On this day: Erik Morales VS Manny Pacquiao 2

Erik Morales - Manny Pacquiao (Photo: PuzzlePix Photo Agency)

The two legendary boxers Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales fought three exciting games against each other in 2005-2006. Pacquiao won the trilogy by 2-1 and knocked out his Mexican rival twice. For the first fight, on March 19, 2005, in super featherweight. It was a very good match with a close, unanimous decision (115-113, 115-113, 115-113). Morales won. The rematch was in January next year, exactly on January 21st. There was a lot of interest in the first match, even though it wasn’t a World title fight, “just” the WBC International title.

The rematch received even more interest. Pacquiao said that in the first fight was not in the best shape, but by the second fight he was 100% out against Morales and revenge for a defeat. PacMan fighting hard, put more and more pressure on Morales, who was increasingly tired. About a minute before the end of Round 10, the referee had to count Morales. After that Pacquiao stormed in and at the 2:33 Morales was on the floor. It wasn’t the first defeat in Morales’ career, but the first knockout defeat. After the fight Morales said that he wasn’t in good shape.