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Roach plans ‘special’ fight diet for Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
The trainer of Manny Pacquiao has a special diet for Erik Morales.
But it’s something the Mexican may not like because, as Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach puts it, Morales may no longer be able to eat after it’s over.
"It’s a steady diet of (Cleto) Reyes leather (g Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE: MAYOL POISED TO SIGN UP WITH TOP RANK!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
World Boxing Council no. 3 strawweight Rodel Mayol is poised to sign up with promoter Bob Arum's Top Rank, as the Filipino bids to get higher-profile fights in the United States.
In an exclusive interview yesterday, Mayol said that he already received a copy of the promotional contract from Arum, Read Full Story >>>
"THAT WAS NO WEIGH-IN, IT WAS A WEIGHT WATCHERS MEETING!"
15rounds.com, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
HOLLYWOOD, CA (October 29, 2006) -- World-famous FREDDIE ROACH, trainer of MANNY PACQUIAO, couldn't resist commenting on the World Boxing Council-sanctioned 30-day weigh-in Pacquiao and his opponent Erik Morales successfully completed recently. In front of a massive public audience in Mexico City, M Read Full Story >>>
Quick Jabs: Oktober Feast Review
By Alphonso Costello, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
There was an abundance of action this October ranging from calorie counting ‘lightweights’ to boring heavyweight freak shows. Additionally, two undefeated champions ushered in the emergence of the super middleweight division’s ‘golden age.’
On super middleweight Sat Read Full Story >>>
Ask the Champ Email Bag, October 30, 2006
By Jose Antonio Rivera, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
Here we are, another week of my bag and I want to thank the RSR Readers for another week of great questions. I have to vent a little because this boxing game as much as I love it, I have to say that I am starting to hate it. The politics of boxing is ruining our sport, and unfortunately the ones tha Read Full Story >>>
Men of faith and vision
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
FAITH and vision are two powerful instruments in an individual’s life or, in collective terms, the life of a nation.
Our country, for all its shortcomings, has had men—and women—who have demonstrated these wonderful traits many times in the past and have, by their leadership, g Read Full Story >>>
November to be a month to remember for boxing fans
By Santos A. Perez, The Miami Herald, Tue, 31 Oct 2006
Set aside multiple blocks of viewing time. Expand the pay-per-view budget. Make sure your TiVo is programmed for specific channels, dates and hours.
If there is a busy month of boxing, November will more than whet the appetite of the serious or casual fan. Each weekend in November will feature ti Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao picked as huge favorite
A $ 210 bet for Pacman would only win $ 100
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
AS EXPECTED, Manny Pacquiao was installed as the heavy favorite in his Nov. 18 Las Vegas rubber match with Erik “El Terrible” Morales.
Sportsbook.com has put Pacquiao a -210 favorite over Morales, who was placed as a +170 underdog in their scheduled 12-round super-featherweight clash Read Full Story >>>
GORRES MAY GET TITLE SHOT ON DECEMBER 15
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
OPBF super flyweight champion Z “The Dream” Gorres has definitely got a fight lined up for him by Golden Boy Promotions on December 15. But whether it will be a title shot against Fernando Montiel or an interim title fight should Montiel refuse to fight the flashy Filipino southpaw will Read Full Story >>>
PE?ALOSA: PACQUIAO STILL A HUNGRY FIGHTER
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
Former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa says Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao is still “a hungry fighter and wants to be the best for a long time.”
In an interview with Viva Sports/Manila Standard Today, Pe?alosa said Pacquiao is prepared to fight anybody who wants to fi Read Full Story >>>
Salud negotiating for Gesta to fight in the undercard
Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
CEBU’S Mercito “Guerrero” Gesta is optimistic he will fight in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Morales III Grand Finale on Nov. 19 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Gesta said his manager Wakee Salud is negotiating for his opponent in his coming US debut.
The 19-yea Read Full Story >>>
No beauty contest for macho Morales
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
FIVE DAYS after registering 142 pounds, Erik Morales rode the scales and weighed an amazing 137 lb.
This was how Top Rank bossman Bob Arum related the fantastic development to broadcaster Ronnie Nathanielsz last week.
Arum must’ve sounded as though he had discovered a constellation of re Read Full Story >>>
Should he or shouldn't he
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
EMINENT boxing coach Freddie Roach was reported to have said Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will fight Mexico's Erik Morales even if the latter tip the scales, at the final weigh in, at 132 lbs.
Will Manny still be able to inflict damage on Morales even if the latter is almost a kilo over t Read Full Story >>>
Morales taps ‘Magician’ for Pacquiao fight
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 30 Oct 2006
Erik Morales isn’t taking any chances in his 12-round rubber match against Manny Pacquiao at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 18. The Mexican warrior has tapped Argentina’s legendary cutman Miguel Diaz, whom he calls "El Mago" (The Magician), to join his father Jose (Oliva Read Full Story >>>
WBC APPROVES 2007 RP HOSTING OF CONVENTION
By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
The Games and Amusements Board has just notched another glory day for RP boxing. Notably, the recent victories grabbed by our Filipino fighters here and abroad are solid proof of Chairman Eric Buhain's able leadership as the big boss of the country's professional sports agency.
What a good news! Read Full Story >>>
One Shot Away or Morales is History
By Hermie Rivera, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
Erik 'El Terrible' Morales, a hard working-multi-titled-champ gets a final stab at redemption when he takes on Manny ’Pacman‘ Pacquiao to close out their heralded trilogy in Las Vegas, Nevada.
November 18th is when Erik engages Manny in a bid to evade ignominy against a steadfast ri Read Full Story >>>
‘Real’ Viloria to show up in rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
The "real" Brian Viloria will enter the ring to regain the World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight title from Omar Ni?o Romero of Mexico in their 12-round rematch billed as the chief aperitif to the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales main event at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas on Nov. 18.
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Peñalosa, retador de Jhonny
Cetro mundial gallo OMB
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
El filipino Gerry Peñalosa, uno de los mejores gallos del orbe, ha sido propuesto como retador de Jhonny González, para que le dispute el cetro mundial de la división que reconoce la Organización Mundial de Boxeo.
Reginaldo Kuchle, apoderado de Jhonny, informó desde s Read Full Story >>>
Geno’s Boxing Mailbag, October 28, 2006
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
Rabbits are taking over the world! Every morning that I wake up, there they are, in my backyard, and eating my grass. It’s just like that movie: “Night of the Lepus,” where mutated rabbits that are gigantic terrorize a small town. Granted, these rabbits are not terrorizing me, but Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya, Mayweather; Who's Going To Lead The Evolution?
By Gabriel Montoya, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sun, 29 Oct 2006
People always say that boxing is dying. That it’s on its last legs. The UFC is going to overtake it. To paraphrase that old joke about the guy with the dead cat, boxing is on the roof. With pay-per-views that feature mismatches designed to up the excitement factor for a network’s newest, Read Full Story >>>