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IBF Convention Report: ?Does one point make a difference??
FightNews.com, Thu, 10 Jun 2004
The recent championship bout between IBF/WBA Champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao brought out one of the most interesting topics during the judging seminar. During this bout, the mistake of one judge cost Pacquiao the IBF and WBA crowns and prompted Lathan to address the matter in a topic Read Full Story >>>
'Fair but Firm' Joe Cortez this week on 'In This Corner!'
By James Smith, FightNews.com, Thu, 10 Jun 2004
In no other sport is the role of referee as important as it is in the sport of boxing where lives are truly on the line. The third man in the ring is literally in charge of the safety and welfare of the fighters as well as helping to control the battle taking place in the ring. Nobody does it better Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao still haunts Ledwaba
By Deon Potgieter, IBOPBoxing.com, Wed, 09 Jun 2004
Lehlohonolo ?Hands of stone? Ledwaba (35-2-1- 22ko?s) is an angry man. The former IBF and WBU junior featherweight and WBU featherweight world champion takes on the WBA International featherweight champion, S Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Marquez looms as ?spice? of De la Hoya-Hopkins
By Bong Pedralvez and Winneleo Campos, The Manila Times, Wed, 09 Jun 2004
WHICH is the bigger box-office draw: Manny Pacquiao versus Juan Manuel Marquez or Oscar de la Hoya versus Bernard Hopkins?
Apparently the former, according to Pacquiao?s business manager, Rod Nazario, which is why the rematch between the Filipino ring icon and the Mexican world champion might be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao still feeling pain
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 09 Jun 2004
It has been a month since the duel between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, but the talk of what-if?s, who the better fighter was and conspiracy theories cease to die.
Foremost among the ghosts hounding Pacquiao?s failed bid to wrest the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxin Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Tyson to Share One Training Camp
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Tue, 08 Jun 2004
"IRON" Mike Tyson, the former two-time heavyweight champ, and Manny Pacquiao, a two-division boxing icon, will share the same boot camp for about a month when they both train under Freddie Roach in Shelly Finkel's ultra-modern boxing gym in Arizona, USA.
The comebacking Tyson is scheduled to do Read Full Story >>>
The Arum influence
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 08 Jun 2004
Manny Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario has said on more than once occasion that he dislikes Top Rank president Bob Arum and is scared of him because he wields too much influence in Las Vegas and refers to what happened in the May 8 showdown between Pacquiao and World Boxing Association/Intern Read Full Story >>>
Ledwaba longing for rematch vs Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 07 Jun 2004
EX-CHAMP Lehlo Ledwaba still dreams of getting a rematch with the man who pulverized him into thin sheets three years ago at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The problem is Ledwaba?s not on Manny Pacquiao?s radar screen.
Ledwaba, 33, faces Spend Abazi of Denmark late this week in a bid to rescusci Read Full Story >>>
IBF cites Pacquiao excellence
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 06 Jun 2004
STRAIGHT FROM San Francisco, where the International Boxing Federation (IBF) is holding its 21st annual convention, commissioner Emmanuel Palabrica of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB) yesterday reported that the IBF presented a plaque to Manny Pacquiao for his excellent participation in three ti Read Full Story >>>
Ledwaba dreams of a re-match against Pacquiao
By David Isaacson, Sunday Times South Africa, Sun, 06 Jun 2004
Lehlohonolo Ledwaba, with only two fights in almost three years, still throws those awesome body blows.
And Ledwaba, nearly 33, plans to use them to dismantle Danish hero Spend Abazi in Copenhagen on Friday night.
Those short hooks - lefts and rights to the ribs - are crippling, and they cou Read Full Story >>>
Doghouse Boxing?s Pound-For-Pound Best of The Sport
By Alex Pierpaoli, DogHouseBoxing.com, Sat, 05 Jun 2004
Tied at 4. Manny Pacquiao?Juan Manuel Marquez?Tied as the two best fighters at featherweight until they have the chance to settle the score, Marquez and Pacquiao elevated each other with the brilliance of their 12 round draw. It doesn?t get much better than their fight of May 8. Watching it the firs Read Full Story >>>
Knockout a must
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 05 Jun 2004
I HAVE always had this fear: If a Filipino boxer fights abroad and the fight lasts the distance, he would lose on points. If not, he would settle for a draw, the way Manny Pacquiao did in his last fight-against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.
Pardon me, but up to now, I still can't acce Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ?In This Corner!?
FightNews.com, Fri, 04 Jun 2004
2-Time World Champion Manny Pacquiao will be tonight's guest on In This Corner with James Smith, which can be viewed nationally on Direct TV (CH 626) and Dish Network (CH 432) on the Empire Sports Network Thursday at 10 PM EST.
Smitty talks with Manny about growing up in poverty in The Philippin Read Full Story >>>
Z in Pacquiao undercard?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 04 Jun 2004
Things are looking up for Z ?The Dream? Gorres, the Philippines? no. 1 super flyweight, who is rated no. 2 by the Orient Pacific Boxing Federation, following his impressive performance in Seoul last Monday when he scored a smashing second-round TKO over Korean super bantamweight Yuh Chul Yuh.
Wor Read Full Story >>>
Working hard, doing it right
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 02 Jun 2004
IT'S doubly clear now why Rod Nazario is trying to avoid Las Vegas the way a bus traveler abhors a clogged, unwashed road toilet.
Because Las Vegas stinks to high heavens, as far as Manny Pacquiao's business manager is concerned.
Las Vegas is a big, rotten punch below the belt.
No, Nazari Read Full Story >>>
GORRES, DOMINGO WINS IN KOREA!
Philippine Boxing News, Tue, 01 Jun 2004
Mike Domingo (20-12-3) defeated WBC #11 bantamweight Seongsok, Chae (8-1) Monday (5/31/04) at the Buchun University-Gymnasium in Kyunggi-do, South Korea. Domingo dropped Chae in round three en route to a 97-95, 96-94, 95-94 unanimous decision win. In other action, super bantamweight prospect Z 'Boom Read Full Story >>>
'The Pac Man' Manny Pacquiao this week on 'In This Corner!'
By James Smith, FightNews.com, Tue, 01 Jun 2004
There is no doubt that Philippine Boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao is one of the most exciting fighters in boxing today. The fearless, quick-fisted, hard punching featherweight who always seems to be wearing a smile has captured much of the imagination of the boxing public with tremendous talent in t Read Full Story >>>
Vegas giving Nazario nightmares
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 01 Jun 2004
ROD NAZARIO, Manny Pacquiao?s business manager, is having sleepless nights just thinking they are going back to Las Vegas to fight Juan Manuel Marquez a second time.
It?s just not his kind of town.
Nazario wants to make it known that he doesn?t like the idea of bringing Pacquiao to Las Vegas Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Marquez II fight date bared soon
The Philippine Star, Mon, 31 May 2004
The keenly-awaited rematch between boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez is expected to be announced in a week or two, according to Pacquiao?s US promoter Murad Muhammad.
In an interview with the Filipino champ?s popular website mannypacquiao.ph, Muhammad said a con Read Full Story >>>
JACA LOST OPBF BELT!
Philippine Boxing News, Sun, 30 May 2004
Anything can happen in the ring. Unheralded Yasuo Kunimi (15-5-4, 6 KOs), 121.5, Japan, surprisingly captured the OPBF 122-pound belt as he beautifully knocked out previously unbeaten WBC #5 ranked Jimrex Jaca (21-1, 9 KOs), 125.5, with a wicked body shot at 1:50 of the seventh round on Sunday night Read Full Story >>>