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Pacquiao comes home
By , ABS-CBN News, 14 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao may have been robbed of victory in Las Vegas, but to his millions of Filipino fans, the featherweight from General Santos remains their champion as shown by the hero’s welcome that met him upon his arrival from San Francisco Thursday.
With the crowd repeatedly shouting his name in Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao arrives to hero’s welcome
By Anjo Perez, The Manila Bulletin, 14 May 2004
MANNY PACQUIAO blew into town yesterday, treated like a conquering hero even if a controversial draw in his match against Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez on Sunday left him without a world title to cement his claim to being the best featherweight boxer in the globe.
Pacquiao and his party, which incl Read Full Story >>>
Filipino Americans merit their time in the spotlight
By Rodel E. Rodis, San Francisco Chronicle, 13 May 2004
As Filipinos trooped to the polls in the Philippine presidential elections May 10, the persistent chatter about rampant fraud did not center on what was happening in the country but what happened Saturday night in Las Vegas. "Manny Pacquiao wuz robbed, he was cheated!" was the angry sentiment of Fil Read Full Story >>>
IBF president favors 10-6 score!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 13 May 2004
International Boxing Federation president Marian Muhammad yesterday virtually opened the chance for Manny Pacquiao and his team to lodge a formal protest, indicating that the contentious first round of the Pacquiao-Marquez fight could have been scored more accurately.
Muhammad, who heads the New Read Full Story >>>
All The Hype Without the Heavy
By Joey Knish, IBOPBoxing.com, 13 May 2004
It's been quite a nice little run of good fights recently and we have another fine ole scrap on the way this coming weekend. What's with all the positive news in boxing? Well for one thing we haven't heard from the heavyweights in a while, and that is good news.
This past Saturday we saw a great Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao is home, rematch in mind
ABS-CBN News, 13 May 2004
Boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrived home in Manila Thursday after a heartbreaking draw with his Mexican opponent, Juan Marquez.
Pacquiao's plane touched down at early dawn, around 4:30 a.m, and was given a hero's welcome by airport employees, supporters, relatives and sports officials.
Th Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO’S MOM CANNOT ACCEPT THE DECISION
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 13 May 2004
The mother of featherweight “People’s Champion” Manny Pacquiao, Dionisia Pacquiao, says she “cannot accept the decision” of the judges in her son’s gallant effort to win the World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation titles in an epic battle against champion Juan Manuel Marquez at Read Full Story >>>
In Rusty’s Corner: Pacquiao Judging
By Rusty Rubin, BoxingScene.com, 13 May 2004
“To err is human, to forgive devine”. Northern Nevada boxing judge Bert Clements may have erred in his scoring of the Pacquiao – Marquez fight, and everyone, except perhaps those in Pac Man’s camp, has forgiven him. Pacquiao would have won the title if Bert had scored the first round 10-6, the corre Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao returns home a hero today
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 13 May 2004
Manny Pacquiao, whose exploits in the ring have earned him the admiration of fight fans around the world, returns home early this morning on a Philippine Airlines flight from Los Angeles.
Pacquiao’s gallantry in the ring against World Boxing Association/International Boxing Federation champion Ju Read Full Story >>>
Korean foe an option for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 13 May 2004
Uncrowned world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao arrives this morning from Las Vegas where he battled Juan Manuel Marquez to a split 12-round draw last weekend.
Pacquiao would’ve come home with the World Boxing Association (WBA) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) belts but nov Read Full Story >>>
Commission should limit pool of judges
By Dean Juipe, Las Vegas Sun, 13 May 2004
When Roy Jones Jr. and Antonio Tarver step into the ring Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, among the many who will study their every move will be three men sitting on elevated stools with several things in common.
Yes, they're the assigned judges and all will be neatly groomed and Read Full Story >>>
Judging the judges
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 13 May 2004
There should be an age limit for boxing judges. This is not to discriminate against the elderly. But take the case of 71-year-old Guy Jutras who was a judge in the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez fight in Las Vegas last weekend.
Jutras scored it 115-110 for Marquez and awarded 10 of the last Read Full Story >>>
Marquez: ''No Rematch For Pacquiao!''
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 13 May 2004
Juan Manuel Márquez stated to the Mexican media that at the moment, he will not grant a rematch to Manny Pacquiao and does not see any reason for another bout because he feels that he won their initial encounter.
The following are comments made by Juan Marquez and were translated from Spanish to Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao earns raves as critics hit draw verdict
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 13 May 2004
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao continued to earn raves across the US even as the controversy surrounding the Filipino’s 12-round split draw with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas refuses to die down.
HBO boxing analyst Larry Merchant paid the highest compliment to Pacquiao, Read Full Story >>>
Marquez refuses Pacquiao rematch
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 13 May 2004
NO REMATCH on the horizon with Manny Pacquiao.
Having escaped with a split draw to keep his World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight title, Juan Manuel Marquez said another meeting with the Filipino hero is not part of his immediate plans.
The Mexican cham Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: I Shall Return
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 12 May 2004
LAS VEGAS-Just before he boarded a plane bound for home, Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao vowed to make a bigger and better account of himself soon and borrowed Douglas McArthur's line for the meantime, saying, "I shall return."
Still bitter about unfair officiating which included figh Read Full Story >>>
Marquez: “No rematch”
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 12 May 2004
World Boxing Association and International Boxing Federation featherweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez has lined up other plans in his career. A rematch with Manny Pacquiao isn’t one of them.
Marquez, in an interview with ESPN Deportes, also revealed that he will rest for more than a month after h Read Full Story >>>
Judging the sweet science not an exact science
By John Whisler, San Antonio Express, 12 May 2004
How Juan Manuel Marquez survived three first-round knockdowns against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Las Vegas is still anyone's guess.
But in the end what floored observers more than Marquez's uncommon will was the three judges' unfathomable review.
Guy Jutras of Montreal scored the bout 115 Read Full Story >>>
Marquez vs. Pacquiao: A Push
By John P. Raygoza, 15rounds.com, 12 May 2004
It was an electrifying night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, as two featherweights fought in a masterful performance. Who would have thought that Juan Manuel Marquez could recover after the first round? But he did. Not only did he recover, he retaliated. I sat in “awe” I saw one of the greatest comeb Read Full Story >>>
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, 12 May 2004
Two minutes into the featherweight championship bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao it looked to be all over for the IBF and WBA champion Marquez. The buzz saw from the Philippines looked to overwhelm his more tactical opponent and was doing just that. After a first surprise Read Full Story >>>