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All articles by Manny Piñol
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Displaying articles 191 to 200.REMEMBERING GUADALAJARA
Tue, 11 Oct 2005
It was a long journey that I and my bosom buddy, Recah Trinidad, took from Manila to the City of Guadalajara, Mexico, famous for its beautiful women where even the sidewalk vendor selling peanuts looked like the tantalizing Thalia of the Mexican telenovelas.
The year was 1996 and Luisito Espinosa
A NIGHT OF YOUNG STARS
Sat, 08 Oct 2005
If you want to see real boxing, you should prepare your one hundred peso bill and line up early at the gates of the San Andres Civic and Sports Center in Manila on October 29.
As an old hand in boxing, I can give you an assurance that your one hundred pesos, which will go to a fund intended to as
WHOA! HOLD YOUR HORSES
Tue, 04 Oct 2005
Whoever thought of including Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista in the elite group of boxing heroes to be honored by President Arroyo Monday must either be ignorant of boxing or involved in a grand scheme to take Filipino boxing fans on a great ride.
Manny Pacquiao is a boxing hero, no doubt. Because of
MANNY PACQUIAO PRESENTS…
Mon, 03 Oct 2005
If plans do not miscarry, boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will soon be hosting a 90-minute boxing program on ABS CBN.
I brought up the idea of a Manny Pacquiao appearance in a boxing program to ABS CBN top honcho Gabby Lopez when we played golf together a month ago along with Davao City Mayor Rody Dut
YOKOHAMA HEIST: GEJON VERSUS THREE
Tue, 27 Sep 2005
There was an air of confidence that filled the lobby of the Waterfront Hotel in Lahug, Cebu City Thursday night as the handlers of Philippine miniflyweight champion Eriberto Gejon talked about his chances of winning the World Boxing Association title held by 26-year-old Yutaka Niida of Japan.
MANNY HEALS SICK CHILD
Sat, 24 Sep 2005
People who attain success in life become bigger than what they are.
Movie stars, singers, sports heroes and in some exceptional cases, even political figures, are idolized and imitated. Ala-Jordan, Ala-Nora, Ala-Ninoy. Everybody wants to be like their heroes.
At some point in their popularit
WHO LOVES A LOSER?
Tue, 20 Sep 2005
“In my heyday, young girls wrote to me. Everybody seemed to have time to devote to me. Everything I did the world applauded.”
That is not an ageing boxer’s swan song. The lines actually are part of an immortal Matt Monro song about a singer who was starting
DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH
Sat, 17 Sep 2005
From a distance, Pingping Tepora looks like a boy who has just finished high school.
Lanky and boyish-looking, one would never mistake him for a young man involved in a sport where cauliflower ears, crooked noses and scarred eyebrows are the common distinguishing marks of the members of the club
WATCH OUT! THE PINOYS ARE COMING
Tue, 13 Sep 2005
The stunning victories of Manny Pacquiao and two other Filipino boxers Saturday night in Los Angeles, California could serve as a fair warning to boxing impresarios in the US that the Mexican domination of the American boxing scene is about to come to an end.
For so many years, Mexican fighters h
PACQUIAO VS. MORALES PART II
Sun, 11 Sep 2005
I was one of those who made a fearless forecast that Manny Pacquiao would win over Erik Morales in their first meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada in March this year. In fact, I predicted that Manny would win by knockout.
True, Manny lost that fight but until today I am convinced that he could have won