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I was overconfident, says Marquez of Pacquiao fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 09 May 2005
JUAN MANUEL Marquez, who many believed exposed the limitations of Manny Pacquiao, said on the eve of the defense of his twin world featherweight titles that he was overconfident going into his 12-round battle with the Filipino last year. Interviewed by Jeff Haney of The Las Vegas Sun, Marquez, w  Read Full Story >>>

By Cliff Rold,, Sun, 08 May 2005
SIMPLY ONE OF THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME! Las Vegas, NV-In speaking with Showtime’s Jim Gray, the victor called the fight an honor to participate in. For all of us who love Boxing, it was an honor to watch (and the greatest of gifts on the night before I Graduate from American University wit  Read Full Story >>>

'War of attrition'
Corrales stuns Castillo to win WBC lightweight title

By Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Sun, 08 May 2005

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Diego Corrales, fighting desperately after being knocked down twice earlier in the round, rallied with a stunning flurry of punches to stop Jose Luis Castillo in the 10th round Sat  
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Lightweights will be dancing to chin music
By Ron Borges, The Boston Globe, Sun, 08 May 2005
LAS VEGAS -- Diego Corrales knows the questions Jose Luis Castillo will ask of him tonight because he intends to ask him the same ones. They will be, as Roy Jones Jr. once put it, chin questions. Corrales and Castillo are the best lightweights in the world. The issue at Mandalay Bay Events Center  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Sun, 08 May 2005
DEALING WITH THE ?FEAR FACTOR? IN THE RING & PRIOR Las Vegas, NV-Being an ex-fighter I can tell you that there is no period as stressful as the time Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo are enduring after they both made weight Friday afternoon at the Mandalay Bay, this prior to their Saturday ni  Read Full Story >>>

Does Pacquiao have a Strong Case Against Murad?
By Ron Galarpe,, Sat, 07 May 2005
Maybe it is foolish to ask if Pacquiao indeed has a case against Murad, but I cannot simply comfort myself to trust easily the new people around Manny and you cannot blame me to think this way because the Pacman is now a big time fighter. My attitude towards the sudden rise of the new people aro  Read Full Story >>>

Lawsuit ?ploy? for Manny to severe ties with Murad
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Sat, 07 May 2005
IS the $33-million suit filed by Manny Pacquiao against Murad Muhammad nothing more than a ploy of the Filipino boxer to break out of the existing contract with the American promoter? A source privy to the legal wrangle said the suit against Murad is a ruse by Pacquiao and his new management tea  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Sat, 07 May 2005
Over the past week, PACLAND was rocked with two huge events, ironically being announced at the same time: two court cases against promoter Murad Muhammad. The first was announced as a press release and authorized by Manny Pacquiao himself. His legal counsel Judd Burstein and Keith Davison formally  Read Full Story >>>

Five for fighting?
Polo fights to join elite foursome

By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Sat, 07 May 2005
Fight aficionados have compared them to lighter, more wiry versions of Hearns, Hagler, Leonard and Duran. They're the Big Four of the featherweight and super featherweight divisions, delighting boxing fans by fighting each other in an ongoing, electrifying series of memorable bouts. Marco Anto  Read Full Story >>>

Bad Breaks Continue to Hound Three Filipino World Class Fighters
By Ron Galarpe,, Fri, 06 May 2005
At first, we thought the coast is clear for these three world-class Filipino fighters, but then as always, politics came into the picture that prevented these Filipino pugs of their dream for a title match that they have been longing for throughout their careers. Newly installed WBC #1 ranked st  Read Full Story >>>

Cebu City Council to make Pacquiao an adopted son
Mindanao Times, Fri, 06 May 2005
CEBU CITY ? A proposed ordinance before the Cebu City Council seeks to make boxing icon Manny Pacquiao an adopted son of Cebu City. Councilor Sylvan Jakosalem, one of the proponents, said that like Lapu-Lapu, who fought against foreign dominion, Pacquiao showed the true spirit of a Cebuano by di  Read Full Story >>>

Court opens Espinosa case versus promoters
By Evelyn Macairan, The Philippine Star, Fri, 06 May 2005
The Manila Regional Trial Cour t yesterday opened an eight-year-old case that former world boxing champion Luisito Espinosa, now crownless and penniless, has been pinning his hopes on to collect $130,000 from the promoters of his world title bout in Koronadal, South Cotabato in 1997. In a 20-min  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 05 May 2005
CEBU CITY--Behind a backdrop of more financial rewards, Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao yesterday finally met the man behind the world-acclaimed de facto website bearing his name. Pacquiao, who flew in late Wednesday afternoon following a meeting with business tycoon Lucio Tan, m  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Thu, 05 May 2005
FILIPINOS PUSH FOR ILL-ADVISED MORALES REMATCH Most every Manny Pacquiao fan wants him to fight a rematch with Erik Morales in his next go. If I were running Pacquiao?s career, I wouldn?t even be entertaining the thought. Because what the ?Pac-Man? and his fanatics don?t realize is that Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Thu, 05 May 2005
In the upcoming weeks, will provide the readers up to date information about Attorney Sydney Hall and his lawsuit against Murad Muhammad, Rod Nazario, and Boying Nazario. This all stems from Hall's relationship with Manny Pacquiao. What maybe unknown to many Pacquiao fans is that the   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing?s Lifeblood ? The Big Fights
By JE Grant, The Sweet Science, Thu, 05 May 2005
Professional boxing is a maze of sanctioning bodies, promoters, and government overseers in an international, year-round sport. While frequently (though figuratively) spat upon by critics who extol the supposed virtues of the more mainstream team sports, boxing endures for one primary reason: the bi  Read Full Story >>>

WBC king Barrera keen on Suico tiff
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 05 May 2005
WORLD Boxing Council super-featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera has declared his readiness to face Filipino Randy "Komong Bato" Suico if his promoter, Oscar De La Hoya, agrees to the match-up. Barrera, in an interview with the Mexican media Tuesday, said De La Hoya chooses his opponents. "  Read Full Story >>>

?I can account for US taxes?
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Thu, 05 May 2005
THESE days, Rod Nazario, who likes to call himself the ?former business manager? of Manny Pacquiao, has time to relax. ?I do not have too much on my mind anymore. I have time to relax. Manny wants to be the boss, so let him be the boss,? said Nazario Wednesday in a telephone interview from his W  Read Full Story >>>

Marquee fight eludes champ Marquez
Boxer blames promoter for his failure to land rematch with Pacquiao

By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 05 May 2005
Juan Manuel Marquez has been the other guy for much of his boxing career. The Mexican has two of the four major featherweight championship titles, but he has been largely overshadowed by Marco Antonio Barrera, Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. True to form, Marquez is playing second fiddle Sa  Read Full Story >>>

Make up or break up for Manny, Rod
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Wed, 04 May 2005
In what could be an indication of a looming reconciliation, two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao did not name business manager Rod Nazario as a defendant in the law suit his litigation counsel Judd Burstein filed against New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad in New York last week. But the   Read Full Story >>>

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