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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.

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...

Pacquiao lawyer tells Arum: Free Manny for Mayweather fight

By Mon, Jan 06, 2014 8:57AM UTC 34 Comments Gacal wants Bob Arum to release Manny pacquiao from his current to make the Mayweather fight happen.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Lawyer Franklin ‘Jeng’ Gacal Jr on Sunday urged Top Rank’s Bob Arum to make boxing history by freeing Manny Pacquiao from contractual obligations in order for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight to happen. “History is waiting and Bob should free Manny.  That would be Bob’s greatest contribution to boxing history,” Gacal, Pacquiao’s lawyer, said in...

Pacquiao Watch: Mayweather hates competition

By Sun, Sep 15, 2013 7:35PM UTC 101 Comments Floyd Mayweather Jr. in action against Victor Ortiz in 2011. Pic: AP.

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....

Mayweather ordered to pay $114k in Pacquiao case

By Thu, Sep 20, 2012 9:58AM UTC Comments Off Floyd Mayweather Jr. celebrates his victory over Shane Mosley in 2010. Pic: AP.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A federal court judge in Nevada ordered boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. to pay about $114,000 in lawyer fees and costs for avoiding questioning from rival fighter Manny Pacquiao’s lawyers. Attorneys for neither man immediately responded Wednesday to messages about Monday’s order. The judge ruled that Mayweather violated a court order to...

Pacquiao Watch: Outside the radar

By Mon, May 28, 2012 7:58AM UTC 16 Comments Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

For the first time in almost five years, world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao failed to hog the front pages of Philippines’ media barely two weeks before his fight. Not because he is wanting in attention.  It could be because people are more preoccupied with things and events other than seeing and reading a dose of...

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