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El Terrible proves he's at his best
By Tim Smith, New York Daily News, Tue, 22 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS - For all of those who had the shovels poised to bury Erik Morales' career, forget about it. Not only is he still breathing, but the Mexican menace, aptly nicknamed "El Terrible," is alive and kicking.
And to prove it, he kicked Manny Pacquiao, a pint-sized punisher in his own right, all Read Full Story >>>
Morales win creates instant rematch talk
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
A Philippines flag flew from a crutch not far from the ring where Manny Pacquiao's blood flowed from a cut about his right eye and down his face like tears.
There was no way to stop the blood. No way to stop Erik Morales, either.
But there were plenty of reasons to do it all over again.
Mora Read Full Story >>>
?No guilt feelings? watching Pacquiao bout -- solon
By Maila Ager, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
A LAWMAKER at the House of Representatives claimed on Monday that his conscience was ?very clear? and that he had ?no guilt feelings? when he watched the boxing match between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and Mexican Erik Morales in Las Vegas on Sunday despite allegations that he spent government money fo Read Full Story >>>
SCORING AS DIFFERENT AS WET & DRY
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
MEET THE ?RING TALK? JUDGES FOR ERIK-MANNY!
Las Vegas, NV- While both Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao certainly both deserve all the praise and adulation bestowed upon the pair after their 12-rounder earlier tonight in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the same cannot be said for the three Judges that Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT OF THE YEAR IN LAS VEGAS!
By Cliff Rold, RingTalk.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada ? If there is a better fight in 2005 than the non-title 130 lb. clash that was seen in the ring Saturday night at the MGM Grand I?ll be shocked. Shocked because Erik Morales (48-2, 34 KO?s) and World featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao (39-3-2, 30 KO?s) delivered from bell to be Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao a ?Filipino sports hero,? says Arroyo
By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has hailed boxing sensation Manny Pacquiao as a ?Filipino sports hero? and says that she is looking forward to meeting him in Malaca?ang despite losing his boxing match Sunday.
?Manny is Filipino sports hero. He will always be welcome in Malaca?ang,? the President Read Full Story >>>
Head cut dooms RP idol
Bloodied Pacquiao concedes defeat to Morales
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- Erik Morales won with a classy display of guts and skill. Manny Pacquiao poured it all on, got bloodied and lost on points by unanimous decision.
But the big winners were the promoters w Read Full Story >>>
Morales Defeats Pacquiao In Yet Another Fight for the Ages
By Kieran Mulvaney, TigerBoxing.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Erik Morales is known as a warrior, a relentless fighter with no reverse gear, a man with no quit in him. He is all of those, but he is rarely given credit for one other, important quality: he is a smart, cool, composed boxer with better skills and tactical ability than might sometimes be apparent. Read Full Story >>>
Morales Wins Savage War Over Pacquiao
By John Gregg, BoxingTimes.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada (MGM Grand)--
It was not a night for those feint of heart.
By the time it was over Manny "Pac-Man" Pacquiao's face had been turned into a crimson mask. And the front of Erik "El Terrible" Morales' pristine white trunks had had been transformed into a pinkish hue from Pacqui Read Full Story >>>
Mexicans say Pacquiao is not that smart and strong
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- The big winners at the sports book windows after last night's fight were the bold few who picked the Erik Morales-Manny Pacquiao showdown to last the distance.
There were overwhelming bets that Pacquiao would crush Morales inside six rounds.
A che Read Full Story >>>
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
We Filipinos built up Manny Pacquiao too much that when he lost by decision to Mexico?s Erik Morales, we were all startled and stunned, unable to understand how our super-ringster could lose what we thought was a sure thing. Well, he lost and the decision was ? I think ? fair. Our Manny didn?t have Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao loses epic battle
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Ring Magazine and International Boxing Association featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao showed his courageous Filipino heart and incredible gallantry but they were not enough.
Pacquiao failed to overcome a nasty cut suffered because of a Round 5 head-butt that impaired his vision in an epic 12-r Read Full Story >>>
Morales defeats Pacquiao in a classic war
By Anthony Cocks, DogHouseBoxing.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Former three division champion Erik ?El Terrible? Morales staked his claim to pound-for-pound greatness by defeating Filipino dynamo Manny Pacquiao by close unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday night.
At the conclusion of the contest all three judges pegged Morales Read Full Story >>>
MORALES CONQUERS PACQUIAO
By Frank Gonzalez Jr., braggingrightscorner.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Living legend and Tijuana native, Erik ?El Terrible? Morales upped his record to 48-2-0-34 KO?s on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where as the underdog, he faced dangerous rising Philippine Star, Manny ?Pac Man? Pacquiao (39-3-2-30 KO?s) in a Super Featherweight match up of epic propo Read Full Story >>>
Pacman loses bloody battle
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Manny Pacquiao?s steady rise in boxing?s dangerous ladder traces its roots to his power, speed, and dogged determination. But when he tried to scale another rung on the way to the top, the Pinoy fell hard, face first.
Pacquiao became the latest proof that in boxing, the conventional Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES: NO REAL LOSER TONIGHT
By Kenny Perrault, braggingrightscorner.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao treated the boxing world to a great fight tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was all action from the opening bell as both men took turns pounding on each other. As usual Pacquiao was looking to land his left hand but Morales had his right hand glued to Read Full Story >>>
?I think I won the fight? ? Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? His face practically reduced to a puffy mask, Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao said he thought he won the fight against Erik Morales and felt sad that he had failed his nation.
"I think I won the fight," he said during an interview with broadcaster Chino Trinidad shortly after losi Read Full Story >>>
Arroyo, rebs, street folk unite to cheer, grieve
Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
PRESIDENT Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, armed insurgents and common street folk found unity yesterday as they cheered for boxing hero Manny Pacquiao, then collectively grieved over his defeat to Mexico's Erik Morales.
The sellout crowd that saw the fight at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas included Ms Read Full Story >>>
Morales-Pacquiao post-fight presser!
By Herman Patton, FightNews.com, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
After what can be considered a fight of the year candidate, Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao spoke to the press.
First to speak was promoter Bob Arum. "This is what boxing needs," Arum said. "Both of these fighters gave an entertaining twelve rounds that was full of action." He also stated, "When Read Full Story >>>
Bad news came early to GenSan journalists
By Aquiles Z. Zonio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Mar 2005
GENERAL SANTOS CITY, South Cotabato, Philippines -- It was past noon and the television feed of the fight had not yet come in, but some people in Manny Pacquiao's hometown already knew that he had lost.
Before the telecast began, the US-based nephew of lawyer Thomas Falgui II sent his uncle an SM Read Full Story >>>