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Pacquiao confident of beating Marquez
By Tarra Quismundo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
I WOULD give my all, even if it means giving my life, to win the fight. Manny Pacquiao promised this Thursday on the eve of his departure for the US to start serious training for his title bid against WBA-IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico on May 8 at the MGM Grand Arena in   Read Full Story >>>

Murad: ?PacMan? is in shape to fight
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
MURAD Muhammad thinks Manny Pacquiao is special?no, make that pretty special. The famous American boxing promoter, who made one of his very rare overseas trips by arriving in Manila on Wednesday to look on his latest prize find, was all praises for the Filipino world boxing champion after witnes  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao is sharp as ever, says Murad
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
Internationally known boxing promoter Murad Muhammad intently watched Manny Pacquiao work out at the spanking, new Wild Card Gym of his business manager Rod Nazario yesterday and said ?he doesn?t look like a fighter who is out of shape.? This follows reports that the Ring Magazine featherweight   Read Full Story >>>

For Pacquiao, superstition is part of title fight ritual
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
BEFORE HE boards the Philippine Airlines jet that will bring him to Los Angeles tonight, Manny Pacquiao will work out for at least an hour at the L&M Gym in Sampaloc for the sake of superstition. "Manny hasn?t trained at the L&M since winning his last fight," said Lito Mondejar, one of his corner  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao brothers to get Elorde Awards
ABS-CBN News, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
International Boxing Federation super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao leads an elite field of Filipino 2003 world and international champions who will be honored in the Elorde Banquet of Champions. They will be feted during the fourth Gabriel ?Flash? Elorde Boxing Awards Night set on March   Read Full Story >>>

Beltran says Marquez will gobble up Pacman
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
IN a seemingly egotistical assumption, Tijuana promoter Fernando Beltran prognosticated that IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico will knockout Filipino superstar Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao when the pair collide in an HBO televised mega-fight on May 8 at the MG  Read Full Story >>>

Mayol KOs Indon opponent
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
ORIENTAL and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimum-weight champion Rodel Mayol reasserted his class among Asian fighters as he delivered a telling blow to body that ended any hope of Indonesian sensation Ewan Key to score an upset against the Stonewall Boxing Club’s ace fighter. Mayol,   Read Full Story >>>

Beltran: Marquez will KO Pacquiao
By James Blears,, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
Flamboyant Tijuana Promotor Fernando Beltran is predicting that WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez will KO Manny Pacquiao when the pair collide on May 8th, at a showdown venue, still to be decided. Pacquiao apparently has his sights set on Super featherweight champion Erik Mo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman ‘gets lazy’ ahead of megafight
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
A distressing number of negative news reports have it that Pacquiao (38-2-1 30), Ring Magazine’s World Featherweight Champion, is currently embracing the fast-lane lifestyle of gambling sprees and late-night activities. Worse, Pacquiao is yet to start training for the fight, giving him onl  Read Full Story >>>

Murad the ?miracle worker? bats for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad is in town to see for himself what makes world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao tick. Muhammad, 54, arrived here yesterday morning and will accompany an HBO (Home Box Office) Sports TV crew shooting footage of Pacquiao today. He is booked on the sam  Read Full Story >>>

Muhammad misses busy Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
Murad Muhammad, the man who holds the options for Manny Pacquiao?s US fights, did not waste time doing what he set out to do after flying for nearly 24 hours from his home in New Jersey to reach the Philippines. But he soon realized that even with his stature, he must wait a while before accomp  Read Full Story >>>

Deja Vu for Pacquiao at MGM
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
THE highly-anticipated blockbuster showdown between the two explosive fighters in Filipino superstar Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao and Mexican IBF/WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, which will be televised live by cable giant HBO on May 8, will be sta  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sets aside cue sticks, puts on his gloves for a day
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao set aside his cue stick and put on his gloves in a determined bid to get back into top shape so he could beat Juan Manuel Marquez in their May 8 showdown at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and become the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherw  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez fight at MGM Grand
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 18 Mar 2004
AFTER weeks of aggressive bidding by three major hotels in Las Vegas, the world-famous MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has been chosen as the venue for the mammoth featherweight showdown between Ring Magazine champ Manny Pacquiao and WBA-IBF king Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8. The MGM's Grand Garden Ar  Read Full Story >>>

MGM lands Pacquiao-Marquez!, Wed, 17 Mar 2004
After aggressive bidding by three major Las Vegas hotels, the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino has landed the rights to host the megafight between superstar Manny Pacquiao and IBF/WBA Featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez. The bout will be broadcast live on HBO May 8. Originally, three major hotels were   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao visa approved
By Quesito Garcia,, Wed, 17 Mar 2004
Universal featherweight king Manny Pacquiao was granted his US visa yesterday, paving the way for his trip to trainer Freddie Roach's Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles for the much-awaited bout with WBA/IBF featherweight monarch Juan Manuel "Dinamita" Marquez on May 8 at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev  Read Full Story >>>

Murad aims to turn Pacman into a big star in US market
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 17 Mar 2004
THE second coming of American promoter Murad Muhammad to the Philippines is a visit of extreme significance as this would serve as Manny Pacquiao?s springboard to generate popularity in the United States as overwhelming as what the Filipino boxing superstar enjoys at the moment in his native homelan  Read Full Story >>>

Manny?s US main man due today
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Wed, 17 Mar 2004
US promoter Murad Muhammad arrives today to join the HBO crew shooting Manny Pacquiao?s footages which will be shown during the HBO telecast of the Filipino champion?s keenly-awaited fight against Juan Manuel Marquez on May 8. Muhammad is ecstatic about the HBO filming, which he hopes to generat  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 17 Mar 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad who is arriving in Manila Wednesday morning says he wishes to stage a second edition of the famous 'Thrilla in Manila' "not with Ali but with Manny Pacquiao" and indicated he is "hoping that Jorge "Nene" Araneta can help Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario and I make this  Read Full Story >>>

Promoter Murad Muhammad Will Arrive in the Philippines Wednesday, Tue, 16 Mar 2004
Florham Park, NJ, March 15, 2004 ? Promoter Murad Muhammad, on his way to the Philippines will arrive on Wednesday to join an HBO crew that will shoot footage of superstar Manny Pacquiao and his fans. Although the site for the Filipino champion?s next fight is yet to be determined, the date and oppo  Read Full Story >>>

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