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PACQUIAO SAYS HE'S REACHED THE BARRERA FIGHT CONDITION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 26 Apr 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao said yesterday he has already "reached the condition I was in for the fight against Marco Antonio Barrera" and with just under two weeks to go before he battles World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez i Read Full Story >>>
SANTILLAN REGAINS OPBF BELT
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 26 Apr 2004
Southpaw Rev "Gentle Giant" Santillan of Cebu regained the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation welterweight crown, prevailing on a split decision verdict over Hiroshi Watanabe after their 12-round showdown last night (4/25/04) at the Park Arena in Nagoya, Japan.
Santillan (20-1-1, 15 KO's) batt Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao hits FPJ where it hurts most
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Apr 2004
IT WILL be light, somewhat in the super laff-in mode, the knockout shot that will be delivered by Manny Pacquiao for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the homestretch to the May 10 polls.
No, Pacquiao, who will be in the vicinity of the Las Vegas championship site by then, will not be entering Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Wants Pacquiao Or Marquez After Ayala
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 26 Apr 2004
Fans felt that Marco Antonio Barrera was finished when he was taken apart by Manny Pacquiao in 2003, Barrera says he is far from finished. He is already set to face Paulie Ayala in June, a fight that could be a fight of year contender if both men fight to their full potential.
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Marquez: I’ll fight fire with fire
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 25 Apr 2004
World Boxing Association/International Boxing federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has vowed to fight fire with fire when he battles Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 8 in a fight that is predicted to be a war.
In an Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Gets Respect From Sparmates
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 24 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES-They outweigh Manny Pacquiao by at least 10 pounds and stand at least three inches taller but still, the Filipino champion held his ground and made a strong statement with his fists, gaining respect and admiration from sparring partners Friday at the Wild Card gym here.
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Marquez: Pacquiao is a very dirty fighter
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, 24 Apr 2004
"I am acquiring a great preparation, and because of that I will arrive at this fight with a hard training of two months and a half. I have trained myself as never before, because I do not have another purpose but to defeat the Philippine boxer," Marquez stated in an interview with box-latino.
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Hype gets on nerves of Pacquiao foe
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 Apr 2004
APPEARING more miffed than concerned, reigning WBA-IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez vowed Friday to surprise pundits when he fights Manny Pacquiao on May 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Marquez, who has trained away from the prying cameras of the media, said he was Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Marquez collision like a chess match: Beristain
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 24 Apr 2004
REVERED Mexican trainer Ignacio “Nacho” Beristain yesterday authored a sensible analogy in likening the forthcoming showdown between his ward Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez and Filipino boxing icon Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao to a chess match.
Marquez, the current IBF and WBA 126 pounds king, Read Full Story >>>
'14' is Magic Number for Pacquiao., Marquez
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 23 Apr 2004
THE year 1999, particularly the month of September, was forgettable for People's Champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA and IBF featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez. The month of May 2004 could become their most memorable.
Coincidences and similarities abound much in between Pacquiao and Marquez's bo Read Full Story >>>
JM MARQUEZ CONTINUA SU PREPARACION
By Jesús López, Box-Latino.com, 23 Apr 2004
Sin importarle que las apuestas favorezcan al filipino Manny Pacquio, en el compromiso que sostendrán el próximo 8 de mayo en el hotel y casino MGM Grand de Las Vegas, Nevada, el púgil capitalino Juan Manuel Márquez continua su preparación en el gimnasio “Romanza” de la capital mexicana. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao looking sharp!
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 23 Apr 2004
Featherweight kingpin Manny Pacquiao has been particularly hard on his sparmates as he prepares to challenge WBA/IBF featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "I'm just knocking them out," he told Fightnews.com after sparring twelve rounds on Thursday at Fredd Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao impressive again
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 23 Apr 2004
Manny Pacquiao snapped out of a disappointing sparring session on Monday with what business manager Rod Nazario described as “a really good 10 rounds of sparring” in an overseas telephone conversation with boxing analyst and a member of Team Pacquiao, Moy Lainez yesterday.
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100 rounds of sparring
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 Apr 2004
When Manny Pacquiao winds up heavy workouts for his May 8 appointment with World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, he will have logged at least 100 rounds of sparring.
That was Pacquiao confidant Ramon (Moy) Lainez’ est Read Full Story >>>
Busy week for Beristain!
FightNews.com, 23 Apr 2004
Legendary Mexican trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain is very busy this days, not only is he getting featherweight world champion Juan Manuel Marquez ready for the most important fight of his career, but he's also got veteran Melcor Cob Castro going for a world title this Saturday in Chiapas.
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Roach: Pacquiao pain in leg insignificant
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 23 Apr 2004
The minor pain Manny Pacquiao is feeling in his right leg is exactly that: insignificant.
Allaying fears that the aching appendage could alter Pacquiao’s progress -- and ultimately, his fate on May 8 -- renowned trainer Freddie Roach told www.mannypacquiao.ph that “[the pain Pacquiao is feeling] Read Full Story >>>
Sparring Partner Quits on Pacquiao
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 22 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES-There was no official reason given yet but Manny Pacquiao's main sparring partner, welter Javier Garcia, failed to show up for Wednesday's sparring sessions, forcing trainer Freddie Roach to look for a quick replacement on Friday.
Sparring on Wednesday went the full 12 rounds with st Read Full Story >>>
Salud wary of Marquez
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 22 Apr 2004
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) secretary-general Rudy Salud said yesterday Juan Manuel Marquez is a more dangerous opponent for Manny Pacquiao than Marco Antonio Barrera and cautioned the Filipino not to take the Mexican lightly in their scheduled 12-round bout for the International Boxing Federa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s sparring fails to impress Rod
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 22 Apr 2004
The glowing reports coming out of “Trainer of the Year” Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym near Hollywood on the sparring sessions of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao haven’t impressed business manager Rod Nazario, who was reportedly dissatisfied and upset over the Filipino southpaw’s Read Full Story >>>
Morales tells Pacquiao:
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, 21 Apr 2004
World Boxing Council super-featherweight king Erik "El Terrible" Morales yesterday hurled a challenge at consensus featherweight king Manny Pacquiao--even hinting that the Filipino might not make it past Juan Manuel Marquez-then stated that he would like to face the Filipino warrior in "October or N Read Full Story >>>