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Inside Sports; Assessing Erik Morales
By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
While just about every single Filipino both here in the United States as well as back home in the Philippines believes that Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao is invincible, the general consensus among knowledgeable boxing writers is that this is by no means an easy fight and that i  Read Full Story >>>

Japan stranglehold
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
THERE WERE a lot of interesting reactions to my column about the "Asian boxing Mafia" (13/05/05). Mostly, they agreed that Japan seems to have a stranglehold of big fights involving Asians, mostly Filipinos and Thais. One reader went one step farther: Japanese champions don't get out of their cou  Read Full Story >>>

By Matthew Sanderson,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Not since the late ?70s to the early ?80s have we seen so many outstanding combatants gathered together in the 122-130 pound region. Salvador Sanchez, Wilfredo Gomez, Carlos Zarate, Azumah Nelson, Lupe Pintor. The list goes on. Classic fights such as Salvador Sanchez v Azumah Nelson, Wilfred  Read Full Story >>>

Has Morales bitten off more than he can chew?
By Rob Scott,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Boxing has always been a fickle sport; views on fighters change with just one punch. One bout can change the perception of a fighter from a king to a mere peasant. To a weak-minded fighter, one bout could knock them off of their virtual horse, with them never to emotionally remount again. True champ  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao: Who Will Survive the War?
By Jim Cawkwell,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
The initial objective of boxing?s sanctioning organizations was to instill a sense of order and respectability to the sport. Considering their current impact throughout the industry, the irony of that statement is inescapable. During the course of each boxing year, two distinct strands of reality ma  Read Full Story >>>

Morales vows war vs Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- The frail visitor who showed up late yesterday for a scheduled war against Manny Pacquiao did not look like the Aztec warrior who held three world boxing crowns. Erik Morales, weak of voice and wrapped in a thick blue jacket with its collars stiffly   Read Full Story >>>

Morales ready to rumble
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS?Erik Morales, whose private Lear jet had to make a forced landing for security reasons on Tuesday, made his entrance into the MGM Grand at 7:45 p.m. (11:45 a.m. Wednesday in Manila) oozing with bravado. A handful of Mexicans called out his name to show their support to which Morales, 28, r  Read Full Story >>>

Finkel sees ?career-building? fight for Manny
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Boxing manager Shelly Finkel said yesterday he foresees a "career-building" fight for Manny Pacquiao when the two-time Filipino world champion battles Erik Morales of Mexico in a 12-round pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday morning (Manila time). In an e-mail  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fight blockbuster in Las Vegas
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales showdown at MGM Grand has been classified a blockbuster four days before its staging on Saturday evening (Sunday morning in Manila). The bout, strongly predicted to be a slugfest based on the courage and styles of the   Read Full Story >>>

By Tom Dickey,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
When the announcement was made that Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales were going to get it on, most fight fans began to drool. It should be no surprise that these two warriors are going to meet, because they have a reputation for fighting anyone. Either fighter could have taken a safer fight, and not   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gambles in Vegas, wins $800
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? If his luck at the blackjack table is a sign of things to come, Manny Pacquiao could be in for a nice weekend in Las Vegas, the world?s gambling capital. Pacquiao hit the gambling tables even before his heavy breakfast had digested and, after a one-on-one with the blackjack dealer, t  Read Full Story >>>

How Much is Too Much?
By Steve Kim,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
Starting this Saturday night and ending with the week of June 25, some of the most intriguing and high profile match-ups in boxing will take place. Manny Pacquiao battles Erik Morales this weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas; on April 23rd, ESPN and Main Events bring an enticing quadruple-heade  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to exorcise Marquez draw verdict
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao flashed a wide grin the moment he set foot at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Monday. The reaction was not surprising for Pacquiao was accorded a warm welcome by the Vegas folks, and even by journalists who are held in awe by the punching machine from the Philippines.   Read Full Story >>>

Morales Will Win, But Not by Too Much
By Jason Peck,, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
A common notion in the boxing world is to regard a fighter with a recent loss as something less than he used to be four months after the loss in question. Thus, Marco Antonio Barrera was viewed as les of fighter than Erik Morales before their third confrontation, due in part to his loss to Manny Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao taking a bit of gamble vs Morales?
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Unless he puts all his heart and mind into it, Manny Pacquiao might find himself in serious trouble against Mexico?s Eric Morales. In his first full day at the MGM Grand, the fabulous sight of their scheduled 12-round battle on Saturday (Sunday in Manila), Pacquiao did something he s  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao in Vegas, belittles Morales
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
FILIPINO ring warrior Manny Pacquiao arrived in Las Vegas Monday night and declared he is ready to face Mexican pug Erik Morales in their 12-round super featherweight clash scheduled on March 19 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Pacquiao, the southpaw from General Santos City, hit Vegas from Los An  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao to receive IBA belt
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Thu, 17 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao has been recognized as champion by the International Boxing Association and will receive the championship belt from IBA president Dean Chance when the Filipino battles Erik Morales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday (Sunday in Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales: Avoiding the Heartache
By Tom Luffman,, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, will be the place to be this Saturday as Erik Morales (47-2, 34 KO?s) and Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2, 31 KO?s) will clash in a highly anticipated boxing event. The two are considered a pair of the finest pound-for-pound boxers on the Earth. The only belt on the line w  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao vs Morales guaranteed to produce fireworks
By Ben Cohen,, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
To virtually everyone involved in the sport of boxing, missing Saturday's fight between Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao and Mexican warrior Erik Morales, would be tantamount to a major crime. Rarely in the sport do such high levels of skill combine with the huge potential for explosive action.  Read Full Story >>>

PACLAND the Brainchild of Dong Secuya is the Place to be for any True Manny Pacquiao Fan
By Jerry Nisperos,, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
When you're going crazy over the most exciting fighter in the world today, then you might as well join the forum members of his website. Manny "The Pacman" Pacquiao had unknowingly created a cult-like following that is already global in magnitude thus making the , the most visit  Read Full Story >>>

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