Saturday, January 21, 2006

Manny Pacquiao Wins - Knocks Out Morales

Manny "Pacman" Pacquiao, the hottest boxing sensation from the Philippines turned Erik "El Terrible" Morales into a taco in the 10th round with two knockdowns, winning a rematch and restablishing his reputation as a slasher.

Congratulations to Manny Pacquiao and Mabuhay ang Pilipino!

What they say:

"It was the first time Morales had ever been stopped in what had been a spectacular career, and it came with a spectacular performance by a Filipino who never stopped punching." - Pacquiao Beats Down Morales, Wins Showdown (Yahoo News)

"Morales was unable to withstand the blows in the round. He hit the canvass and was counted out. " (ABS-CBN News - Pacquiao stops Morales in 10th round)

"The turning point was in round six when Pacquiao launched a furious attack leaving Morales staggering back to his corner. Morales tried to take the initiative in round seven, but Pacquiao was now outmuscling Morales. Erik's nose appeared to be badly broken. The Pacquiao onslaught continued in the eighth although Morales had an effective spurt toward the end of the round. Pacquiao continued stalking Morales in the ninth and Morales was looking like a beaten fighter." - ( FightNews - Pacquiao KOs Morales! )

Friday, January 20, 2006

Erik Morales vs. Manny Pacquiao

Fight facts

The principals: Erik Morales (48-3, 34 KOs) vs. Manny Pacquiao (40-3-2, 31 KOs)

Stakes: Super featherweight eliminator

Time/site: 6 p.m. Saturday, Thomas & Mack Center

Tickets: $50 to $500 (box office, 739-3267)

TV: HBO Pay-Per-View ($44.95)

Featured undercard bout: Martin Castillo (29-1, 16 KOs) vs. Alexander Munoz (28-1, 26 KOs), World Boxing Association super flyweight championship

Betting line: Morales minus-110; Pacquiao minus-110. Will go 12 full rounds, minus-150; won't go, plus-130.

More details from the Las Vegas Sun

RP boxing experts pick Pacquiao over Morales

INTERNATIONAL BOXING promoter Gabriel "Bebot" Elorde, Jr. believes that Mexican Erik Morales is hungrier than Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao — literally that is.
"Para sa akin, pabor ‘yung laban kay Manny (Pacquiao) lalo na sa timbang kasi si Manny, nakita ko sa TV, matakaw kumain, while si Morales mukhang malayo pa sa timbang kasi parang hindi kumakain," Elorde said during yesterday’s SCOOP sa Kamayan Forum at Padre Faura, Manila.Read more in Manila Bulletin