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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 >>>
By Patrick Kehoe, SecondsOut.com, 26 Nov 2004
Odd guy this Erik Morales. A placid introvert, given to sullenness, brilliant counter punching boxer who's won titles in three different weight classes, beginning at bantamweight and yet seldom gets written a Read Full Story >>>
Pacman can KO Marquez
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 26 Nov 2004
THAI Fahsan 3K Battery may be up next for Manny Pacquiao, but Freddie Roach could not hide the fact that he's thinking of Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. And Roach, Pacquiao's famed American trainer, said the Filipino boxer has a good chance of knocking Marquez out the next time they face each other.
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Roach: Pacquiao on track for 3K
By Edith Regalado and Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 26 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY — Freddie Roach yesterday said Manny Pacquiao will be in tip-top form when he slugs it out with Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 but the noted American trainer refused to predict an early ending to the keenly-awaited fight at The Fort in Taguig.
In fact, the bespectacled Roach said he exp Read Full Story >>>
Roach says Pacquiao back on track
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 26 Nov 2004
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 Dec. 11 showdown against Fahsan 3K Battery, the International Boxing Federation no. 4-ranked super bantamweight.
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Pacquiao only half ready, says Roach
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao, still short in sparring, was left working frantically with the punch mitts and the speedball yesterday after he knocked out junior welterweight Cris Saluday during training at the Almendras Gym here Wednesday.
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Pacquiao Rooting for Barrera
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 25 Nov 2004
LOS ANGELES-Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao thinks Marco Antonio Barrera still has what it takes to win against bitter rival Erik Morales in the two Mexican warriors' rubber match on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, who is also deep in training for his Dec. 11 fig Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Barrera III:The Final Chapter Is About To Be Written
By Chris Ireland, EastSideBoxing.com, 25 Nov 2004
When fighters enter the ring for a third time against their hated arch rival, a drama is created -- one that is unequaled in any other sport. For fans, watching the final chapter being written right before their eyes provide Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's trainer predicts a knockout win
MindaNews, 25 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY -- World-renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao stands a good chance of scoring a knockout over Fahsan 3k Battery of Thailand whom he fights in a 12-round match this December 11 dubbed as "Yanig sa Taguig".
"All we need is to stay focus and concentrate on improving ou Read Full Story >>>
Manny back on track
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 25 Nov 2004
NOTED American trainer Freddie Roach on Wednesday expressed confidence Manny Pacquiao will be in tip-top shape when the Filipino world boxing champ steps the ring to fight Thai Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 in Taguig.
"There were distractions, but after I talked to him he's back on track," said R Read Full Story >>>
Two other ALA Boys to fight in Pacquiao undercard
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 25 Nov 2004
Aside from super flyweight sensation Z “The Dream” Gorres, two other promising ALA Boxing Club warriors will be seeing action in the exciting undercards of the blockbuster “Yanig sa Taguig” boxing promotion topbilled by Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao on December 11 in an open ai Read Full Story >>>
ROACH VISIT SEEN TO BENEFIT BOXERS, TRAINERS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 24 Nov 2004
World Boxing Cuncil founding secretary general Rudy Salud and Manny Pacquiao's business manager Rod Nazario are joining forces to see to it that Filipino trainers and boxers get something from the visit of 2003 Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.
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Could Manny Pacquiao Lose his December 11 Tune-up Fight?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 24 Nov 2004
"I don't think so" was my quick reply to the above question posed by one of my tennis colleagues. "While Fahsan 3K Battery is a strong puncher, Manny is stronger and quicker", I added with confidence. That was the other day.
However, Manny appears to be taking this fight lightly. He did once tak Read Full Story >>>
Forget 3K, it’s next fights that matter
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Nov 2004
THE GUARANTEED purse of Manny Pacquiao in his rematch next year with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico is so astronomical it is even bigger than the annual budget of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), the government agency mandated to regulate boxing and other professional sports.
Pacquiao’s busin Read Full Story >>>