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Barrera the “Baby Faced Assassin” Speaks
By Paul Upham, SecondsOut.com, 17 Mar 2007
It is hard to believe that Marco Antonio Barrera, only 33 years of age today, made his professional debut all the way back in November 1989. The Mexican great first came to the attention of boxing fans in being victorious in his first 43 fights and winning the WBO junior featherweight world title, b Read Full Story >>>
Breaking News: Mandalay Bay Book Makers Pull Out Ponce de Leon-Penalosa Odds
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2007
Las Vegas--The book-makers at the Mandalay Bay Sportsbook, tonight (March 16th) in their ultimate wisdom decided to pull out the betting line on the Ponce de Leon-Penalosa WBC Super bantamweight title fight tomorrow. Their action is allegedly because the odds against Penalosa winning the fight is so Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao set to leave for LA!
By Nick Giongco, FightNews.com, 17 Mar 2007
Manny Pacquiao is scheduled to fly to Los Angeles in a few hours from now. Pacquiao sparred for the last time at the Manila version of the Wild Card Gym. Just before he boards the Philippine Airlines flight to LAX at 10 pm, Pacquiao will grace a press conference at the Sheraton Hotel. Pacquiao will Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO THE PRIZE FOR MEXICAN DUO
Sportinglife.com (UK), 17 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez know Mexican pride and a clash with Manny Pacquiao is on the line when they meet for the WBC super-featherweight title in Las Vegas tonight.
A fight against Filipino Pacquiao, considered one of the sport's
best pound-for-pound fighters, will more t Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Marquez: To Crown a Mexican King
By Johnny Ortiz, BoxingScene.com, 17 Mar 2007
Following on the heels of another historic matchup of Mexican idols, the fight between champions, Israel Vasquez and Rafael Marquez, (Rafael is the brother of challenger, Juan Manuel Marquez), both Marco Antonio (63 W, 4 L, W/ 42 KO’s), and Juan Manuel (46 W, 3 L, 1 D W/35 KO’s) will hav Read Full Story >>>
Expect the slugger to reappear
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 17 Mar 2007
For the first 10-plus years of his sparkling career, there was never any doubt as to how Marco Antonio Barrera was going to approach a fight - with the intent of knocking out his opponent.
That changed after his first fight with Erik Morales in February 2000. The epic bout was a toe-to-toe slugf Read Full Story >>>
Barrera aims to be among Mexico's best
By Lance Pugmire, Los Angeles Times, 17 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS — He wears not only the World Boxing Council's super-featherweight champion's belt, but the experience of 67 professional fights and 33 years of life.
Marco Antonio Barrera has stepped upon many scales at weigh-ins throughout a career considered one of the most successful in Mexic Read Full Story >>>
Round by Round Coverage: Barrera vs. Marquez
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 17 Mar 2007
Later tonight WBC Super Featherweight Champion Marco Antonio Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) will meet his most dangerous opponent since he fought Erik Morales for the third time in 2004. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will play host to Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs), the current WBO Featherweight Ch Read Full Story >>>
'Old' Barrera returns for title tilt
By Phil Barnett, The Guardian, 17 Mar 2007
Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera will revert back to his explosive style for tonight's WBC super-featherweight title defence against his compatriot Juan Manuel Márquez. The pair meet in Las Vegas in an intriguing, highly anticipated showdown which is difficult to call.
Barrera, 33, has won world titl Read Full Story >>>
'Fearless' Headliners Make Weight (with photos)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada -- Just moments ago, the main combatants for this weekend’s boxing extravaganza dubbed as “Fearless -- the WBC Super Featherweight Championship” put together by the Golden B Read Full Story >>>
Barrera and Marquez ready for long-awaited meeting
By Associated Press, MSNBC, 17 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) -Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez grew up in neighboring towns in Mexico.
Now the 33-year-old world champions are finally going to meet in the ring. Barrera and Marquez will fight Saturday night for Barrera's WBC 130-pound belt.
Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) weighed in at Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ WEIGHIN PHOTOS!
PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez, both of Mexico, face off during an official weigh-in ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday, March 16, 2007. The pair will fight in a WBC super featherweight championshi Read Full Story >>>
IS PENALOSA IN TOO DEEP? WILL HE GET CREAMED?
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 17 Mar 2007
DID ROACH MAKE RIGHT CALL WITH GERRY?
Las Vegas, NV- You can bookend recent Philippine boxing history (1996-present) from the rise of Luisito Espinosa and his seven featherweight title defenses to Manny Pacquiao’s reign as the 2006 Fighter of the Year. But in between those two moments ca Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ: THE END OF AN ERA DRAWS NEAR!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, 17 Mar 2007
A LEGENDARY ERA BEGINS THE RIDE HOME!
Arlington, VA – All good things may come to an end, but the best conclusions are rarely reached without a crescendo preceding them. For this living-legendary featherweight era, the build to a fitting finale enters step two. The first step was supplie Read Full Story >>>
A Warrior’s Last Hurrah
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 17 Mar 2007
Gerry Peñalosa’s skills set him apart from most Filipino pugilists. He is not a Pier 6 devil-may-care brawler but a smooth southpaw stylist gifted with hand speed and he could bob and weave and slip punches with the gre Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is ‘fast, furious’
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 17 Mar 2007
Manny Pacquiao is peaking in time for his fight against Jorge Solis of Mexico next month in Texas.
A day before he left for Manila prior to his departure for the United States, Pacquiao went a total of 10 rounds with two sparring partners, said Rey Golingan, who had watched the boxer while tr Read Full Story >>>
Why Gerry will win
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 17 Mar 2007
EXPERTS who think that Gerry will be easy fodder for the hard punching Daniel Ponce de Leon are in for a nasty surprise. I just love underdogs and the 10-1 odds have me salivating over the possible upset of epic proportions that is bound to happen.
This last rounder stared long and hard at his f Read Full Story >>>
Size is Peñalosa’s biggest drawback
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 17 Mar 2007
Gerry Peñalosa’s former managers Tony Aldeguer and Rex (Wakee) Salud said yesterday moving up in weight is his biggest drawback in challenging WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon of Mexico at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight (tomorrow morning, Manila time).
"The weight d Read Full Story >>>
Gerry’s last hurrah?
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 17 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS - Like most of my travels to Sin City, I’d like to think of this ongoing visit as merely another Sun.Star Cebu assignment, one of the very many that I’ve done so often through the years as a credentialed NBA and boxing writer.
But it ain’t that simple.
I’m h Read Full Story >>>
A question of greatness
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, 17 Mar 2007
When we were first shooting the plug of the daily ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) program Hardball, we were thinking of issues to discuss that would get the attention of the sports-savvy Filipino audience. Naturally, the discussion came to Manny Pacquiao, whose overwhelming popularity made it easy to tal Read Full Story >>>