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Teams ?Palpak-Yaw?
By Rene Saguisag, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 18 May 2004
Thanks to Tempo, and it seems Tempo only, we knew there was really more than one side to the Pacquiao-Marquez story. Los Angeles Times, which won more Pulitzers the last time around than even the venerable New York Times, called it for Marquez. So did others. Last week, Tempo sailed against the loca  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 17 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao has some unfinished business to tale care of before anything else and that is to entice Juan Manuel Marquez back into the ring for a rematch. In an interview with Viva Sports/Manila Standard, "The People's Champion" recognized by the prestigious Ring Magazine as the featherweight cham  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and the Ethiopian experience
By Philip Ella Juico, ABS-CBN News, Mon, 17 May 2004
As I had expected, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) rejected a protest lodged by Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao regarding his unpopular 12-round draw decision against world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Casino Hotel in Las Ve  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 17 May 2004
While international promoter Murad Muhammad declined to say it directly, he implied that the heavy betting on the Manny Pacquiao ? Juan Manuel Marquez title fight at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, last May 8 may be the stumbling block to a reversal of the decision based on the protest filed by Murad?s la  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez a fair score
By George Kimball, Boston Herald, Sun, 16 May 2004
Curious scoring and strange decisions by referees have been so rampant in boxing of late that sometimes we forget these things sometimes have a way of evening out. Last weekend's Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez featherweight title fight is a good case in point. The Freddie Roach-trained Pacquiao   Read Full Story >>>

Manny itching for rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 May 2004
Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao can?t wait to maul Juan Manuel Marquez in a rematch. Pacquiao told The STAR the other day he failed to knock out Marquez in Las Vegas last weekend because he hurt his left hand in the first round and blistered his left big toe. "Sw  Read Full Story >>>

Macapagal on Pacquiao: We're both champs
By Juliet Labog-Javellana, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 16 May 2004
FOR someone who has been behaving like a winner, the quip was probably hard to resist. "We are each other's champion!" a beaming President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo exclaimed as she raised Manny Pacquiao's hand during a "victory party" she tendered for the boxer Saturday in Malaca?ang. Ms Ma  Read Full Story >>>

GMA urges Pacquiao to pursue protest on verdict
By Dante Navarro And Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 May 2004
It was a mere opinion. Team Pacquiao yesterday played down the reported denial of its protest on the controversial split draw decision Manny Pacquiao got from his featherweight clash with IBF/WBA champion Juan Manuel Marquez over the weekend, saying it was merely an opinion of an attorney genera  Read Full Story >>>

Pe?alosa says yes to rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 May 2004
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) superflyweight champion Gerry Pe?alosa yesterday said a rematch is in order to determine the superior fighter-Manny Pacquiao or Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao and Marquez fought to a controversial split 12-round draw in Las Vegas last weekend. Pe?alosa said h  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 16 May 2004
President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo gave the protest filed by internationally renowned promoter Murad Muhammad on behalf of ?The People?s Champion? Manny Pacquiao a huge boost when she told a large gathering of supporters at Malacanang yesterday that ?to us Filipinos and the whole world you are still   Read Full Story >>>

Solar execs save shirts
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Sun, 16 May 2004
HAD the fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez for the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association feather-weight titles on May 9 not gone beyond the first round, Solar Entertainment executives would have collectively lost their shirts. ?That was why my heart went   Read Full Story >>>

The Great Featherweight Showdown, But Where's The Great Interest
By James McDonnell,, Sat, 15 May 2004
Before I get labeled a sourpuss let me point out a couple of things here. First, I enjoyed every second of the bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, and the only reason I am beginning this article on a bit of a sour note is so that I can end on a high one. Right? So here goes. When  Read Full Story >>>

Murad exposes judge?s dark past
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 15 May 2004
New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday disclosed that Guy Jutras was chastised for hanky-panky as a referee in a 1982 title fight by the New Jersey State Athletic Commission and said the Montreal septuagenarian should?ve have barred from judging the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez bout in L  Read Full Story >>>

Murad to fight Nevada verdict
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 15 May 2004
Internationally renowned promoter Murad Muhammad said yesterday that he plans to fight the decision of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, which rejected the protest filed by Team Pacquiao. However, Murad said: ?We will go full speed ahead.? In a telephone conversation with Viva Sports/Mani  Read Full Story >>>

By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 15 May 2004
DRAWS normally happen only in chess. That's because a draw in chess matters much: It gives both protagonists half a point each. In chess, only a defeat warrants a zero to the loser, with the winner earning a big one point. Thus, virtually in all other sports, there's no such thing as a draw.   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao blames self for socks fiasco
By Eddie Alinea, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 15 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao, who was guaranteed $500,000 (P27.5 million) for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez, admitted the other night that in his desire to save money, he bought cheap socks costing less than $1 dollar. The miscalculation probably cost him a victory, two world titles and guaranteed mega  Read Full Story >>>

Heavy Hands: The Draw To End All Draws
By Damien K. Picariello,, Sat, 15 May 2004
So Pacquiao and Marquez draw, and now everyone's up in arms. Pacquiao should have won! Marquez should have won! That judge who scored the first round 10-7 instead of 10-6 should be shot! The Philippine government is planning a massive air raid on Las Vegas! Boxing as we know it will surely come to a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao items selling briskly on internet site
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 15 May 2004
LOS ANGELES?Some people are cashing in on Manny Pacquiao?s popularity ? without him knowing it. On EBay, an internet bidding site, the Filipino boxing star?s pictures, signed gloves, magazines, VHS tapes of fights, DVDs and other memorabilia, continue to be auctioned at prices ranging from $1.99  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao appeal kayoed
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 15 May 2004

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) dealt a final and decisive blow to the appeal of Team Pacquiao, saying it would not overrule the outcome of the featherweight unification match on Sunday, it was learned F  Read Full Story >>>

Nevada commission snubs Pacquiao protest
By Rian Jay G. Hernandez, The Manila Times, Sat, 15 May 2004
DENIED. This was what the Nevada State Athletic Commission did to the protest filed by Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao?s camp over the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight title match with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on May 9 that ended in a controvers  Read Full Story >>>

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