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Nevada Commission junks Manny Pacquiao protest
By Dennis Principe, EastSideBoxing.com, Sat, 15 May 2004
THE Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) yesterday junked the formal protest filed by Filipino boxing kingpin Manny Pacquiao regarding his controversial 12-round split draw verdict versus world Featheweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez. NSAC Attorney General Brian Sandoval immediately responded t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Protest Rejected!
FightNews.com, Fri, 14 May 2004
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has rejected a protest lodged by Team Pacquiao over last Saturday's fight with Juan Manuel Marquez. In a letter written by Attorney General Brian Sandoval to attorney Lamont Jones, who is representing Pacquiao/M&M Sports, read in part:
"While I understand your Read Full Story >>>
En agosto: MARQUEZ VA CONTRA SALIDO
By Salvador Martínez, Box-Latino.com, Fri, 14 May 2004
El campe?n mundial pluma de la FIB y la AMB, Juan Manuel M?rquez, anunci? que su siguiente pelea ser? contra el sonorense Orlando Salido, el cual acaba de ser designado retador oficial por la Federaci?n Internacional de Boxeo.
La empresa Top Rank inform? al manejador Ignacio Berist?in que esa es Read Full Story >>>
MURAD SAYS HE'S GOT AN ACE ON PACQUIAO'S PROTEST
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 14 May 2004
An exuberant Murad Muhammad, the internationally recognized promoter who has taken Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao to remarkable heights in partnership with Pacquiao's business manager Rod Nazario appeared confident that the formal protest filed with the Nevada State Athletic Com Read Full Story >>>
Murad cries out for justice
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 14 May 2004
New Jersey prooter Murad Muhammad filed the other day a protest urging the Nevada State Athletic Commission to correct judge Burt Clements? scoring error that decided the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas last weekend.
Muhammad, who flew in from the US with Pac Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao still bitter over draw decision
By Tarra Quismundo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 14 May 2004
IT WAS a meeting of two men who had just come from a fight.
And they called each other champions.
Boxing hero Manny Pacquiao and reelectionist Manila Mayor Lito Atienza met again Thursday at the Manila City Hall, a few hours after the celebrated fighter planed in from the United States.
Pa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao home, gets hero?s welcome
By Cecille Suerte Felipe And Rudy Santos, The Philippine Star, Fri, 14 May 2004
Judges may have ruled his fight with the Mexican champion a draw, but for Filipinos, uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao won that 12-round bout in Las Vegas, Nevada last weekend.
Pacquiao was Read Full Story >>>
Big, fighting heart
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 14 May 2004
THIS may be late but I will have to salute Juan Manuel Marquez. His having lasted the distance with Manny Pacquiao was more than enough proof that he really has what it takes to be a champion in two world boxing associations: WBA and IBF.
How many can really survive three knockdowns in the first Read Full Story >>>
THE HERO COMES HOME
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 14 May 2004
The pre-dawn hours at the Centennial terminal of Philippine Airlines were punctuated by shouts of "idol," "hero," "champion" and "warrior" as Manny Pacquiao, "The People's Featherweight Champion" arrived to a rousing welcome at 4:45 a.m. yesterday.
Wearing fancy shades that hid the evidence of t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao comes home
ABS-CBN News, Fri, 14 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao may have been robbed of victory in Las Vegas, but to his millions of Filipino fans, the featherweight from General Santos remains their champion as shown by the hero?s welcome that met him upon his arrival from San Francisco Thursday.
With the crowd repeatedly shouting his name in Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao arrives to hero?s welcome
By Anjo Perez, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 14 May 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO blew into town yesterday, treated like a conquering hero even if a controversial draw in his match against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday left him without a world title to cement his claim to being the best featherweight boxer in the globe.
Pacquiao and his party, which incl Read Full Story >>>
Filipino Americans merit their time in the spotlight
By Rodel E. Rodis, San Francisco Chronicle, Thu, 13 May 2004
As Filipinos trooped to the polls in the Philippine presidential elections May 10, the persistent chatter about rampant fraud did not center on what was happening in the country but what happened Saturday night in Las Vegas. "Manny Pacquiao wuz robbed, he was cheated!" was the angry sentiment of Fil Read Full Story >>>
IBF president favors 10-6 score!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 13 May 2004
International Boxing Federation president Marian Muhammad yesterday virtually opened the chance for Manny Pacquiao and his team to lodge a formal protest, indicating that the contentious first round of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight could have been scored more accurately.
Muhammad, who heads the New Read Full Story >>>
All The Hype Without the Heavy
By Joey Knish, IBOPBoxing.com, Thu, 13 May 2004
It's been quite a nice little run of good fights recently and we have another fine ole scrap on the way this coming weekend. What's with all the positive news in boxing? Well for one thing we haven't heard from the heavyweights in a while, and that is good news.
This past Saturday we saw a great Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is home, rematch in mind
ABS-CBN News, Thu, 13 May 2004
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrived home in Manila Thursday after a heartbreaking draw with his Mexican opponent, Juan Marquez.
Pacquiao's plane touched down at early dawn, around 4:30 a.m, and was given a hero's welcome by airport employees, supporters, relatives and sports officials.
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PACQUIAO?S MOM CANNOT ACCEPT THE DECISION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 13 May 2004
The mother of featherweight ?People?s Champion? Manny Pacquiao, Dionisia Pacquiao, says she ?cannot accept the decision? of the judges in her son?s gallant effort to win the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles in an epic battle against champion Juan Manuel Marquez at Read Full Story >>>
In Rusty?s Corner: Pacquiao Judging
By Rusty Rubin, BoxingScene.com, Thu, 13 May 2004
?To err is human, to forgive devine?. Northern Nevada boxing judge Bert Clements may have erred in his scoring of the Pacquiao ? Marquez fight, and everyone, except perhaps those in Pac Man?s camp, has forgiven him. Pacquiao would have won the title if Bert had scored the first round 10-6, the corre Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao returns home a hero today
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 13 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao, whose exploits in the ring have earned him the admiration of fight fans around the world, returns home early this morning on a Philippine Airlines flight from Los Angeles.
Pacquiao?s gallantry in the ring against World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Ju Read Full Story >>>
Korean foe an option for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 13 May 2004
Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrives this morning from Las Vegas where he battled Juan Manuel Marquez to a split 12-round draw last weekend.
Pacquiao would?ve come home with the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts but nov Read Full Story >>>
Commission should limit pool of judges
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, Thu, 13 May 2004
When Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver step into the ring Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, among the many who will study their every move will be three men sitting on elevated stools with several things in common.
Yes, they're the assigned judges and all will be neatly groomed and Read Full Story >>>