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Official Statement- Floyd Mayweather calls Manny Pacquiao on the phone

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Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao received a phone call less than 24 hours ago by Floyd Mayweather. Floyd wanted to let Manny know that he is serious about the fight and the two should fight for the fans.

This opportunity should not fall at the wayside. Floyd wanted Manny to speak to Manny directly to let Manny Pacquiao know the truth about what was going on.

Since then Bob Arum has reported Mayweather is still plan A.

How The Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Fight Can Happen May 5th 2012

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By Marcos Nunez,

The only way the fight can happen (in my humble opinion) is if Floyd
Mayweather offers Manny Pacquiao the fight with a guarantee-. In all
fairness, I think the guarantee should be around 35 million, which is
almost 100% more than any guarantee Manny Pacquiao has received in the
past. How could Manny Pacquiao turn down a 35 million guarantee
against Floyd on the 5th of May only to accept less of a guarantee to
fight one of Bob Arum’s four other choices.

Manny Pacquiao has already agreed to accept less of a percentage, so
Floyd could offer 45% of the total money received from the fight and
keep 55% for himself.  The fight is sure to generate well over 90
million in net revenue, so I think both fighters will be safe making
this deal.

Manny Pacquiao could then pay Bob Arum his percentage that is owed to
him as Manny Pacquiao’s promoter.

I am sure Money Mayweather will then elicit the services of Golden Boy
to co-promote the event with Mayweather Promotions, Top Rank, and Mp
Promotions.

I do not believe Bob Arum is prepared to present Mayweather the
guarantee he is looking for if the fight were to take place May 5th
and I do not believe that Mayweather will stand down from the date he
has already announced and has a commitment to.

Weights from Las Vegas

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Manny Pacquiao came in at 143 pounds and Juan Manual Marquez weighed 142 .

Live coverage of the weigh-in was shown on Toprank.TV and fans should remember that Manny Pacquiao appears on Piers Morgan tonight at 11PM est on CNN.

 

Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather Possible in November 2012

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by Leo Reyes

 

Boxing fans who may have given up hope for the world’s most-desired boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather could now look forward to a possible match between these two great fighters.All indications point to a possible Pacquiao vs. Mayweather showdown by November 2012 provided they both get past their “qualifying” opponents. Continue reading “Manny Pacquaio vs. Floyd Mayweather Possible in November 2012” »

Road to Marquez: LA, 19 Days Remain!

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By Keith Terceira

 

Juan Manuel Marquez is working hard, both in the gym, and in the media, to assure his fans that he will be prepared for this final bout with Manny Pacquiao and the chatter in the press ratchets up on a daily basis. Continue reading “Road to Marquez: LA, 19 Days Remain!” »

Arum: There’s only 1 Pacquiao

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said it would be unfair to compare any fighter, including rising star Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr., to boxing’s living legend Manny Pacquiao.

He believes no boxer will ever be the same as the Filipino boxing congressman.

“There’s no next Manny Pacquiao… There will never be another Manny Pacquiao,” said Arum.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/arum-theres-only-1-pacquiao.html

Manny breaks tradition, starts sparring in LA

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao broke an old practice when he sparred on a Monday (yesterday in Manila) at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles.

Pacquiao arrived in LA last Saturday and rested the following day in time for the resumption of his training for the big fight set Nov. 12.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/manny-breaks-tradition-starts-sparring.html

Pacquiao wastes no time in 1st training day at Wild Card gym

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GMA Sports News

Eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao plunged into action right in his first day of training at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood, California.

Boxing’s pound-for-pound king was thrust into an eight-round sparring Monday (Tuesday in Manila) by trainer Freddie Roach, banging away for four rounds each with Jorge Linares and regular Wild Card sparmate Ray Beltran.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-wastes-no-time-in-1st-training.html

Pacquiao: Marquez tough, but not toughest

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao says Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez is not his toughest opponent at the welterweight division.

“I still consider (Marquez) to be one of the toughest opponents in this weight division, but not the toughest,” Pacquiao said in an interview with RingTV.com.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-marquez-tough-but-not-toughest.html

Roach’s Plan: Pacquiao Won’t Try To KO Marquez Early

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BoxingScene.com

Chris LaBate
Trainer Freddie Roach has revamped Manny Pacquiao’s strategy for his upcoming defense of the WBO welterweight crown. On November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Pacquaio will face Juan Manuel Marquez for a third - and likely final time.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/roachs-plan-pacquiao-wont-try-to-ko.html

Pacquiao: “I can fight next week.”

