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Top Rank pugs have Pacquiao under control
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 25 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? First there was Agapito Sanchez. Then came Juan Manuel Marquez. And last weekend in Las Vegas, it was Erik Morales. Manny Pacquiao seems to have problems dealing with fighters from the promotional outfit of Bob Arum as shown by Morales? masterful beating of the Filipino at the MGM G  Read Full Story >>>

One heck of a fight!
By Glenn Schouw, Daily News, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Boxing still has an exciting place in our ever-changing modern society. This was spelt out with a fight that took place last weekend in Las Vegas - Erik Morales v Manny Pacquiao lifted ones spirits with the courage, guts, determination on display. And, to think there was not even a title at stake  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: Reflections on a Super-fight
By Jim Cawkwell,, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Some things are too good to be true, and despite the pugilistic brilliance of the fight, the surrounding arguments and very public disputes between the two camps managed to taint Morales vs. Pacquiao. And Pacquiao, while undeniably courageous in finishing the fight while severely hampered by an eye   Read Full Story >>>

WBC News, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
From Jose Sulaiman: ?I am very proud of the whole show that was presented on March 19 in Las Vegas, and especially the extraordinary fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. Morales showed that he is, without question, one of the the very best fighters pound-for-pound in the world. ?I w  Read Full Story >>>

Murad should repent for his 'sins' against Pacquiao
By Manolo Iñigo, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
ONE compelling reason why I sort of walked away from pro boxing is because of the presence of glib-tongued and cunning promoters like Murad Muhammad, the New Jersey-based wheeler-dealer who promotes Manny Pacquiao's most recent fights. In my view, Pacquiao lost to Mexico's Erik Morales by a 12-ro  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
THE ?GIRLY GLOVE? FIASCO IS INDEED TELLING If Erik Morales fighting Manny Pacquiao with ?Girly? gloves wasn?t such a big thing, then why did Erik?s guy Fernando Beltran put a clause in the contract which allowed him to choose the gloves the men would wear Saturday night? Getting gloves from Asi  Read Full Story >>>

By Jason Aniel,, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
BITTERSWEET NIGHT FOR ?PAC-MAN? FANS At the end of 12 great rounds between two of the best fighters in the world in Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, everyone in the audience was up on their feet and cheering. Everyone, except for myself and Rod Nazario, the man who handles Manny?s business matte  Read Full Story >>>

By Joe Koizumi, Ring-Japan News, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
TOKYO, JAPAN-WBC#11/WBA#12 ranked 105-pounder Makoto Suzuki (17-8-2, 11 KOs), 105, chalked up a fine one-punch TKO over Philippine #5 contender Gilbert Dela Torre (6-3, 1 KO), 105, with a solid well-timed right at 2:36 of the second round on Thursday in Tokyo, Japan. The 33-year-old ex-national cham  Read Full Story >>>

Revolutionary concept
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
THE CONCEPT automatically becomes a revolutionary because it is a first in the Philippines. I refer to the Pay-Per-View (PPV) system that hit Angeles City and other parts of Pampanga province and the country during the classic Pacquiao-Morales fight last Sunday, March 20. While most of Metro M  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman went through the wrong training, says ex-champ
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
BATTERED and faultily trained. These are the prime reasons that led to Manny Pacquiao’s debacle to Mexican Erik Morales last Sunday at the MGM Grand, said former World Boxing Council (WBC) super-featherweight champion Rene Barrientos. “I think Pacquiao was over-trained going into  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao cries foul...again
By Glenn C. Michelena, Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao has had enough with Murad Muhammad. In a television report last night, the Filipino expressed his dismay over the alleged mishandling of his blockbuster fight against Erik Morales by his former promoter. Top in the grievance list was the failure to give Pacquiao a share of the  Read Full Story >>>

Post mortems on Pacquiao-Morales ring battle
By Manuel N. Oyson Jr., Sun.Star Cebu, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
O, PRAISE Manny Pacquiao’s courage, ability and fighting spirit.” – PGMA. “For us, Manny is our champion. What Manny did is not something to be ashamed of.” – Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye. “It seemed like we were seeing the Ninoy Aquino assassination al  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao a bigger loser -- to Murad
Roach: 'He makes Don King look like a saint'

By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
BEFORE losing by unanimous decision to Mexican Erik Morales last Sunday, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao was already a bigger loser -- and of all people -- to his US promoter Murad Muhammad. In an interview several days before the fight, Pacquiao's US trainer Freddie Roach had said Murad, contr  Read Full Story >>>

In Search of a mini Mike Tyson
By Ronny Soto,, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
Nothing captivates the attention and satisfaction of the animal instinct within each of us more than seeing one guy obliterate another guy with a single punch. That's why many of us, especially the average boxing fans, like to see the heavyweights fight, but pay less attention to the lighter weight   Read Full Story >>>


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Half of Pacquiao?s purse witheld in Las Vegas
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
AFTER being taxed by Mexican idol Eric ?El Terrible? Morales for 12 rounds, Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao now faces another tough challenge ? settling his tax obligations. Out of his $1,750,000, the 26-year old Pacquiao must pay the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) $525,000 or 30 percent o  Read Full Story >>>

Two more fights lined up
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? If everything works out well, Manny Pacquiao and his millions of fans can look forward to two more fights this year. His American manager, Shelly Finkel, said in a short conversation the day after Pacquaio?s recent bout with Erik Morales that he will try to line up a "comeback" fig  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao assured of megafight this year
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Here?s good news for Manny Pacquiao?s legion of fans. The General Santos hitter will make a comeback fight in the next few months in a showdown that would earn him a chance at redemption against Mexican tormentor Eric Morales. If Morales isn?t available, Pacquiao is going to clash w  Read Full Story >>>

Miriam bats for safety of boxers
By Rey E. Requejo, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
After the epic battle between Filipino boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao and his Mexican opponent Erik Morales in Las Vegas, Nevada, an administration senator yesterday vowed to push for the approval of a bill seeking to establish health and safety standards relating to the conduct of professional box  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: A Fight to Remember
By Carl Rice,, Thu, 24 Mar 2005
The fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao was a sight to behold. Here were two men giving everything they had for the glory of victory. It was reminiscent of what Larry Merchant said during the fight between James Toney and Vassiliy Jirov two years ago when he said "it's hard to believe men   Read Full Story >>>

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