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P35-40M needed for Manny to stage next fight in Manila
By Bobby Rondez, The Manila Times, 26 Nov 2003
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would love to have his next fight staged in Manila.
The big problem: Is there a local promoter brave enough to foot the P35-40-million bill needed to put up the big-budget card?
“I estimate that it would take around P35-40 million to have Manny fight here Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao purse, P40M cost make RP fight impossible
The Daily Tribune, 26 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao staging his next fight in the Philippines is close to impossible.
This was bared by Rod Nazario in yesterday's PSA Forum where Pacquiao's business manager said it would take as much as P40 million to bring the next fight of the Filipino boxing sensation in the country.
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Pacquiao can’t fight in RP
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Nov 2003
MUCH AS Manny Pacquiao yearns to fight again before his adoring countrymen, that may not be feasible at this time.
Rod Nazario, the world champion’s manager, bared yesterday that at least R40 million would be needed for a Pacquiao fight to be staged here – a sum that, he said, would be virtually Read Full Story >>>
Chavez bouyed by Pacquiao win over Barrera; says he will beat Morales
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, 26 Nov 2003
But Chavez can be heartened by what happened Nov. 15 in San Antonio when another Mexican legend, Marco Antonio Barrera, was soundly beaten by Manny Pacquiao in a fight that was stopped in the 11th round. Barrera and Morales split a pair of earlier fights and were regarded as arch rivals.
"It coul Read Full Story >>>
Manny unlikely to fight here
ABS-CBN News, 26 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao staging his next fight in the Philippines is close to impossible.
This was bared by Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.
Nazario said it would take as much as P40 million to bring the next fight of the Filipino boxing Read Full Story >>>
Busy Manny to co-star with Mikey in new flick
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 26 Nov 2003
Money, or so it seems, is the least of Manny Pacquiao’s worries these days.
In fact, exactly 10 days after a megabuck fight that resulted in a windfall of bonuses and incentives, the cash register just keeps on ringing for the the newest Filipino boxing sensation.
The latest deal involving t Read Full Story >>>
On Fame and Oddities
By Patricio P. Diaz, MindaNews, 26 Nov 2003
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Manny Pacquiao, by technically knocking out Marco Antonio Barrera, the Mexican featherweight king who vowed to teach him a boxing lesson, should be honored. No question about that. The pride of the Philippines raised to a great height the Filipino pride.
But in honoring hi Read Full Story >>>
GMA awards Pacquiao with ‘Medal of Merit’, Filipino boxing hero also receives P1 M, one condominium unit
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 Nov 2003
FOR the first time since the state visit of US president George W. Bush last month, the Malacañang Palace burst into a festive atmosphere yesterday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo formally conveyed her congratulations to Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, whom the country’s Chief Executive be Read Full Story >>>
A hero’s welcome for Manny
By Cecille Suerte Felipe and Nikko Dizon, The Philippine Star, 25 Nov 2003
Fans and ordinary citizens waved flags of different sizes, colorful handkerchiefs and streamers as they gave boxing champion Manny Pacquiao a hero’s welcome when he arrived at Manila City Hall yesterday to join the flag-raising ceremony. Read Full Story >>>
His victory alone
By Editorial, ABS-CBN News, 25 Nov 2003
Even as we write this editorial, the motorcade of Manny Pacquiao should be wending its way around the city of Manila -- hopefully to cheers of crowds. Working against that happy prospect are the flat layout of the old city and the reluctance of Filipinos to put themselves out to demonstrate anything Read Full Story >>>
A hero’s welcome
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 25 Nov 2003
Thousands of adoring Filipinos lined the streets of downtown Manila and the heart of Makati’s financial district to give returning hero Manny Pacquiao a fantastic welcome yesterday.
At Malacañang Palace, Pacquiao offered President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo his belt as “The People’s Champion,” a VHS Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao gets hero's welcome from grateful nation
By Joel Francis Guinto, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Nov 2003
BOXING champion Manny Pacquiao was given a hero's welcome on Monday as he was feted with a motorcade that took him to the cities of Manila and Makati.
Confetti rained on Ayala Avenue as the motorcade made its way through the heart of Makati's financial district.
Office workers jostled with Read Full Story >>>
President awards Pacquiao with medal of merit
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Nov 2003
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao capped a day full of tributes to him by paying a courtesy call Monday to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang where he received the Presidential Medal of Merit.
Video footage aired on state-run NBN-television showed Ms Macapagal congratulating a Ba Read Full Story >>>
Carlos Hernandez To Pacquiao: “Let’s Do This!”
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, 25 Nov 2003
Over the weekend, Boxingtalk.com spoke to IBF junior lightweight champ, Carlos “El Famoso” Hernandez to see what he’s been up to and see what he thought about Manny Pacquiao’s masterful performance against Marco Antonio Barrera. You won’t want to miss what the junior lightweight champ had to say.
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Elaborate welcome awaits Manny in General Santos
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 25 Nov 2003
AN ELABORATE welcome awaits boxing hero Manny Pacquaio when he arrives here Tuesday, said city hall sources.
Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. had ordered a hero's welcome for Pacquaio, in tribute to the latter's knockout victory over highly-rated world featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera last Novemb Read Full Story >>>
Who’s next for Manny?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 25 Nov 2003
I never saw the contract that Manny Pacquiao signed to fight Marco Antonio Barrera but the newly-crowned consensus world featherweight boxing champion’s business manager Rod Nazario said there’s a provision for a return bout in case the Filipino won.
Barrera insisted on the clause in case of a P Read Full Story >>>
After rousing welcome, champ gets P1M, condo
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 25 Nov 2003
IT WAS a different crowd Manny Pacquiao faced this time. Just a week ago in Texas, inside the Alamodome, over 10,000 screaming fans where asking for his blood. Back in his homeland, Pacquiao was greeted by a shrieking, clapping, shouting mass of humanity who turned out to welcome their boxing champi Read Full Story >>>
HBO budgeted $.7M as Pacquiao purse
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Nov 2003
HAS someone's bank account fattened other than that of Manny Pacquiao's?
Reports reaching the Inquirer have it that HBO, pioneer of the pay-per-view concept, actually paid a whopping $700,000 dollars (about 38.5 million pesos) as purse of Pacquiao for his conquest of Mexican featherweight great Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao to stand by GMA's corner
ABS-CBN News, 25 Nov 2003
International boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said Monday that he is ready to support the presidential bid of President Arroyo, should she ask for it, in return for all the help that she had given him.
Pacquiao told reporters after he received from the President the Presidential Medal of Merit an Read Full Story >>>
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 >>>