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PhilBoxing.com

Eddie Alinea

After completing three weeks of high altitude training in Baguio City and a little more than a month before his trilogy with Juan Manuel Marquez, Filipino World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao pronounced himself ready to rumble.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-i-can-fight-next-week.html

Pacman goes easy on injured sparmate

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao held his punches back in sparring yesterday as Venezuelan lightweight Jorge Linares nursed a cut sustained in their previous session in Baguio City.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacman-goes-easy-on-injured-sparmate.html

Pacquiao spars for 6 more rounds, leaves for US Saturday night

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GMA Sports News

Reining pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao sparred for six more rounds at the MP Tower (formerly L&M gym) in Manila to finally end his Philippine training camp Saturday.

Team Pacquiao will be leaving for the US later in the night to resume his preparation for his November 12 meeting with Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-spars-for-6-more-rounds-leaves.html

Filipino fighters spotlighted in Pacquiao-Marquez III

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

Percy D. Della

SACRAMENTO, California —It’s their turn to shine and, optimistically, steal the show in the world’s gambling and entertainment mecca next month.

Three Filipino boxers—including one handpicked by Manny Pacquiao—will fight in the undercard of the pound-for-pound king’s third match with Mexican warrior Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas come Nov. 12.
Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/filipino-fighters-spotlighted-in.html

Pacquiao buys hotel for P1B

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Tempo

Jun Ramirez

Manila, Philippines – The Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) is monitoring confidential reports that boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee now owns a hotel in Manila.

Informed sources said the hotel is located near the US Embassy on Roxas Boulevard in Manila.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-buys-hotel-for-p1b.html

Pacquiao wraps up Baguio training on Friday

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao will wrap up his high altitude training in Baguio City on Friday, after which he will be leaving for the US to continue his preparations for the Juan Manuel Marquez fight.

Pacquiao’s boxing coach, Freddie Roach, said he was pleased with his ward’s training in the City of Pines.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-wraps-up-baguio-training-on.html

Pacquiao paid P29.10-B in taxes

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The Manila Bulletin

Jun Ramirez

MANILA, Philippines— Boxing great Manny Pacquiao paid the government more than P29.1 milion in capital gains and documentary stamp taxes for buying a house and lot at the posh Forbes Park Subdivision in Makati City.
Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-paid-p2910-b-in-taxes.html

Pacquiao wraps up Baguio training camp, to resume preparation at Wild Card gym

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GMA Sports News

Manny Pacquiao’s high altitude training in Baguio ends on Friday as the camp of the reigning World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion moves to the trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym in Los Angeles.

Team Pacquiao will leave for Los Angeles over the weekend. Pacquiao’s entire entourage will return to Manila after Friday’s training camp.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-wraps-up-baguio-training-camp.html

Pacquiao suffers leg cramps during training

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao suffered leg cramps while entering the final week of his training in Baguio City.

According to Sunstar.com, Pacquiao experienced leg cramps during his early morning workout last Monday.

Pacquiao blamed the leg cramps to 2 days of inactivity. He spent the weekend with his family to celebrate his daughter’s birthday.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-suffers-leg-cramps-during.html

Pacquiao-Marquez III boasts solid undercard

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

Roy Luarca

Rising star Timothy Bradley, a possible future opponent of Manny Pacquiao, tangles with veteran Joel Casamayor in the undercard of the Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy on November 12 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The unbeaten Bradley (27-0 with 11 KOs) will be dangling his World Boxing Council super lightweight crown against the 40-year-old Casamayor (38-5-1 with 22 KOs), who is bidding to become the first three-division champion from Cuba.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-marquez-iii-boasts-solid.html

Manny Pacquiao: Juan Manuel Marquez is Biggest Rival

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Opposing Views

Nick Tylwalk

Before we get to the third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, or even the 24/7 series leading up to the bout, we’ve got Max Kellerman sitting down with both men and their trainers. Time for Face Off.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/manny-pacquiao-juan-manuel-marquez-is.html

Pacquiao vs Marquez: HBO Face-Off With Max Kellerman (Video)

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

Here’s the full HBO Face-Off between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, with trainers Freddie Roach and Nacho Beristain, with Max Kellerman serving as host.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-vs-marquez-hbo-face-off-with.html

Pacquiao-Marquez to eclipse Mayweather-Ortiz at gates

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

The third fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is sure to surpass the gate receipts of the recent Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Victor Ortiz showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Renowned promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank told ESPN.com Friday that the gate for the trilogy slated Nov. 12 at the same venue would be approximately $11.7 million.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-marquez-to-eclipse-mayweather.html

Pacquiao-Marquez ticket sales: $11.7 M

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The Manila Bulletin

Nick Giongco

MANILA, Philippines — The Nov. 12 trilogy between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez has generated sales of around $11.7 million, Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum told ESPN.com.

