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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:21 pm

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411's July Pound for Pound Boxing Ratings 07.31.08
Posted by Ramon Aranda on 07.31.2008

The ratings are back and there's been some big shake ups. Find out who the top fighters in the world are for the month of July in this month's pound for pound ratings.

It's about that time again to see who the best fighters are in the world pound for pound. It's been an interesting few weeks and since our June ratings were dubiously missing, we've got some catching up to do. With Mayweather's retirement, he's obviously no longer a top our ratings and with Pavlik, Cotto and Margarito all fighting recently, there's been some shake ups in our division so check them out!

1. Manny Pacquiao (47-3-2, 35 KOs)

Finally, the Pac Man sits atop our ratings once again and this time
it looks like he's staying here for a while. Having recently steamrolled through David Diaz to capture his fifth world title, Manny is in a great
place in his career. In a place where he can command any fight and
just about any purse he desires, Pacquiao is in total control of his career.
The question now is where does Manny go from here? There's rumors
about a possible showdown with Oscar De La Hoya in December, or
possibly a battle against Humberto Soto in November. Whichever way
Manny goes, the boxing world will be watching.

2. Joe Calzaghe (45-0, 32 KOs)

It's been a tumultuous few weeks for Calzaghe who not only decided
that he would return to the super middleweight division but also that
he would take on Roy Jones Jr. before doing so. Problem is, Calzaghe
has just injured his wrist and the fight which was to take place has been
canceled or postponed depending on whom you ask. According to Jones
though, the fight will likely get rescheduled for sometime in November
which seems likely. Here's hoping Calzaghe recovers quickly.

3. Juan Manuel Marquez (48-4-1, 35 KOs)

Not happy with sitting around waiting for Manny Pacquiao to agree to
a third fight, Marquez has too, decided to jump up to the lightweight
division. Rather than take a ‘gimme' fight though, Marquez is going right
for the gusto so to speak. Marquez will be tangling with Ring Magazine
and linear lightweight champion Joel Casamayor on September 13th.
According to his trainers, the plan is to win the true lightweight crown and
entice Manny into the rubber match since a win would plant Marquez as
the #1 ranked lightweight in the world. Sounds like a good plan to us!

4. Kelly Pavlik (34-0, 30 KOs)

Well Pavlik had quite the easy night when he stepped into the ring with
Gary Lockett a few weeks back didn't he? Pavlik made it look like a walk
in the park and he did it in style, dropping Lockett over and over again.
Without a big name out there that Pavlik could get matched up with for
big money, Top Rank has tapped into Bernard Hopkins. That's right,
B-Hop will get one more big payday against the middleweight champion
at a catch-weight of course on October 18th in Atlantic City. Could be
a lose-lose for Pavlik but a big opportunity for Hopkins. Pavlik will
have to win big if this fight is to do him any good. Word is he isn't
too thrilled about the fight.

5. Bernard Hopkins (48-5-1, 32 KOs)

Just when you thought that his loss to Calzaghe was the end of the road
for the sure-fire hall of famer and former light heavyweight and
middleweight champion, in comes a big money fight with Kelly Pavlik.
a win over Pavlik would be huge for Hopkins and make it a great
opportunity to bow out of the sport. We expect either way, he'll make it
a tough fight for Pavlik as he never lets anyone look good.

6. Antonio Margarito (37-5, 27 KOs)

Talk about a monumental rise into the ratings – Antonio Margarito surely
joined a long list of pound for pound lists with his upset win over Miguel
Cotto for the WBA welterweight title. Margarito proved to the boxing
world that he's the real deal and silenced the critics along the way. The
Tijuana Tornado now sits atop of the 147-pound division and he can call
the shots. He wants De La Hoya but that won't likely happen. A end of
the year fight against the winner of the upcoming Judah-Clottey IBF
welterweight title match is more likely.

7. Miguel Cotto (33-1, 26 KOs)

There's no doubt the loss to Margarito will sting a while but no one can
question Cotto's determination and skill in a competitive but ultimately
knockout loss to his Mexican conqueror. In defeat, Cotto showed his
heart and showed why he is one of the classiest fighters in the sport today.
Cotto will likely rest and regroup before coming back with an easier bout
in early 2009 though he's stated that he'd like to fight in 2008. Don't expect
it though.

