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Marquez takes one more step to avoid Pacquiao
By Dennis Principe,, Sat, 06 Mar 2004
WORLD Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico has taken another definitive step in spoiling a proposed superfight versus Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao scheduled on May 22.The 30-year-old Marquez, holder of the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation  Read Full Story >>>

Ring editor to honor Pacquiao
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 05 Mar 2004
Ring Magazine editor Nigel Collins is arriving tonight to personally strap the so-called Bible of Boxing?s world featherweight championship belt around Manny Pacquiao?s waist. Collins is handcarrying the colorful belt?a throwback to the gartered, red-white-and blue version of the bareknuckle era  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 04 Mar 2004
Harold "Chubby" Gomes, the world junior lightweight champion from whom Gabriel "Flash" Elorde won the title before thirty thousand wildly cheering Filipinos via a smashing seventh round knockout at the inauguration of the Araneta Coliseum on March 16, 1960 is arriving for the Annual Gabriel "Flash"   Read Full Story >>>

'Ring' belt for Manny
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Thu, 04 Mar 2004
The top honcho of Ring Magazine, considered the world?s print-media authority in the sport of boxing, is set to arrive tomorrow to personally hand to Manny Pacquiao the publication?s featherweight championship belt. Nigel Collins, the editor in chief of the ?bible of boxing,? will hand-carry the  Read Full Story >>>

Ring Mag to honor Pacquiao at Palace
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Wed, 03 Mar 2004
In a gesture that clearly recognizes President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo?s support and concern for Manny Pacquiao and the flamboyant Filipino southpaw?s acknowledgment of the President?s gracious support through the years, Ring Magazine editor in chief Nigel Collins plans to present the prestigious ma  Read Full Story >>>

Roach: Manny has firepower to blast Marquez
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Wed, 03 Mar 2004
CELEBRATED American trainer Freddie Roach of the famous Wild Card Gym in Hollywood firmly believes that Filipino boxing hearthrob Manny Pacquiao is loaded with enough firepower in his offensive arsenal that could blow away IBF and WBA featherweight titlist Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico on  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao saddles up for crucial May bout
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 02 Mar 2004
A FEW days after arriving from New York, where he forged a multi-million dollar deal with HBO, Manny Pacquiao began working out yesterday for a crucial May 22 bout in the US. ?Nagsimula na akong mag-ensayo. Tumakbo na rin ako kanina at nagshadowboxing na rin pero wala pa namang sparring,? Pacquiao s  Read Full Story >>>

Murad refuses to forgive Roach
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 29 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s chief cornerman Freddie Roach was recently named Trainer of the Year in a poll of fight experts but US promoter Murad Muhammad isn?t about to congratulate the red-haired former Massachusetts featherweight contender. Muhammad  Read Full Story >>>

Manny returns a millionaire
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
Fresh from negotiating a Home Box Office (HBO) multi-fight package deal in New York City, uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao and business manager Rod Nazario arrived here yesterday morning on board a Philippine Airlines flight from San Francisco. Terms of the deal were   Read Full Story >>>

Marquez won't fight Pacquiao unless he gets right purse
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
MANNY Pacquiao returned on Friday morning flashing a million-dollar smile, but WBA/IBF featherweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez, the Mexican Pacquiao is fancied to meet in May, stressed there will not be a title fight if he does not get the purse he wants. Marquez, speaking through manager-trainer  Read Full Story >>>

Larios: I can beat Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 28 Feb 2004
IN a pronouncement that could be deciphered either as a mere bravado or a sheer display of audacity, WBC super bantamweight champion Oscar “Chololo” Larios of Mexico said yesterday he is capable of beating the consensus world featherweight Manny Pacquiao once he will be given an opportun  Read Full Story >>>

Beristain Wants Respect for Juan Manuel Marquez in Negotiations
By Ricardo Lois,, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
Much has been rumored and written about the proposed bout between W.B.A. and I.B.F. Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez and Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao. Money would seem to be a central issue, as Marquez was reportedly low balled for a match of significant importance. In a conversation   Read Full Story >>>

The man called Pop
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?He strikes you as a gruff, tough and no-nonsense guy who minces no words in speaking his mind. But behind the rugged exterior, Rod Nazario is just a soft-hearted, doting father figure of uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao. Nazario, 68, is fondly called "Pop" by  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao a juicy target
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
It seems that everyone wants a piece of Manny Pacquiao. The best super-bantamweight boxer and a featherweight legend with a hurting ego are both itching to be lined up against Pacquiao, the current toast of the featherweight class and who had just ?committed? to a million-dollar deal with Home B  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera eyes December rematch with Pacquiao
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 27 Feb 2004
ONCE he will be successful in disposing off Ivan Alvarez in his ring return on March 19, Marco Antonio Barrera will be targeting next the head of his Filipino tormentor Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao, who stripped him of everything?from being a Mexican national hero and a revered pound-for-pound fea  Read Full Story >>>

ROACH PREDICTS A "Very, Very Tough Fight" for Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 26 Feb 2004
Trainer of the year Freddie Roach predicted yesterday that Manny Pacquiao will have "a very, very tough fight" against World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, nicknamed "Dinamita" in their scheduled May 22 title fight which is likely to be  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera Challenges Pacquiao To December Rematch!
By G. Leon,, Thu, 26 Feb 2004
Reliable sources from Golden Boy Promotions have informed that if all goes well against Ivan Alvarez on March 19th, former featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera will openly challenge Manny Pacquiao to a December rematch. "The Baby Faced Assassin's" return bout will be televised   Read Full Story >>>

If Marquez Doesn't Fight Pacquiao, Larios Is Ready
By G. Leon,, Thu, 26 Feb 2004
Golden Boy Promotions has informed that 122-pound kingpin Oscar Larios wants nothing more than a shot at Manny Pacquiao on May 22. Larios is slated to defend his WBC title in Japan next month, and if he wins as expected, he'll be 100% ready, willing and able to make the Pacquiao fight  Read Full Story >>>

Murad: Pacquiao is in good hands
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 26 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?Murad Muhammad, the street-smart New Jersey promoter behind uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s rise to US stardom, said he was in Muhammad Ali?s security team when the Louisville Lip?also known as the Greatest?visited Manila for the "Thrilla" in 1975. Muhamma  Read Full Story >>>

Manny?s brother, Gorres in HBO undercard?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 26 Feb 2004
NEW YORK?Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s emergence as a marquee millionaire fighter on the Home Box Office (HBO) cable TV network may pave the way for other Filipinos to invade the lucrative US market. Pacquiao?s manager Rod Nazario told US promoter Murad Muhammad   Read Full Story >>>

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