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ShoBox Quotes: Harutyunyan-Donaire, Harris-Hernandez, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

In an excellent doubleheader on “ShoBox: The New Generation” Friday on SHOWTIME (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the west coast), Kahren Harutyunyan faces Nonito Donaire for the vacant NABF super flyweight   
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Iconic fight commentator picks Manny over Morales
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS--THE famous boxing commentator Larry Merchant yesterday said he has a hunch it could be Manny Pacquiao on Saturday. Merchant, cautioning that it was only a gut feel, said he feels Pacquiao would come in a lot more prepared than last time. "He admitted that he underestimated Morales l  Read Full Story >>>

Major media mum on Manny
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
HOME BOX OFFICE (HBO) IS EXPECTING brisk business from Manny Pacquiao's encore fight with Mexico's Erik Morales tomorrow. Unfazed by lack of major media coverage in California--the most lucrative pro boxing market in the United States--the pay per view giant has made the fight available to over 5  Read Full Story >>>

No excuses for Pacquiao, Morales in 130-pound showdown
By Associated Press, CBS, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao has no problems with gloves this time. Ditto with hotel suites, taxes, promoters, tickets, hangers-on and fans. He's got a cut man he believes won't allow the bleeding that went on in his first fight with Erik Morales. And he's got a trainer who is trying his best to   Read Full Story >>>

Judging The Judges: Looking Back at The Scoring of Marquez - Pacquiao
By Kevin Purcell,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Throughout the history of boxing, many superb fights have been tainted by a controversial decision from the judges at the end. Cries of ‘fix’ are often heard which sometimes prompt investigations, e.g. Lewis-Holyfield 1. Then there’s the old ‘hometown’ decision, where t  Read Full Story >>>

Morales – Pacquiao II: “Gloves, No Excuse!”
By Sal Acevedo Jr.,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
The highly anticipated rematch between Erik “El Terrible” Morales and Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao at the Thomas and Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada has been labeled “The Battle.” Both fighters are exceptionally tough, aggressive brawlers. Considering their first encoun  Read Full Story >>>

R&R Factor: El Terrible vs. Pacman
By John Chavez, Hard Core Boxing, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
So the rematch is this Saturday. You know who I’m talking about. El Terrible vs. Pacman. In the lower weight divisions it just doesn’t get any better than this folks. Many people are picking a replay of the first fight in which there was a close competitive fight with a clear victor in M  Read Full Story >>>

Reclaiming lost glory, which Morales will turn up on Saturday night?
By Andy Meacock,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
I wrote an article last September after Erik Morales lost to Zahir Raheem. In my article, I speculated on the possible reasons that Morales looked so bad that night against Raheem. At the time I mentioned a few possible reasons such as a bad match up of styles, long-term fatigue and that I felt Mora  Read Full Story >>>

Take a bite of Big Time’s bouts
By James Gabrillo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
EVERYBODY plays the game, everybody knows it’s crooked, but it’s the only game in the country.” Pause for thought. This week, Filipinos have been going mad over our hero Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao and Erik Morales’ rematch. But we at Super! are urging all of y  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman modified: From brawl to box
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – Famous Filipino faces have began to surface in this vacation paradise. All of them gathering here to bear witness to one of our country’s historical sports moments – Manny Pacquiao’s quest to even the score with Erik Morales. While heading to the Excalibur par  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao can now focus on Morales
Lawsuit, IRS troubles no longer a concern

By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

Before his super featherweight fight on March 19 with Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao was, by his own admission, a troubled young man. A hero in his native Philippines, Pacquiao should have been on top of  
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After final workout, Pacman feasts on chicken 'tinola'
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao was a pound and a half short of the 130-pound limit during yesterday's trial weigh-in, and he was rewarded with the luxury of a chicken tinola dinner after his final workout for what is deemed the biggest fight of his career. It also meant that the Philippines' pride w  Read Full Story >>>

Big Smacks at the Thomas and Mack
By Phil Woolever, The Sweet Science, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

Heading into the final hours before Erik Morales – Manny Pacquiao II, there was still no definite vibe as to which premier bruiser had an intangible edge. Both men appeared at the final press confer  
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Too close to call
By Ben Cohen,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Saturday's rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales is professional prize fighting at its best. They are icons in their respective countries, power punchers, warriors and highly skilled boxers. And they've fought before, so we know what to expect. In short, this is a guaranteed fight of t  Read Full Story >>>

SecondsOut Team pick Morales v Pac-Man II, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Ant Evans (Editor) "I expect a wonderful rematch of a terrific fight and expect it to be close once again. However, I feel a lot of people are 'doing an Arum' and are pretending the Raheem fight never happened. Well, happen it did and Morales looked a shot fighter. I don't think Morales is actuall  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao 10-9 favorite as politicians come in
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS--THE EARLY birds included Sen. Lito Lapid and Cavite Gov. Ayong Malicsi who were seen as early as Monday around the fabulous Wynn Las Vegas, host hotel of The Battle. Yesterday, Rep. Prospero Nograles checked in, together with a governor from Mindanao and a staffer who said they planed in  Read Full Story >>>

Philippines boxer Pacquiao eyes different result in rematch
By Agence France Press, Yahoo! News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) - Two-time world champion Manny Pacquiao will use his relentless style with the hope of getting different result in his rematch with Erik 'Terrible' Morales at the Thomas and Mack Center. "Its going to be a good fight. Both of us worked real hard and were going to   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Focused on Revenge
By Brian Wilbur,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
This Saturday, January 21st, live on HBO PPV Erik Morales, (48-3 34 KO's) and Manny Pacquiao, (40-3-2 32 KO's) will meet in the much anticipated rematch of their March 2005 war. Morales and Pacquiao are both among the elite pound for pound fighters in the sport and have been champions in multiple we  Read Full Story >>>

RSR Predictions - Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao II
By Brian Wilbur,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
This Saturday night on HBO PPV, Erik Morales will fight Manny Pacquiao for the second time. The first time, Morales came away with a close but clear cut unanimous decision win. Even though both have recent losses on their records, they are considered to be among the very best pound for pound fighter  Read Full Story >>>

Raheem on the outside looking in
By Keith Idec,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
If the boxing world was fair, Zahir Raheem would lounge in a hotel suite tonight in Las Vegas, relaxing in preparation for a showdown Saturday night against Erik Morales or Manny Pacquiao. Raheem instead will sit in a Bristol, Conn., studio, where he will serve as a guest color commentator for ES  Read Full Story >>>

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