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Hasegawa, Niida retain world titles!
By Joe Koizumi,, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
WBC bantamweight Hozumi Hasegawa and WBA minimumweight champ Yutaka Niida both retained their world titles Sunday at Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan. Hasegawa (19-2, 6 KOs) scored a seventh round TKO of late sub Gerardo Martinez (27-6-2, 20 KOs). The bout was halted at 2:18 of the seventh after Ha  Read Full Story >>>

Lim assures Bohol to stage Bautistas next WBO defense
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
If Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista's next WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title defense will be staged in the Philippines, Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim vowed they will exhaust all ways and means for the fight to be held in Bohol, the beloved hometown of ALA Stable's teenage ring phenomenon. "We wil  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista may hold defense of title in Bohol
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol – Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista might have his next WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight title defense in Bohol. Tagbilaran City Mayor Dan Neri Lim told reporters that the Boholanos want to see their local hero fight at home to defend the belt he won last year. &  Read Full Story >>>

WBC champ here to trace roots up north
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
His winning formula is simple — train hard and never give up. But World Boxing Council light flyweight champion Brian Viloria has got something no ordinary boxer possesses — sheer power. He showed it when he cut short Mexico’s Eric Ortiz reign with a magnificent first round kno  Read Full Story >>>

15 stitches for Gabi
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
World Boxing Council (WBC) No. 5 flyweight contender Diosdado (Prince) Gabi of Davao City made an auspicious US debut by pounding out a lopsided fifth round technical decision over Jose Alfredo Tirado of Mexico at the Stockton Civic Auditorium last Friday but went to the hospital after the fight for  Read Full Story >>>

ESPN Star Sports to feature Pacquiao
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao will be featured in a 10-episode sports documentary that will be aired by ESPN Star Sports sometime in January next year. Dubbed "The Difference", the 10-part 30-minute per episode sports documentary looks into the physical attributes and mental toughness of a  Read Full Story >>>

Death leaves boxing on the ropes
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Sep 2005
THE DEATH of former IBF lightweight champion Leavander Johnson last Thursday at a hospital in Las Vegas from a severe brain injury he suffered in a fight with Jesus Chavez underscored once more the brutality of pro boxing. But even though pro boxing is a hazardous sport, it would be futile to abo  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
Even the presence of superstar Manny Pacquiao could not sway Lady Luck in his favor this time. Filipino Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon failed in his attempt to wrest the World Boxing Association minimumweight crown after he absorbed a split technical decision to reigning titlist Yutaka Niida Sunday eveni  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
Benjie Sorolla took the World Boxing Organization's Asia Pacific minifly crown after a competitive unanimous decision win Saturday night over Thailand's Saengpetch Sor Sakulphan at the New San Andres Civic and Sports Center. Leon Panoncillo, WBO Asia Pacific co-chairman who was at ringside to sup  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
Cebu's Johnny Lear made an impressive comeback to the ring after a year of semi-retirement as he prevailed on a unanimous decision over ex-RP bantam champ Joel Bauya in their grudge rematch Saturday night at the San Andres Civic and Sports Center. In a battle of former RP bantam champs, Lear was  Read Full Story >>>

Two greats, one everlasting memory
By Alan Hubbard, The Independent, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
It remains one of sport's most celebrated chapters. Alan Hubbard revisits boxing's Thrilla in Manila Imelda Marcos had put on her dancing shoes. She had selected them carefully from her infamously large collection of footwear, hoping to entice Muhammad Ali into tripping the light fantastic with   Read Full Story >>>

Cebu pug goes for WBA title
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
TOKYO - Eriberto Gejon remains relatively unknown outside his native Cebu province and this is one reason why the longarmed Filipino mandatory challenger is raring to step up the ring and knock the World Boxing Association (WBA) minimum-weight crown off Yutaka Niida’s head Sunday night at the   Read Full Story >>>

Gejon challenges Niida for WBC crown tonight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
Unbeaten Cebuano slick-puncher Eriberto "Ioka" Gejon, Jr. of RWS Stable takes on the most significant fight of his career so far when he challenges Japanese champion Yutaka Niida in a 12-round rumble for the World Boxing Association minimumweight crown today at the 20,000-seater Yokohama Arena in Ja  Read Full Story >>>

Gejon goes for WBA minimum title tonight
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
ERIBERTO “Ioka” Gejon is on his way to the big time. But standing in his way to the pedestal tonight at the Arena in Yokohama is Japanese Yutaka Niida. At stake is Niida’s WBA minimumweight title, scheduled for 12 rounds. With Manny Pacquiao rooting at the ringside, the 26-  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria to Retrace Roots, Get Hero's Welcome; Suico Loses
By Winchell Campos,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES—Shortly after watching Randy Suico flub his chance of winning and reentering the big leagues, World Boxing Council light flyweight king Brian Viloria took the last plane out of Los Angeles and is expected to arrive in the Philippines at 4 a.m. Sunday on board a Philippine Airlines   Read Full Story >>>

Cut shortens fighter's debut
By Scott Linesburgh,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
STOCKTON -- Diosdado Gabi's had his visit to Stockton cut short, but he did leave town with the win. Gabi was cut over the right eye during his super-flyweight fight with Jose Alfredo Tirado on Friday, and the bout was stopped in the fourth round. The officials went to the scorecards, and Gabi wa  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
SUICO DISAPPOINTS…AGAIN! Los Angeles, Ca- WBC ranked #4 at super featherweight, Randy Suico, he again failed to step up to the next level, as he was defeated handily over ten rounds by Javier Jauregui. The rugged Jauregui, he needed a win to stay upright, and to get it he came back to 130lb  Read Full Story >>>

When hands of stone aren’t enough
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
CHICAGO - Through the magic of television, Randy Suico’s fight at the Lyons Center inside the campus of the University of Southern California (USC) was beamed live in the comfort of my Windy City living room last night. Unfortunately, Telefutura carried the telecast and its play-by-play ex  Read Full Story >>>

Suico loses by majority decision; Gabi wins
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
CHICAGO – Randy Suico’s quest for stardom in the international stage suffered from a huge setback when the OPBF super-featherweight champion lost convincingly to veteran Javier Jauregui via 10-round majority decision last night at the Lyon Center in the University of Southern California   Read Full Story >>>

OPBF champ Suico crumbles in LA fight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 25 Sep 2005
In what could be a crushing blow to his world championship bid, Cebuano hard-puncher Randy "Kumong Bato" Suico lost by majority decision to ex-IBF lightweight champion Javier "Chatito" Jauregui of Mexico over 10 heats yesterday at the USC Lyon Center in Los Angeles, California. In his report pos  Read Full Story >>>

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