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By Ed de la Vega, DDS,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS--The traditional Holy Mass that is part and parcel of the Pacquiao Team preparation was held today at the Pacquiao suite 61906 atop the 61st floor of The Hotel at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Resort. As  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007

LAS VEGAS -- It will be a battle of two world champions when reigning WBO bantam king Gerry Penalosa trades leathers once again with WBO superbantam boss Daniel Ponce De Leon in a highly-anticipated rematch in February.   
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Doghouse Decides; Pacquiao vs. Barrera II, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
Tonight, from the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV, live only on HBO pay-per-view 9 PM ET/6 PM PT, two ring warriors will collide in an anticipated rematch as Manny Pacquiao 44-3-2 (35) goes head to head against Marco Antonio Barrera 63-5 (42) in a scheduled twelve round super featherweight showdown.   Read Full Story >>>

Great Expectations
By Vikram Birring,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
On November 15, 2003, Manny Pacquiao walked into the Alamodome as a virtual unknown in the sport of boxing. He had been champion in numerous weight divisions, but on this night, he was facing a boxing immortal: Marco Antonio Barrera, otherwise known as ?The Baby-Faced Assassin?. Emmanuel Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

AFP silences guns for Pacquiao fight
By Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
Today, there is only one battle that matters. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) is observing an ?undeclared? nationwide ceasefire with all rebel groups to lead the Filipino nation in cheering for Manny Pacquiao in his World Boxing Council (WBC) International superfeatherweight title defen  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao tipped to win by knockout
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS - Nearly four years after they waged war in San Antonio, Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera will be at it again Saturday evening (Sunday noon in Manila) at the Events Center of Mandalay Bay. It?s a fight, scheduled for 12 rounds, everybody?s been waiting for, not much for the Fili  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao going for KO after weight problem
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS--A gaunt, ghostly figure officially identified as Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines was certified ready on Friday (Saturday in Manila) for his monumental rematch with muscular Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera at the Events Center of the Mandalay Bay Hotel here. Based on the displayed physi  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
Undefeated ALA Boy Milan Milendo has won the vacant WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title a few hours ago with a fourth round technical knockout victory over Thailand's Nuapayak Sakkririn. The end came at the 2:58 mark of the round. The victory improved Milendo's record to 13-0, 4 KO's. T  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007

LAS VEGAS--Fil-Am Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton and Filipino featherweight prospect Michael Farenas have expressed readiness to do their best when they clash against separate opponents in the undercard of today's "Will to W  
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Barrera goes boldly to Pacquiao rematch
By Jerry Magee,, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
When Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao first fought in San Antonio, Texas, in November 2003, Barrera was 29 and Pacquiao was 24. Barrera was stopped in the 11th round. Now Barrera is 33. His skills and his reactions could not have been enhanced by the passing of the years. At 28, Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sets to retire Barrera
By Ed C. Tolentino, The Manila Times, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
THE desert heat in Las Vegas figures to be scorching hot Sunday when Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera touch gloves in a scheduled 12-rounder at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. While no official world title is at stake, Pacquiao and Barrera are easil  Read Full Story >>>

Donaire?s contrary view
By Joaquin Henson, The Peninsula (Qatar), Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? International Boxing Federation (IBF) flyweight champion Nonito Donaire Jr. has an interesting theory on what Marco Antonio Barrera must do to neutralize Manny Pacquiao?s advantage in speed and power during their ?Will To Win? rematch at the Mandalay Bay Events Center here this morning (  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao zapped by weight problem?
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? Around noon time yesterday, while credentialed reporters were having lunch, whispers of a minor problem in the Pacman camp bounced off the walls of the media center. Word leaked that Manny Pacquiao woke up weighing 133 pounds. And it floated around the Mandalay Bay like fresh gossip   Read Full Story >>>

Mexican boxing agent cheers for Filipino idol
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? Rafael Mendoza, the seasoned boxing agent from Mexico, has joined the Manny Pacquiao cheering squad. Mendoza, a former sportswriter who has handled 18 different champions over recent decades, Friday said Pacquiao?s speed will be the key against Marco Antonio Barrera. ?Why will Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Jinkee relieved Pacquiao made weight limit at 130 lb
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS ? Jinkee Pacquiao has never been more nervous for a fight involving her husband Manny than his World Boxing Council (WBC) International superfeatherweight title defense against Marco Antonio Barrera at the Mandalay Bay Events Center here this morning (Manila time). Moments after the Fil  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Watch: Relentless pressure will do it
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
SOMEONE said Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao's ultimate strength is not really his tremendous punching power but rather from where this emanates from ? his calf and legs. Manny owns the one of the strongest and quickest pair of legs in boxing today. While these may not be as smooth as Muha  Read Full Story >>>

Mayor Tommy shares his sporty side
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS - Walking towards the vast lobby of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino last night, celIphone sticking on the left ear and a laptop bag on the right shoulder, I bumped into a very famous Cebuano. He wore slacks and ink black shoes. And he slipped a nifty brown jacket over a cheerful Ral  Read Full Story >>>

Ring Magazine ed sees stoppage
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
LAS VEGAS - The editor-in-chief of Ring Magazine, known as the Bible of Boxing, has given Manny Pacquiao his full blessing. Nigel Collins, who joined the magazine in 1972 and became editor-in-chief in 1985, was at Friday?s official weigh-in for Pacquiao?s exciting rematch with Marco Antonio Barre  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao show
By Nini Cabaero, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
THOSE wishing to view the boxing match between the Philippines?s Manny Pacquiao and Mexico?s Marco Antonio Barrera now have several options. Unlike some three Pacquiao fights ago when most viewers in the Philippines had to suffer the commercials-filled broadcast of free television, the coverage   Read Full Story >>>

No takers for Barrera among Cebuano bettors
By Calvin Cordova, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 07 Oct 2007
CEBU CITY, Philippines--Cebuano sports gamblers find no takers for their bets as local boxing aficionados are almost certain that boxing hero Manny Pacquiao will win Sunday?s (Saturday in Las Vegas) fight against Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. City Councilor Raul Alcoseba said predictions of Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

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