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Pacquiao vs Morales guaranteed to produce fireworks
By Ben Cohen, SecondsOut.com, 16 Mar 2005
To virtually everyone involved in the sport of boxing, missing Saturday's fight between Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Erik Morales, would be tantamount to a major crime.
Rarely in the sport do such high levels of skill combine with the huge potential for explosive action. Read Full Story >>>
PACLAND the Brainchild of Dong Secuya is the Place to be for any True Manny Pacquiao Fan
By Jerry Nisperos, RingsideReport.com, 16 Mar 2005
When you're going crazy over the most exciting fighter in the world today, then you might as well join the forum members of his website. Manny "The Pacman" Pacquiao had unknowingly created a cult-like following that is already global in magnitude thus making the www.mannypacquiao.ph , the most visit Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao camp claims promoter being heavyhanded about gloves
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, 16 Mar 2005
When the Nevada Athletic Commission decided last week to no longer force boxers to wear the same brand of gloves, executive director Marc Ratner believed his days of haggling over the issue were over. On Fri Read Full Story >>>
Morales: It Will be a Difficult Fight
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, NV—Looking tired and a cheekbone betraying his dried-up physique, Erik Morales came in three hours late and without the mariachi band that waited for his red carpet arrival at the MGM Grand Tuesday here.
Clad in a blue sports jacket and black pants, Morales was welcomed by Top Rank of Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacs punch
Philippine hero powers up for bout
New York Daily News, 16 Mar 2005
For eight weeks, Manny Pacquiao trained at the Wildcard Gym, a second-floor sweatbox located in a strip mall on Vine in the heart of Hollywood. And on the days that he sparred, Pacquiao got the star treatment.
Hundreds of Filipino boxing fans armed with cameras would crowd into the gym to watch the Read Full Story >>>
FIL-AM WBO EXEC SAYS PACQUIAO WILL KO MORALES EARLY
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 16 Mar 2005
A top official of the World Boxing Organization who is based in the United States but a frequent traveller to Asia has predicted that Manny Pacquiao will stop Morales cold in the early rounds of their scheduled 12-rounder this Sunday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"I am in Mexico at this moment Read Full Story >>>
MORALES-PACQUIAO: THE FANS WIN REGARDLESS...
By Aladdin Freeman, braggingrightscorner.com, 16 Mar 2005
Trying to pick a winner in the upcoming fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao isn’t easy and it should be a great fight, so the fans will win no matter how the chips fall. Personally I’m going with Erik Morales and for a couple reasons. First, I think Pacquiao can be timed when he rushes he Read Full Story >>>
Morales in Las Vegas!
By Chris Bronte, FightNews.com, 16 Mar 2005
Erik Morales arrived at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Tuesday evening. Morales and his brother Diego arrived on a Lear jet from Toluca, Mexico, landing at a private runway just off the strip. "I expect a tough fight," said Morales upon his arrival. "Pacquiao is a real warrior. I've come prepared and I Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Wants Eric Morales
By Rick Folstad, The Sweet Science, 16 Mar 2005
He’s got a tongue-twister last name, a statue’s chin and busier hands than a 17-year-old on prom night. He‘s not a big guy, but you wouldn’t want to try stealing his girl in a crowded bar. He‘s knocked out mo Read Full Story >>>
Morales to be eaten Up by Pacquiao!
By Bradford Scott, EastSideBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
March 19th is a day that’s creeping up on us very quickly, and a day that probably will have each and every one of you as nervous as I am about on of the biggest match ups in years. March 19th is judgment day. I’m starting to get that itch and I’m ready to order the pay-per-view.
This is the day Read Full Story >>>
Morales Gets The Edge In Sparring Partners
By Spencer Cobb Adams, BoxingTimes.com, 16 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada--
What does it take to prepare for a title fight? Well, a number of ring experts and boxing insiders believe that former Mexican WBC featherweight and super feather title holder Erik "El Terrible" Morales has all ready gained a decided advantage.
All the hard work has all r Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES PREVIEW III
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 16 Mar 2005
LOOKING HARD AT THE WORD “PRECEDENCE”
Whether you believe Manny Pacquiao will blow out Erik Morales in less than six rounds, or you think Morales will break down Pacquiao late, it’s important if one can to back up your arguments with precedence, a past fight that each boxer may attempt to emul Read Full Story >>>
Pac Vows Win at Wild Card; Roach & Muhammad at war
By Joe Rein, FightWorld.us, 16 Mar 2005
Seeing Manny Pacquiao in the last few days of training at the Wild Card Gym for his Pay-Per-View junior lightweight match-up with Eric Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, it was as if a royalty was in attendance. The modest space throbbed with what looked like the better part of Man Read Full Story >>>
Roach to Morales:
EastSideBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, NV – It seems like only yesterday when the Roman ruler Julius Caesar failed to heed the warning of an unidentified soothsayer. “Beware the Ides of March,” Caesar was warned, on this very day in 44 B.C., on his way to the Senate (and his assassination.) “Beware the ‘Ice’ of March 19 – ‘MAN Read Full Story >>>
Cheering for Manny
By Jimbo Gulle, The Manila Times, 16 Mar 2005
It’s so hard to begin an article on Manny Pacquiao without quoting what’s already been said a million times in newspapers, on radio, TV and the Internet. His fight with Erik Morales is four days away as you read this, and for sure I will be one among the 80 million-plus Filipinos that w Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs Pacquiao Will Be In Top Five of '05
By Buster Paris, TalkingBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
My copy of Boxing Digest arrived on Valentines Day. I sat down on the couch and the cats came and sniffed as the always do paying special attention to the Valentines Day card my Nana sent. I’m checking out the table of contents, giving it a quick scan, turn the page and there it is on a 2 page sprea Read Full Story >>>
Round Fifteen: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, 16 Mar 2005
Czar: This fight will be the greatest fight of the century. either one will be knockout before the seventh round. the great guy that will land the canvass is the older guy coz superpower comes from younger ones not from the old ones.
Tell that to Bernard Hopkins czarina, it ha Read Full Story >>>
Barrera waiting in wings
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Mar 2005
Probably the most interested spectator in this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight is Marco Antonio Barrera because he’s likely to face the winner in what could be the biggest non-heavyweight boxing event of the decade.
Barrera was stopped by Pacquiao in November 2003 and has beaten Mora Read Full Story >>>
Preview: Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Andrew Eisele, About.com, 16 Mar 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao square off on March 19 and it will shock no one if their battle produces an early candidate for fight of the year. All 14,500 seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas are expected top be sold at prices of up to $400. And HBO will likely generate great pay-per- Read Full Story >>>
KO clamor makes Pacquiao uneasy
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- It was not the first time he had heard of it, but Manny Pacquiao, who returned to this dazzling capital for a shot at immortality yesterday, stammered and shook his head when reminded of the overwhelming clamor for a knockout victory back home.
He ca Read Full Story >>>