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The bottom line ? Manny by KO
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring to face Erik Morales in Las Vegas this morning (Manila time), the entire Filipino nation will be at a standstill. You won?t see too many people in the streets. You won?t see too many people in the malls. Millions will be glued to their TV sets watching  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao shoots for immortality in big fight today
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales are fighters who rarely take backward steps. Pacquiao, from the Philippines, doesn?t know the meaning of the word surrender, while Morales, from Mexico, doesn?t know it either. So when they answer the bell Saturday night (early Sunday afternoon in Ma  Read Full Story >>>

Morales' only chance
By Al S. Mendoza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
THIS is what I've been thinking all day long yesterday. For Erik "El Terible" Morales to score a sure victory over Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao today, he should have enlisted the services of Angelo Dundee. Remember him, the guy with aviator glasses and with a parrot beak for a nose? Angelo Dund  Read Full Story >>>

SaddoBoxing Writers Predict: Morales-Pacquiao
By Jim Cawkwell,, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
This week, we attempt to do what few people throughout the boxing industry find an easy task by any means: to predict a winner between Mexican legend Erik Morales and Filipino sensation Manny Pacquiao. Determining an eventual winner may be difficult, but understanding the probable nature . of the   Read Full Story >>>

Bold as love: PacMan in 8
By Homer D. Sayson, Sun.Star Cebu, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS- I finally saw Erik Morales yesterday. Good-looking dude with charcoal black hair and thick eyebrows. If he had problems making the weight limit as many reports say, no such evidence surfaced to prove that notion in yesterday's official weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Morales,   Read Full Story >>>

Let the game begin
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
After months of hard toil, scathing verbal tussle, guessing game and sleepless nights, judgement day finally beckons as Filipino ring superstar Manny ?The Destroyer? Pacquiao (39-2-2, 30 KOs) goes up against Mexican hero Erik ?El Terible? Morales (47-2, 34 KOs) today in a scheduled 12-round war for   Read Full Story >>>

Tyson goes for Pacquiao
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- Instant immortality awaits Manny Pacquiao in this dazzling capital when he takes his gamble of gambles against Mexico's Erik Morales today with a bold, heroic vow to carry the whole nation in his arms. And Pacquiao, who has been called Little Tyson,   Read Full Story >>>

Tyson: No doubt Pacquiao will win
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Mike Tyson, the great, great heavyweight, thinks Manny Pacquiao will stop Erik Morales. In an accidental interview at the main lobby of the MGM Grand here, the fighter who once ruled the world said it will be very hard for Morales to beat Pacquiao simply because the Filipino "throws   Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao-Morales too close to call
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Emanuel Steward, the discoverer of Thomas Hearns, and Larry Merchant, arguably the most respected analyst in the sport of boxing, expressed the opinion that Saturday night?s Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales bout on HBO Pay-Per-View is simply too close to call. Steward, also the trainer of  Read Full Story >>>

Greatest fight of the year begins
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? Only one thing is certain when Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales climb the holy MGM Grand ring here Saturday: The fight is going to be very memorable one. With so much hype and interest generated by this 12-round battle between two tried and tested warriors, the whole world will be wat  Read Full Story >>>

Pacquiao v. Morales, Could be Fight of the Year Candidate
By Xavier ‘El Mago’ Cepeda,, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
This Saturday, March 19, fight fans are in for what is going to be the beginning of an exciting year in boxing. Erik ?el Terrible? Morales faces Manny ?Pac Man? Pacquiao in what many believe could be a fight of the year candidate. The two are known for participating in explosive fights, both having   Read Full Story >>>

East advises Manny to attack early
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
Former World Boxing Association superlightweight champion Morris East, now living in the US, said the other day Manny Pacquiao must knock out Erik Morales inside six rounds or else he will lose their 12-round pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas this morning (Manila time).   Read Full Story >>>

Pols swarm Vegas to cheer Pacquiao
ABS-CBN News, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
Filipino politicians descended on Las Vegas as early as Thursday to give moral support to the big Saturday fight (Sunday in Manila) of young boxing idol Manny "The Destroyer" Pacquiao against Mexican Erik Morales. Among those seen by DZMM in Las Vegas are lower house members Reps. Rodito Albano (  Read Full Story >>>

Las Vegas bettors favor Pacquiao
By Salven L. Lagumbay, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
FILIPINO boxing icon Manny Pacquiao officially becomes the first Asian to headline a pay-per-view card when he fights Erik Morales in Las Vegas today. The Filipino superstar has also been installed the money favorite over the Mexican living legend Morales, with Las Vegas oddsmakers even increasin  Read Full Story >>>

Cebu?s Gorres hopes to catch part of glitzy Vegas spotlight
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
While millions of boxing buffs from all corners of the globe are going nuts over the Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales showdown, Cebuano stylish slugger Z ?The Dream? Gorres silently hopes and pray to grab part of the limelight when he makes his US debut against Fil-Am Glenn Donayre in what would be a siz  Read Full Story >>>

Good luck, Manny!
By Charles Raymond A. Maxey, Sun.Star Davao, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
MANNY Pacquiao, the devoted Catholic who is as close to his rosary as he is to his guitar, fights anew today in a bid to further cement his place as one of the world's greatest fighters. Not only that, Pacquiao will be entering the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas against Erik Mor  Read Full Story >>>

Solon defends Las Vegas trip to watch Pacquaio fight
By Philip C. Tubeza, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
THERE'S nothing wrong with going to Las Vegas and cheering for a modern-day Filipino hero. Defending his congressional colleagues' trip to the so-called Entertainment Capital of the World, Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario said yesterday they were making the trip to "lend moral supp  Read Full Story >>>

Bigwigs arrive for big fight
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, Sun, 20 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS ? First Gentleman Mike Arroyo and a handful of congressmen paid Manny Pacquiao a visit hours before the acclaimed Filipino prizefighter conquered the scales and expressed his readiness for Saturday night?s big battle with Erik Morales of Mexico at the MGM Grand. Arroyo joins a bevy o  Read Full Story >>>

Morales, Pacquiao share thirst to resume winning ways
By Kevin Iole, Las Vegas Review Journal, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao seem to be playing a game of "Can you top this?" After Pacquiao's sensational performance against Juan Manuel Marquez last May, Morales went out in November and battled Marco Antonio Barrera in what some hail as one of the greatest fights of all time. But when  Read Full Story >>>

Hit Man targets Mexicans
By David A. Avila, The Press Enterprise, Sat, 19 Mar 2005
Manny Pacquiao beats up Mexican fighters. Some might say it's what he does best. First he stopped Emmanuel Lucero, then he beat Marco Antonio Barrera, and last May he knocked down Juan Manuel Marquez three times in the first round, though it ended in a draw. Mexican fighters dominate profess  Read Full Story >>>

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