UPDATE: Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision Finally, it is fight day. After yesterday’s weigh in, many grizzled sports writers cannot help but notice some of the contrasting demeanor and physical get-up of today’s main attraction (is there any other?) – the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight. While Rios was his usual loud self – he walks...
Rep. Manny Pacquiao’s flair for the dramatics could not have come at a more appropriate time. He has been out of the popular conversation the past few months after his disastrous 2012 showing forced him to boxing inactivity. It did not help that he was unopposed in his re-election bid where only the hardest core...
With the exception of promoter Bob Arum, Team Pacquiao – including Rep. Manny Pacquiao – is doggedly pursuing an early return to the ring for the Filipino boxing icon. If Pacquiao cannot find a place to fight in April, he may as well wait for an August or a September ring comeback. A combination of...
Rep. Manny Pacquiao arrived in Manila early today after a four-city whirlwind promotion for his fourth ring date with Juan Manuel Marquez. Interviewed, he promptly said that he needs an impressive win over Marquez this time knowing that anything less than that will definitely take some shine off his boxing superstar status. Pacquiao knows time...
Mark Anthony Barriga put up a valiant fight but he came up short in his quest to end a 16-year medal drought for the Philippines in the ongoing London Olympics by bowing out to Kazakhstan’s Birzhan Zhakypov in a close and heartbreaking loss, 17-16. With Barriga out, the Philippine medal campaign in London is virtually...
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