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CompuBox Analysis: Barrera vs. Marquez
Fox Sports, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs,) is a 7-5 favorite as he makes the fifth defense of his 130-pound title against Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 35 KOs), hoping to attain legendary status with a win over Barrera.
In September, Barrera vaporized the stench created from his controve Read Full Story >>>
PE?ALOSA: I AM READY AND CONFIDENT
By Winchell Campos, PhilBoxing.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
LAS VEGAS--Oozing with confidence and excitement, former world champion Gerry Pe?alosa believes victory is almost within reach when he faces Daniel Ponce De Leon for the WBO super-bantam title Saturday night (Sunday morning in Read Full Story >>>
DE LA HOYA VS MAYWEATHER COMMERCIAL TO MAKE WORLD PREMIERE DURING THE BARRERA VS MARQUEZ TELECAST LIVE ON HBO PAY-PER-VIEW
15rounds.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
The television commercial for The World Awaits?Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather super fight on May 5 in Las Vegas?will make its world premiere this weekend as part of the Barrera vs. Marquez HBO Pay-Per-View telecast live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino airing Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6: Read Full Story >>>
Team RSR Fight Picks: Marco Antonio Barrera Vs Juan Manuel Marquez
By Brian Wilbur, RingsideReport.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
This Saturday, March 17th, two distinguished Mexican boxers will meet each other for the first time. The legendary “Baby Faced Assassin” Marco Antonio Barrera will go man to man with the incredibly skilled, long time champion Juan Manuel Marquez. This match up is long overdue with both m Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Solis bout not worth the risk -- sources
By Roy Luarca, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
MANILA, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao, alone, is worth the risk. But he may not be worth the gamble if paired with Jorge Solis.
At least that is the perception among boxing enthusiasts after broadcast conglomerate ABS-CBN Broadcasting Corp. reportedly rejected the $800,000 (P39 million) Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
Odds stacked against Pe?alosa vs De Leon
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
The way it looks, lefty Gerry Pe?alosa will either have to bring a knife or carry a handgun atop the ring on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) to beat Mexican knockout king Daniel Ponce de Leon.
The leading internet betting site sportsbook.com listed the 34-year-old Pe?alosa a +160 under Read Full Story >>>
Barrera, Marquez finally get chance to face off
By Chuck Johnson, USA Today, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. will get it on May 5 in a bout that's being touted as boxing's version of the Super Bowl. But anticipation is also high — particularly among Mexican fans — for Saturday night's showdown at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas between WBC s Read Full Story >>>
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ GETS THE BIG ONE
By Matthew Sanderson, TigerBoxing.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Only a fortnight after the thrilling Rafael Marquez-Israel Vazquez war, boxing looks forward to yet another all Mexico clash.
Just as Rafael cemented himself as one of boxing’s finest after forcing Vazquez to retire, older brother Juan Manuel Marquez challenges perhaps the highest profile Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Marquez Final Presser!
By Albert Jimenez Howell, FightNews.com, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
The final press conference for Saturday's WBC Super Featherweight Championship bout between Marco Antonio Barrera (63-4, 42 KOs) and Juan Manuel Marquez (46-3-1, 45 KOs) took place Wednesday at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Read Full Story >>>
Mexico awaits Barrera v Marquez
BBC Sport, Fri, 16 Mar 2007
Marco Antonio Barrera takes on Juan Manuel Marquez in an eagerly-awaited Mexican super-fight on Saturday.
Barrera, 33, will be defending his WBC super featherweight crown against his compatriot at the M Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Marquez: The First Superfight of 2007
By Ben Gonzales, SecondsOut.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
On March 17th, 2007 two of Mexico’s greatest active fighters, Juan Manuel Marquez and Marco Antonio Barrera, will collide in what could be one of the best fights of the year. The careers of the two men are in some respects the very opposites of one another. Barrera has become one of the most p Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Marquez: For the right to rematch Pacquiao!
By Ace Freeman, FightFan.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
This weekend Marco Antonio Barrera will face off against John Manuel Marquez in a fight that will give the winner a shot at one of the most significant fights in the lower weight classes. Ace Freeman breaks it down!
Saturday night, March 17, 2007, Juan Manuel Marquez will get his long awaited sho Read Full Story >>>
Greats will finally meet in the ring
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
After a combined 117 fights, seven world championships and 32 years of professional boxing, it's amazing that Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez never have fought before now.
After all, they have campaigned in or around the same weight class. And they both hail from Mexico City.
But, Read Full Story >>>
10 Miles Apart, Ponce de Leon and Penalosa Meet at the Crossroads
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
Daniel Ponce de Leon, the current WBO jr. featherweight titlist, takes on the challenge of Gerry Penalosa this Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas as one of the supporting bouts of the pay-per-view card featuring Marco Read Full Story >>>
Barrera is going out in a blaze of glory
By Robert Morales, Whittier Daily News, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
IT'S no surprise that the last two fights of Marco Antonio Barrera's career could be two of his toughest.
Barrera will put his World Boxing Council super featherweight belt on the line against Juan Manuel Marquez, one of the terrific featherweights of this era, on Saturday at Mandalay Bay in Las Read Full Story >>>
SULAIMAN GIVES BARRERA THE EDGE OVER MARQUEZ
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
WBC president Jose Sulaiman has given legendary super featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera the edge over featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in the “Fearless” battle of the two Mexicans at the Mandalay Bay Resort Hotel & Casino on Sunday morning Manila Time.
Sulaiman told well- Read Full Story >>>
De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather: Commercial To Make World Premier During Barrera/Marquez
EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
The television commercial for The World Awaits?Oscar De La Hoya vs. Floyd Mayweather super fight on May 5 in Las Vegas?will make its world premier this weekend as part of the Barrera vs. Marquez HBO Pay-Per-View telecast live from the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino airing Saturday at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:0 Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez: Playing It by the Book
By Ronan Keenan, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
When Johann Gutenberg invented the printing press the concept of education changed forever. The arrival of the textbook meant students could now learn a craft by adhering to a set of written instructions.
If ever there was a fi Read Full Story >>>
Watchdog Answers on Margarito, Mayweather Jr, De La Hoya, Cotto and more
By Steve Hudgins, DogHouseBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
This week: HBO Boxing at an all time low?Fans are tired of showcase fights?Barrera vs Marquez?Fighters being matched carefully?Margarito, Mayweather, De La Hoya?and much more!
When will the networks force promoters to give us big action fights instead of the hand picked opponents we get every wee Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA-MARQUEZ VEGAS PRESSCON PHOTOS
PhilBoxing.com, Thu, 15 Mar 2007
WBC super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera (L) and WBO featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, both of Mexico City, pose during a news conference at Read Full Story >>>