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Pacquiao Wants One More Match Right After Marquez

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By BHENJ AGUSTIN

MANILA, Philippines—Even before his match against Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez on Dec. 8 comes to pass, Pinoy boxing champ Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao is already thinking of the next one sometime April 2013.

“He wants to fight in April because he has to go back to the Philippines for the election. April 13th is no good because it’s Holy Week, it’s Easter Sunday. So the day that we’ve been looking at is April 20th,” said Bob Arum, the Pacman’s promoter, in an interview aired on “24 Oras” Nov 15.

According to the report, Pacquiao’s long-time sparring mate, Mexican Rey Beltran, has the former’s back if he does enter the ring again a few months down the line.

Pacquiao is still training hard for his upcoming fight—his fourth against Juan Manuel—giving it all he’s got at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, California. The GMA-7 report said that the Filipino boxer wants to regain his former speed and stamina.

Just a couple of days ago, retired NBA player Reggie Miller commented on Manny’s strength after the two were spotted jogging together.

“Very nice,” Reggie quipped about Manny’s present fighting form.

Last week, Manny Pacquiao’s coach, Freddie Roach, told “TV Patrol” that the boxer’s killer instinct is back.

“He’s showing combinations, looking sharp. I’m happy with his progress,” Roach said.

Reports have it that Manny has begun Plyometric training designed to produce fast and powerful movements. He also uses visualization to psyche himself up on his nearing match to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

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50 Cent: Mayweather running from Pacquiao

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BY RAPPLER.COM

MANILA, Philippines - Is WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. running away from former WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao?

Rapper 50 Cent, who recently dropped out of a business partnership with Mayweather, certainly thinks so. The two traded barbs on Twitter Saturday, November 3.

“I can’t hang out with Floyd no more,I’m tired of running from manny pacquiao #smsAudio,” 50 Cent tweeted.

 

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Manny Pacquiao Vs Juan Manuel Marquez IV: STAR WARS – Listen to Yoda – BOXING NEWS

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By Gina L. Caliboso

On December 8th, Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao will go up against Juan Manuel “Dinamito” Marquez for a fourth time. Yes, RSR fans, a 4TH TIME – I can’t emphasize the number 4 or the word “time” enough.

I’ve recapped the last three fights, including a true mess-up on my part where I, gulp, gave the wrong score. So, as it stands, it’s Pacquiao 2 wins (split decision and majority decision) and 1 draw. As my favorite film series is “STAR WARS,” it’s only appropriate I pool together some sage words of wisdom from Yoda – and I think there might be one said by Obi-Wan, but let’s keep the connection going – “STAR WARS – EPISODE IV” is called a “New Hope.”

Obviously, I HOPE the judges get this one right. Let me put it together another way. We’ve all seen the previous three fights. We’ve all speculated on how the judging in the last bout – or rather in Pacquiao’s last two bouts, could or should have gone either way. But I’ve said enough, let me just use Yoda’s words of advice for both Pacquiao and Marquez.

Says Yoda: “Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose.”
I’d offer that Pacquiao use this bit of advice. How can he apply it? In his last bout against Bradley, I don’t think he really lost on his terms. He didn’t fight as the best pound for pound champion. HBO’s 24/7 had shown a more focused, a more spiritually centered Pacquiao without all the chaos. But somehow, there is a fear about Pacquiao losing. He has, in the last 10 years, brought excitement to boxing. As he has gone through his various weight classes and winning in a decidedly, even bloody, fashion, it really hurts for all Pacquiao fans to even see him fight badly.

Marquez has a glint in his eye – fourth time a charm maybe? Psychologically, Marquez has already lost to Pacquiao, but needs to truly let his hands go and counter with Pacquiao. It’s his own belief in himself that he needs to open up and feel his way through this fourth bout. He needs to ‘unlearn’ the previous three bouts and find his way to win.

 

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Will Manny Pacquiao wear underdog tag in Mayweather fight?

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by Leo Reyes

With his controversial win over Mexican counter-puncher Juan Manuel Marquez last Nov.12 in Las Vegas, Nevada, boxing fans can expect an underdog tag for Pacquiao when he finally tangles with Mayweather hopefully in May next year.

The last time Pacquiao played the role of an underdog was during his fight with legendary Oscar de la Hoya in 2008 when the odds favored the Golden Boy at -180 compared to +150 for Pacquiao which means a bettor must put in180 to win 100.for de la Hoya and 150 to win 100 for Pacquiao.

After de la Hoya, the Filipino boxing star has not played the underdog card and it went well for him until his third encounter with the Mexican counter-puncher.

If the Mayweather fight takes place in May next year, it is possible Pacquiao will wear the underdog tag again because of his less impressive performance during his third fight with Marquez.

After his win over Antonio Margarito early this year, fans were hoping a Mayweather match would be next for Pacquiao. The odds then was around -140 Mayweather and +110 for Pacquiao.

There are indications that the same pattern would follow the Mayweather fight which is tentatively set for May.

Pacquiao has always been comfortable as an underdog, having fought more popular fighters like Barrera, Morales and de la Hoya who were odds makers’ favorites during their fights.

Pacquiao has acknowledged he will assume the role of an underdog once he signs up with Mayweather for his next fight.

Meanwhile, Pacquiao told ABS-CBN News Wednesday that negotiations are ongoing for his mega fight with Mayweather. “Only little things are being worked out and negotiations are almost a done deal”, Pacquiao said.

Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez

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By Joaquin Henson

The Philippine Star

 

The betting line for the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas on Nov. 12 opened at 8-to-1 with the defending WBO welterweight champion the runaway favorite. Pacquiao was installed a -800 favorite and Marquez, a +500 underdog, meaning for every $800 wager on the Filipino, the dividend is only $100 and for every $100 bet on the Mexican, the return is $500. Continue reading “Pacquiao runaway favorite vs Marquez” »

Palace mum on criticism vs Pacquiao’s lieutenant colonel ranking

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Sun Star Manila

Sunday, October 16, 2011

MALACAÑANG on Sunday refused to comment on criticisms against the move of President Benigno Aquino III commissioning boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as a lieutenant colonel in the military’s reserve force. Continue reading “Palace mum on criticism vs Pacquiao’s lieutenant colonel ranking” »

Steward: Marquez could upset Manny – ABS CBN News

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MANILA, Philippines — Boxing trainer-commentator Emmanuel Steward believes Juan Manuel Marquez could still pull off an upset despite giving away the weight advantage to Manny Pacquiao.

