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Manny back on track
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 25 Nov 2004
NOTED American trainer Freddie Roach on Wednesday expressed confidence Manny Pacquiao will be in tip-top shape when the Filipino world boxing champ steps the ring to fight Thai Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 in Taguig.
"There were distractions, but after I talked to him he's back on track," said R Read Full Story >>>
Two other ALA Boys to fight in Pacquiao undercard
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 25 Nov 2004
Aside from super flyweight sensation Z “The Dream” Gorres, two other promising ALA Boxing Club warriors will be seeing action in the exciting undercards of the blockbuster “Yanig sa Taguig” boxing promotion topbilled by Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao on December 11 in an open ai Read Full Story >>>
ROACH VISIT SEEN TO BENEFIT BOXERS, TRAINERS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 24 Nov 2004
World Boxing Cuncil founding secretary general Rudy Salud and Manny Pacquiao's business manager Rod Nazario are joining forces to see to it that Filipino trainers and boxers get something from the visit of 2003 Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.
Roach, who is credited with fine-tuning the skills Read Full Story >>>
Could Manny Pacquiao Lose his December 11 Tune-up Fight?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 24 Nov 2004
"I don't think so" was my quick reply to the above question posed by one of my tennis colleagues. "While Fahsan 3K Battery is a strong puncher, Manny is stronger and quicker", I added with confidence. That was the other day.
However, Manny appears to be taking this fight lightly. He did once tak Read Full Story >>>
Forget 3K, it’s next fights that matter
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Nov 2004
THE GUARANTEED purse of Manny Pacquiao in his rematch next year with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico is so astronomical it is even bigger than the annual budget of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), the government agency mandated to regulate boxing and other professional sports.
Pacquiao’s busin Read Full Story >>>
Whopping P98M purse within Pacquiao reach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 24 Nov 2004
A staggering P98 million.
If everything goes on as planned, this is what Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would want to receive for a single fight–possibly against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight king Eric Morales next year.
But to get to that heavyweight purse, just Read Full Story >>>
Asking price of Pacquiao to approach P100 million
ABS-CBN News, 24 Nov 2004
If he gets past Thailand’s Fahsan 3K Battery in December and Mexico’s Juan Manuel Marquez in February, the Philippines’ Manny Pacquiao will likely receive close to P100 million for his next fight.
Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario Tuesday said Pacquiao deserves as much at the Philippine Sp Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao eyeing ‘bigger fish’
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 24 Nov 2004
ALTHOUGH Freddie Roach is in town ostensibly to prepare Manny Pacquiao for his fight against Thailand’s Fahsan 3K Battery, both the American trainer and the Filipino boxer know they have much, much bigger fish to fry.
For one, there’s Juan Manuel Marquez, the reigning World Boxing Association an Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Barrera III – Echoes of Manila
By Tom Gray, DogHouseBoxing.com, 23 Nov 2004
“Muhammad Ali has won at the end of the fourteenth round! He did it in the end! The hardest fight of his life! The breakfast time fight of a lifetime…” – BBC’s Harry Carpenter at the conclusion of Ali vs. Frazier III
The comparisons are startling!
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were bitter enemi Read Full Story >>>
Morales, Barrera meet for thirt title
By Jerry Magee, SignOnSanDiego.com, 23 Nov 2004
Erik Morales is fighting Marco Antonio Barrera for a third time over the objections of his father, a former boxer who has been in his son's corner since the Tijuana favorite began his career in 1993.
"I respect my father," Morales said, "but I have always chosen my fights. I will be there (at t Read Full Story >>>
The heart says Barrera, the head says Morales
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 23 Nov 2004
It’ll be more than third time lucky for either Marco Antonio Barrera or Erik Morales when they meet in a Las Vegas ring for the final competitive time this Saturday.
By now the Mexican duo are all too familiar with each other, having swopped hundreds of spite laden punches for 24 rounds. But wha Read Full Story >>>
Are Sanctioning Bodies' Becoming Irrelevant?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 23 Nov 2004
The December 18 fight between the world's top two light-heavyweights, Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson (not necessarily in that order) will determine who had succeeded the legendary Roy Jones, JR. These are the only two guys who scored knockout victories over the once unbeatable Jones.
Ironically Read Full Story >>>
Roach tells Pacquiao to shape up, pronto
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Nov 2004
NO LESS than the master himself has told his ace student to toe the line. The message came from topnotch American boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who is in the country to supervise what’s left of Manny Pacquiao’s training.
Roach flew in from Los Angeles yesterday on board a Philippine Airlines jet Read Full Story >>>
Roach in town to supervise Manny’s training
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 Nov 2004
Alarmed by reports that Manny Pacquiao isn’t training seriously for his Dec. 11 fight against Fahsan 3-K Battery of Thailand, Freddie Roach arrived from Los Angeles early yesterday morning and flew to Davao City a few hours later to supervise the consensus world featherweight boxing champion’s worko Read Full Story >>>
Roach Says He'll Get Pacquiao's Head Right
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 23 Nov 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao's American trainer Freddie Roach says he is going to have to sit him (Pacquiao) down and get his head in the right place following reports that the flamboyant southpaw was taking things easy prior to his December 11 showdown with Fahsan 3K Battery, Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach arrives; warns Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 22 Nov 2004
World-renowned trainer Freddie Roach touched down from Los Angeles yesterday and immediately took a connecting flight to Davao City along with Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao and his personal trainer Restituto "Buboy" Fernandez, aiming to put a semblance of direction into the trainin Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao watch out because Ledwaba’s back
By Deon Potgieter, The Sweet Science, 22 Nov 2004
Lehlohonolo “Hands of Stone” Ledwaba was reborn on Saturday night in Brakpan, South Africa, putting on one of the finest performances of his career and clinically dissecting and out-boxing the classy Cassius Baloyi over 12-rounds in an IBO junior lightweight world title bout. The evening, which shou Read Full Story >>>
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 22 Nov 2004
Have you seen a fight where you hear boos from the crowd in most, if not all, of the rounds of the fight? I just did in the Wright-Mosley II main supporting bout.
Number 7 IBF rated fighter Tokunbo Olajide (20-2, with 17 KO's) was "contesting" with Ian Gardner (18-1, with 17 KO's) for the NABO a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s easy-going attitude hit
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 22 Nov 2004
Freddie Roach, 2003 Trainer of the Year, is scheduled to arrive this morning from Los Angeles to supervise the final phase of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s training for his Dec. 11 showdown against no. 4-ranked International Boxing Federation super bantamweight Fahsan 3K Batt Read Full Story >>>
Concerns about Pac-Man's training
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, 22 Nov 2004
World-renowned trainer Freddie Roach is slated to fly in Sunday morning from Los Angeles to oversee the crucial phase of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao's training for his December 11 showdown against IBF no. 4 super bantamweight Fahsan 3K Battery.
Roach, however, was not at Read Full Story >>>