Sunday, September 11, 2005

Raheem upsets Morales; major rematch with Pacquiao scotched

LOS ANGELES (Staples Center) – In a card dubbed "Double Trouble" Sept. 10 that was supposed to showcase the considerable talent of Erik Morales and Manny Pacquiao leading to a major rematch, “trouble” was the operative word. Zahir Raheem, 27-1 (16 KOs), Philadelphia, 133, thoroughly dominated a confused and frustrated boxing superstar Erik Morales, 48-3 (34 KOs), San Ysidro, Calif (via Mexico), 134½, capturing a twelve round decision and more importantly winning a place in the thick of boxing’s elite. Manny Pacquiao, 40-3-2 (32 KOs), Philippines, 130, scored a dominating knockout at the end of the sixth round over a willing but limited Hector Velazquez, 42-11-2 (31 KOs), Mexico, 130.

2 Comments:

Blogger Mac said...

Looks like the Morales/Pacquiao fight is still on for January! Erik better get in the gym soon and get himself back in top form. He looked heavy, slow and sluggish against Raheem. Very disapointing, but good for boxing! Everyone is hopping on the Morales is overrated bandwaggon these days, but everyone has an off night!

6:04 AM  
Anonymous the cruiserweight said...

:-)

11:04 PM  

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