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Featherweight Giants Battle To A Draw
By Juan Angel Zurita,, Mon, 10 May 2004

The battle between the two best featherweights in the world didn?t fail to disappoint. Juan Manuel Marquez (42-2-1, 33 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (38-2-2, 29 KOs) locked horns for 12 rounds and gave it all they had before a crowd of   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and Marquez put on a 'Grand Show'
By Dave Wilcox,, Mon, 10 May 2004
The Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas was the site what for must be the early candidate for fight of the year. Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez put on the show of shows Saturday night. Both fighters proved to everyone why they are true champions with a tremedous display of will and courage.   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez, Pacquiao may do it all over again
By Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Mon, 10 May 2004
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao gave themselves a tough act to follow with a thrilling featherweight title fight that had multiple knockdowns, lots of blood and even a little bit of controversy. Assuming promoter Bob Arum gets his way, they'll soon be doing it again.   Read Full Story >>>

Featherweights Unsatisfied With Draw
By Michael Katz, The New York Times, Mon, 10 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, May 9 ? The fight of the year had everything but a winner. In a wild blood-and-guts battle, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, the best featherweights in the world, fought to a 12-round draw Saturday night at the MGM Grand Arena. Marquez, 30, retai  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao opponent salvages draw
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 10 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- He smashed, bloodied and knocked down his opponent three times while fighting with an injured hand and a bad foot. But Manny Pacquiao emerged empty-handed after his gallant crown quest against Mexican double world champion Juan Manuel Marquez was ruled a split draw here on Sa  Read Full Story >>>

Draw stalls Pacquiao?s title match vs Morales
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, Mon, 10 May 2004
Las Vegas ? The plans of Filipino consensus featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao to go for the another crown, the World Boxing Council?s super featherweight diadem of Mexican Erik Morales, suffered a snag following his split draw with Juan Manuel Marquez. Bob Arum, chief honcho of Top Rank who   Read Full Story >>>

Showdown with Erik vanishes
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 10 May 2004
LAS VEGAS?A megabuck showdown with Mexican Erik Morales vanished in thin smoke Saturday night when Manny Pacquiao was held to a controversial 12-round split draw by Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand. Pacquiao had been promised that he will be ranged against Morales on July 31 in the event he   Read Full Story >>>

Bloody fight ends in 12-round draw
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 10 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? Their faces bloodied and swollen, Manny Pacquiao and Mexican champion Juan Manuel Marquez fought to a thrilling 12-round split draw that left both sides disappointed. But more so Pacquiao who had knocked down the gutsy Mexican three times in the first round but could not finish him off i  Read Full Story >>>

Let People?s Champ?s people be the judge
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 10 May 2004
CHICAGO ? Two judges pulled the plug on a well deserved Manny Pacquiao victory yesterday, preventing Pacman from annexing the WBA and IBF featherweight belts. But before we puncture their heads with the imaginary bullet holes of our collective rage, let?s stop for a moment and examine the facts.   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez Survives Onslaught, Draws with Pacquiao
By Mike Sloan,, Mon, 10 May 2004
What we all witnessed last night in Las Vegas was clearly the best fight of 2004 thus far. Who would have thought that once Juan Manuel Marquez hit the deck for the third time in the first round that he?d last the round, let alone rally back against Manny Pacquiao and last the full twelve? It can (a  Read Full Story >>>

Judge admits Pacquiao error
BBC Sport, Mon, 10 May 2004
Judge Burt Clement has admitted he made a scoring error that cost Manny Pacquiao the WBA and IBF featherweight belts. Filipino Pacquiao drew with Mexico's Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas on Saturday. But Clement scored Pacquiao's three knockdown round 10-7 instead of 10-6 and the fight 113-11  Read Full Story >>>

Draw KOs Pacquiao bid
ABS-CBN News, Mon, 10 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao faced an opponent who just kept getting up and never gave up and despite knocking down Juan Manuel Marquez thrice in the first round, found himself settling for an unpopular draw, thus losing his chance at grabbing the Mexican?s world featherweight crowns. Marquez rallied from tho  Read Full Story >>>

Three Cheers for Judge, Bronx Cheer for Ratner
By Keith Terceira,, Mon, 10 May 2004
I never thought I?d see the day that one of these judges would stand up and admit to a scoring error but it is done. Run for cover the sky is falling. Mr. Clement admits to failing to give Manny Pacquiao a 10-6 round was an error in judgment and in the instructions he had received at some point from  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 10 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao, the featherweight ?People?s Champion? lived up to his billing as a legitimate sports hero on the PLDT Global pre-paid phone cards but his remarkable courage and incredible gallantry were not enough to overcome a badly swollen left hand suffered in the very first round when he decked   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez, Pacquiao brawl to draw
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Mon, 10 May 2004
The hangman was coming to send Juan Manuel Marquez to the gallows. Manny Pacquiao knocked down the WBA/IBF featherweight champion three times and nearly out in the first round of their highly anticipated fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday night. And only Marquez's desire allowed him to survive a  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez keeps titles, but shouldn't have fought on
By Royce Feour, Las Vegas Review Journal, Mon, 10 May 2004
It was an unbelievable fight. A wild and weird fight. It was a fight both boxers could say they should have won. Fittingly, it was scored a draw. Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao battled to a sensational draw in an outstanding 12-round featherweight title bout at the MGM Grand Gard  Read Full Story >>>

By Derek Bilton, (UK), Mon, 10 May 2004
It's been a busy few months on the boxing beat, particularly at heavyweight. Vitali Klitschko exacted a measure of family revenge as he captured the WBC heavyweight title by stopping Corrie Sanders, while a few weeks earlier brother Wladimir folded alarmingly after dominating Lamon Brewster, rai  Read Full Story >>>

Lets Be Real. A Draw Is Fair
By Richard McManus,, Mon, 10 May 2004
There was no robbery last night in Las Vegas, at least not at the MGM Grand in the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight. A draw was a fair decision. The 115-110 score in favor of Marquez is excessive. That score has Marquez winning 10 of 12 rounds with Pacquiao earning a 10-6 score in Round   Read Full Story >>>

Manny better fighter
ABS-CBN News, Mon, 10 May 2004
Manila Mayor Lito Atienza and Manila Sports Council (Masco) chairman Ali Atienza were extremely disappointed that the match between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez ended in a draw. ?How could they call it a draw when Manny was obviously the better fighter? He even knocked down Marquez thr  Read Full Story >>>

Many say Pacquiao won, some say judging was fair
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 10 May 2004
YESTERDAY?S result of the championship fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez drew howls from majority of Filipinos ? boxing aficionado or not. But there were also those, including some who watched the match at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, who believed it was a just decision.   Read Full Story >>>

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