“The style is going to always be a major problem [for Manny] because, Juan has the perfect style to create a lot of problems for Manny,” Steward said in Boxingscene.com.

Steward said that apart from Marquez’s good balance and boxing fundamentals, he said the Mexican champion appears to have an innate ability to read Pacquiao’s movements.

“Every time Manny makes mistakes… Marquez is always there to take advantage of it. So Marquez will always be a problem for him,” he said.

Steward, however, still expects Pacquiao to win because of the Filipino boxer’s sheer size and strength.

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Manny Pacquiao looking to stage future bout in Hawaii

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Phil D. Jay
WBN Editor

‘Pacman’ set to visit islands after Marquez bout

According to local reports in Hawaii, WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is considering fighting on the islands in one of his remaining four fights in 2012 or 2013 before he steps away from the sport.

The 32 year-old was slated by Bob Arum in the summer to have five fights left and with his first of those bouts being Juan Manuel Marquez on November 12th in Las Vegas, it leaves the ‘Pacman’ with two fights a year until retirement two years from now.

read more: http://www.worldboxingnews.net/2011/10/manny-pacquiao-looking-to-stage-future.html

Donaire more skilled than Pacquiao, says trainer

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MANILA, Philippines - Bantamweight champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire Jr. is a more skillful boxer than current pound-for-pound champion Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao, according to trainer Robert Garcia.

Garcia, who trains Donaire, Antonio Margarito and Brandon Rios, said in an interview with FightHype.com that he respects Pacquiao’s achievements, but Donaire is more skilled as a boxer.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/donaire-more-skilled-than-pacquiao-says.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.

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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.

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Bert Sugar hopes that Shane Mosley retires, feels he quit against Pacquiao

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Las Vegas Boxing Examiner

Chris Robinson

There’s no debating the lasting impression that Shane Mosley has left during his eighteen years as professional in the sport of boxing. His five world titles in three weight divisions and constant willingness to match his up-tempo style against the best that the sport has to offer won’t be forgotten anytime soon but you can’t overlook how the Pomona, Calif. fighter has looked in his last three outings.

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Sugar Feels Mosley Quit With Pacquiao, Hopes He Retires

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BoxingScene.com

Chris Robinson

There’s no debating the lasting impression that Shane Mosley has left during his eighteen years as professional in the sport of boxing. His five world titles in three weight divisions and constant willingness to match his up-tempo style against the best that the sport has to offer won’t be forgotten anytime soon but you can’t overlook how the Pomona, Calif. fighter has looked in his last three outings.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/sugar-feels-mosley-quit-with-pacquiao.html

Peñalosa: Marquez won’t last 6 rounds against Manny

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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

Long time Pacquiao sparring partner David Rodela suffers one punch KO loss

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PhilBoxing.com

Rich Mazon

Costa Mesa, Ca. - Manny Pacquiao’s long time sparring partner David “Dangerous” Rodela 15-4-3 (6 KOs) suffered his second consecutive defeat in a span of five months as he suffered a 5th round KO loss to lightweight prospect Luis Ramos Jr. 19-0 (8 KOs) of Sta. Ana, California.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/10/long-time-pacquiao-sparring-partner.html

Freddie Roach Responds to Victor Conte

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By Keith Terceira

Former Balco founder Victor Conte, you remember him don’t you, the guy that assisted a great number of athletes in ruining their careers by creating and supplying them with various steroids, including Shane Mosley. The character that was sentenced to 8 months, four in prison and four at home, well he is spouting off on Manny Pacquiao and steroids, like anyone would lend credence to a word this supposedly reformed money launderer and drug distributor would say.

Freddie Roach, a true gentleman of boxing was very cordial in his responses to questions regarding Conte’s weighing in with an opinion on drug testing.

“I’m surprised Victor would ever say anything. Victor Conte is always so nice in person, so why would he want to say things like that behind my back.”

Roach was asked if he thought Conte was jealous, seeking attention, or if he thought maybe Conte doesn’t understand how Roach’s and Ariza’s fighters are so good.

“Victor just doesn’t understand in my opinion and Victor’s inability to understand how these fighters do it is what prompts him to make remarks like that. What is sad is that Manny Pacquiao works his ass off in training and when you say things like he is cheating you are taking away from the aspect of his work ethic.”

Continuing further on Manny’s drive to succeed and focus in training, the Hall of Famer continued by stating.

“Manny Pacquiao is this good because of how hard he works, he works harder than anyone and that is why he deserves that respect. If one of Victor’s fighters rose to the top like Pacquiao and always tested clean like Manny I would never call Victor’s fighter a cheater, I would congratulate him.

This is where we interject some personal thoughts, and I’m not as nice towards sports hall of shame inductee Victor Conte.

I enjoy the fact that Victor Conte is in boxing even less than I enjoy seeing Jose Conseco putting on a pair of Everlast gloves. Any boxing manager worth his salt would never have Victor Conte within a mile of his corner because of the big red bull’s-eye it places on that fighter’s career and reputation. “Dr. Steroid” chiming in on Manny Pacquiao is about as trustworthy and interesting as getting Osama Bin Laden’s view on Catholicism.

Remember yesterday when wrote “ a Phantom in a back alley wearing an overcoat” when discussing the “Orange Potion” that Manny takes is really just Designer Whey. Well, that phantom for years was Victor Conte and his Balco lab, this man has the honor of being is one of the people that I wouldn’t interview in boxing for all the money in Manny’s accounts.

If Freddie Roach hadn’t responded to Conte I wouldn’t be writing this and giving this ex-con credibility in the sport that has my heart. His association with boxing gives us just another black eye and detracts from all the hard work men like Alex Ariza do for the sport.

The man is an embarrassment to any sport and all he is attempting to do is make a new name for himself because he blew all credibility he ever had in his previous career and it seems that all one has to do to get attention in boxing is lay rumors and aspersions on Manny Pacquiao’s doorstep and throw Ariza under a bus.

His taking a stand for blood testing in Mayweather-Pacquiao is so hypocritical and ironic that I can barely contain the bile that rises in my throat when I write his name. Bedazzling us with his bullshit knowledge on steroids that was acquired during and prior to the destruction of many a sports legacy is a testament to Conte’s arrogance and vileness.

If Victor Conte wants a second chance, an opportunity to redeem himself then let him go back to baseball and repair the chaos he left behind there. He may have paid his debt to the legal end of our society but he hasn’t even come close to paying the debt he owes to sports and sports fans.

