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Barrera to undergo tests
Pacquiao’s training at Wild Card Gym goes full throttle
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 03 Nov 2003
FEATHERWEIGHT king Marco Antonio Barrera has been ordered by the Texas boxing commission to undergo “neurological testing” before the state gives him the license to rumble with Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao in San Antonio on November 15.
According to the Nov. 2 issue of the San Read Full Story >>>
Barrera told to have neurological exams
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 02 Nov 2003
No one seems concerned, but the state of Texas wants to make sure.
Featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, in San Antonio to prepare for his Nov. 15 superbout at the Alamodome against Manny Pacquiao, has been asked to undergo a battery of neurological tests before the Texas boxing commission wi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barrera show their wares
By Miramon Nuevo, The Manila Times, 02 Nov 2003
HOLLYWOOD, California—The punching bag at the center of Freddie Roach’s Wild Card gym shuddered violently as Manny Pacquiao unleashed a flurry of left-right combinations.
The bespectacled Roach, sitting nearby, watched his ward intently, looking amused.
“Manny is just getting better and bett Read Full Story >>>
LA wildfire puts Barrera on the run
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 01 Nov 2003
POUND-FOR-POUND boxing great Marco Antonio Barrera found himself literally in the line of fire and was forced to evacuate from his Big Bear camp in Los Angeles Friday following what Fightnews described as a "horrific fire raging through Southern California."
Barrera, along with all members of hi Read Full Story >>>
Wildfires advance Barrera's S.A. trip
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 01 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera was looking forward to his stay at Oscar De La Hoya's house and training in the cool mountain air.
Especially enjoyable were the morning runs along scenic Big Bear Lake.
But all that ended abruptly Tuesday when the local sheriff's department in the resort community of Big Read Full Story >>>
Bad luck hits Pacquiao’s foe
By Miramon Nuevo, The Manila Times, 31 Oct 2003
BIG BEAR, California—A string of misfortunes has fallen on Manny Pacquiao’s foe.
A rolling blaze at Santa Monica Mountain forced Marco Antonio Barrera’s camp to put his training to an abrupt halt as they fled Oscar de la Hoya’s multimillion dollar gym atop the mountain here, which as of this wri Read Full Story >>>
Is Barrera screwed up?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 31 Oct 2003
A rumor that Marco Antonio Barrera is unfit to fight because of protective implants in his head was squelched the other day by Golden Boy Promotions lawyer Stephen Espinoza, assuring that the Mexican’s duel with Manny Pacquiao for the consensus world featherweight boxing championship will go on as s Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao brings some heat on favored Barrera
By Rey Danseco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 31 Oct 2003
MANNY Pacquiao may be the underdog in his coming encounter with Marco Antonio Barrera, but the Filipino champion is no push-over in the opinion of most credible and widely read boxing news website in the world.
The Sacramento, California's BoxingTalk.com indicated in its latest cartoon titled "W Read Full Story >>>
Barrera begins final prep for match versus Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 31 Oct 2003
MEXICAN featherweight hero Marco Antonio Barrera will start today in San Antonio his final preparations for his eagerly-awaited showdown with Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao.
The 29-year-old Barrera, the Baby-Faced Assassin from Mexico, collides with Pacquiao, the reigning IBF super bantamweight Read Full Story >>>
Barrera forced to come to S.A. a bit early
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 30 Oct 2003
Forced to flee his training camp as a result of the deadly Southern California wildfires, Marco Antonio Barrera has moved his base of operations to San Antonio.
Barrera, who is scheduled to fight Manny Pacquiao at the Alamodome on Nov. 15, arrived in the Alamo City on Wednesday night, a day after Read Full Story >>>
Barrera evacuates Big Bear camp!
FightNews.com, 30 Oct 2003
With horrific fires raging through Southern California, featherweight superstar Marco Antonio Barrera, along with all members of his training camp, was asked to evacuate Oscar De La Hoya’s Big Bear training facility Tuesday night by the Sheriff’s department as a safety precaution. No members of Team Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to grace ‘Sports Chat’
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 30 Oct 2003
REIGNING IBF super bantamweight crown-holder Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao is today’s guest of “Sports Chat,” a nationwide radio sports program that can be heared in Cebu over station dyRB 540 kHz.
Dennis Principe, the host of the bi-weekly program aired every Tuesday and Thursday from 5 to 7 pm Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s fight with Barrera in jeopardy?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 27 Oct 2003
The stunning disclosure that featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera had undergone brain surgery in 1997 when an abnormal vein was removed and a metal plate to protect the area was affixed with screws inside his skull could “potentially jeopardize” his Nov. 15 clash with International Boxing Federa Read Full Story >>>
Barrera ticket sales off to good start
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 26 Oct 2003
A spokesman for Oscar De La Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions said ticket sales for the Nov. 15 fight at the Alamodome between Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao have hit the $250,000 mark, just six days after they went on sale Oct. 18.
"I've been in boxing for 19 years and this is the biggest fig Read Full Story >>>
Barrera’s surgery shocks Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 26 Oct 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao expressed shock over reports that featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, whom he battles in a 12-round, non-title fight on Nov.15 at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas had undergone brain surgery in 1997.
In an overs Read Full Story >>>
MaxBoxing’s Head2Head: Barrera Vs. Pacquiao
By Jason Probst and Angel Rodriguez, MaxBoxing.com, 25 Oct 2003
Angel: PacMan Will Eat Up Barrera
When you think of a hungry predator that doesn’t stop coming forward until the game is over, you think of ‘80s video game and pop culture icon “Pac Man.” When you think of junior featherweights who are hungry predators that don Read Full Story >>>
Barrera had brain surgery?
By Thomas Hauser, SecondsOut.com, 24 Oct 2003
Sources in Mexico say that Marco Antonio Barrera underwent brain surgery in 1997 and has been fighting with a metal plate in his head ever since.
The surgery, known as a craniotomy, took place after Barrera's second bout against Junior Jones and was related to a congenital defect; not the fight i Read Full Story >>>
What’s next for PacMan?
By Mike Buendia, The Daily Tribune, 24 Oct 2003
Do you have any idea what's going to be Manny Pacquiao's next move after his monumental clash with Marco Antonio Barrera on Nov. 15 in San Antonio, Texas?
If he wins against the heavily favored Barrera at the Alamodome, he is expected to give the Mexican a return bout sometime in February or Marc Read Full Story >>>
Q & A on Pacquiao-Barrera fight
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 24 Oct 2003
CHICAGO – A few of my readers took my offer to ask questions which I promised to relay to Manny Pacquiao, who is currently in Hollywood, California toiling the final stretch of his training for the Nov. 15 showdown with Marco Antonio Barrera.
Predictably, Pacman was unavailable during the daylig Read Full Story >>>
Experts split on Pacquiao fight
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 Oct 2003
Referee Silvestre Abainza said yesterday Manny Pacquiao will knock out Marco Antonio Barrera inside nine rounds but fight scholar Hermie Rivera disagreed, pointing out that moving up to 126 pounds will be a major disadvantage for the Filipino in his scheduled 12-round bout for the consensus world fe Read Full Story >>>