8. Israel Vasquez (43-4, 31 KOs)

Vasquez is no doubt enjoying a little vacation time alter three grueling
bouts with Rafael Marquez. We expect Vasquez however to take a fight
sometime before the end of the year as to stay active. No word yet from
his promoters at Sycuan Promotions about his next bout but I'm sure there's
no rush to get him back in the ring just yet. It's rumored that preliminary
talks had begun a few weeks ago about a fourth fight with Marquez for
sometime in early to mid 2009.

9. Ricky Hatton (44-1, 31 KOs)

The Hitman has signed on to face Paulie Malignaggi on November 22nd
possibly in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having looked less than stellar in his
performance against Juan Lazcano in May, Hatton will want to regroup
and train hard to prove to his legions of fans that he can still get it done in
the ring. Unfortunately he'll have to do it without long time trainer Billy
Graham who recently announced that he would be retiring.

10. Rafael Marquez (37-5, 33 KOs)

Marquez is getting some much needed rest but word is, that he's ready to
get back into the ring by the end of the year. If he can't get Vasquez for
a fourth fight in early 2009, expect him to take a tune-up fight later this year
which appears to be the case according to his trainer. One has to think though
that the Marquez camp should be looking at other opponents besides
Vasquez; perhaps getting a crack at another title belt within the same division.


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Post by jeter08 on Sat Aug 02, 2008 1:22 am

For those in favor of this fight for the ages lets get the hype machine rollin'!

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Post by luphetzM on Tue Aug 05, 2008 7:42 am

dela hoya? i think he's too slow for pacquiao like what happened to diaz.
hindi n siya kasing bilis like he's younger years

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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:14 pm

I really hope this fight can be made this would definatly be a great one to watch i'm just abit worried about what weight it will be done at as 15 pounds is allot for manny to put on and i think oscar would definatly struggle to get any lower than light middleweight maybe he could make welter we just gunna have to wait and see hope it can be done!

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Post by FloydSteven on Sat Aug 09, 2008 4:00 am

Bakit siya yung flag bearer sa RP sa opening ceremonies ng Olympics kahapon? hindi ba dapat athlete talaga na magcocompete?

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Post by jeter08 on Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:25 am

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Philippines' Olympic team follow their national flag-bearer Manny Pacquiao during the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games at the National Stadium, August 8, 2008. The stadium is also known as the Bird's Nest

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Post by luphetzM on Sat Aug 09, 2008 5:44 pm

haha, mas maganda talaga pag mga sports icon ng country nila nagdadala ng national flag!

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Post by acousticevents on Sun Aug 10, 2008 7:08 am

pwede naman kahit hindi athlete na mismong kalahok sa olympic games ang flag bearer.

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Post by jeter08 on Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:48 pm

acousticevents wrote:pwede naman kahit hindi athlete na mismong kalahok sa olympic games ang flag bearer.

ok nasa avatar natin ngayon acoustic ah


ARUM SAYS PACQUIAO GOT GOOD PLAY ON US TELEVISION

Filipino viewers of the Beijing Olympic Games coverage may have felt rightfully disappointed that boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, the flag bearer of the Philippine delegation got only a few seconds exposure but in the US, NBC gave Pacquiao the recognition he deserved.


Top Rank promoter Bob Arum who watched the delayed telecast of the spectacular opening ceremony said he was “very proud to see him (Pacquiao) carrying the flag and it was nice on American television.”

Arum said Pacquiao was given a pretty good play-up by the NBC anchors which underscored the fact that it was “a good, smart move” having him as the Philippine flag-bearer which is what President Arroyo had personally requested.

Veteran journalist Percy Della reported that NBC’s famed anchorman Bob Costas praised Pacquiao as one of the best boxers in the world and a hero among the people of the Philippines and said he was tapped to carry the Philippine flag “because of his stature in that country.”

The only other professional boxer who carried his nation’s flag at the march-past in Beijing’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium was former WBC junior lightweight champion Alexis Arguello of Nicaragua.

On its 20th anniversary celebration in New York, the WBC headed by its president Don Jose Sulaiman honored both Arguello and the late great Gabriel “Flash” Elorde as the greatest junior lightweights in the first 20 years of the world organization’s history.

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Post by jeter08 on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:47 am

De La Hoya-Pacquiao talks bog down over revenue split

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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 15, 2008 7:27 am

its Humberto Soto vs.Manny Pacquiao

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Post by acousticevents on Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:29 am

sino sa humberto soto?

