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Round Nine: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 17 Feb 2005
Elich Ramirez: Are you EM's fan? You actually sound like one.
I'm a fan of both Pacquiao and Morales. Hate to see one of them lose. Props to both fighters for taking this fight. May the best man win. Thanks for writing in.
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I’m ready to fight, even now
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 17 Feb 2005
Well-known international promoter Murad Muhammad’s official assigned to look after Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao, Akbar Muhammad said yesterday that Pacquiao was in such great condition that he is “ready to fight right now.”
Akbar, who watches over Pacquiao when he trains a Read Full Story >>>
Barrera Camp Shares Secrets to Pacquiao
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 16 Feb 2005
LOS ANGELES-The think-tank of Marco Antonio Barrera would want to see Manny Pacquiao win over Erik Morales so that nothing will get in the way for a mega-rematch between the past and current featherweight People's Champion by year-end.
Roberto Diaz, right hand man of Barrera, even went as far as Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s toughest mission yet: Win seven straight Elorde plums
ABS-CBN News, 16 Feb 2005
Manny Pacquiao will again be the recipient of the Boxer of the Year honor in the Gabriel “Flash” Elorde Boxing Awards Night-Banquet of Champions at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.
The 26-year-old native of General Santos City was the hands down choice for the award following another exceptional yea Read Full Story >>>
Morales won’t take Manny lightly
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 16 Feb 2005
Erik “El Terrible” Morales, the former three-time world champion and the most popular Mexican fighter today, admits that Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao “is a pretty good fighter” and he won’t take him lightly in their March 19 showdown in Las Vegas.
“It (the fight) will be a Read Full Story >>>
Bobby Pacquiao Eager To Follow in Manny's Footsteps
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 16 Feb 2005
RP super featherweight champion and Orient Pacific Boxing Federation No. 1 contender Bobby Pacquiao who left for Thailand yesterday with the members of Team Pacquiao headed by Rod Nazario said he is eager to follow in the footsteps of his illustrious elder brother Ring Magazine featherweight champio Read Full Story >>>
Penalosa, Gorres Impress McGirt
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 16 Feb 2005
Two-time world champion and 2002 "Trainer of the Year" Buddy McGirt said yesterday he was "very impressed" with former WBC super flyweight champion Gerry Penalosa and highly rated Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super flyweight Z "The Dream" Gorres who have been working out at his gym in Orla Read Full Story >>>
Erik Won’t Take Manny Lightly
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 15 Feb 2005
Former triple world champion Erik Morales, who’s altitude training for a high octane war against Manny Pacquiao says he’s relishing the challenge and he’ll emerge victorious from a classic.
Erik is again basing himself at the Otomi Center and will only go to sea level in Las Vegas a few days bef Read Full Story >>>
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Added To Morales vs Pacquiao undercard
EastSideBoxing.com, 15 Feb 2005
Unbeaten lightweight hope Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., son of legendary champion Julio Cesar Chavez, will box on the Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao 'Coming With Everything' championship card at the MGM Grand on Saturday, March 19. Bob Arum of Top Rank made the announcement today. Chavez Jr. will box in Read Full Story >>>
ERIK MORALES & THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED
By Shawn Krest, TigerBoxing.com, 15 Feb 2005
Imagine you just lost the fight of the year. You lost the eleventh round—voted the round of the year—which tipped a razor-thin decision to your opponent. Not just any opponent, mind you, and not just any fight of the year. This was an epic rubber match against your hated rival.
You questioned hi Read Full Story >>>
Round Eight: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, 15 Feb 2005
Juncay: I would like to ask the Ramil4002 question to Kimo. WHAT IF MANNY KO'S MORALES IN EARLY ROUND, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? This type of question and answer (by Isaac) just reminds me of a political figure here in our country, when she said "I'll jump out of the plane".
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'Please Give Me One Last Fight'
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 15 Feb 2005
Reading about former bantamweight and featherweight champion Luisito Espinosa having a fight on February 18, 2005 in Stockton, CA, reminded me of this heart rending plea of poverty stricken boxers which moved a boxing matchmaker with international connections more than once to give in and "moved mou Read Full Story >>>
Morales: It will be Pacquiao's left against my right
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Feb 2005
IT WILL be a "battle of styles. Mexican star Erik "El Terrible" Morales declared this yesterday even as he exuded confidence he has perfected a plan to beat Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"I trust the power of my fists. Pacquiao is a boxer of great power, Read Full Story >>>
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 14 Feb 2005
RENOWNED trainer Freddie Roach is deviating from his usual guarded assessment whenever Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao takes on an opponent.
With dethroned World Boxing Council super featherweight Erik "El Terrible" Morales facing his ward at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino on March 19 (March Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Clicking the 'Lights Out'
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 13 Feb 2005
LOS ANGELES--Manny Pacquiao looked good sparring for 10 rounds and three sparring partners for the first time as Fan Day Saturday continued to attract larger numbers at the Wild Card gym here.
Pacquiao gave a huge and predominantly Filipino crowd something to cheer about as he clowned around wit Read Full Story >>>
MGM Grand favors Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 13 Feb 2005
HERE’S A favorable piece of trivia for hardcore fans of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao, who battles Mexican hotshot Erik Morales on March 19 in Las Vegas.
The MGM Grand Garden Arena, the 15,000-seat venue of the PPV fight on HBO, hasn’t been so kind to Morales, who has displayed his stuff th Read Full Story >>>
'There's the Left Hand...'
By Jerry Nisperos, RingsideReport.com, 12 Feb 2005
The above phrase is what every Filipino fight fan in the Philippines and around the world will be waiting for when Manny "the Pacman" Pacquiao makes it all happen come March 19th at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. There will be a lot riding on that left hand of the phenomenal Pacman. The whole of th Read Full Story >>>
Round Seven: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 12 Feb 2005
Roger: Hi Isaac be ready to jump at the window. because anything can happen anytime....
Brick: I have read that Mr. Barrio would jump out a ten storey building if EM will be KOd in the early round. Is he serious? What if MP did KO EM in the early round? Is he 100% sure it will not happen? I thin Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ranked No. 3 by WBC
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 12 Feb 2005
THE Mexico-based World Boxing Council (WBC) has rated Manny Pacquiao as its No. 3 contender in the super-featherweight division following the release of its latest rankings.
Eight other Filipinos were listed in the January 2005 rankings released yesterday.
The decision to rank Pacquiao in the Read Full Story >>>
Beristain Speak on the Future of the Marquez Brothers
By Ricardo Lois, Hard Core Boxing, 12 Feb 2005
A conversation with trainer Ignacio "Nacho" Beristain revealed that reports of a bout between Juan Manuel Marquez and Scott Harrison being close to finalized are erroneous.
Beristain took the opportunity to air his anger at Top Rank, which promotes the featherweight standout. Earlier this year, Read Full Story >>>