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Boxing ‘expert’ says Pacquiao will lose

By nick giongco

HERE’S ANOTHER highly-respected fellow in the fight game who believes Manny Pacquiao will just end up getting the short end of the stick when he collides with Erik Morales on Jan. 21 next year in Las Vegas.

Dan Rafael, who used to cover boxing for USA Today, reported in ESPN.com that the Mexican nicknamed "El Terrible" is going to make it 2-0 against the Filipino southpaw when they slug it out at the Thomas and Mack Center.

"Yes, Morales lost his last fight (against Zahir Raheem), but that has nothing to do with the rematch with Pacquiao. We think it’s the same fight all over again, which means another Pacquiao defeat in another great fight," said Rafael.

In their first brawl last March at the MGM Grand, Morales staved off a last-ditch rally by Pacquiao to hammer out a 12-round unanimous decision. All three judges saw it 115-113 for Morales.

Morales said he respects Pacquiao’s daredevil attack, but he is making sure that the GenSan bomber will take a backward step to prevent him from doing what he likes best.

"I will put up the pressure because while Pacquiao is very good coming forward, he is at a loss whenever he is on the defensive," Morales had said. "He (Pacquiao) doesn’t know what to do when he is being attacked."

But Pacquiao said it’s going to be entirely different in the return meeting because he is going to be focused unlike before when he had to endure conflict within his former management team.

Pacquiao is already in Los Angeles preparing for the rematch, while Morales is also in training camp in Queretaro, some 200 kilometers northwest of Mexico City.
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Peñalosa mauls rival

By dennis principe

GETTING WHAT he wished for the past two years, former world superflyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa bamboozled a spirited but outclassed Dario Azuaga of Paraguay in their 10-round non-title bout enroute to a convincing win Saturday night at the Ynares Center in Antipolo City.

At 33, Peñalosa still managed to display his awesome jabs and precise combinations that made his Paraguayan look like a dim-witted boxer the whole bout.

After giving his foe a workshop in the first seven rounds, Peñalosa floored Azuaga in the 8th round with a left-right combination then scored another knockdown in the 9th with a four-punch combo to the delight of more than a thousand paying crowd who braved the nighttime drizzle.

The 31-year-old Azuaga managed to get up in both occasions and then wisely danced around the ring in the 10th canto to frustrate Peñalosa who at that point was already primed to go for the kill.

The match eventually went to the scorecards with all three judges grading the bout 100-88.

Despite the lopsided win Peñalosa appeared satisfied with win unlike in his last two fights against two patsy Thai rivals.

Going into the fight, Azuaga boasts of a menacing 66-6-2 win-loss-draw record with 57 knockouts, 25 of which came in the first round.

Peñalosa now 49-5-2 with 33 KO’s, captured the WBCsuperflyweight crown from Hiroshi Kawashima in February 1997 and defended it three times before losing it to Korean In Joo Cho in 1998.

The Negros-born Peñalosa had three botched title hunts, losing by close decisions to Cho in 2000 and Japanese adversary Masamori Tokuyama in 2001 and 2002, forcing the stylish southpaw into a 21-month hiatus.
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FIGHT SCHEDULES

Johnny Lear vs Jun Magsipoc
Non-Titled Match
Dec 8, 2005
TBA, Quezon City, Quezon City, Philippines

JR Sollano vs Mzonke Fana
Non-Titled Match
Dec 9, 2005
Oliver Thambo Hall, Cape Town, Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa

Baby Lorona, Jr. vs Rolly Laruan
Non-Titled Match
Dec 10, 2005
Ynares Sports Complex, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Sonny Boy Jaro vs Angky Angkota
IBF Pan Pacific Light Flyweight Title
Dec 10, 2005
Sta. Lucia East Mall Cainta, Cainta, Rizal, Philippines

Gerry Peñalosa vs Feliciano Dario Azuaga Ledesma
Non-Titled Match
Dec 10, 2005
Ynares Sports Complex, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Michael Farenas vs Aaron Melgarejo
Non-Titled Match
Dec 10, 2005
Ynares Sports Complex, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Rexon Flores vs Chris Dujali
Non-Titled Match
Dec 10, 2005
Ynares Sports Complex, Antipolo City, Rizal, Philippines

Mercito Gesta vs Eugene Gonzales
Non-Titled Match
Dec 16, 2005
Provincial Gym, Amas, Kidapawan, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines

Glenn Porras vs Edgar Gabejan
Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) bantam championship
Dec 16, 2005
Provincial Gym, Amas, Kidapawan, Kidapawan City, North Cotabato, Philippines

