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?Marquez tougher than Barrera?
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, Sun, 21 Mar 2004
LOS ANGELES, CA ? Hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach was excited to reunite with Manny Pacquiao but not until Saturday morning here to whip up a rigorous seven-week training regimen for the Filipino who is embarking on a crucial title fight with Mexican IBF and WBA featherweight champion Juan Manuel  Read Full Story >>>

A rooster for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 21 Mar 2004
Lawyer and sportsman Rudy Salud has an interesting proposition for world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. If Pacquiao beats Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico in Las Vegas on May 8, Salud will give up his prized "Winning Time" rooster and four hens as a reward. Salud made the offer d  Read Full Story >>>

A nation's faith and hopes are in good hands
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sun, 21 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao?s success in his May 8 encounter with Juan Manuel Marquez hinges on one important premise: that he gets into similar prefight condition the way he did against Marco Antonio Barrera. Despite the daunting image of two belts strapped around Marquez?s waist, despite the mounting contr  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao almost missed his flight for Los Angeles Friday night because he hadn?t obtained his US visa at the close of office hours Friday . However, thanks to Chris Rowan Chief of the Non Immigrant Visa Division of the US Embassy and his deputy Anita Alegra who processed his papers as late as   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao up in latest Ring Pound-for-Pound ratings
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
The march towards marquee stardom continues for reigning consensus featherweight king Manny Pacquiao. Yesterday, the Ring Magazine, considered as the ?Bible of Boxing,? upgraded the southpaw Pacquiao as the no. 5 pound-for-pound best fighter in the planet for the month of March, up a notch from h  Read Full Story >>>

Juan Manuel M?rquez y Melchor Cob se concentraron por la tarde del jueves llenos de optimismo, para lo que ser?n sus peleas titulares del 8 de mayo y 24 de abril, respectivamente, ante el filipino Manny Pacquiao y Jorge ?Travieso? Arce. Ayer mismo por la tarde viajaron al Nevado de Toluca, donde   Read Full Story >>>

Manny predicts KO in 3
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
In a bold display of confidence, Manny Pacquiao vowed to knock out International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association (WBA) featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico in the third round of their double title fight at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas on May 8 before leaving   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: I?ll KO Marquez in 3 rounds
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao told promoter Murad Muhammad he will knock out World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel Marquez in three rounds in their May 8 showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao?s pronouncements came right after Marquez? promoter Fernando Beltran   Read Full Story >>>

Manny to get $1.75M vs. Eric
By Frank Calapre, The Manila Times, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
IF Manny Pacquiao beats Juan Manuel Marquez, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight champion, in Las Vegas on May 8, the Filipino boxing champ?s next bout could set him up for life. American promoter Murad Muhammad on Friday confirmed that the pride o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao lined up for boxing greatness
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
AMERICAN promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday revealed they have already lined up two marquee fights which has a goal of making Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao one of the greatest boxers of all time. In yesterday?s lively SCOOP sa Kamayan session which had the animated Muhammad as one of tw  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao heads for U.S. to more fortune
By Dominic Menor and Christine Moncada, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao was to leave for the US on Friday night to start preparing for Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in a May 8 fight he is hell bent at winning to open the door for mega-buck bouts in the future. Pacquiao, who has seven weeks to prepare for Marquez, was to board at 10 last night a Philippi  Read Full Story >>>

Ali in Pacquiao's mind
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 20 Mar 2004
IN 1998, Muhammad Ali told book author Lorne A. Adrian: "The most important thing I know about the spirit of sport is that one has to be fit both in body and mind. Whether it's boxing, basketball, or badminton, one must be ready to succeed before entering the arena... long before the lights come up  Read Full Story >>>

Best vs. best
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao is Ring magazine's featherweight champ based on a knockout of former king Marco Antonio Barrera in November. But Juan Manuel Marquez holds two of the major sanctioning organization titles. Both can claim to be the best 126-pounder in the world. So they'll settle it in the ring May  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 19 Mar 2004
Promoter Murad Muhammad who is leaving Manila Friday night for Los Angeles 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 ma  Read Full Story >>>

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 >>>

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