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Manny Pacquiao Wants Eric Morales
By Rick Folstad, The Sweet Science, 16 Mar 2005
He’s got a tongue-twister last name, a statue’s chin and busier hands than a 17-year-old on prom night. He‘s not a big guy, but you wouldn’t want to try stealing his girl in a crowded bar. He‘s knocked out mo Read Full Story >>>
Morales to be eaten Up by Pacquiao!
By Bradford Scott, EastSideBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
March 19th is a day that’s creeping up on us very quickly, and a day that probably will have each and every one of you as nervous as I am about on of the biggest match ups in years. March 19th is judgment day. I’m starting to get that itch and I’m ready to order the pay-per-view.
This is the day Read Full Story >>>
Morales Gets The Edge In Sparring Partners
By Spencer Cobb Adams, BoxingTimes.com, 16 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, Nevada--
What does it take to prepare for a title fight? Well, a number of ring experts and boxing insiders believe that former Mexican WBC featherweight and super feather title holder Erik "El Terrible" Morales has all ready gained a decided advantage.
All the hard work has all r Read Full Story >>>
PACQUIAO-MORALES PREVIEW III
By Jason Aniel, RingTalk.com, 16 Mar 2005
LOOKING HARD AT THE WORD “PRECEDENCE”
Whether you believe Manny Pacquiao will blow out Erik Morales in less than six rounds, or you think Morales will break down Pacquiao late, it’s important if one can to back up your arguments with precedence, a past fight that each boxer may attempt to emul Read Full Story >>>
Pac Vows Win at Wild Card; Roach & Muhammad at war
By Joe Rein, FightWorld.us, 16 Mar 2005
Seeing Manny Pacquiao in the last few days of training at the Wild Card Gym for his Pay-Per-View junior lightweight match-up with Eric Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, it was as if a royalty was in attendance. The modest space throbbed with what looked like the better part of Man Read Full Story >>>
Roach to Morales:
EastSideBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, NV – It seems like only yesterday when the Roman ruler Julius Caesar failed to heed the warning of an unidentified soothsayer. “Beware the Ides of March,” Caesar was warned, on this very day in 44 B.C., on his way to the Senate (and his assassination.) “Beware the ‘Ice’ of March 19 – ‘MAN Read Full Story >>>
Cheering for Manny
By Jimbo Gulle, The Manila Times, 16 Mar 2005
It’s so hard to begin an article on Manny Pacquiao without quoting what’s already been said a million times in newspapers, on radio, TV and the Internet. His fight with Erik Morales is four days away as you read this, and for sure I will be one among the 80 million-plus Filipinos that w Read Full Story >>>
Morales vs Pacquiao Will Be In Top Five of '05
By Buster Paris, TalkingBoxing.com, 16 Mar 2005
My copy of Boxing Digest arrived on Valentines Day. I sat down on the couch and the cats came and sniffed as the always do paying special attention to the Valentines Day card my Nana sent. I’m checking out the table of contents, giving it a quick scan, turn the page and there it is on a 2 page sprea Read Full Story >>>
Round Fifteen: Manny Pacquiao vs Erik Morales Mailbag!
By Kimo Morrison, Hard Core Boxing, 16 Mar 2005
Czar: This fight will be the greatest fight of the century. either one will be knockout before the seventh round. the great guy that will land the canvass is the older guy coz superpower comes from younger ones not from the old ones.
Tell that to Bernard Hopkins czarina, it ha Read Full Story >>>
Barrera waiting in wings
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 16 Mar 2005
Probably the most interested spectator in this weekend’s Manny Pacquiao-Erik Morales fight is Marco Antonio Barrera because he’s likely to face the winner in what could be the biggest non-heavyweight boxing event of the decade.
Barrera was stopped by Pacquiao in November 2003 and has beaten Mora Read Full Story >>>
Preview: Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao
By Andrew Eisele, About.com, 16 Mar 2005
Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao square off on March 19 and it will shock no one if their battle produces an early candidate for fight of the year. All 14,500 seats at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas are expected top be sold at prices of up to $400. And HBO will likely generate great pay-per- Read Full Story >>>
KO clamor makes Pacquiao uneasy
By Recah Trinidad, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS, Nevada, United States of America -- It was not the first time he had heard of it, but Manny Pacquiao, who returned to this dazzling capital for a shot at immortality yesterday, stammered and shook his head when reminded of the overwhelming clamor for a knockout victory back home.
He ca Read Full Story >>>
Roach: It'll be Manny inside 10
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 Mar 2005
LAST May, Manny Pacquiao’s American trainer Freddie Roach had warned that Juan Manuel Marquez was a complicated fighter.
But Pacquiao had insisted it would be easy to stop the Mexican counter-puncher.
Roach has been proven right after Marquez escaped with a draw despite being downed three time Read Full Story >>>
Gorres to face Hurtado, not Murillo in Pacquiao undercard
By Emmanuel B. Villaruel, The Freeman, 16 Mar 2005
Cebuano super flyweight sensation Z “The Dream” Gorres of the famed ALA Boxing Stable will be clashing with a Colombian fighter in his US debut, but not Felix Flores Murillo as earlier named by American promoter Murad Muhammad.
This after Antonio “Bidoy” L. Aldeguer, who manages Gorres’ career in p Read Full Story >>>
Confident Pacquiao in Vegas
By Nick Giongco, The Manila Bulletin, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — As far as Manny Pacquiao is concerned, there are only five days to go before he cements his claim to boxing immortality. Arriving in this city before 8 p.m. on Monday after a three-and-a-half hour journey from his training headquarters in Los Angeles, Pacquiao expressed confidence he wou Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao hits Vegas still odds-on pick
By Abac Cordero, The Philippine Star, 16 Mar 2005
LAS VEGAS — The song remains the same: Manny Pacquiao is the odds-on favorite over Erik Morales in their multi-million-dollar bout set at the glittery MGM Grand here on Saturday (Sunday in Manila).
Pacquiao arrived in this city where everybody bets Monday evening after a fast and furious four-ho Read Full Story >>>
No more questions please
By Nimrod NL. Quiñones, The Freeman, 16 Mar 2005
My most hated question the past few days is: “Are you for Pacquiao or Morales?”
Sometimes I’d like to just shout back and say, “What?” but tact of Course tells me that it’s not the right thing to do.
Probably the people want to get what they believe would be ‘expert opinion’ from a sportswriter, Read Full Story >>>
Morales – Pacquiao: No Room at the Top
By Phil Woolever, BOXINGranks.com, 15 Mar 2005
When Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales face off next weekend, it’s probably the biggest marquee fight so far this year. That’s saying a lot considering how many talented performers have already appeared in what’s shaping up as another great season for boxing fans. The fight game may not be perfect. Yo Read Full Story >>>
MORALES: A RETROSPECTIVE
By Ian Palmer, TigerBoxing.com, 15 Mar 2005
“Oh yeah, I’ve seen that guy fight before. He’s pretty good isn’t he?”
These are usually the words that come out of the mouths of most casual boxing fans when they set their eyes upon former WBC and IBF super featherweight champ Erik “El Terrible” Morales. He’s probably the best-known unknown on Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao Vows to Leave Las Vegas a Winner
By Winchell Campos, mannypacquiao.ph, 15 Mar 2005
Las Vegas, NV—The stinging memory of last May’s controversial draw with Juan Manuel Marquez still haunts Manny Pacquiao just as when he arrived Monday to a red carpet welcome at the MGM Grand here. He promised to change all of that this time around.
When he faces Mexican superstar Erik Morales o Read Full Story >>>