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Philippine Sports: Manny Pacquiao Gets Fighter Of The Decade Award

Posted in All About The Philippines, Philippine News, Philippines Sports with tags , , on May 27, 2010 by JJ Duque

Manny Pacquiao Is BWAA Fighter of The Decade

Manny Pacquiao Is BWAA Fighter of The Decade

The Boxing Writers Association of America (BWAA) will be awarding Manny Pacquiao as Fighter of the Year and Fighter of The Decade in an awards ceremony to be held on June 4 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York City, New York.

This award will be the third Fighter of the Year title from the BWAA for Manny Pacquiao, and will tie him with Muhammad Ali and Evander Holyfield. Certainly, those are some pretty big names in the history of boxing, and Manny Pacquiao is certainly in good company among the best in the sport.

But for now, Manny Pacquiao isn’t going to be busy in the ring. Apart from his TV sitcom called Show Me Da Manny, Manny Pacquiao will be busy as Congressman of Sarangani. One of his first tasks before sitting in the Philippine House of Representatives is to take a two-month course on Public Administration and Governance at the prestigious University of the Philippines Diliman. According to reports, Manny Pacquiao will be looking to learn about how congress runs and eventually what it will take for him to act as Sarangani’s representative.

On a personal note – I wasn’t really for Manny Pacquiao as congressman, but I’m really glad that he’s making great efforts in ‘training’ for his position as Congressman even to the extent of taking up a two-month course. It might not be much, but at least it’s a good way for him to improve himself in tackling the responsibilities in the Philippine House of Congress.

As far as boxing is concerned – yes, the Fighter of The Decade is well worth it. But more than that – I sincerely hope that we can watch the Fight of the Century with Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather.

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Philippine Sports: Manny Pacquiao To KO Joshua Clottey

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , on January 13, 2010 by JJ Duque

WBO Welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines will be putting his title on the line against former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey of Ghana.

Initially, there was a great hype over the supposed Mayweather vs Pacquiao Fight of The Century, but the deals between both camps regarding the drug testing procedures were not been abel to come to an agreement. As it is – the camp of Floyd “Chicken” Mayweather Jr. wants Manny Pacquiao to undergo random blood testing, suggesting that Manny Pacquiao was using performance-enhancing drugs.

Personally – the bottomline is that if Floyd Mayweather Jr.believes he has the boxing skills to get in the ring with Manny Pacquiao, then he has no excuse to come up with all sorts of farcical drug-testing complaints. Instead, Floyd Mayweather Jr. comes out a chicken, afraid to step in the ring with Manny Pacquiao. And what’s more – his ass and the stupid asses from the Golden Boy promotions camp are being sued for defamation, over their insistence that Manny Pacquiao had been taking performance-enhancing drugs.

Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey

Manny Pacquiao vs Joshua Clottey

In any case, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has moved on and has booked a championship fight for Manny Pacquiao with former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey. The WBO Welterweight title fight between Pacquiao vs Clottey will be held at the Dallas Cowboys stadium in Arlington, Texas, on March 13, 2010.

Joshua Clottey has a prety decent record of 35 wins and 3 losses with 20 wins by KO. Some of his distinguished victories, include wins over Diego Corrales and Zab Judah. His last fight, however, was a split-decision loss to Miguel Cotto, whom Pacquiao defeated via TKO.

Joshua Clottey has never been KOed, but he has been put on the canvas when he fought Miguel Cotto. Many say that Joshua Clottey has a tough chin and some firepower, but it has yet to be determined if he will have the prowess to match with the speed of Manny Pacquiao, and if he can actually survive 12 rounds.

In any case, some experts believe that the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight will reach the distance, but I think it’ll be a pretty quick match. Manny Pacquiao will catch Joshua Clottey with a solid one, and Joshua Clottey will be expending his energy trying to recover. Before you know it – Joshua Clottey will be out cold on the center of the ring, and Manny Pacquiao will move on to a successful title defence.

