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Exclusive Interview: Robbie Peden
By Darren Nichols, BoxingTalk.com, Fri, 20 May 2005
Having just arrived back to the States after stopping Nate Campbell last February in the land Down Under, the newly crowed IBF 130-pound champ Robbie Peden is looking for the big fights. With nine years experience as a professional fighter, “The Bomber” feels he has more tha Read Full Story >>>
FRIDAY'S COLUMN A MIXED BAG OF TRICKS!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Fri, 20 May 2005
MURAD'S PRESS AGENT: One of Murad Muhammad's minions caught the attention of a prominent website with an email he sent everywhere. He claims Manny Pacquiao's not fighting this year unless it is for embattled promoter Muhammad. Nothing could be further from the truth. If Manny can get medically clear Read Full Story >>>
Confident Jaca hopes to stay on hot comeback trail
By Ariel Arthur A. Sagoinit, The Freeman, Fri, 20 May 2005
Cebu-honed fighter Jimrex Jaca of RWS Stable hopes to stay on a hot comeback trail since he lost his Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super bantamweight title when he battles former Japanese super featherweight champion Kinji Amano on May 24 at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, Japan.
Jaca, who spo Read Full Story >>>
Murad gets injunction against Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 20 May 2005
RING Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao won't be fighting this year in the United States for any promoter other than Murad Muhammad.
Just hours after Pacquiao announced that his estranged promoter "remains fired," a representative of the American promoter revealed that Muhammad has al Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s next fight may be with taxman
By Isagani Palma, The Manila Times, Fri, 20 May 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The Bureau of Internal Revenue District Office here summoned world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to explain why he had failed to declare his income from 42 fights since 1995 and from his product endorsements.
Assistant Revenue District Officer Noel Gonzales refused to divul Read Full Story >>>
Jorge Rodrigo Barrios: “La Hiena” is Now Golden and Ready to Make His Mark
By Sergio Martinez, SaddoBoxing.com, Fri, 20 May 2005
“All Golden Boy has to do is put them in line, and I’ll knock them out.”-Jorge Rodrigo Barrios.
After taking the WBO super featherweight title from “Mighty” Mike Anchondo via fourth round stoppage on an ESPN 2 Friday Night Fights televised card, on April 8, 2005, las Read Full Story >>>
Peden says no Pacquiao deal yet
By Paul Upham, SecondsOut.com, Thu, 19 May 2005
IBF junior lightweight world champion Robbie "Bomber" Peden has denied Internet reports that it is a done deal that he will be facing Filipino great Manny Pacquiao in September. But he hasn't ruled out the fight either.
"I want big fights now," Peden told SecondsOut on Thursday. "I want Erik Mor Read Full Story >>>
Manny’s next foe nearly killed
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 19 May 2005
When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring to face International Boxing Federation (IBF) superfeatherweight champion Robbie Peden in September, he’ll be up against a two-time Australian Olympian who was nearly killed by a burglar in a Brisbane attack six years ago.
Peden, 31, suffered multipl Read Full Story >>>
Q&A: Freddie Roach!
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, Thu, 19 May 2005
"It's good to be busy," says top trainer Freddie Roach. Roach, who runs the popular Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California, has worked with many of the fight game's top stars including Mike Tyson, James Toney and Manny Pacquiao. He will be training Lucia Rijker for her July 30 "Million Dollar Lady" Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Murad not my promoter
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 19 May 2005
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao yesterday informed the media that his estranged American promoter Murad Muhammad remains fired and therefore not authorized to promote his next bout.
Pacquiao's public disclosure came after it was found out that Muhammad has been "claiming to other people" that Read Full Story >>>
PINOY'S "POUND FOR POUND" TOP "TEN" & MAS!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Thu, 19 May 2005
"THE PINOY" LAYS OUT THE TEN BEST FIGHTING TODAY!
By Jason Aniel- With Winky Wright's perfect fight against Felix Trinidad a thing of the past, the boxing world will flat line until World jr. welterweight champion Koysta Tsyzu tangles with British superstar Ricky Hatton. Therefore today we've dec Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao slated to fight Aussie
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 18 May 2005
Manny Pacquiao is set to square off with Australian Robbie "Bomber" Peden in September in the US.
Pacquiao’s chief trainer Freddie Roach told the fightnews.com editor-in-chief Karl Freitag that Pacquiao, who lost to Erik Morales last March in Las Vegas, will go after Peden’s Internat Read Full Story >>>
Roach says Pacquiao to fight Peden in Sept.
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 18 May 2005
Filipino ring icon Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao may next challenge reigning International Boxing Federation super featherweight champion Robbie “Bomber” Peden of Australia in a 12-round title bout this September at a still undetermined venue.
American trainer Freddie Roach Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fights champ Peden in September
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 18 May 2005
RING Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao shoots for the International Boxing Federation junior lightweight crown when he fights champion Robbie "Bomber" Peden of Australia in September, two months ahead of his much-awaited rematch with Erik Morales.
Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach, in an Read Full Story >>>
Globalization of Boxing
By Tom Donelson, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 18 May 2005
Joe Calzaghe is the world recognized best Super Middleweight fighter and he is from England. One of the Heavyweight division's leading contenders is a Nigerian fighter named Samuel Peters and Mexican fighters dominate many of the lower weight divisions. Boxing is an international sport and the Junio Read Full Story >>>
EL GRAN COMBATE: Bautista, Bolanos to settle unfinished business
The Freeman, Wed, 18 May 2005
The fight that never was in Las Vegas between reigning WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion, Rey ‘Boom-Boom’ Bautista, and trial-horse Gilberto Bolanos of Mexico was actually slated last April 8 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino under the promotion of Guilty Boxing.
It was the main supp Read Full Story >>>
Bautista-Bolanos stokes Mexican -rivalry
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, Wed, 18 May 2005
The fight that didn't happen in Las Vegas between WBO Asia-Pacific bantamweight champion, Rey 'Boom-Boom' Bautista and trial-horse Gilberto Bolanos of Mexico was actually slated last April 8, 2005 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino under the promotion of GUILTY BOXING.
Penciled as the main supporti Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao tells Muhammad: "You're still fired!"
SecondsOut.com, Tue, 17 May 2005
Philippine power-puncher Manny Pacquiao will return to action this summer before, according to whispers, taking on Erik Morales in a rematch in December.
However, Pac-Man has some backroom issues to take care of. He is currently preparing litigation against former promoter Murad Muhammad, who he Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao alleges fraud!
FightNews.com, Tue, 17 May 2005
Manny Pacquiao has sent a letter to promoter Murad Muhammad requesting that M&M Sports stop claiming to be his promoter. In a letter released to the press, Pacquiao claims that Muhammad and M&M Sports participated in a fraud against him by leaving him with missing funds and a huge tax bill. Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
One on One with Bob Arum
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Tue, 17 May 2005
GL: Team Diego Corrales is very interested in making a fight with Erik Morales. Do you see the fight on the horizon for Morales? "No. What's on the horizon for Erik is, we're looking at the possibility at a Manny Pacquiao fight or maybe another one with Barrera. Morales would b Read Full Story >>>