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The Grand Finale: Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales Complete Their Boxing Trilogy
By Dr. Howard Reynolds,, Thu, 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  
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By Alex P. Vidal,, Thu, 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,, Thu, 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,, Thu, 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, Thu, 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,, Thu, 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, Thu, 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, Thu, 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, Thu, 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, Thu, 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, Thu, 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, Thu, 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 >>>

Pacquiao, Morales to use same ?Cleto Reyes? gloves
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS ? The choice of gloves is an issue once again in the run-up to the rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales. While it has already been decided long before that Pacquiao will use the Mexican-made Cleto Reyes gloves, his opponent, the proud Tijuana native, has also opted to  Read Full Story >>>

Arum: No problem with Erik?s weight
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS ? When Erik Morales holds a rare media workout Wednesday afternoon at the Top Rank Gym here in Vegas, a lot of questions regarding his weight will find some answers. Morales arrived at Sin City almost midnight of Monday, but he didn?t utter a word in the face of media men who patiently  Read Full Story >>>

Concepcion-Hernandez fight is on!
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS--Filipino Bernabe Concepcion's fight with undefeated Mexican Joksan Hernandez will now push through on Saturday as one of the undercards to the 'Grand Finale' card at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. The 10-round bout will be for the WBC Youth superbantamweight championship, and  Read Full Story >>>

Morales handler gatecrashes Pacquiao?s workout session
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Cash votes, in the form of bets over the sports book windows here, continued to swell in favor of Manny Pacquiao, with the one-sided trend Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila) forcing Top Rank big boss Bob Arum to step out of bounds. In a desperate move to win back Mexican confidence in Eri  Read Full Story >>>

Velazquez, Pacquiao headline VERSUS
By Victor Perea,, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
Fighters and media gathered inside the Hard Rock Hotel today for the final press conference before Thursday night?s match up on VERSUS between Hector ?El Artillero? Velazquez (45-11-2 32 KOs) and Bobby ?The Sniper? Pacquiao (27-11-3 12 KOs), younger brother of two-time world champion and boxing phen  Read Full Story >>>

Change of Scenery for Viloria
By Steve Kim,, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
Prior to his August bout against Omar Nino, the pins were all set up for WBC junior flyweight champion Brian Viloria. Capitalizing on the immense popularity of fellow Pinoy Manny Pacquiao, Viloria had begun to carve out his own niche in the boxing marketplace. There were growing endorsement oppor  Read Full Story >>>

Erik Morales Makes His Last Stand
By Dr. Peter Edwards,, Thu, 16 Nov 2006

Bittersweet redemption is the main objective of Mexican icon Erik Morales. After losing three out of his last four bouts, Morales has his back against the wall when he meets Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao for the third time on Nov  
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Pacquiao: I?m not better than Morales
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 16 Nov 2006
LAS VEGAS -- We?ve all seen Manny Pacquiao at his fiercest best. He never fails to transport intensity into the dazzled boxing ring, win or lose. Well, in case you?ve missed it, Pacquiao could also turn a simple interview into an unforgettable performance, a knockout affair. He did exactly tha  Read Full Story >>>

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