Pacquiao hailed despite losing to Mayweather

SARANGANI Representative Manny Pacquiao still received raves for the performance he showed inside the boxing ring despite his loss to American Floyd Mayweather on Sunday. Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in a statement that President Benigno Aquino III thanked Pacquiao for giving inspiration for every Filipino to face all the challenges […]

Sadness, disappointment in Philippines after Pacquiao defeat

Sadness and disappointment gripped Filipinos after Manny Pacquiao’s defeat in his much-anticipated fight against American Floyd Mayweather Jr. but they still considered the boxing icon a national hero. Gymnasiums and other public venues where the 12-round fight was shown for free by local officials were quickly vacated soon after it was announced Pacquiao lost by […]

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 […]

Pacquiao gets in 2 words before conference call cancelled

MANNY Pacquiao literally got two words in before a conference call about his fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was abruptly cancelled Monday. A spokesman for Pacquiao’s promoter blamed technical difficulties for the cancellation, partly due to the large number of boxing writers and broadcasters who were on the call. (Read more)