The $11.7 million ranks ninth among the largest gate in Nevada history, according to Arum, whose Top Rank Inc. is staging the world welterweight title fight at the 16,000-capacity MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/pacquiao-marquez-ticket-sales-117-m.html

Peñalosa: Marquez won’t last 6 rounds against Manny

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Juan Manuel Marquez should consider himself lucky if he lasts 6 rounds against Manny Pacquiao, said two-time boxing world champion Gerry Peñalosa.

Peñalosa, who is now enjoying his retirement, cited 3 reasons for predicting a victory by early stoppage for Pacquiao.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/penalosa-marquez-wont-last-6-rounds.html

Pacquiao to train vs smaller fighters

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Manila Standard Today

Dennis Principe

FILIPINO boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao will most likely train with fighters smaller than him in preparing for Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

According to famed trainer Freddie Roach, they have chosen sparring partners who may be small, but possess ring generalship that can simulate Marquez.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-to-train-vs-smaller-fighters.html

Pac, May must settle No. 1 in ring, of course

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ESPN.com

When I updated ESPN.com’s September pound-for-pound rankings this week, Floyd Maweather Jr., who had dropped off the list after being idle for more than a year, returned to his No. 2 position behind No. 1 Manny Pacquiao after knocking out Victor Ortiz two weeks ago. If you believe that Mayweather should be No. 1, that is also perfectly reasonable. The only way to settle the discussion? Obviously, Pacquiao and Mayweather need to fight.

Read more: http://espn.go.com/boxing/blog/_/name/rafael_dan/id/7034672/manny-pacquiao-floyd-mayweather-settle-no-1-ranking-ring

PPV price for Pacquiao Marquez fight is set at $54.95

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Glendale Boxing Examiner

Igor Frank

“I am going to pre order Manny Pacquiao fight,” said Big Steve while pouncing on a heavy bag at the Y in Glendale:” My friend Tony ordered Mayweather show the day of the fight and ended up paying almost seventy bucks.”

HBO earlier announced that Pay Per View for November 12th Manny Pacquiao Juan Manuel Marquez third encounter is set at a retail price of $54.95, a bargain comparing Mayweather’s “ Star Power” which was priced at $59.95 for pre order and $64.95 the day of the fight.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/ppv-price-for-pacquiao-marquez-fight-is.html

‘KO win will put emphatic end to trilogy

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Freddie Roach wants Juan Manuel Marquez down and out in November.

“Victory is no longer enough. I want Manny to knock out Marquez,” declared the celebrated trainer from the City of Pines yesterday.

Pacquiao and Roach are entering their second week of training in Baguio, for the Nov. 12 showdown with Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Roach spoke to reporters yesterday and said he wants Pacquiao to finish Marquez off, and shut him up.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/ko-win-will-put-emphatic-end-to-trilogy.html

Pacquiao foe giving sparmates hell

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The Manila Bulletin

Nick Giongco

MANILA, Philippines — The thunderous fists of Juan Manuel Marquez have been rocking the foundations of Mexico City.

“Marquez has been beating up his sparring partners,” said Top Rank chief Bob Arum after receiving reports directly from Marquez’s training headquarters at the Romanza Gym.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-foe-giving-sparmates-hell.html

No more Mr. Nice Guy, Roach tells Pacquiao

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Inquirer Northern Luzon

Frank Cimatu

BAGUIO CITY—Bringing out the killer’s instinct used to be easy for Manny Pacquiao.

Once his opponent landed a solid blow and he was unable to retaliate, Pacquiao would get mad. He would bang his gloves, snort and move in ready for the kill.

Well, not anymore. Pacquiao seems to have mellowed with age and his esteemed position as congressman of Sarangani.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/no-more-mr-nice-guy-roach-tells.html

Is Manny Pacquiao Getting Lazy for Marquez Fight?

