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Electricity Like No Other: Part II
By John Chavez, Hard Core Boxing, 26 Mar 2005
So as I stated in part I of this drunken tirade that I was surprised at how loud the Pacman crowd was when their warrior came out to "Eye of the Tiger". I thought that the Morales fans might potentially be out-shined in this one. But there went that classic sound of the Mexican Banda music. I swear Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao: Reflections on a Super-fight Mailbag
By Jim Cawkwell, SaddoBoxing.com, 26 Mar 2005
In my opinion, there are two types of individual that maintain this industry in their respective way: the fighters, without whom the sport cannot exist, and the fans, without whom, the sport’s lifeline would be even more threadbare than it already is. That said, at SaddoBoxing.com, we aim to give th Read Full Story >>>
Post fight Pacquiao Vs Morales Mailbag: Part Four
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, 26 Mar 2005
There are so many ways that they did to manny which effectively affected his fight! ...ist! the thicker gloves! 2nd!...the blood samples they took to fight a days before their fight!....why????
I don't know if it was "they" as some conspirators group or anything, bu Read Full Story >>>
PINOY'S VIEW: THE BUSINESS OF 'PAC-MAN'S' LOSS & NOTES!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 26 Mar 2005
THE GLOVE ISSUE WAS NOT A MINOR ONE!
According to the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight contract, Team Morales wanted both fighters to use the “Winning” brand gloves manufactured in Asia. It was more to Morales’ benefit that he uses them because they protected his hand from injury. The last tim Read Full Story >>>
EXCLUSIVE: MORALES-PACQUIAO PAY PER VIEW NUMBERS!
RingTalk.com, 26 Mar 2005
EXCLUSIVE: MORALES-PACQUIAO PAY PER VIEW NUMBERS
Sometime later today, the Pay Per view arm of Home Box Office will release the buy rate for the Saturday night encounter between Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao. But just to show you that we are intent on “Breaking News” Read Full Story >>>
350K buy Morales-Pacquiao!
FightNews.com, 26 Mar 2005
HBOPPV is reporting 350,000 buys for the Morales vs. Pacquiao fight which took place this past Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "We are thrilled with the 350,000 buys generated for the Morales vs. Pacquiao pay-per-view event. It shows, once again, that when the best fight the best there Read Full Story >>>
Boom Boom destined to be champ — Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 26 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES — The first time he visited the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood shortly before the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales super-featherweight rumble, Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista was in awe of what he saw at the famed sweatshop owned and operated by Freddie Roach.
Bautista was coming off an impr Read Full Story >>>
Who's Hot, Who's Not; March Edition Vol. 3
By Dr. Peter Edwards, BoxingScene.com, 26 Mar 2005
The third edition of this month's Who's Hot and Who's Not. In the edition, I don't hold any punches back from speaking my mind. Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins, Oscar De La Hoya, and many more land on the Who's Hot and Who's Not list.
Floyd Mayweather - He finally stopped being "Mr Read Full Story >>>
Picking Fights and Fighters an Inexact Science
By Jason Probst, MaxBoxing.com, 26 Mar 2005
There’s a running joke between Angel Rodriguez and I about who has to write which side of our Head To Heads, where each of us picks a fighter and then advocates how and why they will win that weekend’s bout.
There’s three classes of bouts: those we succinctly disagree upon (about 50 percent), th Read Full Story >>>
A Week Full of Shenanigans/A Weekend Full of Memories
By Jake Donovan, The Sweet Science, 26 Mar 2005
Even with St. Patrick’s Day landing on Thursday last week, little transpired to cause us to believe we would be blessed with the luck of the Irish. In a span of less than a week, a notable heavyweight contest was postponed (Klitschko-Rahman), a potentially classic old-meets-new middleweight showdown Read Full Story >>>
Murad Muhammad Strikes Back at Roach and Finkel
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 25 Mar 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday hit back at Ring Magazine/IBA featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach and his new management team headed by Shelly Finkel for "grabbing at straws and trying to discredit me" by peddling lies which Murad said were unfortunately bei Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales Buyrate Beats Out Morales-Barrera 3
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 25 Mar 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad today disclosed that the "initial pay-per-view figures" for the epic battle between Manny Pacquiao and Erik "El Terrible" Morales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last March 19 "were better than those for the Morales-Marco Antonio Barrera fight" last November which Read Full Story >>>
Post fight Pacquiao Vs Morales Mailbag: Part III
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, 25 Mar 2005
J R palaypayon:
Isaac, in the last round, when Erik gave Manny a chance to get a knockout and Manny landed some devastating punches, do you think if Manny used his own Reyes gloves and if he did'nt have his cut, do you think he would have been able to knock him out? And what will be your forecast Read Full Story >>>
Top Rank pugs have Pacquiao under control
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 25 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES — First there was Agapito Sanchez. Then came Juan Manuel Marquez. And last weekend in Las Vegas, it was Erik Morales.
Manny Pacquiao seems to have problems dealing with fighters from the promotional outfit of Bob Arum as shown by Morales’ masterful beating of the Filipino at the MGM G Read Full Story >>>
One heck of a fight!
By Glenn Schouw, Daily News, 24 Mar 2005
Boxing still has an exciting place in our ever-changing modern society. This was spelt out with a fight that took place last weekend in Las Vegas - Erik Morales v Manny Pacquiao lifted ones spirits with the courage, guts, determination on display.
And, to think there was not even a title at stake Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao: Reflections on a Super-fight
By Jim Cawkwell, SaddoBoxing.com, 24 Mar 2005
Some things are too good to be true, and despite the pugilistic brilliance of the fight, the surrounding arguments and very public disputes between the two camps managed to taint Morales vs. Pacquiao. And Pacquiao, while undeniably courageous in finishing the fight while severely hampered by an eye Read Full Story >>>
15rounds.com, 24 Mar 2005
From Jose Sulaiman:
“I am very proud of the whole show that was presented on March 19 in Las Vegas, and especially the extraordinary fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. Morales showed that he is, without question, one of the the very best fighters pound-for-pound in the world.
“I w Read Full Story >>>
Murad should repent for his 'sins' against Pacquiao
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 24 Mar 2005
ONE compelling reason why I sort of walked away from pro boxing is because of the presence of glib-tongued and cunning promoters like Murad Muhammad, the New Jersey-based wheeler-dealer who promotes Manny Pacquiao's most recent fights.
In my view, Pacquiao lost to Mexico's Erik Morales by a 12-ro Read Full Story >>>
“GIRLY GLOVES,” STUPIDITY, THOSE NEW CHOPPERS, & NOTES
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 24 Mar 2005
THE “GIRLY GLOVE” FIASCO IS INDEED TELLING
If Erik Morales fighting Manny Pacquiao with “Girly” gloves wasn’t such a big thing, then why did Erik’s guy Fernando Beltran put a clause in the contract which allowed him to choose the gloves the men would wear Saturday night? Getting gloves from Asi Read Full Story >>>
PINOY’S VIEW OF PACQUIAO-MORALES
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 24 Mar 2005
BITTERSWEET NIGHT FOR “PAC-MAN” FANS
At the end of 12 great rounds between two of the best fighters in the world in Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, everyone in the audience was up on their feet and cheering. Everyone, except for myself and Rod Nazario, the man who handles Manny’s business matte Read Full Story >>>