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La pelea por los t?tulos mundiales de peso pluma de la Federaci?n Internacional de Boxeo (FIB) y Asociaci?n Mundial (AMB), entre el campe?n Juan Manuel M?rquez y el filipino Manny Pacquiao, qued? debidamente confirmada para el 8 de mayo, una vez que los dirigentes del mexicano aceptaron las condicio  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez agrees to fight Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 14 Mar 2004
THERE?S no turning back for the mouth-watering matchup between the world?s top featherweights. Juan Manuel Marquez, nicknamed "Dinamita," has agreed to defend his World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) 126-lb titles against Manny Pacquiao probably in Las Vegas,   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Pacquiao ko'd in round 2
Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 14 Mar 2004
WORLD boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will have to stick to the ring where he has amassed a fortune, instead of earning peanuts in the other sport he loves--billiards. Pacquiao was knocked out Friday in the second round of the 2004 Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte Araw ng Dabaw Billiards Tournament at th  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao quits Davao pool tourney
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 14 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao has given up in the round-of-32 at a pool tournament being held in Davao City as part of the celebration of “Araw ng Dabao” under the auspices of Mayor Rodrigo Duterte. According to reporter Romy Sabaldan of the government radio station in Davao, Pacquiao was being bad  Read Full Story >>>

All eyes on Pacquiao; HBO, Murad arriving Tuesday
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
CURIOSITY over world boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao hits a new peak with the scheduled visit of American promoter Murad Muhammad, who will be accompanied by an HBO crew this Tuesday to shoot footages of the reigning consensus and Ring Magazine featherweight king. The HBO crew, led by its produce  Read Full Story >>>

The making of Manny Superstar
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
World featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao has come a long way since riding a slow boat with eight other aspiring fighters from General Santos City to find fame and fortune in Manila nearly 10 years ago. Pacquiao had just turned 17 then, wide-eyed and determined to box his way out of pov  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao competing in pool tilt
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
After telling his handlers to take care of the business side and let him worry about the fighting, Manny Pacquiao took a flight to Davao City early Thursday morning to compete in a pool tournament. Pacquiao, thus, disregarded the advice of members of his team and well-meaning journalist-friends,   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao not alarmed by limited sparring time
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO is not alarmed by the fact that he now only has less than eight weeks to prepare for a crossroads bout with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao told his handlers not to worry as he assured them everything will turn out well come May 8 in Las Vegas. "Don?t worry boss," Pacquiao to  Read Full Story >>>

Some concerns over Pacquiao?s training regimen start to surface
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
Manny Pacquiao has only eight weeks to go into deep training for his May 8 fight in Las Vegas against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, but he is not alarmed. The Filipino assured his handlers he will be in top shape in May. ?Don?t worry boss,? he told his business manager Rod Nazario. After rece  Read Full Story >>>

Hand injury KOs Barrera's return bout
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 13 Mar 2004
MARCO Antonio Barrera?s bid to regain his once shining stature at the firmament of featherweight division hit a snag at this point after the fallen Mexican featherweight hero was forced to withdraw from his ring return against Ivan Alvarez set on March 19 due to a serious hand injury. Barrera rep  Read Full Story >>>

HBO to film Pacquiao training
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 12 Mar 2004
AMERICAN PROMOTER Murad Muhammad and an HBO crew are arriving in Manila on Wednesday to film the training of Manny Pacquiao, who is slated to meet Mexican Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez on May 8 in Las Vegas. ?I received a call Tuesday night and was told that HBO and Murad are coming over for a brie  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 12 Mar 2004
Both Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and his business manager Rod Nazario sought to assure fight fans Thursday about the champion?s readiness to wage war with World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Juan Manuel ?Dinamita ? Marquez on May 8 by telling the  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao is king of The Ring
By Dennis Principe,, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
MANILA, Philippines - Here?s one exalted reason why Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao should always stay in shape and set his sights on being the greatest Filipino boxer ever. The prestigious Ring Featherweight championship belt. The 25-year-old Pacquiao yesterday officially received the much-cove  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao tells fans he?s ready when fight begins
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao allayed fears that he is out of shape telling skeptics that he and his handlers are aware of his coming fights and how best to prepare for them. Pacquiao gave the assurance after receiving the prestigious Ring Featherweight championship belt from Ring magazine  Read Full Story >>>

It?s final ? Pacquiao fights May 8
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
The date is set. The opponent is 90 percent sure. And the site is still to be determined. Those are the circumstances surrounding uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s next fight. Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazario confirmed yesterday the bout will be on May 8, prob  Read Full Story >>>

That man Collins
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Talking to visiting Ring Magazine editor Nigel Collins is like browsing through a boxing encyclopedia. It?s unimaginable how much fight information is stored in Collins? brain. A computer would be a poor comparison. Collins, 57, flew in last Friday to award the Ring championship belt to world fe  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao is king of The Ring
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Thu, 11 Mar 2004

THE people?s world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao yesterday got an additional source of strength and inspiration in his quest to become the greatest Filipino boxer ever after receiving yesterday the illustri  
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By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Two Mexican world champions Juan Manuel Marquez and Erik Morales are standing in line to avenge the eleventh round annihilation of their legendary countryman Marco Antonio Barrera who suffered a devastating eleventh round TKO at the hands of the flamboyant Filipino southpaw, "Merciless" Manny Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

HBO sets Pacquiao for boxing stardom
By Rian Jay G. Hernandez, The Manila Times, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
AN earlier title match just might be a blessing in disguise, and should Manny Pacquiao hurdle it, his next fight could even make the Filipino boxer an even bigger star. Pacquiao was originally scheduled to take on Juan Manuel Marquez, the International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Associat  Read Full Story >>>

Manny presents ?Ring? belt to GMA
By Marichu Villanueva, The Philippine Star, Thu, 11 Mar 2004
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao formally presented yesterday to President Arroyo the featherweight champion belt awarded him by the prestigious Ring Magazine for his sensational victory over Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. Accompanied by his manager Rod Nazario and Manila Mayor Lito Atien  Read Full Story >>>

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