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Pacquiao a big thorn in Mexicans' side
By David A. Avila, The Press Enterprise, Thu, 06 May 2004
Somewhere deep in the Otomi mountains of Mexico, a photo of Manny Pacquiao is probably nailed to a wall with a scribbled inscription: "Get this man." Pacquiao (38-2-1, 29 KOs) has become public enemy No. 1 for every Mexican featherweight contender, but first crack goes to IBF and WBA title-holde  Read Full Story >>>

Who's Going to Talk
By Winchell Campos,, Thu, 06 May 2004
LAS VEGAS-With only three more days left before Michael Buffer let's out his familiar "Let's Get Ready to Rumbleeeee..." refrain, one issue could probably get settled or would fire up emotions today when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez meet the press: Who is truly a dirty fighter? It is o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao mom prays for Mother?s Day, bday gift
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 06 May 2004
?I only have a simple wish, that he will come home safe and victorious on my birthday.? Thus said Dionesia ?Nene? Pacquiao, the reigning universal featherweight champ Manny Pacquiao?s beloved mom and no. 1 cheerleader as she anticipates this Sunday?s clash between his son and WBA/IBF featherweig  Read Full Story >>>

'Pac-Man' could lose style battle
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 06 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao's nickname is "Pac-Man," which, until six months ago, seemed appropriate. It described his propensity for gobbling up opponents in workmanlike fashion. But after his Nov. 15 destruction of featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, Pacquiao somehow seems more fierce than his cute m  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao A-okay for title bout
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, Thu, 06 May 2004
Las Vegas, Nevada ? Right on the mark. In the privacy of a hot and humid state-of-the-art gym in the middle of this desert city, consensus featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao tipped the scale at 126 pounds Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila), making the official weight three days ahead of the schedu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao?s confidence excites his handlers
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 06 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada ? In a sprawling gym on Euclid St. with a retail value of $1 million on Tuesday afternoon, Manny Pacquiao succeeded in wiping away the look of concern on Rod Nazario?s face. "Just relax," Pacquiao beckoned to his serpentine business manager as members of his entourage watched h  Read Full Story >>>

One of the world's best fighters may finally get a title to call his own after one of the most anticipated matches of the year in Las Vegas on Saturday. Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao challenges Juan Manuel Marquez for the Mexican's IBF and WBA featherweight titles in potentially one of the be  Read Full Story >>>

The pick 'em fight
By Ant Evans,, Thu, 06 May 2004
Even more so than last year, 2004 is the year of the Big Fight. With Wright v Mosley I and II, Jones v Tarver II, Hopkins v De La Hoya, Trinidad v Mayorga done deals and even more 'biggies' in the pipeline, it's a great time to be a boxing fan. But as good as those match-ups are/were most expert  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao basks under Vegas lights
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 06 May 2004
The neon lights on their billboards have been flashing. The buzz has been louder than ever. And the fight hasn?t even started yet. But a Las Vegas strip that announces a fight with this much pomp -- such as the one between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8 -- could mean one thing:   Read Full Story >>>

History not on Manny?s side in coming title fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 06 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? Here?s a bit of trivia that may not augur well for Manny Pacquiao?s bid for the world featherweight championship on Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila). It was almost at this time 22 years ago when another Filipino pug, the heavy-handed Rolando Navarrete, took a trip to this   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao makes weight limit early
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 06 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- There was mixed celebration and awe after Manny Pacquiao, training in a new, steamy gym as temperatures hit 37.8 degrees Celsius here Wednesday, made the 126-lb featherweight division limit three days ahead of the scheduled weigh-in. It was indeed a baffling twist as Pacquia  Read Full Story >>>

Doghouse Boxing Breaks Down Marquez Vs Pacquiao
By Juan Angel Zurita,, Wed, 05 May 2004
In one of the year?s most anticipated matchups, Mexico clashes with the Philippines when featherweights Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao battle it out for featherweight supremacy. Marquez, the IBF/WBA Featherweight Champion, will be aiming to show the world why he?s been one of the most avoide  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez Finally Gets His Chance at the Big Time
By Steve Kim,, Wed, 05 May 2004

This Saturday night, IBF/WBA featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez faces Manny Pacquiao in the main event of HBO's highly anticipated doubleheader at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez makes no bones about it - this fight again  
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Pacquiao, Marquez Keep It Cool at Dinner
By Winchell Campos,, Wed, 05 May 2004
LAS VEGAS-Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez bumped into each other at the dinner buffet table of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino here but the distance between them prevented anyone from saying hello, give out a smile or wink at each other. Instead, both fighters and protagonists of the "Heart  Read Full Story >>>

Panamanian to supervise Pacquiao-Marquez
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 05 May 2004
The World Boxing Association?s world ratings committee chairman Jose Oliver Gomez of Panama has been tasked to supervise this Sunday?s mammoth clash between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Mexican icon Juan Manuel Marquez. Gomez will also supervise the interesting undercard featuring top p  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao now at 126 lbs!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 05 May 2004
Appearing ready and in prime shape for the most celebrated featherweight clash in recent memory, reigning Ring Magazine and People?s Featherweight king Manny Pacquiao yesterday made the exact 126 lbs regulatory weight limit after a tapering off workout at a gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. ?He made 126  Read Full Story >>>

By Teddy Molina,, Wed, 05 May 2004

It is Tuesday May 4, 2004, and Manny Pacquiao is hard at work ? the temperature outside is currently 100 degrees, but that does very little to disrupt the current Ring Magazine champion?s focus In five days he is scheduled to take on J  
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By Jack Welsh,, Wed, 05 May 2004
During the month of April champions in the heavyweight division were all busy with defenses. Now it?s time for the sport?s big little giants to have an inning of their own when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez collide Saturday, May 8 at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. This 12-round match  Read Full Story >>>

Class in Session for Pacquiao
By William Doherty,, Wed, 05 May 2004
The weekend that Manny Pacquiao decides to return to the Super Bantamweight division is close at hand. What in my opinion may turn out to be the swan song for a one shot wonder who caught an under trained, over confident Marco Antonio Barrera with his mind in another place last November. While Manny  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas oddsmakers pick Pacquiao to win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 05 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada?The last time Manny Pacquiao fought South African Lehlo Ledwaba here in June 2001, the sports book display at the ground floor of the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino didn?t even bother to put up a betting line. That fight was of little significance as far as bettors were concerned that   Read Full Story >>>

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