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Barrera says no to Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
IT'S being billed as the biggest boxing event in 2005, but the projected rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera has crashed before it could take off.
Reason: Barrera no longer wants to fight Pacquiao, who crushed and stopped the Mexican boxing icon in 11 rounds in Texas last yea Read Full Story >>>
Barrera declines Pacquiao rematch
The Manila Times, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
THE specter of his manhandling at the hands of Manny Pacquiao continues to haunt Mexican ring idol Marco Antonio Barrera.
Moments after masterfully wresting the two super featherweight titles from archrival Erik Morales via a majority decision on Sunday, Barrera declined an offer for a return bo Read Full Story >>>
Scott Harrison - 'I believe I'm the best in the world and I want to prove it.'
scottishboxing.co.uk, Tue, 30 Nov 2004
WBO Featherweight world champion Scott Harrison wants the chance to prove he's the best boxer in the world by stepping into the ring with Marco Antonio Barrera.
Scott was ringside for the third meeting of Erik Morales and Barrera in Las Vegas on Saturday, and despite witnessing two of the best po Read Full Story >>>
Living in the Shadow
By Shane Rhinewald, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 30 Nov 2004
We have all heard the story before. The destitute youth, lonely orphan, and impoverished outcast rise up against incredible odds to generate incredible wealth, wield unimaginable powers, and take revenge upon those that ridiculed them. Oliver Twist proved the value of perseverance in overcoming his Read Full Story >>>
Manny will KO Barrera again ?Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 30 Nov 2004
FREDDIE ROACH wants it done immediately. That is, a rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera. Now, Pacquiao versus Barrera II is the fight everyone wants to see.
While Barrera may have put on a show against Erik Morales, that doesn?t mean he will do the same thing when given the o Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera could be richest 130-lb fight in history
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Boxing Central, Tue, 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, Tue, 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, Tue, 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, Tue, 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, Mon, 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, Mon, 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, Mon, 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, Mon, 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, Mon, 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, Sun, 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, Sun, 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 Pe?alosa is back
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Sun, 28 Nov 2004
Former WBC super-flyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa 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, Sun, 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, Sun, 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.
The mega-fight card feat Read Full Story >>>
Roach declares: 'Manny doing great'
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 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.
B Read Full Story >>>