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Manny Pacquaio prepares for battle
Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
MANNY "Pacman" Pacquiao intensifies his training to take on former World Boxing Association superfeatherweight champion Erik "El Terrible" Morales in a blockbuster pay-per-view bout on HBO at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on March 19.
A win will up his current ring record of 39 wins with 2 draws an Read Full Story >>>
'To Help and Support Boxing'
By Epifanio M. Almeda, RingsideReport.com, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
This is the "Purpose" of the January 8, 2005 fight card in San Pablo City, Philippines.
Noticeable in the list of donors in the raffle of tickets among politicians and the matchmaker is the name Manny Pacquiao for the 1st prize. Under the name of a fighter in the 10-round main event is the indic Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao foe?s purse irks Marquez
By Olmin Leyba, The Daily Tribune, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez, the International Boxing Federation (IBF) and World Boxing Association featherweight champion who priced himself out of the negotiations for a rematch with Manny Pacquiao, is bitter over his botched brawl with the Filipino bomber.
Marquez and his trainer Nacho Berista Read Full Story >>>
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
WHERE IS Manny Pacquiao?
The fighter?s wife Jinkee yesterday sought the help of friends in the boxing community to assist her in getting in touch with Pacquiao after being told that the Filipino lefty "will be away for two days."
Jinkee said the front desk at the Vagabond Inn in Hollywood, Ca Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao cancels trip
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
The plan to have Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny ?Pac-Man? Pacquiao invade Mexico City, the heart of Erik ?El Terrible? Morales? homeland in order to further fire up the growing Filipino-Mexican rivalry, may have to be postponed or even called off, according to American trainer Freddie Ro Read Full Story >>>
Pacman 'will win'
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 17 Jan 2005
MANY boxing fans believe that Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao will knock out three-time world champion Erik Morales of Tijuana, Mexico in their pay-per-view boxing promotion ?Bring It On? on March 19 at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
To promote the fight, promoters Murad Read Full Story >>>
After devouring two “taco’s” Manny orders LARGE Mexi Fry!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Sun, 16 Jan 2005
With over two months left before fight night, Filipinos based in the United States are already scrambling for those hot and spicy tickets for Manny Pacquiao’s million-dollar bout against former world champion Eric Morales of Mexico.
According to an internet report, some if not many Pacquia Read Full Story >>>
HBO poll predicts Pacquiao win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 16 Jan 2005
THE ON-LINE poll being conducted by HBO Pay-Per-View on its website favors Manny Pacquiao over Erik Morales, his Mexican rival on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
An overwhelming 67 percent picked Pacquiao to win by knockout, while six percent thought he?d win on points.
Only 16 percent Read Full Story >>>
Pinoys scrambling for Pacquiao tickets
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 16 Jan 2005
With over two months left before fight night, Filipinos based in the United States are already scrambling for those hot and spicy tickets for Manny Pacquiao?s million-dollar bout against former world champion Eric Morales of Mexico.
According to an internet report, some if not many Pacquiao fans Read Full Story >>>
Las Vegas odds-makers favor Pacquiao slightly
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 16 Jan 2005
LAS Vegas bookmakers picked Filipino ring hero Manny Pacquiao to win the battle against the fancied Erik Morales in a 12-round tiff on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
To show their confidence on the General Santos City fighter, odds-makers installed the 26-year-old Pacquiao a 1.6:1 favor Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao to sell 'war' in Mexico
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 15 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Promoters predicted a sell-out and billed the March 19 boxing event a "war," but Manny Pacquiao leaves for Mexico on Tuesday to help sell his fight against Erik Morales in the country of his opponent.
Pacquiao said he's been extremely excited a Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao goes to Mexico City
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 15 Jan 2005
Buoyed by the overwhelming success of the formal press conference announcing the blockbuster showdown between Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao and former World Boxing Council super featherweight champion Erik ?El Terrible? Morales at the Beverly Hills Hotel last Wednesday, interna Read Full Story >>>
Experts say Manny will defeat Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 15 Jan 2005
FIVE NOTED boxing personalities all expressed the belief that Manny Pacquiao is going to steamroll past Mexican Erik Morales when they collide on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Of the five, it was the lone lady who went the extra mile in predicting that the Filipino southpaw would emerge Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao should take his time
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Sat, 15 Jan 2005
Manny Pacquiao will serve his vaunted left to Erik Morales, if given the chance. But that may not be the best approach to winning on March 19.
Judging by how he last fought in the US last May, Pacquiao is better advised to batter Morales over a long period rather than seek a quick end.
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PacMan?s battle plan
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Sat, 15 Jan 2005
ATTACK, attack . . . and attack again.?
That will be the simple battle plan Manny Pacquiao will have when he faces dethroned world super featherweight champion Erik Morales, according to the Filipino boxer?s American trainer Freddie Roach.
?We blasted and took apart [Marco Antonio] Barrera, Read Full Story >>>
ROACH: PACQUIAO WILL COME OUT FIRING
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Fri, 14 Jan 2005
Renowned trainer Freddie Roach, the man expected to guide Manny Pacquiao to new heights on March 19, has informed that he will tell the fearless Filipino to "attack, attack...and attack again" in the first round against three- Read Full Story >>>
At Last Marquez is A Big Hit
By James Blears, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 14 Jan 2005
Casting aside his bitter disappointment at the cancellation of the fight against Manny Pacquiao, which collapsed like a deck of cards, over purse rows, WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez, has launched into his sparring sessions.
Team Marquez hope to persuade fellow Mexican an Read Full Story >>>
Vegas bookmakers pick Pacquiao to win
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 14 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Manny Pacquiao said he was not a bit surprised when promoters announced yesterday that he would get a $1.75-million purse for his March 19 fight against Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Pacquiao was, however, left dumbfounded when to Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES SUPERFIGHT: Explosive war in the offing
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 14 Jan 2005
Filipino ring icon Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao and Mexican star Erik ?El Terible? Morales met face-to-face for the first time yesterday and the two colorful fighters were all business in promising everyone of a great and explosive ring war on March 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, N Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, busy fighting in the pages of newspapers
By Editorial, The Freeman, Fri, 14 Jan 2005
We hope we are grossly mistaken in our assessment of the boxing career of our own Manny Pacquiao, but we have very serious misgivings about his future if he continues to fall for what has now become apparent as the patented lip service of his US promoter Murad Mohammad.
After all had been said an Read Full Story >>>