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MARQUEZ DOESN?T WANT TO FIGHT PACQUIAO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 13 Jan 2004
For all the bragging of Top Rank Inc., president Bob Arum about his fighter Juan Manuel Marquez, the reigning WBA/IBF featherweight champion being "the best featherweight today", ace trainer Freddie Roach said yesterday he learned that Marquez "doesn?t want to fight Manny Pacquiao"and that HBO was l Read Full Story >>>
So What Did Pacquiao Get Paid?
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 13 Jan 2004
Part 2 of a multi-part series.
One of the major disputes involving the two factions fighting over Manny Pacquiao is just what did the Filipino receive for stopping Marco Antonio Barrera on the night of November 15th?
Murad Muhammad tells MaxBoxing of the negotiating process that took place wit Read Full Story >>>
Team Pacquiao leaning towards fight vs Larios
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Jan 2004
With Manny Pacquiao hinting at vacating his IBF 122-lb crown and a planned bout with Paulie Ayala or Juan Manuel Marquez being jeopardized by the recent FBI raid on Top Rank offices in New York, Oscar Larios could be the Filipino champion?s next foe.
After deciding to forgo his US trip this Thur Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO MAY HOLD ON TO IBF TITLE
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 13 Jan 2004
IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao isn't prepared to give up his 122 pound title just yet, although the IBF had ordered a purse bidding on January 16 and has said that if Pacquiao ignores the purse bid he will be stripped of his title.
IBF president Marian Muhammad has stated that Read Full Story >>>
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 13 Jan 2004
The choice of Manny Pacquiao as the ?Filipino of the Year? by the editors of the Philippine Daily Inquirer was clearly an honest recognition of the tremendous impact Pacquiao made on the nation with his devastating victory over the legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera and a tribute to a you Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao would quit ahead without Roach
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 12 Jan 2004
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, maybe in top fighting form, was a no-show.
But world boxing phenom Manny Pacquiao, black coat with no tie, 10 pounds over the featherweight limit, came and promptly declared readiness to fight for the retention of Freddie Roach, his trusted American tutor and tr Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s US trip postponed
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 12 Jan 2004
The Federal Bureau of Investigation?s raid on the headquarters of Top Rank Inc. in Las Vegas and the hospitalization of Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario because of a stone in his kidney has forced a postponement of their planned departure for New York on Jan. 15.
Nazario told Manila Read Full Story >>>
FILIPINO OF THE YEAR!
Pacquiao is Inquirer Editor's Choice
By Editorial, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 11 Jan 2004
THE PHILIPPINE Daily Inquirer annually honors a living Filipino who has made the most positive impact on the life of the nation. It is the first time that the editors have named a sports figure as the Filipino of the Year.
Twenty-five editors nominated the following (in the order of number of vot Read Full Story >>>
Evolution of Pacquiao
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sun, 11 Jan 2004
It had the makings of a suspense thriller, whether Manny Pacquiao -- still considered the International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight champ -- would finally grace the awards night of the Philippine Sportswriters? Association (PSA) Friday. He had agreed to come, but no one refused to second gu Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO US TRIP ON HOLD
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 11 Jan 2004
IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s planned trip to the US with business manager Rod Nazario on January 15 for talks with promoter Murad Muhammad and HBO on Pacquiao?s next fight has been put on hold following an FBI raid on Top Rank Inc, president Bob Arum?s headquarters in Las Vegas Read Full Story >>>
More of 2003 in Hindsight and the Top Ten Pound-For-Pound as of...now!
By Alex Pierpaoli, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
Boxing is a sport with no seasons, no set period where all heads turn in its direction and watch the best out of seven games or an entire Sunday evening in January. Boxing can be seen a couple times a month on the premium networks and quite often at least once a week on regular cable. Throw in a pay Read Full Story >>>
Baby Faced Assassin: More Kills to Come
By Sean Newman, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera wasn’t even out of the ring on the night of November 15, 2003 before the whispers had started. "He grew old in there tonight" and "time to hang ‘em up" were just a couple of the cliches being thrown around after Barrera got butchered by that great little warrior fro Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao may yet go up versus Ayala
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
After keeping Freddie Roach into its fold, Team Pacquiao is now seriously considering the American mentor?s suggestion for Manny Pacquiao to fight Paulie Ayala first before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez in a megabuck battle of featherweight champs.
In an interview with Boxingscene.com, Rod Nazar Read Full Story >>>
Ayala vs Pacquiao being eyed
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao has become notorious for beating up punchers who have the reputation for durability and gameness.
In winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-bantamweight title in June 2001, Pacquiao mauled a South African who had never suffered a one-sided beating in his storied car Read Full Story >>>
Was the Pac Man Gobbled Up? (Freddie Roach vs. Murad Muhammad)
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Part I of a multi-part series.
On the far wall of Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California is a 24-by-36-inch picture of Manny Pacquiao posing with his IBF jr. featherweight belt. Among all the pictures, photos and fight posters that adorn the wall of this busy boxing metrop Read Full Story >>>
Murad Muhammad Press Release
By Ricardo Salazar, Murad Muhammad's Publicist, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Florham Park, NJ, January 8, 2004 ? Promoter Murad Muhammad is coming out to clear his name after numerous and constant attempts made by trainer Freddy Roach to damage not only his reputation, but also his relationship with IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao. What is more troubling to the Read Full Story >>>
AYALA LOOMS AS PACQUIAO?S NEXT OPPONENT
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Despite the bitter conflict between promoter Murad Muhammad and trainer Freddie Roach over Manny Pacquiao?s purse in the November 15 "Clash of the Titans" against legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, it appears that Roach?s advice is being heeded and Team Pacquiao is looking at 33 year old Read Full Story >>>
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
THE SWEETEST thing that's going to happen tonight is the honoring of the best athletes of 2003 at the Manila Pavilion. There's no sweeter feeling for an athlete than to be feted by our nation's sportswriters, who are the supposed masters as far as judging the year's best of the best is concerned.
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RP?s best feted tonight
Manila Standard, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
The best and brightest in local sports in 2003 take center stage today when the Philippine Sportswriters Association honors them in its annual Awards Night.
On top of the distinguished list of honorees are boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and bowling sensation Christian Jan Suarez, named as co-winn Read Full Story >>>
Interview; Murad Muhammad Speaks Out, Part Two
By Keith Terceira, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
Murad Muhammad Continued; As far as motivating fighters and Bonus?s, I have done this thru my whole career. What comes to mind is Razor Ruddick, when the doctors thought that his arm was cracked and I made them put a plaster cast on it for 10 days. The doctor had told me that the arm was bruised but Read Full Story >>>