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Pac Man Gobbles Up Barrera
By Doug Fischer,, 16 Nov 2003

After facing the likes of Kennedy McKinney, Junior Jones, Erik Morales and Naseem Hamed, it must have been hard for Marco Antonio Barrera get mentally “up” to fight a guy nicknamed “Pac Man” – but what happened Saturda  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao upsets Barrera in featherweight fight
By T.A. Badger, Associated Press, The Miami Herald, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO - Manny Pacquiao, fighting as a featherweight for only the second time, used superior hand speed and a relentless attack in a surprise knockout of Marco Antonio Barrera in a non-title fight Saturday night. Barrera, widely considered the world's best featherweight, wa  Read Full Story >>>

Roads to Greatness calls on Paquiao
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Shock the world! One man's ascension to the throne could be another man's downfall, and it could end with just one punch and a quick blink tonight. After easily making the 126-lb. limit Friday, Filipino boxing champion Pacquiao embarks on the most difficult and biggest fight   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao set for biggest career fight
By Miramon Nuevo, The Sunday Times, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—No title is at stake, but the fight will be crucial to Manny Pacquiao’s standing when he climbs into the ring to face the Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Alamodome here. “I prefer to die rather than give up this fight [to Barrera]  Read Full Story >>>

This is going to be a war – Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Moments before the weigh-in on Friday afternoon, a member of Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera’s entourage threw a malevolent stare toward Filipino Manny Pacquiao. Instead of looking the other way, Pacquiao engaged the Team Barrera member in a staredown to show him he doesn’t kno  Read Full Story >>>

Is Barrera invincible?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2003
With everything to gain and nothing to lose, underdog Manny Pacquiao enters the ring to face Marco Antonio Barrera for the consensus people’s world featherweight boxing championship in what could be the defining chapter in his storybook career at the Alamodome in San Antonio this morning (Manila tim  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fights Barrera Sunday
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Nov 2003
CAN International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantam champ Manny Pacquiao rise to the occasion Sunday against a man considered by many as the finest featherweight on the planet? That question will be answered Sunday when Pacquiao, brandishing a one-punch knockout power unseen from a Filipino fi  Read Full Story >>>

GMA sends wishes to Pacquiao
By Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2003
President Arroyo extended the Filipino nation’s best wishes for International Boxing Federation (IBF) junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in his explosive bout today in Texas. President Arroyo sent her prayers for a victory by Pacquiao on the eve of the title bout by the Filipino IBF ju  Read Full Story >>>

Nation behind Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 16 Nov 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao set aside the initial advise of his trainer Freddie Roach to have one or two fights as a featherweight before taking on “The Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera. At noon today, Pacquiao and millions of Filipinos w  Read Full Story >>>

Manny, you have our prayers
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 16 Nov 2003
When IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao enters the ring at the Alamadome in San Antonio, Texas today, he will have two things going for him — the prayers of a nation and his fists of fury, in that order. Because for all his cockiness and his flamboyant sometimes uncontrolled exuberance  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Barrera clash today
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 16 Nov 2003
It’s a dream match come true, but only one man will wake up as the one, lone star. Manny Pacquiao finally gets his baptism of fire in the featherweight ranks Sunday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, when he trades blows with a 126-pounder whose head he had so unabashedly wanted to claim fo  Read Full Story >>>

GAB chair confident of Pacquiao's chances
By Quesito Garcia,, 15 Nov 2003
No less than Games and Amusements Board Chairman Eduardo Villanueva has expressed optimism that Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao will pull off the biggest upset win in Philippine boxing history today against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera, who is widely regarded as the best featherweight today. V  Read Full Story >>>

BoxingTime at the Barrera - Pacquiao Weigh-in
By Pedro Garcia,, 15 Nov 2003
The atmosphere was electrifying. As hundreds of blatant fans (One can argue whether Oscar's presence had anything to do with that!lol!) stood in attendance for an opportunity to witness the familiar weigh-in festivities that has come to be known as a big extravaganza leading up to all major fights.   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera and Pacquiao—Both Confident of Victory
By Chris Cozzone and Ricardo Trujillo,, 15 Nov 2003
At least 300 vocal fans attended the weigh-in today at the Sunset Station in San Antonio, TX for tomorrow night’s Golden Boy Promotions’ “Clash of the Titans” card at the Alamodome. The HBO-televised card headlines featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3, 40 KOs), who defends his throne ag  Read Full Story >>>

Waiting Has Been a Test for Barrera
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov 2003
For most boxers, the thought of fighting Manny Pacquiao, a devastating puncher from the Philippines, can cause nightmares. But Marco Antonio Barrera will realize a dream when he fights Pacquiao tonight at the Alamodome in San Antonio. The nightmare for Barrera has been the struggle just to get in  Read Full Story >>>

'Clash of the Titans' Report
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 15 Nov 2003
Keys to victory
Marco Antonio Barrera Must weather the early storm. Pacquiao will be on him like white on rice from the opening bell. Take advantage of Pacquiao's aggressiveness. Use edge in height and reach to make Pacquiao pay for coming in.
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Boxing, not the law, won Barrera's heart in the end
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 15 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera wanted to be a lawyer. He grew up in Mexico City worrying not about his next meal, but what college — and then law school — he would enter. As a boy, he worked on movie sets with his father, a set designer. He had money. He had a future. He had options. But boxing? "That  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera faces Pacquiao in featherweight fight
By T.A. Badger, Associated Press, The Miami Herald, 15 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO - Going by the nicknames, Saturday night's featherweight faceoff at the Alamodome should nothing less than a toe-to-toe slugfest. The favorite, Marco Antonio Barrera, is the "Baby-Faced Assassin" and he has a metal plate in his head. His opponent is Manny Pacquiao, a.k.a. "The Destroy  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera vs Pacquiao Weigh In Coverage!
By Carlos Kalinchuk,, 15 Nov 2003
After Pacquiao weighed in he flexed his muscles for the crowd. A subtle gasp came out of some in the crowd when they saw the shape Pacquiao was in. He was extremely cut and ripped and the striations of his muscles could be seen from afar.  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Barrera: A Young Lion Against A Great Champion
By Janne Romppainen,, 15 Nov 2003
The circuit of the best fighters of the world fighting one week apart from each other continues this weekend, as the modern-day great featherweight Marco Antonia Barrera faces Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, 15th of November. Even though Barrera doesn’t at the moment hold any title belts, he is clearly   Read Full Story >>>

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