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Pacquiao, Morales share ring today in ‘prelude’ to rematch
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
WHAT should be a prelude to the anticipated Pacquiao-Morales rematch comes off the wraps as boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales fight separate opponents in the “Double Trouble” at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.
Standing in the way of the January rematch Read Full Story >>>
GMA wishes Pacquiao well on his fight in Los Angeles
The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
President Arroyo yesterday joined the throng of well-wishers to super featherweight contender Manny Pacquiao in his 12-round non-title bout with Mexican brawler Hector Velazquez at the Staples Center, Los Angeles, California today.
In an official press statement, the President said she would b Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao battles Velasquez today
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
FILIPINO boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao, aiming for a multimillion-dollar rematch with Erik Morales, faces Mexican Hector Velasquez today in a 12-round battle for the vacant World Boxing Council International super featherweight title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Morales himself will be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao the fighter must emerge against Velazquez
The Manila Times, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES: Manny Pacquiao will have to be a fighter, not a brawler, when he steps into the ring to face Hector Velazquez Saturday night (Sunday morning in Manila) at the Staples Center, with a rematch against Mexican great Erik Morales in January practically at stake.
Pacquiao loves to use his Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales see rematch soon
The Daily Tribune, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
A win by both Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales could raise the stakes a bit more when they look towards a possible rematch on Jan. 21 next year.
Or it could foul up both the fighters' plans.
It's definitely not a walk in the park as the Filipino and the Mexican fighters headline the “Doub Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Velazquez war on Filipino pug out to regain pride
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao steps back into the ring today in a bid to regain some lost pride and glory and cement his place back to the world boxing stage.
In order to do that, the 26-year-old Pacquiao must hurdle what has become his biggest stumbling block in Hector Velazquez, a vetera Read Full Story >>>
Gen-San pugs root for Manny
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY- The head of the amateur boxing group here said that ring idol Manny Pacquiao would be able to demolish Hector Velasquez during their fight in Los Angeles, California today.
Rey Golingan, local chair of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines-Gensan chapter, said tha Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao heavily favored
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Sun, 11 Sep 2005
GENERAL Santos City boxing idol Manny Pacquiao is heavily favored when he goes up against World Boxing Council No. 10 ranked Mexican super featherweight boxer Hector Velasquez on September 10 (Sunday, September 11 Manila time) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles California.
Pacquiao, who totes Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao focused on goal
By Carlos Arias, OCRegister.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Gary Shaw said he felt like a college football coach who had landed the top recruit in the nation when he signed boxer Manny Pacquiao to a promotional contract a few months ago.
"He's a blue-chip prospect," said Shaw, who also promotes Winky Wright, Diego Corrales and Jeff Lacy.
Pacquiao's box Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo to Pacquiao: RP behind you
By Christine Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo on Saturday said she and the nation were praying for the victory of boxer Manny Pacquiao, who returns to the boxing ring on Sunday to fight Hector Velasquez in the United States.
“You are the inspiration of our youth and a good example of the skillfulness p Read Full Story >>>
Double Trouble Preview!
By Francisco Salazar, FightNews.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will be in the same ring tonight, but they will be featured in different bouts at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles.
Morales will take on once-beaten Zahir Raheem in the main event, while Pacquiao will take on former world title challenger Hector Velasquez.
Both bou Read Full Story >>>
Morales thinking tuneup
Raheem considered merely prelude to Pacquiao rematch
By Michael Rosenthal, SignOnSanDiego.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES – When it was decided Erik Morales was going to fight tonight at Staples Center, he was given a list of prospective opponents.
"Too easy," he recalled saying at the time, having made a quick assessment of each fighter.
"How 'bout this guy?" someone asked, throwing in the na Read Full Story >>>
A Relieved Viloria Fights for a Title Saturday
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Brian Viloria will be going back to the same arena, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, to fight for his first world title against WBC junior flyweight titlist Eric Ortiz on Saturday night. Back on May 28th, Viloria would engage in his last bout against Ruben Contreras on the undercard of Julio Cesar Read Full Story >>>
Live Round by Round Coverage; Erik Morales/Manny Pacquiao Double Header
By Rick Reeno, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Later tonight, Erik Morales (48-2, 34KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (39-3, 30KOs) step back in the ring for the first time since their spectacular bout this past March. The event which takes place live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California has been dubbed "Double Trouble". An event showcasing Read Full Story >>>
Fighters have a lot at stake
By Robert Morales, SGVTribune.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Considering what's at stake, it's almost surprising Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight such formidable foes tonight in co-feature bouts at Staples Center.
Morales, of Tijuana, will take on Zahir Raheem in a 12-round lightweight fight. Pacquiao, of the Philippines, wil Read Full Story >>>
What It Lacks in Matchups, It Makes Up for in Names
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, two of the best fighters in the lower weight divisions, will be in the ring tonight at Staples Center.
Unfortunately, they won't be there at the same time.
Tuning up for a possible rematch on Jan. 21, Morales and Pacquiao will face other opponents in tonight's Read Full Story >>>
Wake Up! Pac Man's In Town
By David A. Avila, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
You better watch out, you better not cry, cause Manny Pacquiao is coming to town.
It's not Christmas, but for thousands of Filipino fans it's close, so expect the Staples Center to fill to capacity with fellow countrymen today when Pacquiao faces Mexico's Hector Velazquez (42-10-2, 31 KOs) in a 1 Read Full Story >>>
Old Dogs Turn New Tricks (Sometimes)
By Jason Probst, MaxBoxing.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
My boxing memory only reaches back to the end of the Carter Administration, with the rest relegated to tapes, print accounts, re-readings of Liebling, and mere hearsay. But in digging through the old files it seems a safe assumption to say that, by the end of 2001, Erik Morales probably had more cri Read Full Story >>>
THE PINOY’S "DOUBLE TROUBLE" PREVIEW
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
WILL MORALES MAKE IT HARD?
Los Angeles, CA-One of the greatest little men in boxing, three time world champion, Erik Morales, will headline the Staples Center as he fights former Olympian Zahir Raheem. According to many sources, Morales has the most impressive fight resume in all of boxing. A fu Read Full Story >>>
Double Trouble Tonight
By Scott Mallon, The Sweet Science, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
As a two-time boxing champion, matinee idol, singer and the hero to a nation, it’s difficult to fathom Manny Pacquiao (39-3-2, 30 KOs) would ever have much time alone, but during the training camp for his upcoming fight with Hector Velazquez (41-10-2, 30 KOs) of Mexico, trainer Freddy Roach ma Read Full Story >>>