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Flashback: Heavy Hands
By Damien Picariello, KOCorner.com, 05 Dec 2003
What’s left to say about Manny Pacquiao’s demolition of Marco Antonio Barrera last weekend?
Marco looked dead in the water from the moment he stepped into the ring. Was he looking past Pacquiao to a showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez? Was he distracted by the possibility of a rubber ma Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Made To Order for Mac Arthur
By Jack Welsh, Boxing Insider, 04 Dec 2003
Too bad General Douglas MacArthur and Manny Pacquiao were almost three generations apart. What a mutual admiration duo that would have been since America’s military immortal embraced boxing in the Philippines almost from the moment he became the Army’s Chief of Staff in 1930.
MacArthur’s obsessi Read Full Story >>>
Nazario’s son reveals Muhammad earned $150k
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 04 Dec 2003
Roberto “Boying” Nazario, the San Francisco-based son of Manny Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario, admitted yesterday that Oscar de la Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions, paid US promoter Murad Muhammad a gross purse of $700,000 for Pacquiao’s nontitle fight with legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Read Full Story >>>
MaxBoxing.com's Month-in-Review - November
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 03 Dec 2003
Boxing got back into the full swing of things in November and we saw a trio of 'pound-for-pound' performers in action. One made a statement (Floyd Mayweather), another got the fight of his life (Roy Jones) and one got knocked off his lofty perch (Marco Antonio Barrera). It was a November to remember Read Full Story >>>
$2-M for Pacquiao?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 03 Dec 2003
NEW YORK CITY — Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) import recruiter Sam Unera said the other day he could convince former heavyweight boxing champion and close friend Larry Holmes to put up a $2 Million purse for Manny Pacquiao to face either Paulie Ayala or Erik Morales in a blockbuster feathe Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs Scott Harrison: May Happen
DogHouseBoxing.com, 02 Dec 2003
Two of the Hottest Boxers under the sun could face each other. Manny Pacquiao vs Scott Harrison according to the Agence France Presse report released Tuesday
Harrison, no slouch has defied critics by an amazing comeback to defeat and avenge his lone loss to Mexican Manuel Medina. Harrison, one o Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao may face new WBO titleholder: report
By , Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 Dec 2003
A FIGHT between two of the best featherweights might be in the offing, according to an Agence France-Presse report.
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao may face newly crowned WBO featherweight champion Scott Harrison.
Pacquiao threw the featherweight division wide open when he unexpect Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao hires US lawyer to handle contracts
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Dec 2003
THE American lawyer hired by Manny Pacquiao has been tasked to protect the Filipino champion in his future dealings.
Nick Khan said in an overseas interview that he was empowered by Pacquiao to see to it that the Filipino champion gets a fair shake of all forthcoming transactions related to the Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao US tax cheat after all
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 Dec 2003
MANNY Pacquiao, the current toast of Philippine sports, is a tax evader in the US, according to an Inquirer source.
The reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantam champion, who recently pulled off a titanic win over Mexican featherweight great Marco Antonio Barrera, owes the Inte Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to promote local boxers
Sun.Star General Santos, 01 Dec 2003
TAKING a cue from fellow world boxing champion Oscar "The Golden Boy" de la Hoya, the new world people's featherweight king Manny Pacquiao will also join the boxing promotions arena soon.
Pacquiao told reporters he is planning to invest on aspiring local boxers here by putting up his own boxing Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's upset calls for new list
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 01 Dec 2003
Manny Pacquiao's defeat of Marco Antonio Barrera on Nov. 15 sent shock waves through the boxing world -- a world that now needs a new pound-for-pound list.
Here it is.
1. Roy Jones Jr.: No, the former light heavyweight king didn't look very good in regaining his 175-pound titles against Anto Read Full Story >>>
By "Bad" Brad Berkwitt, DogHouseBoxing.com, 30 Nov 2003
In a fight where the "Pac Man" was the underdog, he not only destroyed a fighter ranked in everyone's pound for pound list, but won every round. Well, close to every round, but the first, only because of a bad call on a slip that was called a knockdown against Pacquiao.
In only two weeks since th Read Full Story >>>
Manny to go into boxing promotion
By Allen V. Estabillo, MindaNews, 29 Nov 2003
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- - Manny Pacquiao the IBF Super bantamweight champion and “people’s featherweight champion” is planning to put up a boxing promotions outfit to provide opportunities for more boxing talents to fulfill their dreams in professional boxing.
The 24-year old Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Who's Hot?, Who's Not?
BoxingScene.com, 29 Nov 2003
Manny Pacquiao - He came, he saw and he is now the most talked about boxer in the last few weeks. He isnt taking it easy after Barrera, he wants his next fight to be a mega bout with another tough fighter.
Marco Antonio Barrera - He went out like a champion in the Pacquiao fight, Read Full Story >>>
Manny plunges into campaign trail
Sun.Star General Santos, 29 Nov 2003
HE SWEARS he's not a politician and certainly not interested in the May elections, but the world's new "people's featherweight" boxing champion Manny Pacquiao declared he is plunging into the campaign trail.
"I will start a campaign to unify the Filipino people," the 24-year-old Pacquiao said at Read Full Story >>>
Have discipline, Pacquiao urges aspiring boxers
By Manuel Quirino, Sun.Star General Santos, 29 Nov 2003
"PEOPLE'S FEATHERWEIGHT" champion Manny Pacquiao urged those aspiring to become boxing champions to discipline themselves and shy away from vices that could destroy the body, such as drugs, cigarette and alcohol.
The 24-year-old Pacquiao was paraded along the main streets in a hero's welcome her Read Full Story >>>
Elorde wants Pacquiao defense in Manila
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 29 Nov 2003
DAREDEVIL LOCAL promoter Bebot Elorde is bidding to stage Manny Pacquiao’s first fight next year.
“I have already laid out my plans to promote Pacquiao’s fight to his business manager Rod Nazario,” Elorde told the Bulletin yesterday. “I am just waiting for his (Nazario) go-signal. I am determined Read Full Story >>>
Japanese duo got 20% of Pacquiao prize
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 28 Nov 2003
EVERYTHING’S WELL as far as Manny Pacquiao’s registered manager, Marty Elorde, is concerned.
“There’s no problem with the computation (of the purse),” Elorde told The Bulletin yesterday afternoon, when asked if he was satisfied with what he got as share from Pacquiao’s purse of $350,000.
Elord Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao wants direct negotiation with HBO
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 28 Nov 2003
NOW that he’s on top of the world, Manny Pacquiao wants to negotiate directly with HBO Boxing to make sure he doesn’t end up with the short end of the stick in future fights.
The expose of the Boston Herald a few days ago that HBO shelled out $700,000 for Manny Pacquiao in his fight with Mexican Read Full Story >>>
They all want a piece of Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 27 Nov 2003
Everybody now wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao following his annihilation of the legendary featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera last Nov. 26.
Aside from fighters looking to make a name for themselves while earning good money, TV networks and a variety of agents and other promoters are burning Read Full Story >>>