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PokerStars.com sponsors world championship boxing match
PokerStars.com has announced its sponsorship of the upcoming world championship Super Featherweight rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Erik Morales III. The fight will take place Nov. 18 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas and will be broadcast live on HBO Pay-Per-View.
Pacquiao and Morales are both three-division world champion fighters and are both being considered for the "Fight of the Year" top prize. The upcoming match will be the third time the boxers battle each other and will determine which athlete reigns supreme, as both have won a previous match against the other.
Pacquiao hails from General Santos City, The Philippines. He has won two matches thus far in 2006, including a knockout victory over Morales January 21 where he used his signature move - a punch known as "Manila Ice."
Morales, who is from Tijuana, Mexico, is considered one of the best boxers in the world. He became the second boxer from Mexico to win world titles in three weight divisions and is considered a shoe in for the Hall of Fame. His beat Pacquiao in a 12-round unanimous decision victory in their first match.
The match is being promoted by Top Rank, in association with Wynn Las Vegas. It will be a 12-round super featherweight fight.