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Malilong: Boo for the politician
Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
“WOW, I was that near him,” my grandson, Chico, gushed after Manny Pacquiao passed by the improvised ringside section of the Cebu City Sports Center last Saturday evening. Many others were not as thrilled, however, loudly booing when the boxer’s name was announced. They did not hav  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Tue, 27 Feb 2007

Sitting just a few feet away from ring action where some of the country's brightest hopes in boxing were fighting for fame and glory, a dejected-looking Manny Pacquiao sat silently and gazing blankly at the squared c  
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‘Pacman’ wants out of politics?
By Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
Is boxing champion Manny Pacquiao running for Congress? Manila Mayor Lito Atienza said yesterday Pacquiao is withdrawing from the congressional race in General Santos City in South Cotabato to focus on his boxing career. However, Pacquiao said in an interview on GMA 7’s 24 Oras that he  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao takes second look at politics
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
He has yet to file his candidacy for congressman of South Cotabato but this early, boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is already having second thoughts about semi-shifting his career to politics. On Saturday night, Pacquiao was reportedly "booed" by audience who watched the "Battle of Cebu" between Filip  Read Full Story >>>

BWM 'blacklists' Pacquiao, Palparan, Garcillano
ABS-CBN News, Tue, 27 Feb 2007
The Black and White Movement on Monday advised voters not to vote for boxing champ Manny Pacquiao, retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, former congressman Romeo Jalosjos and former poll commissioner Virgilio Garcillano in the May elections. Former social welfare secretary Corazon Soliman said memb  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao has decided to heed the clamor of millions of his countrymen and will not run for the congressional seat of South Cotabato in the May elections but instead will concentrate on his boxing career. Manila Mayor Lito Atienza visited Cebu along with well-known electi  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao has declared that he will forego his plan to run in the Philippine May elections and instead concentrate on his upcoming fight on April 14 against Mexican Jorge Solis to be held at the historic Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, according to broadcast reports by Phili  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
Emerging ring sensation, undefeated super bantamweight Rey ?Boom Boom? Bautista who is ranked No.1 by the WBO faces the toughest battle of his young ring career when he takes on No. 2 contender Sergio Manuel ?Rocky? Medina of Argentina in a title eliminator on the undercard of the May 5 showdown be  Read Full Story >>>

By Dong Secuya,, Mon, 26 Feb 2007

Gonzales grimaces in pain after being hit by Bautista's trademark body shot. After an easy third round disposal of last minute substitute Marino Montiel Gonzales of Mexico during last Saturday's co-feature bout in   
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Headlines I Thought I Would Never See...Pacman Booed In Cebu City?
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
Yet it happened. All media reports from ringside in Cebu City reported that there was some booing of the Filipino national idol and, more importantly, my personal pugilistic idol among active fighters (relax, Ali, relax!), from the crowd of 20,000. I don't think we blow this off or assign blame to 1  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao cheered, booed in Cebu City
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
CEBU CITY— Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao got a not-so warm reception from local fans during his appearance in Saturday’s boxing card headlined by Boom Boom Bautista and Z Gorres at the Cebu City sports complex. Pacquiao was cheered and booed at the same time when he made his way to the   Read Full Story >>>

John Whisler: Arum aims high with starlit card
San Antonio Express, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
If nothing else, you can bet this is a promotion that will be done right, unlike the last Alamodome card that featured a geezerweight in the main event and a nutcase running the show. What a disaster that turned out to be. Evander Holyfield has moved on to greener pastures — Corpus Christ  Read Full Story >>>

Out with saints in boxing
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Sportsman Tony Aldeguer has a big problem and he must be told about it. Right now! Mr. Aldeguer, pardon this, is too much of a gentleman. Saturday night out there at Cebu Sports Complex, Aldeguer walked close to referee Sammy Viruet and told the sweaty visitor he won the  Read Full Story >>>

Aldeguer rules out rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
CEBU CITY – Businessman Tony Aldeguer said he won’t press for a rematch between his prot?g? Z Gorres and Fernando Montiel despite the controversial split decision the Mexican won in retaining the World Boxing Organization (WBO) superflyweight crown here Saturday night. "We’re m  Read Full Story >>>

Gorres falls victim to bum decision
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
CEBU CITY — The smell of cheating was so pervasive Saturday night that diehard boxing fans thought the WBO stood for World Boxing Odor, and not as World Boxing Organization. The Puerto Rico-based governing body came under fire following Z Gorres’ controversial defeat at the hands of W  Read Full Story >>>

Reality Bites for “The Dream”
By Dennis Principe,, Mon, 26 Feb 2007

Mexican world champion Fernando "Cochulito" Montiel proved to be a classy champion from the day he set foot in Cebu. On fight night, Filipino challenger Z “The Dream” Gorres turned out to be the more skillfull fighter. But wh  
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Montiel not keen on Gorres rematch
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
AFTER disposing of his mandatory challenger Z “The Dream” Gorres, Fernando “Cochulito” Montiel is moving on to his next target – compatriots Jorge Arce or Christian Mijares to unify the super-featherweight belts. “I want Arce or Mijares. I want to unify all th  Read Full Story >>>

‘The Dream’: Postponed, not cancelled
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
CHICAGO—The eyes of Z Gorres were moist and heavy, like clouds on a rain-soaked July. He was sitting on a dressing room stool when he shared his pain with reporters. It was tearful as a James Yap confession. Moments earlier on this Saturday night, before an estimated crowd of 20,000 at the  Read Full Story >>>

Jaca-Larios tiff in Vegas May 5 card
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Newly crowned WBO Asia-Pacific super-featherweight champion Jimrex “The Executioner” Jaca will face former WBC superbantam champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios on May 5 in the undercard of the Oscar De la Hoya-Floyd Mayweather battle at the MGM Grand Hotel a  Read Full Story >>>

Internet fans gang up on Pacquiao for his political plans
By Christian Esguerra, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Feb 2007
MANILA -- If you can’t stop him, shame him. Failing to convince Manny Pacquiao to forgo his political plans, some of his online fans have turned into foes, assaulting their idol with a mean combination of profanity and below-the-belt insults. Pacquiao-bashing has hit the Internet and has  Read Full Story >>>

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