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Post by jeter08 on Sat Aug 16, 2008 4:18 pm

acousticevents wrote:sino sa humberto soto?

si humberto kapatid ni tito and vic soto Hahahaha hinde #1 rank yata sa wbc superfeatherweight acoustic and natalo xa ni joan guzman sa wbo superfeatherweight championship

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Post by jeter08 on Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:51 pm

Liham Para Kay Ginoong De La Hoya

MANILA — Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat, mga giliw kong tagasubaybay ng kolum na ito. Sana ay nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan saan mang panig ng mundo kayo naroroon.

Alam ko pong palagi ninyong sinusubaybayan ang kolum na ito at alam ko rin na gusto ninyong malaman kung ano ang susunod na kinikilos ng inyong abang lingkod, lalong lalo na iyong susunod kong laban sa katapusan ng taon na ito.

Habang sinusulat ko itong kolum na ito, wala pa ring final na kasunduan sa napipinto at pinaplanong laban namin ni Ginoong Oscar Dela Hoya sa December 6 sa Las Vegas.

Buo ang tiwala ko sa aking mga promoter, sina Bob Arum ng Top Rank Inc. at si Richard Schaefer ng Golden Boy Promotions, na gagawin nila ang nararapat para sa akin at maibibigay nila ang wasto at makatarungang takal ng usapan.

I am a fighter and my job is to get ready for every fight. I do not fear any opponent and my fans know that I do not run from any challenge. That is why I have always been selected as the Most Exciting Fighter in the world, and later on, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. I thank the people who love boxing for giving me the title and I think I deservingly earned those titles.

I do not choose my opponents and I certainly do not run from any challenge especially the ones that I think I have a chance to win. I know that Mr. Dela Hoya will come into the fight a bigger man, but my team thinks we have a winning shot, however small it may be. That is why talks have started between Top Rank and Golden Boy, which Mr. Dela Hoya heads.

I think this fight should happen if Mr. Dela Hoya really loves the sport of boxing. This fight will be our legacy to the sport, especially because it will be Mr. Dela Hoya's last fight. People have started talking about it and we have not even signed our names on the contract. I'm sure we can fill up Dodger Stadium or any other venue. Yes, I will fight anywhere, anytime. Boxing's "Golden Boy" Vs. Boxing's Most Exciting Fighter and the current top Pound-for-Pound fighter: A Dream Match.

Mr. Dela Hoya, however, has shown little interest by offering me a percentage that only an up-and-coming fighter rightly deserves. If he really wants the fight, then he should at least, at the very least give me what I truly deserve, a fair share of the pie. He should understand that we are both superstars in the game and our mere names will sell everything and we stand to break all existing records in the sport, even the one that he established with Floyd Mayweather.

Ang pagbibigay niya sa akin ng 30 percent lamang ay parang sampal sa akin at sa fans ng boxing. Kung tatanggapin ko ito, parang ako naman ay magmumukhang kaawa-awa. Mr. Dela Hoya, this fight is going to be better than the Mayweather fight because as you may already know, I will not be running away from you. It will be a fight for the ages, even our grandkids will be talking about this match even when we are already old. Don't let the opportunity pass.

Alam na siguro ng marami na kaming dalawa ni Dela Hoya ay may personal na alitan at sa tingin ko, lalong sisiklab iyan at magiging mitsa ng isang magandang laban kung magkakasundo na ang lahat.

Mr. Dela Hoya, let do this fight, once and for all, for our love for boxing. I will continue to wait. Have a nice day! Oh, by the way, I have been playing golf lately but I can't come to your golf charity on Monday even if I really wanted to help out in your charity movement, too.

Hanggang sa muling Kumbinasyon. God Bless Us

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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:13 am

manny take the 67-33 split thats a good offer

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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:32 am

I LOVE MEXICO, TOO by Manny pacquiao

GENERAL SANTOS CITY — Magandang araw po sa inyong lahat. Sana ay nasa maganda kayong kalagayan saan man kayo naroroon sa anumang sulok ng mundo.

Sa paggising ko ngayong umaga, nakahanda na ang mga gamit ko sa araw na ito dahil itinutuloy ko ang aking pag-aaral sa college, kung saan ako ay kumukuha ng Business Management course sa Notre Dame of Dadiangas University.

Ibinubuhos ko na sa mga panahong ito ang pagtatapos ng aking mga leksiyon dahil sa isang buwan, baka maging abala naman ako sa training kaya nilulubus-lubos ko na ang pag-aaral.

Kung minsan sa umaga, kailangan kong mag-check ng email at nagbabasa rin ako ng mga balitang online sa aking laptop kung may extra na panahon pa ako. May nagpadala sa akin ng isang story na isinulat ng isang Mexican writer galing pa sa isang Mexican boxing website.

