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Erik Morales considers fighting Pacquiao
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, 19 Nov 2003
Two-time world champion Erik “El Terible” Morales, said he will consider a fight with International Boxing Federation superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao while saying Mexican rival Marco Antonio Barrera's “inconsistency caught up with him.”
“Right now all I'm thinking about is winning the 1 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight in heavier division, will drop IBF title
World champ Erik Morales wants crack at RP hero
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 19 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The problem with Manny Pacquiao now is how to motivate him when he returns to the ring in March 2004.
Two days after crowning himself as king of all the featherweights with an 11th-round technical knockout of Marco Antonio Barrera at the Alamodome in Texas, Pacquiao wondered Read Full Story >>>
Morales open to fight Pacquiao
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 19 Nov 2003
While stressing that going back to the featherweight class is not option at this stage, two-time world champion Erik Morales has nonetheless signified his intention to make himself available if ever a clash is drawn up pitting him against the world’s newest boxing sensation — Filipino Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Criminals stop to watch Pacquiao
By Anthony Vargas, The Manila Times, 19 Nov 2003
Metro Manila’s crime rate went down on Sunday as most of the 82 million Filipinos were glued to their television and radio sets watching the winning bout of the boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, the police said.
Reports at the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame indicate the inci Read Full Story >>>
11th round distance was rare for Manny
The Manila Bulletin, 19 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Overshadowed by the trappings of fame and fortune following Manny Pacquiao’s victory was the fact that the Filipino bomber had never gotten past 10 rounds in his eight year career.
The last time Pacquiao went 10 rounds was in October 2000 in Antipolo when he had to pick himse Read Full Story >>>
Manny’s the man now
By Paul J. Taneo, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Nov 2003
Like taking candy from a Baby-Faced Assassin, Manny Pacquiao made converts of all naysayers with the persistence of a playboy stalking prey.
Some had foreseen victory for Pacquiao but not the way he dominated the
Mexican legend with sheer energy. The General Santos City Pacman did not even hav Read Full Story >>>
Wukka-Wukka-Wukka – Chomp! Pac Man Makes a Meal of Barrera & Pre-Fight Predictions
By James McDonnell, MaxBoxing.com, 18 Nov 2003
Some nights you wonder if you know anything about boxing at all. Saturday night, as Manny Pacquiao brutally ripped the title of ‘people’s featherweight champion’ from Marco Antonio Barrera in 11 brutal and one-sided rounds, was one of t Read Full Story >>>
News Flash: Morales open to Pacquiao fight!
FightNews.com, 18 Nov 2003
Two-time world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales has weighed in on the loss of his biggest rival to date, Marco Antonio Barrera. "I think his inconsistency finally caught up with him. There is not much that you can really say, the other guy was much better then he was Saturday night." stated Moral Read Full Story >>>
'Fight of the Year'
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 18 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - With still a full month left in the year, boxing experts and pundits have sounded in unison that Manny Pacquiao's masterful boxing clinic Sunday here could very well be boxing's “Fight of the Year.”
Back home, there is no doubt that Pacquiao's “shock the world” feat could he Read Full Story >>>
In Rusty's Corner; Meet Manny Pacquaio
By Rusty Rubin, BoxingScene.com, 18 Nov 2003
A persons life is like a book, always needing some touching up (editing) and always being flexible enough to either add to or delete from. But there are moments in time (defining moments if you will) that can never be deleted.
It’s much the same as a fighter. He has his defining moments an Read Full Story >>>
‘Ring’ to honor Manny here?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 18 Nov 2003
While none of the alphabet soup governing bodies sanctioned it as a world title fight, there’s no doubt Manny (No Fear) Pacquiao gained recognition as the top featherweight in the globe after halting Marco Antonio Barrera in their San Antonio brawl last Saturday night.
Barrera was previously rat Read Full Story >>>
Hero's welcome awaits Pacquiao
Sun.Star General Santos, 18 Nov 2003
GENERAL Santos Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. vowed to welcome Manny Pacquiao with a ticker tape parade when the latter returns home after registering a stunning upset victory over highly-touted Mexican featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, Sunday.
"Mag-piyesta 'ta (Let's hold a fiesta celebration) Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach Knew Pacquaio Deserved Much More Money
By Rey Danseco, BoxingTalk.com, 18 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao showed why he deserved a minimum purse of one million dollars after dominating Marco Antonio Barrera en route to a stoppage win in the eleventh round at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas yesterday.
Televised nationally on simulcast coverage in the Philippines, the merciless Pacq Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is going to get even bigger
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 18 Nov 2003
The only way to illustrate perfectly the magnitude of Manny Pacquiao’s 11-round slaughter of Marco Antonio Barrera is to look at the credentials of his Mexican opponent.
There was the near-immaculate record of 57-3 won-lost; a 15-year professional career without being kayoed; a post-brain surger Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao thrilled at GMA’s call
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 18 Nov 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao who stunned the boxing world with a spectacular 11th-round TKO over featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, got what he said was “an even bigger thrill” when President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo called him at his hotel suite Read Full Story >>>
P.S.A. to make tough choices for awards night
ABS-CBN News, 18 Nov 2003
The short list, by Philippine sports standards, is a bit long: CJ Suarez. Manny Pacquiao. Liza del Rosario, Liza Clutario and Cecilia Yap. Dorothy Delasin.
Not since the prime of Bata Reyes, Frankie Miñoza, Paeng Nepomuceno and Lydia de Vega Mercado has the Philippines been saddled -- although p Read Full Story >>>
Champ calls mom to say ‘thank you’
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 18 Nov 2003
BESIDES HIS entourage, the first person boxing champion Manny Pacquiao talked to after his spectacular victory over Marco Antonio Barrera last Sunday was his ailing mother in General Santos City.
He asked how she was doing before telling her that every-thing was fine with him.
“No problem here Read Full Story >>>
Barrera setback derails Dela Hoya’s grand plans
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 18 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Promoter Oscar dela Hoya had grand plans for Marco Antonio Barrera.
Saturday night at the Alamodome, all of Dela Hoya’s plans went up in smoke when Manny Pacquiao dealt his prized acquisition an 11-round shellacking.
Dela Hoya and Barrera thought that in order to heighten Read Full Story >>>
‘I’m all right, ma’m,’ Pacquiao assures GMA
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 18 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — At 9 p.m. local time Sunday, the cell phone of Boying Nazario, son of Manny Pacquiao’s business manager Rod, rang. The call was made thousands of miles away from Manila, and the caller asked to speak to the fight game’s newest superstar.
It was President Gloria Macapagal-Arro Read Full Story >>>
QUIT NOW, PEREZ TELLS BARRERA
SkySports.com, 18 Nov 2003
Featherweight star Marco Antonio Barrera has been urged to quit the ring by his trainer.
The 29-year-old Mexican, who is widely regarded as the best in the world in his division, was sensationally beaten by Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines on Saturday in San Antonio.
Barrera put his opponent Read Full Story >>>