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August 01, 2015, Saturday
  • Passenger’s disruptive behavior in Cebupac plane from Dubai forced the crew to make an emergency landing in India. 10 hours ago |
  • Crew of PH-bound Cebu Pacific plane made a Filipino passenger alight from the aircraft after causing commotion & bomb scare. 10 hours ago |
  • Enrile attends Sandiganbayan hearing on pork barrel scam. 10 hours ago |
  • DFA to file third diplomatic protest against Canada over trash. 10 hours ago |
  • Magnitude 3.4 quake jolts Sultan Kudarat. 10 hours ago |
  • DPWH to conduct road reblocking in parts of Quezon City & Pasig at 10 pm Friday. 10 hours ago |
  • UNA admits Pres. Aquino’s endorsement of Roxas has weight. 10 hours ago |
  • Binay visits communities in Cavite. 10 hours ago |
  • Binay says Roxas had been dilly-dallying on his presidential candidacy prior to Aquino’s endorsement. 10 hours ago |
  • Sen. Grace Poe hopes the 2016 election campaign will be about discussions on reforms. 10 hours ago |
  • Sen. Grace Poe congratulates Mar Roxas for getting Pres. Aquino’s endorsement. 10 hours ago |
  • Sen. Grace Poe thanks Pres. Aquino for considering her as among those who can continue his administration’s programs. 10 hours ago |
  • Roxas on serving gov’t: “Ibubuhos ko ang lahat. Wala akong ititira para sa sarili ko.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas to the Filipino people: “Mga boss, hindi ko sasayangin ang tiwala ninyo.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas on Pres. Aquino: “Pnoy allowed us to imagine again what the Filipino is capable of.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas: “Ako si Mar Roxas at tinatanggap ko ang hamon ng ating mga boss.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas: “Buong tapang at buong paninindigan kong tinatanggap ang tawag ng daang matuwid.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas to Aquino: “I have never met a president who sacrificed so much for the country.” 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas’ voice breaks as he remembers his brother Dinggoy’s memory. 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas says it was his brother Dinggoy who died in 1993 who should have taken on the legacy of serving government. 15 hours ago |
  • Roxas: Dito sa Club Filipino ko unang sinabing “Bayan, bago ang sarili.” 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Ang magtutuloy sa atin sa Daang Matuwid, ang paniwala ko po, walang iba ang taong ito kundi si Mar Roxas.” 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “Bakit tayo magpapaakit sa ‘baka,’ kung meron namang sigurado?” 15 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino: “All of us have the obligation to choose the right President.” 15 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. 15 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. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino and DILG Sec. Mar Roxas enter Kalayaan Hall of Club Filipino. 16 hours ago |
  • Program at Club Filipino includes testimonials from Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program’s beneficiaries. 16 hours ago |
  • Pres. Aquino’s convoy arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan. 16 hours ago |
  • Fire hits a residential area in Laong Laan, Sampaloc, Manila. 16 hours ago |
  • Road in front of Club Filipino in San Juan currently closed to motorists. 16 hours ago |
  • Liberal Party calls the jam-packed event at Club Filipino ‘A Gathering of Friends.’ 16 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. 16 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. 17 hours ago |
  • ‘Cory Aquino Hall’ in Club Filipino is where Roxas had announced that he was giving way to Aquino for 2010 polls. 17 hours ago |
  • DILG Sec. Mar Roxas arrives at Club Filipino in San Juan with wife Korina Sanchez. 17 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. 17 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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