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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 42 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: Manny’s millions and unpaid taxes

By Sun, Dec 29, 2013 5:33PM UTC 12 Comments Pacquiao (middle) with Michael Koncz (right) and Bob Arum during a post-fight presscon after his victory over Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Friends outside his political circle blame his lack of education. Those in his many inner circles said he is simply too trusting to see what was happening around him.  Others say his tolerant attitude and kindheartedness got the better of him. Even worse, some say he is too gullible. Whatever it was or they were,...

Pacquiao Watch: The taxman cometh

By Wed, Dec 11, 2013 9:05AM UTC 7 Comments Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

Is the glass tower slowly crumbling? A report is out that the Internal Revenue Service of the US is after all after Manny Pacquiao for tax deficiency to the tune of US$18.3 million covering the period between 2006 and 2010. The IRS is the counterpart of the Philippines’ revenue body – the Bureau of Internal...

Pacquiao Watch: Honeymoon over as ‘taxman’ comes knocking

By Sun, Dec 01, 2013 3:25PM UTC 8 Comments Not even his rousing victory in Macau could insulate him from the bad press he is getting from his BIR imbroglio.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Is his honeymoon with the Philippine press over? Barely has Manny Pacquiao savored his sweet return to boxing spotlight with a masterful win over Brandon Rios in Macau, and he is now finding himself up against one of life’s inevitabilities – the taxman.  Or the tax woman in this case. Just a couple of days...

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