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Not Quite Pay-Per-View, But a Live One Saturday Night
By Jason Probst,, Sun, 22 Jan 2006

Boxing returns to an even keel off a bad last half of 2005, with a very solid matchup tonight in Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales. I’m not sure it’s really pay-per-view quality, but since everything’s relative to  
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Foreign scribes pick Erik; ‘LA Times’ man for Manny
The Manila Times, Sun, 22 Jan 2006
BY noon today, the whole nation would have learned the fate of Manny Pacquiao in his rematch with Erik Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. But if Filipinos had read the website editions of the major newspapers across the United States—and even in the United Kingdom  Read Full Story >>>

Morales aims for real victory
By Tim Smith, New York Daily News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS - When is a loss not a loss? In boxing, it's when the promoter says it's not. That is the case for Erik Morales, a Mexican icon who has won titles in three different weight classes. Morales is coming off a devastating loss to Zahir Raheem, a slick Philadelphia boxer, in the fall. But i  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao stumbling on path to greatness
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
This is a great story. Really. Advertisement Five years ago, Freddie Roach had never seen Manny Pacquiao. Roach was gaining recognition as one of boxing's elite trainers and his stable was brimming with many of the greatest names in the game. One day in early 2001, Pacquiao showed up   Read Full Story >>>

By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
For months, Bob Arum has been pounding the drum about the rematch between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, loudly reminding anyone who would listen about the scintillating back-and-forth action that characterized their first bout. The veteran promoter expects a sold-out Thomas & Mack Center and g  Read Full Story >>>

Morales camping on comeback trail
By Michael Rosenthal,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Erik Morales has heard about his imminent demise before. After he struggled to outpoint Guty Espadas in 2001, some suggested he was slipping. After he was pushed to the limit by unknown Injin Chi in his next fight, the criticism intensified. Now, after a stunning loss to Zahir Raheem in his   Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
NOT TOO MANY INTANGIBLES IN “SIN CITY!” Las Vegas, NV-There are only a few ticks of the clock left before the Erik Morales-Manny Pacquiao rematch is on! And while emotions run high throughout the Philippines, fans supporting “El Terrible” Morales are quietly confident. A  Read Full Story >>>

Erik Morales en peso y estupendo f?sicamente
By Rubén Casanova,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

Ciento treinta libras exactas registr? este viernes en la b?scula el tres veces campe?n del mundo Erik "Terrible" Morales, quien luci? un estupendo f?sico, bien trabajado en el gimnasio, el cual hacia alg?n tiempo   
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By Pedro Fernandez,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
FEATHERS GET ESPN BOXING MACHINE GOING Mashantucket, CT-And while nobody is yet calling him the next Acelino Freitas, Brazil’s Valdemir Pereira, 125 lbs., won a 12-round unanimous decision over Thailand’s Phafrakorb Rakkietgym, 125 ?. The ESPN 2 main event might have been a more com  Read Full Story >>>

Analysis: Pacquiao vs. Morales II (Part 2)
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
As you read this column, it will be only hours before the moment of reckoning of who is the best pugilist at this Super Featherweight (130 pounds) marquee fight on January 22 (Manila Time) that will be held at Thomas & Mack Center at La Vegas, Nevada in USA. Psychologically, Manny “Pacman&  Read Full Story >>>

Pols flock to Vegas for Pacquiao fight
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Local government officials have started to gather in some of the hotels in Las Vegas, Nevada, for the scheduled fight Saturday (Sunday in Manila) of Filipino boxing champion Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau reported. The report said that official  Read Full Story >>>

Filipinos backing `Pacman'
By Jason Kosareff,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
WEST COVINA - Rod Carbonell is ready to put his money on boxer Manny Pacquiao, if he can find anyone in the Filipino community willing to bet against the "Pacman." "My hero is Mr. Pacquiao," Carbonell, 60, of Walnut said Friday. Carbonell isn't the only Filipino looking to make a bet on Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

Roach's road from telemarketer to trainer
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Freddie Roach was bitter and broke when he retired as a fighter shortly after his last bout in October 1986. "I hated boxing," Roach said. "I put everything in my life into it, and didn't get much out of it. My biggest payday was $13,000, when I fought Hector Camacho. When I retired, I didn't have  Read Full Story >>>

Rematch is crucial for super featherweights
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS - Erik Morales is in a must-win situation tonight in his super featherweight rematch against Manny Pacquiao. Then again, so is Pacquiao. Morales is coming off a lackluster performance in a loss to Zahir Raheem in September at Staples Center, thus, the 29-year-old needs a solid performanc  Read Full Story >>>

Morales ready for a rebound
By Ron Borges, The Boston Globe, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Erik Morales is coming off a shocking defeat, which is when he appears most vulnerable -- and most dangerous. If anyone understands that, it should be Manny Pacquiao. Nearly a year ago, Pacquiao learned this lesson in harsh fashion when his right eye was ripped open by Morales, who w  Read Full Story >>>

Much at stake in rematch
2 nations rally behind boxers

By Norm Frauenheim,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS - Not much separated them on the scales Friday. Even less is expected to separate them in the ring tonight. Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao are little guys who are generating heavy interest in a rematch tonight that has captivated an island nation on the other side of the internation  Read Full Story >>>

By Frank Costarelli Jr.,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
We should be in for a very exciting and entertaining fight Saturday evening between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales. After the first fight, I did not think there was a need for a sequel. I felt Morales dominated the fight and was the bigger, stronger fighter. I did not buy into the Pacquiao excuses;  Read Full Story >>>

By Barry McGuigan,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
IF I were to pick a boxer from history to fight for my life, Erik Morales would be under serious consideration. Alongside Julio Cesar Chavez and Marco Antonio Barrera, Morales forms the holy trinity of Mexican boxing. Tonight in Las Vegas he puts his reputation on the line for a second time   Read Full Story >>>

Morales Takes Pacquiao a Little Lighter
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- In his last fight, Erik Morales' performance was "disgraceful." So says Morales' own promoter, Bob Arum. Even Arum, a classic spinmeister, has to acknowledge that Morales showed up for his last match, against Zahir Raheem, unprepared, physically and mentally. Having been in rin  Read Full Story >>>

Con la guardia en alto
By Ramiro González, La Opinion, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Erik Morales asegura que est? concentrado para su cita con Manny Pacquiao y pronostica triunfo A dos d?as de su esperada revancha contra el filipino Manny Pacquiao el tijuanense Erik Morales est? sumamente concentrado en esa pelea, pues reconoce que en ella se juega su futuro. El llamado R  Read Full Story >>>

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