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Pacquiao has appetite for food, hard training
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 08 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao, who has a big appetite for winning, isn?t losing his appetite on the table as well as he moved closer toward his March 15 showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas. Pacquiao said Thursday after a two-hour workout, which he described as ?light,? that with barely   Read Full Story >>>

Pacman sees no weighty problem
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 08 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao wants to make the super featherweight limit of 130 pounds by training hard instead of starving himself to death. So far, the plan is working fine. "I don?t have a problem with the weight. I always eat and I do not even reduce," said Pacquiao on Thursday afterno  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: `Manny's left hand is like bullet'
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sat, 08 Mar 2008
JUAN Manuel Marquez admits that Manny Pacquiao is a better fighter now than when he fought the Filipino boxer the first time back in 2004. Arroyo Watch: Sun.Star blog on President Arroyo The Mexican warrior also knows that Pacquiao packs wallop in both fists, even likening the Filipino's lef  Read Full Story >>>

Happy Birthday, Freddie Roach!
By Ed de la Vega, DDS,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008

Lost amongst the hoopla that surrounded the Los Angeles Media Day at the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood yesterday was a very important item of interest. It was the birthday of Coach Freddie Roach. So with this, allow me on beha  
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Pacquiao Better than Ever
By Joseph Pimentel, Asian Journal, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES – What does a former Philippine Senator, a music star and giddy fans across Southern California have in common? They were all part of the large group of fans and media that watched EmbassiesManny Pacquiao's workout at the Wildcard Boxing Club last March 5. Former Philippine Senator an  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez Brimming With Confidence
By Matthew Hurley,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
WBC super featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez believes that the three knockdowns he suffered in the opening round of his first fight with Manny Pacquiao are ample evidence as to why he will win their rematch on March 15th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Each time Pacquiao be  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez II sure blockbuster; judge steps down
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
HOLLYWOOD -- It?s still 10 days before Pacquiao-Marquez II erupts in Las Vegas, but Top Rank president and promoter Bob Arum is already labelling it a blockbuster. The public response has been so tremendous, according to Arum, that gate receipts are certain to be the strongest ever since 2001, wh  Read Full Story >>>

Roach friend quits as judge
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Dick Flaherty has inhibited himself, as judge, from the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight. According to promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank, Flaherty, a former cop now in his seventies, has given up his slot as one of three judges in the coming bout. ?He has decided to resign. A  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008

Michael Farenas, the Philippines No. 1 ranked featherweight, fights Mexican Eduardo Escobedo on the undercard of the rematch between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and WBC super featherweight champion Jua  
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WBO names neutral officials for Nietes fight
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
IT WILL be all neutral officials for the Dubai card on April 18 in the first mandatory title defense of World Boxing Organization minimum weight champion Donnie ?Ahas? Nietes against challenger Daniel ?El Olimpico? Reyes. ALA Promotions was informed this week that all of the officials for the Ni  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008

He may have battled more hardened veterans in the past, but for the first time in his career, ALA Boy AJ 'Bazooka' Banal will be facing an opponent with a better record than his, and is touted as the "Manny Pacquiao of Uruguay." The 19-  
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By Dennis Principe,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
WHAT an astounded Bob Arum saw a few weeks ago at the Wild Card Gym is something that Manny Pacquiao normally does. In an exclusive interview with the Sports Radio?s daily morning program ?Sports Chat?, Pacquiao?s conditioning trainer Eric Brown said the Filipino boxing sensation has been consis  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao tells why it?s a must-win fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? ?One more (round),? Manny Pacquiao shouted. ?No more,? Freddie Roach shouted back, his baby-blue shirt drenched in sweat and his arms, weary from the pounding it took Wednesday afternoon from Pacquiao?s punches landing on his battered yellow mitts. With 10 days remaining before  Read Full Story >>>

By Charles Winter,, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
El mundo de las apuestas? Los expertos al boxeo coinciden que cuando un peleador es colocado como favorito en los momios de Las Vegas tiene un alto porcentaje, quiz? un 90 por ciento, de que as? sea. Y bueno ech?ndole un vistazo a como se encuentran las apuestas en este momento, nos encontramos que  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao hopes Marquez won?t run
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
HOLLYWOOD -- He appears gaunt, the cheek a little hollow, his beard and goatee prominent. But make no mistake about it, Manny Pacquiao swears he?s never felt better. ?I?m 100 percent ready,? said the Filipino ring superstar in Filipino after his media workout at celebrated trainer Freddie Roach?s  Read Full Story >>>

?If he runs, fight will be boring?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao has vowed to put on a show on March 15 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. But it won?t happen, he said, if Juan Manuel Marquez decides to run away ? inside the ring. ?I?m 100 percent ready,? said Pacquiao after a two-hour media workout at the Wild Card Gym here Wednesda  Read Full Story >>>

LA or Cebu? Pacman better off in Hollywood
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
NINE days from today, all 91 million Filipinos scattered around the globe will sit around TV screens, clap, stomp their feet, pray, and stare at the muscled sight of a hero who?ll aim to finish his ?Unfinished Business.? From Davao to Baguio to Ormoc?and in every municipality housed by our 7,107  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez applies lessons from first Pacquiao fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? The first time Juan Manuel Marquez faced Filipino dynamo Manny Pacquiao in May 2004, he did not have the luxury of sparring with left-handers and that may have cost the Mexican a clear-cut victory. "Now we have lefthanded sparring that we never had before," said Marquez during a   Read Full Story >>>

Ring Magazine Monopoly Under Fire
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
The Ring magazine boxing title belt monopoly is about to be smashed. I have learned that several other reputable magazines are also planning to bestow their own belt, garter belt or pair of suspenders on the winner of the March 15 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas. None o  Read Full Story >>>

Erratic Judge Tricky Dick Flaherty: Elephant In The Room As To Paquiao-Marquez Title Bout!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Fri, 07 Mar 2008
Some boxing wise guys are referring to him as Tricky Dick Flaherty. While I do not see the Nixonian comparisons, it has become clear that the appointment of veteran fight judge and ex-cop Dick Flaherty to the Manny Pacquia-Juan Manuel Marguez fight on March 15 has become ?the elephant in the room.?   Read Full Story >>>

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