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HBO honcho keen on making megafight
By Dan Rafael, ESPN.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
LAS VEGAS -- Ross Greenburg is the most influential man in American boxing because, as president of HBO Sports, he wields the biggest checkbook in the business.
He makes the final decision as to which fighters get on No. 1 boxing network HBO, which bouts the network spends tens of millions of do Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather need each other
By David Isaacson, Times Live, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Would anybody argue with the assertion that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather jnr are the two best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet right now?
You can add further spice to that by making Manny Pac Read Full Story >>>
On Location with Marvin Sonsona and Ciso Morales
By Rob Cruz, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
It has been an eventful week thus far since the arrival of Team Marvin Sonsona and Ciso Morales in Toronto. After finding out that town mate Manny Pacquiao along with Marvin’s cousin Eden Sonsona were victorious at Veg Read Full Story >>>
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
"Is a dream a lie if it don't come true
Or is it something worse"
- from Bruce Springsteen's THE RIVER
Z “The Dream” Gorres will never fight again.
But he is alive and that is what is important. Read Full Story >>>
PAUL WILLIAMS: "PACQUIAO HAS MY BELT; I MAY WANT TO COME BACK AND GET IT!"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
"Man, I'd love to get in there with Pacquiao. He throws a lot of punches and I throw a lot of punches. It would be an exciting fight...They say he's the best because he beat Cotto and he has the belt; he's really hot, but I'd like to get in there and prove myself with him and see how my skills match Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Watch: Politics beckons but heaven can wait
By Edwin G. Espejo, Asian Correspondent, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Ring success, international recognition and money won’t satisfy Manny Pacquiao. He considers a stamp in Philippine politics as his crowning glory. It is a personal quest. And because of that one glorifying ambition and against the advice of friends, he is again running for a seat in the Philip Read Full Story >>>
Pacman not ready to hang up gloves
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, who is set to arrive today, said retirement was far from his mind despite her mother Dionisia’s plea for him to quit following his historic victory over former WBO welterweight king Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico at the MGM Grand in Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Mayweather: Great Fight on Paper Only
By Julius Stecker, Boxing24.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Manny Pacquiao demonstrated once again why he is the best fighter of his generation. It is not even close either. No fighter of this generation has destroyed and beaten as many future Hall of Famers as Pacquiao. The list of names like Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales, Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar D Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao back Friday; $150-M fight looms
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
MANILA, Philippines — A mind-boggling $150-million fight is in the wind but for now, let Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao savor the biggest victory of his ring career.
Seven weeks after two destructive storms ravaged the Philippines, Filipinos will have a chance to again gather in the st Read Full Story >>>
Where does Pacquiao rank all time?
By Geoffrey Ciani, The Mushroom Mag, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
“I think after watching this fight we have to start talking about the all time great status of Manny Pacquiao. Does he now fall within the top ten? Or does a fight with Mayweather have to take place and does he have to win that fight in order to reach that top ten status? That’s my quest Read Full Story >>>
$plitting the Pacquiao - Mayweather pie will be easy
By Matt Stolow, Examiner.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Luckily this proposed fight will be negotiated by real businessmen and not emotional fans.
At the most, these two can't be more than say 10% off and that is high in my opinion. That would Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: Raved by fans, questioned by critics
By Vivek Wallace, Examiner.com, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Last Saturday night, fight fans around the globe sat and watched as Filipino Manny Pacquiao performed to perfection and did something few thought he could; which was not only take the shots of arguably the best welterweight in the world, but subsequently turn the tables and make him look like the sm Read Full Story >>>
Grateful nation welcomes Pacquiao
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao comes home today to a nation proud of what he has achieved, being the greatest fighter of the era with record seven world titles in seven different weight classes.
Pacquiao boarded a Philippine Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao back today with Jinkee
The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Airport officials are expecting a larger than ever crowd to welcome boxing champion Manny Pacquiao today at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) terminal 2.
Fresh from winning his historic seventh world title from Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto in a 12-round bout Read Full Story >>>
Grand welcome awaits Pacman today
By Jay Chua, Malaya, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
A ROUSING welcome awaits pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao when he returns home today after defeating Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto in the World Boxing Organization welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last Sunday.
Pacquiao’s entourage is set to arrive at the Ninoy Aquino In Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo to lead hero's welcome for Pacquiao
GMA News Online, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
A grand hero's welcome at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila awaits Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao upon his return to Manila on Friday.
No less than President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo would lead the grand welcome during
the "Parangal Kay Manny Pacquiao sa Luneta (Tribute to Pacquiao at Luneta) Read Full Story >>>
Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao will become a reality, says promoter
By David Anderson, mirror.co.uk, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Manny Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum has vowed to make his superfight with Floyd Mayweather Junior a reality - even though he personally doesn't want it to happen. Arum has not worked with Mayweather since their acrimonious split in 2006 and would be quite happy to leave it that way.
The undefeated Read Full Story >>>
Cashing in on late stoppage
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
A Las Vegas habitu? is wondering if Miguel Cotto knew about the 20-1 betting line for Manny Pacquiao to win by a 12th round knockout in their WBO welterweight title fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last weekend.
The source said about an hour before the bout, odds were placed on the MGM boards Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez Speaks: Pacquiao, not Hatton, is first choice
Bad Left Hook, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
Lightweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez told a Mexican radio station (link via BoxingScene.com) that his first choice for a return bout would be a trilogy fight with his great rival Manny Pacquiao, and that only if that fight can't be made would he look to fight Ricky Hatton in England. Both Read Full Story >>>
Gorres has dramatically improved, says surgeon
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Philippine Star, Fri, 20 Nov 2009
CEBU, Philippines - The condition of Z Gorres has dramatically improved five days after he went through the knife at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas to remove a blood clot on the left side of his brain.
In an official statement sent via e-mail, ALA Promotions president Michael P. Aldeg Read Full Story >>>