If Victor Conte ever showed his face near my fighters he would be escorted out the back door like the rest of the human garbage that tends to attempt to leech on to fighters. Boxing fans should listen to whatever Victor “Dr. Steroid” Conte has to say right about the time I let Joran Van der Sloot date my daughter, or Charles Manson take my four kids for a day in the park.

Ciao!

MP New Story

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From: Rose Tamayo-Tesoro
Public Information Officer
Office of Sarangani Rep. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao
Constitution Hills, Quezon City

BAGUIO City—-World Boxing Champ and Sarangani lone district Rep. Emmanuel D. Pacquiao has no opposition in the proposed renaming of the Sarangani Provincial Capitol as James L. Chiongbian Capitol Building in honor of its founder, the late Rep. James L. Chiongbian.
“Okay naman sa akin at maganda naman ‘yung move”, the boxing legend who is now on his “high-altitude” boxing training in Baguio City said.

Pacquiao’s reaction is relation with the Draft Ordinance No. 2011-7-08 which was jointly sponsored by Provincal Board Members Eugene Alzate, Cornelio Martinez, Elmer de Peralta, Alexander Bryan Reganit, Hermie Galzote, Eleanor Saguiguit, Virgilio Clark Tobias, Limuel Gacula, Benedicto Ruiz II, Abdulracman Pangolima, George Perrett, Arman Guili and Victor James Yap Jr.

The ordinance noted that other than the world-class coastal highway, the Provincial Capitol Building serves as a prominent feature of the province’s infrastructure development achieved under the initiative of the late Rep. Chiongbian.

Sarangani was created in 1992 as a new province from then the 3rd District of South Cotabato.

The Sarangani Capitol Building was erected during the leadership of the late Rep. Chiongbian in 1993 and was inaugurated in 1996 under the governatorial leadership of his wife Priscilla Chiongbian in 1996.

Former Pres. Fidel V. Ramos was the guest of honor during the inauguration ceremonies.

“As a new province at that time, Congressman James L. Chiongbian
tirelessly accessed funds and implemented social and economic infrastructure like farm-to-market roads, bridges, flood control, school buildings, spring and water development, irrigation, municipal hospitals, sea walls and ports,” according to the draft ordinance.

“He granted scholarships to poor but deserving students of the province, provided livelihood programs and sponsored and co-sponsored hundreds of House bills with local and national applications.”

In addition, the ordinance stated that “enough space” would be provided “outside the main Provincial Capitol building for the institution of a statue, signage, memorabilia, and/or any landmarks representing the late Congressman James L. Chiongbian and his remarkable accomplishments for the Province of Sarangani and the whole SOCSARGEN area.”

The ordinance also provides for activities to be conducted honoring the deeds of the late Congressman during foundation anniversaries of the province, with appropriation to be included in the regular subsidy of the provincial government.

The Sarangani Provincial Employees Union through its president Anacleto Saya-ang has expressed support to the ordinance.

In a letter sent to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, Saya-ang said “we in the Sarangani Provincial Employees Union (SPEU) are very much supportive to the draft ordinance of the honorable board members naming the main Provincial Capitol Building of the Provincial Government of Sarangani as Congressman James L. Chiongbian (JLC) Building.”

Aside from the creation of Sarangani as a province through Republic Act No. 7228, Chiongbian also authored Republic Act No. 5412 otherwise known as the Charter of General Santos City.

In an interview with Alzate, the renaming of Sarangani Capitol Building into Cong. James L. Chiongbian Building shall take effect immediately upon the approval of an ordinance. (Rose Tamayo-Tesoro)

Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 5.

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Keith Terceira

Today was another early morning for Manny Pacquiao (53-3-2, 38KO) who awoke at 4:30am, heading out the door by five, beginning his training a half hour after. The champion we all know and love is back to himself today, headphones on, laughing with people, and enjoying life’s journey to its fullest. Adorned in his grey jacket- yellow Pacquiao versus Margarito hat took off around the Birmingham Park.

The streets are wet and there is dampness in the air as Pacquiao ran about four miles today at the same pace of about seven minutes thirty seconds per mile, but his heartbeat was about 4 beats less per minute than the last time we timed him, proof that he is starting to get in condition.

Following his routine by impressing the crowd with his hummingbird speed while demonstrated punching the air like an old Bruce Lee movie, hands moving faster than your eyes could see, his foot work is coming along. There is a notable difference in how light his body is when he lifts off the ground, it is almost coming effortless.
Light hearted banter between team members and MP still is humorously discussed this morning about yesterday’s sparring between James and Aplas. Jokingly, Alex Ariza swears he will never bring another of his fighters to the Philippines as he feels his man was robbed in the judging and desires a rematch or an official protest to be lodged.

It’s great to see the flashes of MP8 tee-shirts being worn by the Pacquiao team, but where can one get the “Manny Knows Speed” shirt that he wears while running as no truer brand was ever created or perhaps one that says “Manny Knows Titles” would also work.
Manny’s second routine started at 12pm at the Shape- Up Gym, a bit early because Manny Pacquiao had to film a live performance for his Manny Many Prizes T.V. Show that is being filmed here in Baguio at the SM Mall.

Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares (31-1, 20ko) took to sparring and looked great, he is fighting at the Staples Center on Oct 15th against Antonio DeMarco (25-2-1 18ko) and when MP entered the gym he just stood there and watched his friend work. You could see the interest in Manny’s eye, as if he couldn’t resist being in the ring doing battle with Linares, which is a compliment to Jorge by the competition loving icon.

After studying Linares for a time, Manny succumbed to the temptation to get in the ring and did four rounds with the future champ. Manny’s timing was better today, it appeared that both men got 30% better from their last outing in the ring, which was only two days ago. Manny caught Linares early with fast flush shots, but Linares picked up on the timing in the 3rd and 4th rounds starting to make it an even bout. It was exciting to watch and we will be posting video of this for the fans to see later.

Per Freddie Roach, we can only post photos of the sparing session, between Manny Pacquiao and Jorge Linares which only makes sense of course as we don’t need to offer any assistance to the opposition.
The day ended when two more Team Pacquiao members entered the ring for their version of boxing. I think we will be seeing a daily trend of team Pacquiao sparring.

Rumor is one of the largest bodyguards has called out for Timothy James to put on the gloves come Monday and this is shaping up to be a very exciting training camp. I’ll be considering taking odds and side bets should this rumor be confirmed.

