List of Articles by Rico Navarro
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Displaying articles 11 to 20.Finally, Respect for Nietes
06 Mar 2009
Why did Filipino world champion Donnie Nietes go into the hometown of his opponent in Mexico to defend his World Boxing Organization (WBO) minimumweight championship of the world? To some, it wouldn’t make sense. To oth
Bleacher Talk: Amateur Boxing: Looking Good?
26 Jan 2009
If you’re a boxing fan, you can’t help but feel excited with the latest developments in amateur boxing, the same amateur boxing scene where the country’s (and Cebu’s) best boxers once displayed their skills and ta
Cebu Boxing Year-ender
03 Jan 2009
Cebu Boxing’s 2008 performance has brought in a few surprises in what has been a learning and growing experience for all.
Although he’s not a product of Cebu Boxing, the year started and ended with Manny Pacquiao. Without t
BLEACHER TALK: IT'S ALL ABOUT MONEY
11 Sep 2008
Pacquiao vs. de la Hoya. For many, it doesn’t make any sense. And to many others, it’s a fight for the ages. And to many more out there, it’s all about the money. We tend to forget that beyond the left jabs and right straights of the
BLEACHER TALK: SHORTCUT TO VEGAS
21 Jul 2008
Cebu City -- We’ve all heard about the lights, glitz and glamour of Vegas, but how many of us have actually been there? We all have our personal reasons to go there, and so do the many local blue chip prospects of boxing who are ac
Bleacher Talk: A Little Respect Please
09 Jun 2008
This corner has always been proud of Cebu Boxing, and we have hailed its achievements and have boasted (almost with arrogance) that nothing beats us in this part of the world. In a way, I feel guilty of sounding like a PR man fo
Bleacher Talk: Raising The Bar
25 May 2008
Cebu Boxing is getting busier these days setting the pace for boxing in the country.
Ever since the successful Z Gorres–Vic Darchinyan card kicked off the year of big time boxing events for Cebu, it now looks like there’s no stopping Cebu’s local promoters and boxers from maintaining or even rais
INVASION: PROMDI POWER
06 Apr 2008
It’s supposed to be an invasion of some type, or at least that’s what the card is called. With five different countries represented to take on the Philippines, it looks like an attack from all fronts.
While that aspect of the “invasion” is impressive and valid, I’d also like to take a look at a
Bleacher Talk: American Idol & Manny Pacquiao
29 Mar 2008
Going over the numerous post-fight commentaries about Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Juan Manuel Marquez and catching American Idol on TV have become a perfect combination that this corner couldn’t help but fuse in together for f
Bleacher Talk: Train in Peace
27 Aug 2007
We may not realize it, but Cebu is the envy of Philippine boxing these days. And it’s all due to Manny Pacquiao’s decision to make the country’s boxing hotbed as training base for his upcoming fight against