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Erik Morales And The Search For Respect
By Matthew Hurley,, Fri, 20 Feb 2004
After destroying Guty Espadas in the third round of their rematch, Super Featherweight Erik “El Terrible” Morales still found himself lurking in the shadows of his bitter rival Marco Antonio Barrera. Despite two closely contested matches with his nemesis, a win and a loss for both, Moral  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao off to US to negotiate $1-M fight
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 20 Feb 2004
HIS bag is packed and ready to go. Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will again embark on a huge task of attaining a feat no other Filipino athlete has ever achieved, and that is to seal a $1-million one-fight deal. Pacquiao, along with business manager Rod Nazario will leave for New York  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao off to USA to seal Marquez deal
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 20 Feb 2004
IT?S just a matter of days before the highly-anticipated superbout between the consensus people?s world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao of the Philippines and reigning IBF and WBA 126 lbs. king Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? Marquez of Mexico will be formally sealed. Pacquiao, along  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Fri, 20 Feb 2004
Manny Pacquiao, Ring Magazine?s featherweight champion and HBO?s 2003 ?Fighter of the Year? leaves for the US Friday with business manager Rod Nazario for a scheduled meeting on Monday with promoter Murad Muhammad and top executives of HBO Sports headed by Kerry Davis. Team Pacquiao hopes to finaliz  Read Full Story >>>

News could give boxing shot in arm
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 19 Feb 2004
It hasn't been a good year so far for boxing. With ESPN on the verge of scrapping coverage and a lack of big fights, boxing fell further from the public consciousness. But the sweet science came out swinging this week and, suddenly, things don't look so bad anymore. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan M  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Flies to U.S. Tomorrow to Sign Marquez Bout
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Wed, 18 Feb 2004
To fulfill his part of the equation, reigning universal featherweight king Manny Pacquiao will fly for the United States tomorrow to sign up for a scheduled May 22 dream showdown with reigning WBA/IBF featherweight king Juan Manuel Marquez. Pacquiao, together with business manager Rod Nazario, wi  Read Full Story >>>

Tale of two champs
By Editorial, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 16 Feb 2004
WHEN International Boxing Federation super-bantam champion Manny Pacquiao successfully defended his title for the fourth time in August 2003, crowds lined up from the international airport up to Makati. They chanted ?idol, idol? as Pacquiao?s motorcade drove by. President Arroyo mentioned the ne  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sparmate gets title shot vs Valbuena
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 16 Feb 2004
IT'S official. The vacant International Boxing Federation super bantamweight title relinquished by Manny Pacquiao will be contested by top-ranked Venezuelan Jose Luis Valbuena and No. 5 Mexican Israel "Magnifico" Vazquez. The New Jersey-based IBF had already given last Thursday the green   Read Full Story >>>

No Friday the 13th jinx for Scoop awardee Pacquiao
By Josef T. Ramos, The Manila Times, Sun, 15 Feb 2004
Friday the 13th was a good day for Manny Pacquiao. The former International Boxing Federation super bantamweight champion received his latest award?the Gawad Pancho Villa Barako plum?as 2003?s best athlete before the weekend from the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines at its Aw  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao keeps team intact
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 15 Feb 2004
Manny Pacquiao has decided to keep his team intact and says he will continue to have Murad Muhammad as his US promoter and Freddie Roach as trainer despite the differences that arose between them following his Nov. 15 annihilation of legendary featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera. In an interview  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing Clever: Pac man eating up the world
By Jack Magowan, Belfast Telegraph, Sat, 14 Feb 2004
YOU couldn't have seen the new champion for bodyguards. Six big guys, all built like brick statues, and on Manny Pacquiao's pay-roll as insurance against gangland thugs and kidnappers. For this was Manila, where an entire city, crime bosses included, took the day off to watch gunslinger Pacquiao   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao could be undisputed champion
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 14 Feb 2004
THERE'S a strong likelihood Manny Pacquiao could be recognized not just as the planet's best featherweight, but also as Asia's first undisputed world champion even before the year is over. After shaming Mexican hero Marco Antonio Barrera last November to barge into the elite pound-for-pound list,  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez fight a done deal?
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 14 Feb 2004
All Manny Pacquiao has to do is get on a plane to New York on Feb. 20, meet with promoter Murad Muhammad and HBO executives two days later and sign on the dotted line for the title fight against Juan Manuel Marquez for it to become a done deal. Veteran HBO commentator Larry Merchant said yesterd  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao clash vs Marquez a done deal
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, Sat, 14 Feb 2004
Manny Pacquiao is just a signature away from formalizing his million-dollar clash against Juan Manuel Marquez as handlers of both fighters finally struck a deal for the staging of the keenly-awaited bout between two men boasting of some great boxing skills and solid power. "Murad Muhammad (who p  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Marquez showdown already done deal says Arum
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
EXCEPT for the formal signing of what is expected to be a million-dollar deal, it appears that the highly-anticipated blockbuster fight between the consensus people?s world featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao of the Philippines and IBF and WBA 126 lbs. king Juan Manuel ?Dinamita? M  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sparring to open new gym
The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
BOXING fans will be treated to a slambang opening of the spanking, new Wild Card Gym along President?s Avenue in BF Homes, Para?aque on Feb. 15 with the ?People?s Featherweight Champion?? Manny Pacquiao top billing a galaxy of potential world beaters in a sparring session at the inauguration. The sp  Read Full Story >>>

Sports heroes feted anew tonite
The Philippine Star, Fri, 13 Feb 2004
The best and the brightest in Philippine sports last year will be feted tonight during the Sports Communicators Organization of the Philippines (SCOOP) Annual Awards at the Bulwagan Room of the Pantalan Maynila Specialty Restaurant at the Luneta. Twenty-five athletes will be given recognition le  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Tue, 10 Feb 2004
Boxing fans will be treated to a slam-bang opening of the spanking, new Wild Card Gym in Manila on February 15, with "People's Featherweight Champion" Manny Pacquiao top-billing a galaxy of potential world-beaters in a sparring session at the inauguration. Top-of-the-line equipment brought in by  Read Full Story >>>

Manny?s conqueror has no regrets
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 10 Feb 2004
The only Filipino to beat world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao as a pro confessed the other day he has no regrets quitting the ring in 1997 without a centavo in the bank. Rustico Torrecampo, 31, holds the distinction of being one of only two fighters ever to defeat Pacquiao. The ot  Read Full Story >>>

Mexican champion seeks revenge against Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 09 Feb 2004
THE MANNY Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez showdown appears to be a done deal but World Boxing Council bantamweight champ Oscar "Chololo" Larios has not given up the hope of fighting the Filipino ring hero within the year. The Mexican Larios, recently voted co-Fighter of the Year by the WBC along wit  Read Full Story >>>

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