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They all want a piece of Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 27 Nov 2003
Everybody now wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao following his annihilation of the legendary featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera last Nov. 26.
Aside from fighters looking to make a name for themselves while earning good money, TV networks and a variety of agents and other promoters are burning Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao needs title for big-money fights
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 27 Nov 2003
MANNY PACQUIAO needs a legitimate world title to line himself up more big-money fights in the future.
This was the sentiment of Pacquiao’s business manager, Rod Nazario, as he started to draw up future options for the Filipino boxing wonder who took the boxing world by storm with his 11-round dev Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Mayorga: next generation of boxing superstars
By Mark Staniforth, Sport.Scotsman.com, 27 Nov 2003
One covets chaos while the other craves a quiet life.
But together Ricardo Mayorga and Manny Pacquaio form an unlikely alliance charged with leading the next generation of boxing superstars.
Both men began to scale the sport’s summit from the humblest of origins and have emerged as two of the Read Full Story >>>
Featherweight Pacquiao is no fluke
By Joe Maxse, Plain Dealer Reporter, 26 Nov 2003
Pacman is in again.
No, not the outdated computer game. The new sensation in boxing is featherweight Manny Pacquiao (pronounced Pack-ee-ow). After punishing the once-invincible Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio on Nov. 15, the Filipino fighter is about to live the rags-to-riches fairy tale.
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Philippines: Pacquiao the hero
By Marco Garrido, Asia Times, 26 Nov 2003
MANILA - The news, for once, made one proud to be a Filipino. The former baker boy from General Santos, Manny Pacquiao, had wrested the world featherweight boxing championship from Marco Antonio Barrera. He won no title other than the acknowledgment that he had convincingly thrashed the world champi Read Full Story >>>
Nazario denies Muhammad earned $700k
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 26 Nov 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario yesterday debunked reports that US promoter Murad Muhammad had been paid $700,000 as the Filipino southpaw’s purse for the fight against featherweight king and “People’s Champion” Marco Antoni Read Full Story >>>
Delayed payment: Pacquiao reward coming
By George Kimball, Boston Herald, 26 Nov 2003
Toward the end of Manny Pacquiao's 11-round annihilation of Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio last weekend, the HBO announcing team, presumably intentionally, let it slip that while the network had budgeted some $700,000 for Pacquiao's share of the purse, the Filipino's contract somehow paid him Read Full Story >>>
P35-40M needed for Manny to stage next fight in Manila
By Bobby Rondez, The Manila Times, 26 Nov 2003
World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would love to have his next fight staged in Manila.
The big problem: Is there a local promoter brave enough to foot the P35-40-million bill needed to put up the big-budget card?
“I estimate that it would take around P35-40 million to have Manny fight here Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao purse, P40M cost make RP fight impossible
The Daily Tribune, 26 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao staging his next fight in the Philippines is close to impossible.
This was bared by Rod Nazario in yesterday's PSA Forum where Pacquiao's business manager said it would take as much as P40 million to bring the next fight of the Filipino boxing sensation in the country.
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Pacquiao can’t fight in RP
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Nov 2003
MUCH AS Manny Pacquiao yearns to fight again before his adoring countrymen, that may not be feasible at this time.
Rod Nazario, the world champion’s manager, bared yesterday that at least R40 million would be needed for a Pacquiao fight to be staged here – a sum that, he said, would be virtually Read Full Story >>>
Chavez bouyed by Pacquiao win over Barrera; says he will beat Morales
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, 26 Nov 2003
But Chavez can be heartened by what happened Nov. 15 in San Antonio when another Mexican legend, Marco Antonio Barrera, was soundly beaten by Manny Pacquiao in a fight that was stopped in the 11th round. Barrera and Morales split a pair of earlier fights and were regarded as arch rivals.
"It coul Read Full Story >>>
Manny unlikely to fight here
ABS-CBN News, 26 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao staging his next fight in the Philippines is close to impossible.
This was bared by Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario in Tuesday’s Philippine Sportswriters Association Forum.
Nazario said it would take as much as P40 million to bring the next fight of the Filipino boxing Read Full Story >>>
Busy Manny to co-star with Mikey in new flick
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 26 Nov 2003
Money, or so it seems, is the least of Manny Pacquiao’s worries these days.
In fact, exactly 10 days after a megabuck fight that resulted in a windfall of bonuses and incentives, the cash register just keeps on ringing for the the newest Filipino boxing sensation.
The latest deal involving t Read Full Story >>>
On Fame and Oddities
By Patricio P. Diaz, MindaNews, 26 Nov 2003
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- Manny Pacquiao, by technically knocking out Marco Antonio Barrera, the Mexican featherweight king who vowed to teach him a boxing lesson, should be honored. No question about that. The pride of the Philippines raised to a great height the Filipino pride.
But in honoring hi Read Full Story >>>
GMA awards Pacquiao with ‘Medal of Merit’, Filipino boxing hero also receives P1 M, one condominium unit
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 Nov 2003
FOR the first time since the state visit of US president George W. Bush last month, the Malacañang Palace burst into a festive atmosphere yesterday as President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo formally conveyed her congratulations to Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, whom the country’s Chief Executive be Read Full Story >>>
A hero’s welcome for Manny
By Cecille Suerte Felipe and Nikko Dizon, The Philippine Star, 25 Nov 2003
Fans and ordinary citizens waved flags of different sizes, colorful handkerchiefs and streamers as they gave boxing champion Manny Pacquiao a hero’s welcome when he arrived at Manila City Hall yesterday to join the flag-raising ceremony. Read Full Story >>>
His victory alone
By Editorial, ABS-CBN News, 25 Nov 2003
Even as we write this editorial, the motorcade of Manny Pacquiao should be wending its way around the city of Manila -- hopefully to cheers of crowds. Working against that happy prospect are the flat layout of the old city and the reluctance of Filipinos to put themselves out to demonstrate anything Read Full Story >>>
A hero’s welcome
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 25 Nov 2003
Thousands of adoring Filipinos lined the streets of downtown Manila and the heart of Makati’s financial district to give returning hero Manny Pacquiao a fantastic welcome yesterday.
At Malacañang Palace, Pacquiao offered President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo his belt as “The People’s Champion,” a VHS Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao gets hero's welcome from grateful nation
By Joel Francis Guinto, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Nov 2003
BOXING champion Manny Pacquiao was given a hero's welcome on Monday as he was feted with a motorcade that took him to the cities of Manila and Makati.
Confetti rained on Ayala Avenue as the motorcade made its way through the heart of Makati's financial district.
Office workers jostled with Read Full Story >>>
President awards Pacquiao with medal of merit
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 25 Nov 2003
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao capped a day full of tributes to him by paying a courtesy call Monday to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in Malacañang where he received the Presidential Medal of Merit.
Video footage aired on state-run NBN-television showed Ms Macapagal congratulating a Ba Read Full Story >>>