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Joe Frazier on "Beyond the Glory"
EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
15.09.05 - FSN’s one-hour documentary series BEYOND THE GLORY continues with a new episode profiling heavyweight boxing sensation Joe Frazier. In this episode, BTG explores the inspiring life of a young farm boy from South Carolina who overcame his greatest challenges to become one of the worl Read Full Story >>>
Hawaiian Punch, Indeed!!
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
It was supposed to be a struggle for Brian Viloria to wrest the WBC junior flyweight title from Eric Ortiz this past Saturday night. Instead, with one blistering right hand, he would starch Ortiz at the end of round one tocapture his first world title and electrify the fans inside Los Angeles' Stapl Read Full Story >>>
Aldeguer’s problem: Rey flooded with offers
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
If getting numerous fight offers and having countless followers are gauges to stardom, then Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista should be a superstar.
After his widely-publicized win Sunday at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, various groups and individuals have come out offering to stage the Read Full Story >>>
Another RP pug climbs the ring
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
RANDY Suico of the Philippines steps into the ring on September 23 against Javier Jauregui of Mexico, hoping for a victory and sustaining the fiery run of Filipino boxers abroad.
Suico, a hard-hitting puncher from Cebu, faces Jauregui in a 10-round lightweight battle at the USC's Lyon Center in Read Full Story >>>
WBC chief advises ex-world champion Espinosa to retire
By Rey Danseco, The Manila Times, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
THE World Boxing Council intends to assign the title of WBC Ambassador to former WBC featherweight champion Luisito Espinosa. However, WBC president Jose Sulaiman advised him to retire.
In a letter dated September 12 addressed to this writer as a response to inquiries, Sulaiman revealed his high Read Full Story >>>
Filipinos embrace boxing
By Mark-Alexander Pieper, Pacific Daily News, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
For Jarvis Ladrido, he had no choice but to get into boxing.
His seven uncles boxed -- three of them earning world rankings in the 1970s -- and whenever he would return "home" to Iloilo City in the Philippines for summers and Christmas v Read Full Story >>>
Finkel: Manny to train 6-8 weeks for Morales
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
Manny Pacquiao must be in the best shape of his life to beat Erik Morales in their Las Vegas grudge rematch on Jan. 21.
That’s the word from Pacquiao’s manager Shelly Finkel who told The STAR yesterday "Morales will be up for the rematch to prove he is still great" and the Filipino s Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s performance one of his best – Pi?ol
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
IF all Manny Pacquiao supporters want to hear buoyant views on their idol’s chances against Mexican star Erik Morales early next year, then they have to listen to boxing man Manny Pi?ol.
Pi?ol, the incumbent governor of North Cotabato, believes that Pacquiao has all the tools to bring to Read Full Story >>>
Roach rates Pacman’s win a ‘7’
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — It was back to the Wild Card Boxing Club for Freddie Roach on Monday and the revered cornerman spoke for the first time about what he thought of Manny Pacquiao’s recent fight.
Roach did not mince any words when asked about his impression on Pacquiao’s sixth-round Read Full Story >>>
Pointers for Pacquiao
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
AMID all the hoopla attending Manny Pacquiao's victory in Los Angeles last Sunday--not to mention the similarly sensational knockout wins of Filipinos Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista and Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria--I suddenly remembered the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
Ali lighting the Olympic Flame.
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Pacquiao return is delayed
The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
MANILA CITY Hall has stepped up preparations for a “champion’s welcome” for Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on Friday even as Mayor Lito Atienza ordered organizers to take advantage of the one-day delay of Pacquiao’s flight back to Manila.
Pacquiao, who was initially Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao arrival reset tomorrow
By Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, Thu, 15 Sep 2005
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza said yesterday they would step up preparations for a "champion’s welcome" for Manny Pacquiao tomorrow after the people’s champion postponed his arrival from Los Angeles for a day.
Atienza said reception for the 26-year-old boxing includes a city-wide motorca Read Full Story >>>
HEROES' WELCOME AWAIT PACQUIAO, BAUTISTA
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
Filipino pound-for-pound icon Manny Pacquiao will return from battle today, and will be accorded a red-carpet reception befitting a warrior who is coming home after a monumental victory.
Pacquiao, together with his team, planes in today at 5:30 AM on board a PAL flight.
From the airport, Pac Read Full Story >>>
“Red carpet” awaits Boom Boom tom’row
By Manny P. Bautista, The Bohol Chronicle, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
After a rousing debut in the US mainland last Sunday, reigning World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantamweight champ Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista will arrive here tomorrow amids a hero’s welcome from his fellow Boholano fight fans.
The 20-year-old world boxing prospect who hail Read Full Story >>>
DOUBLE STRUGGLE, TRIPLE FEAT
By Dan Dan A. Bantugan, The Bohol Chronicle, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
Pardon us if we succumbed into the fancy of highlighting Manny Pacquiao and Rey Bautista only in last Sunday’s fight as little was known that Bryan Villoria will also fight parading the national colors.
So we wrote last Sunday that it was a double struggle for both the Pacman and Boom Boom Read Full Story >>>
"THE PINOY" ON "DOUBLE TROUBLE" & NOTES!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
PACQUIAO DID WHAT HE HAD TO DO
After an unexpected slow start, there was Manny Pacquiao circling and trying to find the proper range against an awkward and frankly cheating Hector Velazquez. The first mirrored much of Pacquiao’s ugly draw against Agapito Sanchez back in 2001, where Sanch Read Full Story >>>
BOXING REMAINS PREDICTABLY UNPREDICATBLE
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
OLYMPIC PEDIGREE STILL MATTERS!
The Liberty Bell gave a shout out on Saturday night when Philadelphia’s Zahir Raheem (27-1, 16 KO’s) upset the big money apple cart of the sport with his win over Mexican great Erik Morales (48-3, 34 KO’s). I mention the Liberty Bell because R Read Full Story >>>
The Time Tunnel: Muhammad Ali - Shades of Greatness
By Kevin Kincade, EastSideBoxing.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
09.14.05 – By Kevin Kincade: I don’t know how many times I started to write this piece only to rip it to shreds and start over again. It seems no matter what words I put to paper, nothing comes remotely close to adequately portraying one of, if not “The Greatest of All Time” Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales – A Storied Career Winding Down
By Matthew Hurley, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
Unfortunately for Zahir Raheem, despite the best performance of his career, his was not the top story in his upset victory over Erik Morales. Even though many gave the flashy speedster a legitimate shot in Erik’s first foray into the lightweight division, his victory was overshadowed by the fa Read Full Story >>>
Suico vs. Jauregui Bout Moved to Sep. 23 as Telefutura's Main Event
FightNews.com, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
Ah, fall. The leaves are starting to turn color, children are back at school, and thoughts turn to the upcoming holidays. Yet while most people also associate the season with dropping temperatures, the heat is only going to get turned up on Friday, September 23, when Golden Boy Promotions kicks off Read Full Story >>>