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Opposing Views

Alex Groberman

One second after it was announced that Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez would meet in the ring for the third time on November 12 of this year, the end result was deemed a foregone conclusion.

Everyone ranging from pundits to fans to odds makers unanimously came together and anointed Pacquiao the winner, no ands, ifs or ors about it.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/is-manny-pacquiao-getting-lazy-for.html

‘Pedring’ forces Pacquiao to adjust training

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was forced to adjust his training schedule due to the inclement weather brought by Typhoon “Pedring.”

Pedring affected the whole Luzon, including Baguio City where Pacquiao is holding camp.

Conditioning coach Alex Ariza said in Philboxing.com that the Filipino champion could not push through with his conditioning workout at the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) oval inside the Teachers Camp because of strong rains.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pedring-forces-pacquiao-to-adjust.html

Roach plans small changes for Pacquiao

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines - Four-time Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach is planning to make some small adjustments to pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao’s fighting style in preparation for his November 12 bout against Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

“I will have to make a very small adjustment in his style of fighting,” Roach told PhilBoxing.com.

Pacquiao is currently in Baguio City for the first leg of his training camp.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/roach-plans-small-changes-for-pacquiao.html

Pacquiao’s training sked altered by typhoon

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PhilBoxing.com

Eddie Alinea

BAGUIO CITY — Rains brought about by Typhoon “Pedring” that hit the whole of Luzon, including the country’s summer capital, cancelled Manny Pacquiao’s second workout day on the track aimed at building the stamina he needs in his third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez a little less than a month from today.

“It’s raining cats and dogs outside, so it’s impossible to go on with what we started yesterday,” strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza said, adding though that the cancellation would not, in any way affect the three-week high-altitude training the World Boxing Organization welterweight champion here.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiaos-training-sked-altered-by.html

How did HBO get Manny Pacquiao back?

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Glendale Boxing Examiner

Igor Frank

“Did you see the replay of Mayweather Ortiz on HBO yesterday?” inquired Big Steve while devouring a fried potato ball freshly made at Porto’s Bakery in Glendale:” Wow! I watched the whole thing like it was a movie, with the weigh in theatrics etc… I felt the day of the fight anxieties from both fighters and build up anticipation. It’s as if I was privileged to inside information before and after and during the fight itself in the middle. It was awesome! I’ll tell you what, the only way to watch boxing is on HBO. I am sure glad they will be doing next Manny Pacquiao fight.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/how-did-hbo-get-manny-pacquiao-back.html

 

Marquez-like boxer to spar vs Pacman

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Not even the rain could stop 8-division champion Manny Pacquiao from training.

The Filipino boxing superstar regularly jogs in Baguio City’s Burham Park as part of his preparations for the Juan Manuel Marquez fight.

“It’s ok. It’s part of my job, I need to jog,” Pacquiao said in Filipino.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/marquez-like-boxer-to-spar-vs-pacman.html

Pacquiao-Marquez III : Roach plans small adjustments

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PhilBoxing.com

Eddie Alinea

BAGUIO CITY – Except for some minor adjustments, Manny Pacquiao’s training regimen in preparation for his coming third fight with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez will follow the same course as when his team pitched camp here a week ago.

“I will have to make very small adjustment in his style of fighting which I readily observed when I arrived here Tuesday, “ chief trainer Freddie Roach bared yesterday . Maybe because Manny thinks, or somebody told him that Marquez doesn’t have a good jab.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-marquez-iii-roach-plans-small.html

Pacquiao-Marquez undercard taking shape

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – At least 2 undercard bouts have been set for Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao’s trilogy fight against Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez.

Pacquiao’s promoter, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, told ESPN.com that Mike Alvarado will be facing off against Breidis Prescott in the undercard.

Prescott, best known for knocking out Pacquiao’s sparring partner Amir Khan in 54 seconds, lost his most recent bout against Paul McCloskey last September 10.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-marquez-undercard-taking-shape.html

Roach Surprised at Manny Pacquiao’s Conditioning for Marquez Fight

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Opposing Views

Alex Groberman

The dynamic duo is back at it again.

