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Steve?s PPV Criteria: Manny Pacquiao vs Oscar Larios
By Steve Hudgins,, Sun, 02 Jul 2006

THE PURPOSE: I don't think any one fight can be made in boxing today, that alone, is worth the price of a PPV. Unless of course, they can conjure up Dempsey vs Marciano or Joe Louis, but until that day comes, I want some quantity   
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Pacquiao a solid favorite vs Larios
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Once again, the entire Filipino nation will hold its collective breath as Manny Pacquiao climbs into the ring at the Araneta Coliseum today against a formidable Mexican opponent. While thousands will flock to the historic Big Dome to experience the action up-close, millions more will watch the f  Read Full Story >>>

Who'll be celebrating? MP? ABS? Or Both?
By Rico Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
At around noon today, Team Pacquiao will be having a grand celebration most likely at a five-star hotel for Manny Pacquiao's knock-out win over Oscar Larios. Pacquiao's closest aides, friends, business partners and media men will surely be there to join local boxing's biggest party of the year.   Read Full Story >>>

Ladeeez ?n gentlemen! In this corner ... Michael Buffer!
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Admittedly, Michael Buffer is a Manny Pacquiao fan. And so when he was asked to do the fight between Pacquiao and Mexico?s Oscar Larios, the extraordinary ring announcer known for his baritone voice, salt and pepper hair, and tuxedo image just couldn?t say no. "It was a no-brainer. I had to   Read Full Story >>>

Headbutt could end bout ? ref
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Bruce McTavish, the third man on the ring, is keeping his fingers crossed that the fight doesn?t get bloody. The tested referee from New Zealand said a cut caused by a headbutt, accidental or otherwise, could ruin today?s fight scheduled for 12 rounds at the Araneta Coliseum. Manny Pacquiao   Read Full Story >>>

Butch predicts a Pacman KO in 5th
Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) chair William "Butch" Ramirez predicts a knockout win by Manny Pacquaio over Oscar Larios within five rounds in their Mano A Mano clash at the Araneta Coliseum today. Ramirez, in a recent visit here, said: "Pacquaio has what it takes to win the fight but we can'  Read Full Story >>>

Larios ready for everything, says agent
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Prepared for the worst and hoping for the best. That?s Oscar Larios, the 29-year-old former world champion from Mexico who goes up against Manny Pacquiao before noon today at the Araneta Coliseum. Larios, who?s had more fights than Pacquiao, has come all the way from Guadalajara to challenge  Read Full Story >>>

Geno's Boxing Mailbag, June 30, 2006 Edition
By Geno McGahee,, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
Hello and welcome to the special Friday edition to the RSR Boxing Mailbag, hosted by me, Geno McGahee. I was thinking of odd sayings that we have here in the good ole U.S.A. The saying: ?Everything happens for a reason,? cannot be applied to every situation. For instance, if I walked up to a random   Read Full Story >>>

?Kayang-kaya mo ?yan, Pacman!?
By Gerry Ramos, Journal Group, Sun, 02 Jul 2006
BATID ni Manny Pacquiao na hindi ito ang tamang panahon upang matalo. Hindi sa harap ng milyun-milyong Pilipino, at hindi sa pagkakataong nakataya ang national pride. Ang paboritong anak ng bansa ay sasagupa kay Mexican slugger Oscar Larios bago magtanghali ngayon sa isang 12-round slugfest, na   Read Full Story >>>

The Pac-Man phenomenon
Filipino following makes boxer Pacquiao an L.A. celeb

By Ramona Shelburne, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
HOLLYWOOD - He rolled up in a metallic gray Porsche Cayenne, entourage in the back seat, and made his way slowly through the throng of autograph seekers and Filipino media crews that had gathered in the tiny parking lot. As soon as he pulled into the driveway to Wild Card Boxing Club, a man rushed  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao: the Superstar
By Diedre Hamaguchi, The Sweet Science, Sat, 01 Jul 2006

At the Wild Card Boxing Gym in Hollywood, ?name? boxers and actors alike cross the threshold to step through the ropes. Some have big entourages; some have big mouths; some have big egos. But no one ha  
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Pacquiao enjoying the good life that Mexico's Larios covets
By Associated Press, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
MANNY Pacquiao is about to find out if there can be too much of a good thing. The 27-year-old Philippine powerhouse reaped riches and national adulation when he won the WBC super featherweight title from Erik Morales in January, energizing young boxers around the country seeking to emulate his es  Read Full Story >>>

Nedal Hussein tipping Pacquiao over Larios
By Paul Upham,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
Featherweight contender Nedal Hussein, who has fought both men, is tipping Manny Pacquiao to beat Oscar Larios when they meet on Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum in Manila, Philippines. "I can see Larios giving Pacquiao trouble for four or five rounds," explained Hussein. "But I just can't see La  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and Larios Get in on Tonight at 9 PM
By Teddy Molina,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
Saturday July 1, in the United States at the Arenata Coliseum in Manila, Philippines, Mexican Oscar Larios (56-4-1) will have upset in mind, when he takes on Filipino buzzsaw Manny Pacquiao (41-3-2) in a 12-round bout for the WBC international super featherweight title. The bouts will begin at 9   Read Full Story >>>

Round by Round Coverage; Manny Pacquiao vs. Oscar Larios
By Rick Reeno,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
Later tonight in the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao (41-3, 33KOs) takes on hard-punching, Mexican Oscar Larios (56-4, 36KOs). Expect to hear a very vocal crowd because it doesnt get any bigger than Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines. Larios, a former WBC super bantanweight champion who is coming off   Read Full Story >>>

ABAP chief: Larios to go down in 4
By Angelo Lapitan Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
Mexican boxer Oscar Larios will go down in four rounds or less when he and Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao tangle in the headliner of the "Mano-a-Mano" fight Sunday at the Araneta Coliseum, the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (ABAP) president said Saturday. "[Pacquiao] will win   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006

MANILA--Just moments ago, both Manny Pacquiao and Oscar Larios easily made weight during official weigh-in held at the Discovery Suites here supervised by Italy's Mauro Betti, head of the WBC International. Larios stepped o  
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Will Pacman Gobble Larios?
By Matthew Sanderson,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006

Punching machine Manny Pacquiao returns to his home of The Philippines this coming Saturday when he takes on the former WBC super bantamweight champion Oscar Larios, at the Araneta Coliseum, in Manila. Having taken on the finest of M  
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Are we aware of Tomas Rojas?
By Ron Galarpe,, Sat, 01 Jul 2006

Tomas Rojas delivered a left against Jose Nieves. A total of 14 Filipino boxers will see action on July 2 at the historic Araneta Coliseum that probably would be the biggest boxing spectacle in the country since the ?Thrilla   
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Replacements can?t wait for Sunday
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 01 Jul 2006
MANILA - Tomorrow is fight day. But for WBO Asia-Pacific Super-featherweight champion Czar Amonsot and RP Bantamweight king Michael Domingo, time is passing excruciatingly slow. ?I can?t wait for Sunday,? said the 21-year-old Tagbilaran City native Amonsot at the Scoop-Kamayan forum yesterday. ?  Read Full Story >>>

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