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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: Burden is on Marquez

By Sat, Dec 08, 2012 7:36AM UTC Comments Off Juan Manuel Marquez, left, and Manny Pacquiao exchanges punches round during a WBO welterweight title fight,  Saturday, Nov. 12, 2011, in Las Vegas.  Pic: AP.

While Manny Pacquiao needs a very convincing victory to erase all doubts about his supremacy over nemesis Juan Manuel Marquez, it is for the Mexican to register an emphatic win, one that even the Filipino will concede to a defeat, to validate his claim as the more superior fighter. Pacquiao and Marquez will again match...

Pacquiao Watch: Floyd tested but wins convincingly, so what now?

By Sun, May 06, 2012 1:30PM UTC 35 Comments Filipino boxing champion Rep. Manny Pacquiao poses beside a poster of the late labor leader and Congressman Crispin Beltran. The question of whether Pacquiao will get the chance to fight boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. before ending his own boxing career in 2013 remains to be seen. Pic: AP

Floyd Mayweather Jr. was bloodied in the nose and the mouth, pushed to the limit but still came out a clear and convincing winner over the game and competitive Miguel Cotto to wrest the latter’s super welterweight title and probably lay claim to being the best pound for pound boxer, if not for his arch...

Pacquiao Watch: Floyd eats his words

By Wed, May 02, 2012 7:03AM UTC 130 Comments Floyd Mayweather Jr. Pic: AP.

Flamboyant American boxing star but prison-bound Floyd Mayweather Jr used to taunt arch rival Manny Pacquiao for feasting on his leftovers. Pacquiao, after all, fought three boxers who all suffered defeats from Mayweather before bowing to the Filipino boxing icon. While Pacquiao and Mayweather both emerged victorious against them, the two scored contrasting victories against...

Pacquiao Watch: Manny primed for Mayweather bout

By Thu, Jan 12, 2012 5:59AM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Upon arriving from Manila Wednesday for a whirlwind meeting with promoter Bob Arum, Manny Pacquiao told reporters here in General Santos City there should be no problem staging the fight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr in May. The caveat?  Mayweather should not dictate the manner of splitting the fight purse. Pacquiao said the fight...

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