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Pacquiao-Morales tiff Nov. 6
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 24 Aug 2004
WITH MEXICAN Marco Antonio Barrera backing out, the road is now paved for a megabuck clash at super-featherweight between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales, another Mexican hotshot who holds the World Boxing Council (WBC) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) 130-lb crowns.
The proposed date is Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to grace cover of ?K.O.? mag
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 24 Aug 2004
One is the current toast in boxing. The other, an obscure basketball player raised on the US East Coast.
Filipino athletes are getting due recognition from American publications.
Manny Pacquiao will grace the cover of KO, one of the respected boxing magazines in the US.
Another Filipino Read Full Story >>>
It is More Blessed to Give
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Sat, 21 Aug 2004
Don't get me wrong. I'm not writing on the biblical saying "It is more blessed to give than to receive," which has practical application to quality punches landed in the ring. Let's just borrow the first six words and add others to make it "It is more blessed to give one's best in boxing." By the wa Read Full Story >>>
Bautista likened to Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 19 Aug 2004
CEBU City ? Rey ?Boom Boom? Bautista thrilled a huge crowd of fight fans in this cradle of champions with a spectacular second-round knockout of rugged and game challenger Saengsak Singmanassak of Thailand to win the World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantamweight title at the Mandaue Sports and Read Full Story >>>
Arum keen on Morales vs Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 18 Aug 2004
A MEMBER of Manny Pacquiao?s inner circle told the Bulletin that promoter Bob Arum is trying to move heaven and earth in having his boxer, Erik Morales, face Marco Antonio Barrera, instead of Barrera meeting Manny Pacquiao on a November 27 pay-per-view show.
"Barrera personally wants to meet Man Read Full Story >>>
What Manny Pacquiao is to the Filipino?
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 17 Aug 2004
After his 4th round demolition of Mexican challenger Gabriel Mira to successfully defend his WBC Flyweight Title before his countrymen in early 1999, "Manny Pacquiao" became a by-word even to non-boxing buffs and the young.
The host of a local TV programs asked his guests, a couple who brought w Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera: Pacquiao Rematch About Revenge
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Mon, 16 Aug 2004
Fans had written Marco Antonio Barrera off the map after he was dominated by Manny Pacquiao last November. Some experts felt that Barrera had gotten old and should hang up the gloves. Even Barrera's trainer said after the Pacquiao fight that he did not want Marco to fight again. Marco not only came Read Full Story >>>
Barrera vows revenge versus Pacquiao
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Mon, 16 Aug 2004
Exactly one year after he was demolished by Manny Pacquiao at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Mexican legend Marco Antonio Barrera vowed that his keenly-awaited rematch on Nov. 27 with the Filipino boxing champion will be an entirely different thing.
For the former world featherweight king, it wil Read Full Story >>>
Murad says its Pacquiao vs Barrera Nov. 27
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Sun, 15 Aug 2004
Dethroned pound-for-pound featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera would rather settle an old score with Manny Pacquiao than face Erik Morales for the third time.
This was revealed yesterday by Pacquiao?s American promoter Murad Muhammad, who informed boxing website Boxingtalk that ?based on his Read Full Story >>>
Murad Says It's Pacquiao-Barrera II
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Sun, 15 Aug 2004
Manny Pacquiao's promoter Murad Muhammad told Boxingtalk.com that based on his discussions with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaeffer, he believes Team Marco Antonio Barerra is leaning towards the Pacquiao rematch over a third fight will fellow Mexican legend Erik Morales. Muhammad said the bo Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Suspected reporter's killer not my bodyguard
By Allen V. Estabillo, MindaNews, Sun, 15 Aug 2004
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -? World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao today retracted an earlier statement he made that the prime suspect in the killing of GMA Super Radyo reporter Jonathan Abayon was a part-time bodyguard of his, and he also appealed to the media to stop the verbal attacks against him, as ?G Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao denies anew any link to slay of radio reporter
By Bong Reblando, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 15 Aug 2004
GENERAL SANTOS CITY ? World boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said anew here that he is not involved in any way with the murder of GMA 7 radio reporter Jonathan Abayon.
Pacquiao aired the clarification amid persistent public belief that the champion was linked to or had knowledge of the Aug. 8 guns Read Full Story >>>
Hoye, Mesi, Hopkins, Pacquiao and More
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Sun, 15 Aug 2004
Unbeaten Detroit light-heavyweight Rico "Suave" Hoye (17-0, 14 KOs) is set to meet Montell "Ice") Griffin (46-4, 29 KOs) as he takes a step closer to a world title shot when he fights on ShoBox at the Kewadin Casino in Sault Ste. Marie on Sept. 16. The winner will be the mandatory for the winner of Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA ES SOLAMENTE UNO MAS EN MI LISTA: MORALES
By Leopoldo Gonzalez, BoxLatino.com, Sat, 14 Aug 2004
El peleador Marco Barrera, es solamente uno m?s en la lista de rivales que el triple campe?n mundial Erik Morales, podr?a enfrentar el 6 ? 26 de noviembre en Las Vegas, EU, en fecha que la televisora HBO tiene reservada para el Read Full Story >>>
Arum entices Marco to fight Morales first
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 14 Aug 2004
Top Rank president Bob Arum is reportedly trying to undercut the planned Nov. 27 rematch between featherweight People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao by enticing the legendary Mexican featherweight to fight super featherweight champion Erik Morales in a deciding third fight between the two.
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MORALES-BARRERA III ?EN NOVIMEBRE?
By Salvador Martínez, BoxLatino.com, Sat, 14 Aug 2004
En el campamento de Marco Antonio Barrera se inform? hoy que su promotor Oscar De la Hoya busca hacer co promoci?n con la empresa Top Rank, para llevar a la realidad un tercer combate entre el ex campe?n mundial supergallo de la OMB, y el actual monarca mundial superpluma del Consejo Mundial de Boxe Read Full Story >>>
MARQUEZ Y RUBIO EL 18 DE SEPTIEMBRE
By Ricardo Jimínez, Boxing Monthly, Sat, 14 Aug 2004
El monarca pluma de la Federaci?n Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) y de la Asociaci?n Mundial de Boxeo (AMB), Juan Manuel M?rquez, expondr? sus coronas el 18 de septiembre en la funci?n "Choque Hist?rico" que encabezar?n Oscar De la Hoya y Bernard Hopkins.
M?rquez cambiar? golpes con su compatriota Read Full Story >>>
Interview with Ignacio ''Nacho'' Beristain
By Ricardo Lois, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 13 Aug 2004
Legendary Trainer Speaks on the Future of the Marquez Brothers
Ignacio Beristain, one of the best trainers in professional boxing, took the time to inform the public of his plans for the crown jewels of his stable: Juan Manuel Marquez and Rafael Marquez. Along with insight to the one of the best Read Full Story >>>
Back to the Routine for Freddie Roach
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 12 Aug 2004
After spending the better part of the summer on Planet Tyson at the Central Boxing Club in Phoenix, Arizona, Freddie Roach is now back to the familiar confines of his Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California.
More than any fighter, Mike Tyson lives a fishbowl existence that very few citizen Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera to Return in November
By Ricardo Lois, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 11 Aug 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera will return to the ring on November 28th according to sources close to the Mexican boxing star. While other reports have indicated that Barrera would be facing Manny Pacquiao in a rematch of their November 15th, 2003 bout, no specific opponent has been determined.
This Frid Read Full Story >>>