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By Alex P. Vidal,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009

LOS ANGELES, California – Mexican fans in Vista and Escondido in San Diego County have hailed the choice of Team Pacquiao to hire the services of former World Boxing Council (WBC) lightweight champion Jose Luis Cast  
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Pacquiao sticks to winning formula
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
Manny Pacquiao will answer the opening bell for the November 14 clash with Miguel Cotto armed with 150 rounds of tough sparring. Top trainer Freddie Roach said on Wednesday from the Shape Up Gym in Baguio City that they will stick with the tried and tested training program which he and conditioni  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao showing true form
By Roderick Osis, Sun.Star Baguio, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
DESPITE the heavy rains battering Baguio City and the rest of northern Luzon, Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of his true form in disposing legendary boxers in the like of Oscar dela Hoya and Eric Morales. Loose, relaxed and focused, Pacquiao heated up the closed-door sparring session held on a   Read Full Story >>>

Sonsona preps for 1st defense
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
WORLD Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight champion Marvin Sonsona will have his first title defense against former world championship challenger Alejandro Hernandez on Nov. 21 at the Casino Rama in Ontario, Canada. “It is final, Sonsona’s first title defense will be against Hern  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao in ESPN's Body Issue
By Dave "Large" Larzelere,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009

Here's Manny's shot from ESPN Magazine's "The Body" issue, which I have to say is one of the more lame, bogus conceits for soft porn I've seen in a long time. It doesn't exactly deliver either. Mo  
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It's time for Pacquiao and Arum to speak up about this feud! (Part One)
By Matt Stolow,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
I'm sure worldwide readers and media alike are just exhausted over all this nonsense about adviser Michael Koncz and trainer Freddie Roach battling behind the scenes. It's time for Manny himself to step up to the plate; or belly up to the bar, or do whatever he does because he needs to end this.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao drops F bombs, Koncz 'deports' Roach sidekick
By Michael Marley,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
As part of his continuing effort to make himself Manny Pacquiao’s sheriff, Michael Koncz sent Coach Freddie Roach sidekick Rob Peters packing. “Rob, who handles security and parking for Freddie at the Wild Card Gym and is one of his Boston Irish pals, came out here on his own dime or   Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
"I think Floyd is such a star right now that there are a lot of guys that I wouldn't mind seeing him fight. He doesn't have to fight Pacquiao. And let me tell you something, don't disrespect my boy Cotto. Cotto is a strong fighter. I love Manny and I have great respect for Manny, but anybody that be  Read Full Story >>>

'Pacquiao more influential than Kobe, LeBron and Tiger'
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
MANILA - Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has entered another list that ranks powerhouse celebrities, further cementing his status as a global sports icon. But this time, Pacquiao ranked higher than the likes of Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Tiger Woods in the 2009 Top 49 Most   Read Full Story >>>

Interview with Israel Vasquez
Iron Boxing, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
IB: Hello Mr. Vasquez, how are you feeling abour your return to the ring? IV: I'm feeling very good, thanks. IB: What do you expect from your performance this Saturday against Angel Prioto? IV: I'm not looking past him, I'm very focused on this fight, training hard and trying to make all  Read Full Story >>>

By Ben Thompson,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
"I plan on knocking him out...They don't ever want to give me my props. And I'm glad they hyping it up like that because when I blow him out the water, what are they going to say then. When I take his big shots, what they going to say then? I'm going to make them eat them words and I love to make pe  Read Full Story >>>

The Ballot is Out: A Look at the IBHOF’s New Kids in Town
By Lee Groves,, Thu, 08 Oct 2009
As the International Boxing Hall of Fame begins its third decade, the balloting process has reached a crossroads. The past several years saw many strong first-ballot candidates like Roberto Duran, Lennox Lewis and Pernell Whitaker among others earn induction. Their elevations, however, had an uninte  Read Full Story >>>

Weekend’s Bouts, A Prelude To Featherweight Revival
By Jake Donovan,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009

The two biggest stateside shows this weekend take place on opposite sides of the country. Between the two cards there exists nary a bout that figures to bear any semblance to competitive action. Yet both cards are met with great  
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Pacman’s right on track
By Nick Giongco,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Top trainer Freddie Roach sent Manny Pacquiao through the wringer on Tuesday as the Filipino fighter traded bombs for a total of six rounds—three rounds each—with super-welterweight Shawn Porter and super-lightweight Urbano Antillon in his training camp in Baguio City. Since kicking off   Read Full Story >>>

Much ado about Koncz: Time to go 'Zombieland' on this Koncz issue and give it a 'Double Tap'
By Dennis 'dSource' Guillermo,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Halloween must be just around the corner the way dead issues like dead people have all of a sudden resurfaced. Well in the spirit of the movie "Zombieland" allow me to "Double Tap" this "zombie". (If you haven't seen the movie, go see it and if you have, then you know what I mean) No, I am not he  Read Full Story >>>

19 Ready-Made Replies To Fans Of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
By Tim Starks, The Queensberry Rules, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
With the return of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has come the return of some of his more fanatical followers, as recent weeks here prove. As with all fans, there are some who are quite intelligent and respectful in their defenses of Mayweather, but there is a segment that thinks "I bet you don't get much as  Read Full Story >>>

Will Michael Koncz end the Roach/Pacquiao era?
By Brad Cooney,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
If only 1/16th of the reports are accurate concerning the rift between Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz and trainer Freddie Roach are true, there is a real problem at hand here. If it is true that Koncz wants Roach out of the equation, what exactly would his motive be? Most would say, "money!" Re  Read Full Story >>>

Israel Vazquez sees problems ahead for Pacquiao against Cotto
By Ricardo Lois,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Following three brutally classic battles with Rafael Marquez, a nineteen month lay-off, and a surgery to repair a problem with his retina, super bantamweight champion Israel Vazquez will return to the ring at the Nokia Live in Downtown Los Angeles this Saturdaynight against Angel Priolo. While Pr  Read Full Story >>>

Israel Vazquez & Juanma Compete For Fans Saturday
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Mexico’s Israel Vazquez or Puerto Rico’s Juan Manuel Lopez, take your pick. One a current pound for pound champion returning to the ring wars, and the other a quick-rising power-punching mini giant headed for stardom. While Vazquez (43-4, 31 KOs) fights Colombia’s Angel Priol  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr has a New Reality TV Show that will Blow Your Mind!
By Johnny Benz,, Wed, 07 Oct 2009
Floyd Mayweather Jr. is keeping himself very busy these days. After his stunning defeat of Juan Manuel Marquez which scored over 1 million viewers who purchased the Pay-per-view, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is very well aware that he is in demand. In a recent interview with Dave Skretta for the Associa  Read Full Story >>>

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