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Day of reckoning
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 19 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — Despite his many triumphs, Manny Pacquiao is still seen by some individuals in the sport of boxing as being one-dimensional.
Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila), Pacquiao gets the chance not only to prove them all wrong but to give credence to men who would someday mention hi Read Full Story >>>
It’s Judgment Day
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 19 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — It will be one showdown expected to be remembered in time, the final chapter of a drama-fraught trilogy between two classic fighters who carry the dreams and hopes of their peoples.
Filipino prizefight demigod Manny Pacquiao and seasoned Mexican warrior Erik Morales clash in the fina Read Full Story >>>
Is Pac-man the best around?
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 19 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS - Take a look at any reputable pound-for-pound poll and chances are Manny Pacquiao is in the top 5. However, if Pacquiao again defeats Erik Morales convincingly tonight, like he did when he stopped Morales in the 10th round in their second fight in January, Pacquiao could take over the top Read Full Story >>>
Watchdog: Pacquiao vs Morales III
By Steve Hudgins, DogHouseBoxing.com, 19 Nov 2006
The purpose of Watchdog, I don't think any one fight can be made in boxing today that alone is worth the price of a PPV. Unless of course, they can conjure up Dempsey vs Marciano or Joe Louis, but until that day comes, I want Read Full Story >>>
Destiny and the Legend of Erik Morales
By Patrick Kehoe, The Sweet Science, 19 Nov 2006
“No one has ever booed me out of a ring and no one ever will. As far as I am concerned there is going to be a fight. We are there to fight.”
Classic boxing careers are defined by evolution and entropy. A Read Full Story >>>
Morales plans to outlast Pacman
By Jerry Magee, SignOnSanDiego.com, 19 Nov 2006
His heart is Erik Morales' own. Body by Velocity Personal Trainers.
At the insistence of promoter Bob Arum, in preparing for his third bout against Manny Pacquiao tonight in Las Vegas, Morales placed himself under the Velocity people in Santa Monica, who serve many Hollywood bigwigs.
The t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales a hot item
By Associated Press, AZCentral.com, 19 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales are ready for the third round, and both fighters believe it will be the best one yet.
Just observe the grin on Pacquiao's face as he stepped on the scale with hundreds of Filipino fans cheering his name Friday - or watch Morales' swell of pride as he he Read Full Story >>>
Jeepney drivers take a break for Pacman
Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Nov 2006
EXPECT fewer jeepneys in the streets today as drivers take a break to watch the much-awaited fight between Filipino boxing hero Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao and Mexican legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales.
Some drivers said they would rather join the millions of Filipinos who will be glued to their TV Read Full Story >>>
The Pac-Man rings twice
Sun.Star Davao, 19 Nov 2006
FOR sure this archipelago of 7,100++ islands, high tide or low tide, the entire population will trek craggy or paved roads, cross shallow or deep waters ala "Ain't No mountain High Enough, Ain't No river Wide enough" -- to keep them from getting to the nearest viewing station of the fight of the yea Read Full Story >>>
Pacman ready for Morales in final fight
Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales are ready for their third set-to and both fighters believe it will be the best one yet.
Sun.Star Network Online coverage of the Pacquiao-Morales Sunday fight here
Just observe the grin on Pacquiao's face as he stepped on the scale with hundreds of Read Full Story >>>
Predictions? PacMan, the best-ever? Read on..
By John Pages, Sun.Star Cebu, 19 Nov 2006
Mike Rama, Cebu City Vice Mayor: “It will be a long fight... a real show.
There will be countless punches. Today, heroes in our midst are a scarcity.
Pacquiao is a hero. He is a hero who is known globally. And there are very few Filipino heroes known world-wide: Monique Lhuillier, Lea Salong Read Full Story >>>
10 congressmen off to Las Vegas
The Philippine Star, 19 Nov 2006
Drawn by the "Grand Finale" mania, at least 10 members of the House of Representatives left for Las Vegas this week to watch today’s epic battle between the Filipino boxing idol and his Mexican nemesis.
This was according to Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., who, however, couldn’t remember the names Read Full Story >>>
No weighty issues for Morales now
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, 18 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — At 2:30 p.m., Erik Morales stepped on a scale at the Thomas & Mack Center and sucked in his stomach, and a hush fell over the crowd of several hundred on hand to watch.
Then came the announcement: "One hundred twenty-nine pounds."
A roar went up from the Morales' supporters and a b Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao and Morales meet again
BBC Sport, 18 Nov 2006
Manny Pacquiao is convinced he can maintain his rise at the expense of Erik Morales in the third meeting between the pair.
The junior lightweight giants meet in a deciding sell-out non-title fight in Las Vegas on Saturday night.
Filipino Pacquiao said: "I'm not promising to knock him out but I Read Full Story >>>
Morales quickly discovers his flaw
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, 18 Nov 2006
Erik Morales, up until two years ago, was sailing along in fine fashion. He was 47-1 with 34 knockouts, winner of world titles in three weight classes and a resident in everyone's top 10 pound-for-pound poll. In some, he was in the top 5.
He has gone 1-3 since and no longer is considered a top 1 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao out to end dispute
By Robert Morales, Whittier Daily News, 18 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS - Look at any reputable, pound-for-pound poll and chances are Manny Pacquiao is in the top five. But if Pacquiao again defeats Erik Morales convincingly tonight like in their second fight last January, Pacquiao could take over the top spot.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been the consensus, Read Full Story >>>
Morales is clearly on the hot seat
By Franklin McNeil, The Star- Ledger, 18 Nov 2006
Much attention has been placed on Erik Morales' efforts to make the 130-pound limit for his rubber match tonight (HBO pay-per-view at 9) against Manny Pacquiao. But the former champ will carry a greater burden into the ring at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas: regaining respect.
There was a tim Read Full Story >>>
By James Smith, FightNews.com, 18 Nov 2006
Big fight time again here in Las Vegas as The Rubber Match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales takes place this Saturday night at the Thomas and Mack Center. The two warriors are even up at one apiece. Morales from Tijuana, Mexico won a unanimous decision the first time they met at the MGM Grand Read Full Story >>>
'Pray for Pacquiao victory'
Visayan Daily Star, 18 Nov 2006
Government officials yesterday urged Negrenses to pray for Manny Pacquiao when the Filipino boxing icon takes on Mexican Eirk Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday night (Sunday morning in the Philippines).
Gov. Joseph Marañon said that the Negrenses should pray for Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao's Journey from Good to Great
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, 18 Nov 2006
We knew Manny Pacquiao was good. But none of us thought he was that good.
It was Nov. 15, 2003, and Pacquiao was challenging the recognized featherweight champion of the world, Marco Antonio Barrera, i Read Full Story >>>