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Happy Mother?s Day
Mon, 12 May 2014

?To her who loves us before she meets us. ? (Monumento a la Madre, Mexico City). As infants, we lovingly reciprocated with our first words that sounded like ?Ma?. I share a

Ana ?The Hurricane?Julaton: MMA debutante is ready, grateful for One FC fight on May 2nd
Fri, 02 May 2014

How would top-notch boxers fare in mixed martial arts---five 5-minute rounds with gloves that look like electric tape? Purists of ?The Sweet Science? concede that boxers would excel in trading pun

Happy 76th Birthday to Philippine boxing?s Renaissance man Hermie Rivera
Thu, 17 Apr 2014

Rivera. April 17, 2014 -- Hermie, as the late President Ferdinand Marcos used to say in his Ilocano-American accent, continues to do the job he was born for---cover and promote anything Filipino through print

Larry Merchant: The Philippines is a treasure trove of boxing
Sun, 13 Apr 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada -- Larry Merchant shares his historical perspective on Filipino prizefighters. ?I?m not a book of knowledge about Filipino fighters. I do know of an outstanding flyweight/bantamweight almost a century

Roy Jones, Jr. to Manny Pacquiao: You have nothing to prove to Tim Bradley
Sat, 12 Apr 2014

Roy Jones. Las Vegas, Nevada -- Roy Jones, Jr. has some brotherly advice for Manny Pacquiao and everyone. ?Don?t be overly aggressive. Pick your shots, when you can. Don?t just go out there to knock him (Tim Bradley) out. J

Thrilla in Manila: UNFORGETTABLE?. Bob Arum
Fri, 11 Apr 2014

Las Vegas, April 9, 2014 -- "It was after the 'Thrilla'. One of the greatest fights I?ve ever seen. Leaving the Araneta Coliseum and it was around noon. And looking up, I?ve never seen a sun so bright?. blinded everybody. I?ll n

Luisito ?Earthquake? Espinosa: TAP THE ROPES FOR LUCK
Fri, 21 Mar 2014

Filipino prizefighters interestingly tap their heels against the bottom ropes before the round. Here?s some rhyme and reason for this riveting habit adopted by Pinoy boxing greats. ?It works (Puwede).? ---Manny Pacqui

Hermie Rivera: Halo-halo, anyone?
Sat, 08 Feb 2014

Halo-halo (the icy Filipino desert) and boxing talk with my dad, Hermie Rivera, always warms my heart. ?Would you like an electric fan with your halo-halo,?
Pacquiao?s message on healthcare and volunteerism: Thank You!
Sun, 09 Dec 2012

The idea of a fighter advocating healthcare is ironic. Is it not a boxer?s job to sedate (and/or hospitalize) his opponent with his fists? All levity aside, I share this heartwarming message from Emmanuel ?Manny? Pacquiao b

12 Rounds with Nonito Donaire, Jr.
Wed, 04 Jul 2012

Fremont, California (Wed, 04 Jul 2012) ? A boxer is only as good as his last fight. For Nonito ?Filipino Flash? Donaire, Jr., the best is yet to come as he awaits his super-bantamweight unification bout against Jeffery ?Mong

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