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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
Thailand's Waenpetch Chuwatana plans to shock local boxing fans when he faces Z "The Dream" Gorres on March 18 for the vacant OPBF superfly crown on March 18 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex. It seems that the media hype on the impressive win of Gorres over Mexican toughie Jose   Read Full Story >>>

Gorres faces tough Thai vet
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
While Z Gorres considers his upcoming fight with Waengpetch Chuwatana a dream come true, the Thai fighter has vowed to make it a nightmare for the 22-year-old Cebuano southpaw when they clash for the vacant OPBF super flyweight title on March 18 at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex. G  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria says let’s do business
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria said the other day he’s looking forward to cleaning up the ranks up to the flyweight division and tough guys like Jorge Arce, Vic Darchinyan, Ulises Solis and Ivan Calderon are in his list of future opponents. "I’ll pro  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria maingat sa mga 'kaibigan'
By Virgi T. Romano,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
"You will not know who your true and real friends are, until you're down!" Ito ang katagang namutawi sa labi ni World Boxing Council (WBC) light-flyweight champion Brian Viloria bilang pagbabalik-tanaw sa mga kabiguang dinanas bago siya naging kampeon, particular nang siya'y talikuran ng mga i  Read Full Story >>>

Brian is Vigan adopted son
The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
VIGAN CITY– Hawaii-based world boxing champ Brian Viloria who is also known as "Hawaiian Punch" and recently "Pinoy Punch" has been lauded as a proud son of Vigan. The Vigan city government formally presented to Viloria yesterday a resolution declaring the WBC lightflyweight champion as an  Read Full Story >>>

Why Gabi lost
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
WHAT Diosdado Gabi needs to do to make his boxing career going -- no, recapture precious ground -- is to restructure his fighting style. The only thing he proved last Saturday was, he doesn’t have world-class moves to beat world-class fighters. He is one-dimensional. He doesn’t hav  Read Full Story >>>

Wilbur's Boxing Notes, March 6, 2006
By Brian Wilbur,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
Marquez Loses Out The current situation of Juan Manuel Marquez is sad. Two years ago he was a respected Featherweight Champion who had just fought to a 12 round draw with Manny Pacquiao. His marketability was growing by the second, finally catching up to his enormous talent after a number of year  Read Full Story >>>

Ask the Champs Email Bag, March 6, 2006
By Jose Antonio Rivera and Charles "The Hatchet" Brewer,, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
Jose, Since EM-PACman rubber match is not yet finally, what is the probability that MAB and PACMAN will collide this year? Ron Cruz Ron I do not know what the hold up is yet. I think this fight should be made already. I would rather see this fight then Pacman vs Morales III. Jose, Who  Read Full Story >>>

HBO pullout imperils Big Dome fight
The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
HBO, citing the volatile political climate in the country, has reportedly backed out of the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar Larios duel, imperiling the Filipino boxing hero’s tune-up for his highly-anticipated rubber match with Erik Morales in September. One of the main reasons, according to Mexican   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao et al. delay flight; airline staff irked
By Nikko Dizon, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
FILIPINO boxing champion Manny Pacquiao earned the ire of Philippine Airlines staff yesterday after he held up a PAL flight to Hong Kong and did not appear to be the least bit apologetic about it. He was also a no-show for the preliminary investigation yesterday of a case brought against him by a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao open to settlement over row with ex-lover--lawyer
By Nancy Carvajal, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
BOXING hero Manny Pacquiao, who was a no-show at the preliminary investigation on Monday on a case filed against him by a former girlfriend before a Quezon City fiscal, will be open to a settlement, according to his legal counsel. Joanne Rose Bacosa last month sued the boxing hero for his alleged  Read Full Story >>>

‘Pinoy’ commentary on sports events
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
THERE ARE TWO THINGS THAT CAN TRULY spoil the telecast of a great sports event: very many commercials and very silly commentary. My friends and I endured these again in the recent satellite showing of the Viloria-Aguirre title fight and the NBA All-Star Game. The advertising assault, we can live wit  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to receive 5th Elorde award
The Philippine Star, Tue, 07 Mar 2006
People’s champion Manny Pacquiao heads an exclusive cast of Filipino world and international titleholders in the Elorde Banquet of Champions during the sixth Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards slated March 25 at the Dusit Hotel Nikko. Pacquiao, whose win over Hector Velasquez in Septem  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
Pound-for-pound superstar Manny Pacquiao will lead an elite cast of Filipino world and international titleholders at the Elorde Banquet of Champions during the sixth Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Memorial Awards slated March 25 at the Dusit Hotel Nikko. Pacquiao, whose wins over legendary Mexicans Marco  Read Full Story >>>

Suico stops Rodrigo in round 3
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
Promising Cebuano fighter Benedict Suico lived up to his billing as one of Cebu's top knockout punchers when he stopped Jojo Rodrigo in the third round in the main event of the other night's Circulan Multivitamins-RWS Promotions fight card at the Mandaue City Sports and Cultural Complex. Drawing   Read Full Story >>>

Another Suico boxer showcases KO punch
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
BENEDICT Suico is carving out a name for himself the way his more illustrious uncle has blazed a trail for himself. The youthful Suico disposed of Jojo Rodrigo in the third of their scheduled 10-round action in Rex “Wakee” Salud’s “Discover and Development for Future Boxi  Read Full Story >>>

Big Dome gets Khan’s nod
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
Los Angeles lawyer Nick Khan, a partner in Manny Pacquiao’s US management team with Shelly Finkel and Keith Davidson, gave his thumbs-up to the Araneta Coliseum as a first-class venue during a recent visit here. "It reminds me of Madison Square Garden in New York City," said Khan who left h  Read Full Story >>>

A punto de cancelarse
Duelo entre Larios y Pacquiao en tres y dos; la cuarta contra V?zquez parece m?s segura

By Ramiro González, La Opinion, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
La contienda entre el mexicano ?scar Larios contra el filipino Manny Pacquiao programada para el pr?ximo 20 de mayo en Manila. est? a punto de desintegrarse, y en los siguientes d?as se anunciar? si sigue en pie o se suspende. Una de las principales razones es la precaria situaci?n que atraviesa  Read Full Story >>>

John keeps WBA featherweight title
By Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Mon, 06 Mar 2006

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- Indonesia's Yohannes Christian John kept his WBA featherweight title Saturday with a unanimous decision over Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez, who was penalized for low blows. Marquez was warned four times by   
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England mag calls Pacquiao ‘Legend Killer’
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 06 Mar 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO’S popularity has dramatically spread all over the globe that England’s premier boxing magazine dubbed the Filipino southpaw as "The Legend Killer." In the latest issue of Boxing Monthly UK, an article about Pacquiao appeared inside the pages, but a picture of him on   Read Full Story >>>

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