MARCO Antonio Barrera against Erik Morales, Miguel Cotto versus Juan Manuel Marquez.The four boxing legends are just the latest former multiple world title holders to come out of retirement to fight and see action in an exhibition fight card.Cotto and ...
Mar 31, 2021
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MANNY Pacquiao's split decision win over Keith Thurman in an action-packed fight for the world welterweight championship is another memorable chapter in the storied career of the greatest Filipino boxer of all time.Not only did Pacquiao show he remains ...
Jul 26, 2019
KUALA LUMPUR - For Oscar Dela Hoya, the legend of Manny Pacquiao took roots long before the Filipino battered him into submission in 2008.The retired boxing legend admitted he already saw the greatness in the Filipino fighter five years before they actually ...
Jul 12, 2018
OSCAR Dela Hoya won't be around to accompany him in his first Philippine visit, but Lucas Matthysse's confidence has not waned even just a bit.The reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion is certain about beating his legendary challenger ...
Apr 17, 2018
LUCAS Matthysse is out to do to Manny Pacquiao what the Filipino boxing legend did to his promoter a decade ago.The reigning World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight champion plans to send his 39-year-old challenger to retirement by the end ...
Apr 15, 2018
MANNY Pacquiao and Lucas Matthysse are finally on board as they battle for the WBA welterweight title on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.Promoters of both fighters, Oscar dela Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions and Pacquiao for MP Promotions, officially announced ...
Apr 3, 2018
DESPITE Top Rank chief Bob Arum vehemently insisting that Manny Pacquiao's comeback fight still not cast in stone, the camp of the boxing legend claims the June 24 title bout against welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse is '99 percent sure.' ...
Mar 13, 2018
LAS VEGAS - Canelo Alvarez was just Saul Alvarez back then, a red-haired 15-year-old who wanted nothing more than to make some money boxing.He got his chance on a summer night in 2005 in a suburb of Guadalajara, Mexico, ...
Sep 15, 2017
CHICAGO - I first met Floyd Mayweather in September of 2002, during the final press conference for the Oscar Dela Hoya versus Fernando Vargas super welterweight brawl at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.Back then, he was simply Pretty Floyd, ...
Aug 30, 2017
BRISBANE, Australia - Manny Pacquiao is not underestimating the punching power of Jeff Horn, although the boxing legend believes he's very much capable of enduring the best the local hero could give in their world title fight on Sunday.Pacquiao had gone ...
Jun 30, 2017
NEW YORK - Think about this as the real fight.Forget that "event" three weeks earlier that is making such a splash. The middleweight bout in Las Vegas on Sept. 16 between Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez is all about boxing.Showdown, not ...
Jun 21, 2017
LAS VEGAS - As Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was called to the stage Wednesday for the final press conference before a fight that has captivated his native Mexico, his opponent was slumped in a chair and staring at his phone.Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ...
May 4, 2017
NOW Donnie 'Ahas' Nietes is in the company of 'Rocky,' the 'Golden Boy,' the 'Flash,' and the 'Pacman.'The longest reigning Filipino world boxing champion had a life-sized statue built in his honor in his hometown Murcia, Negros Occidental last ...
Jul 21, 2016
DONALD Trump wants to make one thing perfectly clear - he doesn't cheat at golf.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee also says he has never golfed with retired boxer Oscar De La Hoya, who earlier this week questioned Trump's ...
May 6, 2016
HOLLYWOOD - Manny Pacquiao came up with his boxing playlist of the best ever fights he had in his more than two decades as a warrior in the ring.Expectedly, his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. last summer wasn't up there.His ...
Apr 1, 2016
TOP Rank Promotions chief Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao's comeback fight in 2016 would also be his farewell bout as he seeks a Senate seat in next year's national elections.But that doesn't mean Arum is inclined to put ...
Oct 22, 2015
LAS VEGAS - For one last time before they finally climb the ring, Manny Pacquiao had the chance to size up how big Floyd Mayweather is compared to him.Pacquiao had to look up a bit at Mayweather when the two had their ...
May 2, 2015
LAS VEGAS - Eight years after, Freddie Roach gets another chance to taint Floyd Mayweather's perfect record.Roach takes another shot at the unbeaten American on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when he works Manny Pacquiao's corner in a 12-round world ...
May 1, 2015
LAS VEGAS - Strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza played down his role in the welterweight unification bout between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather.Although he's now working for Mayweather after a falling out with Pacquiao and trainer Freddie roach, Ariza stressed ...
Apr 29, 2015
LAS VEGAS - It seems the gap between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather is getting wider leading up to their highly-anticipated welterweight title showdown on Saturday night.On Monday night (Tuesday, Manila time), the MGM Grand reportedly blocked all persons identified with ...
Apr 28, 2015
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