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Mayweather to Prove he is the Greatest with Victory over Pacquiao
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, Sat, 21 Nov 2009
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be concerned about preserving his unblemished boxing record by fighting less capable boxers but some boxing fans say that he cannot be called the greatest fighter on the planet without first beating Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is out to prove to the world that he is th Read Full Story >>>
MONEY AND WEIGHT COULD STAND IN THE WAY OF MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO
By Ray Cerda, FightHype.com, Sat, 21 Nov 2009
When mega-fights look to be on the horizon, but fall off faster than Vanilla Ice, it's usually because of money. This very well could be the case for a potential clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Any time there are mega-fighters involved, there are also mega-egos to deal with. U Read Full Story >>>
Arum: Mayweather terrified of Pacman
The Philippine Star, Sat, 21 Nov 2009
MANILA, Philippines - American promoter Bob Arum charged that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is scared to fight Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, who could ruin his unbeaten ring record of 40 victories.
The 32-year-old American was undoubtedly the pound-for-pound king before his retirement but Pacquiao& Read Full Story >>>
Are Filipinos Relying Too Much on Pacquiao for Glory?
New America Media, Sat, 21 Nov 2009
Seeing how Filipinos raved about Manny Pacquiao as a symbol of what, in the words of many a fan, “Filipinos are capable of achieving,” a friend asked me, “Aren’t Filipinos relying too much on Pacquiao to build their national self-esteem? That’s too much of a burden for Read Full Story >>>
Mikkel Kessler-Andre Ward Can Cure Your Boxing Hype Hangover
By Bryan Brennan, NESN.com, Sat, 21 Nov 2009
As a die-hard boxing fan it's not hard to get sucked up into the hype of a big time fight, especially one as solid as Manny Pacquiao vs. Miguel Cotto. The difficult thing is dealing with the hype hangover.
If you are a boxing fanatic like me, you spent the weeks leading up to the fight just pour Read Full Story >>>
Hero's Welcome For Boxing Champ Pac-Man
By Katie Cassidy, Sky News, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Thousands of Filipinos have lined the streets of Manila to welcome home boxing champ Manny Pacquiao after his record-breaking welterweight win.
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Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao returns a hero
BBC Sport, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao was given a rock star reception in his home country after becoming the newly crowned world welterweight champion.
Officials and fans flocked to Manila's international airport as th Read Full Story >>>
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Tuxla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico:- The final press conference for the battle between Edgar Sosa and Rodel Mayol was held today at this beautiful tourist town in southeast Mexico. Considering the stopovers this city is some Read Full Story >>>
By Mike Ganter, Toronto Sun, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Sonsona hopes to emulate hero
In the Philippines, it's Manny-mania as the recently crowned WBO welterweight champion waits in the wings for the fight everyone wants to see -- Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Pacquiao made headlines around the world when he took the title off Miguel Cotto last w Read Full Story >>>
Rumble at Rama: Boxing begins climb off canvas
thestar.com (CA), Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Promoter Allan Tremblay, the man behind the Rumble at Rama series that continues Saturday night, used Thursday's news conference to introduce the media to his latest find, Cisco Morales.
Like Saturday's headliner, WBO 115-pound champ Marvin Sonsona, Morales is a hard-punching prospect from the Ph Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Mayweather mega fight is an easy sell
Agence France Press, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
LOS ANGELES — The trash talking has started, venues are lining up to play host and Floyd Mayweather is leaving no doubt that he wants Manny Pacquiao who many believe replaced him atop the pound-for-pound list.
"The world is much more intrigued by the thought of someone fighting me who can b Read Full Story >>>
Promoter Bob Arum told jabs at Floyd Mayweather Jr. camp because of stalled Manny Pacquiao talks
By Mitch Abramson, New York Daily News, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
The posturing over negotiations for possibly the most lucrative fight of all time has begun.
Promoter Bob Arum told the Daily News Thursday that he recently tried to start discussions for the potential mega-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. and walked into a roadblock. The di Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao receives Sikatuna Award
Sun.Star Philippines, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
MANILA -- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo awarded People's Champ Manny Pacquiao the Order of Sikatuna honor Friday in his grand hero's welcome at the Quirino Grandstand.
Pacquiao received the Sikatuna Award with th Read Full Story >>>
What vacation? Beehive of activity in store for Pacquiao
GMA News Online, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
When seven-division champion Manny Pacquiao said he’s taking a vacation after beating Miguel Cotto via technical knockout, that doesn’t mean the Pacman will be merely whiling away time during the next couple of months until his next fight.
Knowing the "Energizer Bunny" that he is, the Read Full Story >>>
On Malignaggi, Pacquiao, and Steroids
By Unofre Pili, Socyberty.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Proper social decorum demands that we should exercise our freedom of expression with refined and well-considered thoughts and moral responsibility. It is a self-evident truth that freedom itself is morally improper if lived to the fullest sense of the word.
He is arguably one of the current perfo Read Full Story >>>
Watch ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Sonsona workout @ FightFan.com!
By Ivan Montiel, FightFan.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Ivan Montiel is live on location in Ontairo, Canada where WBO junior bantamweight champion ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Sonsona is putting the finishing touches on his training camp for the first defense of his title which will come this Saturday night at Casino Rama against Alejandro Hernandez.
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Maasinhon PBF champ to defend title
By Bong Pedalino, PIA Information Service, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Maasin City (20 November) -- A home-grown talent in boxing will defend his Philippine Boxing Federation (PBF) title tonight in a ten-round fight at the city gym here, the match timed as one of the highlights for the birthday celebration of Gov. Damian Mercado on November 24.
Reigning PBF superba Read Full Story >>>
No family feud, says Pacquiao
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
With his wife Jinkee by his side, Manny Pacquiao made it clear that all is well within his family. He kissed her on the lips, smiled and held her hand and the crowd loved it.
It was his way of quashing rumors that he has been smitten by a movie starlet who has a way of appearing in places where P Read Full Story >>>
Hitman or quit man? The danger of Hatton making a Marquez comeback
Sportingo, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
After a crushing defeat at the hands of Manny Pacquiao in May, Ricky Hatton decided to hang up his gloves. It was a decision which, at the time, many thought he was right to make.
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Now six months later, there are reports suggesting the li Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao says recognition is unusual
Sun.Star Philippines, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
The No. 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, says Friday's recognition of the President of the Philippines outside the Malaca?ang palace is unusual.
Pacquiao said he was used to be called in the Palace where President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hands the recognition award. Read Full Story >>>