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Heart of the Matter between Morales and Barrera
By James Blears,, Thu, 02 Sep 2004
Showdown number three between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio is going to be a supreme test of exacting physical preparation and heart-who wants it most, according to WBC Executive Secretary Mauricio Sulaiman. Hosting a meal in Mexico City to toast the survival of the WBC, from Chapter seven bank  Read Full Story >>>

Philippine Fans Rooting For Barrera
By Rick Reeno,, Mon, 30 Aug 2004
It has been a few days since the Morales-Pacquiao swerve by Top Rank and fans of Manny Pacquiao are still outraged. Emails have been flying into me by the hour from Philippine boxing fans that can't understand why Arum and Morales would swerve the fans and the Pacquiao camp. The answer is simple, M-  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Mon, 30 Aug 2004
After Top Rank Inc., president Bob Arum reneged on a verbal commitment for WBC/IBF super featherweight champion Erik Morales to defend his title against featherweight ?People?s Champion? Manny Pacquiao on November 6 and after Golden Boy Promotions backed out of a Pacquiao rematch with Marco Antonio   Read Full Story >>>

Ringside Report Speaks to Manny Pacquaio's Trainer, Buboy Fernandez
By Epifanio M. Almeda,, Sun, 29 Aug 2004
As my wife and I took our seats beside where the ring announcer sat before the start of the boxing event I was assigned to judge, the ring announcer introduced me to the guy he was talking with. "Do you know Buboy Fernandez, Manny Pacquiao's trainer?" he asked. Of course I did! I told Buboy (the  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sun, 29 Aug 2004
There is a lot of bitterness in the Team Pacquiao camp and anger among Filipino boxing fans over what they believe was a classic double-cross by Top Rank Inc., president Bob Arum who first tried to undercut the planned rematch between legendary Mexican Marco Antonio Barrera by offering Pacquiao a ch  Read Full Story >>>

Team Pacquiao shops for worthy opponent
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 29 Aug 2004
DON?T DESPAIR Manny Pacquiao fans. Despite being left out in the cold, the handlers of the world?s premier featherweight are optimistic that Pacquiao will be able to showcase his wares before the year comes to a close. As to who he is going to fight remains a mystery although it has been repo  Read Full Story >>>

Bob Arum Confirms Done Deal For Morales-Barrera 3
By Rick Reeno,, Sat, 28 Aug 2004
After all the talk and all the back and forth negotiations, the odd man out is Manny Pacquiao. The initial negotiations started with Barrera-Pacquiao, turned into Morales-Pacquiao and has ended with Barrera-Morales. Several insiders have told me that they feel that both Bob Arum and Golden Boy Promo  Read Full Story >>>

Top Rank: It's Morales-Barrera III
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sat, 28 Aug 2004
IF he insists on pushing through with his schedule despite the sudden turn of events, Filipino ring star Manny Pacquiao will leave for the United States on September 8 to start training with American tactician Freddie Roach at the Wildcard Gym in Hollywood for nothing. This as the prospect of se  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera, Morales to fight again
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 28 Aug 2004
BIG BEAR CITY, Calif. -- After several weeks of often frustrating negotiations, all it took was a face-to-face meeting to finalize the third fight between Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera. Morales promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and Barrera promoter Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy Promotions   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera-Morales III a 'Go'; Pacquiao Left Out in Cold
By Winchell Campos,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
LOS ANGELES-Trying to hide dejection, Manny Pacquiao's promoter Murad Muhammad waited all day for that one call from friend and Top Rank big boss Bob Arum so that he can relay the sad news with finality: Barrera-Morales III is "on" and Pacquiao will be left out without an immediate opponent. Sou  Read Full Story >>>

Morales, Barrera to Meet Again
By Paul Gutierrez, Los Angeles Times, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales each have a disputed victory over the other and the Mexican rivals will meet for a third time, on Nov. 27 in a 130-pound bout, Top Rank President Bob Arum announced Thursday in Big Bear. The site is yet to be determined ? the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas a  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao or Barrera? Who Is Morales Fighting?
By Rick Reeno,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
There are conflicting reports floating all over the net and newspapers worldwide over who Erik Morales will face in November. Depending on who speak to and what camp you contact, the stories contradict eachother. The one thing we know so far is there is no confirmation of any signed contracts. The M  Read Full Story >>>

Breaking News: So What's Next For Manny Pacquiao?
By G. Leon,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
Muhammad: "None of the top Mexican's are in a rush to fight Manny Pacquiao!"

August 26, 2004 - After learning of the Morales-Barrera rubber match, reached out to featherweight king Manny Pacquiao's promoter Murad Muhammad, who said, "(Pacquiao's) manager and I will have to   
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Breaking News: Top Rank Confirms Morales-Barrera III
By G. Leon,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
August 26, 2004 - just got off the phone with Top Rank VP Todd DuBoef who confirmed Boxingtalk's breaking news regarding Morales-Barrera III. Although he wouldn't say much, DuBoef stated, "Yes, we have an agreement for Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera to fight on HBO PPV Novembe  Read Full Story >>>

Breaking News: November 27: Morales-Barrera III, HBO PPV
By G. Leon,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
August 26, 2004 - Just minutes ago, received word from sources close to the situation that the rubber match between WBC/IBF super featherweight king Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera is good to go for November 27 on HBO PPV. Las Vegas or California are likely hosts.  Read Full Story >>>

Erik Morales: ''It Will Be A Classic''
By Rick Reeno,, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
The sudden change of events in the last few days have made boxing fans jump for joy. The Marco Antonio Barrera-Manny Pacquiao rematch went bust due to issues with money. Barrera is out and Erik Morales steps in. Arum was looking for Morales to have a huge pay per view showdown in November and Arum h  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Barrera III almost a done deal
By Dan Rafael, USA Today, Fri, 27 Aug 2004
Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera already have waged two magnificent fights in the ring. Another one is going on outside the ring as they work to make a rubber match reality. Negotiations for a much-anticipated third fight have been going on for a few weeks, but they'll take a more serious ton  Read Full Story >>>

Team Pacquiao braces for fight with Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 26 Aug 2004
THE CAMPS of Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales have both agreed in principle to come face to face on November 6 and the purse and share of the two fighters on pay-per-view sales are the things that keep them from signing above the dotted line. "It?s Morales," Pacquiao?s business manager Rod Nazari  Read Full Story >>>

Murad Says Pacquiao-Morales, Done In Principle
By G. Leon,, Thu, 26 Aug 2004
August 25, 2004 - Manny Pacquiao promoter Murad Muhammad told that he and Bob Arum have reached an agreement in principle to stage WBC/IBF junior lightweight champ Erik "El Terrible" Morales versus featherweight king Manny Pacquiao on HBO PPV November 6. The venue has yet to be determ  Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Wed, 25 Aug 2004
Featherweight ?People?s Champion? Manny Pacquiao (38-2-2, 30 KO's) will clash with WBC super featherweight champion Erik ?El Terrible? Morales, (47-1, 34 KO's) ?The Last Man Standing? in the Filipino southpaw?s announced desire to burn through Mexico in what promises to be a battle of ultimate warri  Read Full Story >>>

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