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Clash of the Titans Barrera vs. Pacquiao - November 15 on HBO
braggingrightscorner.com, 17 Oct 2003
Veteran Boxer Marco Antonio Barrera has reigned over the featherweights for years, dismissing all challengers to his crown. IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has cleaned out the 122-pound division in a similar fashion and is looking to do the same at 126 pounds.
On November 15, fr Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Gets Ready as the 'Pac Man' Comes Knocking on His Door
By Chris Robinson, braggingrightscorner.com, 17 Oct 2003
It's hard for me to think about Marco Antonio Barrera without thinking about his adversary Erik 'El Terrible' Morales. When Barrera was on top of the jr. featherweight division and suffered his first defeat at the hands of 'Poison' Junior Jones in November 1996, it was Morales who seemed to momentar Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Pacquiao at Alamodome!
By Christian Schmidt, FightNews.com, 17 Oct 2003
It was a star-studded event Thursday at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Oscar De La Hoya was on hand to promote his upcoming "Clash of the Titans" card featuring Marco Antonio Barerra (57-3) vs. Manny Pacquiao (37-2-1) for the featherweight championship of the world. In the co-main, hometown bo Read Full Story >>>
'People's champ' wants a belt to go with title
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 17 Oct 2003
He wears a crown. He wants the belts.
But for at least one more fight, Marco Antonio Barrera said he is more than content with his one, and only, unofficial title. People's champion.
That title — and the one from Ring Magazine — are the only titles that will be on the line when Barrera, general Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: “I am ready for Barrera”
By Quesito Garcia, SecondsOut.com, 17 Oct 2003
The road to the Big Day gets closer today as pound-for-pound titan Marco Antonio Barrera and IBF super-bantamweight king Manny Pacquiao will officially face international media today to formally announce their 12-round “People's Champioship of the World” scheduled on November 15 at The Alamodome in Read Full Story >>>
Barrera or Pacquiao, take your pick
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 17 Oct 2003
IT’S 30 nights to go before the day of reckoning when two of the world’s brightest pound-for-pound fighters today, Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, test each other’s limits in a fight dubbed as the “People’s Championship” on November 15 at the Alamodome in San A Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barrera promote Nov. 15 fight
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 17 Oct 2003
IBF superbantam king Manny Pacquiao and Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera face the international media on Friday to formally announce their 12-round People's Championship of the World fight on Nov. 15 at The Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Also attending the press conference at the same Alamodome Read Full Story >>>
Klitschko v Johnson, Barrera v Pacquiao WBC eliminators
By Ant Evans, SecondsOut.com, 17 Oct 2003
The upcoming bouts between heavyweights Vitali Klitschko and Kirk Johnson and featherweights Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao will be final eliminators for the relevant World Boxing Council championships, WBC President Joe Sulaiman has confirmed.
Speaking exclusively to SecondsOut, WBC P Read Full Story >>>
Barrera looking forward to fight with Brody or Chi
By Ernesto Castellanos, Esto en Linea, 15 Oct 2003
MARCO Antonio Barrera, el supercampeón mundial supergallo de la Organización Mundial de Boxeo (OMB), anunció ayer que su agenda de trabajo para sus siguientes combates incluye el pleito del 15 de noviembre en San Antonio, Texas, contra el filipino Manny Pacquiao, y posteriormente, en los albores del Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao tiff next big thing in Texas
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 14 Oct 2003
The Manny Pacquiao—Marco Antonio Barrera fight on Nov. 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio may rank up with some of the biggest fights ever staged in Texas in the last 20 years.
"It’s a huge, huge fight," said Richard Schaefer, chief executive officer of Golden Boy Promotions as quoted by the San Read Full Story >>>
Arthur on tenterhooks with Roach arrival in doubt
By Stephen Halliday, The Scotsman, 11 Oct 2003
One of Roach’s leading fighters, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, is currently preparing for his eagerly awaited match with Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Barrera, the world’s No1 featherweight, in San Antonio on 15 November.
Martin Elorde, Pacquiao’s manager, is unhappy at the prospect of Ro Read Full Story >>>
Alamo City again in the limelight with Barrera bout
By Trae Thompson, Star Telegram, 10 Oct 2003
San Antonio once again is playing host to big-time boxing next month.
Featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3, 40 knockouts) will face Manny Pacquiao (37-2-1, 29 KOs) at the Alamodome on Nov. 15. The fight will be carried as part of HBO's World Championship Boxing series. It marks the bigg Read Full Story >>>
Winner of Pacquiao vs Barrera to fight for WBC ‘feather’ crown
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 10 Oct 2003
THE World Boxing Council (WBC) has mandated the winner of the November 15 featherweight clash between Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera and Filipino Manny Pacquiao as the official challenger to the soon-to-be-crowned WBC featherweight king.
Since reigning champion Erik Morales of Mexico has made it o Read Full Story >>>
Bigger challenge up for Pacquiao
By Rey Danseco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 Oct 2003
THE WINNER of the Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera fight on Nov. 15 at the Alamodome in San Antonio will challenge the World Boxing Council featherweight champion who will succeed Erik Morales on Oct. 12 in Manchester, England.
Clashing Thursday for the WBC title, which was given up by Moral Read Full Story >>>
Barrera-Pacquiao superfight officially announced
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 07 Oct 2003
De La Hoya also announced he will fight again.
Speaking by phone from his home in Puerto Rico on a conference call to officially announce the fight between Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 15 at the Alamodome — which De La Hoya is promoting through his company, Golden Boy Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barrera to meet press
The Manila Bulletin, 07 Oct 2003
A PRESS conference to formally announce the November 15 featherweight showdown between Filipino southpaw Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 16.
This was revealed by Pacquiao’s business manager, Rod Nazario, whose ward battles the re Read Full Story >>>
The color of money
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 07 Oct 2003
We have, through the years, admired IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao for his indomitable courage and his skills as a genuine ring gladiator.
From his early days as a wild and wooly youngster on the weekly boxing show “Blow by Blow” where he honed his skills and carved a name for Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao unfazed by odds
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 07 Oct 2003
A Las Vegas betting line recently installed Marco Antonio Barrera a 3-1 pick to beat Manny Pacquiao in their 12-round fight for the "people’s" world featherweight boxing championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, on Nov. 15.
But Pacquiao’s manager Rod Nazario wasn’t disturbed. Neither Read Full Story >>>
S.A. right choice for De La Hoya
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 05 Oct 2003
If he hasn't already, Oscar De La Hoya might soon learn a thing or two about unpopular decisions in boxing.
The victim of one three weeks ago as a fighter in Las Vegas, De La Hoya the promoter was on the other side this past week when he gave the OK to bring the Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Manny Pacq Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera tiff still in San Antonio
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 04 Oct 2003
The San Antonio Express News reports that thanks to Oscar de la Hoya, San Antonio has been able to fight off serious competition from San Francisco, Portland and even Laredo to stage the Nov. 15 12-round nontitle fight between International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacqu Read Full Story >>>