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Heroes' welcome readied for Pacquiao brothers - report
GMA News Online, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines - Residents here are now preparing a heroes' welcome for new World Boxing Council champ Emmanuel "Manny" Pacquiao and his brother Bobby, following Manny's win over Mexican slugger Juan Manuel Marquez. Bombo Radyo General Santos reported Sunday afternoon that mayor  Read Full Story >>>

Philippine soldiers briefly halt war to root for Filipino boxing star
By Associated Press, International Herald Tribune, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA, Philippines: The Philippines army declared a seven-hour truce with insurgents, allowing both sides to watch Manny Pacquiao win the WBC super featherweight title on Sunday. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo led Filipinos in rejoicing over Pacquaio's victory. The bout in Las Vegas provided   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao denies refusing rematch with Marquez
GMA News Online, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao, the new World Boxing Council super featherweight champion, on Sunday belied the claim of his defeated opponent Juan Manuel Marquez that he refused a rematch with the 34-year-old Mexican boxer. "No, I didn't say no. (I said) anytime...Kahit saan pang away, suntukan   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets past Marquez in slugfest
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez gave thousands of wildly screaming fans at Mandalay Bay more their money's worth Saturday in a rematch of their thrilling draw nearly four years ago. The action was incredible, to say the least. By the end of 12 rounds, both fighters were bloody  Read Full Story >>>

No Immediate rematch for Pacquiao and Marquez Says Pacman's Boxing Promoter
By Johnny Benz,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
According to Kevin Iole who writes for Yahoo, Promoter Bob Arum, who promotes Pacquiao, has categorically ruled out an immediate rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao defeated Marquez on Saturday night by way of Spilt decision and now Arum's next plan for Pacquiao is a fight against David Diaz.  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Beats Juan Manuel Marquez
By Michael David Smith, AOL Sports, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
In a great rematch to their great 2004 fight, Manny Pacquaio beat Juan Manuel Marquez by split decision tonight in Las Vegas. Pacquiao knocked Marquez down in the third round and appeared to have him in serious trouble, but Marquez showed guts and determination in recovering and putting Pacquiao   Read Full Story >>>

A Woman's View: Pacquiao, Luevano W
By Amy Green,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
Babyfaced Steven Luevano (35-1) survived a fourth-round knockdown to finish a tough contest against Thailand?s Terdsak Jandaeng (29-2) with skill and composure and retained the WBO featherweight title. Kandaeng brought constant pressure, power and a dangerous left hand to challenge the WBO cham  Read Full Story >>>

Knockdown Gives Pacquiao Split Decision Over Marquez
By Andrew Eisele,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez have now fought 24 back-and-forth rounds and they still haven't determined who's the better fighter. On May 8, 2004, they fought to a draw but there were plenty of observers who thought one man or the other deserved the decision. Tonight, in the rematch, the ju  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fans wanted KO, not split decision win in Makati
By DJ Yap, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA -- On this Sunday morning at the Guadalupe wet market in Makati City, it would seem the public could not care less about boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, as they went about their business, hawking or buying fish and meats. Unless one looked -- or lis  Read Full Story >>>

Metro crime-free during Pacquiao fight...almost
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
The boxing matches leading to the main event of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez main header Sunday did not prove to be a crime deterrent after all. Because unlike the previous weekend matches of the Filipino boxing icon against his Mexican foes when police failed to list down crime inciden  Read Full Story >>>

Pinoys hail Pacquiao victory
The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
Everywhere in the country today, boxing fans hailed the victory of Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao as he wrested the crown of World Boxing Council superfeatherweight champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez in their scheduled 12-round fight at Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. In Central   Read Full Story >>>

Army to give due recognition to reservist Pacquiao for job well done
GMA News Online, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA, Philippines - The 75,000-strong Philippine Army on Sunday joined the nation in celebrating the victory of boxer Manny Pacquiao against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in their 12-round title match at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. In a statement, Army chief Lt. Gen. Alex  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
While fans will heap praises upon praises on both Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez after their classic rematch today, it is also but proper to cite the outstanding performance of the third man on the ring Kenny Bayless of Las Vegas. Bayless, who was also the third man when Oscar De la Hoya   Read Full Story >>>

By Edwin G. Espejo,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008

MANNY Pacquiao finally solved the puzzle that is Juan Manuel Marquez by eking out a close and exciting split decision victory to etch his name in the record books of professional boxing. He also erased the ghost of his pas  
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Pacquiao Edges Marquez in Another Classic, Wins 130-Pound Title
By Doug Fischer,, Sun, 16 Mar 2008

LAS VEGAS, March 15 ? The first round of tonight?s rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez did not have the any of the awesome drama of the opening stanza of their first bout, but the rest of the fight sure did.   
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Pacquiao-Marquez is a rematch to remember
By Bill Dwyre, Los Angeles Times, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
LAS VEGAS -- The moment the fight ended, both fighters raised their arms in victory. Within seconds, corner men lifted each into the air in celebration. Both men were right. So were both corners. All deserved the assumption of victory. But on a wild night of boxing at the Mandalay Bay Events Cen  Read Full Story >>>

Philippines celebrates Pacquiao win
By Agence France Press, Khaleej Times, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA - Filipinos set aside political problems Sunday and celebrated boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao?s sensational WBC superfeatherweight victory over Mexico?s Juan Miguel Marquez. Construction workers in Manila?s Makati financial district crowded around a radio which broadcast the fight live   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao tops Marquez in thriller for WBC super featherweight title, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
Las Vegas, NV (Sports Network) - In a rematch of their classic 2004 draw, Manny Pacquiao outdueled Juan Manuel Marquez and won a razor-thin 12-round split decision to claim the WBC super featherweight championship at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino. Duane Ford scored the fight 115-112 for Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

Arroyo: Pacquiao ?hero,? ?icon of masses?
By Joel Guinto, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA, Philippines -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo hailed boxing champion Manny Pacquaio, who won the World Boxing Council superfeatherweight title on Sunday, as a "hero" and "icon of the masses" who unites the country in "times of divisiveness." In a statement issued shortly after Pacquaio  Read Full Story >>>

Palace sees unity among Filipinos after Pacquiao victory
GMA News Online, Sun, 16 Mar 2008
MANILA, Philippines - Malaca?ang on Sunday congratulated Manny Pacquiao for his victory over Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, saying his triumph had once again proven that the Filipino can excel in any endeavor. Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said Pacquiao's victory also showed that  Read Full Story >>>

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