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Philippine Boxing Report : Rodel Mayol
By Epifanio M. Almeda,, Mon, 26 Jan 2004
With Manny Pacquiao’s relinquishment of his IBF Super Bantamweight title, the Philippines is again left with no “official” world boxing champion. A few years back, the country celebrated in the fact that they had three reigning champions at one time in Manny Pacquiao (WBC Flywei  Read Full Story >>>

Old Pacquiao foe to seek Filipino's title
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 26 Jan 2004
THE ONLY fighter in the world who keeps on saying that Manny Pacquiao is ducking him will now vie for the Filipino's International Boxing Federation superbantamweight title. Lebanon-born Australian Nedal "Skinny" Hussein, the IBF No. 4 superbantam contender, will fight No. 1 Jose Luis Valbuena at  Read Full Story >>>

Is Pacquiao, a hungry fighter no more?
By Proc Maslog, MindaNews, Sun, 25 Jan 2004
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- In boxing, the more disciplined, determined and hungrier boxer almost always prevails in a fight between two boxers of equal talent. The hungrier boxer is more focused and draws extra strength from his determination to win. Such was the case in the fight between IBF Super b  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's next fight not yet final ? Murad
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 25 Jan 2004
CONTROVERSIAL American promoter Murad Muhammad clarified yesterday that nothing is definite yet with regards to the next fight of the universally recognized world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao. This in response to several internet reports claiming that Muhammad of the New   Read Full Story >>>

Florham Park, NJ, January 23, 2004 ? Since the beginning of the year, promoter Murad Muhammad, who handles superstar Manny Pacquiao, has been negotiating tirelessly for the Philippino?s next fight. He has had discussions with Golden Boy Promotions over a possible fight with WBC Super Bantamweight ch  Read Full Story >>>

HBO okays May fight for Manny
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sat, 24 Jan 2004
Murad Muhammad?s M&M Sports has secured an HBO date for uncrowned world featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in May with the controversial US promoter pursuing an explosive million-dollar matchup pitting the Filipino boxing hero against IBF/WBA featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez. Team Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao versus Marquez in May?
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 24 Jan 2004
IF plans do not miscarry, the next fight of the people?s world featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao will be held sometime in May possibly against World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico. reported that it has lea  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez battle looms again
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 24 Jan 2004
MANNY Pacquiao could get what he wants for his next big fight after all. Pacquiao, widely acclaimed as the universal featherweight boxing king, appears headed for a marquee US title bout in May against a rival he has been craving to beat. This came after his promoter in the United States, M  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera wants rematch before the year ends
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 24 Jan 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO has taken it easy the last few weeks, his time mostly spent outside the gym relaxing when not making appearances or shooting commercials. But he was up and about very early yesterday, wrapping up a jogging session before 7 a.m. "Medyo nawawala na kasi yung mga pan de sal ko sa ti  Read Full Story >>>

?I?ll fight Pacquiao even in Manila?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 24 Jan 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera, the legendary featherweight who suffered a crushing eleventh round TKO at the hands of Manny Pacquiao last Nov. 15 in San Antonio, Texas says he is prepared to fight Pacquiao in a rematch, even in the Philippines. James Blears of the popular Web site Boxing Scene reports th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to Watch Buddy Suico's Defense
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Fri, 23 Jan 2004
Universal featherweight king Manny Pacquiao is expected to make a personal appearance when the "Explosion at the Waterfront" card comes off the wraps on January 30 at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel. Promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud has informed that Pacquiao has already acceded to the invitation when h  Read Full Story >>>

Mission Manny
By James Blears,, Fri, 23 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao looms large in Marco Antonio Barrera?s career viewfinder, and the legendary Mexican says he wants a re-match before the end of this year. Chatting with some workmen at his gym in Mexico City, with his two year old son Marco Antonio Jr in tow, Marco is already slim, trim and fit, i  Read Full Story >>>

WBC to give Pacquiao mandatory title shot
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 23 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao will get a mandatory title shot at the winner of the World Boxing Council featherweight title bout between Michael Brodie and In-Jin Chi in March, according to WBC president Jose Sulaiman Sulaiman said Pacquiao is ?the WBC?s highest contender? and has therefore earned the right to  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao assured of lofty rating
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 23 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao has been assured of lofty ratings by the three recognized boxing governing bodies in their upcoming monthly rank-ings. In a separate e-mail communications with The Bulletin, high-ranking officials of both the World Boxing Association (WBA) and the International Boxing Federation (  Read Full Story >>>

GAB cites Pacquiao 2003 Boxer of the Year
By Terry C. Betonio, MindaNews, Thu, 22 Jan 2004
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY-- The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) has named International Boxing Federation (IBF) Super Bantamweight Champion Manny Pacquiao as its Boxer of the Year 2003 in its yearend ratings. The citation took into consideration the successful defense of Pacquiao”s IBF title aga  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 22 Jan 2004
Rod Nazario, the business manager of Manny Pacquiao said yesterday that promoter Murad Muhammad and HBO were zeroing in on a title fight for Pacquiao against WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez sometime in May or early June. Nazario told Manila Standard that he received a call from his son Robe  Read Full Story >>>

Larios out of Pacquiao equation
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Thu, 22 Jan 2004
Down to two? With Oscar Larios virtually out of the picture, Manny Pacquiao will only have to choose from two marquee names for his next opponent. The World Boxing Council yesterday scheduled Larios, the WBC super-bantamweight champion, in a title fight with fourth-ranked contender Shigeru N  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to receive championship belt from ?Ring? editor
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 22 Jan 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO will receive the coveted The Ring championship belt from the magazine?s editor in chief Nigel Collins next month in lavish ceremonies. This was revealed by American Ted Lerner, who is The Ring?s correspondent in the Philippines. "Everything?s all set except the date," Lerner to  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's next foe is the choice of HBO
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 22 Jan 2004
Wherever Home Box Office (HBO) leads it, Team Pacquiao is likely to follow the network?s lead. Amidst all the ring candidates that have stood up and sought his superstar ward?s head, business manager and acknowledged skipper of Team Pacquiao, Rod Nazario said that they are most likely to commit   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao draws wrath of the Latinos
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 21 Jan 2004
The wrath of Latin America is upon Manny Pacquiao. After accomplishing the impossible by defeating Marco Antonio Barrera, the region?s legendary featherweight champion last November, Pacquiao now has to deal with facing an armada of Mexican challengers itching to avenge Barrera?s loss and bring   Read Full Story >>>

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