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Pacquiao-Marquez showdown already done deal says Arum
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
EXCEPT for the formal signing of what is expected to be a million-dollar deal, it appears that the highly-anticipated blockbuster fight between the consensus people?s world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao of the Philippines and IBF and WBA 126 lbs. king Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? M Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao sparring to open new gym
The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
BOXING fans will be treated to a slambang opening of the spanking, new Wild Card Gym along President?s Avenue in BF Homes, Para?aque on Feb. 15 with the ?People?s Featherweight Champion?? Manny Pacquiao top billing a galaxy of potential world beaters in a sparring session at the inauguration. The sp Read Full Story >>>
Sports heroes feted anew tonite
The Philippine Star, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
The best and the brightest in Philippine sports last year will be feted tonight during the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (SCOOP) Annual Awards at the Bulwagan Room of the Pantalan Maynila Specialty Restaurant at the Luneta.
Twenty-five athletes will be given recognition le Read Full Story >>>
SLAMBANG OPENING OF WILD CARD GYM IN MANILA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 10 Feb 2004
Boxing fans will be treated to a slam-bang opening of the spanking, new Wild Card Gym in Manila on February 15, with "People's Featherweight Champion" Manny Pacquiao top-billing a galaxy of potential world-beaters in a sparring session at the inauguration.
Top-of-the-line equipment brought in by Read Full Story >>>
Manny?s conqueror has no regrets
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 10 Feb 2004
The only Filipino to beat world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as a pro confessed the other day he has no regrets quitting the ring in 1997 without a centavo in the bank.
Rustico Torrecampo, 31, holds the distinction of being one of only two fighters ever to defeat Pacquiao. The ot Read Full Story >>>
Mexican champion seeks revenge against Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 09 Feb 2004
THE MANNY Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown appears to be a done deal but World Boxing Council bantamweight champ Oscar "Chololo" Larios has not given up the hope of fighting the Filipino ring hero within the year.
The Mexican Larios, recently voted co-Fighter of the Year by the WBC along wit Read Full Story >>>
Champ sets up his own world-class sweat shop
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 09 Feb 2004
THE FAMED Wild Card Gym of Hollywood, California will formally open its Philippine counterpart on Feb. 15 with featherweight king Manny Pacquiao and top-notch boxers from Tony Aldeguer?s stable in Cebu gracing the inauguration. Located on Presidents Ave. in BF Homes, Paranaque, the Wild Card Gym wil Read Full Story >>>
Most influential in RP sports
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 08 Feb 2004
Sitting on a gold mine that?s worth millions of pesos, Nazario calls the shots in consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s fistic career. Nazario has been a boxing figure for over 40 years, mainly as a promoter. "Ang mentality ni ?Dolfo is of a promoter," said friend and busine Read Full Story >>>
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, BoxingScene.com, 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, MaxBoxing.com, 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 >>>
PACQUIAO WANTS A TITLE FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 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
BoxingTalk.com, 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, MaxBoxing.com, Fri, 30 Jan 2004
Over the past few months the Head-2-Head articles featured on MaxBoxing.com 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, BoxingScene.com, 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 >>>