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PACQUIAO VS MORALES: The Battle is on
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—In what is easily one of the biggest events in the history of Philippine boxing, Filipino icon Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao faces Mexican superstar Erik "El Terrible" Morales today in a 12-round rematch dubbed "The Battle" at the 18,000-capacity Thomas and Mack Center located insi Read Full Story >>>
Battle is on
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS — A date with destiny. Manny Pacquiao is fully aware of what the future will bring in the event Erik Morales of Mexico gets past him again Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila).
It will not only put an end to lucrative fight contracts such as tonight’s -million payday, Read Full Story >>>
What does Pacman do with his money?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao is still very busy fighting for the country, his people, his dear President and, of course, his family and his bank book. But, although he has sunk good cash in real estate, nothing has been heard of the boxing superstar having made any serious investment yet.
So h Read Full Story >>>
Is Pacquiao going to be RP's version of Jordan?
By Margie Quimpo-Espino, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Jan 2006
FILIPINOS are star struck and personalities are always good channels to tap when selling a product.
But while actors and actresses can command millions of pesos in fees when they lend their faces beside a product, no Filipino athlete with a "star quality" has emerged who can command the same rat Read Full Story >>>
Gonzalez: Pinoys more worried about boxing match than coup
By Armand N. Nocum, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Jan 2006
PEOPLE are not so much worried about the possibility of a violent coup as they are about being prevented from watching the much-awaited boxing rematch today between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales.
Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez said that after he warned of a possible destabiliz Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales set for super sequel
TSN.ca, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS (Ticker) - Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales each have packed so much into such a short time. However, their resumes have plenty of room for another signature win.
Pacquiao and Morales figure to showcase a spectacular sequel to their first meeting when they clash Saturday night at the T Read Full Story >>>
JACA AIMS TO SHINE BRIGHT IN VEGAS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--Sibulan, Negros Oriental's pride Jimrex Jaca, the only Filipino fighting in the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales rematch today, aims to become the next buzzword of Philippine boxing as he goes up against Mexican Geronimo Hernandez in an 8-round bout which will be the s Read Full Story >>>
FIL-AM NONITO DONAIRE WINS VACANT NABF CROWN
By Marlon Bernardino, PhilBoxing.com, 22 Jan 2006
FILIPINO-AMERICAN Super flyweight Nonito Donaire won a split decision over American Kahren Harutyunyan to win the vacant North American Boxing Federation (NABF) title at the Pechanga Casino Resort in Temecula, California late Friday.
The 23-year-old Donaire dropped Harutyunyan in round two and w Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao running out of time
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, 22 Jan 2006
We had seen Manny Pacquiao before. And he looked good, for sure.
He destroyed Lehlo Ledwaba for the IBF super bantamweight title on the Oscar De La Hoya-Javier Castillejo undercard in June 2001 in Las Vegas. Those slashing fists made the formidable Ledwaba seem utterly ineffective, and, after six Read Full Story >>>
Rediscovering Malcolm Tuñacao
By Paul J. Taneo, Sun.Star Cebu, 22 Jan 2006
For a time, he was Mandaue’s favorite son after he captured the WBC flyweight belt with a stunning seventh-round KO win in May 2000 over Medgoen Singsurat, who previously himself had a stunning third-round KO win over the Philippines’ favorite son, Manny Pacquiao (Pacman had actually los Read Full Story >>>
I have to win fight for RP - Pacquiao
By Ninfa R. Leonardia, Visayan Daily Star, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS, Nevada - Two-time world champion Manny Pacquiao, an adopted son of Bacolod City, will use his relentless style with the hope of getting a different result in his rematch with Erik 'Terrible' Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center here Saturday (8 a.m. Sunday in the Philippines).
"It's Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao’s fight plan: Attack the body, wear down Morales
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS–Manny Pacquiao grunted and groaned yesterday as he threw punches in the air, simulating what’s in store for Erik Morales in their scheduled 12-round fight at the Thomas and Mack Center here this morning (Manila time).
It was Pacquiao’s way of demonstrating how he expe Read Full Story >>>
Ashen and scary the second time around
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – With people nudging me from behind, each looking for a closer peek of the spectacle, I held my ground firmly along the red ropes right next to the podium where Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales were officially weighed in yesterday at the Wynn Resort Margaux ballroom.
Morales arri Read Full Story >>>
Mo' Manny, Mo' money
By Gil C. Cabacungan Jr., Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 Jan 2006
THIS is the mantra of Philippine media and corporate giants that have paid top money to ride on the highly anticipated battle between Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales to boost their stock not only in the local market but also among cash-rich Filipinos working oversea Read Full Story >>>
Dogfight: Morales vs Pacquiao
By Coyote Duran, DogHouseBoxing.com, 22 Jan 2006
Well boys and girls, it’s that time again when we pit two of DHB’s big dogs against each other to argue the split on this weekend’s Erik Morales vs Manny Pacquiao rematch. Will it be repeat or revenge? Rea Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao 2 Staff Picks: The Battle
15rounds.com, 22 Jan 2006
Staff Picks, Compiled by Steve D'Amato
The Raheem fight may have been more than aberration for Morales. He may have fought one too many wars and it’s just very possible that it could have finally caught up with him. Manny Pacquiao KO 6.
Both Morales Read Full Story >>>
It’s payback time for Manny
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS — For the second time in 10 months, Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino, and Erik Morales, a Mexican, will take center stage in this city of non-stop entertainment.
Once again, boxing fans from around the world will watch these two superb fighters square off, hoping to witness another mat Read Full Story >>>
Vegas Grapevine: Betting odds favor Erik
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, 22 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – The betting odds for the Pacquiao-Morales II is swaying like an erratic pendulum as both Manny and Erik have held the lofty status as favorites in the weeks before their gigantic showdown.
The other day, though, the odds steadied firmly in Manny’s favor, who was a minus 1 Read Full Story >>>
The Battle: Pacman v. Morales 2
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, 22 Jan 2006
Roll out the barrel. Stack up your chips. Call the bets. It is fight time on Sunday.
I am sure many have already made their respective predictions on the outcome of the highly hyped rematch between our very own Manny "The Destroyer" Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Erik "El Terrible" Morales on Janu Read Full Story >>>
Atienza sees Pacquiao victory
The Manila Bulletin, 22 Jan 2006
“It would be victory for Manny Pacquiao, and the Filipino people this time!.’’
This was the prediction of Manila Mayor Lito Atienza on the eve of Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Erik Morales of Mexico at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Atienza said tha Read Full Story >>>