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Las Vegas Rolls Out Red Carpet For Pacquiao
By Winchell Campos,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES-With war drums beating and horns blaring to signal the arrival of Manny Pacquiao in Las Vegas, the apt red carpet welcome has been readied for the Filipino at the MGM Grand. Pacquiao will be welcomed like royalty or top celebrity and guest that have visited this magnificent edifice g  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Cebu fighter Pedro "Mayorga" Malco is all primed up to snatch the IBF Pan Pacific featherweight crown off the head of Bobby Pacquiao conqueror Fahprakorb Rakkiatgym, as he leaves for Bangkok tonight in time for his March 18 showdown with the Thai champ in Pattaya, Thailand. The 24-year-old Malco  Read Full Story >>>

For Pacquiao, It's Three the Hard Way
By Steve Kim,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
In November of 2003, Manny Pacquiao would shock the boxing world with his thorough domination of Marco Antonio Barrera in San Antonio, Texas, stopping the highly regarded Mexican in 11 rounds. Six months later, in May of 2004, he would score a highly disputed draw against the widely respected - and   Read Full Story >>>

Dougie's MASSIVE Monday Mail Bag
By Doug Fischer,, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
Fights fans give their take on Saturday's superbout between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao. When the matchup was first made, PacMan was an early favorite among fans and media, but support for a Morales victory has been building as the fight nears and reports of El Terrible's training camp (includin  Read Full Story >>>

Advantage lost?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- The fistic war will be won on the power of punches, not with the quality of gloves, but Manny Pacquiao yesterday lost some perceived points when the Nevada State Athletic Commission suddenly ruled in favor of Erik Morales and ordered both combatan  Read Full Story >>>

And so it begins, the countdown, I mean
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
CHICAGO ? As we enter Fight Week, featuring Manny Pacquiao versus Erik Morales, this column will appear daily in these pages until Monday next week. If you?re my fan, that means Nirvana, if you?re a hater, sorry, this means eight days of hell. As you probably know by now, Sun.Star Cebu, through   Read Full Story >>>

Morales takes ?first round?
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? Score ?Round One? in favor of Erik Morales. The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) told the camp of Manny Pacquiao on Saturday to wear Japan-made Winning-brand gloves instead of original choice Mexican-manufactured Cleto Reyes for their March 19 clash at the MGM Grand  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao could lose that loving feeling
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Manny Pacquiao using the boxing gloves of his choice does not necessarily give him a cutting edge. It's not the brand and type of gloves which regularly freezes Pacquiao's opponents. It's the mule kick, the ferocity, the blazing brick in tho  Read Full Story >>>

Grateful Pacquiao
By Dennis Principe, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
?Ang hindi marunong lumingon sa pinanggalingan ay hindi makakarating sa paroroonan.? Conceivably, modern-day hero Manny Pacquiao learned so much from this age-old Filipino maxim by our national hero Jose P. Rizal. And while the 26-year-old Pacquiao also keeps himself busy giving away complime  Read Full Story >>>

Fight judges least of Roach?s worries
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? Freddie Roach is confident of a victory by Manny Pacquiao over Erik Morales on March 19 in Las Vegas that the selection of the three judges at ringside is probably the least of his worries. Shortly after Pacquiao?s workout at the Wild Card Boxing Club on Vine St., Roach t  Read Full Story >>>

Sunday's big event
By Edwin G. Espejo, Sun.Star General Santos, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
ALL roads will be empty on Saturday evening in Tijuana in Mexico and General Santos City in the Philippines (Sunday mid-morning to afternoon). It is the day of reckoning. Two of the world's top 10 pound for pound boxers will square off atop the ring at the MGM Grand Hotel in a mega-buck pay-  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao makes boxing history
By Beth Celis, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
There?s going to be a big, star-studded party at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday, March 19 (Sunday in Manila) when Filipinos from the Philippines and from all over the United States of America converge for the much-awaited fight between our very own Manny Pacquiao and Mexican  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman wants ?Espi?at ringside
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? At around 8 p.m. of Saturday, as Manny Pacquiao was preparing to go to bed, his mobile phone rang. On the other end was the cash-strapped Luisito Espinosa, who is coming off a devastating knockout loss in the city of Stockton. Espinosa had sought after Pacquiao?s contact n  Read Full Story >>>

Pacman picked to win by KO
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Mon, 14 Mar 2005
WHEN Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales fire blistering punches atop the ring on March 19 in Las Vegas, the Filipino ring warrior will come out the winner. That's according to Boxing Times, which predicted Pacquiao to win via an eight-round knockout in the blockbuster super featherweight bout.   Read Full Story >>>

By Ronnie Nathanielsz,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
Los Angeles -- Cutman Lenny De Jesus, one of the best in the business who will work the corner of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao in his March 19 showdown with Erik ?El Terrible? Morales yesterday rated the chances of a Pacquiao victory at 50-50. De Jesus told Manila Standard  Read Full Story >>>

By Todd Thorpe,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
With all due respect to Zab Judah?s dramatic knockout of welterweight champ Cory Spinks in front of a packed house in St. Louis, and Antonio Margarito nearly knocking the ear off of an opponent in Atlantic City, the 2005 boxing season officially begins on Saturday night. It?s Las Vegas. It?s an   Read Full Story >>>

By Winchell Campos,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES?Respected trainer Freddie Roach twitted Manny Pacquiao?s promoter Murad Muhammad for signing an agreement with Erik Morales?s promoter Bob Arum to let both fighters use a glove of choice of the Mexican without even consulting his boxer. ?Murad sold us out by signing that agreement,?   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
Women fighters will soon enjoy equal opportunity status in the Philippines, and will most likely be allowed to don their professional boxing gloves if Games and Amusements Board chairman Eric Buhain's plans materialize under his watch. Buhain, in an interview, has revealed that plans are now und  Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
Crowd-drawing Randy "Komong Bato" Suico, the reigning Oriental and Pacific Boxing Federation super-featherweight champ, will defend his crown for the fourth time when he faces hard-hitting Thai Muangfahlek Kiatwichean on April 27 at the Lapu-Lapu Sports Complex. The WBC no. 3 Suico, ranked only   Read Full Story >>>

By Salven L. Lagumbay,, Sun, 13 Mar 2005
Unknown to many, when Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring to face Mexican great Erik "El Terrible" Morales on March 19 (March 20 in RP) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, he will not just be battling out against probably the only remaining pure warrior in the world today. An important side-show will be t  Read Full Story >>>

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