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01-15-2009, 09:24 AM
Sylvester Stallone and Manny Pacquiao will do a hollywood movie.

Now Manny Pacquiao is one or two levels above Oscar dela Hoya, boxing's resident pretty boy. Oscar was never offered to do a hollywood movie despite his looks and fame.

01-22-2009, 01:35 PM
Ayos! Hollywood na, magiging Atenista o La Sallista pa. ;D


With no Hatton fight, Pacquiao may study at Ateneo or DLSU


abs-cbnNEWS.com | 01/22/2009 11:41 AM

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What's next for Manny Pacquiao after his seemingly aborted bout against British champion Ricky Hatton?

Pacquiao's lawyer, Franklin "Jeng" Gacal, said Thursday that the Filipino boxing idol may shift his focus from boxing to studies.

Gacal said Pacquiao might finally enter college this year and take political science or management courses at Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) or De La Salle University (DLSU).

"Manny might concentrate on his studies while there is no scheduled fight," Gacal told ABS-CBN's morning show "Umagang Kay Ganda."

The lawyer said Pacquiao's tertiary education is the Filipino boxer's next option after negotiations for his supposed match with Hatton bogged down on Wednesday.

The negotiations ended after Pacquiao declined the 52-48 compromise split with a $12 million guaranteed purse.

Gacal explained that Pacquiao's original request was for a 52-48 sharing in his favor, plus a higher minimum guaranteed purse. He said Pacquiao changed his request to a 55-45 sharing in his favor, minus the higher guaranteed purse.

"Pareho itong tinanggihan ng kampo ni Hatton (Hatton's camp refused the two requests). They want a 50-50 sharing," Gacal said.

He said Hatton's camp sent a contract indicating the 52-48 compromise split and gave Pacquiao a 6 p.m. deadline on Wednesday. Pacquiao did not sign the contract.

He said Hatton's camp may call for a press conference on Thursday to make an official announcement that they are calling off the fight.

Pacquiao is 'primus inter pares'

Gacal said Pacquiao's decision was "not all about the money." He said Pacquiao was fighting for principle.

"Well, it's not all about the money. It's a question of, sino ba ang nararapat na bigyan ng [who should be given] due respect... Even if they are saying [Pacquiao and Hatton] are equal, but there is a saying primus inter pares, first among equals," Gacal said.

With the fight virtually called off, the lawyer said his client is not expecting other fights this year. The lawyer also made an early announcement that a third match between Pacquiao and Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez is impossible this year.

He said Marquez is scheduled to fight former lightweight champion Juan Diaz in February.

as of 01/22/2009 12:48 PM

01-22-2009, 04:41 PM
Ayos ito! Magkakaroon na ng boxing sa UAAP. ;D

02-03-2009, 09:22 AM
Hindi lang hollywood celebrity, scientist pa! ;D


02-03-2009, 01:14 PM
^ at the very least, scientists should study how pac has retained his power and speed across an astonishing 8 weight divisions from flyweight (112) all the way to welterweight (147). true he hasn't fought prime contenders at 140 and 147 yet but as whenever he moves up in weight his body looks as powerful and as ripped as in any division. compare that to other guys who moved up in weight like duran, hitman hearns, sugar ray leonard, tito trinidad, oscar, roy jones jr, true they had some measure of success moving up but they looked inflated with some indication of body fat. manny, regardless of weight division, as i said looks just as powerful and ripped. truly an athletic wonder if there ever was one.

05-02-2009, 04:57 PM
What a blessing given to Manny. Hope he knows what he was doing and will not be politicized by other people.

05-03-2009, 12:23 PM
To whom much is given, much is also expected.