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)

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 […]