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Pacquiao being the favorite irks Marquez
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 28 Mar 2004
Irked by how the spotlight has hugged his challenger and for the sheer disrespect for him, Juan Manuel Marquez, the Mexican with the two championship belts going to the May 8 showdown in Las Vegas, is wondering where is all the love for Manny Pacquiao coming from?
After his posse revealed what t Read Full Story >>>
Interview with MANNY PACQUIAO
By Brad Cooney, TalkingBoxing.com, 27 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquaio (38-2-1 29KO) shocked a lot of people by taking apart a very dangerous fighter and all-time great Marco Antonio Barrera. The young Philippine fighter has made a huge statement in doing so, and is about to take on another dangerous opponent, Juan Manuel Marquez (42-2-33 KO). Marquez is Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao 7-5 favorite vs Mexican champion
The Manila Bulletin, 27 Mar 2004
FOR A change, Manny Pacquiao is expected to be a favorite in his next fight on US soil.
His sensational 11-round demolition of Mexican icon Marco Antonio Barrera last November obviously still fresh in the mind of Las Vegas oddsmakers, Pacquiao has been installed a 7-5 favorite against Juan Manue Read Full Story >>>
MENOSPRECIA PACQUIAO A MARQUEZ Y YA PIENSA EN ERIK MORALES
Box-Latino.com, 27 Mar 2004
El dos veces campeón mundial, el filipino Manny Pacquiao, confía en vencer al mexicano Juan Manuel Márquez el 8 de mayo en Las Vegas (Nevada), para enfrentar posteriormente al también azteca y tres veces campeón mundial, Erik "Terrible" Morales.
"El 8 de mayo venceré a Juan Manuel Márquez en Las Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao road to greatness through Mexico
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 27 Mar 2004
Filipino champ Manny Pacquiao knows that tormenting Mexican legends is the key to his being named one of the greatest prizefighters.
"I need to prove that I’m one of the best fighters in the world," said Pacquiao. "And by fighting the best boxers from Mexico will prove I belong to the pound-for- Read Full Story >>>
MARQUEZ: 'WHY DID PACQUIAO MENTION MORALES?'
boxinginlasvegas.com, 27 Mar 2004
Featherweight challenger Manny Pacquiao of The Philippines set off a firestorm today when he said "First Juan Manuel Marquez, then Erik Morales' at a press conference at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel on Wednesday.
"What's he thinking....that I'm going to roll o Read Full Story >>>
‘PacMan’ meets ‘Dinamita’ But rabid fans steal the show
By Miramon P. Nuevo, The Manila Times, 26 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES—It wasn’t like previous press conferences where both fighters refused to see each other in the eye.
At the Westin Bonaventure Hotel here, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez came face-to-face for the first time, diffusing the growing animosity between Filipino and Mexican fans by Read Full Story >>>
Marquez and Morales: Manny Pacquiao’s Tickets to Ultimate Stardom
By Jason Unpingco, DogHouseBoxing.com, 26 Mar 2004
On May 8th, Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao will step into the ring against Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Televised on HBO, the southpaw from General Santos City in the Philippines is adding another event to add Filipino recognition in a division dominated by mostly Mexican fight Read Full Story >>>
Marquez vows fight to the death against Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco And Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Mar 2004
IT WAS certainly not love at first sight. In fact, several weeks before their May 8 title showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao has already earned the ire of Mexican world champion Juan Manuel Marquez – without really trying.
Appearing in a press conference at Read Full Story >>>
Marquez vows to defend titles to death
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 26 Mar 2004
IN a hardline rhetoric, IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico declared that only death can deter him from surrendering his belts to Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao when they mix it up in an explosive May 8 showdown, which will be televised live by HBO at the MGM Grand G Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s verbal salvo stings foe
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 26 Mar 2004
Like the power his punches generate, Manny Pacquiao unleashed a verbal sortie on Mexican rival the first time they came face-to-face Wednesday and it didn’t sit well with Juan Manuel Marquez.
"Marquez is a great fighter and I respect him as the champ. But I am a champ too!," said Pacquiao. "This Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, foe trade barbs at Las Vegas press con
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 26 Mar 2004
THERE was no shortage of verbal tussles Thursday when Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA-IBF featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez met for the first time during a press conference launching their 12-round showdown on May 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Marquez Manny’s doormat to Morales
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, 26 Mar 2004
Over my lifeless body.
Reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez said Wednesday that only in death will he relinquish his belts to Filipino Manny Pacquiao, who despite the May 8 fight date is already making plans t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and Marquez meet in L.A.
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 26 Mar 2004
The champion finally met his challenger.
Battle lines have officially been drawn without much fanfare as Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico met face to face for the first time in a news conference held Thursday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.
Accompanying the tw Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao impresses Roach in workouts
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 26 Mar 2004
The bravado of Manny Pacquiao appears to be rubbing off on “Trainer of the Year” Freddie Roach.
The wily mentor of World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in Ignacio Beristain had earlier warned Pacquiao not to get carried away with all Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Says the Road to Greatness Goes Through Mexico
By David A. Avila, MaxBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES - Like his namesake "Pac Man" wants to march through Mexico like a Filipino General Tecumseh Sherman.
One more thing, he doesn't really care about the world titles. He knows the road to greatness for the smaller Read Full Story >>>
Marquez vs Pacquiao: things heat up!
By Neil Kapin, boxingladiators.com, 25 Mar 2004
On the evening of May 8th Juan Manuel Marquez defends his WBA and IBF featherweight titles against Manny Pacquaio at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roy Jones Jr.’s rematch with Antonio Tarver one week later, and Oscar De La Hoya facing an impending execution against Bernard Hopkins in September will ce Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Marquez good to go!
By William Trillo, FightNews.com, 25 Mar 2004
Bob Arum of Top Rank and Murad Muhammed have joined forces and will be putting on one of the biggest shows of the year as Manny Pacquiao (38-2-1-,29KO's), coming off a huge win, and world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez Read Full Story >>>
Freddie Roach: Pacquiao is Pushing Already
By Keith Terceira, BoxingScene.com, 25 Mar 2004
Freddie was still at the Wild Card Gym when we talked this evening. Only five days into training and Roach reports that the concerns over late nights and pool games were of no consequence. Freddie filled me in on how James Toney’s injury was progressing along with how Virgil Hill was coming in the g Read Full Story >>>
Roach: If He Wants to Fight, We'll Fight!
By Joe Rein, EastSideBoxing.com, 25 Mar 2004
Applause is not something you hear at the Wild Card Gym, where James Toney, the Klitschko brothers, and Shane Mosley regularly train. But, a Nolan Ryan fastball exploding in a catcher’s mitt gets your attention.
Every blurring salvo that Manny Pacquiao threw at Freddie Roach’s mitts didn’t land… Read Full Story >>>