Thursday, February 15, 2007
We focus on the lighter weight-classes this morning…
News, Notes, and Rumors:
- The Boxing Writers Association of America announced their annual awards yesterday. Who were some of the winners?
Fighter of the Year: Manny Pacquaio
Trainer of the Year: Freddie Roach
Fight of the Year: Somsak Sitchatchawal vs Mahyar Monshipour
Pat Putnam Award: Muhammad Ali
Broadcaster of the Year: Steve Albert
- Manny Pacquiao is now saying that he may wait for the winner of Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez before he fights again. That would mean his April 14th bout with Jorge Solis is now on hold…
- Speaking of Barrera-Marquez - Two of the undercard fights have been announced: Daniel Ponce De Leon vs Gerry Penalosa and Demetrius Hopkins vs Steve Forbes.
Some Good Reads:
Boxing Scene: Saturday’s Triple-Header: Quantity Over Quality?
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Sycuan Ringside Promotions’ No. 1-ranked bantamweight Mauricio Martinez faces former world champion Gerry Penalosa Oct. 21 in El Paso, Texas.
The 31-year-old Martinez, who is ranked No. 1 by the World Boxing Organization (WBO) and was the WBO’s bantamweight champion during 2000 to 2002, has a record of 31-6-1 with 21 knockouts.
The 34-year-old Penalosa, who was the World Boxing Council super flyweight champion during 1997 and 1998, has a record of 50-5-2 with 33 knockouts.
Both Martinez, from Panama, and Penalosa, from the Philippines, are southpaws.
Saturday, September 30, 2006
Oscar De La Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions have made yet another transaction: the acquisition of former WBC Flyweight Champion Gerry Penalosa.
Penalosa signed the contract at De La Hoya’s office in downtown Los Angeles this past week. The contract is a seven-fight deal that will most likely get Penalosa a title shot in the near future.
Penalosa also announced that he will be managed by famous trainer Freddie Roach and the recently signed Manny Pacquiao, who made headlines last week in signing with Golden Boy over Bob Arum and Top Rank Inc.