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Barrera: Pacquiao bout top priority
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 17 Dec 2004
MARCO Antonio Barrera is raring to get back at Manny Pacquiao.
In an interview following his recent win over fellow Mexican legend Erik Morales, Barrera said a rematch with the Filipino champion, the reigning Ring Magazine featherweight king, is his main concern next year.
"For 2005, a bout wi Read Full Story >>>
Looking Ahead to 2005
KOCorner.com, 17 Dec 2004
What is everyone looking forward to in the next year of boxing? I have a few things that I'm very interested in seeing:
-The rematch between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao. One of the top fights of 2004 ended in an inconclusive draw.
-If Arturo Gatti beats Jesse James Leija, and Floyd Read Full Story >>>
A fight with Pacquiao is Barrera's top priority in 2005
By Ricardo Lois, BoxingTalk.com, 16 Dec 2004
During Golden Boy Promotions’ press conference for the Boxeo de Oro show to be televised on HBO Latino Thursday night, the top dog in their stable of fighters, world super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera (Boxingtalk #1 at 130 pounds), took the time to conduct a telephone interview with Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao leads this year's TOYM awardees
By Ferdie J. Maglalang, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Dec 2004
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo yesterday honored this year’s awardees of the Ten Most Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) led by boxer Emmanuel "Manny" D. Pacquiao and movie actress Sharon Cuneta Pangilinan.
The President, assisted by Senate Minority Leader Aquilino Pimentel Jr., handed over troph Read Full Story >>>
What FPJ had wanted from Pacman
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Dec 2004
KNOWING Fernando Poe Jr., who genuinely cared for his poor countrymen, he would not like to see them grieving.
He had spent the best years of his life trying to bring them hope.
His heart melted each time he would see a cold, hungry kid out in the streets.
So, listen please.
This one is Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao paycheck: P150m
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 15 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao is ready to sign his fight contracts for a Feb. 26 rematch with World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez and a tentative July 30 showdown with former super featherweight champion Erik “El Terrible” Moral Read Full Story >>>
KO inspired by Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 15 Dec 2004
It took Philippine lightweight boxing champion Fernando (Boy) Montilla only 47 seconds to dispose of challenger Rey Almonicar in warming up the crowd of over 25,000 for the main event featuring Manny Pacquiao in an open-air field at the Fort in Taguig last Saturday.
Montilla stormed out of his c Read Full Story >>>
Why Pacman makes you feel proud to be a Filipino
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, 14 Dec 2004
ALVIN Patrimonio is known from Appari to Jolo, one of RP’s biggest-ever basketball stars. But last Saturday night, he reversed roles and turned ordinary man.
I stood across Alvin as he pulled out his Sony Ericsson P900. Like any awestruck fan, he waited for the perfect photo shot amid the crowd Read Full Story >>>
Back in GenSan, Pacquiao dreams of Marquez fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 14 Dec 2004
TWO DAYS after scoring a savage knockout win, Manny Pacquiao was already back in his hometown of General Santos City visiting his gamecock farm, drooling over the prospects of facing Juan Manuel Marquez on Feb. 26 and taking the time out as well to say a little prayer for Fernando Poe Jr.
"Napapa Read Full Story >>>
WBF chief says Manny tough and strong
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 14 Dec 2004
World Boxing Foundation (WBF) president Mick Croucher of Australia took a few minutes to think out an answer.
I asked Croucher whom he thought would win in a hypothetical dream fight–Manny Pacquiao or Lionel Rose.
Pacquiao is in line to become probably the greatest Filipino fighter ever. He Read Full Story >>>
Manny gets surprise call from FPJ
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 14 Dec 2004
From among those who called in to congratulate him for knocking out Thailand’s Fahsan 3K Battery last Saturday, Manny Pacquiao has singled out the short and unexpected conversation he had with Fernando Poe Jr. after the fight.
Pacquiao was still inside the dressing room, freshening up with his f Read Full Story >>>
Nathanielsz: Inside Sports
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 13 Dec 2004
They said it couldn’t be done. People laughed at claims by international promoter Murad Muhammad and Manny Pacquiao’s kind-hearted business manager Rod Nazario who has treated Pacquiao like a son that they would give millions of the flamboyant Filipino’s worshippers a chance to see their hero in act Read Full Story >>>
Gerry Peñalosa Could Beat Rafael Marquez
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 13 Dec 2004
After scoring a masterful TKO over challenger Mauricio Pastrana in the under-card of the Morales-Barrera III last month, IBF Bantamweight Champion Rafael Marquez looks forward to a longer reign.
Having unseated a ferocious fighter in Tim Austin and successfully defending his crown a number of ti Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao not in peak form
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 13 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao gave millions of his countrymen to whom he is a hero and a national treasure an evening of unforgettable thrills with his fourth-round knockout of gallant Thai contender Fahsan 3K Battery.
But in the eyes of his corner and members of Team Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao flattens Thai: On road to greatness?
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, 13 Dec 2004
He was a curious piece of goods, this Thai fist-tosser called Fahsan 3-K Battery. He had never been knocked out. His record claims he has beaten no less than 22 Filipinos, most of them via the short route.He had a "secret plan" to demolish Manny Pacquiao who would then be his 23rd Filipino victim. S Read Full Story >>>
Manny sends message to Mexican foe
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 13 Dec 2004
The message rang loud and clear all the way to Mexico. Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao delivered a scary warning to Juan Manuel Marquez to prepare for the worst beating of his life when they meet in a rematch on Feb. 26 either in Reno or Las Vegas.
The message came v Read Full Story >>>
Marquez next on champ’s agenda
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 13 Dec 2004
Barely a couple of hours after guiding Manny Pacquiao past Fahsan 3K Battery late Saturday evening, Freddie Roach talked about and looked forward to his protégé beating Juan Manuel Marquez.
But for the Filipino champion to do that, the American trainer said there’ll be a lot of hard work to be d Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao drops Fahsan in four, Marquez next on the line
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, 15rounds.com, 13 Dec 2004
TAGUIG CITY - People's featherweight champion Manny
Pacquiao last night decked Thai Fahsan 3K Battery thrice enroute to a fourth round knockout victory before thousands of screaming Filipino fans at the open air Fort Bonifacio Global City.
Pacquiao thus formally sealed his eagerly-awaited rematc Read Full Story >>>
What’s next, really, for Manny?
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 13 Dec 2004
And so Manny Pacquiao is off to California. In January, that is, when he begins training for his reported rematch with Mexican fighter Juan Manuel Marquez in late February.
But flights to Hollywood don’t guarantee a fight anymore.
Pacquiao realized that a few months back when he flew to the Read Full Story >>>
‘PacMan’ boast s of a lethal right
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 13 Dec 2004
ADD a lethal right hand to the arsenal of punches of Manny Pacquiao, who showed some of the damage it could do in his fourth-round knockout of Thailand’s Fahsan 3K Battery Saturday night at the Fort Bonifacio Global City open-air arena in Taguig.
A natural southpaw, the Filipino repeatedly tagg Read Full Story >>>