Rey Bautista vs Gerardo Espinoza
Non-Titled Match
Dec 23, 2005
Sycuan Resort & Casino, El Cajon, California, USA

Wyndel Janiola vs Julius Alcos
Non-Titled Match
Dec 28, 2005
Tagum City, Tagum City, Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales
WBC Super Featherweight International Title
Jan 21, 2006
TBA, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Rodel Mayol vs Lorenzo Trejo
WBC Minimumweight Eliminator
Jan 28, 2006
Cancún, ROO, Mexico

Malcolm Tuñacao vs Kohei Ohba
OPBF Bantamweight Title
Feb 5, 2006
International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan

Randy Suico vs Ryuhei Sugita
OPBF Super Featherweight Title
Feb 5, 2006
International Conference Hall, Nagoya, Nagoya, Japan

Brian Viloria vs Jose Antonio Aguirre
WBC Light Flyweight Title
Feb 16, 2006
Aladdin Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
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FIGHT RESULTS

Dec 6, 2005:
Jake Verano LOST against Thong Por Chokchai by KO
The bout ended in round 5 of 12.
for Asian Boxing Council (WBC) Super Featherweight Title
The Mall Shopping Center, Thailand, Ngamwongwan, Nonthaburi, Thailand
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Dec 5, 2005:
Elmer Gejon LOST against Akira Yaegashi by UD
The bout ended in round 10 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Bunka Gym, Yokohama, Japan
Comments:


Dec 5, 2005:
Jeffrey Oñate LOST against Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo by UD
The bout ended in round 12 of 12.
for Asian Boxing Council (WBC) Featherweight Title
Royal Square, Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Comments:
Scores: 108-120 | 108-120 | 108-120

Dec 3, 2005:
Rev Santillan WON against Kazuhiko Hidaka by KO
The bout ended in round 8 of 12.
for OPBF Welterweight Title
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Comments:


Dec 3, 2005:
Rollen Castillo LOST against Katsunari Takayama by TD
The bout ended in round 8 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Comments:
~ Time: 0:21 | 74-79 | 74-79 | 75-78 ~

Dec 3, 2005:
Dondon Sultan WON against Taisei Marumoto by KO
The bout ended in round 9 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Comments:


Dec 3, 2005:
Bert Batawang LOST against Hiroyuki Hisataka by TKO
The bout ended in round 2 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Central Hall, Osaka, Japan
Comments:


Nov 27, 2005:
Benedict Suico WON against Edmund Devilleres by KO
The bout ended in round 6 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Tisa Sports Complex, Tisa, Cebu City
Comments:


Nov 27, 2005:
Christopher Tepora WON against Sherwin Manatad by UD
The bout ended in round 10 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Tisa Sports Complex, Tisa, Cebu City
Comments:


Nov 26, 2005:
Jimrex Jaca WON against Samuel Duran by TKO
The bout ended in round 2 of 12.
for Philippine Super Featherweight Title
Maasin City Gym, Maasin City, Leyte
Comments:


Nov 22, 2005:
Federico Catubay LOST against Noriyuki Komatsu by SDec
The bout ended in round 12 of 12.
for Vacant OPBF Flyweight Title
Prefectural Gym, Osaka, Japan
Comments:
Jae Tae Kim: 112-115, Ichiro Uenaka: 111-115, Jonathan Davis: 114-112

Nov 19, 2005:
Ceasar Amonsot WON against Victor Mausul by KO
The bout ended in round 8 of 12.
for WBO Asia Pacific Super Featherweight Title
Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Comments:
Amonsot was knocked down in the 5th round but time his opponent with a powerful left cross in the 8th to end the contest.

Nov 19, 2005:
Malcolm Tuñacao WON against Kumarnthong Por Pluemkamol by UD
The bout ended in round 12 of 12.
for OPBF Bantamweight Title
Korakuen Hall, Tokyo, Japan
Comments:
~ 118-111 | 119-109 | 120-109 ~

Nov 19, 2005:
Rey Bautista WON against Obote Ameme by TKO
The bout ended in round 2 of 12.
for WBO Asia Pacific Bantamweight Title
Carlos P. Garcia Sports Complex, Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Comments:


Nov 11, 2005:
Jun De Asis LOST against Maxsaisai Pinsinchai by UD
The bout ended in round 6 of 6.
for Non-Titled Match
TBA (Bangkok), Bangkok, Thailand
Comments:


Nov 11, 2005:
Edgar Rodrido LOST against Petchtapee Pinsinchai by UD
The bout ended in round 10 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
TBA (Bangkok), Bangkok, Thailand
Comments:


