Manny Pacquiao’s First Fight for 2012

Many Pacquio will be facing his next opponent, the undefeated Timothy “Tim” bradly which is set to take place on June 9th, 2012 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV. “Manny Pacquio (54-3-2, 38KO) versus Timothy Bradley(28-0, 13KO).”

Manny Pacquiao is absolutely an international star and his future fights will surely be a huge event. Timothy Bradley has established himself as one of the most talented Boxer nowadays. He established his name in Boxing with his wins over Lamont Peterson, Devon Alexander, Junior Witter, and Kendall Holt.

Boxing fanatics may not feel as thrilled as the much awaited Mayweather-Pacquiao’s fight, but this match could be one of the most memorable fights ever in boxing.

“This is going to be one of the greatest clashes this year because Timothy Bradley is one of the perfect opponents for Manny Pacquiao. He is a very dedicated, disciplined, and hard-working fighter who uses also intelligence in the ring to adapt and overcome whatever adversity he’s faced with.

“During his last fight against Casamayor, Tim Bradley precisely broke down the Cuban veteran over the course of 8 rounds, knocking him down in rounds 5, 6, and 8. He utilized intelligent pressure while using long touch jabs to set up the beautiful searching right hooks to the body which eliminated Casa’s lateral movement and ultimately set up his power shots to the head,” some of the boxing analysts’ opinion.

Fight odds soar for Pacquiao

MANILA, Philippines – Not even Freddie Roach’s statement that he sees the fight going the distance could keep the fight odds from sky-rocketing in favor of Manny Pacquiao.

The other day, the four-time Trainer of the Year told fightfan.com that he’s not looking for a knockout. Instead, he said he sees a 12-round battle with Joshua Clottey.

But no one seemed to listen as oddsmakers for the March 13 showdown at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas remained convinced it’s going to be one-sided.

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Manny mum on politics, pushes for clean polls

Manny Pacquiao issued a call for clean and honest elections next year even as he shelved his political plans for the 2010 polls to concentrate on his upcoming fight with British champion Ricky Hatton.

In a move that caught everybody by surprise, Pacquiao decided not to read a prepared statement distributed to the media in a press conference in Makati yesterday where the Filipino boxing sensation was supposed to officially declare his intention to run for a congressional seat in the province of Saranggani.

After a brief talk with his election adviser Atty. Romy Macalintal, Pacquiao delivered his message calling for an honest and clean elections next year.

“I am here to call on my fellow Filipinos to help ensure a clean and orderly elections next year,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.

He, however, stressed he is not endorsing a particular candidate at this stage.

Pacquiao also called on the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to do its job and prevent cheating in the 2010 polls.

In a chat with reporters, Pacquiao said he is concentrating on his coming fight against Hatton and not the 2010 elections.

But he did give hint at running for a congressional seat in Saranggani.

“I spent years of my life in that province. I have a house there and my wife is from there,” said Pacquiao in Filipino.


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Hatton ‘brutal’ foe for Manny

IBO (International Boxing Organization) lightwelterweight champion Ricky Hatton was described as “brutal” by Indonesian promoter Temuzin Rambing but if Manny Pacquiao fights the Englishman like Sugar Shane Mosley fought Antonio Margarito, there’s no way the “Hitman” from Manchester will win their May 2 bout in Las Vegas.

Rambing, 29, was a former amateur boxer who used to train with WBA featherweight titlist Chris John during their simon-pure years in Semarang City, an hour’s plane ride away from the capital. His father Sutan was John’s former trainer. Rambing will be in Cebu late this month to accompany former IBF minimumweight champion Muhammad Rachman for his fight against WBO Asia Pacific titleholder Milan Melindo.


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Manny can beat Hatton

Manny Pacquiao will beat Ricky Hatton with the same ease he disposed of David Diaz and Oscar De La Hoya, said a keen boxing observer yesterday.

Moy Lainez, who has watched countless world championships and had followed the careers of great Filipino champions, said the Briton’s daredevil style will bring out the best in Pacquiao when they collide on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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Manny wants 65-35 purse deal vs Hatton

There will be no equal sharing of the total prize purse and revenues when Manny Pacquiao tangles with British “Hitman” Ricky Hatton on May 2.

Team Pacquiao is leaning on a 65-35 percent revenue deal in favor of the Filipino ring superstar—or at least 60-40.

If the Hatton camp is not amenable to this deal, Team Pacquiao could junk the British battler for a new opponent willing to agree to the Gen. Santos City southpaw’s terms.

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Next to Muhammad Ali, Manny Pacquiao is “All-Time Great”

LAS VEGAS, Nevada — There was no doubt that Manny Pacquiao, the new Teki god of punch business, is next to “The Greatest” Muhammad Ali, the protege of Angelo Dundee, who admitted for the first time in more than 40 years that he erred when he predicted that Oscar De La Hoya would easily outslick and overpower the Filipino “Mexicutioner” who will turn 30 on December 17.

Muhammad Ali - Manny Pacquiao

“I was dead wrong,” sobbed the 86-year-old Dundee. “Maybe I’ll be right next time. What’s the difference?”

Dundee had made tones of accurate prefight analyses when his wards–Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard, among other bigger-than-life fighters, placed boxing on top of the pyramid, the reason why media would always consider his wisdom more reliable than the Apostles Creed.

It took a lightweight champion from the Far East, a religious southpaw, to oblige the legendary senior citizen to admit that he “was dead wrong.”…

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SAYS MAYWEATHER SR. Mayweather Jr. wants to fight Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

Manny Pacquiao vs Mayweather?

LOS ANGELES—Going by the statements of trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr., the father of one potential Manny Pacquiao foe and the trainer of another, the Filipino ring icon should be in for a very busy 2009.

Mayweather said his son, Floyd Jr., has sent feelers to the family that he wants to challenge Pacquiao in a fight that could be a battle for the mythical pound-for-pound title.

And that loquacious honer also added that he is ready to prepare beer-guzzling Ricky Hatton for a Pacquiao dismantling.

“My niece said my son told her he wanted to fight Pacquiao next, and that he wants me to train him for the fight,” Mayweather Sr. told mlive.com….

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