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Pacquiao Wins The Rubber Match
By Vanessa McConnell, EastSideBoxing.com, 21 Nov 2006
As 18,276 fans packed into the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, for what may turn to be the best fight of the year, as Super featherweights Erik Morales (48-5, 34 KO's) from Mexico and Manny Pacquiao (43-3-2, 34 KO's) from the Read Full Story >>>
Inspired by Pacquiao
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2006
MY MONDAYS are pretty much routine. After breakfast, I prepare for my regular Monday morning radio program (‘The Scene Around", DZSR Sports Radio 918 kHz, 10:a.m. to 11:30 a.m.), make a few calls to confirm guest availabilities and scan the papers and internet for the topics I intend to discuss.
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Pacman, Erik cross paths at Vegas casino
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — Less than 24 hours after trading punches, Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales found themselves within punching range.
But they did not exchange blows as what they had done the night before. They just swapped souvenirs.
Pacquiao handed Morales a red jacket when they bumped into each o Read Full Story >>>
Pacman will pay — Morales
By Angie Chui, The Manila Bulletin, 21 Nov 2006
"It doesn’t matter if he’s a sports hero. He must pay," Morales said before the local media yesterday during an impromptu press conference held at the Bureau of Customs Office of the Commissioner (OCOM).
However, it was not Pacquiao’s rival Erik Morales who made the statement but Customs Commi Read Full Story >>>
Parents engrossed in Pacquiao fight; toddler drowns
Sun.Star Davao, 21 Nov 2006
A TWO-year-old boy drowned in a deep well Sunday while his parents and the whole neighborhood were busy watching the Pacquiao-Morales fight.
The victim was identified as John Alex Aguatani of Purok 14, Villafuerte Street in Calinan.
Sun.Star Network Online round-by-round coverage of the Pacq Read Full Story >>>
Need for a hero
By Frank Malilong, Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Nov 2006
WILL undergo a stress test before Dr. Ma. Rosan Trani today. It’s my second in three days. I think I passed my own fitness test during the Pacquiao-Morales “Grand Finale” last Sunday when I jumped from my seat and pumped my fists in the air after the Pacman’s killer left sent his Mexican opponent c Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao for President
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Nov 2006
THE banner inside the Thomas and Mack Arena that swayed and danced minutes after Manny’s victory said it all: “PACQUIAO FOR PRESIDENT.”
Is there any Filipino more popular today than Manny? Was there anyone, in our history, more celebrated and watched and cheered on?
Here’s a thought: If Jose Read Full Story >>>
Fake tickets mar Cebu Coliseum telecast
Sun.Star Cebu, 21 Nov 2006
AN ESTIMATED 760 fake tickets amounting to P110,000 were reportedly uncovered shortly after last Sunday’s live telecast in the Cebu City Coliseum of the Manny Pacquiao-Eric Morales fight.
Cebu Coliseum manager Ben Tulda Sr. said 510 fake upper box tickets and 250 fake lower box tickets were disc Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao defeats Morales in third match
By Matt Maxson, The Rebel Yell, 21 Nov 2006
In the highly-touted rubber match between Manny Pacquiao (43-3-2, 34 KO's) and Erik Morales (48-5-0, 34 KO's), the high pace tempo was set from the singing of the National Anthem all the way through Morales' acknowledgement of defeat.
In front of a crowd of 18,276 – the second largest in Thomas & Read Full Story >>>
Fans crowd SM City Davao to watch Manny beat Eri
Sun.Star Davao, 21 Nov 2006
fans in Davao City trooped to SM City Davao Sunday morning to watch the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales super featherweight fight dubbed the "Grand Finale."
Watching a live telecast of the fight from the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, fight fans inside the three SM Davao cinemas were r Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Drops Bombs on Erik Morales
By David A. Avila, The Sweet Science, 20 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS - Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao erased all doubts of his dominance with a third round demolition of Mexico’s great Erik “El Terrible” Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center on Saturday. It might be the end for Morales.
It was the third meeting between the two little giants and Pacquiao (43-3- Read Full Story >>>
Is Manny Pacquiao Now Pound-4-Pound The Best On The Planet?
By James Slater, EastSideBoxing.com, 20 Nov 2006
With his ruthlessly awesome destruction of Mexican legend Erik Morales in the rubber match of their series this past weekend, Filipino warrior Manny Pacquiao proved just how unstoppable a force he really is. As such, I believe it is now time to rate him right at the very top of boxing's pound-4-poun Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao stops Morales again
Powerful display ends in a third-round knockout, giving him two victories in three fights against the popular Mexican
By Steve Springer, Baltimore Sun, 20 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — Erik Morales sat on the canvas, arms around his knees, and stared at his corner, stared at his father, Jose, who was urging him to get up, stared as referee Vic Drakulich counted out the final seconds of his super-featherweight match against Manny Pacquiao.
But Morales never moved, ne Read Full Story >>>
Bryan insists he was robbed
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 20 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — In a rare fit of anger, Brian Viloria dared World Boxing Council (WBC) lightflyweight champion Omar Nino Romero to fight him a third time after the Mexican’s supporters booed his claim that he was robbed of a victory in a press conference after their rematch wound up a draw at the Thomas Read Full Story >>>
RP erupts in cheers
The Philippine Star, 20 Nov 2006
Prison inmates, former Muslim rebels and ordinary citizens stopped whatever they were doing yesterday morning to watch on television Filipino boxing hero Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao demolish Mexican Erik Morales in three rounds of excitement.
Filipinos erupted into cheers as thousands of boxing fans Read Full Story >>>
KO artist Valero next Pacquiao foe?
The Manila Times, 20 Nov 2006
MARCO Antonio BaRrera may have to wait for a while to get a crack on the People’s Champion and Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao.
Bob Arum, head of the Top Rank Promotions, told the mediamen after the “Grand Finale” fight between Pac-quiao and Mexico’s Erick Morales that his group is planning to Read Full Story >>>
Filipinos in US celebrate Pacquiao's triumph
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Nov 2006
PHOENIX, Arizona--Here's one indication of how much Filipino immigrants in the United States have remained Filipinos by heart: Even those who watched at home all stood up for the Philippine national anthem at the start of the Pacquiao-Morales bout.
And here’s one sign of how they remained Filipin Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao knocks out Morales
National fist too much for Mexican
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS--(3RD UPDATE) Filipino Manny Pacquiao lived up to his famous monickers "The Pacman" and "Pambansang Kamao" (National Fist) when he knocked out Mexico’s Erik Morales in the third round of their final rivalry at the Thomas and Mack Center here.
It was a quick and brutal end for Mexico’s E Read Full Story >>>
Pacman just gobbled up Morales
By Ed Picson, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Nov 2006
FOR FILIPINOS everywhere, everything was right with the world Saturday evening in Las Vegas (Sunday noontime in Manila). Manny Pacquiao made it right.
A swift, overpowering and precise destruction of Erik Morales was wrought by a visibly stronger, speedier and more resilient Pacquiao.
Neve Read Full Story >>>
Top Rank Pacquiao’s new promoter
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 20 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — Bob Arum indeed wasn’t bluffing when he said a few weeks ago that Manny Pacquiao’s next fight, or fights, will still be with Top Rank Promotions.
"Top Rank and MP Promotions have signed a contract to promote Manny Pacquiao’s fights for the next four years," Arum, the legendary boxing Read Full Story >>>