Ciao!

Road to Marquez: Baguio Training Day 3

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By Keith Terceira

The third day of Baguio training started at 6:00am with Pacquiao going to a flat track called “Teachers Camp” in Baguio City and with headphones in place, sporting a blue and white “Manny Knows Speed” shirt he jogged 3 miles today at about a 7 minute pace, 7 miles in 23 minutes. Brian Livingston commented that Manny was moving smoothly in a good cadence.

The group of boxers that Manny ran with this morning also spent a few rounds shadow boxing at the track and the speed that Manny displayed assured all that Manny definitely knows speed , that speed is power, and that power devastates.

Pacquiao spent a large portion of the morning working with a new up and coming fighter Lorenzo Villanueva whom Manny assisted with his footwork and hand speed.

My friend Governor Manny Pinol was also present today and was excited for his fighter Villanueva, whom Manny assured would be on the undercard of the Marquez fight in November. Manny “Braveheart” Pinol compared Lorenzo’s background to that of Pacquiao’s, in that Villanueva was an orphan at 14 and that he has the similar heart, dedication, and hunger to be successful.

Pacquiao himself commented to MP8 that he was pleased with how his own training is progressing;

“(I’m)Doing good, everyday getting stronger, getting better, its coming.”

Pacquiao was not scheduled to train again until 3pm, but showed up at the S.U.B. gym two hours early with his gold sparring equipment. Though not scheduled to spar for another week and a half, Manny got in the ring early to go four rounds with Jorge Linares who has a bout on Oct 15th at the Staple Center in Los Angeles.

When he got his training gear on he literally ran into the ring like a little kid going to Disneyland. Manny wanted to go more than four rounds as he looked to be truly enjoying himself in the ring. Manny has been watching Linares for the past week and said he is impressed with this kid and wanted to get in the ring with him, because it would be exciting to spar him, he thinks this kid is great.

At first Linares was timid to hit Pacquiao- but after Manny let loose a 15-20 combination that backed Linares up from one side of the ring to the next, Linares blasted Manny with hard shots to the body and head.

It’s interesting to me to see the respect and consistent observance to his religion that Manny makes several times a day, totally unlike many fighters that do so only when the cameras are rolling or when the hype machines are in full swing. Just as he does when in the ring when it comes to his beliefs, Manny walks the walk, not just talks the talk.

Freddie Roach was impressed with by both boxers, and said Manny started early, but Manny knew Linares needed some more rounds and was happy to help. Freddie Roach also acknowledged that both fighters have sparred before so they know each other.

In another conversation Roach reiterated that he wants Manny to knock Marquez out and also stated
“Manny has taken it easy on his last two opponents and he was too compassionate.”

Alex Ariza felt that Jorge Linares was intimidated at first, but after he got touched a couple of times he hit Manny Pacquiao hard and that both looked great.

Ciao!

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. Continue to Aggravate Fans

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by Alex Groberman

Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are getting more frustrating to watch with each passing day. Both men are so clearly, so obviously above all of their potential opponents that the sheer fact that they can’t come to an agreement regarding a possible fight against one another is enough to make any boxing observer want to poke their eyes out.

There is no greater example of the redundancy and randomness that Pacquiao and Mayweather have resorted to when picking their upcoming matches than the latter’s September 17 bout versus Victor Ortiz and he former’s November 12 showdown against Juan Manuel Marquez.

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The parallelism of Victor Ortiz and Manny Pacquiao

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By Rich Mazon

Victor Ortiz and Manny Pacquiao are in some ways alike, in their experiences outside and inside the ring. As fighters, both are southpaws. Both produce explosive punching power with their hands. Both are current welterweight champions and both are exciting to watch in the ring.

Outside of the ring, both men are product of a not so easy life. Both came from a family devastated by abandonment and separation. Their fathers left them at a young age, Pacquiao and Ortiz both 12 at that time. Ortiz though, suffered the abandonment early when his mother left them at the care of their father five years earlier. Both became men at a tender age because of the circumstances that they face in their young life. Pacquiao left his home of General Santos City when he was 14 and sailed away 600 miles to the capital city of Manila in search of a job, any job to help support his mother and five other siblings. Pacquiao sold doughnuts and worked construction to earn money. Ortiz at 12 would carry a hoe and work the cornfields of Kansas to earn his living. He even admitted that he dealt drugs in the streets of his home city of Garden City, Kansas as a teenager. Ortiz and Pacquiao grew and hustled in their own “streets of life” thousands of miles apart in the early years of their life.

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Pacquiao Shoes Impossible to Fill!

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Keith Terceira

It is extremely difficult to imagine that the stars will align just right once again, anytime soon for another boxer to strike the heart of the fistic community in the same manner as Manny Pacquiao has, this last decade. Not since Muhammad Ali has a fighter been admired and adored as globally as Pacman is. Even those that dislike the champion do so with little true hatred, often admitting to his great skillset with little else but being on another’s bandwagon to justify the choice.

It is a simple matter of destiny for a person to dominate boxing so completely that everyone in the world recognizes his name and features, even the most casual fan. It is a legacy that cannot be manufactured or hyped; it can’t be shoved down the throats of people over and over until it is reality.

Promoters can promote fighters but they can’t truly promote popularity or create the type of historically significant fights that it takes to create a Pacquiao or an Ali, only God and great timing can do that. A promoter would have to find a dozen great fighters, fabricate a dozen great careers and have those fighters act out and throw a dozen great bouts, to even begin to create a Manny Pacquiao!

Manny Pacquiao came along at just the right point in history, had just the right opponents, and defeated the champions whom had created the Hall of Fame resumes of their own.
Ali had his Frazier, Norton, Foreman and Liston those champions that in their own right were just as responsible for the legacy of “The Greatest” as Ali himself. Ali also came along during a time where social unrest from the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights movement, and Islamic movement in America set him at center stage. There was more than just boxing that set the legacy of Ali in America.

Other fighters came close to Ali’s stardom but fell short mostly from self-destruction like Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and even Oscar De La Hoya’s legacy is getting more and more tarnished in some people’s eyes. De La Hoya has lost a bit of my respect only because as a writer I know the route his people went when the original pictures of his lingerie clad body were released and how they performed character assassination on the writers that believed them valid. Though Oscar has finally came forward to their honesty he has yet to apologize to those writers his PR machine tried to destroy.

