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War at the desert
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 25 Jan 2005
BEVERLY HILLS, California ? On March 19th 2005, there?s going to be a war ? Philippines against Mexico. This was announced by the Mexican adviser of Erik "El Terrible" Morales during the press conference two weeks ago, announcing the 12-round World Super Featherweight Championship between the mo  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
Newly-installed Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain yesterday was of the opinion that Filipino boxing idol Manny Pacquiao has what it takes to be the first man to stop Mexican legend Erik Morales off his track, and inflict the latter of his first knockout loss in a 12-year career. Bu  Read Full Story >>>

Odds don?t worry Morales
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
Although Manny Pacquiao was installed a 6-5 favorite by the MGM Mirage race and sports book, Erik (El Terrible) Morales isn?t fazed. Morales is convinced he?ll whip the Filipino when they clash in a 12-round superfeatherweight bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 19. And it?s  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao expects 12-round battle
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has refused to take a day off and insisted on doing roadwork on Sundays, according to trainer Freddie Roach because he knows he must prepare for a 12-round war when he and former super featherweight champion Erik ?El Terrible? Morales ?Bring it On?  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales coverage pre-production
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
CHICAGO ? It was Wednesday evening last week. I was watching the Bulls try to gore the Celtics on TV, my one-year-old son A.J. was playing with his stuffed toys by my side, while my right hand held a tall glass filled with ice. The ice, of course, was swimming in a sea of Bacardi rum and cok  Read Full Story >>>

Ring mag to continue recognizing Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
REGARDLESS of the outcome of the Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales super-featherweight duel on March 19 in Las Vegas, The Ring magazine will continue to recognize the Filipino southpaw as its champion in the featherweight division, its editor-in-chief Nigel Collins told the Scottish media. "The Rin  Read Full Story >>>

By Salvador Martínez,, Mon, 24 Jan 2005
Dentro del ambiente festivo que se vivi? durante el anuncio oficial en la Ciudad de M?xico de la pelea del 19 de marzo en Las Vegas, EU, entre Erik ?El Terrible? Morales y el filipino Manny Pacquiao, pudimos escuchar la opini?n de varios conocedores del pugilismo que se?alaron: ?Pacquiao es muy duro  Read Full Story >>>

Scott Harrison: The disputed champion of the world
By Martin Hannan,, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
IT’S the season of Burns Suppers, and the words of the Bard are before us once again. "To see ourselves as ithers see us," is a Rabbie maxim that particularly springs to mind, and it can even be applied to Scottish boxing. So how do people outside Scotland judge the man who is unarguably o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao packs bigger punch, says Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
Although the fight is set at 130 lbs, Freddie Roach said he doesn?t see Manny Pacquiao climbing the ring against Mexico?s Eric Morales on March 19 anywhere near the limit. "We?ll just see where we?ll end up, but I predict we?ll probably come in about 127 or so," said the accomplished American tr  Read Full Story >>>

Morales: From the frying pan to the fire
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
ASK A few Filipino diehard fans of Manny Pacquiao and they would all tell you that Erik Morales made a mistake in deciding to sign up for an HBO Pay-Per-View March 19 encounter with the lethal-hitting Filipino lefty. But Morales? influential promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and the Mexican cavalier  Read Full Story >>>

?Only Pacquiao is worthy for me?
By Olmin Leyba, The Daily Tribune, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
Erik ?El Terible? Morales of Mexico has so much respect for Manny ?Pac Man? Pacquiao that he chose the Filipino bomber for an opponent over his fierce rival Marco Antonio Barrera and other challengers ?of lesser stature.? Morales, who lost his World Boxing Council superfeatherweight title to Barr  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao Update
By Teddy Molina,, Sat, 22 Jan 2005

In two months, Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will square-off in one of the most anticipated fights this year. But with each passing day it is clear, Manny The "Destroyer" Pacquiao becomes that much more dangerous!   
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Pacquiao has secret technique vs Erik
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 22 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao revealed that he?s working on a ?planned technique? against Erik ?El Terrible? Morales when they meet in a blockbuster fight card at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada but it will remain a secret until they get it on, in the ring, on March 19  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets recognition from BBC
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 22 Jan 2005
EVEN THE British have recognized the meteoric rise of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao. The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) has just launched a new feature in its website ranking the best boxers in the world regardless of weight based on their recent fights, fighting style, resilience and p  Read Full Story >>>

BBC Sport pound-for-pound world rankings
By BBC Staff, BBC Sport, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
Staff at the BBC Sport website have banged their heads together and compiled a list of the world's top-10 boxers, pound-for-pound. Taking weight out of the equation, this subjective list factors in fighters' recent results, as well as their style, resilience and punching power. The list will  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera Waiting for Next Opponent
By Ricardo Lois,, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
For years now it has been customary to see victorious athletes appear on nationally televised commercials gleefully proclaiming, "I am going to Disneyland!" While you never saw Marco Antonio Barrera on national television spouting, "?Me voy para Disneylandia!," after his victory over Erik Morales  Read Full Story >>>

May the best man wins
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao describes his forthcoming clash with Mexican superstar Erik ?El Terible? Morales as the most defining moment of his career, even as the Filipino ring icon wishes his Latino rival the best of luck. ?Good luck Erik. See you on Marc  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's mission against Morales for country, family
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales duel will not just be about two excellent athletes, it will be about arguably the two biggest attractions in boxing. That is why the March 19 fight, although no belts at are at stake, promises to bring the action to the fans, and the revenue to whoever is behind m  Read Full Story >>>

Men among Boys: Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales set to Rumble
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
No monetary contract disputes. No promoters flapping their yaps. Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales promise pure boxing fury. In a day and age in which fighters hide behind the protective skirts of their promoters, Pacquiao and Morales separate themselves in a quest for boxing immortality. Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

My power comes from God ? Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
?My power comes from God,? this was the claim of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao during a whirlwind trip to Mexico City to promote his March 19 showdown with Erik ?El Terrible? Morales. ?He gave this (power) to me, so I?m taking care of it,? wrote boxing writer James Blears, q  Read Full Story >>>

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