Pacquaio Morales II was set on January 21, 2006 at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. As recalled, their first duel was fought for the WBC International super featherweight title and elimination fight for the WBC Super Featherweight Title. Their second fight was just a few months after the Velasquez fight. The clash witnessed an imbalanced display of five rounds in action. Erik Morales looked as if he is winning his rematch with Manny Pacquiao. With the flow of the jab exchanges, he appeared as if defeat would never dan upon him.
The sixth round proved otherwise. The boxing drama switched roles and Manny became the aggressor.Pacman brought the Mexican down. Morales staggered in the ring. And this was not just happened once. The latter was knocked down twice. The second knock down, prompted referee Kenny Bayless. He waved off the fight without a count. This tainted Morales’ squeky-clean record for having his first KO loss in hisillustrious career. Also, Morales had his share of face injuries. He had absorbed significant punishment during the fight and his nose appeared broken.
Final Tally: Jerry Roth 87-84 | Dave Moretti 86-85 | Paul Smith 87-84. The HBO Pay per view commentators are Emmanuel Steward, Larry Merchant, & Jim Lampley.Posted May 15th, 2008 by boxingvid | 814 views 1,429 Comments »