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FILIPINO PUG BIDS FOR WBO CROWN
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Boxing News, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Cadiz City boxer Rexon Flores will try to annex the vacant World Boxing Organization (WBO) Asia Pacific Flyweight crown when he tangles with Thailand's Aree Phosuwungym of on July 21, 2004 in Parañaque City.
The break could not have come better for the Manila-based Flores, as this will be his fir Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera: The Road Back
By Craig Medaris, ko.sherdog.com, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Last Saturday night, Marco Antonio Barrera took his first step back towards regaining his foothold amongst the modern day greats. His dismantling of the once-dangerous and consistent pound-for-pound c Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao?s Barrera rematch a done deal
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
Rod Nazario, business manager of featherweight People?s Champion said yesterday that a rematch with legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera is almost a done deal, saying he was ?90 to 95 percent sure the fight will take place.?
It seems the only problem is the fight date and venue.
With Oscar Read Full Story >>>
Champ impressed with ?new? Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 28 Jun 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO expects a tougher time if he gets to rumble with Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera in a rematch later this year. Moments after watching the delayed telecast of Barrera?s dismantling of Paulie Ayala on local television yesterday afternoon, Pacquiao said a return bout against the man he tor Read Full Story >>>
Can Manny Pacquiao save the world of Pinoy boxing?
By Juaniyo Y. Arcellana, Starweek Magazine, Sun, 27 Jun 2004
And can Pacquiao, sometimes also known as "Pacman" according to ring barkers from Las Vegas to Lerma, strike fear into the hearts of his opponents, including one or two Mexicans he has knocked down to the canvass at lea Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Barerra Promoters Agree to Rematch
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Sun, 27 Jun 2004
LOS ANGELES--Promoters of Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Mexican ring idol Marco Antonio Barrera have decided to take the next step leading to a dream rematch between the world's top two featherweights as soon as possible.
Murad Muhammad of M&M Sports and Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Pr Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera rematch in October?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 26 Jun 2004
Rod Nazario, business manager of featherweight People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao, said yesterday he wants the planned rematch with legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera in late September or early October.
He stressed that the November date proposed by Richard Schaeffer, CEO of Golden Boy Promoti Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to unveil ?05 SEAG battle cry
By Eddie Alinea, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 26 Jun 2004
Manny Pacquiao will lead in the unveiling of the battle cry and logo of the 2005 Southeast Asian Games during the Olympic Day Run tomorrow at the Roxas Blvd. Baywalk in Malate.
Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (Philsoc) members Tom Carrasco and Red Dumuk yesterday said the rites will se Read Full Story >>>
Barrera vs. Marquez: A Logical Match-Up
By Richard McManus, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 25 Jun 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera dispatched Paulie Ayala in their featherweight showdown last Saturday. He proved he still belongs in the ring with the best in the world. He proved he could still knock out a live, tough guy. He proved he could still dig to the body like the best in the world.
The Juan Manu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao in Thailand!
By Ray Wheatley, FightNews.com, Fri, 25 Jun 2004
People's featherweight champion Manny Pacquaio has arrived in Thailand for a vacation with is family. He met with Sompong Archanukrow, Deputy Manager of Channel Seven, and promoter Jimmy Chaichotchuang, who invited Pacquaio t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao on pay-per-view
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 25 Jun 2004
There have been many indications that Manny Pacquiao has made it to the big time -- the million-dollar contracts, the cable-network association and challenges from a few of the elite fighters in the world.
Another such indication could be a potential pay-per-view appearance later this year when Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Barrera on pay-per-view?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 25 Jun 2004
IF HBO, Golden Boy Promotions and M&M Sports agree, the Manny Pacquiao-Marco Antonio Barrera rematch will be shown on pay-per-view sometime in November, The Bulletin learned yesterday.
In the event all parties concur, this will mark the first time a Filipino boxer will headline a card on pay tele Read Full Story >>>
Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
By Jason Probst, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 24 Jun 2004
It was as though Manny Pacquiao had never happened.
Using his boxing skills and patient craft, Marco Antonio Barrera stopped Paulie Ayala Saturday night and re-established himself as a player in the featherweight divis Read Full Story >>>
Boxing lists rank best in the sport
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 24 Jun 2004
Last year's El Paso Times "Best of Boxing" list stirred up a variety of opinions. So here's a celebration of boxing's best -- 2004 edition:
The 2004 List
Pound for Pound: 1. Bernard Hopkins; 2. Floyd Mayweather; 3. Antonio Tarver; 4. Winky Wright; 5. Roy Jones Jr.; 6. Manny Pacquiao; 7. Juan Read Full Story >>>
Snowballing of support for Pacquiao tiff
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 24 Jun 2004
A concerted effort to help stage a second ?Thrilla in Manila? featuring a rematch between People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao and legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera is under way.
Promoter Murad Muhammad is negotiating with Barrera?s handlers ? Golden Boy Promotions of Oscar de la Hoya ? a Read Full Story >>>
Closer and closer to Pacquiao-Barrera II
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 23 Jun 2004
A GREAT win is a great win.
But there are victories that are etched indefinitely in the consciousness of spectators.
Here at home, that shrieking stoppage by Manny Pacquiao of the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera last year is a top candidate as the main event of main events in Philippine spor Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA PIDE REVANCHA A PACQUIAO
By Juan Carlos Gubi, Box-Latino.com, Wed, 23 Jun 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera da se?ales de vida...
Muchos cre?an que despu?s de la derrota que sufri? frente al filipino Manny Pacquiao, en noviembre del a?o pasado, deb?a irse del boxeo; sin embargo, con su victoria de este s?bado sob Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao likely to meet Barrera first
By Winneleo Campos and Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 23 Jun 2004
LOS ANGELES ? Promoter Murad Muhammad of M&M Sports and Richard Schaeffer of Golden Boy Promotions are set to start talks this week to explore the possibility of staging a grand rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico this year. Muhammad, Pacquiao?s promoter who is based i Read Full Story >>>
Marco will fight Manny next
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 23 Jun 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera is now aiming at a revenge re-match against Manny Pacquiao, but when it comes off, it?ll be a real dig deep challenge unlike his easy to predict destruction of a game but totally outgunned Paulie Ayala.
This win proved a few scant details. That Marco can still punch and exu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Barrera rematch in Manila being worked out
By Winchell Campos and Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Wed, 23 Jun 2004
WITH the rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Marco Antonio Barrera becoming brighter with each day, so too are the prospects of having the highly anticipated fight staged in Manila in front of the Filipino sports hero’s compatriots.
In Los Angeles, upon instructions of Rod Nazario, Pacquiao Read Full Story >>>