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Las Vegas odds-makers favor Pacquiao slightly
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, 16 Jan 2005
LAS Vegas bookmakers picked Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao to win the battle against the fancied Erik Morales in a 12-round tiff on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
To show their confidence on the General Santos City fighter, odds-makers installed the 26-year-old Pacquiao a 1.6:1 favor Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to sell 'war' in Mexico
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 15 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Promoters predicted a sell-out and billed the March 19 boxing event a "war," but Manny Pacquiao leaves for Mexico on Tuesday to help sell his fight against Erik Morales in the country of his opponent.
Pacquiao said he's been extremely excited a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao goes to Mexico City
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 15 Jan 2005
Buoyed by the overwhelming success of the formal press conference announcing the blockbuster showdown between Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and former World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Erik “El Terrible” Morales at the Beverly Hills Hotel last Wednesday, interna Read Full Story >>>
Experts say Manny will defeat Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 15 Jan 2005
FIVE NOTED boxing personalities all expressed the belief that Manny Pacquiao is going to steamroll past Mexican Erik Morales when they collide on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Of the five, it was the lone lady who went the extra mile in predicting that the Filipino southpaw would emerge Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao should take his time
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 15 Jan 2005
Manny Pacquiao will serve his vaunted left to Erik Morales, if given the chance. But that may not be the best approach to winning on March 19.
Judging by how he last fought in the US last May, Pacquiao is better advised to batter Morales over a long period rather than seek a quick end.
Accor Read Full Story >>>
PacMan’s battle plan
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 15 Jan 2005
ATTACK, attack . . . and attack again.”
That will be the simple battle plan Manny Pacquiao will have when he faces dethroned world super featherweight champion Erik Morales, according to the Filipino boxer’s American trainer Freddie Roach.
“We blasted and took apart [Marco Antonio] Barrera, Read Full Story >>>
ROACH: PACQUIAO WILL COME OUT FIRING
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 14 Jan 2005
Renowned trainer Freddie Roach, the man expected to guide Manny Pacquiao to new heights on March 19, has informed that he will tell the fearless Filipino to "attack, attack...and attack again" in the first round against three- Read Full Story >>>
At Last Marquez is A Big Hit
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 14 Jan 2005
Casting aside his bitter disappointment at the cancellation of the fight against Manny Pacquiao, which collapsed like a deck of cards, over purse rows, WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, has launched into his sparring sessions.
Team Marquez hope to persuade fellow Mexican an Read Full Story >>>
Vegas bookmakers pick Pacquiao to win
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Manny Pacquiao said he was not a bit surprised when promoters announced yesterday that he would get a $1.75-million purse for his March 19 fight against Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao was, however, left dumbfounded when to Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES SUPERFIGHT: Explosive war in the offing
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 14 Jan 2005
Filipino ring icon Manny “The Destroyer” Pacquiao and Mexican star Erik “El Terible” Morales met face-to-face for the first time yesterday and the two colorful fighters were all business in promising everyone of a great and explosive ring war on March 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, N Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, busy fighting in the pages of newspapers
By Editorial, The Freeman, 14 Jan 2005
We hope we are grossly mistaken in our assessment of the boxing career of our own Manny Pacquiao, but we have very serious misgivings about his future if he continues to fall for what has now become apparent as the patented lip service of his US promoter Murad Mohammad.
After all had been said an Read Full Story >>>
Marco Antonio Barrera's Options Are Plentiful
By Brian Wilbur, RingsideReport.com, 14 Jan 2005
The 30 year old Mexican assassin Marco Antonio Barrera has once again resurrected his career with his recent win over arch rival Erik Morales. A win seemed unlikely for him at the time even though they proved to be evenly matched in their first two encounters. Since their second fight, Morales had m Read Full Story >>>
Anatomy of Pacquiao-Morales!
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 14 Jan 2005
“I have shocked the world once again,” promoter Murad Muhammad told Fightnews.com Wednesday. “I've been saying there's only three promoters in this country and outside the country that create these events: Arum, King and myself.
Muhammad is referring to the March 19 pay-per-view clash between Man Read Full Story >>>
Call it a superfight
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, 14 Jan 2005
And no belts are even at stake here.
But Top Rank Promotions saw a record draw of attendees Wednesday night in Los Angeles when it introduced officially the main protagonists of what is billed as a “superfight” at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas nearly two months from now.
Erik Morales of Mexico, Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao will win – Beristain
Mexican trainer says Morales not ready to face Pinoy icon
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 14 Jan 2005
IGNACIO BERISTAIN, Mexico’s finest cornerman today and the man who helped Juan Manuel Marquez stave off Manny Pacquiao’s onslaught last year, is of the opinion that Erik Morales is going to be beaten by the Filipino jawcracker on March 19 in Las Vegas.
"Erik’s coming off a loss and he’s got one d Read Full Story >>>
Roach on Pacquiao's 'big' fight!
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 14 Jan 2005
When Manny Pacquiao faces Erik Morales on March 19, it will be his biggest bout not only in terms of stature and earnings, but also in size. The bout is contracted to take place at 130 lbs., a weight Pacquiao has never approached in the ring. Trainer Freddie Roach says Pacquiao currently weighs abou Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales vow to ‘bring it on’
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, 14 Jan 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO and Erik Morales brought it on Wednesday.
And judging by the first press conference at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel (held Thursday morning Manila time) of the two top draws in the boxing card “Bring it On,” the clash between the Filipino boxing champ and the former world super Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales vow to wage war
By Dante Navarro, The Philippine Star, 14 Jan 2005
If he wants to go to war, then let’s go to war."
Thus said Erik Morales in an opening salvo fired at Manny Pacquiao when the two boxing superstars crossed paths for the first time Wednesday (Thursday in Manila) in a press conference at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles heralding their March Read Full Story >>>
Blockbuster showdown looms
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, 14 Jan 2005
The phenomenal drawing power of Philippines’ pride Manny Pacquiao and former World Boxing Council super featherweight king Erik Morales was evident as the press conference for their showdown drew the biggest ever media turnout yesterday at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles.
The official laun Read Full Story >>>
Morales Goes From The Frying Pan To The Fire
By Robert Morales, Whittier Daily News, 13 Jan 2005
No one will ever be able to accuse Erik Morales of being weak of heart. If he were, he wouldn't have signed to fight the vicious Manny Pacquiao only six weeks after losing a narrow decision to Marco Antonio Barrera in their third grueling bout, two of which were won by Barrera.
"My thinking is that Read Full Story >>>