Archive for Manny Pacquiao

How To Handle A Hostage Situation In The Philippines

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine News with tags , on August 30, 2010 by South Arts Festival

Manny Pacquiao: Chief Hostage Negotiator

Send Manny Pacquiao to be the chief negotiator.

Manny Pacquiao can afford any ransom made by any hostage.

When Manny Pacquiao steps into the bus, the hostage-taker will be so star-struck it will give enough ample time for the sniper to fire at least three times (should he miss the first two.)

If Manny Pacquiao gets close enough to the hostage-taker, his left hook will knock out the hostage-taker.

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“Pacquiao Is A Bitch.” – Floyd Mayweather Sr.

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine News, Philippines Sports with tags , , , on July 23, 2010 by South Arts Festival
"Pacquiao is a bitch." - Floyd Mayweather Sr.

"Pacquiao is a bitch." - Floyd Mayweather Sr.

In a recent interview with On The Ropes Boxing Radio, Floyd Mayweather Sr. had this to say about our very own Manny Pacquiao if he ever had to face him face to face:

I’d tell him he’s a fagg*t. You know what I’d tell him. Go stick your head up under your dress. That’s what I would tell him. I’m being real with you. I’d tell him he ain’t nothing but a sissy and a little girl. They got, as a matter of fact I’ve seen a thing in one of these books. Hold on just a second. Hey Lloyd! Where’s that book at about all of those athletes? That book about all of the athletes? You know the one, it had Pacquiao in there and Kobe in there? Well you know what, I’ll tell you just like the book says it. Hold on one second here. Here it is right here, here’s the book. It has nothing to do with no sissy. Just hold on just a second. I got something right here. I’m trying to find something right here. This is exactly what I would tell him. It’s in this book here. It’s “The Twenty Biggest Bitches in the Sport”. That’s what it says, “The Twenty Biggest Bitches in the Sport”. Guess who’s right here? Manny Pacquiao. It says “Biggest Bitches in the Sport” and that’s what he is – a bitch.”

Floyd Mayweather Sr. – here’s something on behalf of the Filipino people:

“Puke ng ina mo ka!”

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 South Arts Festival

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.

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 South Arts Festival

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 South Arts Festival

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 South Arts Festival

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 Politics: Manny Pacquiao For Congress – God Save The Philippines

Posted in All About The Philippines, Duke420 Articles, Philippine News, Philippine Politics with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 6, 2009 by South Arts Festival

Boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is gunning for a second round attempt for a seat in the Philippine House of Representatives in the upcoming 2010 elections. Manny Pacquiao will be looking to win a congressional seat in his hometown of General Santos City, you know?

Back in 2007, Manny Pacquiao already lost the election, and cited that he wasn’t prepared politically for his campaign due to his busy schedule with boxing fights and training. This coming 2010, Manny Pacquiao still has to train and prepare to fight Miguel Angel Cotto while in the midst of his campaign for congress. Apart from that, he still has a TV show, some movies, maybe another album and whatever. Whatever Manny Pacquiao gets himself into doesn’t surprise me anymore. Yes – even running for congress.

But really now – Do the Filipino people really want Manny Pacquiao in congress? Personally, I would rather he stick to what he does best – which is to fight in the boxing ring and not in the political arena. He may not be the best actor, but let him have his kicks in showbiz, but PLEASE – for the country’s sake – DO NOT RUN FOR CONGRESS, MANNY!

What qualifications do you have to run for politics? ZERO! Manny Pacquiao has spent his entire life as a boxer, and maybe too many left hooks has f***ed up bis brain, which might spur this STUPID decision to run for congress. Manny Pacquiao has no experience in Philippine politics whatsoever, and if he thinks that the politics in boxing is the same as congress, then he must really be out of his mind. I even doubt if Manny Pacquiao will have the time (considering the demands of  his boxing and showbiz career) to read through the many resolutions and legislations that are passed in Congress. Can Manny Pacquiao even effectively deliberate in the halls of congress, or are we just going to hear him say, “You know?” – you know?

If Manny Pacquiao believes he can serve the country because of his deep pockets, then by all means do so. Manny Pacquiao can give to as many charities and come up with as many projects as he wants to help in the development of General Santos City and the Philippines without having to be a congressman.

Manny, Pacman, Champ, Idol – please lang… use your head.

Manny Pacquiao For Congress in 2010 - God Save The Philippines!

Manny Pacquiao For Congress in 2010 - God Save The Philippines!

And to those supposed political  friends and political advisers of Manny Pacquiao – Chavit, Noli Boy, Tolits, Madam GMA – knock some sense into him. He can’t even deliver a proper interview about what he is passionate about (boxing), and you expect him to enter the halls of Philippine congress to enact legislation that will serve our country. It’s not right, you know?

Anyway – I will put my faith on the Filipino people and the intelligent people of General Santos. I’m sure they know better, and it showed in the 2007 elections when Manny Pacquiao lost. And I certainly hope he will lose again, and let the voice of the people be heard that Manny Pacquiao‘s place is not in Philippine congress. You know?

I’m sure everyone has learned their lesson when they put the likes of Ramon Revilla and Robert Jaworski in the Senate, who didn’t even utter a word throughout the entire team that Senate convened. Well, except maybe to raise their hand and ask permission to use the toilet. You know?

The 2010 elections is a critical time for the country, and not only on the Presidential race, but in all levels of government that will be fought for and campaigned for. Please vote wisely. And to the people of General Santos City – I’m sure you have a more qualified candidate for Congress than a popular personality who doesn’t have an ounce of political experience, even if he is world-renowned.

You know better, you know?