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Pacquiao may yet go up versus Ayala
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
After keeping Freddie Roach into its fold, Team Pacquiao is now seriously considering the American mentor?s suggestion for Manny Pacquiao to fight Paulie Ayala first before taking on Juan Manuel Marquez in a megabuck battle of featherweight champs. In an interview with, Rod Nazar  Read Full Story >>>

Ayala vs Pacquiao being eyed
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 10 Jan 2004
Manny Pacquiao has become notorious for beating up punchers who have the reputation for durability and gameness. In winning the International Boxing Federation (IBF) super-bantamweight title in June 2001, Pacquiao mauled a South African who had never suffered a one-sided beating in his storied car  Read Full Story >>>

Was the Pac Man Gobbled Up? (Freddie Roach vs. Murad Muhammad)
By Steve Kim,, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Part I of a multi-part series. On the far wall of Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, California is a 24-by-36-inch picture of Manny Pacquiao posing with his IBF jr. featherweight belt. Among all the pictures, photos and fight posters that adorn the wall of this busy boxing metrop  Read Full Story >>>

Murad Muhammad Press Release
By Ricardo Salazar, Murad Muhammad's Publicist,, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Florham Park, NJ, January 8, 2004 ? Promoter Murad Muhammad is coming out to clear his name after numerous and constant attempts made by trainer Freddy Roach to damage not only his reputation, but also his relationship with IBF Jr. Featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao. What is more troubling to the  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
Despite the bitter conflict between promoter Murad Muhammad and trainer Freddie Roach over Manny Pacquiao?s purse in the November 15 "Clash of the Titans" against legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera, it appears that Roach?s advice is being heeded and Team Pacquiao is looking at 33 year old  Read Full Story >>>

By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
THE SWEETEST thing that's going to happen tonight is the honoring of the best athletes of 2003 at the Manila Pavilion. There's no sweeter feeling for an athlete than to be feted by our nation's sportswriters, who are the supposed masters as far as judging the year's best of the best is concerned.   Read Full Story >>>

RP?s best feted tonight
Manila Standard, Fri, 09 Jan 2004
The best and brightest in local sports in 2003 take center stage today when the Philippine Sportswriters Association honors them in its annual Awards Night. On top of the distinguished list of honorees are boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and bowling sensation Christian Jan Suarez, named as co-winn  Read Full Story >>>

Interview; Murad Muhammad Speaks Out, Part Two
By Keith Terceira,, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
Murad Muhammad Continued; As far as motivating fighters and Bonus?s, I have done this thru my whole career. What comes to mind is Razor Ruddick, when the doctors thought that his arm was cracked and I made them put a plaster cast on it for 10 days. The doctor had told me that the arm was bruised but  Read Full Story >>>

Interview; Murad Muhammad Speaks Out, Part 1
By Keith Terceira,, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
As events began to evolve in the disagreement between Freddie Roach and Murad Muhammad it started to appear that it may involve more than a percentage being owed to Roach. Boxingscene staff writer Ronnie Nathanielsz broke a story regarding a company Ten Count Productions Inc. a Nevada based corporat  Read Full Story >>>

Graham: Looking back on 2003
By Tim Graham,, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
It was a refreshing year to be a boxing fan. We escaped 2003 without any major scandals -- relatively speaking, anyway -- or devastating tragedy. There were several significant bouts. Roy Jones Jr. made history in beating John Ruiz. James Toney scored a pair of major victories. Bernard Hopkins  Read Full Story >>>

Murad wants Roach out of business
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
A fuming Murad Muhammad yesterday threatened to go after ace trainer Freddie Roach, who had earlier accused him of being a thief and cheating Manny Pacquiao from his $700,000 purse in the Nov. 15, 2003 ?Clash of Titans? in which Pacquiao annihilated legendary featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera  Read Full Story >>>

Team Pacquiao shaken anew by power struggle
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
The threat of a long, drawn out infighting within the camp of uncrowned world super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao has become imminent after American promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday unflinchingly labeled trainer Freddie Roach a ?backstabber?. In an interview published by boxing website Bo  Read Full Story >>>

Murad Muhammad denies allegations
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
PERHAPS fed up by the scathing remarks that tend to besmirch his reputation, American promoter Murad Muhammad finally came out in the open to deny accusations that he cheated and stole money from the purse of Manny Pacquiao when the Filipino world boxing champion fought against Mexican Marco Antonio  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao not keen on purse bid?
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
The International Boxing Federation yesterday ordered Filipino IBF super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his mandatory challenger Jose Luis Valbuena to a purse bid on Jan. 16 at the IBF?s new offices in East Orange, New Jersey. But Pacquiao, who moved up in weight (featherweight) to fig  Read Full Story >>>

IBF warns Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
The International Boxing Federation has announced that it will hold a purse bid at its new offices in New Jersey on Jan. 16 for junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s twice-postponed mandatory title defense against top contender Jose Luis Valbuena of Venezuela. IBF indicated that should t  Read Full Story >>>

IBF tells Pacquiao: Decide where to fight
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
THE INTERNATIONAL Boxing Federation has given Manny Pacquiao up to Jan. 16 to decide whether to remain as IBF superbantamweight champion or campaign for the big money in the heavier featherweight division. According to a report by BoxingTalk's Greg Leon, the IBF, based in East Orange, New Jersey  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Valbuena purse-bid Jan. 16
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 08 Jan 2004
FILIPINO boxing hero Manny Pacquiao may end up defending his International Boxing Federation super bantamweight crown against mandatory challenger Jose Luis Valbuena of Venezuela in his next fight. This after the IBF ordered the people?s world featherweight champion Pacquiao and Valbuena to a pur  Read Full Story >>>

Breaking News: Pacquiao-Valbuena Purse Bid On Jan. 16th!
By G. Leon,, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
January 6, 2004; Just minutes ago, received confirmation that the IBF has ordered its super-bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his mandatory challenger Jose Luis Valbuena to a purse-bid on January 16th. The purse-bid will take place at noon at the IBF's new offices on 516 Main S  Read Full Story >>>

Interview With Murad Muhammad
By G. Leon,, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
Yesterday evening, spoke with Manny Pacquiao?s promoter Murad Muhammad to garner his response to Freddie Roach calling him a thief who is, and has been, taking a big chunk of Manny Pacquiao?s money. Obviously, Muhammad?s integrity as a human being and boxing promoter have been brought  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing 2003: RP?s best; ALA?s worst
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Wed, 07 Jan 2004
WHILE the nation basked in the glory of Manny Pacquiao?s conquest, Cebu?s boxing godfather couldn?t hide his resentment over the ?worst year? for Cebu?s most decorated boxing stable. Pacquiao redefined Philippine boxing with a sensational ninth-round demolition of the ?People?s Champion? Marco A  Read Full Story >>>

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