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Cebu’s Gorres hopes to catch part of glitzy Vegas spotlight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 20 Mar 2005
While millions of boxing buffs from all corners of the globe are going nuts over the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales showdown, Cebuano stylish slugger Z ‘The Dream’ Gorres silently hopes and pray to grab part of the limelight when he makes his US debut against Fil-Am Glenn Donayre in what would be a siz Read Full Story >>>
Good luck, Manny!
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 20 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao, the devoted Catholic who is as close to his rosary as he is to his guitar, fights anew today in a bid to further cement his place as one of the world's greatest fighters.
Not only that, Pacquiao will be entering the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas against Erik Mor Read Full Story >>>
Solon defends Las Vegas trip to watch Pacquaio fight
By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 20 Mar 2005
THERE'S nothing wrong with going to Las Vegas and cheering for a modern-day Filipino hero.
Defending his congressional colleagues' trip to the so-called Entertainment Capital of the World, Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario said yesterday they were making the trip to "lend moral supp Read Full Story >>>
Bigwigs arrive for big fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and a handful of congressmen paid Manny Pacquiao a visit hours before the acclaimed Filipino prizefighter conquered the scales and expressed his readiness for Saturday night’s big battle with Erik Morales of Mexico at the MGM Grand.
Arroyo joins a bevy o Read Full Story >>>
Morales, Pacquiao share thirst to resume winning ways
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, 19 Mar 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao seem to be playing a game of "Can you top this?"
After Pacquiao's sensational performance against Juan Manuel Marquez last May, Morales went out in November and battled Marco Antonio Barrera in what some hail as one of the greatest fights of all time.
But when Read Full Story >>>
Hit Man targets Mexicans
By David A. Avila, The Press Enterprise, 19 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao beats up Mexican fighters. Some might say it's what he does best.
First he stopped Emmanuel Lucero, then he beat Marco Antonio Barrera, and last May he knocked down Juan Manuel Marquez three times in the first round, though it ended in a draw.
Mexican fighters dominate profess Read Full Story >>>
Morales has much to prove tonight against Pacquiao
By Michael Rosenthal, SignOnSanDiego.com, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS – In November of 2003, Manny Pacquiao beat the you-know-what out of Marco Antonio Barrera en route to a stunning 11th-round knockout. Last May, Pacquiao pounded another Mexican, Juan Manuel Marquez, to the canvas three times in the first round before allowing a courageous Marquez to rally Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao Round By Round Coverage
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, 19 Mar 2005
The time is finally here. Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao get ready to stage a war in Las Vegas. Morales and Pacquaio put their careers on the line in what will be the most important fight in the careers of both fighters.
Erik Morales has more to lose then anyone else in this fight. Morales is co Read Full Story >>>
BARRY MCGUIGAN: NO BIG FIGHTS, NO BIG FUTURE
By Barry McGuigan, mirror.co.uk, 19 Mar 2005
In the early hours of tomorrow morning, Pacquiao attempts to become only the second man after Marco Antonio Barrera to topple El Terrible. Forget fight of the year. This could be fight of the decade. The fact Pacquiao battered Barrera into submission adds to the intrigue. But it is not necessarily a Read Full Story >>>
PUNCH & COUNTER PUNCH: BREAKING DOWN MORALES VS PACQUIAO
By , TigerBoxing.com, 19 Mar 2005
TIGERBOXING ANALYZES THE BIG FIGHT BREAKING IT DOWN IN 12 CATEGORIES. MATTHEW SANDERSON STATES HIS CASE FOR ERIK MORALES. SHAWN KREST STATES HIS CASE FOR MANNY PACQUIAO.
The judges are Lyle Fitzsimmons of Atlantic City, Ian Palmer of Toronto and Tom Thompson of New Orleans.
SAND Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao ready to finish the job against Morales
By Robert Morales, Whittier Daily News, 19 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao has watched film of Erik Morales in action. But ask him if he has seen anything that will help him tonight when he fights Morales, and he says, "Yes, but I don't think I want to comment on that.'
Ask Pacquiao why he was unable to stop Juan Manuel Marquez last May after dropping him t Read Full Story >>>
A Journey From Doughnuts to Dollars
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — At age 11, Manny Pacquiao didn't know boxing trunks from tree trunks. Surviving in the ring wasn't his goal. He was just trying to survive, period.
Born into poverty in the Philippines, he would roam the streets, trying to sell doughnuts when he wasn't working in the fields with his f Read Full Story >>>
TIGERBOXING PICKS PACQUIAO-MORALES
TigerBoxing.com, 19 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao is a hard puncher, but Erik Morales' size advantage will provide too
many obstacles. After surviving early barrages by Pacquiao early, Morales the boxer will take over in the third or fourth round, utilizing his left jab, foot work and superior power. I like Moral Read Full Story >>>
Life of luxury floors Pacquiao in preparation for bout
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao isn't used to the suite life.
Pacquiao is staying in the lap of luxury on a top floor at the MGM Grand, but a bed isn't comfortable enough for him.
"I've found him curled up in a corner, sleeping on the floor," said Pacquiao trainer Freddie Roach, who will be in the Read Full Story >>>
Honest Howie's Fight Pick: Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Howard Sirota, BOXINGranks.com, 19 Mar 2005
Editor's note: We are just hours away from Saturday night's showdown between Erik Morales (47-2, 34 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2, 30 KOs). In the latest edition of the Boxing Writers' Rankings Poll, Morales placed number two at junior lightweight while Pacquiao finished number one at featherweigh Read Full Story >>>
KEVIN KELLEY ON AMBITIONS FOR A TITLE AND MORALES-PACQUIAO
By Rich Mancuso, BOXINGranks.com, 19 Mar 2005
Kevin Kelley at one time was considered the best featherweight among fighters, holding the WBC and WBU titles more than one time. He has been in the ring with Naseem Hamed, Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales, so there is some interest for Kelley who will observe the anticipated Erik Morales-Mann Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao: Getting Technical
By Patrick Kehoe, SecondsOut.com, 19 Mar 2005
Erik Morales has admitted that after his rubber match loss to Mexican rival Marco Antonio Barrera he wanted to make amends to his fans, his family and himself. Such was his sense of frustration, desperation and humiliation in losing to the one man who has come to represent his career nemesis, a man Read Full Story >>>
Morales and Pacquiao ready to put on show in 'fight fan's fight'
By Knight Ridder, Taiwan News, 19 Mar 2005
What once looked to be two very significant rematches morphed into a single, potentially bigger pay-per-view event. Fight fans seldom can count themselves so lucky.
Tonight's (tomorrow morning Taiwan time) junior lightweight pairing of Mexico's Erik Morales (47-2, 34 KOs) and the Philippines' Man Read Full Story >>>
Fight Analysis: Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales
By 'Irish' Bobby Cassidy, The Sweet Science, 19 Mar 2005
The View from The Corner with former world-rated middleweight and light heavyweight "Irish" Bobby Cassidy.
In Morales’ corner: I like Morales’ height and his natural assets. He has the advantage in reach and height. And that’s what I’d tell him to use. There is no question that Morales can slug, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao fan defends idol to the death
By Rizal S. Obanil and Joel Atencio, The Manila Bulletin, 19 Mar 2005
Redefining the word “diehard,” a Manny Pacquiao fan defended his idol to the death as he was stabbed by a fellow laborer in Port Area, Manila the other night.
Western Police District (WPD) investigators said Erico Capinoy, 32, succumbed to multiple stab wounds in different parts of the body follo Read Full Story >>>