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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 >>>
Sayson: An underdog’s confidence
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
CHICAGO - Presumed to be past his physical peak, Gerry Pe?alosa climbs his Mt. Everest this Sunday, when he faces Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBO super bantamweight title at the Mandalay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Gerry is a multiple world titlist, but at age 34, the sparkle in his once-brilli Read Full Story >>>
Barrera vs. Marquez - The Last Rounds of Forum Boxing
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Antonio Curtis will be among the most interested observers of Saturday night’s showdown between Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. During his tenure (1984-99) as the matchmaker at the now defunct Forum Boxing, Inc., he helped develop both fighters a Read Full Story >>>
The Case for Longevity: Marco Antonio Barrera’s Pound for Pound Status
By Terence Dooley, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
After destroying Glenn Kelly with the counter-punch to the chin while luring him in while holding his hands behind his back, Roy Jones had a lot to say about perceived slights on his stature.
Jones reeled off a list of fighters: t Read Full Story >>>
ROACH WON'T BE IN GERRY'S CORNER; PREDICTS PE?ALOSA TO WIN
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Celebrated trainer Freddie Roach won’t be in the corner of former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa when he battles WBO super bantamweight champion Daniel Ponce De Leon on Sunday, Manila Time, at the Mandalay Bay Arena.
In an overseas telephone conversation with Viva Sports/Manil Read Full Story >>>