Ayon sa article ni Hessiquio Balderas ng www.boxeomundial.net, kahit daw mga bata sa Mexico ay para na ring mga bata dito sa Pilipinas. Nakakatuwa at nakakataba ng puso na malaman ang tunay na pulso ng boksing sa ibang bansa, lalung-lalo na sa Mexico, kung saan ako sana ay dapat na Public Enemy No. 1.

Opo, maraming mga Mexicans ang nagsasabi at nakapagsabi na sa akin na ginigiliw at minamahal daw nila ang inyong abang-lingkod dahil sa aking kagitingan, tapang at fighting style sa ibabaw ng ring. Matagal ko nang narinig ang mga balitang ganito pero ngayon lang, mula nang mabasa ko iyong article na, "The Mexican Point of View" ni Ginoong Balderas, saka ko pa lang nadama ang epekto ng aking mga tagumpay sa boxing.

Ayon sa article, pati raw iyong mga sumisibol na boxers na gaya nila Juan Antonio Martinez ay may alias na "El Pacquiao." Mas kilala daw ako sa Mexico kaysa sa dating lightweight champion na si David Diaz, na ipinanganak na sa US kahit na tubong Mexico ang kaniyang mga magulang.

If the article is the true pulse of boxing in the streets of Mexico, I would like to thank the Mexican people for their warmth and support. As a fighter, I have beaten Mexicans through most of my career but I would like to point out that there is nothing personal with any of my previous opponents — Marco Antonio "Baby Faced Assasin" Barrera, Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez, Erik "El Terrible" Morales, Oscar "Chololo" Larios, Hector Velazquez, Jorge Solis among many others. It is just my job to fight and fight well. It is just that the best fighters in my division happen to be Mexicans and I just happen to be lucky to win everytime. It is probably because I fight like a Mexican—brave gallant, courageous, never running away — that's why Mexicans love me.
Gaya rin dito sa General Santos, nakikita ko sa umaga na marami nang mga bata ang nagdya-jogging sa oval plaza kung saan ako tumatakbo noong nagsisimula pa ako. Marami ang nagsasabi na ginagaya nila ako at gusto nilang maging katulad ko. Diyan, nalulugod po ako ng lubos. Thank you to all the boxing fans around the world. Viva Mexico, too.

With the popularity that I am enjoying even in all of the streets of Mexico, I promise my fans that I will continue to fight like the true Mexican warriors — Chavez, Lopez, even Dela Hoya. Yes, I would still want to fight Dela Hoya in his last fight if our promoters get the right and justifiable deals for both of us. I hope the deal goes well.

Hanggang sa susunod na Kumbinasyon. God Bless Us All.
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Post by FloydSteven on Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:17 am

mas malakas ba si soto kay valero?

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Post by jeter08 on Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:26 pm

FloydSteven wrote:mas malakas ba si soto kay valero?

kun KO pag uusapan master mas malakas si valero 100% KO rate but yun mga kalaban questionable mga records in my opinion maxado overrated si valero si soto naman number 1 rank or 2 sa wbc superfeatherweight

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Post by jeter08 on Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:03 pm

De La Hoya-Pacquiao fight still a possibility


"I have several challengers in mind, and I expect to define the name of the final candidate within a week," De La Hoya said. "There are many potential opponents on my list, including Manny Pacquiao, who is still a viable contender because the negotiations are not over yet."

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Post by going_merry on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:16 am

aus tong thread na to hahaha, ASTIG.... keep up the post Laughing

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Post by jeter08 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:25 am

going_merry wrote:aus tong thread na to hahaha, ASTIG.... keep up the post Laughing

as you wish going merry i will

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Post by jeter08 on Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:30 am

Manny Pacquiao: Is He Really the Best Pound for Pound?

So to end this argument, I'll give Pacquiao credit as the pound for pound most exciting fighter in boxing, but definitely not the pound for pound best fighter.

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Post by jeter08 on Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:24 am

De La Hoya-Pacquiao fight is set
The biggest bout in years, supposedly called off 10 days ago, will take place in Las Vegas on Dec. 6

THE FIGHT IS ON HERES THE LINK

http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-boxing28-2008aug28,0,198747.column

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Post by FloydSteven on Fri Aug 29, 2008 2:54 am

ayos! aabangan ko to.

most are saying, De La Hoya provoked this fight because of money. not really because he was mad at roach or he really wanted to see how far manny could go or if he wanted a challenge.

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