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Boxing World Cup III: The Philippines versus Puerto Rico

13.08.07 - By Joshua "Travz" Travilla: After majority of the Mexicans kissed the canvas (Five wins to One loss) on Saturday night in dramatic bouts between the Filipinos at the Arco Arena in Sacramento, California, the Filipinos are now dubbed as The New Force to reckon with in the World of Boxing! Because of the impressive win by the team Philippines, the legendary boxing icon, Oscar "The Golden Boy" Dela Hoya, who initiated and promoted the fight, will most likely go to the Philippines (as what he transpired to the press before the fight if ever the Philippines will win) to present the World Cup trophy to the President of the Philippines, her Excellency Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo at Malacañang Palace.

A rematch will be inevitable soon but the question is, who will be the next to challenge the Philippines? For now, Puerto Rico seems to be a great contender after Mexico not only because they had produce the great boxers of the past up to this modern day time but also of their Devil-may-care attitude (DMCA) inside the ring. People want dramas and exciting fights and these are one of the reasons why such an event slowly growing into a worldwide spectacle.

Aside from Miguel Cotto, Puerto Rico had the undefeated WBO champion Ivan "The Iron Boy" Calderon, whom boxing experts considered him as the best the minimumweight fighter in the division, MIguel Cotto and many veterans up and coming stars such as, Omar Soto, Jose Lopez, Jose Miguel Cotto, Jose Nieves, Juan Manuel Lopez and Mario Santiago are just few boxers with high notes.

With these calibers of fighters, it will be a great fight the spectators will once again see if such assumption will go into a reality.

Article posted on 13.08.2007



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