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All-Filipino  title bout III

By Nick Giongco Three-division champion Donnie Nietes shoots for his fourth world crown in as many weight class when he faces Aston Palicte in the highly-popular SuperFly 3 card on HBO on Sept. 8 in Los Angeles. Nietes (41-1-4 with 23 KOs) is coming off a win over Juan Carlos Reveco of Argentina and will […]

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Pacman may fight in Hong Kong

By Nick Giongco Asia seems to be the leading candidate to host Manny Pacquiao’s ring return, the South China Morning Post reported yesterday. Quoting Arnold Vegafria, Pacquiao’s business manager for entertainment, the Middle East, a Southeast Asian City and even Hong Kong, could end up hosting the Filipino great’s next fight following his emphatic win […]

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Amir feels he ‘Khan’ beat Pacman

By Nick Giongco Amir Khan is not only interested in facing Manny Pacquiao; the British fighter wants to beat him as well. Khan and Pacquiao, fresh from crowning himself as World Boxing Association welterweight king, used to be stablemates when Freddie Roach was still training them. But Khan insists that while they develop some kind […]

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Saludar guns for WBO fly crown

After the recent success of younger brother Vic in Japan, Froilan Saludar will attempt to join him as world champion when he faces Sho Kimura of Japan for the World Boxing Organization (WBO) flyweight crown this Fri­day in China.

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2 boxers assured of Asiad slots

By Nick Giongco Only middleweight Felix Eumir Marcial and featherweight Nesthy Petecio have been assured slots on the Philippine boxing team to the Indonesia Asian Games next month, secretary general Ed Picson said yesterday. Reporting from Baguio City where the national team is holed out for the last phase of training, Picson said the six […]

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Pacquiao, not Bob Arum, will call the shots

By Nick Giongco Following the rousing success of his fight in Malaysia, Manny Pacquiao declared yesterday that he will be the one calling the shots as to plans to stage his next fight. “I, through MP Promotions, will be handling any and all negotiations for my next fight. Nobody is authorized to speak on my […]

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