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Pacquiao won’t take Thai lightly
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 09 Nov 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao says he won’t underestimate Thailand’s “Destroyer of Filipinos” Fahsang 3K Battery, his opponent in what is likely to be an International Boxing Federation eliminator in a fight card titled “Yanig sa Taguig” at an open air arena in front of Home De Read Full Story >>>
Rudy Salud, a man for others, indeed
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 09 Nov 2004
All through the past 40 years or more, we have looked up to few men if at all, in the same manner that we look up to the eminent lawyer and remarkable friend to just about everybody, Rudy Salud.
In many respects, he has been a mentor of incredible dimensions and a sportsman whose wisdom is uncan Read Full Story >>>
IBF has yet to sanction Pacquiao-Fahsan
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, 09 Nov 2004
The much-awaited duel between world featherweight king Manny Pacquiao and Fahsan 3K Battery on December 11 in Taguig City has yet to be given the green light as an eliminator by the New Jersey-based International Boxing Federation.
IBF Championship Chairman Lindsey Tucker, in an interview with t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to earn P1.4 M per round vs 3K Battery
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 08 Nov 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO stands to receive P1.41 million per round in his Dec. 11 encounter with Thai Fahsan 3K Battery if the bout goes the full route. And that’s what he will get even if he loses.
Pacquiao is guaranteed $300,000 (R16.8 million) in this scheduled 12-rounder being put up by Smart Communic Read Full Story >>>
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 08 Nov 2004
Fahsang 3K Battery, who battles Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a fight card titled “Yanig sa Taguig” at an open air arena in The Fort on Dec. 11, impressed fight fans during a workout at the Wild Card Gym in BF Homes yesterday.
The soft-spoken International Boxing Federati Read Full Story >>>
Pac-Man opponent defended
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, 08 Nov 2004
Founding World Boxing Council secretary-general Rodrigo Salud yesterday expressed his unequivocal support to the December 11 mega-promotion featuring Manny Pacquiao against Thai Fahsan 3K Battery, indicating that the country needs to support a "super athlete" like Pacquiao.
"If Pacquiao doesn't Read Full Story >>>
Fahsan vows fight to the finish
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 07 Nov 2004
Former Muay Thai kick fighter Fahsan 3-K Battery promised yesterday to do or die in his scheduled 12-round bout against consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in an open-air arena at the Fort in the Global City, Taguig, on Dec. 11.
Fahsan and his manager Ekarat (Jimmy) Chai Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and Chandler Have a lot in Common
By "Bad" Brad Berkwitt, RingsideReport.com, 06 Nov 2004
In the early to mid 1980's, there was an exciting bantamweight champion on the scene named "Joltin'" Jeff Chandler. Chandler, a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, reigned as the WBA Bantamweight Champion from 1980-1984. During that time, when fights were still on ABC, NBC and CBS, he made many fa Read Full Story >>>
THE RETURN OF THE KING
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 06 Nov 2004
“Hindi na ako makapag-hintay sa susunod na laban ko lalo na ngayon na dito sa atin gagawin ang laban. Matagal na din na wala tayo sa aksyon,” said the 27-year-old Pacquiao during yesterday’s press conference at Pier One restaurant in Taguig.
Pacquiao was accompanied by American promoter Murad Mu Read Full Story >>>
The Long Wait is Over For Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 06 Nov 2004
After years of waiting to see their hero in action, Filipino boxing fans will get a chance to watch Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao battle the 'Destroyer of Filipinos' Fahsang 3K Battery in a twelve round IBF eliminator titled "YANIG sa TAGUIG" in an open air arena at The Fort on Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao can’t wait to dismantle foe
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 06 Nov 2004
Manny Pacquiao can’t seem to wait for the opening bell of his upcoming fight with Thailand’s Fahsan 3-K Battery. During yesterday’s press launch of the fight dubbed as "Yanig sa Taguig," the Filipino boxing sensation signified his strong intention to finish off his opponent early in their scheduled Read Full Story >>>
Salud steps in to save Manny-Murad tandem
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 06 Nov 2004
FOR the first time in three weeks, Murad Muhammad and Manny Pacquiao were inside the same room, not only meeting face to face, but also seated side by side, with the American promoter pitching the Filipino boxing champion’s next fight against a Thai pretender.
And when Murad’s ended one of his Read Full Story >>>
Not so fast, Thai tells Pacquiao on KO plot
By Musong Castillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 06 Nov 2004
MANNY Pacquiao yesterday vowed to stop Fahsan 3K Battery cold and cut the Thai's nasty habit of collecting Filipino scalps.
Not so fast, countered the world-rated Thai who bragged that, in the first place, he has never been knocked out.
"We came here to win and show the Philippines that your M Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao not taking chances
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 06 Nov 2004
DESPITE HIS big edge in experience, Manny Pacquiao does not see Thai Fahsan 3K Battery as someone who is going to faint as soon as the Filipino knockout king takes off his robe on the night of Dec. 11 at The Fort in Taguig.
"Hindi siya dapat balewalain. Sa katunayan nga ay hindi ako magbibigay n Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s too good: That's why its easy to belittle Thai foe
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 06 Nov 2004
The glass isn’t half-empty. It’s half-full.
That, in effect, is how boxing aficionado and lawyer Rudy Salud responded to critics who continue to scoff at Manny Pacquiao’s next fight Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO TALKS TOUGH ON FAHSAN; BOTH IN GREAT SHAPE
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 05 Nov 2004
World featherweight king Manny Pacquiao, seething on his inactivity despite being crowned by the prestigious Ring Magazine as the world's finest 126-pounder, yesterday spewed venom and warned Thai foe Fahsan (3K Battery) Por Thawatchai that he will unleash all his fury when they clash in the mainer Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao footage to air in US
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 05 Nov 2004
Footage of the Manny Pacquiao-Fahsan 3-K Battery bout will be shown on the giant US cable network HBO (Home Box Office) the same weekend as the fight set in an open-air field at the Fort in Global City, Taguig, on Dec. 11.
Solar Sports executive vice president Peter Chanliong told The Star yeste Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s rival faces a massacre
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 05 Nov 2004
JOEBAR DAMOSMOG, who once knocked down Fahsan 3K Battery in a title fight, came short of saying that the Thai will have to carry a handgun or a butcher’s knife if he wishes to prevent Manny Pacquiao from inflicting bodily harm when they lock horns next month.
"Matagal na sa laban na yan ang seve Read Full Story >>>
Thai foe poses big threat to Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 05 Nov 2004
One thing for sure, Thailand’s Fahsang 3K Battery isn’t scared to face Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
In fact, Fahsang and his trainer were scheduled to arrive from Bangkok on a Philippine Airlines flight at 7:15 p.m. yesterday so the Thai fighter, who has earned the monike Read Full Story >>>
Former foe sees Thai proving no match vs Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, 05 Nov 2004
For ample time—six rounds to be exact—Joebar Damosmog could see how Fahsan 3K Battery could be beaten.
He was up against the Thai, and in fact, had knocked down Fashan in the second round of their 12-round International Boxing Federation Pan Pacific superbantamweight match in Nakhon Si Thammarat Read Full Story >>>