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By Jason Aniel,, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
A VICTORY DESPITE THE DEFEAT! After Manny Pacquiao couldn’t land the home run blow that would’ve put Erik Morales to sleep, fans doubted if Pacquiao could ever be the “Pac-Man” that ate up Marco Antonio Barrera back in 2003. However, Manny didn’t embarrass himself  Read Full Story >>>

RSR Takes a Closer Look at Manny Pacquiao
By Jason Liimatta,, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
November 15th, 2005 is just around the corner. Could it be almost two years already? Two years since one of the most exciting little big men in boxing today burst into the national spotlight when he dismantled featherweight/super-featherweight legend Marco Antonio Barrera via 11th round TKO. Dependi  Read Full Story >>>

World bantam champ in title tuneup tonight
By Dayton Morinaga, The Honolulu Advertiser, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
One of boxing's best-kept secrets will be fighting in Hawai'i tonight. Thailand's Ratanchai Sor Vorapin, the WBO world bantamweight champion, will take on Pedro Malco Jr. of the Philippines in the main event of a professional boxing card at the Blaisdell Center Arena. Preliminary bouts are sch  Read Full Story >>>

Boxer Manny Pacquiao Records Entrance Music With Apl. De. Ap. Of BEP
By Nolan Strong,, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
Boxer Manny Pacquiao is hitting the studio to lay down vocals with Black Eyed Peas member ap. The song, titled “The Champion” will be used as entrance music for Pacquiao’s upcoming bout with Hector Velazquez for the WBC International super featherweight title. In add  Read Full Story >>>

Pac Man, 39-3-2, 30 ko’s has El Terrible on his mind, but he must first dispose of veteran Velazquez, 42-10-2, 31 ko’s. Distractions aside (wrong gloves, unfocused training camp, crammed living quarters in Las Vegas), Erik Morales was the better man last March. The orthodox Morales ou  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao could have a fight Sunday
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
DON’T you worry. Manny Pacquiao cannot, should not, will not lose on Sunday. This prediction is not based on how Pacquiao has allowed himself to cram for his tune-up bout against Mexican Hector Velasquez at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. There’s no way Pacquiao, 26,  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao: GenSan's hero
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The last time Manny Pacquiao fought in the ring, the people here were devastated by his defeat to Erik Morales. The pain of seeing on television their favorite son taking a severe beating atop the ring with blood running down his cheeks from a nasty cut above his eye was a  Read Full Story >>>

Overconfidence kills – Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, California — Trainer Freddie Roach’s only concern going into Saturday night’s brawl between Manny Pacquiao and Hector Velazquez is for the General Santos pride to take his Mexican rival lightly. Roach declared that Monday after his prized fighter racked up his 95t  Read Full Story >>>

Confident Pacquiao ready for battle
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao closed out his sparring sessions Monday and looked all set to face Hector Velasquez of Mexico at the Staples Center on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). The two-hour workout at the star-studded Wild Card Gym here in Hollywood ended with Pacquiao airing confidence th  Read Full Story >>>

Back to square one if Pacquiao loses – Roach
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — “Everything’s going out of the window” if Manny Pacquiao ends up losing his fight with Mexican Hector Velazquez of Mexico this Saturday. This was the belief of the Filipino fighter’s chief trainer Freddie Roach shortly after presiding over the workout  Read Full Story >>>

Shrink offers to hypnotize Manny is told to back off
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Somewhere along the way during an afternoon chat with Freddie Roach, it was learned that a Filipino couple was said to have offered their services to hypnotize Manny Pacquiao in preparation for his scheduled 12-rounder with Mexican Hector Velazquez at the Staples Center. "I   Read Full Story >>>

Pinoy couple offers to hypnotize Manny
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 07 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Unknown to many, a Filipino couple now based here in Los Angeles has contacted Freddie Roach a couple of times, asking the American trainer to allow them to "hypnotize" Manny Pacquiao. Raoch was both dumb-founded and amused. "They said they wanted to hypnotize Manny and h  Read Full Story >>>

Double Jeopardy
By Brian Adams and Thomas Gerbasi,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005

This Saturday night, Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao attempt to move one step closer to a rematch as they face Zahir Raheem and Hector Velasquez, respectively, on an HBO-televised doubleheader. This rematch, which is desired by many fan  
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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
Heavy-fisted Dexter "Dinamita" Delada faces one tough hurdle before his crack at the Philippine lightweight crown as he takes on veteran Rud 4K Kevkatche on September 16 in Lapu-Lapu City. The Camiguin-raised Delada, a protege of promoter Rex "Wakee" Salud, is expected to go all out for this one  Read Full Story >>>

Porras defeats Sales in Magpet
By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
Bantamweight Glenn Porras, in only his sixth fight, did the unthinkable after he decisioned 41-fight veteran Mark Sales, the former WBF Asia-Pacific champ, in their 10-round fight headlining the Braveheart card last August 31 in Magpet, North Cotabato. Sales came out strong in the homestretch, k  Read Full Story >>>

By Cliff Rold,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
HBO DOUBLEHEADER HIGHLIGHTS THE SPORTS BEST! It is hard to fathom that we have had him for nearly a decade but the ultimate warrior of boxing, Mexico’s Erik Morales, has indeed been a presence for that long. He has reigned at or near the top of every division from 122 to 130 since defeati  Read Full Story >>>

Write History with Erik Morales
By Rick Folstad, The Sweet Science, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
His birth name is Esdrick Isaac Morales Elvira, but you can call him “El Terrible.” It‘s easier to spell, quicker to say and sounds better than Esdrick. Mexico’s Erik Morales (48-2, 34 KOs) has won world titles in three different weight classes, and now he’s looking   Read Full Story >>>

Robbie Peden: Facing Marco Antonio Barrera is just another fight
By Paul Upham,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
IBF junior lightweight champion Robbie "Bomber" Peden is very relaxed going into his unification clash with WBC junior lightweight champion Marco Antonio Barrera on September 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 31 year-old Australian is avoiding any hype surrounding the fight and is just treating   Read Full Story >>>

RSR Mail Bag Sept. 6, 2005
By George Diaz Smith,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
This weeks email bag has questions about promoters risks for packaging matches that otherwise could seem like a gamble, the news about the oldest fighter alive fighting for his right to earn a living; with plenty about Erik and Manny on their upcoming HBO PPV Super Featherweight Showdown, including   Read Full Story >>>

Erik “El Terrible” Morales: One of Boxing’s True Mythical Figures.
By Sergio Martinez,, Tue, 06 Sep 2005
La Sona Norte in Tijuana is the toughest area in a poverty-stricken town known for its hard streets, and even harder residents. It is a place where hope for a better life is not readily accessible to the “common” man, but lawlessness, prostitution, alcoholism, and mind altering chemica  Read Full Story >>>

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