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Pacquiao in seven; GMA by eight
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Fri, 07 May 2004
A Filipino fistfighter could just make it to the Pugilistic Pantheon this Saturday by standing alone after a bruising brawl atop a hot LasVegas ring within seven rounds. This is no idle forecast. Manny Pacquiao is about as rare as they come even for a nation that given the world outstanding prizefig  Read Full Story >>>

Featherweight bout could be classic
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, Fri, 07 May 2004
Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao are not household names in the USA, and their fight hasn't drawn the kind of attention of other A-level matchups. However, on paper at least, their showdown for featherweight supremacy Saturday night (HBO, 9:45 ET) at Las Vegas' MGM Grand has all the makings o  Read Full Story >>>

The Doghouse Boxing Team Rings in with their Predictions for the Fights
By Anthony Cocks,, Fri, 07 May 2004
This Saturday night promises more fireworks than Guy Fawkes Day and the 4th of July combined when HBO Championship Boxing televises the explosive doubleheader featuring the highly anticipated showdown between consensus featherweight kingpin Manny Pacquiao and dual belt holder Juan Manuel Marquez. On  Read Full Story >>>

HBO goes ringside for another World Championship Boxing bout
By Mike Brudenell, Knight Ridder Newspapers, Fri, 07 May 2004
DETROIT - (KRT) - Some call him the ``Pac Man,'' while others refer to him as ``The Destroyer.'' Nicknames aside, Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines is perhaps the most exciting fighter pound-for-pound in the world. On Saturday, Pacquiao (38-2-1, 30 KOs) will challenge Juan Manuel (Dinamita) Marqu  Read Full Story >>>

Little men to the rescue
By Ben Dirs, BBC Sport, Fri, 07 May 2004

Nobody ever tells the little fellas when boxing is supposed to be on its last legs - certainly not Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. After the shoe-gazing that accompanied the latest round of   
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Arum can't lose with Marquez
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, Fri, 07 May 2004
It isn't quite a "no lose" situation for promoter Bob Arum, but even in the worst-case scenario Saturday night he has something profitable to fall back on. Arum promotes Juan Manuel Marquez, the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation champion at 126 pounds. Saturday in the M  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez mad he?s the underdog
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 07 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? If there?s someone who Mexican trainer Ignacio ?Nacho? Beristain believes should be the perfect model for a complete boxer, that would be Juan Manuel Marquez, a man he transformed from a raw, unfocused talent to become one of the world?s best pound-for-pound boxers. ?Juan Manuel was brou  Read Full Story >>>

We didn?t come here to lose, says Marquez?s camp
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 07 May 2004
LAS VEGAS ? If not for the dark jogging suit that covered his body from head to foot and the men who walked beside him, you?d not mistake Juan Manuel Marquez for the Mexican warrior who has a date with destiny Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Marquez, who stakes the World Boxing As  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao in for rude awakening
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, Fri, 07 May 2004
Las Vegas — He looked more like a Latino pop idol in all-black sweat suit than the man they call ‘Dinamita’ for the firebombs exploding from his fists. That was the impression world champion Juan Manuel Marquez gave to Manila media men in a chance meeting on the cavernous gambl  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: Pacquiao stepping into a 'trap'
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 07 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Manny Pacquiao thrilled to twin triumphs Wednesday. He totally beat the weigh scales, had a hearty lunch, then watched the San Antonio Spurs go up 2-0 in the NBA Western Conference semifinals. Pacquiao, who has picked the Spurs over the Los Angeles Lakers, weighed 125 lb,   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez will not sing holy hymns
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 07 May 2004
LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- Manny Pacquiao, smiling a tense, ready-to-bite smile in the big framed posters around the many lobbies of the MGM Grand, looks exactly like Manny Pacquiao. It's a perfect pose to sell the main event, which promoters believe will be a Saturday night sell-out at the Grand Aren  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez: Pacquiao is a fluke
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 07 May 2004
Could Manny Pacquiao be a fluke? That?s what Juan Manuel Marquez?s posse believes, saying that Pacquiao?s victory last November came against an ?unfit? Marco Antonio Barrera. Prior to his fight against Pacquiao, Barrera had a plethora of issues to deal with, which Marquez?s camp thinks contr  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez has no respect for Pinoys
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 07 May 2004
International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez faces his third Filipino opponent when he stakes both his titles against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on May 8 (Sunday morning, Manila). Marquez, 30, h  Read Full Story >>>

Computer picks Pacquiao to win
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 07 May 2004
While world title fights are decided by boxers in the ring, computers have often been used in recent years to provide insights into what might happen. In a fascinating use of modern technology, Title Bout Championship Boxing, which is regarded as the world?s premier boxing simulator, has run fig  Read Full Story >>>

When Nations Collide; Weekend Thoughts
By Keith Terceira,, Thu, 06 May 2004
While Marquez has the ability to punish and the power to knockout most any opponent, Pacquiao is not your average contender. Intelligence wins fights and adaptability is a paramount skill that is hard to train and difficult to learn. Adapting to the ebbs and flows of an opponents strategy I fully be  Read Full Story >>>

Will Pac-Man Be Left Chasing Ghosts After Marquez?
By Sean Newman,, Thu, 06 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao became an overnight star in the boxing world when he dropped, dominated, and ultimately stopped the great Marco Antonio Barrera of Mexico. It was a tremendous display of speed, skill and power by Pacquiao, whose name can now be found in many pound for pound top ten lists. Despite this  Read Full Story >>>

Trainer knows how to take charge of fighters
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Thu, 06 May 2004
The gym, now closed, was alive with music 15 months ago, but it was dominated by the personality of one man. It was Mike Tyson's music that roared over the cheap stereo system. It was Mike Tyson's friends who roamed the floor. It was Mike Tyson's presence that commanded visitors' attention. Tyso  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez-Pac Man A Bright Spot On The Horizon
By Jason Probst,, Thu, 06 May 2004
The Corner doesn?t get overly excited for big fights, namely because a hard review of the track record of these sentiments makes for two piles in the palace of memories: fights that didn?t live up to the hype, and those that did. Naturally, the bad pile is way bigger. Back in the day, me and all   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao a big thorn in Mexicans' side
By David A. Avila, The Press Enterprise, Thu, 06 May 2004
Somewhere deep in the Otomi mountains of Mexico, a photo of Manny Pacquiao is probably nailed to a wall with a scribbled inscription: "Get this man." Pacquiao (38-2-1, 29 KOs) has become public enemy No. 1 for every Mexican featherweight contender, but first crack goes to IBF and WBA title-holde  Read Full Story >>>

Who's Going to Talk
By Winchell Campos,, Thu, 06 May 2004
LAS VEGAS-With only three more days left before Michael Buffer let's out his familiar "Let's Get Ready to Rumbleeeee..." refrain, one issue could probably get settled or would fire up emotions today when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez meet the press: Who is truly a dirty fighter? It is o  Read Full Story >>>

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