Freddie Roach has never really gotten his due credit for ensuring that Manny Pacquiao’s career stayed on course. Sure, folks mention the famed trainer in passing while marveling over his star fighter, but not nearly as much as they should.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/roach-surprised-at-manny-pacquiaos.html

Pacman can’t wait to rumble vs Marquez

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

MANILA, Philippines - If he can’t wait to get his hands on his sparring partner, Manny Pacquiao is even more eager to face Juan Manuel Marquez.

“Sparring is not supposed to start yet. Dapat sa Tuesday pa,” said Pacquiao from his training headquarters in Baguio City.

“Pero feeling ko kundisyon na ako (But I feel I’m in good condition now),” he said as he explained why he jumped ahead of schedule. Pacquiao said his Nov. 12 fight with Marquez will provide the answers to all the questions surrounding their first two bouts.

“Dito magkaka-alaman,” he said.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacman-cant-wait-to-rumble-vs-marquez.html

Manny Pacquiao’s undercard almost set

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ESPN.com

Dan Rafael

The undercard for pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao’s third fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas is coming together with two of the bouts on the HBO PPV telecast being set, Top Rank’s Bob Arum told ESPN.com on Thursday.

One of the bouts will have junior welterweight contender Mike Alvarado (31-0, 22 KOs) of Denver facing Colombia’s Breidis Prescott (24-3, 19 KOs).

Read more: http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/id/7007360/two-bouts-set-manny-pacquiao-juan-manuel-marquez-undercard

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Back to Battling for Pound-for-Pound Status

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr is back in the ring as an active fighter, the debate is once again on: Who’s the best fighter in the sport, pound-for-pound?

The most recent Yahoo! Sports voting — now with yours truly having a ballot, an invitation I was flattered to receive from Kevin Iole — has Pacquiao edging by Mayweather, 413 points to 390. Pacquiao received 26 of 43 first-place votes, and Mayweather received the other 17.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/manny-pacquiao-and-floyd-mayweather.html

Pacquiao includes basketball in Baguio training

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The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines - Manny Pacquiao has included basketball in his training for the trilogy against Mexican slugger Juan Manuel Marquez, a member of the Filipino boxing champion said today.

Buboy Fernandez, assistant trainer of “Team Pacquiao,” said Coach Freddie Roach has allowed Pacquiao to play more basketball games to increase his speed and stamina.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-includes-basketball-in-baguio.html

PACQUIAO ON FIRE

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PhilBoxing.com

Ronnie Nathanielsz

Pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao is on fire if his training regimen in the cool climes of Baguio City is any indication so far.

The “Fighter of the Decade” who began training for his highly-anticipated third fight in an epic though somewhat controversial trilogy with Mexican legend Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on November 12 has even taken trainer Freddie Roach and strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza by surprise.

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60380.html

Manny begins sparring vs Venezuelan

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The Philippine Star

Artemio Dumlao

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines – Manny Pacquiao shifted to high gear when he started sparring as he prepares for his title defense against Juan Manuel Marquez in November.

 “Patindi na ng patindi ang training namin (It’s just getting tougher in training),” said the Filipino boxing sensation from the City of Pines.

He’s in his first week of training in Baguio, and while his chief trainer Freddie Roach said sparring should begin next week, it actually did yesterday.

Read more: http://www.philstar.com/sportsarticle.aspx?articleid=729991&publicationsubcategoryid=69

Pacquiao not yet in shape, says trainer

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Manila Standard Today

TWO days of training in Baguio proved to be enough to determine the condition of eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao.

Buboy Fernandez, trainer and long-time friend of the fighting congressman from Saranggani province, was quick to notice that the Filipino boxing icon is far from his usual deadly form.

“Normal lang naman na magkaroon ng increased heart rate since he hasn’t been active in months,” said Fernandez.

Read more: http://www.manilastandardtoday.com/insideSports.htm?f=2011/september/22/sports3.isx&d=2011/september/22

Manny Pacquiao in 4 or 5, says Linares

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

Roy Luarca

Manny Pacquiao’s rapid rise to form is catching his training team off-guard.

Barely three days into his Baguio training camp, the pound-for-pound king surprised chief trainer Freddie Roach when he asked for a sparring session with Jorge Linares, the former WBC featherweight and WBA super featherweight champion yesterday afternoon at the Cooyeesan Hotel’s Shape Up Gym.

And, as usual, Pacquiao did not disappoint.

