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Rise of Pacquiao is highlight of '06
By Norm Frauenheim, AZCentral.com, 26 Dec 2006
he ballot box for 2006 is filled with a lot of the usual suspects, but a year full of familiar condemnations and dire forecasts is defined by Manny Pacquiao.
Pacquiao's signature is there in the beginning and in the end with bookend victories over Erik Morales in January and again in November.
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Gensan's man of the year
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 26 Dec 2006
NC. No contest. Once this entry appears in a boxer's record, it connotes either foul play or a bum decision.
But an NC as Man of the Year who made General Santos City even more famous, it is without doubt a fitting tribute to the Manny Pacquiao.
He fought three times this year and won them a Read Full Story >>>
Honor your contract
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 26 Dec 2006
TIME is running out on Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and Golden Boy Promotions president and chief operating officer Richard Schaefer wants him to stand up and do the right thing.
That means honoring the seven-fight contract he signed with Golden Boy in mid-September, which would quickly pav Read Full Story >>>
The 2006 K9s - Part I
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2006
Well, another year has come and gone, and as usual, plenty of things from the ridiculous to the sublime have taken place in the game of boxing. As we turn our calendars to 2007, we highlight the best and the worst that occurred in 2 Read Full Story >>>
Ted The Bull's Boxing Awards for 2006
By Ted Sares, EastSideBoxing.com, 26 Dec 2006
1) Fighter of the year: Emmanuel Dapigran "Manny" Pacquiao continues his winning ways by stopping Erik Morales twice and beating tough Ocsar Larrios in between for good measure.
2) Fight of the year: Jose Armando Santa Cruz vs. David Diaz for the WBC Lightweight Title. Diaz, behind on the scorec Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – Freewheeling Fighting Awards
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 26 Dec 2006
For boxing fans, 2006 was a year wholly worth viewing.
From January through December, hardcore followers had access to scores of quality matches. In the United States, the Sweet Science was seen on HBO, Showtime, the ESPN family of networks, Fox Sports Net, Versus, Telemundo, Telefutura and regi Read Full Story >>>
The joys and woes of Philippine sports
The Manila Bulletin, 26 Dec 2006
Admittedly there seems to be more reason for celebration rather than grief for our performance in sports for the year just about to end.
The biggest cause celebre of course was the three magnificent Manny Pacquiao victories (Morales twice, Larios once) that had the populace enthralled and entr Read Full Story >>>
2006 Boxing Year in Review
By Boxing Times Staff, BoxingTimes.com, 25 Dec 2006
San Francisco, California--
2006 was a turbulent year in boxing highlighted by upsets, savage wars, stunning knockouts, proverbial comebacks, shady dealings and odious decisions, th Read Full Story >>>
A BOXING FAN'S CHRISTMAS WISH LIST FOR 2007
By Tom Dickey, braggingrightscorner.com, 25 Dec 2006
Well it's that time of year again, and Christmas is nearing. With it comes gifts for friends and loved ones. It's also time to let Santa Claus know what you want for Christmas. So, since it is that time of year and Santa is Read Full Story >>>
SITHCHATCHAWAL-MONSHIPOUR: RUNAWAY FIGHT OF THE YEAR!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, 25 Dec 2006
NO OTHER FIGHT EVEN CAME CLOSE!
Alexandria, VA–This year’s runaway “Fight of the Year” wasn’t seen on U.S. TV. It was fought in France of all places and has become a litmus test for boxing coverage in 2006. The sport is more of a global affair than it ever has bee Read Full Story >>>
Spotlight on Boxing | Ring-ing in the New Year
By Santos A. Perez, The Miami Herald, 25 Dec 2006
A triumphant return. Continued confirmation of pound-for-pound supremacy. Ascendancy of the Eastern European heavyweights. The exciting culmination of a super-featherweight trilogy.
Boxing storylines proved abundant in 2006 and for a change, most originated inside the ropes instead of scandal and Read Full Story >>>
Danggod draws with Rapada; Labao KOs Oņate
By Epifanio M. Almeda, PhilBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2006
The main event of the “Bakbakan sa Alabang IV (Slugfest in Alabang IV) Saturday night featuring super-flyweights Celso Danggod and Eric Rapada ended in a technical majority draw when the cut prone Danggod was cut in the right eyebrow for the second time in the fight by another accidental head Read Full Story >>>
’Twas a very good year (First of a series)
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 25 Dec 2006
It was a year of good news for Philippine sports as successes overshadowed failures in restoring credibility to the Filipino athlete’s fighting spirit, self-confidence despite daunting odds and will to win.
At the forefront were stars who captured the imagination of a people long searching Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao set to lose $5-M payday
Barrera-Marquez almost done deal
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Dec 2006
JUST days after he announced that he is now willing to fight WBC super-featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera, Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao is set to lose that multimillion dollar opportunity as a Barrera-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown is reportedly close to being consummated.
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Sean Ocampo's Final Pound for Pound Ratings of 2006
By Sean Ocampo, EastSideBoxing.com, 25 Dec 2006
1. Manny Pacquiao 43-3-2 (33 KOs) - The “Pacman” gave boxing three wonderful fights this year including two fight of the year candidates. His two devastating stoppage victories over Erik Morales clinched the number one spot in this pound for pound ratings. The man from the Philippines is Read Full Story >>>
Barrera wants rematch, wary over Pacman row
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 25 Dec 2006
World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday said he hopes Manny Pacquiao’s contractual dispute with promoters Top Rank and Golden Boy be settled the soonest possible time for him to step up his buildup for their keenly-awaited rematch early next year.
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WBO SETS ANOTHER GIFT-GIVING FOR KIDS IN PHILIPPINES AND THAILAND
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2006
Fil-Am WBO Vice President for Asia Pacific Leon Panoncillo informed Philboxing.com today that he had been contacted by WBO President Francisco "Paco" Valcarcel to again coordinate another Christmas gift giving to disenfranchised children of Asia.
Last year the WBO provided donation among the ch Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Out, Barrera-Marquez is Close
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 24 Dec 2006
The President and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer says the rematch between Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and reigning WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera will not happen in April as Pacquiao claimed in an interview with ABS-CBN, Friday. In fact it may not happen Read Full Story >>>
FEATURE STORY: THE MANNY PACQUIAO GAMBIT
An in-depth report and analysis on Pacquiao's promotional stalemate
By Dong Secuya, PhilBoxing.com, 24 Dec 2006
In my chess playing days, I used to drop by the Cubao area in Quezon City to try to solve chess puzzles presented by 'chess street hawkers' and get to win a few bucks here and there.
Chess puzzles are very intriguing mental exercise and depending on how the pieces on the chessboard are arranged Read Full Story >>>
IT'S A PACMAN XMAS, INDEED
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, 24 Dec 2006
NEW YORK -- Here's to you, Manny Claus!
M is for the first letter of your first name, Manny
E is for the Excitement you have brought to fans worldwide
R is for the Ring in which you rule supreme, best around Pound for Pound
R is for how have you have single-handedly (two handedly?) Resto Read Full Story >>>