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Manny Pacquiao Will KO Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Posted in All About The Philippines, Philippine News, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , , , , on December 11, 2009 by JJ Duque

The Philippines is gearing up for its national elections on May 2010 with several notable politicians vying for the Philippine Presidency, and slots in the Philippine Senate, Philippine Congress and other local government posts.

Even boxing champ Manny Pacquiao has already field his candidacy to vie for a Congressional seat in his hometown district in Mindanao, and many were expecting that Manny Pacquiao‘s next bout was going to be in the political arena.

However, that’s all been sidetracked for the moment as Manny Pacquiao has just signed the fight contract to go up against the undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on March 13, 2010.

Manny Pacquiao recently won the WBO Welterweight belt from Miguel Angel Cotto via a 12th round TKO, and made history by being the first and only boxer so far to win 7 titles in 7 weight classes. Indeed, the feats of Manny Pacquiao inside the boxing ring have earned him the reputation of being the best pound-for-pound boxer in the history of the sport.

Manny Pacquiao Will KO Floyd Mayweather Jr

Manny Pacquiao Will KO Floyd Mayweather Jr

That reputation was also held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., who was also coined as being the best pound-for-pound boxer, and his recent demolition over Juan Manuel Marquez clearly showcases his capacity to be among the top fighters in the sport of boxing.

Of course, it wouldn’t take long for boxing fans to want to see a showdown between Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr., two of the best pound-for-pound boxers. And after a month or so of taunting and negotiations between the two camps, the deal has finally been sealed. Well, at least in the camp of Manny Pacquiao.

Freddie Roach, the trainer of Manny Pacquiao, has already confirmed that Manny Pacquiao has signed the fight contract, and the rest of the world excitingly waits for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to back up all his talk and sign his name on the dotted line.

Meanwhile, boxing promoters are already expecting the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight to be one of the biggest pay-per-view events in the history of boxing, and will certainly put sales through the roof, to earn both fighters a very, very heavy purse. Not only that, many experts anticipate that the Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight will last more than just one bout, and will look to exasperate itself to a three-fight trilogy.

However, my opinion is that if Manny Pacquiao wins, he’ll just hang up his gloves, enjoy the fruits of his wins, and concentrate on his campaign for Congress, and if he wins that, then that’s where he’ll be busy for the rest of his life. Well, at least, while he’s still in Congress. Perhaps, this fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., will be the culminating event to a colorful and illustrious career.

Besides, it might be the same if Floy Mayweather Jr. wins. If Floyd Mayweather Jr. defeats Manny Pacquiao, then the whole world can expect a mouthful of arrogance from Floyd Mayweather Jr., and certainly he would love to keep his undefeated record in tact, and will just retire to enjoy his fat paycheck.

One thing’s for sure, all of this will be settled in the ring on March 13.

My prediction for that fight – Manny Pacquiao will KO Floyd Mayweather Jr., and shut up that loud mouth once and for all.

Philippine Sports: What Now Manny Pacquiao?

Posted in All About The Philippines with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on November 16, 2009 by JJ Duque

The Philippines and all Filipinos around the world are still buzzing from Manny Pacquiao‘s recent victory over Miguel Angel Cotto, winning the WBO Welterweight title via a 12th round TKO.

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Down Miguel Angel Cotto

Manny Pacquiao Knocks Down Miguel Angel Cotto

I got to catch the fight at Friday’s Alabang Town Center upon the invitation of Ryan Eigenmann and his fiance Cathy Bordalba, and took along my wife and kids to join some good friends. I personally cheered for Miguel Angel Cotto. Well, not because I didnt’ want Manny Pacquiao to win, but just to be different.  In Tagalog – “Para lang maiba.”

