Region 7 athletes pray for Manny’s success

At the Don Ricardo Briz Elementary School, the athletes of Central Visayas competing in the Palarong Pambansa will gather round a small altar with the Sr. Sto. Niño and say a prayer. Most of the time, they pray the rosary to say thanks or seek guidance for the athletes for who will be competing on […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao make weight for megafight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao weighed in below the welterweight limit Friday before a packed arena of screaming, singing fans anticipating the landmark bout. One day before Mayweather and Pacquiao finally meet in the richest event in boxing history, they took the stage in an MGM Grand arena filled with 11,500 fans enjoying the […]

It’s here: Fight week begins with Pacquiao caravan to Vegas

The last time Freddie Roach was on the interstate linking Los Angeles with this boxing capital, he was written up for going 140 mph. Roach will be driving a lot slower Monday as part of a colorful caravan of hundreds of cars heading down Interstate 15 with Manny Pacquiao for his showdown with Floyd Mayweather […]

Las Vegas bullish on Mayweather-Pacquiao megafight

Interested in coming to Vegas to be part of the matchup to end all matchups that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao are selling? It’s gonna cost you. One night next weekend at the MGM Grand, the fight venue, is running $1,600 on Friday or Saturday night. That’s more than 13 times the going rate on […]

Pacquiao planning to skip MGM arrival in sign of displeasure

Manny Pacquiao isn’t feeling much love for the hotel where he will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in boxing’s richest fight ever. Pacquiao plans to skip a Tuesday ceremony at the MGM Grand marking formal fighter arrivals, an event that has been standard at the hotel for major championship fights. Pacquiao is staying at another hotel […]

Floyd Mayweather Jr.: I’m better than Muhammad Ali

Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused Wednesday to back off earlier comments declaring himself a better fighter than Muhammad Ali. Mayweather said he respects Ali’s great career and the things he did outside the ring. But he said he believes he has done as much in boxing as the legendary former heavyweight champion ever did, without the […]