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Pinoy fans pour in for title bout
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, Sun, 09 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? Call it coincidence but two times, counting the Marquez duel set Saturday (Sunday in Manila), people?s champ Manny Pacquiao found himself linked to some crisis or political exercise back home. Last July while in the middle of his demolition of another Mexican ? Emmanuel Lucero in Los  Read Full Story >>>

?Huele a nocaut! En explosivo combate, Juan Manuel M?rquez expone hoy cetro pluma ante Manny Pacquiao
By Ramiro González, La Opinion, Sat, 08 May 2004
Una guerra. As? se espera ser? la contienda entre el mexicano Juan Manuel M?rquez contra el filipino Manny Pacquiao, que ser? el platillo principal de la funci?n que se llevar? a cabo hoy en en la arena del hotel MGM Grand de Las Vegas. La M?rquez-Pacquiao est? programada a 12 asaltos o menos po  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 08 May 2004
For Manny Pacquiao, the Philippines' foremost sports hero, whose fighting pose adorns PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company) Global's pre-paid phone cards along with lady golf champion Jennifer Rosales, the day of reckoning is at hand. As a nation prays fervently for his success the 25 ye  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao looks to enhance cult status
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 08 May 2004

Manny Pacquiao stands erect, looking as if he's fit enough to run a marathon. His trainer, Freddie Roach, said Pacquiao is one of the most fit boxers he has seen. He sparred more than 130 rounds for to  Read Full Story >>>

Klitschko hubbub ought not steal spotlight
By Royce Feour, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 08 May 2004
There was good and bad in boxing this week. The good is tonight's featherweight showdown between IBF and WBA champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden. The bad is the desperate attempt by Wladimir Klitschko's camp to cast doubt on his fifth-round knockout loss t  Read Full Story >>>

Fame, Fortune, Immortality Await Winner of Pacquiao-Marquez Fight
By Winchell Campos,, Sat, 08 May 2004
The world is watching, from Buenos Aires to Abu Dhabi, Manila to Mexico City, London to New York, from east to west and north to south and the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez blockbuster has split sporting world opinion in two. Who is the world?s best featherweight? Who is a pretender to the   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Greatest Filipino Fighter Ever?
By Winchell Campos,, Sat, 08 May 2004
MANNY Pacquiao has a share of believers as well as a horde of Doubting Thomases who comprise part of an international brotherhood of writers and true-blooded fight fans. According to long-time friends Howie Albert, Joe Rein and Tommy Candle, historians and walking encyclopedia of the Sweet Scien  Read Full Story >>>

By Barry McGuigan,, Sat, 08 May 2004
A RARE public sighting in Sheffield last week tells us much about Naseem Hamed's silence. If his mind-set is as wobbly as his waistline there is little chance of the Prince emerging from the shadows. Why would he when you look at what is waiting for him in the featherweight division? If the  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao hopes to pull another upset
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 08 May 2004
One minute, Manny Pacquiao says he is "doing the same training I did for Marco Antonio Barrera." The next, he says something that could spell doom for Juan Manuel Marquez tonight in their WBA and IBF featherweight title fight at the MGM Grand. "I have trained hard for this fight," Pacquiao sai  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao by KO!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 08 May 2004
Who do you think will come out smoking the victory cigar when the mushroom clouds of battle clear today at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino? Will it be our very own Pacman or Mexico?s Dinamita? Don?t fail to watch our very own dish out the best in the Filipino in front of the world stage startin  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao poised for greatness
By John Rawling, The Guardian, Sat, 08 May 2004
The Filipino Manny Pacquiao will add to his growing reputation as one of the world's outstanding fighters if he beats Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas tonight to win the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation versions of the world featherweight title.   Read Full Story >>>

Adventures in Pac Land
The difference between FANatics and LUNatics

By Sonny Palermo,, Sat, 08 May 2004
Many boxing fans, especially those of an older generation, may not be aware of an entire subculture that exists ? internet forums. These are areas on a web site where people exchange opinions. At their best they can be valuable sources of information. At their worst they can be an Idiots Delight, a   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez, Pacquiao to Face Off Saturday
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press,, Sat, 08 May 2004
LAS VEGAS - If Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao were heavyweights, no one would be asking, "What's wrong with boxing?" The featherweights meet Saturday night for the two titles held by Marquez in a battle of little sluggers who hit big. It's scheduled for 12 rounds, with neither fighter likely  Read Full Story >>>

Championship bout has weight this time
By Chris Cozzone, Albuquerque Tribune, Sat, 08 May 2004
If all the recent heavyweight "championship" bouts have left a bad taste in your mouth, you will get a chance to restore your faith in boxing Saturday night when the top two featherweights in the world battle in Las Vegas, Nev. In what should be considered the featherweight championship, World Bo  Read Full Story >>>

Looking ahead isn't part of these fighters' plans
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, Sat, 08 May 2004
It's impossible to look past or dismiss a two-belt world champion, yet Juan Manuel Marquez can be forgiven if he feels slighted even as his fight with Manny Pacquiao is at hand. Marquez and Pacquiao fight Saturday at the MGM but throughout Thursday's final prefight press conference there was an o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez: Huge title fight
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 08 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- The standing score in the world boxing championship clashes between the Philippines and Mexico comprises a mismatch: 22-11 in favor of Mexico. Luisito Espinosa, former WBC featherweight king, has five wins over Mexicans, the most by a Filipino boxer, followed by Manny Pacquia  Read Full Story >>>

Berestain: Pacquiao a serious threat
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 08 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? Juan Manuel Marquez and the man who will yell instructions from his corner admitted on Thursday that Manny Pacquiao poses a serious threat to the Mexican?s bid to keep his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation 126-lb belts. "Muy deficil (It?s going to be hard),  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Marquez engage in pleasantries
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 08 May 2004
Apologies and gestures of appreciation in the final news conference before what could be the year?s most important fight? That could mean one thing: two fighters draining pleasantries to the last drop before they erupt in front of the world on Sunday (Saturday in Las Vegas) for the right to beco  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao foe bares weapon; odds soar favoring Filipino
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 08 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- His opponents paid tribute to Manny Pacquiao during formal ceremonies on Thursday as the "most dangerous featherweight in the world today." Moments later, the Filipino boxing celebrity was given a strong 50-percent edge (2/1) to stop WBA/IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: My fists will do the talking
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 08 May 2004
?Anything else that needs to be said will be said on Saturday (Sunday Philippine time) with my two hands.? This was the undermining vow tossed by Mexican Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez (42-2, 33 KOs) during the final news conference promoting his IBF and WBA featherwight title defense against the  Read Full Story >>>

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