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All articles by Manny Piñol
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Displaying articles 201 to 210.THE BATTLE BEGINS
Mon, 05 Sep 2005
In late December of 1997, a few days after Luisito Espinosa successfully defended his World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight title via a sensational 6th round knockout of Argentina's Carlos Rios in Koronadal, South Cotabato, a suit was filed against the fight promoters before a Manila City court.
KINGS ARE NOT FOREVER
Sun, 04 Sep 2005
On the eve of my first birthday as Governor of the Province of North Cotabato in 1998, I learned of a plan by the employees of the provincial government to serenade me at dawn in a traditional ritual called "ma?anita," an honor bestowed on the highest official of a political territory.
At about 4
BROTHEL HOUSE OF SPORTS
Sat, 27 Aug 2005
“The fight racket” wrote American sportswriter Jimmy Cannon, “ ever since its rotten beginnings, has always been the red light district of sports.”
“The fight racket” Cannon was referring to is no other than the sport of boxing.
How true indeed!
This is t
My Mother's Tears
Fri, 26 Aug 2005
Last Saturday, Aug. 20, our family gathered in Nueva Vida, the village of our youth in M'lang, North Cotabato to mark our departed father's birthday. We lighted candles and shared food under the shade of a mango tree that I planted 40 years ago at the back of our ancestral home.
Our father, Bern
Parade of Young Stars: The Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament
Thu, 25 Aug 2005
When the Mindanao Invitational Open Amateur Boxing Tournament unfolds in North Cotabato Aug. 28 to 31 this year, boxing fans will be treated to a dazzling show of young talents in amateur boxing who are expected to figure prominently in the Olympic eliminations two years from now.
Two provinces &
WILD AND WACKY NIGHT OF BOXING
Mon, 22 Aug 2005
Boxing returned to South Cotabato last week in a rather wild and wacky way as the night was marked by events that ranged from the hilarious to dangerous.
The crowd that witnessed the event at the air-conditioned South Cotabato Gymnasium was not big. But it was remarkable enough as it was the fir
Raider of Boxing Treasures
Sun, 21 Aug 2005
Michael Koncz was introduced to me by Manny Pacquiao shortly before my birthday December 16 last year when I hosted dinner for the world champion and his trainer, Freddie Roach, in Davao City.
Long-haired and in his 50s, he looks like a member of the cast of the movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Pa
FOR MURAD, THE DREAM LIVES ON
Thu, 18 Aug 2005
American boxing promoter Murad Muhammad, whose stormy promotional relationship with Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao ended in an out of court settlement two months ago, is still determined to pursue his dream of helping Filipino boxers make it big in the US boxing scene.
"I want to put an end