LAS VEGAS, NV (Halloween 2006) — Velocity Sports Performance Center, the team of “sports specialists” retained to keep ERIK MORALES from eating junk food as he prepares for his fight against MANNY PACQUIAO, has reportedly doubled the guard at Morales’ training camp to prevent him from escaping on a Halloween bender tonight! Is this a training camp or a junk food intervention?.
“I have been in boxing for many years and never, NEVER, have I heard of a training camp like this,” said World Famous Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s trainer. “The word we’re hearing from our spies in Mexico, is that Morales’ cravings have become so alarming, he almost ate a 400-page biography of Milton Hershey last week! Once Morales gets to Las Vegas, we are considering filing a temporary restraining order on his behalf to keep him away from Ronald McDonald, Mrs. Fields and Cap’n Crunch, among others, until weigh-in day!”
Pacquiao and Morales, three-division world champions who own a victory over each other, meet in a 12-round super featherweight bout — “The Grand Finale!” / “La Gran Final!” — the rubber match of their amazing trilogy. Their two fights against each other, both “Fight of the Year” candidates, have been fought in front of sellout crowds in Las Vegas and purchased by over a combined 700,000 viewers on pay-per-view. Promoted by Top Rank in association with Wynn Las Vegas, Pacquiao-Morales III will be broadcast live Saturday, November 18, from the Thomas & Mack Center on HBO Pay-Per-View. Remaining tickets, priced at $500, $300, $200, $100 and $50, can purchased at the Thomas & Mack Center box office, online at www.unlvtickets.com or by calling (702) 739-FANS.