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Sharkie's Machine: Thoughts About Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales
By Frank Gonzalez Jr.,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
After watching, "The Contender" on Sunday, I'm ready for some REAL boxing. "The Contender" has some potential but it makes the same mistake Oscar De La Hoya's boxing program (that aired last year) made; they only show 15 second snippets of each round. The program focuses more on non-boxing competiti  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman Chagnon has expressed his unequivocal support to his countryman Erik "El Terrible" Morales when the latter steps into the ring on March 19 opposite the fire-breathing Filipino Manny Pacquiao. Boxing observers, however, are quick to point out that the   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
After Olympian Jose Navarro chickened out, Cebuano boxing sensation Z "The Dream" Gorres has finally found an opponent bold enough to tangle with him as Colombian Reynaldo "El Doberman" Hurtado has been tapped to face him underneath the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales clash this Sunday. Gorres, who   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
When Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation welterweight champ Rev Santillan departs Manila today, there wont be much drum-beating but nonetheless he will be inspired by Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao in his March 19 defense of the title against Japanese Kazuhiko Hidaka at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera Backs Rival Morales To Win
By Rick Reeno,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005

Is the enemy of my enemy, my friend or my enemy? Marco Antonio Barrera must have had those words rolling in his brain for the last couple of months. Even though Morales is his sworn enemy, Barrera is backing him in what is being called   
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By George Elsasser,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
The best advice I have concerning this coming Saturday HBO PPV super-featherweight special between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, is don?t go to the ice box or the lav until the action ceases. Especially at the going rate of $45- to watch it at home ? for sure, this one could end early or late.  Read Full Story >>>

The Toughest Fight of Erik Morales? Career
By Joey Knish, The Sweet Science, Tue, 15 Mar 2005

Erik Morales has fought many of the best fighters in the lighter weights of boxing, but this coming Saturday he may be facing the biggest fight of his professional career. Epic battles with nemesis Marco Antoni  
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Erik Morales: Heart or Head?
By Don Caputo,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
It is a mouthwatering clash. Every so often, the boxing world is treated to the kind of match up that has ?classic? branded firmly into it from the get go. When Erik ?El Terrible? Morales and Manny ?Pacman? Pacquiao cross paths this Saturday night, we will have a potential classic on our hands. This  Read Full Story >>>

Money moving to Pacquiao!, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
The MGM in Las Vegas today moved odds on Manny Pacquaio, making him a -130 favorite over Erik Morales who is listed at +110. This is a significant move, as the fight had been practically even the last two weeks. Here are the actual numbers: Morales +110 | Pacquiao -130 Over/Under: Will go 12 ful  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao headed to Vegas, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao is currently in the lead limo of a caravan of cars heading from Los Angeles and will be at the MGM Grand on Monday evening. Pacquaio, with chief trainer Freddie Roach, will be in the MGM lobby at 7 pm local time. Pacquiao will be greeted by fight fans and press. "Manny will be on the   Read Full Story >>>

Does Morales have 'Winning' edge?, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
When Manny Pacquiao fights Erik Morales on Saturday, he will be wearing the Japanese-made Winning gloves preferred by Morales, instead of the Mexican Cleto Reyes gloves he usually wears. The contract for the bout states that both boxers must wear Winning gloves, but that doesn't sit well with Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

Who cares about the gloves?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao will let his fists do the talking, not his gloves, when he takes on Erik Morales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday morning (Manila time). Talk about promoter Bob Arum pulling a fast one on Pacquiao to require Japanese-made Winning gloves that Morales prefers h  Read Full Story >>>

Word war erupts over gloves
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
INTERNATIONAL promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday vehemently denied that he had "sold out" when he signed a contract that allowed the use of Winning gloves, Erik Morales' preferred brand, for the March 19 showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Murad was reacting to charges that he had signed fo  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao?s power is all that matters
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? International promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday blasted those responsible for the story that he had ?sold out? on the issue of which gloves Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will wear for their explosive showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 19. Muhammad reveale  Read Full Story >>>

Royal welcome awaits Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Las Vegas is rolling out the red carpet for Manny Pacquiao and his entourage early Monday night, five days before his HBO Pay-PerView showdown with Mexican Erik Morales at the ultra-chic MGM Grand. Pacquiao will lead the parade of vehicles roaring off from the Wild Card Boxing Club in   Read Full Story >>>

Manny in best shape of his life
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Former Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach said yesterday he was wishing the explosive battle with Erik ?El Terrible? Morales were today ?because my guy (Manny Pacquiao) is ready to go right now.? Roach spoke to Manila Standard Today at the jam-packed Wild Card Gym Saturday after Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao trainer sees Erik at his best
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? While almost everybody insists that Manny Pacquiao should be the favorite, his conditioning coach, Australian Justin Fortune, is singing a different tune. "You will see the best Morales that can ever be. Ever," said Fortune Sunday evening, as people inside Unit 361 of the Oakwood C  Read Full Story >>>

Morales will be in best shape, but will not win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao?s Australian conditioning coach said on Sunday that Erik Morales is going to be in ?his best shape ever? when he squares off with the Filipino icon this weekend in Las Vegas. "This is going to be the best Erik Morales will be in," said Fortune, who once lost to heavy  Read Full Story >>>

Manny couldn?t wait to go to war
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? A red-carpet welcome awaits Manny Pacquiao Monday (Tuesday in Manila) when he sets foot at the glamorous MGM Grand in Las Vegas for his March 19 fight against Mexico?s Erik Morales. Pacquiao has been here in Los Angeles since Jan. 8 and couldn?t wait to step on that long, straight   Read Full Story >>>

Pacman has Mindanao allies on fight night
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
ASIDE from "Manila Ice", Manny Pacquiao has one big weapon with him the moment he goes to battle against Erik Morales: Mindanao allies. In a show of support to a Mindanao son going up in the biggest fight of his life, General Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. and other Mindanao officials and s  Read Full Story >>>

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