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Manny in crossfire of warring factions
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
The war isn?t over in Las Vegas. In Manny Pacquiao?s camp, it?s just beginning as the battle lines are drawn to demarcate who?s on which side of the fence.
Trainer Freddie Roach is on one side and he?s backed up by Pacquiao?s new manager Shelly Finkel while New Jersey promoter Murad Muhammad is Read Full Story >>>
Why Pacquiao failed to win
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
A VICTIM of his own hype. A failed game plan made worse by a nasty cut from an accidental head-butt. A proud and wily opponent who obviously studied the style of his foe in detail. And too many off-the-ring distractions.
These things and more apparently led to the defeat of Manny Pacquiao, who Read Full Story >>>
'Day of mourning'
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
WE LOST and that's it, we lost.
I mean we all lost, the entire nation lost, and that's why the nation is in a state of mourning. If the flag be put at half-mast all week, I would have no objection.
I say this because, just days before the fight, Rudy Salud, the former Philippine Basketball Ass Read Full Story >>>
THE MANNY PACQUIAO VS ERIK MORALES PHOTO GALLERY: PART ONE
TigerBoxing.com, Tue, 22 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! Read Full Story >>>
The Numbers: Morales-Pacquiao!
By Bob Canobbio, FightNews.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
The fight was billed ?Coming With Everything? - ?Leaving It All In The Ring? should be added to that promotional phrase after 12 exciting rounds Saturday night that kept Morales? Mexican fans and Pacquiao?s Phillipine faithfuls on their feet all Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao manager sees rematch in September
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao's new manager, Shelly Finkel, is not about to sulk in the corner and start finger-pointing, a day after the Filipino ring hero lost by unanimous decision to Mexican Erik Morales. Finkel has started laying the groundwork for Pacquiao's next career move.
The well-respected boxing man Read Full Story >>>
Gallant in defeat
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Tue, 22 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 >>>
Morales open to fourth fight with Barrera
By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
Time and again, Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao elicited deafening roars from the crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena with furious exchanges of cleanly landed punches.
In between those bursts of firepower, though, Morales put on a boxing clinic, exhibiting the tricky moves and polished craftsmans Read Full Story >>>
Marquez eyed as Manny?s next foe
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? A rematch is in the works for Manny Pacquiao. And it could be Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez, not Erik Morales sometime this year, a Top Rank executive told the Bulletin early Sunday morning at the lobby of the MGM Grand.
"You know what? That?s (Pacquiao-Marquez II) more likel Read Full Story >>>
Ring Magazine: Pacquiao still king
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
FILIPINO ring hero Manny Pacquiao will remain as the world's No. 1 featherweight despite his loss last Sunday to Erik Morales in their monumental 12-round fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ring Magazine, the world's leading authority in ranking boxers, is retaining Pacquia Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao vs Morales
A budding trilogy
By Hermie Rivera, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
"In the end, both ?came with everything? but Manny Pacquiao came up short and Eric Morales squeaked through with a brilliant win over our game but outfoxed GenSan Marvel.
That in a nutshell best describes what happened at the MGM Grand Sunday when the country?s No. 1 fistic draw Manny failed in Read Full Story >>>
Erik Morales – Another Classic
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
It was the twelfth and final round of yet another wonderful fight in a career filled with exceptional moments and Erik Morales sneered at convention. He was ahead, he had turned southpaw at the end of rounds ten and eleven and clubbed Manny Pacquiao with right hands, but it was a dangerous move agai Read Full Story >>>
By John Raygoza, 15rounds.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS--Erik Morales commandeers Manny Pacquiao?s secret weapon and makes it his very own. "El Terrible's" right hook was just one of several punches that overpowered the tough southpaw Manny Pacquiao, Saturday night before a sold-out crowd at the MGM Grand Arena.
The Tijuana native's two-dime Read Full Story >>>
Hubris, hype, and Lent
By Hector Villanueva, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
"Consider well," the voice asked, "Wilt thou find passion, pain, or pride."
? Alfred Lord Tennyson
THE poor boy phenomenon from GenSan has become an instant multi-millionaire (in dollars) despite his defeat at the hands of Erik "El Terrible" Morales of Mexico.
However, Manny Pacquiao will Read Full Story >>>
Manny's mom hospitalized
By Paul A. Bernaldez, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- The mother of Filipino world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao collapsed inside her residence at Barangay Labangal here Sunday afternoon moments after his son got beaten and lost a unanimous 12-round decision to Mexican Erik Morales in Las Vegas.
Dionesia Pacquiao was immedia Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to get hero's welcome: Palace
Sun.Star Manila, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
MALACANANG Monday said Filipino boxing champ Manny Pacquiao will be treated like a hero when he returns to the Philippines despite his loss to Mexican boxer Erik Morales.
"Para sa atin itinuturing natin si Manny bilang ating kampiyon. Hindi naman nakakahiya iyong ginawa ni Manny. Ipinakita niya, Read Full Story >>>
Hero?s welcome awaits Pacquiao
By Mayen Jaymalin, The Philippine Star, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
He may not have conquered, but he fought with grit, determination and honor ? and it is for this show of indomitable spirit that Manny Pacquiao will be hailed a hero.
Tourism Secretary Joseph Ace Durano said yesterday the Department of Tourism (DOT) was preparing a hero?s welcome for Pacquiao wh Read Full Story >>>
By Jesus A. Garcia Jr., Sun.Star Pangasinan, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
FILIPINO boxing fans were glued on their television sets Sunday. Some neglected their lunch not to miss the much ballyhood and much awaited Pacquiao-Morales fight, expecting a victory for the Filipino. Like in Las Vegas where the tiff was held, the Filipino pug from Gen. Santos City was favored to w Read Full Story >>>
'Coming with Everything' - leaving with more
By Ant Evans, SecondsOut.com, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
Well, how long ago does Erik Morales's soul-destroying second defeat to despised rival Marco Antonio Barrera suddenly seem?
Was it really only last November when El Terrible wore that crestfallen expression as he watched his Mexico City nemesis revel at winning one of the all time greatest boxin Read Full Story >>>
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 >>>