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Pacquiao-Mayweather: Forcing the hands for the fight

Pacquiao-Mayweather: Forcing the hands for the fight

By Thu, Mar 05, 2015 9:37AM UTC Comments Off Pacquiao-Mayweather: Forcing the hands for the fight

As I stated in this column many months ago, it would be pressure from the cable networks that would make the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight happen. Simply because it is good business for everybody. And so Leslie Moonves, president and  chief executive officer of CBS, stepped in. Per his account, Moonves shuttled back and forth the between...

Pacquiao Watch: Half-lies and half-truths surround Mayweather encounter

By Mon, Feb 02, 2015 7:54AM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao. Pic: Edwin Espejo.

Boxing fans and the sports world were sent into a whirlwind frenzy last week after Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr met face to face for the first time - raising hopes that the much-anticipated mega fight will go ahead....

Pacquiao-Bradley rematch set for April 12

By Sun, Jan 26, 2014 8:15AM UTC Comments Off Pacquiao-Bradley rematch set for April 12

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 42 Comments Pacquiao lawyer tells Arum: Free Manny for Mayweather fight

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 Pacquiao Watch: Mayweather hates competition

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....