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July 31, 2015, Friday
  • Roxas on serving gov’t: “Ibubuhos ko ang lahat. Wala akong ititira para sa sarili ko.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas to the Filipino people: “Mga boss, hindi ko sasayangin ang tiwala ninyo.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas on Pres. Aquino: “Pnoy allowed us to imagine again what the Filipino is capable of.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas: “Ako si Mar Roxas at tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng ating mga boss.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas: “Buong tapang at buong paninindigan kong tinatanggap ang tawag ng daang matuwid.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas to Aquino: “I have never met a president who sacrificed so much for the country.” 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas’ voice breaks as he remembers his brother Dinggoy’s memory. 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas says it was his brother Dinggoy who died in 1993 who should have taken on the legacy of serving government. 3 hours ago |
  • Roxas: Dito sa Club Filipino ko unang sinabing “Bayan, bago ang sarili.” 3 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Ang magtutuloy sa atin sa Daang Matuwid, ang paniwala ko po, walang iba ang taong ito kundi si Mar Roxas.” 3 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Bakit tayo magpapaakit sa ‘baka,’ kung meron namang sigurado?” 3 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “All of us have the obligation to choose the right President.” 3 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino recalls Fmr. Sen. Joker Arroyo used to compare his group as a gathering of people who could fit into a Volkswagen Beetle. 3 hours ago |
  • Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte Mayor Rommel Arnado at Club Filipino praises the peace that Aquino gov’t has put in place in his town. 4 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas enter Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino. 4 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino includes testimonials from Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program’s beneficiaries. 4 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino’s convoy arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan. 4 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a residential area in Laong Laan, Sampaloc, Manila. 4 hours ago |
  • Road in front of Club Filipino in San Juan currently closed to motorists. 4 hours ago |
  • Liberal Party calls the jam-packed event at Club Filipino ‘A Gathering of Friends.’ 4 hours ago |
  • LP Senators Frank Drilon, Ralph Recto, Bam Aquino & TG Guingona as well as DBM Sec. Butch Abad among those present at Club Filipino. 4 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino where LP’s event is being held is also where Cory Aquino had taken her oath as PH President. 4 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino is where Roxas had announced that he was giving way to Aquino for 2010 polls. 4 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan with wife Korina Sanchez. 5 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino in San Juan for Pres. Aquino’s endorsement of Mar Roxas’ presidential candidacy begins at 10:30 am Friday. 5 hours ago |
  • Solgen says Manila City Gov’t violated ordinance when it granted zoning & building permits to Torre de Manila’s builders. 20 hours ago |
  • Solgen Florin Hilbay blames Manila City government for the construction of Torre de Manila. 20 hours ago |
  • Ombudsman perpetually bars Ex-ARMM Gov. Zaldy Ampatuan from holding public office. 21 hours ago |
  • Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio named new Quezon City Police District Chief. 21 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas’ campaign will be backed by government’s machinery. 21 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas is not a threat to his presidential bid. 21 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a school in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental. 21 hours ago |
  • Malacanang says the 2016 national budget has no pork barrel allocation. 21 hours ago |
  • DOJ files case against the importer of trash from Canada. 21 hours ago |
  • Alma Moreno and Princess Jacel Kiram to run under UNA’s senatorial slate. 21 hours ago |
  • Binay says he has yet to complete his UNA senatorial slate. 21 hours ago |
  • Mar Roxas visits graves of Roxases at Manila North Cemetery prior to Aquino’s pres’l endorsement. 21 hours ago |

Donaire rushing towards Russian

By Dennis Principe | Aug. 30, 2013 at 12:01am
Dennis PrincipeThe camp of Nonito Donaire Jr. is looking at a possible showdown with International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich of Russia early next year.

This was revealed by Donaire’s manager Cameron Dunkin in an overseas telephone interview from his Las Vegas home.

At a glance, the featherweight division seems like a difficult place to deal with for, promotional and training camp-wise when it comes to challenging its titleholders.

Newly crowned World Boxing Council champion Jhonny Gonzalez of Mexico fights under Golden Boy Promotions, which for the longest time has been a bitter rival of Donaire’s promoter Top Rank, Inc.

The World Boxing Association ruler Chris John of Indonesia has shown little interest fighting stateside, while Gradovich is trained by Donaire’s current mentor Robert Garcia, older brother of World Boxing Organization champion Mikey Garcia.

However, Donaire’s manager is still convinced a title fight in that division can be easily done for Donaire since the Russian IBF champ is also under Top Rank.

“I’m glad they have him signed it will make it easy to make the fight. We’ve already been discussing the Gradovich fight for Nonito. Hopefully, we can make the deal to fight Gradovich for the IBF title early next year,” said Dunkin.

Last July in Macau, Gradovich had the Garcia brothers as well as stablemate Brandon Rios as chief supporters when the Russian dethroned Mauricio Javier Munoz of Argentina in their 12-round bout.

This, however, will not be the case if ever Gradovich and Donaire meet atop the ring next year.

According to Dunkin, Garcia, who is also the trainer of Gradovich, will stick with Donaire if ever the bout materializes next year.

“Gradovich understands that. Robert has already spoken to him about it. Robert is with Nonito 100%,” added Dunkin.

But before the planned title go, Donaire will first make a tune-up match this November.

Meantime, Dunkin said Donaire has started light training and is set to go full blast once they get to finalize their November outing.

“We are talking with three fighters for November and one of them is (Vic) Darchinyan. I still can’t divulge the names of the two other fighters at the moment,” said Dunkin.

Recently, Donaire announced plans of moving up in weight after losing his WBO  superbantamweight crown to Cuban Guillermo Rigondeaux last April in New York.

PENALOSA PROPHESY The statement of former two-division world champion Gerry Penalosa about Abner Mares of Mexico was in some ways justified with the way the Mexican hope lost last weekend.

Penalosa boldly declared that Oscar De La Hoya and his Golden Boy Promotions were grooming the wrong fighter for stardom.

“Magaling naman siya pero para sa akin ordinary champion lang siya siguro,” said Penalosa.

The 41-year-old Peñalosa mentioned the fights of Mares against Joseph Agbeko and Vic Darchinyan as indicators of the Mexican’s real capabilities.

The 27-year-old Mares escaped with a split decision win over Darchinyan before scoring a majority draw and close decision verdicts in his next two bouts both against Agbeko.

“Tingin ko, controversial ‘yung mga laban na ‘yun. Pero kahit na nanalo siya, hirap pa din siya sa kanila considering na may edad na si Agbeko and Darchinyan,’ said Peñalosa.

Peñalosa feels Mares was just lucky Golden Boy and Top Rank are still at odds, thereby preventing a supposed mouthwatering face-off between the Mexican and Donaire.

“Hindi niya ka-level si Donaire,” said Peñalosa.

Mares may have to forget that match versus Donaire now that he still has to recover from that devastating single round knockout loss he suffered at the hands of Jhonny Gonzalez.

HAPPY EDDIE Belated birthday greetings to Sports Communicators’ Organization of the Philippines president Eddie Alinea.

Alinea, who has covered countless tournaments here and abroad remains optimistic about the future of Philippine sports, specifically basketball.

“We just proved kaya natin manalo vs. teams bigger than us last FIBA Asia. We can finish 5th or 6th in the world with the right preparation and support from all concerned,” said the 70ish Alinea.

Mabuhay ka, “Dabosh”!

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