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Juan Manuel Marquez makes a statement
By Geoffrey Ciani, EastSideBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez made a strong claim that he deserves a rematch with Manny Pacquiao rematch by knocking out Jimrex Jaca in the ninth round of their scheduled twelve rounder. With victory, Marquez successfully defended the WBO interim featherweight crown, and he did so with more flare and drama th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fever still runs high in San Francisco
ABS-CBN News, 28 Nov 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, California - The weekend of November 17 saw thousands of Filipinos flocking to Las Vegas for the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales super featherweight world boxing fight. Well, not everybody got tickets to the Thomas and Mack Auditorium, but private homes, hotels, bars and restaurants with Read Full Story >>>
GALLANT JACA FALLS IN NINE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
Gallant Jimrex Jaca battled classy WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez often engaging the champion in furious exchange before a predominantly pro-Mexican crowd but in the end Marquez proved too good and scored a ninth round knockout at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, yesterday.
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Sultan reigns as WBF king
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 27 Nov 2006
One week after Manny Pacquiao's masterful conquest of Erik Morales, another Filipino boxer gave his fellow countrymen something to proud of.
Dondon "Supremo" Sultan of Labason, Zamboanga del Norte defeated Australian champion Eddie Delic by unanimous decision over 12 rounds to win the World Boxi Read Full Story >>>
Montiel ready for Gorres
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 27 Nov 2006
A purse bid for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) superflyweight title fight between defending champion Fernando Montiel of Mexico and Filipino challenger Z Gorres is set today in Puerto Rico with a starting price of $100,000.
Under WBO rules, the champion’s share of the total bid is 75 percen Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez stops Jaca in bloodbath
By Shawn Krest, TigerBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
It was the fight we thought we’d see last week. In a featherweight war, a Mexican fighter wore a mask of blood and traded punches in center ring against a Filipino southpaw.
The setting was Hidalgo, Texas, not Las Vegas, and HBO gave luminaries Jim Lampley and Michael Buffer the night off. Whi Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Knocks Jaca Out in 9!
By Sean Ocampo, PhilBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
In front of a massive Pro-Mexican crowd at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas, former WBA/IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez scored a scintillating 9th round knockout victory over Jimrex Jaca of the Philippines in their 12 round WBO Interim Featherweight title affair. With the win, Marque Read Full Story >>>
MARQUEZ LIGHTS UP HBO’S BOXING AFTER DARK
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 27 Nov 2006
EX-CHAMP SCORES ONE PUNCH KO
Hidalgo, TX-Juan Manuel Marquez continued his streak of exciting wins with his second knockout in a row. This time the victim was top Filipino prospect, Jimrex Jaca, knocking out the youngster in the ninth round with one left hand. Jaca, now 27-3-1 (12 KOs), did sur Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Fights Through A Bloody Mask To KO Jaca In Nine
By German Villasenor, MaxBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2006
Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs) knocked out Jimrex Jaca (27-3-1, 12 KOs) in the ninth round of a grueling and bloody, but fast-paced, battle Saturday night at the Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas to retain his interim WBO featherweight title and keep his hopes of a rematch with Manny Pacquiao aliv Read Full Story >>>
Barrera to fight Pacquiao or Marquez
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 27 Nov 2006
LOS ANGELES — Marco Antonio Barrera reiterated his desire to slug it out with Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao on March 11, 2007, but the Mexican expressed concern over the legal battle that is being faced by his promoter Oscar dela Hoya and Pacquiao opposite Top Rank.
Barrera told the sports Read Full Story >>>
OSCAR-FLOYD, PACMAN-MORALES III, SUPERFIGHTS TODAY & ALI-FRAZIER
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 27 Nov 2006
HOW MANY TV SETS IN AMERICA WATCH BOXING?
San Francisco, CA-In the world of numbers, I’ve always wondered how many television sets there are in the United States? I’m told that there are 111,400,000 televisions in total, and that ESPN is available in roughly 91,000,000. On an excellent night, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and Politics
Asian Journal, 27 Nov 2006
WHEN boxing icon Manny Pacquiao came home from Las Vegas after his winning streak against Erik Morales, thousands of his fans mobbed him as soon as his feet landed once again on Philippine soil. "Pacman" souvenirs were selling like hotcakes. And since the streets were jammed, traffic had to be rerou Read Full Story >>>
GenSan prepares city-wide reception for returning son
By John Paul Jubelag, The Philippine Star, 27 Nov 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The city government rolls out the red carpet for its most admired, world-renowned son today as Manny Pacquiao returns to his hometown eight days after he demolished Mexican legend Erik Morales in their rubber match in Las Vegas.
City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. will lead the we Read Full Story >>>
Nothing to worry about Pacquiao
By Jasmine W. Payo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Nov 2006
JUST AN infection that can be knocked out easily.
Assistant trainer Buboy Fernandez made this assurance yesterday, saying nothing much to worry about Manny Pacquiao’s health.
“Right now, it’s just an infection on his tonsils,” said Fernandez a week after Pacquiao’s sensational three-round stop Read Full Story >>>
LISTEN TO "RING TALK RADIO" SUNDAY NIGHT & SEE WHY WE'RE #1
RingTalk.com, 27 Nov 2006
THE "ENFORCER" ON PACMAN-MANIA
San Francisco, CA-“Ring Talk Radio,” the longest running talk show in boxing history, will feature a replay of a heavyweight championship moment in history. We'll also hear Manny Pacquiao's trusted camp "enforcer," Rob Peters, he'll discuss his role. We might even Read Full Story >>>
Triumph & trouble (conclusion)
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 27 Nov 2006
Lawyer Rudy Salud, the World Boxing Council’s founding secretary-general, who cautioned Filipino ring idol and national treasure Manny Pacquiao to honor the seven-fight contract he signed with Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions and not to go with Top Rank’s Bob Arum, said he is in a state of a Read Full Story >>>
Staff prevents banner mistake
By Walden Sadiri, The Monitor, 27 Nov 2006
HIDALGO — It’s no secret that boxing legends Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum didn’t share a table together during the Thanksgiving holiday.
But thanks to a comical blunder by the event staff during the HBO Boxing After Dark series on Saturday night at Dodge Arena, De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotio Read Full Story >>>
Fans just can’t have enough of Pacman
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 27 Nov 2006
THE Sports Vigilantes, a group of rabid sports aficionados, were still talking about Pacman over Radio dzME’s “Usapang Sports” when I arrived at the station yesterday morning.
Even before I got settled in my seat, a question was immediately hurled at me. It set the tone of the entire one-and-half Read Full Story >>>
Geno’s Boxing Mailbag, Nov. 25, 2006
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 27 Nov 2006
Poor Michael Richards. Can you believe his racial slurs at that comedy club against some minorities in the audience? I got to see the footage and hear the verbal barrage and have even heard of his defense that he was angry and flew into a rage…not really knowing what he was saying. Now, I’m not sayi Read Full Story >>>
Drug enforcers want Pacquiao
By Joseph Jubelag, Manila Standard Today, 27 Nov 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY—The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is eyeing the possibility of tapping Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao as celebrity endorser of the government’s anti-drug campaign.
“Manny could be a role model among the youth in our campaign against illegal drugs in the country,” sa Read Full Story >>>