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Pacquiao Dreams of Hill's Greatness; Roach Pulls Him Back to Earth
By Winchell Campos, FightWorld.us, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES, CA -- All soaked in sweat while doing the jump rope, Manny Pacquiao didn't have any inkling that the six-foot "oldie" beside him was a great world champion. Later, he joked with him atop the ring playing "tag" in a troika with strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune in the final Read Full Story >>>
Manny, other champs feted in Elorde Awards tonite
The Philippine Star, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
The greatest in Philippine pro boxing the year past and the personalities that produced what is considered the largest assembly so far of world and international champions gather tonight to receive the ultimate recognition ? the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Annual Awards ? in formal rites at the Dusit Hot Read Full Story >>>
Pacman may face Salido next if victorious against Marquez
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
RING Magazine featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao may defend his title against the lesser known Mexican Orlando Salido once he would be able to dethrone IBF/WBA 126-pound titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez in their May 8 showdown, which will be televised live by HBO at the MGM Read Full Story >>>
Marquez readies big surprise for Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
IF YOU believe every word Juan Manuel Marquez’s trainer says, then Manny Pacquiao is probably headed for a major disaster.
Upon learning that the Filipino featherweight arrived for training in Los Angeles just last week 11 pounds over the 126-lb. limit, Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain said Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Marquez camp says Pacquiao in for big surprise
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
Brace for the worst.
This was the stern warning issued by the Juan Manuel Marquez camp Tuesday as the WBA/IBF featherweight champion sneered at Manny Pacquiao?s much-publicized prediction that he?ll knock out the Mexican fighter in three rounds of their keenly-awaited clash on May 8 at the MGM G Read Full Story >>>
Beristain: Sad Reality awaits Pacquiao
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
Ignacio Beristain, the wily manager of WBA and IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez is warning Manny Pacquiao not to get carried away with all the hype, following his victory over Marco Antonio Barrera.The ever observant Beristain noted that Manny arrived in the United States weighing 136 Read Full Story >>>
IBF OKs Pacquiao-Marquez!
FightNews.com, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
The IBF has given its blessing to the May 8 featherweight showdown at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas between recognized 126lb kingpin Manny Pacquiao and IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. The one stipulation is that if Pacquiao is victorious, he must face the leading available IB Read Full Story >>>
Is Manny Pacquiao durable enough?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
MANNY Pacquiao should be made to realize that his next fight could be decided on durability.
I met with Pacquiao last week, two days before he departed for his California training camp.
Hello, I said. Pacquiao did not answer.
He instead held my right hand and pressed it against his abdomen Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao treated like a Hollywood star in LA
The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao has become a big attraction at the Wild Card Gym, attracting droves of fans in his second day of training at Freddie Roach?s famous sweat shop in Hollywood.
The Filipino boxing hero?s one-and-a-half-hour, one-on-one session with Roach atop the ring had barely ended w Read Full Story >>>
Champ awaits Pacquiao-Marquez winner
The Philippine Star, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
The winner of the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Juan Marquez clash on May 8 will get the biggest prize of all ? a showdown with reigning WBC (World Boxing Council) super-featherweight champion Erik Morales.
HBO has announced its plans to line up the winner in the Pacquiao-Marquez bout against Morales Read Full Story >>>
High-altitude training for Manny Pacquiao foe
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
ANTICIPATING the most difficult fight of his career, reigning WBA/IBF featherweight king Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez of Mexico has added high-altitude training to his regimen more than two months before he tangles with Ring Magazine featherweight ruler Manny Pacquiao on May 8 at the MGM Grand Hot Read Full Story >>>
Morales eyes Pacquiao-Marquez winner
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
ASIDE from the pair of featherweight crowns that would book him a place to boxing immortality being the first Asian pug to collect three world titles in different weight divisions ever, Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao has found an added motivation to pound IBF/WBA 126-pound king Juan Manuel Marque Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao training twice as hard
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao, realizing that beating World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez is his ticket to a megabuck showdown with World Boxing Council junior lightweight champion Erik Morales, is training hard under the watchful eye of Freddie Roach at his Wild C Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales Awaits Pacquiao-Marquez Winner
BoxingScene.com, Tue, 23 Mar 2004
The winner of the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Juan Marquez bout in May, will get the biggest prize of all, a showdown with WBC Super-Featherweight champion Erik Morales.
Although Morales has a slated unification match against IBF champ Carlos Hernandez, he is well aware that upon winning his fight w Read Full Story >>>
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 23 Mar 2004
Last week, HBO (Home Box Office) Sports sent a TV crew here to shoot footage of world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. The idea was to show how Pacquiao is loved in his home country.
The footage will be aired to promote Pacquiao?s fight against International Boxing Federation and Wo Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao camp: Marquez an easier foe
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 23 Mar 2004
Just how good is Juan Manuel Marquez?
If one of the insiders at Manny Pacquiao?s camp is to be believed, Marquez may not even be as good as the last opponent Pacquiao faced.
Asked what Pacquiao?s chances were against Marquez, the current featherweight champion of the World Boxing Association Read Full Story >>>
Murad, Roach and Pacquiao reunited
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Mon, 22 Mar 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad swore that as long as he was working with featherweight king Manny Pacquiao that there was no way Freddie Roach would be in his corner ever again. Roach swore that as long as Muhammad was promoting the Filipino that he would no longer train 'the Pac Man'.
Well, not only is Read Full Story >>>
?I will be ready?
The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 22 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao did light workout in his first day at Freddie Roach?s Wild Card gym in Hollywood, confident he will hit peak form in time for his May 8 encounter with IBF and WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Checking in at the Vagabond In Read Full Story >>>
ROACH PUTS PACQUIAO THROUGH A HARD GRIND
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 22 Mar 2004
Freddie Roach, 2003 ?Trainer of the Year? put Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao through a hard grind on the very first day he set foot in Roach?s Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles, Saturday after a smooth flight from Manila to Los Angeles aboard a Philippine Airlines flight accompanied Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao begins 'hellish' training
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 22 Mar 2004
THE ATHMOSPHERE is a complete turnaround from the hectic schedule he left behind which include movie and endorsement shoots, party invitations, pool hall visits, and a little boxing.
A day after arriving in the United States from an exhaustive trip from the Philippines where he almost missed his Read Full Story >>>