Nov 6, 2005:
Dindo Castañares LOST against Daigoro Yamamoto by KO
The bout ended in round 7 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
IMP Hall, Osaka, Japan
Comments:


Nov 5, 2005:
Dexter Delada LOST against Fernando Montilla by KO
The bout ended in round 4 of 12.
for Philippine Lightweight Title
San Andres Civic & Sports Center, Manila, Philippines
Comments:


Nov 5, 2005:
Eric Barcelona WON against Celso Danggod by SDec
The bout ended in round 12 of 12.
for Philippine Super Flyweight Title
San Andres Civic & Sports Center, Manila, Philippines
Comments:


Nov 5, 2005:
Glenn Donaire WON against Benito Abraham by TKO
The bout ended in round 6 of 6.
for Non-Titled Match
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA
Comments:
~ Time: 1:10 ~

Nov 5, 2005:
Nonito Donaire, Jr. WON against Ilido Julio by UD
The bout ended in round 8 of 8.
for Non-Titled Match
Caesars Tahoe, Stateline, Nevada, USA
Comments:
~ 79-70 | 79-70 | 79-70 ~

Nov 4, 2005:
Roger Galicia LOST against Veeraphol Sahaprom by KO
The bout ended in round 4 of 10.
for Non-Titled Match
Sriprajan , Thailand, Sriprajan, Supanburi, Thailand
Comments:


Nov 4, 2005:
Roberto Dalisay LOST against Thong Por Chokchai by KO
The bout ended in round 7 of 6.
for Non-Titled Match
Sriprajan , Thailand, Sriprajan, Supanburi, Thailand
Comments:


Nov 3, 2005:
Julius Tarona LOST against Saenghiran Lookbanyai by TKO
The bout ended in round 6 of 12.
for Asian Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight Title
Ocean Plaza, Nakornsrithammarat, Thailand
Comments:
~ Time: 2:07 ~


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Pacquiao has a lot to do

By Hermie Rivera


Editor's Note: Published on page A28 of the Dec. 12, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer

THE LAST TIME I filled a news space, I told everyone how good Manny Pacquiao was despite his loss to Erik Morales.

Then quick as a jungle cat, the GenSan marvel went on to kayo journeyman Hector Velasquez after his bitter loss to the man they call El Terrible, who he faces in a rematch on Jan. 21 in Las Vegas.

The persistent query I get is whether the South Cotabato sensation has what it takes to beat the smart-punching Tijuana native.

In that meeting at Vegas' MGM Grand, these macho super-featherweights served a delectable slugfest that enthralled fans -- thus compelling promoters to bring them back for an obligatory encore.

Rid of his financial woes inflicted by his ex-bosses, Pacquiao could win his grudge match with his erstwhile tormentor provided his training isn't marred by distractions -- much like his training weeks leading to his showdown with Morales.

But Pacquiao has a lot to do yet.

Which means that only after three weeks of rigorous training
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will one get an indication as to how serious the two rivals are in their rubber bout.

Both are way off in their respective preparations at this stage.

You can bet though they'll tear at each other's throat once they square off for all the marbles -- 'ika nga -- disdaining what purists call a probing round.

Indeed! No such thing as sizing up the opposition in the early going.

It is going to be a war with no favors sought save for the retention of the allowed rest period between rounds.

From the get-go, Pacquiao will launch an early raid on Morales' defensive arsenal -- no surprise at all since that's his trademark. But the Mexican will be around for sure -- obliging Pacman with his blockbusting counterfoils.

That scenario happened in their first well-received confrontation.

I'm not looking at a drastic change on how they'll go about re-arranging each other's physical attributes even with the added raise in their paychecks not to mention the hefty share both will be earning from their pay-per-view deals.

Neither will there be a slack on the savage pace both will employ once the opening gong sounds at the Connie and Mack Center.

Absolute ring mayhem will explode -- with the winner and loser emerging overnight millionaires if not badly cut ring tycoons.

Remember the bloody slit Pacman suffered in the 5th round caused by a headbutt their first time out?

Keep in mind too that the stakes are stupendously high for this rematch with both parties bankrolling unheard of lucre.

