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Gym Janitor Turned World Boxing Champ Inspires Poor Boy TurnedVice President

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By Manny “Braveheart” Pinol

Gym Janitor Turned World Boxing Champ
Inspires Poor Boy Turned Vice President

It is easy for one to understand and draw inspiration from the beauty of the life story of a former gymnasium janitor who became a world boxing champion when he has gone through the pains of poverty and felt the pangs of hunger.

Philippine Vice President Jejomar “Jojo” Binay, who grew up in the squalor of poverty to become the undefeated mayor of Makati and the country’s Vice President, jogged with former world miniflyweight champion Donnie Nietes in Murcia, Negros Occidental last week and was so inspired by the life story of the Negros fighter that he has vowed to help more poor boys rise out of poverty by supporting professional boxing. Continue reading “Gym Janitor Turned World Boxing Champ Inspires Poor Boy TurnedVice President” »

Face Manny Pacquiao in the Ring and be an Instant Multimillionaire


by Leo Reyes

Facing Manny Pacquiao in the ring is every fighter’s dream and just about every boxer in the light and welterweight divisions or thereabouts is aiming for a shot at the pound for pound best boxer in the world.

Why are these aspiring boxers fighting for the opportunity to face Pacquiao? Why don’t they just fight the others in the pound for pound ranking who are also champions in their own right? Continue reading “Face Manny Pacquiao in the Ring and be an Instant Multimillionaire” »

WBC Says Chavez, Alvarez Have Other Business To Tend To First

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Ramon Aranda

Despite word that preliminary talks have begun for a potential April 2012 bout between junior middleweight titlist Saul Alvarez and middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the WBC says they must first adhere to their mandatory bouts, before looking toward a showdown against each other.

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Arum says Saul Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez is go

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Ricardo Lois

There are two rising figures in the world of Mexican boxing – junior middleweight Saul Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Junior.

Just days after Alvarez turned off some of his supporters by saying he has patterned himself after Floyd Mayweather Junior, and not one of the many legendary Mexican gladiators which came before him, we receive news from boxing promoter Bob Arum that a battle between the two young Aztecs is brewing.

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BJ Penn: There’s four top welterweights and we can’t advance if we don’t fight each other

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Geno Mrosko

Nick Diaz’s extreme distaste for speaking engagements and propensity to disappear for hours on end with no word to anyone led to his removal from the main event of UFC 137 on Oct. 29 against Georges St. Pierre. It also led to Carlos Condit’s removal from his fight against B.J. Penn, scheduled for the same night, so he could take Diaz’s place.

It’s only fitting that the Stockton slugger would take Condit’s vacated spot to battle “The Prodigy,” right?


Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn Slated for UFC 137

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By Ariel Helwani

Nick Diaz won’t be fighting Georges St-Pierre for the welterweight title at UFC 137, but he will remain on the card after all. Continue reading “Nick Diaz vs. BJ Penn Slated for UFC 137” »

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