Read more: http://sports.inquirer.net/17501/manny-pacquiao-in-4-or-5-says-linares

People’s champ teaches the ‘Pacquiao Way’

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

Frank Cimatu

BAGUIO CITY—Meet Manny Pacquiao, the teacher.

During his morning workout at the track and field training grounds at Teachers’ Camp here on Thursday, Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao brought along fellow boxers and taught them boxing “the Pacquiao way.”

“I shared with them my training and strategies to [help them] become faster,” he said.

Pacquiao spent most of his time alternately sparring and running with unbeaten featherweight champion Lorenzo Villanueva.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/peoples-champ-teaches-pacquiao-way.html

Pacquiao vs Marquez: Roach Doesn’t See Fight Going the Distance

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

Freddie Roach told the Manila Bulletin (via BoxingScene.com) that just winning isn’t enough this time out for Manny Pacquiao, and that the Filipino phenom needs to knock out his rival Juan Manuel Marquez:

“Victory is no longer enough. I want Manny to KO Marquez,” said Roach from Baguio City, site of Pacquiao’s training camp. “I’d be surprised if the fight goes eight or nine rounds. Manny won’t fight him the way he did in the past.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-vs-marquez-roach-doesnt-see.html

Roach: Winning Not Enough, Pacquiao Must KO Marquez

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Boxingscene.com

Chris LaBate

In a recent interview with the Manila Bulletin, trainer Freddie Roach stated that a twelve round decision over Juan Manuel Marquez is no longer a solid win for WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao. Roach wants Pacquiao to erase any and all doubts by scoring a knockout victory. They fought to a twelve round draw in 2004 and Pacquiao won a controversial twelve round split decision in 2008. On November 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, they clash for a third time at a catch-weight of 144-pounds.

Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7 Teaser Video, Series Premiere on October 22

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Bad Left Hook

Scott Christ

Here’s the HBO teaser for Pacquiao vs Marquez 24/7, debuting on Saturday, October 22. The premiere episode will be paired with the live fight between Nonito Donaire and Omar Narvaez from New York City.

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Pacquiao’s form impresses Roach

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PhilBoxing.com

Eddie Alinea

Chief trainer Freddie Roach, who had just arrived from the United States, expressed amazement on pupil Manny Pacquiao’s performance in only the first two days of training in Baguio City.

“He’s very strong and fast,” Roach who set foot in Manila Tuesday and proceeded directly to the country’s summer capital the same day said yesterday after presiding over the pound-for-pound king’s workout at the Cooyesan Hotel boxing gym.

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Pacquiao keeps focus on bout vs Marquez

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Inquirer Northern Luzon

Frank Cimatu

BAGUIO CITY—Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao said he is all boxing business in his three week high-altitude training in the summer capital as he prepares for a return bout with Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez.

Movies, his other show business commitments and even all that talk coming from newly crowned World Boxing Council welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. will not distract the Filipino ring superstar.

Pacquiao said his mind is not dwelling on what many bill as a “dream match” with Mayweather, who dethroned Victor Ortiz last week.

“I don’t need [Mayweather] either,” Pacquiao said, referring to to the undefeated American’s remark that he does not need Pacquiao to push his boxing career.

“Sa na-accomplish ko sa career ko, satisfied na ako kahit ‘di na kami maglaban (I am satisfied with what I have accomplished in my career and it’s okay if we do not fight),” he said.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-keeps-focus-on-bout-vs-marquez.html

Arum: Floyd knows Manny’s a difficult fight

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ABS-CBN Sports News

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. knows he will have a difficult time solving Manny Pacquiao’s fighting style.

Top Rank’s Bob Arum said this is the reason why Mayweather continues to elude Pacquiao despite being offered a lot of money for the fight.

“Manny knows styles,” Arum said in Sports Illustrated.com. “So does Floyd. That’s why Manny thinks Mayweather is not a difficult fight and Floyd knows Manny is a difficult fight.”

The veteran boxing promoter said Mayweather may have become accustomed to handling easy opponents that he is avoiding a tough challenge like Pacquiao.

Arum said Mayweather’s defensive style may not be enough to stop Pacquiao’s volume punching.

“Not saying Mayweather thinks he can’t beat Manny. But it’s a very difficult fight. It’s the one style that Mayweather, with his style, cannot, or shouldn’t face. That’s the only reason,” he said.

Read more: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/21/11/arum-floyd-knows-mannys-difficult-fight

Pacquiao’s Reaction to Mayweather’s Statements

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PhilBoxing.com

Eddie Alinea

“Same here…. if he doesn’t need me, I also don’t need him.”


