NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly two years after Timothy Bradley defeated Manny Pacquiao in a disputed split decision, promoters announced Saturday the two will fight again on April 12. Pacquiao’s loss to Bradley on June 9, 2012, broke a 15-fight winning streak during which he was recognized as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in...
MACAU (AP) — Russia’s Evgeny Gradovich retained the IBF featherweight title after Australia’s Billy Dib quit in the ninth round Sunday on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight at The Venetian casino in Macau. In a rematch of their bout in March, Gradovich put Dib down in the sixth round and staggered him...
Three weeks from now, boxing fans will know if Manny Pacquiao still has what it takes to be on the top of the heap again after a disastrous 2012 campaign that was punctuated by a nightmarish knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez. At 34, Pacquiao is a veteran of 61 fights – a rarity nowadays...
I purposely avoided writing a piece on the Mayweather-Alvarez fight knowing that the flamboyant American will make the Mexican look pedestrian despite the latter’s impeccable ring record. In boxing, records can be deceiving. Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez proved not only mismatched. He pretty much looked like the kid he was. He was schooled. He was humbled....
While it is reported that Manny Pacquiao is bent on staging a comeback in April after his shocking knockout loss to nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, time and resources are not on his side unless he promotes the fight himself. Time. Pacquiao’s suspension from all boxing-related activities won’t end until March and he is ineligible to...
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