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There will be little forgiveness if Mayweather v Pacquiao doesn't happen
By Ron Lewis, Times Online, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
Make no mistake about it, should the Floyd Mayweather Jr-Manny Pacquiao megafight not go ahead on March 13 as planned there will be consequences. There will be consequences for the sport of boxing, consequences for the reputations of both boxers and consequences for both promoters. If they can't sor  Read Full Story >>>


Two division regional champions, WBO Asia Pacific Minimumweight and WBA Intercontinental Light-flyweight title holder Milan “Melinyo” Melindo will at  
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End of the road for Z Gorres
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 30 Dec 2009

MANILA, Philippines - Stricken fighter Z Gorres is miraculously on the way to recovery after losing consciousness in the ring and undergoing a two-hour surgery performed by a team of five doctors to drain blood from his skull at the   
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By Michael Herron,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
The most highly anticipated match-up in recent memory is on the verge of collapse due to Team Mayweather’s insistence and Team Pacquiao’s refusal to submit to Olympic style drug testing which include blood and urine analysis. Both camps are standing firm on the matter but the ripple eff  Read Full Story >>>

Ring no house organ for Oscar on Manny mud
By Michael Marley,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
MOST UNFAIR Accusing Pacquiao of taking PEDs: Pacquiao doesn’t deserve this. The man lifted himself out of poverty to become the greatest boxer in the world and a hero to his countrymen, an inspiring story if there ever was one. To suggest that he did it with the help of performance-enhanci  Read Full Story >>>

Two phone calls will revive or kill Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Michael Marley,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
"When we have their final proposal, Manny will make the final decision. He will be the master of his own fate on this. "--PACMAN PROMOTER BOB ARUM, speaking from Mexico. Two telephone calls made today (Tuesday) , one from Los Angeles to Aspen and one from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to the Philippine  Read Full Story >>>

Paulie Malignaggi's only offer is "to malign" Pacquiao; Yuri Foreman is the better option, if Mayweather-Pacquiao negotiations fail again
By Simeon Vergara, Maharlikan Times, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
Side Bar Commentary: After bouncing back from his loss and dancing in the ring beating Juan Diaz during their rematch last December 12 in Chicago, Illinois for the WBO NABO light welterweight title, Paulie Malignaggi (27 wins, 3 losses) plots out his own against Manny Pacquiao saying, "I beli  Read Full Story >>>

Borges Take On Pacman/Mayweather Debacle
By Ron Borges, The Sweet Science, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
First understand this – there is no high ground here in this argument over blood tests and performance enhancing drugs. Some ground is lower than others but there is no one standing for purity or righteousness or even for the good of boxing. This is an argument about one of two things or maybe  Read Full Story >>>

Mayweather-Pacquiao: Why it has to happen
The Star (CA), Wed, 30 Dec 2009
Rather, why Pacquiao needs to smarten up and let it happen. When word first surfaced in early December that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao planned to meet in March for all the pound-for-pound marbles, boxing purists rejoiced, casual sports fans paid attention, and this blog's comment section  Read Full Story >>>

Banner year for Pacquiao, Pascal
By Chris Iorfida, CBCNews, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
It is time for the third annual boxing awards. Be sure to comment, praise, slam or add your own picks for memorable boxers and events during 2009. FIGHTER OF THE YEAR 1. Manny Pacquiao 2. Timothy Bradley 3. Vitali Klitschko 4. Jean Pascal Who else can it be? Manny Pacquiao d  Read Full Story >>>

Manny adored only inside the ring?
By Beth Celis, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
BEFORE THE MANILA FILM FESTIVAL Film Festival entries were shown in 800 cinemas nationwide, I was already sure “Wapakman” would be a big box office hit. And why not? To start with, leading man Manny Pacquiao is the idol of the entire Filipino nation. Second, I figured that movie  Read Full Story >>>

Pushing Mayweather-Pacquiao back until fall an option
By Michael Marley,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
It may seem that the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight could not get any hotter than it is today but octogenarian Bob Arum takes the long view. If the random blood testing issue is a dealbreaker in conversations between the parties today, then the March 13 date at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Strikes Back
By Rick Brown, The Ledger, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
The saga between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., that is becoming known as boxing’s own version of “Steroidgate”, took another turn on Tuesday. Pacquiao in a statement said he has proof the Mayweather camp has unfairly accused him of using performing enhancing drugs and  Read Full Story >>>

By Percy Crawford,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009 caught up with former featherweight champion Kevin Kelley to get his thoughts on the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. "The stuff he's doing is historically impossible and he's doing it; it's incredible. Pacquiao's retiring more men than social security right n  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Steroid Squabble Giving Boxing Another Black Eye
Associated Content, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
This is the fight that boxing needs. This is the fight that boxing wants. This is the fight that the people want. Yet, the fight that needs to happen may not because of a disagreement between the two camps over, of all things, drug testing. Let's face facts; boxing isn't the sport it used to be.   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao-Yuri Foreman is Still in Play For March
By Rick Reeno,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
Multiple sources who are close to the negotiations have advised that undefeated WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman is still a strong candidate to replace Floyd Mayweather Jr. as the opponent for Manny Pacquiao on March 13 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Top Rank represents   Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
"I am completely shocked by the response from Manny on this matter. He has always been an excellent athlete and a gentleman. Why is it that he's requesting restrictions or conditions to the tests? It is the perfect opportunity for him to dispel all the rumors around himself and the use of steroids.   Read Full Story >>>

Jacobs is Prospect of the Year
By Dan Rafael,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
Just by virtue of the neighborhood he comes from, it's understandable why some consider middleweight Daniel Jacobs a prospect. After all, the 22-year-old is from Brownsville, the tough Brooklyn, N.Y., neighborhood that has produced several top fighters, including former heavyweight champions Mi  Read Full Story >>>

HBO, MGM may have to choose Pacquiao OR Mayweather
By Michael Marley,, Wed, 30 Dec 2009
HBO PPV and the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino wanted Mayweather versus Pacquiao on March 13. Now the prime cable network and the corporate owner of 20 casinos might have to choose between Floyd and Manny. Team Mayweather, in a burst of either honesty or stupidity, admitted to hometown newspaper  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 29 Dec 2009

Another Philippines versus Puerto Rico showdown is set to take place when undefeated Filipino fighter Marvin "Marvelous" Sonsona goes up against unbeaten Puerto Rican Wilfredo Vazquez Jr for the vacant WBO superbantam title on Febru  
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