Enough to fund a coup?
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What is 'in' here is Krav Maga and Caopeira. There is also a huge following of Arnis de Mano in the West Coast but not much here in the East Coast.
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Are you a boxer Sugbuanon (Marvin)?
im not a boxer lili.. but i do look like a boxer (dog).. im just a boxing enthusiast.. certified paclander po ako.. hehehe
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What is 'in' here is Krav Maga and Caopeira. There is also a huge following of Arnis de Mano in the West Coast but not much here in the East Coast.
i also like watching caopeira.. graceful ang dating. wow arnis is also popular in the states? arnis originated here in cebu..
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pics of filipino boxers? i'll just post them complete with their info.. im still editing some of their pics..
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Kani lang man na away ang gusto diri sa amo:

Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales
WBC Super Featherweight International Title
Jan 21, 2006
TBA, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

Bibo na sad sa balay!
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the world is waiting for that big fight.. im sure manny will win this time

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I don't know anything about boxing. I do remember that the biggest name in Philippine boxing at one time was "Flash" Elorde.
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RP boxers’ future tied with Pacman’s continuing success

By dennis principe



DESPITE THE fact that there are many world-class Filipino boxers waiting in the wings to get their shot at international stardom, many of them believe their future still lies in the hands of the country’s current toast in Manny Pacquiao.

And this is why a number of them if not all top-notch boxers are hopeful that the 26-year-old Pacquiao will continue to give them a free ride to prominence by winning his anticipated 12-round rematch versus Erik "El Terrible" Morales early next year in Las Vegas.

"Sana maituloy pa ni Manny ang tagumpay niya para mas mapadali ang pagkilala sa maraming boxers natin na pwedeng isabak na talaga sa world title" stated Rodel Mayol, the country’s best bet in the minimumweight division.

The 24-year-old Mayol (21-0, 16 KO’s) is slated to face Mexican Lorenzo Trejo in a 12-round World Boxing Council (WBC) title eliminator on Jan. 28 in Cancun, Mexico.

Ex-world flyweight ruler Malcolm Tuñacao is set to defend his newly acquired Oriental Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) bantamweight crown versus undefeated prospect Kohei Ohba on Feb. 25 in Osaka, Japan.

The 27-year-old southpaw Tuñacao (19-1-2, 13 KO’s) , currently ranked 6th in the tough bantamweight division, conceives an easier route to the world title should Pacquiao beat Morales.

"Marami sa atin ang pwedeng sumunod kay Manny pero iba na rin talaga kung manalo siya kay Morales para mas pansinin ng mga malalaking promoters sa Amerika ang Pinoy boxers," said Tuñacao, obviously aware of the age-long politics going in the sport.

In the same February card topbilled by Tuñacao, defending Oriental superfeatherweight king Randy Suico will stake his belt against one-time world title challenger Ryuhei Sugita of Japan.

The 29-year-old Suico (23-2, 20 KO’s), once regarded by Pacquiao as a future world beater after having several sparring sessions, hopes to crash into the world ratings should he score a convincing victory over Sugita.

WBC No. 10 bantamweight contender Rey ‘Boom Boom’ Bautista, continues his campaign in the US when he battles Mexican Gerardo Espinoza in a non-title match in El Cajon, California on Dec. 23.

Hawaiian sensation Brian Viloria, now a superstar in the country also because of his Filipino lineage, will stake his WBC lightflyweight crown versus ex-105-lb kingpin Jose Antonio Aguirre of Mexico sometime in February also in the US.

Also, former world superflyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa, a 10-round decision winner against Paraguayan Dario Azuaga over the weekend, cannot wait to get a crack at the International Boxing Federation (IBF) bantamweight crown of Mexican superstar Rafael Marquez.

The 33-year-old Peñalosa, the 10th ranked challenger in the IBF division, admitted that he is constantly communicating with controversial American promoter Murad Muhammad regarding a possible title fight against Marquez sometime next year.
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Viloria still on top of world

By Wes Nakama

Brian Viloria returned home to Waipahu for the first time as a world champion on Friday, nearly three months after his stunning first-round knockout of Eric Ortiz in Los Angeles for the World Boxing Council light flyweight title.

His visit, though, will be a quick one as he heads back to L.A. tomorrow to resume training for a Feb. 18 title defense in Las Vegas against Mexico's Jose Antonio Aguirre, a former world champion himself.

Aguirre, 30, has a record of 30-4-1 with 20 knockouts.

"He's very tough, very durable," Viloria said. "I think I'm faster than him and I have more power, but he has a lot more experience than I have. I'm going to work hard to try to take the fight to him."

With such a short vacation in Hawai'i, Viloria is making the most of it. After arriving Friday afternoon, he grabbed some of his beloved local food and made some calls to family and friends before heading to the Waikiki Shell for a Honolulu Marathon concert and lu'au, where he got in a quick ukulele jam session with Jake Shimabukuro.

