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Murad vows to make Pacquiao a superstar
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 21 Jan 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad has vowed to make former International Boxing Federation champion Manny Pacquiao a superstar. In an e-mail to Manila Standard, Murad said: ?People need to know that I only want the best for Pacquiao and I will continue to work hard in making sure he becomes the superstar t  Read Full Story >>>

Magazine gives lavish praise to Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 21 Jan 2004
THE latest issue of The Ring magazine voted Manny Pacquiao as its Fighter of the Month for ?kicking Marco Antonio Barrera?s ass right there on HBO for the entire world to see,? wrote editor in chief Nigel Collins. Pacquiao landed on the cover of the publication regarded as the Bible of Boxing, b  Read Full Story >>>

WBC Chief OKs Pacquiao vs Larios
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 20 Jan 2004
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman certainly relishes the idea of having universal featherweight king Manny Pacquiao in his fold. Yesterday, Sulaiman informed this writer that he has no problem with a possible Manny Pacquiao clash with WBC super bantamweight champ Oscar "Chololo" Larios.   Read Full Story >>>

Finding that Achilles heel
By Inocentes A. Gulle, Sun.Star General Santos, Tue, 20 Jan 2004
An ancient Greek tale told of a great warrior, Achilles, who was said to be invulnerable to any weapon of his day. But unbeknownst to the general public, he can be killed if hit in the heel of his foot. An old crone, however, who knew his secret, told his enemy about this. Thereupon the fellow picke  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez pushed as next foe of Pacquiao
The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 20 Jan 2004
MEXICAN featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez is the choice of HBO Boxing as opponent for Filipino star Manny Pacquiao. This was revealed yesterday by Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario, who told the Bulletin that the Mexican jawcracker holds an edge over American Paulie Ayala and Mexi  Read Full Story >>>

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 >>>

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