Manny Pacquiao vs. Erik Morales (1st meeting)

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2005-03-19 : Erik Morales 130 lbs beat Manny Pacquiao 129½ lbs by UD in round 12 of 12

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  • WBC International Super Featherweight Title (Vacant title)
  • IBA Super Featherweight Title (Vacant title)
  • Weights: Morales 130 lbs, Pacquiao 129.5 lbs
  • Announcer: Michael Buffer


Comment(s):

- 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".