Now Pitching For The Angels: Manny Pacquiao

ANAHEIM, CA (August 30, 2005)- Pac Man Fever will be running rampant This Thursday! September 1 at Angels Stadium of Anaheim when three-time world champion and the pride of The Philippines, MANNY PACQUIAO, throws out the ceremonial first pitch (6:49 P.M. PT) before game three of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim - Oakland A's series. The A's currently have a one-game lead over the second place Angels in the exciting American League West Division title race..

Pacquiao, 39-3-2 (30 KOs), has thrown knuckle balls throughout his career, en route to titles as the WBC flyweight champion, the IBF jr. featherweight champion and The Ring magazine featherweight champion. Pacquiao, who is training in Hollywood with Freddie Roach, will take on Hector Velazquez, 41-10-2 (30 KOs), for the WBC International super featherweight championship, Saturday, September 10, at Staples Center. Pacquiao will headline the card with three-time world champion Erik Morales, 48-2 (34 KOs), who will be fighting 1996 U.S. Olympian Zahir Raheem, 26-1 (18 KOs), in a 12-round WBC International lightweight title rumble. Both championship fights will be televised live on HBO. Victories by Pacquiao and Morales will lead to a rematch of their exciting March 19, 2005 PPV rumble, won by Morales via a narrow 12-round decision.

Article posted on 30.08.2005

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