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Erik Morales - Starving to Fight
By TK Stewart, BoxinScene.com, 16 Nov 2006
Try going several hours without eating. Then try going half the day. The hunger pangs will set in. Then try an entire day. The floor begins to feel shaky and you feel unsteady on your feet. Then try two days or three days. Hallucinations begin to infiltrate your mind and it’s a struggle just to rise Read Full Story >>>
In this corner: Pacquiao vs. Morales again
By Chuck Johnson, USA Today, 16 Nov 2006
Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales each own a victory against the other heading into their third fight, billed as "The Grand Finale" Saturday night (9 ET, HBO PPV, $49.95) at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao (42-3-2, 32 KOs), from The Philippines, and Morales (48-4, 34 KOs), from Mexico Read Full Story >>>
'El Terrible' likely to fall victim again to 'Pac-Man'
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, 16 Nov 2006
The upset. In boxing, there is nothing more exhilarating.
Clay over Liston. Spinks over Holmes. Leonard over Hagler. And, the emperor of all pugilistic shockers, Douglas over Tyson.
But when you pit a hungry tiger like Manny Pacquiao against a fading star like Erik Morales, the upset becomes les Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao pooh-poohs Morales' boxing gloves
ABS-CBN News, 16 Nov 2006
Pinoy boxing champ Manny Pacquiao is primed and pumped for his third and possibly last superfeatherweight showdown against Mexican pug Erik Morales on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
In an interview over DZMM, Pacquiao downplayed news that Morales is going for an early knockout after choosing to us Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES III INCHES CLOSER TO REAL TIME
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 16 Nov 2006
PAC WANTS TO BE AMERICAN HOUSEHOLD NAME
San Mateo, CA-When the Pay-Per-View numbers rolled in on Floyd Mayweather’s near shutout over welterweight champion Carlos Baldomir, it was clear that Mayweather was not boxing’s number one attraction. The fight had 325,000 buys, a lower figure than his Read Full Story >>>
'Milenyo' To Wreck Havoc on Nov. 24
PhilBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2006
Not a few months ago, super typhoon “Milenyo” struck Metro Manila and devastated the metropolis in one of its worst disasters.
In a separate environment and in a different venue, another turmoil hit the boxing circle with a destructive blow as newcomer Milan Melindo of ALA Stable struck mayhem a Read Full Story >>>
BOBBY PACQUIAO FAILS TO MAKE WEIGHT!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS--Just hours ago, Bobby Pacquiao failed to make weight when he came in at 133 lbs at the official weigh-in held at the Monterrey Room of the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino here, thus forfeiting his WBC Continental Americas superfeatherweight title at the scales.
Hector Velazquez came in at a Read Full Story >>>
Manny, Mo and Pac
By Rick Folstad, The Sweet Science, 16 Nov 2006
It was mentioned the other day that while Manny Pacquiao was busy training to fight Erik Morales, Erik Morales wasn’t only busy training to fight Manny Pacquiao. He was also busy training to make weight.
Tough way to make a buck.
Doesn’t seem quite fair to Morales. He’s got two personal demons Read Full Story >>>
The Grand Finale: Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales Complete Their Boxing Trilogy
By Dr. Howard Reynolds, RingsideReport.com, 16 Nov 2006
Promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank has dubbed Manny Pacquiao/Erik Morales III “The Grand Finale.” That moniker can be applied to many aspects of this highly anticipated fight Saturday night at the sold out Thomas and Mack Center in Las Read Full Story >>>
BOXING TRILOGIES IN HISTORY
By Alex P. Vidal, PhilBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2006
ILOILO CITY -- The Nov. 19 “Grand Finale” showdown between Emmanuel “Pacman” Pacquiao and Erik “El Terible” Morales is being dubbed as one of the biggest boxing trilogies in the history.
The series now stands at one win apiece going to perhaps the last and ultimate showdown between the category Read Full Story >>>
Morales/Pacquiao: Will Morales Have Enough Conditioning To Beat Pacquiao?
By Dwight Boyd, EastSideBoxing.com, 16 Nov 2006
Manny Pacquiao (42-3-2, 33 KO's) will defend his WBC international super feather weight title on Saturday night against Erik Morales (48-4, 34 KO's) at the Thomas & Mack Center, in Las Vegas. This bout is the 3rd bout between the two fighters, with the first two fights being split with one victory a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ready for battle!
By Victor Perea, FightNews.com, 16 Nov 2006
On Tuesday in Las Vegas, inside the exclusive IBA gym, Filipino bomber Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao allowed the media a sneak peak into his final preparations for Saturday night’s third encounter with Tijuana’s toughest, Eric “El Terrible” Morales.
Pacquiao and his team weren’t the only ones who broke Read Full Story >>>
Erik to go down in 9th-11th round
By Francis Ochoa, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS—His mouth upturned into a hint of a smile, his head tilted upward to give the appearance of a cocked eyebrow, his eyes showing off a glint of mischief, Freddie Roach wished Erik Morales the best of luck.
“He’s going to need it,” said Roach.
As Manny Pacquiao eased up a bit in trainin Read Full Story >>>
Morales given a chance by SecondsOut
By Ant Evans, SecondsOut.com, 16 Nov 2006
Can Erik Morales, 1-3 in his last four bouts, somehow avenge January's KO loss to Manny Pacquiao this Saturday in Las Vegas. Judging by our current poll, there's a small but vocal percentage of SecondsOut's readers who think he can... ditto with SecondsOut's writers...
I think Morales will raise Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao supporters battle to join boxer on top of ring
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — While boxing fans are dying to get tickets for Saturday’s fight at the Thomas and Mack Center, there is also an ongoing struggle among Manny Pacquiao’s supporters itching to get up the ring so they can be seen by viewers not only in the Philippines but by millions and millions from aroun Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao by KO — Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — As long as Erik Morales is trading blows with Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night, trainer Freddie Roach won’t be able to sit back and relax.
Roach expressed the belief on Tuesday that Morales will come out of his corner smoking and unmindful of the dangers that a heated exchange oppo Read Full Story >>>
Morales says he’s far from finished
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2006
World Boxing Council (WBC) superfeatherweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera was booed by fans when he chose to stick and run instead of engage challenger Rocky Juarez in their Las Vegas bout last September. It was a dull fight but Barrera did what he had to do to win the fight without risking a bra Read Full Story >>>
Morales going for kill, picks puncher’s gloves
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS — Erik Morales shifting from Winning to Cleto Reyes gloves is a clear indication that the Mexican and his 30-year-old knuckles are going for an early kill on Saturday.
Freddie Roach, chief trainer of Manny Pacquiao, said Wednesday that Morales has decided to use the Reyes brand for his Read Full Story >>>
Betting on Pacquiao not a sin — bishop
The Philippine Star, 16 Nov 2006
Gambling is not a sin, a Catholic bishop assured boxing enthusiasts who plan to place bets during Sunday’s bout between Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and his Mexican rival Eric "El Terible" Morales.
Bettors in "The Grand Finale" don’t have to worry about trooping to the confessional after watching the Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales THE GRAND FINALE/LA GRAN FINAL Live Closed-Circuit Telecast at Wynn Las Vegas
Yahoo! News, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- With UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center headed for a sellout, Top Rank and Wynn Las Vegas will broadcast live the closed-circuit telecast at the Lafite Ballroom at Wynn Las Vegas. Tickets, which are already on sale, are $50 per person (general admission) and available at Read Full Story >>>