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Pacquiao quitting at 30
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao knows that the fame and glory he's enjoying now won't last forever. He's giving himself five more years before quitting boxing altogether.
"I'll stop fighting when I'm 30. I may be earning millions, but boxing is hard. My body needs rest by then," said Pacquiao during a phone inte Read Full Story >>>
Manila to honor Pacquiao
By Ronniel C. de Guzman and Bong Karno Rodriguez, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Nov 2003
Manila Mayor Jose Atienza Jr. said that a hero's welcome awaits International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight champion Manuel "Manny" Pacquiao tomorrow (Monday) as a tribute for his extraordinary feat of defeating featherweight boxing great Marco Antonio Barrera.
Atienza said that they Read Full Story >>>
THE END FOR THE ASSASSIN
By Barry McGuigan, SkySports.com, 23 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barerra's defeat by Manny Pacquiao was a real turn up for the books.
But it just goes to show that every fighter has a shelf-life and perhaps Barrera had hung around too long.
There were no signs of any decay before and it could have been an anomoly of things that went wrong: he Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Lands in the Philippines
By Salven L. Lagumbay, MaxBoxing.com, 22 Nov 2003
THE PHILIPPINES — The scene looked as if God had descended from heaven. With several hundreds of eager fans waiting for him even at Friday’s late hours, reigning The Ring’s featherweight champ Manny Pacquiao finally made it to his beloved country, touching down at 9:40 p.m. on board a Northwest Airl Read Full Story >>>
Welcome back and congratulations, Manny Pacquiao
By Editorial, The Manila Bulletin, 22 Nov 2003
IN a public opinion poll conducted by a reputable survey organization several years back, the respondents were asked the question, what makes them proud to be Filipinos? The plurality of the respondents identified a compatriot’s achievement in sports as a source of pride. Such perception is justifie Read Full Story >>>
A SALUTE TO PINOY CHAMP
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 22 Nov 2003
LOS ANGELES - Newest Philippine hero and king of featherweights Manny Pacquiao promised to return to this City of Angels as soon as possible to prepare as hard as his last and get ready for his next opponent, whoever he may be.
Knowing that “weary is the head who wears the crown,” Pacquiao said h Read Full Story >>>
Man of the Year
By Edong, The Manila Times, 22 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao is my Man of the Year.
Filipino politicians are my Most Outstanding Advertising Practitioners because they are experts at self-promotion.
The best-organized political party is ABS-CBN. A look at the latest Malacañang-sponsored survey shows top ABS-CBN personalities dominate th Read Full Story >>>
Ban boxing, ban cars
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 22 Nov 2003
CHICAGO – Today’s column begins with a letter from Rodrigo Padilla (firstname.lastname@example.org), a San Diego, California-based boxing fan who is “utterly disgusted” with Sen. Aquilino Pimentel’s desire “to ban boxing.”
Rodrigo wondered: “More people in the Philippines are killed each year due to vehicul Read Full Story >>>
Distractions Played a Role in featherweight fight!
By Pedro A Garcia, BoxingTime.com, 22 Nov 2003
There were distractions that surrounded my camp prior to the fight" said Barrera. But he also made it clear that those distractions should not take away from Manny Pacquiao's (38-2-ko's30-draw 1) victory Saturday night in front of a shocked and astonished pro Barrera crowd at the Alamodome in San An Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to Grace Suico Defense at Waterfront
By Salven L. Lagumbay, MaxBoxing.com, 21 Nov 2003
The world’s hottest boxing idol will soon be ringside when the Philippines’ hottest prospect goes to war.
Universal featherweight champ and The Ring magazine featherweight ruler Manny Pacquiao, fresh from his scintillating TKO win over Marco Antonio Barrera, has been invited to grace the December Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Morales rematch in doubt
By Trae Thompson, Star Telegram, 21 Nov 2003
A third fight between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales? That may be an afterthought now.
Manny Pacquiao's 11th-round technical knockout victory over Barrera (57-4, 40 knockouts) on Saturday was one of the biggest newsmakers of the year in boxing. After his loss, Barrera admitted he will hav Read Full Story >>>
PAC MAN IMPRRESSIVE IN DEFEAT OF BARRERA
By Jason Probst, MaxBoxing.com, 21 Nov 2003
As far as Barrera’s derailment, the reason for it is probably a combination of age, but moreover, the fact that Pac-Man’s style is the perfect one to exploit chinks in an aging fighter. Barrera could, and will, continue to beat good featherweights, but it’s just that the immediacy of Pacquiao’s atta Read Full Story >>>
Hero’s welcome awaits Pacquiao tonite
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 21 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao arrives tonight to an adoring nation so overwhelmed by his conquest of Marco Antonio Barrera, whom he discarded last Sunday in convincing fashion that made the gifted Filipino pug the new toast of the boxing world.
Pacquiao and his entourage are scheduled to dise Read Full Story >>>
‘People’s Champion’ comes home
By Jimbo Gulle, The Manila Times, 21 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to come home on Friday night to a hero’s welcome after clobbering Mexican champion Marco Antonio Barrera in their nontitle fight in San Antonio, Texas, but the big question for the International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion is who will be the first to fet Read Full Story >>>
Ring hero Manny Pacquiao arrives Friday night
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 21 Nov 2003
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who thrilled the nation with his explosive conquest of Mexican featherweight great Marco Antonio Barrera Sunday, arrives in Manila at 9:50 Friday night on board a Northwest Airlines jet from Los Angeles via Narita, Japan.
Coming home with Pacquiao are busine Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao game, but Morales has to wait
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 21 Nov 2003
LOS ANGELES — As if getting lessons from the assassin whom he just recently fell, "People's Champion" Manny Pacquiao said with a wink that Erik "El Terrible" Morales is a better and tougher customer than Marco Antonio Barrera.
"Mas magaling, sa tingin ko, si (Erik) Morales," Pacquiao, still licki Read Full Story >>>
House salutes Pacquiao
By Rod L. Villa, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2003
Speaker Jose de Venecia and Bukidnon Rep. Miguel F. Zubiri led yesterday the House of Representatives in approving unanimously a resolution congratulating and honoring Manuel "Manny" Pacquiao with the Congressional Medal of Achievement.
The House chief said House Resolution 1385 "extols Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
No Joy in Tijuana on Saturday When Mighty Marco Struck Out
By Kevin Iole, MaxBoxing.com, 21 Nov 2003
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 20 — Erik Morales takes no special joy in what happened in San Antonio on Saturday. And he won’t say he told you so.
He won’t say it, even though that’s exactly what he thinks.
His long-time bitter rival was discarded like a piece of trash on Saturday, when Manny Pacquiao stopp Read Full Story >>>
Don’t scare Homer
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Nov 2003
CHICAGO — I don’t know taekwondo from judo, or aikido from karatedo. The last time I had a fistfight, back in my heavy drinking college days at USJ-R, a dispatcher for Naga-bound jeepneys gave me free dental extraction. The prick, mad that I refused to part with my allowance, hit me so hard I had to Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Will Be Hard to Replace
By Mark Staniforth, Sport.Scotsman.com, 21 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera’s unexpected defeat last Saturday night in Texas was one boxing can ill afford.
Barrera lost his indisputable status as the best featherweight in the world when knocked down twice and stopped in the 11th round by the emerging Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
One must hope that th Read Full Story >>>