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Boxing: For January
By Alan Berg, RingsideReport.com, Sat, 01 Jan 2005
Although 2004 is nearing it's conclusion we have the end of the year Fierce 15. A couple of shakeups to end the year in the pound for pound list and next month looks to be a slow one as far as the P4P race is concerned with only No. 2 Floyd Mayweather in action against a gimme opponent. However Artu Read Full Story >>>
Do you believe Manny Pacquiao?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 01 Jan 2005
WHO WOULD believe that Manny Pacquiao has not been training in earnest for his monumental rematch with WBA/IBF featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico?
Not Se?or Marquez, who thought Pacquiao was pulling his leg when told of the Filipino world boxing celebrity's care-free schedule during Read Full Story >>>
J-Ro, Pacman light up RP sports in 2004
By Eddie Alinea, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 01 Jan 2005
THE PHILIPPINES? THIRST for a first-ever Olympic gold medal remained unquenched. But remarkable achievements by Filipino athletes in other fronts, as well as droplets of inspired performances in the Athens Games, averted what could have been a parched and unproductive 2004.
Controversial events a Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Wants Nothing Left To Chance
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez initially allowed his natural testosterone or Mexican machismo to get the better of boxing common sense, in his first encounter with Philipino phenomenon Manny Pacquiao.
The Read Full Story >>>
Most Memorable Boxing Moments in 2004
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
The year 2004 was an interesting year for boxing. Here's some of the most memorable boxing moments of 2004.
Corrie Sanders soaking up Vitali Klitschko's best shots: Sanders gave Klitschko a fight for a little while, but eventually, the big Ukrainian proved too big and strong. In the end, it was K Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao relaxes; Marquez trains
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, recently named champion by the international boxing Web site BoxingTalk, continues to relax by playing basketball, attending cockfighting derbies and indulging in pool while World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Ma Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Camp Warn Manny Pacquiao Fight in Jeopardy
The Sweet Science, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
According to his manager, Ignacio Beristain, Juan Manuel Marquez?s much anticipated rematch with Manny Pacquiao may be in jeopardy.
The Marquez camp want a guarantee of $1.5 million, and according to reports have only been offered half that amount for the hotly anticipated rematch.
Beristain h Read Full Story >>>
Eastside Boxing's Year End Pound For Pound List
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
Making year end lists on any subject is either viewed as a vain pursuit by some arrogant know it all or an easy way to piss some people off and get some kind of a discussion going. Usually I don't pay too much attention to lists, particularly when it comes to my two passions ? boxing and music ? but Read Full Story >>>
Time for end-of-year accolades
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
It's the end of the year, and time for the El Paso Times to hand out its awards for 2004 achievement.
Fighter of the Year: Glencoffe Johnson. Who would have thought in September that the little known "Road Warrior" would end up upending a pair of pound-for-pound entrants. But that's exactly what Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's Pound-For-Pound Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
If emails were presents I got the equivalent of a dozen lumps of coal from fight fans last week in response to my end of the year Pound-For-Pound Top 20 rankings. Ranking Antonio Tarver over Glen Johnson and Marco Antonio Barrera over Manny Pacquiao drove some fans crazy.
Damn, you kids take this Read Full Story >>>
Marquez wants $1.5M to fight Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
THE MANAGER of WBA and IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has threatened to pull out of talks regarding the megafight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Feb. 26 if and when Marquez is not given a fair share of the purses.
Ignacio Beristain, the man credited for Marquez's continued ris Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is world?s best featherweight
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who last year was honored by a worldwide HBO poll as Fighter of the Year for his devastating 11th round victory over legendary Mexican featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, has again won international recognition this year.
Two well-known boxing Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao risking injury by playing hoops?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
BESIDES BILLIARDS and cockfighting, boxing star Manny Pacquiao is also deep into the game of hoops, and, one bad fall, or a wayward elbow, could jeopardize his rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.
An aide picked up a call placed by the Bulletin yesterday afternoon Read Full Story >>>
Sporting year: Hits and misses
By Dennis U. Eroa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
JENNIFER Rosales, she with the exotic looks that can sweep men off their feet and a swing that can elicit ohhs and ahhs from the gallery, made us all proud. Manny Pacquiao dropped his occasional spoiled brat-ment Read Full Story >>>
Mondejar confident Pacquiao will get fit
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
Team Pacquiao member Lito Mondejar yesterday said he was confident there will be enough time for Pacquiao to get into tip-top shape for the Feb. 26 rematch with WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez.
Mondejar conceded that Marquez was ?a very good fighter? and that he would probably be in better Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: No choice but play catch-up
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
MANNY Pacquiao is indeed a great man in a hurry.
The knockout artist from General Santos City wants to feast on his ring opponents fast.
The finest living Filipino boxer loves to start out like a fireball.
He grabs hard at his foes, then wails at them with tidal wave ferocity.
Of course, Read Full Story >>>
Making hits and taking the heat
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
Impact. The word means ?striking of one thing against another, a forceful contact.? In 2004 everybody across the spectrum in Philippine sports made an impact: be it the victorious, the defeated and everyone in between. But ranking those who sent shockwaves with their triumphs, their gallant failures Read Full Story >>>
WHO WILL LEAD THE NEW YEAR???
By Kyle Raymond, Hard Core Boxing, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
With the final fight of 2004 coming to a close, one wonders who will lead the sport in 2005. In 2004 we saw fighters like Miguel Cotto, Jermain Taylor, and Rocky Juarez elevate themselves to contender status. We also saw fighters like Diego Corrales, Glen Johnson, and Winky Wright really make a name Read Full Story >>>
4 Pinoy pugs reign as Orient champs
By Proc Maslog, MindaNews, Tue, 28 Dec 2004
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Four Filipino boxers reign as champions while 21 others are listed as challengers in their respective weight divisions in the latest ratings of the Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF).
Rodel Mayol of the Terry Carter Boxing Stable of Cebu City is the Mini Flyweight cha Read Full Story >>>
I?m ready to rumble ? Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 28 Dec 2004
Manny Pacquiao has kept his weight under control and will be ready to face Juan Manuel Marquez contrary to fears of some quarters that the Christmas holidays and weeks of inactivity have made him ? to exaggerate a bit ? a heavyweight.
"Hindi naman ako nagpapabaya dito," Pacquiao said as he headed Read Full Story >>>