MIAMI - Fernando "Ferdie" Pacheco, "The Fight Doctor" who served as Muhammad Ali's ringside physician, has died. He was 89.Pacheco's daughter, Tina Louise Pacheco, told The Associated Press that he died Thursday morning (Friday, Manila time) at his ...
Nov 17, 2017
MMA
CONOR McGregor looks to make history on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when the featherweight king guns for the lightweight belt of Eddie Alvarez to become the first fighter to hold two championships simultaneously in the UFC's monumental debut at New York' ...
Nov 9, 2016
DEER LAKE, Pa. - The son of NFL Hall of Fame coach John Madden is buying Muhammad Ali's former training camp in Pennsylvania.The camp's longtime owner, renowned martial arts instructor George Dillman, sold the rustic hilltop camp in ...
Jul 22, 2016
THEY were young then and, oh, so proud. Three magnificent gladiators on a collision course with history, they fought fearlessly, battling each other on the biggest stages and in the oddest places.Joe Frazier, George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. The names roll ...
Jun 5, 2016
MUHAMMAD Ali, the magnificent heavyweight champion whose fast fists and irrepressible personality transcended sports and captivated the world, has died. He was 74.Ali suffered for years from Parkinson's disease, which ravaged his body but could never dim his larger- ...
Jun 4, 2016
IT was, Muhammad Ali would later say, the closest thing to death he had ever known.He and Joe Frazier had gone 14 brutal rounds in stifling heat of a Philippines morning before Frazier's trainer Eddie Futch mercifully signaled things ...
Oct 1, 2015
THE upcoming showdown between Filipino Manny Pacquiao and American Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been dubbed 'Fight of the Century,' a rare tag given to a fight in pro boxing. The description connotes a showdown that whets the appetite of even the most ...
Mar 21, 2015
THERE is a reason why Top Rank Promotions head honcho Bob Arum is comparing the upcoming mega duel between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. to the March 1971 classic between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier. For one, no 'super fight' in ...
Mar 2, 2015
PHILADELPHIA - Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone.Will they line up for pictures with a sculpture of real hometown champion Joe ...
Sep 2, 2014
NEW YORK - A ticket stub signed by Lou Gehrig on the day he retired from baseball sold for US$95,600 (about P4 million) at an auction on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) and the boxing gloves Muhammad Ali wore in the first ...
Aug 1, 2014
PHILADELPHIA - Joe Frazier's statue has found new life on the two-year anniversary of the former heavyweight champion's death.Frazier's statue was set to be erected by spring 2014 at an entertainment complex near Philadelphia' ...
Nov 8, 2013
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