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Post fight Pacquiao Vs Morales Mailbag Part V
By Kimo Morrison & Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 05 Apr 2005
I'm a big fan of Pacquiao and I think the fight was really awesome and a classic one. I think Manny's cut in the 5th round has big effect on the outcome of the fight. I have to admit though that Morales really outboxed Manny on this fight. I would like to see the two mix it up aga Read Full Story >>>
The Difference Between Champions And Titleholders
By Eric Raskin, MaxBoxing.com, 04 Apr 2005
Jean-Marc Mormeck is the world cruiserweight champion. The only world cruiserweight champion.
Two days ago, he was a mere titleholder, a designation that doesn’t mean much at all. Not in a world in which Wladimir Sidorenko, Maselino Masoe, and Isaac Bustos call themselves titleholders. Not in a w Read Full Story >>>
Barrera's Wild Ride Continues
By Sean Stowell, MaxBoxing.com, 04 Apr 2005
Just about a year ago Marco Antonio Barrera's stock was at a low point. It was thought that he may have been at the end of his stellar career, and it was feared that he'd labeled an "opponent" for up and comers to stomp on as they climbed their way up the rankings.
All of this was being said afte Read Full Story >>>
By Beth Celis, The Manila Bulletin, 04 Apr 2005
I only had one request from colleague Ronnie Nathanielsz when he called the other day to inform me that he had just arrived from the United States where he covered the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight in Las Vegas.
I asked Ronnie to please explain why he is being blamed by just about everybody f Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to fight another Mexican?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 04 Apr 2005
Another Mexican boxer outside of the "Big Three" is being lined up as Manny Pacquiao’s next opponent.
The 26-year-old Pacquiao, who lost to Mexico’s Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last March 19, said his backers are planning a comeback fight for him sometime in July against another M Read Full Story >>>
Dissecting Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 04 Apr 2005
LET'S do it now and see who's the bigger cabron, grunted Erik Morales in his turn to speak during the final presscon of his showdown against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas last month.
You're free to interpret what that word cabron means, but to Latinos, it could be equal to a man's Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: bad manners
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, 04 Apr 2005
Far be it for this columnist to stick a little blade into the side of a Filipino treated far and wide as a national icon. His name is Manny Pacquiao and he should be spared the slings and arrows of ordinary commerce. But I can’t leave him off that easily for to do so would only worsen his character. Read Full Story >>>
The Inside Story: Pacquiao vs Morales
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, 04 Apr 2005
Much has been written and much more said about the epic battle between Ring Magazine and International Boxing Association featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and former three-time world champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales at the jam-packed MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada last March 19. Read Full Story >>>
Do US Laws Have Enough Teeth to Protect Pacquiao?
(Third of a Series)
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 03 Apr 2005
LOS ANGELES—While Manny Pacquiao’s wily promoter Murad Muhammad and his cohorts think they have scored a fast one over the Filipino, set US laws will be put to test to reclaim what is rightfully and morally his.
Muhammad, who has put a lock on the bigger chunk of money in the Pacquiao-Morales me Read Full Story >>>
Negotiating the web
By Gail Ilagan, MindaNews, 03 Apr 2005
DAVAO CITY -- Jerry agreed that there should be nothing reprehensible about a poor boy from Dadiangas doing a stint at the MGM Grand for the money. He went on to say he found it refreshing that a female wrote something good enough to be stacked among the male-dominated offering of featured articles Read Full Story >>>
No revenge for Pacquiao as Morales goes heavier
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 03 Apr 2005
FILIPINO boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao will not get a shot at vengeance against Erik "El Terrible" Morales.
The other day, the Mexican legend Morales announced that he will most likely be moving up into the bigger lightweight division, depending on an important unification fight involving one Read Full Story >>>
The Pacman Cometh
By Rodel E. Rodis, AsianWeek, 02 Apr 2005
The Philippines has often been compared to the world of Eugene O’Neill’s Broadway play The Iceman Cometh: a cruel place where despair is a constant presence and relief comes in pipe dreams.
But for one night, March 19, 2005, the despair of poverty and strife in the Philippines was replaced by a d Read Full Story >>>
Lesson from Morales defeat
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Apr 2005
HAVING REALIZED his mistakes the last time, Manny Pacquiao is considering training away from the madding crowd.
With this mind, Pacquiao is looking at either in Big Bear in southern California with an elevation of 7,500 feet or at the Madison Square Garden Gym in Arizona when he starts preparing Read Full Story >>>
Manny to train in new gym, away from spies
By Jasmine Payo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 02 Apr 2005
OTHER than acquire extra skills, Manny Pacquiao yesterday vowed to move out of Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood and train in a new gym to prevent spies from studying his moves.
There will be no more training distractions, Pacquiao said during yesterday's SCOOP Sa Kamayan on Padre Faura, Manila. Read Full Story >>>
Pac Man urged to enter politics
By Eddie Alinea, The Manila Bulletin, 02 Apr 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO, like many sports heroes who have captured the national imagination, is being urged by his friends to enter politics.
But Pacquiao is not ready to jump into this uncharted water. Not so soon, anyway.
Despite the urgings of his politician friends such as North Cotabato Gov. Mann Read Full Story >>>
Twice a 'victim' of a double whammy?
By L.A. Paradiang, The Freeman, 02 Apr 2005
For openers… I lately talked to second cousin Gaudencio Calva of Cambayog, Compostela, the hilly neighbor of picturesque Cabadiangan valley. He insists that Dionisia, the mother of Manny Pacquiao, is his illegitimate daughter by Simplicia Librero.
The latter who later married Crispin Bataluna, migr Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s handlers now snipe at each other
By Manuel N. Oyson Jr., Sun.Star Cebu, 02 Apr 2005
THE furor over how and why our own Manny Pacquiao was beaten despite being the pre-fight favorite, should have subsided by now. The Filipino champion is back and is meditating perhaps on how to make another splash in the world of boxing.
Perhaps dreaming of a rematch with his erstwhile conqueror Read Full Story >>>
Bautista captures fancy of US sports scribe
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 02 Apr 2005
BOHOLANO boxing sensation Rey “Boom-Boom” Bautista never ceases to amaze.
Training at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach, the talent and skills of the youthful Bautista caught the fancy of California feature writer Francisco Salazar, who stopped by at the Hollywood gym to conduct interview with Read Full Story >>>
A big mistake
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, 02 Apr 2005
After Manny Pacquaio’s heartbreaking debacle to Mexican Erik Morales spawned a nationwide finger-pointing and blame-laying deluge, Pacquiao’s renowned trainer, American Freddie Roach, admitted that the Pacquiao camp also made a mistake when it underestimated Morales.
“I think w Read Full Story >>>
Hamed-Pacquiao: Futuristic Superfight?
By Press Guy, SaddoBoxing.com, 02 Apr 2005
Intimate sources surrounding the business team of former world featherweight champion “Prince” Naseem Hamed indicate that Hamed is set to resume his boxing career later this year, only with an intriguing and unexpected twist. The rumors are that
Hamed is set to represent a Middle-Eastern company Read Full Story >>>