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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Boxing World Cup in Sacramento, California instead of the Philippines?


First of all, let me just say that I might be a bit biased since I am Filipino. However, it is a shame that the Philippines couldn't host the Boxing World Cup between them and Mexico. That would have been a great way to promote boxing to my country and maybe the rest of Asia, but due to a lot of financial problems we have not been able to host quite a significant event for boxing and a foreign country is instead hosting it. My wish now is that for my country to win most of the 7 bouts of the event in order to win the World Cup--sorry, Mexico. Although, I would be contented if Ray "Boom Boom" Bautista and Gerry Penalosa win their respective world title bouts against Daniel Ponce de Leon and Jhonny Gonzalez. That would mean great renewed interest in Philippine boxing besides Manny Pacquiao. The other bouts will be Filipino Bert Batawang against Mexican Francisco Rosas,Z Gorrez against a soon to be announced Mexican opponent, AJ Banal against another unknown Mexican opponent, and Philippine Bantam Weight Champ Michael Domingo against Miguel Roman. I wish the best for both countries and I hope nothing controversial will happen on this event. More news here: http://philboxing.com/news/story-11112.html.

3 comments:

merjoem32 said...

I'm very excited for this boxing extravaganza. I hope the Philippines win! I am also looking for ward to Boom Boom's fight. Bautista showed some toughness in his fight against Medina. However, he needs to get tougher as Ponce de Leon is a murderous puncher. I hope he wins for the glory of Phillipne boxing and his fans.

Marco C. said...

We have a very good chance of winning this one. All of our boxers are hardworking and very determined. Hopefully there will be no controversy in this one.

Anonymous said...

Are the fights going to be televised?