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Pacquiao: I’ll KO Marquez in 3 rounds
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 20 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao told promoter Murad Muhammad he will knock out World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez in three rounds in their May 8 showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao’s pronouncements came right after Marquez’ promoter Fernando Beltran Read Full Story >>>
Manny to get $1.75M vs. Eric
By Frank Calapre, The Manila Times, 20 Mar 2004
IF Manny Pacquiao beats Juan Manuel Marquez, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight champion, in Las Vegas on May 8, the Filipino boxing champ’s next bout could set him up for life.
American promoter Murad Muhammad on Friday confirmed that the pride o Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao lined up for boxing greatness
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Mar 2004
AMERICAN promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday revealed they have already lined up two marquee fights which has a goal of making Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao one of the greatest boxers of all time.
In yesterday’s lively SCOOP sa Kamayan session which had the animated Muhammad as one of tw Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao heads for U.S. to more fortune
By Dominic Menor and Christine Moncada, ABS-CBN News, 20 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao was to leave for the US on Friday night to start preparing for Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in a May 8 fight he is hell bent at winning to open the door for mega-buck bouts in the future.
Pacquiao, who has seven weeks to prepare for Marquez, was to board at 10 last night a Philippi Read Full Story >>>
Ali in Pacquiao's mind
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Mar 2004
IN 1998, Muhammad Ali told book author Lorne A. Adrian: "The most important thing I know about the spirit of sport is that one has to be fit both in body and mind. Whether it's boxing, basketball, or badminton, one must be ready to succeed before entering the arena... long before the lights come up Read Full Story >>>
Best vs. best
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, 19 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao is Ring magazine's featherweight champ based on a knockout of former king Marco Antonio Barrera in November. But Juan Manuel Marquez holds two of the major sanctioning organization titles. Both can claim to be the best 126-pounder in the world.
So they'll settle it in the ring May Read Full Story >>>
MURAD WANTS TO STAGE ‘THRILLA IN MANILA’ WITH PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 19 Mar 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad who is leaving Manila Friday night for Los Angeles says he wishes to stage a second edition of the famous "Thrilla in Manila" "not with Ali but with Manny Pacquiao" and indicated he is "hoping that Jorge "Nene" Araneta can help Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario and I ma Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao confident of beating Marquez
By Tarra Quismundo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 Mar 2004
I WOULD give my all, even if it means giving my life, to win the fight.
Manny Pacquiao promised this Thursday on the eve of his departure for the US to start serious training for his title bid against WBA-IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on May 8 at the MGM Grand Arena in Read Full Story >>>
Murad: ‘PacMan’ is in shape to fight
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 19 Mar 2004
MURAD Muhammad thinks Manny Pacquiao is special—no, make that pretty special.
The famous American boxing promoter, who made one of his very rare overseas trips by arriving in Manila on Wednesday to look on his latest prize find, was all praises for the Filipino world boxing champion after witnes Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is sharp as ever, says Murad
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 19 Mar 2004
Internationally known boxing promoter Murad Muhammad intently watched Manny Pacquiao work out at the spanking, new Wild Card Gym of his business manager Rod Nazario yesterday and said “he doesn’t look like a fighter who is out of shape.”
This follows reports that the Ring Magazine featherweight Read Full Story >>>
For Pacquiao, superstition is part of title fight ritual
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 19 Mar 2004
BEFORE HE boards the Philippine Airlines jet that will bring him to Los Angeles tonight, Manny Pacquiao will work out for at least an hour at the L&M Gym in Sampaloc for the sake of superstition.
"Manny hasn’t trained at the L&M since winning his last fight," said Lito Mondejar, one of his corner Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao brothers to get Elorde Awards
ABS-CBN News, 19 Mar 2004
International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao leads an elite field of Filipino 2003 world and international champions who will be honored in the Elorde Banquet of Champions.
They will be feted during the fourth Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Night set on March Read Full Story >>>
Beltran says Marquez will gobble up Pacman
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 19 Mar 2004
IN a seemingly egotistical assumption, Tijuana promoter Fernando Beltran prognosticated that IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez of Mexico will knockout Filipino superstar Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao when the pair collide in an HBO televised mega-fight on May 8 at the MG Read Full Story >>>
Mayol KOs Indon opponent
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 18 Mar 2004
ORIENTAL and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimum-weight champion Rodel Mayol reasserted his class among Asian fighters as he delivered a telling blow to body that ended any hope of Indonesian sensation Ewan Key to score an upset against the Stonewall Boxing Club’s ace fighter.
Mayol, Read Full Story >>>
Beltran: Marquez will KO Pacquiao
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 18 Mar 2004
Flamboyant Tijuana Promotor Fernando Beltran is predicting that WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez will KO Manny Pacquiao when the pair collide on May 8th, at a showdown venue, still to be decided.
Pacquiao apparently has his sights set on Super featherweight champion Erik Mo Read Full Story >>>
Pacman ‘gets lazy’ ahead of megafight
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, 18 Mar 2004
A distressing number of negative news reports have it that Pacquiao (38-2-1 30), Ring Magazine’s World Featherweight Champion, is currently embracing the fast-lane lifestyle of gambling sprees and late-night activities.
Worse, Pacquiao is yet to start training for the fight, giving him onl Read Full Story >>>
Murad the ‘miracle worker’ bats for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 18 Mar 2004
New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad is in town to see for himself what makes world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao tick.
Muhammad, 54, arrived here yesterday morning and will accompany an HBO (Home Box Office) Sports TV crew shooting footage of Pacquiao today. He is booked on the sam Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad misses busy Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 18 Mar 2004
Murad Muhammad, the man who holds the options for Manny Pacquiao’s US fights, did not waste time doing what he set out to do after flying for nearly 24 hours from his home in New Jersey to reach the Philippines.
But he soon realized that even with his stature, he must wait a while before accomp Read Full Story >>>
Deja Vu for Pacquiao at MGM
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 18 Mar 2004
THE highly-anticipated blockbuster showdown between the two explosive fighters in Filipino superstar Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao and Mexican IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, which will be televised live by cable giant HBO on May 8, will be sta Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao sets aside cue sticks, puts on his gloves for a day
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 18 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao set aside his cue stick and put on his gloves in a determined bid to get back into top shape so he could beat Juan Manuel Marquez in their May 8 showdown at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and become the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherw Read Full Story >>>