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INFAMOUZ
11-02-2004, 09:37 PM
Murad Muhammad yesterday said Manny Pacquiao will be in for a tough fight against Thai veteran Fahsan 3-K Battery, dismissing notions that the Filipino boxing champion has been set up against a virtual unknown with no decent fight to boast of.

"Experts have previously said Danny Williams was no match for Mike Tyson but he knocked him out. Experts also predicted Roy Jones had a weak opponent in Glen Johnson but the Jamaican fighter knocked him out in the ninth round. In boxing, you cannot predict but let these so-called experts say what they want and let see what happens," Muhammad said.

Details of the Dec. 11 bout will be finalized today, according to Murad, with Pacquiao, who rushed to General Santos after being knocked out in a recent 9-ball tournament, set to join the US-based promoter in the formal announcement of the fight in a press conference on Friday.

"We want to give Manny’s Filipino fans their money’s worth. We want a competitive fight. We want an opponent who can give Manny trouble. We want to see Manny at his best," added Muhammad.

A former World Boxing Federation (WBF) bantamweight titlist, the 30-year-old Fahsan is a fighter who is expected to engage Pacquiao in a slugfest without backing down. His record is 44-7-1 with 23 KOs. Filipinos seem to be his favorite victims as he has beaten at least 20, including the likes of Nathan Barcelona, Ramil Anito, Jaime Acerda, Joebar Damosmog, Eugene Gonzales, Ricky Sales and Archie Ano-os.

A reliable source said Muhammad will deliver a whopping $300,000 (P16.8 million) purse for Pacquiao in the coming match.

"Everything will be known on Friday," said Muhammad, who decided to dump Guyana fighter Gairy St. Clair in favor of Fahsan to ensure a worthy opponent for Pacquiao.

Meanwhile, a 21-year-old Australian who holds the WBC Youth world featherweight title signified intention to fight the Filipino southpaw, regarded as one of the greatest Asian fighters of all time.

Tommy Browne, one of the busiest fighters in Australia in recent times who has battled his way through 130 amateur and pro fights since taking up the sport 11 years ago.

The 21-year-old holds the WBC Youth world featherweight title, a world championship for boxers under the age of 24, and is well on his way to eventually facing Pacquiao, who has beaten world-rated Australians Nedal Hussein, Arnel Barotillo and Todd Makelin, who has been Browne’s trainer through his 19 professional bouts.

muay
11-03-2004, 04:36 AM
Fahsan 3K gets toyed & battered by Pacquiao in an exhibition match in Guam last year.

Art Simonyan gets his ass whooped by Pacquiao in sparring last April.

Art Simonyan wins by UD vs. Fahsan 3K last May.

Fahsan will give a tough fight this time, yeah right Murad...whatever you say. ;)

JOM'S
11-03-2004, 05:50 AM
Fahsan 3K gets toyed & battered by Pacquiao in an exhibition match in Guam last year.

Art Simonyan gets his ass whooped by Pacquiao in sparring last April.

Art Simonyan wins by UD vs. Fahsan 3K last May.

Fahsan will give a tough fight this time, yeah right Murad...whatever you say. ;)

I totally agree, this fight is a tune-up no place for hyping, we just hope that fans watching the fight will get to see Pac fight at least 6 rounds....

xoalvinox
11-26-2004, 01:12 AM
Heard Manny wasn't in tip top shape going into this fight. I smell trouble...

JOM'S
11-27-2004, 12:30 PM
Heard Manny wasn't in tip top shape going into this fight. I smell trouble...

Freddie Roach mentined that Manny is at 80% condition and is right on track to be at 100% come fight night, so i think there's no trouble here.....

MlLkMan
11-27-2004, 09:16 PM
Pac is now at 128, just two above the featherweight limit. Hes getting back to his shape.

moochi
11-28-2004, 06:56 AM
pacman will knock him out in the early - mid rounds!