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Future Pacquiaos need enterprising promoters
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 28 Jan 2005
PRO boxing in the Philippines needs a shot in the arm to produce more boxers in the mold of a Manny Pacquiao. The sport is on the decline.
Gone are the good old days when many Filipino fighters earned international fame and appreciation because of their prowess in the ring.
One reason why pro Read Full Story >>>
Gorres, Peñalosa to train under McGirt in Florida
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 28 Jan 2005
Flashy Z “The Dream” Gorres, a highly rated Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super flyweight, and former world super flyweight champion Gerry Peñalosa will train under famed trainer Buddy McGirt.
Gorres and Peñalosa are scheduled to fly to Orlando, Florida early next month to meet McGirt, a Read Full Story >>>
Round One: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 27 Jan 2005
1/27/2005 Welcome to Round One of the Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag. The first of many mailbags to come. All questions will be answered so send yours in today!
Tolites Fernandez: I believed with all my heart that pacman will destroy my idol eric morales simply because pacman has the powe Read Full Story >>>
Scott Harrison Looking To Crash Party
By David Payne, The Sweet Science, 27 Jan 2005
This Friday Scottish featherweight title-holder Scott Harrison seeks to etch his name on the 126 and 130lb VIP party lists by emphatically dispatching veteran Columbian Victor Polo at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow.
The fight, which pits the methodical punch selection and strength of Harrison versus Read Full Story >>>
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 27 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s devastating punching power proved too much for his sparring partner — super featherweight Raymundo “Sugar” Beltran — who suffered a bruised right eye in the opening round of a three-round session at the Wild Card Gym in Los Angeles yesterday.
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Pacquiao Sizzles in 1st Sparring Session
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 26 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES-The "Wanted: Sparring Partners" sign at the Wild Card gym might be reposted soon as Manny Pacquiao might be needing extra sparring partners later on after he nicked and nipped "Sugar" Raymundo Beltran in three rou Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Pacquiao: The fight that boxing fans have been waiting for!
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, 26 Jan 2005
As 2004 came to a close the boxing world succumbed to hibernation. The year ended on a brilliant high note with the ferocious rubber match between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barerra. The fight was so great it left the void of big time boxing in the ensuing months in a hazy shade of reflective ex Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Tests Another Mexican Hero
By Dave Mckee, RingsideReport.com, 26 Jan 2005
The BBC has recently rated Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2 with 31 KO's) as the fourth best fighter in any weight division. The accolade comes just as Pacman is slated to earn a record $1.75 million in his March 19th meeting with future Hall of Famer Erik Morales (47-2 with 34 KO's) at the MGM Grand in Las V Read Full Story >>>
Thai matchmaker says Pacquiao in tough fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Jan 2005
WELL-TRAVELED Thai matchmaker Narong Hengtrakul, who is in town for Saturday night’s Orient-Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimumweight title match, believes Manny Pacquiao will walk the tightrope when he squares off with Erik Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
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MORALES vs PACQUIAO: CAN IT BE WORTH THE HYPE?
By Jocelyn Saurini, braggingrightscorner.com, 26 Jan 2005
It’s the buzz in Vegas. The ticket that everybody needs to get, and not just because it promises to be an amazing fight. People all over are already clamoring to get into the Morales vs. Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand on March 19th because it promises to be some top-ranked entertainment. It’s the p Read Full Story >>>
Is Mayol the next Pacquiao?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 26 Jan 2005
Orient and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) minimum weight champion Rodel Mayol is ripe for a world title shot but the four major titleholders in the 105-pound division are avoiding the Mandaue City knockout artist like the plague.
It’s no surprise that the four–the World Boxing Council’s Isaac Read Full Story >>>
War at the desert
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, 25 Jan 2005
BEVERLY HILLS, California — On March 19th 2005, there’s going to be a war — Philippines against Mexico.
This was announced by the Mexican adviser of Erik "El Terrible" Morales during the press conference two weeks ago, announcing the 12-round World Super Featherweight Championship between the mo Read Full Story >>>
BUHAIN, HBO POLL: PACQUIAO WILL KO MORALES
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 24 Jan 2005
Newly-installed Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain yesterday was of the opinion that Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao has what it takes to be the first man to stop Mexican legend Erik Morales off his track, and inflict the latter of his first knockout loss in a 12-year career.
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Odds don’t worry Morales
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 24 Jan 2005
Although Manny Pacquiao was installed a 6-5 favorite by the MGM Mirage race and sports book, Erik (El Terrible) Morales isn’t fazed.
Morales is convinced he’ll whip the Filipino when they clash in a 12-round superfeatherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 19. And it’s Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao expects 12-round battle
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 24 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has refused to take a day off and insisted on doing roadwork on Sundays, according to trainer Freddie Roach because he knows he must prepare for a 12-round war when he and former super featherweight champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales “Bring it On” Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales coverage pre-production
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 24 Jan 2005
CHICAGO – It was Wednesday evening last week.
I was watching the Bulls try to gore the Celtics on TV, my one-year-old son A.J. was playing with his stuffed toys by my side, while my right hand held a tall glass filled with ice.
The ice, of course, was swimming in a sea of Bacardi rum and cok Read Full Story >>>
Ring mag to continue recognizing Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 24 Jan 2005
REGARDLESS of the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales super-featherweight duel on March 19 in Las Vegas, The Ring magazine will continue to recognize the Filipino southpaw as its champion in the featherweight division, its editor-in-chief Nigel Collins told the Scottish media.
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PACQUIAO SE “DESINFLA”
By Salvador Martínez, Box-Latino.com, 24 Jan 2005
Dentro del ambiente festivo que se vivió durante el anuncio oficial en la Ciudad de México de la pelea del 19 de marzo en Las Vegas, EU, entre Erik “El Terrible” Morales y el filipino Manny Pacquiao, pudimos escuchar la opinión de varios conocedores del pugilismo que señalaron: “Pacquiao es muy duro Read Full Story >>>
Scott Harrison: The disputed champion of the world
By Martin Hannan, Sport.Scotsman.com, 23 Jan 2005
IT’S the season of Burns Suppers, and the words of the Bard are before us once again. "To see ourselves as ithers see us," is a Rabbie maxim that particularly springs to mind, and it can even be applied to Scottish boxing.
So how do people outside Scotland judge the man who is unarguably o Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao packs bigger punch, says Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 23 Jan 2005
Although the fight is set at 130 lbs, Freddie Roach said he doesn’t see Manny Pacquiao climbing the ring against Mexico’s Eric Morales on March 19 anywhere near the limit.
"We’ll just see where we’ll end up, but I predict we’ll probably come in about 127 or so," said the accomplished American tr Read Full Story >>>