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                    [Title] => Same Manny from before
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Take it from someone who nearly took over as Manny Pacquiao’s manager in 1999.

[DatePublished] => 2014-11-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 469474 [Title] => How Roach met Manny [Summary] =>

Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao met by accident but they were destined to work wonders in the ring together.

[DatePublished] => 2009-05-21 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 345316 [Title] => Raw fighter, master trainer form formidable partnership [Summary] => Freddie Roach knows a good, strong and powerful fighter when he sees one.

In the middle of 2001, the first time he met Manny Pacquiao at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, he knew he found one.

"I didn’t know who he was," Roach told a couple of scribes as he tried to recall the very first day he met Pacquiao, then a raw 22-year-old who walked in with his former manager Rod Nazario.
[DatePublished] => 2006-07-04 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804774 [AuthorName] => Abac Cordero [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 223335 [Title] => Pacquiao unfazed by odds [Summary] => A Las Vegas betting line recently installed Marco Antonio Barrera a 3-1 pick to beat Manny Pacquiao in their 12-round fight for the "people’s" world featherweight boxing championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 15.

But Pacquiao’s manager Rod Nazario wasn’t disturbed. Neither was he surprised.
[DatePublished] => 2003-10-07 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 215467 [Title] => Who is Larry Merchant? [Summary] => It was love at first sight.

The day before Manny Pacquiao fought defending champion Lehlo Ledwaba for the International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight title in Las Vegas two years ago, the Filipino challenger was brought to a function room at the MGM Grand Hotel to be introduced to the Home Box Office (HBO) cable TV staff.
[DatePublished] => 2003-07-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 158399 [Title] => Warning for Pacquiao [Summary] => There seems to be a cloud of doubt surrounding International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s ability to survive on the throne of the 122-pound division.

Eric Raskin, writing in The Ring Magazine (July 2002), singled out Pacquiao as among six "stars" who could be the next casualties of the upset epidemic that’s rocking the boxing firmament.
[DatePublished] => 2002-04-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 144926 [Title] => Last man standing [Summary] => Only Manny Pacquiao is left wearing a title belt as an inconsequential year in Philippine boxing comes to a merciful close.

For a while, no Filipino reigned as a world champion. Malcolm Tunacao was dethroned by challenger Pongsaklek Wonjongkam in a World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight title bout in Pichit, Thailand, last March. The demolition job took only a round as Pangsaklek floored Tunacao thrice to leave the Philippines without a world titleholder.
[DatePublished] => 2001-12-26 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 138042 [Title] => Roach wary of Sanchez [Summary] => International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach plans a "different strategy" for Agapito Sanchez than what he laid out against Lehlo Ledwaba but isn’t disclosing what’s on his mind. [DatePublished] => 2001-10-27 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 136481 [Title] => Pacquiao foe known for dirty tricks [Summary] => International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao expects the worst from notorious World Boxing Organization (WBO) titlist Agapito Sanchez when they square off in a scheduled 12-round unification bout at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on Nov. 10.

Sanchez is known for using illegal tactics in the ring and has a reputation of doing virtually anything to win. He’s a brawler who has no respect for the rules. When the referee isn’t looking, he’ll bang away below the belt and use his elbows, forearms, and head as weapons. [DatePublished] => 2001-10-13 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 86888 [Title] => Critics acclaim Pacquiao [Summary] => The hard-hitting Boxing News, a weekly trade paper published in London, finally had kind words for a Filipino fighter although it incorrectly reported that newly-crowned International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao used to make a living hustling pool in dingy parlors.

In its June 29, 2001, issue, Boxing News used a blaring across-the-page headline "Pacquiao’s the man – and how" to top its story on the General Santos City slugger’s sixth round stoppage of Lehlo Ledwaba in Las Vegas.
[DatePublished] => 2001-07-20 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135698 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1804869 [AuthorName] => Joaquin M. Henson [SectionName] => Sports [SectionUrl] => sports [URL] => ) ) )
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