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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
MANDAUE CITY--When it comes to putting up a grand welcome for its favorite sons, count on this bustling city to do the job with fanfare and schtick fit only for royalty. Yesterday, this city held a grand motorcade not only for one, not for two, but for four of its top fighters who have just retu  Read Full Story >>>

Boxers touched by Mandaue’s support
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
It was a tearful experience for the four Mandaue City boxers who were greeted warmly on the streets during the parade and by the officials at City Hall during the Awarding Ceremony yesterday. Despite the scorching heat during the one hour and thirty minute motorcade around the city, Oriental Paci  Read Full Story >>>

Brian Viloria: Is he LA's Next Great Filipino-American Star?
By David A. Avila,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
A last-minute change in a major fight card at the Grand Olympic Auditorium provided fans a chance to witness a young Filipino-American fighter named Brian Viloria wake up the crowd with a sizzling two-fisted attack against ranked-contender Angel Priolo. "That's the fight that actually put me on t  Read Full Story >>>

"Real Warriors" Presser!
By Victor Perea,, Sat, 18 Feb 2006

Although 2006 may be year of the dog in China, Top Rank Chairman of the Board, Bob Arum assured everyone present at today’s final press conference for Real Warriors, that 2006 will be Antonio Margarito’s year, not  
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Roach wary of Mexican challenger
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
LAS VEGAS — Trainer Freddie Roach said yesterday Mexican challenger Jose Antonio Aguirre deserves the respect of a former champion and won’t be an easy opponent for World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight titleholder Brian Viloria in their scheduled 12-round bout at the Aladdin Hotel a  Read Full Story >>>

Darchinyan confident of beating RP's Gabi
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Vic Darchinyan is confident of beating his Filipino challenger Diosdado Gabi in their 12-round match on March 3 (March 4 in the Philippines) at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California. "I will beat him," Darchinyan said of Gabi   Read Full Story >>>

Larios has a dream: To KO Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
OSCAR LARIOS dreams of coming to Manila and scoring a victory over Manny Pacquiao. Larios, the former World Boxing Council (WBC) super-bantamweight titleholder, told the Mexican media about his desire of traveling to the Philippines and pulling off a win that will undoubtedly resuscitate his ca  Read Full Story >>>

US sports promoter offers $2M purse to Pacquiao
By Isagani Palma, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - An American sports promoter reportedly is willing to offer a guaranteed $2-million (P104 million) purse for Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao to topbill a program featuring seven local fighters against Mexicans in Manila. "It’s really a night to remember for all time   Read Full Story >>>

Grudge fight
By Arden Rod Condez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
I WAS in Mexico when Manny Pacquiao fought Erik Morales for the second time. I had gone there on a month-long vacation so I could be with my mother who is now married to a 70-year-old El Mariachi who can pass for my great-granddad. My mom and Papa Alejandro live in the medieval town of Pastrana,   Read Full Story >>>

Brand Pacquiao
By Kaye Villagomez, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao has signed the biggest endorsement package yet in the history of Philippine advertising when he inked a deal with San Miguel Corporation amounting to more than R100 million, including a ‘’lifetime’’ pact and - don’t look now - a Pacquiao &#  Read Full Story >>>

ATE: Modern fighters overrated, Barrera v Pac-Man debate and more, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
In a second instalment of ATE this week, the 'Barrera fears Pac-Man' debate rages on, we talk British fighters, enquire whether James Toney is for real and assess whether Hatton has a hope against Mayweather. ***** TODAY'S FIGHTERS ARE OVER-RATED First Name: Thor Last Name: Wallbridge   Read Full Story >>>

PacMan’ now top WBC title contender
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
The World Boxing Council has officially ranked Manny Pacquiao as the No. 1 contender to reigning WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera in its latest world ratings for February released Friday. Previously No. 2, Pacquiao has swapped places with former top-ranked challenger Erik Mo  Read Full Story >>>

Echo & Manny both good lovers
By Remy Umerez, Journal Group, Sat, 18 Feb 2006

ONCE and for all, Jericho Rosales has finally admitted that Heart Evangelista has been his girlfriend for five months. He said he cannot recall when the courtship began, but definitely it was while they were doing Panday.  
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Through thick and thin
By Julie Y. Daza, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
WAS anyone surprised that Manny Pacquiao has a lovechild? No one. Was anyone surprised at his reaction to the "news?" No one. Was anyone surprised that no one was surprised? In this macho world? No, of course not. I was not even mildly surprised at Mrs. Pacquiao’s reaction. She dismis  Read Full Story >>>

New Hope for Filipino Vets
By Rodel E. Rodis, AsianWeek, Sat, 18 Feb 2006
The fervent wish of Manny Pacquiao, expressed simply after his stunning victory over Mexican champion Erik Morales in Las Vegas, on Jan. 21, was sana magkaintindihan na po tayong lahat. Colloquially, the Pac-Man was saying, “I hope we’ll all finally end our differences.” Pa  Read Full Story >>>

By Alex A. Paglumotan, GAB Commissioner,, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
If there is one agency in the national government which is under the direct supervision now of the President's Office it is the Games and Amusements Board. Apart from all these victories that we witnessed courtesy of our world classs pro boxers, the incumbent leadership of our strong republic, H  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
Mandaue City, led by City Mayor Thadeo Ouano, will honor four boxing luminaries today who have brought prestige and worldwide acclaim to the country, as it rolls out the red carpet with a motorcade for Rodel Mayol, Malcolm Tunacao, Randy Suico and Z Gorres. The four fighters, who all have what it  Read Full Story >>>

Mandaue to hand out P25T each to 4 boxers
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
Four decorated boxing champions will be P25,000 richer today when the Mandaue City Government hands out awards for their respective exploits in the ring. Mandaue natives Malcolm Tu?anao, Rodel Mayol, Randy Suico and Z Gorres will be given elaborate recognition rites today to show its appreciatio  Read Full Story >>>

Speed is Viloria’s chief asset
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Brian Viloria’s manager Gary Gittelsohn said the other day the Ilocano fighter’s superior speed, not his power, will take the starch out of Mexican challenger Jose Antonio Aguirre in their 12-round title bout at the Aladdin Hotel and Cas  Read Full Story >>>

Video pirates scalp 'Pacman'
By Jerry E. Esplanada, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 17 Feb 2006
PIRATES have added Manny Pacquiao to their list of celebrity victims. They have been cashing in on the Filipino boxing champion's popularity following his recent knockout win over Mexican Erik "El Terible" Morales in Las Vegas. Original copies of the Pacquiao-Morales rematch are being sold for  Read Full Story >>>

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