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Pacquiao cries foul...again
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao has had enough with Murad Muhammad.
In a television report last night, the Filipino expressed his dismay over the alleged mishandling of his blockbuster fight against Erik Morales by his former promoter.
Top in the grievance list was the failure to give Pacquiao a share of the Read Full Story >>>
Post mortems on Pacquiao-Morales ring battle
By Manuel N. Oyson Jr., Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
O, PRAISE Manny Pacquiao’s courage, ability and fighting spirit.” – PGMA. “For us, Manny is our champion. What Manny did is not something to be ashamed of.” – Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye.
“It seemed like we were seeing the Ninoy Aquino assassination al Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a bigger loser -- to Murad
Roach: 'He makes Don King look like a saint'
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
BEFORE losing by unanimous decision to Mexican Erik Morales last Sunday, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao was already a bigger loser -- and of all people -- to his US promoter Murad Muhammad.
In an interview several days before the fight, Pacquiao's US trainer Freddie Roach had said Murad, contr Read Full Story >>>
In Search of a mini Mike Tyson
By Ronny Soto, EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Nothing captivates the attention and satisfaction of the animal instinct within each of us more than seeing one guy obliterate another guy with a single punch. That's why many of us, especially the average boxing fans, like to see the heavyweights fight, but pay less attention to the lighter weight Read Full Story >>>
THE MANNY PACQUIAO VS ERIK MORALES PHOTO GALLERY: PART THREE
TigerBoxing.com, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Photographer Tom Hogan was ringside for TigerBoxing and we are proud to bring you the most complete Pacquiao-Morales photo gallery you can find anywhere!
Click on the photo thumbnail to view at Read Full Story >>>
Half of Pacquiao?s purse witheld in Las Vegas
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
AFTER being taxed by Mexican idol Eric ?El Terrible? Morales for 12 rounds, Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao now faces another tough challenge ? settling his tax obligations.
Out of his $1,750,000, the 26-year old Pacquiao must pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $525,000 or 30 percent o Read Full Story >>>
Two more fights lined up
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? If everything works out well, Manny Pacquiao and his millions of fans can look forward to two more fights this year.
His American manager, Shelly Finkel, said in a short conversation the day after Pacquaio?s recent bout with Erik Morales that he will try to line up a "comeback" fig Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao assured of megafight this year
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Here?s good news for Manny Pacquiao?s legion of fans. The General Santos hitter will make a comeback fight in the next few months in a showdown that would earn him a chance at redemption against Mexican tormentor Eric Morales.
If Morales isn?t available, Pacquiao is going to clash w Read Full Story >>>
Miriam bats for safety of boxers
By Rey E. Requejo, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
After the epic battle between Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and his Mexican opponent Erik Morales in Las Vegas, Nevada, an administration senator yesterday vowed to push for the approval of a bill seeking to establish health and safety standards relating to the conduct of professional box Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao: A Fight to Remember
By Carl Rice, TalkingBoxing.com, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
The fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao was a sight to behold. Here were two men giving everything they had for the glory of victory. It was reminiscent of what Larry Merchant said during the fight between James Toney and Vassiliy Jirov two years ago when he said "it's hard to believe men Read Full Story >>>
Gallant in defeat
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
IT WAS one of those rarities where you hate either fighter to lose a fight.
But close to Saturday midnight in Las Vegas, Nevada, many Filipino boxing fans all over, including this writer, had their shoulder sag in disbelief.
They had just witnessed their ring idol Manny Pacquiao lose a bruta Read Full Story >>>
By James Smith, FightNews.com, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
A great night of boxing was had by all in attendance, this past Saturday, here in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand! It was an especially great night for fans of Mexican Pugilism. All four of the featured Mexican fighters on the HBO Pay Per View card came out on top. It started out with Martin Castillo win Read Full Story >>>
Barrera focused after Morales' win
By Matthew Aguilar, El Paso Times, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Marco Antonio Barrera is looking to shine April 9, now that rival Erik Morales has scored the biggest upset of 2005.
Morales overcame 3-1 odds to beat Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao on Saturday in Las Vegas -- the same Pacquiao who dominated Barrera in 2003. With a lucrative fourth showdown be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales match-up makes a killing
By Edgar R. Chiongbian, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
PACQUIAO! Pacquiao! Pacquiao! That?s what everybody wanted (including the Mexicans) and so did Morales. But in the end, it was only Morales who got him. But is that the full story and the whole truth? Well maybe not exactly, I believe a lot of others naka pakyaw sad og daghan (got a lot from it).
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Morales too much for Paquiao!
By Karen Belford, EastSideBoxing.com, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Erik Morales won a unanimous twelve round decision over Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines's in their super featherweight showdown on Saturday night. At the end of the grueling twelve round bout between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, the much hyped star from the Phillipines had been reduced to a Read Full Story >>>
?Fighting Words? ? Celebrating Morales and Pacquiao
By David P. Greisman, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 23 Mar 2005
It was a glorious night and an entertaining fight, and thus in this week?s (unfortunately belated) edition of Fighting Words the focus will be on this past Saturday?s pay-per-view card featuring the super featherweight showdown between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. Special attention will be give Read Full Story >>>
What They Were Saying: Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns
By Marty Mulcahey, MaxBoxing.com, Wed, 23 Mar 2005
Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao was one of the matchups where everyone had an opinion, and assessments varied as to who the winner would be and how the fight would unfold. The divergent opinions were a signal that this was the best kind of matchup boxing fans could hope for, because no one really kn Read Full Story >>>
The dark lights of Las Vegas
By H. Marcos C. Mordeno, MindaNews, Wed, 23 Mar 2005
MALAYBALAY CITY -- Days before Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao faced Mexico?s Erik Morales, I had a hunch the sports hero from General Santos City would lose if he did not knock his opponent out. I had
wanted to write about it earlier, but I did not want to appear killjoy to our kababayan Read Full Story >>>
The Pacman cometh
By Rodel Rodis, Philippine News Online, Wed, 23 Mar 2005
THOUGH defeated in his match with Mexican boxer Erik Morales, super featherweight Filipino fighter Manny ?Pacman? Pacquiao succeeded in uniting the Filipino people as no one has ever done in the entire history of the Philippines.
For one night, Mar. 19, 2005, Pacquiao carried the full weight of t Read Full Story >>>
McGirt Says Gorres Can Be a World Champion
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Wed, 23 Mar 2005
2002 "Trainer of the Year" and former world junior welterweight and welterweight champion Buddy McGirt believes Filipino super flyweight Z "The Dream" Gorres can become a world champion if he continues to train in the US and stays focused.
Gorres scored a sensational TKO win over highly touted G Read Full Story >>>