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Dean Of Mexican Scribes Camarillo Sees Prime Time Pacquaio As Too Much For Solis!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--PTP, which stands for Prime Time Pacquaio, figures to be too much for this man to my left to withstand for all 12 rounds. Jorge "Coloradito" Solis has a 32-0-2, 23 KOs ring record but he does not strike fear in anyone's heart. Still, he is four inches taller than the Pinoy national i  Read Full Story >>>

Nacho Huizar Says Humberto Surely KOs Pacman But He Fears Guzman!
By Ricardo Lois, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--Nacho Huizar doesn't talk in circles. He is not a guy who tosses down a few or 10 top shelf margaritas and then smashes your holiday pinata or dances around with a tie on his head...meaning he's not the life of any party...but he does talk straight. Huizar, here with WBC super flywei  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao says he’s underweight
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- The sweat trickled as though from a dripping faucet and formed a damp circle in the ring of the Jesse James Lejia gym here. Manny Pacquiao, perspiring freely after more than two hours of light training, was handed a towel to dry his finely chiseled abdomen on Thursday (Frida  Read Full Story >>>

Of Solis and solace
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
WITH the way the media buildup has been going, one is lulled into believing that Jorge Solis actually has a chance against Manny Pacquiao. Well, not even all the beer here in Dapa, Siargao Island, where this writer is currently based, will make Solis look like a lean and mean Erik Morales in his  Read Full Story >>>

Weight no weighty issue for Pacman
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Manny Pacquiao has finally learned to slow down – three days before the big fight. "It’s been very hard to slow him down the past week," according to Mike Koncz, the Canadian ring adviser of the tireless, energetic Pinoy champ. "But now he’s slowi  Read Full Story >>>

Fortune declares: Manny's 'Manila Ice' to stop Solis cold
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
WHEN Jorge Solis climbs the ring Saturday (Sunday in Manila) to fight Manny Pacquiao, he better watch out for the Filipino boxer's dreaded punch called "Manila Ice." Justin Fortune, who trained Pacquiao for this fight, issued the warning to the Mexican and reminded everyone of this weapon design  Read Full Story >>>

City catches Arum's eye for title fight
By Michael Hirsley, Chicago Tribune, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Promoter Bob Arum said he intends to bring the World Boxing Council lightweight title bout between Chicago champion David Diaz and challenger Erik Morales to the United Center in early August. "It's a `go' and right now I'm concentrating on Chicago Aug. 4 or Aug. 11 for the bout," Arum said in a   Read Full Story >>>

Solis not bothered by lefties
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Jorge Solis has learned to handle left-handers in the ring and shouldn’t be bothered by Manny Pacquiao’s southpaw style when they slug it out for the WBC International superfeatherweight title at the Alamodome in San Antonio on Saturday night (Sunday morning, Manila time). The proble  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao 10-1 favorite over Solis
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- As fight time nears, the odds continue to swell in favor of Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao. What started as 8-1 odds last week climbed to 10-1 Thursday (Friday in Manila) and are expected to widen further before Pacquiao's showdown with Mexican Jorge Solis on Saturda  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao camp sneers at Solis’ claims
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
Australian Justin Fortune, serving as Manny Pacquiao’s main trainer in the United States, belittled the claim of Jorge Solis’ camp that he could throw 250 punches per round on Thursday (Friday in Manila). “If he does 250, then Manny does 500,” said Fortune, who has been ho  Read Full Story >>>

Septuagenarian Arum: Let's Get Rid of Fistic Geezers
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--He will be 76 on his next birthday, if memory serves, but Doctor Bob Arum has a prescription for what ails professional boxing. Arum says what a lot of people in the industry keep saying, that HBO's ratings have been tanking, that MMA has been nicking away at the boxing audience and ste  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman final workout off limits to fans
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Manny Pacquiao’s last day at the gym was off-limits. No fans, no friends, no media. Showing that he means serious business, Pacquiao ordered the front door at the Jesse James Leija Gym outside the city proper closed as he worked out for the last time heading to h  Read Full Story >>>

Beltran Hears PPP (Pacquaio Pinoy Power) While Cruising High Seas!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--Fernando Beltran is sort of a young, Mexican-based version of Don King or Bob Arum. He built his promotional company, the Tijuana located Zanfer, mainly with a superstar named Erik Morales. Morales and Beltran grew up together in the big-time boxing scene. Now Beltran and Zanfer domi  Read Full Story >>>

Judges and Refs for Blaze of Glory
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO--Referees and judges for the three championshiop bouts on Saturday's "Blaze of Glory" card have been announced. They are as listed below... OFFICIALS FOR TITLE FIGHTS... PACQUIAO VS. SOLIS Vic Drakulich, Nevada (REF) JUDGES Larry O'Connell (England) Gale Van Hoy  Read Full Story >>>

Arum volunteers for Manny’s campaign
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Don’t be surprised to see Bob Arum in one of Manny Pacquiao’s campaign sorties. Arum, the legendary boxing promoter, said Thursday that he has accepted an invitation from Pacquiao for him to come over to the Philippines and help the boxer in his bid for a C  Read Full Story >>>

No day-off for Pacquiao
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 14 Apr 2007
FILIPINO boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and his trainers were supposed to take a rest yesterday. No such luck for Manny’s handlers. His trainers were surprised when the WBC international super featherweight champion took them to the streets for a morning run as part of his final preparation fo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's political, pugilistic lives collide
By Keith Idec,, Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Distractions don't deter Manny Pacquiao. The wildly popular Filipino fighter has handled a seemingly non-stop string of managerial and promotional problems almost as easily as he has managed most opponents throughout his rise to stardom over the last few years. But the chaotic conditions surround  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Filipino minimum weight boxer Michael Rodriguez has been taken into protective custody by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) agents investigating the death of former WBC Youth flyweight champion Lito Sisnorio and the illegal activities of a syndicate exploiting poor Filipino boxers. Game  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Top Rank Promotions Bob Arum says he will campaign for Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao who is going up against incumbent South Cotabato congresswoman Darlene Antonino Custodio in the May elections. The congresswoman who is seeking her final term is regarded as an intelligent, charming individu  Read Full Story >>>

By Tom Dickey,, Fri, 13 Apr 2007
Junior lightweight sensation Manny Pacquiao has been on a roll of late; in fact, this statement is probably a huge understatement. Pacquiao has been walking through everyone put in front of him, and has only been fighting solid fighters like Erik Morales and Oscar Larios of late. He has been steadil  Read Full Story >>>

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