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Pacquiao ranked No. 3 by WBC
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 12 Feb 2005
THE Mexico-based World Boxing Council (WBC) has rated Manny Pacquiao as its No. 3 contender in the super-featherweight division following the release of its latest rankings. Eight other Filipinos were listed in the January 2005 rankings released yesterday. The decision to rank Pacquiao in the   Read Full Story >>>

Beristain Speak on the Future of the Marquez Brothers
By Ricardo Lois, Hard Core Boxing, Sat, 12 Feb 2005
A conversation with trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain revealed that reports of a bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Scott Harrison being close to finalized are erroneous. Beristain took the opportunity to air his anger at Top Rank, which promotes the featherweight standout. Earlier this year,   Read Full Story >>>

Batawang rises in world rankings
Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 11 Feb 2005
Boxing gods have been pouring their blessings on veteran slugger Bert Batawang. After winning the WBA Pan-African light-flyweight title last November, the SGG Boxing Stable fighter moved up to No.8 in the WBA 108-pound list, getting him closer to his dreamed world-title crack since turning pro i  Read Full Story >>>

Robin nixes ABS-CBN promo to watch Pacquiao match in US
The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 11 Feb 2005
We wonder how ABS-CBN bigwigs would feel about this. Action star Robin Padilla may not return home from Australia (where his wife Liezel Sicangco and four kids are now based) to promote his upcoming sports reality show, "Kamao" on ABS-CBN. But he is set to fly to Las Vegas to watch the much-ball  Read Full Story >>>

IN PACQUIAO-MORALES UNDERCARD: Gorres to face Russian champ
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 10 Feb 2005
Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) top super flyweight contender Z ?The Dream? Gorres yearns to steal part of the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas lights when the ALA Stable prodigy battles Russian bantamweight champion Dimitri ?The Baby? Kirilov on March 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Thu, 10 Feb 2005
Welcome to Round Six of the Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag. Make sure to also send question for the Video Mailbag and have your Question read on Video to Manny Pacquiao. JOSH KODAI: Who do you think has the great advantage is it MP or EM? both of them are good fighters but comes march 19  Read Full Story >>>

I'm a Filipino--Pacquiao
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 10 Feb 2005
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao denied all allegations hurled against him following his decision to sign up with an American manager, saying he is a Filipino and will remain a Filipino. "Pinoy na Pinoy ako (I'm a pure Filipino)," Pacquiao said in an interview with ABS-CBN aired Tuesday nigh  Read Full Story >>>

Manny?s edge: speed, power
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 10 Feb 2005
American trainer Freddie Roach said that ?speed and power will win it for Manny (Pacquiao) and Erik Morales has no shot? when they clash in a blockbuster pay-per-view fight card at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 19. Roach made the statement in a TV interview with former Viva Sports TV host   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao - Living the American Dream
By Jason Tremble,, Wed, 09 Feb 2005
Manny Pacquiao is living the American dream. He has fame, fortune, and a left hook that can take him to another world title. There's just one thing that makes him a bit different - he's not American. I haven't seen the boxing public so excited about a fighter since the Ukraine brothers - Wladimir an  Read Full Story >>>

Harrison offered Marquez unification in May, Wed, 09 Feb 2005
According to industry sources, WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison has been offered a dream fight with division No.1 and WBA/IBF kingpin Juan Manuel Marquez for May 7. Two-time WBO champ Harrison has been desperate to break into the big time but his chance has come just two weeks after his  Read Full Story >>>

Mexican Champ Vasquez Picks Pacquiao Over Morales
By Winchell Campos,, Wed, 09 Feb 2005
LOS ANGELES-His heart and soul is pure Mexican but IBF super-bantamweight champion Israel "Magnifico" Vasquez thinks Filipino Manny Pacquiao has what it takes to win over his countryman Erik Morales in their upcoming fight on March 19. Pacquiao sparred for eight more rounds Tuesday and completel  Read Full Story >>>

February's Who's Hot and Who's Not
By Dr. Peter Edwards,, Wed, 09 Feb 2005
Who?s Hot Manny Pacquiao ? Finally dumping his old management and picking up the services of very well known American boxing adviser/manager Shelly Finkel. Obviously tired of his career moving at a slow pace, the ?Pacman? made the necessary moves that may bring his already successful career to th  Read Full Story >>>

Switch good for Manny Pacquiao
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 08 Feb 2005
Describing Shelly Finkel as shrewd is certainly accurate, agrees Nigel Collins. But the editor in chief of Ring, considered the bible of boxing, also believes Finkel will bring Manny Pacquiao success that will surpass what the Filipino slugger has achieved so far on US soil. ?There?s no doub  Read Full Story >>>

Round Five: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Tue, 08 Feb 2005
Welcome to Round Five of the Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag. Make sure to also send question for the Video Mailbag and have your Question read on Video to Manny Pacquiao. Benny A. Antonio: Dear Kimo, Where would you rank Manny Pacquiao if you were to make an all time top ten lists of t  Read Full Story >>>

It?s a KO by Pacquiao
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, Tue, 08 Feb 2005
The fans have spoken. A US-based boxing site's online poll showed Ring Magazine champion Manny Pacquiao winning by a knockout (KO) over Mexican Erik Morales, at least in the minds of boxing fanatics who logged in their votes as of yesterday. Pacquiao, who faces the former World Boxing Council   Read Full Story >>>

By Matthew Sanderson,, Mon, 07 Feb 2005
When Filipino bruiser Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2) faces Erik Morales (47-2-0) for their March 19 super fight, a great deal will be at stake. Not only is he fighting his impressive eighth world champion (4-2-1), Manny is looking to go 2-0 against ferocious, Hall of Fame Mexicans (namely Barrera and Moral  Read Full Story >>>

The Wild Card Becomes 'Lil Manila'
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 07 Feb 2005

On a sunny and warm Saturday afternoon in Hollywood, they slowly and surely trickle in. In all shapes, sizes, and ages, Filipinos have gathered at the Wild Card Boxing Club to see their national icon, Manny Pacquiao, as he pr  
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 07 Feb 2005
Reigning Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao yesterday announced he has "made the best decision in his career" and has never been happier in his professional life, indicating that his decision to hook up with New York-based manager Shelly Finkel has brought him peace of mind in the lead   Read Full Story >>>

Redemption or validation?
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 07 Feb 2005
FRUSTRATION coupled with desire to take a tighter grip of his own destiny could be two of the several reasons why Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao made a surprise decision to sign up Thursday with Shelly Finkel, after his managerial contract with Marty Elorde expired last January 31. Manny ma  Read Full Story >>>

Roach suspects Mexican champ chickened out
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 07 Feb 2005
Now the speculation begins. Freddie Roach said recently he suspects Juan Manuel Marquez priced himself out of a rematch against Manny Pacquiao to save himself from another beating and losing his International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight titles. Promoter Bob A  Read Full Story >>>

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