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)

Because of Pacquiao fight, Palaro opening moved

As the megafight between Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally happens, the country will be at a standstill: there will be no traffic, crime rates may plummet, all eyes will be glued to their screens — including the athletes, who will be in Tagum City, for the 2015 Palarong Pambansa. The […]

Pacquiao fights back at Mayweather’s ‘reckless’ jabs

Manny Pacquiao intends to put on a show when he faces Floyd Mayweather Jr. in 2 1/2 weeks. Pacquiao radiated confidence and excitement Wednesday at the Wild Card gym in Hollywood before his latest workout in preparation for their bout May 2 in Las Vegas. (Read more)

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)

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 […]

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 […]

Rios camp sees ‘decline of Pacquiao’

Robert Garcia, the trainer of Brandon Rios, said Friday that Manny Pacquiao is showing signs of coming to the end of his career and is vulnerable in this weekend’s WBO welterweight title decider between the fighters. Pacquiao is coming off two losses and has not fought since his devastating knockout defeat at the hands of […]

Marquez: I didn’t expect 4th fight

JUAN Manuel Marquez was doubtful that Manny Pacquiao would ever give him another rematch after a close majority decision loss in their trilogy last year.

The chances of a fourth fight with Pacquiao grew dim after the Filipino superstar lost by a controversial split decision to Timothy Bradley last June, after which both Pacquiao and Bradley sought a rematch late this year. But surprisingly, the 33-year-old Pacquiao picked his arch nemesis Marquez to be his opponent on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. (MOVE)

‘Bradley or Marquez’

MANNY Pacquiao’s much anticipated ring return will be finalized by Top Rank this week.

The 33-year-old Filipino boxing superstar is fighting on Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas but his opponent is yet to be finalized. The deal is expected to be sealed by this week and will be announced next week. (MORE)

Bradley blasts Pacquiao for choosing Marquez fight

IS MANNY Pacquiao scared of Timothy Bradley? It depends on whom you ask. But for World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Bradley, it is a big yes.

“I can’t believe these guys,” Bradley told The Desert Sun. “He didn’t want any part of me. (Juan Manuel) Marquez is an easier fight. He knows that a fight with me and two good legs is going to be hell. I can’t believe it. Any champion who lost his belt, you would want to redeem yourself.” (MORE)