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Salud bares plans for Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Oct 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO’S bid to exact vengeance on Erik Morales seems to have become the obsession of Wakee Salud, his longtime associate and the manager of Pacquiao’s brother-boxer, Bobby.
This early, Salud has already lined up a battery of sparring partners for Pacquiao once he sets up tr Read Full Story >>>
Now’s the time to say thank you to Espinosa
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Oct 2005
CAUTION is the key as Manny Pacquiao weighs the offer from former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa to work as his sparmate.
First question first: Can Luisito survive the bombs Pacquiao will unleash with abandon in trying to load up for his revenge fight against Mexican ring great Erik Mor Read Full Story >>>
Fight card set to benefit Espinosa
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Oct 2005
Former two-time world champion Luisito Espinosa is expected to return this month to grace a benefit boxing event set on Oct. 29 at the San Andres Civic and Sports Center in Manila.
Dubbed as "Fight for Love," the 70-round card hopes to raise funds for Espinosa’s legal battle to collect hi Read Full Story >>>
"And in the Red Corner the defending champion from China…."
By Epifanio M. Almeda, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
Note: PhilBoxing.com would like to welcome veteran writer and boxing judge Epifanio M. Almeda to the PhilBoxing team.
These are the words boxing fans around the world will have to get used to hearing often from ring announcers in fight arenas.?Boasting a population of 1 of every 5 living o Read Full Story >>>
By Manny Piñol, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
I am sure there will be no motorcade or grand welcoming party when Luisito Espinosa comes home from America this month to be present at the October 29 benefit boxing event at the San Andres Civic and Sports Center in Manila.
The boxing event, called “Fight for Love,” is intended to ra Read Full Story >>>
The Best Division In Boxing
By Joseph Carlo Russo, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
There are many divisions in boxing that include fighters who have skill, speed, power, promise, youth, or marketing potential. These attributes are fantastic when manifested in great fighters. But, there is only one division in boxing that exhibits a balanced formula of these variables, which create Read Full Story >>>
Manny at ringside inspires Bobby
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
LAS VEGAS — As he escorted his brother to the ring, it was obvious that Manny Pacquiao was as tense as his younger brother Bobby who was actually there for the biggest fight of his career October 8th at the Thomas & Mack Center.
"Okay lang sana kung ako ang lalaban. Mas gusto ko pa ‘ Read Full Story >>>
Hermie sings new tune
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
Boxing scholar Hermie Rivera said yesterday he has kissed and made up with three-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao over a misunderstanding about a fight prediction he made three years ago.
Hermie, of course, meant no offense in choosing Marco Antonio Barrera to beat Manny in their epic d Read Full Story >>>
A Shaken Up Bakers Dozen
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
A lot has changed since I did my last pound-for-pound list back several months ago. Long time staples like Bernard Hopkins, Erik Morales and Kostya Tszyu all suffered losses, while Diego Corrales just recently got stopped.
This latest 'Bakers Dozen' - my personal list of the best 13 fighters in t Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag October 17, 2005
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 18 Oct 2005
In this weeks mailbag we have a comment on the Mark Medal story, questions regarding the career of Roy Jones, JR., and someone wanting to hear my prediction on Morales-Pacquiao II (among other things), with another fan sounding completely sold on the weight issue factoring in on the Corrales Vs Cast Read Full Story >>>
PHILIPPINES INTENT ON HOSTING WBC WORLD CONVENTION IN 2007
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
CHAIRMAN BUHAIN: THE PHILIPPINES AS POSSIBLE VENUE OF WORLD BOXING COUNCIL 2007 WORLD CONVENTION
The Philippines' pride and former swimming sensation and former olympian Eric R.Buhain, who is now Chairman of the Games and Amusements Board is determined to win the bid for hosting for the first t Read Full Story >>>
BUHAIN MOVES TO HOST 2007 WBC CONVENTION
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain, fresh from his recent trip to the World Boxing Council Annual World Convention in Spain, has announced his intention for the Philippines to host this prestigious annual conclave.
"The Philippines is regarded as one of the oldest pillars of the WBC Read Full Story >>>
Boom Boom to face Tanzanian
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
REY BAUTISTA, the teenager from Bohol who captivated the entire nation with an explosive performance on the same ring Manny Pacquiao capped a glorious day of memorable wins by Filipino fighters, will return to action on Nov. 19 in Tagbilaran, Bohol.
Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim is spearh Read Full Story >>>
Viloria prefers not to fight Rubillar
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria said yesterday he would rather not fight No. 1 contender Juanito Rubillar, a fellow Filipino, but if the defense is mandated, he has no choice.
During the WBC annual convention in Spain two weeks ago, president Jose Sulaiman ordere Read Full Story >>>
Brosas' Chinese opponent's name corrected
PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
Due to a language barrier, top Filipino boxing patron Gabriel “Bebot” Elorde Jr. unintentionally revealed a wrong Chinese name of Carlito Brosas’ foe for the vacant World Boxing Empire (WBE) Asia Pacific welterweight title on October 29 at the Mandaluyong Sports Complex in Metro Ma Read Full Story >>>
Nietes suffers injury, to sit out Oct. 29 fight
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 17 Oct 2005
WHAT was supposed to be routine sparring turned into a nightmare for ALA Boy Donnie “Ahas” Nietes as he suffered a cut, forcing him to back out of the Fight For Fame promotion on Oct. 29 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
In an unfortunate accident, Nietes got hit on hi Read Full Story >>>
Manny’s TV show soon
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 Oct 2005
Manny Pacquiao will host his own TV show starting Nov. 11 and it promises to be a knockout.
Last Friday night, Manny was at the launch of the program called "Manny Pacquiao Sports Idol" and talked about what to expect from the first season of 13 episodes.
The launch was held at the jampacked Read Full Story >>>
Salim loses to Mexican WBC Youth champ
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Oct 2005
Filipino Reman Salim failed in his bid to win the World Boxing Council Youth superbantam title when he was knocked out by Mexican titleholder Miguel "Mickey Mouse" Roman in the fourth round at the El Poliforo in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.
The end came at the 2:59 of the fourth round, said Salim's m Read Full Story >>>
Fuentes to replace Nietes on Oct. 29
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 15 Oct 2005
An explosive match-up will be replaced with a bout that promises more fireworks after ALA boy Donnie ?Ahas? Nietes suffered a big cut on his right eyelid following a wayward elbow during a sparring session with stablemate Along Denoy at the ALA Gym last Tuesday afternoon, forcing organizers to repla Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to earn $2M vs Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 15 Oct 2005
ON JAN. 21, Manny Pacquiao, the former obscure fighter from Gen. Santos City, stands to become the richest Filipino athlete of all time, although many believe he already is.
Already awash with cash after his last non-title bout against Hector Velasquez and his other bouts with Antonio Barrera and Read Full Story >>>