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Top 5 boxing trilogies
By John C. Cotey, St. Petersburg Times, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
The first fighter listed won two of the three bouts between them: 1. Muhammad Ali vs. Joe Frazier, 1971-75 Hands down the greatest sports rivalry ever (sorry, Yankees and Red Sox fans) and is the measuring stick to which all boxing trilogies are compared. The first meeting was Ring Magazine '  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
Cebu's boxing kingmaker, promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud yesterday indicated that he is in no mood to accept Bebot Elorde's offer to pit his boxer Jimrex Jaca against fourth-ranked Baby Lorona Jr, indicating that the latter is down in the rankings, and that Bukidnon's Samuel Duran, who is rated n  Read Full Story >>>

Thirty Years Later - The Building Blocks of The Thrilla in Manila
By Frank Lotierzo,, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
This is a two part article in which I chronicle the start of the Ali/Frazier rivalry, culminating with their final bout, "The Thrilla In Manila." In it I reveal a few things you may not know or ever heard before. On September 30th/October 1st 2005, depending on what side of the globe you call   Read Full Story >>>

1975: Muhammad Ali wins 'Thrilla in Manila'
BBC Sport, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
US boxer Muhammad Ali has retained the world heavyweight boxing championship after defeating his arch-rival, Joe Frazier, in their third and arguably greatest fight. The so-called "Thrilla in Manilla" lasted 14 rounds before Frazier's trainer, Eddie Futch, finally persuaded him to call it a day.   Read Full Story >>>

He won. But was Ali the greatest loser in the Thrilla in Manila?
By Matthew Syed, The Times (UK), Sat, 01 Oct 2005
ACCORDING to the perverse logic of pugilism, the greatness of a bout is measured by the mutual devastation inflicted by the protagonists. By this criterion, the world heavyweight contest between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier, under the hot tin roof of the Philippine Coliseum 30 years ago today, is wi  Read Full Story >>>

"Lawdy, Lawdy, He's Great"

By Mark Kram, Sports Illustrated, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
Joe Frazier said that of Muhammad Ali, but so fierce and unsparing was their confrontation that the phrase could have applied to them both. It was only a moment, sliding past the eyes like the sudden shifting of light and shadow, but long years from now it will remain a pure and moving g  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 01 Oct 2005

October 1 will always be remembered as the day when Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier waged what is widely regarded as the best heavyweight fight ever, the Thrilla in Manila. To most young people, the event is just but one of those great even  
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‘Thrilla in Manila’ marks 30th anniversary
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
It was 30 years ago today when the Philippines hosted the most talked-about world heavyweight title fight ever–the climax of the Muhammad Ali versus Joe Frazier trilogy. The date was Oct. 1, 1975, and the place was the Araneta Coliseum. Because the bout–promoted as the "Thrilla In Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria wants to be noticed
By Richard Dy, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
WORLD BOXING Council light flyweight champion Brian Viloria has been dreaming big even before his sensational first-round knockout of erstwhile titlist Erik Ortiz of Mexico last Sept. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. "I’m trying to get as much attention as I could in my division   Read Full Story >>>

Viloria homecoming: Proud to be Filipino
By Leoncio Balbin Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
NARVACAN, Ilocos Sur -- World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Brian Viloria returned to his home province on Wednesday carrying the pride of his heritage. “I am proud to be a Filipino, I am proud to be a son of Narvacan where I grew up,” a teary eyed Viloria said during a spee  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, 2 others honored Monday
Tempo, Sat, 01 Oct 2005
Manny Pacquiao, Brian Viloria and Rey “Boom Boom Bautista” – the 1-2-3 punch of Philippine boxing – will be honored in a VIP dinner dubbed as “Tagumpay” Tribute to the Champions Monday at the Crowne Plaza Ballroom in Ortigas. The trilogy of tributes will   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Cebu-based Negros fighter Jimrex "Divino" Jaca gets another chance at a Philippine title when he meets veteran slugger Baby Lorona Jr for the vacant RP super-featherweight title on October 30 at the ULTRA in Pasig City. The bout will serve as the chief support to the Gerry Penalosa-Mbwana Matuml  Read Full Story >>>

Buhain off to WBC Convention in Spain
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain will be attending the World Boxing Council 43rd Annual World Convention all by his lonesome, but that wont stop him from taking the cudgels for Filipino boxers when the annual conclave officially starts at the Hotel Palacio, located at the La Linea de   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Their first two bouts ended in a draw, and this time, World Boxing Foundation junior welter king Dindo Castanares and Japanese Daigoro Yamamoto are set to put closure to their rivalry when they duke it out once again in a 10-round rumble on November 6 at the IMP Hall in Osaka, Japan. Last Septem  Read Full Story >>>

What Pacquiao failed to teach Gejon
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
ON THE PAL flight from Tokyo to Manila on Monday, Yukka Gejon took a window seat where he tried to figure out what went wrong in his quest for a world boxing crown the night before. He did follow all of Manny Pacquiao’s pre-fight instructions. Gejon boxed better and visibly won the bout   Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Subject: Who Was That Raheem-Morales Judge? Pedro, I agree with you that the Erik Morales vs. Zahir Raheem fight was very easy to score. However, I am stunned that some well-respected boxing writers scored the fight for Morales. Some even had Morales winning by 2 points!!!!! I kept thinking  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
There’s has been a lot of controversy surrounding Eriberto Gejon’s technical decision loss to WBA minimum weight (105 lbs) champion Yutaka Niida, in Niida’s hometown of Yokohama, Japan. Gejon won the fight in the eyes of Panamanian judge Medardo Villalobos, 97-93, but the two othe  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
Philippine Games and Amusement Board Commissioner Alex Paglumotan has commended for its ground-breaking effort to showcase Filipino boxing talents to the whole world via the Internet. Commissioner Paglumotan issued the following statement: "As a boxing fan and now official of th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman confident of brod’s abilities
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO knows younger brother, Bobby, is facing a daunting task to beat Carlos “Famoso” Hernandez of El Salvador on Oct. 8 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. But the Filipino sports icon is unfazed, knowing Bobby has what it takes to pull off a big surprise. Bobby  Read Full Story >>>

Suico would rather face Barrera
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 30 Sep 2005
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 3 superfeatherweight Randy Suico of Mandaue City said yesterday he’s ready to take on champion Marco Antonio Barrera anytime, anywhere and promised to dethrone the Mexican by knockout. Suico, 25, made the bold prediction even as he is coming off a majority 10  Read Full Story >>>

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