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The buildup for Pacquaio-Morales didn't go quite right
By Richard O'Brien, Sports Illustrated, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
Sometimes there's nothing more satisfying than a good upset. Last Saturday night's card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles -- billed as "Double Trouble" and broadcast live on HBO -- was intended by promoter Bob Arum to be a showcase for prospective opponents Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales.   Read Full Story >>>

Watch out, Morales
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Sep 2005

The die is cast. Manny Pacquiao is definitely fighting Erik Morales in a grudge rematch on Jan. 21, tentatively at the 22,000-seat Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas. Top Rank promoter Bob Arum said Morales? loss to Zahir Raheem  
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Pacquiao obsessed with Morales rematch
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, California — Manny Pacquiao is obsessed with Erik Morales. Bewitched? Of course, not. Pacquiao just simply wants a rematch — it could be a grudge rematch. The GenSan hitter is even willing to be away from his loved ones during the holiday season so he could concentrate   Read Full Story >>>

Rematch all about revenge — Manny
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES – Manny Pacquiao, this early, has vowed to get back at Erik Morales. "Talagang mag-hahanda ako ngayon para sa kanya," said the Filipino ring gladiator a day after he knocked out Hector Velazquez at the Staples Center last Saturday. Pacquiao’s sixth-round KO win helped  Read Full Story >>>

PacMan must work on defense, say fans
By Rey Danseco, The Manila Times, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO will have to work on his defense and improve his movement if he hopes to get even with Erik Morales when they square off in a rematch on January 21, boxing observers and fans of the Filipino boxing icon said Monday. Pacquiao is coming off a 6th-round technical knockout of Mexico&#  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vows hard training for rematch vs Morales
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
MANNY PACQUIAO will not take things lightly as far as his rematch with Erik Morales is concerned, according to the Filipino boxing hero on his website Despite Morales’ unanimous decision defeat to former American Olympian Zahir Raheem, Pacquiao said he would train harder t  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao win unites country
By Bert Cuevas, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
A nation obsessed with too much politics that has divided the people rejoiced as one the other day, thanks to Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao, whose sensational sixth-round knockout victory over Mexican Hector Velazquez in Los Angeles, California has united the Filipino people as one race, even if  Read Full Story >>>

“Fighting Words” – Pacquiao Sacks Velazquez, Morales is El Terrible
By David P. Greisman,, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
With the football season shoving the talk-overloaded off-season aside and the games with actual meaning finally getting underway, the phrase “Any given Sunday” comes to mind. In American football, the underlying philosophy is that with the general competitive balance, on any given Sunda  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman takes it easy the morning after
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — After a hard and difficult time on the ring Saturday night, Manny Pacquiao has started to take it soft and easy here in LA. Pacquiao started the day Sunday by hearing Mass at the Christ the King Church which is just five minutes away from his $4,000-a-month, two-bedroom apart  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, the day after the big fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Happiness was written all over the face of Manny Pacquiao the day after posting a scintillating victory at Staples Center. With his entourage behind him every step of the way, Pacquiao began the day by attending Sunday mass at the Christ The King near Hollywood followed by a   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao, et al. make strong statement for boxing
By Manuel N. Oyson Jr., Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
FOR almost three months since the “Hello Garci” tapes became the favorite and titillating subject of the kibitzers and the chismosos, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was finally grinning from ear to ear on television last Sunday when she congratulated our own Manny Pacquiao for the spe  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales rematch on
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
MANNY Pacquiao has another shot at Erik Morales. Bob Arum of Top Rank said the rematch would go on as planned despite Morales' stunning defeat to Zahir Raheem during their lightweight bout Saturday in Los Angeles. "Not only do I think that it did not lose some of its luster, now the Filipino  Read Full Story >>>

FG is Pacman fan all the way
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — One of the happiest fellows outside the camp of Manny Pacquiao occupied a corner seat at ringside during Saturday night’s big boxing bash at the Staples Center. First Gentleman Mike Arroyo was beaming with pride shortly after Manny Pacquiao roared to a sixth-round knoc  Read Full Story >>>

Triumph and tragedy
By Editorial, Sun.Star Cebu, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
OUR story abroad has always been about triumph and tragedy (mostly the latter?), and this can be seen in two recent reports involving Filipinos in two separate countries. The bigger news is, of course, the wins of Filipinos Manny Pacquiao and Rey Bautista and Filipino-American Brian Viloria in b  Read Full Story >>>

Hero's welcome awaits Manny
Sun.Star General Santos, Tue, 13 Sep 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY -- A grand hero's welcome awaits new World Boxing Council (WBC) international super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao the moment he comes home from a successful campaign in Los Angeles. Rey Golingan, chair of the Amateur Boxing Association of the Philippines (Abap) local   Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
HATE MAIL FROM THE ISLANDS PLENTIFUL! By being both a person of color, and one with a Scandinavian mother, I’ve seen various forms of racism in my lifetime. These sentiments have not been limited to here in the United States, where in 1984, I had a Turlock, CA coffee shop owner refuse servi  Read Full Story >>>

RSR Mail Bag September 12, 2005
By George Diaz Smith,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
In this weeks email bag, we’ve got questions regarding Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, a question on the weight divisions some boxers may apparently undertake to land a lucrative payday, along with a symposium about Sugar Shane Mosley meeting Zab Judah in the ring, for which an ardent Mosley   Read Full Story >>>

Pacman dedicates win to Filipinos
ABS-CBN News, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Newly crowned World Boxing Council (WBC) International Super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao on Monday gave his heartfelt thanks to the Filipino people for their support. In an interview over DZMM, Pacquiao said he is the happiest man alive after beating Mexican slugger Hector Velasquez and  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Expected To Move Past Morales in Ring Ratings
By Rey Danseco,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
NEWLY crowned World Boxing International super featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao is expected to get past former three-division world champion Erik Morales in the pound-for-pound list after his well-publicized victory last Saturday in Los Angeles, California. On the latest list of Ring Magazin  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Former Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation (OPBF) lightweight champ Dennis Laurente of the Johnny Elorde Stable has been voted by the GAB ratings committee as its August Boxer of the Month in the agency's latest rankings. Laurente earned the nod for his big victory in Japan recently, where he  Read Full Story >>>

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