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Pacquiao belittles Marquez?s training regimen
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 04 Jan 2005
HAS SUCCESS gone into Manny Pacquiao?s head? That seems to be the case especially when you hear him disparage his Mexican rival, Juan Manuel Marquez, whose training regimen has made many Pacquiao fans worry about the Filipino?s chances when the two collide in an all important bout six weeks from now  Read Full Story >>>

?Marquez needs to train?
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Tue, 04 Jan 2005
A bark that?s equally bad as his bite? Manny Pacquiao kept delivering killer verbal blows at Juan Manuel Marquez, suggesting that Marquez?s six-week head start in training was something the Mexican champion ?badly needed? for their February 26 rematch. Marquez, the featherweight champion of   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: I?ll be ready for Marquez
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Tue, 04 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao arrived one day late for a scheduled shooting of a Darlington socks TV commercial but assured his countrymen ?not to worry? because he will be ready for his Feb. 26 rematch with World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan  Read Full Story >>>

After Pacquiao, Confident Marquez Says Barrera is Next
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
Sounding every bit confident and showing the true color of an Aztec warrior, World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez has indicated that after he takes care of Ring Magazine champ Manny Pacquiao on February 26, it will be fellow Mexican Marc  Read Full Story >>>

Dougie's MASSIVE Monday Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer,, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
Upset predictions for 2005 from Gilad in Israel and a well thought-out argument for ranking Manny Pacquiao over Marco Antonio Barrera in my P4P rankings from Mike in Canada start out this week's MMMB. Read on for your questions and comments and my responses on a variety of subjects. UPSET PREDICT  Read Full Story >>>

2005 Forecast
By Rico Navarro, The Freeman, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
It’s crystal ball time again as we make our 2005 forecast and resolutions for boxing. We’ll start from the top as we check out Cebu’s best bets for a world title (not in any order). OPBF super featherweight champ Randy Suico’s shot at a world title will all depend on what  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Ready to Take on the World
By Brian Wilbur,, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
Boxing needs more fighters like Manny Pacquiao. There is nothing better than a fighter that wins on the championship level and looks good doing it. His menacing attack is reminiscent to Mike Tyson in the prime of his career. There is a misconception on why Mike Tyson was so popular in the 80's. Many  Read Full Story >>>

5 Thrilling Boxing Matchups for 2005
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, Mon, 03 Jan 2005

The year 2004 proved to be an interesting year for boxing. Glencoffe Johnson upset Antonio Tarver in the best light heavyweight fight in a few years. Felix Trinidad and Ricardo Mayorga engaged in a "Hispanic Hagler-Hearns". Marco   
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Marquez is Manny's toughest opponent
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
DURING his brief stay here in Davao City last November to train Manny Pacquiao, noted American trainer Freddie Roach was asked who among the three Mexican fighters--Juan Manuel Marquez, Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera--is the toughest foe for the Filipino ring warrior. Without batting an   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fails to show up
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, who was scheduled to arrive in Manila from Davao City for a 3 p.m. meeting at the Wild Card Gym in BF Homes, Para?aque, with representatives of Darlington Socks regarding the shooting of a new commercial today, failed to show up. Pacquiao?s bu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao moves up IBF ratings
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Mon, 03 Jan 2005
The International Boxing Federation (IBF) officially put Manny Pacquiao as its No. 2-ranked featherweight boxer. In its lastest ratings posted on December 28 on its website, the IBF put the hard-hitting General Santos southpaw behind No. 1 contender Ricardo Juarez in the 126-lb division. The  Read Full Story >>>

A look back at 2004 and a glimpse of 2005
The Freeman, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
Pro boxer Manny Pacquiao and golfer Jennifer Rosales are the biggest celebrities who provided the most significant stories in Philippine sports in 2004. The 26-year-old Pacquiao kept his lofty status as the people?s featherweight champion after holging WBA and IBF 126 pounds titlist Juan Manuel M  Read Full Story >>>

Are Mexican Fighters Hogging The Lower Divisions Gravy Train?
By James Blears,, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
The game plan could almost read like a Mexican round robin. The seeds were sown by the Barrera V Morales trilogy, but now threaten to grow narrowly out of proportion, withering rosy options for outsiders. The principal victim in the medium to long term issue, could easily be Manny Pacquiao. Af  Read Full Story >>>

Mayol rival vows victory
Asian Journal, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
THE FORTHCOMING titular defense of Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation minimumweight kingpin Rodel Mayol on January 29 promises to be exciting as Thai challenger Phalangchai Sor Vorapin vowed to go all-out and snatch the Filipino's belt. The 21-year-old Phalangchai, a native of Bolilom Province i  Read Full Story >>>

Roach expects mental war
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
Renowned trainer Freddie Roach is expecting a tactical fight when International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez stakes his crowns against Manny Pacquiao on Feb. 26, tentatively in Las Vegas. During his recent Manila visit, Roach said he r  Read Full Story >>>

Fight fans predict a Pacquiao KO win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
DESPITE REPORTS saying that Manny Pacquiao continues to take it nice and easy, members of, an unofficial website dedicated to the Filipino ring icon, are convinced that Pacquiao is going to knock Juan Manuel Marquez out when they duke it out on Feb. 26 in Las Vegas. An astonishi  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao still a puzzle
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
INSTEAD of heading straight to his California training camp, Manny Pacquiao leaves for Manila today reportedly to shoot a television commercial. "I don't know what's going on," groaned Team Pacquiao member Moy Lainez. Pacquiao, 26, has remained a puzzle to people concerned over his next fight.  Read Full Story >>>

No Glove Lost for Thai Boxers
By Edward Thangarajah, Bangkok Post, Sun, 02 Jan 2005
Professional boxing in Thailand enjoyed a great year. The Kingdom's pugilists figured in 43 fights, with the two world champions, flyweight Pongsaklek Wongjongkham and bantamweight Veeraphol Nakhonluang, extending their winning streaks. Both are now heading towards establishing world records in thei  Read Full Story >>>

2004 Boxing Pound for Pound List
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, Sat, 01 Jan 2005
The final boxing pound-for-pound list of the year for 2004. 1. Bernard Hopkins: The top guy from beginning to end, Hopkins took care of Oscar De La Hoya with a body shot in the biggest fight of 2004. Now, he'll wait for Jermain Taylor to progress a little further, or he'll go the rematch route wi  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing: For January
By Alan Berg,, Sat, 01 Jan 2005
Although 2004 is nearing it's conclusion we have the end of the year Fierce 15. A couple of shakeups to end the year in the pound for pound list and next month looks to be a slow one as far as the P4P race is concerned with only No. 2 Floyd Mayweather in action against a gimme opponent. However Artu  Read Full Story >>>

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