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Pacquiao begins training
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 07 Jul 2004
Taking no chances in his planned rematch with legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao has begun training at the Wild Card Gym in Para?aque where he purchased a new, four-bedroom house which would put him in an ideal location to do his roadwork and to train ser Read Full Story >>>
WBA champ wants Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 07 Jul 2004
UNDEFEATED World Boxing Association featherweight champ Chris John of Indonesia says people's champion Manny Pacquiao is the best featherweight today and hopes to fight the Filipino ring hero soon.
John claimed the WBA belt in October 2003 after Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez -- who drew with Pacqu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: How really good?
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Wed, 07 Jul 2004
Just days ago, I saw a replay of the Manny-Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez world title fight and I began to rethink my assessment of Pacquiao as possibly the greatest Filipino fist-fighter ever. He was (at least in my mind) when he destroyed Marco Antonio Barrera in Texas last year. According to the Ri Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao powers PLDT Touchcard
Sun.Star General Santos, Tue, 06 Jul 2004
In celebration of the Filipino sporting spirit, PLDT has launched a series of collectible Touchcards featuring the power and passion of Philippine boxing's bright young hero, the people's champion Manny Pacquiao.
Boxing fans and avid Touchcards users can enjoy the limited edition long distance c Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to annotate Barrera-Ayala fight over RPN-9 on Sunday
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Sat, 03 Jul 2004
Reigning world featherweight king Manny Pacquiao will analyze the highlights of the Marco Antonio Barrera-Paulie Ayala match at 12 noon over RPN-9 Sunday, the 4th of July.
Pacquiao, whose team is currently on the negotiating table for a mega-rematch with erstwhile pound-for-pound king Barrera be Read Full Story >>>
By David Tyler, ringsports.com, Sat, 03 Jul 2004
?Freddie Roach is on the phone for you? yelled my teenage daughter. It was Saturday morning and my daughter was obviously upset that the phone had interrupted her beauty sleep. Freddie was returning my call about a Tyson and Pacquiao update. The conversation inspired me to check additional sources a Read Full Story >>>
Gym off-limits when Manny?s in
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 03 Jul 2004
LOS ANGELES ? If you?re looking for the Wild Card Gym on Vine Street just a few blocks away from Hollywood Boulevard, don?t expect to find a ritzy joint.
It?s the sweat shop where Manny Pacquiao trains in the US and where celebrities like Wesley Snipes, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Denzel Washington, Scot Read Full Story >>>
GABI TO CHALLENGE FOR WBC TITLE
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, Fri, 02 Jul 2004
Talented Diosdado "Prince" Gabi of Kidapawan City will attempt to become the next Filipino boxing star when he challenges World Boxing Council flyweight champ Pongsaklek Wongjongkam in Thailand on October 8.
The southpaw Gabi, currently ranked WBC no. 12 and holder of the WBC International title, Read Full Story >>>
Rematches among best fights on tap
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 01 Jul 2004
The attention for the rest of the boxing year will be centered on the Sept. 18 middleweight showdown between Bernard Hopkins and Oscar De La Hoya. Otherwise, the recurring theme for the next six months is "Rematch."
There are some intriguing return matches on the ledger for the second half of 20 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Marquez rematch off
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 01 Jul 2004
A REMATCH between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico within the year is out for good.
This developed after Mexican manager and trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain announced that International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Marquez wi Read Full Story >>>
Marquez afraid of Pacquiao?
The Philippine Star, Thu, 01 Jul 2004
Boasting that a rematch with Marco Antonio Barrera would produce the same result, Manny Pacquiao said he prefers to have a return bout with Juan Manuel Marquez although the WBA/IBF featherweight champion has been reluctant to fight the Filipino boxing hero in an immediate bout.
"He felt my power Read Full Story >>>
Barrera, Manny Part 2 ?won?t be any different?
Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 30 Jun 2004
LEGENDARY Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera got back into the elite boxing circle last Sunday looking like his old self as he took apart Paulie Ayala to re-ignite his career with a 10th round TKO. But was he ever gone in the first place?
According to Joey Knish of ibop.boxing.com, Barrera isn?t back Read Full Story >>>
Que Marquez Peleara el 18 de Septiembre
By Juan Carlos Gubi, Box-Latino.com, Wed, 30 Jun 2004
El manager Ignacio Berist?in dio a conocer que el campe?n pluma de la FIB y AMB, Juan Manuel M?rquez, va a exponer el 18 de septiembre, en la misma velada donde Oscar de la Hoya se medir? a Bernard Hopkins.
"A?n no es oficia Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao speaks to Doghouse Boxing
By Anthony Cocks, DogHouseBoxing.com, Tue, 29 Jun 2004
It's hard to believe that less than a year ago the name Manny Pacquiao was virtually unknown to American fight fans. The former flyweight and super bantamweight world champion had campaigned almost exclusively in his home Read Full Story >>>
DELADA WINS IN CAMIGUIN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
: RP no. 4 junior lightweight Dexter "Dinamita" Delada of the Wakee Salud Stable is back in his old winning ways, easily out-scoring veteran Julius Tarona over 10 rounds in a Mambajao, Camiguin card last Sunday (6/27/04) backed by the Philippine National Red Cross and Mayor Gogo Romualdo.
The lank Read Full Story >>>
FILIPINO PUG BIDS FOR WBO CROWN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Cadiz City boxer Rexon Flores will try to annex the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific Flyweight crown when he tangles with Thailand's Aree Phosuwungym of on July 21, 2004 in Parañaque City.
The break could not have come better for the Manila-based Flores, as this will be his fir Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera: The Road Back
By Craig Medaris, ko.sherdog.com, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Last Saturday night, Marco Antonio Barrera took his first step back towards regaining his foothold amongst the modern day greats. His dismantling of the once-dangerous and consistent pound-for-pound c Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s Barrera rematch a done deal
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Rod Nazario, business manager of featherweight People?s Champion said yesterday that a rematch with legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera is almost a done deal, saying he was ?90 to 95 percent sure the fight will take place.?
It seems the only problem is the fight date and venue.
With Oscar Read Full Story >>>
Champ impressed with ?new? Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO expects a tougher time if he gets to rumble with Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera in a rematch later this year. Moments after watching the delayed telecast of Barrera?s dismantling of Paulie Ayala on local television yesterday afternoon, Pacquiao said a return bout against the man he tor Read Full Story >>>
Can Manny Pacquiao save the world of Pinoy boxing?
By Juaniyo Y. Arcellana, Starweek Magazine, Sun, 27 Jun 2004
And can Pacquiao, sometimes also known as "Pacman" according to ring barkers from Las Vegas to Lerma, strike fear into the hearts of his opponents, including one or two Mexicans he has knocked down to the canvass at lea Read Full Story >>>