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Pacquiao makes Barrera look bad
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 17 Nov 2003
It’s official. The Manny Pacquiao era in the featherweight division has begun.
The 24-year-old from Mindanao did what no other professional boxer has done: that is to stop the almost mythic Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico via technical knockout in a classic featherweight encounter Sunday at The Read Full Story >>>
Barrera will never be the same again
By Philip Ella Juico, ABS-CBN News, 17 Nov 2003
The technical knockout victory of Manny Pacquiao in the 11th round at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas, over veteran Marco Antonio Barrera was just what the country needs and the shot in the arm that Philippine sports is aching for.
All throughout the coverage, the American commentators at th Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo lauds Pacquiao after victory
ABS-CBN News, 17 Nov 2003
President Arroyo lauded Manny Pacquiao on Sunday for his resounding victory over international featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Pacquiao, the reigning International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion who moved up a division to fight th Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Beaten in Texas
By Tony Kelshaw, Sport.Scotsman.com, 17 Nov 2003
Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera suffered a shock defeat when beaten into submission by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines in San Antonio, Texas.
Pacquiao, a former IBF and WBO super-bantamweight champion, was just too fast and too accurate in only his second bout at featherweight.
The 24-ye Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO NEW KING AT 126 lbs. as He HALTS BARRERA IN 11TH
By Tom Hernandez, BoxingTalk.com, 16 Nov 2003
There is a new King in the featherweight division and his name is Manny Pacquiao, as he dominated Marco Antonio Barrera after getting put down by a questionable knock down in the 1st round. Barrera didn’t look to be at the top of his game, but it was more of Pacquiao being the better fighter o Read Full Story >>>
Pac Man Gobbles Up Barrera
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2003
After facing the likes of Kennedy McKinney, Junior Jones, Erik Morales and Naseem Hamed, it must have been hard for Marco Antonio Barrera get mentally “up” to fight a guy nicknamed “Pac Man” – but what happened Saturda Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao upsets Barrera in featherweight fight
By T.A. Badger, Associated Press, The Miami Herald, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO - Manny Pacquiao, fighting as a featherweight for only the second time, used superior hand speed and a relentless attack in a surprise knockout of Marco Antonio Barrera in a non-title fight Saturday night.
Barrera, widely considered the world's best featherweight, wa Read Full Story >>>
Roads to Greatness calls on Paquiao
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Shock the world! One man's ascension to the throne could be another man's downfall, and it could end with just one punch and a quick blink tonight.
After easily making the 126-lb. limit Friday, Filipino boxing champion Pacquiao embarks on the most difficult and biggest fight Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao set for biggest career fight
By Miramon Nuevo, The Sunday Times, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—No title is at stake, but the fight will be crucial to Manny Pacquiao’s standing when he climbs into the ring to face the Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Alamodome here.
“I prefer to die rather than give up this fight [to Barrera] Read Full Story >>>
This is going to be a war – Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Moments before the weigh-in on Friday afternoon, a member of Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera’s entourage threw a malevolent stare toward Filipino Manny Pacquiao.
Instead of looking the other way, Pacquiao engaged the Team Barrera member in a staredown to show him he doesn’t kno Read Full Story >>>
Is Barrera invincible?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2003
With everything to gain and nothing to lose, underdog Manny Pacquiao enters the ring to face Marco Antonio Barrera for the consensus people’s world featherweight boxing championship in what could be the defining chapter in his storybook career at the Alamodome in San Antonio this morning (Manila tim Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fights Barrera Sunday
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Nov 2003
CAN International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantam champ Manny Pacquiao rise to the occasion Sunday against a man considered by many as the finest featherweight on the planet?
That question will be answered Sunday when Pacquiao, brandishing a one-punch knockout power unseen from a Filipino fi Read Full Story >>>
GMA sends wishes to Pacquiao
By Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2003
President Arroyo extended the Filipino nation’s best wishes for International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in his explosive bout today in Texas.
President Arroyo sent her prayers for a victory by Pacquiao on the eve of the title bout by the Filipino IBF ju Read Full Story >>>
Nation behind Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 16 Nov 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao set aside the initial advise of his trainer Freddie Roach to have one or two fights as a featherweight before taking on “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera.
At noon today, Pacquiao and millions of Filipinos w Read Full Story >>>
Manny, you have our prayers
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 16 Nov 2003
When IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao enters the ring at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas today, he will have two things going for him — the prayers of a nation and his fists of fury, in that order. Because for all his cockiness and his flamboyant sometimes uncontrolled exuberance Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barrera clash today
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 16 Nov 2003
It’s a dream match come true, but only one man will wake up as the one, lone star.
Manny Pacquiao finally gets his baptism of fire in the featherweight ranks Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, when he trades blows with a 126-pounder whose head he had so unabashedly wanted to claim fo Read Full Story >>>
GAB chair confident of Pacquiao's chances
By Quesito Garcia, SecondsOut.com, 15 Nov 2003
No less than Games and Amusements Board Chairman Eduardo Villanueva has expressed optimism that Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao will pull off the biggest upset win in Philippine boxing history today against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera, who is widely regarded as the best featherweight today.
V Read Full Story >>>
BoxingTime at the Barrera - Pacquiao Weigh-in
By Pedro Garcia, BoxingTime.com, 15 Nov 2003
The atmosphere was electrifying. As hundreds of blatant fans (One can argue whether Oscar's presence had anything to do with that!lol!) stood in attendance for an opportunity to witness the familiar weigh-in festivities that has come to be known as a big extravaganza leading up to all major fights. Read Full Story >>>
Barrera and Pacquiao—Both Confident of Victory
By Chris Cozzone and Ricardo Trujillo, FightNews.com, 15 Nov 2003
At least 300 vocal fans attended the weigh-in today at the Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX for tomorrow night’s Golden Boy Promotions’ “Clash of the Titans” card at the Alamodome.
The HBO-televised card headlines featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3, 40 KOs), who defends his throne ag Read Full Story >>>
Waiting Has Been a Test for Barrera
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov 2003
For most boxers, the thought of fighting Manny Pacquiao, a devastating puncher from the Philippines, can cause nightmares. But Marco Antonio Barrera will realize a dream when he fights Pacquiao tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The nightmare for Barrera has been the struggle just to get in Read Full Story >>>