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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 >>>

No Pillow Fight This Time, Says Roach
By Tom Thompson,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

You remember the days of youth when you engaged in more than one spirited pillow fight? According to Freddie Roach, Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales engaged in one last year. That's right, two grown men pillow fighting. "Wi  
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Analysis: Pacquiao vs. Morales II (Part I)
By Mortz Marcelo Ortigoza,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Second to politics, my other love is boxing. Because it’s a mind-game primordially. As what Light Heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver said after his third fight with Roy Jones: “It’s a chess match. One mistake and you’re doomed.” And Sun Tzu’s “Know yourself  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA--Just seconds ago, Manny Pacquiao came in at 128.5 lbs, while Erik Morales checked in at an exact 130 lbs during the official weigh-in held at the Margaux Ballroom of the Wynn Hotel here. WBC heavyweight champ Hasim   
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Boxing fans upset over TV fees
By Eunice del Rosario, Gulf Daily News, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
FILIPINO boxing fans in Bahrain and the rest of the Gulf are eagerly awaiting the rematch between Filipino Manny 'Pac Man' Pacquiao and Mexican Erik 'El Terrible' Morales tomorrow. But some are upset that they must pay to see the match live on satellite TV. The Filipino Channel (TFC) is broadcast  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao ready for war this weekend, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
The super featherweight division's two most powerful forces -- three-time world champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales and two-time world titlist Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao collide again in "The Battle!" -- the sequel to their exciting March 19, 2005 championship fight. Morales vs. Pacquiao 2, for the WB  Read Full Story >>>

By Homer Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- When he arrived last Monday at the Wynn Resort for his epic rematch with Erik Morales, Manny Pacquiao brought with him the plangent sounds of hype. Ever flamboyant, PacMan stepped out of a fancy $65,000 Porsche Cayene which he recently bought in Hollywood. Manny was accompanied b  Read Full Story >>>

Exclusive Interview: Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire
By Daxx Kahn,, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Since turning pro almost five years ago, Nonito Donaire has steadily made his way up the ladder and currently boasts a 13-1 (8) record after winning his last ten contests. Before embarking on a stellar amateur career that included two national titles and Junior Olympic gold at 106lbs, Nonito started  Read Full Story >>>

Z Gorres to fight for OPBF belt
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Z “The Dream” Gorres will fight for the vacant Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super-flyweight title against Waengpetch Chuwatana of Thailand on March 18 at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex, 45 days after taking on Jose Alfredo Tirado on Feb. 4 at the Orleans Casino in  Read Full Story >>>

Bay Area boxer gets Showtime shot
By Jay Heater, Contra Costa Times, Sat, 21 Jan 2006
Nonito Donaire gets his shot at the big-time tonight. The Castro Valley super flyweight fights for the vacant North American Boxing Federation title against Kahren Harutyunyan (13-2-3) in Showtime's "ShoBox: The New Generation" main event from the Penchanga Resort and Casino in Temecula. "To tell   Read Full Story >>>

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 >>>

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