PhilBoxing.com Special Coverage: World Cup: Philippines vs Mexico
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Visionary’s role in Manny’s success
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 02 Sep 2007
Not too many fans know that a former janitor from Uruguay played a big role in paving the way for Manny Pacquiao to shine as a marquee fighter in the US.
Sampson Lewkowicz, 56, convinced New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad to take a chance on Pacquiao who flew to the US six years ago looking for a Read full story
EXCELLENT TV RATINGS FOR WORLD CUP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Aug 2007
The $500,000 World Cup of Boxing in which the Philippines routed Mexico 5-1 turned in excellent television ratings with the giant Philippine broadcast network ABS-CBN virtually routing its staunch rival GMA in a h Read full story
Boom Boom and the RP team: Learning from mistakes
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Aug 2007
LOS ANGELES -- Let’s try and call this petty quiz, Learning from Mistakes. OK, between Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista and the San Miguel-RP national basketball team, whose defeat proved more devastating to the Filipino sports lover?
Boom Boom’s disgusting fall, right in the firs Read full story
Sports plugged: ‘They treat Pinoy boxers as treasures’
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 26 Aug 2007
THE FILIPINOS have landed in full force in United States boxing.
Thanks to the success brought by the Philippine fighters over the Mexicans in the recently concluded Boxing World Cup in Sacramento, California—we now enjoy unprecedented attention.
The man who tirelessly worked to make t Read full story
ABS-CBN WEEKLY SHOW TO FEATURE BAUTISTA TODAY
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Aug 2007
The ups and downs of Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista's boxing career will be featured in today's episode of "Nagmamahal Kapamilya", a weekly ABS-CBN entertainment program every Saturday starting at 4:30 pm.
Hosted by Bernadette Sem Read full story
The Philippines: A Hot Bed For Boxing
By Mark Murray, RingsideReport.com, 24 Aug 2007
Professional boxing and Filipino Superstar, Manny “The Pacman” Pacquiao has not only made a name for himself in the sport of boxing but also for his fellow Filipino brethren throughout the sport of professional boxing.
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RP-JAPAN SHOWDOWN NOT FOR ANY ASIA CUP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Aug 2007
Promoter Rex “Wakee” Salud, a close friend and confidant of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao, has made it clear that the Philippine-Japan fight card at the sprawling Mall of Asia on Saturday is a “battle for supremacy” between the Philippines and Japan and not for any Asia C Read full story
Call Me An Ugly American But HBO Needs To Put Check On Expanding World Cup!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, 23 Aug 2007
Call me what I am, I can take it. Our Unofficial UK Correspondent Matty Merrett, the “I Will Ram It Up Your Ronson” Ricky Hatton Hugger, is now sending emails concluding with something about “a mosquito’s willy.” If Matty asks where the home orifice is, run the other Read full story
PEŅALOSA REVEALS KEY TO UNLOCKING SUCCESS AGAIN
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Aug 2007
After failing three times to regain his WBC super flyweight throne, Gerry Peņalosa opted to hang up his gloves in January 2003. But that was only temporary as a year later, the "Fearless" warrior from San Carlos City, Negr Read full story
JAPAN, ARGENTINA WANT TO CHALLENGE RP FOR WORLD CUP
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 21 Aug 2007
Golden Boy Promotions vice president and international matchmaker Eric Gomez says Japan and Argentina want to challenge the Philippines for the $500,000 World Cup and have contacted Golden Boy regardin Read full story
Gerry Peņalosa wants a nook in boxing history
By Dennis Principe, Business Mirror, 21 Aug 2007
TWO-DIVISION world champion Gerry Peņalosa wants to etch his name into the annals of boxing as the first Asian to win three division crowns.
The 35-year-old Peņalosa said money is immaterial and that all he is thin Read full story
World Cup hangover part two
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Aug 2007
AT ANOTHER press conference at the Cebu City Marriott Hotel, this time organized by the prolific Rex “Wakee” Salud for Gerry Peņalosa and graced by Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach, the following were unearthed:
1.) Gerry credits his renewed hunger to become a world champion once mor Read full story
GOLDEN BOY BEHIND BAUTISTA 100 PERCENT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2007
Golden Boy Promotions vice president and international matchmaker Eric Gomez says Oscar De La Hoya’s world class outfit “is behind Rey 'Boom Boom' Bautista one hundred percent” despite his shocking first round knockout at the hands of WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Read full story
INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL KATSIDIS
By Anthony 'Duljoman' Andales, PhilBoxing.com, 20 Aug 2007
Little Rock – After the World Cup I hanged out with Donaire brothers and their Dad, Sir Sammy Gello-ani and Leon Panoncillo of WBO at Denny’s just adjacent to Vagabond Hotel where Team Philippines sta Read full story
Antonio Lopez Aldeguer and his A-Team
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Aug 2007
THEY call him ALA. Pronounced just like the God of our Muslim friends, he’s the Lord of Cebu Boxing. He hails from Iloilo, studied in La Salle Bacolod, built his business empire in Cebu, transformed it into a Philippine conglomerate and, when we speak of the sport named Boxing, he’s conq Read full story
MANDAUE FETES BOXING HERO
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2007
As promised, the city government of Mandaue under the leadership of Mayor Jonas Cortes threw out a red-carpet welcome highlighted by a ticker tape parade for its boxing icon and popular son Z "The Dream" Gorres yesterd Read full story
GELLO-ANI SAYS BAUTISTA DESERVES THANKS FOR MAKING WORLD CUP HAPPEN
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 18 Aug 2007
After his devastating defeat to WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon, Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista drew flak and howls of criticisms from some disgruntled quarters.
But instead of chastising Bautista for his Read full story
World Cup hangover
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 18 Aug 2007
AT THE press conference for the victorious World Cup boxing team, held at the Cebu Marriot Hotel a few nights ago, several facts came to light:
1.The game plan was for Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista to box Ponce de leon for the first few rounds, try to frustrate him, and then shift to atta Read full story
Hanging out with boxing’s elite
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 18 Aug 2007
CHICAGO - Anthony Andales went with me to the recent World Cup in Sacramento. I arranged for his media credentials and he got a ringside seat beside me at Arco Arena during the event.
In exchange for the privilege, Anthony had duties which included providing pictures for SunStar Cebu’s cov Read full story
DOMINGO KEEPS FAIRYTALE RUN AT ALA STABLE
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Aug 2007
Cebu-based Mindanao brawler Michael Domingo doesn't own yet a major title, nor given a chance to fight for a world crown. All he can brag about at the moment is the Philippine bantamweight belt that is proudly strapped o Read full story