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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 >>>
Pacquiao Minor Injury Not a Problem
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 21 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES-Manny Pacquiao went back to spar for 10 more rounds Monday and did the mitts Tuesday with trainer Freddie Roach who dismissed as nothing serious a minor right leg pain the Filipino superstar has been feeling recently here.
Pacquiao was still impressive in the two workout days, sparri Read Full Story >>>
Two tickets for Marty
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 21 Apr 2004
Marty Elorde said yesterday he’s not sure to fly to Las Vegas but if he does, there will be two tickets waiting for him to watch Manny Pacquiao fight International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand Hotel on May 8.
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GOMES WISHES PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 20 Apr 2004
Former world junior lightweight champion Harold Gomes is wishing Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao “the best of luck in his title quest” on May 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas when he takes on World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez.
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GEJON RETAINS CROWN, DELADA LOST
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 19 Apr 2004
Mini-flyweight kingpin Elmer "Sinangag Attack" Gejon easily defended his RP crown for the first time, taking top-ranked Ricardo Albia to school in a one-sided beatdown en route to a unanimous decision win in their 12-round tiff Sunday night (4/18/04) at the Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex here.
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Barring accidents or trickery
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, 19 Apr 2004
Despite the many diffident commentaries coming from self-styled boxing analysts about how Manny Pacquiao would fare against Juan Manuel Marquez this coming May 8, I can foresee nothing but a resounding victory for Manny. Call it gut feeling, nationalistic proclivity, or plain fanaticism, I still can Read Full Story >>>
The Pacquiao-Fernandez Story: Why Winning is the Only Way
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 18 Apr 2004
Buboy Fernandez watches Pac working on the double-ended bag.
(Photo by Winchell Campos)
BUBOY Fernandez wept unabashedly in front of millions and chanted "Mabuhay ang Filipinas," as he rushed to give his child Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao can go toe-to-toe, with own site
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 18 Apr 2004
The construction of www.mannypacquiao.ph, the on-line synagogue of rabid fans of the uncrowned featherweight king, was borne out of two words: “Get out.”
“When I was searching for news about Manny last year I stumbled into [Marco Antonio] Barrera’s website,” recalled Dong Secuya, the Cebu-based Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Devastating in 12 Rounds
KNOCKS DOWN 145-POUND SPARRING PARTNER
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 17 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES-People's champion Manny Pacquiao has been making sparring partners appear like clowns and stuntmen with bull's eyes all over their faces and bodies. It seems he's now ready to clash with WBA and IBF title-holder Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8 in Las Vegas.
The 5'6" Pacquiao, three inche Read Full Story >>>
Marquez has antidote vs Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 17 Apr 2004
BATTLE POISON with poison.
That seems to be the battle cry of steel-fisted Juan Manuel Marquez heading into his May 8 showdown with Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas for the Mexican’s World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight titles.
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Marquez says he will fight “poison with poison”
By Salven L. Lagumbay, boxingladiators.com, 16 Apr 2004
Feeling in the best shape of his life ever, reigning WBA/IBF featherweight titlist Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Maquez yesterday said he will fight “poison with poison” when he tangles with consensus featherweight king Manny Pacquiao on May 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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“COMBATIRE SU VENENO CON VENENO”, ASEGURA JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
By Jesús López, Box-Latino.com, 16 Apr 2004
“Combatiré su veneno con veneno”, aseguró el monarca pluma FIB y AMB, el mexicano Juan Manuel Márquez, al mencionar que, para vencer al habilidoso filipino Manny Pacquiao, tendrá que ser igual o más fuerte, pero sobre todo más rápido que él, algo que conseguirá con la ardua preparación que realiza b Read Full Story >>>
Manny peaking in time for May 8 bout with Marquez
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 16 Apr 2004
CONSENSUS world featherweight boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is just two pounds over the 126-pound limit with three weeks to go before he climbs the ring in Las Vegas, Nevada to fight World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation title holder Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8.
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Boxingscene Exclusive: Manny 'The Mexican Assassin' Pacquiao
By Keith Terceira, BoxingScene.com, 15 Apr 2004
Not much longer until the much awaited bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Rather than bore you with a long introduction and an overview of the well anticipated match-up, let’s just cut to the chase. Manny was surprising well versed in English but kept his answers short and to Read Full Story >>>