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September 01, 2015, Tuesday
  • CBCP calls on Catholics not to support same-sex marriage. 7 hours ago |
  • 5 mountaineers drown in Nagsasa Creek in San Jose, Tarlac on Monday afternoon. 7 hours ago |
  • Phivolcs records 5 tremors in areas in Southern Mindanao. 7 hours ago |
  • Petron to implement a P 2.25/kilo rollback on the price of LPG on Tuesday. 7 hours ago |
  • Sandiganbayan issues hold departure orders vs. Fmr. Agusan Del Sur Rep. Rodolfo Plaza & 7 others linked to pork barrel scam. 7 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp claims De Lima is prioritizing political ambition over the resolution of PDAF and SAF 44 cases. 7 hours ago |
  • Binay’s camp calls on Justice Sec. Leila de Lima to resign. 8 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas says gov’t & INC leaders have been in contact with one another since the beginning of the rally at DOJ. 8 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda says INC’s protest peacefully ended through goodwill and convergence of efforts. 8 hours ago |
  • Deputy Pres’l Spokesperson Abigail Valte says talks between gov’t & INC centered on clarification of issues & concerns. 8 hours ago |
  • Palace says there has been no deal made between gov’t and Iglesia ni Cristo. 8 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino led the National Heroes’ Day commemoration at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City. 12 hours ago |
  • Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda thanks the INC for ending its 5-day protest rally. 12 hours ago |
  • 9 killed in a collision between a multicab & a truck before dawn Monday in Tacurong City, Sultan Kudarat. 13 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino calls on people to unite & set aside personal interests during his message on National Heroes’ Day. 13 hours ago |
  • Bayan Muna Party-list Rep. Neri Colmenares says the right of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. to file a complaint must be respected. 13 hours ago |
  • CIBAC Party-list Rep. Sherwin Tugna says DOJ must continue hearing the complaint of expelled INC Minister Isaias Samson Jr. 13 hours ago |
  • Fire kills 6 stay-in workers in a bakery in Taal, Batangas. 13 hours ago |
  • Clean-up of area around EDSA-Shaw Boulevard ongoing following 5 days of INC’s protest. 13 hours ago |
  • Traffic flow now moving along EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 13 hours ago |
  • Some INC members still trooped to DOJ early Monday morning & left only after INC’s announcement that the protest was over. 13 hours ago |
  • Commuters who were at EDSA-Mandaluyong area about 6 am Monday experienced monstrous traffic jam due to INC rally. 13 hours ago |
  • INC members rejoiced upon hearing their leaders’ announcement at about 8 am Monday that they are ending the protest. 13 hours ago |
  • LRTA says the remaining value stored in the magnetic cards can be transferred to beep cards. 13 hours ago |
  • LRT-2 removes from all its stations the gates for magnetic cards as it paves the way for beep cards. 13 hours ago |
  • Registration for 2016 polls continues in selected malls in the provinces. 13 hours ago |
  • Comelec reminds public to register for 2016 elections before deadline comes on October 31. 13 hours ago |
  • Rains forecast over Central Luzon, Bicol, Isabela, Quirino, Rizal and Quezon. 14 hours ago |
  • Possibility of the LPA near Baler, Aurora developing into a storm remote. 14 hours ago |
  • LPA located at sea 390 kms. east southeast of Baler, Aurora. 14 hours ago |
  • INC evangelist Bienvenido Santiago says INC is concluding its protest as it has reached an understanding with gov’t. 14 hours ago |
  • Iglesia ni Cristo (INC) ends its protest at EDSA-Shaw Boulevard in Mandaluyong City. 14 hours ago |
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Sulaiman:Floyd-Saul a blockbuster

By Ronnie Nathanielsz | Sep. 10, 2013 at 12:02am
AS THE eagerly anticipated showdown of undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and unbeaten Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez draws near, the World Boxing Council is confident the fight will be a media blockbuster and could be compared to one of the great battles between legendary Mexican Julio Cesar Chavez and Hector “Macho” Camacho some 21 years ago.

WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman, who told the Manila Standard that he sincerely wants the winner of this Saturday’s title fight to face Fighter of the Decade Manny Pacquiao, said the Mayweather-Alvarez clash “May not be the best fight in history, but it certainly is the fight of the year and one of the greatest and most anticipated  fights beside Chávez-Camacho or Márquez-Pacquiao.”

A specially crafted  solid gold belt will be awarded to the winner, which is an added incentive for the two fighters.

“Mayweather is the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, one of the Top 10 in history and the best fighter in the last decade. Beating him would mean the greatest achievement in boxing in recent times,” Sulaiman said.

According to research from the Mexican Tourism Board, the fight will be seen by at least 80 million people in Mexico. The fight will be telecast in the Philippines by GMA7.

Meantime, Golden Boy Promotions Oscar De La Hoya, who dropped a somewhat controversial split decision to Mayweather in 2007 after which Mayweather avoided a rematch, said the reason the fight, titled “The One,” has become the richest fight in history, is because people want to see Mayweather finally get beaten.

De La Hoya is rooting for Alvarez and was quoted by boxingscene.com as saying he knows why the fight is  catching fire.

“People have hope and people strongly feel that Mayweather is going to get beaten,” De La Hoya said.  “You have a young guy in Saul, who is like a seasoned veteran. He knows what he’s doing . He’s a fighter that has a game plan and is in the best shape of his life.”
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