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Marquez rematch in the offing
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Talks about a rematch are starting to move around here.
But if you think that it?s going to be between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales, who faced off in a bloody 12-round war last Saturday at the packed MGM Grand, think again.
Because talks about a rematch are that between Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
A time for reflection
By Roger P. Antalan, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
* What is really worth noting is that for one memorable 12-round moment, most Filipinos, if not all, were united as one, cheering and praying for Manny Pacquiao. When can we rally again as one unified nation, and for a greater cause?
THE defeat of our idol, Manny Pacquiao, was a big letdown for Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales and More
By Rusty Rubin, BoxingScene.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
The Pay Per View fights on March 19th, televised by HBO more than lived up to their billing. For those of you who may have missed it, you missed some great boxing action.
I haven?t caved in and gone cable or dish network, that will never happen. I did however have the good fortune to watch the fi Read Full Story >>>
The Return of Jab?
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
Pacquiao Vs Morales
The history books will look kindly upon this bout. Pacquiao and Morales are text book definitions of what a REAL professional boxer should be. They have no fear. They held nothing back. They gave 110%. It is a shame one had to walk away a loser. Pacquiao may have lost but I s Read Full Story >>>
By Frank Malilong, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
Who likes to watch a movie from the end especially one in which the principal character dies or loses? It was thus that I walked away from the television set Sunday afternoon, my feet barely able to carry a heart burdened with grief. Blame it on text messaging.
The TV coverage of the fight betwe Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales rematch in Sept?
Manila Standard Today, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
All fingers point to a rematch between Ring Magazine champion Manny Pacquiao and Mexican legend Erik ?El Terrible? Morales.
Boxing fans, aficionados and even Web sites all over the world are clamoring for an encore of the March 19 showdown between two of the planet?s best fighters ? Pacquiao and Read Full Story >>>
The sport of second chances
By Ernesto F. Herrera, The Manila Times, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
This may not be the usual topic of this column but I know many of us were perhaps a lot like Manny Pacquiao the other day, sitting tearful and crumpled in our own little corners, dejected at what happened to our hero in what many saw as the biggest fight of his career because of the coverage it rec Read Full Story >>>
Wilbur's Boxing Notes
By Brian Wilbur, RingsideReport.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
That was quite a pay per view on Saturday. Erik Morales boxed beautifully and recorded what may be considered his career defining performance. The scorecards were close, but I don't think there is any question that Morales was the better fighter that night. I remember thinking that Larry Merchant wa Read Full Story >>>
Dougie's MASSIVE Morales Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
This week's MMMB is dedicated to the purest warrior of our era, the man, the myth, the monster: Erik "El Terrible" Morales. Fight fans comment on his latest 12-round classic, the close but clear decision over Manny Pacquiao this past Saturday, and inquire about his place in history, pound for pound, Read Full Story >>>
Morales Madness Melts Manila Ice
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
On the night that West Virginia and Wake Forest played a classic double overtime thriller in the NCAA tournament, Erik Morales put on some of his own 'March Madness' with a pulsating 12-round decision over Manny Pacquiao that had the sold out crowd of over 14,000 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the Read Full Story >>>
El Terrible proves he's at his best
By Tim Smith, New York Daily News, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS - For all of those who had the shovels poised to bury Erik Morales' career, forget about it. Not only is he still breathing, but the Mexican menace, aptly nicknamed "El Terrible," is alive and kicking.
And to prove it, he kicked Manny Pacquiao, a pint-sized punisher in his own right, all Read Full Story >>>
Morales win creates instant rematch talk
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
A Philippines flag flew from a crutch not far from the ring where Manny Pacquiao's blood flowed from a cut about his right eye and down his face like tears.
There was no way to stop the blood. No way to stop Erik Morales, either.
But there were plenty of reasons to do it all over again.
Mora Read Full Story >>>
?No guilt feelings? watching Pacquiao bout -- solon
By Maila Ager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
A LAWMAKER at the House of Representatives claimed on Monday that his conscience was ?very clear? and that he had ?no guilt feelings? when he watched the boxing match between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales in Las Vegas on Sunday despite allegations that he spent government money fo Read Full Story >>>
SCORING AS DIFFERENT AS WET & DRY
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
MEET THE ?RING TALK? JUDGES FOR ERIK-MANNY!
Las Vegas, NV- While both Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao certainly both deserve all the praise and adulation bestowed upon the pair after their 12-rounder earlier tonight in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the same cannot be said for the three Judges that Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT OF THE YEAR IN LAS VEGAS!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada ? If there is a better fight in 2005 than the non-title 130 lb. clash that was seen in the ring Saturday night at the MGM Grand I?ll be shocked. Shocked because Erik Morales (48-2, 34 KO?s) and World featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao (39-3-2, 30 KO?s) delivered from bell to be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a ?Filipino sports hero,? says Arroyo
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has hailed boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao as a ?Filipino sports hero? and says that she is looking forward to meeting him in Malaca?ang despite losing his boxing match Sunday.
?Manny is Filipino sports hero. He will always be welcome in Malaca?ang,? the President Read Full Story >>>
Head cut dooms RP idol
Bloodied Pacquiao concedes defeat to Morales
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- Erik Morales won with a classy display of guts and skill. Manny Pacquiao poured it all on, got bloodied and lost on points by unanimous decision.
But the big winners were the promoters w Read Full Story >>>
Morales Defeats Pacquiao In Yet Another Fight for the Ages
By Kieran Mulvaney, TigerBoxing.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Erik Morales is known as a warrior, a relentless fighter with no reverse gear, a man with no quit in him. He is all of those, but he is rarely given credit for one other, important quality: he is a smart, cool, composed boxer with better skills and tactical ability than might sometimes be apparent. Read Full Story >>>
Morales Wins Savage War Over Pacquiao
By John Gregg, BoxingTimes.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Grand)--
It was not a night for those feint of heart.
By the time it was over Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao's face had been turned into a crimson mask. And the front of Erik "El Terrible" Morales' pristine white trunks had had been transformed into a pinkish hue from Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
Mexicans say Pacquiao is not that smart and strong
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- The big winners at the sports book windows after last night's fight were the bold few who picked the Erik Morales-Manny Pacquiao showdown to last the distance.
There were overwhelming bets that Pacquiao would crush Morales inside six rounds.
A che Read Full Story >>>