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 […]

Palace on Pacquiao tax break: How about other athletes?

IF BOXING icon and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao would not be taxed on his upcoming fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., a Palace official wondered if other athletes who are also giving pride to the country would be granted the same exemption. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said that it would be up to Congress to […]

Mayweather, Pacquiao in ‘fight of the century’

BACOLOD City Mayor Monico Puentevella said yesterday he is glad to be alive to witness a once in a century fight – the Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. clash on May 2 in MGM Grand, Las Vegas. “It’s about time. I thought this would never happen,” he said. “A trilogy in this face-off is what I’m praying […]

Though late, Pacquiao vs. Mayweather will deliver

Manny Pacquiao slept through the big announcement, secure in knowing that the fight was already made and the questions would finally stop. He campaigned for a shot with Floyd Mayweather Jr. with a tenacity befitting a congressman from the Sarangani Province, making him a winner long before the two step into the ring May 2. […]

It’s on: Mayweather says he and Pacquiao to fight May 2

The fight is finally on. Floyd Mayweather Jr. will meet Manny Pacquiao on May 2 in a welterweight showdown that will be boxing’s richest fight ever. Mayweather himself announced the bout Friday after months of negotiations, posting a picture of the signed contract online. (Read more)

Pacquiao on fight with Mayweather: ‘We’re almost there’

Eight-division world boxing champion and Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao said Monday that his long-awaited match with undefeated American Floyd Mayweather Jr. is almost a done deal. Mayweather has not yet agreed to the terms as he refuted reports that all has been set. (Read more)