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A Mere Ploy
By Dennis Principe, Business Mirror, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
AMERICAN trainer Freddie Roach is adamant that Marco Antonio Barrera never sparred against tough boxers during the Mexican?s entire training in preparation for his battle against Manny Pacquiao. Several consistent reports emanating from the Barrera camp stated that the Mexican has tapped some qu  Read Full Story >>>

Put your money on me ? Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? Bragging is no big thing in boxing. So after Manny Pacquiao invited friends and acquaintances for a victory celebration on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), it was Marco Antonio Barrera?s turn yesterday to boast. So assured of victory is Barrera that he told somebody who came up to him   Read Full Story >>>

Only Sensible Strategy For Barrera Against Pacman: Go For KO Or Go Out On Your Shield!
By John Herndon, Boxing Confidential, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
The Mighty Marco Antonio Barrera hopes to avoid pulling a General Custer this Saturday night against the human Wolverine known as Manny Pacquiao. If Barrera is true to his word this will be his last major fight. The conventional wisdom is Manny Pacquiao is going to crush Barrera as easy as G  Read Full Story >>>

Odds on Pacman go down
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS - Bob Arum was right when he said almost three weeks ago that the odds, which then placed Manny Pacquiao nearly a 4-1 favorite over Marco Antonio Barrera, would go down during fight week. On Tuesday, at the official betting station of Mandalay Bay, the odds favoring the Filipino have co  Read Full Story >>>

Mexican insists nothing wrong with hand wraps
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? My hands are clean. Marco Antonio Barrera said Monday there?s nothing wrong with the way his hands are wrapped for a fight, and that they intend to keep it that way for Saturday?s battle against Manny Pacquiao. ?I?m gonna use the same stuff. There?ll be no difference,? he said thro  Read Full Story >>>

By Emmanuel B. Villaruel,, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
The 1st MP Cup basketball tournament of boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, which will kick off on October 14 at the University of San Carlos (USC)-Main gym, has attracted a huge turnout of entries that exceeded the expectations of the organizers. From the initital 12 teams, the number of participan  Read Full Story >>>

Chat with Manny Pacquiao, Thu, 04 Oct 2007

Welcome to The Show! On Wednesday, boxer Manny Pacquiao will stop by to chat about his upcoming fight Saturday. Pacquiao will put his super featherweight title on the line when he enters the ring against Marco A  
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Treasure chest to Pandora?s box?
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA -- It is a well-worn clich? -- those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Boxing wordsmiths are, no doubt, minting a new version of this aphorism days before Manny Pacquiao fights Marco Antonio Barrera: Those who do not learn from history are doomed to re  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera vow: ?The Philippines will be shocked?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS -- Marco Antonio Barrera, already down and out in the eyes and hearts of most Filipino boxing devotees, yesterday threw a thundering counter-punch at the site of his Oct. 6 rematch with Manny Pacquiao. ?The Philippines will be shocked,? the 33-year-old Mexican warrior declared with stin  Read Full Story >>>

For Pacquiao, fight and party happily mix
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? Manny Pacquiao is planning a big bash this weekend in this world-renowned party place. In fact, Pacquiao has extended his invitation to friends and acquaintances on Monday evening (Tuesday afternoon in Manila) upon setting foot at the lobby of The Hotel, the more sophisticated bra  Read Full Story >>>

RP in for big shock, Barrera swears
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 04 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? How he intends to do it he was never asked. But Marco Antonio Barrera said Manny Pacquiao and his legions of fans are in for a big surprise on Saturday. ?I will give the Philippines a big surprise,? declared Barrera who looked calm, cool and collected when he faced the media Monday at  Read Full Story >>>

Preview of Pacquiao/Barrera
By Mike Houser, Nevada Appeal, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
When two of the top fighters in the world meet in a 12-round bout televised by HBO Pay-Per-View, it usually means there is a significant title at stake and that one or more of boxing's four major sanctioning bodies - or The Ring magazine - will be touting the winner as its champion. But that won'  Read Full Story >>>

By Emmanuel B. Villaruel,, Wed, 03 Oct 2007

Villamor (L) and Nietes. The WBO minimumweight championship glory of Donnie "Ahas" Nietes did not only realize the longtime dream of ALA Boxing Gym top honcho Antonio "Bidoy" L. Aldeguer to have a world champion   
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By Emmanuel B. Villaruel,, Wed, 03 Oct 2007

In modern weaponry, the "Bazooka" is a portable shoulder-type rocket launcher designed to destroy short-range targets in a land combat. Interestingly in the boxing world, there is one warrior aptly nicknamed "Bazoo  
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Inside Pacquiao-Barrera II
By Robert Morales,, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
In Manny Pacquiao, we have a fighter who has not yet reached his peak. So says his trainer, the classy Freddie Roach. In Marco Antonio Barrera, we have a fighter who is a tick or two past his prime, but still possesses a combination of talent and courage that could give anyone fits on a given night.  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao and Marco Barrera rematch: All roads lead to Vegas
By Bong Godinez, Philippine Entertainment Portal, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
When Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions arrived at a settlement last June 29, 2007, the line was finally cleared for a second meeting between Mexican boxing legend, Marco Antonio Barrera, and Philippine pride, Manny Pacquiao. The first much-anticipated face-off between the two fighters hel  Read Full Story >>>

What are you Watching?Barrera vs. Pacquiao II on HBO PPV or Peter vs. McCline on Showtime?
By Christopher Roche,, Wed, 03 Oct 2007 In yet another sign that boxing is having a great year, fans will find themselves in a quandary this Saturday night, as two nationally televised cards will hit our screens. Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao will undoubtedly put on a great show, as they face off in a r  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao ready for Vegas rumble
By Robert Morales, Press Telegram, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
HOLLYWOOD - Freddie Roach had seen enough. "I had a little problem the first 10 days with crowd control. I got mad one day and I lost it and I told them all where to go and I threw everyone out. They knew I was really upset and meant business and we had no problems from that point on." That wa  Read Full Story >>>

Can Barrera Douse Pacman's Fire?
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, Wed, 03 Oct 2007

The mother of all fires burned up and down the state of California with a rage never seen before and Big Bear Lake was one of the prime conflagrations that chased boxer Marco Antonio Barrera from his   
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Sonsona Ready for OPBF Championship Fight
By Tam Almeda,, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
RP Junior Bantamweight Champion Eden Sonsona will leave for Japan on the 3rd of October for his scheduled fight against a Japanese opponent for the OPBF JR Bantamweight Championship this Saturday, October 6. The native from General Santos City finished his light training and 6-rounds sparring wit  Read Full Story >>>

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