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Scott Harrison: The disputed champion of the world
By Martin Hannan,, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
IT’S the season of Burns Suppers, and the words of the Bard are before us once again. "To see ourselves as ithers see us," is a Rabbie maxim that particularly springs to mind, and it can even be applied to Scottish boxing. So how do people outside Scotland judge the man who is unarguably o  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao packs bigger punch, says Roach
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
Although the fight is set at 130 lbs, Freddie Roach said he doesn?t see Manny Pacquiao climbing the ring against Mexico?s Eric Morales on March 19 anywhere near the limit. "We?ll just see where we?ll end up, but I predict we?ll probably come in about 127 or so," said the accomplished American tr  Read Full Story >>>

Morales: From the frying pan to the fire
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
ASK A few Filipino diehard fans of Manny Pacquiao and they would all tell you that Erik Morales made a mistake in deciding to sign up for an HBO Pay-Per-View March 19 encounter with the lethal-hitting Filipino lefty. But Morales? influential promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank and the Mexican cavalier  Read Full Story >>>

?Only Pacquiao is worthy for me?
By Olmin Leyba, The Daily Tribune, Sun, 23 Jan 2005
Erik ?El Terible? Morales of Mexico has so much respect for Manny ?Pac Man? Pacquiao that he chose the Filipino bomber for an opponent over his fierce rival Marco Antonio Barrera and other challengers ?of lesser stature.? Morales, who lost his World Boxing Council superfeatherweight title to Barr  Read Full Story >>>

Morales-Pacquiao Update
By Teddy Molina,, Sat, 22 Jan 2005

In two months, Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales will square-off in one of the most anticipated fights this year. But with each passing day it is clear, Manny The "Destroyer" Pacquiao becomes that much more dangerous!   
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Pacquiao has secret technique vs Erik
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Sat, 22 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao revealed that he?s working on a ?planned technique? against Erik ?El Terrible? Morales when they meet in a blockbuster fight card at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada but it will remain a secret until they get it on, in the ring, on March 19  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao gets recognition from BBC
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sat, 22 Jan 2005
EVEN THE British have recognized the meteoric rise of Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao. The BBC (British Broadcasting Company) has just launched a new feature in its website ranking the best boxers in the world regardless of weight based on their recent fights, fighting style, resilience and p  Read Full Story >>>

BBC Sport pound-for-pound world rankings
By BBC Staff, BBC Sport, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
Staff at the BBC Sport website have banged their heads together and compiled a list of the world's top-10 boxers, pound-for-pound. Taking weight out of the equation, this subjective list factors in fighters' recent results, as well as their style, resilience and punching power. The list will  Read Full Story >>>

Barrera Waiting for Next Opponent
By Ricardo Lois,, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
For years now it has been customary to see victorious athletes appear on nationally televised commercials gleefully proclaiming, "I am going to Disneyland!" While you never saw Marco Antonio Barrera on national television spouting, "?Me voy para Disneylandia!," after his victory over Erik Morales  Read Full Story >>>

May the best man wins
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao describes his forthcoming clash with Mexican superstar Erik ?El Terible? Morales as the most defining moment of his career, even as the Filipino ring icon wishes his Latino rival the best of luck. ?Good luck Erik. See you on Marc  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's mission against Morales for country, family
By Dominic Menor, ABS-CBN News, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
The Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales duel will not just be about two excellent athletes, it will be about arguably the two biggest attractions in boxing. That is why the March 19 fight, although no belts at are at stake, promises to bring the action to the fans, and the revenue to whoever is behind m  Read Full Story >>>

Men among Boys: Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales set to Rumble
By Isaac Barrio, Hard Core Boxing, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
No monetary contract disputes. No promoters flapping their yaps. Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales promise pure boxing fury. In a day and age in which fighters hide behind the protective skirts of their promoters, Pacquiao and Morales separate themselves in a quest for boxing immortality. Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

My power comes from God ? Pacquiao
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
?My power comes from God,? this was the claim of Ring Magazine featherweight champion Manny Pacquiao during a whirlwind trip to Mexico City to promote his March 19 showdown with Erik ?El Terrible? Morales. ?He gave this (power) to me, so I?m taking care of it,? wrote boxing writer James Blears, q  Read Full Story >>>

Marquez wants to leave Arum
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, Manila Standard, Fri, 21 Jan 2005
International promoter Murad Muhammad yesterday disclosed that world champion Juan Manuel Marquez wanted him to take over the career of the Mexican pug who was angry at Bob Arum of Top Rank for setting aside the Feb. 26 fight against Filipino hero Manny Pacquiao. Marquez was left out and Pacquiao  Read Full Story >>>

By Winchell Campos,, Thu, 20 Jan 2005
LOS ANGELES-Manny Pacquiao blitzed through Mexico City like her own champion, winning respect and adulation from the same country that bore ring kings Erik Morales, Marco Antonio Barrera and Juan Manuel Marquez as her own sons. Pacquiao, who once said that he will burn a trail through Mexico if   Read Full Story >>>

Cuarta ?la vencida?
CMB prepara otra pelea entre Morales y Barrera

La Opinion, Thu, 20 Jan 2005
MEXICO, D.F. (EFE).? El Consejo Mundial de Boxeo (CMB) puso en marcha ayer un cuarto combate entre los mexicanos Erik Morales y Marco Antonio Barrera, protagonistas de una de las rivalidades que m?s ganancias ha dejado en los ?ltimos cinco a?os. El presidente del CMB, el mexicano Jos? Sulaim?n,   Read Full Story >>>

Manny Wishes Erik Good Luck!
By James Blears,, Thu, 20 Jan 2005
Manny Pacquiao showed as much class outside the ring as in it, during his visit to Mexico to promote his upcoming March 19th fight against Erik Morales. Manny?s message to his esteemed rival is: "Good luck Erik. See you on March 19th." Manny who stopped Marco Antonio Barrera, and drew with Juan M  Read Full Story >>>

Juan Manuel Marquez Blew It
By James Blears,, Thu, 20 Jan 2005
WBA and IBF Featherweight champion Juan Manuel Marquez was first choice to fight Filipino sensation for a second helping of the thrilla, but Marquez blew it, over money demands. That was the clear message of Top Rank President Todd DuBoef, who was in Mexico City for the presser between Manny an  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao visits the lion?s den
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Thu, 20 Jan 2005

MANNY PACQUIAO is now in Mexico City to promote his March 19 face-off with Erik Morales at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. "He left this morning (Tuesday night in Los Angeles)," said Pacquiao?s business manager, Rod Nazario,  
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Morales, Pacquiao Collide March 19th, Thu, 20 Jan 2005
Boxing's best Erik 'El Terrible' Morales and Manny Pacquiao will collide in a scorching showdown at MGM Grand Saturday, March 19. Top Rank and M & M Sports, in association with MGM Grand, will present Morales vs. Pacquiao in a 12-round super featherweight championship which will be produced and dist  Read Full Story >>>

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