Mayweather: Fans will have to decide if fight worth $99.95

Floyd Mayweather Jr. said fans will have to decide for themselves whether it’s worth $99.95 to pay to watch his fight with Manny Pacquiao at home. Personally, though, he believes the richest fight in boxing history will be must see TV. (Read more)

Pinoys can watch live Pacquiao-Mayweather fight for free

Three major broadcast companies set aside rivalry for the moment to air for free the much-anticipated fight of Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao against American rival Floyd Mayweather Jr. In a press conference on Thursday, Solar Entertainment’s Wilson Tieng said that ABS-CBN, GMA and TV5 will air the boxing match, dubbed as “Battle for Greatness,” on […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao purses soar

The first ticket has yet to be sold, but the richest fight in boxing history is getting richer by the day. New estimates show Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s payoff for fighting Manny Pacquiao could easily be $180 million, up substantially from earlier predictions of $120 million. Pacquiao gets the short end of the purse, but even […]

Pacquiao welcomes Tebow to his training camp

Manny Pacquiao welcomed a high-profile visitor to his training camp Saturday with ties to his native Philippines: Tim Tebow. Pacquiao is preparing for his much-anticipated fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 in Las Vegas. The Heisman Trophy-winning former Florida QB posted photos on Instagram of the two together in Pacquiao’s gym in Los […]

Rematch, drug test issues in May 2 fight

I HAVE often been asked by fellow followers of the “Sweet Science” about the implications of that no-rematch clause in the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. We all know that Floyd pretty much calls the shots in this fight, and that includes the stipulations and nuances in the contract. We also know how obsessed he is […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao face long ban for any doping – official

A top anti-doping official says Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao face far more severe penalties for a prefight positive test for a banned substance than a $5 million fine unsuccessfully pushed by a Pacquiao adviser. Travis Tygart, the chief executive of the United States Anti-Doping Agency, said a positive test would kill the May […]

Mayweather: ‘Losing is all in the mind’

MANNY Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. came face to face Wednesday for the first time since their May 2 mega-fight was announced, as Hollywood rolled out the red carpet for the richest bout in history. “It’s been a long road but we’re here now,” said the unbeaten Mayweather, as the countdown began to an eagerly […]

Pacquiao, Mayweather begin countdown to their big fight

LOS ANGELES — Manny Pacquiao was out walking the red carpet by the time Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived, fashionably late for their first appearance together to promote a fight that really needs no promoting. But it didn’t take long Wednesday for Mayweather to put the fight into perspective in a way that only a fighter […]

Quijano: Remembering Joe, greeting Freddie

MANNY Pacquiao is considered one of best southpaws in boxing history. If he beats Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2, he may arguably hailed as the greatest lefty of all time. Southpaws are the bane and the kryptonite of orthodox fighters and Manny’s obstreperous boxing combinations that few trainers can prepare against, only takes it […]

Pacquiao’s trainer makes some noise from afar

LAS VEGAS — Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao’s sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight. Freddie Roach may be in Macau for a title fight involving China’s Zou Shiming, but he’s making plenty of noise […]

Nietes: My heart for Pacquiao but mind for Mayweather

LONGEST-REIGNING Filipino world boxing champion Donnie “Ahas” Nietes won’t dare miss the fight of the century between eight-division world champion Manny Pacquaio and undefeated world champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2. But the 32-year-old World Boxing Organization (WBO) light flyweight champion of the ALA Boxing Stable, said: “My heart goes for Manny Pacquiao but […]

Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Pacquiao donate P5.3M to WFP

MANILA — Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with brand ambassador and eight-division boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, fight hunger in the Philippines with a P5.3 million (US$120,000) donation to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The contribution, raised from the World Hunger Relief campaign conducted by these brands, will support WFP’s school feeding programme in […]