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No immediate rematch
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 29 Mar 2005
Two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao said the other day he?ll take on a still unnamed opponent in a July tune-up fight before facing Erik Morales in a September rematch. It?s welcome news that Pacquiao isn?t pushing for an immediate return bout even if the money?s right. When they s  Read Full Story >>>

Man in black
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 29 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? He was black and blue all over ? black pants and blue trubenized shirt. He came like a character out of the movie "Men in Black." His eyes, badly bruised from the fight that dealt him and the people who put their trust in him a bad blow, were covered by the proverbial black shades.   Read Full Story >>>

Bautista Spars With Israel Vasquez
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
WBO Asia Pacific bantamweight champion Rey ?Boom Boom? Bautista got his first taste of what its like to spar against a world champion when he went four eventful rounds with IBF junior featherweight champion Israel Vasquez at the Wild Card Gym of Freddie Roach in Los Angeles last Friday. Trainer E  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao must fire Roach, says Murad
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad hit back at Ring Magazine/International Boxing Association featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao?s trainer Freddie Roach and his new management team headed by Shelly Finkel for ?grabbing at straws and trying to discredit me.? Muhammad accused the two of pedd  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fight a proven pay-per-view blockbuster
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
WHAT WOULD you prefer?: A rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales or a fourth fight between Marco Antonio Barrera and Morales? HBO, through top executive Mark Taffet, has reported that last weekend?s torrid super-featherweight brawl between Morales and Pacquiao generated 350,000 buys amou  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales clash sets TV record
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
DESPITE his recent loss to Mexico's Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao will remain the country's premier sporting money machine as a pay-per-view icon and a boxing superstar. This was revealed yesterday by no less by Mark Taffet of HBO Pay-Per-View, who noted that the 350,000 pay-per-view buys generate  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: Post-mortem
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
Why they call prizefighting "the sweet science" has me discombobulated, I suppose I will never know. It is a science, that?s for sure, but hardly ever sweet. The right half of Manny Pacquiao?s face was a macabre mask, blood squirting from a nasty right eye cut, the flesh beginning to welt and swell   Read Full Story >>>

Ortiz: Da Flash a great fighter
The Philippine Star, Mon, 28 Mar 2005
Carlos Juan Ortiz, one of the longest-reigning lightweight champions of the world, said he fought one of his toughest battles against a Filipino and will be honored to receive Philippine boxing?s distinguished award given in honor of the man he revered. Ortiz, who gained, lost and regained the l  Read Full Story >>>

I was not prepared mentally ? Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
?NEXT TIME, it?s going to be different.? These were the words that came out of Manny Pacquiao?s mouth as he vowed not to commit the same mistakes when he rumbles again with Erik Morales late this year in an expected grudge rematch. Pacquiao humbly admitted he learned a lesson or two from that me  Read Full Story >>>

Erik Morales has nothing to be ashamed of
By Fred de la Rosa, The Manila Times, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
DEAR Erik: I am writing this letter because I heard you?re in low spirits and terribly disappointed after your Sunday fight in Las Vegas with our Manny Pacquiao. Cheer up, amigo. You won that fight fair and square. As far as I?m concerned, you?re the featherweight champion of the world. So w  Read Full Story >>>

How Do We Fix Our Sport? I'll Tell You
By Frank Maloney,, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
I'm amazed at the response I received from my most recent article regarding the state of small hall boxing and thought I would continue along a similar theme for two reasons. One, because I make my living from boxing and have done so for quite some time now and two because I'm a fan who would still   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to receive Elorde Boxer-of-the-Year award
The Philippine Star, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao, the most popular boxer who remains the country?s biggest hope for a world crown, will receive the highest accolade as Boxer of the Year during the 2004 Elorde Annual Sports Awards March 30 at the Mandarin Hotel in Makati. Pacquiao, whose stature as boxing great has not diminished  Read Full Story >>>

Manny gets hero?s welcome at NAIA
By Rainier Allan Ronda, The Philippine Star, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao received a warm welcome yesterday at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) as he flew in from the United States. Pacquiao, still sporting the stitches that closed the cut he received just above his right eyebrow in last Sunday?s Las Vegas match wit  Read Full Story >>>

Louie in dire straits?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
There is disturbing unconfirmed news from the US about two-time world boxing champion Luisito Espinosa?s plight. Somebody whispered that Espinosa?s wife Marie Cherie has abandoned the fighter in the Bay Area and their three children are now living in Manila with their grandmother. Another said h  Read Full Story >>>

2 Philippine title fights set in Mandaue
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 27 Mar 2005
PHILIPPINE bantamweight champion Joel Bauya and minimumweight titlist Elmer Gejon will put their respective crowns on the block tomorrow at the New Gallera de Mandaue in Cebu. Bauya will stake his title against an old rival, ex-World Boxing Council International bantam king Roger Galicia, while G  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao back in Manila, still hounded by money issues
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 26 Mar 2005

It has been a week since Manny Pacquiao lost the 12-round boxing match against Erik Morales of Mexico but on Saturday, the Filipino boxer dubbed "The People's Champion" said he is still hounded by the amount of mo  
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Electricity Like No Other: Part II
By John Chavez, Hard Core Boxing, Sat, 26 Mar 2005
So as I stated in part I of this drunken tirade that I was surprised at how loud the Pacman crowd was when their warrior came out to "Eye of the Tiger". I thought that the Morales fans might potentially be out-shined in this one. But there went that classic sound of the Mexican Banda music. I swear   Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: Reflections on a Super-fight Mailbag
By Jim Cawkwell,, Sat, 26 Mar 2005
In my opinion, there are two types of individual that maintain this industry in their respective way: the fighters, without whom the sport cannot exist, and the fans, without whom, the sport?s lifeline would be even more threadbare than it already is. That said, at, we aim to give th  Read Full Story >>>

Post fight Pacquiao Vs Morales Mailbag: Part Four
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Sat, 26 Mar 2005
Demzkin: There are so many ways that they did to manny which effectively affected his fight!! the thicker gloves! 2nd!...the blood samples they took to fight a days before their fight!....why???? Kimo Morrison: I don't know if it was "they" as some conspirators group or anything, bu  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Sat, 26 Mar 2005
THE GLOVE ISSUE WAS NOT A MINOR ONE! According to the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight contract, Team Morales wanted both fighters to use the ?Winning? brand gloves manufactured in Asia. It was more to Morales? benefit that he uses them because they protected his hand from injury. The last tim  Read Full Story >>>

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