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Manny loses, J-Ro shines in 2005
By Dennis U. Eroa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 05 Jan 2005
I'LL go against the tide and say that Manny Pacquiao is going to learn the painful truth when he battles Mexican hero and reigning WBA and IBF titleholder Juan Manuel Marquez on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao's hordes of followers will certainly heap scorn on me, but they only have their idol to Read Full Story >>>
Murad Tells Nazario and Pacquiao Not To Worry
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 04 Jan 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad said yesterday there was no need for Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao or his business manager Rod Nazario to worry about reports that the handlers of WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez wanted more money than Marquez was offered for a rematc Read Full Story >>>
Thoughts on 2005
By Alan Berg, RingsideReport.com, 04 Jan 2005
There are so many things developing, not developing and rumors swirling that I needed to get some things down and spew out my forecasts for the events that have the boxing world buzzing.
Kostya Tszyu vs. Ricky Hatton
Will it or won't it? Obviously we all know that Tszyu, along with Trinidad Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a 7-5 pick vs Marquez
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 04 Jan 2005
Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has been installed a 7-5 pick by Las Vegas oddsmakers to beat Juan Manuel Marquez in their Feb. 26 rematch.
Art Manteris Station Casinos set the betting line in the widely-circulated Boxing Update/Flash newsletter published by Virgil T Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao belittles Marquez’s training regimen
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 04 Jan 2005
HAS SUCCESS gone into Manny Pacquiao’s head? That seems to be the case especially when you hear him disparage his Mexican rival, Juan Manuel Marquez, whose training regimen has made many Pacquiao fans worry about the Filipino’s chances when the two collide in an all important bout six weeks from now Read Full Story >>>
‘Marquez needs to train’
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 04 Jan 2005
A bark that’s equally bad as his bite?
Manny Pacquiao kept delivering killer verbal blows at Juan Manuel Marquez, suggesting that Marquez’s six-week head start in training was something the Mexican champion “badly needed” for their February 26 rematch.
Marquez, the featherweight champion of Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: I’ll be ready for Marquez
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 04 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao arrived one day late for a scheduled shooting of a Darlington socks TV commercial but assured his countrymen “not to worry” because he will be ready for his Feb. 26 rematch with World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Read Full Story >>>
After Pacquiao, Confident Marquez Says Barrera is Next
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 03 Jan 2005
Sounding every bit confident and showing the true color of an Aztec warrior, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez has indicated that after he takes care of Ring Magazine champ Manny Pacquiao on February 26, it will be fellow Mexican Marc Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's MASSIVE Monday Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, 03 Jan 2005
Upset predictions for 2005 from Gilad in Israel and a well thought-out argument for ranking Manny Pacquiao over Marco Antonio Barrera in my P4P rankings from Mike in Canada start out this week's MMMB. Read on for your questions and comments and my responses on a variety of subjects.
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By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, 03 Jan 2005
It’s crystal ball time again as we make our 2005 forecast and resolutions for boxing. We’ll start from the top as we check out Cebu’s best bets for a world title (not in any order).
OPBF super featherweight champ Randy Suico’s shot at a world title will all depend on what Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Ready to Take on the World
By Brian Wilbur, RingsideReport.com, 03 Jan 2005
Boxing needs more fighters like Manny Pacquiao. There is nothing better than a fighter that wins on the championship level and looks good doing it. His menacing attack is reminiscent to Mike Tyson in the prime of his career. There is a misconception on why Mike Tyson was so popular in the 80's. Many Read Full Story >>>
5 Thrilling Boxing Matchups for 2005
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, 03 Jan 2005
The year 2004 proved to be an interesting year for boxing. Glencoffe Johnson upset Antonio Tarver in the best light heavyweight fight in a few years. Felix Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga engaged in a "Hispanic Hagler-Hearns". Marco Read Full Story >>>
Marquez is Manny's toughest opponent
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 03 Jan 2005
DURING his brief stay here in Davao City last November to train Manny Pacquiao, noted American trainer Freddie Roach was asked who among the three Mexican fighters--Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera--is the toughest foe for the Filipino ring warrior.
Without batting an Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fails to show up
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 03 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who was scheduled to arrive in Manila from Davao City for a 3 p.m. meeting at the Wild Card Gym in BF Homes, Parañaque, with representatives of Darlington Socks regarding the shooting of a new commercial today, failed to show up.
Pacquiao’s bu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao moves up IBF ratings
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 03 Jan 2005
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) officially put Manny Pacquiao as its No. 2-ranked featherweight boxer.
In its lastest ratings posted on December 28 on its website, the IBF put the hard-hitting General Santos southpaw behind No. 1 contender Ricardo Juarez in the 126-lb division.
The Read Full Story >>>
A look back at 2004 and a glimpse of 2005
By , The Freeman, 02 Jan 2005
Pro boxer Manny Pacquiao and golfer Jennifer Rosales are the biggest celebrities who provided the most significant stories in Philippine sports in 2004.
The 26-year-old Pacquiao kept his lofty status as the people’s featherweight champion after holging WBA and IBF 126 pounds titlist Juan Manuel M Read Full Story >>>
Are Mexican Fighters Hogging The Lower Divisions Gravy Train?
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 02 Jan 2005
The game plan could almost read like a Mexican round robin. The seeds were sown by the Barrera V Morales trilogy, but now threaten to grow narrowly out of proportion, withering rosy options for outsiders.
The principal victim in the medium to long term issue, could easily be Manny Pacquiao. Af Read Full Story >>>
Mayol rival vows victory
Asian Journal, 02 Jan 2005
THE FORTHCOMING titular defense of Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation minimumweight kingpin Rodel Mayol on January 29 promises to be exciting as Thai challenger Phalangchai Sor Vorapin vowed to go all-out and snatch the Filipino's belt. The 21-year-old Phalangchai, a native of Bolilom Province i Read Full Story >>>
Roach expects mental war
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 02 Jan 2005
Renowned trainer Freddie Roach is expecting a tactical fight when International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez stakes his crowns against Manny Pacquiao on Feb. 26, tentatively in Las Vegas.
During his recent Manila visit, Roach said he r Read Full Story >>>
Fight fans predict a Pacquiao KO win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Jan 2005
DESPITE REPORTS saying that Manny Pacquiao continues to take it nice and easy, members of mannypacquiao.ph, an unofficial website dedicated to the Filipino ring icon, are convinced that Pacquiao is going to knock Juan Manuel Marquez out when they duke it out on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.
An astonishi Read Full Story >>>