Being a bad boy in boxing may be great in selling tickets but it does little in the way of creating the type of legacy that Ali did, even the people that hated him for his stance against Vietnam, his name change, and his confident trash talking, now agree his was the greatest of his time. As time marched on the historical facts proved that Vietnam and prejudice against race and religion were so wrong only raised Ali’s stature.

Pacquiao came along when champions like Marco Antonio Barrera, Juan Manual Marquez, and Erik Morales were at their own peaks of great careers. That cannot be fabricated by spin machines; it is just a matter of right time, right place, and right fighter. It was a point in history when Mexican and Mexican-American fighters dominated the lighter divisions and set the standard for great champions.

Just as it had been years since boxing saw the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera before Manny came on the scene, it may be years before we see the likes of just the right combination of events and competitors that occurred to create the Pacquiao legacy. It may not even come in the lighter divisions the next time. It is as much luck as fate, for it to occur at all.

We have to take into account that Manny Pacquiao himself has a type of desire that few in boxing have any longer, the desire to fight the best in order to be called the best, and the right promoter to allow the investment they have made to be placed at risk over and over. Many talk that talk but few follow it. Bernard Hopkins has done so in his career and due to the sorry state of the heavyweight division so have the Klitschko brothers. Several careers have started out like Pacquiao’s but then reverted to handpicked opponents that would offer the best return on the least amount of risk, one such that comes to mind is Mayweather Jr. and even Roy Jones Jr. selected just the right champion for his style in Ruiz to win his heavyweight title, and Roy Jones Jr. needed just the right referee to prevent John from fighting his style of fight.

Certainly, you cannot manufacture the love and respect Pacquiao garners worldwide and you can’t create fictitious legacies for your fighter to overcome in the ring. In order to have a Manny Pacquiao you first must have a Barrera, Marquez, Morales, Cotto, Margarito, Solis, Hatton and the list goes on, at the top of their own careers.

A couple of points difference during the first Marquez fight and we may have a totally different legacy to review, two less knockdowns in round one and avenues in Pacquiao’s career may not have been opened in the same direction to allow further continuation of his assent. Instead of the Morales fight and another title Manny may have had to wait on Juan Manual Marquez to give him a rematch before that road opened.

The advent of trash talking PR machines and 24/7 news reporting worldwide, makes it very hard for a boxer to display the same humility and mild mannerisms that Pacman displays which has helped greatly in the creation of Pacman. Just as the trash talk and goading that Ali used as a weapon to promote his career was unusual in his day, so too is Pacquiao’s temperament combined with his skills in his own.

It is a safe bet I think, that fate it won’t allow history to repeat in the near future!

Ciao!

Road to Marquez: MP Towers Training Day 2

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By Keith Terceira

Manny Pacquiao arrived at the MP Towers on Paquita Street located in Sampaloc City, Manila around 2:00 pm today, the location was once the L & M boxing gym, where trained Manny when he was only 16 years old. Back then Robert Varron was his trainer and fans in the United States had never heard of the man now affectionately known to all as Pacman. The old gym has been torn down and replaced by a tall structure called the MP Towers.

The building is beige and well a mauve color really, and its glass and concrete modern architecture stands out on the street that is only blocks away from Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas, The Catholic University of the Philippines.

On the first floor is a gift shop where you can buy Manny Pacquiao memorabilia, on the third floor is the home office of Manny Pacquiao, where most of his staff resides- above the 3rd floor are dormitories and for just PHP4,000 you can stay for a month (approx. $100.00 U.S.). Nestled between the two on the second floor is the new MP gym and that is where training took place today. There is a new boxing ring located inside the gym, which has a freshly painted MP fist on the canvas and it is fully equipped with 4 heavy bags and a speed bag. It was obvious that in this setting Manny feels that he is home again.

Manny’s lifelong friend and the Philippine trainer, Restituto “Buboy” Fernandez was as usual keeping a watchful eye and stated that he just wants Manny to be loosening up right now. It is my opinion that Buboy is the secret weapon in the Pacquiao camp, that solidifying piece of the Pacquiao war machine.

“Manny should not to throw any hard punches. Now is the time to get his timing down, to get the rhythm back.”

Alex Ariza is also working, watching the champ’s moves and observing what needed to be addressed during the warm-ups. Pacquiao began with stretching routines and Ariza noticed that the Manny had some tightness, which redirected the focus to some key stretches until Alex felt that Manny was loose enough to do a full abdominal routine.

Today’s workout lasted for about two hours and besides his stretching, the day consisted once again of his abs routine , rope work and shadow boxing before Manny broke for a meal and headed off to play some basketball.

In attendance was former WBC light flyweight champion Rodel Mayol (29-5-2 21ko) who suffered an unjust loss to Omar Romero in Mexico for his title, and Rodel stated he will be on the undercard of Pacquiao/Marquez this November. His last three bouts have been fought at between 112-114 pounds.
Also ringside during training was Waki Solut,. Robert Varron, and MP8.ph film crew James Dayap and Timothy James; they will be bringing you great video footage of the day’s event.

Ciao!

Todd DuBoef: ‘Creating another Manny Pacquiao isn’t easy’

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by Leo Reyes

Manny Pacquiao’s recent statements about his impending retirement from boxing to focus on his plans to run for Governor of his province in Southern Philippines has become the prime topic of the day with at least two names being mentioned as possible torch-bearers for the world’s most popular boxer.

Top Rank Promotions President Todd DuBoef said “creating another Manny Pacquiao isn’t easy”. “There’s just aren’t many other guys like him,” he added. Duboef was reacting to a question about another win by unbeaten Cuban Yuriorkis Gamboa in relation to Pacquiao’s accomplishments in the sport.

One of the names mentioned by Pacquiao who could serve as his torch-bearer when he finally says adieu to boxing is Floyd Mayweather’s foe Victor Ortiz, who is challenging the unbeaten boxer in a showdown scheduled for this Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nev.

Pacquiao said Ortiz has a big potential.”He strong enough and he has style of boxing. What he needs is focus on speed, develop his speed.”

Pacquiao does not limit his search for his successor to Filipino boxers. He also believe it is important that he is idolized by sports fans because of his good deeds.

Another boxer who is being mentioned as Pacquiao’s possible torch-bearer is Cuban boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, a 2004 Olympic gold medalist and the current unified IBF and WBA Featherweight champion.

Gamboa remains undefeated with 21 wins. He recently won over Daniel Ponce de Leon via a technical decision last September 10 at the Boardwalk in Atlantic City, NJ.

