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WEIGHTS FROM PLAYBOY MANSION
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Holmby Hills, Los Angeles, CA -- They did the weigh-in today at the famed Playboy Mansion for the fight scheduled tomorrow evening.
The mansion is the official residence of Huge Hefner, the founder of the Playboy Ma Read Full Story >>>
Early fight previews: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, Hatton, Marquez, Mosley, and Cotto
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Floyd Mayweather, Jr.'s camp has sent signals of the former pound for pound king's intentions of coming back to the ring. Based on various (unverified) reports, July 11 is a possibl Read Full Story >>>
Ricky is as slick as a parrot
The Sun, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
RICKY HATTON proposed to his fiancee Jennifer Dooley dressed as a pirate with a parrot on his shoulder.
The boxer?s holiday cruise liner turned into a love boat when he asked his long-term girlfriend to marry him.
Hatton, 30, revealed: ?First of all Jennifer started crying when I asked the big Read Full Story >>>
WHAT MANNY WANTS, MANNY GETS!
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Although we're just eight weeks away from one of the most anticipated bouts of the year, the showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Ricky Hatton was nearly over before it even started. After an impressive, one-sided eighth-round st Read Full Story >>>
It's Not If Floyd Mayweather Jr Comes Back, But Who Against
By James Slater, EastSideBoxing.com, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
As soon as Floyd "Money" Mayweather Junior announced he would be retiring, right after he'd beaten Ricky Hatton in December of 2007, the sceptics came out in force. Sure the then 30-year-old's talk was just that, talk, the experts felt it was only a matter of time before the pound-for-pound king box Read Full Story >>>
"Lots of ifs and maybes" around Mosley
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Golden Boy Promotions executive Richard Schaefer just told me by telephone that his boxer, Shane Mosley, is in a wait-and-see mode after deciding he doesn't want to pursue a welterweight unification bout against Andre Berto.
"He only wants mega-fights," Schaefer said.
So that means waiting on Read Full Story >>>
SGG cancels April 4 promotion
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
THE joint boxing promotion of international boxing promoter Sammy Gello-ani?s SGG Promotions and Vice Gov. Manny Pi?ol on April 4 at the Cebu Coliseum has been cancelled.
The Kokiet Group, which handles the three Thai fighters who are scheduled to fight in Cebu City, can?t come to the Philippines Read Full Story >>>
Top executives off to US, rue Manny distraction
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Solar Entertainment president Wilson Tieng and chief operating officer Peter Chaliong left last night for Los Angeles to assure Manny Pacquiao that Solar and GMA, not ABS-CBN, will telecast his fight against Ricky Hatton on May 2.
Although he has a live contract with Solar u Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to Solar: Open record books
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao yesterday dared Solar Sports to open its financial record books for his immediate inspection as he cut short the excitement behind the news that came out earlier in the day that all?s well between them.
In a letter addressed to Solar Sports owner Wilson Tieng, Read Full Story >>>
Going to court is last resort ? Solar
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Filing a case against Manny Pacquiao is Solar Sports? last resort.
?We just want the best for Manny Pacquiao,? said Solar Sports Chief Operating Officer Peter Chan Liong, a few hours before he flew to Los Angeles to meet up with Pacquiao to iron out the kinks of the controversial broadcast deal t Read Full Story >>>
Arum says Solar owns TV rights
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Top Rank chief Bob Arum said yesterday that Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao has seen the light and will honor his contract with Solar Sports, a development the Hall of Fame promoter said would bring tranquility and order back into his training camp.
"Manny has realized that he has to do w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao insists: It?s ABS-CBN
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? How?s this for an undercard?
Against the backdrop of one of the more important boxing matches this year, two giant television networks are rolling up their sleeves as they prepare to go head-on against each other in a pricey courtroom brawl worth about P150 million.
In on Read Full Story >>>
Kapuso vs. Kapamilya and DepEd?s torture
By Mike T. Limpag, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
MANNY Pacquiao has jumped ship from GMA back to ABS-CBN, less than two years after going ober da bakod the other way.
As expected, the network war got lively again.
After Pacquiao announced he was transferring to ABS-CBN, Solar Sports said it, and not Pacquiao, has the right to choose which c Read Full Story >>>
ABS-CBN twits GMA Network over Pacquaio TV rights
By Jose Bimbo F. Santos, Business World Online, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
LOPEZ-LED ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. yesterday said a deal to broadcast boxer Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao?s next fights won?t run afoul with the latter?s contract with rival GMA Network, Inc.
In a statement, ABS-CBN also denied claims that Mr. Pacquiao?s transfer came with assurances it would he Read Full Story >>>
?Pacific Storm? now a Philippine anomaly
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Mar 2009
Mark this as a season of disgrace for the poor Filipino.
Nick Bruan, a lean, dusky, overworked daily wage-earner who had pinned his hopes on Manny Pacquiao, woke up feeling downcast yesterday.
The poor fellow felt terribly cheated.
Nick, who literally had to scratch the earth for a living, Read Full Story >>>
Mo' Money, No Promblem: Mayweather returning for Hatton/Pacquiao winner?
By Vivek Wallace, 8countnews, Fri, 20 Mar 2009
Recent rumors swirling around the world of boxing have it that former pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather jr. is in the gym and viewing a return to the sport as early as mid-July. The list of potential opponents have included everyone from 'Sugar' Shane Mosley, to Juan Manuel Marquez, to Andre Ber Read Full Story >>>
Cult figure with brain injury: can Edwin Valero ever cash in at bank of Manny Pacquiao?
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, Fri, 20 Mar 2009
Edwin Valero wants to fight Manny Pacquaio for the same reason that notorious Willie Sutton used to target banks.
In what may be the most foolish question ever asked of a career criminal, Read Full Story >>>
Solar Sports execs aim to resolve issue with Pacquiao
GMA News Online, Fri, 20 Mar 2009
MANILA, Philippines ? Boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Solar Sports executives are scheduled to sit down and talk together this weekend in Los Angeles in a crucial meeting that could make or break the long-time partnership between the two parties.
Solar Sports president and chief executive officer Read Full Story >>>
ABS-CBN: Pacquiao won't violate GMA-7 contract
ABS-CBN News, Fri, 20 Mar 2009
ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. on Friday warned GMA Network Inc. from making ?veiled accusations? over Manny Pacquiao?s decision to leave Solar Entertainment.
?We understand GMA7's disappointment about the decision of Manny Pacquiao to have ABS-CBN as its media partner, but it should avoid making thi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Aims for Four (and Six): Real History Part II
By Cliff Rold, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 20 Mar 2009
In the first part of this series, designed to culminate the week of the May 2nd showdown between Manny Pacquiao (48-3-2, 36 KO) and World Junior Welterweight champion Ricky Hatton (45-1, 32 KO), Pacquiao?s previous title claims in f Read Full Story >>>