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Elorde Sports Awards set
The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 08 Feb 2004
INTERNATIONAL PEOPLE?S superbantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao and other Filipino International title holders whose stirring victories created a huge impact in Philippine sports in 2003 will receive the ultimate award in Philippine pro boxing during the Gabriel ?Flash? Elorde Awards set March 25   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: Prodigy or Prospect?
By Tommy Noel,, Sat, 07 Feb 2004
Are Boxing Writers a bit premature in anointing Manny Pacquiao as the coming P4P Superstar of the game? We seem to have short memories, wasn't it just last year that Ricardo Mayorga was the talk of the town based on the conquering of Vernon Forrest twice;and in my opinion a loser on points in th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao set for trip to New York
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 06 Feb 2004
It?s all systems go for people?s world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and business manager Rod Nazario who?re set to leave Feb. 20 to rendezvous with promoter Murad Muhammad in New York City. Pacquiao and Nazario plan to spend a night in San Francisco before proceeding to New York   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to get highest Elorde award on March 25
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 04 Feb 2004
International People?s super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao and other International title holders whose stirring victories created a huge impact in Philippine sports in 2003 will receive the ultimate award in Philippine pro boxing during the Gabriel ?Flash? Elorde Awards on March 25 at the Dus  Read Full Story >>>

WBC champ Larios wants Pacquiao duel
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 04 Feb 2004
Even if the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown appears to be almost a done deal, World Boxing Council superbantam champ and WBC Fighter of the Year Oscar "Chololo" Larios of Mexico still hopes to fight the Filipino ring hero within the year. The Guadalajara, Mexico native Larios, who was  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao inherits lucrative HBO deal
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 03 Feb 2004
CABLE giant HBO has officially rescinded its million-dollar deal with Marco Antonio Barrera in favor of boosting the image of Filipino Manny Pacquiao in the pay-per-view market. Kevin Flannery, HBO (Home Box Office) spokesman, indicated in an interview with the Mexican press that the decision to  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera dropped by HBO
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 03 Feb 2004
MARCO ANTONIO Barrera?s shocking 11th-round knockout defeat to Filipino pride Manny Pacquiao resulted in the cancellation of the Mexican?s juicy contract with HBO Boxing, according to a Spanish-language newspaper. Ramiro Gonzalez wrote in the Feb. 1 issue of La Opinion that Barrera will instead   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 31 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao who recently relinquished his IBF junior featherweight crown wants a title and the best way to get one is to fight reigning WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. That?s the view of the champion and his business manager Rod Nazario who said that Marquez is the "first choi  Read Full Story >>>

HBO Says Pacquiao is Fighter of the Year, Sat, 31 Jan 2004
During last Saturday?s HBO telecast featuring Arturo Gatti vs. Gianluca Branco, the network giant conducted an Internet poll on their website asking the fans to vote for the best that boxing offered in 2003. An overwhelming 74% chose Manny Pacquiao as Fighter of the Year as well as 75% picked him as  Read Full Story >>>

Angel's Head-2-Head Challenge: Murad vs. Freddie
By Angel Rodriguez,, Fri, 30 Jan 2004
Over the past few months the Head-2-Head articles featured on have become must read pieces leading up to a big fight. The mental combat between Jason Probst and Angel Rodriguez sometimes gets as scientifically and feircely contested as Pernell Whittaker and Wilfred Benitez fighting for  Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquaio Playing His Smartest Role
By Keith Terceira,, Thu, 29 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao is showing to the public that he is no fool nor anyone?s puppet. Just a little over sixty days since he staged the greatest upset in boxing in a generation, HBO and other ?experts? are attempting to apply pressure to get Manny and Nazario to the negotiation table. Rather than wait a w  Read Full Story >>>

Advice for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 29 Jan 2004
At dinner the other night, consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was advised by his business manager Rod Nazario to set his priorities in order. US promoter Murad Muhammad is sending plane tickets for Nazario and Pacquiao to fly to New York for a meeting with Home Box Offi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao picks showbiz over HBO meeting
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 28 Jan 2004
But as of yesterday, business manager Rod Nazario could not give a firm answer with HBO since the planned meeting being asked by the TV network seems to conflict with the frenzied schedule of the flashy southpaw champion?s film and TV commitments. "I still have to talk to him tonight. I have to l  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 28 Jan 2004
The shooting of a movie has forced Manny Pacquiao and his business manager Rod Nazario to postpone their departure for the US to finalize details of the People?s Featherweight Champion?s next title defense tentatively scheduled for late May or early June. Nazario told Manila Standard that he had  Read Full Story >>>

HBO, Murad warn Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 28 Jan 2004
There are strong indications that HBO or the possible opponents of Manny Pacquiao are getting progressively upset and won?t wait much longer for the Filipino champion and business manager Rod Nazario to fly to New York and finalize details of his next fight. Manila Standard learned that promoter   Read Full Story >>>

Next big Pacquiao fight set
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 28 Jan 2004
MANNY Pacquiao's long search for a mega-buck fight against another world-class rival is over. The Filipino's first opponent as the new universal featherweight king will be World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, after al  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao is "HBO Fighter of the Year," to face Marquez on May 22
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Tue, 27 Jan 2004
AFTER being honored by the prestigious Ring Magazine as the best pound-for-pound featherweight fighter in the planet today for his brutal 11-round destruction of Mexican great Marco Antonio Barrera, Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has earned another recognition abroad. This as Pacquiao,  Read Full Story >>>

Business as Usual for Bob Arum
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 26 Jan 2004
JMM GETTING PAC MAN FEVER? Another issue that was discussed in the Time Warner offices was consummating a bout between Arum's featherweight Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao. "I met with Murad Muhammad here, we have a date from HBO, the 22nd of May," said Arum. "I think he is bringing Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Philippine Boxing Report : Rodel Mayol
By Epifanio M. Almeda,, Mon, 26 Jan 2004
With Manny Pacquiao’s relinquishment of his IBF Super Bantamweight title, the Philippines is again left with no “official” world boxing champion. A few years back, the country celebrated in the fact that they had three reigning champions at one time in Manny Pacquiao (WBC Flywei  Read Full Story >>>

Old Pacquiao foe to seek Filipino's title
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Jan 2004
THE ONLY fighter in the world who keeps on saying that Manny Pacquiao is ducking him will now vie for the Filipino's International Boxing Federation superbantamweight title. Lebanon-born Australian Nedal "Skinny" Hussein, the IBF No. 4 superbantam contender, will fight No. 1 Jose Luis Valbuena at  Read Full Story >>>

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