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Barrera focused after Morales' win
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 24 Mar 2005
Marco Antonio Barrera is looking to shine April 9, now that rival Erik Morales has scored the biggest upset of 2005.
Morales overcame 3-1 odds to beat Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Las Vegas -- the same Pacquiao who dominated Barrera in 2003. With a lucrative fourth showdown be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales match-up makes a killing
By Edgar R. Chiongbian, Sun.Star Cebu, 24 Mar 2005
PACQUIAO! Pacquiao! Pacquiao! That’s what everybody wanted (including the Mexicans) and so did Morales. But in the end, it was only Morales who got him. But is that the full story and the whole truth? Well maybe not exactly, I believe a lot of others naka pakyaw sad og daghan (got a lot from it).
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Morales too much for Paquiao!
By Karen Belford, EastSideBoxing.com, 24 Mar 2005
Erik Morales won a unanimous twelve round decision over Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines's in their super featherweight showdown on Saturday night. At the end of the grueling twelve round bout between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, the much hyped star from the Phillipines had been reduced to a Read Full Story >>>
“Fighting Words” – Celebrating Morales and Pacquiao
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, 23 Mar 2005
It was a glorious night and an entertaining fight, and thus in this week’s (unfortunately belated) edition of Fighting Words the focus will be on this past Saturday’s pay-per-view card featuring the super featherweight showdown between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. Special attention will be give Read Full Story >>>
What They Were Saying: Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns
By Marty Mulcahey, MaxBoxing.com, 23 Mar 2005
Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao was one of the matchups where everyone had an opinion, and assessments varied as to who the winner would be and how the fight would unfold. The divergent opinions were a signal that this was the best kind of matchup boxing fans could hope for, because no one really kn Read Full Story >>>
The dark lights of Las Vegas
By H. Marcos C. Mordeno, MindaNews, 23 Mar 2005
MALAYBALAY CITY -- Days before Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao faced Mexico’s Erik Morales, I had a hunch the sports hero from General Santos City would lose if he did not knock his opponent out. I had
wanted to write about it earlier, but I did not want to appear killjoy to our kababayan Read Full Story >>>
The Pacman cometh
By Rodel Rodis, Philippine News Online, 23 Mar 2005
THOUGH defeated in his match with Mexican boxer Erik Morales, super featherweight Filipino fighter Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao succeeded in uniting the Filipino people as no one has ever done in the entire history of the Philippines.
For one night, Mar. 19, 2005, Pacquiao carried the full weight of t Read Full Story >>>
McGirt Says Gorres Can Be a World Champion
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 23 Mar 2005
2002 "Trainer of the Year" and former world junior welterweight and welterweight champion Buddy McGirt believes Filipino super flyweight Z "The Dream" Gorres can become a world champion if he continues to train in the US and stays focused.
Gorres scored a sensational TKO win over highly touted G Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Pacquiao - All it was Meant to Be and More
By Jason Tremble, RingsideReport.com, 23 Mar 2005
After witnessing one of the best flyweight showdowns I've ever had the chance of seeing - Jorge Arce vs. Hussein Hussein, it got my blood boiling to its fullest and I was on the edge of my seat with anticipation of what was to come. I was about to witness what turned out to be a great night for the Read Full Story >>>
THE MANNY PACQUIAO VS ERIK MORALES PHOTO GALLERY: PART TWO
TigerBoxing.com, 23 Mar 2005
Photographer Tom Hogan was ringside for TigerBoxing and we are proud to bring you the most complete Pacquiao-Morales photo gallery you can find anywhere!
Click on the photo thumbnail to view at Read Full Story >>>
Post fight Pacquiao Vs Morales Mailbag: Part II
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 23 Mar 2005
I am a filipino, of course i was thingking that manny will win the fight as other filipinos would do. manny changes his style, thats a big mistake i guest, definitely not a good night for manny. Charge it to experience Manny, better luck next time buddy. i salute eric! youre an animal! wit Read Full Story >>>
Electricity Like No Other: Part I
By John Chavez, Hard Core Boxing, 23 Mar 2005
Well this degenerate boxing junkie and gambler has no other way to describe the fight this past weekend other than "Electricity like no other". I honestly can't say that I've been to a great number of high-caliber fights but this one definitely had the juice to stand with any of them. Around 5 o'clo Read Full Story >>>
A heavyweight secret the Philippines can't afford
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- There's a wonder-of-the-world sleeping place inside the vast MGM Grand gambling kingdom that's fit only for the richest among the rich.
It's royal price tag -- $20,000 a night -- could make even Imelda Marcos, during the height of the dictatorship, t Read Full Story >>>
Pinoys bet P110M in Vegas fight
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 23 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — There’ll be no names named because in this gambling capital of the world, there’s an old saying that goes: "Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."
A very reliable source who knows the ins and outs of Vegas said possibly as much as $2 million (P110 million) in bets were placed by Read Full Story >>>
Marquez eyed as Manny’s next foe
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 23 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — A rematch is in the works for Manny Pacquiao. And it could be Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez, not Erik Morales sometime this year, a Top Rank executive told the Bulletin early Sunday morning at the lobby of the MGM Grand.
"You know what? That’s (Pacquiao-Marquez II) more likely Read Full Story >>>
By Conrado de Quiros, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 23 Mar 2005
FIRST off, it's a lesson for local TV. Next time it covers a blockbuster sports event, it has to do it in real time. The days when networks can be a little avaricious and air those things "on a slightly delayed basis" to crowd in commercials are over. Well before the Pacquiao-Morales fight was shown Read Full Story >>>
Morales open to Pacquiao rematch
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 23 Mar 2005
Three days after he demolished the myth in Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Erik Morales said he is open to a rematch with the Filipino ring idol, whom he described as a very tough opponent whose movement gave him most trouble during their 12-round fight over the weekend.
"If the people want me to f Read Full Story >>>
Las Vegas calling
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 23 Mar 2005
Where were you when Manny Pacquiao fought Erik Morales in Las Vegas last Sunday morning (Manila time)?
Solar Entertainment set up a private live viewing on a big screen–reportedly measuring 10 feet by 12 feet–at the Palm Beach Restaurant in the Fort, Global City. Solar’s sports marketing directo Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO VS. MORALES REMATCH & THE GREAT FILIPINOS
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 22 Mar 2005
AFTER SEEING THE TAPE, FORGET ANY REMATCH!
When I finally got to see the Erik Morales-Manny Pacquiao fight on Tivo, I must say that the right hand of Morales was most impressive. Utilizing his advantage in height, reach, and with the proper positioning of his lead (left) foot on the outside of M Read Full Story >>>
Bloody but unbowed
By Gail Ilagan, MindaNews, 22 Mar 2005
DAVAO CITY -- Defeat, more than triumph, is a better measure of character.
Manny Pacquiao fought a good fight, taking punches that could have felled a horse. He tried to give as good as he got, and in the process he got bloodied, blinded and bruised. But at the end of it the man was still standin Read Full Story >>>