Friday, January 25, 2008

Philippine Wants More Boxers to Get the Ticket of Beijing Olympics Games

Manny Pacquiao, of Philippine, has already been a star of world boxing. Now, the Philippine boxing officials are eager to have more berths from the country in Beijing 2008 Olympics Games. They are very much determined to increase the number of berth in the Olympics Games. For that, they even appointed two professional doctors in order to make their players fit both physically and mentally.

Inquirer reported:

"Our team is both mentally and physically prepared, you can be sure of that," said national boxing head Manny Lopez, shortly before the opening of the Asian Olympic Qualifying tournament here.

Lopez, who got embroiled in a controversy after he ordered a protest-walkout of his fighters during the Southeast Asian Games in Nakhon Racthasima last month, said the two doctors have gone out of their way to push Filipino fighters to near-perfect form.

It is the first time this has been done for a national boxing team, and Lopez said he's certain it would bear fruit.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Manny Pacquiao Turned Down All the Speculation about the Fight against Marquez

Boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao from Philippine is going to face Juan Manuel Marquez on March 15. However, ahead of the important bout, there was speculation on the air that Manny Pacquiao is not serious about the fight. However, after a serious practice sessions, reported that he is fit enough and working hard for the fight. Ed De la Vega was present at the practice session.

Inquirer reported:

“Today, with what we have observed, those concerns should be placed on hold,” reported's Ed De la Vega, who was at the gym yesterday to chronicle what he described as the Pacman's first day in office.
“When Manny gets into serious training, he trains as if there is no tomorrow,” said trainer Freddie Roach, who was joined by a group of fans in their consensus that the boxing icon has not lost a beat.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Malaysian Boxers Eyeing on Beijing Olympics Games 2008

For the first time, Malaysia may have a boxer at the Olympics Games. Malaysian Amateur Boxing Federation (MABF) are planning to send four best boxers of the country to the Asian qualifier to win the ticket of Beijing Olympics Games 2008. Mohd Zamzai Azizi is expected to have the best chance to become the first boxer to play in Olympics Games.

The Star reported:

MABF secretary Maulud Othman said that they expect Mohd Zamzai to win the ticket from the Asian qualifying rounds, which will be held in Bangkok from Jan 24-Feb 3.

“It will be a huge boost to the sport in Malaysia if we can have a boxer in the Olympics. All he (Zamzai) needs to do is to qualify for the final,” said Maulud.

MABF are waiting for the approval from the National Sports Council (NSC) to enable their four national elite boxers, currently in training camp at the Keramat Sports Complex, to compete in the qualifiers.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Enzo Maccarinelli and David Haye to Face Each Other on 8 March

A mouth watering fight is waiting for the boxing fans over the world as two cruiserweight champions- Enzo Maccarinelli and David Haye are going to face each other at London's O2 Arena on 8 March 2008. Both of them have maintained sheer dominance over their opposition throughout their career. Maccarinelli’s 75 percent knockout rate goes all the way with Haye’s 75 percent rate of knocking out the oppositions. So, it is expected to be a hot match for the boxing fans to watch.

Telegraph reported:

"We're two boys who fight the same way - we like to take the other guys out," said Maccarinelli. "Everyone says it will be an early finish but if it isn't then it will be the 12 most brutal rounds seen in British boxing, and that's a fact. If I was a fan, this would be the fight I would want to see. You've got two fighters with the same style who will want to rip the other's head off.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Boxer Anthony Cacace to Take Part in the Irish Championship

Anthony Cacace is not a big name in the boxing ring. However, do not be surprised to see him make the headlines very soon. In fact, the Irish has already won the Ulster senior title in 2007 at the age of 17. Anthony Cacace is now preparing to take part in Irish championships this year and can be a surprise performer to win the title and ensure a place in the Beijing Olympic Games 2008. Coach Mickey Hawkins is also hopeful for his success.

Belfast Telegraph reported:

Cacace, who has moved from Oliver Plunkett to Holy Trinity, is certainly moving up a level but Hawkins is unconcerned.
Hawkins said: "Anthony has been working very well over the past six months and I feel that he is capable of handling whoever he faces. We're putting him in and we'll see just where he's at. Whoever he gets in the draw it's going to be his hardest fight to date."

Monday, January 7, 2008

Joe Calzaghe and Bernard Hopkins are Close to Sign the Fighting Deal

Boxing fans now can have a high five with the news out that undefeated Joe Calzaghe is going to face Bernard Hopkins in a light-heavyweight bout on April 12 this year. Promoter Frank Warren has indicated that the deal is very close to be signed. The Welshman Joe Calzaghe is one of the most dominant figure in the boxing world at this moment. Bernard Hopkins also has many successes in the boxing world. So, if the deal is signed then people will be able to watch another exciting match.

Guardian reported:

"Nothing can ever be definite until the contracts are signed," said Warren, "but the paperwork is with the lawyers, and it looks as though it will be done. It is a huge fight for both men, and it would give Joe the big American date that he has been looking for.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Paul Malignaggi Defends His Title Defeating Herman Ngoudjo

Canadian boxer Herman Ngoudjo has tasted only his second defeat in his career by American boxer Paul Malignaggi on Saturday. It was an International Boxing Federation light welterweight fight. With this victory, Paul Malignaggi has defended his title. Herman Ngoudjo has not yet been defeated in Canada but his record in USA is now 1-2. He played very well in the seventh round but could not show enough resistance in the last round.

AFP reported:

The 28-year-old Ngoudjo, of Montreal, Canada, suffered just the second loss of his career, falling to 16-2 overall.

Ngoudjo is a perfect 15-0 on home soil but is now 1-2 in three career bouts in the United States.

Making the first defence of the title since defeating Lovemore N'dou six months ago, Malignaggi (24-1, 5 KOs) began strong but was cut over his left eye in the fourth round at Bally's Hotel and Casino.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Bernard Hopkins and Joe Calzaghe will Meet Each Other in April

Bernard Hopkins is expected to meet Joe Calzaghe in April in a bout which is expected to be finalized by the next week. Both of them are famous boxers and widely known in the boxing world. The fight will be held in Las Vegas. The undisputed super-middleweight champion, Joe Calzaghe is considered as one of the best boxers in this weight level in the world. Bernard Hopkins earned the same feat in the light-heavyweight weight level.

Icwales reported:

Calzaghe, the undisputed super-middleweight king, is set to meet the man called “the Executioner” in Las Vegas in April, almost certainly at light-heavyweight for what could be the final assignment of his career.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Paul Chappell Retired from the Boxing Ring

Welsh boxer Paul Chappell has declared retirement from boxing ring as he has reached at 34, which is the age limit in amateur boxing. He led Wales several times in different competitions. After a successful run in the boxing ring for nine year, he initially retired from the ring at 21 because of doctor’s advice on his headache. However, he came back to boxing in October 2005 at the age of 32. However, his age could not affect his game and his impressive run attracted WABA national coach Tony Williams before his selection as captain to lead Welsh against Ulster.

In his career, Paul Chappell played 65 matches in which he won 48 times. Now, after his retirement, he is expected to be back in boxing as a coach. He has already received an offer to become the assistant coach of Tony Williams with the national team of Welsh and he is expected to receive the offer. Now, let us see if Paul Chappell becomes successful in coaching.

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