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Harbour Centre and Pacquiao
By Philip Ella Juico, The Philippine Star, Tue, 17 Apr 2007
Two sporting events over the weekend thrust the Philippines into the international scene once again. First was the RP-Harbour Centre victory in Jakarta in the 2007 SEABA (Southeast Asian Basketball Association) Champions Cup Saturday evening. The second was Manny Pacquiao’s successful   Read Full Story >>>

Common thread
By Frank Malilong, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 17 Apr 2007
MANNY Pacquiao is an elementary school graduate; Virgilio Garcillano is a lawyer; and Ben Ejares is a priest. So where is the tie that binds them? Nowhere except that like Pacquiao, Garcillano wants to be a congressman and that like Garcillano, Fr. Ben vanished from public view when his name was  Read Full Story >>>

Suico Is Japan-Bound on Friday
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
OPBF lightweight king Randy 'Komong Bato' Suico is set to fly to Osaka, Japan on Friday as he defends his title against Japanese prospect Tomonori Nakagawa on April 23 at the Prefectural Gym in Osaka. Suico, who is one of only two most active OPBF champs in the region, will be accompanied in the  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
The donations sent in by members of Pacland and friends of, including pledges, for the family of fallen boxer Lito Sisnorio has already reached a total of P102,125.51. Actual cash in hand is now P42,125.51, while another P5,000 from sportsman Antonio L. Aldeguer, who was the earlie  Read Full Story >>>

“Fighting Words” – Manny Pacquiao: Political Sweet Science
By David P. Greisman,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007

Manny Pacquiao has gone from fighting in squared circles to throwing his hat into the ring, from knockout wins to a Congressional bid. He is a hero and an icon in the Philippines and beyond, a man whose popularity cannot be defined b  
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Pacquiao's win lacks drama
By Norm Frauenheim,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
Manny Pacquiao might have done enough to ensure that he is introduced as a congressman the next time he fights, but he probably lost a few votes Saturday in his pound-for-pound race against Floyd Mayweather Jr. with his victory against unknown Jorge Solis in San Antonio. Pacquiao, who is runni  Read Full Story >>>

Geneva Cruz admits being scared before singing the national anthem
Philippine Entertainment Portal, Mon, 16 Apr 2007

Geneva Cruz has proved the naysayers wrong by belting out her finest performance yet as she sang the Philippine national anthem before the Manny Pacquiao-Jorge Solis fight at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas yes  
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Remember the Alamodome
By Bart Barry,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
SAN ANTONIO, TX – The next time pundits and promoters imply that Las Vegas and Los Angeles are the only western cities worthy of pay-per-view shows, boxing fans can toss this Davy Crockett quote at them: “You may go to hell and I will go to Texas.” Looks like someone’s bee  Read Full Story >>>

Opposition cuts off Pacquiao’s message
Mindanao Times, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
GENERAL Santos City – The message of Manny Pacquiao during an interview after his fight yesterday was cut off by the opposition while being shown live inside the Lagao gym. While Pacquiao was being interview, the crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas was heard shouting “Congressma  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao stops Solis in eighth, retains WBC belt
By Chuck Johnson, USA Today, Mon, 16 Apr 2007

His own blood had Manny Pacquiao seeing red Saturday night and was the beginning of the end for previously unbeaten Jorge Solis. Pacquiao (44-3-2, 35 knockouts), a congressional candidate in the Philippines, defende  
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Arroyo says husband pleased with Pacquiao's KO win
GMA News Online, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
He may have been unable to watch the bout but a still recovering First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike" Arroyo showed his pleasure over boxing champion Manny Pacquiao's knockout of Mexico’s Jorge Solis on Sunday. "'Eighth round, eighth round'," the President narrated her husband as saying  Read Full Story >>>

Hero’s welcome awaits Pacman but…
MindaNews, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/15 April) – His townmates here roared in jubilation as Filipino boxing icon Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao floored Mexican challenger in the eighth round of their 12-round World Boxing Council International Super Featherweight championship fight in the Unite  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao now faces new arena - poll rival
GMA News Online, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
Manny Pacquiao may have knocked out Jorge Solis of Mexico but the boxing champion will now be facing a totally different arena, said South Cotabato Representative Darlene Custodio, whose post the sports icon is contesting in the May 14 elections. "So far, I can say I have many supporters for Cong  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Jr?s Catch 22
By Dan Horgan,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
In preparation for his May 5 mega fight with Oscar De La Hoya, welterweight champion, pound for pound king, and boxing?s most hated villain Floyd Mayweather Jr. finds himself if a tricky situation. The four division champion, who wants to be considered the greatest boxer in history after beating De   Read Full Story >>>

Counting Down To De La Hoya ? Mayweather Part 2
By Matthew Hurley,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
So Floyd Mayweather Jr. tries to ?keep it real? by saying ?fuck? every time he can. Apparently the public is supposed to understand that where Oscar De La Hoya is a ?bitch? Floyd, by ?keeping it real?, is the guy we?re supposed to revere. Well, I?m not buying it. I?m a guy who says ?fuck? all the ti  Read Full Story >>>

Floyd Mayweather Sr. tells his side of the story
By Quenton Marselles,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
Everybody wants to know the real reason why Floyd Mayweather Sr. is not training Oscar De La Hoya for ?The World Awaits.? I had a chance to sit down with him for a brief moment to ask him what?s the deal. Without speculations, I will let you hear it from the horses mouth. There?s no hard feeling fro  Read Full Story >>>

HBO RECAP: Oscar and Floyd's Reality Show
By Jason "J-Gon" Gonzalez, The Sweet Science, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
In an unprecedented promotional push, HBO is now airing a four-part documentary series entitled ?De La Hoya-Mayweather 24/7?. The concept of the mini-series is to discuss all of the details surrounding the much-anticipated match up between the ?Golden Boy? Oscar De La Hoya and ?Pretty Boy? Floyd May  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Reveals His Short List of Possible Manny Pacquiao Foes: ”It Will Probably Be Marco Antonio Barrera, Joan Guzman, or even Humberto Soto”
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Mon, 16 Apr 2007
James Brown, God rest his soulful soul, was The Hardest Working Man in Show Business, but Bob Arum is The Hardest Working Man in Boxing. At the age of 75 and following a hectic week full of activity in preparation for Blaze of Glory, Arum still had time Sunday morning to talk with Boxing Confidenti  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Out Jorge Solis and Remains Huge Draw in Boxing
By Antonio Santiago,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007

Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, 44-3-2, 35 KO’s, defeated the lowly regarded but talented Jorge Solis, 32-1-2, 23 KO’s, and a native of Mexico. Pacquiao started slowly, letting Solis show the world his ability but  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 16 Apr 2007

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation which presumably received the fight contracts of Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and Mexico’s Jorge Solis prior to the "Blaze of Glory"fight card at the Alamadome in San   
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