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Barrera-Morales showdown not in Arum's vision
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Tue, 19 Apr 2005
The first bout between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales was the 2000 Fight of the Year. The third was the 2004 Fight of the Year. But if Top Rank chairman Bob Arum is serious, the only time Barrera and Morales will be nose-to-nose in a boxing ring any time soon will be when they appear tog  Read Full Story >>>

Is Freddie Roach also to blame for the Manny Pacquiao Loss?
By Ron Galarpe,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
I do not like to sound as if I am still bitter behind the loss Manny Pacquiao suffered at the hands of Erik Morales, but even though that fight has been 4 weeks old now, I believe it is still a good exercise to determine what really were the factors that affected Pacquiao's performance. In the Phili  Read Full Story >>>

Wilbur's Boxing Notes
By Brian Wilbur,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
It's funny how boxing works sometimes. For months I have been claiming that the super featherweight division is red hot. Well, now it appears that no one is going to fight each other. Manny Pacquiao wants to fight Barrera, but Barrera has said that it does not make sense for him to fight someone who  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
In a virtual final blow to whatever remains to hopes of a rematch between Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Manny Pacquiao, the Mexican gladiator yesterday reiterated his intention to move up into the bigger lightweight division to take on the biggest names available in the 135-lb backyard. Yesterd  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
SUSPECTED CROOK?S WIFE A SUPREME COURT JUSTICE! When somebody told me that World featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario?s wife was a Supreme Court Justice in the Philippines, it made me laugh. Here is a man that I feel has shorted Pacquiao out of money, somebody who  Read Full Story >>>

GAB should probe Murad for boxing rip-off
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
GLIB-TONGUED American promoter Murad Muhammad should be investigated by the Games and Amusements Board for committing acts that did little to enhance public interest in Philippine professional boxing such as his subtle double-cross of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao and the promotion of a one-sided fi  Read Full Story >>>

Nazario To Show Tax Payment Receipts
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario said yesterday he has ?all the receipts? covering tax payments of the Ring Magazine featherweight champion to prove that the old Team Pacquiao paid his taxes dutifully under the US Internal Revenue Service Law contrary to the allegations made by Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Marc Ratner Saddened By Fight Controversy
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
The executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Marc Ratner, is saddened by the controversy surrounding the epic showdown between Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and former three-time world champion Erik ?El Terrible? Morales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las   Read Full Story >>>

Can heroism condone taxes?
By Editorial, The Freeman, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
Some sectors are hailing Manny Pacquiao as a model taxpayer for his decision to go back to the United States to face the music, so to speak, concerning the failure of his handlers to pay taxes for all his fights in that country. Whoa there, Manny Pacquiao may be our hero when it comes to boxing,   Read Full Story >>>

The bloody mess of a hero's face
By Orlando P. Carvajal, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
For a few exciting, nerve-tingling moments, we were one in rallying behind Manny Pacquiao, our hero of the moment. One has to admire Manny's courage that went with the desire not to disappoint his country. Still and sadly, he lost this fight and his bloody mess of a face became a picture of what hap  Read Full Story >>>

Murad Wins Injin Chi-Rocky Juarez Purse Bid
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad has won the purse bid for the mandatory title defense of WBC featherweight champion Injin Chi of South Korea against No. 1 contender Rocky Juarez after promoter Murad and the handlers of Juarez failed to come to terms despite a series of negotiations. WBC pres  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 18 Apr 2005
Cebuano fighter Rodel Quilaton impressively defeated former World Boxing Council and International Boxing Federation junior flyweight king Saman Sorjaturong yesterday by knocking down the latter twice before earning a unanimous decision in their 6-round duel yesterday right at Sorjaturong's hometown  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing World Beware? Philippine Boxing is on the Rise and Manny Pacquiao is a Big Part of it
By Ron Galarpe,, Sat, 16 Apr 2005
Many boxing scholars said that the golden years of Philippine boxing was during the reign of the late great Gabriel "Flash" Elorde. Indeed, it was a phenomenal feat for the Filipinos as Elorde made waves in the boxing world and was regarded by the "Ring" as their number one pound-for-pound fighter i  Read Full Story >>>

The Making of a 'Terrible' Pay-Per-View Franchise
By Steve Kim,, Sat, 16 Apr 2005
On May 8, 1999, Erik Morales, who was then considered to be just another belt holder, defended his WBC super bantamweight crown against Juan Carlos Ramirez. It would be 'El Terrible's first performance on a pay-per-view telecast as the marquee attraction. 'Ranchero' was a late replacement for the  Read Full Story >>>

Rod to show tax receipts
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 16 Apr 2005
Bristling in the wake of innuendoes that he shortchanged two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, business manager Rod Nazario is arriving from the US tomorrow with tax receipts to show payments were dutifully paid to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) since 2001. Nazario?s associate and L  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Sat, 16 Apr 2005
IKEKE-ANTWUN, THE DIRRELL’S, & TWO ANDRES! Airway Heights, WA-ESPN 2 goes with a toss up of a min event with Kingsley Ikeke (22-1) vs. Antwun Echols (31-5-1). Although I favor the elongated Ikeke 2-1, I wouldn’t consider betting Ikeke solely because of the power of Echols. Andre Dirrel  Read Full Story >>>

Can Guzman Fill the Featherweight Void?
By Doug Fischer,, Fri, 15 Apr 2005
When Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Manny Pacquiao migrated to the 130-pound division the once hot junior featherweight and featherweight weight classes lost a lot of luster. Juan Manuel Marquez is still a name at featherweight, but the IBF and WBA champ needs an aggressive dance partn  Read Full Story >>>

Home town fight date for Suico
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 15 Apr 2005
World Boxing Council No. 3 and OPBF super-featherweight king Randy "Komong Bato" Suico will once again see action in front of his hometown crowd as he defends his title against Thai Muangfahlek Kiatwichean on April 27 at the Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex. Dubbed "Kadaugan sa Mactan," the card will fe  Read Full Story >>>

Amonsot wins in Indonesia
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 15 Apr 2005
He may not be in Manny Pacquiao's class--at least not just yet--but rising Filipino featherweight Caesar Amonsot of the ALA Stable, who is ranked RP No. 2 featherweight contender, bounced back to avenge a controversial loss in Jakarta, Indonesia by scoring an impressive TKO win over Syamsul Hidayat   Read Full Story >>>

Who's Hot, Who's Not; April Edition Vol. 1
By Dr. Peter Edwards,, Fri, 15 Apr 2005
We are back with the first April edition of Who's Hot, Who's Not. April is a huge month for boxing, the very anticipated ESPN pay per view, the battle between John Ruiz and James Toney and the return of Wladimir Klitschko. After dealing with a boxing drought in March, the month of April will provide  Read Full Story >>>

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