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Pacquiao's 'Manila Ice' weapon is a right hook
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- A day after deceiving the Mexican media, trainer Freddie Roach yesterday decided to uncover the secret weapon which Manny Pacquiao hopes to unleash in his showdown against Mexico's Erik Morales.
A right hook, "Manila Ice" is a right hook, Fredd Read Full Story >>>
Don't call him Mexican Assassin, please
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Mexican Assassin? No, I don't like you to call me bad names, you know. Right, I beat Barrera, but I was just lucky that time. Marquez, yes, I believe I won it. But that's finished already. I just start again. I'm happy. Filipino people always supp Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has a surprise for Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 11 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California — The battery of trainers assigned to turn Manny Pacquiao into a wrecking ball come March 19 in Las Vegas said Wednesday that Erik Morales will be in for a big surprise.
Buboy Fernandez, who has been with Pacquiao since the beginning of his training, believes Morales will pa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao camp ready for any surprise
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES — With 10 days left before the big fight, Manny Pacquiao’s conditioning coach, an Australian, said the Filipino fighter is ready for whatever surprise Erik Morales has in store for him.
Justine Fortune is confident that Pacquiao is just as ready and, in fact, has probably trained har Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao remains favorite
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 11 Mar 2005
As of yesterday, Las Vegas oddsmakers tabbed Pacquiao a 6-to-5 pick over Morales, while in Toprank.com poll, 60 percent favored the General Santos City-native bomber to defeat the Mexican when the two fighters clash in a must-see March 19 Pay-Per-View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Neva Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Preview: Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, 10 Mar 2005
Erik Morales has a stern test come March 19 - perhaps the toughest of his career - as he tries to derail the Manny Pacquiao Express in a highly-anticipated junior lightweight showdown in Las Vegas.
The task is daunting for several reasons, the most obvious being that Pacquiao may be the hardest p Read Full Story >>>
Fans Chip in to Assure Pacquiao Victory Vs Morales
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 10 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES—Every Manny Pacquiao fan and supporter has chipped in every little help they could give to ensure their hero’s success when he goes up against Mexican superstar Erik Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
The Pacquiao bandwagon has never been this strong as Pacquiao’s Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO STILL FAVORED, BUT ERIK'S SPARMATES WORRY EXPERTS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 10 Mar 2005
While Las Vegas oddsmakers continue to put Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao a slight favorite, not a few insiders have already taken notice of the disparity of the quality of sparring partners being employed by both camps.
A day after P Read Full Story >>>
‘Boom Boom’ heads card
By Jerry Campany, Star Bulletin, 10 Mar 2005
Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista has handled everything his handlers have thrown at him in his young career.
The Filipino phenom has to get by an opponent he has never seen in a place he has never been.
Bautista will take on Aree Phosuwangym of Thailand in the main event of a card tomorrow night at B Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES SPECIAL PART II ON RPN 9
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, mannypacquiao.ph, 10 Mar 2005
With one week to go before the explosive showdown between Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and Mexican icon Erik “El Terrible” Morales, excitement is building up like never before.
RPN 9 will add to the excitement with its telecast of the second, two-hour special “Coming With Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao - The Big Boss
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, 10 Mar 2005
While on a long overdue visit to my mum in my far flung childhood town of Tubajon, Surigao del Norte in Dinagat Island, Philippines, I had to restrain myself from getting surprised. The reason is that Manny Pacquiao is well known even in this remote town where electricity is available only from 4:00 Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao easy sparring target
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 10 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- An eager horde of Mexican media men were surprised to see Manny Pacquiao, described by his trainer to be in peak form, receive clear blows to the head during a sparring session yesterday at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood.
Pacquiao, slug Read Full Story >>>
'Manila Ice' ready to be detonated
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, 10 Mar 2005
WHAT'S the secret behind the 'Manila Ice" war plan, which Manny Pacquiao is going to unleash on March 19 against Erik Morales? It's definitely not just a left hand or a right hook, but a combination of both, perhaps. A two-fisted assault right from the opening bell.
Or, it could even be just one Read Full Story >>>
Manny wraps up sparring Monday
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 10 Mar 2005
Two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao will end his sparring sessions Monday at the Wild Card gym in Los Angeles then head for Las Vegas by car to keep his 12-round appointment with Erik Morales on March 19 (Sunday morning, Manila).
Pacquiao will arrive in the gambling capital a day befor Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao impresses US media in workout
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 10 Mar 2005
A huge media turnout flocked to Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood, California for the Manny Pacquiao media day and they were all swept away by the sharp and explosive fighting skills displayed by the Filipino ring superstar in a sparring session with Mexican Jose Armando Santa Cruz.
“Pac Read Full Story >>>
In Defense of Pay-Per-View
By Dave Mckee, RingsideReport.com, 10 Mar 2005
No one enjoys dropping $50 on a sporting event, particularly on a televised event. It seems that as the months pass the number of pay-per-view boxing events proliferate, sucking our wallets dry. Is it fair? Can't you watch other sports for free on television? Why should we have to unload half a Benj Read Full Story >>>
Roach: 'We'd love Morales to bring it to us'
By Ben Cohen, SecondsOut.com, 09 Mar 2005
Since beating the legendary Marco Antonio Barrera back in 2003, Manny Pacquiao has attained huge celebrity status in the boxing world. His PPV fight with Erik Morales on the 19th of March is probably one of the most exciting match-ups in recent times. It has also further propelled the lightning fast Read Full Story >>>
Cameras off-limits for Pacquiao's crucial sparring
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, 09 Mar 2005
World-renowned trainer Freddie Roach has already adopted a "No-Camera" policy at the Wild Card Gym as reigning Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao enters the final stages of his training, tapering off for the March 19 showdown with Erik "El Terrible" Morales.
While a huge media turno Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Gets Mobbed by US Media
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 09 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES—Gauging by the huge turnout of US-based media personalities during Tuesday’s press workout hosted by Manny Pacquiao, his March 19 battle with Erik Morales will surely be a media event that is going to catch everyone’s a Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES, THE “ERIK MORALES” SIDE OF THE STORY
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, 09 Mar 2005
FOR “EL TERRIBLE” MORALES, THE HEAT IS ON!
And while I don’t think Erik Morales is feeling the pressure the people of the Philippines bestowed upon Manny Pacquiao, Erik is one of Mexico’s favorite sons. Turning professi Read Full Story >>>