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Mayweather: "De La Hoya, Mosley Must Fight Me"
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
In about two weeks, November 4, Floyd Mayweather, Jr. will meet WBC welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir in Las Vegas, Nevada. He spoke with The Sunday Times , regarding potential opponents Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley.
Mayweather and De La Hoya are still going back and forth Read Full Story >>>
PE?ALOSA IN STUNNING KO WIN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
Former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa scored a stunning ninth round knockout victory over WBO No. 1 Mauricio Martinez of Panama at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas that set him in line for a world title shot.
The 34 year old southpaw who came out of retirement after losing a Read Full Story >>>
GORRES, BANAL TOP INDON FOES!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
In contrasting yet impressive fashions, both Z "The Dream" Gorres and Alex John 'Bazooka' Banal hurdled their respective Indonesian foes moments ago at the super jampacked Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
Banal showed his ring brilliance, outboxing and out-foxing the very durable and str Read Full Story >>>
Pe?alosa faces acid test in crucial US bout today
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
THE cancellation of Juan Marquez vs. Jimrex Jaca fight gave ex-World Boxing Council super flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa a chance to crack into the rich US boxing circuit and a possible hunt for another title as he faces former world champion Mauricio Martinez today in El Paso, Texas.
Four fi Read Full Story >>>
Business of Boxing
By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
Local boxing was jarred by the news that Boy Cantada, the producer of the weekly boxing program "Fistorama," was quitting the pro scene for good, and was switching to amateur boxing instead. Based on the reports of Quinito Henson (Philippine Star - Oct 20) and Ronnie Nathanielsz (www.philboxing.com Read Full Story >>>
Jaca’s Loss is Escalante’s Gain This Weekend
By Tony Rothman, MaxBoxing.com, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
Earlier this year, 21 year old super bantamweight Antonio Escalante - with only eleven professional bouts under his belt - took a winter trip from his warm weather home of El Paso to the coldest of winter destinations, Cicero, Illinois, to face the hometown favorite, Jose Hernandez. On this frigid J Read Full Story >>>
Morales 142, Pacquiao 135
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
In a bid to stop his detractors, Mexican icon Erik Morales stepped on the scales yesterday in Mexico City and easily hurdled the mandated 30-day weigh-in as he prepares for his biggest battle against Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao Nov. 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.
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Morales still overweight for duel with Pacman
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
Can he really make the weight?
While he felt "unbelievably strong" after weighing in at 142 lbs. in Mexico City, Erik Morales’ chances of making the 130-lb. limit for his November 18 battle with Manny Pacquiao has remained in question.
As mandated by the World Boxing Council, the three Read Full Story >>>
Morales barely makes weight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
JUST HOW much did Erik Morales weigh when he reported for a seven-week weight reduction and physical conditioning program at the Velocity Sports Performance in Los Angeles?
Nicknamed "El Terrible," Morales, who faces Manny Pacquiao in a rubber match on Nov. 18 in Las Vegas, yesterday tipped in a Read Full Story >>>
Erik "Terrible" Morales ya Gano El Primer Round
By JJ Ascencio, Box-Latino.com, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
?rik "Terrible" Morales Elvira, el tres veces monarca del Consejo Mundial de Boxeo, cumpli? esta tarde con el requisito de subirse a una b?scula 30 d?as antes de su combate, que tiene programado a 12 episodios contra Read Full Story >>>
Morales' father: Erik will win by KO
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
While the celebrated American trainer Freddie Roach predicts an easy knockout victory for Manny Pacquiao, legendary ring tactician Jose Morales, the father of Erik, thinks otherwise.
The older Morales yesterday expressed confidence his son will prevail over Pacquiao and that they will win most p Read Full Story >>>
We will win: Morales Sr.
Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 22 Oct 2006
ERIK Morales’ father and trainer, Jose, is confident his son will win his third fight against Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 19 (RP time) in Las Vegas.
“We are definitely going to win—maybe even by knockout,” Jose Morales said in fightnews.com’s report Read Full Story >>>
CANTADA'S LETTER TO GAB
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
Here's the letter sent to Games and Amusement Board (GAB) chair Eric Buhain by boxing promoter Edgardo 'Boy' Cantada, and for the benefit of our readers, Philboxing.com is reprinting it here with permission from Mr. Cantada himself:
I am writing this letter in strong protest to the arbitrary incr Read Full Story >>>
Pe?alosa Faces Martinez in Crucial Match
By Winchell Campos, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
EL PASO, Texas--After being promised a title shot if he gets past tough contender Mauricio Martinez of Panama, “The New” Gerry Pe?alosa of the Philippines promises to give his all and score an impressive win at the Don Haskins Center here.
In a bid to win another world championship b Read Full Story >>>
Martinez is One Serious Tough Fight for Gerry
By Ron Galarpe, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
Gerry Pe?alosa of the Philippines and Mauricio Martinez of Panama have one common denominator in their careers and that is against former WBO bantamweight titlist Ratanachai Sor Vorapin of Thailand. Pe?alosa won o Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT FANS CHANCE TO JUDGE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
Fight fans will have a chance to judge for themselves whether the decision in the battle between Indonesia's No. 1 minimum weight Sofyan Efendi and veteran Steve Dimaisip, a late replacement for Jun Arlos was a bum decision or a fair one. The fiight was staged before a huge crowd in Trece Martires C Read Full Story >>>
'War in the Ring' tonight in Mandaue: Gorres, Banal in crucial fights
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
ALA ring stars Z "The Dream" Gorres and AJ "Bazooka" Banal hope to hurdle the tough tasks when they collide against separate Indonesian foes in the co-feature of the explosive "War in the Ring" card starting this 7:00 p.m. at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex.
Gorres (24-1-1, 12KOs) w Read Full Story >>>
Gorres, Banal risk careers in non-title fight against Indonesian pugs
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
ALA Boys Z “The Dream” Gorres and AJ “Bazooka” Banal will put at stake their reputations and promising careers against hungry Indonesian visitors tonight at the Mandaue City Sports Complex.
Gorres will face Sony Manakane for a non-title 10-round fight, while Banal is set Read Full Story >>>
PE?ALOSA IN MUST WIN FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
Former world super flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa is in a must-win fight against former WBO bantamweight champion and current No.1 Mauricio "Cry Baby" Martinez on Sunday, Manila Time, at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas.
Eric Gomez, vice president and international matchmaker of Golde Read Full Story >>>
Jaca’s bad luck creates opportunity for undercard fighters
By Shawn Krest, TigerBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Oct 2006
A credit card advertising campaign claims that “Visa is everywhere you want to be.” Try telling that to Jimrex Jaca. The featherweight contender wants to be in El Paso this weekend for an HBO Pay Per View headline bout against Juan Manuel Marquez. His trip, and the fight, were canceled w Read Full Story >>>