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Is Floyd Mayweather, Jr. really indispensable for Manny Pacquiao's glory?
By Simeon Vergara, Maharlikan Times, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Despite insistence of some boxing aficionados, many believe in the mainstream America Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is not indispensable for Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao's glory, which this writer has been believing all along. James Williams, owner of West Boxing Gym in Orange County believe  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009

"Bruce Lee is my idol. I try to learn some techniques from him, especially the quickness of his hands and legs," pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao once said. Aside from being a role model, an actor, a poet, a philosopher and  
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Juan Manuel Marquez notches boxing Performance of the Year
By Ricardo Lois,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
As I continue throwing in my bids for the best boxing had to offer during 2009, the focus turns to Performance of the Year. Many fighters came up with big time performances inside the ring during the last twelve months. Carl Froch dug deep within his fighting soul to knockout razorback Jermain  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Makes Final Statement With Lawsuit Against Floyd Mayweather
By Lem Satterfield, Fanhouse, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
A lawsuit filed on behalf of Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday seeking compensatory and punitive damages for defamation of character names Richard Schaefer and Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions, as well as Floyd Mayweather. Jr. and Floyd Mayweather Sr., attorney Daniel Petrocelli told FanHouse, mo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao files suit against Mayweathers
By Associated Press, USA Today, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Manny Pacquiao upped the ante Wednesday in his standoff with Floyd Mayweather Jr. by filing a lawsuit alleging that Mayweather and others defamed him by falsely accusing Pacquiao of using performance-enhancing drugs. The suit filed in federal court in Las Vegas further comp  Read Full Story >>>


General Santos City, Philippines -- Seven time world champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines (R) checks his own urine samples as Dr. Alejandro Pineda of the Philippine Sports Commission looks on after Pacquiao gave   
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Masayang Salubungin ang 2010
By Manny Pacquiao,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009

SARANGANI --- Magandang araw po ulit sa inyong lahat, mga ginigiliw kong mga kababayan, fans at mga tagasubaybay ng kolum na ito. Sana ay nasa mabuti kayong kalagayan sa pagdating ng Bagong Taon na 2010. Ito na ang huli kon  
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Manny Pacquiao challenges Yuri Foreman March 20
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
I told you that Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum was completely frustrated. Now the Pacman promoter, unable to get the Floyd Mayweather camp to come off its persistent demand for random blood testing, has turned to his own stable of fighters to select the Pinoy Idol's next ring foe. As he sugg  Read Full Story >>>

KO of the Year: Pacquiao-Hatton
By Dan Rafael,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009

While the boxing world and even the sports world as a whole wait to see whether Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. can overcome their stalemate over the drug-testing protocol for their tentati  
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Pulling no punches: A blow-by-blow account of boxing in 2009
By Jonathan V. Perez, GMA News Online, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Twenty-o-nine will best be remembered as a banner year for Philippine boxing with Manny Pacquiao's historic win over a bigger and heavier Miguel Cotto serving as the most significant event in the country's sporting scene. The country has produced seven world champions, considered the most ever fo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao top choice of fans, scribes: Fighter of year a third time
By Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
MANILA, Philippines - Pound-for-pound world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao continued to reap honors, getting the nod of and ring fans from the world over as Fighter of the Year. Pacquiao was the runaway winner of the award for the second straight year for his sensational wins over  Read Full Story >>>

If Pacquiao-Mayweather Fizzles, Pacquaio-Foreman Might Flourish
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Team Pacquiao couldn't be faulted if they just said to heck with it, money is nice, but this negotiation session to set up Mayweather vs. Pacquiao has been a monstrous pain in the butt. Could you blame them if they said let's come back to the concept when everyone has simmered down, maybe in a coupl  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather's adviser: 'Clock is ticking' on negotiations with Manny Pacquiao
By David Mayo, The Grand Rapids Press, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Manny Pacquiao’s representatives appeared ready today to pull the plug on a proposed Floyd Mayweather fight March 13, while Mayweather’s camp still held out hope for an 11th-hour resolution. Neither side moved significantly on the drug-testing issue that has hampered Mayweather-Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather's Scared: Arum to Open Negotiations with Yuri Foreman
By Lorne Scoggins,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Pacquiao promoter, Bob Arum announced today that he will open talks with super-welterweight champion Yuri Foreman. This comes after an offer was made to Mayweather’s camp to allow the Nevada State Athletic Commission to handle the drug testing for the mega-fight. Golden Boy Promotions hasnR  Read Full Story >>>

BBM's Year In Review
By Robert Mladinich, The Sweet Science, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
The drums are beating for the 2010 showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr, who are inarguably the two best pound-for-pound fighters on the planet. Pacquiao continues to be boxing’s mainstream star, whose global popularity just might eclipse the legacies of Mike Tyson and Osca  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao "Dirty Test" Penalties Blasted By Arum
By Rick Reeno,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Top Rank's Bob Arum was steaming mad when spoke to him on Wednesday, and informed him of an interesting piece of information that was running in the morning edition of the New York Daily News. A source with knowledge of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. negotiations told ve  Read Full Story >>>

Why Manny Pacquiao Will Beat Floyd Mayweather
By Carlos Cinco, Official Scorecard, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Assuming the fight ever does go down given all the controversies surrounding the drug-testing schemes, I truly believe Pacquiao will give Mayweather his first loss. I know it will come really difficult and will be met with Mayweather’s vaunted defense, but it will happen. OH YES. ThatR  Read Full Story >>>

By Percy Crawford,, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
"Floyd would have to abandon his skill and talent and do everything wrong to make it a great fight; Floyd ain't that kind of fighter. Floyd is not going to try to get hit with anything and would be crazy if he did…The best thing that can happen is it turns out to be a draw. Both fighters land   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao needs to stop the bleeding over drug testing
By Todd Jackson, Sports Illustrated, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
Ever since the Mayweather-Pacquiao stalemate over random blood testing for their proposed March 13 megafight, the Internet has been abuzz with speculation, innuendo and downright lies about performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), human growth hormones (HGHs) and erythropoietin (EPOs), and the effectiven  Read Full Story >>>

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Battle over Drug Testing Turns into Soap Opera
By Quibian Salazar-Moreno, Black Voices, Thu, 31 Dec 2009
When the announcement came that Floyd Mayweather, Jr. had agreed to fight Manny Pacquiao, the #1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world, last month, boxing fans jumped for joy. The fight would take place on March 13, 2010 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and would be a split of $50 million upfront for ea  Read Full Story >>>

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