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WBC' Sulaiman Shows Respect For Luisito Espinosa
By Rey Danseco,, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
THE World Boxing Council (WBC) has voiced their intention of assigning 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 and addressed to this writer as a response to inquir  Read Full Story >>>

‘Champion’s welcome’ awaits Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 14 Sep 2005

A TICKER-TAPE parade awaits Manny Pacquiao when he returns Thursday from Los Angeles, site of his recent victory over Mexican slugger Hector Velazquez. Manila Mayor Lito Atienza has prepared a "champion’s welcome" for the 26-  
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Nation to fete returning hero
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao will come home to a hero’s welcome as he arrives tomorrow before a throng of adoring fans expected to greet the ring gladiator from General Santos City. Pacquiao, back on the world boxing stage after knocking out Hector Velazquez of Mexico in the sixth ro  Read Full Story >>>

Arroyo should've declared a holiday
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
SO WHAT DO YOU SAY IS THE BIGGEST weapon this government could wield against those working to put it down? Definitely not the ever-soaring oil prices. Not the chaos and corruption in the overall system. Not the choking pollution and rampant criminality. Not Juetenggate and the exiled mem  Read Full Story >>>

A taste of harmony
By Dan Mariano, The Manila Times, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
FOR several hours last Sunday dri?ving on the Manila North Road from the Agoo-Baguio Highway in La Union all the way to North Luzon Expressway felt like a motorist’s dream come true. Traffic was light, extremely light. Hardly any buses were stopping willy-nilly to load and unload passenger  Read Full Story >>>

Even experts make mistakes
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
TOO BAD MIKE Pangilinan's budding career as a self-styled seer and boxing analyst got busted. Correction: Delete the words "too bad," since the entire Filipino nation is happy that his prediction didn't come true. The prophet of doom had picked Hector Velasquez to win over our very own Manny Pacquia  Read Full Story >>>

Manny vows to do away with liquor
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
AFTER punching his way to victory atop the ring just days back, Manny Pacquiao vows to win another battle off the ring: do away with liquor. Pacquiao made the vow in a television interview with ABS-CBN Monday night, two days after stopping Hector Velazquez of Mexico in the 6th round to win the W  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sees futureinside fortune cookie
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — There maybe some truth to what is written inside a fortune cookie. Back in Nov. 2003 in San Antonio, Texas, where Manny Pacquiao put on a memorable showing against Marco Antonio Barrera, the Filipino fighter revealed that a few days before dealing the Mexican the worst beati  Read Full Story >>>

First Gent: Manny’s win a unifying factor
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES–First Gentleman Mike Arroyo has lauded Manny Pacquiao for his resounding victory, which could well serve as a unifying factor for all Filipinos. "What he did was for the Philippines. Whatever he did there, we’re proud of him. He’s very courageous," said the First Ge  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fan dies after watching idol’s boxing match
By Job B. Belen, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 14 Sep 2005
TIWI, ALBAY—AN AVID FAN OF boxing idol Manny Pacquiao was knocked down by high blood pressure during the first round of Pacquiao’s fight against Mexican Hector Velasquez on Sunday (Manila time). Dr. Bernardo Corral, 73, director of the St. Claire Medical Hospital in this town, died at  Read Full Story >>>

By Manny Piñol,, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
The stunning victories of Manny Pacquiao and two other Filipino boxers Saturday night in Los Angeles, California could serve as a fair warning to boxing impresarios in the US that the Mexican domination of the American boxing scene is about to come to an end. For so many years, Mexican fighters h  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista should start getting used to celebrity life this early. The WBO Asia Pacific bantam champ may be a destructive genius inside the ring, but he has yet to find an antidote to parry a surfeit of invitations who have been beating each other this early to his door--even befo  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
Former World Boxing Council superfly king Gerry Penalosa's returns to action after almost a year of inactivity has been moved to October 15 from its original October 1 playdate. Penalosa, who recently visited Cebu to serve as sparmate to Japanese Daisuke Naito at the ALA Gym, has confirmed that   Read Full Story >>>

Day of National Pride
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
WE JUST had a triple crown affair. But oops no, it didn’t happen at the racetracks, fellas. That’s for the likes of our “Silver Story” and, yes, America’s “Affirmed.” If you want some more of horseracing stuff, ask Edwin Villanueva, our resident expert on  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria packing star power
By Dayton Morinaga, The Honolulu Advertiser, Tue, 13 Sep 2005

As a newly crowned world champion, Brian Viloria has a world of options. Celebrate in Hawai'i or the Philippines? Fight next at 108 or 112 pounds? Defend his title in Los Angeles or Honolulu? "It's the kind of situation you lo  
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Explosion in LA
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Sep 2005

LOS ANGELES — Fill in the blank. ____________________ knocked out his opponent in the boxing extravaganza held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last Sept.10, 2005. (A) Rey "Boom-Boom" Bautista (B) Bria  
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Left his heart in Candijay but LA is Rey’s lady
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
CHICAGO – Rey Bautista weighs only 118 pounds as a bantamweight, but with the smoldering hype and increased expectations that he carry, “Boom-Boom” felt as though he was a bloated 200-pounder when fought the other day in Los Angeles, California. It was Rey’s first real te  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista bout nearly scrapped
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
Now it can be told. Bohol bantamweight sensation Rey (Boom Boom) Bautista almost didn’t fight in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Hector Velazquez and Eric Morales-Zahir Raheem double mainer at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila). At the weigh-  Read Full Story >>>

Brian Viloria - The Hawaiian Punch Finally Realizes Potential
By Curtis McCormick,, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
After toiling for over four years as a professional, Brian Viloria finally got a world title opportunity and the “Hawaiian Punch” didn’t let the moment go to waste. The 2000 US Olympian was in with the much more experienced WBC Super Flyweight Champion Eric Ortiz but Viloria never   Read Full Story >>>

Editorial: Victory times three
By Editorial, Sun.Star Manila, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
IT WAS a glorious day for Philippine boxing last Sunday after three Filipino boxers outfought their respective foes in Los Angeles. Even if temporarily, the country's spirits was buoyed by the triple victories. World boxing super feather-weight champion Emmanuel "Pacman" Pacquiao, Filipino-Ameri  Read Full Story >>>

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