TWENTY years ago, a Mike Tyson-Roy Jones Jr. showdown would have been intriguing and competitive. Unfortunately, one cannot turn back the hands of time and boxing fans will have to find ways to get excited with the idea of the two ...
Aug 8, 2020
TAKING its cue from the successful return of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) last May 10, big-time professional boxing is all set to return to the US this month with a series of fight cards from Top Rank Promotions. However, do ...
Jun 7, 2020
HE may only have a prayer, but Santisima bent on miracle win over NavarreteThe last time a huge Filipino underdog pulled the rug from under the feet of a formidable Mexican was December 1990, when unheralded challenger Rolando Pascua outclassed and outgunned ...
Feb 21, 2020
LAS VEGAS - Tyson Fury put on a show before, during and after his first bout in the fight capital of the world.The British heavyweight star stopped Tom Schwarz with 6 seconds left in the second round Saturday night (Sunday, Manila time), ...
Jun 16, 2019
WHEN Filipino ring icon Manny Pacquiao enters the ring on Sunday (Manila time) to defend his 'regular' World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight championship against American Adrien Broner, it will mark the Pacman's 70th appearance in the ring. It's hard to ...
Jan 19, 2019
LAS VEGAS - Conor McGregor was exhausted and hurt by the 10th round, his audacious venture undone by every logical problem with a mixed martial artist entering a professional boxing ring for the first time to take on the most accomplished boxer of ...
Aug 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS - For a plane ticket that was bought on three days notice, the price was generously reasonable, $612 from Chicago to Las Vegas, round-trip.But just like most carriers, Spirit Airlines slap fees that would give your credit card a ...
Aug 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS - Typical of any big fight, hordes of of media members from all over the world are attending the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor fight at the T-Mobile Arena.When asked. an employee from Magna Media, the giant PR firm ...
Aug 27, 2017
LAS VEGAS -- When Floyd Mayweather visited Chicago to promote his blockbuster fight against Saul "Canelo" Alvarez last June 2013, I remember watching him storm out of the famed Chicago Theater mouthing the following words into a wireless microphone. ...
Aug 27, 2017
THE first time Filipino boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire fought in the same card in their careers, one was obviously not too impressed with the other.Asked about Donaire after the 'Filipino Flash's' unanimous decision loss ...
Nov 10, 2016
BOTH serious and casual followers of Manny Pacquiao were left impressed by his return from retirement after his victory against Mexican opponent Jessie Vargas last Sunday.One of the hundreds of people who watched the bout was longtime newspaper sports editor Lito ...
Nov 6, 2016
LESS than a year after retiring, Manny Pacquiao is on top of the world again.Pacquiao, 37, outclassed and outworked Jessie Vargas for 12 full rounds to snatch the World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight title on Saturday night (Sunday Manila time) via ...
Nov 6, 2016
LAS VEGAS - Nonito Donaire, Jr. said 'losing never crossed my mind' in the wake of his unanimous decision loss to Jessie Magdaleno on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) at the Thomas and Mack Center.Magdaleno, a hometown favorite, threw more punches ...
Nov 6, 2016
LAS VEGAS - With a little help from some friends, I got the nod for SPIN.ph writer Rex Alba to join Manny Pacquiao's morning runs in Los Angeles where the last leg of his training camp was held.In an ...
Nov 5, 2016
THERE is no denying that at age 37, and after 66 fights as a pro, Manny Pacquiao is already in his dog years in pro boxing. According to CompuBox, which compiles post-fight statistics, the average number of punches Pacquiao has thrown ...
Nov 5, 2016
DESPITE several criticisms against Manny Pacquiao that range from his religious beliefs to his foray into the political arena that supposedly diminished his once unprecedented popularity, many Filipinos consider his Sunday fights as church.As early as 7:30 a.m., people ...
Apr 10, 2016
NBA
BOBBY Ray Parks scored his first point in the NBA Summer League from the free throw line in Dallas' 80-93 loss to Portland on Sunday (Monday Manila time) at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, Nevada.Parks headed to the line ...
Jul 13, 2015
NBA
BOBBY Ray Parks' bid to impress scouts and, hopefully, land a spot in the NBA begins on Saturday (Sunday, Manila time) when the Dallas Mavericks face the New Orleans Pelicans in a Summer League game at the Cox Pavilion in Las Vegas, ...
Jul 11, 2015
MANNY Pacquiao has joined the ranks of Batman, Darth Vader, the Barbarian King and Harry Potter.The eight-division world champion has been immortalized in vinyl as a limited edition release of Funko POP!, a popular toy line that focuses on pop ...
May 2, 2015
LAS VEGAS - George Foreman was in a few big fights in his time, including one he'd rather forget against Muhammad Ali.He sees some similarities to the 1974 Rumble in the Jungle when he thinks about Floyd Mayweather Jr. taking ...
May 1, 2015
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