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By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
World Boxing Foundation junior welter king Dindo Casta?ares figured in a first-round technical draw with Japanese Daigoro Yamamoto due to an accidental clash of heads in their scheduled 10-rounder Sunday night at the IMP Hall in Osaka, Japan. Yamamoto, Japan's no. 3 super-welterweight and a stab  Read Full Story >>>

By Chris Ackerman,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005

Zahir Raheem shredded the legendary Erik Morales in front of a stunned pro-Mexico crowd at the Stapes Center on Saturday night. It was a lop-sided beating of staggering proportions that reminds one of Leonard-Duran II, Mayweather-Corrales   
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Morales-Pacquiao II and the Raheem Accident
By Matteo Alderson,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
The train might have slowed down, but it’s going to keep on rolling. In late June, BoxingScene photographer Paul Gallegos and I went down to Tijuana to do an interview with Erik Morales for KO Magazine. We met up with him at a Mexican Restaurant called Los Arcos. Erik was jovial, hospitabl  Read Full Story >>>

Wilbur’s Boxing Notes
By Brian Wilbur,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Saturday did not quite go according to plan. No, let me rephrase that. Saturday night was a disaster for Erik Morales. He was soundly beaten by the unheralded Zahir Raheem. I frequently talk about opponents being high risk and low reward. Raheem fit that description unequivocally. Boxing insiders kn  Read Full Story >>>

Raheem Schools Morales: Now Must Fight Top Rank
By Umar ben-Ivan Lee,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
School was in session this past Saturday. Erik Morales was the pupil and Zahir Raheem was his disciplinarian. The befuddled Morales couldn’t figure out why Raheem didn’t want to stand in the middle of the ring and play the game “I hit you and now you hit me.” For his par  Read Full Story >>>

Erik Morales Loses Big
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Collecting title belts, apparently, is a lot like sex. The more you get, the more you want. Excess can lead to trouble, though. In both cases. Erik Morales, a champion in three divisions, wanted a fourth championship. So he invaded the lightweight division Saturday, in hopes of one day chal  Read Full Story >>>

The ‘Thriller in Manila’- Fight of a Lifetime
By Michael Klimes,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
12.09.05 - By Michael Klimes: It will be a killer, and a chiller and a thrilla when I get the gorilla In Manila - Muhammad Ali. One of the most electrifying boxing bouts in history took place under the auspices of perhaps one of the most corrupt dictators in 20th Century history- Philip E. Marcos. T  Read Full Story >>>

Fight Reports & Photos!

By Francisco Salazar & Ralph Gonzales,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Zahir Raheem could not have fought a more complete fight against ring superstar Erik Morales. Landing combinations, strong defense, even momentarily staggering Morales were just some of what Raheem was able to do. He was rewarded handsomely for his efforts as he won the biggest fight of his career,   Read Full Story >>>

Glorious night for PacMan, RP boxers
The Manila Times, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES: Hours before Manny Pacquiao pounded Hector Velazquez into submission in the “Double Trouble” fight card on Saturday, fellow Filipinos Brian Viloria and Rey “Boom Boom” Bautista made sure it would be a night to remember for their countrymen at the Staples Center   Read Full Story >>>

Brian Viloria Becomes The Philippines' 35th World Champion
By Rey Danseco,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
BASED on the declaration that he is a Filipino and fights for the native land of his parents, Brian Viloria has become the Philippines’ fourth world light flyweight champion and the 35th titlist overall in country's history. Viloria, who since May of this year, has cut back on eating his mo  Read Full Story >>>

Bautista bangs out Colombian
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Boom! That was all it took for Rey Bautista to make a rousing US mainland debut — a whistling right straight that eventually took the sting out of Colombian Felix Flores in the third round of their scheduled eight-round bantamweight bout underneath the Erik Morales-Mann  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria comes back in style, wins title
By Carlos Arias,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES – Brian Viloria returned to the site of one of the scariest moments in his career, and he ended up turning in the greatest performance of his career. Viloria attacked Eric Ortiz from the opening bell and knocked him out with a right cross to the chin with one second left in the   Read Full Story >>>

Viloria Wins Title, Makes Peace With Past
By Sean Stowell,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES - The last time Brian Viloria stepped into the Staples Center ring, triumph nearly turned into tragedy. In May, Viloria stopped Ruben Contreras in the sixth round. After the fight, Contreras suffered a seizure and underwent surgery to relieve pressure from bleeding on his brain. La  Read Full Story >>>

Fil-Am Viloria bags WBC light fly title
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — In a stunning display of lightning-quick reflexes and devastating power, Brian Viloria, who traces his roots to the Philippines, crowned himself as the new World Boxing Council (WBC) light flyweight king with a vicious first round stoppage of Eric Ortiz of Mexico. Viloria, w  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales rematch in January
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES — Mark the date Jan. 21, 2006, on your calendar. Start booking flights and reserving hotel rooms in Las Vegas for Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales are going to lock horns again. Promoter Bob Arum revealed during the post-fight press conference at the Chick Hearn Room of the Sta  Read Full Story >>>

By Chris Robinson,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Last night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California Manny Pacquiao came through with a big victory over hardened veteran Hector Velazquez while Erik ‘El Terrible’ Morales was shockingly upset by slick Philadelphian Zahir Raheem over twelve rounds. Jim Lampley, Larry Merchant, an  Read Full Story >>>

Rematch on, regardless of defeat
By Robert Morales, Press Telegram, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Bob Arum, who promoted Saturday's card at Staples Center, said going in that he was concerned about the difficult opponents Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao were going to face. If both were to win, they would meet in a rematch of their fight last March 19 won by Morales via decision. If one or both w  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales a done deal, says Top Rank
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
MANNY Pacquiao skillfully kept his end of the bargain, but Erik Morales proved an abject failure. Looking forward to a rich, grudge rematch with Morales in January, the Filipino boxing icon stopped Mexican veteran Hector Velazquez in the sixth round of their super featherweight clash at the Stapl  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Wins Big, Morales Upset
By Daniel Ramos,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005

This past Saturday night on HBO Championship boxing, fans got to see the interim fights that both Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao had en route to the highly anticipated rematch with each other scheduled for January 21st, 2006.   
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Erik and Oscar, a tale of fading champions
By Andy Meacock,, Mon, 12 Sep 2005
Erik Morales shockingly lost a 12 round points decision to Zahir Raheem in Los Angeles on Saturday night. This fight was the joint main event of a double bill that featured Manny Pacquiao and Hector Valazquez on the undercard. This was intended to be a promotional selling tool for the eagerly awaite  Read Full Story >>>

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