Like Pacquiao, Gamboa has experienced poverty in his native Cuba. Before becoming a world champion, he left Cuba and defected to the US in his quest for better opportunities and to be able to support his family back home.

To finance his trip to the US to seek asylum and to support his family in Cuba, he sold his Olympic gold medal.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated said Gamboa could fill the void when Pacquaio finally says goodbye to the sport that made him so popular around the world.

But the Top Rank President who handles Gamboa’s fights thinks it is hard to duplicate Pacquiao’s skills and achievements in the sport.

Other than Ortiz, Pacquaio has yet to announce his choices as possible torch-bearers who could take over when he retires.

Don’t count Victor Ortiz out Saturday night against Mayweather

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By Rich Mancuso

Victor Ortiz is determined to remain the WBC welterweight champion Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View. Floyd Mayweather Jr. could care less that he is the heavy favorite when he returns to the ring after a 16-month hiatus. He wants to finish off Ortiz early, but it may not be that easy, even if the undefeated Mayweather is still considered by many as the best pound-for-pound fighter in the business.

Four days and counting before the anticipated fight and Mayweather is going to talk. It is his routine to talk trash about an opponent, even though he was not showing any signs of the old Floyd Mayweather Jr when the fight was announced during the three-city media tour. It was a different Mayweather then, more complimentary about his younger opponent, and no trash talk.

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MAYWEATHER VS. ORTIZ PAY-PER-VIEW IS $70 FOR HD? I’M SAVING FOR PACQUIAO’S FIGHT!

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Now Boxing

By Jay Cade

This is really highway robbery. I didn’t realize how expensive the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz fight was until I was about to order it. I thought it was going to be $54.95, still pretty rich for my blood, especially in these tough economic times, but when I saw it going for $69.95 (basically $70 bucks) for high definition my heart sank. I am going to have to pass on ordering this fight and go to the local bar to watch it. I would invite people over to split the bill but I relocated to a new area because of a new job that required me to move to another state and I don’t know anyone around here.

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The next Manny Pacquiao?

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By Staff

MANILA, Philippines – An analyst from Sports Illustrated believes featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa has the potential to become boxing’s next superstar.

Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated said Gamboa, an undefeated boxer from Cuba, has the tools needed to become a boxing star on the level of current pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao.

READ MORE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/14/11/next-manny-pacquiao

Khan eyes Peterson for Dec 10 bout

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By Staff

MANILA, Philippines – British boxing star and junior welterweight champion Amir Khan may fight Lamont Peterson in his last bout at the division.

Khan’s promoter, Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy, told ESPN.com that they are negotiating with Barry Hunter, Peterson’s manager and trainer.

READ MORE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/14/11/khan-eyes-peterson-dec-10-bout

Pacquiao hires new accounting firm: report

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By Staff

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has hired another accounting firm to review his tax returns as well as audit the records of Top Rank, Inc., according to RingTV.com.

RingTV’s Lem Satterfield reports that Pacquiao has hired the accounting firm of Tanner, Mainstain, Blatt and Glynn, which is based in Los Angeles.

READ MORE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/14/11/pacquiao-hires-new-accounting-firm-report

AJ Banal faces dangerous Mexican foe

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

MANILA, Philippines—AJ “Bazooka” Banal battles tough, undefeated Mexican champion Mario “Maca” Briones on the undercard of the WBO light flyweight championship between former minimumweight champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes and reigning 108-pound champion Ramon Garcia Hirales also of Mexico.

The fight card scheduled at the University of St. La Salle Gymnasium in Bacolod City on October 8 will see the 22-year-old southpaw Banal, who has a record of 25-1-1 with 19 knockouts clash with the 25-year-old Briones, who has a record of 20-0-1 with 14 knockouts.

READ MORE: http://sports.inquirer.net/16029/aj-banal-faces-dangerous-mexican-foe

Westlife invites Pacquiao to sing in concert

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By Staff

MANILA, Philippines – Shane Filan of the Irish boyband Westlife has expressed interest in sharing the stage and singing with Filipino boxing champion, lawmaker, and recording artist Manny Pacquiao in their group’s upcoming Philippine concert.

During a phone patch interview with ABS-CBN News, Filan said, “If he’d (Pacquiao) like to join us on stage, we’d be truly honored. He’s a big star.”

READ MORE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/entertainment/09/13/11/westlife-invites-pacquiao-sing-concert

‘Pacquiao misquoted on VP issue’

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

MANILA, Philippines—Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao’s statement in Mexico recently that he plans to run for vice president in the 2016 Philippine elections was taken out of context, according to his lawyer Franklin “Jeng Gacal.

“I didn’t know that he made such a pronouncement because Manny knows that he is disqualified,” said Gacal. “We know that, everybody knows that. We explained it to him a long time ago that he will be only qualified in 2022.”

READ MORE: http://sports.inquirer.net/16013/‘pacquiao-misquoted-on-vp-issue’

Mayweather: If Pacquiao is Tested, I’ll Absolutely Fight!

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By Keith Idec

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has declined to answered many Manny Pacquiao questions as his welterweight title fight against Victor Ortiz draws near.

But the undefeated five-division champion didn’t hesitate when talk-show host Conan O’Brien asked him about boxing Pacquiao on O’Brien’s TBS show Monday night.

READ MORE: http://www.boxingscene.com/mayweather-if-pacquiao-tested-ill-absolutely-fight-43714

Nacho: Marquez Will Shock Unfocused Manny Pacquiao

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By Michael Marley

GUADALAJARA - Mexico’s greatest trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain, believes the time is now to defeat Manny Pacquiao. Marquez challenges Pacquiao for the WBO welterweight title on November 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After guiding Juan Carlos Salgado to a title win last Saturday against Argenis Mendez, Beristain flew back to his gym in Mexico City on Sunday to continue the training camp with Marquez.

After 24 rounds and two controversial endings, Nacho expects Marquez to finally come through in the third and final meeting.

READ MORE: http://www.boxingscene.com/nacho-marquez-shock-unfocused-manny-pacquiao-43711

Pacquiao wants to pass the torch before retiring

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By Staff

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino boxing icon and pound-for-pound king Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has announced that he is already thinking of hanging up his boxing gloves, perhaps as soon as 2013.

But the 8-division world champion first wants to find a young boxer who can carry the torch once he retires.

