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Thinking The Unthinkable: Marco Antonio Barrera Shoots Down Manny Pacquaio Saturday Night!
By Michael Marley, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Thinking the unthinkable?
Thinking about Marco Antonio Barrera, supposedly shopworn and really just back to collect the money uno mas, turning into James ?Buster? Douglas?
Thinking about the boxing writer who skipped Tyson-Douglas even though his newspaper would?ve paid his way. The poor shlub Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, BARRERA ENTER MANDALAY BAY! (PHOTOS)
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Pacquiao (L) and Barrera.
LAS VEGAS -- Golden Boy Promotions lensman Rob DeLorenzo was on hand to record the action when Read Full Story >>>
Tex?s Fantasy Fight: The Manny Pacquiao Files
By Daniel 'Tex' Cohen, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Until the recent demise of the Heavyweight Division, it carried the legacy of being the most well-known and legendarily respected group of fighters in the boxing world. While Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran are remembered by American fans, it has been Muhammad Ali, Larry Holmes and Mike Tyson th Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Has Nothing To Lose
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
When Marco Antonio Barrera steps into the ring against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday, October 6th he basically has nothing to lose. That?s because most people feel that his first fight with Pacquiao back in November of 2003, which he Read Full Story >>>
KIZER CLARIFIES RULES ON HAND WRAPPING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
The executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Keith Kizer, has clarified the rules governing the wrapping of hands following the concerns raised by Manny Pacquiao?s trainer Freddie Roach over the excessive band Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquaio, Freddie Roach
Closer Than White On Rice: World's Best Fighter, Trainer Mesh Perfectly!
By John Lepak, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Roach Man Moves to Top of Pound-4-Pound list of Trainers
If Manny PacMan defeats Marco Antonio Barrera this weekend, and I think he will, let the debates begin as who will be boxing's #1 LB-4-L Read Full Story >>>
?I Want Barrera?
WITH THOSE WORDS, THE PACMAN?S RISE TO STARDOM BEGAN. A FORMER BUSINESS ASSOCIATE TELLS THE TALE
By Dennis Principe, Business Mirror, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
JUST one simple taunt.
That was what made Marco Antonio Barrera agree to face Manny Pacquiao in an epic battle nearly four years ago that turned out to be Pacquiao?s defining moment.
This was revealed by Pacquiao?s former business manager Rod Nazario in a recent interview with BusinessMirror. Read Full Story >>>
PRES. ARROYO EXTENDS HELP TO MARAON, GONZALES
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Even while she is out of the country on an official mission, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo showed her concern for Filipino athletes when she personally directed Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita to help two Mindanao boxers and their manager who encountered problems securing visa from the US Emb Read Full Story >>>
Roach to Barrera: We?re ready
By Abac Cordero, The Postman, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? The message, written in big, bold, black letters, was loud and clear: We?re ready now!
At the back of Freddie Roach?s shirt, which he wore during Manny Pacquiao?s final day of sparring at the Wild Card Gym in LA, these words were printed.
?I guess the shirt says it all,? said Roach Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao could win by repeating himself
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao, a merciless lefty, knows a great right hand when he sees one.
He had a full, bright view of that right punch on Saturday.
He also won a few friendly dollars betting on that punch.
The deadly shot was thrown by Kelly Pavlik, also known as The Ghost, in his world Read Full Story >>>
Barrera must show Pavlik's desire to win
Bangkok Post, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Kelly Pavlik's thrilling knockout win over Jermain Taylor last weekend was incredible yet there is another superb clash lined up for this Sunday (Thai time) which could be just as good. Filipino hotshot Manny Pacquiao tackles Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera at super-featherweight in Las Vegas i Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST
Sportinglife.com (UK), Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Oscar De La Hoya says Marco Antonio Barrera is saving the best for last as he prepares for his rematch with Manny Pacquiao.
The two modern-day greats will meet for the second time in Las Vegas on Saturday night, just under four years after a stunning first meeting.
Then Pacquiao was underdog, Read Full Story >>>
Strategies Barrera Have to Muster to Defeat Pacquiao
But Would They Enough?
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
In the wars participated by Bernard Hopkins and Antonio Tarver, Hopkins and Winky Wright, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Oscar de la Hoya, and Winky Wright and Cory Spinks (in his controversial bout), some members of the hoi polloi told me emphatically that all of those hypes were all bore.
They said H Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera Set for a Pay-Per-View Explosion
By John Chavez, Boxing Confidential, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Three months without a pay-per-view worthy of note?
It?s music to most boxing fan?s ears and wallets. Since the Bernard Hopkins-Winky Wright fight on July 21st, there hasn?t been a boxing pay-per-view worthy of note (if you don?t want to count the David Tua showcase against Saul Montana). F Read Full Story >>>
Big J picks fave number: KO in 7
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? The Big J, also known as Robert Jaworski, dropped by at the Wild Card Gym Monday to give Manny Pacquiao the extra push.
With no hesitation, the Big J, probably the only one who can match or at least come close to Pacquiao?s popularity as a Filipino athlete, issued a pre-fight forecast Read Full Story >>>
Manny ready for tricks
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
FILIPINO boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao said he is ready for whatever Marco Antonio Barrera will throw his way on Oct. 6 (Oct. 7 RP time) at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Resort Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Pacquiao arrived in Las Vegas yesterday, with his trainers Freddie Roach and Buboy Fernande Read Full Story >>>
WBO TO UNIFY ASIA PACIFIC TITLES!
PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
Reacting to criticisms that the World Boxing Organization (WBO) is giving away titles of all kinds and forms in the Asia Pacific Region, WBO Regional Vice President Leon Panoncillo has announced that he will work to unify the youth and the regional championship titles.
Panoncillo, who was in the Read Full Story >>>
WEEKS IS THIRD MAN FOR PACQUIAO-BARRERA REMATCH
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, Wed, 03 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA (OCTOBER 2).--- The ring officials for the fight between legendary three-division world champions Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera, will be referee Tony Weeks and judges Jerry Roth, Glenn Trowbridge and Tom Schreck.
Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank are promoti Read Full Story >>>
TONY WEEKS TO REFEREE PACQUIAO-BARRERA REMATCH
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Tue, 02 Oct 2007
Tony Weeks has been picked to referee the rematch between Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao and Mexican icon Marco Antonio Barrera at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel and Casino on Sunday, Manila Time.
Nevada State Athle Read Full Story >>>
Note to Pacman: All that can go wrong just might
By Tom Thompson, TigerBoxing.com, Tue, 02 Oct 2007
If you?ve watched the HBO Countdown to Pacquiao-Barrera II, then you know the storyline. If you haven?t, it goes something like this:
Last time, Barrera was distracted and he got beat. This time, Pa Read Full Story >>>