Philippines, 25 Aug 2016
  Home >> News

 
Search Boxer:
First Name
Last Name


BOXERS                         

CURRENT CHAMPIONS 

FORMER CHAMPIONS   

RATINGS                       

FIGHT SCHEDULES        

FIGHT RESULTS            

NEWS                            

HOUSE NEWS                

FORUM                          

FIGHT GALLERIES        

TRAINERS                     

MANAGERS                    

PROMOTERS                  

BOXING GYMS               

RING CARD GIRLS        


 



Dong Secuya
Web Editor

Rene Bonsubre, Jr.
Contributing Editor

Homer D. Sayson
NBA Section Editor




Ronnie Nathanielsz

Rich Mazon

Eddie Alinea

Epifanio M. Almeda

Anthony Andales

Jason Aniel

Hesiquio Balderas

Sid Bañez

Brett Bonetti

Marlon Bernardino

Winchell Campos

Socrates Celestial

T. Chin-Te

Carlos Costa

Christopher Cruz

Rob Cruz

Jonathan Davis

Dr. Ed de la Vega

Lito delos Reyes

Gianluca (Rio) Di Caro

Edwin G. Espejo

Dennis U. Eroa

Ron Galarpe

Joaquin Henson

Oliver Iglesias

Dionis Jacobe

Ted Lerner

Salven Lagumbay

Reylan Loberternos

Mike Angel Lopez

Salvador Lopez

Joan Secuya-Medida

Ryan Medida

Rico Navarro

Rod Mijares

Manny Pacquiao

Gerry Peñalosa

Greg R. Penilla, M.D.

Gov. Manny Piñol

Dr. Allan Recto

Hermie Rivera

Emmanuel T. Rivera

Virgi T. Romano

Nicholai R. Roska

Maloney L. Samaco

Sev Sarmenta

Reynaldo Seno

Myron Sta. Ana

Atty. Danrex Joseph V. Tapdasan

Recah Trinidad

Reni M. Valenzuela

Mark F. Villanueva




 
News  


PACQUIAO LOOKS FORWARD TO REGAINING WBC WELTERWEIGHT TITLE


PhilBoxing.com




Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao in a letter to World Boxing Council president Don Jose Sulaiman has said he looks forward to regaining the WBC welterweight title or even a WBC belt at a lighter weight.

In a letter emailed by Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz prior to their departure for the US on Wednesday night to begin a promotional tour to hype the fight against Shane Mosley bout on May 7, Koncz told the WBC president “We look forward to the opportunity in the future to proudly represent the World Boxing Council as one of its World Champions in a weight division of 147 lbs or less.”

In the letter Pacquiao told Sulaiman, “It is with a heavy heart that we must notify the WBC of our decision to vacate the WBC Super Welterweight Championship belt as we learned from the Margarito bout, fighting at 154 lbs is a very dangerous proposition for Manny Pacquiao as on fight night we were at a 15lb weight disadvantage. I am sure you will understand that the health and safety of the fighter must come first.”

Pacquiao said “we believe that other young boxers in this division should have the opportunity to obtain greatness and their boxing careers flourish by proudly competing for and wearing the WBC Super Welterweight Championship.”

For his part Koncz said “we are both well aware Manny Pacquiao has with great pride and honor held a number of World Championship belts of the World Boxing Council. There is and always will be a special place in our hearts for the way WBC and you personally treated us and the great honors you have bestowed upon Mr. Pacquiao.”

Pacquiao won four WBC world titles beginning with the flyweight championship when he won by an 8th round knockout over Thai hero Chatchai Sasakul on December 4, 1998. He also won the WBC super featherweight title with a split decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on March 15, 2008, the WBC lightweight title with a 9th round TKO of David Diaz on June 28, 2008, the vacabt WBC light middleweight title with a12th round unanimous decision over Antonio Margarito on November 13, 2010 and the first WBC Diamond Belt with a 12th round TKO over Miguel Cotto on November 14, 2009.

He also won the WBC International super bantamweight and super featherweight titles in his career.



Click here to view a list of other articles written by Ronnie Nathanielsz.


Recent PhilBoxing.com In-House articles:

  • PACQUIAO SHOWS VINTAGE SKILLS IN EARLY TRAINING
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • SALUD RECEIVES OFFER FOR TAPALES TO DEFEND WBO BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE AGAINST FORMER IBF CHAMPION PAUL BUTLER
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • Unbeaten Caleb Plant Drops & Defeats Colombia's Juan De Angel
    By , Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • TAPALES SWARMED WITH OFFERS FOR TITLE DEFENSE
    By Dong Secuya, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • GAB TO ROTATE ASSIGNMENT OF RING OFFICIALS
    By Lito delos Reyes, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • EDGAR SOSA FEATURED ON ‘THE MAIN EVENT’ THIS SATURDAY AT 8:30 P.M.ON PBO/SKY CABLE
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • BABY DALUPAN: THE WINNINGEST COACH
    By Eddie Alinea, Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • Warning: Power 'Plant' active tonight
    By , Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • Locals fighters,Rosario, Newell and Johnson take part in undercard action tonight at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    By , Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • UFC's Michael Bisping -- Double Duty ... Training for Fight on Movie Set (VIDEO)
    By , Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • STATEMENT FROM GOLDEN BOY PROMOTIONS
    By , Wed, 24 Aug 2016
  • JESSIE VARGAS TRAINER VOWS HIS FIGHTER WILL CONQUER PACQUIAO
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • PHOTOS: PACQUIAO STARTS TRAINING FOR VARGAS FIGHT
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • Del Valle on bout with De La Hoya: “Expect fireworks”
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • This Sunday's Ring 8 Family Picnic Cancelled
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • ARROYO-ANCAJAS WORLD TITLE FIGHT VENUE CHANGED TO PHL NAVY GYMNASIUM IN TAGUIG
    By Epifanio M. Almeda, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • AIBA WARNS CONLAN WILL PAY FOR HIS DISRESPECT AFTER LOSS IN OLYMPICS
    By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • 2016 RIO OLYMPICS: ACHIEVEMENTS AND MEDALS
    By Maloney L. Samaco, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • USA quintet, doubted, has the last word
    By Recah Trinidad, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • Robles vs. Claggett crossroads fight Headlines Sept. 9th "Knockout Night at the D"
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • The Past Week in Action 22 August 2016
    By Eric Armit, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • RUNOWSKI DECISIONS TRAYA IN POLAND
    By Eric Armit, Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • CANELO VS. SMITH: TALE OF THE TAPE
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016
  • Undefeated Kareem Martin Battles Once-Beaten David Grayton
    By , Tue, 23 Aug 2016


  •  




     
    PhilBoxing.com has been created to support every aspiring
    Filipino boxer and the Philippine boxing scene in general.
    Please send comments to feedback@philboxing.com


    PRIVATE POLICY | LEGAL DISCLAIMER
    developed and maintained by dong secuya
    © 2016 philboxing.com.