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Pac-Man to give up IBF title
By Quesito Garcia, SecondsOut.com, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
Now that Manny Pacquiao?s brain trust has openly declared that the Filipino ring idol would soon be vacating his IBF super-bantamweight throne, the opportunities to face bigger names and the chance to earn his first $million bucks are about to unfold.
Earlier, Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Naza Read Full Story >>>
The meaning of Pacquiao?s win
By Reuel Vidal, Manila Standard, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
There?s nothing like triumph in an international arena to galvanize the nation.
Witness the victory of Manny Pacquiao against Marco Antonio Barrera. The Philippines literally stood still as everyone dropped everything to stay glued to the television to watch the match of Pacquiao against Barrera Read Full Story >>>
We get the champion we deserve
By Ernesto F. Herrera, The Manila Times, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
A boxing historian once said that the times get the champion they deserve. It was true for Muhammad Ali, whose principled stand against the Vietnam War showed he had not only the skills and the heart but also the conscience of a true champion.
It?s true as well for Manny Pacquiao. When Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Cebu City Council commends Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
THE Cebu City Council yesterday approved en masse a resolution conferring a certificate of recognition to Emmanuel ?Manny? Pacquiao for coming up with an earth-shaking upset over Mexican featherweight great Marco Antonio Barrera recently.
In a resolution she penned, Carmelita L. Piramide cited Pa Read Full Story >>>
INDETENIBLE EL 'PAC-MAN'
By El Gordo, braggingrightscorner.com, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
El viernes en la noche encend? mi ordenador y organic? algunas ideas en la cabeza para escribir un art?culo que ser?a publicado el s?bado en la ma?ana, horas antes del esperado choque entre Manny Pacquiao y Marco Antonio Barrera. Mi predicci?n, por supuesto, era una victoria para el retador filipino Read Full Story >>>
Barrera saw himself in Manny Pacquiao
By Vince Murray, StarBanner.com, Thu, 20 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera looked across the ring Saturday night at Manny Pacquiao and saw himself, circa 1998.
He should have known right then he was in big trouble ? at 29 an old man among boxing's smaller men ? facing a Tiger in his fighting prime.
Barrera deserved better ? the intuition to figh Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao: The greatest
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
What makes a great fist-fighter greater? What makes him the greatest? In the case of Manny Pacquiao, it?s so many things put together like Pablo Picasso?s Guernica drawn by the fists of the Filipino. The brutality of war danced wickedly on the canvas, for professional pugilism is war. No mistake abo Read Full Story >>>
ALA Villamor is Pacquiao's inspiration -- Pacman's mom
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
CEBUANO Edito ?ALA? Villamor, once revered as an icon in Cebu boxing fraternity during his heydays, was speechless for a moment before words of delight and gratitude flowed out of his mouth after learning that he is the biggest influence and inspiration to Manny Pacquiao?s boxing career.
?It?s he Read Full Story >>>
A rematch is a fool?s wish
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
CHICAGO - I got a lot of flak from some readers for picking Marco Antonio Barrera over Manny Pacquiao last Saturday. Apparently, those morons don?t understand how a column works, or that our democracy still guarantees freedom of opinion.
The irony is that while my critics were stewing, Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Top fighters want to face Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao has suddenly found himself besieged with several offers to fight blue-chip fighters, a situation the Filipino ring idol could have dreamed of only a month ago.
Pacquiao's status as new world boxing sensation got another boost Monday when he was installed No. 9 among the world's be Read Full Story >>>
Espinosa, Barrientos doff hat to Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
Former Filipino world champions Luisito Espinosa and Rene Barrientos who had both correctly predicted a victory by International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao over legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera yesterday praised him for his smashing victory, which mad Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales considers fighting Pacquiao
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
Two-time world champion Erik ?El Terible? Morales, said he will consider a fight with International Boxing Federation superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao while saying Mexican rival Marco Antonio Barrera's ?inconsistency caught up with him.?
?Right now all I'm thinking about is winning the 1 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight in heavier division, will drop IBF title
World champ Erik Morales wants crack at RP hero
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? The problem with Manny Pacquiao now is how to motivate him when he returns to the ring in March 2004.
Two days after crowning himself as king of all the featherweights with an 11th-round technical knockout of Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome in Texas, Pacquiao wondered Read Full Story >>>
Morales open to fight Pacquiao
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
While stressing that going back to the featherweight class is not option at this stage, two-time world champion Erik Morales has nonetheless signified his intention to make himself available if ever a clash is drawn up pitting him against the world?s newest boxing sensation ? Filipino Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Criminals stop to watch Pacquiao
By Anthony Vargas, The Manila Times, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
Metro Manila?s crime rate went down on Sunday as most of the 82 million Filipinos were glued to their television and radio sets watching the winning bout of the boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, the police said.
Reports at the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame indicate the inci Read Full Story >>>
11th round distance was rare for Manny
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? Overshadowed by the trappings of fame and fortune following Manny Pacquiao?s victory was the fact that the Filipino bomber had never gotten past 10 rounds in his eight year career.
The last time Pacquiao went 10 rounds was in October 2000 in Antipolo when he had to pick himse Read Full Story >>>
Manny?s the man now
By Paul J. Taneo, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 19 Nov 2003
Like taking candy from a Baby-Faced Assassin, Manny Pacquiao made converts of all naysayers with the persistence of a playboy stalking prey.
Some had foreseen victory for Pacquiao but not the way he dominated the
Mexican legend with sheer energy. The General Santos City Pacman did not even hav Read Full Story >>>
Wukka-Wukka-Wukka ? Chomp! Pac Man Makes a Meal of Barrera & Pre-Fight Predictions
By James McDonnell, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 18 Nov 2003
Some nights you wonder if you know anything about boxing at all. Saturday night, as Manny Pacquiao brutally ripped the title of ?people?s featherweight champion? from Marco Antonio Barrera in 11 brutal and one-sided rounds, was one of t Read Full Story >>>
News Flash: Morales open to Pacquiao fight!
FightNews.com, Tue, 18 Nov 2003
Two-time world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales has weighed in on the loss of his biggest rival to date, Marco Antonio Barrera. "I think his inconsistency finally caught up with him. There is not much that you can really say, the other guy was much better then he was Saturday night." stated Moral Read Full Story >>>
'Fight of the Year'
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, Tue, 18 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - With still a full month left in the year, boxing experts and pundits have sounded in unison that Manny Pacquiao's masterful boxing clinic Sunday here could very well be boxing's ?Fight of the Year.?
Back home, there is no doubt that Pacquiao's ?shock the world? feat could he Read Full Story >>>