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Eastside Boxing's Year End Pound For Pound List
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, Fri, 31 Dec 2004
Making year end lists on any subject is either viewed as a vain pursuit by some arrogant know it all or an easy way to piss some people off and get some kind of a discussion going. Usually I don't pay too much attention to lists, particularly when it comes to my two passions ? boxing and music ? but Read Full Story >>>
Time for end-of-year accolades
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
It's the end of the year, and time for the El Paso Times to hand out its awards for 2004 achievement.
Fighter of the Year: Glencoffe Johnson. Who would have thought in September that the little known "Road Warrior" would end up upending a pair of pound-for-pound entrants. But that's exactly what Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's Pound-For-Pound Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
If emails were presents I got the equivalent of a dozen lumps of coal from fight fans last week in response to my end of the year Pound-For-Pound Top 20 rankings. Ranking Antonio Tarver over Glen Johnson and Marco Antonio Barrera over Manny Pacquiao drove some fans crazy.
Damn, you kids take this Read Full Story >>>
Marquez wants $1.5M to fight Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
THE MANAGER of WBA and IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez has threatened to pull out of talks regarding the megafight against Filipino Manny Pacquiao on Feb. 26 if and when Marquez is not given a fair share of the purses.
Ignacio Beristain, the man credited for Marquez's continued ris Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is world?s best featherweight
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who last year was honored by a worldwide HBO poll as Fighter of the Year for his devastating 11th round victory over legendary Mexican featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, has again won international recognition this year.
Two well-known boxing Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao risking injury by playing hoops?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 30 Dec 2004
BESIDES BILLIARDS and cockfighting, boxing star Manny Pacquiao is also deep into the game of hoops, and, one bad fall, or a wayward elbow, could jeopardize his rematch with Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas.
An aide picked up a call placed by the Bulletin yesterday afternoon Read Full Story >>>
Sporting year: Hits and misses
By Dennis U. Eroa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
JENNIFER Rosales, she with the exotic looks that can sweep men off their feet and a swing that can elicit ohhs and ahhs from the gallery, made us all proud. Manny Pacquiao dropped his occasional spoiled brat-ment Read Full Story >>>
Mondejar confident Pacquiao will get fit
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
Team Pacquiao member Lito Mondejar yesterday said he was confident there will be enough time for Pacquiao to get into tip-top shape for the Feb. 26 rematch with WBA/IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez.
Mondejar conceded that Marquez was ?a very good fighter? and that he would probably be in better Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: No choice but play catch-up
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
MANNY Pacquiao is indeed a great man in a hurry.
The knockout artist from General Santos City wants to feast on his ring opponents fast.
The finest living Filipino boxer loves to start out like a fireball.
He grabs hard at his foes, then wails at them with tidal wave ferocity.
Of course, Read Full Story >>>
Making hits and taking the heat
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
Impact. The word means ?striking of one thing against another, a forceful contact.? In 2004 everybody across the spectrum in Philippine sports made an impact: be it the victorious, the defeated and everyone in between. But ranking those who sent shockwaves with their triumphs, their gallant failures Read Full Story >>>
WHO WILL LEAD THE NEW YEAR???
By Kyle Raymond, Hard Core Boxing, Wed, 29 Dec 2004
With the final fight of 2004 coming to a close, one wonders who will lead the sport in 2005. In 2004 we saw fighters like Miguel Cotto, Jermain Taylor, and Rocky Juarez elevate themselves to contender status. We also saw fighters like Diego Corrales, Glen Johnson, and Winky Wright really make a name Read Full Story >>>
4 Pinoy pugs reign as Orient champs
By Proc Maslog, MindaNews, Tue, 28 Dec 2004
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY -- Four Filipino boxers reign as champions while 21 others are listed as challengers in their respective weight divisions in the latest ratings of the Orient Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF).
Rodel Mayol of the Terry Carter Boxing Stable of Cebu City is the Mini Flyweight cha Read Full Story >>>
I?m ready to rumble ? Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 28 Dec 2004
Manny Pacquiao has kept his weight under control and will be ready to face Juan Manuel Marquez contrary to fears of some quarters that the Christmas holidays and weeks of inactivity have made him ? to exaggerate a bit ? a heavyweight.
"Hindi naman ako nagpapabaya dito," Pacquiao said as he headed Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao told: Don?t renew pact with Elorde
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 27 Dec 2004
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has been advised not to accept an offer dangled by his registered manager Marty Elorde for a renewal of his contract, which expires on Jan. 31, pointing out that he could earn much more from his upcoming fights compared to what his manager was offe Read Full Story >>>
Scene-stealers of 2004
By Ann Corvera, The Philippine Star, Mon, 27 Dec 2004
They provided comic relief to a public tired of political bashing. Their quirks entertained some people and annoyed others. Then there were those who made the country proud and offered hope.
Presenting the scene-stealers of 2004:
Who could forget Eddie Gil, the perpetual public office seeker Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Rosales lead PSA awardees
The Freeman, Mon, 27 Dec 2004
Not all their exploits translated to victories, but their inspiring stories were enough to make an entire nation truly proud of them.
How can one ignore the gutsy stand put up by taekwondo jin Mary Antoinette Rivero and archer Jasmin Figueroa in the Athens Olympics or of Alex Pagulayan, carrying Read Full Story >>>
Tug of war for Pacquiao
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 26 Dec 2004
It?s a little-known fact that Marty Elorde, not Rod Nazario, is consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s registered manager. But Elorde?s five-year contract to represent Pacquiao expires on Jan. 31 and he?s wondering if it will be extended.
Elorde isn?t holding his breath. Read Full Story >>>
Manny vows: No ?extra luggage?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 26 Dec 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO insists that by the time he arrives at the doorsteps of Freddie Roach?s Wild Card Boxing Club on Vine St. in Hollywood, California, in the first week of January, he won?t be carrying ?extra luggage.?
But those in the know are beginning to express concern regarding Pacquiao?s devil- Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fuels boxing resurgence
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 25 Dec 2004
Consensus world featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao almost singlehandedly put the Philippines back on the global boxing map as the country enjoyed a renaissance in the sport this year.
As 2004 comes to a close, three Filipinos were perched on thrones as world champions although none of their t Read Full Story >>>
Arum warns Muhammad
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 25 Dec 2004
Top Rank?s Bob Arum has warned international promoter Murad Muhammad about trouble-makers, who had tried to convince him that Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s contract with him had ended and that they could help Arum acquire the promotional rights to the Filipino southpaw.
A Read Full Story >>>