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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 >>>
For Marco Antonio Barrera - Too Bad Paulie Isn't PacMan
By Joey Knish, IBOPBoxing.com, Tue, 22 Jun 2004
While Marco Antonio Barrera seemed to be his old self in breaking down Paulie Ayala this past Saturday, let?s not forget it was Ayala in that ring and not Manny Pacquiao. Before answering whether or Read Full Story >>>
Barrera dares Pacquiao
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 22 Jun 2004
LOS ANGELES ? Marco Antonio Barrera was once known as the Baby-Faced Assassin. Today, he?s no longer baby-faced. The Mexican is more like battle-scarred. And as for being an assassin, Barrera is hardly the frightening gladiator he used to be.
Manny Pacquiao turned Barrera?s world upside down whe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao not on top of Barrera?s list
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 22 Jun 2004
COMEBACKING Mexican gladiator Marco Antonio Barrera ?punched his way back into the big-fight landscape? after his 10th-round stoppage of Paulie Ayala in Carson, California, Dan Rafael wrote in the widely-read broadsheet USA Today.
But it doesn?t mean Barrera?s next fight is going to be an eagerly Read Full Story >>>
Arenas wants to organize Pacquiao bout
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 22 Jun 2004
Socialite and philanthropist Baby Arenas, whose penchant for staging high-profile events and earning plaudits for her efforts, is interested in staging the possible rematch between People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao and legendary Mexican featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera.
This was confirmed by Pa Read Full Story >>>
Barrera jumps back into featherweight mix
By Tim Smith, New York Daily News, Tue, 22 Jun 2004
CARSON, CALIF. - Marco Antonio Barrera and Paulie Ayala knew what the stakes were when they stepped into the ring against each other at the Home Depot Center on Saturday night. The loser would slip into irrelevance and the winner would go on to bigger paydays. Barrera took a giant step forward.
Wit Read Full Story >>>
Year of the Filipino Fighters
By David A. Avila, MaxBoxing.com, Mon, 21 Jun 2004
MONTEBELLO, CA.-You might call this the Year of the Filipino fighters.
First it was Manny Pacquiao and now we have the Donaire brothers.
Before a standing room crowd at the Quiet Cannon, Nonito and Glenn Donaire brought their lightning firepower to Southern California against respectable compe Read Full Story >>>
HBO keen on Barrera
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Mon, 21 Jun 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera?s resounding victory over Paulie Ayala Sunday meant only one thing: it officially paves the way for serious negotiations for an upcoming rematch between Barrera and Manny Pacquiao.
And none other than Home Box Office (HBO) is allegedly ?interested? in staging the rematch be Read Full Story >>>
Barrera rips Ayala, wants Manny next
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 21 Jun 2004
Legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera exacted all his bitterness over his devastating 11th-round loss to People?s Champion Manny Pacquiao on a hapless former world bantamweight champion and Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year Paulie Ayala, as he scored an awesome 10th-round TKO victory.
He Read Full Story >>>
Barrera dismisses Ayala; ?Pacman next?
Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 21 Jun 2004
FORMER featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera quickly regained the glory Manny Pacquiao beat out of him as he impressively dismantled Paulie Ayala through a 10th round TKO yesterday at the Home Depot Center in Carson City, California.
After the match, Barrera immediately issued a rematch to th Read Full Story >>>
Barrera KOs Ayala, Wants Pacquiao Rematch
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Sun, 20 Jun 2004
LOS ANGELES -- Former featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera overwhelmed, outfought and knocked out Paulie Ayala in the 10th round and immediately issued a rematch challenge to the man who took his crown away—Manny Pacquiao—and soon.
Barrera, who brought back throngs of wildly-cheering Mex Read Full Story >>>
Marquez vs Pacquiao: This had to be illegal
By Joe Rein, FightWorld.us, Sun, 20 Jun 2004
In an instant, everything a fight fan lives for was happening ? magnificent doesn?t begin to cover it.
A near-capacity crowd at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas was one roar, rocking the building, threatening to shake loose Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera knocks out Paulie Ayala
By Associated Press, canada.com, Sun, 20 Jun 2004
CARSON, Calif. (AP) - Marco Antonio Barrera knocked out Paulie Ayala in the ninth round of a featherweight fight between two former champions Saturday night.
A right hand by Barrera sent Ayala Read Full Story >>>
BARRERA TKO AYALA IN 10TH!
FightNews.com, Sun, 20 Jun 2004
In his first bout since his loss to Manny Pacquiao, featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera showed he is still at the elite level by stopping former world champion Paulie Ayala in round ten Saturday night at Home Depot Center in Carson, California. It was a tactical match in which Barrera (58-4, 40 KOs) Read Full Story >>>
Steward picks Pacquiao if rematch on
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Jun 2004
DETROIT ? Former world boxing champion Tommy (Hitman) Hearns and his long-time trainer Emanuel Steward of the fabled Kronk stable were special courtside guests in Game 5 of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Finals at the Palace in Auburn Hills last Tuesday.
Hearns and Steward, who live i Read Full Story >>>