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Traffic snarled as city greets Pacquiao
Sun.Star General Santos, 11 Jul 2006
VEHICULAR traffic came to a halt Thursday morning when local boy Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao arrived in General Santos after scoring a convincing unanimous decision win over Mexican Oscar Larios last July 2 at the Araneta Coliseum.
While General Santos was virtually a ghost town when Manny humbled L Read Full Story >>>
‘Pacman could have KOd Larios’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 11 Jul 2006
JUSTIN Fortune, the strength and conditioning coach of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao, said he honestly thought the Pacman could have finished off Oscar Larios, but added: “I don’t know why he didn’t.”
In an interview with popular boxing writer Brad Cooney, Fortune sai Read Full Story >>>
Pac-money, Pacmania and the search for Filipino heroes
PCIJ, 10 Jul 2006
FOOTBALL fans around the world are celebrating Italy’s fourth World Cup crown with its emphatic 5-3 win today over France in a Final match that was decided by a penalty shoot-out, only the second time in the tournament’s history. Not football-crazy like the rest of the world though, most Read Full Story >>>
Finally, a title crack for Suico
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 10 Jul 2006
The long wait for a world title crack is finally over for hard-hitting Mandaue City slugger Randy Suico but it won’t be easy sailing in his quest for the championship.
Suico takes on unbeaten World Boxing Association (WBA) lightweight titleholder Juan (Baby Bull) Diaz in a 12-round bout at Read Full Story >>>
Peñalosa ready to regain title
Balita.com, 10 Jul 2006
MANILA—Gerry Peñalosa showed the country he still has it. And yes, he is out there to show more.
The thirty three-year old pug from San Carlos City is determined to recapture his lost crown in November after winning against Mexico’s Tomas Rojas last July 2 in an under card match of th Read Full Story >>>
MouthGuards for Champions Now Available in the Philippines
PhilBoxing.com, 10 Jul 2006
Responding to the popular demand of people involved in the sweet science of boxing to make custom-made mouth guards available in the Philippines, Dr Ed de la Vega of Canoga Park, California made arrangements for his trendy yet very effective mouth guards to be made available in the Philippines. Dr. Read Full Story >>>
Readers rate Pacquiao/Espinosa’s anguish
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, 10 Jul 2006
Interested readers hurriedly e-mailed this writer in response to the question posed in our piece last Saturday: Is Manny Pacquiao worthy of being considered one of the greatest Filipino athletes of all time?
We placed certain parameters of course, such as the bottom line of achieving a world of Read Full Story >>>
Boxing's Best Fighters Pound-for-Pound: the Dirty Dozen
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 10 Jul 2006
Floyd Mayweather Jr. reigns supreme as the acknowledged best fighter in the world of professional boxing. But during the last seven months a number of contests took place to change the dynamics of the pro game for all other elite fighters.
Losses by Erik Morales, Antonio Tarver, and Juan Manuel M Read Full Story >>>
Pacman eats another Mexican hero
Balita.com, 10 Jul 2006
MANILA—Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao successfully defended his WBC International Super Featherweight title on July 2 after crushing his Mexican challenger Oscar “Chololo” Larios in a 12-round battle at the historic Araneta Coliseum in Quezon City, Phi Read Full Story >>>
Suico in LA
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 10 Jul 2006
RANDY “Kumo’ng Bato” Suico is getting into the final phase of preparation for his WBA lightweight title bout with Juan Diaz next Sunday at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Nevada. After arriving last July 3 in Los Angeles, California, Suico went into heavy training and sparred with former Read Full Story >>>
7 Filipino pugs in WBC ranking
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 10 Jul 2006
SEVEN FILIPINO fighters — led by superstar Manny Pacquiao — made it to the latest ratings released by the World Boxing Council (WBC) from its headquarters in Mexico City.
Pacquiao is listed No. 1 challenger in the super-featherweight class ruled by one-time victim Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexi Read Full Story >>>
By Alfred A. Yuson, The Philippine Star, 10 Jul 2006
Right on the heels of Manny Pacquiao’s latest ring triumph comes the launch of Pacific Storm: Dispatches on Pacquiao of the Philippines by Recah Trinidad, to be launched at 6 p.m. this Thursday, July 13, at National Book Read Full Story >>>
Érik Morales promete victoria
Mañana se va a Los Ángeles
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, 10 Jul 2006
Tijuana, BCN.- Para Érik "El Terrible" Morales su encuentro contra el filipino Manny Pacquiao del 18 de noviembre en Las Vegas ser Read Full Story >>>
Inicia Erik Morales su preparación este lunes en Los Ángeles
By Rubén Casanova, Box-Latino.com, 10 Jul 2006
Erik Morales está convencido de que volverá a vencer a Manny Pacquiao el 18 de noviembre en Las Vegas, EU, pero para lograr su objetivo se va a preparar durante más de cuatro meses.
Morales tuvo una intensa e inolvidable jornada el sábado, ya que bautizaron a su pequeño hijo Erik Isaac en la Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s Morales fight is toughest ever
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 10 Jul 2006
MANNY Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach predicted that the Filipino ring icon’s third encounter with legendary Mexican Erik “El Terrible” Morales will be his toughest fight yet.
In an interview with well-known boxing writer Brad Cooney of Boxing Talk, Roach said Morales “was going to bring everyt Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's win gets mix reviews from town mates
By Bong Sarmiento, Sun.Star General Santos, 10 Jul 2006
TOWN mates of Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao here and abroad drew mix reviews on his win Sunday over Mexican boxer Oscar Larios.
Still, they celebrated his victory with a fiesta mood.
Pacquiao could have floored his opponent in earlier rounds but his business savvy prevailed on, Avel Manansala, a C Read Full Story >>>
Sidelights and highlights
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 10 Jul 2006
AS EXPECTED, many in Gensan were disappointed Manny Pacquiao did not knock out the tough but badly outclassed Mexican beak buster Oscar Larios.
For one brief moment in the seventh round, though, I thought I would hit the jackpot as I earlier predicted Manny would win inside seven rounds.
But Read Full Story >>>
Geno's Boxing Mailbag, July 9, 2006 Edition
By Geno McGahee, RingsideReport.com, 10 Jul 2006
I want to first thank all of the RSR readers for the support in making this the best boxing website on the net. We couldn’t do it without you and I personally appreciate the support. Now, with that out of the way, how the hell are you people doing? I was watching this special about a U.F.O crashing Read Full Story >>>
‘PacMan’ plans to sue hospital in hometown
By Isagani Palma, The Manila Times, 10 Jul 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY: The World Boxing Council super-featherweight champion, Manny Pacquiao, is contemplating charges against a private hospital here who allegedly refused to treat his dying relative.
“I am consulting my lawyers for filing appropriate charges against the General Santos City Doct Read Full Story >>>
Pacman hits GenSan hospital
By Joseph Jubelag, Manila Standard Today, 10 Jul 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY— Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao slammed a local hospital here for refusing to treat his ailing relative who failed to raise the P50,000 downpayment needed for the patient’s medical treatment.
Pacquiao said he will file charges against the management of the General Santos C Read Full Story >>>