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Ivan Calderon - The Sweet Science in Effect
Thu, 19 Aug 2010

If you think throwing punches could be exhausting, try hitting air. Hitting nothing is at least twice as tiring as when you successfully land your shots at your target. For a fighter to sustain an effective onslaught during a

My Experience with World Champion Donnie Nietes
Mon, 16 Aug 2010
In a crowded arena late last year in Bacolod City I carefully weaved through seated spectators so I could speak with WBO Minimumweight world champion Donnie Nietes, who was kind enough to acquiesce. It was our first time to meet face to face. Standing side by side, I realized he looked much smal

Maureen Shea - Fighting for a Cause
Thu, 12 Aug 2010
As if there is such a thing as a time out from Boxing, I just got back from an inter-island tour that spanned close to two weeks and realized that no matter where you find yourself in nothing beats the feeling of finally going back to whence you come from. And if you haven?t come home for a long tim

Tue, 27 Jul 2010

The way Antonio Margarito fights fits Manny?s style quite right, and that nice fitting gives us fans an explosive fashion during fight night. I have no doubt in my mind that the Tijuana Tornado, as Margarito is commonly

Margarito versus Pacquiao - Reap What You Sow
Mon, 26 Jul 2010

When I think of the word Paris I?m reminded of the finer things in life. Last night I thought of our old coffee shop back home in a city that looks more like a town to me. Paris in itself is such a fine, fine word that may

Mayweather Jr- A Case of a Bully being Bullied
Tue, 20 Jul 2010

Forget about the forty to fifty million big ones. Forget about HBO pay-per-views and the question as to who the biggest draw in boxing is. Forget about the prize in prizefighter and let?s go down deeper into what makes a man: P

Fighting Styles: Everbody Wants to be Like Manny
Thu, 15 Jul 2010

While the Heavyweight Division remains resuscitated and the Welterweight/Jr. Middleweight Class awaits upon a decision by Mayweather Jr. who is currently still a void waiting to be filled by potential foes Miguel Cotto, Anto

Fernandez and Concepcion Fail to Show the Real Deal
Mon, 12 Jul 2010

The competition in Boxing is so high that to most prizefighters being a contender to the world title is already an achievement in itself. Some even retire contented with that attainment for the rest of their lives.

An Insight on Juanma Lopez Versus Bernabe Concepcion
Sun, 11 Jul 2010
I?m glad that these are busy times for Philippine boxing and our boxers are getting a lot more of the attention they deserve. Barely a month after Rodel Mayol lost his title by unanimous decision, a new local hero was born when an unknown fighter Dapudong, coming from a poor and battle stricken regi

Nonito Donaire Jr. ? A Bad Case of Being Too Good
Sat, 10 Jul 2010

When Shane Mosley shocked the boxing world and destroyed Antonio Margarito, who at that time was considered by many to be the most feared man in boxing, no fighter within that division ever wanted to stay within r

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