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Pacquiao?s promoter arrives with bad news
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 04 Dec 2004
MURAD MUHAMMAD was practically jumping up and down for joy moments after seeing Marco Antonio Barrera deal Erik Morales a beating.
Dancing in his head was the thought of a megabuck rematch between Barrera and Manny Pacquiao, who had administered the Mexican a brutal loss a year ago in San Antonio Read Full Story >>>
It's rain: Pacquiao?s biggest foe?
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 04 Dec 2004
The only risk is, if it will rain.
Besides that, no frills are expected to disrupt Manny Pacquiao?s highly anticipated December 11 fight at The Fort Global City in Taguig.
A level makeshift arena will be built over five days, beginning Monday, and is expected to hold 8,000 seated patrons in Read Full Story >>>
Fahsan Vows To Kick Up A Storm
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 04 Dec 2004
Fahsan 3K Battery, the Thai "Destroyer of Filipinos" has vowed to kick up a storm and flatten Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao when they clash in the main event of a fight card titled "Yanig sa Taguig" sponsored by Smart, Talk N' Text and Solar Sports on December 11 at The Fort. F Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO ? FAHSAN SPECIAL PREVIEW ON RPN 9
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Fri, 03 Dec 2004
Fight fans will now get a glimpse of the main principals who are seeing action in the December 11 "Yanig sa Taguig" as Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his opponent, Fahsan 3K Battery, will be featured in a Viva Sports pre-fight special on Sunday starting 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m Read Full Story >>>
Can Oscar De La Hoya alter the Future of Boxing?
By Vittorio M. Gomez, DogHouseBoxing.com, Fri, 03 Dec 2004
The once heralded Olympic boxing gold medalist, now in the twilight of his career, has successfully launched his promotions company, Golden Boy Productions. His transition from pugilist to promoter will transcend the sport and will change what is perceived as boxer/fighter and, much to the need of t Read Full Story >>>
History Against Barrera In Rematch With Pacquiao
By Frank Lotierzo, EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
How could a fighter suffer the worst beating of his career on November 15th 2003. And a year later on November 27th 2004, come back and defeat his most bitter and fierce rival to win his third world title. That's exactly what Read Full Story >>>
IBF SANCTIONS PACQUIAO-FAHSAN!!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
It's now official!
The New Jersey-based International Boxing Federation has officially sanctioned the December 11 Manny Pacquiao-Fahsan 3K Battery as an eliminator for the vacant no. 2 slot, with the winner assured of becoming the top guy should IBF champ Juan Manuel Marquez decide to rumble wit Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao postpones Manila trip
By Edith Regalado, The Philippine Star, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
DAVAO CITY ? Blame it on the weather.
Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao opted to postpone his trip to Manila today and moved it to Sunday following weather disturbances that recently affected Metro Manila and the entire Luzon.
"Dito na lang muna ako sa Davao habang malakas ang bagyo sa Luz Read Full Story >>>
Roach wants Pacquiao to finish Fahsan first
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
American trainer Freddie Roach told Viva Sports/Manila Standard he wants Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao ?to finish Fahsan 3K Battery first and worry about (Marco Antonio) Barrera and the others later.?
In a long distance telephone conversation from Davao City, Roach said Pacq Read Full Story >>>
Murad arrives for Manny fight
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad flies in from the US tomorrow morning to bring news of his negotiations for consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao to take on Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera in that order next year.
Muhammad will be at ringside Read Full Story >>>
Roach wants Pacquiao to beat Fahsan first, then look ahead
The Manila Times, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
FIRST things first.
This was the reminder of American trainer Freddie Roach to Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, who faces upset-conscious Fahsan 3K Battery of Thailand on December 6 in the headliner of the ?Yanig sa Taguig? boxing card at the Fort Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.
In Read Full Story >>>
Manny to focus on Thai boxer
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
WITH all the conflicting reports whether newly crowned super featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera would like to fight Manny Pacquiao again, famed American trainer Freddie Roach said they will have to focus their attention on the business at hand: Thai Fahsan 3K Battery.
"Right now, we're Read Full Story >>>
Philippines news round-up: Roach, Mayol and more
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, Thu, 02 Dec 2004
With Marco Antonio Barrera all of a sudden becoming the hot commodity as Manny Pacquiao's possible next foe, trainer Freddie Roach has put the psychological burden easier to bear for the Filipino ring hero as he emphasized yesterday that the Ring Magazine featherweight king should look "to finish Fa Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive Interview: Oscar De La Hoya Part I
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
GL: Following Barrera's big win, the rematch with Pacquiao seems to be the fight everyone wants to see. What do you see being next for him? And if it's going to be Pacquiao would you prefer the fight take place at 130 pounds? "We actually haven't discussed anything with Barrera. We're going to have Read Full Story >>>
Thoughts about Manny Pacquiao
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
Filipinos have been loyal to their compatriots. What is so uncommon in any gathering supporting that? For the diminutive two-fisted fire hurdler Manny, Nothing has come easy. "The Destroyer" 38-2-2 (30 KO's) Manny Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>
RSR December P4P listings
By Alan Berg, RingsideReport.com, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
What a November. The clich? would be to say a November to remember, but that's not happening on the Fierce 15. We expect excellent performances. Speaking of the return of Kostya Tszyu and Marco Antonio Barrera, each fighter regained recognition and were the shining wizards of the month. In December Read Full Story >>>
Barrera afraid of Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
Despite the demands of boxing fans, especially his Mexican supporters who consider him a hero, legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, it seems, is ?afraid of Manny Pacquiao? and doesn?t want a rematch this February, according to international promoter Murad Muhammad.
Muhammad contacted t Read Full Story >>>
Comes now a more potent Pacquiao
By Edith Regalado, The Philippine Star, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
DAVAO CITY ? After weeks of intense training under the watchful eyes of noted American trainer Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao is emerging a more potent fighter and is expected to reach peak form in time for his Dec. 11 bout with Fahsan 3K Battery at The Fort in Taguig.
"Manny (Pacquiao) is now mo Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ready for war
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
MANNY Pacquiao was clowning around, did some dancing atop the ring and even doing an imaginary dribble of a basketball and making a jump shot at the end of his training session Monday afternoon at the Davao City boxing gym.
"Sorry, I forgot I'm not a basketball player. I'm a boxer," a smiling Pa Read Full Story >>>
Barrera says no to Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 01 Dec 2004
IT'S being billed as the biggest boxing event in 2005, but the projected rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera has crashed before it could take off.
Reason: Barrera no longer wants to fight Pacquiao, who crushed and stopped the Mexican boxing icon in 11 rounds in Texas last yea Read Full Story >>>