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Pacquiao gets fair warning against next foe
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 09 Mar 2004
When somebody with Nigel Collins?s stature speaks, people better start listening.
Answering a question on how Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao stacks up against Juan Manuel Marquez, the General Santos native?s next possible opponent, the editor-in-chief of the most revered pub Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO?S CAMP CAUTIONED NOT TO AGREE TO A MAY 8 FIGHT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 08 Mar 2004
The handlers of Manny Pacquiao have been cautioned not to agree to advance the original date of a planned May 22 title fight against WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez to May 8 after the giant cable network and Top Rank Inc., president Bob Arum who handles Marquez agreed to switch da Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao snubs meeting with Ring Magazine editor
By Marc Anthony Reyes, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 07 Mar 2004
BOXING champ Manny Pacquiao didn't show up for his scheduled meeting Saturday with the editor of the esteemed Ring Magazine which will present him its version of the featherweight championship belt.
But Nigel Collins, the 58-year-old big boss of what is considered the "Bible of Boxing," didn't m Read Full Story >>>
Ring magazine editor lauds GMA
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 07 Mar 2004
Nigel Collins, editor in chief of the prestigious Ring Magazine which is acknowledged around the world as the ?Bible of boxing? has praised President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for her support and concern for Manny Pacquiao.
Collins made the comments upon his arrival late Friday to present the cove Read Full Story >>>
HBO resets Pacquiao fight to May 8
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 07 Mar 2004
FILIPINO ring superstar Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao may return to the ring sooner than expected after reports cropped up that Home Box Office (HBO) has rescheduled the uncrowned featherweight king?s forthcoming fight to May 8.
Pacquiao?s HBO date was originally set on May 22, likely against IB Read Full Story >>>
Mayweather, Pacquiao switch HBO dates
By David Mayo, The Grand Rapids Press, Sat, 06 Mar 2004
The date switch was feasible because Top Rank is co-promoter of the Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao featherweight title fight. That fight would move to May 8 under the current plan, swapping dates with Mayweather-Spadafora.
With a common promoter and television network for both dates, the onl Read Full Story >>>
Marquez takes one more step to avoid Pacquiao
By Dennis Principe, EastSideBoxing.com, Sat, 06 Mar 2004
WORLD Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico has taken another definitive step in spoiling a proposed superfight versus Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao scheduled on May 22.The 30-year-old Marquez, holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation Read Full Story >>>
Ring editor to honor Pacquiao
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 05 Mar 2004
Ring Magazine editor Nigel Collins is arriving tonight to personally strap the so-called Bible of Boxing?s world featherweight championship belt around Manny Pacquiao?s waist.
Collins is handcarrying the colorful belt?a throwback to the gartered, red-white-and blue version of the bareknuckle era Read Full Story >>>
GOMES TO GRACE ELORDE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 04 Mar 2004
Harold "Chubby" Gomes, the world junior lightweight champion from whom Gabriel "Flash" Elorde won the title before thirty thousand wildly cheering Filipinos via a smashing seventh round knockout at the inauguration of the Araneta Coliseum on March 16, 1960 is arriving for the Annual Gabriel "Flash" Read Full Story >>>
'Ring' belt for Manny
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 04 Mar 2004
The top honcho of Ring Magazine, considered the world?s print-media authority in the sport of boxing, is set to arrive tomorrow to personally hand to Manny Pacquiao the publication?s featherweight championship belt.
Nigel Collins, the editor in chief of the ?bible of boxing,? will hand-carry the Read Full Story >>>
Ring Mag to honor Pacquiao at Palace
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 03 Mar 2004
In a gesture that clearly recognizes President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo?s support and concern for Manny Pacquiao and the flamboyant Filipino southpaw?s acknowledgment of the President?s gracious support through the years, Ring Magazine editor in chief Nigel Collins plans to present the prestigious ma Read Full Story >>>
Roach: Manny has firepower to blast Marquez
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 03 Mar 2004
CELEBRATED American trainer Freddie Roach of the famous Wild Card Gym in Hollywood firmly believes that Filipino boxing hearthrob Manny Pacquiao is loaded with enough firepower in his offensive arsenal that could blow away IBF and WBA featherweight titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico on Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao saddles up for crucial May bout
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 02 Mar 2004
A FEW days after arriving from New York, where he forged a multi-million dollar deal with HBO, Manny Pacquiao began working out yesterday for a crucial May 22 bout in the US. ?Nagsimula na akong mag-ensayo. Tumakbo na rin ako kanina at nagshadowboxing na rin pero wala pa namang sparring,? Pacquiao s Read Full Story >>>
Murad refuses to forgive Roach
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 29 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s chief cornerman Freddie Roach was recently named Trainer of the Year in a poll of fight experts but US promoter Murad Muhammad isn?t about to congratulate the red-haired former Massachusetts featherweight contender.
Muhammad Read Full Story >>>
Manny returns a millionaire
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
Fresh from negotiating a Home Box Office (HBO) multi-fight package deal in New York City, uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and business manager Rod Nazario arrived here yesterday morning on board a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco.
Terms of the deal were Read Full Story >>>
Marquez won't fight Pacquiao unless he gets right purse
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
MANNY Pacquiao returned on Friday morning flashing a million-dollar smile, but WBA/IBF featherweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez, the Mexican Pacquiao is fancied to meet in May, stressed there will not be a title fight if he does not get the purse he wants.
Marquez, speaking through manager-trainer Read Full Story >>>
Larios: I can beat Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
IN a pronouncement that could be deciphered either as a mere bravado or a sheer display of audacity, WBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios of Mexico said yesterday he is capable of beating the consensus world featherweight Manny Pacquiao once he will be given an opportun Read Full Story >>>
Beristain Wants Respect for Juan Manuel Marquez in Negotiations
By Ricardo Lois, BoxingTalk.com, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
Much has been rumored and written about the proposed bout between W.B.A. and I.B.F. Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao. Money would seem to be a central issue, as Marquez was reportedly low balled for a match of significant importance. In a conversation Read Full Story >>>
The man called Pop
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?He strikes you as a gruff, tough and no-nonsense guy who minces no words in speaking his mind. But behind the rugged exterior, Rod Nazario is just a soft-hearted, doting father figure of uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.
Nazario, 68, is fondly called "Pop" by Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a juicy target
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
It seems that everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao.
The best super-bantamweight boxer and a featherweight legend with a hurting ego are both itching to be lined up against Pacquiao, the current toast of the featherweight class and who had just ?committed? to a million-dollar deal with Home B Read Full Story >>>