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Pacquiao-Marquez fight off?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 11 Jan 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO is going to square off with Mexican icon Erik Morales in a megabuck showdown on March 19 on HBO pay-per-view following the collapse of negotiations for a rematch between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez on Feb. 26, several boxing websites reported yesterday.
Las Vegas is being eyed Read Full Story >>>
Manny dumps Marquez for Morales?
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Tue, 11 Jan 2005
With Juan Manuel Marquez insisting on a $1.5 million purse demand for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, handlers of the Filipino boxing champion has reportedly shifted its sights on Erik Morales for a possible March 19 match on HBO?s pay-per-view.
News of the Pacquiao-Morales fight flooded the vari Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES PLANNED FOR MARCH 19!!!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
In a major development in the light of Juan Manuel Marquez's continued insistence on a $1.5 Million purse, organizers are now reportedly willing to go straight into a more juicy and lucrative match-up involving two titans, as reigning Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao is now penciled i Read Full Story >>>
Agreement could put Golden Boy in a bind
By Steve Kim, ESPN.com, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
Erik Morales will take on Manny Pacquiao on March 19 in a pay-per-view fight to be broadcast on HBO, sources said Sunday night.
There had been much speculation as to who Pacquiao would be fighting next. Most believed that the Filipino star would be facing Juan Manuel Marquez in a highly anticipat Read Full Story >>>
'El Terrible' to Tackle 'the Pac Man' on March 19th
DogHouseBoxing.com, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
Various sources have told MaxBoxing that on March 19th Erik Morales will take on Manny Pacquiao on HBO Pay-Per-View.
There had been much speculation as to just who Pacquiao would be fighting next. Many believed that the Filipino superstar would face Juan Manuel Marquez in a highly anticipated rem Read Full Story >>>
In The Works And Looking Good: Morales-Pacquiao HBO PPV March 19!
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
After El Nuevo Dia first reported the collapse of the eagerly anticipated Feb. 26 battle for featherweight supremacy between featherweight king Manny Pacquiao and WBA/IBF featherweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez last week, everyone in boxing was wondering what Pacquiao's next move was going to be. Wo Read Full Story >>>
Get, while the getting is good!
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
REPORT says Marquez threatens to back out from his scheduled fight with Manny Pacquiao in February, unless they increase his purse to $1.5 million. Marquez is allegedly irked at being given less than they are giving Manny. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum and company, are allegedly putting up only $750,00 Read Full Story >>>
All set for Paquiao, Rosales coronation
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
THE spotlight falls on Jennifer Rosales and Manny Pacquiao come the Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Annual Awards Night, the way it did when the two made headlines in the year just passed.
The stylish Filipina golfer and the hardpunching Filipino southpaw have been named as Sporstwoman Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: 'Good Times Are Over, Now I Need To Sacrifice'
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao told Viva Sports/Manila Standard prior to his departure for Los Angeles aboard a Philippine Airlines flight Saturday night that ?the days of good times are over, now I need to sacrifice? for the planned rematch with WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Mar Read Full Story >>>
Why You're Going To Like 2005
By Chris Ireland, EastSideBoxing.com, Mon, 10 Jan 2005
There's an old saying for boxing fans: There's good years, and then there's better years. 2004 was a good year, and it already appears that 2005 will be a better year. Let me rephrase that: 2004 was a bad year, and 2005 should be pretty darned good. Last year we watched aging legends decay in the ri Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has finally left for the U.S.
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 09 Jan 2005
BY THE time Manny Pacquiao reports for training at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood on Tuesday (Monday in the US), there would only be a little over 40 days to get him in razor-sharp form for the rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez set Feb. 26 in glitzy Las Vegas.
A few days before he jumps in Read Full Story >>>
Marquez tells Pacquiao to get ready for big war
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 09 Jan 2005
International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico boldly declared that his second fight against Filipino ring star Manny Pacquiao will be a war.
Marquez expressed doubts though on Pacquiao?s readiness to challenge him anew, prompting Read Full Story >>>
Fans want to watch Pacquiao-Marquez
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 08 Jan 2005
MEXICAN Juan Manuel Marquez, who is stalling on a contract for a rematch with Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao over a purse dispute, may want to take heed.
People around the world want to watch that fight.
An online poll conducted by ESPN showed that the Feb. 26 rematch is considered by fans Read Full Story >>>
Boxing?s big stories in 2004
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 08 Jan 2005
There were peaks and valleys in Philippine boxing last year. But whatever the news, it was consensus world featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao who hogged the spotlight as the country?s living symbol of hope.
Pacquiao, 26, was in the headlines for anything he did or didn?t do. He took a trip to Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, 11 others feted
Sun.Star Davao, Sat, 08 Jan 2005
ELEVEN outstanding athletes and sports personalities led by Ring Magazine People's Featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao were honored by the city government for their outstanding fete in 2004.
Pacquiao was given P30,000 cash for his 4th round demolition of Thai boxer Fahsan 3K Battery while his Read Full Story >>>
Marquez: Pacquiao is all talk
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 08 Jan 2005
World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has had a hearty laugh over claims by Ring Magazine champion Manny Pacquiao that the fight would be like going up against a nightclub bouncer, saying ?Manny?s talk means nothing. Backing it up in the Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Wants No Excuses
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 07 Jan 2005
As rumors gather pace about a casual, even cavalier approach by Manny Pacquiao to the hard grind of training to peak fitness for the fight of his life, his impending opponent WBA and IBF Champion Juan Manuel Marquez says that any last minute injury excuse from an under prepared Manny wouldn?t cut mu Read Full Story >>>
ESPN Poll: Pacquiao-Marquez rematch is front-runner
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Fri, 07 Jan 2005
The somewhat cloudy prospect of the February 26 showdown between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez yesterday took a positive turn following a credible on-line poll conducted by ESPN showed that the match-up is actually considered by fans across the globe as the most-anticipated bout in the earl Read Full Story >>>
Barrera vs. Morales III claims title for best bout
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, Fri, 07 Jan 2005
Marco Antonio Barrera W12 Erik Morales: A raging, passionate personal hatred helped fuel the third, sizzling installment of one of the all-time great trilogies. Even the most hardened ringside observers could only watch in awe as Barrera and Morales went at each other with furious intent, harkening Read Full Story >>>
BoxingScene's Best of 2004
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 07 Jan 2005
The final votes for the best of 2004 are in and have been tallied up. The votes that were tallied for the winners in each individual category come from the whole team at BoxingScene.com. The results will be broken down by category and there will be some commentary from various members of the BoxingS Read Full Story >>>