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Pacquiao?s power is all that matters
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? International promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday blasted those responsible for the story that he had ?sold out? on the issue of which gloves Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will wear for their explosive showdown at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on March 19. Muhammad reveale  Read Full Story >>>

Royal welcome awaits Pacquiao
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Las Vegas is rolling out the red carpet for Manny Pacquiao and his entourage early Monday night, five days before his HBO Pay-PerView showdown with Mexican Erik Morales at the ultra-chic MGM Grand. Pacquiao will lead the parade of vehicles roaring off from the Wild Card Boxing Club in   Read Full Story >>>

Manny in best shape of his life
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Former Trainer of the Year Freddie Roach said yesterday he was wishing the explosive battle with Erik ?El Terrible? Morales were today ?because my guy (Manny Pacquiao) is ready to go right now.? Roach spoke to Manila Standard Today at the jam-packed Wild Card Gym Saturday after Pac  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao trainer sees Erik at his best
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? While almost everybody insists that Manny Pacquiao should be the favorite, his conditioning coach, Australian Justin Fortune, is singing a different tune. "You will see the best Morales that can ever be. Ever," said Fortune Sunday evening, as people inside Unit 361 of the Oakwood C  Read Full Story >>>

Morales will be in best shape, but will not win
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Manny Pacquiao?s Australian conditioning coach said on Sunday that Erik Morales is going to be in ?his best shape ever? when he squares off with the Filipino icon this weekend in Las Vegas. "This is going to be the best Erik Morales will be in," said Fortune, who once lost to heavy  Read Full Story >>>

Manny couldn?t wait to go to war
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? A red-carpet welcome awaits Manny Pacquiao Monday (Tuesday in Manila) when he sets foot at the glamorous MGM Grand in Las Vegas for his March 19 fight against Mexico?s Erik Morales. Pacquiao has been here in Los Angeles since Jan. 8 and couldn?t wait to step on that long, straight   Read Full Story >>>

Pacman has Mindanao allies on fight night
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
ASIDE from "Manila Ice", Manny Pacquiao has one big weapon with him the moment he goes to battle against Erik Morales: Mindanao allies. In a show of support to a Mindanao son going up in the biggest fight of his life, General Santos City Mayor Pedro Acharon Jr. and other Mindanao officials and s  Read Full Story >>>

I'm ready to go to war: Morales
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
WHILE Manny Pacquiao trained before a large crowd and under the preying eyes of journalists in Los Angeles, Erik Morales practiced in seclusion in the Otomi mountains of Mexico City, away from the public and media scrutiny. But when Morales concluded his Spartan-like training and held his own Me  Read Full Story >>>

Love for martial arts
By Jannelle So, The Philippine Star, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? The excitement and anticipation being generated by the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight on March 19, 2005 is now reaching crescendo as fans cross out each day of the calendar nearing the much-awaited bout that will happen at the MGM grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Filipinos love conta  Read Full Story >>>

Boxing as drama
By Joyce C. Abano, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tue, 15 Mar 2005
VEERING away from the classic reality TV oxymoron of forced natural drama was what the ABS-CBN creative team sought to do when they came up with their new series, "Kamao." "Kamao" is a 30-minute reality boxing show shot in Subic, with 11 contenders fighting to win P500,000 and a chance to become   Read Full Story >>>

By Matthew Sanderson,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
When Filipino bruiser Manny Pacquiao (39-2-2) faces Erik Morales (47-2-0) this Saturday in Las Vegas, a great deal will be at stake. Not only is he fighting his impressive eighth world champion (4-2-1), Manny is looking to go 2-0 against ferocious, Hall of Fame Mexicans (namely Barrera and Morales),  Read Full Story >>>

GANCHO AL H?GADO: Bajo un mar de dudas
By Ramiro González, La Opinion, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
La excelente trayectoria del peleador mexicano Erik Morales fue edificada en base a sus actuaciones, a su humildad y el enorme carisma que ha sido su sello de la casa. Nadie le ha regalado nada, y s?lo su entrega lo ha puesto en la c?spide del boxeo mundial, pues no ha habido ninguna pelea donde  Read Full Story >>>

Superstar Pacquiao Might be First to Stop Granite-Chinned Morales
By Garth Weaver,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Just around the corner on March 19th, 2005 is going to be a night that will not be forgotten in the annals of boxing. That is the date that Mexican Superstar, Erik ?El Terrible? Morales (47-2, 34KO) squares off against the Filipino sensation Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao (38-2-2, 30 KO?s). There   Read Full Story >>>

The Filipino Foil
By Dave Mckee,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao's fated meeting with Mexican legend Erik Morales is shaping up to be a signal moment in boxing history. On March 19th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a Mexican legend and the man who appears to be the litmus test for this generation's best Mexican Featherweights will meet. Call him the   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao fights for entire nation
By Norm Frauenheim, The Arizona Republic, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
He is a farmer's son who ran away from the fields when he was 12. He hustled for meal money in pool halls and on outdoor basketball courts. He has always been on the move with a restless impatience in a nation that has had to wait for its heroes to return. But the Philippines hasn't had to wait f  Read Full Story >>>

Title bout could be PPV bonanza
By Robert Morales, L.A. Daily News, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Murad Muhammad, in some ways, reminds one of Don King. He's a boxing promoter who can go on and on at a news conference, and he's boastful. "What I tried to explain to my kid, he is not a pay-per-view fighter, nor should he be making close to $2 million for a single fight," Muhammad said last week.  Read Full Story >>>

It?s All in Erik?s Mind
By James Blears,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Erik Morales is much more elusive out of the ring than in it. On the business side of the ropes if you want a war, and if you want to stand toe to toe and trade, more often than not, Erik will happily and willingly oblige. This proved to be a most costly strategy error for Erik in his third c  Read Full Story >>>

?Fighting Words? ? Pacquiao vs. Morales Preview
By David P. Greisman,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
In this week?s episode of Fighting Words, I throw in my two copper Lincolns worth on the upcoming megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales, whine and moan about the cost of being a boxing fan, answer my first reader email and kvetch along in The Ten Count. This article had originally been   Read Full Story >>>

GET 2 KNOW: Manny Pacquiao
By Scoop Malinowski, Boxing Insider, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Status: Former WBC Flyweight and IBF/WBO Super Bantamweight champion. Takes on Erik Morales for the vacant IBA Super Featherweight title on March 19th in Las Vegas on HBO pay-per-view. Ht: 5-6 Wt: 130 Born On: December 17, 1978 In: Cabangal, Philippines Chilhood Heroes: None. Hobbies  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Although the major boxing bodies have not sanctioned this Sunday's mammoth confrontation between Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao and Mexican hero Erik "El Terrible" Morales, fringe organization International Boxing Association (IBA) has boldly stepped up and announced that it has sanctioned the 12  Read Full Story >>>

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