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Navarrete victim Edwards tells Morales to run
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
THE AFRICAN fighter whom Roland Navarrete had stopped and dethroned in Italy feels Manny Pacquiao would win his next big fight in Las Vegas because he's "quick like a lightning strike." Cornelius Boza Edwards, knocked out by the ?Bad Boy from Dadiangas? for the world junior lightweight boxing tit  Read Full Story >>>

Former super-feather champ bats for Pacman
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? Remember Cornelius Boza-Edwards? He?s that London-based Ugandan who surrendered the World Boxing Council (WBC) super-featherweight title to Filipino southpaw Rolando Navarrete in August 1981 in Viareggio, Italy. Boza-Edwards dropped by the Wild Card Boxing Club on Friday a  Read Full Story >>>

Ex-champ to Pacquiao foe: Run
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES?An unsolicited advice to Erik Morales from former world champion Cornelius "Boza" Edwards: Run. Edwards, the Ugandan who lost his WBC jr. lightweight crown to Filipino Roland Navarette in 1981 in Viaveggio, Italy, was among those who watched Pacquiao?s training session at the Wild Ca  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets choice of gloves
By John Raygoza,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, CA--- The gloves have raised controversy with Erik Morales? last two opponents but this time they agreed to wear distinct gloves into the ring. Manny Pacquiao's preferred Mexican-made Cleto Reyes gloves will be worn by the Filipino knockout king, while the pride of Tijuana Erik Moral  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets his tested knockout gloves
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- The choice of gloves, perceived to put the Philippine side at a disadvantage, was quietly resolved in favor of Manny Pacquiao when the Filipino boxing superstar was allowed to use the fight gear of his preference. After some apprehensions, Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales bout a marketing marvel in US
By Percy D. Della, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
SACRAMENTO, California, United States of America -- The Los Angeles Times and the rest of California's major media outlets still have to redeem themselves with the first significant story on the upcoming Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight. Despite their vast resources, the Times, the San Francisco  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to Wear Puncher's Gloves?
By Winchell Campos,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES-A scheme reportedly hatched by the opposite camp would require Manny Pacquiao to wear a different brand of gloves and not the puncher's gloves that the Filipino has always used in the past. When Pacquiao faces Erik Morales in this year's most awaited pay-per-view match-up on March 19   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Just moments ago, reigning World Boxing Organization Asia-Pacific bantam king Rey "Boom Boom" Bautista made an impressive American debut as he won via a stunning knockout win over Thai Aree Phosuwangym at 1:45 of the 5th round in the scheduled 10-round non-title fight at the Neal Blaisdell Arena in   Read Full Story >>>

Analysis on Morales-Pacquiao
By Darrell La Montre,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
The upcoming fight between Manny ?Pacman? Pacquiao (39-2-2, 31 ko?s) and Erik ?El Terrible? Morales (47-2, 34 ko?s) has the potential to be a war. It may not be a pugilistic Vietnam, but it could be quite a donnybrook. A lot depends on Morales, and whether he elects to box or brawl the Filipino fire  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Although he is not a gambler, nor does he espouse it, renowned trainer Freddie Roach has intimated he is ready to bet some money for Manny Pacquiao when the latter takes on Erik "El Terrible" Morales on March 19. Roach, who confided that he has only bet twice in his life, informed that he is not  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
PHILIPPINES VS MEXICO PART I This Saturday, March 12, two well known Filipino boxers, Gerry Balagbagan and Vernie Torres will take on tough Mexicans, Salvador Castillas and Jose Mendiola. In both matches, the Filipinos are heavily favored and the outcomes can set the emotional tone of the BIG SH  Read Full Story >>>

Morales plans to go to war!, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
"I am going into the most important fight of my boxing career," Erik 'El Terrible' Morales said today at his jammed-packed Media Day in Mexico City. "I know what Pacquaio will bring - speed and power. I am prepared to dig in and fight the fight of my life." There were over 200 fight fans crammed int  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao too strong, swear awed sparmates
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Trainer Freddie Roach said Manny Pacquiao's newly minted right hook, labeled as Manila Ice, will knock out Erik Morales but Pacquiao's sparmates yesterday disagreed and swore the blazing left hand will do the job. "If Manny hits him with that b  Read Full Story >>>

As Pacquiao?s fight nears, trainer sees no chink in armor
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? Multi-awarded cornerman Freddie Roach showed no sign of anxiety Thursday concerning Manny Pacquiao?s fast-approaching March 19 fight with Erik Morales in Las Vegas. Apparently, with good reason. Roach cannot think of one. "I have full confidence in what Manny can do an  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao lives up to ?No Fear? name
The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Facing his most dangerous foe yet, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao believes that his fearless outlook and intense preparation are vital ingredients for victory in his March 19 super featherweight showdown with the Mexico?s pride Erik ?El Terible? Morales in Las Vegas. Having sparred more than  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao must KO foe to avoid rigged decision
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Don?t let the fight go the distance. This warning, short, straight and simple as it is, came no less from Rod Nazario, who said Manny Pacquiao will be in great danger of losing to Erik Morales if their scheduled 12-rounder on March 19 in Las Vegas goes to the scorecards. "Tagil  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao can't win on points?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES -- If Erik Morales finishes the war against Manny Pacquiao on his feet, there would be a very slim chance for Filipinos to celebrate. Take this from Rod Nazario, Pacquiao's business manager, who last year swore he would never let his feared fighter see action in Las Vegas again. "O  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao needs a kayo
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao packs the power that could knock down Erik Morales and, at the same time, the maneuverability to elude the Mexican?s vicious right. ?We?d like to work the body early, and surely, the head will fall,? said multi-awarded cornerman Freddie Roach, who is not awed by Morales?s supposed  Read Full Story >>>

Will Either Morales or Pacquiao Take a Step Back?
By Brian Wilbur,, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Styles make fights. Fighting styles are what determine if a contest is going to be an all out slugfest reminiscent of Gatti/Ward or an all out snoozefest like Ruiz/Holyfield. Some of the recent super fights have been lacking in drama. Hopkins vs. De La Hoya appeared more like a ballet recital than a  Read Full Story >>>

Ready to rumble
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Rod Nazario, Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s business manager, yesterday joined trainer Freddie Roach in telling Filipino boxing fans who idolize the Filipino ring gladiator, not to worry over reports that he appeared sluggish and slow in a sparring session for Mexican me  Read Full Story >>>

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