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The Murad Muhammad Chronicles: Toothless Tiger
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 19 Jan 2004
The Final of a multi-part series. The Muhammad Ali Boxing Reform Boxing Reform Act which was approved by the Senate in 2000 with the strong backing of Sen. John McCain, the Chairman of the Commission on Commerce, Science and Transportation, was supposed to help prevent what happened to Manny Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Larios may be tapped to avenge Barrera setback
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 19 Jan 2004
FORMER world featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera is so highly revered in Mexico he seems to be approaching sainthood. But that was before Barrera was pulverized into smithereens by Filipino Manny Pacquiao last November in San Antonio, Texas. And because of the terrible beating Barrera g  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 19 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario said yesterday he had instructed his son Roberto who handles his business affairs in the US to tell trainer Freddie Roach and promoter Murad Muhammad to ?stop talking? so Team Pacquiao could focus on the 25 year old Filipino?s next fight following his No  Read Full Story >>>

Champ makes Ring?s pound-for-pound list
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 19 Jan 2004
ONLY die-hard local fight fans shell out a few hundred bucks to get a copy of boxing publications like KO, World Boxing, Boxing Illustrated and The Ring. But if local distributors of imported magazines take this cue, they will make a killing in selling the latest issue of The Ring magazine sin  Read Full Story >>>

Investigation could help boxing
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Mon, 19 Jan 2004
Boxing is under investigation again, and I say dat's great. Throw da bums out. The sport should welcome the FBI's recent raid on promoter Bob Arum's Las Vegas offices with open minds, if not open books. It's a chance to weed out some of the bad elements so the good ones will be that much stro  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to earn $1m from Ayala bout
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 18 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao?s handlers have decided to go after former world super bantamweight champion and Ring Magazine ?Fighter of the Year? Paulie Ayala before taking on World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Na  Read Full Story >>>

The Murad Muhammad Chronicles: Razor Cuts
By Steve Kim,, Sat, 17 Jan 2004
Part V of a multi-part series. Murad Muhammad was asked why he gave Manny Pacquiao this supposed $60,000 'bonus' in the wake of his fighter?s big win over Marco Antonio Barrera. The promoter answered: "Because I'm a good guy." He would then talk of his bringing Razor Ruddock to tears before hi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao relinquishes IBF title
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 17 Jan 2004
The Philippines was left without a world boxing champion once more when Manny Pacquiao yielded his International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight title yesterday and paved the way for leading available contender Jose Luis Valbuena to face Israel Vasquez for the vacant throne. Pacquiao g  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gives up IBF title
By Rey Danseco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 17 Jan 2004
FILIPINO boxing hero Manny Pacquiao has given up the International Boxing Federation (IBF) superbantamweight title so he can work on a megabuck fight against unified world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico. American Murad Muhammad of M & M Sports, Pacquiao's promoter in the Uni  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao relinquishes IBF title
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 17 Jan 2004
In a last-minute decision, handlers of International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao decided late Thursday not to push through with a planned purse bid of $250,000 for a mandatory defense against top-rated contender Jose Luis Valbuena. Instead, they relinquished the  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to step up
BBC Sport, Sat, 17 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao, who beat the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera last November, has relinquished his IBF super-bantamweight belt. The Filipino stopped Barrera for the first time in the Mexican's career and will now concentrate his efforts on the more high-profile featherweight division. "I was a p  Read Full Story >>>

By Keith Terceira,, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
Florham Park, NJ, January 15, 2004 ? Superstar Manny Pacquiao, fresh off the biggest victory of his career against the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera last November, has made it official that he is relinquishing his IBF Jr. Featherweight crown, effective immediately, as of this morning, Jan. 15, 200  Read Full Story >>>

The packaging of Pacquiao
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
WHAT do you know about boxing? I ask you that in the wake of numerous reports about Manny Pacquiao's career. You'll be a jerk if you say Pacquiao is not the country's most famous boxer today. He has become the idol of millions, not only in the Philippines but also in the entire universe. Tha  Read Full Story >>>

Murad Muhammad and JAB Meet over Pacquiao Papers
By Keith Terceira,, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
Immediately after reports started surfacing that Freddie Roach had threatened to leave the Pacquaio camp because of non-payment of the correct percentage of training fee?s and the supposed unfair treatment of Pacquiao by Muhammad , JAB (Joint Association of Boxers) contacted us and jumped in to take  Read Full Story >>>

IBF Answers Question on Pacquiao
By Keith Terceira,, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
IBF has sent to us an explanation as to the payment of $20,000 from the Pacquiao-Barrera purse. It give us an understanding as to the sanctioning rules and the requirements under IBF rules. Slowly, answers are coming forth to show this entire thing is the result of trainers, fighters and media tryin  Read Full Story >>>

Nazario joins IBF purse bid
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario isn?t prepared to give up the Filipino southpaw?s 122-pound title just yet and yesterday instructed his son Roberto, who is based in San Francisco, to join the purse bid ordered by the International Boxing Federation before the Jan. 16 deadline. Nazar  Read Full Story >>>

Champ to submit purse bid after all
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Fri, 16 Jan 2004
Caught in the middle of the raging word war between his trusted American trainer Freddie Roach and astute US promoter Murad Muhammad, Manny Pacquiao yesterday put some semblance of order into his "suddenly confusing" boxing career. Sources in Team Pacquiao told The STAR last night that the Filip  Read Full Story >>>

The Murad Muhammad Chronicles: Tug of War
By Steve Kim,, Thu, 15 Jan 2004
After spending the first six years of his professional career largely based in his home country of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao and his management were prepared to spread their wings and come to America by the spring of 2001. Rod Nazario was in charge of negotiating Pacquiao's bouts in the Uni  Read Full Story >>>

Ring Magazine: Pacquiao is best featherweight
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 15 Jan 2004
MANNY Pacquiao is now the best featherweight boxer in the planet. The General Santos City-based conqueror of Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera has been given that lofty rating by the prestigious The Ring Magazine in its latest pound-for-pound rankings released Wednesday. Considered the   Read Full Story >>>

Roach: I?m out of Manny?s team
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Thu, 15 Jan 2004
Noted American boxing trainer Freddie Roach yesterday maintained he?s out of Team Pacquiao and will no longer work with Manny Pacquiao as long as he continues "to allow himself to get robbed blind" by US promoter Murad Muhammad. Denying reports that he has returned to the Filipino champion?s cam  Read Full Story >>>

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