1. Gerry Penalosa and His Last Shot at Boxing Immortality

    In basketball, it has been said over and over again that offense wins games, defense wins championship. Well, boxing is a sport of fist and it is not even close to basketball, even though some ballers resort to fist fighting...

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  2. Brian Viloria: Sort of Resurrecting the Champ

    Today's opportunity erases yesterday's failures. The former WBC light flyweight champion, Brian "The Hawaiian Punch" Viloria will have another opportunity, perhaps his last opportunity to reclaim what is rightfully his...

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  3. Of Unity and Respect.: An Open Letter Addressed to the PACLAND Forum

    Last week I published my 56th article here at Bleacher Report entitled, Manny Pacquiao, a National Hero? The Other Side of the Spectrum The article talks about the dark side of the Manny Pacquiao mania in the Philippines...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 442 reads 15 comments

  4. The Contentment in Just Watching the Stars

    Have you ever experienced letting go of that one thing that makes you happy? The special thing that gives you motivation day-in and day-out... The precious thing that you always dream of...

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  5. Manny Pacquiao, a National Hero? The Other Side of the Spectrum

    On May 2, 2009 two brave warriors will battle it out for pound-for-pound supremacy, most likely the biggest boxing fight of the year. Manny Pacquiao against Ricky Hatton, a fight between two of today's best fighters in the planet...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 2,047 reads 133 comments

  6. Carlos Hernandez, the Favorite Son of El Salvador

    In this era of sports where top athletes like Alex Rodriguez admits usage of steroids, Michael Phelps' pot controversy or Antonio Margarito's plaster of Paris-hardened gloves, it's always a ...

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  7. The Cradles of Eminence in Sports, Pt. 2: The Triumph of the Human Spirit

    "Pain builds courage; you can't be strong, brave, and a winner if only good things happen to you. You have to go through tough times to find what you're really capable of." We all succumb to our problems and frustrations...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 432 reads 147 comments

  8. Naseem Hamed: A Prince in Distress

    Styles make fights—if that is true, then Naseem Hamed could easily end up as one of the best fighters of all time. The stylish Hamed is well remembered because of his extravagant entourage and his flashy, arrogant persona...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 1,574 reads 32 comments

  9. Edwin Valero: YouTube Sensation, Master Cab Driver, Boxer, or Simply a Big Joke?

    Edwin Valero, 24 wins in 24 fights, all wins coming by way of knockouts. Pretty intimidating and solid numbers, but sometimes numbers do lie. The pride of Venezuela hasn't proved much as he padded his records by fighting "tomato cans...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 1,232 reads 17 comments

  10. Nonito Donaire: Bad Luck? Bad Break? Or Simply the Darchinyan's Curse

    In 2007 we witnessed one of the most sensational and spectacular knockout victories in recent memory, as Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire kayoed Vic "The Raging Bull" Darchinyan, then undefeated and the reigning IBF Champion of the world...

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  11. Bleacher Report Leaves No Life Untouched

    In this complex world of increasing difficulties and frustrations, it's evident that everyone seems to be very busy with his/her own life and that taking a break from one's usual stressful work is a mortal sin...

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  12. The Battle of Mexico's Best: Can Marquez Tame the Baby Bull?

    Two brave warriors, both of Mexican decent, will brawl for lightweight supremacy come Saturday night in Houston...

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  13. The Lives Of Great Men: Cus D'Amato, The Teacher That He Is

    "Greatness is not a measure of how great you are but how great others came to be because of you" Cus D'Amato was a great trainer, a great manager but above all he was a far greater person...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 2,399 reads 19 comments

  14. Larry Miller Was at The Energy Solutions Arena.. Jazz Win One Against Hornets

    Deron Williams led the Utah Jazz in the epitome of a "team game" Saturday night against the New Orleans Hornets in EnergySolutions Arena...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 127 reads 4 comments

  15. Miguel Cotto Announces His Return, Systematically Dismantles Michael Jennings

    In front of a huge crowd at Madison Square Garden, Miguel Angel Cotto claimed the vacant WBO welterweight championship with a big win over Michael Jennings...

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  16. Results From Cebu: Penalosa Won Against Usain Bolt...Err, It Was Against Meraz

    Last night, the jam-packed Cebu coliseum witnessed WBO Bantamweight Champion Gerry "Fearless" Penalosa won via unanimous decision against Mexican German Meraz in a fight that looked like more of a sparring session for Penalosa...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 325 reads 4 comments

  17. The Lives of Great Men: Dikembe Mutombo, The Son of Congo

    Dikembe Mutombo Mpolondo Mukamba Jean-Jacques Wamutombo or simply Dikembe Mutombo, What makes the man? Inside the basketball court he's a ferocious defender and an atrocious rebounder...

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  18. Gerry Penalosa: Tune Up Fight Could Make or Break Chances Against Lopez

    There's no other option but to win. Today in Cebu city, Philippines' WBO Bantamweight Champion, Gerry "Fearless" Penalosa will be up against German Meraz in a fight that is labeled ...

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  19. If Life Could Be Just Like Sports

    The past week turned out to be one of the most emotional seven-day periods of my life. While it was Valentine's Day and All-Star weekend, I also was shocked upon learning the biggest news at the university...

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  20. Boxing Horoscope: Lucky Number Anything But 13, Lucky Color Anything But Black

    Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 19) You've finally reached the end of a long journey. You'll sure be missed by "many" although "many" does not include me. Based on my crystal ball you won't have any success in boxing because, as you said, boxing is a dying sport...

    John Louie Ramos Written by John Louie Ramos about over 5 years ago 507 reads 2 comments

  21. A Heart's Day Special: I "Love" Sports

    Sports is our platform for passion, but it can sometimes become our passion for love as well. Have I told you lately that I love you....

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  22. The Cradles of Eminence in Sports

    The whole world is in chaos with the financial crisis, economic downturn, and mass-layoffs. In spite of these difficulties, it's always best to look for inspiration in the simple things...

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  23. Vic Darchinyan Overpowers Jorge Arce

    Vic Darchinyan is fast with his mouth, yet he is much faster with his fists. That he proved Saturday night when he annihilated Jorge "El Travieso" Arce in front of 5,450 spectators at the Honda Center...

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  24. Demand Perfection Only If You Are Perfect

    Silence is second nature to me. I usually don't talk that much, but someone must say something about this. I just felt that it's my duty as one of the "Imperfects" to explain our "Imperfection...

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  25. Witty Stuffs: Manny Pacquiao Is a Living Proof That Tuna Is Good For Your Heart

    The one thing I admired most of Manny Pacquiao is his heart. I'm not scientifically referring to his heart. Best described, heart is a person's will. An abstract, something that wouldn't make you throw in the white towel...

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