Roach: Pacquiao will come out blazing!


Roach: Pacquiao will come out blazing!

Freddy  Roach, chief trainer for Manny Pacquiao, says he will tell the brave Pacquaio to "attack,  attack...and attack again" in the first round against three-time world champion Erik 'El Terrible' Morales on March 19 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

"We blasted and took apart Barrera, we knocked down Marquez three times -  Hey,  it's going to be real  simple telling Manny how to fight Morales,"  said  Roach, at the press conference Wednesday in Beverly Hills. "We're going to go right at Morales real early in this fight," Roach  said.

Morales said, "I know it's going to be an explosive fight.  I''m looking forward to it and I'll be prepared.  Let's see who is stronger in those first few exchanges."


Tickets priced at $400, $300, $200, $125 and $75, not including applicable service charges and taxes, go on sale Friday, Jan. 14 at Noon at the MGM Grand Garden Arena box office. Tickets are also sold at all Las Vegas Ticketmaster locations  (Tower Records/WOW!, Smith's Food and Drug Centers, Robinsons-May stores and Ritmo Latino locations.)

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Two-time world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Henry 'El  Nitro' Bruseles will be in Miami on Monday evening.  They will workout there on Tuesday and Wednesday and be at a press conference at Bongo's Cuban Cafe, 601 Biscayne Blvd. (next to the AmericanAirlines Arena) on Thursday at noontime.