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...because the glove fits for Pacman
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – They’re both of the same size and shape, but it was the Mexican-made Cleto Reyes that prevailed Saturday night over the Japanese brand Winning at the Thomas and Mack Center. Clad in his favorite brand of gloves, Cleto Reyes, Manny Pacquiao destroyed Erik Morales in im  Read Full Story >>>

By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – Will somebody please book Manny Pacquiao a berth in the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF)? While getting enshrined in the prestigious body would only come after his retirement, Pacquiao showed on Saturday night why he deserves to be mentioned on the same breath with   Read Full Story >>>

Pinoy streak in US bouts getting to be the trend
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS–There’s a hot streak going for Filipino boxers fighting here in the US. Just four months after scoring three knockout wins on a single night, two Filipino boxers once again went unbeaten on the same ring Saturday. Manny Pacquiao, as expected, stood at the vanguard with his   Read Full Story >>>

Bring on Barrera!
By Nick Giongco, Tempo, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS—While a clause in the contract that Manny Pacquiao and his handlers signed stipulated a third fight in the event the Filipino puncher wins the second bout, it is uncertain whether a rubber match would be staged considering the terrible beating that Erik “El Terrible” Mora  Read Full Story >>>

By Marlon Bernardino,, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
MANDALUYONG CITY, PHILIPPINES---WITH THE help of his mother far away from his native Labangal, General Santos City, national treasure Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao of the Philippines knocked down twice in the 10th stanza Mexican legend Erik “El Terrible” Morales in their 12th rou  Read Full Story >>>

What politicians said about Pacquiao's win
By Michael Lim Ubac, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
WARRING politicians set aside their bickering yesterday as they lavishly praised Manny Pacquiao, calling him a "warrior," a "hero," "Asia's greatest fighter" and the "pride" of the Malay race. "With this fabulous victory, Pacquiao has raised the morale of the Filipino people and made the nation p  Read Full Story >>>

Mexican rushed to hospital
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS -- Manny Pacquiao, taunting his handlers for appearing very nervous, took a giant step out of his dressing room at the Thomas & Mack Center here to win his biggest fight and claim instant immortality via a crushing 10th round knockout of Mexican boxing great Erik Morales yesterday. The   Read Full Story >>>

People's champ TKOs Mexican legend
By Christine Avendaño, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 23 Jan 2006

SOON AFTER scoring an electrifying victory in Las Vegas, ring sensation Manny Pacquiao expressed one wish for his country: "Sana magkaintindihan na po tayong lahat (I hope we'll all finally end our differences)."   
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Pacquiao batters Morales to win by TKO
By Ozzie Gonzalez,, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
The pride and joy of the Philippines, Manny Pacquiao battered Erik Morales for 10 rounds in a super featherweight fight last night in front of a near-sellout crowd at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Referee Kenny Bayless halted the fight at 2:33 in the round when Morales hit the   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's trunks worth an estimated P5 million
By Nini Valera, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
MANNY PACQUIAO wore trunks worth at least P5 million for his non-title bout with Mexican Erik Morales yesterday. Pacquiao, who endorses products ranging from socks and laundry detergent to pharmaceuticals, was peddling advertising space on his shorts for as much as P1.5 million a patch two months  Read Full Story >>>

The aftermath and the after-fight perks
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – After making a brief appearance at the Lure restaurant inside the Wynn Resort where a party was held in his honor, Manny Pacquiao, cordoned by a bevy of handlers, slowly weaved his way out of the bedlam. It was 1:35 a.m., but when he curved around towards the exit, heavy human   Read Full Story >>>

Boxing Grapevine: Celebs at the victory party
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS – I was really lucky yesterday. In yet the biggest boxing coverage of my sportswritng career, I got floor seats for Pacquiao-Morales II at the Thomas and Mack Center. I was at seat five row 13, very dangerously close to the action. I also got extremely lucky finding people to int  Read Full Story >>>

Wife Jinkee knows better than all those pundits
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LAS VEGAS–Next time you’d ask for a prediction for a Manny Pacquiao fight, don’t go to his trainer Freddie Roach, his manager Gary Shaw or even the boxer’s closest friends. Go to his wife, Jinkee, and chances are you’ll get a good one–a very good one, in fact.  Read Full Story >>>

Sorry, business closed today
By Joey Villar, The Philippine Star, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
Work, life and everything else stopped for millions of Filipinos who watched the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight. For a street somewhere in Rizal that usually go abuzz with almost everything on a weekend, life just came screeching to a halt. "Usually, you would hear the noise of tricycle e  Read Full Story >>>

Fight paralyzes traffic in Metro
By Nelson Beltran, The Philippine Star, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
Not that it was a weekend but the nation stood still yesterday noon as it cheered for Filipino ring idol Manny Pacquiao in his grudge match with Mexican rival Erik Morales in Las Vegas, Nevada. Torn down were the boundaries in age, religion and social classes as every Filipino rooted for Pacquia  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao’s LA fans whoop it up
By Lito A. Tacujan, The Philippine Star, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
LOS ANGELES — By the time the excited mob carried Manny Pacquiao on their shoulders in a frenzied celebration at the Thomas &Mack Center in Las Vegas, Filipinos all over the United States hailed probably the greatest triumph of his colorful career. A group of Filipino professionals, musici  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's boxing fight, win 'unite' quarreling politicians
Sun.Star Manila, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
IF THERE is a case where politicians belonging to administration and opposition have joined hands, it was during the fight of Filipino boxing hero Manny Pacquiao who reigned over Mexican boxer Erik Morales in a 12-round title bout in Las Vegas, United States on Sunday. Leaders of administration   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao's vindication
By Stephen Capillas, Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
THAT was quite a masterful show displayed by Manny Pacquiao in Sunday afternoon's (Saturday evening in the US) match against Erik Morales that was televised live on Philippine shores thanks to the miracle of satellite TV and cable. Prior to Sunday's telecast not a few Filipinos, including this w  Read Full Story >>>

A boxing fan’s view
By Jojo Robles, Manila Standard Today, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
People are still falling all over themselves recounting Manny Pacquiao’s demolition of Erik Morales in Las Vegas — especially to other people who also watched the boxing bout. Even people who can’t tell a right hook from a fishhook have gotten into the act, like those politicians w  Read Full Story >>>

The earth shook with Pacman’s win
Manila Standard Today, Mon, 23 Jan 2006
MILLIONS of Filipinos from all walks of life erupted in a frenzy with Manny Pacquiao’s victory that, according to a boxing writer of the Web site Ring Talk, “it may have moved the earth a little bit,” with all jumping going on. * * * The only low point of “The Battle&  Read Full Story >>>

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