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Filipino sports hero Pacquiao to pitch for the Angels tomorrow
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 01 Sep 2005
From boxing to billiards, from basketball to cockfighting, Filipino ring star Manny Pacquiao may yet find a new sport of interest.
This as Pacquiao is set to throw out the ceremonial first pitch before game three of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim-Oakland A’s series tomorrow at the Angels S Read Full Story >>>
RSR Speaks with Manny Pacquiao
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Freddie Roach -- “You know Barrera is making a little noise out there, so we’d like to get the chance to fight him also.”
Pacquiao -- “The training camp is good for me. It’s my trainer’s idea to close the gym for me while I am training. I like the idea that no Read Full Story >>>
AFTER LONGORIA, PACMAN TO THROW CEREMONIAL PITCH IN LA
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Manny Pacquiao has certainly gone a long way from those days when he would hitch jeepney rides in Manila, dangling perilously from the rear end of his ride.
In a solid testament to his cross-cultural appeal today in sporting America, Pacquiao has just been tapped to perform a chore even members Read Full Story >>>
In hunt for rematch, Pacquiao seeks form of Alamodome fight
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
For six months after his stunning conquest of Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome in 2003, Manny Pacquiao was the talk of boxing. The hot commodity. The next big thing.
"That definitely was the best performance of his career," Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, said in a conference call Tuesd Read Full Story >>>
Has Erik Morales Solved The Pacquiao Puzzle?
By Dr. Peter Edwards, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
One has to wonder what Erik Morales sees in a potential bout with Manny Pacquiao, other than money. When have we ever seen the Mexican warrior rematch a fighter unless he felt there was controversy lingering over the initial bout or he felt the fighter was ready to get knocked off?
In February o Read Full Story >>>
The Ring Magazine: “The Bible of Boxing”; Well, I Guess I’m an Atheist This Month
By Sergio Martinez, SaddoBoxing.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Well fight fans, I must tell you that I am very upset right now. Let me start by saying that I am a long time “The Ring” magazine subscriber and, for the most part, have been happy with their publication. Every now and then, they do tend to be off in my opinion, but I have never been at Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao spars with three boxers daily
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Pacquiao, who is booked to lock horns with Hector Velazquez of Mexico on Sept. 10 in Los Angeles, yesterday said that he has logged 61 rounds of sparring and is scheduled to add another 12 one of these days as he enters the homestretch of his month-long preparation.
"I feel great and I am doing f Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales get pre-fight hype
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
EVEN before leathers can be thrown in their respective tune-up bouts, pound-for-pound boxing icons Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao will get the chance to hype up their planned rematch in March next year when they take part in an international telephone conference today from their respective training Read Full Story >>>
Now Pitching For The Angels: Manny Pacquiao
EastSideBoxing.com, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
ANAHEIM, CA (August 30, 2005)- Pac Man Fever will be running rampant This Thursday! September 1 at Angels Stadium of Anaheim when three-time world champion and the pride of The Philippines, MANNY PACQUIAO, throws out the ceremonial first pitch (6:49 P.M. PT) before game three of the Los Angeles Ange Read Full Story >>>
‘The Undertaker’ to lead Pacquiao’s entourage
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO will have a surprise guest when he battles Mexican Hector Velezquez on Sept. 10 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Lawyer Nick Khan, one of Pacquiao’s American handlers, revealed yesterday that "The Undertaker" will lead the Team Pacquiao from fighter’s dressing r Read Full Story >>>
‘Undertaker’ leads Manny entourage
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 31 Aug 2005
Don’t be surprised if you’d see "The Undertaker," one of the world’s biggest names in professional wrestling, alongside Manny Pacquiao at the Staples Center on Sept. 10.
The wrestler with the eerie and disturbing presence on the ring has reportedly agreed to make a special appe Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag August 30, 2005
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
This weeks email bag has an overload of questions involving the super featherweight and featherweight divisions. There were questions on whether Marco Antonio Barrera will or won't fight the explosive Pac Man, to the many inquiries on their upcoming fights, and of course Erik too. I've got to sa Read Full Story >>>
One on One With Marco Antonio Barrera
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
First off it's a pleasure to speak with you. Can you tell us what you know about Robbie Peden? "It's good to speak with you again also. I know he's as his name says, The Bomber. He has the mentality of a warrior, he'll stand their and go toe-to-toe and that's going to give the fans Read Full Story >>>
Rubillar KOs Ubatay in Manila, Eyes The Winner of Ortiz-Viloria
By Rey Danseco, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
WORLD rated Juanito Rubillar is now looking for the mandatory shot at the winner of the bout between WBC light flyweight champ Eric Ortiz and Filipino-American challenger Brian Viloria. He finished the ‘Kulog sa Elorde’ card on a rainy Saturday night at the air-conditioned Elorde Sports Read Full Story >>>
Viloria: Fighting for country
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao is not the only fighter who will be wearing the Philippine flag on his trunks for the upcoming boxing extravaganza on Sept. 10 at the Staples Center. For one, there’s the Hawaiian Punch.
Although Brian "Hawaiian Punch" Viloria represented the United State Read Full Story >>>
One on One with Brian Viloria
By Darren Nichols, BoxingTalk.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
He’s was ready a month ago, but when the “Million Dollar Lady” card fell through, so did Brian Viloria’s chance at Eric Ortiz’ WBC Junior Flyweight Title. However, The Hawaiian Punch will get his chance at Ortiz the same night Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao fig Read Full Story >>>
Manny warned of burnout
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
Manny Pacquiao might burn himself out cramming about 100 rounds of sparring in four weeks of training for his Sept. 10 fight against Hector Velazquez of Mexico at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
That’s the word of caution from former World Boxing Council (WBC) secretary-general Rudy Sal Read Full Story >>>
“THE PINOY” & HIS MAIL BAG
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
Subject: Should Morales Again Move Up?
If Erik Morales decides to go up to lightweight (135 lbs.), whom do you think Manny Pacquiao should be fighting? If he decides to stay at 130 lbs. (super feather), again whom should he fight? If Manny goes back to featherweight (126 lbs., the same question Read Full Story >>>
TROLLBACK + COMPANY COMPLETES HBO PROMOS
Post Magazine, Tue, 30 Aug 2005
NEW YORK - Trollback + Company (www.trollback.com) recently completed work on two :45 promos for HBO showcasing some of its fall line-up. One of the promos touts the new seasons of "Real Time with Bill Maher" and "One Night Stand Read Full Story >>>
NIIDA STEPS UP TRAINING FOR GEJON BOUT
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Mon, 29 Aug 2005
World Boxing Association 105-lb kingpin Yutaka Niida is practically not pulling any stop as he prepares for what will most likely be his toughest challenge to date as he defends his world crown against Cebuano Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon on September 25 at the 20,000-capacity Yokohama Arena.
Promoted Read Full Story >>>