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Confident Pacquiao in Vegas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? As far as Manny Pacquiao is concerned, there are only five days to go before he cements his claim to boxing immortality. Arriving in this city before 8 p.m. on Monday after a three-and-a-half hour journey from his training headquarters in Los Angeles, Pacquiao expressed confidence he wou  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao hits Vegas still odds-on pick
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? The song remains the same: Manny Pacquiao is the odds-on favorite over Erik Morales in their multi-million-dollar bout set at the glittery MGM Grand here on Saturday (Sunday in Manila). Pacquiao arrived in this city where everybody bets Monday evening after a fast and furious four-ho  Read Full Story >>>

No more questions please
By Nimrod NL. Quiñones, The Freeman, Wed, 16 Mar 2005
My most hated question the past few days is: ?Are you for Pacquiao or Morales?? Sometimes I?d like to just shout back and say, ?What?? but tact of Course tells me that it?s not the right thing to do. Probably the people want to get what they believe would be ?expert opinion? from a sportswriter,  Read Full Story >>>

Morales ? Pacquiao: No Room at the Top
By Phil Woolever,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
When Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales face off next weekend, it?s probably the biggest marquee fight so far this year. That?s saying a lot considering how many talented performers have already appeared in what?s shaping up as another great season for boxing fans. The fight game may not be perfect. Yo  Read Full Story >>>

By Ian Palmer,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
?Oh yeah, I?ve seen that guy fight before. He?s pretty good isn?t he?? These are usually the words that come out of the mouths of most casual boxing fans when they set their eyes upon former WBC and IBF super featherweight champ Erik ?El Terrible? Morales. He?s probably the best-known unknown on  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao Vows to Leave Las Vegas a Winner
By Winchell Campos,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, NV?The stinging memory of last May?s controversial draw with Juan Manuel Marquez still haunts Manny Pacquiao just as when he arrived Monday to a red carpet welcome at the MGM Grand here. He promised to change all of that this time around. When he faces Mexican superstar Erik Morales o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao in Las Vegas!
By Christopher Bronte,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
On Monday evening about 9PM, Filipino superstar Manny Paquiao made a low key entrance into Las Vegas?s MGM Grand, where he will be facing Mexican legend Eric ?El Terrible? Morales this coming Saturday. There were some press on hand to greet the star, as well as many of his fellow countrymen, with wh  Read Full Story >>>

Sharkie's Machine: Thoughts About Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales
By Frank Gonzalez Jr.,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
After watching, "The Contender" on Sunday, I'm ready for some REAL boxing. "The Contender" has some potential but it makes the same mistake Oscar De La Hoya's boxing program (that aired last year) made; they only show 15 second snippets of each round. The program focuses more on non-boxing competiti  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
World Boxing Council president Jose Sulaiman Chagnon has expressed his unequivocal support to his countryman Erik "El Terrible" Morales when the latter steps into the ring on March 19 opposite the fire-breathing Filipino Manny Pacquiao. Boxing observers, however, are quick to point out that the   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
After Olympian Jose Navarro chickened out, Cebuano boxing sensation Z "The Dream" Gorres has finally found an opponent bold enough to tangle with him as Colombian Reynaldo "El Doberman" Hurtado has been tapped to face him underneath the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales clash this Sunday. Gorres, who   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
When Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation welterweight champ Rev Santillan departs Manila today, there wont be much drum-beating but nonetheless he will be inspired by Filipino icon Manny Pacquiao in his March 19 defense of the title against Japanese Kazuhiko Hidaka at the Korakuen Hall in Tokyo.   Read Full Story >>>

Barrera Backs Rival Morales To Win
By Rick Reeno,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005

Is the enemy of my enemy, my friend or my enemy? Marco Antonio Barrera must have had those words rolling in his brain for the last couple of months. Even though Morales is his sworn enemy, Barrera is backing him in what is being called   
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By George Elsasser,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
The best advice I have concerning this coming Saturday HBO PPV super-featherweight special between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao, is don?t go to the ice box or the lav until the action ceases. Especially at the going rate of $45- to watch it at home ? for sure, this one could end early or late.  Read Full Story >>>

The Toughest Fight of Erik Morales? Career
By Joey Knish, The Sweet Science, Tue, 15 Mar 2005

Erik Morales has fought many of the best fighters in the lighter weights of boxing, but this coming Saturday he may be facing the biggest fight of his professional career. Epic battles with nemesis Marco Antoni  
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Erik Morales: Heart or Head?
By Don Caputo,, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
It is a mouthwatering clash. Every so often, the boxing world is treated to the kind of match up that has ?classic? branded firmly into it from the get go. When Erik ?El Terrible? Morales and Manny ?Pacman? Pacquiao cross paths this Saturday night, we will have a potential classic on our hands. This  Read Full Story >>>

Money moving to Pacquiao!, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
The MGM in Las Vegas today moved odds on Manny Pacquaio, making him a -130 favorite over Erik Morales who is listed at +110. This is a significant move, as the fight had been practically even the last two weeks. Here are the actual numbers: Morales +110 | Pacquiao -130 Over/Under: Will go 12 ful  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao headed to Vegas, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao is currently in the lead limo of a caravan of cars heading from Los Angeles and will be at the MGM Grand on Monday evening. Pacquaio, with chief trainer Freddie Roach, will be in the MGM lobby at 7 pm local time. Pacquiao will be greeted by fight fans and press. "Manny will be on the   Read Full Story >>>

Does Morales have 'Winning' edge?, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
When Manny Pacquiao fights Erik Morales on Saturday, he will be wearing the Japanese-made Winning gloves preferred by Morales, instead of the Mexican Cleto Reyes gloves he usually wears. The contract for the bout states that both boxers must wear Winning gloves, but that doesn't sit well with Pacqui  Read Full Story >>>

Who cares about the gloves?
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao will let his fists do the talking, not his gloves, when he takes on Erik Morales at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this Sunday morning (Manila time). Talk about promoter Bob Arum pulling a fast one on Pacquiao to require Japanese-made Winning gloves that Morales prefers h  Read Full Story >>>

Word war erupts over gloves
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
INTERNATIONAL promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday vehemently denied that he had "sold out" when he signed a contract that allowed the use of Winning gloves, Erik Morales' preferred brand, for the March 19 showdown with Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas. Murad was reacting to charges that he had signed fo  Read Full Story >>>

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