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Ricardo Lois’ Best of Boxing 2006
Don’t Expect Manny, Do Not Expect Much – Didn’t Ya’ Hear, Boxing is Dead
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, 27 Dec 2006
Los Angeles -- I am not really sure what drives the need for human beings to develop and read year end awards and lists. Years and years ago some hack at a long defunct magazine or newpaper created the first of these lists to improve sales, I am sure of it.
Who cares if the Clipse’s “ Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao deal within Arum’s reach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 27 Dec 2006
Top Rank top honcho Bob Arum reportedly arrived in Manila the other day, and is now in Gen. Santos City for a crucial meeting with Manny Pacquiao late last night.
According to Philboxing.com, Arum was already in Pacquiao’s hometown as of Monday although he had not yet made any serious disc Read Full Story >>>
Arum visits Pacquiao in General Santos City
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 27 Dec 2006
ALARMED by the growing consensus favoring his rival promoter – Top Rank founder and president Bob Arum slipped into the country unannounced last Monday to talk about his “contract” and the future of Manny Pacquiao.
With trainer Freddie Roach and manager Shelly Finkel taking the Read Full Story >>>
Arum in town to woo Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 27 Dec 2006
SENSING THAT Golden Boy is making inroads in the race to promote Manny Pacquiao’s coming bouts, sources close to the famed puncher revealed that Top Rank big boss Bob Arum has arrived in the country and is now in General Santos City for a meeting with the boxer.
It was learned that Arum& Read Full Story >>>
FINAL 2006 PAY PER VIEW NUMBERS & MERCHANT CONFIRMS HBO UFC SERIES!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 27 Dec 2006
DE LA HOYA-MAYORGA TAKES TOP SPOT TWICE
San Francisco, CA-Before I list the Pay Per View numbers for the year 2006, let's talk about the December 10th 60-Minutes segment about the UFC. Although the CBS piece itself was "lacking" some thought, it did near record numbers. According to Dave Meltze Read Full Story >>>
Michael Marley's Belated Xmas Gift List: Gifters Dilemma, What To Give Man(nny) Who Has Everything?
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, 27 Dec 2006
Manny Pacquaio: What to give the Manny who has everything? Maybe serenity now to go along with all your fame and riches. Or maybe a panic button to press whenever someone approaches you with a contract thus alerting Roach and Finkel immediately...
Calvin Brock: A fight real soon. Otherwise, you m Read Full Story >>>
ESPN.com, US paper honor Pacquiao as year’s best boxer
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 27 Dec 2006
THERE’S SIMPLY no stopping Manny Pacquiao from reaping every available award from the world boxing community.
Dan Rafael of ESPN.com named Pacquiao as 2006’s top fighter, while Norm Frauenheim of the Arizone Republic did the same in an article titled "Rise of Pacquiao is highlight Read Full Story >>>
They partied all night
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 27 Dec 2006
MANNY Pacquiao sure knows how to flaunt his boxing prowess. And this extends to showing off his affluence outside the ring.
On his birthday, he literally knocked out his visitors by partying all night long.
By all accounts, the last man standing was, who else? The Destroyer himself.
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BOB ARUM ARRIVES IN GENSAN!
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2006
Top Rank promoter Bob Arum arrived in Manila yesterday and took a connecting flight to General Santos City clearly raising the stakes in his contractual battle with Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions for the right to promote the future fights of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao.
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Oscar De La Hoya-Floyd Mayweather, Jr: The Road to Greatness Now Begins
By John Hively, BoxingScene.com, 26 Dec 2006
Boxing will experience a somewhat over-hyped event this coming May in the form of a fight between a prime Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather and a gracefully aging yet far from his peak Oscar “Golden Boy” De La Hoya. This bout is not in the same class as matches between, say, a prime Ray Leonard and Robe Read Full Story >>>
Rise of Pacquiao is highlight of '06
By Norm Frauenheim, AZCentral.com, 26 Dec 2006
he ballot box for 2006 is filled with a lot of the usual suspects, but a year full of familiar condemnations and dire forecasts is defined by Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao's signature is there in the beginning and in the end with bookend victories over Erik Morales in January and again in November.
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Gensan's man of the year
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 26 Dec 2006
NC. No contest. Once this entry appears in a boxer's record, it connotes either foul play or a bum decision.
But an NC as Man of the Year who made General Santos City even more famous, it is without doubt a fitting tribute to the Manny Pacquiao.
He fought three times this year and won them a Read Full Story >>>
Honor your contract
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 26 Dec 2006
TIME is running out on Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and Golden Boy Promotions president and chief operating officer Richard Schaefer wants him to stand up and do the right thing.
That means honoring the seven-fight contract he signed with Golden Boy in mid-September, which would quickly pav Read Full Story >>>
The 2006 K9s - Part I
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2006
Well, another year has come and gone, and as usual, plenty of things from the ridiculous to the sublime have taken place in the game of boxing. As we turn our calendars to 2007, we highlight the best and the worst that occurred in 2 Read Full Story >>>
Ted The Bull's Boxing Awards for 2006
By Ted Sares, EastSideBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2006
1) Fighter of the year: Emmanuel Dapigran "Manny" Pacquiao continues his winning ways by stopping Erik Morales twice and beating tough Ocsar Larrios in between for good measure.
2) Fight of the year: Jose Armando Santa Cruz vs. David Diaz for the WBC Lightweight Title. Diaz, behind on the scorec Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – Freewheeling Fighting Awards
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 26 Dec 2006
For boxing fans, 2006 was a year wholly worth viewing.
From January through December, hardcore followers had access to scores of quality matches. In the United States, the Sweet Science was seen on HBO, Showtime, the ESPN family of networks, Fox Sports Net, Versus, Telemundo, Telefutura and regi Read Full Story >>>
The joys and woes of Philippine sports
The Manila Bulletin, 26 Dec 2006
Admittedly there seems to be more reason for celebration rather than grief for our performance in sports for the year just about to end.
The biggest cause celebre of course was the three magnificent Manny Pacquiao victories (Morales twice, Larios once) that had the populace enthralled and entr Read Full Story >>>
2006 Boxing Year in Review
By Boxing Times Staff, BoxingTimes.com, 25 Dec 2006
San Francisco, California--
2006 was a turbulent year in boxing highlighted by upsets, savage wars, stunning knockouts, proverbial comebacks, shady dealings and odious decisions, th Read Full Story >>>
A BOXING FAN'S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR 2007
By Tom Dickey, braggingrightscorner.com, 25 Dec 2006
Well it's that time of year again, and Christmas is nearing. With it comes gifts for friends and loved ones. It's also time to let Santa Claus know what you want for Christmas. So, since it is that time of year and Santa is Read Full Story >>>
SITHCHATCHAWAL-MONSHIPOUR: RUNAWAY FIGHT OF THE YEAR!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, 25 Dec 2006
NO OTHER FIGHT EVEN CAME CLOSE!
Alexandria, VA–This year’s runaway “Fight of the Year” wasn’t seen on U.S. TV. It was fought in France of all places and has become a litmus test for boxing coverage in 2006. The sport is more of a global affair than it ever has bee Read Full Story >>>