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His body ripped and all, Manny will be ready o the let go.Pic by Edwin Espejo

Pacquiao Watch: D-Day for Manny

By Sun, Nov 24, 2013 5:51AM UTC 2 Comments His body ripped and all, Manny will be ready o the let go.Pic by Edwin Espejo

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 Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

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...

Pacquiao Watch: Time to reflect

By Tue, Jan 22, 2013 8:46AM UTC Comments Off Manny Pacquiao. Pic: AP.

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...

Pacquiao Watch: Manny needs more than just a win

By Mon, Sep 24, 2012 6:56AM UTC 6 Comments Manny Pacquiao, of the Philippines, left, and Juan Manuel Marquez, of Mexico, promote their upcoming fourth boxing match, at a news conference in Beverly Hills, California on September 17. Pic: AP.

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...

Philippines amateur boxing needs surgical procedure

By Sun, Aug 05, 2012 10:49AM UTC 13 Comments

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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