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Former champs Morales and Pacquiao in super featherweight showdown
Agence France Press, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, United States (AFP) - Former champions Erik Morales of Mexico and Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines face off on Saturday in what promises to be an explosive super featherweight showdown. Morales, a native of Tijuana, Mexico, is coming off his second defeat in two years, to Marco Anton  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: My Thoughts.
By James MacDonald,, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
On occasion, I will go through a phase where I find the act of engaging my brain and writing an opinion piece a chore, when I should be relishing the opportunity to vent my many frustrations to you poor readers. That coupled with other extenuating circumstances has led to a brief period of inactivit  Read Full Story >>>

By Pedro Fernandez,, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
BEING BORN LEFT HANDED HAS SOME REWARDS! Every now and then, my amateur boxing background in which I garnered four-Golden Gloves championships proves invaluable as a writer covering the fistic action of the squared circle. That being said, I don?t think anybody has looked at the Manny Pacquiao-E  Read Full Story >>>

It's Z Gorres vs Glenn Donaire
By Karl Freitag,, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
There has been an opponent switch for hot Filipino superfly Z Gorres. He will now be facing Glenn Donaire (13-1, 8 KOs) in what should be a sizzling opener to Saturday's Morales-Pacquiao show. ----- Fight fans are invited to attend the officiasl weigh-in on Friday at the MGM Grand Garden in La  Read Full Story >>>

Pride on the line
By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Supporters of Manny Pacquiao in Saturday's 130-pound showdown against Erik Morales point to their man's electrifying performance in the early going of his most recent fight in Las Vegas. In a featherweight world title bout last May at the MGM Grand, Pacquiao used his left hook to send defending c  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman and Morales set to rumble
BBC Sport, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines meets Mexico's Erik Morales at Las Vegas' MGM Grand on Saturday for what promises to be a contender for fight of the year. Pacquiao beat Morales' bitter rival Marco Antonio Barrera in 2003 before drawing with WBA and IBF featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez   Read Full Story >>>

Mental baggage for Morales
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
I WENT to many places this week. And from many people I met, I got the same question: What is your prediction, Pacquiao or Morales? And they all got the same answer: Pacquiao. Why Pacquiao? And I said, "Because he is simply the stronger puncher than Morales." Among others, I told that to  Read Full Story >>>

Gambler's Corner: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales
By John Chavez, Hard Core Boxing, Fri, 18 Mar 2005

Oh what a dilemma we have for this weekend. A gambler must know when to stay away from certain fights and this fight happens to be one of them. The odds are tight for a reason as it could easily end up being a one-sided d  
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Las Vegas odds favoring Pinoy sensation zoom up
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- A strange thing happened in the sports betting lines here yesterday after odds in favor of Manny Pacquiao got even bigger. There was general expectation that the numbers would start to level off following the arrival of Erik Morales at this fight sit  Read Full Story >>>

Round Sixteen: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Ben: What do you think is the difference between Junior Jones and Manny Pacquiao fighting style? Do you think that EM can repeat what he have done to Junior Jones after junior Jones ko Barrera Kimo Morrison: Too many to mention, like being right handed, not near the puncher, just a different  Read Full Story >>>

One as a nation
By Nimrod NL. Quiñones, The Freeman, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Unity has always been an issue for us Filipinos. In my Social Studies classes in elementary and high school, I learned how we evolved into a nation from various tribes occupying the many islands of the archipelago. In the Sociology classes in college, we learned how regionalism affects societ  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman remains favorite
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? The odds are stacked in favor of Manny Pacquiao. Bob Arum, the lead promoter of Saturday night?s big event, revealed on Wednesday that oddsmakers have installed Pacquiao a -135 favorite and Mexican Erik Morales a +115 underdog. With 2,000 seats left before the main event is played,  Read Full Story >>>

Former boxers say fight is about even
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Nedal Hussein, who "knocked out" Manny Pacquiao when they squared off in October 2002, and his manager-trainer Jeff Fenech believe Mexican Erik Morales? superior ring generalship might tilt the balance in his favor but on the whole, they said it?s going to be fairly even fight. "This  Read Full Story >>>

The Battle of The Little Big Men
By Johnny Ortiz,, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Even George Armstrong Custer would have enjoyed the upcoming battle between Erik "El Terrible" Morales and Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao, but this time around, Erik will not be blindsided by a surprise, massive attack, as was General Custer at The Little Big Horn. I am assuming that Erik has had a ch  Read Full Story >>>

P5-M bet from Morales camp stuns Pacquiao?s entourage
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? There is now a bad blood between the camps of Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales. It came so sudden but it was expected anyway. Fernando Beltran, the trash-talking chief handler of Morales, took the dais during Wednesday?s news conference and struck a dagger into the heart of Manny Pacqu  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao attacked and called a quitter
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- After being threatened by a virus, Manny Pacquiao was attacked and called a quitter in public yesterday, three days before his monumental showdown with Mexican boxing icon Erik Morales, who praised his Filipino opponent as a powerful and dangerous fight  Read Full Story >>>

Erik camp calls Manny a quitter
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? They called Manny Pacquiao a quitter then challenged the Filipino camp to a $100,000 (P5.5 million) wager. In what could signal a bitter word ward days before the fight, Erik Morales? manager, Fernando Beltran, threw knockout punches at Pacquiao and his handlers during Wednesday?s of  Read Full Story >>>

Morales shade taller vs Pacman
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? It is only on paper that Erik Morales is bigger than Manny Pacquiao. Or so it seems. In Wednesday?s official press conference of their March 19 battle here, the two boxers came face-to-face and stood side-by-side, and the Mexican appeared to stand just a shade taller than the Filipin  Read Full Story >>>

Beltran wagers $100T for Erik to beat Manny
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
Boxing superstars Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao of the Philippines and Erik ?El Terible? Morales of Mexico come face-to-face yesterday in the pre-fight news conference drumming up their March 19 superbout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, but it was Mexican promoter and Morales? handler Fernando Beltr  Read Full Story >>>

Morales raises ante if Pacquiao scores KO
By Jon Hernandez III, The Daily Tribune, Fri, 18 Mar 2005
The manager of Erik Morales yesterday said he'll lay down $100,000 on the table if Manny Pacquiao knocks out his Mexican ward come Saturday (Sunday in Manila) during their pre-fight press conference that elicited routine promises of a win from both protagonists. Fernando Beltran issued the challe  Read Full Story >>>

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