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Barrera has to be at his best against Pac Man
By Ant Evans,, Sat, 15 Nov 2003
In an eagerly awaited and potentially brutal fight the world?s greatest featherweight, Marco Antonio Barrera, takes on the world?s greatest super-bantamweight, Manny Pacquiao, in a shootout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night. The fight has captured the imagination of the fan  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Barrera fans clash?on-line
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 15 Nov 2003
The war hasn?t begun, but battles are already being fought. On on-line forums, that is. The prelude to the Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera tiff has taken on an a ?digital twist,? as rabid fans of both camps have vigorously traded their two-cents in various on-line forums, drawing verbal battl  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao win-win plan a secret
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 15 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao, swearing he would capitalize on Marco Antonio Barrera's weaknesses, on Friday said he has perfected a win-win battle plan. He, however, kept mum when asked to bare specifics of his fight strategy. "They are confidential," Pacquiao maintained yesterday on the eve of the off  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao plans to attack early
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 15 Nov 2003
International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, the warrior from Mindanao, will wage war from the opening bell against Aztec warrior Marco Antonio Barrera in order to upset the rhythm of the featherweight king in their 12-round, nontitle ?Clash of the Titans.? The f  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera takes on Pacquiao on Saturday in San Antonio
Fox Sports, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO (Ticker) - With a possible rubber match against fellow Mexican Erik Morales looming, Marco Antonio Barrera cannot look ahead Saturday night when takes on Philippino southpaw Manny Pacquiao in a 12-round bout at the Alamodome. Widely considered the best featherweight in the world, desp  Read Full Story >>>

Ten Great Featherweight Fights
By Jason Probst,, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
The 126-pound division has an impressive history with a cast of personalities and legendary stylists that hold their own with any other class in boxing. Who knows? Maybe Saturday?s showdown between Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao will live up to the rich history of one of boxing?s oldest an  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera trying to head off brain surgery flap
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
Featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera is unfazed by the firestorm surrounding his fight with junior featherweight champ Manny Pacquiao. For Barrera (No. 1 USA TODAY, 57-3, 40 KOs), it's business as usual. But what is unusual about Saturday night's fight vs. Pacquiao (No. 3, 37-2-1, 29 KOs) in   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao ready for toughest fight!
By Christian Schmidt,, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
He is not going to be the fan favorite Saturday night at the Alamodome in San Antonio. Nor is he the betting favorite in Las Vegas sportsbooks. But many people believe IBF jr. featherweight world champion Manny Pacquiao (37-2-1 with 29 KOs) he poses a serious threat to featherweight king Marco Anton  Read Full Story >>>

‘I will beat Barrera for you all’
IBF champion Pacquiao makes prefight vow to Filipino fans in San Antonio

By Miramon Nuevo, The Manila Times, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas—International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao had his share of fans on Thursday when a big crowd of banner-waving Filipinos trooped to the press conference for his big fight Saturday with Marco Antonio Barrera. Cheering and laughing loudly an  Read Full Story >>>

Calm before the storm
Pacquiao, Barrera praise each other in presscon

By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas ? There were no bottle-throwing and trash-talking usually seen in press conferences leading to a huge fight. Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny Pacquiao, meeting face to face for the first time, were so nice and so courteous to each other, you?d think they will not try to break e  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera wary of Manny?s power
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
It was a packed house at La Villita in downtown San Antonio Wednesday as screaming fans came to support their boxing heroes. Rightly so, with a blockbuster event coming up at the Alamodome Saturday (Sunday in Manila), everything else takes a backseat with each one eagerly awaiting featherweight   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao deserves more than $350,000, says US trainer
By Rey Danseco, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
MANNY Pacquiao deserves a million-dollar payday in his fight with Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera on Nov. 15 (Sunday in Manila) at Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. By agreeing to a 350,000-dollar purse for Pacquiao, Rod Nazario and his American associates Murad Muhammad of M & M Sports had entere  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao deserves respect
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
MOST of the time, if not all of the time, boxing is hype. It's happening again. I refer to the Pacquiao fight on Sunday, which will be a Solar Sports TV spectacular of limitless possibilities specifically in megabuck potentials. Solar Sports, in case you still don't know, will carry the fight fr  Read Full Story >>>

Espinosa ?positive? about Pacquiao?s chances
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
Former two-time world champion Luisito ?Lindol? Espinosa is ?positive? about IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s chances of beating the top featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera when they collide in the ?Clash of the Titans? at the Alamadome in San Antonio on Sunday, Manila Time. In   Read Full Story >>>

My mind can?t be swayed
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
CHICAGO ? In the course of my many interviews with Manny Pacquiao, both in person and on the phone, I have become one of the millions who adore him. Of the several endearing qualities about him, nothing stands out more than his refusal to let fame and fortune wash away his humility. The absence of e  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao squares off with Barrera Sunday
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
THE rest of the country will be glued to their television sets Sunday morning, November 15, when reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquaio traded bombs with Mexican Antonio Barrera, widely acknowledged as the best featherweight boxer in the planet toda  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera-Pacquiao; Leija-Mena Full Press Conference Coverage; Murad Muhammed Says Pacquiao Told Him
By Carlos Kalinchuk,, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
Today in San Antonio, Oscar DelaHoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Murad Muhammed kicked off this weekend?s Main Event between ?The Baby Faced Assassin? Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao at the La Villita Assembly Hall with a Press Conference. The Press Conference was open to t  Read Full Story >>>

Health concerns won't halt bouts
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
One boxer has a plate in his head that he failed to disclose until confronted on the issue, while another underwent an MRI that indicated an abnormality was present. Yet Marco Antonio Barrera will fight Saturday in San Antonio and Jorge Paez is scheduled to fight Dec. 5 in Phoenix, in both cases   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera: I am going to win!
By Christian Schmidt,, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
He is the biggest boxing star in Mexico since the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez. Featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3) from Mexico City holds victories over some of the biggest names in the sport. Erik Morales, Johnny Tapia, Naseem Hamed, Kevin Kelley, Jesus Salud, and Kennedy McKinney   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera's skill should carry him Saturday
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera has a chance to become the best fighter in boxing Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. But it is far from a sure thing. Manny Pacquiao is his most lethal opponent since Erik Morales last June. Barrera steadily has climbed up boxing's pound-for-pound ladder since ho  Read Full Story >>>

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