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Philippines celebrates Pacquiao’s WBC super featherweight victory

Manila (dpa) – The Philippines on Sunday celebrated the WBC super featherweight victory of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. Filipinos watched the 12-round fight in the malls, their homes and public gyms where huge screens were set up by local officials.

Philippine Boxers Forfeit at SEA Games

Philippines’ Junie Tizon gestures after surrendering after the first round during the Men’s middle weight 75kg boxing final at the SEA Games in Nakhon Ratchasima December 13, 2007. Thailand’s Suriya won to take the gold. REUTERS/Chaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND) By VOA Sports – Larry Semillano (blue) was the only Philippine Read more »

Manny Pacquiao wins rematch vs. Antonio Barrera

Associated Press LAS VEGAS – Though Marco Antonio Barrera kept his feet, Manny Pacquiao kept his supremacy. Pacquiao beat Barrera on Saturday night for the second time, winning a gritty, unanimous decision nearly four years after the Philippines’ favorite son became a boxing superstar with an upset victory against Read more »

Ring Magazine ed sees stoppage

The Philippine Star LAS VEGAS – The editor-in-chief of Ring Magazine, known as the Bible of Boxing, has given Manny Pacquiao his full blessing. Nigel Collins, who joined the magazine in 1972 and became editor-in-chief in 1985, was at Friday’s official weigh-in for Pacquiao’s exciting rematch with Marco Antonio Read more »

A Nation’s Passion Lives in a Rivalry of Green vs. Blue

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By RAPHAEL BARTHOLOMEW QUEZON CITY — Senators, foreign diplomats, cabinet ministers, a smattering of Forbes’s 40 richest Filipinos, movie stars and enough professional basketball players to play five-on-five. They are the elite of Philippine society, and they all gather at Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City to watch the men’s basketball Read more »

Barrera Vs Pacquiao II: The History of the Rematch

By Mike “Rubber Warrior” Plunkett – A generation ago, the rematch was, to a classic and vintage match-up in boxing, what Robin was to Batman. It was a natural response to a fantastic pairing and almost a complete given. The return match usually occurred within six months of the Read more »