Boxing world champion Manny “Pacman” Pacqiuao promoted as Sergeant Major of 15th Ready Reserve Division of Philippine Army. Defense Secretary Gilbert Teodoro, AFP Chief Gen. Victor Ibrado and Army Chief Lt. Gen. Delfin Bangit are the one who promoted and awarded the outstanding achievement medal to the boxing champ at the Philippine Army Officers Clubhouse in Fort Bonifacio.

Will Filipino challenger Rodel “Batang Mandaue” Mayol(25-3-1-19 KOs) will win over WBO champion Puerto Rico star Ivan “Iron Boy”Calderon (32-0-1-6 KOs) in a title rematch? Their much awaited rematch on September 12, 2009 at Coliseum de Puerto Rico “Jose Miguel Agrelot”. During their last fight, Calderon was bleeding in the sixth round due to sudden head butt by Mayol last June 13 match at the Madison Square Garden, which ended in a technical draw. Fans and relatives in every side were very upset and unsatisfied.

Some boxing analysts predict that their fight will be a different and more exciting than the last time. The Filipino boxer Mayol continues his daily exercise in Puerto Rico. Mayol weighted 118 lbs. last week, 10 lbs. over the limit, but should drop again this week due to massive workout.

Moreover, Mayol will be entering the most difficult stage of training. He trains at the Wild Card Gym of world- renowned coach Freddie Roch and also he spars some Filipino fighters such AJ Banal and WBO minimum weight world champ Donnie Nietes, both from ALA Gym in Cebu, Philippines.

Jose “Clarita” Lopez vs. Marvin “Marvelous” Sonsona boxing fight will happen at Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada on September 4, 2009. A very young athlete versus the experienced athlete will be a much awaited match. The left-handed Sonsona is just 19 years old and has had only 13 professional fights (12 KO wins, one win by decision), and he has never been past the fifth round. Lopez, 37, has had 48 fights and he has been the 12-round championship distance nine times.


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Marvin “Marvelous” Sonsona Jose “Clarita” Lopez
Win: 13 (12KO) Win: 39(32KO)
Lose: 0 Lose: 7
Draw: 0 Draw: 2

Sonsona has beaten only one boxer of any real international standing, and that was the seasoned Thai, Wandee,
whom he flattened in the second round with a big left hand from his southpaw stance to win the WBO Oriental 112-pound title. Wandee, however, was the smaller man with a lot of wear on him (the Thai started boxing as a 15-year-oldin the 105-pound division) and he had been knocked out by Daiki Kameda in Japan
in his last fight.

Lopez, of course, has had a long career, but he seemed to be fighting as well as he has ever done in his last contest. To make
Sonsona’s task appear even more daunting, he is moving up three pounds from the flyweight division to meet a sturdy 115-pounder although Sonsona is two inches taller.

The “Hawaiian Punch” returns to fight in Honolulu after an absence of over 6 years. Filipino-Hawaiian Champ Brian Viloria will be defending his IBF Light flyweight title against the Mexican fighter Jesus “Azul” Iribe who hasn’t lost a fight since 2007.
Iribe is the recent Federation of Boxing Commissions (Fecombox) light flyweight champion and ranked in the top 20 by the IBF.
Brian the "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria has a career record of 25 wins and 2 losses with 15 victories came by the way of knockout, while the challenger Jesus "Azul" Iribe has a 15 wins 5 losses and with 5 knockout.
The boxing event is dubbed as the “Island Assault: Viloria vs Iribe”. This will be happening at the Neal Blaisdell Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii this coming August 29, 2009 (August 30, 11AM GMT+8) Undercards for this fight that are included on this boxing event of Solar Sports are the 10 round fight of Dennis Laurente facing Zaid Zavaleta, A.J. Banal taking on Jose Angel Beranza, and Alfonso Gomez going up against Sergio Rios.

Manny Pacquiao, the World's Greatest Boxer will once again set in the ring to fight Miguel Cotto. After defeating Ricky Hatton, Pacman chose to fight Miguel Cotto who desperately wants to beat Manny "Pacman" Pacquaio in the boxing ring. This is going to be one of the biggest fight in this year's boxing. Who will prevail, the Puerto Rican boxer Miguel Cotto or the Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao? Don't miss one of the biggest fight in this year's boxing history. Watch live free video streaming of the Pacquiao vs. Cotto fight on November 14, 2009.

Another Filipino pride in boxing Donnie "Ahas" Nietes will put his title on the line when he faces his mexican opponent Manuel Vargas, the interim champion on July 18 in Jalisco Mexico for his third title defense of his WBO minimum weight title.

Nietes with the record of 24-1-3 with 14 by knockouts with his last fight also in Mexico winning it by unanimous decision over Erik Ramirez last February 09, 2009. In his first title defesnse he knockout his opponent Eddie Castro of Mexico on August 28, 2008 at the Waterfront hotel in Cebu City.

I search the video of the prevous fights of his opponent Vargas and one of them is the fight over Rayonata "the stringray" Whitfield . I saw how rugged fighter he was as he bombarded with tons of punches to the head and body and in the last round of the fight he just throwing punches from any directions and angles but Whitfield still manage to escape a closed decision and win the fight.

Currently Nietes is in the WildCard Gym in Los Angeles California together with AJ "Bazooka" Banal who will fight in the undercard of Mayweather-Marquez fight in the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

I'm confident that still he can bring home back here in the Philippines the WBO world title belt.

After winning impressively against the WBO champion Ricky Hatton, the question is that who's next for the renowned best fighter in the planet and the pound for pound king in boxing today?

No doubt that no one can beat Manny in his weight the 140 pounds right now! the option for Manny is to move up in weight and fight the bigger names for bigger money like Shane Mosley, Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr., This past few weeks after the fight of Manny Pacquiao rumors heard that the next opponent of the Pacman will be the winner between the fight of Juan Manuel Marquez and Floyd Mayweather Jr. this coming July. The name of Sugar Shane Mosley is also in the line to fight Pacquiao anytime in any weight after that devastating performance that he saw when Manny beat Hatton. But the top rank president Bob Arum is now negotiating the camp of Puerto Rican Boxer who is formerly with the top rank to be the next opponent of Manny Pacquiao.

With all of this prospect opponent of Manny Pacquiao, I want to see the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao not only on the money but the honor if who really is who the best pound for pound king of boxing. Also the money, if this fight is make to be possible maybe Pacquiao will earn double of what he got in the fight with Hatton. The weight and the size is not that disadvantage for Manny, he is only two inches shorter and eight pounds lighter compare to Mayweather. I don't want Manny to fight either the two Mosley or Cotto, why? Oh! come on Mosley is a fighting at the weight class of 154 pounds his too big for Manny and even he will goes down in weight of 144 pounds still Manny can't handle those punches of Mosley. Just look at what happened to bigger Antonio Margarito he was crashed by the punches of Mosley, I don't want it to happen to Manny. Same as with Cotto, he is bigger stronger and a very clever boxer and if he pursue to fight this two it might be the downfall of his career.