Negros officials: Pacquiao still a sports hero

DESPITE the loss of Senator Manny Pacquiao in the WBO welterweight match against Jeff Horn in Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, July 2, 2017, he is still a hero, Negrense officials said. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said the “Battle Read more »

Roach explains why Pacquiao KOs have not been coming

BRISBANE, Australia — Hall of Fame trainer Freddie Roach’s squirm was barely noticeable after fellow trainer Glenn Rushton boldly predicted the latter’s Australian ward Jeff Horn will stop Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao late in the rounds when the two Read more »

Promoters say Pacquiao still has edge over Horn

FILIPINO boxing promoters unanimously side with Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao when he defends his World Boxing Organization world welterweight belt against Australian challenger Jeff Horn on Sunday, July 6, at Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia. The 38-year-old Filipino champion, with 59 Read more »

Free public viewing of Pacquiao-Horn fight set in Zamboanga

ZAMBOANGA Representative Celso Lobregat (1st district) is sponsoring a free pay-per-view public viewing of the World Boxing Organization (WBO) Welterweight fight between Manny Pacquiao and Australian Jeff Horn on Sunday, July 2. The live viewing of the Pacquiao-Horn fight will Read more »

Bacolod free live screening venues of Pacquiao-Horn fight

THE City Government of Bacolod is providing three venues for Bacolodnons to enjoy a free live screening of the fight of boxing icon Senator Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao against Australian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn in Australia on Sunday, July 2. These Read more »

Pacquiao going big or going bust in the Battle of Brisbane

BRISBANE, Australia — Freddie Roach is ready to narrow down Manny Pacquiao’s options following the WBO welterweight championship fight against Jeff Horn: Think about another shot at Floyd Mayweather, or think about retirement. The 11-time world champion is putting his Read more »

Pacquiao says shoulder injury limited him in Mayweather loss

Manny Pacquiao said a right shoulder injury prevented him from fighting at his best in his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pacquiao also said Nevada boxing commissioners denied his request to take an anti-inflammatory shot in his dressing room before the fight Saturday night. (Read more)

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 […]

Mayweather wins by unanimous decision

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was money once again in the richest fight ever. Mayweather used his reach and his jab Saturday night to frustrate Manny Pacquiao, piling up enough points to win a unanimous decision in their welterweight title bout. Mayweather remained unbeaten in 48 fights with a win that cemented his legacy as the best […]