CHICAGO - At 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, with stout arms that can bench press an SUV, Mike Rodriguez doesn't just enter a room. He owns it.Although Filipino fighting fans might not recognize this oak of a man, they&# ...
Aug 8, 2019
CHICAGO - As soon as the elevator doors parted at the 26th floor of the MGM Hotel's West Tower, I immediately sniffed the expensive perfume, the unmistakable scent of Chanel No.5.A lady in a designer black ensemble emerged. A ...
Aug 1, 2019
LAS VEGAS - When used properly, words can be an effective tool for persuasion. Unlike Latin, a dead language, English is a vibrant form of expression that can cleanse ugly truths and soften some of life's hard blows.A coffin, for ...
Jul 25, 2019
LEAVE it to Manny Pacquiao to continue rewriting the record books even if his career is supposedly on its final leg.Pacquiao, 40, added another glorious chapter to his boxing resume by beating American Keith Thurman for the "super" version of the ...
Jul 24, 2019
MANNY Pacquiao has had the limelight for far too long.Floyd Mayweather, Jr. wants it back.The unbeaten American fighter went on a rant on social media directed at Pacquiao and his symphatizers, telling them to stop riding on his name and ...
Jul 24, 2019
LAS VEGAS - In every field of sports, age has constantly been the Grim Reaper of an athlete's career. Time slays every competitor. It never gets tired, feels no emotion. It just keeps on ticking.At age 40, it was supposed ...
Jul 22, 2019
Dominance begins at 40 for Manny Pacquiao, after he showed Keith Thurman who's boss in a split-decision win at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday.Pacman, the only eight-time world champion, sent his 30-year-old rival crashing ...
Jul 21, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao knocked down Keith Thurman in the first round and persevered for an exciting split-decision victory on Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), adding a third straight win to his career resurgence after turning 40 years old.Pacquiao (62- ...
Jul 21, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Manny Pacquiao, months away from his 41st birthday but looking not a day out of his heyday, beat a game Keith Thurman via split decision at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time)Pacquiao, 40, never got ...
Jul 21, 2019
NBA champion Kawhi Leonard was one of the celebrities to take their seats at ringside moments before Manny Pacquiao's fight against Keith Thurman on Sunday at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas,Leonard, who signed a multi-year deal ...
Jul 21, 2019
AT 40 years of age, it could be Manny Pacquiao's toughest test yet.The Filipino great faces loudmouth but dangerous American Keith Thurman for the World Boxing Association (WBA) super-welterweight championship that has all the makings of a thrilling slugfest. ...
Jul 20, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Keith Thurman is guaranteed to earn a $2.5 million purse when he squares off against Manny Pacquiao on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena here in the heart of Sin City.Including his share of ...
Jul 20, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Keith Thurman certainly seems like more than the modern Manny Pacquiao should be able to handle.Thurman (29-0, 22 KOs) is a decade younger, certainly more powerful and maybe even a bit faster than his famously speedy opponent. Thurman ...
Jul 20, 2019
THREE great warriors who have had the privilege of sharing the ring with Manny Pacquiao believes the Filipino icon will emerge victorious in his title showdown with young, undefeated Keith Thurman.Long-time Pacquiao rivals and now Hall of Famers Eric Morales ...
Jul 19, 2019
LOS ANGELES - Manny Pacquiao has had a whole lot more to say about boxing ever since he became a politician.The 40-year-old Filipino senator who once understandably shied away from lengthy conversations in English is more comfortable in the language. ...
Jul 19, 2019
CHICAGO - Each time Manny Pacquiao stands in front of a mirror, he doesn't see a stranger glaring back at him.Except for some character lines that have traced his life's journey from rags to riches, the sitting Filipino ...
Jul 19, 2019
KEITH Thurman kept pressing the attack on Manny Pacquiao outside the ring.The unbeaten American was his usual brash-taking self on during the final presser for his world welterweight title fight against the Filipino boxing legend, reiterating he's going to ...
Jul 18, 2019
CAN Keith Thurman walk the talk?From the moment their fight was announced, Manny Pacquiao has received regular doses of harsh words from WBA 'super' welterweight king Keith "One Time" Thurman. Thurman has likened Pacquiao's short arms to a "T-Rex" ...
Jul 18, 2019
WIN or lose, Manny Pacquiao will fly home right away following his 12-round title fight against Keith Thurman in time for the annual State of the Nation Address (SONA).The 40-year-old Filipino fighting senator will leave Las Vegas early ...
Jul 16, 2019
CHICAGO - Boxing is a dirty, sleazy business. It doesn't necessarily practice the honesty required in golf, nor does it possess the refined elegance that embodies tennis.Unlike the many checkered characters that have sullied the sport through the years - cheating ...
Jul 12, 2019
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