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Cebuano pugs dominate Asian boxing ratings
The Freeman, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
Four Filipino boxers reign as champions in their respective weight divisions in Asia according to the latest ratings of two Asian boxing organizations.
Cebu City’s boxing sensation Rodel Mayol leads the list as Mini Flyweight champion of the Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF). Mayol is Read Full Story >>>
When Does a Fighter Get Old?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
Longtime diehard boxing fan Ursulo Poricallan of Southern Leyte, Philippines wrote, "What can you say about Roy Jones, Jr.? He's a pity, isn't he?"
Roy has since displayed seemingly inimitable boxing skills and made boxing look easy. In so doing, he made his many followers worldwide also that ea Read Full Story >>>
Taguig Mayor's Group To Stage Pacquiao Fight
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad who was taken aback by the news that Manny Pacquiao had returned home without his knowledge and that of business manager Rod Nazario , revealed in an exclusive overseas interview with Viva Sports/Manila Standard that it may be God's blessing because a news conference was bein Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao too good for their business
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
MANNY Pacquiao is decidedly the best fighter in the world among featherweights these days. He may not be the finest craftsman just yet, but he has attained that level of skills, which, combined with that very rare extraordinary punching power, makes him the most fearsome of featherweights, or junior Read Full Story >>>
?Homesick? Pacquiao returns home
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
A homesick Manny Pacquiao, Ring Magazine?s featherweight champion, surprisingly returned yesterday morning from Los Angeles even as his business manager Rod Nazario was flying to Los Angeles from Florida to meet him.
Pacquiao?s wife Jinkee flew in from General Santos City at 12 noon and the two e Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao returns to unclear future
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 06 Oct 2004
Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao quietly slipped back home yesterday morning after training nearly a month in Los Angeles for a fight that is still up in the air.
It wasn?t certain if Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario, who is in Florida, knew of the sudden retur Read Full Story >>>
Mexican trio want Manny next
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 05 Oct 2004
Mexican trio Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Oscar Larrios are all targeting Manny Pacquiao as their prefered next opponent.
In an interview, counting down to Morales V Barrera 111 WBC Championship Super Featherweight blockbuster, Erik stressed that in his opinion a fight against Manny wo Read Full Story >>>
A Fall Bakers Dozen
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 05 Oct 2004
The leaves are beginning to turn and the days are getting shorter which means that autumn is upon us. But it's clear that the seasons have also changed in the game of boxing.
The summer months saw some of this past generation's best boxers fall by the wayside. In addition to Mike Tyson, fighters Read Full Story >>>
LAURENTE KEEPS OPBF LIGHTWT BELT
Philippine Boxing News, Sat, 02 Oct 2004
WBC #12 ranked Filipino lefty Dennis Laurente (21-2-4, 11 KOs), 133.25, barely kept his OPBF lightweight belt by a majority decision over an elongated OPBF #9 ranked Japanese Chikashi Inada (15-2, 11 KOs), 134.5, over twelve close rounds on Saturday (10/2/04) in Tokyo, Japan.
Scored: Nobuaki Uratan Read Full Story >>>
St Clair's big chance
Fox Sports, Thu, 30 Sep 2004
But it is softly spoken Gairy St Clair, for long Tszyu's main sparring partner, who has a chance of international glory in a bout with boxing's most ferocious featherweight Manny Pacquiao. There are plans to stage the fight in LA-based Pacquiao's home town of Manila on November 27 at the Big Dome, w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fights WBO champ in November
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 28 Sep 2004
At long last, the wait is over for Ring Magazine featherweight People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao.
Promoter Murad Muhammad informed Viva Sports/Manila Standard yesterday that Pacquiao will fight World Boxing Organization Intercontinental champion Gairy St. Clair of Australia in Manila with the tar Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao home soon; P5-M offer awaits him
By Nick Giongco And Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 28 Sep 2004
UNABLE TO land a fight against some of the big names in his division, Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is packing his bags from his Hollywood training gym and is expected to be home by next week, sources from his camp revealed yesterday.
Pacquiao left for his US haunt nearly a month ago and ha Read Full Story >>>
Rosales, Pacquiao lead PSA Annual Award nominees
The Philippine Star, Tue, 28 Sep 2004
Pro golfer Jennifer Rosales, boxer Manny Pacquiao and grandmasters Mark Paragua and Nelson Mariano head the initial batch of athletes nominated to receive awards and citations during the PSA (Philippine Sportswriters Association) Annual Awards Night on Jan. 15, 2005 at the Manila Pavilion.
Becau Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao dragged into slay of Army sergeant
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Tue, 28 Sep 2004
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Controversy continues to hound Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao as he is now being implicated in another murder case, this time involving the slaying of a former Army sergeant.
Maritess Francisco alleged over the weekend that her husband was slain because of his alleged Read Full Story >>>
Four head Athlete of Year candidates
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 28 Sep 2004
Golfer Jennifer Rosales, boxer Manny Pacquiao and grandmasters Mark Paragua and Nelson Mariano head the initial batch of athletes nominated for honors during the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards Night on January 15, 2005 at the Manila Pavilion.
Because of their impressive Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao no. 2 in Internet poll
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 24 Sep 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who is also recognized as the People?s Champion after he won that unofficial title with a devastating 11th-round TKO over legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera last Nov. 15 in San Antonio, Texas, is currently no. 2 in a worldwide Internet poll t Read Full Story >>>
Manny's wait problem
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 23 Sep 2004
With Morales V Barrera 111 linked, inked and confirmed for November 27th and dubbed "Once and for all", Manny Pacquiao will have to bide his time to then fight the winner, according to WBC Executive Director Mauricio Sulaiman.
Manny who's already stopped Barrera and fought a thrilling draw with Read Full Story >>>
Boxing mag puts Pacquiao on cover
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 23 Sep 2004
THE LATEST issue of KO magazine has on its cover a solo picture of Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao was also on the cover of latest issue of The Ring magazine (December 2004) alongside Bernard Hopkins, Erik Morales and James Toney.
This was confirmed to The Bulletin by Nigel Collins, the editor-in-ch Read Full Story >>>
A Candid Look At The Featherweight Division
By James MacDonald, EastSideBoxing.com, Wed, 22 Sep 2004
Whatever website you visit pertaining to boxing, you will invariably find one thing that they all have in common: a tendency to demonstrate less than impartial views. And in my experience, this trend has been most prevalent with regard to the Featherweight division. With this in mind, a candid look Read Full Story >>>
MAYOL KO'S ANOTHER INDON FIGHTER
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, Wed, 22 Sep 2004
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation minimumweight kingpin Rodel Mayol served notice to all world title holders yesterday (9/21/04), by easily demolishing OPBF No. 3 La Syukur at the 1:47 mark of the third round of their scheduled 10-rounder in Jakarta, Indonesia.
A right hook by Mayol, 19-0-(15 Read Full Story >>>