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Breaking News: Pacquiao-Valbuena Purse Bid On Jan. 16th!
By G. Leon,, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
January 6, 2004; Just minutes ago, received confirmation that the IBF has ordered its super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his mandatory challenger Jose Luis Valbuena to a purse-bid on January 16th. The purse-bid will take place at noon at the IBF's new offices on 516 Main S  Read Full Story >>>

Interview With Murad Muhammad
By G. Leon,, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
Yesterday evening, spoke with Manny Pacquiao?s promoter Murad Muhammad to garner his response to Freddie Roach calling him a thief who is, and has been, taking a big chunk of Manny Pacquiao?s money. Obviously, Muhammad?s integrity as a human being and boxing promoter have been brought  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing 2003: RP?s best; ALA?s worst
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
WHILE the nation basked in the glory of Manny Pacquiao?s conquest, Cebu?s boxing godfather couldn?t hide his resentment over the ?worst year? for Cebu?s most decorated boxing stable. Pacquiao redefined Philippine boxing with a sensational ninth-round demolition of the ?People?s Champion? Marco A  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao cashes in, signs P1-M TV ads
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
PRETTY SOON, you?ll see Pac Man munching on a Big Mac. Cashing in on his immense popularity while awaiting official word on his next fight, Manny Pacquiao has finished shooting a television commercial for McDonald?s and is in the process of shooting an ad for Ginebra San Miguel. Pacquiao arriv  Read Full Story >>>

By Keith Terceira,, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and JAB attorney Walter Kane today confirmed that Pacquiao promoter Murad Muhammad will meet with Kane on Thursday. The recent dispute with Freddie Roach and Muhammad over trainers fees and accusations of wrong doing leveled at Muhammad seem to be close to at least a temporary  Read Full Story >>>

Let Pacquiao do what he does best
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
Marty Elorde?s suggestion that Congress get involved in the current controversy over the purse of Manny Pacquiao in his Nov. 15 fight against the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera shows just how naive the young Elorde is, because the surest prescription for disaster is to get congressmen involved in w  Read Full Story >>>

US boxing guru stays with Team Pacquiao
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
Bad news for Manny Pacquiao?s next opponent, Team Pacquiao is solid as rock. Freddie Roach, the world class boxing guru who transformed Pacquiao into a peerless, top-class fighter, has reconsidered his decision to sever ties with the Filipino champ and would resume his key role as trainer of the  Read Full Story >>>

Roach to remain as Pacquiao?s trainer
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
FREDDIE ROACH is said to be on his way back to Team Pacquiao. This was revealed yesterday by Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario, who told the Bulletin that his US-based son, Roberto Nazario, recently spoke with the revered cornerman on the phone. ?I am not sure who called who, but Boy  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao plans to junk promoter Murad Muhammad and registered manager Marty Elorde when his current contract ends early next year. But he made it clear in an exclusive interview with Viva Sports on Sunday that he would retain Rod Nazario as his business manager because ?he has been good to me.  Read Full Story >>>

Manny, CJ to get cash incentives
The Philippine Star, Tue, 06 Jan 2004
In one of the highlights of the Philippine Sportswriters Association Annual Awards Night, professional boxer Manny Pacquiao and bowler CJ Suarez will receive cash incentives from an American insurance company, which loves and supports sports. According to PSA President Roberto Cuevas of the Mani  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
It was around 4 p.m. on a rather lazy Sunday afternoon that we visited Manny Pacquiao and wife Jinky at the Josefa Apartments in Manila, not far from Roxas Boulevard which runs the length of Manila Bay, famous for its glorious sunset. Pacquiao was dressed in a pair of shorts and a Tshirt, relaxi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao is year's top fighter
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
The year begins in boxing with more questions than answers, particularly when it comes to the sport's biggest stars. Is Oscar De La Hoya-Shane Mosley III in the cards, or merely in Mosley's dreams? Will Lennox Lewis come out of hiding and fight again? Is the "Mad Muncher" himself, Mike Tys  Read Full Story >>>

Law needed to protect boxers? interests, says Pacquiao?s manager
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
WITH a newly formed boxers? union recently declaring its readiness to investigate and do something to help Manny Pacquiao get a fair share in his purse dealings, the Philippine Senate and the House of Representatives may not be far behind in conducting their own probe. This is the belief of Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Lawyer sues Pacquiao?s US promoter
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
The lawyer who introduced uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and his business manager Rod Nazario to US promoter Murad Muhammad three years ago is furious after being eased out of the fighter?s inner circle. Worse, San Francisco-based lawyer Sydney Jay Hall no longer ea  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
With the controversy over his purse for the battle with legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera cleared up by Pacquiao himself who said he knew what the amount was and was satisfied and had no problems in accepting what he got, Team Pacquiao is now looking at the near future. Pacquiao hims  Read Full Story >>>

Manny rejects Roach offer
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao has outright rejected the draft of what appeared to be a one-sided and onerous contract sent to him by fax by the lawyers of ace trainer Freddie Roach for an exclusive promotional agreement with Ten Count Productions Inc., a Nevada corporation based in Beverly Hills, California. T  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: Pacquiao can be defeated
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
Juan Manuel Marquez, the reigning International Boxing Federation/World Boxing Association featherweight champion wants Manny Pacquiao to fight him. This is before Pacquiao takes on legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera in a rematch that the Mexican says he wants after a tune-up fight in   Read Full Story >>>

'Robbed' Roach pointing finger at wrong man
By Franklin McNeil, The Star- Ledger, Mon, 05 Jan 2004
The question is, who (if anyone) is stealing Roach's money? Attempts by The Star-Ledger to reach the trainer were unsuccessful. Roach, however, has continued to point a finger at Muhammad. During an exclusive interview with The Star-Ledger, Muhammad said he signed a $700,000 license fee with HBO  Read Full Story >>>

Nazario says Pacquiao situation under control
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 04 Jan 2004
Despite a swirl of controversy threatening to upset International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s fistic career, his business manager Rod Nazario told The Star yesterday there is no confusion in the fighter?s camp. "Magulo raw ang kampo namin," said Nazario. "  Read Full Story >>>

No truth to rumors; Roach is still Pacquiao's trainer
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sun, 04 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao may have been trained to absorb the most lethal punches inside the ring. But nothing could have prepared him or Team Pacquiao from the flurry of reports that have rocked the champion?s boat during the holidays. For Rod Nazario, however, the reports that have come out -- regarding   Read Full Story >>>

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