Monday, July 20, 2009

(Things To Know)Pacquiao-Cotto bout set for November - Arum

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SAN FRANCISCO — Light welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao will fight Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto in Las Vegas later this year.

The Filipino will meet Cotto in a 145-pound (65.8-kilogram) bout on Nov. 14 at the MGM Grand Garden, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Monday after finalizing the match between his company's two most prominent boxers.

"There's no messing about with either of these guys, and that's what's so exciting," Arum told The Associated Press. "That's why it's an unbelievable fight, with two guys who really love to fight and don't dance around."

Pacquiao (49-3-2, 37 KOs) has won titles in six weight divisions from flyweight to light welterweight, cementing the Filipino national hero's status as the sport's pound-for-pound champion. Pacquiao pummeled Oscar De La Hoya into retirement last December in his first welterweight fight, and he dramatically stopped 140-pound (63.5-kilogram) champion Ricky Hatton in the second round in May for his 10th consecutive victory.

Pacquiao also attended Cotto's brutal split-decision victory over Joshua Clottey in New York last June, building anticipation for their meeting. Both fighters were eager to face each other, making the negotiations relatively simple after Pacquiao agreed to the 145-pound weight limit insisted upon by Cotto's physical trainer.

"With Manny, you don't tell him who to fight," Arum said. "He tells you who he wants to fight. He's not afraid of anything. There's a lot of easier guys he could fight, but he doesn't want that. He wants the best, and that's Miguel."

Cotto (34-1, 27 KOs) rebounded from his only loss to Antonio Margarito last year by stopping Michael Jennings to claim the WBO welterweight title in February. Cotto, Puerto Rico's most popular fighter, has fought in Las Vegas just once since December 2004, preferring to appear before his biggest fans in New York or Atlantic City.

Cotto's 11th-round stoppage loss to Margarito was his only previous main-event fight in Las Vegas, but Margarito's suspension for illegal hand wraps at his next fight against Sugar Shane Mosley put the legitimacy of Margarito's victory over Cotto into question.

Tickets for Pacquiao-Cotto will go on sale in August. - AP

Friday, July 17, 2009

(Things To Know) Mosley opts out of Manny lottery

Updated July 08, 2009 12:00 AM
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Shane Mosley

MANILA, Philippines - WBA (World Boxing Association) welterweight champion Shane Mosley finally got tired of chasing Manny Pacquiao.

The classy boxer from Pomona, California, said he has already ordered his promoter to shop for other opponents.

“Shane says he’ll be the last man standing, anyway,” Richard Schaefer, Mosley’s promoter, told The Los Angeles Times.

Mosley has been trying to get a shot at Pacquiao since the latter demolished Ricky Hatton with a devastating second round TKO last May. But the Filipino icon has already set his sights on a welterweight showdown with Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto on Nov. 14.

That prompted Mosley to ask Schaefer to arrange a fight with other welterweight contenders, including Andre Berto, Paul Williams, Joshua Clottey or Kermit Cintron.

Schaefer, for his part, said Mosley doesn’t even need Pacquiao to enhance his already hall-of-fame career.

“Shane’s legacy is intact, and it’s not dependent on a Pacquiao yes or no,” Schaefer said.

However, Naazim Richardson, Mosley’s trainer, expressed desire for his ward to eventually face Pacquiao, saying he also wants an opportunity to solve the Pacquiao puzzle.

“I hope the fight (Pacquiao-Mosley) does happen man.” Richardson told “I would like the chance to figure out the Pacquiao puzzle with Mosley.”

Richardson trained Mosley for the latter’s title bid against Antonio Margarito last January, which ended up with Mosley knocking out the tough Mexican in nine rounds.

Richardson also had kind words for Pacquiao, whom he described as a bigger fighter physically than what most people think.

“All of these guys underestimate Pacquiao thinking he’s the small man. When I met Pacquiao, I wasn’t saying ‘how does this guy make welterweight?’ I was saying how in the hell he was making 130 and 135 (lbs.)? Pacquiao is a big dude. Cotto keeps saying he’s the bigger man, but that’s going to be his downfall because if they make him suck down to 142-143 (lbs.), then his strength becomes his weakness because he is the bigger man and that is a lot of weight for him to cut,” he explained.

Richardson, obviously, has witnessed how Pacquiao came in as the heavier guy against the legendary Oscar De La Hoya last December.

Besides Mosley, Richardson has also worked the corner of light heavyweight legend Bernard Hopkins. – Contributor Dino Maragay

(Things To Know) First-ever Binibining Pilipinas winner dies

(UPDATE) First-ever Binibining Pilipinas winner dies

MANILA - Celebrities and fashion designers poured out their grief, just moments after first-ever Binibining Pilipinas winner Maria Myrna Sese Panlilio died of gall bladder disease at the Makati Medical Center last night. Binibining Pilipinas-Universe and actress Maria Isabel Lopez, who had once knocked horns with Panlilio, feels sorry about her death. Lopez, speaking sadly, said she had already forgiven Panlilio for barring her from attending the Bb. Pilipinas coronation night at the Araneta Coliseum last May. Panlilio cited Lopez's sexy image during the 1980s. “I respected and understood what she had to do that time,” Lopez said. "I pray for her soul. I am sure she's happy now with the Lord." Lopez said she will pay her last respects to Panlilio's remains at the Sanctuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park. Panlilio was an officer of the Binibining Pilipinas Charities, Inc., which former beauty titlist Stella Marquez-Araneta heads. She was also the Executive Director of the Nayong Pilipino. She developed a number of tourist attractions on the site and actively campaigned for the advancement of Philippine tourism. Panlilio, who married Dr. Ramon N. Borromeo, was also a socio-civic leader and TV co-host of beauty expert Ricky Reyes. When she represented the country at the 1964 Miss Universe, she relished opportunities to socialize. During the beauty pageant's socials events, she attended a Democratic Convention at the Cow Palace in San Francisco, California. Society writer Bob Zozobrado said that early last year, on Panlilio's 65th birthday, she hosted a soiree at the Philippine International Convention Center to help raise funds for cancer victims. This year, she held a simpler party, but her friends and colleagues in the tourism business took time out to donate to her cause just the same. The death of her daughter, fashion model Patricia Borromeo, in 2003 prompted Panlilio to form the Trisha P. Borromeo Legacy Association, which aims to support the University of the Philippines- Philippine General Hospital Pediatric Cancer Ward. Patricia, known to all show business people as actor Richard Gomez’s ex-sweetheart, was a very charming lady just like her mom. Goulle Gorospe, a noted fashion designer who used to dress up Bb. Binibining Pilipinas contestants, said Panlilio was a gracious woman. “Ang bait-bait niya. Siya ang epitome ng kagandahan at kasosyalan,” Gorospe said. The late beauty icon, according to Gorospe, was a noted member of high society. “The last time I saw her was during actress Liberty Ilagan’s birthday last week. She was so gorgeous. Para siyang hindi tumatanda. I told her she’s lucky to have been associated with both people from show biz and the elite. She just chuckled,” Gorospe reminisced. Gorospe said he felt sad when Panlilio’s name was dragged into the Maria Isabel Lopez controversy. “I think it wasn’t Myrna’s real sentiment. She was just following orders from above,” shared Gorospe.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

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