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First Gent leads Pinoy bigwigs trooping to Vegas
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 17 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES — There’s a Filipino convention up in Las Vegas this week.
But it’s no ordinary meeting. In fact, it’s not a working one. It’s a gathering of government officials, showbiz personalities and big-time businessmen coming over to watch Manny Pacquiao fight on Read Full Story >>>
Manny needs to fire that right hand more often
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 17 Jan 2006
MANNY Pacquiao has knocked out many opponents with his patented straight left that detonates upon impact. A haymaker that some tough guys in boxing such as Lehlo Ledwaba, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez tasted when they fought the Filipino ring warrior.
Against Erik Morales, Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO: “THIS FIGHT IS FOR YOU!”
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 17 Jan 2006
MANNY’S NEW CD AIRED ON “RING TALK RADIO”
Millbrae, Ca-Following the footsteps of Oscar De La Hoya, Philippine Icon, Manny Pacquiao, has recorded an album that will be released just prior to his January 21st battle against Erik Morales. Recorded during the summer, Pacquiao tak Read Full Story >>>
MORALES-PACQUIAO-OVER AND UNDERRATED!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, 17 Jan 2006
THEY DON’T MAKE ‘EM LIKE THIS EVERYDAY!
Las Vegas, NV-When the day arrives that both Erik Morales (48-3, 34 KO’s) and Manny Pacquiao (40-3-2, 32 KO’s) are on the Hall of Fame ballot, the vote for this scribe will be easy. They both go in! They are warriors and champions Read Full Story >>>
Sparring partners reveal 2 fighters’ revamped strategy
The Manila Bulletin, 17 Jan 2006
EXPECT a tactical but nonetheless electrifying match as boxing icons Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao taper off their seemingly strategic training routine for their Jan. 22 (Manila time) return slugfest in Las Vegas.
Both have been unfathomable regarding their probable fight method for their 12 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao supremely confident
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 17 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES — Fear is a word not found in Manny Pacquiao’s vocabulary. In fact, he is not interested in knowing its true meaning.
While he admits that Erik Morales got the better of their duel last year, it doesn’t follow that he’d tremble at the sight of the Mexican ta Read Full Story >>>
The Legend of Manny Pacquiao, Take Two
By Matt Wells, SecondsOut.com, 17 Jan 2006
On January 20th, the day before Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao wage war again, ESPN's Friday Night Fights series makes its 2006 debut. The main event features a fight for the vacant IBF featherweight tit Read Full Story >>>
No distractions this time
By Arman Armero, Manila Standard Today, 17 Jan 2006
FILIPINO ring idol Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao believes that he is now more focused in his coming rematch with Mexican Erik “El Terrible” Morales because, unlike in their first encounter, there are practically no distractions to worry about this time.
Pacquiao, who will face Read Full Story >>>
Gloves and happiness for Pacquiao
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 17 Jan 2006
Manny Pacquiao is going to get his wish. He is going to be able to use Reyes gloves for his rematch against Erik Morales on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao believes not being able to, because of contractual language, for their first fight March 19 is one reason why he lost Read Full Story >>>
Rich beyond imagination
Tempo, 17 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES—Manny Pacquiao is earning textbigbold million—the fattest paycheck of his career—against Erik Morales on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
In the event he shames Morales, he’d get even more when they collide for the third time sometime in May or June. Say, milli Read Full Story >>>
FG, legislators, local executives to watch fight
Tempo, 17 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES—All roads lead to Las Vegas this weekend as far as politicians and celebrities from the Philippines are concerned.
Heading the list of VIPs attending Saturday night’s super-featherweight war between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales is First Gentleman Mike Arroyo, who wi Read Full Story >>>
SULTAN, CATUBAY VICTORIOUS IN SINULOG BOXING
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Jan 2006
RP welterweight boss Dondon "Supremo" Sultan impressively retained his national title after he bludgeoned challenger Cesar Yarte for a fine stoppage at the 1:35 mark of the 7th round Sunday night in the mainer of the Sinulog card put up by Sammy "Don King" Gello-ani at the Gaisano Countrymall carpar Read Full Story >>>
OPBF EXTENDS ASSISTANCE TO INJURED BOXER
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Jan 2006
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY--In a move unprecedented in Philippine boxing, the Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) showed class and heart as it donated a 'tricycle' to retired boxer and former RP bantam champ Alvin Felisilda last week, virtually assuring the latter of a livelihood following the ac Read Full Story >>>
Alcos stops Rodrigo in 6th round; Mepranum TKOs Verdejo
By Lito delos Reyes, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Jan 2006
MAASIM, Sarangani Province - World-rated Julius Alcos finally showed his killer instict by stopping Jojo Rodrigo in 2:25 of the sixth round on Saturday night in the main header of the "Bakbakan sa Maasim" at the Maasim gym here The 21-year old Alcos, ranked International Boxing Federation (IBF) No. Read Full Story >>>
A Double Standard? You Betcha
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 16 Jan 2006
In the wake of his stunning and costly loss to Carlos Baldomir last week, Zab Judah was still pushing for a fight against Floyd Mayweather in April. He claimed that this time around he would be fully prepared and that it was stil Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – The Limbo of Marco Antonio Barrera
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 16 Jan 2006
For Marco Antonio Barrera, the role of the proverbial king of the hill is accompanied by the clichéd loneliness at the top.
He is the best of the junior lightweights, a top-notch champion whose only losses in the past eight years were to Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, the second- and third-best Read Full Story >>>
RSR Mail Bag January 16, 2006
By George Diaz Smith, RingsideReport.com, 16 Jan 2006
This week we have a "Super" Judah fan predicting a rotund knockout (if you can believe it) over PBF. We've got some dandies here for the much anticipated January 21st showdown between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, and one fan asks what my thoughts are about the ballyhoo over Reyes gloves Vs the W Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has focus trained on rematch
By Norm Frauenheim, AZCentral.com, 16 Jan 2006
Manny Pacquiao says he has whipped old distractions, but Erik Morales says he won't be fooled by diversions that he sees as psychological feints in the buildup to their rematch Saturday at Las Vegas' Thomas & Mack Center.
"Head games," Morales said in a conference call from his training camp in Read Full Story >>>
Oddsmakers favor Morales
Visayan Daily Star, 16 Jan 2006
Barely a week before the monumental rematch of Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales in Las Vegas, at least three reliable online betting websites have placed their odds in favor of the Mexican legend and are expecting the fight to go the distance.
Odds in the online betting website Read Full Story >>>
GAB chief assures judges will be fair
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Jan 2006
Games and Amusements Board (GAB) chairman Eric Buhain said yesterday he will be at ringside for the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales bout and if necessary, will use his influence as a member of the World Boxing Council (WBC) Board of Governors to make sure the judges are fair in the event of an outcome b Read Full Story >>>