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My mind can?t be swayed
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
CHICAGO ? In the course of my many interviews with Manny Pacquiao, both in person and on the phone, I have become one of the millions who adore him. Of the several endearing qualities about him, nothing stands out more than his refusal to let fame and fortune wash away his humility. The absence of e  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao squares off with Barrera Sunday
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
THE rest of the country will be glued to their television sets Sunday morning, November 15, when reigning International Boxing Federation (IBF) super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquaio traded bombs with Mexican Antonio Barrera, widely acknowledged as the best featherweight boxer in the planet toda  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera-Pacquiao; Leija-Mena Full Press Conference Coverage; Murad Muhammed Says Pacquiao Told Him
By Carlos Kalinchuk,, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
Today in San Antonio, Oscar DelaHoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Murad Muhammed kicked off this weekend?s Main Event between ?The Baby Faced Assassin? Marco Antonio Barrera and Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao at the La Villita Assembly Hall with a Press Conference. The Press Conference was open to t  Read Full Story >>>

Health concerns won't halt bouts
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, Fri, 14 Nov 2003
One boxer has a plate in his head that he failed to disclose until confronted on the issue, while another underwent an MRI that indicated an abnormality was present. Yet Marco Antonio Barrera will fight Saturday in San Antonio and Jorge Paez is scheduled to fight Dec. 5 in Phoenix, in both cases   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera: I am going to win!
By Christian Schmidt,, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
He is the biggest boxing star in Mexico since the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez. Featherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera (57-3) from Mexico City holds victories over some of the biggest names in the sport. Erik Morales, Johnny Tapia, Naseem Hamed, Kevin Kelley, Jesus Salud, and Kennedy McKinney   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera's skill should carry him Saturday
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Marco Antonio Barrera has a chance to become the best fighter in boxing Saturday at the Alamodome in San Antonio. But it is far from a sure thing. Manny Pacquiao is his most lethal opponent since Erik Morales last June. Barrera steadily has climbed up boxing's pound-for-pound ladder since ho  Read Full Story >>>

Marco Antonio Barrera on the Maldonado?s and his former promoter Jim Johnson ?It was difficult to realize that people were robbing me and stealing from me??
By Carlos Kalinchuk,, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
On the eve of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao 37-2-1, Featherweight King Marco Antonio Barrera 57-3 spoke with me at length about a variety of topics. From his broken relationships with the Maldonado?s to Manny Pacquiao and what motivated him choose boxing. This is a good read and as always, Barrer  Read Full Story >>>

'Clash' isn't a KO in terms of buzz
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Joe Souza thought he had seen everything in boxing. But nothing would prepare him for that day six years ago at San Fernando Gym. When Oscar De La Hoya, in town to fight David Kamau at the Alamodome, showed up for a workout. And Oscarmania broke out. "It was chaos, total chaos," recalled Souz  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera-Pacquiao press conference!
By Christian Schmidt,, Thu, 13 Nov 2003

It was a packed house at La Villita in downtown San Antonio as screaming fans came to support their heroes. "I am excited to be here" said Oscar De La Hoya. De La Hoya who has always had close ties with the city of San Anto  
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Pacquiao, Barrera camps predict wins
By Winchell Campos, The Daily Tribune, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Manny Pacquiao's handlers believe their ward could come up with one big upset but quickly admitted they should never underestimate the ?Baby-Faced Assassin? Marco Antonio Barrera, who still has aces up his sleeve when the two boxers clash Nov. 15 at the Alamodome here. Believ  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sees ?emergency? after fight with Barrera
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
SAN ANTONIO, Texas?There?s going to be an ?emergency situation? come Saturday night, and Manny Pacquiao wants someone to call 9-1-1 after he is done with Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera. ?There?s going to be an emergency situation,? Pacquiao said on Tuesday afternoon as he limbered up at Jesse Jame  Read Full Story >>>

Computer analysis shows Barrera will beat Pacquiao
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
AN established computer boxing analysis entity picks universally recognized featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera a 4-1 favorite to beat Filipino challenger Manny Pacquiao in their 12-round match on November 16 (Manila Time) at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Compubox believes the 29-year  Read Full Story >>>

Elorde ignores odds, picks Pacquiao by KO
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Shrugging off Las Vegas odds installing Marco Antonio Barrera a 3-1 favorite to beat Manny Pacquiao, Marty Elorde said yesterday he is convinced the Filipino will win by knockout in the early rounds of the consensus people’s world featherweight boxing bout in San Antonio on Nov. 15 (Sunday mor  Read Full Story >>>

Ex-world champ picks Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Former World Boxing Council junior lightweight champion Rene Barrientos yesterday picked International Boxing Federation junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao to win over featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera in their scheduled ?Clash of the Titans? on Sunday, Manila time, at the Alamadome  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao sets date with destiny
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
ODDSMAKERS are undeterred by Filipino super bantamweight champion Manny Pacquiao's hunger for international recognition when he takes on the world's top featherweight boxer Marco Antonio Barrera on Saturday. Five days into their much-publicized bout for the "people's featherweight championship",  Read Full Story >>>

PREVIEW: Barrera vs Pacquiao!, Thu, 13 Nov 2003
Veteran Boxer Marco Antonio Barrera has reigned over the featherweights for years, dismissing all challengers to his crown. IBF junior featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has cleaned out the 122-pound division in a similar fashion and is looking to do the same at 126 pounds. On Saturday at the   Read Full Story >>>

'He's our Oscar De La Hoya'
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, Wed, 12 Nov 2003
The only sound coming from the tiny gym on the near North Side was the familiar pop, pop, BAM of the mitts. All other activity had stopped. Everyone else in the gym left his spot and hovered around the ring like seagulls, straining to get a look. Philippine boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao was i  Read Full Story >>>

He'll Need to be Super Pac Man in the Alamodome
By Steve Kim,, Wed, 12 Nov 2003

Manny Pacquiao doesn't seem to be too concerned that he'll be playing the role of Davy Crockett when he faces 'the king of the featherweights' Marco Antonio Barrera in front of a highly partisan crowd at the Alamodome this Saturday n  
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Brain surgery behind him, Barrera fights on
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press, Sports Illustrated, Wed, 12 Nov 2003
There's something that just doesn't seem right about fighting after having brain surgery. Not in a sport where your opponent gets paid to hit you in the head. Somewhere, you would think, doctors would be screaming. Somewhere, surely, there has to be outrage. Not in Texas, where Marco Anton  Read Full Story >>>

After Brain Surgery, Barrera Fights On
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Wed, 12 Nov 2003
There's something that just doesn't seem right about fighting after having brain surgery. Not in a sport where your opponent gets paid to hit you in the head. Somewhere, you would think, doctors would be screaming. Somewhere, surely, there has to be outrage. Not in Texas, where Marco An  Read Full Story >>>

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