Yesterday, Viloria was a guest on Perry and Price's morning radio show and then signed autographs for two hours at the Marathon expo in the Hawai'i Convention Center.

Viloria, who turned 25 on Nov. 24, is accustomed to whirlwind schedules by now as winning the world title has filled his calendar with an endless list of activities.

"It's been really crazy," Viloria said. "I get invited to a lot of parties. But I've been training for the last 1 1/2 months, trying to stay in shape."

After waiting almost five years for his title shot, Viloria is soaking it all in yet taking nothing for granted. His record is a spotless 18-0 with 12 knockouts, but the road to a world championship was anything but smooth after representing the United States in the 2000 Olympic Games.

Viloria started his pro career quickly but then went through problems with his original promoter, Lou DiBella, which left long gaps between fights. After severing ties with DiBella in late 2003, Viloria was without a promoter for a while, although Sugar Ray Leonard stepped in to promote a couple of bouts in 2004.

Viloria then had three fights either postponed or canceled in an 11-month span, including the original title fight against Ortiz last July.

Gary Gittelsohn, Viloria's manager, said those trials were an unfortunate but not uncommon aspect of the sport.

"That's just boxing, it's not just Brian," Gittelsohn said yesterday in a phone interview from Germany. "Brian got a taste of the pro ranks, which is much different from the amateurs."

Then came another unexpected stumbling block May 28.

Viloria's opponent that night, Ruben Contreras, quit in the sixth round complaining of a headache. He had a seizure less than 10 minutes later and needed surgery to stop a hemorrhage around his brain. Contreras was taken to a hospital and remained in critical condition, in a coma, for 10 days.

He eventually recovered, but Viloria's genuine concern for his fallen opponent threatened to disrupt his focus on training. He was relieved to see Contreras at ringside just before the Ortiz fight Sept. 10.

"To see him smiling and lively like he was, that was even better than winning the title," Viloria said. "To me, that was one of the most beautiful things I've seen. I almost broke down."

Viloria had another weight lifted off his shoulders around that time when he signed a two-year contract with Bob Arum's Top Rank Boxing promotion team.

"I have great backing, I have full confidence in them," Viloria said. "Now I don't have to worry about when my next fight is."

Viloria declined to disclose financial terms of the deal, but said the guaranteed minimum per fight is "much more than I made before," and it could include appearances on HBO. The Feb. 18 fight at the Aladdin Resort and Casino is a co-feature event that will be televised on pay-per-view.

"They said I have big marketability," Viloria said. "It's all there for the taking."

Gittelsohn said Viloria "is in the 'A' game right now."

"Brian's career finally is at the place we always dreamed it would be," said Gittelsohn, who has been Viloria's manager since he turned pro. "He fought a very capable champion and knocked him out in the first round, and that brought the entire Staples Center crowd to its feet. Bob Arum is the one who brought million-dollar fights to the lighter weights, and he and the people at Top Rank couldn't be more pleased with Brian.

"I'm so happy for him, too, because he deserves all of this. He's just a tremendous young man."

Viloria's quickly expanding fan base is reaching deep into the Philippines, especially after the victory over Ortiz. Photos of Viloria waving the Philippines' national flag appeared in newspapers around the world.

"Up to that point, most people always thought of me as an American, a fighter from Hawai'i," Viloria said. "That's what I am, and I'm not trying to shy away from that. But I'm also Filipino, my father is from the Philippines, and I wanted to show my roots. I wanted to show people that there's another Filipino fighter out there, and hopefully that will create a lot more fans."

But Viloria is just as loyal to his Hawai'i roots, and pines for a title defense in Honolulu. His last fight here was April 15, 2003.

"This is where I got started, and it's where my hometown fans are," Viloria said. "Hopefully, now that I'm a champion I'll have more pull as far as where my fights will be."

Gittelsohn said logistics make a Honolulu fight difficult to put together.

"We'd have to overcome a lot of challenges, but we're on a collective mission to do it," Gittelsohn said. "It's a good possibility. We'll figure it out."

Outside the ring, Viloria is taking classes at UCLA and hopes to earn a bachelor's degree in either film or broadcast journalism in the next year and a half. He also enjoys playing the ukulele, guitar, piano and saxophone.

"I love playing music, I love computers and I love reading historical books," Viloria said. "I try not to be one-dimensional."

But for now, boxing has his full attention.

"Winning the title was a big relief, a big satisfaction," Viloria said. "After all the hard work and patience, it proved all the blood, sweat and sacrifice was worth it.

"And now it's opening even more doors."
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