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Pacquiao-Barrera could be richest 130-lb fight in history
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Central, 30 Nov 2004
If the plans to pit Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera fall into place, expect the two ring gladiators to figure in what will be the richest junior lightweight showdown in the history of professional boxing.
This was the general consensus gathered by boxing pundits following Barrera’s monum Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Roach Say 'Bring On Barrera'
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 30 Nov 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach both want HBO to bring on Marco Antonio Barrera without wasting time so they could once and for all settle the issue with the legendary Mexican who has consistently claimed he had an off night when Pacquiao annihila Read Full Story >>>
Roach wants Barrera, not Marquez rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 30 Nov 2004
Renowned trainer Freddie Roach said yesterday he will recommend Manny Pacquiao to face Marco Antonio Barrera instead of Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas early next year because it’s the fight that fans will pay money for.
Roach, who flew in from Los Angeles last week to train Pacquiao for his De Read Full Story >>>
Manny rarin’ to stop Thai early
By Edith Regalado, The Philippine Star, 30 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY — Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao is raring to finish off IBF No.4 super bantamweight Fahsan 3K Battery when they fight on Dec. 11 at The Fort in Taguig.
"Gusto ko nang tapusin agad ang laban. Handang-handa na ako. Hindi ako takot (I want to finish the fight early. I am ready. I a Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Wins; Rematch With Pacquiao Looms
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 29 Nov 2004
With Marco Antonio Barrera’s epic victory over WBC super featherweight champion in a superb ending to their incredible trilogy, a rematch with Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao looms provided the flamboyant Filipino overcomes WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao eyes Barrera rematch
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 29 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- Elated over the result of the world super featherweight boxing championship in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao plunges into a final week of rigorous training today for his Dec. 11 fight in Taguig, with an eye on repeating over Marco Antonio Barrera, who dethroned Read Full Story >>>
Barrera stuns Morales, says Pacman clash an 'off night'
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 29 Nov 2004
MARCO Antonio Barrera, humiliated by Manny Pacquiao only a year ago, shot back into boxing prominence when he beat Erik Morales to win the World Boxing Council 130-pound crown Sunday in Las Vegas.
Barrera, a 1-3 underdog entering the match, walked off the ring having regained some lost glory and Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao irked by Barrera statement
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 29 Nov 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO was piqued when told about the statements made by Marco Antonio Barrera and his promoter, Oscar dela Hoya, moments after Barrera’s thrilling win over Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"Hindi lang nila matanggap na tinalo ko siya (Barrera)," said Pacquiao, in response to r Read Full Story >>>
RIVALS' THIRD EPIC BATTLE: Barrera by a nose
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, 29 Nov 2004
One of the greatest fights in recent boxing history was eclipsed on Saturday when Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales put on yet another memorable brawl.
The Mexican boxing legends traded punis Read Full Story >>>
PENALOSA WINS WBF CROWN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, 28 Nov 2004
Gerry Penalosa displayed his old form, used his vaunted right jab and then unleashed a left straight to flatten Thai Bangsaen Sithpraprom in the seventh round of a scheduled 12-rounder to win the vacant World Boxing Foundation superfly crown Saturday night (11/27/04) at the Casino Filipino amphithea Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is the Pride of the Philippines
By Jason Petock, RingsideReport.com, 28 Nov 2004
What can be stated about the Filipino sensation that is Manny Pacquiao that hasn't already been professed by legions of boxing scribes and devotees alike? The answer to this profound question is simple - a hell of a lot. Like a freight train charging through a sleepy once forgotten mining town, Mann Read Full Story >>>
Gerry Peñalosa is back
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 28 Nov 2004
Former WBC super-flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa toyed with game Thailander Bangsaen Sithpraprom for six rounds before unleashing his potent left straight knocking him out cold at 1: 45 of the 7th round.
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Roach rooting for Barrera but picks Morales to win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 28 Nov 2004
IF YOU ask Freddie Roach about today’s much-awaited third fight between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera, the top-notch trainer would tell you he is rooting for Barrera to win the scheduled 12-round super-featherweight battle at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
But rooting and predicting are tw Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Barrera III today
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 28 Nov 2004
The epic trilogy between Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales turns up its final chapter when the two Mexican boxing greats meet for the third time in a blockbuster showdown aptly billed as “Once and for All” today at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Roach declares: 'Manny doing great'
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 28 Nov 2004
AFTER six days of intense training, pounding sparmates, battering the mitts and scaling the rugged terrains of Davao, Manny Pacquiao finally was able to convince Freddie Roach he has regain that form the American trainer was looking for the moment he set foot on this city known for its durian.
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Pacquiao wows fans in Davao City
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 27 Nov 2004
DAVAO City—Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, despite holding back in 10 rounds of sparring with Philippine lightweight champion Fernando Montilla and junior welterweight Chris Saluday, showed glimpses of his blinding speed and devastating punching power before a highly appreciativ Read Full Story >>>
Manny training draws crowd
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 27 Nov 2004
A young lady rushed to Manny Pacquiao as he entered the Davao City boxing gym Tuesday. With a smile on her face, she immediately pulled out a pen and a paper, and handed it to the boxer.
Pacquiao, wearing his trademark No Fear shirt and shorts, smiled back and readily affixed his signature on th Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao keen, mean in training
By Edith Regalado, The Philippine Star, 27 Nov 2004
Manny Pacquiao pounded the rugged terrains of Davao at the crack of dawn yesterday and did torrid workout and sparring in the afternoon to show that he’s back into serious business of regaining his old dangerous form.
Under the watchful eye of American trainer Freddie Roach, the flamboyant Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Barrera vs. Morales III: A Trilogy for the Ages
By Tom Dickey, DogHouseBoxing.com, 27 Nov 2004
Ever since June 22, 2002 fight fans have clamored for a rubber match between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. When Barrera won a rematch in 2002, many fight fans were excited because this made the chances of a third fight even better. Now the two Mexican warriors will get it on again on Satur Read Full Story >>>
Roach Says Pacquiao Back On Track
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 26 Nov 2004
Mutual respect.And four days. That's all it took for 2003 "Trainer of the Year" Freddie Roach to get Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao "back on track " for his December 11 showdown against Fahsan 3K Battery, the Read Full Story >>>