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As Pacquiao?s fight nears, trainer sees no chink in armor
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? Multi-awarded cornerman Freddie Roach showed no sign of anxiety Thursday concerning Manny Pacquiao?s fast-approaching March 19 fight with Erik Morales in Las Vegas.
Apparently, with good reason. Roach cannot think of one.
"I have full confidence in what Manny can do an Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao lives up to ?No Fear? name
The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Facing his most dangerous foe yet, Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao believes that his fearless outlook and intense preparation are vital ingredients for victory in his March 19 super featherweight showdown with the Mexico?s pride Erik ?El Terible? Morales in Las Vegas.
Having sparred more than Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao must KO foe to avoid rigged decision
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? Don?t let the fight go the distance.
This warning, short, straight and simple as it is, came no less from Rod Nazario, who said Manny Pacquiao will be in great danger of losing to Erik Morales if their scheduled 12-rounder on March 19 in Las Vegas goes to the scorecards.
"Tagil Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao can't win on points?
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES -- If Erik Morales finishes the war against Manny Pacquiao on his feet, there would be a very slim chance for Filipinos to celebrate.
Take this from Rod Nazario, Pacquiao's business manager, who last year swore he would never let his feared fighter see action in Las Vegas again.
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Pacquiao needs a kayo
ABS-CBN News, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao packs the power that could knock down Erik Morales and, at the same time, the maneuverability to elude the Mexican?s vicious right.
?We?d like to work the body early, and surely, the head will fall,? said multi-awarded cornerman Freddie Roach, who is not awed by Morales?s supposed Read Full Story >>>
Will Either Morales or Pacquiao Take a Step Back?
By Brian Wilbur, RingsideReport.com, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Styles make fights. Fighting styles are what determine if a contest is going to be an all out slugfest reminiscent of Gatti/Ward or an all out snoozefest like Ruiz/Holyfield. Some of the recent super fights have been lacking in drama. Hopkins vs. De La Hoya appeared more like a ballet recital than a Read Full Story >>>
Ready to rumble
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard Today, Sat, 12 Mar 2005
Rod Nazario, Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao’s business manager, yesterday joined trainer Freddie Roach in telling Filipino boxing fans who idolize the Filipino ring gladiator, not to worry over reports that he appeared sluggish and slow in a sparring session for Mexican me Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales Duel Set to Break Records
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES?The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales duel on March 19 at the MGM Grand is expected to rank as one of the biggest non-heavyweight fights in boxing history despite it being a non-title bout.
With two of the most gallant little men in boxing battling it out for sheer bragging rights and mach Read Full Story >>>
MORALES ENTRENA EN EL ?NUEVO JORDAN?
Box-Latino.com, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
El triple campe?n mundial Erik Morales realizar? este viernes a las 11:00 horas un entrenamiento p?blico en el Gimnasio ?Nuevo Jord?n? de la capital mexicana, previo a su importante encuentro con el filipino Manny Pacquiao.
Morales tiene p Read Full Story >>>
NINE DAYS TO MEXICAN-PHILIPPINE WAR
By Pedro Fernandez, RingTalk.com, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
?PAC-MAN? & ERIK HYPE BEGAN AT PRESS CONFERENCE!
With tickets going at a rapid clip, and boxing fans abuzz over next weeks Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight, the ?Boxing Media,? which for the most part is Internet driven now in 2005, everybody is scrounging about for the latest word from either m Read Full Story >>>
?El Terrible? At The Crossroads
By Matthew Hurley, EastSideBoxing.com, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
In 2004?s fight of the year Erik Morales came within two points of beating his arch rival Marco Antonio Barerra in the third bout of their magnificent trilogy. Two points and suddenly Morales is facing questions and doubters as he jumps back into the fire against the fearsome puncher Manny Pacquiao. Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao-Morales fight has all the makings of a blockbuster
By Jeff Haney, Las Vegas Sun, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
The March 19 showdown between Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena has the makings of a blockbuster.
The fight has already been declared a box office success, with more than 11,500 tickets sold and a sellout of 14,500 seats expected.
"There's no closed-circu Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's 'Manila Ice' weapon is a right hook
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- A day after deceiving the Mexican media, trainer Freddie Roach yesterday decided to uncover the secret weapon which Manny Pacquiao hopes to unleash in his showdown against Mexico's Erik Morales.
A right hook, "Manila Ice" is a right hook, Fredd Read Full Story >>>
Don't call him Mexican Assassin, please
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES, California, United States of America -- Mexican Assassin? No, I don't like you to call me bad names, you know. Right, I beat Barrera, but I was just lucky that time. Marquez, yes, I believe I won it. But that's finished already. I just start again. I'm happy. Filipino people always supp Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao has a surprise for Morales
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
HOLLYWOOD, California ? The battery of trainers assigned to turn Manny Pacquiao into a wrecking ball come March 19 in Las Vegas said Wednesday that Erik Morales will be in for a big surprise.
Buboy Fernandez, who has been with Pacquiao since the beginning of his training, believes Morales will pa Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao camp ready for any surprise
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES ? With 10 days left before the big fight, Manny Pacquiao?s conditioning coach, an Australian, said the Filipino fighter is ready for whatever surprise Erik Morales has in store for him.
Justine Fortune is confident that Pacquiao is just as ready and, in fact, has probably trained har Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao remains favorite
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 11 Mar 2005
As of yesterday, Las Vegas oddsmakers tabbed Pacquiao a 6-to-5 pick over Morales, while in Toprank.com poll, 60 percent favored the General Santos City-native bomber to defeat the Mexican when the two fighters clash in a must-see March 19 Pay-Per-View at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Neva Read Full Story >>>
Boxing Preview: Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Matthew Aguilar, The Sweet Science, Thu, 10 Mar 2005
Erik Morales has a stern test come March 19 - perhaps the toughest of his career - as he tries to derail the Manny Pacquiao Express in a highly-anticipated junior lightweight showdown in Las Vegas.
The task is daunting for several reasons, the most obvious being that Pacquiao may be the hardest p Read Full Story >>>
Fans Chip in to Assure Pacquiao Victory Vs Morales
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 10 Mar 2005
LOS ANGELES?Every Manny Pacquiao fan and supporter has chipped in every little help they could give to ensure their hero?s success when he goes up against Mexican superstar Erik Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV.
The Pacquiao bandwagon has never been this strong as Pacquiao?s Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO STILL FAVORED, BUT ERIK'S SPARMATES WORRY EXPERTS
By Salven L. Lagumbay, mannypacquiao.ph, Thu, 10 Mar 2005
While Las Vegas oddsmakers continue to put Ring Magazine featherweight king Manny Pacquiao a slight favorite, not a few insiders have already taken notice of the disparity of the quality of sparring partners being employed by both camps.
A day after P Read Full Story >>>