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Morales: Marquez-Pacquiao a tossup!
FightNews.com, 04 May 2004
Three-time world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales sees the upcoming world title fight between fellow Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao as a very even fight.
"I think it is a very tough fight for both guys with no clear cut favorite. I think the outcome of the fight will be decide Read Full Story >>>
COMPUBOX ANALYSIS: MARQUEZ vs.PACQUIAO
By , compuboxonline.com, 04 May 2004
This one's a classic contrast in styles. The straight ahead, aggressive Pacquiao, vs. the selective, counter punching Marquez. Pacquiao's more than just a brawler, however. Remember, he averaged nearly 27 jabs per round vs. Barrera and Ledwaba, who both landed 40% of their punches- just not enough v Read Full Story >>>
Workout finished, Pacquiao begins trek to Las Vegas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 04 May 2004
LOS ANGELES — As soon as he capped his final workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club on Sunday afternoon, Manny Pacquiao was besieged by US-based Filipinos for autographs and pictures. Despite the energy-sapping sparring during which he notched 135 rounds of sparring, Pacquiao still managed to sign shi Read Full Story >>>
Team Pacquiao nails 1st big point
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 04 May 2004
LOS ANGELES, California-The routine countdown was shelved and the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez skirmish had an unscheduled start outside the ring over the weekend.
The Philippine side scored the first big point.
With both combatants in danger of losing everything , there's a growing co Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao completes training in LA
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, 04 May 2004
Los Angeles – Under searing late spring heat that swept the city, they broke camp, packed and awaited the journey for the desert for what has long been regarded as a date with destiny for Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao.
"All the hard work’s done and over with and it’s time to move on," said Read Full Story >>>
GMA rallies nation behind Manny’s bout versus Mexican
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 04 May 2004
President Arroyo yesterday called on the entire nation to unite and rally behind boxer Manny Pacquiao for his much-awaited bout against Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 8.
"Let us unite as one nation behind Manny Pacquiao," said the President’s message, w Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s too strong for champ
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 04 May 2004
The oddsmaking tides have slightly tilted in favor of Manny Pacquiao as his date with Juan Manuel Marquez draws closer.
Installed earlier as a 7-5 underdog against Marquez, the odds have dropped to 3-2 still in the dual champion’s favor. But if alleged reports that more than a handful of Mexican Read Full Story >>>
Is Juan Manuel Marquez the Featherweight Winky Wright?
By Juan Angel Zurita, DogHouseBoxing.com, 03 May 2004
It took Winky Wright almost 10 years to finally land a superfight against one of the 147-154 pound superstars. Year after year he had to watch De La Hoya, Mosley, and Trinidad rake in the big money while garnering mass recognition. Just when he thought he was on the cusp of superstardom, he dropped Read Full Story >>>
No echarán en saco roto la preparación de Juan Manuel Márquez
By Ramiro González, La Opinion, 03 May 2004
La primera pelea que realizó Juan Manuel Márquez en su carrera la perdió por descalificación en el primer asalto ante Javier Durán el 29 de mayo de 1993, pero no fue por falta de preparación, simplemente por su novatés.
Su segundo revés fue ante el zurdo estadounidense Freddie Norwood por el tít Read Full Story >>>
A 50-50 Fight
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 03 May 2004
Now that we got all the heavyweights out of the way, we can turn our attention to some real fights. This Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao takes on Juan Manuel Marquez for not just featherweight supremacy but Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's popularity on the rise
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 03 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao already had appeared in several Filipino action movies, so he had a fairly high level of popularity in his native Philippines before he knocked out Marco Antonio Barrera in the 11th round last Nov. 15 in Texas.
That astonishing victory over the man then considered the people's feat Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: I am Ready
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 03 May 2004
LOS ANGELES-Filipino featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and trainer Freddie Roach think they have trained long and hard and are fully prepared for war. Tomorrow, they go to battle after breaking camp Sunday afternoon at the Wild Card gym here.
After completing 135 rounds of sparring, the last Read Full Story >>>
Count on featherweights' hits to be heavier than the hype
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, 03 May 2004
While the wait goes on for Mike Tyson to either save boxing from itself or send it into even further disrepair, a couple of featherweights have a chance, a very good chance, at proving there is more to the battered game than a lot of heavy hype.
Together, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez we Read Full Story >>>
Partisan Pride at Stake-Marquez vs. Pacquiao
By Tommy Noel, BoxingScene.com, 03 May 2004
I gave you my pick'em selection in the article posted last Tuesday, Manny Pacquiao out hustling Juan Manuel by putting up a high volume punches, it could be the way it transpires? Presently there is another contest going on, a chess game, a mind game between two of the sharpest trainers in the game Read Full Story >>>
Viewing Marquez: Pacquiao, Roach don't see eye-to-eye
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 03 May 2004
LOS ANGELES, California -- Manny Pacquiao and his renowned trainer, Freddie Roach, share a winning formula, a secret weapon they've vowed to explode at the end of the week.
However, the two offered conflicting views in sizing up Juan Manuel Marquez, holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA) a Read Full Story >>>
Champ out to wow Vegas crowd again
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 03 May 2004
LOS ANGELES—Juan Manuel Marquez knows what it is like to fight under the klieg lights of Las Vegas.
The Mexican warrior has fought there 10 times, while his Filipino foe on May 8 — the electrifying Manny Pacquiao — has only been there twice, albeit his second trip there in August 2002 was for re Read Full Story >>>
ROACH SAYS PACQUIAO HUNGRY,READY TO FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 02 May 2004
Freddie Roach, 2003 “Trainer of the Year” said yesterday that Manny Pacquiao, recognized as “The People’s Champion” following his eleventh round devastation of legendary featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera is “hungry and ready to fight.” In an overseas telephone conversation with Manila Standar Read Full Story >>>
THE A CLUB
By Cliff Rold, Hard Core Boxing, 02 May 2004
My first year of graduate school is almost over. Almost. I am struggling to type that last page, paragraph, word that symbolizes a four month respite. I might even get straight A's, which is good since my best friend in school probably will too and she talks way too much trash to have her outperform Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao refuses to divulge 'sure-win' plot vs Marquez
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 May 2004
LOS ANGELES, California - Filipino Manny Pacquiao swore he has perfected a formula to wrest the twin world boxing crowns of Juan Manuel Marquez but cautiously explained on Saturday that he was not at liberty to divulge it.
After another fiery sparring session, he pulled up his sweaty shirt to sh Read Full Story >>>
California Latinos turn Pacquiao presscon into autograph session
By Miramon Nuevo, The Manila Times, 02 May 2004
GLENDALE, California—Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao got the surprise of his life when a horde of Latino fans showed up Friday at the press conference for his May 8 clash with Juan Manuel Marquez to get his autograph.
“Manny, Manny, Manny!” cried the fans as Pacquiao turned speechless in Read Full Story >>>