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Cash Bonuses For Philippine Boxers Who Secure Olympic Berths

The Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) and its corporate sponsor PLDT have dangled cash bonuses of as much as P1 million to boxers who will secure Olympic berths during the Aiba Men’s World Boxing Championships later this year. … Continue reading

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Is Manny Pacquiao the Last of the Great Boxers?

In a springtime of pro basketball and hockey playoffs, of NASCAR and, heaven help us, mixed martial arts, it may be hard for anybody the sunny side of the baby boom to appreciate that what took place Saturday would have … Continue reading

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‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier Dies of Liver Cancer

“Smokin’” Joe Frazier, a bruising boxer who was the first fighter to defeat Muhammad Ali and held the heavyweight crown for five years, has died after a fight with liver cancer. He was 67. “Smokin”Joe Frazier (Bill Kostroun/AP Photo) “We … Continue reading

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Trainer Freddie Roach to Help US Boxing Team

Freddie Roach realizes he’s accepting one of the toughest tasks in boxing by volunteering to work with the fractious U.S. national team. Manny Pacquiao’s celebrated trainer is still determined to restore a little luster to a tarnished American program. Freddie … Continue reading

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Boxing Club Carries on Despite Club Status

Boxing has been described as the world’s most brutal sport, even when properly refereed. Dating back to the early 20th century, Penn State has trained more than 50 All-Americans and 22 National Champions, and boxing was once championed as the … Continue reading

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