour next month. The two fighters who figured in a classic 12-round battle won by the Mexican last March will visit New York, Las Ve  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao backs Espi benefit card
The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 25 Oct 2005
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has pledged P100,000 to the 76-round benefit card organized for former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa. Pacquiao will shoulder the tickets of the first 1,000 spectators who will watch two Philippine title fights on Nov. 5 at the San Andres sports complex.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao pledge boosts Espinosa benefit card
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 25 Oct 2005
BOXING hero Manny Pacquiao has pledged P100,000 to the 76-round card organized for the benefit of former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa. Pacquiao will pay for the tickets of the first 1,000 spectators who will watch two Philippine title fights on Nov. 5 at the San Andres sports complex.  Read Full Story >>>

2 Argentinians vie for chance to face Penalosa
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 24 Oct 2005
Two Argentinians--Sergio Carlos Santillan and Luis Alberto Lazarte--are on the running to be Gerry Penalosa's December 10 opponent, revealed a source close to Penalosa's camp. Santillan is 20-5-3, 7 KO's while former WBO and WBC flyweight challenger Lazarte is 27-7-1, 12 KO's. "The final decis  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 24 Oct 2005
Minutes ago, RP welterweight champ Dondon Sultan failed anew to win a regional crown as he lost on a unanimous decision to Pan Asian Boxing Association 147-lb king Pakphum Chengphonak yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand. Promoter Sammy "Don King" Gello-ani, who accompanied Sultan in Thailand, said ye  Read Full Story >>>

By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner,, Mon, 24 Oct 2005
The three-member board of the Games and Amusement Board (GAB) had issued a unanimous resolution during the 3rd week of August 2005 approving the application of the WORLD BOXING EMPIRE (WBE), represented by Mr. Dante Almario as commissioner of the said boxing organization in the region of Asia. C  Read Full Story >>>

Can boxing be made safer?
By Steve Kanigher, Las Vegas Sun, Mon, 24 Oct 2005
When lightweight boxer Leavander Johnson died last month after taking 409 punches from Jesus Chavez in their bout at the MGM Grand, it was easy for medical examiners to pin his death on brain damage. Whether anything could have been done to keep Johnson alive -- in or outside the ring, before or   Read Full Story >>>

Sultan vies for PABA title in Bangkok today
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 23 Oct 2005
Philippine welterweight champ Dondon Sultan takes yet another crucial chance at glory today when he trades leathers with Pan-Asian Boxing Association (PABA) welter titlist Pakphum Chengphonak for the latter's belt in a 12-round rumble in Bangkok, Thailand. In an interview prior to leaving for Tha  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao mum on fight tactics
By Marc Anthony Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 23 Oct 2005
LET’S keep everything a secret this time. This was the request of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao who is gearing up for a rematch with Mexican tormentor Erik Morales early next year. From a billiard joint, Pacquiao joined a group of sportswriters in a Japanese restaurant in Malate wh  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman makes the most out of free time
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 23 Oct 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO is making the most out of the free time in his calendar by engaging in his other passion apart from boxing and cockfighting. Shooting pool remains high on his list of priorities when not in training and on Friday night, he was at his favorite playing area, Rock and Roll (Mabini n  Read Full Story >>>

PacMan to do it in the US
Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 23 Oct 2005
MANILA –Filipino boxing-icon Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao and Mexican Erik “El Terrible” Morales are scheduled to appear before boxing aficionados in four big cities in the United States. Pacquiao said he will leave for the US on Nov. 9 to conduct a weeklong press briefi  Read Full Story >>>

Injured boxer Naranjo arrives in P.I.
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 22 Oct 2005
Ayon Naranjo, the Bukidnon-based fighter who figured in a near-tragic accident in Japan recently, arrived in the country today ready to start a new life out of the squared arena. Naranjo, who arrived with manager Leonil Lazarito in Manila yesterday, had lost on a one-sided six-round unanimous dec  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 22 Oct 2005
The "Fight For Love" charity boxing event intended to raise funds for former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa has ben moved to November 5 at the San Andres Civic and Sports Center in Manila. The San Andres Civic and Sports Center will be unavailable on October 29, the date originally set  Read Full Story >>>

Morales expects to decision Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 22 Oct 2005
HANDLERS of Mexican ring great Erik “El Terrible” Morales does not think he has what it takes to knock out Manny Pacquiao, but are confident the Tijuana fighter will beat the Filipino again on points. Jose “Olivaritos” Morales, Erik’s father and manager, predicted th  Read Full Story >>>

Kudos To Boxing and The Year 2005
By Joseph Carlo Russo,, Sat, 22 Oct 2005
The year 2005 has shown itself to be one of the most appetizingly eventful years that boxing has had in a while. Over the course of the last 12 months kings were dethroned, legends were ended, stakes were claimed, and heirs were crowned. It was a year where some of the most anticipated fights, the m  Read Full Story >>>

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