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Round by Round Coverage: Barrera vs. Marquez
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Later tonight WBC Super Featherweight Champion Marco Antonio Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) will meet his most dangerous opponent since he fought Erik Morales for the third time in 2004. The Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will play host to Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs), the current WBO Featherweight Ch Read Full Story >>>
'Old' Barrera returns for title tilt
By Phil Barnett, The Guardian, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera will revert back to his explosive style for tonight's WBC super-featherweight title defence against his compatriot Juan Manuel M?rquez. The pair meet in Las Vegas in an intriguing, highly anticipated showdown which is difficult to call.
Barrera, 33, has won world titl Read Full Story >>>
'Fearless' Headliners Make Weight (with photos)
By Ed de la Vega, DDS, PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Las Vegas, Nevada -- Just moments ago, the main combatants for this weekend’s boxing extravaganza dubbed as “Fearless -- the WBC Super Featherweight Championship” put together by the Golden B Read Full Story >>>
Barrera and Marquez ready for long-awaited meeting
By Associated Press, MSNBC, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS (AP) -Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez grew up in neighboring towns in Mexico.
Now the 33-year-old world champions are finally going to meet in the ring. Barrera and Marquez will fight Saturday night for Barrera's WBC 130-pound belt.
Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) weighed in at Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ WEIGHIN PHOTOS!
PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez, both of Mexico, face off during an official weigh-in ceremony in Las Vegas on Friday, March 16, 2007. The pair will fight in a WBC super featherweight championshi Read Full Story >>>
IS PENALOSA IN TOO DEEP? WILL HE GET CREAMED?
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
DID ROACH MAKE RIGHT CALL WITH GERRY?
Las Vegas, NV- You can bookend recent Philippine boxing history (1996-present) from the rise of Luisito Espinosa and his seven featherweight title defenses to Manny Pacquiao’s reign as the 2006 Fighter of the Year. But in between those two moments ca Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ: THE END OF AN ERA DRAWS NEAR!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
A LEGENDARY ERA BEGINS THE RIDE HOME!
Arlington, VA – All good things may come to an end, but the best conclusions are rarely reached without a crescendo preceding them. For this living-legendary featherweight era, the build to a fitting finale enters step two. The first step was supplie Read Full Story >>>
A Warrior’s Last Hurrah
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Gerry Pe?alosa’s skills set him apart from most Filipino pugilists. He is not a Pier 6 devil-may-care brawler but a smooth southpaw stylist gifted with hand speed and he could bob and weave and slip punches with the gre Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is ‘fast, furious’
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Manny Pacquiao is peaking in time for his fight against Jorge Solis of Mexico next month in Texas.
A day before he left for Manila prior to his departure for the United States, Pacquiao went a total of 10 rounds with two sparring partners, said Rey Golingan, who had watched the boxer while tr Read Full Story >>>
Why Gerry will win
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
EXPERTS who think that Gerry will be easy fodder for the hard punching Daniel Ponce de Leon are in for a nasty surprise. I just love underdogs and the 10-1 odds have me salivating over the possible upset of epic proportions that is bound to happen.
This last rounder stared long and hard at his f Read Full Story >>>
Size is Pe?alosa’s biggest drawback
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Gerry Pe?alosa’s former managers Tony Aldeguer and Rex (Wakee) Salud said yesterday moving up in weight is his biggest drawback in challenging WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce de Leon of Mexico at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight (tomorrow morning, Manila time).
"The weight d Read Full Story >>>
Gerry’s last hurrah?
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS - Like most of my travels to Sin City, I’d like to think of this ongoing visit as merely another Sun.Star Cebu assignment, one of the very many that I’ve done so often through the years as a credentialed NBA and boxing writer.
But it ain’t that simple.
I’m h Read Full Story >>>
A question of greatness
By Bill Velasco, The Philippine Star, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
When we were first shooting the plug of the daily ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) program Hardball, we were thinking of issues to discuss that would get the attention of the sports-savvy Filipino audience. Naturally, the discussion came to Manny Pacquiao, whose overwhelming popularity made it easy to tal Read Full Story >>>
Is Barrera’s Retirement Talk the Key to a Marquez Victory?
By Calvin Watkins, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera has placed himself in a dangerous position. He’s talking about retirement.
Fighters who talk about leaving the sport they love in public, especially to the media, normally get beat or escape with a victory. Juan Manuel Marquez is nobody to escape from.
Saturday nigh Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA/MARQUEZ - BIG FIGHT BREAKDOWN
By Juan Angel Zurita, BoxingFanatics.com, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
In a matchup that should’ve happened many years ago, the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera will battle fellow Mexico City native, top ten pound-for-pounder, Juan Manuel Marquez. Both will be fighting for the pride of their home Read Full Story >>>
Pay Per View Kills Another Fan
By Mark Snow, Boxing Confidential, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Well, it’s another pay-per-view whack to the chin against boxing. Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez are headlining a busy week of boxing that will tragically pass as uneventfully as many others do. Barrera vs Marquez is a highly watchable fight pitting two of the best pound for p Read Full Story >>>
Barrera expects best Marquez has to offer
By Franklin McNeil, The Star- Ledger, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Taking on a fighter of equal skill isn't new to Marco Antonio Barrera. He's done it several times in his career -- three battles with Eric Morales, another against Manny Pacquiao quickly come to mind. But Juan Manuel Marquez poses a more difficult challenge.
Preparing for Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs Read Full Story >>>
TAKE FIVE: MARCO ANTONIO BARRERA VS. JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ
By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Principals: Marco Antonio Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) vs. Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs)
At stake: Barrera's WBC super featherweight title
Time/site: Saturday at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Doors open, 3:30 p.m.; pay-per-view begins, 6 p.m.
Tickets: $50 to $400, manda Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA PREPARED TO ATTACK
By Phil Barnett, Sportinglife.com (UK), Sat, 17 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera will revert to his old explosive style for Saturday's WBC super-featherweight title defence against fellow Mexico City native Juan Manuel Marquez.
The pair meet in Las Vegas in an intriguing, highly-anticipated showdown which is difficult to call.
Barrera, 33, has honed h Read Full Story >>>
Comelec clears Pacquiao on health card freebies
GMA News Online, Sat, 17 Mar 2007
The Commission on Elections said that Manny Pacquiao is not yet a candidate and has not violated the election law for giving away health and insurance cards to his fans in General Santos City, GMA News’ Saksi reported early Saturday.
Pacquiao had denied that the insurance and health cards w Read Full Story >>>