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Selling a prospective mismatch
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 03 Nov 2004
LIKE it or not, Manny Pacquiao's forthcoming fight against a car battery seller from Thailand, whom we've never heard of before, should be made to appear like a good shot. This thing about Fahsang 3K Battery suddenly looming as the best possible opponent for Pacquiao should be impressed upon the   Read Full Story >>>

Thai could spring surprise vs Manny
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Wed, 03 Nov 2004
Murad Muhammad yesterday said Manny Pacquiao will be in for a tough fight against Thai veteran Fahsan 3-K Battery, dismissing notions that the Filipino boxing champion has been set up against a virtual unknown with no decent fight to boast of. "Experts have previously said Danny Williams was no   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Hopkins in HBO calendar
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 03 Nov 2004
UNIVERSAL featherweight king Manny Pacquiao's much-awaited rematch with Mexico's dual champion Juan Manuel Marquez is among the main offerings being lined up by cable network giant HBO for the first quarter of 2005, along with fights featuring middleweight titlist Bernard Hopkins, the comebacking Fe  Read Full Story >>>

Charity in Boxing
By Epifanio M. Almeda,, Tue, 02 Nov 2004
As my wife and I entered the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Gym, we were handed a copy of the program of the fight card. As I read the heading, the words spoken years back by a church minister vividly rang in my ears, "There is no charity in boxing as a fighter's intent is to inflict the utmost damage to th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fight to be finalized tomorrow
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 02 Nov 2004
MURAD MUHAMMAD said ?everything is in order? for Manny Pacquiao?s non-title fight with Thai southpaw Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 at The Fort in Taguig. The New Jersey-based promoter said yesterday that all the details in relation to the promotion would be finalized tomorrow when he and Pacquiao?s b  Read Full Story >>>

It?s a good deal
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 02 Nov 2004
When we sat in on a closed door conversation between Manny Pacquiao and his business manager Rod Nazario at the Wild Card Gym in BF Homes before Pacquiao returned to General Santos after being ousted from the Philippine National Open 9-Ball Championships by Gandy Valle, we had a chance to talk to Pa  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao prepares for Battery bout
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 01 Nov 2004
Reigning pound-for-pound featherweight king Manny Pacquiao is set to officially kick off his rigid preparation on November 3 for his upcoming showdown with Thai banger Fahsan 3K Battery. In preparation for the December 11 non-title event, Pacquiao has tapped two of Mindanao's top fighters--junio  Read Full Story >>>

Pressure?s on Murad as Pacquiao inactive for longest time
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sun, 31 Oct 2004
What pressure? Murad Muhammad downplayed Sunday skepticism over Manny Pacquiao?s December 11 fight with Fahsan 3K Battery of Thailand. Asked whether he felt any pressure that Pacquiao?s scheduled bout would not continue after a series of failed negotiations with top-ranked fighters, Muhammad  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao - the Next Superstar? -- Part I
Pac Man Stakes His Claim With Devastating Power

By David P. Greisman,, Fri, 29 Oct 2004
You can call featherweight Manny Pacquiao a lot of things, from short (he stands just 5?6?) to skinny (he tops the scales at weigh-in at 125 lbs), but whatever you do, just don?t call him yellow. If there?s just one thing that Pacquiao has proven since hitting the limelight in June 2001 and gathe  Read Full Story >>>

Another Aussie Targeting Pacquiao
By Grantlee Kieza, Fox Sports, Thu, 28 Oct 2004
TOMMY BROWNE has been one of the busiest fighters in Australia in recent times battling his way through 130 amateur and professional fights since taking up the sport 11 years ago. The 21-year-old holds the WBC Youth world featherweight title, a world championship for boxers under the age of 24, a  Read Full Story >>>

?Men of status? behind coming Pacquiao fight, says Murad
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 28 Oct 2004
MURAD MUHAMMAD, the American promoter of Manny Pacquiao, declared yesterday that only the official contract is lacking for him to make a formal announcement concerning Pacquiao?s nontitle fight against Fahsan 3K Battery of Thailand on Dec. 11 in Manila. "We have talked with men of status of this  Read Full Story >>>

Roach coming for Manny?s fight
By Joaquin Henson, The Freeman, Thu, 28 Oct 2004
Trainer Freddie Roach is flying in from Los Angeles to supervise Manny Pacquiao?s homestretch workouts two weeks before the consensus world featherweight boxing champion takes on Fahsan 3-K Battery of Thailand here on Dec. 11. New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad said yesterday the fight details will  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Bum
By Harry Summers,, Wed, 27 Oct 2004
The Filipino people should know and deserve to know the truth. Manny Pacquiao?s management have taken the easy way out, the opponent they have picked, Fahsan (3K-Battery) Por Thawatchai has a pumped up record and is what they call a dead man walking in other words he is an opponent now and that?s al  Read Full Story >>>

Is Pacquiao-Marquez II a Done Deal?
By Alan Berg,, Wed, 27 Oct 2004

According to Manny Pacquiao's promoter Murad Muhammad, the much-anticipated rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez is a done deal. Also, according to Muhammad, the fight should be in Las Vegas on HBO in February. All fight fans ha  
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Pacquiao Back To Boxing
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 27 Oct 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao is back to boxing after a short-lived stint as a contender in the Philippine Open 9-Ball Championships of Solar Sports in which he was knocked out in the round of 64 by Asian Games gold medallist Gandy Valle 9-4 at the Casino Filipino amphitheater   Read Full Story >>>

The mystery of Pacman: Will he or won?t he?
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 27 Oct 2004
CHICAGO ? Keeping up with Manny Pacquiao?s ring schedule is like tracking the love chart of a playboy who dates a handful of hot chicks without us or the girls really knowing whom among them is going to eventually stride down the altar of commitment. PacMan last saw action in May, when he fought  Read Full Story >>>

Superman scares Pacquiao?
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 27 Oct 2004
The Halloween is yet to come, but the handlers of Gairy St. Clair have already portrayed an image of Pacman being frightened of a ghostly apparition of the ?Black Superman.? After reports broke out that people?s featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao is ducking from a fight against St. Clair, the   Read Full Story >>>

An ode to former featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera. How the mighty have fallen!
By Greg Goodrich,, Wed, 27 Oct 2004

Marco Antonio Barrera Tapia was born January 17, 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico. At the ripe young age of 15, the Mexican embarked upon a legendary career rivaled only by former fistic greats Salv  
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Thai foe next for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 26 Oct 2004
It doesn?t look like Guyana stylist Gairy St. Clair will be consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s next opponent after all. Instead, Thai veteran Fahsan 3-K Battery, a former World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight titlist, looms as Pacquiao?s foe in a non-title bout h  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao kayoed in 9-ball billiards
By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star, Tue, 26 Oct 2004
On the boxing arena, Manny Pacquiao is almost invincible. On the billiards table, he was easy prey. Gandy Valle overcame a slow start and turned back people?s featherweight champion Pacquiao, 9-4, yesterday at the start of the Motolite Philippine 9-ball Open at the Casino Filipino Ampitheater.   Read Full Story >>>

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