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Experts pick Manny top fighter
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
It isn’t a world championship that makes a fighter marketable. If the test of the pudding is in the eating, then boxing icon Manny Pacquiao gets the highest mark for his ability to sell tickets – not because of the title belt he doesn’t wear but the excitement he creates in the rin  Read Full Story >>>

Critics only spur Pacquiao to run
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
MANNY PACQUIAO declared yesterday that there’s no more turning back in his bid to run for congressman of his home province despite mounting opposition from practically all sectors of society that he desist from jumping into the political fray. Showing the bullheadedness and determination  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s poll plan seen to cause disunity
The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
DAGUPAN CITY — Opposition senatorial candidate and House Minority Floor Leader Francis "Chiz" Escudero said the other day that the intention of Manny Pacquiao to enter politics is not good for the efforts to unite the people. During his visit here last Wednesday, Escudero said that he is  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman plans political career
SuperBoxing, Fri, 16 Feb 2007

Manny Pacquiao has set his eyes on a new challenge. He wants to run for a seat in the House of Representatives in the Philippines in May. The Filipino legend, known internationally as Pacman, plans to cash in on his popul  
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Pacquiao as politician? Mom thinks it's okay
GMA News Online, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
A Valentine's Day powwow netted Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao a supporter in his congressional bid this May: His mother. Radio station dzBB reported that Dionisia Pacquiao finally decided to support her son "100 percent" in his bid to run for a congressional seat in the first district of S  Read Full Story >>>

Vazquez Faces Marquez on March 3rd; Will Roach be in his Corner?
By Steve Kim,, Fri, 16 Feb 2007

During today’s press gathering at the Liberty Grill in Los Angeles to discuss the highly anticipated March 3rd match-up between jr. featherweight champion Israel Vazquez and bantamweight king Rafael Marquez, Gary Shaw, who  
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Boxing Writers Announce 2006 Awards
By Michael Woods, The Sweet Science, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
The Boxing Writers Association of America has selected super featherweight Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach and the breathtaking brawl between Somsak Sithchatchawal and Mahyar Monshipour as its best of 2006. They will be honored at the 82nd annual BWAA Awards Dinner on June 8 in New York. Pa  Read Full Story >>>

US scribes give Pacquiao top honor
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
MANNY PACQUIAO was named by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) as Boxer of the Year for 2006, beating the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr., Bernard Hopkins, Joe Calzaghe and Wild Card gym mate Israel Vazquez for the award. The BWAA also named Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach as the ye  Read Full Story >>>

US boxing scribes name Roach numero uno coach of 2006
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 16 Feb 2007
MANNY Pacquiao won three times in 2006, all in convincing and awe inspiring fashion. Because of that, the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) accorded him the highest award in US boxing – Fighter of the Year. On Jan. 28, the Filipino ring idol scored a 10th round TKO over Mexican   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
ABS-CBN's global arm, The Filipino Channel (TFC), will air the February 24 'Moment of Truth' card featuring the WBO superflyweight championship and two other international bouts plus some of the undercards. The TFC channel covers North America, Europe, Middle East, as well as Australia and the   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fight off?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
FILIPINO ring idol Manny Pacquiao’s planned April 14 showdown against world-rated Mexican Jorge Solis is in jeopardy. In a long distance telephone conversation with Viva Sports/Standard Today, Pacquiao hinted that he may decide to wait for a big money showdown against the winner of the Mar  Read Full Story >>>

More fans thumb down Pacquiao venture into politics
By Roy Medina, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Manny Pacquiao may have declared that he will run for congressman of the first district of South Cotabato against incumbent Rep. Darlene Antonino-Custodio. His fans, both in and out of cyberspace, however, think he should just stay in the ring. On Tuesday a letter urging the Filipino boxing champ  Read Full Story >>>

Lawyer: Pacman can run
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
WELL-KNOWN election lawyer Romulo Macalintal defended Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao’s right to run for a congressional seat in South Cotabato, saying the claim that he failed to satisfy residency requirements was wrong. In a telephone conversation with Viva Sports/Standard Today, Macal  Read Full Story >>>

Watchdog Answers on De La Hoya, Mayweather, Cotto, Hatton, Margarito and More
By Doghouse Boxing,, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
This week readers defend Floyd Mayweather, search for Emanuel Augustus, anticipate Hopkins-Wright, complain about the heavyweights and much, much more. If you ask the Watchdog, he?s sure to bite back? As far as Floyd and Oscar goes Floyd will win. As far as Floyd ducking people if you thought it  Read Full Story >>>

By Reylan Loberternos,, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
A TRUE BATTLE OF "LITTLE GIANTS" Tagbilaran City, RP-Cebu, considered as the Philippines' Queen City of the South, holds its first world championship extravaganza, as Filipino ring tactician Z "The Dream" Gorres (24-1-1, 14 KOs) tries to wrest the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super flyweight  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
PACQUIAO SWITCHES BOTH FOE & LOCATION San Francisco, CA - There never seems to be any low point or down time when it comes to the life and career of Manny Pacquiao. The 'pound for pound' star is one of few, whose hands are involved in lawsuits, sports, entertainment, and now politics. It has b  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquaio honored as fighter of the year
By Associated Press, USA Today, Thu, 15 Feb 2007

NEW YORK (AP) — Manny Pacquaio was honored as fighter of the year by the Boxing Writers Association of America, while his trainer, Freddie Roach, was named trainer of the year. Pacquaio won three times in   
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Pacquiao: Fighter Of The Year
Pacquiao/Roach/Merchant/Albert honored by the BWAA

The Sweet Science, Thu, 15 Feb 2007

Facing his usual still competition, Philippine superstar Manny Pacquaio has been selected by the Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) as Fighter of the Year for 2006. In a not so odd twist of fa  
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Pacman House Divided May Not Stand....Long!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Freddie Roach is mad as hell at Bob Arum and the celebrated trainer is not going to take it anymore. You can bet that Arum is stewing as well. All the infighting makes me, a veteran of 40 plus years around boxing, wonder if the infighting could lead to Pacman's downfall, to a defeat at the hands of   Read Full Story >>>

Mosley turns back the clock and turns on the style
Irish Boxing, Thu, 15 Feb 2007
Shane Mosley has been one of the best fighters in the world for a long time. His 4 losses came to only 2 fighters. He lost twice to both Ronald "Winky" Wright and Vernon Forrest. He was a dominant force as a lightweight in the 90's before moving up to welterweight where he beat his current business   Read Full Story >>>

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