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Pacquiao torn between FPJ, GMA
By Ma. Theresa Torres, Reporter and Mer Layson, The Manila Times, 25 Nov 2003
THE boxing champion Manny Pacquiao is torn between President Arroyo and the presidential aspirant Fernando Poe Jr. about whom he would help in next year’s campaign.
Pacquiao said that if President Arroyo needed his help, he would support her campaign for another term.
“I am willing to help t Read Full Story >>>
Boxiana Salutes Pacquiao And The New Guard
By Alan J. Sorkowitz, BoxingTimes.com, 25 Nov 2003
"Alamo" is Spanish for "cottonwood tree." The area around the Alamo fortress and its host city of San Antonio is, like the cottonwood trees that gave their name, scenic, charming and gentle. It is a delightful break from the usual harsh Texas terrain. It is only by virtue of a bloody battle in 1836 Read Full Story >>>
Avoid Pacquiao parade route, motorists told
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 Nov 2003
MOTORISTS are advised to avoid the route of the victory motorcade set Monday in Manila for International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
A press statement from the Manila City Hall asked motorists to take alternate routes to and from their destination.
Ma Read Full Story >>>
HBO dangles $25m at Manny
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 24 Nov 2003
HBO Sports, the unquestioned leader in boxing on television and pay-per-view events has dangled an unbelievable offer — a $25 million (P1.4 billion) six-fight contract to International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
The giant cable network also indicated its desir Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao in hunt for ‘Fighter of the Year’
By Nick Giongco And Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Nov 2003
MANNY PACQUIAO will be a solid contender for Fighter of the Year honors when US newspapers, magazines and websites review boxing year 2003.
Pacquiao will be lined up alongside world-renowned fighters like Roy Jones Jr., Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga during the balloting, but this early Freddie Read Full Story >>>
Success has many fathers, mothers
By Ding T. Marcelo, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Nov 2003
WHEN MANNY Pacquiao left for the United States nearly a month ago, the guy was practically a lonely figure. No one bade him goodbye, no one wished him luck.
Who would? He was up against an “assasin,” a baby-faced one, but an assasin nevertheless. Like James Bond, Marco Antonio Barrera Read Full Story >>>
Larios wants Pacquiao’s hide
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 24 Nov 2003
Oscar Larios, the hard-hitting Mexican holder of the WBC (World Boxing Council) crown, challenged Filipino IBF (International Boxing Federation) champion Manny Pacquiao to a unification bout for the super bantamweight title moments after scoring a 10th round TKO win over Napopol Kiattisakchocchoi at Read Full Story >>>
Hussien wants another crack at Manny
By Grantlee Kieza, The Daily Telegraph, 24 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao, a wild swinging party animal from the Philippines, had to climb from the canvas to win a highly controversial cut eye stoppage over Nedal in Manila three years ago in Hussein's only defeat in 32 pro fights.
Last weekend Pacquiao climbed from the canvas in the first round to stop M Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao takes a breather
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 24 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao, the country’s exciting sports hero, decided to relax and catch his breath after a rousing airport welcome Friday. He also looked forward to a mammoth motorcade and ticker tape parade through Manila and Makati highlighted by a courtesy call on President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo at Mala Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to visit GMA in Malacañang this pm
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 24 Nov 2003
FILIPINO hero Manny Pacquiao was swarmed with adoring fans upon his arrival last Friday night, but the brightest star in boxing constellation at the moment will have another taste of a hero’s welcome today with an array of activities lined up for him highlighted by his courtesy call on President Glo Read Full Story >>>
Local fight was big hit
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 24 Nov 2003
new champion was crowned, a star was born and, for a night, the focus of the boxing world fell on San Antonio.
Manny Pacquiao's 11th-round knockout of Marco Antonio Barrera last weekend at the Alamodome surely will go down as one of the more impressive performances by a fighter this city has ever Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao, the King, returns
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 23 Nov 2003
It was really not an unfamiliar scene.
For the fifth time in Manny Pacquiao’s young, nine-year boxing career, his arrival at the airport late Friday night from the US was met with radiant klieg lights and blinding flashbulbs, as well a Read Full Story >>>
Rousing welcome for Filipino champ
By Omar Acosta, The Daily Tribune, 23 Nov 2003
A grandiose and royal welcome befitting a “King” greeted Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao from his return from his masterful victory over Marco Antonio Barrera in the US.
Pacquiao, garbed in a blue suit together with wife Jinky, business manager Rod Nazario, trainers Buboy Fernandez, Moi Lainez, Lit Read Full Story >>>
Big day for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 Nov 2003
The country’s ring sensation Manny Pacquiao flew in last Friday night on board a Northwest Airlines flight and he’s staying in the MacArthur Suite at the Manila Hotel with his wife Jinkee this weekend.
I heard a generous benefactor arranged to upgrade the Northwest economy tickets of Manny, Jink Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao quitting at 30
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao knows that the fame and glory he's enjoying now won't last forever. He's giving himself five more years before quitting boxing altogether.
"I'll stop fighting when I'm 30. I may be earning millions, but boxing is hard. My body needs rest by then," said Pacquiao during a phone inte Read Full Story >>>
Manila to honor Pacquiao
By Ronniel C. de Guzman and Bong Karno Rodriguez, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Nov 2003
Manila Mayor Jose Atienza Jr. said that a hero's welcome awaits International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight champion Manuel "Manny" Pacquiao tomorrow (Monday) as a tribute for his extraordinary feat of defeating featherweight boxing great Marco Antonio Barrera.
Atienza said that they Read Full Story >>>
THE END FOR THE ASSASSIN
By Barry McGuigan, SkySports.com, 23 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barerra's defeat by Manny Pacquiao was a real turn up for the books.
But it just goes to show that every fighter has a shelf-life and perhaps Barrera had hung around too long.
There were no signs of any decay before and it could have been an anomoly of things that went wrong: he Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Lands in the Philippines
By Salven L. Lagumbay, MaxBoxing.com, 22 Nov 2003
THE PHILIPPINES — The scene looked as if God had descended from heaven. With several hundreds of eager fans waiting for him even at Friday’s late hours, reigning The Ring’s featherweight champ Manny Pacquiao finally made it to his beloved country, touching down at 9:40 p.m. on board a Northwest Airl Read Full Story >>>
Welcome back and congratulations, Manny Pacquiao
By Editorial, The Manila Bulletin, 22 Nov 2003
IN a public opinion poll conducted by a reputable survey organization several years back, the respondents were asked the question, what makes them proud to be Filipinos? The plurality of the respondents identified a compatriot’s achievement in sports as a source of pride. Such perception is justifie Read Full Story >>>
A SALUTE TO PINOY CHAMP
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 22 Nov 2003
LOS ANGELES - Newest Philippine hero and king of featherweights Manny Pacquiao promised to return to this City of Angels as soon as possible to prepare as hard as his last and get ready for his next opponent, whoever he may be.
Knowing that “weary is the head who wears the crown,” Pacquiao said h Read Full Story >>>