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Pacquiao Knocks Down Another Sparring Partner
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Sun, 04 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES-Manny Pacquiao continued to strike fear into the hearts and minds of his sparring partners as he knocked down Armenian Art Simonyan in the first canto before coasting through six rounds Friday at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood.
As much as he wanted to maintain a low key in his prepara Read Full Story >>>
Pirated Pacquiao videos selling briskly
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 04 Apr 2004
BOOTLEG COPIES of Manny Pacquiao?s life story plus his greatest hits in the ring have found its way to the hands of video pirates.
At the Muslim Center in Quiapo yesterday, the two-disc Pacquiao video that retails for R199 (VCD) and R299 (DVD) sells between R40 to R50 each disc.
The video inc Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s sparmates want more money
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 04 Apr 2004
Ever since Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao broke the ribs of rugged Armenian bantamweight Karen Harutyunan, his sparring partners are demanding more money to get into the ring during Pacquiao?s workouts at Freddie Roach?s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, according to the Filipino?s Read Full Story >>>
Roach: Manny is looking great
By Lisa Scott, FightNews.com, Sat, 03 Apr 2004
Additionally, Roach is currently training Manny Paquiao (38-2-1; 30 KO's) at his gym in Los Angeles for his upcoming bout with Juan Manuel Marquez (42-2; 33 KO's) on May 8th. Of Paquiao, Roach assesses: "Manny is looking great. He is working so damn hard and he's so focused. It's almost like a conte Read Full Story >>>
WBC boots Pacquiao out of Top 10 ratings
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 03 Apr 2004
WITH his mammoth clash against WBA/IBF featherweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez drawing near, consensus featherweight king Manny Pacquiao found himself getting the boot as the Mexico-based World Boxing Council (WBC) took him out of Top 10 in its latest rankings for March.
Curiously, the same world Read Full Story >>>
Juan Manuel Marquez: The Defining Moment in a Champion?s Career
By Juan Angel Zurita, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sat, 03 Apr 2004
Some fighters have to persevere and work much harder than others to accomplish their goals, and IBF/WBA Featherweight Champion, Juan Manuel Marquez is the perfect example. Throughout his career he?s had to overcome several setbacks and show great patience and determination along the way. While title Read Full Story >>>
Las Vegas oddmakers tip Manny 6-8 vs. Marquez
By Winchell Campos, The Manila Times, Fri, 02 Apr 2004
LOS ANGELES?There is more at stake rather than just the boxing titles and belts for Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, as Latino fans have made their presence and influence felt this early.
Pacquiao definitely hurt Latino pride when he humiliated one of their best sons last November, knocki Read Full Story >>>
Testosterone Test for Marquez and Pacquiao
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 02 Apr 2004
A lot of pride and machismo is at stake as well as two titles- both belonging to Juan Manuel Marquez when he fights new featherweight superstar Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas on May 8th.
Although Pacquiao's Promotor Muhammad Murad, has astutely tried to smooth out the ripples of Manny's stepping st Read Full Story >>>
A HISTORIC NIGHT IN STORE FOR MAY 8, SAYS MUHAMMAD
BoxingScene.com, Thu, 01 Apr 2004
Florham Park, NJ, March 31 ? Last week, Murad Muhammad, the lead promoter of the upcoming match in Las Vegas between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, paid homage to his partner for the May 8 event, Bob Arum, Marquez?s promoter. ?The press conference to announce this great fight on May 8 was v Read Full Story >>>
?I didn?t know what hit me?
Lorona recalls fight with Marquez
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 01 Apr 2004
IF MANNY Pacquiao has yet to be amply warned on the power and skills of the man he is set to fight on May 8, all he needs to do is talk to compatriot Baby Lorona Jr.
Exactly three years to that April Fools? Day fight in Reno, Nevada when he climbed the ring opposite a technically-superior and he Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's sparring mate sustains multiple injuries
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 01 Apr 2004
FILIPINO ring heartthrob Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao did an unforgiving demolition job during his first sparring session so brutal that it may cause a shortage of sparring partners for the uncrowned people?s featherweight king at American Freddie Roach?s Wild Card gym in Hollywood.
The first c Read Full Story >>>
** WANTED: Sparring Partners for Pacquiao**"
By Winchell Campos, FightWorld.us, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES, CA-This is one job thousands of unemployed people here would not dare apply for: "Sparring Partner" for Manny Pacquiao.
There is a new and unposted "wanted" sign at Freddie Roach's Wild Card gym intended solely for Pacquiao, who looked more formidable than ever in his first sparring Read Full Story >>>
In pro boxing, anything can happen
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
The only sure thing is nothing?s for sure.
Manny Pacquiao is supposed to fight World Boxing Council (WBC) super-featherweight champion Mexican Eric Morales on July 31.
Morales is supposed to meet International Boxing Federation (IBF) champion Carlos Hernandez on July 31.
Filipino Randy S Read Full Story >>>
Marquez: Pacquiao will pay for disrespect
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
IBF and WBA featherweight titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico yesterday hurled an ominous warning to Ring Magazine 126-pound king Manny Pacquiao, saying that the gutsy Filipino hotshot will soon pay the bitter price for showing no respect to him being the legitimate champion of two pres Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales ?penciled in?
By Rian Jay Hernandez and Josef Ramos, The Manila Times, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
AS far as Manny Pacquiao?s camp is concerned, a fight with world super-featherweight champion Eric Morales has been penciled in?nothing more, nothing less.
?I signed a five-fight contract with HBO [the US cable giant] and the second of those fights will be against Eric Morales this July,? admitt Read Full Story >>>
'No hope' Filipino needs one big victory
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
Well, regarding that elusive Olympic gold, RP may again miss getting close to its dream medal in Athens.
But don't tell that to hordes upon hordes of Manny Pacquiao fans.
That Olympic dream, despite FPJ's (Fernando Poe Jr.'s) earlier call to bag it, can wait.
What really matters to the Fili Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to dish out speed, power
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Wed, 31 Mar 2004
While others prefer to conceal their fight plans to keep the other camp guessing, noted American boxing trainer Freddie Roach deemed it right to unveil his strategy for Manny Pacquiao for all Juan Manuel Marquez to see seven weeks into their keenly-awaited May 8 clash at MGM Grand Hotel and Casino i Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao out to unravel boxing's best-kept secret
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Tue, 30 Mar 2004
IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez of Mexico has long been ballyhooed as boxing's best-kept secret.
The strange thing that shrouded Marquez's greatness has caused some of the marquee fighters in the likes of Marco Antonio Barrera, Naseem Hamed, and Erik Morales to avoid Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao gets busy
The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 30 Mar 2004
BY THE time the sun peeps through the Santa Monica mountains and Los Angeles residents are just waking up for another busy week ahead, Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao should have already conquered the peaks of Griffith Park. After a week of light workouts, Pacquiao?s training for his May 8 titl Read Full Story >>>
Roach: The Pacquiao Game Plan
By Joe Rein, FightWorld.us, Tue, 30 Mar 2004
Ever lose a ten in a bar bet when somebody said, ?I?m gonna put this ten-dollar bill between your fingers and let it go; if you can catch it before it hit?s the ground, it?s yours??
It?s right there; all you have to do is press your fingertips together. But no matter how you anticipate ? set you Read Full Story >>>