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 […]

Dispute resolved over Mayweather-Pacquiao fight tickets

A dispute over tickets to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao fight was settled Wednesday, clearing the way for a limited number of seats to be sold to the public. A conference call between the rival camps — with CBS head honcho Les Moonves serving as a mediator — resolved the dispute over millions of dollars […]

Father knows best, at least in Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s corner

Floyd Mayweather Sr. remembers the moment he discovered his son had a feel for the family business. Floyd Jr. was just 9-10 months old, not even walking yet. But his father had been showing him how to hold his hands in a boxing position, a skill young Floyd would learn quickly. (Read more)

Bayless picked as referee for Mayweather-Pacquiao fight

Floyd Mayweather Jr. got his license to fight Manny Pacquiao, along with a question about domestic abuse. Veteran referee Kenny Bayless got a spot in boxing’s richest fight ever. Meanwhile, all anyone looking for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight got on Tuesday was the runaround. (Read more)

4 Pinoy boxers still need visas for Pacquiao-Mayweather fight

Four Filipino boxers from the MP Boxing Promotions are hoping to get their US visas soon so that they can be included in the undercard of the much-awaited fight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Newly-crowned IBF World Youth super flyweight champion Aston […]

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)

Kid Kulafu: A review

THERE’S another Manny Pacquiao biopic on the big screen and it’s titled “Kid Kulafu.” It’s actually pretty good, but of course, I had to bribe and drag the wifey to accompany me to watch it. Thankfully, she wasn’t too hard on me this time around and settled for dinner at our favorite resto. (Read more)