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Pacquiao-Mayweather Watch: Beyond the numbers, the intangibles

By Mon, Mar 30, 2015 8:24AM UTC 11 Comments

The punch lines this column discussed over the past three posts point to a comfortable win for Manny Pacquiao over Floyd Mayweather Jr. Those are what conventional wisdom suggests....

Pacquiao Watch: A race to history

By Wed, Dec 17, 2014 8:13AM UTC 0 Comment

Manny Pacquiao turns 36 today, perhaps reflecting on the little time that is left of his boxing career....

Pacquiao Watch: Another bully?

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 10:35AM UTC 0 Comment

Philboxing.com owner and founder of Pacland website (now www.pinoygreats.com) Dong Secuya was a recent visitor in General Santos City together with a friend from Cebu. At the airport before he left, Dong called to apologize for not being able to sit down for a coffee with this author. He stayed for one night only. But before he boarded his plane, Dong intimated what he said was a very nasty episode between him and Mike Young. Young, the website designer and sports guru said, accosted him while he was taking pictures of Manny Pacquiao when the latter was doing his post-sparring...

Pacquiao Watch: D-Day for Manny

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 5:51AM UTC 2 Comments

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...

Pacquiao Watch: A night in Macau, and the presidential option

By Thu, Aug 01, 2013 8:22AM UTC 1 Comment

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...