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The Next Great, 4-Weight Champ?
By Matthew Sanderson, BoxingScene.com, 30 Jan 2006
It’s always a mistake for a fighter to show weakness – especially when the opponent is a crackling ball of energy. That’s what Erik Morales did against Manny Pacquiao at the end of their lively scrap under a year ago. Ahead and in control, Erik opted to fight out of the southpaw st Read Full Story >>>
Mexican tough guy Morales a victim of own warrior style
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 30 Jan 2006
In his prime, he was a model of Mexican machismo. Tough, proud, fearless.
But now it appears Erik Morales has met with the same fate as many of boxing's other great warriors.
Too many wars.
When Manny Pacquiao knocked Morales out in the 10th round last week at the Thomas & Mack Center i Read Full Story >>>
“THE PINOY” ON PACQUIAO VS. BARRERA II
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 30 Jan 2006
“KING MANNY” IS THE “NEW” TITO TRINIDAD
Las Vegas, NV-After dominating and stopping Erik Morales in the tenth round of their Saturday night rematch, Manny Pacquiao has become the new Felix Trinidad of the boxing world! An icon and hero in his homeland of the Philippines, Read Full Story >>>
Mayol beats Mexican, gets title shot
Journal Group, 30 Jan 2006
MEXICO ` Another Filipino has turned out to be a thorn in a Mexican's side.
Undefeated Rodel Mayol scored a spectacular fourth round knockout of homeboy Lorenzo Trejo Sunday to earn a crack against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) strawweight champion Eagle Kyowa of Japan.
The 12-round bo Read Full Story >>>
Arum eager to stage trilogy
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 30 Jan 2006
Promoter Bob Arum is pushing for a rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales in June but plans to complete a trilogy may be delayed pending results of the Mexican’s medical tests this week, a source from Top Rank said yesterday.
Arum reportedly spoke to Pacquiao’s manager S Read Full Story >>>
GenSan welcomes native son Pacquiao
By John Paul Jubelag, The Philippine Star, 30 Jan 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — People from all walks of life here are all excited to see and welcome People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao who is scheduled to arrive today aboard a chartered flight from Manila.
During a Peace and Order Council meeting held Friday, City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. ordered Read Full Story >>>
By Manolo Iņigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2006
I FOUND it hard to believe that even though boxing made them rich and famous, Manny Pacquiao, the people’s champion; Ms Laura Elorde, wife of the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde; and Fil-Am sensation Brian Viloria, the newly crowned World Boxing Council junior flyweight title-holder, w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and poverty
By Eugenia Duran Apostol, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2006
TOM THOMPSON, A SPORTS COLUMNIST WRITING OUT of New Orleans, recently said that “Here in America, you could combine Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Tom Cruise and 50 Cent into one person and you still wouldn’t have what the Philippines has in their number-one, all-time sup Read Full Story >>>
A crazy idea but would work
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, 30 Jan 2006
AS I was doing my usual morning walk around our village I cannot help hearing the radios in the houses along the route. My attention was caught by the statement to the effect that some politician out there (Was it Mike Arroyo?) is going to get Manny Pacquiao to run for Congress, supposedly to break Read Full Story >>>
Protect Pacquiao from politicians
By Neal H. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO NEEDS PROTECTION. Not from other boxers or from shady boxing promoters and managers. Not even from kidnappers who might want to dip into his million-dollar purse. No, he needs protection from the hordes of Filipino politicians who are already using him and will continue to use him for Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao leaves for GenSan today
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO has no plans of slowing down. Exactly a week after scoring the most memorable win of his storied career, the celebrated Filipino fighter yesterday vowed to continue terrorizing the super-featherweight division.
"As long as they are still active, I will not stop (fighting)," said Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and winning big
By Jojo Robles, Manila Standard Today, 30 Jan 2006
In this country of instant rent-a-crowd assemblies and other meticulously, cynically stage-managed events, it was something nobody had seen in a long, long while.
All along the motorcade’s route, people lined up along the roadsides, crowded windows of buildings and even jostled for space o Read Full Story >>>
Lessons from the Pacman
Manila Standard Today, 30 Jan 2006
Like many of you, I eagerly awaited the results of “The Battle.” Manny Pacquiao had come to symbolize the hopes of a nation. For us in Taguig, the fight was even more special. We owe Manny a lot. He helped put our city on the map with the “Yanig sa Taguig” bout, his tune-up b Read Full Story >>>
Makati dismayed over Manny’s ‘no-show’
Manila Standard Today, 30 Jan 2006
Makati City residents and officials expressed dismay over the “no-show” of Manny Pacquiao’s parade in the city’s main thoroughfares and business district, especially along Ayala Avenue.
The city government had been receiving inquiries as early as Tuesday from Makati-based Read Full Story >>>
Grotesque display of political opportunism
The Manila Times, 30 Jan 2006
FORGET the limp assertion of Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye that among those who attended the Malacaņang-assembled Council of State meeting, there was a “ratio of 4:1” against the idea of the 2007 election being scrapped (the Zimbabwe model?).
Or even the bolder claim of the increasi Read Full Story >>>
By Eric F. Mallonga, The Manila Times, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO is now the country’s greatest boxing champion, eclipsing other Filipino sports legends. He is a fearless fighter expected to make many other exciting conquests in the years to come. Today, however, Pacquiao takes on a formidable challenge: he wants to unite the Philippines. Unit Read Full Story >>>
You don’t like Manny Pacquiao?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES, California -- There was this fellow, a former close-in driver of Manny Pacquiao around here, who told me how close the boxing hero had moved to death when he fought Mexico’s Erik Morales.
Greg Asuncion, who works in the staff of the Sheriff’s Office here, swore he had see Read Full Story >>>
Kasama’s tagumpay ko
By Aveen Acuna-Gulo, MindaNews, 30 Jan 2006
COTABATO CITY -- That phrase is how Manny “The People’s Champ” Pacquiao speaks of a muscle-pain medication he endorses on the radio. Good for Pacman, he physically exerts his muscles every day probably enough to squeeze all synthetic elements from his cells and pass it out through Read Full Story >>>
Nation still poor after Pacquiao
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Jan 2006
SUCH A BOXING EVENT CAN BLOW STRAIGHT at the face.
Of the millions of Filipinos who were enthralled by the fight between our very own Manny Pacquiao and Mexico’s Erik Morales, 17 percent were hungry, 12.9 percent were jobless, 26.1 percent were underemployed and a whopping 57 percent felt t Read Full Story >>>
BF bigo kay Pacman
Journal Group, 30 Jan 2006
NILINAW kahapon ni Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Chairman Bayani Fernando na walang katotohanan ang napaulat na kabilang siya sa mga opisyal ng gobyerno na nanood sa laban nina Manny Pacquiao at Erik Morales sa Las Vegas USA.
Gayunman, aminado si Fernando na nasa Las Vegas siya at as Read Full Story >>>