But really – Manny Pacquiao is just plain awesome, and I wasn’t the least bit surprised that Miguel Angel Cotto got floored twice and that eventually the fight ended with a TKO. The face of Miguel Angel Cotto was beaten to a pulp, and at the end he wasn’t even throwing anymore punches, just running around the ring to try and avoid the onslaught of Manny Pacquiao, who seemed determined to knock out Cotto.

The victory gives Manny Pacquiao a historical world record by being the first boxer to win 7 titles in 7 different weight divisions. Of course, experts still say that it’s not really legitimate, considering that the Ring Magazine title of Manny Pacquiao is not an official belt. Whatever. It doesn’t disprove the fact that Manny Pacquiao will be a hall-of-famer, and a boxer that will forever be remembered around the globe.

So – now that Miguel Angel Cotto is done and over with, what’s next for Manny Pacquiao? A fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a possibility that the boxing world highly anticipates. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are two of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the history of the sport, and certainly a fight between the two will be a match that will certainly have the entire world watching. For sure – the Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight will be legendary.

In the meantime – Manny Pacquiao will be looking to fight in the Philippine political arena, where he has ambitions to run for Philippine Congress in his home town of General Santos City. Manny Pacquiao tried his luck to run  for Congress in the last elections, but lost miserably. If he tries again, I’m pretty sure he’ll lose. The citizens of General Santos know well enough that Manny Pacquiao is not built for Philippine politics, and they would rather that he spent his hard-fought cash to help out through charity rather than through a seat in Congress. Certainly, his lack of eloquence (and maybe even literacy) will make it difficult for him to even go through the many legislations and reports that a congressman must absorb as part of his responsibility, you know?

Manny Pacquiao can do what the hell he wants in Philippine showbusiness, even make albums and sing in a band, but for the sake of the country – he should really stay away from the political arena.

Anyway – I don’t want to rain on the parade of Manny Pacquiao. I’m happy for his victory. I’ll celebrate in the streets for that. I might even watch his upcoming movie Whapakman just to remind myself of how stupid some Philippine movies can be. I might even listen to him sing just because I’d love a good laugh. But to listen to him campaign for Congress? Well, I just might throw an egg at him.

Philippine Boxing News: Oscar De La Hoya Talks About Manny “Money” Pacquiao

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine Current Events, Philippine Events, Philippine News, Philippines Sports with tags , , , , , , , on August 29, 2008 by JJ Duque

The Golden Boy Oscar De La Hoya gave his comments about his upcoming 12-round non-title bout versus Manny Pacquiao on December 6, 2008 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He had some pretty fair stuff to say about Manny Pacquiao, but of course included a bit of trash talk, and other talk about his career and the other fights that could’ve been had Manny Pacquiao backed out of the deal. I came across Oscar De La Hoya‘s comments, by accidentally stumbling upon this You Tube video.

There’s even some Floyd Mayweather Jr. trash talk on the video with him showing off  1 million dollars. “Put your money where your mouth is. I’ve got a big mouth, and I’ve got big money.”  Well, from what I recall, Mayweather did beat De La Hoya via split decision.

Anyway, Oscar De La Hoya also discusses his take on Manny Pacquiao’s style of boxing versus his own, and also talks about Pacman’s insatiable hunger for his share of the fight purse. Or can I say gluttony? Well, Manny Pacquiao just probably wants more money to make up for the few million pesos he’s leaked from “bad” investments. Kasi naman, Manny, tama na yung high-stakes betting sa billiards at sa poker.

Anyway, it’s an exclusive interview with Oscar De La Hoya who explains everything that’s going down on the fight against Manny Pacquiao, including a preview of the awesome under card for the night.

I won’t give out too much information, just listen to what Oscar De La Hoya has to say.

Manny Pacquiao – any response? Can we use this quote on your behalf – “Sana maka-chamba ulit parang kay Marquez.”

Incidentally, De La Hoya-Pacquiao Tickets and Ringside Seats for December 6 at the MGM Grand Arena are available here.