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It?s final ? Pacquiao fights May 8
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
The date is set. The opponent is 90 percent sure. And the site is still to be determined. Those are the circumstances surrounding uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s next fight.
Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario confirmed yesterday the bout will be on May 8, prob Read Full Story >>>
That man Collins
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Talking to visiting Ring Magazine editor Nigel Collins is like browsing through a boxing encyclopedia. It?s unimaginable how much fight information is stored in Collins? brain. A computer would be a poor comparison.
Collins, 57, flew in last Friday to award the Ring championship belt to world fe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is king of The Ring
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
THE people?s world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao yesterday got an additional source of strength and inspiration in his quest to become the greatest Filipino boxer ever after receiving yesterday the illustri Read Full Story >>>
MARQUEZ, MORALES WAITING TO AVENGE BARRERA DEFEAT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Two Mexican world champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales are standing in line to avenge the eleventh round annihilation of their legendary countryman Marco Antonio Barrera who suffered a devastating eleventh round TKO at the hands of the flamboyant Filipino southpaw, "Merciless" Manny Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
HBO sets Pacquiao for boxing stardom
By Rian Jay G. Hernandez, The Manila Times, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
AN earlier title match just might be a blessing in disguise, and should Manny Pacquiao hurdle it, his next fight could even make the Filipino boxer an even bigger star.
Pacquiao was originally scheduled to take on Juan Manuel Marquez, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Associat Read Full Story >>>
Manny presents ?Ring? belt to GMA
By Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao formally presented yesterday to President Arroyo the featherweight champion belt awarded him by the prestigious Ring Magazine for his sensational victory over Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera.
Accompanied by his manager Rod Nazario and Manila Mayor Lito Atien Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao title fight advanced
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
IT'S Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez after all, but the title fight has been advanced to May 8.
With the most important aspect of his eagerly awaited return to the ring settled, Manny Pacquiao is now in a hurry to leave for the US and get in shape for his first fight since stopping former world fe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao honored by Ring Magazine, backs Macapagal
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
WORLD featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Wednesday endorsed the presidential bid of incumbent Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, Malaca?ang said on Wednesday.
In a statement, the Palace said Pacquiao "raised the hand of the President and flashed the thumbs up sign with her in a gesture of support." Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao honored with 'Ring' championship belt
ABS-CBN News, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao received Wednesday the Ring championship belt that placed him in the company of the world?s boxing legends and contemporary greats.
President Arroyo, assisted by Ring Magazine Editor-in-Chief Nigel Collins, presented Pacquiao, former IBC super bantamweight cha Read Full Story >>>
NAZARIO WANTS PACQUIAO TO LEAVE ON FIRST AVAILABLE FLIGHT FOR LA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao will soon leave his long hours and late nights at the pool table behind as business manager Rod Nazario wants the Ring Magazine featherweight champion to leave on the first available fliight for Los Angeles to begin intense training under the eagle eye of ?Trainer of the Year? Fred Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s clash with ?Dinamita? seen as explosive
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO is taking a big risk in agreeing to fight Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8, but his handlers are confident the Filipino?s tremendous fighting heart and incredible power should prevail in the end.
Owing to the sudden turn of events, Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario revea Read Full Story >>>
?PacMan? returns to salt mines
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
PLAYTIME is over for Manny Pacquiao and it?s back to the salt mines for him.
Business manager Rod Nazario, appearing at the Philippine Sportswriters Association forum, announced on Tuesday that he has ordered the Filipino fighter to pack his bags and leave for the United States next week to star Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Marquez ring date to push through as scheduled
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
AFTER all, HBO?s planned May 22 ring date for Filipino boxing star Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao feasibly against IBF and WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico may push through as initially scheduled.
This after Mike Acri, the promoter of Paul Spadafora, made a sudd Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to get Ring Belt in Malaca?ang Today
By Salven L. Lagumbay, MaxBoxing.com, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
MANILA - World featherweight king Manny Pacquiao will formally get to strap the official belt of the "Bible of Boxing" on his waist when he receives the Ring belt today in the presence of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Malaca?ang Palace.
Pacquiao will get his Ring belt from no less than Read Full Story >>>
Manny has stuff to be all-time great
The Philippine Star, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
Take it from the "Ring"expert.
Nigel Collins, editor-in-chief of the famed Ring Magazine, said Manny Pacquiao has got what it takes to become the greatest Filipino fighter ever, provided he remains on top of the boxing world for the next half decade.
Already a title-holder in two different d Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao compared to Duran
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 10 Mar 2004
There may be one drawback that could harm what already seems a noteworthy career for Manny Pacquiao. And the man at the helm of ?the bible of boxing? has an apt term for it.
?It?s called the ?young-man?s disease,?? said Nigel Collins, the editor-in-chief of Ring Magazine. ?It?s when young people Read Full Story >>>
Ring Ed: Manny should stay in shape for dangerous fight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Tue, 09 Mar 2004
AS the old adage goes, forewarned is forearmed.
If it’s too good to be true, then Manny Pacquiao should take heed this early the advice of Ring Magazine editor-in-chief Nigel Collins that at this stage, the uncrowned Filipino featherweight king should already be in fighting shape for his H Read Full Story >>>
Mexican Marquez can?t duck Pacquiao, says ?Ring? editor
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Tue, 09 Mar 2004
MEXICAN world boxing champion Juan Marquez has more to lose than just money if he ducks Filipino fighter Manny Pacquiao, Ring magazine editor-in-chief Nigel Collins said on Monday.
?Manny is the best fighter right now in his division. Marquez can?t ignore him,? said the editor of the publication Read Full Story >>>
Tragedy strikes Manny?s family
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 09 Mar 2004
Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao flew to General Santos City yesterday morning after his wife Jinky broke the news of her uncle?s tragic death the night before.
Pacquiao arrived from Davao City, where he started light workouts with trainer Nonoy Neri, Sunday night and Read Full Story >>>
Ring editor warns Pacquiao: Be sharp for Marquez or else
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 09 Mar 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO is not going to win his next fight by just showing up at the arena. Pacquiao is in grave danger of having his butt kicked if he decides to go on with a proposed May 8 fight with Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez, who The Ring?s editor Nigel Collins described ?is a lot fresher? than Marco Read Full Story >>>