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A Day of Boxing in Los Angeles (Part I)
By Steve Kim, MaxBoxing.com, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
It's always a good thing when there's a big fight card in Los Angeles. Being that I live in the city, that means no four hour jaunts to Las Vegas via automobile or being stuck in an airplane like a sardine.
This past weekend saw the Staples Center get back into the thick of things with Bernard Ho Read Full Story >>>
Hoya's Pacquiao vote not valid
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
OSCAR De La Hoya's announcement, that his heart beats for Manny Pacquiao, deserves thankful applause.
This could also mean we've properly invested our hopes and prayers.
The vote should help boost the confidence of Pacquiao, reported to be peaking perfectly at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Holl Read Full Story >>>
Younger brother urges Morales: Press the attack
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
UNLIKE Manny Pacquiao whose brother recently absorbed a neat boxing lesson, Mexican Erik Morales has a world-ranked bantamweight brother to lean on for vital fight inputs.
Diego "Pelucho" Morales yesterday advised his more illustrious brother to initiate the action and take the fight to the Filip Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales fight hyped in San Francisco
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
BOB ARUM, whose promotional outfit Top Rank handles the affairs of Erik Morales, was in San Francisco recently to drum up the March 19 slugfest at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas featuring Morales and Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao.
Arum, who was instrumental in the staging of the Thrilla in Manila Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao getting deadlier
By Teodoro C. Benigno, The Philippine Star, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
It?s time for another piece on Manny Pacquiao, the only Filipino today with a glad hand, a bountiful vision of the future, and a probable place in boxing?s international Hall of Fame. The latest is that the Golden Boy Oscar de la Hoya favors him over Erik Morales when they collide March 10 in Las Ve Read Full Story >>>
Rakkiatgym wants Marquez, Pacman
Sun.Star Davao, Mon, 21 Feb 2005
Monday, February 21, 2005
Rakkiatgym wants Marquez, Pacman
AFTER knocking out Bobby Pacquiao, Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym of Thailand now trains his sights on International Boxing Federation and World Boxing Association featherweight titlist Juan Manuel Marquez.
Not only that, Rakkiatgym, the IBF Read Full Story >>>
Hoya: Pacquiao to prevail over Morales
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Feb 2005
NO LESS than the famous Oscar De La Hoya picks Manny Pacquiao to prevail over Erik Morales in their March 19 showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"I like Pacquiao," said De La Hoya, who heads the Golden Boy Promotions which promotes former Pacquiao victim and now World Boxing Council super fea Read Full Story >>>
RingSports.com Top 3 P4P
By David Tyler, ringsports.com, Sun, 20 Feb 2005
"The more outrageous a subject can get, the more I like it."
- Alfred Hitchcock
In the boxing world, three boxers have no peers. They stand alone amongst several good fighters in their respective weight divisions. Pound for pound (whatever that means) they are the top three in the world of Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao: Let's Take Care of Morales First
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
LOS ANGELES-Featherweight People's Champion Manny Pacquiao has totally trained his sights on ex-super featherweight king Erik Morales and is thinking of nothing else but to win his mega-fight on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The 26-year-old Pacquiao said that any talk of a rematch betw Read Full Story >>>
ESPINOSA SUFFERS THIRD ROUND KO
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, mannypacquiao.ph, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
Former two-division world champion Luisito Espinosa, one of the Philippines all-time greats was a pitiful sight as he absorbed a battering at the hands of young Cristobal Cruz and was knocked out in the third round of a scheduled ten round main event at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium Saturda Read Full Story >>>
BOBBY PACQUIAO NEEDS TO BORROW MANNY'S HEART
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
Following his 9th-round knockout loss at the hands of IBF Pan Pacific featherweight king Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym last Friday in Pattaya, Thailand, RP super-featherweight boss Bobby Pacquiao has been advised to "take more risk" and "borrow a piece of his brother's heart" should he wish to ever become a Read Full Story >>>
Can the Pacman Eat Up Another Legend?
By Jason Liimatta, RingsideReport.com, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
Before November 15th 2003, like many other American boxing fans, I had never heard of Manny Pacquiao, let alone seen him fight. On the other hand we had seen his opponent Marco Antonio Barrera go to war many times against the likes of Junior Jones, Prince Naseem Hamed and Erik Morales among others. Read Full Story >>>
Bobby Pacquiao Knocked Out in IBF Title Fight
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
An overseas telephone call from Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao to younger brother and Philippine super featherweight champion Bobby Pacquiao on the eve of his title fight against IBF Pan Pacific featherweight champion Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym apparently didn't help as Bobby was kno Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao, Morales camps escalate word war a notch
By Bong Pedralvez, The Manila Times, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
FILIPINO champion Manny Pacquiao and Mexican ring idol Erik Morales unleashed another verbal barrage against each other Thursday, raising the temperature level of their keenly awaited March 19 encounter at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
?Morales is going to feel Manny?s power?first with th Read Full Story >>>
Morales old and weary, claims Pacquiao trainer
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
ERIK Morales is "old" and, unlike vintage wine, he has turned stale with the years.
This is how Freddie Roach, the masterful trainer who molded Manny Pacquiao into a feared world boxing celebrity, views the 28-year-old Mexican legend.
Pacquiao and Morales clash at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Read Full Story >>>
RP versus Mexico in boxing in the USA
By Rommel C. Manlosa, Sun.Star Cebu, Sat, 19 Feb 2005
THE sibling rivalry between Filipinos and Mexicans started way back to the time of Spanish colonization. It boiled down to boxing.
Filipino boxing greats Pancho Villa, Gabriel ?Flash? Elorde, Luisito Espinosa beat and were beaten by Mexican boxers.
The rivalry in the ring continued with Mann Read Full Story >>>
One-on-One with Freddie Roach
By Brad Cooney, BoxingTalk.com, Fri, 18 Feb 2005
Boxingtalk recently caught up with trainer Freddie Roach, who shared his thoughts on the upcoming match between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales, and also discussed the potential May 21st James Toney-John Ruiz fight. As usual, Roach was very engaging, and ready to talk boxing. Check out what he had t Read Full Story >>>
Exclusive Interview: Oscar De La Hoya
By G. Leon, BoxingTalk.com, Fri, 18 Feb 2005
Oscar Speaks On Hopkins, Trinidad, Judah, Barrera, Don King, an October or November return and more!
GL: Oscar, can you give us some of your thoughts on promoting Bernard Hopkins for the first time in his historic twentieth defense? "It's going great. The response to Hopkins in Los Angeles has be Read Full Story >>>
Roach insists Morales is hittable
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Fri, 18 Feb 2005
ERIK Morales says he is ready for Manny Pacquiao and his vaunted left hand, but the Filipino ring gladiator's camp is oozing with confidence he can get the job done four weeks from their March 19 showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Morales, as usual, refused to be cowed by pre-f Read Full Story >>>
Manny Pacquiao Tells Brother Bobby How To Fight Fahprakorb
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, BoxingScene.com, Fri, 18 Feb 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao called his younger brother Bobby from Los Angeles and "gave him instructions how to fight" IBF Pan Pacific featherweight champion Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym, according to Pacquiao's business manager Rod Nazario.
In an overseas telephone conversation Read Full Story >>>