READ MORE: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/sports/09/13/11/pacquiao-wants-pass-torch-retiring

Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and boxing’s age-old issue

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Los Angeles Times

By Lance Pugmire

If each wins his next bout, they could be matched in the next super-fight. But they’re approaching their mid-30s, and boxers such as Oscar De La Hoya and Ray Mancini say competing at that age is tough.

Manny Pacquiao smiled at the question, as many boxers before him have, flexed his right biceps and grinned in delight.

“I still feel young and strong,” Pacquiao proclaimed last week.

READ MORE: http://www.latimes.com/sports/la-sp-aging-fighters-20110913,0,2309809.story

Khan keen on Mayweather clash

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By Staff

Amir Khan claims he is ready to fight Floyd Mayweather but does not believe the legendary American would relish facing him.

Bolton fighter Khan, the WBA and IBF light-welterweight champion, is planning only one more fight in his current division before stepping up to join the superstar likes of Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao at welterweight.

READ MORE: http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,12183_7150284,00.html

Nacho Beristain: Marquez will shock Pacquiao; Alvarez gets wrecked by Angulo

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Fighters pose back to back but Pacman has put Marquez on his back four timers in first two bouts

Boxing Examiner

Michael Marley

GUADALAJARA-Most of you gringos out there in Boxingland aren’t aware of how outspoken Mexico’s greatest trainer, Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain routinely is.

But, having known this member of TWO boxing halls of fame for decades, I have long known that Professor Beristain bites his tongue on no subject.

Even with my mangled espanol, sans a credible intrerpreter, I deduced that.

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Funnyman Floyd Mayweather Jr. faces comic Conan O’Brien on Manny Pacquiao lie

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Mayweather and Conan will not do a duet on "Sometimes When We Touch"

Boxing Examiner

By Michael Marley

COMEDY ALERT: Funnyman Floyd Mayweather Jr. will match his laugh a minute skills with fellow comic Conan O”Brien on national TV (TBS) across America at 11 pm , Monday night. The yuks should be plentiful especially when the Boston Boy Conan asks about Manny Pacquiao

“Everyone would love to see Manny Pacquiao fight Floyd Mayweather — that would be the fight of the century — but it’s never going to happen. Boxing is in the toilet in terms of promotion.”

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Pacquiao determined to run for governor in 2013

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By Staff

MANILA – Boxing’s pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao is determined to join the race for governor in Sarangani province when his term as member of the House of Representatives ends in 2013.

The eight-division boxing champion earlier confirmed that he will be swapping positions with Sarangani’s incumbent governor, Miguel Rene Dominguez, in the next local elections.

It was also reported that Pacquiao sought to run for Vice President in 2016, but Commission on Elections (Comelec)Chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr., said the Sarangani lawmaker must be at least 40 years old to qualify for the country’s second highest post.

READ MORE: http://www.sunstar.com.ph/manila/local-news/2011/09/12/pacquiao-determined-run-governor-2013-178964

FLOYD MAYWEATHER JR: HOW MANY MORE LIES WILL HE TELL TO AVOID PACQUIAO?

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By Superstar Billy Graham

Manny Pacquiao fans are loyal to a fault. So are Floyd Mayweather Jr fans. But with Floyd fans, it is the amount of lies they will continue to accept from the master of deceit and deception, the #1 Pound for Pound Pathological Liar in the world- Floyd Mayweather Jr. A few months ago, Floyd Mayweather Jr said on an interview from another boxing website that he never accused Manny Pacquiao of taking steroids or performance enhancement drugs.

Well, Floyd is not only a gifted fighter that possesses one of the greatest defensive skillsets in boxing history but he has the great uncanny ability to purposely UN-recall what he said before. Either Floyd Jr is a master liar or suffers from a rare form of amnesia that afflicts young boxers from Grand Rapids, Michigan where Floyd was born.

READ MORE: http://www.nowboxing.com/2011/09/floyd-mayweather-jr-how-many-more-lies-will-he-tell-to-avoid-pacquiao/20366/

PACQUIAO WATCH: Different package

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By Edwin G. Espejo

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/11 Sept) – It will be a vastly different Manny Pacquiao that will greet Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez when they meet for the third, and maybe, last time in November.

First, he will be facing a comfortable welterweight who no longer had the excess poundage he used to have while fighting as a featherweight.

READ MORE: http://www.mindanews.com/mindaviews/2011/09/12/pacquiao-watch-different-package/

Arum bares Manny plans to retire

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The Philippine Star

Joaquin Henson

MANILA, Philippines - While WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has shown no signs of slippage or slowing down in the ring, retirement will come sooner or later. It’s a fact of life that boxers can’t fight forever. Retirement is unavoidable just like taxes and death.

Pacquiao is turning 33 in December and according to Top Rank chairman Bob Arum, the Filipino icon has confided that he plans to hang up his gloves at the end of 2013 after running for governor of Sarangani province.

READ MORE: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/arum-bares-manny-plans-to-retire.html

Shaping up Manny Pacquiao into a welterweight frame

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Igor Frank

“I saw Manny Pacquiao last week in Los Angeles,” exclaimed Big Steve during our Sunday morning Java at Starbucks on Western Avenue:” He is no welterweight. He looked so little. He looked much smaller than lightweight champion, Brandon Rios. How do they get him into shape to fight as a welterweight?”

That is a very good question for strength and conditioning Guru, Alex Ariza who is responsible for getting Manny into shape to fight as a welterweight. For more detailed information Alex Ariza started a blog to outline all the training he does with a pound for pound king Manny Pacquiao.

READ MORE: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/shaping-up-manny-pacquiao-into.html

Phloyd Mayweather: Hypocrite, Liar, Coward and Fraud

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By Scoop Malinowski

Phloyd Mayweather stated at the New York City Victor Ortiz fight press conference earlier this summer in July, that he would fight Manny Pacquiao next. “Manny Pacquiao, you’re next,” said the greatest duck in boxing history, in a hardly convincing tone.

Then, at his media workout in Las Vegas last week, Mayweather contradicted himself and denied making that statement, in front of a crowd of reporters. “I never said that. I never said that at all,” said the pathological liar and former boxing champion.

READ MORE: http://www.boxinginsider.com/columns/phloyd-mayweather-hypocrite-liar-and-fraud/

Yuriorkis Gamboa Wins Technical Decision Against Daniel Ponce De Leon; Expresses Interest on

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By Rich Mazon

Atlantic City, New Jersey - Yuriorkis Gamboa’s attempt to leap into boxing’s elite was not as spectacular as everyone expected it to be. Against a tough and seasoned veteran in Daniel Ponce de Leon, Gamboa’s performance tonight was solid but not dazzling.

