Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales (1st meeting)
2005-03-19 : Erik Morales 130 lbs beat Manny Pacquiao 129½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
- Referee: Joe Cortez
- Judge: Paul Smith 115-113
- Judge: Dave Moretti 115-113
- Judge: Chuck Giampa 115-113
- WBC International Super Featherweight Title (Vacant title)
- IBA Super Featherweight Title (Vacant title)
- Weights: Morales 130 lbs, Pacquiao 129.5 lbs
- Announcer: Michael Buffer
- Larry Merchant commented that Morales was an "8:" or "9:5" underdog.
- Generally regarded as an "action-packed classic".
- Pacquiao sustained a cut over his right eye from a headbutt in the fifth round.
- Morales staggered a few times in the twelfth when he decides to switch southpaw, not listening to his corners' instructions "Don't do anything stupid".