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List of Articles by Sid Bañez
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Displaying articles 1 to 10.Spraying Gunfire: Pacquiao Didn’t Just Pull the Trigger
25 Nov 2013
Manny Pacquiao not only pulled the trigger but sprayed gunfire in awesome frequency on the tough but largely bewildered Brandon Rios.
Rios, with his reputation for profanity-laced language and for being a come-forward, in-
Can Manny Still Pull The Trigger?
24 Nov 2013
Freddie Roach sort of revived this colorful boxing expression in the lead up to the Pacquiao-dela Hoya fight in 2008. Soundly beaten, dela Hoya acknowledged to Freddie himself at the end of the abbreviated fight that the la
Once Again I Hope Pacquiao Fights Marquez As Pryor Fought Arguello
07 Dec 2012
In 2008 I wrote an article here prior to Pacquiao-Marquez II. I envisioned then that if Manny Paquiao would fight Juan Manuel Marquez as Aaron Pryor fought the legendary Alexis Arguello, Pacquiao would win by knockout.
PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ: WHO HAS THE SECOND STRIKE CAPABILITY?
12 Nov 2011
No boxing fan doubts that, as in their first two fights, Pacquiao-Marquez III will be a bitter and bloody war.
Count on these two tough and proud warriors to unleash awesome firepower the fans waited three years to see ag
Nietes: Will better deals produce better performance?
23 Aug 2010
This is not to denigrate the accomplishments of WBO minimumweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes but to highlight his potentials.
Notching three victories in enemy territory - even if the last two were virtual cliffha
EARLY STOPPAGE IMPERATIVE FOR MANNY
14 Nov 2009
Flashback (Pacquaio-Morales II): In a post-fight interview, winner Erik Morales gloated that he was simply too big and too powerful for Manny Pacquiao. The intensely proud Morales was belittling the fact that from the fifth round onwards, he was fighting essentially a one-eyed warrior,blood oozing f
TRIUMPH OF THE CLEAN AND THE MEEK
05 May 2009
Clearly, Ricky Hatton intended to clinch, hold and roughhouse all night long had he not been flattened early.
If indeed there was a new and improved Hatton he and his trainer Floyd Mayweather, Sr. crowed about, ther
A CIRCUS WITHOUT CLOWNS
05 Dec 2008
Sportswriters and fans have denounced the Dream Match as a circus. Others have called it a farce. Even Jose Sulaiman, the President of WBC, the alphabet-soup organization with a history of screwing boxers –even their its
A Salute To The Wise Men Who Predicted A Split Decision
18 Mar 2008
Let me salute the brave souls who predicted that the Pacquiao-Marquez II would end in a split decision – either for the Mexican or the Filipino.
It was, I thought, a ridiculous prediction for the following reasons:
1.The fighters knew fully well a split decision would not settle the Unfinishe
Pacquiao Will Stop Marquez as Pryor Stopped Arguello
14 Mar 2008
It has been said that there are no parallels in history, just similarities. Same is true in boxing. But with only two main personas involved the similarities between two world title fights – one already history, one still to