His athleticism was there. His speed was there but the one thing everyone present in the Boardwalk Hall Arena came for and the millions watching in HBO were waiting of never materialize. Gamboa was unable to duplicate his impressive outing from his last fight in this very same venue. There was no knockdown on an opponent that would boost his resume incredibly. There was no perfect ending that would light up his name after this fight. But he did win unanimously in a fight cut short by an accidental clash of heads in the 8th round of the featherweight match. And it happened just when the fight was heating up for both fighters.

READ MORE: http://philboxing.com/news/story-59766.html

Pacquiao will have to wait several years more to run for vice president

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GulfNews

By Gilbert P. Felongco

Manila: Although Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao is willing to run for the vice presidency in 2016, will have to wait several years more to be eligible to run for the second highest public office in the Philippines.

Reports said that Pacquiao, during his press tour to in Mexico to promote his November bout with Mexican rival Juan Manuel Marquez, had revealed plans to seek the vice presidential mandate vice in 2016.

READ MORE: http://gulfnews.com/news/world/philippines/pacquiao-will-have-to-wait-several-years-more-to-run-for-vice-president-1.864081

Pacquiao upstages Marquez in Mexico

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By Eddie Alinea

It was not just a press tour to promote the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez trilogy. The fourth and last stop of the media hype held in Mexico City Thursday was a reaffirmation of the eight-division champion’s status as a global superstar. Continue reading “Pacquiao upstages Marquez in Mexico” »

Unbeaten Melindo stops Rosas in 11th

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Philippine Daily Inquirer

By Roy Luarca

CEBU CITY—Unbeaten Milan “El Metodico” Melindo staged a ring clinic Saturday night before stopping veteran Francisco Rosas to clinch the World Boxing Organization Intercontinental flyweight title at the Waterfront Hotel and Casino here.

Landing combinations with precision while evading Rosas’ counterpunches, Melindo took all the rounds from the opening bell, forcing referee Bruce McTavish to halt the carnage before the start of the 11th round of the bout headlining Pinoy Pride VIII: Philippines versus Mexico.

READ MORE: http://sports.inquirer.net/15845/unbeaten-melindo-stops-rosas-in-11th

Arum: Pacman ahead with left-right punch

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The Philippine Star

By Abac Cordero

MANILA, Philippines - In the middle of a smooth, three-hour flight from Toluca, Mexico to Los Angeles the other day, Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach worked on their game plan.

Pacquiao, in a shirt and tie, was having an animated chat with a couple of scribes, throwing right hooks, jabs and uppercuts to the air when his trainer got off his seat.

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Pacquiao has best jab – Roach

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Manila Bulletin

By NICK GIONGCO

September 10, 2011, 6:59pm
TOLUCA, Mexico — Manny Pacquiao simply can’t wait to get his hands on Juan Manuel Marquez.

As the private jet was getting ready to leave for Los Angeles on Thursday, Pacquiao and Roach caught each other’s eyes inside the cabin and the Filipino could not help but bring up the topic of how he intends to take out Marquez when they battle for the third time on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas.

Pacquiao, dressed in a long-sleeve shirt with matching tie and slacks, put on a fighting stance, whispered something in Roach’s ear that forced the trainer to respond even as the boxer continued to keep his hands up.

READ MORE: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/333854/pacquiao-has-best-jab-roach

Pacquiao free to explore political plans, says Palace

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The Philippine Star

By Aurea Calica

MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said yesterday Filipino boxing champion and Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao was free to explore all his political options although he would have to wait for the right age to run for vice president.

Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said democracy allowed any Filipino to seek elective office to serve the country as long as one would meet the legal requirements.

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Pacquiao Convinced Mayweather Using Ortiz To Prepare

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BoxingScene.com

Mitch Abramson

Manny Pacquiao believes that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is laying the groundwork for a potential blockbuster fight with him by taking on Victor Ortiz on Sept. 17. While Pacquiao and Mayweather Jr. have circled each other from a distance over the past few years as the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport, negotiations have broken down over the issue of drug testing and Mayweather’s apparent desire to take time off. But in taking on Ortiz, a southpaw with speed and power, Pacquiao thinks that Mayweather is getting ready for the challenge of one day facing him.

“Yeah, that’s what I said awhile ago,” Pacquiao, a southpaw, said during a press conference to promote his bout with Juan Manuel Marquez on Nov. 12 in Las Vegas. “I know he’s preparing to fight because he got a southpaw opponent for this fight.”

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/pacquiao-convinced-mayweather-using.html#ixzz1Xc3iDdMb

MEXICO LOVES PACQUIAO

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PhilBoxing.com

Hesiquio Balderas

Everyone thought it was going to be a Juan Manuel Marquez show in Mexico City. The media, promoters and even Marquez felt that this last stop of the PACQUIAO-MARQUEZ III WORLD TOUR was going to be his coming out party, but it wasn’t.

It was the Manny Pacquiao show, as humble as he is, as educated as he is and as ferocious as Pacquiao is inside the ring, 30,000 plus fans were all captivated by the charm of the best fighter in the world. They kept chanting his name and very few chanted for Juan Manuel.

Read more: http://www.fighthits.net/2011/09/mexico-loves-pacquiao.html#ixzz1XZR1X7dO

Marquez: I Prefer Fighting Pacquiao at 140, 141-Pounds

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BoxingScen LLC

By Keith Idec

NEW YORK — Juan Manuel Marquez admits he would’ve preferred facing Manny Pacquiao at a lower weight in their third fight.

“The both of us are small fighters, and I think for a better fight, it’d be better if we would’ve fought at 140, 141 tops,” Marquez said. “It would’ve been a better fight because we’re smaller guys. He asked for 144, so we took it. But I think if we fought at a lower weight, it would be better.”

READ MORE: http://www.boxingscene.com/marquez-i-prefer-fighting-pacquiao-140-141-pounds-43602

Pacquiao admits too young to be VP

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Inquirer News

Agence France-Presse

MANILA, Philippines—World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has backed away from plans to run for vice president of the Philippines in five years’ time, saying he will still be too young, local media said Saturday.

The high-school dropout, who is often cited as the world’s best “pound-for-pound” fighter, is already a member of the Philippine parliament and has long been touted as a potential leader of his country.

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