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Pac-Man: "I wanted to win so badly"
By Ben Cohen,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006

Having comprehensively battered Mexican legend Erik Morales into defeat last weekend, Manny Pacquiao returned to Los Angeles to visit his stable mates at the Wild Card Gym. The gym was pack  
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By Jason Aniel,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Cancun, MX-Not since 1996 when Luisito Espinosa entered the snake pit in Guadalajara, MX, and sent Alejandro Gonzalez to the hospital, did a Filipino win a fight of note in Mexico. In fact, Espinosa may be the only Filipino in recent times to ever win here. However, 24-year-old WBC #1 ranked Rodel M  Read Full Story >>>

Mayol knocks out Trejo Eyes WBC title next
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
After Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao became the first man to knock down Mexican legend Erik Morales, it is Cebuano Rodel Mayol's turn to have a date with history. Mayol scored a spectacular fourth round knockout of Mexican Lorenzo "Explosivo" Trejo in their WBC minimumweight elimination bou  Read Full Story >>>

Another world champ on the way
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Following in Manny Pacquiao’s footsteps, Oriental champion Rodel Mayol of Mandaue bravely invaded Mexico’s heartland and knocked out Erik Morales’ prot?g? Lorenzo Trejo of Tijuana in a World Boxing Council (WBC) minimumweight title eliminator in Cancun last Saturday night (yesterda  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006

BANGKOK, THAILAND--Filipinos Rocky Fuentes and Reman Salim arrived in Bangkok last Friday amid warm welcome from Thai organizers and mediamen who waited to catch a glimpse at the two young warriors who will vie for two major  
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Unbeaten Mayol stops Morales prot?g?, gains WBC title crack
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
UNDEFEATED Filipino Rodel Mayol yesterday gained a chance to vie for the World Boxing Council minimumweight title after he scored a spectacular fourth-round technical knockout win over Lorenzo Trejo at the Plaza de Toros, a bullring in Cancun, Mexico. The fight was one of the featured bouts durin  Read Full Story >>>

Mayol wins eliminator; WBC minimumweight title fight next
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
ORIENTAL and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimum-weight champion Rodel “Magnum Force” Mayol has the world title in the horizon. This after the World Boxing Council (WBC) No.1 contender knocked out Mexican No.2-ranked Lorenzo Trejo in their eliminator bout yesterday during the WBC  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Las Vegas, NV-After reviewing the videotape (the HBO replay) Saturday night of Manny Pacquiao’s brutal beat-down of Erik Morales last week, I feel there should be an arrest warrant issued for the Pacman. The charges include Assault with Deadly Weapons, & ten counts of Domestic Violence! A winn  Read Full Story >>>

The Next Great, 4-Weight Champ?
By Matthew Sanderson,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
It’s always a mistake for a fighter to show weakness – especially when the opponent is a crackling ball of energy. That’s what Erik Morales did against Manny Pacquiao at the end of their lively scrap under a year ago. Ahead and in control, Erik opted to fight out of the southpaw st  Read Full Story >>>

Mexican tough guy Morales a victim of own warrior style
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
In his prime, he was a model of Mexican machismo. Tough, proud, fearless. But now it appears Erik Morales has met with the same fate as many of boxing's other great warriors. Too many wars. When Manny Pacquiao knocked Morales out in the 10th round last week at the Thomas & Mack Center i  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
“KING MANNY” IS THE “NEW” TITO TRINIDAD Las Vegas, NV-After dominating and stopping Erik Morales in the tenth round of their Saturday night rematch, Manny Pacquiao has become the new Felix Trinidad of the boxing world! An icon and hero in his homeland of the Philippines,  Read Full Story >>>

Mayol beats Mexican, gets title shot
Journal Group, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
MEXICO ` Another Filipino has turned out to be a thorn in a Mexican's side. Undefeated Rodel Mayol scored a spectacular fourth round knockout of homeboy Lorenzo Trejo Sunday to earn a crack against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) strawweight champion Eagle Kyowa of Japan. The 12-round bo  Read Full Story >>>

Arum eager to stage trilogy
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
Promoter Bob Arum is pushing for a rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales in June but plans to complete a trilogy may be delayed pending results of the Mexican’s medical tests this week, a source from Top Rank said yesterday. Arum reportedly spoke to Pacquiao’s manager S  Read Full Story >>>

GenSan welcomes native son Pacquiao
By John Paul Jubelag, The Philippine Star, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — People from all walks of life here are all excited to see and welcome People’s Champ Manny Pacquiao who is scheduled to arrive today aboard a chartered flight from Manila. During a Peace and Order Council meeting held Friday, City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. ordered   Read Full Story >>>

Unbelievable aversion
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
I FOUND it hard to believe that even though boxing made them rich and famous, Manny Pacquiao, the people’s champion; Ms Laura Elorde, wife of the late Gabriel “Flash” Elorde; and Fil-Am sensation Brian Viloria, the newly crowned World Boxing Council junior flyweight title-holder, w  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and poverty
By Eugenia Duran Apostol, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
TOM THOMPSON, A SPORTS COLUMNIST WRITING OUT of New Orleans, recently said that “Here in America, you could combine Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning, LeBron James, Tom Cruise and 50 Cent into one person and you still wouldn’t have what the Philippines has in their number-one, all-time sup  Read Full Story >>>

A crazy idea but would work
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
AS I was doing my usual morning walk around our village I cannot help hearing the radios in the houses along the route. My attention was caught by the statement to the effect that some politician out there (Was it Mike Arroyo?) is going to get Manny Pacquiao to run for Congress, supposedly to break   Read Full Story >>>

Protect Pacquiao from politicians
By Neal H. Cruz, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO NEEDS PROTECTION. Not from other boxers or from shady boxing promoters and managers. Not even from kidnappers who might want to dip into his million-dollar purse. No, he needs protection from the hordes of Filipino politicians who are already using him and will continue to use him for  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao leaves for GenSan today
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO has no plans of slowing down. Exactly a week after scoring the most memorable win of his storied career, the celebrated Filipino fighter yesterday vowed to continue terrorizing the super-featherweight division. "As long as they are still active, I will not stop (fighting)," said   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and winning big
By Jojo Robles, Manila Standard Today, Mon, 30 Jan 2006
In this country of instant rent-a-crowd assemblies and other meticulously, cynically stage-managed events, it was something nobody had seen in a long, long while. All along the motorcade’s route, people lined up along the roadsides, crowded windows of buildings and even jostled for space o  Read Full Story >>>

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