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A Year of Boxing in just Two Weeks: A Historical Two Weeks
worldofboxing.com.au, 24 May 2004
Three letters can describe the last two weeks of boxing: WOW! By the end of each boxing year, experts and fans pick their Fight of the Year, Upset of the Year, Fighter of the Year, Controversy of the Year, Event of the Year, and Knockout of the Year. In just two weeks, we might have those categories Read Full Story >>>
CASTANARES WIN IN MANDAUE
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 23 May 2004
: Philippine junior welter boss Dindo Castanares figured in a fight, but found the key as he halted challenger Ramil Caballes 1:14 gone in the 10th round Saturday night here in a classic toe-to-toe, edge-of-the-seat war heading the "Triple Championship" card of Sammy "Don King" Gello-ani.
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After Thoughts on Marquez Vs Pacquiao
By Jim Cawkwell, DogHouseBoxing.com, 23 May 2004
May 8th’s featherweight super-fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez was one such occasion when the system failed and certain frightening truths about this industry came to light. But before we recall the officiati Read Full Story >>>
Reverse psychology works for Marquez
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 May 2004
Now it can be told.
The camp of Juan Manuel Marquez tried to persuade the Nevada State Athletic Commission to retract the appointment of Joe Cortez as referee in the fight against Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas last May 8.
Boxing News editor Claude Abrams revealed that "the Marquez camp was not Read Full Story >>>
Why not thirteen rounds, indeed?
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 May 2004
THE RECENT Pacquiao-Marquez match has not ceased to draw comments from boxing fans. From San Francisco, California, this note from Jun Samontina.
I agree with your suggestion of having a winner per round in a boxing match.
But to really minimize further having draws after a figh Read Full Story >>>
Losers - and one hero
By Marco Garrido, Asia Times, 22 May 2004
MANILA - Filipinos have a saying that there are no losers in Philippine elections; only winners and those whom the winners have cheated. This can be another way of saying that the losers in Philippine elections are invariably sore losers (and the winners inevitable cheaters). Sure enough, a week aft Read Full Story >>>
Salud says rematch is inevitable
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 21 May 2004
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) secretary-general Rudy Salud said yesterday a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez is inevitable because their first fight was inconclusive.
"It was a heckuva fight," said Salud, referring to the Las Vegas brawl that ended in a split draw last Read Full Story >>>
MURAD PURSUES MARQUEZ REMATCH, PROTEST
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 21 May 2004
International promoter Murad Muhammad who made a big impression during two recent visits to Manila hasn’t apparently given up on his efforts to entice WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez to agree to a rematch with "The People’s Champion" Manny Pacquiao, even as he continues to pursue Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight September
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 20 May 2004
With WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez expected to shun any offer for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, the consensus people’s champion will have to look for a worthy opponent when he resumes his bid for boxing glory sometime in September.
Team Pacquiao official Moy Lainez yesterda Read Full Story >>>
Three champs want a piece of Pacquiao
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 20 May 2004
Three champions want to go up the ring against Manny Pacquiao, work up a dynamite fight and boost their selling power, it was learned Wednesday.
A fourth champion, although reluctant to face Pacquiao, may yet end up as the Filipino titan’s opponent.
And it will all depend on Home Box Office Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s camp eyes 4 possible opponents
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 20 May 2004
AT LEAST four names have cropped up as possible opponents for Manny Pacquiao in September. Rod Nazario, Pacquiao’s business manager, said the names of Juan Manuel Marquez and Oscar Larios of Mexico, Injin Chi of Korea and Scott Harrison of Scotland have been mentioned as future foes when HBO stages Read Full Story >>>
LARIOS READY TO FIGHT PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 20 May 2004
World Boxing Council super bantamweight champion Oscar "Chololo" Larios says he is "ready to fight" featherweight "People’s Champion" Manny Pacquiao possibly in September, after HBO Sports set aside a date for Pacquiao following his epic but controversial battle with WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Mar Read Full Story >>>
When Will It End?
By Orlando Rios, Jr., DogHouseBoxing.com, 19 May 2004
Well, they’ve done it again. For the 4th time in almost a year, we had another close controversial decision on our hands a couple of weeks ago. The Manny Pacquiao VS Juan Manuel Marquez featherweight title bout looked to be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Rematch set vs Marquez in September
By DZMM, ABS-CBN News, 19 May 2004
Filipino featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao said Wednesday he received a call from his manager informing him of HBO's plan to set a rematch for him and Mexican boxer Juan Manuel Marquez in September.
"Ang nilalakad ng business manager ko na sana ay dito sa Manila maganap 'yung fight namin, at Read Full Story >>>
POSSIBLE REMATCH IN SEPTEMBER: PACQUIAO VS MARQUEZ II
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 19 May 2004
HBO Sports is looking to stage a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez sometime this September. This was disclosed by promoter Murad Muhammad who called Pacquiao’s business manager Rod Nazario to relay t Read Full Story >>>
INMINENTE EL DESEMPATE MÁRQUEZ-PACQUIAO
By Juan Carlos Gubi, Box-Latino.com, 18 May 2004
La cadena de televisión estadounidense HBO y el promotor Bob Arum quedaron satisfechos por la actuación del campeón mundial pluma, Juan Manuel Márquez, por lo que el "desempate con Manny Pacquiao es un hecho... pero habrá que esperar algún tiempo".
Así lo dio a conocer el manager, Ignacio Berist Read Full Story >>>
Tax bite eats up Manny’s pay
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 18 May 2004
Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao paid $225,000 or about P12.6 Million in taxes to the US government for his recent fight against Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, it was disclosed by his registered manager Marty Elorde yesterday.
The amount represented 30 percent of P Read Full Story >>>
Forget the protest
By Ding T. Marcelo, The Manila Bulletin, 18 May 2004
LIKE A mother consoling a heart-broken son, President Arroyo listened with utmost concern to the lamentations of Manny Pacquiao who told the Chief Executive how he was cheated and robbed of victory during his bloody 12-round brawl with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Probably holding his hand and gently pa Read Full Story >>>
Murad to pursue Pacquiao protest despite rejection
By Rian Jay G. Hernandez, The Manila Times, 18 May 2004
MURAD Muhammad, the American promoter of Manny Pacquiao, said on Monday he plans to fight the decision of the Nevada State Athletic Commission in denying the Filipino champion’s protest over the outcome of the boxer’s title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on May 9 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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By Rene Saguisag, ABS-CBN News, 18 May 2004
Thanks to Tempo, and it seems Tempo only, we knew there was really more than one side to the Pacquiao-Marquez story. Los Angeles Times, which won more Pulitzers the last time around than even the venerable New York Times, called it for Marquez. So did others. Last week, Tempo sailed against the loca Read Full Story >>>