News: Manny Pacquiao, Archie Ray Marquez, Carney Bowman

Manny Pacquiao, will be in the national spotlight next Tuesday night, October 28 when ESPN's only primetime newsmagazine show, E:60, airs an in depth story on him at 7:00 PM (ET) on ESPN. Reporter Jeremy Schaap takes a look at Manny's rise from poverty to national hero in the Phillipines and, some would say, a fighter who is carrying boxing with his success and potential.. Schaap is willing to do interviews with any media who might be interested in hearing about his time with Pacquaio - and things that might not make the final cut due to time restraints.

Here's a brief overview of the piece:

Manny Pacquiao holds many titles. He is currently the WBC Lightweight Champion, was formerly the WBC Super Featherweight Champion, IBF Super Bantamweight Champion and WBC Flyweight Champion but as the first Filipino and Asian boxer to win four world titles in different weight divisions, his most prominent role might be as a hero/icon in his native country. This 29 year old from General Santos, Philippines rose from the poverty of his country to be named by Ring Magazine as the top pound for pound boxer in the world in June, 2008 and is poised to become even bigger if he wins his December fight with Oscar De La Hoya. E:60 reporter Jeremy Schaap sits down with the world's number one boxer to talk about Pacquiao's big break in June, 2001, when he stepped in as a late replacement and beat IBF Super Bantamweight champion Lehlo Ledwaba by technical knockout. He has virtually destroyed most pugilists that have dared to step in the ring to face him since then and right now many experts agree Pacquiao is carrying boxing. With eight straight wins and a record of knockouts in terms of revenues from his recent pay-per-view fights, Pacquaio may be worth more than his weight in gold. According to Mark Taffet, senior vice president for HBO PPV, Pacquiao weighs 135 pounds (but) his PPV numbers look more like heavyweight numbers." Tune in and find out why this fighter was able to generate a record $20.2 million in revenue for a featherweight class bout.

E:60 is ESPN's only primetime multi-subject newsmagazine show. It features in-depth reporting, long-form stories and a roster of award-winning reporters. Click for releases, correspondents and executive production team bios and video clips. For complete E:60 features and expanded versions of the reporter-producer meetings, click


TOTOWA, NJ (October 23, 2008) -- Promoter Gary Shaw announced the signing of junior lightweight sensation ARCHIE RAY MARQUEZ to a long-term exclusive contract with Gary Shaw Productions. Marquez (4-0, 4 KOs), from Albuquerque, New Mexico, was an amateur standout with a 115-15 amateur record.

"I am so happy to be part of the GSP family," said Marquez. "My manager has been chasing Gary for a long time to get him to look at me and he finally gave me a shot on the Tarver-Dawson undercard a few weeks ago. I'm glad I passed the audition! (Marquez knocked out Sam Morales with one crushing right to the body in the fourth round on October 11.) I'm so happy knowing I'll be active and have the opportunity to fight on TV in the future."

"Archie has the potential to be a star with his good looks, hometown following, and fan-friendly fighting style," said Shaw. "Archie can be a cross-over star, and I believe if he continues to work hard in the gym he will be a world champion at several weight classes. He's only 20, and he can accomplish so much over the next 10 years."

"Archie is a great all-around fighter who loves what he's doing and is a marvelous student of the game," said Sergio Chavez, who has been training Marquez for over one year at L.A. Boxing in Albuquerque. "You can call Archie a boxer-puncher, but he's more than that. How many fighters with only four professional fights can claim a knockout victory with a jab or another knockout victory with a single body shot? He comes into a fight with so many different looks and weapons, there's no way to prepare for him. He had a very successful amateur career but he was born with a professional style. He hits HARD. He has real speed. I've trained Danny Romero and Johhny Tapia, and he's showing a style and maturity way beyond his years. Heck, he just turned 20!"

""We are thrilled to be with Gary," said Jacob Maes, Marquez's co-manager along with Marquez's grandfather, Archie.. "What attracted us to Gary was the family atmosphere he fosters within his company and with his other fighters. He's straight-forward and candid and above all, a man of his word. I know we'll make a good team."

Marquez, who is married and the proud father of two sons, will make his GSP debut against Luis Cervantes (7-3-3, 2 KOs), from Cathedral City, Calif., November 1 on the undercard of the Cristian Mijares-Vic Darchinyan world super flyweight championship fight at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.


YORK, PENNSYLVANIA (October 23, 2008) Undefeated lightweight prospect, Carney Bowman, the pride of York, Pennsylvania, is busy preparing for his next fight, headlining “THE BATTLE AT YORK II” on Saturday, November 8th at the Valencia Ballroom.

The Valencia Ballroom is located at 142 N. George St in the downtown area of York , PA. Tickets, with a five dollar discount prior to fight night, are on sale in advance at or by calling 800-595-4849. Doors will open on the night of the event at 6:30pm with the first bell at 7:30pm.

“I love fighting in York , this is my home, I was born and raised here so they know me and have been very supportive. The expectations are a little higher in front of the hometown crowd but that’s the way I like it” said the 25 year old Bowman.

Training out of the Lincolnway Sportcenter, under the long time tutelage of Julio Alvarez, Bowman is preparing diligently for November 8th. “I’ve been with Julio since I was ten, training out of his gym. Training here in York is the perfect environment for me.”

“Typically I’m up early to get my running in, about four miles every morning. Lately I’ve been sparring with Doel Carrasquillo in Lancaster . He’s bigger than me so it gives me a chance to use my strength as well as my speed” said Bowman of the heavy handed Puerto Rican welterweight.

On July 25th, Bowman headlined the first BATTLE AT YORK, sweeping Cuban veteran Alex Perez on all three judges’ scorecards, winning a six round decision.

More information on Bowman’s fight will be announced shortly. Other fighters on the November 8th card include local undefeated welterweight Steve Weimer, undefeated junior welterweight prospect Terrance Crawford of Omaha , Nebraska and undefeated welterweight prospect Raul Tovar of Mission , Texas .

Making his pro debut on the card is the much heralded captain of the 2008 Ghanan Boxing Olympic Team, middleweight Bastie “THE BEAST” Samir.

Much more information on this card will be announced shortly.

Formed earlier this year, the Las Vegas based TKO Boxing Promotions stable also includes; junior middleweight Anthony Thompson, middleweight James Countryman, lightweight Rolando Reyes, the sister team of Katie and Emily Klinefelter, super bantamweight Rafael Valenzuela and junior flyweight Austreberto Juarez.

Further information on TKO Boxing Promotions can be viewed at

Article posted on 24.10.2008

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