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Pacquiao free boxing clinics up
By Tina Santos, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Mar 2005
BOXING idol Manny Pacquiao yesterday vowed to help the Manila City government in conducting free clinics for aspiring local boxers in a bid to produce a stable of future champs.
The local government yesterday opened its doors and rolled out the red carpet to give a hero's welcome to Pacquiao, who Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to train aspiring boxers in Manila
By Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, 30 Mar 2005
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he was willing to dedicate two days a week to train aspiring boxers qualified to join Manila Mayor Atienza’s free clinics.
Pacquiao, the adopted son of Manila City, was welcomed by Atienza when he arrived at the Manila City Hall at around noon yesterday. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao seeks GMA help for needy boxers
By Fel V. Maragay, Manila Standard Today, 30 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao yesterday took advantage of his audience with President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo to seek help not for himself but for fellow boxers, who are now jobless, penniless or suffering from disabilities.
True to her words, the President invited Pacquiao to Malacañang despite his heartbreaki Read Full Story >>>
Mike Arroyo’s Las Vegas hotel room free of charge
By Jefferson Antiporda and Maricel V. Cruz, The Manila Times, 30 Mar 2005
President Arroyo’s husband hit out at the country’s political opposition Tuesday for hinting that he had rented a luxury suite in Las Vegas to watch a boxing match.
Mike Arroyo’s spokesman, Jesus Santos, said the President’s husband couldn’t be the individual described in a newspaper article wh Read Full Story >>>
It was Mike A, but Las Vegas room was free — Puentebella
By Jess Diaz, The Philippine Star, 30 Mar 2005
It was President Arroyo’s husband, controversial First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo, who stayed in an expensive hotel suite in Las Vegas, Nevada more than a week ago to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight, a congressman revealed yesterday.
But Bacolod City Rep. Monico Puentebella told dz Read Full Story >>>
'Twas free, says Mike Arroyo lawyer
By Tarra Quismundo and Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 30 Mar 2005
THE OPULENT suite was for free.
This was First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo's defense to the "insinuation" that he had spent P1 million a night for a plush Las Vegas hotel room.
"It was a complimentary accommodation," said Arroyo's lawyer, Jesus Santos, in a press conference yesterday a Read Full Story >>>
MORALES vs PACQUIAO: FROM RINGSIDE TO THE COUCH
By Kenny Perrault, braggingrightscorner.com, 29 Mar 2005
One week removed from sitting in the MGM Grand watching Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao give it their all in an epic bout, I now sat on my living room couch to once again take in the show. The first difference that jumped out was the volume of the crowd. HBO seemed to filter the crowd's tremendous n Read Full Story >>>
Philippine president’s husband, opposition clash over luxury Vegas room
By Agence France Press, Khaleej Times, 29 Mar 2005
MANILA - Philippine President Gloria Arroyo’s husband hit out at the country’s political opposition on Tuesday for hinting that he had rented a luxury suite in Las Vegas to watch a boxing match.
Miguel Arroyo’s spokesman said they have received reports that the first gentleman “is the person bein Read Full Story >>>
Probe sought on who rented P1-M suite in Vegas hotel
By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Mar 2005
HOUSE Minority Leader Francis Escudero Monday called for a congressional investigation into a column item by Inquirer sports columnist Recah Trinidad that a Filipino, reputedly a public figure, rented a $20,000-suite at the MGM Grand hotel to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight two weeks ago Read Full Story >>>
RSR is looking for Philippine correspondents
By , mannypacquiao.ph, 29 Mar 2005
RingsideReport.com "The Heart of Boxing" website the number one choice of boxing readers for a diverse group of boxing articles is looking for boxing correspondents in the Philippines. If you like working with a great team, sitting ringside at the fights and meeting the fighters along with boxing fo Read Full Story >>>
SUICO BEATS MANNY PACQUOAN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 29 Mar 2005
One is the nephew of OPBF 130-lb king Randy Suico. The other is the spitting image of pound-for-pound featherweight king Manny Pacquiao. And when their paths crossed last Monday at the New Gallera de Mandaue in Cebu, PHILIPPINES, it sure was a 4-round fight for the ages Randy Suico and Manny Pacquia Read Full Story >>>
DILEMMA INVOLVING PACQUIAO MERITS ACTION
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 29 Mar 2005
“PAC-MAN” NEEDS TO DROP LAME PROMOTER NOW!
The role of a Promoter, Attorney, Manager, Agent, etc., when acting or representing a professional boxer is a “Fiduciary” one. Webster’s Dictionary defines the term derived from the Latin word fiducia, as one of trust and confidence. In the case of Wor Read Full Story >>>
Was Pacquiao shortchanged?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 29 Mar 2005
The Manny Pacquiao Web site, which served as a tremendous boost to the career of the flamboyant Filipino southpaw, has regrettably degenerated into a site for fanatics who don’t have a clue about what really happened in the days leading up to the epic battle with Erik “El Terrible” Morales or what t Read Full Story >>>
Fans want wily Murad out of Team Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Mar 2005
WHAT was on everybody's mind became public yesterday when an online poll conducted by Manny Pacquiao's website revealed his fans want him to sack American promoter Murad Muhammad.
As of 5 p.m. yesterday, 86 percent of some 480 respondents had ticked off Murad's name when the website www.mannypacq Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to sue Murad
By Joseph Jubelag, Malaya, 29 Mar 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY. -Manny Pacquiao is set to file charges against New Jersey-based promoter Murad Muhammad for allegedly gypping him of several millions of pesos representing his share of the pay-per-view proceeds in his recent fight against Mexican Erik Morales.
In a press conference here Sund Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao readies suit vs Murad Muhammad
The Daily Tribune, 29 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao will file a case against American promoter Murad Muhammad for not giving his 40 percent share in pay-per-view proceeds in the classic fight against Mexican Erik Morales last March 20.
Pacquiao yesterday made the revelation and added he is already consulting his legal counsel on how Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao dilemma: Murad buy-out to cost millions
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 29 Mar 2005
If Manny Pacquiao thinks that he could get rid of his US-based promoter Murad Muhammad that easy, then he could be wrong.
Pacquiao, according to a reliable source, will have to go through a very difficult or very expensive process before he gets the sweet-talking promoter off his back.
Even Read Full Story >>>
No immediate rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 29 Mar 2005
Two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said the other day he’ll take on a still unnamed opponent in a July tune-up fight before facing Erik Morales in a September rematch.
It’s welcome news that Pacquiao isn’t pushing for an immediate return bout even if the money’s right.
When they s Read Full Story >>>
Man in black
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, 29 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES — He was black and blue all over — black pants and blue trubenized shirt. He came like a character out of the movie "Men in Black." His eyes, badly bruised from the fight that dealt him and the people who put their trust in him a bad blow, were covered by the proverbial black shades.
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Bautista Spars With Israel Vasquez
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 28 Mar 2005
WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista got his first taste of what its like to spar against a world champion when he went four eventful rounds with IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vasquez at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach in Los Angeles last Friday.
Trainer E Read Full Story >>>