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Roach: Pacquiao on track for 3K
By Edith Regalado and Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 26 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY ? Freddie Roach yesterday said Manny Pacquiao will be in tip-top form when he slugs it out with Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 but the noted American trainer refused to predict an early ending to the keenly-awaited fight at The Fort in Taguig.
In fact, the bespectacled Roach said he exp Read Full Story >>>
Roach says Pacquiao back on track
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 26 Nov 2004
That?s all it took for 2003 Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach to get Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao ?back on track? for his Dec. 11 showdown against Fahsan 3K Battery, the International Boxing Federation no. 4-ranked super bantamweight.
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Pacquiao only half ready, says Roach
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 26 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY, Davao del Sur, Philippines -- Manny Pacquiao, still short in sparring, was left working frantically with the punch mitts and the speedball yesterday after he knocked out junior welterweight Cris Saluday during training at the Almendras Gym here Wednesday.
The knockout was not part of Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Rooting for Barrera
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 25 Nov 2004
LOS ANGELES-Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao thinks Marco Antonio Barrera still has what it takes to win against bitter rival Erik Morales in the two Mexican warriors' rubber match on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao, who is also deep in training for his Dec. 11 fig Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Barrera III:The Final Chapter Is About To Be Written
By Chris Ireland, EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 25 Nov 2004
When fighters enter the ring for a third time against their hated arch rival, a drama is created -- one that is unequaled in any other sport. For fans, watching the final chapter being written right before their eyes provide Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's trainer predicts a knockout win
MindaNews, Thu, 25 Nov 2004
DAVAO CITY -- World-renowned boxing trainer Freddie Roach said that Pacquiao stands a good chance of scoring a knockout over Fahsan 3k Battery of Thailand whom he fights in a 12-round match this December 11 dubbed as "Yanig sa Taguig".
"All we need is to stay focus and concentrate on improving ou Read Full Story >>>
Manny back on track
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 25 Nov 2004
NOTED American trainer Freddie Roach on Wednesday expressed confidence Manny Pacquiao will be in tip-top shape when the Filipino world boxing champ steps the ring to fight Thai Fahsan 3K Battery on Dec. 11 in Taguig.
"There were distractions, but after I talked to him he's back on track," said R Read Full Story >>>
Two other ALA Boys to fight in Pacquiao undercard
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 25 Nov 2004
Aside from super flyweight sensation Z ?The Dream? Gorres, two other promising ALA Boxing Club warriors will be seeing action in the exciting undercards of the blockbuster ?Yanig sa Taguig? boxing promotion topbilled by Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao on December 11 in an open ai Read Full Story >>>
ROACH VISIT SEEN TO BENEFIT BOXERS, TRAINERS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
World Boxing Cuncil founding secretary general Rudy Salud and Manny Pacquiao's business manager Rod Nazario are joining forces to see to it that Filipino trainers and boxers get something from the visit of 2003 Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach.
Roach, who is credited with fine-tuning the skills Read Full Story >>>
Could Manny Pacquiao Lose his December 11 Tune-up Fight?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
"I don't think so" was my quick reply to the above question posed by one of my tennis colleagues. "While Fahsan 3K Battery is a strong puncher, Manny is stronger and quicker", I added with confidence. That was the other day.
However, Manny appears to be taking this fight lightly. He did once tak Read Full Story >>>
Forget 3K, it?s next fights that matter
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
THE GUARANTEED purse of Manny Pacquiao in his rematch next year with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico is so astronomical it is even bigger than the annual budget of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), the government agency mandated to regulate boxing and other professional sports.
Pacquiao?s busin Read Full Story >>>
Whopping P98M purse within Pacquiao reach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
A staggering P98 million.
If everything goes on as planned, this is what Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao would want to receive for a single fight?possibly against reigning World Boxing Council (WBC) featherweight king Eric Morales next year.
But to get to that heavyweight purse, just Read Full Story >>>
Asking price of Pacquiao to approach P100 million
ABS-CBN News, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
If he gets past Thailand?s Fahsan 3K Battery in December and Mexico?s Juan Manuel Marquez in February, the Philippines? Manny Pacquiao will likely receive close to P100 million for his next fight.
Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario Tuesday said Pacquiao deserves as much at the Philippine Sp Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao eyeing ?bigger fish?
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Wed, 24 Nov 2004
ALTHOUGH Freddie Roach is in town ostensibly to prepare Manny Pacquiao for his fight against Thailand?s Fahsan 3K Battery, both the American trainer and the Filipino boxer know they have much, much bigger fish to fry.
For one, there?s Juan Manuel Marquez, the reigning World Boxing Association an Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Barrera III ? Echoes of Manila
By Tom Gray, DogHouseBoxing.com, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
?Muhammad Ali has won at the end of the fourteenth round! He did it in the end! The hardest fight of his life! The breakfast time fight of a lifetime?? ? BBC?s Harry Carpenter at the conclusion of Ali vs. Frazier III
The comparisons are startling!
Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were bitter enemi Read Full Story >>>
Morales, Barrera meet for thirt title
By Jerry Magee, SignOnSanDiego.com, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
Erik Morales is fighting Marco Antonio Barrera for a third time over the objections of his father, a former boxer who has been in his son's corner since the Tijuana favorite began his career in 1993.
"I respect my father," Morales said, "but I have always chosen my fights. I will be there (at t Read Full Story >>>
The heart says Barrera, the head says Morales
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
It?ll be more than third time lucky for either Marco Antonio Barrera or Erik Morales when they meet in a Las Vegas ring for the final competitive time this Saturday.
By now the Mexican duo are all too familiar with each other, having swopped hundreds of spite laden punches for 24 rounds. But wha Read Full Story >>>
Are Sanctioning Bodies' Becoming Irrelevant?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
The December 18 fight between the world's top two light-heavyweights, Antonio Tarver and Glen Johnson (not necessarily in that order) will determine who had succeeded the legendary Roy Jones, JR. These are the only two guys who scored knockout victories over the once unbeatable Jones.
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Roach tells Pacquiao to shape up, pronto
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
NO LESS than the master himself has told his ace student to toe the line. The message came from topnotch American boxing trainer Freddie Roach, who is in the country to supervise what?s left of Manny Pacquiao?s training.
Roach flew in from Los Angeles yesterday on board a Philippine Airlines jet Read Full Story >>>
Roach in town to supervise Manny?s training
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 23 Nov 2004
Alarmed by reports that Manny Pacquiao isn?t training seriously for his Dec. 11 fight against Fahsan 3-K Battery of Thailand, Freddie Roach arrived from Los Angeles early yesterday morning and flew to Davao City a few hours later to supervise the consensus world featherweight boxing champion?s worko Read Full Story >>>