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Early results from Los Angeles!
By Francisco Salazar,, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
Unbeaten bantamweight Rey Bautista moved to 15-0 with 12 KOs after blitzing Felix Flores (13-6-1, 11 KOs) at 1:12 of round three. The hard-hitting Baustista staggered Flores in round two then finish him off the following round. -------------------------------- Super lightweight Hector Leyva   Read Full Story >>>

Go tell the Marine: Shed no tears for Boom-Boom
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
CHICAGO—At around 8 last night in Orange County, California, the lights went out in Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista’s room. In the solitude, he lay alone with his dreams and aspirations, the desire in his eyes glowing in the dark. On the eve of his young career’s biggest t  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
World Boxing Foundation junior welter king Dindo "Diesel" Casta?ares collides with Japanese Daigoro Yamamoto today in a 10-round non-title rematch at the IMP Hall in Osaka, Japan. This will be a grudge rematch of their first encounter three years ago, before Casta?ares had won the WBF world titl  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
Taking a second fiddle behind the Manny Pacquiao-Hector Velazquez hoopla, Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super-featherweight king Randy "Komong Bato" Suico quitely slipped out of the country last night for Las Vegas, as he takes part in a pay-per-view card exactly one week from now undeneath  Read Full Story >>>

Can Pacquiao carry the weight?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
Manny Pacquiao is expected to beat Hector Velazquez in their scheduled 12-round bout for the World Boxing Council (WBC) International superfeatherweight title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles this morning (Manila time) but the question is: Will he get the job done convincingly? Last March, P  Read Full Story >>>

Confident Pacquiao aims for quick win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, California — There’s been change of strategy in the camp of Manny Pacquiao. Trainer Freddie Roach had initially thought about telling Pacquiao not to rush things when the bell sounds signaling the start of his scheduled 12-round super-featherweight scuffle against Hector Vel  Read Full Story >>>

To beat foe, Pinoy must go in for kill
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES–There’s no other way for Manny Pacquiao to cut this fight short but to attack. "First thing to do? Attack. It’s in his blood," said Freddie Roach on the eve of the fight at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. "I hope we can get that jab out there right a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao future staked vs Mexican
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES – At least on this day, expect millions of Filipinos, those here in the US and those back home, to rally behind just one man: Manny Pacquiao. The boxer from Mindanao will climb the ring against Mexico’s Hector Velazquez at the fabulous Staples Center here Saturday evening  Read Full Story >>>

Roach has no qualms with ref
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — When trainer Freddie Roach was told that Lou Moret had been assigned to referee Manny Pacquiao’s 12-round encounter with Hector Velazquez, the Hollywood-based corner man just shrugged and made it clear he’s got no problem with the choice of referee. "Lou’s  Read Full Story >>>

American referee fair, seasoned
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Though his name may sound new, American referee Lou Moret is no newcomer. So, expect the 60-year-old Moret to be in full, total control when Manny Pacquiao and Hector Velazquez square off Saturday evening at the Staples Center. Moret has officiated a total of 112 title fi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Morales share ring today in ‘prelude’ to rematch
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
WHAT should be a prelude to the anticipated Pacquiao-Morales rematch comes off the wraps as boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales fight separate opponents in the “Double Trouble” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Standing in the way of the January rematch   Read Full Story >>>

GMA wishes Pacquiao well on his fight in Los Angeles
The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
President Arroyo yesterday joined the throng of well-wishers to super featherweight contender Manny Pacquiao in his 12-round non-title bout with Mexican brawler Hector Velazquez at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California today. In an official press statement, the President said she would b  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao battles Velasquez today

By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
FILIPINO boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, aiming for a multimillion-dollar rematch with Erik Morales, faces Mexican Hector Velasquez today in a 12-round battle for the vacant World Boxing Council International super featherweight title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Morales himself will be  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao the fighter must emerge against Velazquez
The Manila Times, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao will have to be a fighter, not a brawler, when he steps into the ring to face Hector Velazquez Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Staples Center, with a rematch against Mexican great Erik Morales in January practically at stake. Pacquiao loves to use his  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Morales see rematch soon
The Daily Tribune, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
A win by both Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales could raise the stakes a bit more when they look towards a possible rematch on Jan. 21 next year. Or it could foul up both the fighters' plans. It's definitely not a walk in the park as the Filipino and the Mexican fighters headline the “Doub  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Velazquez war on Filipino pug out to regain pride
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao steps back into the ring today in a bid to regain some lost pride and glory and cement his place back to the world boxing stage. In order to do that, the 26-year-old Pacquiao must hurdle what has become his biggest stumbling block in Hector Velazquez, a vetera  Read Full Story >>>

Gen-San pugs root for Manny
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY- The head of the amateur boxing group here said that ring idol Manny Pacquiao would be able to demolish Hector Velasquez during their fight in Los Angeles, California today. Rey Golingan, local chair of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines-Gensan chapter, said tha  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao heavily favored
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
GENERAL Santos City boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is heavily favored when he goes up against World Boxing Council No. 10 ranked Mexican super featherweight boxer Hector Velasquez on September 10 (Sunday, September 11 Manila time) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California. Pacquiao, who totes   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao focused on goal
By Carlos Arias,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Gary Shaw said he felt like a college football coach who had landed the top recruit in the nation when he signed boxer Manny Pacquiao to a promotional contract a few months ago. "He's a blue-chip prospect," said Shaw, who also promotes Winky Wright, Diego Corrales and Jeff Lacy. Pacquiao's box  Read Full Story >>>

Arroyo to Pacquiao: RP behind you
By Christine Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday said she and the nation were praying for the victory of boxer Manny Pacquiao, who returns to the boxing ring on Sunday to fight Hector Velasquez in the United States. “You are the inspiration of our youth and a good example of the skillfulness p  Read Full Story >>>

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