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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 >>>
Pacquiao lines up Morales clash
BBC Sport, 13 Jan 2005
Filipino featherweight Manny Pacquiao will fight Erik Morales after a planned rematch with WBA and IBF champion Juan Manuel Marquez fell through.
Pacquiao will move up to the super featherweight d Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs. Pacquiao, Not a Bad Plan B
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, 13 Jan 2005
Up until late last week it was assumed that Manny Pacquiao would be facing Juan Manuel Marquez on February 26th, in a rematch of their heated encounter from last April.
But when those negotiations fell apart, Bob Arum and Murad Muhammad put their minds together and looked for a contingency plan. Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales: 'Let's Go To War!'
By Sammy Rozenberg, BoxingScene.com, 13 Jan 2005
Live at the Erik Morales-Manny Pacquiao press conference in Los Angeles for their March 19th, 2005 bout. BoxingScene got a chance to catch Erik Morales and get his thoughts on the upcoming mega fight with Manny Pacquiao.
BoxingScene: Erik, some think it's a very bold move for you to fight an oppo Read Full Story >>>
Marquez Aims For Vazquez
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, 13 Jan 2005
The management of jilted WBA and IBF Featherweight Champion Juan Manuel Marquez is negotiating to clinch a fight with IBF Super Bantamweight, and fellow Mexican Israel Vazquez.
This development comes after Marquez’s fight with Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao, scheduled for February 26th, bit Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO, MORALES MEET; VOW TO WAGE CLASSIC WAR
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 13 Jan 2005
In their first meeting to date, Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales did not disappoint as they drew the biggest media turnout Top Rank has ever had in Los Angeles during the press conference yesterday to officially Read Full Story >>>
By Karl Freitag, FightNews.com, 13 Jan 2005
In front of the biggest press turnout Top Rank has ever had in Los Angeles, superstars Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao met for the first time today prior to their March 19 superfight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Morales said, "I had three great fights last year. It didn't finialize the way I had h Read Full Story >>>
Blessing in disguise
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 13 Jan 2005
Consensus world featherweight boxing champion Manny Pacquiao won’t be cramming to train for his next fight. He would’ve logged only six weeks of training if the rematch against Juan Manuel Marquez pushed through on Feb. 26. But as it turned out, Marquez priced himself out of the HBO (Home Box Office Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao will make history in fight vs Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 13 Jan 2005
A SPRINKLING of Filipino fighters have seen action on pay-per-view (PPV), but nobody among the very few have fought as a main event fighter. In the next couple of months, history will be made.
On March 19 Manny Pacquiao shoots for immortality when he clashes with a future Hall of Fame entrant Er Read Full Story >>>
EA video game to feature Manny Pacquiao
By Erwin Lemuel Oliva, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 13 Jan 2005
FILIPINO boxer Manny Pacquiao will be featured in the new sequel of Electronic Arts Sports’ video game “Fight Night,” according to online gaming websites.
According to IGN.com’s interview with Kudo Tsunoda, the executive producer of Fight Night, Manny Pacquiao will be one of Read Full Story >>>
Filipinos To Scramble For Pacquiao-Morales Tickets
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, 13 Jan 2005
Filipinos living in the US are expected to scramble for tickets for the Manny Pacquiao Erik Morales blockbuster showdown "Bring It On" as hundreds of them have promised Pacquiao they would go to the MGM Grand Garden Arena to watch the fight "live" while thousands more are certain to follow the acti Read Full Story >>>