This was how eight-division champion Manny Pacquiao reacted to arch-rival Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s statement that he doesn’t need to fight the Filipino ring idol made after fashioning out a controversial knockout and dethroning of Victor Ortiz last Sunday.

“Matagal ko nang sinabi na at this stage of my boxing career, hindi ko na kailangang labanan siya para ma-preserve ang legacy na iiwanan ko kung ako’y mag-re-retiro, di ba? “ Pacquiao said.


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Manny Pacquiao on Floyd Mayweather: I Don’t Need Him

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Opposing Views

Alex Groberman

Manny Pacquiao has said it in the past, and apparently, he’s decided that this is the perfect time to reemphasize the idea: he doesn’t need Floyd Mayweather Jr.

After Mayweather’s recent controversial victory over Victor Ortiz, the undefeated champion came out and publicly noted that he doesn’t believe Pacquiao really wants to fight him and, more importantly, that he doesn’t need him. Well, Pacquiao seemingly didn’t take kindly to those words and, as a result, has come out with a few of his own.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday at Burnham Park, the Filipino superstar had this to say:

“I don’t need him either,” Pacquiao said.

“Sa na-accomplish ko sa career ko satisfied na ako kahit ‘di na kami maglaban (I am satisfied with what I have achieved in my career, I don’t need to fight him),” Pacquiao continued.

In fact, in preparation for his upcoming bout versus Juan Manuel Marquez, Pacquiao seems intent on putting Mayweather out of his mind entirely.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/manny-pacquiao-on-floyd-mayweather-i.html

SULAIMAN OFFERS TO HELP ARRANGE PACQUIAO-MAYWEATHER FIGHT

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PhilBoxing.com

Ronnie Nathanielsz

WBC president Don Jose Sulaiman believes the world wants newly crowned WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr to face pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and he is ready to lend his good offices to help make the fight happen.

Sulaiman who was at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to watch Mayweather knock out Victor “Vicious” Ortiz with a cheap shot that provided a bizarre ending to the title fight in the fourth round told the Daily Inquirer “I will offer my independent friendship and authority to try to make the fight take place because both (Pacquiao and Mayweather) are without question the two greatest boxers in the last decade.”

Sulaiman said “I think the world wants the fight so if there is any way I can participate in a friendly way to put aside all differences for the good of boxing and for them to accept this would be fantastic.”

Manny Pacquiao who followed the fight on television told the Daily Inquirer “what Mayweather did was legal but its not the action of a sportsman. He just took advantage of that moment. I think Ortiz was trying to be nice to Mayweather.”

Read more: http://philboxing.com/news/story-60272.html

Roach links up with Manny

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The Philippine Star

Abac Cordero

MANILA, Philippines - Freddie Roach arrived under cover of darkness yesterday and jumped into a waiting van that took him straight up to Baguio.

Roach flew in from Los Angeles at 5:30 in the morning, and moved on for the 250 km to trip straight from the airport.

Team Pacquiao insider Joe Ramos accompanied Roach. It took them seven hours to get to Baguio after only two brief stops.

Also with them was Venezuelan lightweight Jorge Linares who is gearing up for an Oct. 15 fight.

While he’s here, Linares will serve as Manny Pacquiao’s sparring partner.

By the time Roach and company checked in at the Cooyesan Hotel along Naguilan Road, Pacquiao was getting ready to train.

Roach wasted no time, and went to the gym, located on the second floor of the hotel, to work the mitts with the boxing superstar.

“He was still in jeans. The clothes he wore as he came in were the clothes he had on while he trained Manny,” said Ramos.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/roach-links-up-with-manny.html#ixzz1YYjzXKPP

Roach joins Pacquiao in training

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MANILA, Philippines — Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach will turn up the heat in cold Baguio City as the dazzling duo reunited Tuesday for the start of the buildup for the fast-approaching Nov. 12 trilogy with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Arriving from Los Angeles early Tuesday, Roach hopped on a van that brought him to Baguio City, site of the first phase of Pacquiao’s training camp.

Roach brought along Venezuelan Jorge Linares, who will serve as Pacquiao’s sparring partner, as well as boxing agent Billy Keane, a close friend of the Hall of Fame trainer.

Read more: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/335035/roach-joins-pacquiao-training