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Barrera’s days are numbered — Manny
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 06 Nov 2003
LOS ANGELES — Eleven days to coronation night.
As he began to slow down after training Tuesday afternoon, Manny Pacquiao kept on telling those whose eyes were glued to his every move that Marco Antonio Barrera’s days as king of the featherweights are numbered.
“Eleven days na lang,” said Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Pacquiao In Just 2 Short Weeks; Get Your Tickets Now Before They Sell Out For Nov 15!
By Carlos Kalinchuk, EastSideBoxing.com, 06 Nov 2003
Who would have thunk it? That’s exactly what most Texas boxing fans are saying since Golden Boy Promotions announced that “King of the Featherweights” Marco Antonio Barrera 57-3 was coming to the Alamodome in San Antonio to fight up and coming knock out artist Manny Pacquiao 37-2-1. No one doubted B Read Full Story >>>
Murad raps Pinoys, claims credit for Pacquiao’s rise
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 06 Nov 2003
Muhammad, who used to be a bodyguard in former heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali’s entourage, recently told Ivan Goldman of World Boxing Magazine he agreed to pit Pacquiao against Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio on Nov. 15 because "if we win, Pacquiao will immediately come out of it as a major, Read Full Story >>>
No word yet on Barrera tests
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 06 Nov 2003
There’s been no word yet from Dick Cole of the Texas Boxing Commission on the results of a battery of tests ordered on featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera following confirmation that he had undergone brain surgery in 1997 when an abnormal vein was removed and a metal plate screwed inside his sk Read Full Story >>>
Anyone for an upset?
By Steve Farhood, Boxing Insider, 04 Nov 2003
*If Pacquiao, whose first world title came at flyweight, seems too small to threaten Barrera, allow me to remind you that Marco Antonio turned pro at 111 pounds. On paper, Barrera’s jabbing, counterpunching style should negate the Pac-Man’s in-your-face ferocity. But if Pacquiao can crowd the Mexica Read Full Story >>>
Fans split in on-line poll
By Dennis Principe And Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 04 Nov 2003
WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT king Marco Antonio Barrera is not an overwhelming bet to whip world superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao come Nov. 16.
In fan voting currently being done by Barrera’s own website, 1,344 or 44.3 percent out of 3,037 respondents believe the Mexican superstar will win Read Full Story >>>
Battery of tests for Barrera
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 04 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera has been ordered to undergo a battery of neurological tests before he can get a license from the Texas Boxing Commission to fight International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round, nontitle fight at the San Antonio Alamadome on Nov. 15. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao challenger needs to lick neuro tests in Texas
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 04 Nov 2003
A CLOUD of uncertainty now hovers over the Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera mega-bout on Nov. 15 after the Texas Boxing Commission ruled no license would be issued to the Mexican boxing idol if he fails in Tuesday's battery of neurological tests.
Texas does not require a Magnetic Resonance I Read Full Story >>>
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 03 Nov 2003
CHICAGO – It was roughly six in the morning when he came back to his hotel room at 1133 West Vine St. in Hollywood, California. While the rest of civilization slept, he logged serious jogging miles at nearby Griffith Park Hills. Famished, he squared off with a bowl of fruits, mostly bananas. It was Read Full Story >>>
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 >>>