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Bautista: Espinoza fight made me better
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
“I have a lot to learn, but I believe I would be a better fighter after Espinoza.” WBO Asia-Pacific Bantamweight champion Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista considered his hard-fought victory over Gerardo “Locomotora” Espinoza last Dec. 23 as a lesson learned in his que  Read Full Story >>>

When two Kings meet
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
It was instant chemistry when Manny Pacquiao, King of the Ring, and Lito Camo, King of the Novelty Song, met at a coffee shop on Tomas Morato Street in Quezon City a few months ago. They got together to discuss a project involving their common love for music. Today, Pacquiao and Camo are partn  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: Fewer distractions, more power!
By Andre Courtemanche,, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
Former super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao says his upcoming rematch against Erik "El Terrible" Morales will be a completely different story now that he's without the distractions that plagued him in the first fight, a close but unanimous decision loss. Speaking at a conference to hype the  Read Full Story >>>

Love and the perks money can’t buy
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
CHICAGO — While covering Pacquiao vs. Morales I last March 19, 2005 at the MGM Grand, Bzac Credentials, the outfit tasked to handle the avalanche of media requests from all over the world, granted me a precious press pass. Bzac assigned me to a floor seat. I was just a sneeze away from Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao can beat Morales if he changes tactics – Collins
The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
Manny Pacquiao need not fret about a supposed inclination of Ring Magazine to an Eric Morales victory on Jan. 22. No less than the magazine’s kingpin, Nigel Collins, has personally prophesied a Pacquiao triumph when Filipino idol meets the Mexican icon in their 12-round superfeatherweigh  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales fight voted most dramatic
The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Manny Pacquiao may have lost his first fight against Erik Morales last March but the Filipino fighter will have the distinction of making that fight memorable after it was voted as the most dramatic for the year by the World Boxing Council. The WBC handed out its annua  Read Full Story >>>

Boxer of the Year: Floyd Mayweather (United States). Boxer of the Year Honorary Mention: Jermain Taylor (United States). Other nominees were: Winky Wright (USA), Thomasz Adamek (Poland), Marco Antonio Barrera (Mexico), and Jorge “Travieso” Arce (Mexico). Fight of  Read Full Story >>>

BF: Canada trip at no expense to govt
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 05 Jan 2006
Chairman Bayani Fernando of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) on Wednesday said Metro Manila mayors who will join him in a trip to Canada will shoulder travel expenses out of their own pockets. "Personal na lakad ito kasi baka hindi payagan na gumastos ang gobyerno diyan e (We   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Needs This Victory
By Teddy Molina,, Wed, 04 Jan 2006

It came as a surprise. Here was this unbeatable force, who had stopped Marco Antonio Barrera in his tracks, and sent the Featherweight champion to the canvas three times in the opening round of their battle. People everyw  
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Report from LA: Gorres and Amonsot in light workout
By Dong Secuya,, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Up and coming ALA boys No. 1 OPBF superfly contender Z "The Dream" Gorres and WBO Asia-Pacific superfeather champ Czar Amonsot did light workout today at the famed Wildcard Boxing Club of 2003 trainer of the year Freddie Roach. Trainer Edito "ALA" Villamor, in an e-mail to, reporte  Read Full Story >>>

Boom Boom to pursue quest for world crown
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Bantamweight sensation Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista’s wish for the new year is to win a world boxing championship for the Philippines. It’s a wish that he knows can only come true with a lot of hard work, sacrifice and dedication. Bautista, 18, says he’s prepared to do what it take  Read Full Story >>>

2 more crack sparmates in Morales camp
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
A PAIR of former world-ranked fighters has been commissioned yesterday by Erik "El Terrible" Morales to spar with him at the Queretaro Mountains as he plunges into the most crucial weeks of training for his January 21 rematch with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao. The latest addition brings to se  Read Full Story >>>

Roach trains Gorres, Amonsot
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
TOP-RANKED Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super flyweight Z Gorres and WBO Asia Pacific super featherweight king Cezar Amonsot start their rigid training today under ace trainer Freddie Roach at the American's Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles. Filipino trainer Edito "Ala" Villamor, in a messa  Read Full Story >>>

Binay hits US trip to watch Pacquiao fight
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
‘Height of insensitivity,’ mayor says of MMDA idea Makati Mayor Jejomar Binay has rejected an invitation from the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority to join a study tour for Metro mayors in Canada which included a side trip to Las Vegas to watch Manny Pacquiao fight Erik Morale  Read Full Story >>>

Inside the Game: Closing Out 2005
By Jeff Mayweather,, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
The holiday season is upon us and things in the boxing world have slowed down both in and out of the ropes. The next solid card takes place January 7th when Zab Judah defends his belts against Carlos Baldomir with O’Neil Bell and Jean-Marc Mormeck going at it for Cruiserweight honors in the co  Read Full Story >>>

First Gentleman roots for Manny at ringside
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 Jan 2006
Once again, Manny Pacquiao can count on First Gentleman Mike Arroyo’s morale support when he fights Erik Morales on Jan. 21 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The First Gentleman, an avid fan of the Filipino boxing icon, is scheduled to leave for the US a week before the f  Read Full Story >>>

Unpaid Pinoy boxer cries foul!, Tue, 03 Jan 2006
Filipino fighter Alex Aroy, who fought for the WBC Youth minimumweight title last December 23, has reportedly not been paid his purse for the fight, said his manager Rex "Wakee" Salud, a loyal member of the WBC family. Aroy lost a unanimous decision to talented Oleydong Sithchanerchai at the Raj  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 03 Jan 2006
Moments ago, WBO Asia-Pacific bantam champ Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista arrived in Candijay, Bohol to the warm reception of adoring Boholanos who all take pride in the province's most famous son's recent conquest in California, USA. Bautista, who was accompanied by promoter Sammy "Don King" Gello-an  Read Full Story >>>

Tunacao foe taps Pinoy sparmate!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 03 Jan 2006
Undefeated Japanese prospect Kohei Ohba, who will challenge Malcolm Tunacao for the latter's OPBF bantam title on February 5, has tapped Filipino southpaw Roselito Campana as sparmate. Campana, who is a southpaw like Tunacao, is set to depart on January 9 to Nagoya, Japan, where he will start wor  Read Full Story >>>

Since their arrival in Los Angeles, Gorres and Amonsot have not done much training except jog in the morning and skip rope and shadow-box in the afternoon. Both have not yet reported to the Wild Card Gym but have kept themselves in good shape by doing the regular roadwork and light calesthenics   Read Full Story >>>

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