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Pacquiao Watch: Why PPV buys are down

By Wed, May 14, 2014 5:48PM UTC 5 Comments Pacquiao in training.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Top Rank’s Bob Arum said the Pacquiao-Bradley 2 fight garnered 750,000-800,0000 pay per view (PPV) buys. It is down from the 850,000 buys that their first fight generated.  Still, it is a marked improvement from the Pacquiao-Rios fight in Macau, which made only 450,000 PPVs. The last time Manny Pacquiao hit over 1 million PPV...

Pacquiao Watch: Another day at the office

By Mon, Apr 14, 2014 7:32AM UTC 4 Comments Timothy Bradley, left, trades blows with Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, in their WBO welterweight title boxing bout Saturday. Pic: AP.

Nobody really expected Timothy Bradley to get his redemption and validation. Well, at least seriously. But many were expecting Manny Pacquiao to score a knockout for two compelling reasons. One, to regain the crown robbed from him by Bradley and the judges in 2012. And, two, to prove that he's still got what it takes to knock an opponent out....

Pacquiao-Bradley rematch set for April 12

By Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:15AM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao from the Philippines wears the champion's belt after defeating Brandon Rios of the United States in their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Macau. Pic: AP.

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...

Gradovich retains IBF feather title, beats Dib

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 1:02PM UTC Comments Off

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...

Pacquiao watch: Road to Cotai

By Sun, Nov 03, 2013 5:58AM UTC 2 Comments Fil.ipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao negotiates a steep hill in his raoad to comeback.  He fights American Brandon Rios in Macau onb November 24.Pic by Edwin Espejo

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...

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