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No Trilogy Bout Needed For Marquez & Pacquiao
?Pacman? Deserves a Hagler-Hearns-Type War

By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
It?s too much pressure to put on a single individual. His name is Manny Pacquiao and he?s expected by all his supporters and loyal followers to engage in brawls that will have them on the edge of their seats in anticipation of a knockout victory by their national icon. Like Mike Tyson in his   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
In what must surely be regarded as a painfully ironic twist, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao, who has consistently pleaded for national unity every time he fights and has laid his life on the line, willing, in his words, ?to die for my country,? his razor-thin, split decision victory over Mexican   Read Full Story >>>

Owing to the controversial verdict of the last Pacquiao-Marquez fight, we have asked our PhilBoxing writers how they scored the fight. 15 of our writers have responded and below are their individual scores with comments. The summary is at the end of this article. Dr. Ed de la Vega, 114-113 Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Third fight worth more than $6M
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Freddie Roach said the Golden Boy Promotions $6 million offer for Manny Pacquiao to do a third fight with Juan Manuel Marquez is not a perfect bait, stressing it?s too small compared to the purse the Filipino champion earned in winning the WBC (World Boxing Council) crown via split dec  Read Full Story >>>

After Vorapin, its de Leon for Gerry
By Edri Aznar, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
GERRY ?Fearless? Pe?alosa will finally get the chance to get back at his tormentor, Daniel Ponce de Leon. That is, if the two protagonists hurdle two big ?ifs.? ?This will be a tough fight for Pe?alosa. If he gets past Sor Vorapin and if Daniel Ponce de Leon will get past Juan Manuel Lopez t  Read Full Story >>>

Unbeaten Valero taunts Pacman
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
HOLLYWOOD?Either he was trying to catch attention or he was really angry at Manny Pacquiao. Knockout artist Edwin Valero, the World Boxing Association super featherweight champion from Venezuela, was seen making nasty hand gestures in the direction of Pacquiao during intervals of the Filipino sup  Read Full Story >>>

KO artist dreams of Pacquiao fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? A shaggy-haired Venezuelan was at ringside when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez brawled their way to another exciting 12-rounder at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas over the weekend. He was wondering when his chance for a mega-buck fight will come. Edwin Valero, the reigning Wo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao/Marquez II: No Complaints
By Mike Sloan,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
It looks like the old clich? of how good things come to those who wait is rooted firmly in truth. For the boxing fan inside all of us, it?s been a long, sometimes empty, four years. Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez first locked horns on May 8, 2004 in what wound up being one of the most scinti  Read Full Story >>>

Ask the Champ, Mar. 18, 2008
By Kermit Cintron,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
Congratulations, Manny Pacquiao on your victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday night! That was a good fight. I really enjoy how the smaller guys fight with everything that they have. They don?t play it safe. They take risks and fight hard. I would love to see those guys in training camp. I am   Read Full Story >>>

Protective Custody: Arum's Executive Edict, Handle Pacquiao With Special Care!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
David Diaz, come on down! Any other non-threatening possible Manny Pacquaio opponents, you come on down also. The Filpino boxing legend is going into extreme protective custody. He may become the Boxer in the Bubble. Promoter Bob Arum, privately disappointed at Pacman?s slim victory over Juan Man  Read Full Story >>>

Former WBC exec keen on another showdown
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
LAS VEGAS ? Former WBC secretary-general Eduardo Lamazon of Argentina said the other day he saw Juan Manuel Marquez the winner by a slim margin over Manny Pacquiao in his personal scorecard but had no qualms accepting the split decision that made the Filipino icon the first Asian to capture three wo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Roach: Yes to rematch
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
HOLLYWOOD?They?re ready to make this a trilogy?on a couple of conditions. Manny Pacquiao and celebrated trainer of the year Freddie Roach are willing to give Juan Manuel Marquez a rematch? and a shot at being a world champion again?but the Mexican might need to give his nod to a couple of concess  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008

Undefeated female boxer Gretchen Abaniel suffered her first defeat - not in the ring but at the hands of the judges - who robbed the talented Filipina of a well-deserved victory in a WBA minimum weight title fight aga  
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By Kevin Perry,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
FLOYD & RAPPERS DO MMA TONIGHT ON BET Los Angeles, CA- ?Hip-Hop? and mixed martial arts become allies in BET?s (Black Entertainment Television) new MMA team concept show called ?Iron Ring,? which airs tonight (Tuesday). The program includes Floyd Mayweather along with rap superstars, T.I., Ludi  Read Full Story >>>

Morales unsure of comeback
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
LAS VEGAS ? Former three-time world champion Erik Morales, now looking puffy out of training, isn?t sure of making a comeback to the ring but told his close friend, Filipino sportsman Hermie Esguerra, the other day it won?t be a problem losing weight if he decides to fight again. Nobody dared to   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: Pacquiao didn?t deserve win
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
Dethroned World Boxing Council superfeatherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez came home to Mexico Sunday, insisting he won the rematch and feeling he was cheated in his fight against Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. ?I won the fight because I did the better t  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez says: We wuz robbed
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
LOS ANGELES ? Juan Manuel Marquez, heartbroken from the loss dealt by Manny Pacquiao over the weekend in Las Vegas, told the Mexican media upon his arrival in Mexico City that the World Boxing Council (WBC) may have something to do with his loss. But Marquez did not elaborate on the matter but   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
Former world minimum weight challenger Eriberto "Yukka" Gejon has dropped a ten round split decision to Japan?s Yuji Kanemitsu in a fight card at the IMP Hall in Osaka, Japan. Two judges favored Kanemitsu by scores of 97-94 and 96-95 while the third judge had Gejon winning by a 98-95 margin.   Read Full Story >>>

Manila?s victory parade for Pacquiao cancelled
By Allison Lopez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 19 Mar 2008
MANILA, Philippines -- Only banners and streamers congratulating Manny Pacquiao will be seen in Manila after one of the boxer?s managers turned down the city government?s offer of a motorcade in the champion?s honor. Mayor Alfredo Lim said on Tuesday that Pacquiao?s business manager, Eric Pineda,  Read Full Story >>>

"Fui objeto de un robo"
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, Wed, 19 Mar 2008

MEJOR bienvenida no pudo tener ayer Juan Manuel Márquez. El peleador capitalino fue recibido por un grupo de amigos, familiares y aficionados; todos lo felicitaron, y también todos le dijeron que le habían r  
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