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Fight Analysis: Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales
By 'Irish' Bobby Cassidy, The Sweet Science, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
The View from The Corner with former world-rated middleweight and light heavyweight "Irish" Bobby Cassidy. In Morales? corner: I like Morales? height and his natural assets. He has the advantage in reach and height. And that?s what I?d tell him to use. There is no question that Morales can slug,   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fan defends idol to the death
By Rizal S. Obanil and Joel Atencio, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Redefining the word ?diehard,? a Manny Pacquiao fan defended his idol to the death as he was stabbed by a fellow laborer in Port Area, Manila the other night. Western Police District (WPD) investigators said Erico Capinoy, 32, succumbed to multiple stab wounds in different parts of the body follo  Read Full Story >>>

By Joe Koizumi, OPBF News, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Hard-hitting southpaw Japanese Kazuhiko Hidaka (21-4, 15 KOs), 146, impressively captured the OPBF welter belt as he decked WBC 7 ranked defending champ Rev Santillan (21-2-1, 15 KOs), 145.75, a lefty Filipino, with a countering left in the third and twice more with effective combinations in the nex  Read Full Story >>>

Weigh-in: Pacquiao 129.5 vs Morales 130, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Weights from Las Vegas! MGM Grand Garden Arena Manny Pacquiao 129.5 vs Erik Morales 130 (Both fighters made weight on the first try. There were no incidents)Martin Castillo 115 vs Eric Morel 115 Jorge Arce 112 vs Hussein Hussein 112 Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. 139 vs Ryan Maraldo 138 Glen Donaire 1  Read Full Story >>>

Hermie's secret prediction
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
ONE MORE night (isang tulog na lang) and we have with us the supposed sports blockbuster of the year. I refer to the Pacquiao-Morales fight set for tomorrow (Saturday in the US), in the 130-lb, super featherweight division in which nothing is at stake but prestige and honor for both boxers. Ma  Read Full Story >>>

World Champion Boxer Manny Pacquiao to Endorse Pony Footwear in the Ring
Yahoo! News, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Pony International, today announced that boxing superstar Manny "The Destroyer" Pacquiao will wear a custom PONY "PacMan" boxing shoe in this weekend's highly-anticipated, blockbuster showdown against Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada   Read Full Story >>>

More late money on Pacquiao!, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
UPDATE: The new line is Pacquiao -145 / Morales +125 ------------------------------------------------------------ More cash has been wagered on Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Mirage Sports and Race Book -- The posted odds are now: MANNY PACQUIAO......-140 ERIK MORALES...........+120 That makes it of  Read Full Story >>>

Solons in exodus to Vegas in aid of boxing match
By Michael Lim Ubac, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
GUESS who's going to Vegas? Besides rich Filipino boxing aficionados, more than a dozen congressmen are flying to the United States to watch the World Boxing Council super featherweight championship fight between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales Saturday night (Sunday morning, Philippine time).   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's Homeland to Watch Bout Closely
By Tim Dahlberg, The Associated Press, Las Vegas Sun, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The weight of a country is riding on his slight shoulders, though it's hard to tell from Manny Pacquiao's demeanor. Some 30 million of his 80 million countrymen in the Philippines are expected to watch on live television when he meets Erik Morales on Saturday night in a showdown  Read Full Story >>>

By Ian Palmer,, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Formulas and theories might be fine for science and mathematics, but when it comes to boxing, you might as well throw them out the window. Let?s look at some prime examples. George Foreman knocked Ken Norton and Joe Frazier senseless. Norton and Frazier both beat Muhammad Ali, so according to the wh  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao never loses touch with his roots
Riches, fame haven't changed Filipino hero

By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
He's the biggest and best-loved celebrity in his homeland of the Philippines, and he'll earn $1.75 million for fighting Erik Morales on Saturday night. Yet when he's ready to go to sleep tonight in his posh suite in the MGM Grand, he won't climb into bed. No, Manny Pacquiao will curl up on the  Read Full Story >>>

Fighters back Pacquiao
His aggressive style turns fellow boxers into devoted fans

By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Ask IBF super middleweight champion Jeff Lacy who his favorite fighter is and he won't hesitate to answer: Manny Pacquiao. Ask top-ranked heavyweight contender James Toney which fighter he believes has the best chance to become a legend and he doesn't even wait until the question is finished  Read Full Story >>>

Round Seventeen: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Lakeshow9: Do u think come fight time the odds will sway to favor the already established and bigger known name in Morales ? making the payout for those taking Manny Pacquiao better ? Kimo Morrison: Man, those guys mess with the numbers to best fit themselves and I feel as though it will dep  Read Full Story >>>

If Pac-Man Becomes The 'Whack Man' Against Morales, You?ll Get A Price
By Charles Jay, The Sweet Science, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
I'm really looking forward to the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight, because I suspect it could be the best fight so far this year. Styles make it so - neither man is accustomed to taking a backward step and both can punch with authority. Pacquiao is a southpaw who can come at his man from different  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: Pride vs. Power
By Greg K,, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
The fight between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao this Saturday in Las Vegas is a super-fight of epic proportions. Outside of a fluke ending (like a massive cut stopping the fight in the early rounds), there is no conceivable way that this bout could fail to be one of the most action packed fights o  Read Full Story >>>

Chris Cozzone: You won't see a winner, but you'll see a war
By Chris Cozzone, The Albuquerque Tribune, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Want a winner for this Saturday's megafight in Las Vegas? Flip a coin. Neither fighter can lose. It's unlikely the skill, chin and experience that brought Tijuana's Erik "El Terrible" Morales (47-2, 34 KOs) three world titles in three different divisions will fail him. I don't see him cr  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Morales: Why Are They Fighting?
By Sean Waisglass,, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Fight fan fantasy turns into reality Saturday night, when Filipino whirlwind Manny Pacquiao meets Mexican gladiator Eric Morales in the ring at the MGM Grand in glittery Las Vegas. Truly something special, this hair-raising junior lightweight match-up not only features two boxers who reside in t  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao headline stellar card
MSNBC, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS - Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao have flirted with supremacy in the super featherweight division for years. After a highly-anticipated matchup Saturday, one of them will claim bragging rights despite not holding a belt. Morales and Pacquiao headline a card that features WBA super flyw  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez gives Morales tips on how to beat Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- Erik Morales will not back down because Mexicans don't step back during a fight. "Nunca (never)," Morales swore during the fight press conference where he also praised Manny Pacquiao as a good, strong fighter. The two great gladiators meet in a 12  Read Full Story >>>

Team confusion endangering Pacquiao bid
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- An innocent pre-fight retina check yesterday exposed serious team trouble that has threatened to diminish Manny Pacquiao's chances against Erik Morales in their showdown. Pacquiao refused the eye drop required in the test for fear it would blur his v  Read Full Story >>>

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