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Morales thinking tuneup
Raheem considered merely prelude to Pacquiao rematch

By Michael Rosenthal,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES – When it was decided Erik Morales was going to fight tonight at Staples Center, he was given a list of prospective opponents. "Too easy," he recalled saying at the time, having made a quick assessment of each fighter. "How 'bout this guy?" someone asked, throwing in the na  Read Full Story >>>

A Relieved Viloria Fights for a Title Saturday
By Steve Kim,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Brian Viloria will be going back to the same arena, the Staples Center in Los Angeles, to fight for his first world title against WBC junior flyweight titlist Eric Ortiz on Saturday night. Back on May 28th, Viloria would engage in his last bout against Ruben Contreras on the undercard of Julio Cesar  Read Full Story >>>

Live Round by Round Coverage; Erik Morales/Manny Pacquiao Double Header
By Rick Reeno,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Later tonight, Erik Morales (48-2, 34KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (39-3, 30KOs) step back in the ring for the first time since their spectacular bout this past March. The event which takes place live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California has been dubbed "Double Trouble". An event showcasing   Read Full Story >>>

Fighters have a lot at stake
By Robert Morales,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Considering what's at stake, it's almost surprising Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao are going to fight such formidable foes tonight in co-feature bouts at Staples Center. Morales, of Tijuana, will take on Zahir Raheem in a 12-round lightweight fight. Pacquiao, of the Philippines, wil  Read Full Story >>>

What It Lacks in Matchups, It Makes Up for in Names
By Steve Springer, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, two of the best fighters in the lower weight divisions, will be in the ring tonight at Staples Center. Unfortunately, they won't be there at the same time. Tuning up for a possible rematch on Jan. 21, Morales and Pacquiao will face other opponents in tonight's   Read Full Story >>>

Wake Up! Pac Man's In Town
By David A. Avila,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
You better watch out, you better not cry, cause Manny Pacquiao is coming to town. It's not Christmas, but for thousands of Filipino fans it's close, so expect the Staples Center to fill to capacity with fellow countrymen today when Pacquiao faces Mexico's Hector Velazquez (42-10-2, 31 KOs) in a 1  Read Full Story >>>

Old Dogs Turn New Tricks (Sometimes)
By Jason Probst,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
My boxing memory only reaches back to the end of the Carter Administration, with the rest relegated to tapes, print accounts, re-readings of Liebling, and mere hearsay. But in digging through the old files it seems a safe assumption to say that, by the end of 2001, Erik Morales probably had more cri  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
WILL MORALES MAKE IT HARD? Los Angeles, CA-One of the greatest little men in boxing, three time world champion, Erik Morales, will headline the Staples Center as he fights former Olympian Zahir Raheem. According to many sources, Morales has the most impressive fight resume in all of boxing. A fu  Read Full Story >>>

Double Trouble Tonight
By Scott Mallon, The Sweet Science, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
As a two-time boxing champion, matinee idol, singer and the hero to a nation, it’s difficult to fathom Manny Pacquiao (39-3-2, 30 KOs) would ever have much time alone, but during the training camp for his upcoming fight with Hector Velazquez (41-10-2, 30 KOs) of Mexico, trainer Freddy Roach ma  Read Full Story >>>

Yahoo! News, Sat, 10 Sep 2005

Hector Velazquez of Tijuana, left, and Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines pose after their weigh in Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, in Los Angeles. Velazquez will fight Pacquiao at the Staples Center Saturday. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)   
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By Tom Dickey,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Thursday was the day for the final press conference for Saturday's "Double Trouble" card at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. The combatants met at the Wilshire Grand Hotel for the fight's final presser. In the main events, Manny Pacquiao will meet Hector Velazquez and Erik Morales will  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria Returning After Injuring Contreras
By Ken Peters, AP, Los Angeles Times, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES -- Brian Viloria has invited a special guest ringside for his title bout. Ruben Contreras, who had surgery for blood clots on the brain shortly after their May 28 fight, is expected to accept Viloria's invitation. The unbeaten Viloria fights WBC champion Eric Ortiz for the light flyw  Read Full Story >>>

"Double Trouble" Final Press Conference
By Teddy Molina,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, CA.-- Thursday at the Grand Wilshire in Downtown Los Angeles, media from different corners of the world gathered for the final press conference leading up to Saturday’s “Double Trouble” card at STAPLES Center. The card will feature two of Boxing’s biggest attract  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA (HBO) Erik Morales (48-2) vs. Zahir Raheem (27-1) Odds/Predictions: Erik 3 1/2 to 1. Zahir never reached potential. Pure boxer from Philly. Morales, long established as one of era's best. Hard to see Z winning here. $700 beans on Erik to win $200. (HBO) Manny Pacq  Read Full Story >>>

Golden Boy II
Viloria gets a shot at a title

By Ramona Shelburne, L.A. Daily News, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
HOLLYWOOD - It's a quiet day for Brian Viloria, who is less than 72 hours before the biggest fight of his life. His face is hard and deep with focus. He hasn't eaten solid food in almost 24 hours because he needs to lose another pound before he weighs in for Saturday night's WBC junior flyweight (  Read Full Story >>>

Wrestling Icon "Christian" with Pacquiao at Today's Weigh-in, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
LOS ANGELES, CA (September 9, 2005) -- Team Pacquiao has beefed up its membership with two of professional wrestling's biggest grapplers. The Undertaker and Christian have tag teamed to support Manny Pacquiao in his 12-round rumble with Hector Velazquez for the WBC International super featherweight   Read Full Story >>>

By Jeff Mayweather,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
When I look at Manny Pacquiao I see a fighter who comes to fight and gives 100% each time out. He gives the fans what they want to see and the guy can punch. His style is great, but overall I have never considered him a great fighter. He gets the job done with what he has, which is pressure and powe  Read Full Story >>>

Viloria focuses on world title fight
By Dayton Morinaga, The Honolulu Advertiser, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
The only vision Waipahu boxer Brian Viloria has in his head right now is of a world championship. For a while, there were other visions — scary visions — but he said that is behind him now. Viloria will get a long-awaited world title shot tomorrow when he takes on Mexico's Eric Ort  Read Full Story >>>

By Victor Perea,, Sat, 10 Sep 2005

Top Rank's Chairman of the Board, Bob Arum believes Saturday night's Double-Trouble card which co-features Erik Morales 48-2 (34) vs. Zahir Raheem 26-1 (16) and Manny Pacquiao 39-3-2 (30) vs. Hector Velazquez 42-10-2 (31) at the Stap  
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Not a single step back, vows Pacquiao foe
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 10 Sep 2005
HE RESPECTS Manny Pacquiao, but don't expect Hector Velasquez to take a single step back when the two sluggers shoot it out in Los Angeles, California, Saturday evening (Sunday in Manila). Claiming that his time to shine has come, Velasquez, 30, said he is unfazed by the reputation of the Filipin  Read Full Story >>>

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