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Marquez vows fight to the death against Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco And Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
IT WAS certainly not love at first sight. In fact, several weeks before their May 8 title showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao has already earned the ire of Mexican world champion Juan Manuel Marquez – without really trying. Appearing in a press conference at   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez vows to defend titles to death
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
IN a hardline rhetoric, IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico declared that only death can deter him from surrendering his belts to Filipino ring superstar Manny Pacquiao when they mix it up in an explosive May 8 showdown, which will be televised live by HBO at the MGM Grand G  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao?s verbal salvo stings foe
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
Like the power his punches generate, Manny Pacquiao unleashed a verbal sortie on Mexican rival the first time they came face-to-face Wednesday and it didn?t sit well with Juan Manuel Marquez. "Marquez is a great fighter and I respect him as the champ. But I am a champ too!," said Pacquiao. "This  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, foe trade barbs at Las Vegas press con
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
THERE was no shortage of verbal tussles Thursday when Filipino champion Manny Pacquiao and WBA-IBF featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez met for the first time during a press conference launching their 12-round showdown on May 8 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez Manny?s doormat to Morales
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
Over my lifeless body. Reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez said Wednesday that only in death will he relinquish his belts to Filipino Manny Pacquiao, who despite the May 8 fight date is already making plans t  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao and Marquez meet in L.A.
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
The champion finally met his challenger. Battle lines have officially been drawn without much fanfare as Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico met face to face for the first time in a news conference held Thursday at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Accompanying the tw  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao impresses Roach in workouts
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 26 Mar 2004
The bravado of Manny Pacquiao appears to be rubbing off on ?Trainer of the Year? Freddie Roach. The wily mentor of World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez in Ignacio Beristain had earlier warned Pacquiao not to get carried away with all  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Says the Road to Greatness Goes Through Mexico
By David A. Avila,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004

LOS ANGELES - Like his namesake "Pac Man" wants to march through Mexico like a Filipino General Tecumseh Sherman. One more thing, he doesn't really care about the world titles. He knows the road to greatness for the smaller   
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Marquez vs Pacquiao: things heat up!
By Neil Kapin,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
On the evening of May 8th Juan Manuel Marquez defends his WBA and IBF featherweight titles against Manny Pacquaio at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Roy Jones Jr.?s rematch with Antonio Tarver one week later, and Oscar De La Hoya facing an impending execution against Bernard Hopkins in September will ce  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, Marquez good to go!
By William Trillo,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004

Bob Arum of Top Rank and Murad Muhammed have joined forces and will be putting on one of the biggest shows of the year as Manny Pacquiao (38-2-1-,29KO's), coming off a huge win, and world featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez  
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Freddie Roach: Pacquiao is Pushing Already
By Keith Terceira,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
Freddie was still at the Wild Card Gym when we talked this evening. Only five days into training and Roach reports that the concerns over late nights and pool games were of no consequence. Freddie filled me in on how James Toney?s injury was progressing along with how Virgil Hill was coming in the g  Read Full Story >>>

Roach: If He Wants to Fight, We'll Fight!
By Joe Rein,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
Applause is not something you hear at the Wild Card Gym, where James Toney, the Klitschko brothers, and Shane Mosley regularly train. But, a Nolan Ryan fastball exploding in a catcher?s mitt gets your attention. Every blurring salvo that Manny Pacquiao threw at Freddie Roach?s mitts didn?t land?  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Dreams of Hill's Greatness; Roach Pulls Him Back to Earth
By Winchell Campos,, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES, CA -- All soaked in sweat while doing the jump rope, Manny Pacquiao didn't have any inkling that the six-foot "oldie" beside him was a great world champion. Later, he joked with him atop the ring playing "tag" in a troika with strength and conditioning coach Justin Fortune in the final   Read Full Story >>>

Manny, other champs feted in Elorde Awards tonite
The Philippine Star, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
The greatest in Philippine pro boxing the year past and the personalities that produced what is considered the largest assembly so far of world and international champions gather tonight to receive the ultimate recognition ? the Gabriel "Flash" Elorde Annual Awards ? in formal rites at the Dusit Hot  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman may face Salido next if victorious against Marquez
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
RING Magazine featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao may defend his title against the lesser known Mexican Orlando Salido once he would be able to dethrone IBF/WBA 126-pound titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez in their May 8 showdown, which will be televised live by HBO at the MGM   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez readies big surprise for Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
IF YOU believe every word Juan Manuel Marquez’s trainer says, then Manny Pacquiao is probably headed for a major disaster. Upon learning that the Filipino featherweight arrived for training in Los Angeles just last week 11 pounds over the 126-lb. limit, Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain said Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez camp says Pacquiao in for big surprise
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Thu, 25 Mar 2004
Brace for the worst. This was the stern warning issued by the Juan Manuel Marquez camp Tuesday as the WBA/IBF featherweight champion sneered at Manny Pacquiao?s much-publicized prediction that he?ll knock out the Mexican fighter in three rounds of their keenly-awaited clash on May 8 at the MGM G  Read Full Story >>>

Beristain: Sad Reality awaits Pacquiao
By James Blears,, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
Ignacio Beristain, the wily manager of WBA and IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez is warning Manny Pacquiao not to get carried away with all the hype, following his victory over Marco Antonio Barrera.The ever observant Beristain noted that Manny arrived in the United States weighing 136   Read Full Story >>>

IBF OKs Pacquiao-Marquez!, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
The IBF has given its blessing to the May 8 featherweight showdown at the MGM Grand Resort in Las Vegas between recognized 126lb kingpin Manny Pacquiao and IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. The one stipulation is that if Pacquiao is victorious, he must face the leading available IB  Read Full Story >>>

Is Manny Pacquiao durable enough?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 24 Mar 2004
MANNY Pacquiao should be made to realize that his next fight could be decided on durability. I met with Pacquiao last week, two days before he departed for his California training camp. Hello, I said. Pacquiao did not answer. He instead held my right hand and pressed it against his abdomen  Read Full Story >>>

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