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Dougie's MASSIVE Monday Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 12 Apr 2005
I received three emails regarding the Barrera-Fana PPV card, which is three more than I expected. Saturday wasn't a good night for Golden Boy Promotions in terms of pay-per-view business, but Friday was a victory for the company as their fighter Jorge Barrios spanked their former fighter Mike Anchon Read Full Story >>>
Barrera scores gutsy knockout, sidesteps Pacquiao talks
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
Nobody has ever said that Marco Antonio Barrera isn't skillful.
The craftsman practiced his art on both sides of the ropes Saturday night in El Paso with an expected, yet gutsy, knockout of super-featherweigh Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao - Controversy still looms over a pair of boxing gloves
By Eric Rineer, EastSideBoxing.com, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
It has been more than three weeks since super featherweights Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao squared before a sellout crowd of 14,623 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. These warriors displayed the heart and courage that makes boxing such a fantastic sport to watch. They battled for 12 grue Read Full Story >>>
Law for downtrodden boxers
By Beth Celis, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
For a guy who admits he has never met Manny Pacquiao in person, former sportscaster/boxing manager Hermie Rivera sure sounds like he is within the inner circle of the boxer?s most trusted associates.
To start with, Hermie is updated on the latest moves of the boxer, like the actual date of his Read Full Story >>>
Internal dissension blunted Manny?s focus
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
Now the real story can be told.
The unnerving tension that simmered in two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s camp due to a power struggle between two warring factions was the main source of distraction in his fight against Erik Morales in Las Vegas last March 19.
On one side was Pa Read Full Story >>>
Murad's legal gobbledygook
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
BOXER Manny Pacquiao should do professional boxing some good by getting rid of his glib-tongued and wily American promoter Murad Muhammad. I will even agree with Pacquiao's plan to file charges against Murad for failing to turn over his share from the pay-per-view sales of his recent classic fight a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s future (Conclusion)
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
The various controversies surrounding the Manny Pacquiao-Erik ?El Terrible? Morales? epic battle last March 19 have been sucked dry by the media and although some journalists would still wish to peddle their own lines and get at men they regard as adversaries for one reason or another, we believe it Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera II possible as Fana falls
By Agence France Press, The Daily Tribune, Mon, 11 Apr 2005
EL PASO ? Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera paved the way for a possible rematch with Manny Pacquiao when he knocked out South African challenger Mzonke Fana in the second round here Saturday to retain his World Boxing Council super featherweight title.
Barrera said he will be staying at the 130-pou Read Full Story >>>
OLD FASHIONED SATURDAY BOXING COLUMN!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
As the humble representative of the professional boxer, and you the boxing fan, I don?t feel the need to answer to anyone else. That being fact, it?s a beautiful Saturday morning in California, and here are some quick thoughts. Golden Boy PPV Tonight: Forget the HBO PPV tag, this is Oscar De La Ho Read Full Story >>>
Barrera destroys Fana!
By Chris Cozzone and Ricardo Trujillo, FightNews.com, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
WBC junior lightweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera easily annihilated Mzonke Fana to retain his WBC belt Saturday at the Don Haskins Center in El Paso, Texas. Barrera (60-4, 42 KOs) was in complete control from the opening bell, and leveled Fana (22-3, 8 KOs) with a crushing right hand in round t Read Full Story >>>
Manny to settle issues
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
In a trip that could define his future, two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao leaves for Los Angeles on Tuesday to confer with manager Shelly Finkel on his US tax liabilities, a damage suit against New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad, a possible arrangement with a celebrity financial adviser Read Full Story >>>
YOUR EMAIL IS THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
Subject: Indict the ?Arizona Three!?
Anytime the fans have a chance to partake in making boxing an honest sport, you can count on my vote. You have the necessary tools to relinquish us of the nasty insects that plague our fighter?s goals of making an honest living. Full speed ahead for Indictment Read Full Story >>>
Barrera has unfinished business with Pacquiao
By Rob Scott, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
Boxing history is filled with the names of great fighters. My definition of a great fighter has always been one who puts on great performances, against great adversaries, often under great adversity. While many great fighters have had their nights in which they have shown their dominance, these same Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to star in new film
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 10 Apr 2005
Manny Pacquiao?s millions of fans will soon see their idol back in action. Only this time, it will be on the silver screen.
While his handlers are negotiating for his next bout, the Filipino boxing hero who recently lost a gallant fight to Mexico?s Erik Morales is all set to do another movie.
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Shelly Finkel Looks Ahead in Ring Reflection
By Jack Welsh, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 09 Apr 2005
Shelly Finkel probably didn?t know it at the time when he was book-deep at N .Y.U. in marketing.
However, the scholarly senior?s career in ? booking? would take two turns, first to a boxing arena for the annual Golden Gloves he followed growing up In Brooklyn and then joining buddy Johnny Koplit Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO NEEDS TO FORCE ISSUE WITH BARRERA!
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Sat, 09 Apr 2005
PACQUIAO NEEDS TO GO AFTER BARRERA
Nobody wants an alligator in their lunchbox. And to an extent, that?s what Manny Pacquiao has become in boxing, as he?s the pugilistic reptile that nobody cares to have lunch with. After his 7-5 loss in rounds to Erik Morales a fortnight ago, the World feather Read Full Story >>>
Can Fana snatch belt from great Barrera?
By Chris Cozzone, The Albuquerque Tribune, Sat, 09 Apr 2005
Mzonke "Fantastic" Fana is doing two things he usually doesn't do.
He is fighting outside of South Africa.
He's fighting a boxer people actually know.
Fana has only once in his career fought outside his home turf, and that journey produced one of his two losses. He also has never gone ag Read Full Story >>>
Interview: Marco Antonio Barrera!
By Francisco Salazar, FightNews.com, Sat, 09 Apr 2005
Marco Antonio Barrera is an ageless wonder. From all of the brutal fights that he has been in in recent years against Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, it seems as though he fights with an endless amount of energy.
Although he is 31 years of age, he is not ready to slow down and hang up the glove Read Full Story >>>
The truth about PPV (Part V)
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Sat, 09 Apr 2005
The swirling controversy over the nonpayment of Manny Pacquiao?s alleged 40 percent share of pay-per-view rights for the showdown against Erik ?El Terrible? Morales has been stirred by some sectors, who don?t know the facts or haven?t a clue about how PPV deals work, and others who merely ride on wh Read Full Story >>>
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Fri, 08 Apr 2005
To his credit, Manny Pacquiao called up mid-morning Wednesday to apologize, really and truly eat humble pie, admit there was no excuse for what he had committed ? stand this writer up last Saturday while his household help slammed the door in my face. Manny said "it was all a mistake, they should ha Read Full Story >>>