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Brodie-Chi WBC title winner will defend against Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 13 Dec 2003
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman has committed to having the winner of the rematch between South Korea’s Injin Chi and Britain’s Michael Brodie stage a mandatory title defense against International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in response to a request fr Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight winner of Chi-Brodie
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 12 Dec 2003
Manny Pacquiao yesterday agreed to be the mandatory challenger to the winner of the Injin Chi and Michael Brodie rematch for the vacant World Boxing Council featherweight crown, paving the way for the Filipino boxing champion’s crack at the crown of boxing’s most prestigious organization.
Rod Na Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight for WBC ‘feather’ title
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 12 Dec 2003
MANNY PACQUIAO has been installed as the mandatory challenger to the soon-to-be-crowned World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight champion.
According to Rod Nazario, Pacquiao’s business manager, boxing man Rudy Salud convinced WBC president Jose Sulaiman to give the Filipino boxing hero a shot at Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao awaits 2 major HBO awards
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 11 Dec 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, whose 11th-round annihilation of the legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera stunned the boxing world last Nov. 15, appears to be a runaway winner of HBO’s “Fighter of the Year” award and the overwhelming choice for Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is boxers’ inspiration
By Riera Mallari, Manila Standard, 10 Dec 2003
HO CHI MINH — Using Manny Pacquiao as their inspiration, six Filipino boxers shoot for golds when they climb up the ring in the 22nd Southeast Asian Games at the Phan Dinh Phung Stadium here.
“Talagang nakaka-inspire ’yung ginawa niya,” said Asian Games silver medalist Harry Tañamor. “May dapat Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao needs your vote
By John Nery, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 Dec 2003
MANNY Pacquiao needs your vote. Nope, he's not running for office. Instead, the boxer who seized the imagination of sports fans all over the world with his stirring win over world featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera now finds himself in a virtual election.
Cable network giant HBO, which Read Full Story >>>
What ails Philippine boxing?
By Proc Maslog, MindaNews, 09 Dec 2003
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- The recent pronouncement of IBF Superbantamweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to go into boxing promotion once he retires is good news for professional boxing in the country. That is one boost for an ailing sport
While this is good news for boxing, let us not deceive our Read Full Story >>>
All Hail Pacquiao: Filipino Featherweight Saves the Sport
By Alex Pierpaoli, DogHouseBoxing.com, 06 Dec 2003
Saturday, November 22nd marked the 17th anniversary of Mike Tyson’s 2 round blowout of then WBC Heavyweight Champion, Trevor Berbick. With that victory Tyson made history, becoming the youngest heavy ever to be called Champion, and more importantly he launched himself into the forefront of the Read Full Story >>>
Justin Fortune: The man that conditioned Pacquiao
By John Garfield, BoxingTime.com, 06 Dec 2003
A fighter like Manny Pacquiao comes to just the right point in his training and physical perfection to do what he did to Marco Antonio Barrera. Pacquiao came from the small island of Mindanao in the Philippines with an intense fighting spirit, great hand speed and power.
But the sharp sword that Read Full Story >>>
Scott Harrison: The questions, the answers, the fight and the future
By Gavin Macleod, EastSideBoxing.com, 06 Dec 2003
Well With Manny Pacquiao disposing of world rated number one Marco Antonio Barrera, via an eleventh round TKO, does Harrison target the new featherweight boss from the Philippines? The answer it would seem is no. Rumour is that Pacquiao is looking to step back down to the super-bantamweight division Read Full Story >>>
Lots of shock value, short on story facts
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 06 Dec 2003
CHICAGO – Today’s e-mail session begins with a letter from Dong Secuya (email@example.com), the man behind the popular website Mannypacquiao.ph. Dong wondered if Pacman knows about the site. He also asked me to forward to Manny’s camp a letter by Chris Duque of SGV in Makati, who volunteered t Read Full Story >>>
Boxing, dirty politics, guns not for the Common Good
By Volt Contreras, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06 Dec 2003
BOXING hero Manny Pacquiao will not be rooting for this aspiring political party.
Aside from opposing the congressional pork barrel system and the death penalty, the Alliance for the Common Good, a movement led by gun control advocate Reynaldo Pacheco and lawyer Mario Ongkiko, is against any for Read Full Story >>>
The Secret to Freddie Roach's Success
By John Garfield, BoxingTime.com, 05 Dec 2003
Finally, the magic of how Freddie Roach gets the results he does was
Flush from his success with James Toney and Manny Pacquiao, Roach was being turned in every direction at the media conference at the La Brea Gym for the Klitschko brothers by boxing insiders, press and fans,
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SGV & Co. willing to bail Pacquiao out of tax problems
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 05 Dec 2003
A HIGH ranking associate of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo (SGV) & Co. said that the country's leading accounting firm is keen on helping Manny Pacquiao if ever the newest Filipino boxing sensation is saddled by tax problems with the United States Internal Revenue Service.
"I am a huge fan of Manny Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
Flashback: Heavy Hands
By Damien Picariello, KOCorner.com, 05 Dec 2003
What’s left to say about Manny Pacquiao’s demolition of Marco Antonio Barrera last weekend?
Marco looked dead in the water from the moment he stepped into the ring. Was he looking past Pacquiao to a showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez? Was he distracted by the possibility of a rubber ma Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Made To Order for Mac Arthur
By Jack Welsh, Boxing Insider, 04 Dec 2003
Too bad General Douglas MacArthur and Manny Pacquiao were almost three generations apart. What a mutual admiration duo that would have been since America’s military immortal embraced boxing in the Philippines almost from the moment he became the Army’s Chief of Staff in 1930.
MacArthur’s obsessi Read Full Story >>>
Nazario’s son reveals Muhammad earned $150k
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 04 Dec 2003
Roberto “Boying” Nazario, the San Francisco-based son of Manny Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario, admitted yesterday that Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, paid US promoter Murad Muhammad a gross purse of $700,000 for Pacquiao’s nontitle fight with legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Read Full Story >>>
MaxBoxing.com's Month-in-Review - November
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2003
Boxing got back into the full swing of things in November and we saw a trio of 'pound-for-pound' performers in action. One made a statement (Floyd Mayweather), another got the fight of his life (Roy Jones) and one got knocked off his lofty perch (Marco Antonio Barrera). It was a November to remember Read Full Story >>>
$2-M for Pacquiao?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 03 Dec 2003
NEW YORK CITY — Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) import recruiter Sam Unera said the other day he could convince former heavyweight boxing champion and close friend Larry Holmes to put up a $2 Million purse for Manny Pacquiao to face either Paulie Ayala or Erik Morales in a blockbuster feathe Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs Scott Harrison: May Happen
DogHouseBoxing.com, 02 Dec 2003
Two of the Hottest Boxers under the sun could face each other. Manny Pacquiao vs Scott Harrison according to the Agence France Presse report released Tuesday
Harrison, no slouch has defied critics by an amazing comeback to defeat and avenge his lone loss to Mexican Manuel Medina. Harrison, one o Read Full Story >>>