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GABI WINS VS. THAI IN NORTH COTABATO!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 11 Oct 2004
World Boxing Council No. 8 flyweight Diosdado "Prince" Gabi won a lop-sided unanimous decision Sunday evening over Thai Sairung Pathavikorn-Gym in their 10-round duel in Antipas, North Cotabato topbilling the "Vendetta" card
Gabi pressed the attack all night, unleashing wicked body shots on the Th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao caught in an emergency
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 Oct 2004
MANNY Pacquiao's scheduled fight against a colored opponent from out of nowhere comes in with sirens wailing, colored warning lights flashing.
The fight, both desperate and frantic, is an emergency.
It's being delivered on board a screaming ambulance.
Given enough time to find a worthier fo Read Full Story >>>
After St. Clair, Pacquiao faces Morales next
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 11 Oct 2004
Top Rank Inc. promoter Bob Arum told widely respected international referee Bruce McTavish that he and promoter Murad Muhammad have “a done deal” for a blockbuster February showdown between Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
The information was rel Read Full Story >>>
Nazario Says; 'No Problems' with Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 09 Oct 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario told Viva Sports/Manila Standard that there was “no problem” with Pacquiao, following an overseas telephone conversation with the champion in his hometown of General Santos City in southern Philippines.
Nazario wh Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao case gets messy
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, 09 Oct 2004
WHAT’S the real score with Manny Pacquiao?
Fans of the People’s Featherweight Champion are confused as to what’s really happening to the career of the 26-year-old General Santos City native.
A day after his website issued a statement regarding his firing of his US-based promoter Murad Muhamm Read Full Story >>>
Bidding war for Pacquiao looms
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 09 Oct 2004
With the contracts of his management and promotional teams expiring in a few months, consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is in an enviable position. He’s a prize catch and bidders are expected to make astronomical offers to sign the 25-year-old General Santos City southpaw. Read Full Story >>>
Money is needed for Manny tiff
The Philippine Star, 09 Oct 2004
Will it go against the government’s policy on austerity?
The intended hosting of Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in Manila is going to entail a “huge amount” that boxing insiders believe the government involvement with the project is inevitable.
But the P28 million Pacquiao is expected to earn f Read Full Story >>>
Pacman is mad
Sun.Star Cebu, 08 Oct 2004
AFTER getting suckered numerous times, featherweight People’s Champion Manny Pacquiao has fought back and has fired his US-based promoter Murad Muhammad and declared himself a free agent.
In a press statement issued by Mannypacquiao.ph, the General Santos City-born boxer ended his association wi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight Aussie on December 4 in Taguig
The Manila Times, 08 Oct 2004
KNOWING that his fight schedule for 2005 is going to be littered with landmines, Manny Pacquiao locks horns with Gairy St. Clair of Australia, the World Boxing Organization Intercontinental featherweight champion, in a crucial tuneup bout on December 4 at the Global City in Taguig.
A formal anno Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fights Aussie on Dec. 4
By Marc Anthony Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 08 Oct 2004
MANNY Pacquiao, dodged by foreign rivals in his bid to validate his claim as world featherweight champion, will instead take on an Australian foe in a tuneup match set for Dec. 4 at the Global City in Taguig.
First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, an avid supporter of the Filipino champ, is expected to pla Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-St. Clair bout a done deal
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 08 Oct 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad said yesterday that “the contracts are being finalized” for the planned Dec. 4 bout at the Global City in Taguig between Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and World Boxing Organization Intercontinental champion Gairy St. Clair of Australia.
Murad told Viv Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-St. Clair a done deal
The Philippine Star, 08 Oct 2004
Bracing for his keenly-awaited rematch with Mexican champ Juan Manuel Marquez in February 2005, Manny Pacquiao takes on dangerous Gairy St. Clair of Australia in a crucial tuneup on Dec. 4 at the Global City in Taguig.
A boxing source said a formal announcement of the blockbuster event will be h Read Full Story >>>
Pacman soars in P4P list
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 08 Oct 2004
The Florida-based St. Petersburg Times ranked Pacquiao as No.4 in its top 10 pound-for-pound list behind Bernard Hopkins, Floyd Mayweather, and Felix “Tito” Trinidad, who came off a 28-month hiatus in glorious fashion with a smashing eight-round stoppage of Ricardo Mayorga five nights ago.
“Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
PRESS RELEASE: Pacquiao Fires Muhammad, Declares Himself Free Agent
By , mannypacquiao.ph, 07 Oct 2004
GENERAL SANTOS-Citing numerous breaches in his existing contract with US-based promoter Murad Muhammad, featherweight king Manny Pacquiao declared himself a free agent Thursday in a bid to redirect his young but stagnating career to greater heights.
"I am no longer happy at how things are shapin Read Full Story >>>
LAURENTE CALLS OUT CASTILLO!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 07 Oct 2004
World Boxing Council no. 7 lightweight and Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation champ Dennis Laurente has made known his interest to fight WBC lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo following his successful defense in Japan last Sunday.
Laurente (21-1-4, 11 KO's), who was bestowed the no. 7 slot i Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao dumps Murad as promoter
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 07 Oct 2004
Manny Pacquiao has decided to terminate his promotional deal with Murad Muhammad saying the American promoter had failed to package a mega fight deal before the end of the year.
Murad signed Pacquiao to a six-fight, 2 ½ year promotional contract worth $2.5 million middle of 2001 which is set to Read Full Story >>>
Australian Fighters Step Up To The Plate
By Guy Hearn, 15rounds.com, 07 Oct 2004
On November 27 th , Nedal “Skinny” Hussein will challenge Oscar Larios for the WBC Super Bantamweight Title, on the undercard to the Barrera vs Morales show at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas Nevada
The 26 year old Hussein, who is trained by Hall of Famer Jeff Fenech, brings a record of 35-1 to the figh Read Full Story >>>
Pound for pound Hopkins is on top
By John C. Cotey, St. Petersburg Times, 07 Oct 2004
Bernard Hopkins was less than brilliant in defeating Oscar De La Hoya, but he remains the most dominant force in any boxing division.
He also remains No. 1 in the Times top 10 pound-for-pound list.
Since the list last ran in May, some boxing legends have fallen on hard times ... or their butt Read Full Story >>>
TOP TWENTY POUND FOR POUND
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, 06 Oct 2004
Here it is. The twenty best pound for pound fighters in the world according to Boxingtalk.com's G. Leon. This is one you definitely don't want to miss! Kassim Ouma, Felix Trinidad and Glen Johnson make the cut while Ricardo Mayorga and perennial pound for pounders Roy Jones Jr. and Oscar De La Hoya Read Full Story >>>
Cebuano pugs dominate Asian boxing ratings
The Freeman, 06 Oct 2004
Four Filipino boxers reign as champions in their respective weight divisions in Asia according to the latest ratings of two Asian boxing organizations.
Cebu City’s boxing sensation Rodel Mayol leads the list as Mini Flyweight champion of the Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF). Mayol is Read Full Story >>>