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Philippine government shuts down indefinitely
National budget lost in Pacquiao wager
By Dexter Osorio, The Manila Times, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared a nationwide State of Panic (SOP) as government offices shut down today.
?We have no choice but to declare a nationwide SOP in view of the present fiscal situation, or lack thereof,? the president said.
In her speech at the Malaca?ang Palace th Read Full Story >>>
MORALES, PACMAN, BARRERA AND MORE
By Matthew Sanderson, TigerBoxing.com, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
Morales, Pac, Barrera, Mac & the Great Brian Mitchell
Yes, Morales-Pacquiao was a great fight - Fight of the Year, probably, even though we're not even out of March yet.
Yes, Erik Morales is a great fighter - he?s beaten every opponent he?s ever faced, has been through some tremendous fights Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao leaves for US to tackle tax woes
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
Manny Pacquiao will soon leave for the US ? not to train for his next fight but to tie up some loose ends with the IRS.
The Filipino slugger who recently lost to Mexico?s Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas yesterday said he?s leaving before April 15 for a meeting with officials of the US Read Full Story >>>
Roach: 'Pacquiao will beat Morales in rematch'
By Ant Evans, SecondsOut.com, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
We're only three months into 2005 but - unless Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie get it on in a WWE style 'bra and panties match' - the Fight of the Year will be Erik Morales v Manny Pacquiao, March 19, MGM Grand, Las Vegas.
There are already plenty of top-quality match-ups signed for the comi Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao wants kids to be lawyers
By Richard Dy, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
FILIPINO RING icon Manny Pacquiao received so many inspiring calls after he lost to Mexican Erik Morales, but the one that ?knocked? him out came from his own son, Emmanuel Jr.
While talking to his son over the phone, Pacquiao almost cried when his son told him that he wanted to give Morales a Read Full Story >>>
OPBF kingpin Mayol departs for Japan
By Salven L. Lagumbay, SecondsOut.com, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
Reigning Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation minimum-weight kingpin Rodel Mayol departs for Japan today as he girds for the third defense of his crown against Japanese prospect Takayuki Korogi on April 4 at the Central Gym in Osaka, Japan.
In an interview yesterday, Mayol told this writer tha Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao told: Accept defeat
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Fri, 01 Apr 2005
LOS ANGELES (March 30) ? Marco Antonio Barrera, who crowned himself super featherweight champion with a unanimous decision win over bitter rival Erik ?El Terrible? Morales has some sound advice for Ring Magazine and International Boxing Association featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao ? accept your Read Full Story >>>
MORALES EYES JULY RETURN AGAINST PACQUIAO OR BARRERA
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
Mexican legend Erik "El Terrible" Morales is set for a grand return to the ring in July following his hard-earned unanimous decision win over Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Speaking to the Mexican press people, Morales indicated that his last fight again Read Full Story >>>
Nazario, Muhammad Made a Fool of Pacquiao
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES-When Murad Muhammad said he made miracles happen, Manny Pacquiao believed him all the way. In fact, Pacquiao has recently spun a joke out of that statement: "The guy makes my money disappear."
But previously not known to Pacquiao, his former trusted business manager, Rodolfo "Rod" Na Read Full Story >>>
Fighting the Good Fight - Lessons from the Morales-Pacquiao
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
I am one of the many who did not feel well during and after the unforgettable March 19, 2005 classic battle between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. I was at the Imus Tennis Club TV area with my tennis colleagues having a festive picnic like gathering for the much awaited fight.
Having heard the Read Full Story >>>
Nothing Controversial About Morales-Pacquiao
By Mike Samuels, BoxingTalk.com, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
I?ve always been told that you have to learn to take the good with the bad in life.? I used to think that it was just some sort of cliche my Dad would tell me to try to get around the true facts of life.? Then I got into boxing.
If I needed any reminders, the aftermath of Manny Pacquaio and Read Full Story >>>
Morality not legality
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
If you?re wondering why New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad is flashing a wide grin despite two-time world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao?s recent loss to Erik Morales in Las Vegas, it?s not because he?s got new dentures.
The reason why Murad is looking like a million bucks is he?s grinning all t Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao steps up fight against Murad, Nazario
The Philippine Star, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
After losing a key fight in the ring, Manny Pacquiao is dead-serious to win his battle off it.
Pacquiao, who bowed to Erik Morales in a blockbuster fight in Las Vegas two weeks ago, has ordered his new team of professionals, including managers Shelly Finkel and lawyers Keith Davidson and Nick Kh Read Full Story >>>
Peden wants Morales, Barrera and Pacquiao
By Anthony Cocks, DogHouseBoxing.com, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
Newly minted IBF super featherweight champion Robbie 'Bomber' Peden says he wants to blaze a trail through the best 130 pound fighters in the world rather than defend his strap against a string of meaningless mandatories.
"Straight off the bat mate, I'm not going to worry about fighting any secon Read Full Story >>>
Barrera nixes Pacquiao rematch
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
MARCO ANTONIO Barrera is not interested in a rematch with Manny Pacquiao. In an interview with a boxing website, the world superfeatherweight champion also advised Pacquiao to accept his defeat from the hands of Erik Morales graciously and not to cite other reasons for his loss such as the use of th Read Full Story >>>
No sense of country
By Gemma Araneta, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
THERE was something in that Manny Pacquiao fight that only my brother Ismael and I noticed. A die-hard pugilist fan since high school, he would hang around Flash Elorde?s gym in San Juan, where we grew up, to watch the legendary champion train. I think it was Ismael and an ex-beau of mine who dragge Read Full Story >>>
Mockery in Mandaue
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 31 Mar 2005
I COULD be wrong but if it's any indication that I might have been right, the crowd that watched the fights wholeheartedly concurred with my scorecards: The crowd booed the contradictory results announced by Rolando Mendoza, the ring announcer.
I refer to the bouts featuring Joel Bauya against Ro Read Full Story >>>
Muhammad, Nazario Need to Explain A Lot?Pacquiao (First of a Series)
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Wed, 30 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES?Unknown to many, the biggest distraction and mental anguish that may have affected Manny Pacquiao going into his last fight against Erik Morales came from the same people whom he used to trust and respect.
Pacquiao, who has ordered his new team of professionals including managers She Read Full Story >>>
PINOY'S VIEW OF THE PHILIPPINE BOXING SCENE!
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Wed, 30 Mar 2005
WHAT?S IN STORE FOR THE PAC-MAN??
Rumors circulating around the Philippines are all saying Manny Pacquiao wants out of his contract with Murad Muhammad, his current promoter. Pacquiao?s main beef is that Murad is earning more money for his fight with Erik Morales than himself! This was just the Read Full Story >>>
Barrera: Pacquiao should accept defeat!
By Francisco Salazar, FightNews.com, Wed, 30 Mar 2005
WBC Super Featherweight Marco Antonio Barrera said he enjoyed the fight between his countryman and rival Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao last weekend. Barrera, who will defend the WBC title he won against Morales on April 9th in El Paso, went public in saying that no matter what gloves he wore, Pacq Read Full Story >>>